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spibou
May 27th, 2010, 08:23 PM
Does anyone know any websites which will show live some/all the games of the approaching football world cup ? I don't care if it has commentary but I would like to get the sounds as well as the images from the game. Obviously it has to work with Ubuntu. Paying a subscription is fine.

I'm based in the U.K. in case it's relevant.

WinterRain
May 27th, 2010, 08:28 PM
justin.tv

TeoBigusGeekus
May 27th, 2010, 08:30 PM
http://www.myp2p.eu/competition.php?competitionid=&part=sports&discipline=football

bluelamp999
May 27th, 2010, 08:30 PM
I watched the Oscars on http://www.justin.tv/

Should probably work for the World Cup too...

Excedio
May 27th, 2010, 08:52 PM
I like Justin.tv as much as the next guy...but be careful.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justin.tv#Criticisms



Justin.tv has been criticized for failing to ensure that its videos respect the law of copyright.[citation needed] Although Justin.tv complies with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, [26] the nature of live broadcasting makes it difficult to take down streams in a timely manner.

In August 2009, Justin.tv announced a deal with Fox to actively filter streams in real-time.[27]

Justin.tv now uses an advanced filtering system from Vobile to detect and filter out any copyrighted content, and remove the channel from the website.[28]

lovinglinux
May 28th, 2010, 03:59 AM
I just finished a chat with my ISP to know if they will broadcast all games on the site and if would be possible for you to subscribe. They will broadcast all games, but unfortunately, the access is restricted to Brazilian users. Well, I tried. :(

spibou
May 28th, 2010, 02:53 PM
I just finished a chat with my ISP to know if they will broadcast all games on the site and if would be possible for you to subscribe. They will broadcast all games, but unfortunately, the access is restricted to Brazilian users. Well, I tried. :(
I appreciate the effort. Out of curiosity who is your ISP if you don't mind telling to the world?

JDShu
May 28th, 2010, 02:57 PM
I'm pumped :D

Somebody should make an official World Cup thread.

lovinglinux
May 28th, 2010, 03:33 PM
I appreciate the effort. Out of curiosity who is your ISP if you don't mind telling to the world?

Globo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rede_Globo), which is also the third largest TV network in the world. They have a video site (http://video.globo.com), where they stream almost all programming produced by them.

The quality is decent. Videos are mp4, streamed using flash. Unfortunately, the format is still 4:3.

The price is good. I pay about U$ 11,00 per month to have access to Internet and the videos. But here in Brazil we have to pay the broadband separately. I pay additional U$ 65,00 for a 4 Mb connection directly to the Telecom, but can only connect if I contract an "ISP" like Globo, otherwise I can't authenticate. It's a big scam, that has been challenged in court several times.


I'm pumped :D

Somebody should make an official World Cup thread.

I did it yesterday :) http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1495330

spibou
May 28th, 2010, 09:23 PM
Globo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rede_Globo), which is also the third largest TV network in the world. They have a video site (http://video.globo.com), where they stream almost all programming produced by them.

The quality is decent. Videos are mp4, streamed using flash. Unfortunately, the format is still 4:3.

The price is good. I pay about U$ 11,00 per month to have access to Internet and the videos. But here in Brazil we have to pay the broadband separately. I pay additional U$ 65,00 for a 4 Mb connection directly to the Telecom, but can only connect if I contract an "ISP" like Globo, otherwise I can't authenticate. It's a big scam, that has been challenged in court several times.
So you have to pay money to 2 different companies just to be able to connect to the internet ? And this would still be true even if you didn't have access to videos from Globo ? Sounds dodgy. Is there a connection between Globo and Telecom ?

lovinglinux
May 28th, 2010, 10:21 PM
So you have to pay money to 2 different companies just to be able to connect to the internet ?

Yes, I have to pay for the Telecom to enable the dsl broadband on my phone line, then I have to pay another company just to receive a username and password, so I can authenticate. They call the last one "Content Provider", but they usually don't offer any benefit I couldn't get for free on the Internet. For example they offer useless e-mail accounts, very limited file storage services and other useless stuff.

The Globo content provider is the only one that really offers decent content, because of the huge gallery of videos.


And this would still be true even if you didn't have access to videos from Globo ?

Yes. We are obligated to subscribe to a provider, even if they don't offer anything besides authentication.

Some time ago we could subscribe to Globo authentication and/or video content separately. But now when we subscribe for the Internet we also get unlimited video access. We still can signup for the video content service only, if we already pay for another "Content Provider".

I used to subscribe to another "Content Provider" called Terra, that also has a video service (http://terratv.terra.com.br/Diversao/4178/Series-e-Filmes.htm), where they stream some old seasons of US TV series. The only series that was recent was Lost, but they changed the portal backend a couple of months ago and it stopped working on Linux. Besides, we don't need to be a subscriber to watch the videos, which is kind of ridiculous, since that was the only useful service for me as a subscriber. So I switched to Globo. At least I can watch the World Cup live now. They also live broadcast other events and the local version of Big Brother.


Sounds dodgy.

Yes, very dodgy. The association of broadband users filled several court processes already to make them stop forcing us to subscribe to content providers. They have even won once, but the corporations were able to revert the judge decision. Besides, when they lost, they allowed us to authenticate using a common username and password from the Telecom, but charged an additional fee (more expensive) without adding any content service. These companies are so greedy.


Is there a connection between Globo and Telecom ?

They do not belong to the same corporation. But when we signup for the broadband with the Telecom, they ask too choose a "Content Provider" from a list of companies they do business with. When we subscribe, everything is easy and clear, but when we have the first connection issues and try to solve the problem, then is when the nightmare begins. For several times I had to spend hours on the phone calling the Telecom and the "Content Provider". The Telecom says it's a authentication issue and tell to call the provider. The provider says it is a broadband issue and tell to call the Telecom. Fortunately, all recent issues I had were due to Telecom hardware problems, which they solved relatively fast without redirecting me to the "Content Provider".

Quake
May 28th, 2010, 10:42 PM
The sites that I know:

http://www.justin.tv/
http://www.atdhe.net/
http://www.veetle.com/
http://www.sopcast.com/
http://www.livestation.com/

spibou
May 29th, 2010, 04:08 PM
According to this site (http://www.live-internet-football.com/Hotels_WorldCup.aspx) BBC and ITV will be showing live on the internet all the games between them. Has anyone any experience watching online transmissions by either of these companies using Ubuntu ?

uuntumna
June 14th, 2010, 04:11 PM
http://www.channelsurfing.net/

coutts99
June 14th, 2010, 04:33 PM
Sorry UK only link :(

Groucho Marxist
June 15th, 2010, 04:21 AM
ESPN's Schedule of Games (http://soccernet.espn.go.com/world-cup/fixtures?cc=5901&ver=us)
www.espn3.com (http://www.espn3.com) streams the games; I am not sure if it will work in the UK, though

crush304
June 15th, 2010, 04:26 AM
http://lifehacker.com/5559652/where-to-watch-world-cup-soccer-streaming-live?skyline=true&s=i