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Subject: Re: Really OT
From: Neon John (
Date: 2004-03-29

On Sun, 28 Mar 2004 16:27:37 -0800 (PST), c s <> wrote:

>So to sum up your description of Streambox VCR...
>"crude", "several features don't work", "forced off
>the market while in beta", works only "if the
>streaming media is real audio or SOME versions of
>wma". Sorry but that doesn't sound superior to TR in
>any way, except for possibly the obscure ability to
>capture multiple streams at the same time.

Sounds like you just weren't listening very hard. VCR will download at
network speed if the server will permit, instead of real time. A 3 hour show
can be had from an archive in just a few minutes. Being able to download
multiple streams means one can get several shows that come on at the same
time. Or where archives are offered, download a week's worth of shows anytime
it is convenient. Then there is the matter of network congestion and other
things that cause drop outs. VCR doesn't care because it is simply capturing
a data stream. If the stream stops for a few second VCR simply waits. TR
will, of course, record silence during that interval because it IS only a
virtual tape recorder.

If you're happy with TR that's fine. Some of us are a bit more demanding and
VCR fills that need.


John De Armond
Cleveland, Occupied TN

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