Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Video Stream of Bald Eagle Nest, Hornby Island

A live stream of a Bald Eagles nest was posted recently on the Internet, care of David Hancock/Doug Carrick and Hancock House Publishing Ltd.
There are two eggs as we speak, otherwise it's currently a bit boring while the Eagle sits calmly on the eggs, but wait a few days/weeks and it will be sure to get more interesting?

A great stream for the bird lovers and watchers of the feathered variety!

Note: Live stream will only be available during the daylight hours of Vancouver BC (GMT -8)

Works very well streamed directly to my TV via the TVersity UPnP Server and my SL300i UPnP Media Player.

Interrelated sites:-

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Terra, Nature in our World

Terra, is a BlogSpot devoted to nature. There are some very interesting downloadable movies in .m4v format. Unfortunately this particular format is problematic and as yet I have not found a way to watch these items on my TV via my UPnP Media Player using TVersity as my UPnP Media Server.

I am very hopeful that a future release of TVersity will address the issue with .m4v playback on my Philips SL300i. In the meantime downloading and watching these items on my PC is an option worth taking.

Quote from Terra:-

TERRA is much more than your typical wildlife show; it is a chance to experience a uniquely cutting-edge vision of the natural world through the eyes of passionate student & independent filmmakers who are discovering the next frontiers of research, re-vitalizing compelling issues, and celebrating the diversity of our natural environment like you’ve never seen it before.

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Open your ears to Jamendo

At jamendo, artists distribute their music under the Creative Commons license.

This means that we the general public can download, discover and share albums and tracks freely. We can rate and review Albums and where we particularly like an Artist we can support the individual or group by making a donation.

jamendo is based in Belgium, the majority of the available music is from French Artists, but do not let this dissuade you as there is a good selection of genre available and the site appears to be increasing in popularity!
I have only become a member of jamendo today although I have been watching the site for a few weeks now, it's a good way to be introduced to new music. The site is currently available in English, French and Spanish.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Cliptip & Docopenhagen, Music Video Blogs

Cliptip & Docopenhagen are alternative music video blogs, which showcase and provide links to some very interesting music videos. The vast majority of the videos are in Real and QT formats. These two blogs are frequently updated!

Oh how a wish TVersity
was already able to accept the streams and transcode these video formats directly off the Internet like it does so famously already for WMV formats.

Monday, March 13, 2006

GeekBrief TV

GeekBrief TV is a Technology Video Podcast show hosted by Cali Lewis and available approximately 2 to 3 times a week, 3 to 5 minutes in length and dedicated to Gadget News.

Cali Lewis aka Luria Petrucci, is described as a witty, charming and knowledgeable host. The show is in .mov format.

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Daily Planet TV, streamed in wmv

Daily Planet TV, is a show about technology trends that appears to have been Vodcasting since July 2005 in .mp4 (20-30 minutes per show approx)

What's very interesting to myself (and others?) is that the most recent episodes of Daily Planet TV have now being made available to mainstream Windows users as a .wmv stream:-

This means I(we?) can now easily watch Daily Planet TV .wmv streams on our TV's without any need to first "download" to our PC's. The TVersity Media Server will intelligently and magically transcode from .wmv to .mpg "On the fly" for UPnP Media Players that require it.

Streaming without the need to first download the increasing number of freely available Podcast/Vodcast(s) is a very liberating experience.

TVersity Transcodes many formats, and has specific profiles for different UPnP Hardware A/V Players read more in TVersity FAQ

Friday, March 10, 2006

ClipUpload, Share Video Clips. enables individuals to share video clips with friends and family. Many of the clips that are currently available are .wmv so can be easily added via TVersities GUI to TVersities URL Media Share for later playback on our UPnP A/V Media players.

ClipUpload is currently in early beta, it's a free service hoping to be purely funded by users visiting websites sponsors and via donations. I have already gone for an account because it appears it will allow me to upload approx 25Mb of Video material for free, with methods to tag, restrict access. etc.

Below are links to a few interesting clips (Webpages) and the RRS 2.0 feed at

ClipUpload seems an interesting start up with a small current userbase.

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Granky Geeks, Hosted by John C Dvorak

New show from "DL.TV / Ziff Davis" stable called Cranky Geeks. The first wmv streamable pilot was shot on the 2nd of March and is available via this Link

John's the host where three additional GrankyGeeks will be invited to debate the technology of the moment on each show. Like DL.TV the GrankyGeeks show needs to find its feet, but it is so very refreshing that more and more streamed shows like these are becoming available to stream over the Internet.

Great first show to my mind which covers various topics including Myspace, New MAC Mini, WirelessN, HDTV media streaming etc. GrankyGeek's is a good title, I will be keeping and eye out for future shows!

PS. The show has been also been dug at Digg where I have added a comment.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

BBC Newsnight stream available.

BBC Newsnight is broadcast over the UK terrestrial airways every weekday at 10:30pm on BBC Two. They also broadcast their latest nightly programme over the Internet for 24 Hours after each programme. Here is the link to the low quality .wmv stream
Newsnights general mission is to make sense of the days news from a UK perspective, explaining details behind current events etc.

There are also watch again features, visit Newsnight website for more details.