Poor Man’s TiVo: BitTorrent & RSS

I know a lot of you cats have TiVo, but I thought I’d share my favorite method of down­load­ing our favorite TV shows, sans TiVo…

Bit­Tor­rent is awe­some, as every­one knows… but, I hate hav­ing to con­tin­u­ous­ly scan the track­er sites for the shows I want, and then, I hate wait­ing for them to down­load. Wouldn’t it be great if you could tell your Bit­Tor­rent client what shows you want, and it would down­load them auto­mat­i­cal­ly?

Why, yes. That is the point of my post.

By using the java client Azureus, in com­bi­na­tion with its RSS plu­g­in, you can. I’ve been using this for a cou­ple of months, and I couldn’t be hap­pi­er… espe­cial­ly when trav­el­ing. When we flew to Buf­fa­lo last month, I quick­ly grabbed a cou­ple episodes of the Simp­sons and Viva La Bam. Instant air­port enter­tain­ment.

The details are avail­able in this post: How to nev­er miss an episode with Bit­Tor­rent and RSS.

1 Response to “Poor Man’s TiVo: BitTorrent & RSS


  • Bit­Tor­rent is the shiznit. Get­ting TV, com­mer­cial free and portable is excel­lent. Mmm­mm.… Sopra­nos.…

    I wor­ry though… like the music and movie down­loads of the past, that the man will want to end the good­ness that is TV from the Bit.

    Would you pay a buck for an episode? Through somd kind of iTunes like thingy?

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