Streaming games from a new site, mgomat.com

Submitted by karpodiem on May 5th, 2011 at 7:15 AM

I've been recording Michigan football games for a few years now, and one of the issues I've encountered is that although having a torrent of the game is nice, people really a streaming experience, ala YouTube/Netflix. But watching a two hour game on your laptop isn't very fun, right?

One of the new features of Apple's iOS 4.3 software for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch devices is that  the user is able to stream embedded html5 video (which is really just href to an .mp4 file with a <video> tag), from an iOS device, to an Apple TV that is connected to your HDTV.

A video demonstration - http://youtu.be/M9XGQ_SJIJs

so, if you have an iOS device with the 4.3 firmware, and have a $99 Apple TV, you will be able to stream a few games this Fall.

You can check out The Brady 6 documentary that has already been posted - http://mgomat.com/2011/05/04/the-brady-six/

Comments

karpodiem

May 5th, 2011 at 9:59 AM ^

I know. I was using that particular video because it's what I had laying around.

And with to respect to Firefox/.ogg, there are other sites out there that will cater to that, namely mgovideo.com

The focus of this site is to get content to the TV, and that's pretty much it. It works with a specific set of parameters (having some sort of iOS device, whether it's an iPod touch/iPhone/iPad & a $99 Apple TV 2) 

I think it's pretty accessible with respect to usability; two clicks and it's on your TV. No burning Blu-Rays/not being tethered to your laptop, etc. You just need a $99 Apple TV and an iOS device, which more and more people have.

a non emu

May 5th, 2011 at 10:48 AM ^

Apple TV whaaa? Build your own HTPC n00b.

j/k

But srs, I built one 6 months ago and feel like I should have done it a long time ago. Best thing I ever did. I recently pimped it up a little and now use it for 1080p gaming as well. I have too many philosophical differences with apple.

Rasmus

May 5th, 2011 at 10:51 AM ^

Macs don't come with HDMI ports. I bought an Apple TV to get iTunes HD content onto my TV (mainly Doctor Who -- my cable provider is too cheap to get BBC America), so I've already got what I need.

Suavdaddy

May 5th, 2011 at 11:41 AM ^

I have Apple TV and a Mac.  How can I stream, say hulu or your website, to my TV?  This is something that would be very useful for me, but can't seem to find anything easy to set it up.  Thanks. 

Rasmus

May 6th, 2011 at 9:18 AM ^

I think probably "Hulu Plus" ($8/month) will eventually support Apple TV, like Netflix does now. They already support a range of devices including iPad and iPhone.

http://www.hulu.com/plus

Apparently, the early version of the Hulu Plus iOS app allowed AirPlay (thus you could watch via Apple TV), but it is blocked in the most recent update.

In response to your more general question: Until Mac OS 10.7 Lion comes out this summer, you need an iOS device (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch) to do what the OP has envisioned. Although I suppose you could download the MP4 file and put it into iTunes and then use your computer to play it on Apple TV. If you respond to this comment I'd be happy to try it for you and see if it works.