RE: Tivo, Fair Use, Video-in-the-Cloud, and Vidster

From: Steve Dossick (
Date: Sat Mar 31 2001 - 10:27:13 PST

So, if you combine this with the XML thread on UserFriendly, does this mean
that Cthulu would then be in charge of your viewing habits? :)


-----Original Message-----
From: Jeff Barr
To: 'Jesse'; 'Dan Brickley'
Cc: 'Gavin Thomas Nicol'; 'fork'
Sent: 3/31/01 10:12 AM
Subject: RE: Tivo, Fair Use, Video-in-the-Cloud, and Vidster

So, I was thinking that what you really want would be TV listings
in XML form. I did some searching and found this:

  XMLTV is a set of programs to process TV listings and manage your
  TV viewing. It stores the listings in an XML-based format and most
  of the programs are filters which read and/or write XML. There are
  backends to download TV listings for Austria, Canada, the Netherlands,

  and the UK, a program to convert the listings to LaTeX source for
  printing, and a Web interface to choose which programmes to watch.
  You can also effectively killfile TV programmes, meaning that you
  won't be asked about them again.


-----Original Message-----
From: Jesse []
Sent: Saturday, March 31, 2001 9:41 AM
To: Dan Brickley
Cc: Gavin Thomas Nicol; fork
Subject: Re: Tivo, Fair Use, Video-in-the-Cloud, and Vidster

On Sat, Mar 31, 2001 at 06:29:09PM +0100, Dan Brickley wrote:
> > I bought a book pc for $169, added some disk, memory, and CPU.
> > With a USB video capture, it's almost as good as a TIVO, and has
> > no fees ;-)
> Where do you get the program-listings metadata? is one place you can get that sort of content
TV Guide also has reasonably accurate online listings.

> Dan

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