Broadclip Mediacatcher, the best thing you missed at CES

by Fred

At Broadclip, you can find you that MediaCatcher you should have seen at CES (I think it was post iPhone debaclemediacatcher logo and everyone had permanently lost their heads at that point in time.)
It works like the beloved Tivo, only they have one version for the radio, and the other for the telly (we call it a TV over here, but what can you do?)

Here is their main page (for Broadclip, it links right to both Mediacatcher models)

For the real poop, just check the link here for the lowdown video goodness, you’ll be glad you did!

It’s a pretty sweet setup, but, you have to have a way to get the data into your lappy or desktop. You’ll likely want to use a desktop, so it can be left on all the time and bring in as much goodness as possible.

It looks like a pretty sweet setup and best of all, it can easily push all the data (video or audio) straight into your ipod or other player. It looks like a pretty sweet rig. Can’t wait to actually see it in action!

Here’s their main “media” page with some decent screenshots and video. Let’s save you some time though and show you the video straight out of the gate.

Thanks Krunker

3 reviews or comments

Marc Says: January 26, 2007 at 5:59 am

Yeah, I saw the music version of this there but to be honest I was a bit underwhelmed. If I’m understanding it right it basically indexes internet radio stations and downlads their content, then when it finds what you’re looking for it saves off that chunk of the broadcast. So

a) Your quality goes out the window, because nobody’s broadcasting 320K and they’re not likely to anytime soon that I can see

b) A chunk of your internet bandwidth is permanently lost to the radio stations it’s downloading

c) You’re dependent on the radio station not talking over the start and end of the song.

It probably works well as an “Internet TiVo” but it was being pushed to me as “all the free music you can eat” and I wasn’t convinced about that.

I can’t say what it does for the TV side of things though, I didn’t see that in action.

Abby Says: April 11, 2008 at 11:01 pm

whatever happened to broadclip anyway? i had it one day, was into it, then had to do some maintenece on it. i came back and it was gone. i cant even find the program or web site. where’d it go???

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