Mar 102009

Is this a first? I dunno, but it’s darn cool! šŸ™‚

Earlier today, I had asked Grace McDunnough if she could help out one of our users, Fredriksson,Ā  try out live concert streams in Metaplace. Grace jumped in with both feet, and after we got it working (using the off-the-shelf guitar I made a while back!)Ā  she mentioned that she had a concert this very evening…!

So at the very last minute, with no prep, Grace suggested dual-streaming the show, and Fredriksson volunteered his folk music cafe… and a few hours later, there we were, listening to live music played in two virtual worlds at once!

A few folks even watched the show in both worlds at the same time… here’s screenshots taken by one of them:

Watching GraceMcDunnough’s live performance in Metaplace and then on Second Life!

  12 Responses to “Live concert dual-streamed to Metaplace & Second Life”

  1. Sounds like a very cool event. Not sure if the dual streaming is new. Some sponsors of other audio events may have simultaneously streamed stuff. But it is pretty awesome what you guys did today.

  2. It wasn’t even hard… so I don’t know if it is new either. šŸ™‚

  3. One way or the other, it’s something to be proud about. šŸ™‚ I think it’s awesome.

  4. Definately something to be proud of!

    Although I have to blow my own trumpet and say we did a dual broadcast live music event in Second Life and OpenSim last May, with a singer called Antigone, and since then we’ve done 6 live interactive quiz shows, with teams competing against each other simultaniously in various regions within Second Life, OSGrid, Reactiongrid, etc.

    Our events tend to crash Opensim regions though – so I guess you’re the first to do an event… and finish it!

  5. For Metaplace, doing quizzes crossworld with chat would be rather unremarkable… we use crossworld chat daily, it kind of fades into the background.

    I need to check out the OpenSim stuff more closely sometime…

  6. Hey Raph, are there more details posted anywhere on how to set up something like this? My wife sings 5-6 nights a week in various venues in Second Life, and I think she’d be intrigued by the possibility of multi-streaming to Metaplace.

  7. We set it up yesterday by:
    * buying the guitar off the marketplace
    * picking it up
    * clicking on it
    * typing in the URL for the stream (it was a Shoutcast stream)… the same URL that SL needs, I believe.

    Our big technical difficulty was not realizing it needed the trailing slash… that got us stuck for five or ten minutes…!

  8. Second Life (much as it pains me to say it) regularly held live, streamed performances. In fact, I would argue that those were one of the few good “uses” of SL. ‘Course, you had to wade through oceans of dildos to ever find such gems.

  9. Pretty neat stuff, really. Wish I could have popped in while it was going on.

  10. Second Life (much as it pains me to say it) regularly held live, streamed performances.

    Why the past tense? Live music is alive and thriving in Second Life, and there are any number of groups that will happily spam you with an assortment of events to which you can teleport, entirely bypassing the Dildo Sea (sadly, I haven’t seen that build yet, but I’ll put it on my ‘to do’ list).

    I’m going to have to scrape together some free time to explore Metaplace, in between my duties in SL and my new EVE-Online addiction (thanks bunches, guys).

  11. Now THAT is a righteous use of virtual worlds. Call me a kool-aid drinker.

    Way to go, Raph!

  12. @Yukon Sam

    Past-tense only because I no longer visit SL šŸ™‚

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