I claim that there are many people like me out there which have old "familiy videos" (or whatever) which they captured with a Video8, Hi8 (or Digital8) camcorder. Now at the "digital age" many people have digitalized their old analog videos (for Hi8, Video8 cassets) and/or want to put them on the PC on a hard drive for backup (for Digital8, Hi8, Video8 cassets).
A simple, fast and mostly acceptable way of digitalizing analog videos such as Hi8 or Video8 cassets is to buy a Digital8 camcorder, connect it via Firewire/USB on the PC and capture the analog videos with the right software (which put the digital signal which comes from the camcorder 1:1 in an avi container like the freeware tool WinDV; yes, Digital8 camcorders converts analog signals of f.e. Hi8 cassests to a digital signal and give it via Firewire/USB to the PC).
Videos (on Hi8, Video8, Digital8 cassets), as they are backuped with a Digital8 camcorder on the PC (as described above), have the common format of DV. These videos are in the DV format in an AVI container:
I would like to watch such kind of video on the TV with a media player without the need of converting them. If the Boxee Box can play them directly, then it would be very great.
What do you think about this?