Sunday Video Blues, YouTube down

by Daniel Raffel

For the past hour YouTube appears to be completely offline (no 404 notice, etc) and revver has been having its own server issues (mainly 500 errors).

NOTE: Both services appear to be back online and functioning fine.

Scalability, QoS and the five 9's isn't just a telco thing anymore. I am starting to wonder if P2P is the only realistic way forward for delivering video content without bringing down an entire network either fiscally or technically.

2 Comments

steveking
2008-06-12 21:18:39
YouTubeRobot.com today announces YouTube Robot 2.0, a tool that enables you to download video from YouTube.com onto your PC, convert it to various formats to watch it when you are on the road on mobile devices like mobile phone, iPod, iPhone, Pocket PC, PSP, or Zune.


YouTube Robot allows you to search for videos using keywords or browse video by category, author, channel, language, tags, etc. When you find something noteworthy, you can preview the video right in YouTube Robot and then download it onto the hard disk drive. The speed, at which you will be downloading, is very high: up to 5 times faster than other software when you download a single file and up to 4 times faster when you download multiple files at a time.


Manual download is not the only option with YouTube Robot. You may as well schedule the download and conversion tasks to be executed automatically, even when you are not around. Downloading is followed by conversion to the format of your choice and uploading videos to a mobile device (if needed). For example, you can plug in iPod, select the video, go to bed, and when you wake up next morning, your iPod will be ready to play new YouTube videos.


Product page: ww w.youtuberobot.com
Direct download link: ww w.youtuberobot.com/download/utuberobot.exe
Company web-site: ww w.youtuberobot.com
E-mail: support@youtuberobot.com

steveking
2008-06-12 21:18:46
YouTubeRobot.com today announces YouTube Robot 2.0, a tool that enables you to download video from YouTube.com onto your PC, convert it to various formats to watch it when you are on the road on mobile devices like mobile phone, iPod, iPhone, Pocket PC, PSP, or Zune.


YouTube Robot allows you to search for videos using keywords or browse video by category, author, channel, language, tags, etc. When you find something noteworthy, you can preview the video right in YouTube Robot and then download it onto the hard disk drive. The speed, at which you will be downloading, is very high: up to 5 times faster than other software when you download a single file and up to 4 times faster when you download multiple files at a time.


Manual download is not the only option with YouTube Robot. You may as well schedule the download and conversion tasks to be executed automatically, even when you are not around. Downloading is followed by conversion to the format of your choice and uploading videos to a mobile device (if needed). For example, you can plug in iPod, select the video, go to bed, and when you wake up next morning, your iPod will be ready to play new YouTube videos.


Product page: ww w.youtuberobot.com
Direct download link: ww w.youtuberobot.com/download/utuberobot.exe
Company web-site: ww w.youtuberobot.com
E-mail: support@youtuberobot.com