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ACBL - Reisinger Live Videos - Q&A

We're doing Live Video from Reisinger using 5 cameras right now.The videos can be found here:

https://goo.gl/ydKG4J

(the list will be updated with newer streams from Reisinger)

 

Since this is a relatively new thing I'd like to gather all the questions or suggestion and make some kind of a FAQ.

 

Q: It says it's about to start soon but it's not starting...

A: Refreshing the page with the video can help in many situations. It's one of them.

Q: It was working fine but now it's stuck buffering...

A: Refreshing the page with the video can help in many situations. It's one of them.

Q: The quality is really bad...

A: It's your internet that is bad. :) You can pick the quality in the bottom right corner of the player (see that little gear there?). 720p is best, 480 is my minimum recommended. Why did I mention the internet in the beginning? Well, YouTube does it best to guess which quality can be played without buffering. It usually starts with 480p and changes to 720p when in fullscreen mode.

Q: The video is ok but it's buffering every few seconds...

A: Most likely your internet connection is not sufficient for the quality you're using. Try switching to lower one.

Q: I'm in Germany. This is broken because it's not working!

A: It's your government that is broken. German law is treating live streams (virtually everything that can have a possible audience of 500 people or more) with the same law as the TV stations. Yeah, I don't have TV license in Germany, sorry for that. You can't see the live streams and the usual ways (some YouTube proxies) won't work either (LiveStreams are far more sophisticated). My guess is that VPN would do the trick but I haven't tried. Once the live stream is over you'll be able to access the video, no problems here.

Q: I'm seeing weird fragments of BBO interface between the rounds..

A: There are only a few boards a round and each of the rounds requires new broadcast to be made. This is a lot of trouble and that;s why we decided not to also bother the operator with hiding the interface between the rounds.

Q: The video is a few seconds behind the vugraph!

A: It does take some time for YouTube's servers to process the video, re-encode it for different qualities / platforms etc and than make it available. Depending on the settings and the internet connection the delay typically varies between 5-45 seconds. You can see the exact time on the bottom of the video (it's local time which is UTC-7, mountain time).

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