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Joost Beta Now Available To All
15,000 shows now available...
by Karl Bode 02:58PM Tuesday Oct 02 2007
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If you're really eager to push your ISP's bandwidth caps, you should note that p2p video service Joost has entered beta 1.0 and is now available for everyone to download for free. The company announced the launch of the beta yesterday via their blog, and says that deals with CBS and Viacom have allowed them to offer more than 15,000 shows:
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Joost is still Beta software — there's a lot more work to be done before we're satisfied, and yes, you may find a bug or two. Please, please let us know if you do — we are grateful to all those who have and continue to let us know when they find problems.
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Indeed. Hopefully your experience with the 1.0 beta got farther than ours. Our XP install crashed on startup and absolutely refused to run. When a prompt asked to send a report to Joost -- that crashed, too. Guess we'll suffer through high-def content on our DVR & Plasma until the kinks are worked out.

In a recent interview, Joost co-founder Janus Friis discussed the project's future plans, which potentially involve adult content. When asked about whether the Internet can manage the bandwidth demand created by such services, he responded "the reality is the internet can cope. Cisco and ISPs can scale."

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ptrowski
Got Helix?
Premium
join:2005-03-14
Putnam, CT
kudos:4

It's ok...

I have used the older version and the new beta, but I am just not that impressed with Joost yet.

jgkolt
Premium
join:2004-02-21
Avon, OH

current user

THe program is awesome with a great interface but it still has bugs to work out. Like all beta software.

jtudor
Xm 60's On 6 Freak
Premium,MVM
join:2002-12-07
Morganton, NC

Scale? Not likely

said by joost :
In a recent interview, Joost co-founder Janus Friis discussed the project's future plans, which potentially involve adult content. When asked about whether the Internet can manage the bandwidth demand created by such services, he responded "the reality is the internet can cope. Cisco and ISPs can scale."
Sure they can scale, the question is WILL THEY????

The answer is most likely, NO!!!

IT won't be Cisco, it will be the poor ISP's who won't move into the future.
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Best of luck

"Do, or Do not, there is no try!" Yoda


Penguins
Have You Played Atari Today?

join:2001-12-01
Cleveland, OH

Doesn't work at all.

Can't register, it just say 'oops something is wrong!'.

What quality!
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Pure magic in 2k of 6502.

Re: Doesn't work at all.

said by Penguins:

Can't register, it just say 'oops something is wrong!'.

What quality!
It did the same thing to me!! what the h#$$!!!!

dadkins
Can you do Blu?
Premium,MVM
join:2003-09-26
Hercules, CA
kudos:18

Works fine!

Doesn't eat that much bandwidth.

VeohTV is better though!

Matt_

@comcast.net

Joost fix

For those having Issues with Joost Beta 1.0 try and clean your profile with the Attempt Joost Repair Utility that is in Start -> All Programs -> Joost.

On the Mac press CTRL while starting up.

This will kill any running Joost processes and delete the Joost profile and cache.Then you should be able to run Joost.

If you continue to have issue post on the Joost forums or email support@joost.com

wifi4milez
Big Russ, 1918 to 2008. Rest in Peace

join:2004-08-07
New York, NY

Its OK....

I downloaded the private beta a few months ago, and in all honesty I might have used it three times for a total of 20 minutes. The selection of shows was terrible, and I found no real compelling reason to use it instead of simply turning on my TV. The interface was also pretty bad, so actually finding something to watch was annoying. Overall, I wasnt that impressed. Perhaps if they made a version for mobile devices it would be a little bit more intriguing......
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peerimpact

join:2005-11-07
Londonderry, VT

Joost Login Servers down

The Joost login servers seem to be down but I cant confirm from this my Joost contacts .

dadkins
Can you do Blu?
Premium,MVM
join:2003-09-26
Hercules, CA
kudos:18

Re: Joost Login Servers down

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said by peerimpact:

The Joost login servers seem to be down but I cant confirm from this my Joost contacts .
Uhm... login works fine here.
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peerimpact

join:2005-11-07
Londonderry, VT

1 recommendation

Re: Joost Login Servers down

yeah they seemed to have fixed the login issue quickly but their forum is full of posts from people who couldnt connect

storm64007
Premium
join:2001-05-21
Freeport, NY

Works great-love it

Works great here and had no problems installing at all.
If you used many past betas uninstall and clean out your joost app data before installing new version.

kfsutops
Premium
join:2002-08-19
Tampa, FL

No PPC (or universal) Mac version

Oh well. Darn. I really wanted to use this software...(sarcasm off).

Chiyo
Save Me Konata-Chan
Premium
join:2003-02-20
Charlotte, NC
kudos:1

Re: No PPC (or universal) Mac version

WOO I can watch adult swim stuff while @ work on my second monitor makes tedius tasks seems alright now :P

NJxxxJon
DSLR'er from the 56k days.
Premium
join:2005-10-22
00000

Vista

WILL IT KILL VISTA AND MAKE VISTA CRY? ( If so ....I will not download.)
markopoleo

join:2003-04-02
Bonne Terre, MO
Reviews:
·Charter

Re: Vista

said by NJxxxJon:

WILL IT KILL VISTA AND MAKE VISTA CRY? ( If so ....I will not download.)
Works fine in vista, except the menu's seem to be sluggish to respond for some reason.

tileguy
Premium
join:2007-08-09
Derry, NH

Joost is still Beta software!!!

Just downloaded it and I gotta say it looks great. No installation problems whatsoever. My laptop is 4 years old and there is no pixelation or drops. Just wish there was something I really want to watch on it
amungus
Premium
join:2004-11-26
America
Reviews:
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·KCH Cable

no comment on this?

Quite possibly the quote of the year concerning the internet's potential (and a neutral one at that!).

"When asked about whether the Internet can manage the bandwidth demand created by such services, he responded "the reality is the internet can cope. Cisco and ISPs can scale."
(emphasis mine )

Surprised nobody's commented on that. He's right.
bananu

join:2003-02-19
Dallas, TX

nothing really good

the problem with all those services, be it Joost or VeohTV or whatever is that there is nothing good being offered. The things you can watch there you can either get from file sharing or by turning on regular tv. Then there's those channels nobody needs with useless clips they might as well just post on YouTube. Soon you'll have channels like "Men with black eye news" or "Favorite 50s songs played by 10 year olds on a harmonica"... seriously, what good is 100+ channels if most of them are useless...

Most users would rather be able to watch live television over the internet like programming from their home country if they live in another country now. That, however, is always made impossible due to the way media rights are handled. Look at Zattoo, you can only watch the channels that you can watch anyway on tv in the country where you reside (if at that).

No, until they make more live tv programming available and do it on a true global scale, all those P2P etc. internet television providers will stay tiny or vanish.

tp0d
yabbazooie
Premium
join:2001-02-13
Carnegie, PA
kudos:5

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Re: nothing really good

"If you're really eager to push your ISP's bandwidth caps,"

Caps? we dont need no steenkin CAPS! lol

installed joost on my xp sp2 setup here, works almost flawlessly except for a few xml errors.. man do they have a lot of content up.. This could really come in handy to kill time at work

will i pay for it, naaaa. looks good though.

JE
JE 's BACK BABY
Premium
join:2000-12-15
Charlotte, NC

why?

Why would DSLR recommend this junk to people? Something with a little credibility would make sense.
Get this trash outta here.

JE

ptrowski
Got Helix?
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join:2005-03-14
Putnam, CT
kudos:4

Re: why?

said by JE:

Why would DSLR recommend this junk to people? Something with a little credibility would make sense.
Get this trash outta here.

JE
I fail to see a recommnedation by DSLR. Just some news. don't like it, don't read it.

telcolackey5
The Truth? You can't handle the truth

join:2007-04-06
Death Valley, CA

1 recommendation

Bi-polar

To summarize the content of this thread

Joost is great, except where it sucks.

prestonlewis
Premium,MVM
join:2003-04-13
Sacramento, CA

Great but . . .

Works great but not enough content. Not ready for prime time.