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    Maddus Mattus

    Is it me, or does the smooth server appear to be down?

    I'm getting 503's when I try to open a video.

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    Cara9

    Which video in particular? I just tried one of the featured ones on the home page and it seemed to work.

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    Maddus Mattus

    All of them,...

    Tried via my house i-net connection, VPN at work and at my parent's house,..

    All dead,...

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    Maddus Mattus

    Managed to find one that is working;

    http://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Inside+Out/Building-on-Azure-BA-Insight

    edit:

    seems like streams running on files.ch9.ms are working and smooth.ch9.ms are not.

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    Duncanma

    @Maddus Mattus: Where are you located? Can you do a trace to smooth.ch9.ms?

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    Maddus Mattus

    Traceren van de route naar mschannel9.vo.msecnd.net [65.54.89.155]
    via maximaal 30 hops:

      1     2 ms     2 ms     1 ms  192.168.1.1
      2    16 ms    15 ms    15 ms  90-145-28-78.network.unet.nl [90.145.28.78]
      3    17 ms    16 ms    16 ms  90-145-28-81-ams-unet-dc2-dx01.network.unet.nl [
    90.145.28.81]
      4    16 ms    29 ms    16 ms  90-145-29-77-ams-unet-sar-cx01.network.unet.nl [
    90.145.29.77]
      5    16 ms    28 ms    18 ms  82-148-204-42-ams-unet-sar-br01.network.unet.nl
    [82.148.204.42]
      6    16 ms    18 ms    16 ms  ams-ix-2.microsoft.com [195.69.145.21]
      7    16 ms    36 ms    15 ms  ge-4-3-0-0.ams-64cb-1a.ntwk.msn.net [207.46.42.5
    4]
      8    16 ms    15 ms    24 ms  10gigabitethernet2-2.ams-xmx-edgcom-1a.ntwk.msn.
    net [213.199.152.226]
      9    16 ms    16 ms    16 ms  cds147.ams9.msecn.net [65.54.89.155]

    De trace is voltooid.

    I can reach the server just fine,..

    It just wont give me any smoothstreams,..

    I am located in The Netherlands Smiley

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    Maddus Mattus

    Request:

    GET /ch9/40f7/b6b3f3ff-cb97-47f1-a9bf-9ecd00bc40f7/CloudCoverEp44UmbracoAndWindowsAzure.ism/manifest HTTP/1.1
    Accept: */*
    Referer: http://channel9.msdn.com/scripts/Channel9.xap?v=1.5
    Accept-Language: nl-NL
    Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate
    User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 9.0; Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; Trident/5.0)
    Host: smooth.ch9.ms
    Connection: Keep-Alive

    Response:

    HTTP/1.1 503 Service Unavailable
    Content-Type: text/html; charset=us-ascii
    Server: Microsoft-HTTPAPI/2.0
    Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2011 22:26:50 GMT
    Content-Length: 326
    Connection: keep-alive

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    Merick

    I've also seen this, using both IE9 and Chrome, request to smooth.ch9.ms for any videos returns a 503 Service unavailable.

     

    GET http://smooth.ch9.ms/ch9/c162/ff8aa905-66ec-497e-aebb-9eb60127c162/TheXNAshowAnimation.ism/manifest HTTP/1.1
    Accept: */*
    Referer: http://channel9.msdn.com/scripts/Channel9.xap?v=1.5
    Accept-Language: en-US
    Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate
    User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 9.0; Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; Trident/5.0)
    Host: smooth.ch9.ms
    DNT: 1
    Connection: Keep-Alive
    

    HTTP/1.1 503 Service Unavailable
    Content-Type: text/html; charset=us-ascii
    Server: Microsoft-HTTPAPI/2.0
    Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2011 14:24:31 GMT
    Content-Length: 326
    Connection: keep-alive
    
    <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN""http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">
    <HTML><HEAD><TITLE>Service Unavailable</TITLE>
    <META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Type" Content="text/html; charset=us-ascii"></HEAD>
    <BODY><h2>Service Unavailable</h2>
    <hr><p>HTTP Error 503. The service is unavailable.</p>
    </BODY></HTML>
    

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    Maddus Mattus

    @Duncanma: Any eta?

    Seems like a prio 1 to me Wink

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    DarylC

    Keynotes aren't working. Haven't been since at least Sunday. 

    Microsoft not looking like the master of Web 2.0 at the moment.

    GET http://smooth.ch9.ms/ch9/3d70/19925965-e153-42c2-9952-9ec400443d70/MIX11KEY01.ism/manifest HTTP/1.1
    
    HTTP/1.1 503 Service Unavailable
    Content-Type: text/html; charset=us-ascii
    Server: Microsoft-HTTPAPI/2.0
    Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2011 17:06:48 GMT
    Content-Length: 326
    Connection: keep-alive
    

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    Maddus Mattus

    Shizzl happens,..

    Don't be so harsh to judge,..

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    sokhaty

    This is very frustrating. Smooth streaming doesn't seem to work for me at all at C9 site and I'm on the East Coast. E.g. trying to watch Yuri Gurevitch's latest video suign IE9 on Win7 Ultimate:

    URL Method Result Type Received Taken Initiator Wait‎‎ Start‎‎ Request‎‎ Response‎‎ Cache read‎‎ Gap‎‎
    http://smooth.ch9.ms/ch9/a792/45bf25f1-90c2-4bdf-b589-9ebe014ba792/C9LecturesYuriGurevichAlgorithmsP3.ism/manifest GET 503 text/html 0.51 KB 47 ms  1825 16 31 0 0 0

    Similar behavior with practically any video on C9 front page. Are you guys asleep, on vacation or someone hacked your servers?

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    Maddus Mattus

    Silence is always a good sign, that they are working very hard on it and don't have time to post Smiley

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    Duncanma

    @sokhaty: can you try again now? We are using an early CTP feature in the CDN and they ran into a snage for the past few days. It is supposedly resolved now, but since it was only happening in some regions I can't really be 100% sure without some user testing...

     

    thanks!

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    Merick

    All the videos seem to be working for me now.

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    Maddus Mattus

    @Duncanma:You are using beta versions in a production environment! Shame on you Smiley

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    Duncanma

    @Maddus Mattus: hah!

    In some ways, a lot of Channel 9 exists as it is now due to that very fact. When it originally launched (before I was on the team) it was using ASP.NET, before ASP.NET was officially ready for production. I believe that was one of several reasons why Channel 9 essentially was a rogue entity at Microsoft, not at all against policy, but unable to run within the existing web-site operations structure of microsoft.com because it was built using pre-production technologies.

    This is a tradition we've continued though. We launched Silverlight support before it was RTM'd, we used ASP.NET MVC before that was RTM'd, for a while we ran pre-release versions of Expression Encoder and we are now using Azure CDN features before they are RTM'd. We are just 'special' that way Smiley

     

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