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the black box

By Jay Dedman | Jay Dedman <jay@...> |
September 2, 2004 | Post #1050 | Topic #1050

so we have a new member of the group. Dan Melinger. met him this week during the http://konscious.tv shoot at my station. he is filling in so many blanks for me. Dan has a black box that hooks up his Tv and his computer. he uses uses RSS/bit torrent technology to download video feeds all the time. then in the morning, he watches ON HIS these shows, movies or whatever video he subscribes to. he says the quality is pretty good depending on the original. a 2 hour hollywood film is about 2GB. Dan says its no different than TIVO...you watch what you want, when you want it. My feeling is that this is awesome...and its important for more people to start making video to be seen. whatever your flavor may be. the delivery system is pretty much here. Dan made his black box himself and uses a PC. I asked him to write up a brief description. Im going to hopefully videoblog his set-up soon so we can see it. _________ Jay here's a good overview of the rss+bittorrent technology: http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/bitTorrent The application with which I've had the most success is the one mentioned on the page above, Radio Userland. However, it's built for much more than just this purpose and seems too clunky for solely the above purpose. There's also a sample RSS feed that I've tried out (at legaltorrents.com) and here are some more: http://sailes.co.uk/rss.php I've also... [View]