I was wondering if anyone knew of a website where we could stream the game for free? The Big Ten Network is charging $2.99 from their website.
Free stream of Spring game?
I am wondering this to. I refuse to give my credit card information to the BTN.
If no other stream is available, will mgovideo have a recording of the game?
BTN is showing a replay tonight at 8pm, so that's probably your best bet.
I am anxiously awaiting the Spring Game but if you can hold it out and not check this here website, it will be on BTN @ 8 pm...FWIW
the MGoCommunity would have been on it like stink on shit, long ago. In other words...You're screwed until 8. (unless you shell out 2.99 or listen to it on WTKA)
It is an online service and we should be lucky that our conference has taken the initiative in these offerings.
give you a free stream to come on here and say that?
it was streamed for free last year
Just stick it out till 8pm and watch it on the BTN on TV.
for the games if the BTN's steams weren't garbage. I hope they improve upon the quality from last year or I won't be buying any.
I forked over a couple of bucks this past winter on a basketball game from BTN.com, and will never do so again. The quality of the stream was completely unacceptable, as was their customer service response when I emailed them.
There were many many posters in a thread on this board talking about how poor the stream was, but all that btn.com customer service could suggest to me was that it was an issue on my end, and that I should restart my computer, modem etc. I was able to stream espn360 that night, but btn.com insisted that the reason I was getting 3 seconds of stream and then never ending buffering was not their problem.
I can't say enough how much I recommend my fellow mgoreaders to go spend that $3 on something else, and just watch the game at 8 on BTN TV.
that BTN.com =/= big ten network. no WONDER the streaming sucked!
If we don't have BTN will someone be streaming it on Justintv?
Can someone record the BTN stream and post it online?
I believe my cable bill increased by a couple of dollars a month to pay for the BTN. Why should we pay more for services for which we have already paid?
Or I am missing something?
Their baseball streams have been of the highest quality, even if they have been in SD. Totally worth the $2.99. I suggest someone buy it, let the rest of us know how solid or crappy it might be, then go from there. To those complaining about basketball, I think it may be worth re-evaluating. That was during the first month of streaming on the new system.
Most of the BTN.com streams come without replay or graphics, at least for the StudentU productions. I would imagine it is a bit better for football related productions, but remember it's no guarantee.
With BTN showing $2.99 seems like a totally fair price to watch it live. The BTN is showing two games today live that actually count in the standings. The baseball is the top two teams in the league and softball features #2 Michigan. Of course they're not going to show a spring game live over that.
and will report
I caved and paid the $2.99, as well. I hadn't heard the quality would be bad. I'll also let you know if it looks like shit from here.
is streaming BEAUTIFULLY
The stream started -- it looks to be about the same quality as your average ustream/justin.tv stream, perhaps a bit better. It's kind of choppy. (edit: I fixed the fullscreen issue)
on a Mac for those who wonder about such things
Everyone should buy it, the money will go towards inviting a new team to the big ten, i promise.
Will anyone be live blogging the game?
A liveblog of a Michigan v Michigan game might result in the stadium being swallowed whole by Chtulu.
I plan on buying it, I have to go out with my wife later and can't watch at 8PM. I'll try to let you guys know the quality.
Huzzah! Tennis practice was cancelled so I can know listen to the game if my computer ever lets audio from WTKA work, because as of now, I'm receiving nothing but silence.
Their stupid system won't take my foreign American Express card. Also, why is the WTKA "live" stream not live? Looks like I'm stuck with twitter until the torrent of the 8pm broadcast comes out.
Yeah. I clicked "listen live" and I'm hearing yesterday's broadcast. Anybody know what's going on?
What's going on is everybody who is in Ann Arbor is at the spring game instead of at home hooking up their laptop mic to the wtka broadcast. Selfish bastards.
If anyone wants to stream the 8pm version on justin.tv, I'm not saying do it, but I'm not saying don't start early. Say, like 1pm ET. Not that there's an important baseball game starting at that time on BTN. Nor a important Michigan softball game on after that...
I just tried buying the btn stream and it said "unknown error has occurred". Lame.
I was getting the same error using Opera. Switched to Firefox and it worked. Maybe try a different browser if you have one?
Thanks. I guess i'll pay the 3 bucks. This better not suck.
it might be an issue with auto-fill. choose the country first before you do anything, then choose state. i noticed that when it wasn't working for me it hadn't given me an option of picking the state. as soon as i fixed that it worked.
BTN supposedly improved the streaming. You can test an on demand stream here (click the picture with a play button at the bottom): http://video.bigtennetwork.com/about
BTN Stream is up. Looked okay I guess. National anthem is goin on.
I bought the BigTen Network feed for $2.99 and the feed quality is alright - not great, but not horrible. I don't know why they need to cut away from the national anthem to go to a BigTen logo screen while keeping the audio.
There is an "HD - higher bandwith" button you can clock on too.
I believe it's a StudentU production, so rather than having students on there babble, it gives them a break. On that same note, remember that they're students when they're on as well.
If it's not students, then yeah, at least you've got something.
is pretty good. worth 3 bucks to me.
Is the stream choppy for anyone else?
EDIT: Switched from Chrome to Firefox and it improved, although still not great.
Stream is working pretty good for me. Looks good, not great. Worth 3 bucks IMO.
I'll catch it on the BTN replay tonight
I was pleased with BTN stream of game. No hangups or buffering issues. Good quality on hi-res resolution. Worth the $3.