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Topic # 12186 3-Mar-2007 20:16
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Hey, finally got my invite to Joost after a couple months on the waiting list.  Gotta say I love it.  I just got Sky Digital installed at home today so I've got more choices than ever before.

How's everyone else finding Joost?




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  Reply # 62700 4-Mar-2007 07:11
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Yeah, I got my invite the other day.

It doesn't work with Vista unless you rename one of the program files.  See here for details...

http://jooster.blogspot.com/2007/01/joost-on-vista-first-bug-but-joost-has.html

I'm impressed with what Joost is trying to achieve - I don't mind watching a short advertisement before watching a 2-3 minute clip.  I'm not that impressed however with Joost's interface and content.  Admittedly the content will change over time so I'm willing to give it a chance.




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  Reply # 62701 4-Mar-2007 07:20
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Ditto. Looks interesting, and the content seems no worse than my cable TV signal :-/




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I'm limited to a Windows machine due to Joost not supporting the PPC mac platform (but supporting the Intel mac one). Was hoping that they'd take advantage of the universial binary system.




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  Reply # 62706 4-Mar-2007 08:58
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I got my invite yesterday as well, just having a play now. It's certainly a very nice looking application, I just thought video quality may have been a little bit better.


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redjet: It doesn't work with Vista unless you rename one of the program files.  See here for details...


Errr... I am running Joost for a while on Windows Vista. That "fix" is useless. First because the "file conflict" is very specific to each configuration, and didn't work for me before.

I've noticed that when Internet Explorer is running Joost won't start. If Internet Explorer is not running, Joost will start one out of five attempts. So you double-click the icon to start, receive an error dialog, click OK, double-click again, and so on. After three to five attempts it will run.

Reorted this to the Joost support, but I think they are not worried about Windwos Vista, trying to make it work on Windows XP first. Then they will probably look on what they are doing wrong with this.

The channel lineup is weak, but it will grow stronger. For beta testing is ok, but I would want more than what they have there now to even think of spreading it like "the best thing in the world". Watching indie movies, or fifity year old movies, or "the world's strongest man channel" is hillarious at first, but boring, really.





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Reply # 62732 4-Mar-2007 18:03
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Ive used it acouple of times now.

My problem is that some programmes will play fine for twenty seconds or so, then it will need to buffer again and then start playing for another 20s, very annoying! I need to look into it more when i get time, aparrently this can be casued by A/V softeware and firewalls.

Otherwise I agree with Freitasm that the channels can get very boring very quickly.


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  Reply # 62838 5-Mar-2007 13:53
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Got an invite last week also. Looks and runs well.

As others have mentioned, the channel choices could be a bit better (Top Gear instead of Fifth Gear for one), but overall I like it.

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  Reply # 62852 5-Mar-2007 15:23
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freitasm:
Errr... I am running Joost for a while on Windows Vista. That "fix" is useless. First because the "file conflict" is very specific to each configuration, and didn't work for me before.

I've noticed that when Internet Explorer is running Joost won't start. If Internet Explorer is not running, Joost will start one out of five attempts. So you double-click the icon to start, receive an error dialog, click OK, double-click again, and so on. After three to five attempts it will run.


Interesting.  I think you are right, they don't really seem to give a toss about Vista which is curious to say they least.  A friend of mine used the fix to get Joost working on Vista so I'm surprised that it didn't work for you.  Joost also works fine for me with IE running - perhaps I've got a later build or something?




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  Reply # 62855 5-Mar-2007 16:05
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Did anyone work out how to change the password supplied by Joost??

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  Reply # 62861 5-Mar-2007 16:45
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redjet:
freitasm:
Errr... I am running Joost for a while on Windows Vista. That "fix" is useless. First because the "file conflict" is very specific to each configuration, and didn't work for me before.

I've noticed that when Internet Explorer is running Joost won't start. If Internet Explorer is not running, Joost will start one out of five attempts. So you double-click the icon to start, receive an error dialog, click OK, double-click again, and so on. After three to five attempts it will run.


Interesting.  I think you are right, they don't really seem to give a toss about Vista which is curious to say they least.  A friend of mine used the fix to get Joost working on Vista so I'm surprised that it didn't work for you.  Joost also works fine for me with IE running - perhaps I've got a later build or something?


Theres only one build of the final version of Vista. It doesn't work for me either

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  Reply # 62870 5-Mar-2007 18:16
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bradstewart:
Theres only one build of the final version of Vista. It doesn't work for me either


Err, I was referring to Joost, not Vista! :-)




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  Reply # 62875 5-Mar-2007 18:36
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redjet:
bradstewart:
Theres only one build of the final version of Vista. It doesn't work for me either


Err, I was referring to Joost, not Vista! :-)

LOL my bad. Well I have the latest build of Joost.

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  Reply # 62880 5-Mar-2007 19:09
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bradstewart: LOL my bad. Well I have the latest build of Joost.


It still could be some sort of Vista compatibility problem I guess.  I'm just amazed that they didn't focus their efforts on Vista more.




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