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Internet TV #1 TEDs Excellent leading edge lectures and performances

A friend pointed this out the other day, for which I say Thank You.

It’s best explained by themselves via direct quotes from their web site

TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from those three worlds. Since then its scope has become ever broader.

The annual conference now brings together the world’s most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes).

This site makes the best talks and performances from TED available to the public, for free. More than 200 talks from our archive are now available, with more added each week. These videos are released under a Creative Commons license, so they can be freely shared and reposted.

So these fascinating talks are now on line and can be accessed via their web site or subscribed to in iTunes etc. The ones I’ve grabbed and watched have been excellent; notes from the early computer development, deep multi-week caving explorations (and their relevance to exploring other planets), using the Wii controller for 2 very clever, non-game purposes.

Yeah it’s not really TV as you download and not stream, but I do watch them on my TV.

Internet TV #2 Miro Free open Internet TV and video player

I tried the earlier versions of this and it was a bit unstable. But the latest is really working well. It lets you easily find, download and subscribe to lots of video-feeds over the Internet. And yep, one of these is TED as previously discussed. Also NASA is in there too, with a number of ‘channels’

It’s actually a program you download and install, not just a web site.

You can then browse by Category (Technology, Comedy, Arts, Music, Movies & TV etc), find the most Popular, have recommendations given to you or – of course – just do a Search.

If you really are keen there’s even High Definition shows too.

I’m not exaggerating when I say there are thousands of channels available.

In fact I use it to handle the subscriptions and downloads, then use my Media Centre to play it back on the PC or – more likely – on the TV.