The Venice Project -- a little less stealth

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Finally I can tell a bit more about what I’ve actually been doing the last couple of months since leaving Spain, and of all places, moved to The Netherlands. The project I am working on is called: The Venice Project which is now a little less stealthy :-) So we can actually tell a bit about what we do.

Basically we are trying to revolutionize how you watch TV. You should be able to watch tv where and when you want to, and see TV that actually interests you. This includes using/extending the features you already know from “Web 2.0”, f.x. creating and using community-based information — sounds a bit like marketing mumbo jumbo, but it just my poor way of describing something which you have to see for yourself, and which is still in the making :-) The project is started by guys with a background in Skype who have tried doing these forms of “disruptive things” before, including Janus and Niklas.

From a more technological point of view, we deliver TV to you using P2P and the client software itself is based on XULRunner. We use tons of open source software, and a lot of W3C technologies. We’ll target the same main platforms as XULRunner: Windows, Mac and Linux. It is pretty cool to see the Mozilla platform used in this new way, and it is quite an adventure being part of it.

I’ll try to blog a bit more about this as we progress.

Want more? :-) Watch our blog and sign up as a beta tester.


Henrik Gemal Author Profile Page said:

Good to hear the great news! Hope to hear more about the use of XULRunner, the challenges, etc.

Andrew Douglas said:

That’s awesome. I’m glad things are working out so well for you. I read something on that yesterday and how they had nabbed some great European developers. Sounds like they chose well! :) Best of luck as always. -woo

Jed Author Profile Page said:

Cool. So is it basically Democracy Player with advanced/Strict content so companies can get involved?

I’m sure they both have different targets and future plans, just curious if you can talk about that more.

beaufour Author Profile Page said:

Henrik: I’ll post more later

Woo: Thanks!

Jed: Hopefully I can explain more over time, but for now just let me say that the concept is quite different than Democracy player. First, the project is about “watching TV”, just as “old TV”: That is you flick to a channel and start watching immediately. You do not have to download a video before watching. Second, as I wrote we have strong focus on community features, or in other words, enhancing your “TV experience”. Much more to come :)

LoopForEver Author Profile Page said:


So great :), that you all have come pass this milestone.

Could you please send me a Invite? I myself a web developer, and can’t wait to try this great program!

And btw im also from Denmark myself(Like Janus Friis and you) ;)

Mail loopforever at gmail dot com

Best Regrads Johannes

beaufour Author Profile Page said:

:) is where to sign up for the beta

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