TWiT TV for Windows 1.10

Wednesday, 15 April 2009, 6:03 pm
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Thanks so much to Graphics Point Engineering LLC for writing an amazing Windows app for watching TWiT Live. You can choose from the Bit Gravity, Ustream, and Stickam feeds, chat in the IRC or Ustream chat rooms, visit other TWiT sites, and even listen to Geoff Smith’s anthemic “I’m A TWiT” song.

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Download a copy for any version of Windows here.

For Peter Elst’s Adobe AIR app that runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux, read on!

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40 Responses to “TWiT TV for Windows 1.10”

  1. MatthewMiddle on April 15th, 2009 9:13 pm

    Awesome application. Thanks Peter.

  2. Proxanon on April 15th, 2009 10:21 pm

    Wow, this is great. Helps so much now that there are so many feeds and chats going on. Thanks alot!

  3. erier2003 on April 15th, 2009 10:39 pm

    Fantastic application. This is just what I was hoping for with the recent addition of BG.

  4. RobinRamael on April 16th, 2009 4:20 am

    I can get the audio to work, but i don't see video right now. Is that just because it only gives you a video feed when it's live?

  5. SikSlayer on April 18th, 2009 4:33 pm

    This is a terrific app, everything works nicely.

    I have two suggestions tho.

    1. An 'Always on Top' option, and an option to pick a default streamer of the 3.

    2. Have the IRC links optionally call on my own IRC client.

    3. (maybe the community can help with this one) Have it auto-launch at certain times for certain shows.

    Even without these additions, this is a terrific app. Just adding in my two cents to make it even better.

  6. MatthewMiddle on April 19th, 2009 1:05 am

    Whoops, my bad. Thank you Graphics Point Engineering LLC.

  7. MrVinux on April 19th, 2009 9:37 am

    Is the code open source?
    If it is i can make it for the Mac,Linux..
    this is well done..

  8. MrVinux on April 20th, 2009 1:50 am

    Is the code open source?
    If it is i can make it for the Mac and Linux.
    Email me if you will? mrvinux at gmail.com

  9. SikSlayer on April 20th, 2009 1:51 am

    Yes, you've got it. The default stream thing I noticed it already DID have, so I edited my post.

    As for the IRC thing, I already have mIRC installed, for example, and I would like it that when I select to enter the IRC chat from this app that it send me to mIRC, or XChat, or whatever.

    Thanks for answering.

  10. Mustafa Yusuf on April 22nd, 2009 12:27 am

    So this is different from the Adobe air app?
    http://www.mustafayusuf.com

  11. gp1477 on April 22nd, 2009 12:27 pm

    Any way to get this to run on an XBOX 360? Preferably through TVersity?

  12. BroganMc on April 23rd, 2009 5:34 pm

    Very well done. Please add an Always on Top option. I use that a lot with VLC

  13. Douglas on April 24th, 2009 7:51 am

    Yes. It is very different

  14. Douglas on April 24th, 2009 7:57 am

    Is it not open source. However we do plan to continue to make updates and support other platforms.

  15. Douglas on April 24th, 2009 7:57 am

    Thanks. The always on top feature will be added.

  16. ryanplusplus on April 24th, 2009 10:49 am

    Is it true that there is a new, faster, lighter Leo that's better at multitasking coming out soon? Snow Laporte or something?

  17. Douglas on April 27th, 2009 9:31 pm

    New features and changes coming in the next version.

    Always on top – as requested
    TWiT Live Schedule/Calendar times automatically shown in the users time zone.
    Corrected the invalid screen position saved, a couple of users have reported this problem.
    Changes for the new ustream interface.
    Corrections for the changing bitgravity player.

    We reported several immediate issues with the new ustream UI and they fixed them all – yeah ustream! We have also asked ustream to put the login as a link or button back on the chat so the login is obvious like it was on the older UI. Yet to be fixed by ustream in the new UI – the chat uses a huge amount of CPU doing nothing and it has runaway memory allocation.

    Douglas @ GPE

  18. MatthewMiddle on April 28th, 2009 7:14 am

    I just installed this on Windows 7 RC 7100 and it doesn't play when you choose a stream. The dialog that pops up after you close it says that it needs flash.ocx. I have the latest version of flash, so I don't know what the problem could be. Don't know if this helps or not, but I thought you might want to know.

  19. Douglas on April 28th, 2009 7:26 am

    Mathew, you can send us an email and we can get it worked out. Other users are running on Windows 7.

  20. MatthewMiddle on April 30th, 2009 12:35 am

    It worked fine on the first beta of Windows 7, but on the new RC 7100 it doesn't work. Also flash video doesn't work that well on everything I've tried. It could be my system or video card, but it worked fine before. It has my cpu topping out at 100% and slows everything down. With your program the streams just won't start. Not sure what's going on.

  21. MatthewMiddle on April 30th, 2009 10:46 am

    Well Nevermind. I tried it today and it works fine. Disregard my paragraph.

  22. fred on May 2nd, 2009 7:42 pm

    The video freezes a lot of me with this app (Vista 64-bit). The web page doesn't have the problem. First, I thought it was freezing because I was (vainly) double-clicking the title bar to maximize the app, but now I'm not sure. I've reverted to using the live.twit.tv web page instead

  23. Douglas on May 4th, 2009 7:38 am

    Fred, the ustream channel has been freezing the last few days and this is an issue with ustream and not the app. You can select the bitgravity channel from the View->Channel menu. The bitgravity channel is the same one used at live.twit.tv.

  24. mlewis106 on May 12th, 2009 3:32 pm

    Very cool. Keep bringing @Nehalia on, and I'll download it. Fair trade, Leo!

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  26. Thomas on May 24th, 2009 1:28 pm

    Would be nice if clicking links in the irc client opened the default browser instead of IE.

  27. Johnson Yip on May 26th, 2009 4:26 pm

    Looks like a good App. I will be trying it out now. Thanks

  28. Tasarim Mucevher on June 7th, 2009 7:56 pm

    it is cool app..

  29. cmmts on June 14th, 2009 3:40 am

    Worked just great until a couple of days ago. Now I just hear the audio but i have no app window. Are others having this issue?

  30. xlegs on June 18th, 2009 4:59 pm

    Is is possible to make this into a portable app? Thx

  31. Douglas on June 23rd, 2009 11:42 pm

    This occurs in Windows 7 and has been corrected in 1.20 which is being tested by a few users.

  32. Douglas on June 23rd, 2009 11:45 pm

    Its already a portable app as it does not require an install (only provided as a convenience) and it can run from any drive.

  33. Douglas on June 23rd, 2009 11:46 pm

    Hi Thomas, we are working on that change but may release 1.20 first.

  34. mrfusion on July 19th, 2009 4:57 pm

    I am having the exact same issue. I even reinstalled the app and no change. :( I hope the next update will fix this.

  35. cmtts on July 24th, 2009 1:19 pm

    Any news on 1.2? Where will it be available when it is released?

  36. Douglas on July 27th, 2009 11:05 pm

    Drop us an email and you can also test 1.20.

  37. lazyb on August 23rd, 2009 5:41 pm

    hey whats that email address I would like to test it. I’m running win7 and i doesn’t seem to be working anymore. :'(

  38. handiman on October 17th, 2009 11:43 pm

    hey whats that email address I would like to test it. I’m running win7 and i doesn’t seem to be working anymore.

  39. Charles Terry on December 13th, 2009 10:39 am

    If you are using Windows 7 or Vista you may be having issues with it not playing and it just displaying a grey screen. This is due to the program requiring a file called “Flash.ocx” which is not included included in Windows. If you use Firefox as your primary web browser, when you installed Flash, it didn’t install the “Flash.ocx” file because it’s not needed to play Flash content within FireFox. BUT, “Flash.ocx” is required to run flash content in Internet Explorer. So, in order to get the TWit TV app to work nativity in Windows, follow these steps.

    * 1 – Uninstall your current flash player – http://download.macromedia.com/pub/flashplayer/current/uninstall_flash_player.exe
    * 2 – Open Internet Explorer and visit http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/
    * 3 – Click on the “Agree and Install Now” button at the bottom of the page. (NOTE: Uncheck the “Google Toolbar” box if you don’t want to install it.)
    * 4 – On the next page, scroll to the bottom of the page and find: ””Your download will start automatically. If it does not start, click here to download.”” Click on “click here to download”.
    * 5 – When the download dialog box appears, choose “Run”.
    * 6 – Follow the install prompts and let the flash player install. Close when finished.
    * 7 – Open your TWiT TV Desktop App and Enjoy.

  40. Charles Terry on December 13th, 2009 11:04 am

    Link to the Wiki page I created for the TWiT Desktop on the TWiT wiki – http://wiki.twit.tv/wiki/TWiT_TV_for_Windows

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