Die Streaming-Testläufe von YouTube stoßen auf reges Medieninteresse. Auch für uns ist das Thema spannend, da YouTube mit dem Streaming-Feature eine Basis für zukunftsweisende Live-Shopping-Anwendungen schaffen kann. Google muss aber noch etwas nachbessern, damit YouTube zur Verkaufsplattform wird:
"I clicked on the only “watch now” option in the interactive schedule—Rocketboom—and was treated to multiple errors. Each time, the live stream would stop and start—like the old days of YouTube Buffering—and then time out, giving me a “Not Broadcasting At This Time” error. It was pretty disappointing. So it’s possible they just underestimated the response and the number of interested viewers and now servers are overloaded."
"Based on my experience today, streaming quality was still pretty spotty. I tuned into Howcast's "Magic Secrets Unlocked!" today with celebrity magician Matt Wayne. It was a very cool show where Wayne took questions from a Howcast host and also did some neat tricks with a handful of participants. However, the video got hung up frequently, causing the experience to be frustrating. There were relatively few simultaneous viewers so scalability shouldn't have been an issue."
"A spokesman confirms there is a bug with the counter and the engineers are trying to figure it out. He also emphasizes that this is only a test so that YouTube can find and fix issues just like this one. But he can’t say by how much the viewership is being undercounted. Let me repeat that: YouTube doesn’t know right now how many people are watching YouTube Live."
Bislang dürfen das Streaming-Feature vier ausgewählte Content-Partner nutzen. Ob künftig jeder Nutzer Videos in Echtzeit streamen darf, hat Basic Thinking bei Google nachgefragt. Leider gab es aber nur eine nichtssagende Antwort.