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Topic # 190971 18-Jan-2016 17:38
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FYI. This is a Freeview radio channel, but they have activated the video feed for "Checkpoint with John Campbell". Weekdays 5:00 - 6:30pm. Web streaming quality though.

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  Reply # 1474071 18-Jan-2016 19:16
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Yes I found the Video channel a week back on terrestrial. I could see it with non freeview STB but not with Freeview TV.


Is there any sign of the video on Satellite?


I don't scan anything and have tried the likely VPIDs on 12456 H 22500 and still see nothing.


Could be a trick of "Freeview" attaching a VPID to a radio channel, Freeview 50.


They don't say "Terrestrial only" in the promos.


Not much good out of town if it's not on Sat.

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  Reply # 1474073 18-Jan-2016 19:21
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youtube stream is 720p. Looks pretty good on my TV.
I guess freeview must be taking a lower quality feed.


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  Reply # 1474083 18-Jan-2016 19:38
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I had a brief look at it appeared to be stuttering a bit - like a web feed on a slow connection.


I'm pleased to see John Campbell back on the air, but I don't know if the visuals really add any value. A radio show belongs on radio.

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  Reply # 1474362 19-Jan-2016 10:04
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I heard from RNZ that the video for John Campbell is not on Freeview Satellite which is a pity.

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  Reply # 1474381 19-Jan-2016 10:19
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peterds: I heard from RNZ that the video for John Campbell is not on Freeview Satellite which is a pity.


Yip its only on Terrestrial Freeview, no Satelite,


The show will be broadcast live on radio, and those keen to see behind the scenes can watch a video live-stream on the RNZ website or, in most centres, on Freeview channel 50

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Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 1475983 21-Jan-2016 11:14
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I’m using a DVB-T stick on a PC. This had me confiused for a while. The RNZ audio is still at PID 0x2000 on the K1 mux where it was but is no longer a named PID. That is why without a rescan it continued to work as normal but there was no video. The RNZ plus video stream is on the K2 mux. It works, but to my ears the audio quality is noticably inferior to the audio only stream on K1. I hope therefore they don’t stop the stream on the K1 Mux.

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