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DaFace
08-31-2006, 04:10 PM
If you donít live in an area thatís broadcasting todayís game, this may be a way for you to watch the game. It wonít be perfect, but it should be better than nothing! If youíre interested:
Download and install the SopCast player by clicking here (http://download.sopcast.com/download/SopCast.zip). Just unzip and install it like any other program.
When you open the program, log in as anonymous (the default settings).
In the address bar at the top, type or copy in the following:
sop://broker.sopcast.com:3912/10335
It may take a while to buffer, but after a bit you should be getting video!

A couple notes:
You MUST have a broadband internet connection for this to work. If youíre on dial-up, donít even try. Along that line, if youíre downloading anything using BitTorrent or a similar program, shut that down while streaming the game for the best results.
There will be a fairly significant delay from live (up to a minute or two). This is just the way the program works, unfortunately.
If you canít get it to connect, try disabling any firewalls you have on your computer. For the technologically inclined, port 3902 needs to be open for the best results.
Some workplaces and schools block this type of a program completely, as it puts a heavy load on your bandwidth. If this is your situation and you canít connect, you may be out of luck.

In case anyoneís curious about how it works, this program does for video what BitTorrent does for files. As soon as you start watching the video, your computer starts sending out the video to someone else. The result is that there should be virtually no limit to the number of people who can see the game!

Please let me know how things go after the game is over. If it works, Iíll try and have it going every week that our game isnít shown nationally. Hope it worksÖ

DaFace
08-31-2006, 04:11 PM
Due to the evil in the world known as ďnight classes,Ē I wonít be around until close to 9pm tonight. Iíll have the game taped on my DVR, so itís no big deal for me, but I wonít be around to help people troubleshoot this thing if it doesnít work. Give it a try, and weíll hope it goes well!

Iíve got everything going now, but itís not on the right channel for the game. It will auto-tune to CBS at 7pm. Iíd appreciate it if someone could make sure this thread gets bumped (if necessary) around that time. Thanks.

Count Zarth
08-31-2006, 04:14 PM
"No peers to connect"

Mr. Laz
08-31-2006, 04:18 PM
"No peers to connect"
It will auto-tune to CBS at 7pm.

DaFace
08-31-2006, 04:19 PM
"No peers to connect"

Hmm...make sure the address is correct I guess. I'm streaming it remotely right now (in my office at school), and it's working fine. You should be getting video NOW, but it just won't be the game.

ROYC75
08-31-2006, 04:23 PM
Talking about the Donks right now...........

DaFace
08-31-2006, 04:26 PM
Talking about the Donks right now...........

Heh...sorry about that. It's just tuned to the NFL Network. I'm not there, or I'd change it.

ROYC75
08-31-2006, 04:28 PM
That's OK........... THANKS FOR THE LINK !!!!!!!!!!!!! You get REP !!!!!

listopencil
08-31-2006, 04:49 PM
Sweeeeeet! Bronco training camp. I'm going to hire a monkey to go to your house and change your TV to Bronco games during the season.

DaFace
08-31-2006, 04:50 PM
Sweeeeeet! Bronco training camp. I'm going to hire a monkey to go to your house and change your TV to Bronco games during the season.

Hmm...on one hand, I have no desire to watch anything Bronco-related. On the other hand, trained monkeys are pretty cool...

Alec R
08-31-2006, 05:04 PM
Good catch Face. I was looking for a way to stream games but couldnt find anything (OK, I didnt look very hard) so I resported to making torrents for the Bronco Nation.

Too bad I dont get the game live tonight.

big nasty kcnut
08-31-2006, 05:24 PM
Game time players thank da face.

R&GHomer
08-31-2006, 05:27 PM
Cool thing for you to setup DaFace. You have some rep coming your way.

JBucc
08-31-2006, 05:29 PM
you know I'd never seen the NFL network before this

big nasty kcnut
08-31-2006, 05:32 PM
Turn the channel da face.LOL i so ready for chiefs football.

Troy1220
08-31-2006, 05:39 PM
Freaking awesome! Thanks for doing this! I'm from Michigan.

Rep For You,
Troy

DonJaun
08-31-2006, 05:40 PM
Yea its about two plays late but this is very nice! Im not complaining a bit!

Hulamau
08-31-2006, 05:41 PM
Is that address just to the Chiefs game DaFace or is there a listing of other games too?

I'm looking for the Broncos - Cardinals tonight. Thanks

DonJaun
08-31-2006, 05:49 PM
Noone should pod cast a Donks game !

DonJaun
08-31-2006, 05:51 PM
I live here and i dont want to see them except when loseing real bad. Something about them getting smashed just keeps my attention.

OnTheWarpath58
08-31-2006, 05:53 PM
Anyone else getting the Giants/Pats game?

Let's see some pre-game!!!!!!!!

Thanks DaFace!

DonJaun
08-31-2006, 05:59 PM
Looks like its about to change now! Here we go!

Count Zarth
08-31-2006, 06:00 PM
Counting down!

Count Zarth
08-31-2006, 06:00 PM
30 seconds!

I AM SO EXCITED!

Rain Man
08-31-2006, 06:00 PM
Man, I can't get it. I've got wireless Internet. Is it not fast enough? It just keeps buffering between 1 percent and 20 percent.

Count Zarth
08-31-2006, 06:01 PM
WE CHANGED THE CHANNEL!

Count Zarth
08-31-2006, 06:01 PM
Man, I can't get it. I've got wireless Internet. Is it not fast enough? It just keeps buffering between 1 percent and 20 percent.

I had to connect directly to my DSL modem.

JBucc
08-31-2006, 06:02 PM
I had to connect directly to my DSL modem.
me too

OnTheWarpath58
08-31-2006, 06:02 PM
DAMMIT CARL!!!

Forgot the game doesn't start until 7:30.......

DonJaun
08-31-2006, 06:03 PM
Ive got a wireless router but i have broadband!

Hulamau
08-31-2006, 06:05 PM
I live here and i dont want to see them except when loseing real bad. Something about them getting smashed just keeps my attention.

Guess you don't get to watch many Bronco games then :-)

JBucc
08-31-2006, 06:07 PM
hmmmmm...it's supposed to be shown locally as well but there's some show with Jim Belushi on instead, did it get blacked out or something?

Terribilis
08-31-2006, 06:07 PM
I freaking love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
this is soooo awesome!!!!
if i knew how to give rep i would give it :)

DonJaun
08-31-2006, 06:08 PM
Guess you don't get to watch many Bronco games then :-)
I watch for a lil wile . But they are always plying teams like Detroit or Arizona. My friends want me to go and watch the games at thier house but I have Direct tv wile they are watching one game a Sunday.

Hulamau
08-31-2006, 06:11 PM
Kudos to DaFace for finding this Sopcast network in any event. I just haven't figured out how to find a specific game yet.

Rain Man
08-31-2006, 06:13 PM
I had to connect directly to my DSL modem.

I don't have a modem. I've got a little thingie that goes directly out of my computer like a cell phone. It's advertised as being broadband speed, though.

:( :deevee: :cuss: :(

Scorp
08-31-2006, 06:14 PM
Da Face, Thank you so much! I am in Phoenix and this is working perfectly. Easy to install, setup, and use! You are my hero!

tburg
08-31-2006, 06:16 PM
chiefs and hs football preview..my life in complete...

Cowboy
08-31-2006, 06:16 PM
Dont post much but i had to jump on here and give ya props for this man....thanks!

OnTheWarpath58
08-31-2006, 06:16 PM
Just to make sure......

Is everyone else getting this high school football report crap?

JBucc
08-31-2006, 06:17 PM
Just to make sure......

Is everyone else getting this high school football report crap?
No man, I'm watching the game right now, Huard is looking awesome just threw an 80 yard TD to Parker!!



















yeah it's on high school stuff

Scorp
08-31-2006, 06:17 PM
Just to make sure......

Is everyone else getting this high school football report crap?


Yes, it is Topeka Kansas WIBW

SLAG
08-31-2006, 06:17 PM
this reminds me of a friday night game vs miami

:D

OnTheWarpath58
08-31-2006, 06:19 PM
No man, I'm watching the game right now, Huard is looking awesome just threw an 80 yard TD to Parker!!
























yeah it's on high school stuff




You lost me at "Huard is looking awesome."

DonJaun
08-31-2006, 06:19 PM
I don't have a modem. I've got a little thingie that goes directly out of my computer like a cell phone. It's advertised as being broadband speed, though.

:( :deevee: :cuss: :(
Sprint or Verizon?

KC2004
08-31-2006, 06:20 PM
REP!!!!!

Thanks Daface!!

icepick64
08-31-2006, 06:26 PM
Seaman Vikings are lookin good next year

chiefsfaninwa
08-31-2006, 06:28 PM
Works great in Seattle!!!

I hope its on the right channel..


Would be willing to cancel Sunday ticket if there was an guarentee that this would work every week!!!!!

Thank you.... :)

the Talking Can
08-31-2006, 06:30 PM
I'm in...but it buffers about 87% and looks like a bad mtv video with wierd colors....anyways, thanks...hopefully it will get right...will this thing work all season?

Rain Man
08-31-2006, 06:31 PM
Sprint or Verizon?

Verizon.

I actually started getting it and it was working great, but then the buffering suddenly descended down to 14 percent and I stopped getting it. Dang it.

DaFace
08-31-2006, 06:32 PM
I'm on a break from class. AWESOME. We have 38 people on, and going strong. I think this'll do.

I may even up the bitrate a bit for next week...

:D :D :D

JBucc
08-31-2006, 06:32 PM
IT"S STARTING!!!

DonJaun
08-31-2006, 06:35 PM
Verizon.

I actually started getting it and it was working great, but then the buffering suddenly descended down to 14 percent and I stopped getting it. Dang it.
Well that sucks. Id keep tryin. Good luck. Verizon never was to good when it came to wireless data. Try try again!

Rain Man
08-31-2006, 06:35 PM
I'm on a break from class. AWESOME. We have 38 people on, and going strong. I think this'll do.

I may even up the bitrate a bit for next week...

:D :D :D


Help me! Help me! I'm begging you! I'm dying here!

DaFace
08-31-2006, 06:36 PM
By the way, from what I understand, the little icon in the upper-right corner of the player window that looks like a big dot is supposed to be a record button. I have no idea how it works, but you guys can play with it if you're so inclined.

the Talking Can
08-31-2006, 06:36 PM
it looks like I'm watching the game through infrared goggles....lol...I'm a true fan, CARL....

DaFace
08-31-2006, 06:36 PM
Help me! Help me! I'm begging you! I'm dying here!

Rain Man, just for you, check your PM's.

JBucc
08-31-2006, 06:37 PM
OK I'm switching to tv now. This is great though, I'll definately need this on Thanksgiving

ROYC75
08-31-2006, 06:38 PM
Way to go Bennett ...........

DaFace
08-31-2006, 06:39 PM
Back to class...dammit.

JBucc
08-31-2006, 06:39 PM
nice catch dante

deadbabyseal
08-31-2006, 06:42 PM
Streaming at 197k, not bad.

ROYC75
08-31-2006, 06:46 PM
Wasn't a very good punt..........

Count Zarth
08-31-2006, 07:11 PM
Jimmy Wilkerson is a stud.

Count Zarth
08-31-2006, 07:12 PM
Nice stop by the 2nd team.

Ultra Peanut
08-31-2006, 07:17 PM
Oh HELLS YEAH!

Ultra Peanut
08-31-2006, 07:18 PM
Webb!

Count Zarth
08-31-2006, 07:42 PM
Jarrad Page with a SMACK

Ultra Peanut
08-31-2006, 07:42 PM
MyNetwork TV: Our shows may be terrible, but at least we won't repeat them!

Ultra Peanut
08-31-2006, 07:42 PM
Holy shit, Chris Horn.

chiefsfan1963
08-31-2006, 07:51 PM
this is great! what is it? how does this work?

L.A. Chieffan
08-31-2006, 07:51 PM
Hey thanks Face! im in LA and all i get is little bits and pieces of the game on NFL network, this is working perfectly. aww nice boomer just got a forced fumble!

DaFace
08-31-2006, 08:15 PM
I'm back. Did I miss anything? :doh!:

Anyway, where the hell did 75 of you guys come from? That's how many are on right now. Sheesh.

ROYC75
08-31-2006, 08:24 PM
I'm back. Did I miss anything? :doh!:

Anyway, where the hell did 75 of you guys come from? That's how many are on right now. Sheesh.


I posted the link at CC for them to view.......

BTW, I'm recording it too ........

Deberg_1990
08-31-2006, 09:18 PM
DaFace, thanks alot for doing this. I really appreciate it. Do you plan on doing this during the season? At least until it crashes out after 2000 people connect.....LOL

DaFace
08-31-2006, 09:22 PM
Honestly, I'm mildly concerned with the copyright implications now that I've tried it. It almost works too well. I guess the answer is "probably," but I'll have to figure some things out.

ROYC75
08-31-2006, 09:23 PM
Props again ..........

ROYC75
08-31-2006, 09:26 PM
How many did ya have on line tapped in ?

DaFace
08-31-2006, 09:28 PM
76 was the highest I saw, but it doesn't track it. That's just what it said when I checked it a while back.

DonJaun
08-31-2006, 09:29 PM
That was cool DeFace you gotta tell me how you did that.

ROYC75
08-31-2006, 09:30 PM
BTW, I recorded it, works just fine too !!!!!!!!!!!

DaFace
08-31-2006, 09:31 PM
That was cool DeFace you gotta tell me how you did that.

Basically....

Satellite receiver--->RCA cord--->video capture card + sound card--->Windows Media Encoder--->Sopcast Server---->you

DaFace
08-31-2006, 09:31 PM
Wow...streaming a game does wonder for your rep. :)

DonJaun
08-31-2006, 09:32 PM
Basically....

Satellite receiver--->RCA cord--->video capture card + sound card--->Windows Media Encoder--->Sopcast Server---->you
Ok thanks. Im gonna try it next game! Thanks

big nasty kcnut
08-31-2006, 09:33 PM
Daface hope you ready for next sunday cause i want to watch the chiefs game on sunday.

DaFace
08-31-2006, 09:34 PM
Ok thanks. Im gonna try it next game! Thanks

It took me a LONG TIME to figure it all out. If you need help, catch me on MSN or Yahoo! (which you can get through my profile).

DonJaun
08-31-2006, 09:37 PM
It took me a LONG TIME to figure it all out. If you need help, catch me on MSN or Yahoo! (which you can get through my profile).
Ok thanks i will. Cause i know im gonna be pulling my hair out. You have a suggestion on a video capture/sound card?

DaFace
08-31-2006, 09:39 PM
Any sound card will work. Just get a dual-RCA input to mini-stereo output converter from Radio Shack.

My video card's 5 years old, believe it or not, so I have no idea what's out there nowadays. It's a Rage Fury Pro for what it's worth.

DaFace
08-31-2006, 09:49 PM
Well, glad to see that it worked. As I mentioned earlier, I'm not quite sure what to do about this in terms of copyright stuff, so no guarantees that there will be a stream in future weeks. We'll see...

IF the stream's up in future weeks, I'd appreciate it if this thread is NOT bumped. Instead, just post the link to the player and the address. No need to thank me. In fact, if a mod is in the mood to delete this thread, I wouldn't mind.

From now on, the feed will be coming from an "anonymous source" if anything.

mikey23545
08-31-2006, 10:18 PM
Well, glad to see that it worked. As I mentioned earlier, I'm not quite sure what to do about this in terms of copyright stuff, so no guarantees that there will be a stream in future weeks. We'll see...

IF the stream's up in future weeks, I'd appreciate it if this thread is NOT bumped. Instead, just post the link to the player and the address. No need to thank me. In fact, if a mod is in the mood to delete this thread, I wouldn't mind.

From now on, the feed will be coming from an "anonymous source" if anything.

Just wanted to express my appreciation one more time...Now that the Chiefs have slogged their way through the preseason, I'll have Sunday Ticket to get me through the regular season, so I won't be needing your fine service any longer...

Good luck to you and all your little streamers!