B/R Live = Sucks

Discussion in 'NLL News and Rumors' started by Vin, Dec 15, 2018.

  1. swami24

    swami24 Well-Known Member

    No lax or porn? Must be rough.:cool:
  2. RockStar

    RockStar Well-Known Member

    So, I splurged for the $4 (Cdn Pesos) to watch the second half of Toronto @ Colorado.

    Watching on my homemade Ubuntu laptop.


    No streaming stick needs to be purchased.
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  3. Vin

    Vin Well-Known Member

    I am watching the San Diego game. So far, flawless.
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  4. AmericanRockFan

    AmericanRockFan Well-Known Member

    Flawless for me today too.

    BRLive doesn’t suck the big skin banana after all.
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  5. theSloth

    theSloth Member

    The laptop took a rather untimely update before the game, and Firefox went a little whacko. I am using Microsoft Edge, which I'd normally only do with a gun to my head... and so far, aside from a couple minutes of lost viewing... missing 1 goal... It's been pretty decent. I now have Chrome ready to go, too. I'm still not ready to write a Yelp review.
  6. Vin

    Vin Well-Known Member

    Well, as usual, something happens after half-time, and I keep losing my connection. Second half has been practically worthless for me in the ROC@SD game.

    Let me ask something....

    I keep getting this:

    Uh oh.

    Connection loss detected, playback stopped and reset

    With a button that says Try again.

    Why do ____I____ have to try again? I have to manually stop what I am doing and reload the webpage. Can't the webpage coders program an automatic page reload anyway?
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2019 at 12:19 AM
  7. TofuBomb

    TofuBomb Guest

    How long does it take BRLive to post the replays? Last weekend they were available to me immediately the next morning, but this week no luck.
  8. R.J

    R.J Guest

    Once again - the issue is on your end.
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2019 at 1:48 PM
  9. Vin

    Vin Well-Known Member

    Thank you.
    I will alert the media with your keen insight.
    Be prepared to become a tech pundit.
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  10. liveone

    liveone Active Member

    This week was probably my worst experience with B/R Live, but it still was better than my best week with NLLTV.

    - I started watching th ePhilly gam eon my PC in a Chrome browser and had multiple problems. Dropped feeds, random pauses, freezing that required a page refresh, and once lost all audio coming out of a commercial break. As soon as the problems started I brought the game up my Roku in the same room. For over an hour that I had both going, I had multiple problems on the PC and not one thing went wrong on the Roku. Definately something odd going on with different platforms.

    - Video from Calgary was the worst I've seen yet. Lost of ghosting, digital fuzziness around players, and crap color. The broadcast dropped to "Loading..." twice on Roku during the pre-game but was fine after that.

    - Volume on the commericals was way hiogher than the game - an old NLLTV problem. Saw this during select commercials (Gait) during Calgary and SD games.

    - SD needs to raise that camera up a few feet. Can't see anything along the near side boards and during the last few minutes some rando dude's head filled 1/3 of the screen.
  11. AFedyk

    AFedyk Guest

    This week was good watching on my iPhone, I spent most of my time watching the San Diego game and I watched a few minutes of the Vancouver and Philli game
  12. R.J

    R.J Guest

    Well... you seem to be the only one constantly complaining about it, so I guess you still haven't figured out that it's from your end.

    As I've mentioned previously, it's most likely a video card and/or processor issue - streaming content today needs a lot more power than it did 5 years ago. I suppose it could potentially be a wifi signal strength issue, but that's easy to figure out.
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2019 at 4:34 PM
  13. Vin

    Vin Well-Known Member

    1. I am not the only one.
    2. It's not wifi strength and I have a new machine with good graphics. Furthermore, if that was a problem, it would not be time dependent as my problem seems to be since I have good streams early that get toasted after half-time. And that's the ironic thing. It's the "return from halftime" when the shitstorm starts.
    3. I think RockStar and liveone nailed it.
  14. 9SQUIRE3

    9SQUIRE3 Active Member

    I was very impressed with the Rock vs Mammoth game on br live. The content was definitely more professional, it seemed more like a tv broadcast than in the past.
    I also enjoyed the half time stick making segment

    this one specific game was definitely a vast improvement over years past in terms on content
  15. AmericanRockFan

    AmericanRockFan Well-Known Member

    Well for what it's worth, I think the Mammoth feeds are Altitude feeds, so they should seem like more legit tv broadcasts. But I noticed during last week's Rock home game against the Wings that the BR Live presentation seems more tv broadcast-esque than the old feeds seemed to be.
  16. Vin

    Vin Well-Known Member

    Yes, I believe that you are right.
  17. theSloth

    theSloth Member

    Further to my personal streaming issues. I have been making a half-assed search for a Roku. I really wanted a box, with a LAN port. I figured the Roku Ultra. Some Canadian stores 'appear' to have them, but they are all out of stock. I went to the Roku site, and 'chatted' with a service guy.

    His final answer was this:

    The 3 Roku models available in Canada, for the moment, are: the Roku TV, the Roku Express and the Roku Streaming Stick

    So, I guess it's a stick, or Amazon.com. We'll see if I can get a game to stream decently on the laptop tonight.
  18. Wings-4-Life

    Wings-4-Life Well-Known Member

    Reminder that you can't use a LAN cable with a stick.
  19. AmericanRockFan

    AmericanRockFan Well-Known Member

    BRLive kicks ass.
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  20. theSloth

    theSloth Member


    Is there a little tiny port on most Roku sticks? If so, it may be for this adapter. I'm not sure I'd go to the trouble... My Wifi seems pretty solid, anyhow. I just like the assurance that wired is as fast as I can get. As for stick vs box... I just feel like I should make a move sometime. I mean, all bitching and no action makes sloth a bitch.

    That said, the TO game streamed pretty well on the laptop. A minute or so of the circle of doom in the 4th.

    Next up... San Diego.

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