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http://orb.com/

You can share videos, music, photos, even live tv (with a tuner card) to any internet enabled device (xbox, ps3, wii, iphone) or to anyone with a web browser. Basically, you can setup your own little broadcast if you want.

Here's an example, streaming from my computer.

It'd be pretty cool and easy to start sharing interesting things that you have in your library to other skanks. I don't know how many other people have a mac.

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dude! avoid making your thai ladyboy porn stash available. there's a pubic setting. don't make that shit pubic.

so next thing is that I checked out the xbox and all the shared media shows up as a source in the xbox 360. I keep picking the marco benevento/brad barr vid as my demo vid. Great vid! This looks like a windows media player killer. Has anyone tried it with windows yet?

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I assume one would have to be very cautious as to what they'd share.

If you were able to broadcast to shitloads of people and not worry about the bandwidth costs, and also manage put a dent in content owners coffers as a result, there might be some action. I don't look at this software as a way to circumvent copyright. The broadcast quality sucks anyway.

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I assume one would have to be very cautious as to what they'd share.

If you were able to broadcast to shitloads of people and not worry about the bandwidth costs, and also manage put a dent in content owners coffers as a result, there might be some action. I don't look at this software as a way to circumvent copyright. The broadcast quality sucks anyway.

You would think so, but I still wonder about the copyright law issue.

For sake of discussion, I could setup & start broadcasting using shoutcast, and since I don't have unlimited bandwidth the number of possible listeners is restricted depending on my connection speed, for example someone with a 512k DSL can only host about 4-5 listeners at 128kbps. I would still be expected (required) to pay royalties if I was to play music.

Reading the shoutcast forums in the past when I was giving it a try, it seems people have had legal issues and many pay royalties through getting accounts with places like loudcity (internet broadcasting company) since Loudcity holds a webcastng license which takes care of the copyright issue when you pay for your subscription.

Still though its a cool idea, there have been times like my friday poker nights where my buddy Geordie has said it would be good to be able to stream off my computer at his house since we have a very different collection of music and somthing like that would be useful. Especially for playing some of the 300GB+ of concert dvd I have on my pc.

Out of curiosity I sent an email to orb inquiring about the copyright deal, see what happens when (or if) they get back to me. I think I know the answer, but figured it was worth asking since they don't mention anything about it on their site (that I could find anyway)

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I decided to try this out last night after posting here. I have about 25 different Dylan vids on my computer (4-5min ones), all avi or wmv, set them up, found them with orb easy enough but myself or a friend who I sent the link to couldn't view them, apparently my channel (set to private) is to busy to show them.

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