Podcasting What Geeks Really Want To Hear

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  1. As I predicted after Eps 49, the Apple TV has already been hacked to support additional formats.

    http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=2391956

    However, it won’t automatically sync these videos to the HD yet.

    Brian G.

    Comment by Brian G. — March 23, 2007 @ 16:02

  2. Great find Brian. In fact, a whole new web site has sprung into existence for Apple TV hacks:

    http://www.appletvhacks.net/

    Of interest to me is a picture on this site showing Apple TV working with a “standard” TV. The display clearly lists 1080i as a screen resolution. Now I’m intrigued. ;-)

    Comment by Nem W Schlecht — March 24, 2007 @ 23:46

  3. Re: Joost

    Joost recently “expired” all of the invites for their beta testers. They say that they’ll have a new invite program coming soon. However, I wouldn’t expect the invites to come flooding in to the inbox.

    Comment by jkamp — March 25, 2007 @ 13:33

  4. Hi, I just wanted to pick up on a couple of points:

    1. Lightroom
    I’ve got the trial version running at the moment in conjunction with Photoshop CS2 and really like it, but I’m not sure how much of a need it fills when teamed with Bridge/Photoshop CS3. In the new version, Adobe have updated camera RAW so that it has a lot of the functionality that Lightroom offers, and the differentiation between the two has been reduced. We’ll have to wait till the CS3 launch later today I guess to see how it all comes together. Also, I think the changes you make in Lightroom are stored in the XMP sidecar file so that they’re viewable in Bridge/Camera RAW (might be wrong here).

    2. Joost
    I managed to get on the beta programme a while back and, despite what you’ve said, really like it! The way it works is that you have a series of channels (around 20 or 30 at the moment), within which are a load of shows you can choose to watch ad hoc. Once you’ve selected one, they start to stream. I’ve found the performance to be very good, and the video usually starts within 10 seconds. The adverts are very short and quite spaced out, lasting between 5 and 10 seconds, before the show resumes. The only problem I’ve run into is that after about 40 minutes, it sometimes gives up downloading the video, but I presume that’s a function of the p2p distribution mode. The main hurdle they need to overcome is getting more mainstream content out that will draw people in – another thing that will come with time.

    Comment by Tim — March 26, 2007 @ 15:26

  5. Looks like MS has changed its tune on how well Vista is doing – http://www.neowin.net/index.php?act=view&id=39033

    Comment by Tim — March 26, 2007 @ 15:34

  6. RE: MS changing tune on Vista

    I just saw a similar article. Still, Balmer says its not doing as well as “analysts” had projected. Boo hoo.

    Comment by Nem W Schlecht — March 26, 2007 @ 21:03

  7. Even more concise ‘hacking Apple TV’ guide, including adding SSH & VNC access:

    http://tutorialninjas.net/2007/03/26/hacking-the-apple-tv/

    Comment by Nem W Schlecht — March 28, 2007 @ 18:34

  8. Ha! There’s now a full install of OS X hackable to the Apple TV.

    Comment by Nem W Schlecht — March 31, 2007 @ 21:31

  9. I have 5 invites for Joost if anyone wants one

    Comment by Tim — April 3, 2007 @ 08:09

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