anyone use Joost?

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  1. acr1965

    acr1965 Registered Member

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    I am thinking about giving Joost a spin. If anyone has used it (or something comparable) I would appreciate your thoughts.

    thanks

    http://www.joost.com/
     
  2. lucas1985

    lucas1985 Retired Moderator

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    An alternative is Miro
     
  3. Rasheed187

    Rasheed187 Registered Member

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    To tell you the truth, I´m not really interested in these kind of tools at the moment. First of all, they are often resource hogs, and secondly, I don´t even enjoy watching TV on my PC, I need to have this stuff on my TV! Btw, just saw that it won´t run "sandboxed" via Sandboxie. Too bad. :rolleyes:
     
  4. Kerodo

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    I have not tried it myself, but a friend has used the beta versions and said it still needs work, video was choppy with breaks and other problems. That was some months ago though, so perhaps it's changed since then? Not sure...
     
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    I don't know how it is now. I tried it last time. I removed it after running it for a while because it eat up too much memory and cpu.
     
  6. Hairy Coo

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    Mainly a matter of personal taste-I would suggest you try it out to see if the programming appeals.

    There are no real negatives except its difficult to work out how much of your quota of valuable download MBs are being consumed,unless you have an unlimited account.

    I would guess a fair bit if you watched a lengthy documentary etc

    Once you get used to the strange interface,it really works well assuming you have a fast connection,otherwise you will experience problems like Kerodo reported
     
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    This is a quite different concept to Joost,which plays on demand,whereas Miro requires time consuming downloads of the segment required.

    Also much less choice and seems buggy-crashed for me

    Regarding Joost works well if you have a fast computer and a fast internet connection.

    The team who developed Skype are behind it.

    "As co-owners of Skype, Friis and Zennström received part of a $2.6 billion cash payment when eBay acquired Skype in 2005, which easily covered the development and marketing cost of their Joost venture." Wikipedia
     
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