inauguration streams review
jack at crepinc.com
Tue Jan 20 13:49:23 CST 2009
Cell networks held up reasonably well for voice, though SMS and MMS
delivery times approached an hour during the event. Switch load in
almost the entire US was higher than midnight on New Years (which is
generally the highest load of the year).
Our network has been preparing since June, and I assume likewise for others.
(Engineer at $large cell company whose policy doesn't allow me to specify)
On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 2:28 PM, Mike Lyon <mike.lyon at gmail.com> wrote:
> Better question is how well the cell systems are holding up in DC today???
> But, that is slightly OT.
> 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...
>> 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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