I’ve finally had a chance to sit down and watch some CozmoTV
(besides very short test clips). The
first thing I noticed was that there is a bug in the video playback auto
advance mechanism. Most videos appear to
skip at rather random intervals on to the next video in the lineup. Going back to find the spot where you left
off in the last video sucks. This
suckage is compounded when the video skips again. Grrrr.
Anyway, we’ll resolve the issue. But the reason that I became aware of the
issue was that I was watching a lot of BBC Worldwide clips. BBC is very familiar to me as I have spent
some time in England,
but I rarely watch the news when I’m on vacation. The BBC World News is really excellent. And it’s even better as a channel pulled from
YouTube. There are a series of superb 1
to 4 minute synopses of stories worldwide. I feel like I have a pretty good understanding of what is going on in
the world in about 20 minutes. I’d say
this is faster and more thorough than my perusal of My Yahoo news.
If we can get rid of the skipping clips, I would say that BBC
Worldwide on Cozmo rocks.