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mr endon

Tour Live Feed recommendations.
« on: July 05, 2009, 11:56:08 am »
What's the Gold standard this year?

Re: Tour Live Feed recommendations.
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2009, 12:14:12 pm »
I found SBS to be great yesterday. 

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Re: Tour Live Feed recommendations.
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2009, 12:50:35 pm »
No ITV4 Mr E?

Re: Tour Live Feed recommendations.
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2009, 01:27:35 pm »
SBS was great yesterday but today seems to be Geographically restricted.
In other words, we can't get it here.
ITV4 is not working at present for me either.

Re: Tour Live Feed recommendations.
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2009, 01:29:26 pm »
ITV4 is not working at present for me either.

Have you tried getting it on your telly?

 ;D ;D ;D

clifftaylor

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Re: Tour Live Feed recommendations.
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2009, 02:56:49 pm »
As far as I can tell, the UK has no live feeds at all for the TdF - what's that all about??

Re: Tour Live Feed recommendations.
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2009, 03:15:12 pm »
ITV4 is not working at present for me either.

Have you tried getting it on your telly?

 ;D ;D ;D

Fuck a duck.  I hadn't, until now.  Cheers My Dear.

Re: Tour Live Feed recommendations.
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2009, 03:52:11 pm »
ITV4 is not working at present for me either.

Have you tried getting it on your telly?

 ;D ;D ;D

Fuck a duck.  

I'd much rather rather tread on Cadel's little dog.
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Re: Tour Live Feed recommendations.
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2009, 04:26:58 pm »
TVCatchup - Never Miss A Show Again
I've just watched the tour live on ITV4 using the above link.

Re: Tour Live Feed recommendations.
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2009, 10:36:27 pm »
ITV4 on the ITV player i rubbish, it's so heavily compressed it looks like a 1980's computer game, such a contrast to BBC iplayer's coverage of formula 1

citoyen

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Re: Tour Live Feed recommendations.
« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2009, 11:37:03 pm »
As far as I can tell, the UK has no live feeds at all for the TdF - what's that all about??

Is there no Eurosport live feed? There was last year. I was kind of banking on it, since I'll be trying to watch it sneakily at work.  :(

d.

clifftaylor

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Re: Tour Live Feed recommendations.
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2009, 07:04:21 am »
I was banking on Eurosport as well, but it wasn't showing any TdF yesterday.

citoyen

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Re: Tour Live Feed recommendations.
« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2009, 09:38:07 am »
Just had a look at the ITV website and you need MS Silverlight to use the ITV Player. Unfortunately, I don't have the necessary privileges to install it on my work computer.

Bugger.

d.

citoyen

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Re: Tour Live Feed recommendations.
« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2009, 01:50:58 pm »
OK... so we've got ITV4 on the telly in the office, but it turns out there's no live coverage today - they're currently showing highlights of yesterday's stage, followed by something about Chris Boardman's hour record then Randall and Hopkirk Deceased.  ???

Turns out you can get a live Eurosport feed on your computer but you have to pay for it - Eurosport Player. It's £3.99 for a one-month subscription, which seems quite reasonable for the privilege of being able to watch the Tour from the comfort of your desk, and I probably would sign up for it, except for the fact that you need Windows Media Player to be able to watch it, which I don't/can't have installed on my work computer...

Dammit, I guess I'll just have to do some work instead.  ::-)

d.

Re: Tour Live Feed recommendations.
« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2009, 01:52:40 pm »
Don't worry smutchin, ITV aren't showing live coverage of TdF during the week at the moment. Their live feed just shows whatever's on TV at the time (which at the moment is highlights of yesterday followed by a repeat of boardmans final hour.

Edit - you figured out while I was typing.

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Re: Tour Live Feed recommendations.
« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2009, 01:58:06 pm »
I'm in luck. I've got live pictures every day from 2.20 on France 2 TV, plus English (worldwide) commentary via the BBC website from around 3/3.30.   :)

Re: Tour Live Feed recommendations.
« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2009, 03:03:51 pm »
there's a few options on Tour de France Live Video Streaming, Photos, Results - TDF Online - Guide to Live Race Coverage via internet - Watch Cycling TV | www.cyclingfans.com
the ustream one seems to be working OK at the mo with commentry from ligget and sherwin.

citoyen

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Re: Tour Live Feed recommendations.
« Reply #17 on: July 06, 2009, 03:40:02 pm »

Re: Tour Live Feed recommendations.
« Reply #18 on: July 07, 2009, 01:01:35 pm »
the ustream one

...now requires a password. It was running pretty slow yesterday (bad framerate) when the final sprint was coming up.

I'm gonna try a couple of others.


citoyen

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Re: Tour Live Feed recommendations.
« Reply #19 on: July 07, 2009, 01:06:31 pm »
the ustream one

...now requires a password. It was running pretty slow yesterday (bad framerate) when the final sprint was coming up.

I'm gonna try a couple of others.

The ustream one kept getting interrupted by interminable ads for "male enhancement" products so I switched to another link that had the French TV feed, but that got pulled, then I tried another link that had the same feed and that worked fine.

d.

Re: Tour Live Feed recommendations.
« Reply #20 on: July 07, 2009, 01:12:55 pm »
ITV4 player throuh windows media feed is just showing repeats, as is the spanish? link from the website before.


Balls, I wanted to watch a bit during my lunch hour.

citoyen

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Re: Tour Live Feed recommendations.
« Reply #21 on: July 07, 2009, 01:13:28 pm »
It doesn't kick off until 2.30 French time.

Re: Tour Live Feed recommendations.
« Reply #22 on: July 07, 2009, 01:24:30 pm »

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Re: Tour Live Feed recommendations.
« Reply #23 on: July 07, 2009, 01:36:26 pm »
ITV4 player throuh windows media feed is just showing repeats, as is the spanish? link from the website before.


Balls, I wanted to watch a bit during my lunch hour.

You've picked the wrong day (it's the Team Time Trial, isn't it?); they oftern start well before lunch time.

Not that anything would actually happen during your lunch hour ...
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