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    USFS to WebCast 2006/07 Qualifying Comps

    Check this out and please tell me what a Web Cast is.

    http://www.usfigureskating.org/event_story.asp?id=36203

    (I just checked out SAtlantic Regionals and for Junior Men, Adam Rippon easily won the event but had 5 falls!!! 2in the SP and 3 in the LP. Not good if he is going to face the top US Junior Men in Spokane. I hope his Sectionals work better for him.)

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    Thanks for the FYI, have to wait 10 days after but that is cool. I have heard they are "boring" but I am sure I will get a kick out of them.

    Web cast means it will be broadcast over the web, in your browser you can watch - providing you have a high speed connection. I will have to assume streaming rather than a download, so it should play in your browser. i.e. IE or something. I bet it will be tinny little screen too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeaniBu View Post
    Thanks for the FYI, have to wait 10 days after but that is cool. I have heard they are "boring" but I am sure I will get a kick out of them.
    The Junior level is not all that boring if you are looking for 4 or 5 excellent skaters not unlike Seniors. Also if you are a die hard fan of one skater then nothing will be lively except that one skater. One has to love the Sport to enjoy all the competitions, and it's fun to pick out someone special.

    Seanibu - Anyway, what is a webcast do I have to download something to use it?

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    Think of a webcast as an online broadcast. In order to watch a TV broadcast you just need a TV and antenna, right? (forget about cable/satellite for now)

    So for a webcast you just need a computer, internet connection and media player. There should be a link to watch it, right?

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    Oh this sounds great...we can preview at least some of the regionals (once we have further info provided by usfsa) before making the decision to subcribe for the service. I'm excited about this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joesitz View Post
    The Junior level is not all that boring if you are looking for 4 or 5 excellent skaters not unlike Seniors. Also if you are a die hard fan of one skater then nothing will be lively except that one skater. One has to love the Sport to enjoy all the competitions, and it's fun to pick out someone special.

    Seanibu - Anyway, what is a webcast do I have to download something to use it?

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    I heard someone say that QRs were kind of boring, I think it would be exciting to me.

    Web cast by definition are broadcast on the internet where you watch them in your browser, i.e web streaming.

    If you have a TV tuner this will not suffice. You need an internet connection. And the dial up will be a choppy mess of "seasickness." If it is a downloadable file I will jump for joy because I will have a file I can watch whenever I want and get to see it in the first place. I love the idea of getting to see a QR broadcast in any way, shape or form. get me the drool bucket.
    Last edited by SeaniBu; 10-21-2006 at 10:20 PM.

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    You wouldn't be able to download it unless you have "grabber" or "stream capture" software (or the streamer creates a downloadable file afterward).

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    Joesitz, were able to view the Nottingham Gala Video Montage & Interviews
    that La Rhumba posted? If so this should be the same thing for you.

    RD, I have heard that you can hunt down the files url in your log of internet activity - regarding Macromedia files - then save it with QTpro or something, but never have tried this. I wonder if that type of software does a similar thing?

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    hmm...Flash video is in the .flv format, isn't it?

    I know one can save videos from sites such as Youtube, etc. with a special website program. It's also possible to save streaming Quicktime vids with QTPro, I believe.

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    Yes it is.

    BTW, they only recently made it impossible to go back to QT 6.5.2 - or at least to difficult to spend 20$ instead. Wit 6.5.2 I was always able to save everything but flvs. Just interesting. I don't think QT is the end all or anything, just thought it was interesting that only in the past year or so this change was made.

    BTW, I do not have a special website pro and have saved a YT vid. But they are ridiculously pixelated and choppy it is not worth it.
    Last edited by SeaniBu; 10-24-2006 at 11:01 AM. Reason: one vid not plural

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    Does anyone have a link to where we can watch Skate America or other GP event live via computer?
    I have Eurosport but not sure if we can view from there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeaniBu View Post
    Yes it is.

    BTW, they only recently made it impossible to go back to QT 6.5.2 - or at least to difficult to spend 20$ instead. Wit 6.5.2 I was always able to save everything but flvs. Just interesting. I don't think QT is the end all or anything, just thought it was interesting that only in the past year or so this change was made.

    BTW, I do not have a special website pro and have saved YT vids. But they are ridiculously pixelated and choppy it is not worth it.
    Okay, maybe I need some dumbing down of the above. I'm interested in saving the world gymnastics championships (webcast by WCSN.com) to my computer. Does anyone know about saving video from this site?

    BTW, the US women won team silver, Bieger won AA silver and floor ex silver, Sacramone won vault silver, Liukin won uneven bars silver, and Artemev won pommel horse bronze.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alsace View Post
    Okay, maybe I need some dumbing down of the above. I'm interested in saving the world gymnastics championships (webcast by WCSN.com) to my computer. Does anyone know about saving video from this site?
    From the sounds of it you may need one of the special website programs RD was mentioning, but the one -
    ETA (I only saved one from YT, mistake by me again in previous quote / post) to see if what I heard of worked - it was not all that good - worth it. And I was wrong to think that Macromedia would not classify as a "special" program.
    - I had to go into my log and find the "suspect link" amongst the others (signified by the .flv on a url) paste it in the browser to get it alone in the browser then save it, and that is most likely due to the Macromedia player I do have installed even thought it came up in QT. So depending on the vid's type it may depend on the ability. I think the "Fumie on the plane with glasses" clip looked better at YT then alone after it was saved.

    So again I think RD is correct in needing "something" to assist in saving these files. But the programs really aren't that expensive.

    This webcast might be a little different to, I watched a CU game online and It came up in it's own window - a very small window - and the sound was out of sync.

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    The first three regionals are up (all the Pacific Regionals) on the site.

    I started to watching some of the webcast (no way I could watch it all, so I'm selective.) So far I was quite impressed with Mirai Nagasu who won the Juniors event at the Southwestern Pacific Regional. I really enjoyed her short program.

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    If you like Mirai Nagasu in Juniors, take a look at Ellie Kawamura in Novices at SWP. She is a lovely skater.

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