For those of you who want to automate the process of downloading your favorite HD movies/shows to your Windows Media Player, you are in luck as the Engadget HD boys have written up a DIY for it.
We’re going to start with a quick overview of how the process works. First we set our favorite BitTorrent program to automatically download our favorite shows using the magic of RSS. Then we query TheTVDB.com for the metadata for the recording which includes things like the original air time, the description and the genre. Finally we use DVRMSToolBox to automatically process the x.264 MKV file (also works with Xvid), converting them to MPEG-2 while at the same time retaining the Dolby Digital Surround sound. And finally, it wraps the audio and video into a new DVR-MS file in the Recorded TV folder — since Windows 7 support h.264 we won’t have to re-encode, and yes we’ve already gotten it to work.