[opendtv] Bringing prime time to video iPod

  • From: Monty Solomon <monty@xxxxxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2005 00:03:34 -0500

Bringing prime time to video iPod

By Ina Fried
Staff Writer, CNET News.com
Published: December 14, 2005, 4:00 AM PST

Even with a few more TV shows added to the iTunes store, Chris 
Cardone said he just can't get enough good video for his video iPod.

So, increasingly, the Cincinnati-based anesthesiologist has been 
turning to a little-known program called MyTV ToGo, which lets him 
take shows recorded to his Windows Media Center PC and put them 
directly onto his video iPod.

"It's fantastic," Cardone said. There were some bugs with the 
software at first, and it could be a bit slow, he added. But when he 
was stuck at the hospital on call for hours, at least he did not run 
out of shows to watch.

Even with Apple Computer's deal last week to add 11 NBC shows to the 
iTunes store, there still is a paucity of top-shelf video content for 
the iPod. Digital recording specialist TiVo is promising to change 
that, but its video-on-the-go option for the iPod won't be ready 
until next year.

But in stepped little Proxure, a San Luis Obispo, Calif.-based 
developer, with its $30 MyTV ToGo utility. It takes shows recorded by 
Microsoft's Windows Media Center software on a PC, converts them and 
transfers them into a special playlist on the iPod.

The tiny software maker focused on data synchronization software 
until it debuted the first version of MyTV ToGo earlier this year. 
That product took recorded TV shows from a Windows Media Center PC 
and put them on a Pocket PC handheld. Proxure developed the software 
before portable video devices like the new iPod or Sony's PlayStation 
Portable became popular.



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