Google's I/O keynote video stream FAIL

Google's I/O keynote video stream FAIL

Summary: Google's I/O Day 1 keynote stream was completely down during the event and equally unavailable for most of the day afterward - a total FAIL. Google should used Apple's new iDataCenter.

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If you weren't lucky enough to nab a ticket to Google I/O 2011 (which is a lot of people considering that the event sold out in a record 59 minutes) you might have placated yourself with the fact that you'd be able to watch a live video stream of the keynote at YouTube.com/live.

I had no such luck viewing the stream with either a desktop or an Android browser.

Google's I/O Day 1 keynote stream (which works now, natch) was completely down during the event and equally unavailable for most of the day afterward.

Access from an Android device was abysmal. I was hoping I'd be able to catch some of the keynote on my HTC Thunderbolt while the keynote aired over the lunch hour here in the eastern U.S., but again, no such luck.

When trying to access the stream from my HTC Thunderbolt the Google I/O 2011 event Web site redirected me to a "mobile-optimized" site with no access to the streams. YouTube.com/live also re-directed to mobile site with no access. When I attempted to access the Google Developer channel on YouTube (youtube.com/user/GoogleDevelopers) from my ThunderBolt, it too redirected me or threw variants of the "Page not available, please try again later" error -- numerous times.

Google's official I/O conference application is nothing more than a glorified schedule, although "Realtime Stream" (a the Google Earth live tweet mashup) is pretty cool.

Perhaps Google should have leased some capacity from Apple's new iDataCenter in Maiden, NC?

What was your experience with the live keynote stream from I/O?

Topics: Google, Mobility

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  • RE: Google's I/O keynote video stream FAIL

    REally? I watched full event and didnt noticed that it failed. Get some life zdnet, it worked all the time.
    taranfx@...
    • RE: Google's I/O keynote video stream FAIL

      @taranfx@... Me too. Watched the whole conference, and had no problems whatsoever...

      And the author thinks that a single iDataCenter can solve the problem of distributing content to the whole world... what a joke.
      BioNerd
  • RE: Google's I/O keynote video stream FAIL

    Worked fine for me, kept the stream going for 2 work-days straight in the background.
    JOK101
  • The problem with inverters...

    Try it from an Android device!
    Jason D. O'Grady
  • RE: Google's I/O keynote video stream FAIL

    So, because it didn't work for you (most likely PEBKAC) you author a post that this is a Google FAIL? Hmm, and this is an Apple blog; bias much? I've unsubscribed from your feed and am now suspect of zdnet, natch... Oh, and the author might want to check his own site, http://www.powerpage.org/, it's down (FAIL).
    sfjohnny
    • RE: Google's I/O keynote video stream FAIL

      @sfjohnny 1 - Jason O'Grady 0 Good catch
      In Jason's Defense it might be called "the Apple Core" but He's a Primary Verizon Android user not AT&T iPhone (only for review) and as you said it's PowerPage is still down after another 7 hours
      kennmsr
    • RE: Google's I/O keynote video stream FAIL

      @sfjohnny actually powerpage.org works fine for me, but then I deleted the comma at the end of your link. Clicking that link will always FAIL.
      fcphdJim
  • RE: Google's I/O keynote video stream FAIL

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  • RE: Google's I/O keynote video stream FAIL

    Maybe It was a fail for some because not every one got a successful stream but it wasn't a total <a href="http://www.slip-and-fall.ca">slip and fall</a>, because there others who were able to access it. It was alright with me, I was making <a href="http://www.easyappetizers.ca">easy appetizers</a> and <a href="http://www.grilledporkchops.org">grilled pork chops</a> while watching the stream.
    meangel