February 8th, 2007 by Keith

Joost 0.7.4 Beta Released – Future of the Web TV

Posted in Beta, Fun Stuff, Linux, Mac OS, Site News, Video, Web Apps, Windows

Joost

Joost 0.7.4 Beta is the latest release by The Venice Project. The focus of the project is to target the future of Web TV.

Joost™ is a new way of watching TV on the internet, which uses new and established technologies to provide the best of both the internet and TV worlds. We’re in the process of making it as TV-like as we can, with programmes, channels and adverts. You can also see some things that we think will enhance the TV experience: searching for programmes and channels, for example, as well as social features like chat. There are many more new features to come!

Latest change log

  • * Row sprites creation improved.
  • * Channel numbers displayed and selectable from the keyboard.
  • * Small windowed screen simplified UI.
  • * Locale support.
  • * Tooltip improvements, dynamic tooltip messaging.
  • * Mid-roll advertising improvements; fix the black screen after advert bug.
  • * Actually pause streams and incoming traffic on minimize to system tray.
  • * Airbag support in the client, creates mini dump files in the minidump directory within the profile directory.
  • * Enable dual monitor support again; window can be dragged from screen to screen or to overlap screens.

Currently, it is available for Windows. An alpha Macintosh version is also available, whereas Linux release is currently under development. The future TV is almost seemingly to be coming in the direction of the Internet Broadway. At the moment, everything is still under beta development, and interested will have to sign up.

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