watching football on the mac

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?
 

andych

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hee hee..
ok SOCCER..as in english and spanish...
 

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andych said:
hee hee..
ok SOCCER..as in english and spanish...
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.
 

Queso

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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.
 

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.
 

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