Qik Lets You Stream Live From Your Blackberry

Oct 27th, 2008 | By | Category: Internet TV, Streaming Video, Video

Live streaming media startup Qik has announced an alpha client for the BlackBerry Pearl 8120, BlackBerry Pearl 8130, BlackBerry Bold, BlackBerry Curve and BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220.

Qik on BlackBerry lets you stream live to the Internet from supported Blackberry devices. 

Here’s Qik’s demo video:

Here are details on the Qik Blackberry alpha release:

  • When you start Qik, a screen is shown with just one button – Stream. Press the center button to start streaming. This will bring up the camera application and you’ll be off streaming live to the web. When you are ready to stop, just press the center button again.
  • Depending on the network condition, after you press stop, you may see a progress % on the top right hand corner indicating the video that is left to be sent. It is advised to wait for the stream to be completely uploaded prior to streaming again.
  • In this version, the chat does not show up overlayed on the camera.
  • For best performance, use BlackBerry OS 4.5 and above.
  • Your BlackBerry should have a SD card and video capture should be set to the directory: SDCard/Blackberry/Videos.
  • The video capturing mode should not be set to the MMS mode.
Tags: , , , ,

Leave a Reply