- Add an RSS feed from a video source like tvrss.net
- Come back to your computer and find a video automatically downloaded and ready to watch
- Click inside Miro to watch the video, after which it is marked as watched and later automatically deleted.
The drwaback to Miro is that it will bring even a well-spec'ed machine to its knees. My dual core CPU with 2GB RAM slows to a crawl. Who wants that? I don't so I cobbled together a more manual system -- one that runs for weeks without any slowdown.
- Deluge torrent
- Your favorite video player
Add a video feed to Liferea. In Tools > Preferences, set the refresh time to daily so that tvrss.net doesn't ban you. right click the feed and choose "Properties." In the Advanced tab, choose to auto-load the item.
Make sure to set Deluge as your default BT client by right-clicking on a torrent file, choosing Properties, going to the "Open with" tab, and choosing Deluge. Next, set the default save location for Deluge and any otehr options you need in Edit > Preferences.
By double-clicking on the torrent (or right-clicking), you can open the containing folder automatically. Delete the torrent and the downloaded file at the same time once you've watched it.
Now, I won't pretend that this method is as easy as Miro, which automates the entire process, but the speed benefits more than make up for the difference.
NOTE: Deluge has an RSS plugin, but the functionality doesn't work the way I wanted it to. I had real hopes for it, though. I'll keep looking at it.