Friday, September 09, 2011

Like video/vod casts, like those on Channel 9? Wish you could easily watch them on your TV? Say via a Media Center Plugin? And you could get the source to the plugin too?

In geeks we trust … - Video Podcasts on TV

"Yay! Well this is a big deal for me. I’ve had the BT engineers out a couple of times in the last 2 months looking at our internet connection. (I live in the Country and historically have always had very poor connectivity).

But, …For the first time I can now stream video in real time! Just in time for BUILD!

So the first thing I did was set up the Channel 9 RSS Blog feed in Media Center (using the excellent Media Browser add-in). and now I have a nice list of streamable videos:



Media Browser

Media Browser is a media aggregator plugin for Media Center that takes your recorded, digital, or ripped media and presents it in a simple, easy to use interface. Media Browser prides itself on delivering a fast, intuitive, media rich experience for the whole family.


Media Browser - Download


Media Browser is available free of charge for NON-COMMERCIAL personal use. Media Browser currently is available for Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7. Further license information can be found on the about page .

The latest version of Media Browser is 2.3.2

Source Code

The latest development version of Media Browser is updated as soon as developers commit any changes, and is hosted kindly by Google Code. Development versions of Media Browser are recommended only for developers, experienced testers, or those otherwise interested in compiling from Media Browser from source code. You may get the code via any Subversion client:


This plugin looks like one of the easiest ways I've found to watch videocasts on my TV. After a minor bit of setup, plugging on the RSS feeds for the shows I want to watch, the rest is drop dead easy. I've tried other means, but none were as easy as this...

Oh and the fact we can get the source to it to makes this +10! :)

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