am i really the only one that find this annoying?

i don't want to have to wait to download the whole (~1GB) video just to start watching it.

i don't want to switch to full screen just to be able to read the text on the presenter's screen.

the streaming video as it is (see below) is useless. useless. you might as well not bother including it. these videos are technical. if we can't read the text on there, we may as well have our eyes closed.

here's a random HD screencast on youtube:, it's 1280x720, 15fps, ~220kbps H.264, and it looks great - you can even read the tooltip and solution explorer text.

maybe you guys should just upload all the high-quality MP4s to youtube and post the links?

blurry ch9