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      08.04.2010 02:05
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      Good to watch Sports and TV shows but that's about it

      I first came across justin.tv a couple of years ago when i was looking for a big brother live feed, Since then it has been my main streaming website when i want to watch WWE Football and other sporting events. Justin.tv was set up as a streaming website in march 2007 but before then it was just a single channel used by a man called Justin kan he used it to broadcast his life 24/7 soon after he stopped Justin.tv was launched with his name

      Justin.tv is free for everyone to use, there is no charge at all, to watch broadcasts on justin.tv you do not need to sign up but you do however need to sign up if you want to broadcast or chat in the justin.tv chatbox
      if a channel is deemed to contain offensive contain then you will have to sign up to watch the broadcast, there are limits to what you can broadcast on justin.tv pornography and copyright violations are the main two, i have never seen anyone broadcast Pornography on justin.tv but however i have seen copyright violations before.. can be a bit annoying when you find a good stream to watch a sporting event and it the channel has been blocked at the request of the copyright holder.

      Justin.tv has faced it's fair share off Criticism in the past, most notably is the suicide of Abraham K. Biggs a 19 year old who committed suicide on his channel with a room full of viewers watching biggs was suffering from bipolar disorder he directed people to his broadcast shortly after he commited suicide by overdose of benzodiazepine

      Justin.tv CEO Michael Seibel stated, "We regret that this has occurred and respect the privacy of the broadcaster and his family during this time. We have policies in place to discourage the distribution of distressing content and our community monitors the site accordingly. This content was flagged by our community, reviewed and removed according to our terms of service."

      I have enjoyed using Justin.tv in the past couple of years but there are a lot of negatives as well i don't really like the layout it seems a bit clogged up at times and there can be can a lot of spammers in the chatbox who advertise their channels and websites sometimes the broadcasts can lag a lot as well if there are a lot of people watching, It's a good enough website to use for sporting events when they aren't taken down for copyright

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      04.02.2010 15:05
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      I love justin.tv

      Justin.tv is a good site to watch live streaming videos. It has over a hundred of channels to choose from depending on one's interest. Each category has more than a hundred of videos and clicking a box brings me to the video that I want to watch.

      Categories

      Producers
      Social
      Entertainment
      Gaming
      Sports
      News and events
      Animals
      Science and Tech
      Educational
      (and more)

      Justin.tv is very easy to navigate and I can select a video of my choice without any difficulty. After clicking a certain channel, a box (like the one in youtube) appears and the video is readily viewable in seconds. At the right part of the screen is a free chatroom which makes it possible for viewers to interact with each other and discuss about their opinions on the featured video. There are some chatters who violate the rules of the chatroom though but there are moderators in the room capable of banning them. There are also ads around the streaming box but they don't distract me from having a good view of the video. If I don't want to see the ads or I don't want to be disturbed by the moving texts in the chatroom, I just maximize the video box and it makes me seem like watching real TV.

      (Edited for further info. Thanks to davidbrentforPM's query.

      I don't have to register to stream.It's free.There are hundreds of channels which operate 24 hours a day.Last night I watched Armageddon on a certain channel. Last week I watched Avatar and District 9. Most channels play full-length movies and documentaries.

      Justin.tv offers good quality videos powered by Python Media Server and its chatroom is being powered by Twisted Chat Server. In each channel, the number of viewers appears at the lower left side of the video box. I observe that when a video reaches a thousand viewers, pauses and freezes occur so I have to shift to a channel which has less than a thousand viewers. Well, I can't complain with it. The channels are actually free to watch.

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        10.12.2009 20:11
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        Justin.TV is a video streaming website. It was first launched in October 2006 and has steadily risen in popularity. The website is currently the 245th most accessed website in the world according to Alexa traffic research. It receives most of its traffic from computers based in the United States but also receives a 4% user share from the United Kingdom.

        Justin.TV is a website which I regularly access. It offers users an assortment of streaming video content from a wide range of topics. The website caters for educational videos, social or lifecasting, and an assortment of entertainment based feeds. It is free to use and does not require registration. Registration, however, allows the user to access the embedded chat room which accompanies each video stream. I always find chatting amongst friends and even strangers to be pleasant while watching the variety of videos which users on Justin.TV offer, so would personally recommend the short registration process which only requires a username, password, date of birth and e-mail address.

        The video streams are usually very fast when using a broadband connection. I do sometimes find that there is a noticeable choppiness to high quality videos from the United States, but streaming content closer to home is always quick and responsive. The website is also known to host a wide variety of unethical streams. Several broadcasts featuring television shows and sporting events are regularly exhibited and enjoyed by the masses, but should the administrators receive reports that a broadcaster is transmitting content they shouldn't be it is quick to shut down. The video stream immediately ceases its broadcast and when attempting to re access it receives an error stating the video is offline. Regardless of the legality or morality issues which surround this sort of transmission, there is a strong following of users who access the website primarily for this purpose. I, too, have enjoyed watching older professional wrestling video tapes which have since disappeared from my childhood.

        As a user I have enjoyed my experience on Justin.TV but have yet to dabble in the broadcasting aspect of it. It is free to set up a video stream using a webcam or screen capturing software but I cannot comment on this aspect of the site further.

        The website is very quick to load and respond. Independent testing suggests less than one second is required to load 292 KB when using a broadband connection. I have always found the website to be online whenever I have attempted to access it and video streams are always in an abundance.

        Overall, Justin.TV is a website which I would happily recommend to prospective users. There are times when video based websites such as YouTube do not offer the constant steadiness which live broadcasts provide, and it's sometimes nice to let others do all of the work while I lie back with a bag of crisps and a glass of orange juice.

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          25.11.2009 16:41
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          Stick with Youtube for video content

          Justin.tv is a website that allows its users to view live streaming content on the internet. Anyone can set up their own channel which allows them to broadcast to the rest of the world. I think the easiest comparison to make is that it is a 'live' YouTube, although you can go back and watch archive footage of the channels.

          If I remember correctly, Justin.tv started out as a website to following 1 man, Justin, as he went through his life. I think it was basically a 24 hour stream of him and his friends but it has now turned into a multimedia centre for many people from all over the world.

          Most of the content isn't very interesting and a lot of it seems to be people sitting in their rooms looking at a webcam. Not exactly the most fun way to pass time on the internet!

          The section that I have visited most is the sports section. Back when Setanta had the TV rights to the football I paid up to get their channel added. When I couldn't get a signal and cancelled immediately they still charged me for 4 months of subscription so I didn't feel too bad in trying to watch the games through Justin.tv. I tried Setanta so what else could I do...?

          Unfortunately, the quality of service wasn't great through the website. If I was lucky enough the picture would stay for most of the game but it often meant watching it from an American or Asian station. There's nothing like watching Man Utd vs. Blackburn with Cantonese commentary. I have also recently tried to see some of the Monday Night Football games from the NFL since nobody in the UK or Ireland shows it but they seem to get blocked very quickly or have a very poor service. Trying to watch anything for a long period of time on a computer screen isn't too easy either so I can't really recommend it for that purpose.

          Apart from sport there seems to be a few channels that allow you to watch TV programmes and sometimes films. Obviously I think these aren't too legal so I'm not sure how they don't get switched off or Justin.tv receiving a big fine.

          The worst thing for me about the website is the chat room option for each stream. Thankfully it's possible to close it because it's always filled with nonsense or people spamming to try to get traffic to their own website.

          I think Justin.tv has its place online for those wanting to broadcast their lives to the world but for anything of a higher quality I think there are better options available.

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          15.11.2009 20:57
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          Lie Streaming TV

          There are literally hundreds, if not thousands of websites out there which offer streaming video - but most of them only feature pre-recorded and archived footage. Found at www.justin.tv, 'Justin TV' is website which allows users to share *live* video in the form of streamed television channels. Because of this, the website has become popular as a place to watch live sport for those people who don't have ESPN or Sky Sports.

          Clicking on the 'Live Sports' tab from the sub-menu at the top of the page brings up a selection of thumbnail images which represent the sporting events which are taking place at the moment, and selecting one of them starts the live streaming - but it's here that the problems arise. Firstly, many of the live channels just won't load, and a whole lot more have been 'blocked by the administrator'. Occasionally, you can achieve an unbroken broadcast, although the picture is usually incrediblly poor and blocky. All this raises the question of whether the site is legal or not, and to be honest, I don't really know. I would imagine that channels such as Sky Sports wouldn't appreciate their live broadcasts being shown free of charge - but the presence of big money sponsors on the Justin TV site (including LG and Friends Reunited) would suggest that everything is all above board.

          Justin TV is easy to navigate around, and the predominantly black and white palette helps create a pleasing looking website. As the site is free to use, there are a number of adverts scattered around the place to pay for the running costs - fortunately, these advertisements aren't that large, and generally don't distract from the overall viewing experience.

          As well as the sports, the site offers a selection of other live broadcasts in categories such as 'education', 'music', and 'entertainment', and these range from low-budget home broadcasts from individuals, to recognised American and British TV shows like Family Guy and True Blood. It's apparently quite easy to set up your own broadcast, although this isn't an area which I am interested in at present, so I can't comment.

          Every time you open a new streaming window, there is a live chat feature on the right hand side which runs at the same time. Although this feature is a good idea, it's generally clogged up with messages from spammers who are trying to get you to look at their own sites, and I don't usually engage in chat with other users.

          All in all, although frustrating, if you dig deep, Justin TV has something for everyone - it's basically the Youtube of live broadcasts, and as long as it's not sports that you are looking for, you will generally be well catered for. The quality of the video is dependent on the broadcaster, and channels frequently being blocked are a common frustration - however, this is one website which is certainly worth a look at.

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            15.09.2009 11:10
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            You can end days watching any thing...or showing anything

            Talking about Justin TV without saying anything that could appear naughty is difficult, as the website is used in a bit of a suspect way to be quite frank with you. However since when has being suspect been a bad thing?

            The website is a network of individual people using it in different ways, ranging from those showing their own life in a some what vblog type manner (that's Vide Web Log to us mere mortals) to those blatantly exploiting the internet and spitting in the face of Copyright lsws to those praying on those foolish enough to earn them money via blogspot and those trying to nerdily impress others with their gaming antics. If you like to compare it with another website, think of youtube perhaps...but live.

            I'm not actually a member that has things on show on their (mainly because I don't know how and secondly I hardly have anything worth showing anyway) so I can only comment from the viewers perspective. The site is easy to navigate and find what you want on, rolling your mouse over the "Live channels" part near the top is usually the quickest way to find anything and then locating either a sub field in side that menu (for example Wrestling, as it always seems to be popular on the site). At the moment we get a breakdown of 13 live wrestling channels that are showing various things, from Raw repeats, Breaking Point repeats old WCW shows and shoot interviews.

            Of course the site has got it's much more commendable purposes, it looks like theirs a few educational channels on that look to be set up in a class room. Whether these are used for international lectures or whatever the idea of signing up to online school through one of these is genius if they are actually going to be run well and have a decent quality of teacher. Also there appears to people showing off their pets with a webcam, quite what the purpose of this is I have no idea, though a clever idea would be possibly keeping an eye on your own home with a security camera style set up perhaps?

            Of course life casting is going to be the big thing over the next few years, allowing the public to see you living your everyday life, in a sort of demented Big Brother in reverse, where the contestants really are living a normal life and you are becoming fans of them, Often on the basis that their life is either a bit of a soap opera or the fact they said they might get naked on webcam (oh how easy we males are pleased). The concept of life casting is simple and people have been doing online blogs for years, this is merely putting words into live videos, with the occasional kiss towards the camera and the complete pseudo-ranting of teenagers thinking people across the world actually care.

            Back to the dodgy side, the entertainment section has feeds of TV shows (either live from TV or recorded and re-broadcast) for example currently showing are episodes of Seinfeld, King of Queens, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Top Gear and Law and Order. Sounds like having Sky or Cable doesn't it?

            So with all this on show how can their possibly any problems?
            Well as is always the case with big TV company's having their copyright infringed and their expensive contracts being abused, they often chase down the streamers, in fact some of the Opening day NFL games we're going down as quickly as they went up. I almost missed the gaming winning drive for the Pittsburgh Steelers due to it. Also people sending out links to their blogspot and spamming rooms. I have no problem with a single request to click on it for the purpose of helping pay for the channel, but "Watch live matches here" then ending up on a blogspot with nothing on feelsa bit like the ladies doing lifecasts sitting in bed doing and saying nothing. The quality isn't always perfect either, this is people relaying things often from a TV through a webcam (though many have now started to connect their TV directly to their laptops/PC's to show TV quality footage). Also the legal side of it, where does it become "illegal" to watch things like sport? Is it illegal to actually watch them? If so how is Justin tv still active?
            However it must be admitted the site is brilliant overall, it allows us Brits to see things that aren't televised over here (a lot of international boxing, Monday Night NFL and a lot of Soccer). Yes it's "wrong" to use it for such purposes, but personally I feels it's wrong that Sky think they can abuse boxing fans, doesn't mean it'll stop. So Justin TV, a window for would be Big Brother contestants (especially now Big Brother in the UK is coming to an end), Sports and a youtube gone live.

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            25.08.2009 13:17
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            free football

            I have new about this website for a while now it is a network of different channels. I just only use the website for to watch sports which is mainly football matches. I do not have sky tv or anything so I would find myself using this website regualarly.

            I find it great but sometimes poor quality as you are streaming online with thousands of other people and it can freeze sometimes. Although there is plenty of other channel options that you will get the match. They also have all kinds of football matches on not just the english teams but french spanish argentine and many many more and it is great for watching the champions leauge matches too.

            I would be lost without this channel as I do enjoy a bet and like to sweat it out watching it live and also for free were would you get it well I will tell you justin tv.

            The site is easy to use and navagate around and is very idot proof and you can chat to other supporters while watching the football matches which is sometimes funny if you do not like that just maximise the screen easy. I love justin tv and highly reccomend it.

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            A network of diverse channels providing a platform for lifecasting and live video streaming of events.