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  • Joe 17:20 on April 17, 2007 Permalink
    Tags: , CBS, p2p, Robin Berjon, semantic web backend technology   

    Joost Updates 

    Lots of updates around Joost.com, so time for a little blog post again.
    First, version 0.9.2 adds network stability, the video plays almost without any hitches on both of my Macs now. The impressive part is going on behind the scenes: much of the content is coming from the P2P network now many more beta testers are being added. And apparently mixing P2P with traditional streaming has its challenges.

    New content: lots of CBS programs will appear soon. A Dutch proverb says: “if the first sheep passes the bridge, all of them will follow“. Oh well…

    In the mean time, bloggers around the world are getting to the gory details of Joost’s semantic web backend technology. For instance, Joost: It’s The Metadata, Stupid! and Idea: Joost’s missing feature (well, that was in March – the scaffolding for this idea is already in the current betas).

    For me, the next exciting milestone will be the opening of the API for developers. At this time we can only guess what this will look like. But I expect something very similar to the current Firefox plugin architecture, with added SVG goodness (Robin Berjon is working on SVG and Widgets for Joost). In other words: develop your own overlays, with transparency and smooth scalability. Sweet!


    • Lyly 17:37 on April 17, 2007 Permalink

      send me invention to joost to:
      subotaj AT gmail.com

    • Robin Berjon 18:50 on April 17, 2007 Permalink

      As you might expect I cannot commit to an exact feature set (and certainly not a date) at this point, but here is a very rough overview (and subject to change) of what is on the table:

      – yes there will be SVG involved (and XHTML, CSS…), basically you’ll have the capabilities of recent Gecko builds (but with some restrictions)

      – the extension system is “comparable” to that which is found in Firefox, but isn’t the same (largely for security reasons and convenience). Notably, it doesn’t rely on overlays and the extensions are not running with chrome permissions.

      We are still in the early stages but if you have any suggestions as to what you would like to see in there, please don’t hesitate to email me.

    • aleksandar 13:31 on April 21, 2007 Permalink

      I heard about joost but i dont have any friend to sent me an invitation.So can you sent me one please.Thank you buy

    • Agustin 15:47 on May 7, 2007 Permalink

      I also need and invitation to join Joost.

  • Joe 11:23 on April 4, 2007 Permalink
    Tags: p2p, Yesterday Joost   

    Joost 0.9 released 

    Yesterday Joost beta 0.9 was releaed for the existing beta testers.

    First impressions are good, not much has been changed since RC4.
    All content channels now do have content. Yesterday evening, the network was not very stable, there were hickups and even freezes, but now the network seems to be much better again. Maybe there was a surge of all those beta users going to use the application at once. But as far as I understood, more usage should in fact make the network more stable, due to the p2p nature. Oh well, it is still in beta for a reason.

    Another serous gripe has to do with advertising. I don’t mind the ads per se, this is their business model and I understand that. But the ads are too disrupting the way they are inserted right now. The audio volume is higher than the programme, which irriates me. And what’s more: there is now a really nice “Classica Channel” with a couple of old live recordings of classical performances. Having a chewing gum ad interrupting Daphnis et Chloé somewhere in the middle, is just not acceptable. The Joost team really should fix this before going live!

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