Being able to listen to audio while in the “natural” places you listen to audio (in the car, while walking/running, on the couch, etc.) is what accelerated audio Podcasts to the phenomenon it is today. Now that there is a way to view video the same way ... that’s going to accelerate that new type of user generated content as well. I’m positive. It’s a no brainer.Source: Russell Beattie Notebook » My New iPod: Video Podcasting Is Going to Be BIG
I've been gradually easing into subscribing to vidcast feeds, starting to find some early greats out there like RocketBoom, Command-N, and OpenAlpha. I've also started hacking together feeds for great online video shows which lack feeds. And then, there's the occasional private hack I've done to record shows with a capture card or help catch up on TV shows I find on Usenet.
To watch all of these things in the living room, I use Xbox Media Center on my modded Xbox, networked to a file server in the basement. However, there are probably very few other people on the planet who'd bother setting up a rig like mine. So the combination of iTunes loading feed-delivered video enclosures onto an iPod equipped with an AV cable and a remote sounds like a genius combination for really jump starting the next phase of the vidcasting rise.
I really wish I had a enough spare parts of bucks lying around to build a MythTV box, because I could create quite a freaking videoblog aggregating machine out of it, and view it all on the big screen TV... Someday... Someday...
Pete, well, I'm not doing all that bad with just an NSLU2, a 160 GB drive, and an Xbox. :)
Thanks for the tip about Xbox Media Center. I'll have to check that out.
How did you mod your Xbox? Or did I miss a post about it?
Seth: Oh, I just went over to ModChipMan.com and picked up a Xecuter 2.6 and soldered it in myself. I upgraded the internal HD with one from a junker PC. Very cool to dump all my games onto the drive and leave them squirreled away in their cases. And then there's all the homebrew stuff like XBMC...
Thanks for the lowdown.
I wanna thanks for the tip about Xbox Media Center too. It's very useful information for me because I'm going to create videoblog instead of my homepage.