Feb 29: This Week on Channel 9

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On this week's episode, Brian and Dan talk about
- GDC and GDC Impressions
Michael Klucher clip where he talks about VS tool support for building Zune games
- Heroes Happen Here Launch Event
- Aaron Marten clip showing VSX extensibility to build a custom tool window
- Christian Kleinerman showing the SQL Merge statement for SQL Server 2008
- Popfly nominated for C|Net WebWare Award
- Microsoft Interoperability Announcement
- Miguel De Icaza on Moonlight
- VS Tools for Office Power Toys Released
- Tools and APIs including Cake3 (via Jason Haley), Virtual Earth JavaScript IntelliSense, and Steve Holstad's Coding4Fun Twitter + Silverlight mashup
- Brian's Pick of the week: RobotTurk - Autonomous, Aerial helicopter using Robotics Studio, Virtual Earth, and Silverlight
- Dan's Pick of the week: The Apache Foundation visits Microsoft
- Coffeehouse News: Jamie's Who are you (2) thread
- $100 Community Roulette at Vegas - You, the community, decides what number we put our money on!

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      ggponti
      Is there a feed for the MP3s? [C]
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      irascian
      Another great show guys. And really good to see the pace picking up without having to lose the banter.

      I choose number 13.

      Ian
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      briankel
      ggponti wrote:
      Is there a feed for the MP3s?


      Hi ggponti - I hear you, and I've been looking into this for you ever since you raised this post on the previous episode. The Channel 9 devs (aka "EvNet") tell me that this sort of thing is planned for a future version of Channel 9 but they haven't been able to tell me when it will be added. Such is software, as we all know...

      In the meantime you might have a go with Ion Todirel's application: http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=385668

      I started playing with it this week and got it mostly configured but haven't been able to track down one final configuration bug on my machine. It appears that he found a way to enable this, though, despite my ineptitude at getting it to work on my machine.

      I'm sorry I wish I could help you with a better solution - but alas I'm not a dev for Channel 9 myself, I'm just a pretty face on the show. Cool LOL

      Thanks for watching!

      Brian
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      Vasudev
      This weekly roundup show is nice and very useful. Can catch up what happened in the week gone by.
      I also suggest you to put the time line along with the topics discussed, so that one can directly goto that topic of interest as per that time stamp.

      Also want to add, it was not only Popfly nominated for Webware awards, but also lots of other MS products and services.
      Voting is open for 2008 Webware 100 Awards
      Yes, Popfly may be for the first time.

      EDIT: Also a low res version of the video will also be nice. This 25min video is ~450MB to download. And may be too much for some people to download on low bandwidth.

      I have downloaded it and enjoying offline. Actually I download almost all channel9 videos to view at my own pace.
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      littleguru
      Awesome video Big Smile Great summary!

      Incredible cool cut in the middle - haha Big Smile
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      littleguru
      17
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      Lloyd_Humph
      10-1=.......



      ...9!

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      briankel
      Vasudev wrote:
      
      EDIT: Also a low res version of the video will also be nice. This 25min video is ~450MB to download. And may be too much for some people to download on low bandwidth.


      I hear ya; unfortunately the Channel 9 infrastructure requires that we encode all videos at this common bitrate (2500 kbps) to maintain consistent quality, etc. Note that you can click the "Fullscreen" button to stream a lower res version of the video but you can't save that (easily). So... good feedback, but unless the Channel 9 infrastructure changes we won't be able to give you a lower res download.

      Thanks for watching and for the kind words. Also good point re: the Webware awards. Popfly is near and dear to Dan's heart which is why he was mainly focused on that one. Smiley

      Brian
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      littleguru
      briankel wrote:
      
      Vasudev wrote:
      
      EDIT: Also a low res version of the video will also be nice. This 25min video is ~450MB to download. And may be too much for some people to download on low bandwidth.


      I hear ya; unfortunately the Channel 9 infrastructure requires that we encode all videos at this common bitrate (2500 kbps) to maintain consistent quality, etc. Note that you can click the "Fullscreen" button to stream a lower res version of the video but you can't save that (easily). So... good feedback, but unless the Channel 9 infrastructure changes we won't be able to give you a lower res download.


      You can also use a download manager, like FlashGet, to download the fullscreen version. That should also help people with low bandwidth.
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      Vasudev
      Thanks briankel, littleguru for the tip.
      So I'll just start the video, get the download link frm properties. Right ?
      I use flashget only. But had not tried this for channel9 videos. As sometimes those mms links do not resolve into actual wmv files when put into flashget, I am not talking of channel9 videos but others.
      For this video I tried that method and it worked.
      Anyway will do that whenever a low res download will be fine. Thanks.
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      Ion Todirel
      briankel wrote:
      In the meantime you might have a go with Ion Todirel's application: http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=385668

      I started playing with it this week and got it mostly configured but haven't been able to track down one final configuration bug on my machine. It appears that he found a way to enable this, though, despite my ineptitude at getting it to work on my machine.
      hey, I may help, what is the problem? are you running it on IIS 5/6 or on IIS7?
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      Human​Compiler
      Note: C9v4 will have a WMV High (2500 bit rate) and WMV (512 bit rate) download, so you will be able to download a smaller version (same size as the streaming file) in the future.
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      Ion Todirel
      HumanCompiler wrote:
      Note: C9v4 will have a WMV High (2500 bit rate) and WMV (512 bit rate) download, so you will be able to download a smaller version (same size as the streaming file) in the future.
      will it have iPod/Zune format downloads? like on10 has
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      Chris​Stepaniuk
      Hey,

      It would be nice is you could show the demos on the screen for longer than a few seconds.  Also, half the text snippest your didn't show and some you did.  No offense, but i'd rather see those on screen longer than you guys sitting in your chairs Smiley

      Cheers
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      Prashant_​Sridharan
      I love you guys Smiley

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