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Crazysah

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Hello guys,

I tried downloading Skyfire app but it wouldn't work. I need to stream live sporting events on my iPad. Anyway at all that I can do this?

Thanks,
Crazysah
 

davedvdy

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Try Photon Web browser...
Not sure about the site you use but it's definitely one of the better ones.
 
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Crazysah

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I use Photon also. Only thing you have to remember is to tap the lightning bolt icon to enable flash.

Wait. So Photon browser works for live streaming events? Have you tested it out? Or can you for me?

Thanks
 
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Jason S.

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Wait. So Photon browser works for live streaming events? Have you tested it out? Or can you for me?

Thanks

So far I've found it works with anything Flash based that doesn't require any additional downloads. It appears that how it works is it sends the page you want to view to a server that loads the page in Firefox on a computer and then sends that back to you as a "video," but you can still interact with the page and it is nearly instantaneous.
 
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Crazysah

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So far I've found it works with anything Flash based that doesn't require any additional downloads. It appears that how it works is it sends the page you want to view to a server that loads the page in Firefox on a computer and then sends that back to you as a "video," but you can still interact with the page and it is nearly instantaneous.

Yes, but.my main concern is it not working with live sporting events.nhave you ever tred those? Or can you for me? Firstrowsports and atdhe.

Thanks
 
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linkgx1

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Shoulda got an Android tablet then. Transformer Prime.



Stilll wouldnt work though.
 
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GrindedDown

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I am very curious to hear all of the different answers to this as well. I know that there are probably a whole number of threads out there regarding this topic,but most of them or old (at least in the tech world). I am sure there have been some new updates and maybe even some new players.

What options are there? Which ones work best? Which ones work without a server (personal computer) and can be done on the iPad alone?
 
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jasg49

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Adobe abandoned Mobile Flash last November

In this blog post, they stated that their focus is on Flash for PC's and HTML5 for tablets/phones.
 
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Crazysah

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So anyone test out the sites above in any browser? Did it work?
 
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nitemare

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depending on the sporting event you want to watch live, there are Apps for some like MLB.com at bat, NCAA March Madness Live, NBA game time just to name a few. you just need to look in the app store. some are even free
 
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Crazysah

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The main two I want to watch are formula 1 and epl (soccer). I don't think they are available.
 
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satchow

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Yes, but.my main concern is it not working with live sporting events.nhave you ever tred those? Or can you for me? Firstrowsports and atdhe.

Thanks

iSwifter (paid) and Rover (free) work with firstrowsports. They both are made for flash games, but work with flash video too.
 
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davedvdy

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So anyone test out the sites above in any browser? Did it work?

PM sent back, it was redirecting me to different URLs, with varying vids but it was somewhat choppy. I didnt see a direct link to any live feed.
 
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Crazysah

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iSwifter (paid) and Rover (free) work with firstrowsports. They both are made for flash games, but work with flash video too.

Does it work with atdhe or other similar sites for streaming?

PM sent back, it was redirecting me to different URLs, with varying vids but it was somewhat choppy. I didnt see a direct link to any live feed.

I sent you a PM back. Try now if you can.

Also, what about sites just with plain flash videos? Like 'porn' sites.

Crazysah
 
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Crazysah

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I'm sure it does. Why dont you just try out Rover? it's free and runs the same servers as iSwifter.

It works for firstrowsports but with no sound. Why is that?

iSwifter works with sound but stutters a little bit.
 
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Lara F

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I stream sports a lot as well. If you want the best quality Flash I'd suggest paying up the monthly fee for OnLive. With figure skating I see the difference between it and the other browsers like iSwifter (Photon being best of the bunch IMO).

It won't work with US-geoblocked or obviously Silverlight streams (a loss for me with Universal Sports) but you should be good otherwise.
 
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Crazysah

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I stream sports a lot as well. If you want the best quality Flash I'd suggest paying up the monthly fee for OnLive. With figure skating I see the difference between it and the other browsers like iSwifter (Photon being best of the bunch IMO).

It won't work with US-geoblocked or obviously Silverlight streams (a loss for me with Universal Sports) but you should be good otherwise.

Does OnLive really work well? For all kinds of Flash videos? I might just get it now then.
 
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Crazysah

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Just to update you guys, OnLive works real smoothly. It's totally worth the $4.99 per month for streaming stuff and watching flash videos.
 
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