custom video podcast feeds via RSS supposed to go live today

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    tivoknucklehead

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    johnny99

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    They really need a search feature, like what itunes does. Or at least a web interface via tivo.com. Typing in those URLs with your Tivo remote control is too error prone.
     
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    just got it and am testing on loadedhdpodcast.cnettv.com


    no way to set up season pass though and that sucks
     
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    TiivoDog

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    That's my beef, too - no season passes!!!!! I recommended customer RSS Feeds, as I am sure many others, sometime ago, I would have expected one could subscribe to Season Passes just like the other Web Video content - will that be forthcoming???

    Also, I tried it and it does seem to work pretty good - just add the freakin' Season Pass functionality!!!
     
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    it seems silly to have to type in a long url every time you want to watch the same podcast. season passes are a must or this is worthless
     
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    wmcbrine

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    No, it saves the URLs you type, so you can select them again. It just doesn't automatically download new episodes.
     
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    Allanon

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    I just tried adding the NASA RSS feed and when trying to watch a video I was disappointed that it stated the video format was incompatible with Tivo. They need to add a video transcoder like HME/VLC Video Streamer has. A lot of RSS feed videos will not be in a format Tivo can use.

    EDIT: Also, I know that feed can be subscribed to from the main list that Tivo provides but I just wanted to try adding a RSS feed and that was one of the shortest ones I had listed in my HME/VLC Video Stream config file.
     
  10. rainwater

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    Most feeds that are compatible with iTunes/iPods will work on the TiVo. From what I can tell most "Quicktime" formatted videos should work.
     
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    the first one I tried failed

    loadedhdpodcast.cnettv.com


    I am losing interest already
     
  12. TiivoDog

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    Did you look for a different file format feed from the same show as the one's I subscribed had differnet ones - HD, Med, Ipod, etc...
     
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    Do we have any detail on what formats work? I'd like to get Diggnation, Film Riot, and Scam School in HD, which I believe are 720p H.264 MOVs.
     
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    I used the hd feed listed on Cnets website. no hd, no care
     
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    Here is a summary of what video formats Tivo can decode natively.
     
  16. johnny99

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    No need to type in the URL. CNet Loaded HD is in Tivo's pre-programmed podcast list (as well as most other CNet video podcasts). Just subscribe to a season pass from there.
     
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    thanks, they just added a bunch of new ones :)
     
  18. Allanon

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    FYI: You can use URLs from one of the tiny URL sites so you don't have to type in long URLs.
     
  19. rainwater

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    Most popular video casts will get auto populated since it remembers everyone's selections. If you use a url shortener service, there is less likely a chance it will get added to the official list so you can subscribe to it.
     
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    That's my experience too: I can get a season pass if it's on the VOD RSS official menu, but if I enter the RSS address myself, no option for season pass.

    That's a bummer because their official feeds may be low-quality compared to what *I* want to view (not to mention adding feeds that are not on their list).

    Does anyone know how the feeds get promoted such that they on the official list and thus are subscribable?

    thanks,

    BP
     

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