I know I’m not the only one who’s been holding out for this… Today, TiVo will enable us Series3/HD owners to specify custom video podcast RSS feeds which aren’t found in their (growing) directory of web video. This is a welcome improvement over the TiVo Desktop 2.6 transcoding kludge. Although, it won’t reach its full potential until we can add and manage feed subscriptions from within a tivo.com web console. H.264 RSS enclosures are supported, although TiVo hasn’t specified anything further in regards bitrate, resolution, etc. I was hoping to get an advance look last night, but the TiVo team was racing out of the office for the GDGT launch party. And who can blame them?
Update: The Custom RSS Feeds option has been pushed out, along with a ton of new-to-TiVo video podcasts to choose from within the web video library. Entering text via that TiVo remote while in the HME app is brutal. Perhaps it’s less painful watching me struggle, in lieu of trying it yourself, as I add TechVi to my queue in the YouTube clip embedded above.
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