Talking with People through Twitcasting TV — 17 Comments

  1. Thanks for this; doing something like this for learning Japanese never really even crossed my mind. I’m still a little shy about my output though so the few times I was asked to comment I didn’t really produce anything. =p
    In some of the more active rooms though, it was interesting to see and hear how they interacted with one another. I even got into one where two people were fighting over comments and the person casting the stream thought it was hilarious and was encouraging them, which I found quite entertaining.

    • Yeah, that’s what I like about the site. It can get really funny at times. I try to view the more interesting people that have more than 10 viewers.

      I understand how you feel about commenting. I think it’s the same for me. I rather watch and read the comments.

      Thanks for reading.

  2. Thanks for the post. There are some interesting streams on that site. There are even people streaming content in other languages (e.g. Spanish) so it could be of value to people learning languages other than Japanese.

  3. Have been checking it out for a while. Not only are there people just conversing with the camera, I found a live recording at Disney Sea! 懐かしいな! I imagine with the i-phone, people can twitcast so often. I feel like I’m being brought back to Japan.

    • that’s great! Yeah, I know it can be a bit creepy just watching people talk but they don’t really care it seems. So many people stream random things like playing their card games, or video games, drawing and such. Enjoy ^_^

  4. Argh… Thought I could use this to listen to Japanese while at school (since Japan-A-Radio is portblocked by the college firewall, presumably all audio streaming services are). Sadly, no, I can’t watch CAS here either. At least the Twitcasting FAQ says what port ranges are used for viewing (995, falling back to 8091-8099 if unavailable)… Oh well, I’ll try when I get home.

    • Okay, it works just fine from home :D And seriously, wow, this is cool. In the first two I’ve watched, I found a guy with overly loud dogs constantly interrupting his stream, and someone else with mad guitar skills.

      But honestly, why does my college have to portblock the good stuff? Steam I can understand, they don’t want all their bandwidth being sapped by a 32-player TF2 deathmatch. But Japan-A-Radio and lower-bitrate twitcasts don’t take that much bandwidth, so why block all streaming altogether?

      • That sucks about your school. It’s like when good sites in the states are blocked here in Japan. Dang geoblock. Anyway, enjoy the site. I love it because it helps me pick good twitter users since I know what they sound like and get a gist of their personality. I’m not good enough with my Japanese to just figure it about by reading only.

  5. I know this post is nearly a year old, but does anyone have any recommendations? I mean, a rec. list of Japanese CASters to watch.

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