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  Reply # 2198296 14-Mar-2019 22:54
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nzkc:

 

Although it really depends on the stream.  Watched a few hockey ones that were jerky to the point of unwatchable.  But the Womens NZL v CHN one is fine.  Possibly a lower refresh rate but definitely smooth compared to others.  Could be its later in the evening and pipes are less clogged.

 

 

Can you provide an example? all the ones i try are smooth (aside from the camera motion..)





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  Reply # 2198300 14-Mar-2019 23:07
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hio77:

 

nzkc:

 

Although it really depends on the stream.  Watched a few hockey ones that were jerky to the point of unwatchable.  But the Womens NZL v CHN one is fine.  Possibly a lower refresh rate but definitely smooth compared to others.  Could be its later in the evening and pipes are less clogged.

 

 

Can you provide an example? all the ones i try are smooth (aside from the camera motion..)

 

 

Mens NZL v NED.  That one is bad.

 

Edit: I'm on 2degrees VDSL (patiently waiting for Fibre!).  Its not getting throttled though and the Wifi streaming is over 5GHz.  As I have said; some streams are great (most in fact) just a few like this that are painful :(


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2198304 14-Mar-2019 23:16
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nzkc:

 

 I'm on 2degrees VDSL (patiently waiting for Fibre!).  Its not getting throttled though and the Wifi streaming is over 5GHz.  As I have said; some streams are great (most in fact) just a few like this that are painful :(

 

 

as noted before, you can see the selected bitrate in the browser console

 

 





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  Reply # 2198305 14-Mar-2019 23:21
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nzkc:

 

Mens NZL v NED.  That one is bad.

 

 

OK. now i see it, yeah that bothers me alot..

 

 

 

As you noted it's not all the content, but hey good example to discuss with the spark sport folk.





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  Reply # 2198306 14-Mar-2019 23:23
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hio77:

 

as noted before, you can see the selected bitrate in the browser console

 

 

Sooo.... I was getting jerkiness in the app (phone) and casting from there.  Trying the browser and its ok.  Reporting the 6k stream BTW:

 

 

Yeah it changed, but was at the 6k one at the end for a number of minutes.

 

Seems to be device + stream related in that case. I can post picks from the Fritzbox for the internet + wifi traffic but believe me they're ok too.

 

 


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  Reply # 2198307 14-Mar-2019 23:26
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tdgeek:

 

darthmeow:
networkn:

 

I am getting a better experience on my Shield TV than my Android TV. I am not sure if it's a red herring or related to system load (spark end) or some other factor. Basically all the same issues, but less frequently. 

 

I'll try the Android TV tomorrow.

 

I'd say the F1 stuff works better than the other sports so far.

 

What is the expected sound output when Casting?

 



I’m seeing Dolby digital plus in 5.1 on my receiver watching F1 replays and WRC. The linear NBATV was two channels. Haven’t tested anything else yet. This was through a chromecast

 

You probably already realise this, but IIRC Talkiet gave a list of bitrates, noting that the streams will vary. I mentioned early the womens hickey, you can imagine the truck roll gear being "slightly" less then what Liberty Media rolls out for F1! :-)  

 

 

Sorry I think I missed that in the slew of posts regarding the service. I haven't had much of a chance to watch anything else yet (catching up on F1 2018's season ender before the weekend, and needing to be an adult and get some sleep before work!) - will read back and have a lookie, but so far regardless of codec used for each stream I'm loving it even if there are still a few little glitches and niggles - mainly because the chromecast is plugged in behind a socking great big AV receiver!

 

And yeah I wouldn't be expecting the hockey to have effectively a broadcast team the size of a small city with them!


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  Reply # 2198309 14-Mar-2019 23:31
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darthmeow:

 

 

 

Sorry I think I missed that in the slew of posts regarding the service. I haven't had much of a chance to watch anything else yet (catching up on F1 2018's season ender before the weekend, and needing to be an adult and get some sleep before work!) - will read back and have a lookie, but so far regardless of codec used for each stream I'm loving it even if there are still a few little glitches and niggles - mainly because the chromecast is plugged in behind a socking great big AV receiver!

 

And yeah I wouldn't be expecting the hockey to have effectively a broadcast team the size of a small city with them!

 

 

Here's a quick repost for ya

 





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  Reply # 2198311 14-Mar-2019 23:43
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hio77:

 

darthmeow:

 

 

 

Sorry I think I missed that in the slew of posts regarding the service. I haven't had much of a chance to watch anything else yet (catching up on F1 2018's season ender before the weekend, and needing to be an adult and get some sleep before work!) - will read back and have a lookie, but so far regardless of codec used for each stream I'm loving it even if there are still a few little glitches and niggles - mainly because the chromecast is plugged in behind a socking great big AV receiver!

 

And yeah I wouldn't be expecting the hockey to have effectively a broadcast team the size of a small city with them!

 

 

Here's a quick repost for ya

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you sir!


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  Reply # 2198321 15-Mar-2019 03:04
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i notice @ockel and @Benoire have gone rather quiet


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  Reply # 2198323 15-Mar-2019 03:33
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Is the android app available? On their website it only directs to the apple store.

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  Reply # 2198324 15-Mar-2019 03:35
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@panther2: Is the android app available? On their website it only directs to the apple store.

 

go through the last 4 or so pages for the link or search for sparksport in the app store


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  Reply # 2198348 15-Mar-2019 06:54
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networkn:

 

So I have had a play from the Android App to my new Android Sony TV. It has not gone well. 

 

1) I am seeing a large number of pauses in play

 

2) Sound will sometimes play on the phone (note 9 with Pie) when the picture is playing on the big screen

 

3) Getting HD Picture isn't working well. I can get it around half the time. I have plenty of bandwidth and high quality Wifi. 

 

Later, I'll test how it goes with the Shield TV (Casting), but I am not that hopeful. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KD-55X930D Sony TV here. 

 

Casting from Android, Samsung Note4, to the TV. I get a judder every 10 secs or so. The quality looks good, but the stream isn't smooth. Tried pausing the feed, to see if buffer related and then play but to no avail.

 

Tried side loading it to the TV - app fails to load

 

Installed on Android Media player ( Ziddo Z9s) Fails to load.

 

Chrome on i7 Surface book 2 is the best experience so far.

 

I think this weekend I will hook surfacebook up to the tV via HDMI 





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  Reply # 2198365 15-Mar-2019 07:32
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I have got it working from an S7 Edge to a Chromecast on the other side of the house from an access point and I'm pretty happy with it. 

 

Browser seems OK on WRC clips once the stream has stabilised. 


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  Reply # 2198367 15-Mar-2019 07:40
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@Jase2985 - not had any need to respond yet.  Haven't activated the trial as I'm doing so tomorrow and then will see how well it works casting to my Shield TVs, but until then I've got nothing to add.

 

For spark sport people - are we likely to see an Android TV agnostic app released at some point or are you sticking only to Sony TVs even though their android hardware is underpowered?  


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  Reply # 2198368 15-Mar-2019 07:40
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Jase2985:

i notice @ockel and @Benoire have gone rather quiet



Nothing really to comment on, is there?

If Spark can't do a streaming library given its experience then there would be real concerns. So it can do back catalogues. Whoop. How many years has Lightbox been operating?

So far there has been SFA live sport and almost no audience to watch anything. Enuff said.

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