How to watch Apple’s Sept 1 Event on Windows/Linux

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.  Just download the free VLC player, open a network stream, and paste the following line of text in the open field: 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.

TY: MacRumors

Apple’s Sept 1 event to be streamed via Apple’s HTTP Live Streaming technology

Apple’s HTTP Live Streaming technology isn’t the open standard Apple reckon it is, at least not yet. It is pretty cool though, allowing direct video streaming from HTTP that passes over and under firewalls to bring Quicktime X and iPhone video to you, the rumour-hungry end user. Apple’s Sept 1 event rides on sharp expectations this year. Rumours that the iPod nano will shrink, that the iPod touch will sport FaceTime cameras, and that the TV will be updated, are on the line.

Apple’s event will be held at 10:00AM PDT and available from www.apple.com. You can catch the entire Sept 1 Event press release here.

Breaking News: iPod Touch “P” to be Introduced at Sept. 9th Event

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In a startling discovery in my email inbox barely one hour ago, Steve Jobs personally reached out to LonePlacebo detailing the real truth behind the rumors swarming around the much-anticipated September 9th “Rock and Roll” event in San Francisco. Why he singled out LonePlacebo among hundreds of thousands of other well-known news station is beyond my understanding. Here now is the full and original copy of the message from Steve Jobs himself:

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9 Sept iPod Event – It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll

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Apple still like it though, which is a good thing because I have practically given up on its modern and feeble vestiges: at least someone still likes the whiny, rock’n roll antithetic fumble of guitars and drums. Anyway, this semi-editorial is finished. What is important now is that in just a week and a couple of days – a Wednesday of all days – Apple’s yearly iPod event will open in a whir of media and cameras. Though there isn’t much to stagger over since Apple revamp their line up every year, we can conjecture that the following devices will be upgraded or enhanced in any number of ways which don’t directly relate to memory enhancements.

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