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Old 07-08-2008, 11:34 PM   #751
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rawmill View Post
first of all, what a great program! When the season started, and I could not watch games like I did all last year (and preseason), I was ripping my hair out. I was hoping some *really* smart people would step up and code something to let me keep watching baseball (and my beloved red sox)

recently, I have been getting a a "Login was unsuccessfull" prompt trying to watch the games. I was logged into a Mac computer watching the game, but it crashed a couple of times a day ago - could that be locking my account? Should I just call MLB.tv?
Please don't call MLB.tv. I'm not sure if they know about mlbviewer and I'm not sure how they would view it. I'd rather just fly under their radar.

Login unsuccessful, if it's a transient problem, ignore it. If it's happening all the time, you are probably not using the latest release. They changed a little thing on the login page that I was pattern matching on (mlb.com to MLB.com) and that broke it all. Please update to either 0.1alpha7 or if you are using the svn releases, update to the latest svn release. If you're still having trouble with 0.1alpha7 or svn revision 81, then turn on debug and check the log file to see what the login page looks like (or just post/email that log file to me.)
 
Old 07-08-2008, 11:38 PM   #752
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Why don't you just use mlbviewer? I think daftcat had 6 games running at once at one point.
I was using Windows to get six games running at once because directx is good about sharing the vid resources with multiple video players. I'm sure someone has figured out how to write a video driver for linux that supports multiple video programs simultaneously (without resorting the slower x11 libraries), but I'm not sure what that would be. Is there a directx equivalent for linux?
 
Old 07-09-2008, 12:01 AM   #753
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Originally Posted by lephio View Post
many posts ago you spoke about jps and xml files to rely on schedule.. can you explain better which and what file you are speaking about?
Sure.

MLB.com uses two different file types for communicating information between its various applications and websites like Gameday and Mosaic. Most of the pages now use the xml files but watching games using the web page I believe uses the jsp files. I'm actually not sure where the jsp files are used (other than mlbviewer.) When Jesse wrote mlbviewer (I didn't actually write this but I've taken on the role of maintaining it while Jesse is off doing who knows what--school), he used the jsp pages and that's the framework we've used. There are some jsp's out there that we don't use (yet) that has things like standings and pitchers. But most of the cool stuff is in the xml's. Unfortunately, as my brief experiment with a scoreboard app taught me, xml's are harder to work with because the structure is a little looser.

A sample jsp, the listing for tomorrow's games can be found here:
http://mlb.mlb.com/components/game/y...amesbydate.jsp

Here's a few other jsp's that we don't use:

Schedule with pitchers information:
http://mlb.mlb.com/components/schedu...le_20080709.js

Standings:
http://mlb.mlb.com/components/game/y...ings_rs_nlw.js

The xml's available (we don't use any of these) can be found poking around their directory structure here:
http://gdx.mlb.com/components/

Hope that clear it up.

Cheers!
M
 
Old 07-09-2008, 12:04 AM   #754
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Reporting problems

Just a reminder, if you're reporting a problem, please tell me what version code you are using.

If you're using a sourceforge release, you can find the version from the help screen by pressing 'h'.

If you're using an svn revision (the version string from help will contain 'svn' such as 0.1alpha7svn), please copy the output of svn info from the mlbviewer directory:

Code:
matthew@tango:~/mlbtv/svn/mlbviewer$ svn info
Path: .
URL: https://mlbviewer.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/mlbviewer/trunk
Repository Root: https://mlbviewer.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/mlbviewer
Repository UUID: d37ac8f2-af4a-0410-91f3-abd50a2159f9
Revision: 81
Node Kind: directory
Schedule: normal
Last Changed Author: daftcat75
Last Changed Rev: 81
Last Changed Date: 2008-07-03 13:21:34 -0700 (Thu, 03 Jul 2008)

matthew@tango:~/mlbtv/svn/mlbviewer$

Last edited by daftcat; 07-09-2008 at 12:05 AM.
 
Old 07-09-2008, 06:53 AM   #755
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Quote:
Originally Posted by daftcat View Post
Please don't call MLB.tv. I'm not sure if they know about mlbviewer and I'm not sure how they would view it. I'd rather just fly under their radar.

Login unsuccessful, if it's a transient problem, ignore it. If it's happening all the time, you are probably not using the latest release. They changed a little thing on the login page that I was pattern matching on (mlb.com to MLB.com) and that broke it all. Please update to either 0.1alpha7 or if you are using the svn releases, update to the latest svn release. If you're still having trouble with 0.1alpha7 or svn revision 81, then turn on debug and check the log file to see what the login page looks like (or just post/email that log file to me.)
Upgrading to the 0.1alpha7 did the trick. Sorry I didn't check on that before bugging you guys - I went to the sourceforge page, and it looked like the latest file was still May 1 (alpha6). Once you go to the downloads page then it shows the July 3 file (alpha7).

thanks for the great program.
 
Old 07-09-2008, 01:31 PM   #756
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Thanks for the kind words. Glad it's working for you.

So who's your team?
Hi

I am on night shift tonight so I will probably watch one of the games if it is quiet. Dont really have a favourite team but if I had to choose I would go for Pittsburg as that is a cold northern city much like my hometown ( Bolton ) , Dont like the Red Sox or the Yankees as they remind me of Manchester United and Chelsea soccer teams they are only popular because they have a lot of money .

Once again keep up the great work!

Sir Rod
 
Old 07-09-2008, 01:51 PM   #757
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I'm having problems listening to the Yankees game live at the moment. *

The system appears to be trying to connect to 'web.servicebureau.net' but I can't ping that although I can ping other sites OK.

Version:-
0.1alpha7svn
http://sourceforge.net/projects/mlbviewer


* Have just tested and none of the options appear to be working :-(
 
Old 07-09-2008, 01:57 PM   #758
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Hmm you go away for two days and DNS falls apart!! (http://securosis.com/2008/07/08/dan-...patch-released) Just applying some patches now will post if it fixes the problem.
 
Old 07-09-2008, 06:26 PM   #759
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I hope your patches fix your woes because there's really nothing mlbviewer can do once it has given you the url.

P.S. I notice your version string contains 'svn' which means you are using an svn revision. When reporting issues with svn revisions, it is important to include which revision you are using. That can be found out with the svn info command from the mlbviewer directory.

Crossing my fingers for you...

~M
 
Old 07-10-2008, 05:32 AM   #760
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MiLBviewer released (minor league baseball)

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away....

I branched mlbviewer to support milbviewer and I'm finally releasing it.

It's not nearly as mature as mlbviewer. Some of that is development challenges (aka laziness) such as way more team codes to support, and others are architectural differences (milb.tv only supports 350K, doesn't support condensed games or top plays, and the audio listings and video listings are separate pages instead of a single page for mlb.tv.)

The sourceforge project page is:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/milbviewer

The svn command would be:
Code:
svn co https://milbviewer.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/milbviewer milbviewer
Please use the MiLB.tv forum (http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...3/#post3209828) for posting questions, concerns, bug reports, etc to reduce the confusion and noise on this already long thread. You can also use the sourceforge forums on the project page. I'll stay on top of those forums so we don't repeat the mistake of having 52 pages in a single thread.

Cheers,
Matthew

PS Like MLB.tv, you will need an MiLB.tv account to view any content. At least it's cheap.
 
Old 07-10-2008, 11:06 PM   #761
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I am not sure if this is widely known; using VLC as your player with mlbviewer, you can watch multiple game simultaneously.

Simply open another terminal, run mlbviewer, and select a different game.

I mute the sounds on the other games I have running.

I did this last season, it's a great way to watch hot division and wild card races late in the year.
 
Old 07-11-2008, 02:01 PM   #762
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I was running alpha 6, and it was generally working fine until the login change or whatever last week. Today I finally got around to updating to 7 from sourceforge, and it's now able to login. I go into the game and it plays for maybe a minute before crapping out (there's a freeze, and then a loud something I can only describe as a "blort", and then the video window dies). Restart it - same thing. But when I go to my Windows machine, it plays perfectly.

The Linux machine has a wired connection, as opposed to the wireless for the Windows, so it shouldn't be a connection/bandwidth thing. Any other ideas?

Thanks!
 
Old 07-11-2008, 02:46 PM   #763
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here's an interesting one:
i'm looking in mlbviewer at yesterday's listings, since for some &*!#$ reason todays giants @ cubs is blacked out here...
i click on yesterdays marlins @ dodgers game....and get an inning of a world series game from about 1980?
that doesn't seem like mlbviewers fault tho...
 
Old 07-11-2008, 09:19 PM   #764
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I was running alpha 6, and it was generally working fine until the login change or whatever last week. Today I finally got around to updating to 7 from sourceforge, and it's now able to login. I go into the game and it plays for maybe a minute before crapping out (there's a freeze, and then a loud something I can only describe as a "blort", and then the video window dies). Restart it - same thing. But when I go to my Windows machine, it plays perfectly.

The Linux machine has a wired connection, as opposed to the wireless for the Windows, so it shouldn't be a connection/bandwidth thing. Any other ideas?

Thanks!
This sounds ridiculous but try increasing the cache to 8192 or more. I honestly don't know why Linux users are having network trouble and windows users are not (you'd expect the other way around), but when I increased to 8192, the "blort"ing deaths end and are reduced to the occasional burp and gurgle. Maybe going even higher might eliminate it altogether but I have only so much memory (256 mb) and patience (it takes longer to get the initial buffer full enough--usually 20%--before the game starts.)
 
Old 07-11-2008, 09:21 PM   #765
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here's an interesting one:
i'm looking in mlbviewer at yesterday's listings, since for some &*!#$ reason todays giants @ cubs is blacked out here...
i click on yesterdays marlins @ dodgers game....and get an inning of a world series game from about 1980?
that doesn't seem like mlbviewers fault tho...
re: blackouts

If it's just a status flag, you can click on through it and let the media server tell you whether you are really blacked out. If it's actually the media server telling you that you're blacked out, then there's nothing I can do to get around that.

re: world series innings

Cool! :-) Bonus!

Sorry, I can't really do anything about media server weirdness.
 
  


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