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Old 05-15-2008, 09:43 AM   #631
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Note: I have verified this on Windows. Someone please confirm this on Linux for me.
Video is / never was garbled for me on VLC in Linux so I can't test it
 
Old 05-15-2008, 10:25 AM   #632
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Top plays are jerky (the picture stutters) and the issue isn't solved by adding "--codec dmo". However the archive full-game streams don't stutter at all. The picture quality is nowhere near as good as mplayer though. Still, not bad if it lets me seek.

Unfortunately, seeking is rather hit-and-miss. It usually works the first time you move the slider, and sometimes the second, but more often than not it crashes if you try to jump to a particular place
...To quote my earlier post in this thread:

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I can confirm that it is possible to seek through archived games using VLC, but only for the first minute or so after the stream begins. That is, if I seek to 2 hours into the broadcast right after VLC opens, it'll do it; but if I wait two minutes and then seek even a little bit in any direction, I lose the stream, no matter where I am in the broadcast.

I was able to do the same thing last year. I assumed then and now that it's an authentication issue: I think the game authentication expires after a minute or so, so my guess was that the same token somehow applies to the ability to seek as well. VLC does take a while to seek, so maybe it's actually re-aquiring the stream with a new start position or something?
I'm also in the UK, so using VLC I can skip pre-game for archived games as long as I do the seek just after opening the stream.

I haven't tried the top plays, but archived video and live audio work fine for me without the dmo option. You might be right about the picture quality though -- I'll have to compare them side-by-side when I get the chance.

That VLC forum looks fairly active, so I suppose we might want to post some of this stuff there. I'm actually pretty satisfied with it as it is though...
 
Old 05-15-2008, 01:23 PM   #633
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Seems that Moonlight (the Linux version of Silverlight) has been released...anyone try it out for MLB TV yet?
 
Old 05-15-2008, 08:30 PM   #634
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Seems that Moonlight (the Linux version of Silverlight) has been released...anyone try it out for MLB TV yet?
I have the 0.4 version from over a month ago. It works okay for the embedded clips and stuff but (at least that version) doesn't work for the main player page.
 
Old 05-20-2008, 01:23 AM   #635
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thanks to the Creators! a blissful experience
bless you all
let's go expos!
 
Old 05-20-2008, 11:11 AM   #636
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let's go expos!
erm, i hate to be the one to break it to you, but they're no longer called the expos. sorry to force you into the 21st century
 
Old 05-21-2008, 01:08 AM   #637
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erm, i hate to be the one to break it to you, but they're no longer called the expos. sorry to force you into the 21st century
LOL!

That reminds me of the MLB.TV commercial with Harold Reynolds.

"That hat you're wearing, they're called the Nationals now and they're in Washington!"

I used to travel to Montreal on business and I still kick myself over the one time the Expos were in town AND I was leaving the customer site early enough to catch a game. I decided I wanted to grab some dinner and beer at the pub near the hotel and call it an early night. Arrgh! I'm still kicking myself for not going. I hear it was super-convenient to get to and from the game with the underground going right into the stadium.
 
Old 05-21-2008, 05:50 PM   #638
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Teaser

Sorry there hasn't been much new development lately but the deafening silence in here seems to indicate happy baseball fans.

I've nearly got the 2007 season supported. One or two more code modifications and you should be able to jump back to your favorite games last year and watch them.

Yep! If the All-Star Game or the World Series aren't coming soon enough for you, you can go back and watch last year's. If you want to pit Lester's no-no against Buchholtz, you should be able to go back and watch both of them.

The biggest difference between last year and this year is 800k this year was 700k last year. I'll make a tweak in the listings code to mask this difference out. The "GUI" however will likely still show 800k.

If you're not subscribed to this thread, you should be. I'll post within a week or so when the 2007 support has been checked into svn.

EDIT: 2006 only supports 350K stream and will likely be supported in a similar fashion to 2007 by masking the configured speed value. 2005 and prior will not be supported.

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Old 05-22-2008, 10:54 AM   #639
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2007 season support -- playing preview instead of game

Okay, so my big motivation for supporting 2007 season was to watch the All-Star Game and the post-season games. My initial testing with the All-Star Game is working as expected.

However, when I select any other game in the regular season, I get this annoying game preview in a loop. If I test it in the Windows browser, I'm getting a completely different stream, e.g. the game stream.

I know someone here had mentioned how to do the 2007 season. How did you guys watch games last year?
 
Old 05-23-2008, 12:26 AM   #640
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Okay, so my big motivation for supporting 2007 season was to watch the All-Star Game and the post-season games. My initial testing with the All-Star Game is working as expected.

However, when I select any other game in the regular season, I get this annoying game preview in a loop. If I test it in the Windows browser, I'm getting a completely different stream, e.g. the game stream.

I know someone here had mentioned how to do the 2007 season. How did you guys watch games last year?
If there is a fix for the "annoying loop", I nor Swingley ever figured out how to do it. The only thing he found was by waiting for around an hour the actual game would then start. ( I'm talking about the archived games )

If you moved the slider, it killed the connection instantly. Couldn't seek, so you had to kill an hour roughly off if there was some game you had missed and really wanted to watch in Linux. As you said,it didn't work this way in Windows. The only solution is to watch in Windows as far as I know or put up with an hour of the same pregame blabber over and over and over and over......
 
Old 05-23-2008, 03:39 AM   #641
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However, when I select any other game in the regular season, I get this annoying game preview in a loop. If I test it in the Windows browser, I'm getting a completely different stream, e.g. the game stream.
The only solution is waiting for the loop to end. It takes from 30 to 60 minutes though.
That's the main reason why I started recording streams last year, so I could seek after loop (I live in Italy and watching live games in the middle of the night isn't good with working and\or studying the day after)
 
Old 05-23-2008, 08:12 AM   #642
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That's odd, I don't think I had any problem watching archived games last year... I guess I must've just used VLC to seek past the bit of the feed with the loop on it (I'm not sure if the loop was there, but I definitely used VLC and seeked past whatever pregame there was).

Haven't tried going back to any 2007 games recently though, not sure if the situation is somehow different now.
 
Old 05-27-2008, 03:43 PM   #643
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2007 Support added to mlbviewer

2007 Season has been added to mlbviewer.

This code has been added to the svn repository. See the INSTALL or README files for instructions on checking out the latest svn files.

Things to note about 2007 support:

-- Gameday audio hasn't been fully tested. It may work. It may not. Please report any problems.

-- Highest quality stream in 2007 is 700K. I mask this in the backend code and display it correctly in the "gui." Speed toggling between low quality and high quality will work as expected (e.g. between 400K and 700K for 2007 season and between 400 and 800 for 2008 season.)

-- Switching between years, if you are using 800K for the 2008 season, it will be automatically switched to 700K when going from a 2008 listings page to a 2007 listings page.

-- There is a seemingly unavoidable pre-game loop to 2007 games. If you want to watch a 2007 game, I recommend using either vlc which can seek past the pre-game loop, or waiting it out (go do some laundry or re-stock your fridge.)

-- 2007 support was mostly added so I could watch the All-Star game and the post-season while I wait for this year's All-Star game and post-season to arrive (though I'm in no hurry for either to come... ;-)

I recommend updating to this svn code even if you don't intend to watch any 2007 games just to make sure that my changes don't do anything unexpected with 2008 support.

Cheers!
Matthew
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Old 06-01-2008, 01:15 PM   #644
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woa i was *freaking out* when i couldn't find linuxquestions this last week...was that just me?
mlbviewer is one of the greatest things ever and i don't want to lose you guyz k?

let's go expos!
 
Old 06-01-2008, 06:07 PM   #645
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I'm evaluating MiLB.TV (the minor league baseball equivalent of MLB.TV)
any more thots on MiLB.tv?
it sounds fun - tho not the low-quality video
it's good ball and it would be nice to learn about the minors
-so i just signed up!

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