clicked WATCH and nothing happened!!
order to watch the demo stream, you need to download our player
software. The player and demo stream are both in closed beta
right now but will be released soon.
speed internet connection do I need to have?
must have a Broadband connection [Tech details: video stream
1Mb/s, audio stream 192kb/s].
video format are you using?
audio stream uses an MP3 format, the video stream uses H.264
Codec at DV resolution, 30fps [for more info on encoding with
does this peer-to-peer technology work?
learn about all that, take a look at our TECHNOLOGY page.
is it streaming and not in a download format?
are two advantages to a streaming format. 1) Like TV,
it provides an effortless means to learn about new
content without having to actively search for appealing
material. 2) Using the streaming format, we can get
radical improvements in the efficiency of our bandwidth
usage. For more details, again, read our TECHNOLOGY page.
don't you use BitTorrent for your peer-to-peer download
the BitTorrent protocol supports it, no
existing implementations allow for streaming
of downloaded files. We use a similar technology called
Swarmcast, which you can think of as BitTorrent for
do I contact ACTLab TV?
can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
do I set up my own streaming server? -OR- How do
I start my own ACTLab TV station?
tuned! Soon, we'll be putting up some detailed how-to
documents showing you the step-by-step process to create
your very own ACTLab TV station in the section of our
website called YOUR ACTLAB
TV. In the meantime, become
familiar with how our client works in the TECHNOLOGY section.
can submit content to the station?
can join the community - just visit the SUBMISSION page to find out how.
gets to decide what content gets shown?
members of the ACTLab TV community sort through submissions
and organize them into thematically-related
programs. While we won't be able to show everything
we're given, we will go through it all and serve you
the very best. To learn more about the people who run
ACTLab TV stop by our PEOPLE page.
are you guys looking for in submissions?
looking for stuff that's experimental, independent,
and interesting. We're looking for your own original
creative works. We do not distribute copyrighted material,
only Creative Commons, Copyleft, or public domain content.
is the driving force behind this awesome television
station and this amazing website?
find out more about the folks behind the curtain, click
on over to the PEOPLE page.
is the purpose of all this? Why put forth so much time,
money, effort, blood, sweat, and tears?
Basically, what's in it for you?
merging the ideas of Open Source software and Copyleft
media, we are forming a new medium which will revolutionize
media distribution. That's a sufficient reward for
us. To learn more about our motivations read our PHILOSOPHY page.
can I help?
the community! You can submit
content, give us some
feedback, make a donation, order
most importantly, spread the word!