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Joost in Flash

Ever wanted to see that incredibly cool Joost interface somewhere else? Well someone also wanted to see that and coded the Joost interface in flash.

Joost does not support browser based viewing, to use the application it must be downloaded and installed. In the last several months users have been forced to continually download and upgrade the Joost software in order to continue using Joost. The flash based version works in all browsers on all operating systems. All enhancements and upgrades are transparent to the user and the application continues to retain the user preferences since the application is hosted on a server.”

Not only can you watch some Joost content but you can also watch video from places like YouTube, Google, Digg, etc. It is really cool to watch YouTube videos with this interface.

Check out the Joost Flash Mashup

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Beta Joost Media

Joost Has 1 Million and Launching by 2008

Joost announced at a Press event recently that they have 1 million beta users signed up and are planning on launching to the public by the end of this year.

Joost is a great application and it makes sense that there are so many people testing it. The problem I  see is that there is still not enough good content available on it for it to become something I would use regularly. The content has gotten better since I first signed up, I have to give them that, but when the best content you have on your network is a few episodes of the Rocky and Bullwinkle show you really need to make some more deals.

1 Million Joost Users

And by the way I still have Joost invites so if you would like one just mention it in the comments and I’ll get one to you.

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Apple Apple TV Joost

Embedded Joost

The Register talked about Joosting being installed on hardware out of the box. Ok, this sounds awesome. The first thing that comes to mind is the AppleTV. It has already happened with YouTube and will be rolled out sometime in the next month or so. Joost could be what makes me actually buy the AppleTV. I love watching videos on Joost especially since they have added a bunch of new content, but the problem is I don’t want to boot up my computer in the living room and waste all that electricity only to run Joost. The AppleTV would answer that problem, it is simple, the Apple remote already works with Joost on Intel Macs so it would work great on the AppleTV.

In The Register’s post they mentioned being able to have it embedded in TV’s as well. That would be cool but this is the way I look at it, why would I want to have that type of software on my TV. Set top boxes are what that type of software is for. I would rather have it on the AppleTV so that it could easily be updated without any worry about how my TV is going to function when updating software.

Let’s keep complicated software like Joost off of the TV and keep the TV’s software as simple as possible so that there are never any problems with it, I don’t want my TV’s OS to crash.

The Register

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Beta Joost Media

Warner Bros. Joins the Joost Train

Warners Bros. has become the latest content provider to add its name to the list of programming on Joost. Warner Bros. will add a science fiction and a celebrity channel on Joost this month.

Joost is becoming more and more interesting but I will say one thing about the content on it. Content providers need to allow access to more than the 5 episodes per show they usually add.

I watch Joost fairly regularly now, last night I was watching News Radio and there were only 4 episodes of the show. I think that Joost won’t be as big as it could be until these content providers realize that they aren’t making much money off of this back catalog but there are a lot of people who would watch it if they could watch it at their leisure. If one content provider decided to add every episode or at least one full season of a TV show then that is when Joost will really hit the big time.

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Beta IPTV Joost Media

Comment for a Joost Invite

Joost™ the best of tv and the internetIf you want a Joost invite just comment and I’ll get one out to you as fast as I can.

And have fun with Joost, I just can’t wait for the new content.

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Beta IPTV Joost Media

Joost One Step Closer To Launching

Joost released a new beta yesterday when the 9.4 version of the software. Not only have they signed deals with bigger advertisers, Coca-Cola, Intel, Hewlett-Packard, Nike, Etc. But they have also signed deals with content owners such as Turner Broadcast System, CNN, Adult Swim, Hasbro, the NHL, Sports Illustrated, and Sony Pictures Television.

Robot Chicken, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Starsky and Hutch, Charlie’s Angels, Transformers, and GI Joe are just some of the programming that will be added from these content owners.

Joost is getting ready to launch and right now has given out a bunch of invites for its beta testers to give out (I only have 5 and know 5 people who want them sorry guys It is now telling me I have 999 so let me know if you want one). I’ve heard that many beta testers have unlimited invites, I only have 5 now I have 999 so if you want one let me know(go here if you want one).

The new content providers should begin showing up this month and Joost is probably just about as far away from opening to the public but for now if you want an invite, ask all your friends or look around the blogs.

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Beta Contest IPTV Joost Media

We have Winners

The second Joost contest was pretty successful. I was really excited after the first contest when I got an email from Joost telling me that I have 3 invites. I immediately decided to give them away on this site.

The winners are:

Forest Jones
Victor
Empty Head

If you are listed here then you already should have gotten your invite in email. If you didn’t give me an email at comments@cybersurge.org

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Beta Contest IPTV Joost Media

2 More Hours to get your Comments in

There are only 2 hours left until the deadline to get yourself a chance for a Joost Invite.

All you have to do is leave a comment on the site with a relevant point and you’ll be entered.

The winners will be announced tomorrow. Have fun commenting and then maybe you’ll have fun with Joost.

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Beta Contest IPTV Joost Media

Don’t Forget, Joost Invites, Part II

There are still a couple of days left so get commenting for a Joost invite. The contest will end Saturday at midnight EST Monday at Noon EST. This has been quite fun but I can’t wait to start handing them out.

I’m going to put all the names in a hat and draw 3 of them, whoever is picked gets one. Its quite exciting. To see all the rules check here.

I’ve still been having fun with Joost as usual but I wish they would bring out some new contenet because it is getting boring, nothing interesting on it lately I’ve watched all the cool TV shows. Lately I’ve been watching old Mr. Magoo cartoons! Hopefully the CBS content will be coming out soon.

Update: Pushing the end of the contest to Monday at Noon EST, and announcing the names of the winners on tuesday. I thought I would give all of you a little bit more time to comment.

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Beta Contest IPTV Joost Media

3 More Joost Invites Available

I’m going to give you all a second chance to win a Joost invite, the previous contest was very successful, lets see how it goes this time.

I’m going to do this contest a little bit like the other one except comments on this post won’t count at all and I will not allow comments on this post.

To get one of my 3 Joost invites all you have to do is make a comment on another post on this site, it has to be on topic though so I don’t want any “I want one.” comments talk a little bit more, I want to know what you think about some of the stuff talked about on here.

Don’t put your email in the actual comment I can see your email when you put it in the email box, no one else can, that will help keep your spam down.

The contest will end on Saturday at midnight EST Monday at Noon EST and will be announced Monday Tuesday but if you won then you should know by then anyways.

Lets get this started.

Update: Pushing the end of the contest to Monday at Noon EST, and announcing the names of the winners on tuesday. I thought I would give all of you a little bit more time to comment.

Update: The contest is over and will be announced tomorrow

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Contest IPTV Joost Media

Don’t Forget, Joost Invites

There are still a couple of days left so get commenting for a Joost invite. The contest will end Wednesday night at 12pm EST. This has been quite fun but I can’t wait to start handing them out.

I’m going to put all the names in a hat and draw 4 of them, whoever is picked gets one. Its quite exciting. To see all the rules check here.

I’ve still been having fun with Joost as usual but I wish they would bring out some new contenet because it is getting boring, nothing interesting on it lately I’ve watched all the cool TV shows. Lately I’ve been watching old Mr. Magoo cartoons!

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Beta Contest IPTV Joost Media

Win a Joost Invite

If you would like to get one of four Joost invites then you better keep reading. To get a chance to win a Joost invite all you have to do is post a comment on this blog, of course it has to be relevant to the post that you are commenting on but it isn’t that hard. Just put in your email address and your name and you have a chance to get one.

Comments on this post will not count, but feel free to comment here as well if you want to.

I do delete comments that are not relevant so just add to the blog with a comment and try to win one.

I’m not sure when the contest will be closed but I think that Wednesday April 11th will be the cut off date.

Don’t hesitate and start commenting.

Update: I decided to count comments on this post, I don’t think it would be fair to count this one out.

Update: Just put your email in the required email box not in the main comment box. This way I will see it incase you win but you don’t have to show it to the whole world. Also if you already have a Joost account please mention it in the comment so that those who don’t have it can have a better chance, there is no need for anyone to get two invites.

Update: The contest is officially over and we have winners they are:
Pavan
Cameron
Alexandre
Daniele

Update: I have 3 more, find out how to win one here.