If you are stuck on Windows, or enjoying the true freedom Linux offers, you have an unfortunate quandary ahead: how do I watch Apple’s Sept 1 Event? It’s supposed to be OSX/iDevice only! Have no fear. Â Just download the free VLC player, open a network stream, and paste the following line of text in the open field:Â http://devimages.apple.com/iphone/samples/bipbop/gear1/prog_index.m3u8. If you want to check if everything is working alright, open this Apple HTTP Live Streaming dev link in iOS/OSX/Safari.
Currently, this workaround playlist file links to a projector calibration screen, but I assume (don’t assume) that as the show starts, you’ll be able to watch. MacRumors reckon that the action may be choppy, but what else can you expect? Apple’s HTTP Live Streaming is merely a proposed open standard. It has been adopted a very few companies at the moment.
This method isn’t foolproof, but it should help a lot of users through a jerky presentation. Remember, if you have Safari and OSX, head to www.apple.com to watch the event in real time.