What is up with the Apple site today, first the stream now...

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  1. davelanger macrumors 6502a

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    what is up with the apple site today, first the stream wasn't working great, and now when you click on watch keynote, nothing happens.

    Its really sad apple messed up this bad for the iPhone 6 annoucement, is there anywhere to watch a replay of the stream that is decent?
     
  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    Obviously, someone underestimated the bandwidth needed for today's event or there was some type of equipment malfunction that caused the problems. Regardless, demand to watch the event and visit Apple's website was overwhelming. Even the MacRumors forums slowed down with over 22,000 people online at the same time.

    The keynote will be available, if its not already, to watch again later via the Apple TV, the Apple Podcasts and I'm sure from their website as well.
     
  3. nostresshere macrumors 68030

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    With MILLIONS of people jamming the site to download lots of video, what you expect. By tonight it will be fine.

    Maybe some of these also thing there should never be a line at the airport or stadium, and never a traffic jam.

    $tuff happens.
     
  4. goldenboy48 macrumors member

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    The recap won't start from beginning. It's started from random places within the keynote because I was watching it live as well.
     
  5. Good User Name macrumors regular

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    Any estimates for when it'll be posted online?
     
  6. Yvan256, Sep 9, 2014
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    I've never seen any company fail so badly at providing a video stream.

    Even right now, going to apple.com still redirects to their "live event" page where I can't start the video from the beginning.

    I don't care where or how, does anyone know where I can download a clean, non-interlaced, no-Chinese-translator version of the Keynote video? Doesn't have to be HD either, 480p would be more than enough. :(

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    That's still a mess, it seems to start way into the presentation and you can't play back from the beginning. Total fail even after the streaming is over.

    edit: I'll be waiting for the official upload at https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/apple-keynotes/id275834665?mt=2
     
  7. Bobby Corwen macrumors 68030

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    doesn't exist yet.

    i think the chinese has to be edited out manually maybe...
     
  8. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    I hope they had good sound engineers over there. Could be an easy fix if they do.
     
  9. Yvan256, Sep 9, 2014
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    The page (http://www.apple.com/live/2014-sept-event/) is finally showing something different: "The replay of today’s event will be available shortly."

    I'm checking the website as well as the Apple Keynotes podcasts list.

    This is taking forever. :(

    edit: my Apple TV now says "Coming Soon".

    edit: Great, now it's online on their website but it's still not listed in their podcasts nor on the Apple TV.

    edit: it's FINALLY available on the Apple TV.
     
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    Underestimating bandwidth is one thing.

    But something so basic as properly mic'ing the event is something a reasonably competent High School AV class can get right. The first ~ 20 minutes of the presentation were virtually unwatchable due to the bleed-through of the Mandarin translator.

    For a $100 billion world-leading technology company to get that wrong is utterly, utterly unforgivable. And for Apple to take that long to fix the problem is staggering.

    Somebody at Apple needs to be fired.
     
  12. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    I believe it was mic'd properly, as evidenced by the stream available many hours later. The initial feed, with Mandarin on it, was probably, a guess on my part, an attempt to get any feed out there when their primary one, obviously, failed.
     
  13. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    YouTube never seem to have a problem. Apple should just stream their keynotes on there and then everyone would be able to watch without the hassle of having to have a supported Apple device and stream dropouts because Apple still can't seem to make a reliable cloud service.
     
  14. vrDrew macrumors 65816

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    YouTube never has millions of people trying to watch the same live video all at the same time.

    Those two factors greatly complicate the process of live-streaming an event like Apple's.

    Obviously there are strategies Apple can, should, and probably will do to prevent future such embarrassments. And I'd imagine one they would consider would be to permit partner organizations - such as Netflix and HBO (with their Apple TV apps) to share some of the load.

    But any company doing so has to consider whether it is in their interests to broadcast what is essentially a two-hour long commercial for Apple. Netflix, for instance, runs on devices made by Samsung and Roku. Would they extend the same courtesy to those companies when they have product announcements?
     

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