watching football on the mac

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by andych, Sep 5, 2006.

  1. andych macrumors member

    andych

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    are there any programmes available to watch live football?.
    there are many for the PC but are there any for the mac?
     
  2. pknz macrumors 68020

    pknz

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    Please explain what type of football you are talking about.
     
  3. andych thread starter macrumors member

    andych

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    hee hee..
    ok SOCCER..as in english and spanish...
     
  4. displaced macrumors 65816

    displaced

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    Hehe. So which kind? English: shows a lot of individual promise, but unable to perform as a team, or Spanish: there's a chip shop somewhere missing the contents of its deep fat fryer (vital for that slicked-back hair look) and full of unecessary rolling around on the floor at the slightest tap

    :D

    I kid, I kid!

    What sort of software do you mean? If it's web sites that stream matches, you might find the Flip4Mac Quicktime plugin handy, as that'll let you view Windows Media-format videos on websites.
     
  5. iVersa macrumors 6502

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  6. Queso macrumors G4

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    Don't know about live, but I always listen to commentary and watch match highlights on the Premium TV sites. It has all the Coca-Cola League teams in there so it depends on who you support.

    The site throws up lots of stupid pop-ups about needing Internet Explorer, but just ignore them and Flip4Mac and/or Windows Media Player for Mac quite happily plays everything.
     
  7. FFTT macrumors 68030

    FFTT

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    I watch stuff dowloaded in Real Player, Quicktime and Windows Media Player all the time.

    I'm still on dial-up here so there's no way I can stream live except for audio, but it's doable for people with a good broadband connection.

    The communications entities are going to be fighting this out for a while because
    really, you don't need DirectTV or cable TV if you can stream HD to your computer.

    Watch on demand is going to be a big issue over the next few years.
     
  8. displaced macrumors 65816

    displaced

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    .... not to mention the gazillion-bajillion ££, €€ and $$ in football broadcasting rights that are up for stake. It's going to be messy...
     

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