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XIII
Feb 12, 2006, 11:39 AM
Welcome to the downloaders guide to AppleKeynotes.com (http://www.applekeynotes.com/).

AppleKeynotes.com was started about a week ago, by me, drumpat01, and little king, on MacRumors.

It is now the internet's biggest source of Apple Keynotes, available to everyone, at fast download speeds.

To get downloading, follow these easy steps :):

1. Head on over to http://AppleKeynotes.com (http://applekeynotes.com/).

2. Hmmm. What do I want to download today? :) Either search, using the search bar on the right hand side of the page, or browse by events, using the top tabs on the page. Alternatively, you can look at the latest posts added - the article on the page at that moment.

3. Locate the Keynote you want to download, and have a look at the full post. Read all the comments, and the full description, so you understand what the file is like you are downloading, and whether there are any problems with it. Understand that the file you are downloading is often copyright of Apple. In most cases, a member of the AppleKeynotes.com team will have mentioned in the original post if there are any issues, but sometimes, something slips under us.

4. Click on the link, which will underline as you move your cursor over it, at the bottom of the post about the Keynote. A .zip file should begin downloading, hopefully at fast speeds.

5. Uncompress the .zip file. Some users have reported there being problems with Stuffit, and I personally recommend OS X's inbuild unpacker, which is fast and stable.

6. Watch and enjoy the Keynote.

7. Leave a comment here, and on the event post at AppleKeynotes.com. We like user feedback, and we like to see people have enjoyed what we have done. Like all humans, we also like praise. :)

8. If you have a Keynote we don't have, add it to our library! Read AppleKeynotes.com - The Contributors Guide (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=178981) for more details.

Let me know in this thread if you have any problems, and/or suggestions.

Thanks a lot, and enjoy the site!

Jay42
Feb 12, 2006, 11:51 AM
Love the site, keep it up! If you don't mind me asking, are you guys making/losing money with this site? I would have thought you would have used bittorrent and the dl times seem pretty quick? Nevertheless, I am grateful.

XIII
Feb 12, 2006, 11:58 AM
Love the site, keep it up! If you don't mind me asking, are you guys making/losing money with this site? I would have thought you would have used bittorrent and the dl times seem pretty quick? Nevertheless, I am grateful.

Losing.

But we are considering putting some ads up, to pay hosting (which is done for free for us, by Larry (amacgenius here), very kindly). Its just sort of a fun thing. :)

amacgenius
Feb 12, 2006, 11:59 AM
Love the site, keep it up! If you don't mind me asking, are you guys making/losing money with this site? I would have thought you would have used bittorrent and the dl times seem pretty quick? Nevertheless, I am grateful.

They (Jack and the crew) arn't personally losing anything, it's paid for at my own cost, which is why I think we're going to setup an option to donate (not forcefully, voluntarily) and see if we can get anything from that to help out with hosting costs. :)

Edit: Jack beat me to it.

XIII
Feb 12, 2006, 12:02 PM
:) Yeap. Hopefully we will be able to pay you Larry, from donations etc.

amacgenius
Feb 12, 2006, 12:06 PM
:) Yeap. Hopefully we will be able to pay you Larry, from donations etc.

If not, that's fine - I'm glad I can at least help the cause :).

xPismo
Feb 12, 2006, 12:15 PM
How freaking cool!

(goes and downloads some oldies right away)

Cool!:cool: :cool: :D :D :cool: :cool:

Tymmz
Feb 12, 2006, 12:38 PM
Great site!
Superb content!

runninmac
Feb 12, 2006, 12:47 PM
This site makes my day! Im currently watch the WWDC 2003 keynote thanks to you guys! I think you guys should go get some google ads, and would you be mad if someone submited it to digg? (because it is so freaking cool :))

XIII
Feb 12, 2006, 12:51 PM
We'll get it onto Digg.com, once we get a PayPal donate, and maybe some ads. :) Thanks for the good feedback.

iGary
Feb 12, 2006, 12:52 PM
Real Player? :rolleyes:

amacgenius
Feb 12, 2006, 12:54 PM
This site makes my day! Im currently watch the WWDC 2003 keynote thanks to you guys! I think you guys should go get some google ads, and would you be mad if someone submited it to digg? (because it is so freaking cool :))

I submitted it to digg if anybody wants to digg it:

http://digg.com/apple/AppleKeynotes.com_-_Great_site_

runninmac
Feb 12, 2006, 12:56 PM
Just dugg :D

Now hmm how long till front paged? Then how long till crashed? (Hopefully not)

amacgenius
Feb 12, 2006, 12:59 PM
Just dugg :D

Now hmm how long till front paged? Then how long till crashed? (Hopefully not)

Well..we've got 1TB of bandwidth to burn, and it's $1/gb we go over, so let's hope that it doesn't go down. ;)

XIII
Feb 12, 2006, 01:05 PM
Real Player? :rolleyes:

Come on, give us a break. :) Its only one file currently (I believe), and that is the only copy we can find. Better than nothing, right?

arn
Feb 12, 2006, 01:05 PM
we can post it on macrumors and macbytes.... but 1TB of bandwidth per month doesn't seem like enough. :)

arn

XIII
Feb 12, 2006, 01:10 PM
we can post it on macrumors and macbytes.... but 1TB of bandwidth per month doesn't seem like enough. :)

arn

Wow, could you do that?

Can you hold off for a bit, I'd like to check with the other people who are involved with the site. I'm pretty sure its a deffo yes. What exactly does that mean? Where will it be posted?

And were you serious about 1tb? I'm not sure where we can find more... :p

Thanks a lot arn, thats great news.

runninmac
Feb 12, 2006, 01:14 PM
This is exciting... but I wish I had something to contribute:(

arn
Feb 12, 2006, 01:20 PM
Can you hold off for a bit, I'd like to check with the other people who are involved with the site. I'm pretty sure its a deffo yes. What exactly does that mean? Where will it be posted?


I can link it off a Macbytes link and off a MacRumors story... but depending on how many people download the files, it just can take up a large amount of bandwidth. Thought about seeding them as Bittorrent files?

arn

drumpat01
Feb 12, 2006, 01:51 PM
ya we toyed around with the idea of seeding them as bt files for a while, but that requires people to seed and well, personally, i really dont want to leave my computer on forever as a server. I just know we'd have like 4 seeders and it would be crappy speeds. I think this is the best way right now. Lets just see how far we can push it and if need be, we can start to seed the less watched ones.

XIII
Feb 12, 2006, 04:18 PM
I can link it off a Macbytes link and off a MacRumors story... but depending on how many people download the files, it just can take up a large amount of bandwidth. Thought about seeding them as Bittorrent files?

arn

Yeah. I considered getting them as torrent files, but thought it would be a lot of seeding to do. Maybe we can get organized, and have 5ish people seeding. If it goes up on MacRumors, then we can expect a lot of traffic.

I have a couple of ideas I've been thinking over. Can we definitely take you up on your offer, but not for a few days at least. I'm going to try and get a combination of torrent files and hosted material sorted out.. we'll see what we can do. I'll get in touch with you when AppleKeynotes.com is ready - and once again, thanks for your offer of help getting the word out. :)

arn
Feb 12, 2006, 04:40 PM
Yeah. I considered getting them as torrent files, but thought it would be a lot of seeding to do. Maybe we can get organized, and have 5ish people seeding. If it goes up on MacRumors, then we can expect a lot of traffic.

I have a couple of ideas I've been thinking over. Can we definitely take you up on your offer, but not for a few days at least. I'm going to try and get a combination of torrent files and hosted material sorted out.. we'll see what we can do. I'll get in touch with you when AppleKeynotes.com is ready - and once again, thanks for your offer of help getting the word out. :)

well, it's on digg already, prob will be linked soon by other sites. for some reference, Macrumors pushes about 800-900GB/month with mostly text.

arn

XIII
Feb 12, 2006, 04:48 PM
Ok, that is a lot of bandwidth. I take it you have a dedicated host? Or your own servers? I think we will have to get some torrents set up..

iGary
Feb 12, 2006, 04:50 PM
It appears Dreamhost is throttling your bandwidth at the mo'.

I can't get onto the site.

I even downloaded Real Player, which is saying something, because I despise Rob "Krispy Kreme" Glaser.

XIII
Feb 12, 2006, 04:52 PM
It appears Dreamhost is throttling your bandwidth at the mo'.

I can't get onto the site.

I even downloaded Real Player, which is saying something, because I despise Rob "Krispy Kreme" Glaser.

Your right. Bugger. It should be up soon.. :( Dang. The torrents need to start I think.

EDIT: It just loaded for me.. :?

amacgenius
Feb 12, 2006, 06:27 PM
Yes, it got dugg, and it's being sluggish right now, but at least we arn't using too much bandwidth, as of right now we've only used 47gb out of the 1TB we have, so once things start to wind down and the digg effect wears off we should be back to normal.

amacgenius
Feb 12, 2006, 06:29 PM
If anybody wants to help us out:

https://secure.newdream.net/donate4.gif (http://www.dreamhost.com/donate.cgi?id=3915)

XIII
Feb 13, 2006, 02:48 AM
Can we have the site back up Larry? Please?

Project
Feb 13, 2006, 03:33 AM
LOL I think you guys submitted to Digg a bit too early!

But congratulations on following through the great idea. Are you guys allowing submission of other things, like Apple adverts etc?

amacgenius
Feb 13, 2006, 04:38 AM
Can we have the site back up Larry? Please?

Jack I emailed you about that ;). applekeynotes@gmail.com

XIII
Feb 13, 2006, 11:02 AM
Jack I emailed you about that ;). applekeynotes@gmail.com

Wrong email address.. :p

Try jackus.b[at]gmail.com

Thanks. :D

virus1
Feb 13, 2006, 06:42 PM
sites down again

runninmac
Feb 13, 2006, 06:55 PM
sites down again

It saddens me :(. Any idea when it will be up again?

virus1
Feb 13, 2006, 11:12 PM
well, good to see it back up again. its lost it's beautifull look in the transition, but i suppose that is a very fair compromise.

turbopants
Feb 13, 2006, 11:21 PM
Great idea, and congrats on getting it up and running. I love the Apple keynotes, and you've created a great central place to find them. The site is working fine for me now. Best of luck!

XIII
Feb 14, 2006, 07:26 AM
Keynotes currently removed, while we work out a way to deal with the amount of traffic we are receiving, and the huge bandwidth requirements. We should be back shortly. :)

Thanks

Eithanius
Feb 14, 2006, 08:18 AM
Keynotes currently removed, while we work out a way to deal with the amount of traffic we are receiving, and the huge bandwidth requirements. We should be back shortly. :)

Thanks

is that the reason why it crashes my browser....? :confused: I was downloading it when it crashes....

XIII
Feb 14, 2006, 09:20 AM
S***. Sorry. Yes. :(

We had to do it, we would be down right now if we didn't. Stay tuned, we will be back soon.

XIII
Feb 17, 2006, 11:56 AM
AppleKeynotes.com (http://applekeynotes.com) is back partially. :)

We will be getting the final keynotes uploaded soon, and mirrors made. :)

Enjoy!

drumpat01
Feb 20, 2006, 10:59 PM
AppleKeynotes.com is now closed for good. We got served by Apple Legal tonight so everything has gone bye bye. Thank you to everyone who helped build the site into what it was and to everyone who donated. We are currently in talks with Apple to see what, if anything, we can do to stay online. Thanks again for all your hard work.

The AppleKeynotes.com Team

XIII
Oct 9, 2006, 02:34 PM
psst.

ExpoWiki (http://expowiki.org)

AppleKeynotes (http://applekeynotes.com)

We're working on it. :)

MacsRgr8
Oct 10, 2006, 01:58 PM
psst.

ExpoWiki (http://expowiki.org)

AppleKeynotes (http://applekeynotes.com)

We're working on it. :)

uRgr8
:cool:

XIII
Oct 10, 2006, 02:08 PM
uRgr8
:cool:

Shucks. :o :D