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Old 08-27-2006, 07:27 PM  
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I need guinea pigs for game stream possibility

As some of you may already know, I've been working on coming up with a way that people who don't live in the local broadcasting area can watch games via the internet when they're not broadcasted nationally. The problem is that you need upload bandwidth to broadcast video, so it's hard to do it with more than a couple people.

I think I may have a possible solution - a program that works like BitTorrent, but for streaming video. Each person who watches the video also sends it out to others. The result would be that there would be NO LIMIT to the number who could watch the game!

Unfortunately, I need people to mess with it to try it out to see if it will work like I think it will. If you're interested, I've got the stream going on NFL network, and I'll leave it going pretty much all night. I'd appreciate it if some of you who are a little adventurous will try this out and let me know how it works!

Here are the instructions:
1. Download the Sopcast player by clicking here.
2. Install and run the program.
3. The first thing you'll see when you open the program is a login screen. Just leave it set to "Login as anonymous" and hit "Login" at the bottom.
4. In the address bar at the top, type in the following, then hit enter (or the arrow):
sop://broker.sopcast.com:3912/10335
5. It may take a while to buffer, but after a bit you should be getting video. Let me know how it goes!

Notes:
-There will be a fairly significant delay from "live" since the video is being sent all over the place. That sucks, but it would be better than nothing for those who can't watch the games.
-I'm open to suggestions if anyone out there has done this with any other program.

Thanks to anyone who helps out. If this works, we may have a way to help a lot of CPers out!
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Old 08-27-2006, 07:30 PM   #2
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Old 08-27-2006, 07:31 PM   #3
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sounds complicated
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Old 08-27-2006, 07:32 PM   #4
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I would try it but my computer sucks and would crash.
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Old 08-27-2006, 07:32 PM   #5
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sounds complicated
It's not near as bad as you'd think. The simple instructions are:
1. Download and install the program.
2. Login as anonymous.
3. Go to the address above. Done!
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Old 08-27-2006, 07:38 PM   #6
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seems to work fine from here... very simple
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Old 08-27-2006, 07:41 PM   #7
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Ok I "ll try it.

It took me about 3 mins to buffer after commercial and up and running. Better picture than a stream I had last night. Takes a minute to stabilize but not cutting out yet.
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Old 08-27-2006, 07:42 PM   #8
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Old 08-27-2006, 07:43 PM   #9
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It won't let me log in
Just log in as anonymous.
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Old 08-27-2006, 07:46 PM   #10
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I am. It says it can't connect to the sop network
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Old 08-27-2006, 07:50 PM   #11
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I am. It says it can't connect to the sop network
Oh. In that case, you might try disabling any firewalls you have on your computer. Other than that, I'll have to look into it. Thanks for trying!
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Old 08-27-2006, 07:54 PM   #12
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It's awesome daface got it and watching football.
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Old 08-27-2006, 07:55 PM   #13
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This is awesome. Working pretty good for me right now! Thanks alot Daface. Hopefully it works during the regualr season.
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Old 08-27-2006, 07:56 PM   #14
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Thanks for the input, guys. Feel free to watch all night. The more people on, the more realistic a test it will be.
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Old 08-27-2006, 07:59 PM   #15
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Looks like its about 90 seconds behind the real broadcast. I have it on side by side with my TV.
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Matt once made a very nice play in Seattle where he spun away from a pass rusher and hit Bowe off his back foot for a first down.

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