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1337brian
11-28-2008, 10:15 PM
I don't know how this got into the app store but it's here!
http://appshopper.com/entertainment/joost

::EDIT::The movies aren't working yet, but I would still D/L this and hold onto it just in case apple decides to pull this one

iago
11-28-2008, 10:26 PM
It's here - but not working right quite yet. I could not get a stream (any stream) to start playing. I figure I'll wait a day or so for the kinks to get worked out and then I can start watching non-stop episodes of Charlie's Angels and Cheaters!

CloneWars
11-28-2008, 10:26 PM
I don't know how this got into the app store but it's here!
http://appshopper.com/entertainment/joost

::EDIT::The movies aren't working yet, but I would still D/L this and hold onto it just in case apple decides to pull this one

Wow i cant believe its in the app store

istopmotion
11-28-2008, 10:28 PM
Wow.

Everydaynormalguy
11-28-2008, 10:48 PM
Is this app the same as that Poptiq or whatever that homosexual Buck was advertising a while ago?

1337brian
11-28-2008, 10:52 PM
Is this app the same as that Poptiq or whatever that homosexual Buck was advertising a while ago?

Not quite...:rolleyes: If it's anything like the desktop version it's full movies and tv shows streaming. And pretty decent ones at that! :D

Tennisking1o1
11-28-2008, 10:54 PM
yeah, it wasn't working for me either. Seems promising though

Chase
11-28-2008, 11:16 PM
I'm really surprised too, but I guess it doesn't do anything that goes against Apple or coincides with anything Apple has already.

Unless I'm wrong...

brewstermax
11-28-2008, 11:26 PM
Don't see this one getting pulled. Google supports it, and appearently if you're on the board at Apple, you can do anything. Whats next, Al Gore gonna release an Inconvientient Truth app. (loved the book btw)

Joost is by the same people from Skype and eBay, if i'm not mistaken.

mrbass
11-28-2008, 11:28 PM
This is awesome. Vsnax I couldn't get into that much. Popstiq sucks.

No the picks and popular streams didn't work for me but when I browse it works great. It actually gives you a short description so you can decide if you might want to watch the clip. What a novel idea (well the other ones didn't so that makes it a novel idea...hehe). All these are freely available short video clips on various internet sites around the web. But who wants to visit hundreds of sites and slash their way through bombardments of ads to view tiny clips when it's all quickly categorized and navigatable from your fingertips.

Just go to http://www.hulu.com see which Movies they have then search on joost and get your movie. For example Gattaca and start watching. Never thought we'd see the day this would happen. Hulu on the iphone.

Fazzy
11-28-2008, 11:29 PM
i can watch some of the videos now...

1337brian
11-28-2008, 11:34 PM
i can watch some of the videos now...

Cool same here I got one to play a few seconds and then crash!:p I am a little sad it's not their whole library but not bad for free

Fazzy
11-28-2008, 11:36 PM
I think the whole library should be up a couple days...

1337brian
11-28-2008, 11:45 PM
I think the whole library should be up a couple days...

If that's true, that will be awesome. Just awesome.

1337brian
11-29-2008, 12:16 AM
All the servers seem to be working just fine now, I'm gonna watch karate kid or starship troopers. Probably starship because it has some T&A :p

Everydaynormalguy
11-29-2008, 12:32 AM
They don't seem to have much stuff. All I see is Naruto: "I wanna watch too doo too doo...". Might as well use the Youtube app...

divabimbers
11-29-2008, 12:41 AM
Well, I discovered a downside to this app already. You must be on wifi or you can't watch the videos. Still, I think this is a good start and I hope in time it will include playback on cellular connections.

Chase
11-29-2008, 12:51 AM
I am officially streaming Karate Kid II on my iPhone. I'm really, really happy with this. This will be great for running on the treadmill.

Thanks a million, Joost.

Well, I discovered a downside to this app already. You must be on wifi or you can't watch the videos. Still, I think this is a good start and I hope in time it will include playback on cellular connections.

They did this so it won't take up AT&T's data. Apple will probably kill it off if it ever allows it.

divabimbers
11-29-2008, 01:04 AM
They did this so it won't take up AT&T's data. Apple will probably kill it off if it ever allows it.

Good point, makes sense. Then I guess the more sensible thing would be to dream of a data infrastructure that would better handle video streaming when lots of users are using it.

I also noticed that a couple of videos were flaky as in playing too fast or stuttering but I think that is due to people trying Joost out and overloading the servers a little. All in all, I think that this is pretty polished for a 1.0 release from what I've seen.

Chase
11-29-2008, 03:14 AM
Good point, makes sense. Then I guess the more sensible thing would be to dream of a data infrastructure that would better handle video streaming when lots of users are using it.

I also noticed that a couple of videos were flaky as in playing too fast or stuttering but I think that is due to people trying Joost out and overloading the servers a little. All in all, I think that this is pretty polished for a 1.0 release from what I've seen.

True, and I'm sure that could be solved, hopefully without sacrificing quality.

And really? I just had Karate Kid II playing for the whole movie and it didn't sputter or cough even once. Great quality, too.