Olympic Games Laser Sailing

Discussion in 'Laser Talk' started by laserxd, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. torrid

    torrid Just sailing

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    Sorry to keep bumping this, but I'm kind of excited about watching some of the racing.

    It doesn't appear that NBC is going to let just anyone watch the streaming video. You need to be a subscriber to a cable or satellite service which provides CNBC and MSNBC. I actually had to go through Time-Warner (my provider) to set up an account and password.

    If you don't have cable or satellite, you may be SOL. I suppose there may be feed from the BBC or another country you could try to access, but I bet they block it.
     
  2. LooserLu

    LooserLu LooserLu

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    Yes they block it. "nbcolymipcs" got the main-TV-rights of the keyholder "OBS", for USA. OBS is the "Olympic Broadcast Service" ( http://obs.es/obslondon2012.html ) that keeps the several official video live-streams of the olympic areas, also of Weymouth. We, at GER, get all of Olympic live-streams (in LQ and HQ) by our public TV Stations ARD and ZDF (in daily change), like NBC. BUT, like at the games of 2008 at China, it hasn't been possible (for me, as a common internet user and not IT specialist) to download and save those video live streams on a HD on my PC. I verify your informations about the access to NBC. At 2008 the Bejing Games it only was a need, to hide the own IP address into an US IP adress and take a useful US post code plus US cable-provider and one was able to view the live-streams at NBC (but it was not possible, to copy the live-streams on a HD...). For all non US-Americans (like me): Try to find out at your national TV, if they got rights for your country, to probably "transmit" via air, cable, satellite or web. The OBS-rights usually do not include to copy the video live streams onto a HD. One has to be an IT expert in copying live streams onto a HD. F.e.:One need the actual URL of the just transmitted live stream, but for me, I was't able, till now, to locate such an URL's at GER. Software like "Flashget" doesn't work without those live-stream-URL's. Any ideas? In the moment, I am only able to (legal) copy the digital air TV broadcast signal of my country onto my PC for my own use. But at the time, over the next week, they probabaly broadcast "live sailing" (from lunchtime to afternoon) I have to work! At our country ARD and ZDF told, it is possible to aft-view, on demand, the live streams at their internet galleries, but I have absolute no idea, how to copy those video reviews to my PC HD (as they block it to do so). Not even the standard-"realplayer"-downloader (freeware) work for this...
    To the opposite: At GER the laws permit to take a (exact one) copy for privat use. Again: any useful ideas are apreciated. Thanks!
    Ciao
    Looser Lu
     
  3. racinglasers

    racinglasers Member

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    In order to be seen in prime time will need to have female competitors wearing impossibly small swim suits sailing ....... competing with synchronized diving ..... beach volleyball .....
     
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  4. Wavedancer

    Wavedancer Upside down? Staff Member

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    :) Well, Anna T was doing just that not too long ago...
     
  5. 49208

    49208 Tentmaker

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    No need to be SOL.... Follow the advice here : http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?showtopic=137356&st=50 about downloading and installing Expat Shield (if you are not in the UK) and then watch the BBC feeds. There are other feeds avail, I've only had time to watch the BBC feed and it seemed good enough for me...
     
  6. fat-n-old

    fat-n-old Member

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  7. torrid

    torrid Just sailing

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    Note you can watch recorded video of previous races (at least on the NBC site). That means you can do your job, then go home at watch it in the evening. And not read any forums where people may give away what happened during the races.

    Got to avoid the news websites, too. You just know CNN and Drudge are going to put links to the sailing results at the top of their pages.
     
  8. jeffers

    jeffers Active Member

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    You huys should come visit the UK, we have something like 12 HD free to air channels showing every minute of the olympics live.

    I guess being host country has it's advantages!

    You can also stream in HD (if your internet connection can handle it).
     
  9. Windglider

    Windglider New Member

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    there is a live coverage on http://nos.nl/os2012/
    This is dutch, so if you need any help, please let me know.

    I am going to watch the start of the laser woman right now
     
  10. Wavedancer

    Wavedancer Upside down? Staff Member

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    Access forbidden for those poor USA souls, like me...
     
  11. Tillerman

    Tillerman Member

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    What a mess. All the countries seem to be blocking other countries from their feeds. And in the US, NBC makes you prove you are a cable subscriber to look at a feed that isn't available on cable! Crazy. Doesn't anyone care that this is an international event and we all want to watch exactly the same races anyway? Let's hope that the Olympics award the internet rights to Google next time around and everyone around the world can watch live coverage together.
     
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  12. 49208

    49208 Tentmaker

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    'cept China ;)
     
  13. LooserLu

    LooserLu LooserLu

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    Thanks"49208"!
    Yeesterday it was late, I was already to tired to test. But today, just a few minutes ago, I was able to use "Expat". Okay, it already has been to late here to follow sailing live video streamings at the related bbc internet channel at bbc sports. There they already transmitted females field hockey... But, successful I was able to install and set the Expat Shield correct into a UK IP and was able to use the bbc-"iPlayer".:)
    Also: A click to the right mouse button into the video-picture has given me the info, it is possible to download the live-stream (if one use f.e. the extended "professional real player" (it's the not cost free version)).

    I guess, if I (definitely not an IT-expert) was able to follw your simple advise, at other continents the others are able to do it, too.

    But, like "torrid", at the PC in my office I can't install anything and when I'm back home from work, it's to late already for sailing live video streams. My hope is: sooner or later this year, at Youtube etc., one is able to view some of the video streams of the actual Olympic sailings (this was the case in 2008, for the Quingdao Olympic sailing competitions).:cool:

    However, it seems, at sailing, like at several other disciplines the GER's, lose. Aft now 3 to 4 races, it seems to me, the GER participants already missed to catch the train for a medal at the 49er, Laser Standard fleet and the Laser Radial fleet... There is some small hope for the GER's at the Star fleet (probalby bronce, but not gold or silver) and probably at windsurfing.

    Ciao
    LooserLu
     
  14. Spinsheet71

    Spinsheet71 New Member

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    I have verizon fios. I am streaming from my computer to my HDTV.
     
  15. torrid

    torrid Just sailing

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    Are they only providing coverage of selected classes? I skipped through the recorded video of yesterday's racing and found no Lasers.
     
  16. Mrs. P

    Mrs. P Member

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    We're in the US and got the Expat Shield working and watched the sailing live this morning. Awesome footage. We watched Slingsby go from deep in the 20s to 6th in the 4th race. Love it!!
     
  17. Mrs. P

    Mrs. P Member

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    Just to clarify, we're in the US on an antenna, no cable, FIOS, etc. We downloaded the Expat Shield application which assigned us a UK IP address and now we can get whatever they can get in the UK, which I believe includes full replays of all sailing ... in addition to the live sailing coverage.
     
  18. Windglider

    Windglider New Member

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    Holland is a country without physical borders. but is seems we have some virtual borders :(.
     
  19. oztayls

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    Here in Australia we are truly blessed with full coverage and even replays of the Laser, Finn, 49er and some of the Star on Fox. Unfortunately, no match racing coverage where our team of Olivia Price, Nina Curtis and Lucinda Whitty is unbeaten so far.

    I am intrigued by both full and radial sails being used. They look so much better than any new sail I've ever had!

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  20. torrid

    torrid Just sailing

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    Huh, full length window in the sail.
     

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