I’ve really fallen in love with the TED talks, and some time ago set out to really try and watch most of them. But I set out to start at the end and work my way forward, from oldest to newest, to which they are continually adding new ones. I am very happy they have all the talks online, both in flash and for download, but it’s still a hassle to navigate their site to the old talks and after a bit I gave up, because I’m a little lazy.
Well I just found my solution. Miro! Miro is a video player, RSS aggregator, video downloader, and bittorrent client all wrapped up in one interesting package. It has these things called “channels” that basically I think correspond to video RSS feeds and it’ll download new content for you to watch etc etc. But what delighted me was that I could add a TED feed and then have all the videos right there and set it off to download some (oldest first) and watch them, all trivially. So now I’m rapidly starting to work my way though the TED talks in earnest. Thank you Miro.
If you use Linux, there’s a good chance Miro will be in your software repository and the TED feed is below: