Mogulus broadcasts to over 8500 concurrent viewers

Mogulus broadcasts to over 8500 concurrent viewers
Originally uploaded by Gubatron.

Today at noon Joost did another one of their live tests by broadcasting 3 concurrent March Madness NCAA Basketball games. The quality could be better, but I won’t give a final opinion after they finish their testing periods and when they finally activate p2p streaming on live, currently it’s all coming from their servers.

However tonight I went to and I was amazed to see the amount of users it can support concurrently.

Some dude was (ilegally) streaming Fox Sports (before the mogulus team would catch him and shutdown the channel), some soccer game from La Copa America, and the entire platform had over 10 thousand concurrent users.

On that single channel, after I took this screenshot it actually peaked at 8645 concurrent viewers. Some interesting details, is that this was a soccer game, not common among americans, but very common among hispanics. Mogulus has no advertisement whatsoever, it’s all word of mouth. I guess live TV on the internet could be a great business

Just imagine what’ll happen with the Olympics, or when we have the next Fifa world cup, which was pretty hard to watch over the internet last time while we all were at work and no US TV channel cared for it. Viewers will flock by the 10s or 100s of thousands, and they’ll all be trackable. Joost better pulls this off with p2p, it seems it will be very expensive doing it with a client-server scheme.

My question now is…

Should YouTube buy Streaming Technology to do YouTube Live?

[LISTEN] Daft Punk – Live in Japan (2007) and New York

This post is thanks to one of those new treasured playlists you can find at

Japan, December 2007
Hit play and enjoy the Daft Punk concert, or Dafunk Fest@ Makuhari Japan, December 2007

Find more of Daft Punk in MyBloop and buy whatever you can to support the artist.

In Coney Island, NY, Aug 2007

You can also hear a pretty sick recording of the concert played here in New York, Coney Island last summer. I don’t know how they recorded it, but it sounds pretty decent for being recorded from the crowd. It’s cool to hear it, makes you feel as part of the crowd. Can’t wait for them to come back, won’t miss their next concert.

Funny Detail if you hear both concerts
One funny thing, is that it almost seems as if they were playing exactly the same tracks on both concerts, no improvisation of any kind. For all we know, the Real Daft punk could be at home, they send a couple guys with helmets, play a long ass audio file, and do an awesome light show… whatever it is, it’s an awesome party with all that people around you dancing to the loud music and crazy light show.

After hearing both, let us know which crowd you think had more fun, New York or Makuhari?

Joost v1.1 available, now with live streaming

A new Joost Client has just been made available.

I write about it because this version makes available to the public a new feature that’s pretty interesting…


Let’s all give it a try and see how good it is, how many simulataneous users it can hold, and if it will really do p2p relay of the live stream to other users. I’m personally very curious to see if this will work or not.

Other features of Joost 1.1 include:

  • Invitation System included inside the client
  • Joost Link Sharing
  • It’s more resistant to poor connections
  • Redesign of the User Interface (Explore, Search Improvements)

You can read in detail each of these new features on the Joost Release Notes page.

This is an interesting move, specially after hearing YouTube speaking about live streaming coming out soon. Some especulate youtube might purchase the streaming technology from another company