Online Olympics Coverage

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  1. Yr Blues macrumors 68020

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    I am searching, perhaps in vain, for 24/7 coverage of the Olympics ONLINE. Preferably in form of online radio. Anyone have any links?
     
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  3. Yr Blues thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks...I'll try it.

    Well...it's mostly small clips with a few full length games with no commentary. What a let down.
     
  4. goodtimes5 macrumors 6502a

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    You have to enter your zip code on the area on the right so a popup will open. After the ad plays, you have to click on enhanced player. From there, on the left column, select the control room. Live streams will have LIVE on them.

    There will be no commentary since its the original Olympic video feed.
     
  5. rasmasyean macrumors 6502a

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    Are yesterday's feeds still available

    How do you get yesterday's recordings?

    I was watching some live yesterday and after a bit of time it becomes a recording with a "rewind" button to go to that time spot. So I thought I'd go to sleep and finish watching it today when the "medal ceremonies" hit the recordings. But it looks like they only have today's feeds available.

    Is there a way to see the past? Are they preserving bandwidth now and going to make it available during "off-hours"? Or are those recording history? :(
     
  6. GSMiller macrumors 68000

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    I'm following the Olympics on Yahoo Sports, but of course I'm only interested in the medal count :eek:
     
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    Damn NBC! Online Video only on nbcolympics.com is only compatible for Macs with Intel!
     
  9. rasmasyean macrumors 6502a

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    Need the Silverlight player. It's Microsoft's network so they just do whatever they want. :p
     
  10. GSMiller macrumors 68000

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    It appeared as though it would work but when I tried watching a video I was told "Sorry, this video is not available in your area."
     
  11. rasmasyean macrumors 6502a

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    Custom Feeds?

    nbcolympics asked me to put in area code and TV provider. I thought it was for marketing research but does that matter?

    For example, I don't see a gymnastics and swimming category for feeds. Does putting in some other area code / TV provider change what you get? :confused:

    here:
    http://www.nbcolympics.com/tv_and_online_listings/index.html

    It gives me these...

    Archery
    Badminton
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Canoe/Kayak
    Cycling
    Equestrian
    Fencing
    Field Hockey
    Handball
    Judo
    Modern Pentathlon
    Rowing
    Sailing
    Shooting
    Soccer
    Softball
    Synchronized Swimming
    Table Tennis
    Taekwondo
    Tennis
    Triathlon
    Water Polo
    Weightlifting
    Wrestling
     
  12. rasmasyean macrumors 6502a

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    OK, I found the recordings. Maybe they just posted recently or something.
    You have to go to the sport and then hit the "Videos" link and it will have a whole bunch of random videos on the sport.
     
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  14. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Kiddies, it's all about revenue, and protecting commercial interests.

    The spirit of the Olympics be damned, in other words.

    Boycott is the correct response.
     
  15. rasmasyean macrumors 6502a

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    Well yeah, of course they want to maximize their profits too. They are not going to make macs a priority if it's a minor % of the population. It's still practically in beta. This was pretty much a "profitable stress test" for them.

    Spirit of the Olympics or not, it's not a charity. It's still a business.
     
  16. rasmasyean macrumors 6502a

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    Bandwidth Double for Olympics???

    Did you bandwidth increase recently? I sometimes get 9 Mbps, but never have I gotten over 10. It's advertised as 10 actually.
    Is this going to be permanent? Or just for the time being to serve things like http://www.nbcolympics.com/?

    [​IMG]
     
  17. MacNut macrumors Core

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    It is more than likely Powerboost. But NBC has made agreements with cable companies for extra content so it is possible that they upped the bandwidth.
     
  18. Cobol to Java macrumors newbie

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    Hmmmm

    In a few months, I'll probably be seeing lots of DVD recordings of the Olympics. I'll wait until then. Lol
     
  19. rasmasyean macrumors 6502a

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    What??? The only thing that has replay value like that is perhaps the Opening Ceremony. Already, most of us get it on a lag, but nothing beats live coverage anyway, of course. :p
     
  20. arkitect macrumors 601

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    Gotta say the BBC's done a great job this time.

    Apart from choice on TV you get 6 channels of different sports streamed on the BBC website.
    When the "Live" stuff is done for the day it is re-runs but still…

    Quite nice to be able to watch say gymnastics on TV while keeping an eye on the rowing (and listening to the England/SA Cricket commentary…) :D
     
  21. rasmasyean macrumors 6502a

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    You should be able to use FireFox and get an extra stream too! :D
     
  22. arkitect macrumors 601

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    Oh, but I do! :D:D
     
  23. rasmasyean macrumors 6502a

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    Hey MacNut,

    Are you a team member in Beijing? :)
     
  24. rasmasyean macrumors 6502a

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    Oh yeah? You think you are cool? What about your mobile phone? :p
     
  25. arkitect macrumors 601

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    Gaaah! :D
    Tried that.
    Alas the iPhone doesn't do Flash! And the BBC uses Flash to stream its live video. :eek:
     

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