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Streaming video?

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iceselkie

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Hi! Best wishes to all competitors and participants! my question is this: any streaming video avail? I'm so hugely dissapointed that I live so close, yet so far away...! I'm moving to BC in Sept, but I will miss the competitions.
 

Stephan Whelan

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Brianna,

There won't be any live streaming video but I can confirm that the organisers will be providing a clip of each dive 12 hours after each performance. These clips will be only online for a short period.

There will also be a DVD of the event being sold after the competition.

Cheers!
 

iceselkie

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Ah! tell me more about that DVD- what will be featured on it? Where will the clips be? THANKS :D
 

Tom Lightfoot

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Three more videos and more coming!

I have just posted links to three more of Goh's video clips. These are from the two training days before Static and Dynamic. One of the clips has footage of Dave King and Annabel Briseno with the beluga whales at the Vancouver Aquarium.

There will be video clips from the Static and Dynamic days very soon.

Tom Lightfoot
Webmaster
www.aidaworlds2004.com
 

DeepThought

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Tom, those videos MUST be on streaming?
For north america, and probably some parts of europe it may be ok, but where I am, streaming from the rest of the world is sometimes a problem. I have ADSL with 750kbs down and 64kbps up (if I remember correct, around 80down/12up kps), yet some of the streaming I can't really get right, sometimes I get only sound and what I guess is key-frames, so it looks like the clip was made from a bad slideshow with music, sometimes I get it ok, but have to stop in the middle and rewind a bit so it'll start buffering again otherwise I won't be able to make out what I'm watching.
And that's after I set the beffering to maximum on my media player...

Ofcourse I can watch it on dial-up quality, but that's crap. :)
And I know that if I had a REAL dial-up, I would'nt be able to watch it at all.

I'm not sure if it's a 'ping' problem or just a bottle-neck between continents, but this makes me opt for d/ling everything and it'll probably take less time than buffering as well.
Is it a matter of rights or what?
I can't see how "releasing" those clips could hurt anyone, not that it isn't impossible to save them anyway if it was worth the bother...

I hope you're the right man to ask this for, if not, then I'm sorry for the technobabble... :)
 

Tom Lightfoot

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Hello Michael,

I'm afraid at this stage it MUST be streamed. We don't have nearly enough space and bandwidth on the main site to store all of the video so we're using a separate service for the streaming.

Your complaint has come up before with Mandy and Martin's record attempts in Cayman earlier this year. The suggested solution was to increase the buffering on your player to 30 seconds or a minute. Also be sure to be using the latest codec for the Media Player.

Of course we will be selling DVDs of the event very soon and at $35CDN plus shipping it's hard to beat. I think you'll be able to get the DVDs here via DeeperBlue as well.

I hope this helps.

Tom
 

DeepThought

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Thanks for the reply Tom. I had that same problem with the record attempt vids as well.
My mediaplayer is set to max. buffering and my codecs are uptodate.
Will have to live with that I guess. :)
 

iceselkie

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Can I pose a question about the first clip here? What music did Goh use? Sounds nice! Thanks
 
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