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Joost moves to browser-based service

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 08 Sep 2008 17:55 User comments (1)

Joost moves to browser-based service Joost has moved from its dedicated desktop video player to a browser-based service citing the fact that the service has not been as successful as hoped.
The new move means users will no longer need a desktop application but will have to download a browser plug-in that is "necessary to support the peer network distribution approach that promised a more scalable and cost-effective solution to streaming video online."

Informitv has tried the new service and says the video playback is a smooth 16:9 640x360 which can then be expanded to full screen.

There is however, not much to differentiate Joost from any other online video service. Others offer the same service but without any plug-in other than Adobe's Flash which is universal.

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1 user comment

110.9.2008 0:38

Initially, I thought joost was a great idea. Unfortunately, it did not turn out that way. For all my tv needs i go to oviguide dot com.

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