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    Default Wanted:

    Someone with: (preferably) Leaguepass, NBA tv , a broadband internet connection and a TV capture card.
    oh and a couple of hours to test and setup

    Reason:

    Considering trying a life stream of the game(s) starting with the Christmasday game, but a test before hand would be nice.

    How it works:

    The above will have a simple program running that sends the capture to one of my servers, where it will be re-broadcasted (crunched and streamed-out) for others to watch.

    Your anonimity is guaranteed, no one but me will know where the stream comes from.

    For all other purposes I run the stream on my servers.

    I will grant access to the stream to selected people (KNOWN to me) only, for obvious reasons.

    Finally:

    This may or may not work, the request is for a test, not a permanent solution, sorry my bandwidth costs money

    You can PM me if you want.
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    Default Re: Wanted:

    whats the word on the street... did it work ? did you get a Volunteer ??

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    Word on the street is I have several volunteers, but nothing happened

    Reasons are simple: I need someone who is not afraid to run a linux disk while doing this, it will alter nothing on your puter, but it will run while broadcasting under linux.
    straight after the broadcast you reboot inwhatever OS you want to run and voila.

    Also if the "owner" knows little of linux that is not a problem, he then however needs a public IP (the one you get from your ISP, if it is a 192.168.xxx.xxx it is not public) so we can log in from here and do the work for you all you do is sit and watch

    So in effect; still looking, anyone that wants to fit the bill and help a couple of Pacer fans around the world by giving them access to televized games via me, please let me know
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    Default Re: Wanted:

    I'll vouch for the Linux bit, not being a expert or anything but I have been reading latley about a duel boot system and thats going on step further then your needs

    C'mon Guys... some one should be able to come to the party, I love the idea and it gets of the ground, it's no good for me on poxie dial up but most fans will be able to enjoy it

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    I got broadband internet, League Pass...but I do not have a TV Tuner card...I use my laptop for everything, how can I get a TV Tuner card installed on my laptop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GO!!!!!
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    I'll vouch for the Linux bit, not being a expert or anything but I have been reading latley about a duel boot system and thats going on step further then your needs

    C'mon Guys... some one should be able to come to the party, I love the idea and it gets of the ground, it's no good for me on poxie dial up but most fans will be able to enjoy it
    The system does not need a dual boot setup, it will only boot for the stream from the linux (gentoo) cd and run for the duration udner linux, not using the harddisk of the system whatsoever, verything else is done on the server.

    after the game you simply take the cd out and reboot,voila back in whatever OS you use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NickGreen
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    I got broadband internet, League Pass...but I do not have a TV Tuner card...I use my laptop for everything, how can I get a TV Tuner card installed on my laptop?
    Whoever sold you the notebook should be able to help you, in actual fact several people I know have one but they live in the UK so are no good to me
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    Well I cant stream it but for now I will record them and upload them to you able.

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    Hey we could Bit Torrent the games.

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    NOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    Bit torrent SUX!
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    OK answers that. I prefer IRC or emule myself but BT seemed like it would work a little better.

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    Default Re: Wanted:

    just straight ftp download beats all.

    I will make a public one, nay worry.

    bt and all other methods are based upon you giving what you get, I would not like to add my 45 MB/s dedicated connection to that kind of abuse, downloading 1 Gb and having 5 Gb downloaded, no thanks.
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    Progress report:

    I got the card and installed it. I am having some tech problems but I hope to have them worked out soon. Right now I am just getting lines across the screen.

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    Default Re: Wanted:

    Quote Originally Posted by Ragnar
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    Progress report:

    I got the card and installed it. I am having some tech problems but I hope to have them worked out soon. Right now I am just getting lines across the screen.
    if you tell me the problems you have including hard and software used, I might bew able to support you
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    My brother who is more of a computer person than I am is coming over to look at it.

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    Default Re: Wanted:

    I found a program that lets you record in divx, but it won't read the signal from my card.

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    Default Re: Wanted:

    I am planing on recording it in mpeg2 and re encoding it to xvid to save some size.

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    Thats awesome Guys.. I like it.. really cool

    Keep up the good work...

    can you guys get Classic NBA Tv games coverage ?? as i reckon there would be a demand for that too

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    I am not sure if I am going to be running in time for tonights game. Hicks can you record this one in mpeg2 and upload it?

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    Umm, possibly. Can you tell me how you convert from .mpg to .xvid?

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    Default Re: Wanted:

    Well after some frustration I am up and running. Starting tonight I will be recording the games and uploading them to able. I will be recording them in mpeg and converting to xvid for size considerations. If anyone has any bit rate preferences let me know now. I will try to make them one cd encodes so that people can burn them onto disk to save space.

    Do you want the halftime stuff? Most games that are on league pass we cant see the halftime stuff but when it is also on another channel and is the Pacer broadcast I should be able to get the halftime show. Sometimes there is some good stuff there so for now I will keep the ones that are Pacer broadcasts. Otherwise it would save some space.

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    There are some decent "free" programs available to change the size and "viewability" of the vid: I can personally recommend KVCD which keeps high quality but small size (full lenght movie on 1 cd)

    check out the site: http://www.kvcd.net/portal/index.php
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    Default Re: Wanted:

    I'd help on this, but I don't have a cap card. It's a great idea though, since I live in Ohio and I don't have League Pass, the only games I get to see are the national games and when I go to sports bars.

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    Able I have it encoding. I am having network troubles so I was not able to transfer it to the faster computer. So as soon as it is done I will upload the game. It recorded just fine.

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