WWDC 05 Stream Crashing QT7.1

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  1. Lz0 macrumors regular

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    I can't seen to watch the WWDC 2005 Keynote Address by Steve because it just crashed QuickTime 7.1.

    It buffers for a few seconds - plays - then when it tries to buffer again - FROZEN. I've tried it a few times now.

    Anyone having this problem?

    Try it ->> http://stream.apple.akadns.net/
     
  2. dotdotdot macrumors 68020

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    1) Download it
    2) Wait for it to fully load... i.e., click it, go to bed, wake up and watch it
     
  3. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    I watched it from beginning to end. I had no problems at all. Streaming H.264 really is lovely.
     
  4. killuminati macrumors 68020

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    It was great. Quality way better than previous broadcasts.
     
  5. starcrossed macrumors regular

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    i'm having the same problem on my computer. i click the link and quicktime loads and plays the first few seconds and crashes everytime. i thought it maybe it would be fixed if i update quicktime 7 to 7.0.1, which i did and repaired permissions, and still no luck. i check the system report and it keeps mentioning h.264, so could it be that my computer is struggling like it will with the high-def quicktime trailers Apple has now in h.264, i know it doesn't make sense for Apple to alienate a big chunk of users using a high codec, but offering any lower quality stream. i just wish apple would let us download the file but unfortunatly no. so does anyone have any suggestions to fix this. by the way i am on a powerbook 1.5hgz G4 running Mac OS X 10.4.1, Quicktime 7.0.1, and on a moderate DSL connection.
     
  6. virus1 macrumors 65816

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    simalar prob here. it is just real slow after i pause it. then the audio gets off from the video. i think the problem is my 1ghz pb is too slow to decode h264 on the fly.. that sucks..
     
  7. munkle macrumors 68030

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    I had the same prob as well, after 15 seconds it would just freeze up. At first I thought it might have something to do with the fact that I just recently installed Real player (blame bbc.com), at least I know others are having similar problems. Ended up watching the keynote on an Windows machine, which I haven't booted up in months... :rolleyes:
     
  8. FadeToBlack macrumors 68000

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    I had this problem at first.

    All you have to do is go into Quicktime Preferences and change the streaming speed from "Automatic" to whatever your connection speed is. That's what I did and it worked fine. :)

    Thanks to abrooks for this solution.
     
  9. 4God macrumors 68020

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    Download?



    Download? How? When I click on the link, it just streams.
     
  10. BartoK macrumors newbie

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    I'm having the same problem!

     
  11. runninmac macrumors 65816

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    Heck Yes it is! I can get a full screen and have it good/great resolution.
     
  12. robinmurphy macrumors member

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    Yeh, the new H.264 stream is much better than the previous ones. It resizes really well and you can actually read what's on the presentation. I did have a problem getting my iBook to load the highest quality version, but now they have made it so you can choose which one to watch I have no problems.

    One question to people getting this problem with a crash, are you using Panther or Tiger, because people I have asked using Panther have had no porblems, but the one tiger user I asked had the crash.
     
  13. raiempire macrumors newbie

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    having same problem on my ibook laptop. It starts for about 5-10secs then video and sound go off sync, and i just get 2sec sound bites every 30secs.

    The internet connection is not the problem, have no problem seeing other streaming video.

    As to the question above yeah i using tiger :eek:
     
  14. Mr LuLu macrumors member

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    I had this problem. It stopped after 4 seconds on both my Mac and the pc in the corner.
    I know it's a bit extreme but I ditched AOL on the PC and hooked up using my router (not ICS) and it came through a treat first time!

    Goddam AOL punks!

    Did anybody else think it was a bit of a let down this year? The WWDC last year was one of the main reasons I bought my Mac!
     
  15. 7on macrumors 601

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  16. TDM21 macrumors 6502a

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    Did they change the stream. When I watched it on Monday of the release the video looked like the old videos. Now looking at it I can choose the video quality and looks much better then what I saw.

    I ask this because I also had the problem of the video freezing. At exactly 15 seconds into the video Quicktime would crash. I had to watch the video on my PC with Quicktime 6.
     
  17. Mr LuLu macrumors member

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    I watched it first on my pc after trouble with AOL but when I watched it again this evening on the iMac it looked much better.
    I think H.264 is really gonna kick some arse.

    We have all the best toys first! :D
     

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