MWSF 2008 'Spoiler Free' Keynote Stream [Updated]

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    Apple will kick off the 2008 Macworld San Francisco on January 15th 2008 with a keynote speech from Steve Jobs. News sites across the web will cover every announcement in detail, while Apple's site will be updated with any new products announced.

    The keynote takes places on January 15th, 2008 at 9AM Pacific time and will be covered live at MacRumorsLive.com

    Some readers prefer watching the keynote themselves without knowing the outcome. Unfortunately, there is no live video feed for the keynote. Instead, Apple posts a recorded Quicktime stream (usually) a few hours after the keynote completes.

    For those individuals, we've posted this news story which will be updated with the link to the MWSF 2008 Keynote speech once it becomes available from Apple. No other news stories or announcements will be displayed alongside this story.

    You can also subscribe to our notification list which will send out an email when the keynote is posted online. The mailing list will only be used for notifications for these spoiler free announcements and you may unsubscribe at any time.

    Notify me of Keynote Stream function CheckMultiple5(frm, name) { for (var i=0; i < frm.length; i++) { fldObj = frm.elements; fldId = fldObj.id; if (fldId) { var fieldnamecheck=fldObj.id.indexOf(name); if (fieldnamecheck != -1) { if (fldObj.checked) { return true; } } } } return false; } function CheckForm5(f) { if (f.email.value == "") { alert("Please enter your email address."); f.email.focus(); return false; } return true; };
    Apple can take several hours to post the feed. The mailing list can also take up to an hour to send out all the emails. Be patient.

    [Update] Apple has posted the Keynote Stream to their streaming servers, although it is not yet available via apple.com itself. Copy and paste the following URL into the "Open URL..." option within Quicktime Player:

    rtsp://a2047.v1412b.c1412.g.vq.akamaistream.net/5/2047/1412/1_h264_350/1a1a1ae555c531960166df4dbc3095c327960d7be756b71b49aa1576e344addb3ead1a497aaedf11/972345688g_1_350.mov

    Article Link: MWSF 2008 'Spoiler Free' Keynote Stream [Updated]
     
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    Won't be able to catch the keynote anyway, so this'll be great.
     
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    As I recall, it took a lot longer than a few hours last time, didn't it?
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    It did, unfortunately. :(

    I'm sure that Apple won't be incredibly timely this time either, but, hey, I'm willing to wait.
     
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    I think if they offered a HD version for a couple of bucks on ITMS soon after the event it would be a very popular item.
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    But iTunes will spoil some of the new products before you can buy it.. haha.
     
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    surfing to the apple site to find the stream also ...
     
  8. macrumors newbie

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    Macworld 08 on iTunes

    Yea, Apple if your watching put the Macworld broadcast on itunes right after and I will buy it. I would pay even more if Apple would do live streaming video for extra. Sale it for $7.99 I do that every year.
     
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    thats the point of the bookmark that was provided in the opening post.
     
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    Apple had a direct download link of the September special music event in addition to the usual Quicktime stream. Apparently, this was made for iPhone users. Since I'm unable to watch Quicktime streams using my incredibly unreliable internet connection, I was very glad to find that link.

    I wonder if Apple would do the same this time. If someone could post a similar link to the event on Tuesday, that would be appreciated. :)
     
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    Me too. I love watching the keynote without knowing anything.
     
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    i posted this in the "Macworld Expo 2008 Keynote Live Coverage: Web, SMS, iPhone" thread and got no reply. hopefully someone can answer me here as this thread is more fitting:

     
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    i hope i wont give in like i did last time...and of course right when i went to the apple site about 5 minutes later i got the email. haha
     
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    The original resolution that they gave us last year was pathetic. It was a tiny square until they updated it to regular size a couple hours later.
     
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    If someone has a good link that beats the email, post it here.
     
  16. macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for posting this! It's a great service. Watching Jobs deliver the goods is a once in a year event, and I hate spoiling it with text feeds.
     
  17. macrumors newbie

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    Are you using last years mailing list too? It says I'm already signed up.
     
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    Count me in. Text Updates really ruined MacWorld '07 for me.
     
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    Since my school locked most of their wireless connections, I might just watch the stream when i get home this year.
     
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    Keyword: Usually.

    Most often it's several hours.
     
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    Most likely this will be the link to the page for streaming. Just one warning though, last year Apple had some spoilers about the iPhone on there, so e careful with that link.

    Also on a slightly different topic, does anyone know of a way to set up maybe some sort of automator script or something to start downloading the video and saving it to my computer as soon as it is posted? so i don't have to wait for all of the initial slow streaming.
     
  22. macrumors member

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    so what does several hours mean?
    2-4? Or 4-6? Cuz I m in the uk n i dun want to watch it very late
    anyone here also from the UK has any past experience?
    thanks:p:D
     
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    For WWDC 07, it arrived at about 12:30AM, but it was worth staying up for.
     
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    We'll see what happens. I tried this last time it was a loooooong wait and when I was finally 5 minutes into it my dad wandered in and told me everything anyway :p
     
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    Wow

    I don't think I've ever found out about a new apple product by watching the keynote.

    Is it possible to hold out that long without clicking on apple's site???

    I'd love to do it but though the mind is willing, the flesh is weak. or in this case.. the mind is weak.. hmm i guess i suck.
     

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