Joost
Joost 1.0
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Video service plug-in, watch more than 15,000 shows.   Free
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What's Joost? It's video - more than 15,000 shows, with more added daily. It's online - all you need is a broadband Internet connection. And it's free. So what are you waiting for?
Requirements
Intel Mac, Mac OS X 10.4 or later, broadband Internet connection.

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ver. 1.x:
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burypromote
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Anonymous-----------------------------. reviewed on 27 Nov 2008
i echo the comments below. since it moved to a plugin, the slick navigation is lost. disappointed by this new direction. please consider moving back to a standalone app or at least give people the option to choose.
[Version 1.0]


burypromote
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scrivens reviewed on 22 Sep 2008
This is now a browser plugin and basically it sucks big time. The free standing app was neat, had useful sidebars and was generally a slick piece of work albeit with a few minor niggles. The browser is just a mess. It looks like Facebook gone mad, and the aggravating login animation - loud, annoying and persistent - is enough to make anyone cringe. Hard to navigate and the continual streaming of unwanted video while you are searching is also a drag. It was fun while it lasted, but I can't use this anymore.
[Version 1.0]


burypromote
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Anonymous-----------------------------. reviewed on 27 Mar 2008
excellent! impressive interface!! some surprisingly great content (in particular a multi part documentary i watched on spacerip about robots) highly recommended. would certainly like to see more high caliber content, but then again, this is all free with no commercials, so i can't complain. (but do we really need more swimsuit channels? ugh-and i'm a guy...bring on quality content and sign up with more producers!!)

performance wise:

Penryn MBP, 6Mbit/640 DSL profile: not a single stutter, it played like butter. VERY FAST buffering, and CONSISTENT for every channel/show. impressive! not a single hiccup with hours of watching! Using my net monitor it seems the app uses less than 100k/sec, so again that's applaudable.

Quality of video is 8/10...respectable for streaming, but don't compare it to a dvd.....high motion brings the codec to its knees and pixelation is visible. by comparison, on stills it does a fantastic job.

a few minor bugs (cursor disappearing, some buttons get "stuck" in the explorer)
[Version 1.1.3b]


burypromote
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Dalton3106 commented on 04 Dec 2007
Still not Universal Binary, ie not compatible with PPC! When is this going to happen, if ever???
[Version 1.0.3b]

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burypromote
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MacUpdate-Lon commented on 04 Dec 2007
The developer's site is the place to find out or ask about what you want to know.
burypromote
+1

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MacUpdate-Lon commented on 04 Dec 2007
From the developer's site, Joost forums: "I'm afraid the PPC version is not planned."
burypromote
+1

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benr replied on 04 Dec 2007
Yup. After months of "it's in the works", they silently dropped their plans for PPC support. It took some fairly strong reaction on the forums before they even admitted it was off the map.

Short story: Joost will now never work on PPC.
burypromote
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steelcut commented on 14 Oct 2007
Full Screen is dreadfull. Why?
Watching in TV in a tiny window is ridiculous...

But: quite good thing for a beta

Keep on going..
[Version 1.0.1b]


burypromote
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+72

cottinghamk reviewed on 06 Oct 2007
Can't beat the price, and the quality is great. The interface is so much better than the 0.x versions. Seriously, it's gorgeous. The two icons in the dock glitch seems to have been fixed. My only problem was a few of my channels not being available, but that's nothing to worry about for now. I can live without one or two of them.
[Version 1.0b]


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Downloads:28,595
Version Downloads:8,358
Type:Multimedia Design : Video
License:Free
Date:21 Sep 2008
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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