Stickam Chat

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As of year-end 2009 the option to view TWiT via Stickam stream was removed after consistent lack of response from the company, so the rest of this article looks moot at this time.

The TWiT Network of shows netcast over Stickam (among others such as Bit Gravity and ustream.tv), a free service that allows users to host live, normally multi-user video on the internet, however TWiT uses a proprietary single-view wide screen production, with multi-view turned off for the time being.

From Stickam's Leo Laporte Show page you were able to see the video and interact with other users by using the Stickam flash-based chat. To be active in chat, you needed to first create a stickam user account, then add Leo as a friend - automatically granting the mutual friendship in a short time. Since the Stickam chat is embedded along with the video stream, installation of wikipedia:Adobe Flash player is required.

For ease of access, the Stickam viewer had been embedded into a web page located at live.twit.tv. As of April 2009 was replaced by the Bit Gravity embedded viewer.

Known issues

There is a known issue with the Stickam player related to Flash player settings:

If you are not able to see the video or get a message "* You have been banned", you have to adjust the Flash Player settings to allow storing third-party web content on your computer. Normally this should not be a problem, but if you have restricted storing of content this will cause problems.

To resolve the problem, open the Adobe Flash Player Settings Manager. Either ensure that "Allow third-party Flash content to store data on your computer" is checked, or leave it un-checked if you prefer and add *.stickam.com as an exception to the rule.

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