inauguration streams review

Mike Lyon mike.lyon at gmail.com
Tue Jan 20 13:28:43 CST 2009


Better question is how well the cell systems are holding up in DC today???

But, that is slightly OT.

-Mike


On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 11:24 AM, Fred Heutte <aoxomoxoa at sunlightdata.com>wrote:

> Normally I wouldn't do this but given that it's of-the-moment...
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> fh
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> http://www.salon.com/tech/giga_om/online_video/2009/01/20/a_quick_review_of_obamas_inauguration_streams/
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> Tuesday, January 20, 2009 08:02 PST
> A Quick Review of Obama's Inauguration Streams
> By Chris Albrecht
>
> You may have heard, but Barack Obama gets to ditch the "-elect" part of his
> title today as he will be sworn in (shortly) as
> our new President. We've already provided an comprehensive list of where to
> watch the inauguration online, but here's
> a quick review of what to expect from some of them, so far.
>
> C-Span's coverage is not very impressive. The video window was small, and
> choppy. Avoid.
>
> CBS is offering 7 HD streams of the event, and they look awesome.
> Definitely the best of the lot — worth watching.
>
> MSNBC, FOX (which is providing Hulu's feed) and ABC News's video is solid,
> nothing too flashy. They all work just fine
> (and I love that MSNBC allows embeds).
>
> Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy
>
> I had problems with CNN. It was the only network that asked me to install
> an update to Flash as well as another plug-in.
> I skipped the second plug-in and it worked fine. The video's in widescreen,
> which is nice, and the Facebook
> integration gives you a running commentary.
>
> The Presidential Inauguration Committee's stream is pretty dull, offering
> just imagery and no commentary.
>
> If our internal stats are any indication, this is going to be a huge day
> for live-streaming, and it looks like for the most part,
> every network involved is holding up and the Internet won't crash (of
> course, we still have an hour to go).
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