SL5B Opening Keynote: Watch wherever you are!

We’re kicking things off with a keynote address by M Linden and Philip Linden at 10am PST. Since we can’t get all Residents into the region at once (if only!) we’re providing several options to watch and listen from your parcel, on the web, via podcast or on recorded video.

Need help playing media? See this for full instructions.

Listen and Watch Live on Metaverse.TV

Go to View the video there, or open up your Quicktime Player. Click File > Open URL > and place in rtsp://

Listen and Watch on your Land Parcel

Go to World menu > About Land, then click the Media tab. Click the Set button, enter this URL and click OK: rtsp://

Listen Live

If you prefer just to listen to the audio of the event, you can place the URL in the music media slot or in Winamp, select Add URL, and place that in.

Watch and Listen at your convenience

Torley will be filming the event, and will be making a video available of the speech in its entirety. We will announce when it is available.

Listen to the Podcast

We will be archiving the event and creating a podcast of the speech. We will announce when it is available.

Enjoy the keynotes as we kickoff two weeks of celebration, education, play and discovery on the 5th Birthday of Second Life. As always, you can find background material and schedule here

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87 Responses to SL5B Opening Keynote: Watch wherever you are!

  1. Christos Atlantis says:

    Happy Birthday SL!!!!!! TY for the info Everet

  2. isadorafiddlesticks says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY SL! I look forward to the activities!


  4. Vint Falken says:

    Since we can’t get all Residents into the region at once (if only!) => Work on it, please! Let’s say 500 avies/sim by SL6B? πŸ˜€

  5. rush gastel says:

    where is it i would like to come

  6. Rhaorth Antonelli says:

    the sims over there seem to still be closed and there is only 15 minutes to go

  7. rush gastel says:

    o and very happy birthday to you one and all

  8. Barry Reiter says:

    great, so how about opening up those sims?

  9. Rado Arado says:

    Going to SIM, I would like to look at Phillip!!:D

  10. rush gastel says:

    is it open to all ( if your the chosen few).
    would seem to sum things up.

  11. Distilled1 Rush says:

    where are they ? I can’t even find them on the map

  12. Ron Crimson says:

    So I’m not the only one with “no access,” then…. Bummer. Ohwell, I got my Quicktime up and running, can’t wait for the live speech πŸ˜€

  13. Rhaorth Antonelli says:

    you are not alone, I still can not get in, just search for second life birthday in the map, and you will see someone is in there…

  14. ok. Now Philip standing there with no sound

  15. Ron Crimson says:

    Same here. Stopped playback, restarted, timed out. o_O

  16. Sevice unavailable on the audio feed

    using winamp ?

  17. everettlinden says:

    We’re about to start everyone

  18. Ron Crimson says:

    Winamp URL is down, too…. This is bad. This is very bad.

  19. Ron Crimson says:

    Everett, I hope you meant “We’re about to get the servers running” o_O

  20. Elle Pollack says:

    Garth, in VLC the audio stream prompts me for a username and password. That might be the problem.

  21. I guess we can’t see this event either in person or on rtsp://

    It is my 5th SLrezday tomorrow. I was kinda hoping to see this as I have not missed one for the 1st to the 4th and contributed to all of them.

    I guess this s a comment on the state of SL in general now.

  22. I just hope Torley does not mess up the video.

    Best of luck Torley

  23. Ron Crimson says:

    Seems like an error by VLC, Elle… I put the stream URL into Firefox and it actually brings up a Shoutcast webpage stating the stream is indeed down.

  24. everettlinden says:

    Audio test successful, you should be able to log on right now.

  25. Ron Crimson says:

    *nods* Torley will save the day, I’m sure…. still, would’ve been cool to be there live, though. :/

  26. Mm Alder says:

    Can’t hear a thing at and the image often looks like modern art. You *sure* that audio test was successful?

  27. Rhaorth Antonelli says:

    when will you be opening the sims, I still sorry do not have access to that teleport location on any of the sims in that area

  28. Ron Crimson says:

    OK, right after I said the Winamp URL is down, it came up…. it’s playing.

    But there’s no sound. :-O

  29. Awe can’t get in to sim been trying constantly since 9:30 AM sl time :/

  30. Distilled1 Rush says:

    no soutcast sound nor Qtime on parcel loading Qtime and the shoutcast is dead air!

  31. I was suing Quicktime player. No prompt for login. I got the feed but the picture and sound are unusable. All broken and stuttery. Having met Philip in person, I know he does not stutter.

  32. oops.. Using Quicktime…. NOT suing Quicktime. lol

  33. Rhaorth Antonelli says:

    same here @ 30

  34. Ron Crimson says:

    *trembles and distorts his face in anguish*


  35. Ron Crimson says:

    “Okay, this is Philip with audio test number three….”

    I GOT SOUND πŸ˜€

  36. Elle Pollack says:

    “This is Philip with Audio test #3” <– Roger that

  37. Distilled1 Rush says:

    hear Philip on shoutcast audio test3 …

  38. Edward Kyomoon says:

    i heard philip do a sound check, using itunes to listen… audio test # 3 now lol! off to a fine start!

  39. Ron Crimson says:

    Philip…. No…. No! Keep talking! Talk to me, man! *shakes Philip in desperation*

    (This is going to be the fastest filling-up blog ever, and it’ll be partially my fault…)

  40. McCabe Maxsted says:

    Why did you post the streams before doing your sound/video checks? Not exactly professional. The only reason I can think of is that you didn’t know if your streaming setup could handle so many users trying to login at once, which begs the question, if you knew that why try to simulcast at all?

  41. everettlinden says:

    No problem–thanks for the feedback, it helped us make sure the audio and video is working!

    You should be hearing the beginning of the opening right now.

    thanks everyone for your feedback

  42. Ron Crimson says:

    110 people and someone tipped over a bench? ROTFL πŸ™‚

  43. Mm Alder says:

    I still hear nothing at

  44. McCabe Maxsted says:

    *tune in, I meant. By the way, you spelled “Philip Linden” wrong.

  45. Mm Alder says:

    Ooh did a screen refresh and now works!

  46. Smokey Newman says:

    How dissapointing. What hope does SL have if they can’t even get this key speach right. I can tak to friends all over the world all on our home computers howver the old Md and the new MD cannot talk to us without getting it wrong.

  47. sacha magne says:

    Time for a self congratulations !

    Congrats to LL for their usual communications abilities !

  48. Ron Crimson says:

    McCabe: probably Metaverse’s fault. πŸ™‚

  49. Kittrannia Cassini says:

    Tell Philip to stop stuttering πŸ˜›

  50. Ron Crimson says:

    Kitt, he’s not. Anyway, it’s M on the mic now. Woohoo πŸ˜€

    (And he has a better-looking avi LOL)

  51. everettlinden says:

    you can hear well on the URL. try refreshing at metaverse

  52. Renee Faulds says:

    well how embarrassing for LL

  53. Kittrannia Cassini says:

    I was…broken picture, broken sound….I’ll wait for Torley I guess πŸ™‚

  54. River Ely says:

    no video for me, but audio was poor quality, not at all what I expected, from a professional it sounded boring, flat, like he lost his script and started to brown-nose to fill in time. What was the big announcement? I must have missed something….

  55. Lindal Kidd says:

    Geeze…any comments on the message, or is everyone going to spend all day talking about the medium?

  56. rebecca proudhon says:

    Stoners in LaLa land

  57. Smokey Newman says:

    I don’t think any of us heard the message.

  58. Cathy says:

    Sorry this is alittle off topic but how is it that SLexchange has disabled purchaces and all money exchanges due to a problem with Second Life (which they put a nice red banner at the top of the screen to notify its customers explaining the problem) and there is absolutly nothing about this on the grid status page? Hey LL wake up!!!!!

  59. Ron Crimson says:

    Cathy: that’s something you should be asking SLexchange, LL can’t control what SLE does or says, now can they? Maybe there’s nothing on the grid status page because there isn’t really a problem?

    And the big announcement everyone’s so anxious about, I thought that was supposed to be the day of the CLOSING keynote…. this was the OPENING keynote…

  60. Cathy says:

    Hey Ron,,thanks for the comment but thats not how it works….SLex closes all transactions when there is a problem with SL which they state at the top of there web page. I have never seen this in error. I conduct alot of business on SLex and they are usually/always correct. If you were to go to you would see the message.

  61. pantaiputih korobase says:

    you can’t enter the region because the server is full, ……
    map says it is only 39 people, 39??????????? and full???

  62. pantaiputih korobase says:

    what does expired region hand off mean?

  63. pantaiputih korobase says:

    ok, crashed now so this message does not matter anymore, happy birthday SL, may be I should consider to celebrate my next birthday exclusively as a bordacast, too πŸ™‚

  64. Jaxx Tardis says:

    Umm, someone? Been dead air for 45+ minutes now with no upline going to your shoutcast relay.

  65. SankYur Preiss says:

    ‘Hey, I think I see something …wait, no…no I don’t.”

  66. Fred Extraordinaire says:

    i love you SL, happy 5th birthday, even though we’ve only been together for 4 years, it’s like i’ve known you my whole life!

  67. SankYur Preiss says:

    /me waits for the PodCast to come out

  68. pantaiputih korobase says:

    ok, live attendance not possible, bordcast says 404:file not found
    right@70 lets wait for the replay in the archives, what a disaster

  69. Reg Mannonen says:

    yay!!! Thought RL made me miss it, now i can watch it on demand!

    Woot woot

    Let the party begin!!! Happy Rez Day SL!!!

  70. everettlinden says:

    Look at the new blog post–the audio file is available for download

  71. SankYur Preiss says:

    w000t, dl’in’ now. Cheers Everet

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  73. Phoenixa Sol says:

    Happy 5th bday secondlife!

  74. SankYur Preiss says:

    /me saw Dale Innis’ comment and is basically paying no attention to it because…

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  77. Moll Dean says:

    Happy Bithday Second Life…
    Living and learning!

    Wish a better Second Life future based on all experiences.
    All staff… congrats :))

  78. Indeterminate Schism says:

    Oh look! Pictures!

    If anything else is happening I haven’t got a clue, since I’m deaf.

    Thanks a lot, NOT!

  79. Sandor Balczo says:

    Five years and SL is walking backwards. And we pay money for THIS???

  80. Daniel Voyager says:

    Happy 5th Birthday Second Life πŸ™‚

    Good luck for the future!

  81. Leslie Zeta says:

    Everett, why was it left so late to advertise this feed? I spend four days trying to get set up, then I miss this blog entry and have no chance? The main site had no notice of it either. Madness!

  82. Shalye Dreamscape says:

    WOW…. All these ppl … with all these complaints… How bout… if you don’t like what SL has become and all you can do is be a double bubble blowin baby…. LEAVE…. what ever happened to “don’t worry. Be Happy?” Someone mentioned, they pay money for this… NOONE IS FORCING YOU TO DO THAT. So how bout when you all stop being ignorant whiners then come back n post something..
    OH YEA. Happy Birthday SL. LOOOOOOVE the site and all the great things it offers… Like time away from the first life. lol.

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