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Joost is dead, long live... no, Joost is pretty much dead

One upon a time, Joost was supposed to be the future of online video. The project was founded by the makers of Skype as a way to deliver high quality video over a peer to peer network using a standalone application because, let's face it, web browsers weren't really made for video. But over the past few years, YouTube has continued to grow in popularity, and a little site called Hulu came along...

Air developer releases standalone Joost desktop player

Popular video site Joost has just announced the launch of their newDeveloper Paul Yanez has recreated a desktop player for popular video site Joost. To quote our own Brad Linder, "Can haz irony?" Joost started out as a desktop app, which, if you remember, was just killed off in December. It probably doesn't come as a surprise that this incarnation is built on Adobe Air. As long as you've got the...

Joost kills internet video desktop client

Two months after launching a web-based version of its online video platform, Joost is turning off its desktop client. Joost, which is the brainchild of some of the folks behind the Skype VoIP software, was originally launched to provide an alternate way for people to interact with internet video. After all, web browsers were built for reading text and looking at pictures, not for finding and...

Joost gets Flashy, works with virtually any web browser

Last month Joost started to launch a browser-based version of its online video service. Up until then, you needed to download a standalone client to watch the TV shows, movies, and video blogs served up by Joost. But last month you still needed to install a browser plugin to user Joost. Now you don't. The latest version of Joost has a Flash video player. Flash videos are hosted on a central...

Joost take 2: This time it's in-browser video

As expected, Joost has launched a browser-based version of its online video service. One of the main things that set Joost apart from online video sites like YouTube and Hulu in its early days was the fact that you needed to download and install a standalone client to access Joost content. Sure, the video quality was higher than most of the video you find from browser-based sites. But who wants...

Joost to kill desktop client, provide browser-based video player?

Apparently a web browser really is the best place to watch online video. OK, that's probably not at all true. But thanks to YouTube, Hulu, and other Flash video based web sites, most users have gotten used to watching video without launching a separate application. So this week we saw Amazon de-emphasize the download feature of its online video store. Next up? It looks like Joost might end...

Joost to give up on global domination, focus on US

Joost appears to be scaling back its game plan a bit. The Sunday Times reports that the online video platform will focus entirely on distributing content in the US, where it has the largest audience. Up until now, Joost has provided videos globally, although the content you were able to watch was determined by your country of residence. The company was founded by Niklas Zennstrom and Janus...

Joost: Coming to a browser near you

Apparently live video streaming isn't the only new feature coming from internet video Joost. Company CEO Mike Volpi tells Portfolio Magazine that the company is also working on a browser-based version of their software. Right now in order to watch Joost content you need to download and install a standalone application which connects to Joost's peer to peer network. And while Joost has gotten an...

Joost experiments with live streaming video

While Joost competitor Babelgum is busy looking for independent films to showcase, Joost is still looking for ways to get people excited about watching mainstream television programs over the internet without the help of a web browser. While Joost has historically offered a video on demand type service, allowing users to watch old episodes of Star Trek or slightly newer episodes of Robot...

Babelgum invests $15 million in independent film

Once upon a time peer to peer video application Babelgum had its sights set firmly on Joost. Both applications allow users to watch internet video without a web browser and with an attractive full screen interface. But while Joost has been steadily picking up major studio and network content partners, Babelgum has focused largely on independent film. And it turns out that may have been a smart...

SubJoost adds user generated subtitles to Joost

If you're the sort of person who likes to watch TV with closed captioning on, you may have noticed that most internet video has one thing missing: subtitles. Whether you're watching YouTube, Hulu, or Joost, odds are the only time you'll see subtitles are when someone uploads a foreign language video and feels like taking the time to add English subtitles (or vice versa). In other words, there's...

Miro gets refreshed to version 1.1, Bit Torrent dramatically improved

The open source, cross-platform video platform, Miro, recently released version 1.1. The new update offers two main improvements. First, Miro has significantly improved BitTorrent performance by giving the user more control and settings for BitTorrent downloads. Miro's support of BitTorrent has always set itself apart from other media players with it's BitTorrent support and we're glad to see...

Netflix teams up with LG to create set top box

Netflix, the popular DVD-by-mail rental service, is teaming up with hardware manufactures to bring movies straight to your living room, bypassing the DVD by mail part of their business. In an obvious move to be competitive against Blockbuster and online services such as Joost and Zulu, Netflix is making another wave in the digital download arena. The New York Times reports that Netflix has...

Miro 1.0 released: It's not Joost, but it is open source

Everybody's favorite open-source video aggregator/online TV viewing app has finally hit the big 1.0. Miro is positioning itself as an alternative to Joost, but we're not sure the comparison is apt. Joost lets you watch professionally produced content in a custom-built streaming video player that brings a TV-like experience to your computer. Miro lets you download and watch videos that you could...

Meebo gets cozy with Joost

Meebo, the web-based instant messaging service, has announced that they will be powering Channel Chat across Joost's internet video platform. Joost provides over 15000 shows from 250 Channels. Meebo will allow anyone watching a show or channel to chat with other viewers, or to chat with people with the same viewing tastes. Meebo has also recently announced the meebo Platform, a third party...