What a wonderful rainy day here in NE, have some in-door time to spare. Unfortunately, Ch9 smooth streaming servers do not reply at all (IE9 network capture below). None of the vidoes on the front page would stream.

The funny part is that requests don't even time out. As the result silverlight player hangs and doesn't respond to any buttont clicks. That's one lousy end-user experience...

URL Method Result Type Received Taken Initiator Wait‎‎ Start‎‎ Request‎‎ Response‎‎ Cache read‎‎ Gap‎‎
http://m.webtrends.com/dcs1wotjh10000w0irc493s0e_6x1g/dcs.gif?&dcsdat=1307898083959&dcssip=media.ch9.ms&dcsuri=/ch9/7971/9a4f50e1-8455-4184-a5e8-9efe00297971/CloudCoverEp47QueuesAndTopics_ch9.wmv&dcsref=http://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Cloud+Cover/Cloud-Cover-Episode-47-Queues-and-Topics-in-the-Windows-Azure-AppFabric-Service-Bus&WT.co_f=">http://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Cloud+Cover/Cloud-Cover-Episode-47-Queues-and-Topics-in-the-Windows-Azure-AppFabric-Service-Bus&WT.co_f=">http://m.webtrends.com/dcs1wotjh10000w0irc493s0e_6x1g/dcs.gif?&dcsdat=1307898083959&dcssip=media.ch9.ms&dcsuri=/ch9/7971/9a4f50e1-8455-4184-a5e8-9efe00297971/CloudCoverEp47QueuesAndTopics_ch9.wmv&dcsref=http://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Cloud+Cover/Cloud-Cover-Episode-47-Queues-and-Topics-in-the-Windows-Azure-AppFabric-Service-Bus&WT.co_f= GET 200 image/gif 1.44 KB 31 ms <img> 6255 0 31 0 0 858
/scripts/Channel9.xap?v=1.5 GET 304 application/x-silverlight-app 223 B < 1 ms  6318 0 0 0 0 826
http://smooth.ch9.ms/clientaccesspolicy.xml GET 304 text/xml 272 B < 1 ms  7144 0 0 0 0 0
http://smooth.ch9.ms/ch9/7971/9a4f50e1-8455-4184-a5e8-9efe00297971/CloudCoverEp47QueuesAndTopics.ism/manifest (Pending...) (Pending...) (Pending...) (Pending...) (Pending...) (Pending...) 7144 32 0 0 0 -32

I wonder if anyone from MS is actually interested in fixing all this mess or at least figuring out what is going on. I'd gladly help by runnung some diagnostics or sending logs somewhere. Just tell me what diag and what logs and where to send them.