Next month marks the 15th anniversary of the TWiT Netcast network. Leo started in the second story of his house, and now he's broadcasting all over the country from the TWiT Eastside Studios. What will the next 15 years have in store?
Jerry used to be able to listen to Leo's show on his phone, but he hasn't been able to lately. Leo says that there are dozens of ways to listen to the show and he recommends iHeartRadio to do so. What's happened is that many radio stations have opted not to provide their own streams due to cost. They are more in favor of having it stream from a central app, which is iHeartRadio. Jerry can also listen through TWIT.tv.
Ellie can't get Leo's show to play live on her Amazon Echo. Leo says it's on the TuneIn app in Echo and she can just tell it to play TWiT Live. However, Echo can't pronounce L(eye)ve. So she'll have to say L(eh)VE.
Kevin got the new 4K Roku and wants to know the best way to watch TWiT. Leo says that BitGravity High has the highest resolution, so that's the one he'd choose. Where can Kevin find all the channels listed for Roku? CordCutting.com has a list here.
Scott lives in a retirement community and they are creating a community TV station. He has a huge budget to buy equipment. Leo says that he doesn't have to spend tens of thousands of dollars on equipment anymore. Leo uses consumer grade Canon VIXIA camcorders that cost $300, and tripods should only cost a few hundred.
Dick DeBartolo is the host of The Giz Wiz on TWiT, but he's also a writer for MAD magazine. This week MAD will publish the October issue, and there's a comic featuring Leo and the staff of TWiT in it! Leo says he can retire now. What more can one ask for?
Louis says that he thinks in addition to backing up our data, we should "back up" people. What he means by that is redundancy of capable people so that companies aren't reliant on just one person to solve problems, especially in IT. Leo says he agrees, which is why he does things like show notes, and the TWiT Wiki. In fact, he's also trying to put together a Wiki of what everyone does at the Brickhouse Studios. Leo is breaking ground on running a TV station on the Internet, and as such, things often go awry.
Brett wants to know why there's a delay when he's watching TWiT through Chromecast. Leo says it's just the natural delay of compressing and steaming it out, which is normal. Brett also says it's very loud. Leo says he can just turn it down from his device that he's casting to the Chromecast.