Streaming sucks

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I want to watch the PDC keynote, available here, but I've a very simple choice:

  • Try to watch a low quality video that will stutter or,
  • Hm... tTry to watch a low quality video that will stutter.

I'm not in the US, and while I do have broad band, I'm having serious problems getting streaming to work, even for the low quality videos. I don't want to want to watch a low quality one. I want to watch the highest quality avialable, I want to see the new stuff myself, not just hear about them from blogs. But there is no download link!

Sorry, streaming doesn't cut it, not nearly enough. It's good while the event is live, certainly, but it's been over 24 hours already, where is the download link?

Luckily, I found the ASF Recorder, which will take an asf file and save the output to disk, so I can get leave it overnight and then watch it at leisure later.

As an aside, anyone knows whatever the rest of the presentations will be online? I can't seem to find anything on the net.