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Old 12-07-2017, 11:51 AM
 
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I've been trying to stream some of the Canadian Olympic trials this week on ESPN3. Unfortunately, it has been locking up frequently. I've checked everything on my end and have even chatted with the people at ESPN. They don't know what the problem is and neither do I. Oddly, when I watch the same event on their website in a delayed manner (after the event has occurred), it doesn't seem to lock up.

Is there a difference in the manner in which something streams live vs. "recorded"?
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Old 12-08-2017, 07:49 AM
 
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Choppy video can be caused by two main things, there is choke point for the data (e.g. slow internet) or your computer is not powerful enough to decode it.

What speed is your internet?
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Old 12-08-2017, 08:36 AM
 
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When something is LIVE there are generally more people watching it. If the provider isn't up to the task, this can certainly cause buffering. Not something ESPN would readily admit.
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Old 12-08-2017, 12:12 PM
 
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I have always suspected what Peregrine suggests. I rarely have been able to tap into live web events successfully (partly, I think, because the satellite latency tosses me to the bottom of the pile).
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Old 12-14-2017, 01:16 PM
 
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Choppy video can be caused by two main things, there is choke point for the data (e.g. slow internet) or your computer is not powerful enough to decode it.

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Those are both things that would impact both live streaming and streaming a recorded event. That isn't the case.
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Old 12-14-2017, 01:18 PM
 
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When something is LIVE there are generally more people watching it. If the provider isn't up to the task, this can certainly cause buffering. Not something ESPN would readily admit.
I tend to think you are probably right. Another thing I noticed with this event is that it came from TSN in Canada, through ESPN who added commercials, and then somehow, commercials for the local area (in my case Cleveland) got added. I gotta think all that touching and altering the signal has to impact things, too.
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Old 12-15-2017, 09:22 PM
 
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Those are both things that would impact both live streaming and streaming a recorded event. That isn't the case.
Only when you are making an apples to apples comparison where both sources are using the same codec, same bitrate, same resolution.
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