Short Bits: ToDVRMS, Netflix Instant, Sage Extender, more
Andy just posted a new command line application, ToDVRMS. As the name suggests, it converts files to
DVR-MS. It was developed for MPEG/VOB,
so rip your DVDs as one large VOB and run ToDVRMS on them and they should
playback on Extenders.
Park added support for Netflix’s new Instant Queue Feature to MyNetflix
yesterday. This lets you create a
queue for all “Watch Now” material that Netflix has up, and it operates
independent of your main Netflix queue.
Brent Evans had a great post about PC
World reviewing Sage’s Extender, and generally not understanding the concept. It does show a few good points (other than
the obvious), we complained we didn’t want to extra cost of 802.11n in Media
Center Extenders, but yet again the general public requires it. The quote of the review is "I had to laugh at the included
1.5-meter ethernet cord; if only my TV were that close to my PC.” If your TV where that close to your PC then
a Extender is not what you would have purchased to get the PC experience on the
Ben Drawbaugh has had a few great Media Center posts after
moving from TiVo to Media Center with CableCARD. He seems to enjoy
Media Center more than TiVo, but is not
sold on mControl just yet.