Inside The Venice Project, starring Om Malik
Om Malik over at GigaOM gives us a little peak inside The Venice Project, the latest from Skype and Kazaa creators Janus Friis and Niklas SennstrÃ¶m. The idea is to use broadband to stream TV using peer-to-peer technology.
I had heard from a lot of people who were lukewarm on the offering and were not impressed by the photo quality. I am not sure what happened, but those problems have been fixed. The visuals on a Lenovo T60 with a 15.2-inch screen were stunning and crisp. The streams came through without a problem and there was very little jitter. Still, no point hooking it up to a big screen TVâ€¦ just yet! There isnâ€™t LIVE TV content on the service right now and most of what is there consists of meager offerings streaming off the Venice Project servers. So you canâ€™t truly judge how good this service will be when it comes to â€œliveâ€ broadcasts just yet.
Head over to GigaOM for more, and screenshots.