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TWiT.tv

  • What does "TWiT" mean? Is it an acronym?
"TWiT" stands for "This Week in Tech", the name of the flagship netcast for TWiT.tv, an operating trademark of TWiT LLC.
  • What is TWiT.tv? Is it some sort of network? When did it start?
TWiT.tv is one of the biggest netcast networks around. It started in August 2005 with only 2 netcasts and now it has grown to include over 15 shows. The domain twit.tv gets over 2 million views per week, according to alexa.com.
  • Dude that's some cool equipment, what are they and where can I get it?
You can find all the information on the equipment used here.
  • Who did the album artwork and where can I find them?
Those are done by "Nitrozac" from The Joy of Tech. Portraits can be ordered at the GeekCulture store.
  • Dude, the music sounds awesome! Where can I find them and download a copy for myself?
Music for each of TWiT's netcasts can be found here. Many composers of TWiT's music, jingles and themes include Ashley Witt, Pauly Wood, George Wood and Geoff Smith.
  • I'd really like some TWiT wallpaper for my computer, where can I find some?
There are a number of TWiT wallpapers on the TWiT Army flickr. TWiT Wallpapers
  • Where can I get a copy of the TWiT logo for the wallpaper/banner/sticker/really cool thing I want to make?
Right here.
  • Should I donate? What extra features does it get me?
Donations support the ongoing costs of the TWiT Network, servers (including the server running this wiki), bandwidth, rent, and other regular costs. TWiT couldn't exist without the generous donations of its community. There are currently no perks for donating (aside from a sense of satisfaction in supporting a service you love). There is a tentative plan to provide anyone who buys a brick with free access to the paid HD live stream, which will be coming soon.

TWiT Live & TWiT.am

  • What's doing the graphics that I see on the screen and who did them?
The graphics are done by Leo's Tricaster, a piece of video equipment designed to handle live video production. Most of the tricaster graphics or overlays are done by NiteInJail.
  • What is the native resolution of the TWiT Live stream?
720x406. The Tricaster outputs 720p and it is downsampled by Wirecast.
  • What live streams are available?
Live TWiT TV has the quickest links to live video and audio.
  • Is there an audio-only stream?
See TWiT.am, or copy this m3u link directly into an Icecast2 compatible media player like iTunes, Winamp, VLAN, or Windows Media Player.
  • What downloads are available?
- iTunes is still the most popular source of downloadable TWiT content.
- See How to Watch and Listen to TWiT for the latest and most comprehensive list of choices of video and audio streams and content, which changes and improves often.

TWiT Social Venues

  • What are the most popular twitter accounts?
- @LeoLaporte is Leo's "personal" account.
- @TWiTLive announces each live show.
- @TWiT announces newly available content.
- Others
  • How can I chat live with hundreds of other people?
- Serious chatters can use their own dedicated IRC client
- For new users, there is an easier, web-based chat client

The Tech Guy Radio Broadcast

  • What is The Tech Guy (TTG), and what does it have to do with TWiT?
The Tech Guy is Leo's weekly national radio broadcast. The show is syndicated by Premiere Radio Networks. As of July 2011, TWiT has negotiated a deal with Premiere to sell their own ads on the podcast of the show.
  • How can I call TTG and talk to Leo?
Rehearse your question or topic so it can go smoothly, and call during show time. The number is 88 88 ASK LEO (888-827-5536). There's usually a lot of competition to get on. The people who try the most often get through the most often!
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