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RE: ODU @ La Tech
(02-12-2018 10:53 AM)ODU BBALL Wrote:  
(02-12-2018 07:25 AM)Big Bluezilla Wrote:  
(02-12-2018 07:17 AM)mac Wrote:  What a great league we are in. On Saturday in the paper there was game after game after game listed as being on TV. Teams with losing records, top teams, in between teams and even Virginia teams. By ODU was listed 94.1 FM. The only one in their giant list that just had radio listed.

So now there is page after page in the game thread about all the steps you have to go through to watch the Monarchs, on a flipping phone or laptop or iPad. Why should we even have to do this at all? CUSA sucks and the folks at ODU sure don't help much. Used to be able to watch at least some of the games on local stations.

Weak sauce.

Btw, congrats to the team for playing a great game, on the road no less. One of the best they have played in awhile. Haven't lost a league game on the road.19-5 record. You almost wouldn't know that from this now turned into techie thread.


I will agree wholeheartedly with the weak sauce television coverage. However, the options we have to watch the games that are televised, are not very complex though. The ESPN3 and Facebook options are actually super easy and take about 30 seconds for most folks to get tuned in. CUSAtv is pretty spotty though.


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I have an older IPAD, Apple TV, ROKU, and a desktop computer. I could access the web page and select the game against LA Tech Saturday night, but the game would not load. The indication was that my Media Player needed to be something other than it is.

I am able to watch ESPN3 streaming via my Apple TV.

Is there something that I can go out and purchase - Firestick maybe - that won't cost an arm and a leg that will allow me to watch these games on my big screen 4K TV? Can someone please take the time to list the other things that you have to do - and how - in order to make said new device work for getting the games?

You can put the video (Stadium on Facebook and a lot of others) on your TV (with your Apple TV) using screen mirroring. It's under control panel of you iPhone or iPad and can be accessed directly by swiping up.
02-12-2018 11:37 AM
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RE: ODU @ La Tech
That's really one of the bigger drawbacks to the streaming services. It adds variables to reliable experiences. Each person could have x device, y, connection, x.2 firmware. You could be using a iPad, Iphone, Android, Mac, Windows 7 desktop, Roku, etc. You could have a user with no space left on their device and not quite enough memory so it's jittery at best. You could have another program running eating up memory causing the stream to read/write to the hard drive for swap space and causing a bad experience. That's where TV was better. It just worked. We'll be shunning a decent size of the population that still wants that, or better yet needs that, as they don't have the know how or drive to figure it all out.
02-12-2018 01:07 PM
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RE: ODU @ La Tech
(02-12-2018 11:37 AM)Big Bluezilla Wrote:  
(02-12-2018 10:53 AM)ODU BBALL Wrote:  
(02-12-2018 07:25 AM)Big Bluezilla Wrote:  
(02-12-2018 07:17 AM)mac Wrote:  What a great league we are in. On Saturday in the paper there was game after game after game listed as being on TV. Teams with losing records, top teams, in between teams and even Virginia teams. By ODU was listed 94.1 FM. The only one in their giant list that just had radio listed.

So now there is page after page in the game thread about all the steps you have to go through to watch the Monarchs, on a flipping phone or laptop or iPad. Why should we even have to do this at all? CUSA sucks and the folks at ODU sure don't help much. Used to be able to watch at least some of the games on local stations.

Weak sauce.

Btw, congrats to the team for playing a great game, on the road no less. One of the best they have played in awhile. Haven't lost a league game on the road.19-5 record. You almost wouldn't know that from this now turned into techie thread.


I will agree wholeheartedly with the weak sauce television coverage. However, the options we have to watch the games that are televised, are not very complex though. The ESPN3 and Facebook options are actually super easy and take about 30 seconds for most folks to get tuned in. CUSAtv is pretty spotty though.


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I have an older IPAD, Apple TV, ROKU, and a desktop computer. I could access the web page and select the game against LA Tech Saturday night, but the game would not load. The indication was that my Media Player needed to be something other than it is.

I am able to watch ESPN3 streaming via my Apple TV.

Is there something that I can go out and purchase - Firestick maybe - that won't cost an arm and a leg that will allow me to watch these games on my big screen 4K TV? Can someone please take the time to list the other things that you have to do - and how - in order to make said new device work for getting the games?

You can put the video (Stadium on Facebook and a lot of others) on your TV (with your Apple TV) using screen mirroring. It's under control panel of you iPhone or iPad and can be accessed directly by swiping up.

I've done that for other streaming videos using my Apple TV and IPAD. The problem I am having with Facebook - Stadium is getting the streaming content started on any device. I can access it but when I select it, it doesn't load and start playing on either my IPAD or Desktop Computer. Both stated that my 'media player' was incompatible. Will Firestick work better? Does that just plug into the HDMI port on my TV? Other than purchasing the Firestick, is there another charge involved after that to access and play the content (i.e. Facebook - Stadium)? Thanks for the assist.
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(02-12-2018 01:07 PM)bit_9 Wrote:  That's really one of the bigger drawbacks to the streaming services. It adds variables to reliable experiences. Each person could have x device, y, connection, x.2 firmware. You could be using a iPad, Iphone, Android, Mac, Windows 7 desktop, Roku, etc. You could have a user with no space left on their device and not quite enough memory so it's jittery at best. You could have another program running eating up memory causing the stream to read/write to the hard drive for swap space and causing a bad experience. That's where TV was better. It just worked. We'll be shunning a decent size of the population that still wants that, or better yet needs that, as they don't have the know how or drive to figure it all out.

Case in point: I tried to watch the Middle Tennessee game on the Facebook video app on my Samsung TV. Unwatchable. On my cell phone it was choppy, and on my laptop it was almost flawless. It's difficult to cast from an Apple device without Apple TV — there is an app, Video Cast I think it's called, that lets you cast if it can pick up the stream, but that's hit or miss.

Might break down and cut the cord to get Direct TV Now, since it apparently comes with a free current-gen Apple TV.
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Soon as 5G comes out we'll all just have wireless routers at our house and you can pick and chose whatever content provider you want. This is like when everyone found out you didn't need AOL to get to the interweb. Now we're going to have a similar transition in content. With the new OTA wave and things like AirTV, Tablo, Roku, etc coming to market providing people with the basic 30-40 OTA HD channels they need and overlaying that with Sling, DirecTV Now, etc who have partnerships with for pay content. It's a brave new world.
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(02-12-2018 01:51 PM)Cyniclone Wrote:  
(02-12-2018 01:07 PM)bit_9 Wrote:  That's really one of the bigger drawbacks to the streaming services. It adds variables to reliable experiences. Each person could have x device, y, connection, x.2 firmware. You could be using a iPad, Iphone, Android, Mac, Windows 7 desktop, Roku, etc. You could have a user with no space left on their device and not quite enough memory so it's jittery at best. You could have another program running eating up memory causing the stream to read/write to the hard drive for swap space and causing a bad experience. That's where TV was better. It just worked. We'll be shunning a decent size of the population that still wants that, or better yet needs that, as they don't have the know how or drive to figure it all out.

Case in point: I tried to watch the Middle Tennessee game on the Facebook video app on my Samsung TV. Unwatchable. On my cell phone it was choppy, and on my laptop it was almost flawless. It's difficult to cast from an Apple device without Apple TV — there is an app, Video Cast I think it's called, that lets you cast if it can pick up the stream, but that's hit or miss.

Might break down and cut the cord to get Direct TV Now, since it apparently comes with a free current-gen Apple TV.


I use chrome cast with my iPhone all the time. Picture quality is unbelievable
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Thanks, Monarchblue and ODU09.

I have no interest in trying to figure out the myriad of "doohickeys and streaming services, etc". I'm old and my brain is losing it's adaptability. If I was in charge I would get all the ODU games. all sports on ESPN3 whether the rights are bought here and there by any of these entities. At least you know you can watch the game. I've never had any problem with the ESPN feed using my Apple adapter thingy and an HDMI cord. I sound like a grouchy old lady...GET OFF my lawn!!
02-13-2018 01:01 AM
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(02-12-2018 08:58 PM)Justanodufan Wrote:  
(02-12-2018 01:51 PM)Cyniclone Wrote:  
(02-12-2018 01:07 PM)bit_9 Wrote:  That's really one of the bigger drawbacks to the streaming services. It adds variables to reliable experiences. Each person could have x device, y, connection, x.2 firmware. You could be using a iPad, Iphone, Android, Mac, Windows 7 desktop, Roku, etc. You could have a user with no space left on their device and not quite enough memory so it's jittery at best. You could have another program running eating up memory causing the stream to read/write to the hard drive for swap space and causing a bad experience. That's where TV was better. It just worked. We'll be shunning a decent size of the population that still wants that, or better yet needs that, as they don't have the know how or drive to figure it all out.

Case in point: I tried to watch the Middle Tennessee game on the Facebook video app on my Samsung TV. Unwatchable. On my cell phone it was choppy, and on my laptop it was almost flawless. It's difficult to cast from an Apple device without Apple TV — there is an app, Video Cast I think it's called, that lets you cast if it can pick up the stream, but that's hit or miss.

Might break down and cut the cord to get Direct TV Now, since it apparently comes with a free current-gen Apple TV.


I use chrome cast with my iPhone all the time. Picture quality is unbelievable

Chromecast is on the money.
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(02-13-2018 08:25 AM)757ODU Wrote:  
(02-12-2018 08:58 PM)Justanodufan Wrote:  
(02-12-2018 01:51 PM)Cyniclone Wrote:  
(02-12-2018 01:07 PM)bit_9 Wrote:  That's really one of the bigger drawbacks to the streaming services. It adds variables to reliable experiences. Each person could have x device, y, connection, x.2 firmware. You could be using a iPad, Iphone, Android, Mac, Windows 7 desktop, Roku, etc. You could have a user with no space left on their device and not quite enough memory so it's jittery at best. You could have another program running eating up memory causing the stream to read/write to the hard drive for swap space and causing a bad experience. That's where TV was better. It just worked. We'll be shunning a decent size of the population that still wants that, or better yet needs that, as they don't have the know how or drive to figure it all out.

Case in point: I tried to watch the Middle Tennessee game on the Facebook video app on my Samsung TV. Unwatchable. On my cell phone it was choppy, and on my laptop it was almost flawless. It's difficult to cast from an Apple device without Apple TV — there is an app, Video Cast I think it's called, that lets you cast if it can pick up the stream, but that's hit or miss.

Might break down and cut the cord to get Direct TV Now, since it apparently comes with a free current-gen Apple TV.


I use chrome cast with my iPhone all the time. Picture quality is unbelievable

Chromecast is on the money.

Agree, but some feeds cannot be cast. For instance, Stadium's website feed cannot be cast. When they run it on FB, that video can be cast, but the regular site cannot.
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RE: ODU @ La Tech
(02-13-2018 01:01 AM)Monarch Homselr Wrote:  Thanks, Monarchblue and ODU09.

I have no interest in trying to figure out the myriad of "doohickeys and streaming services, etc". I'm old and my brain is losing it's adaptability. If I was in charge I would get all the ODU games. all sports on ESPN3 whether the rights are bought here and there by any of these entities. At least you know you can watch the game. I've never had any problem with the ESPN feed using my Apple adapter thingy and an HDMI cord. I sound like a grouchy old lady...GET OFF my lawn!!

For what its worth, I think the whole process has been made to seem more complicated than it actually is by all the different responses here. If you want to give it a go with the Fire Stick, there is not much too it and I would be happy to help walk you through it. Just shoot me a pm if you decide to give it a go and need some assistance.
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