MLSLIVE.tv!!!!

Discussion in 'MLS: News & Analysis' started by FuzzyForeigner, Apr 21, 2006.

  1. FuzzyForeigner

    Oct 29, 2003
    WA
    Club:
    Seattle
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Has anyone seen this? I think its an incredible deal. No other league in the world offers this! Correct me if I am wrong, but this is amazing. 20$$$ for whole season plus playoffs???

    woah



    http://ww2.mlsnet.com/products/
     
  2. The Blind Pig

    The Blind Pig Member

    Jul 14, 2005
    Section 8
    there have been a few threads on this... including one still on the front page of this forum


    it had been free until this weekend
     
  3. The Blind Pig

    The Blind Pig Member

    Jul 14, 2005
    Section 8
  4. Sachin

    Sachin New Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    La Norte
    Club:
    DC United
    That's interesting... they're enforcing local blackouts. That means I'll have to spring for cable. :( I liked being able watch games I can't make for one reason or another.

    Sachin
     
  5. FuzzyForeigner

    Oct 29, 2003
    WA
    Club:
    Seattle
    Nat'l Team:
    United States


    huh but i swear it used to be more expensive no? and also that it used to be only live. I am confusing it with something elesE?
     
  6. Sachin

    Sachin New Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    La Norte
    Club:
    DC United
    MLS DirectKick
     
  7. Rocket

    Rocket Member

    Aug 29, 1999
    Chicago
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Are they going to improve the webcast quality, hopefully?

    No way would I pay $20/season if they're still going to have problems with buffering, etc.
     
  8. The Blind Pig

    The Blind Pig Member

    Jul 14, 2005
    Section 8

    no they aren't


    they are doing national blackouts


    meaning they aren't showing the espn2/abc or the exclusive hdnet games

    http://ww2.mlsnet.com/help/subscriptions/blackout.jsp
     
  9. Theo

    Theo New Member

    Feb 14, 2000
    Philadelphia, PA

    I think it might depend on how good your machine is, but at least on my laptop, it doesn't seem like they've improved things from previous seasons. it's still watchable for me but not the greatest quality.
     
  10. Sachin

    Sachin New Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    La Norte
    Club:
    DC United
    From your link:

    That's why I think they will enforce local blackouts.
     
  11. The Blind Pig

    The Blind Pig Member

    Jul 14, 2005
    Section 8
    eh

    i still think that won't happen


    seems pretty stupid
     
  12. wcharriscpa

    wcharriscpa Member

    Dec 26, 2000
    Austin
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Originally I was going to reply to this with a link from the inDemand Direct Kick page which also indicated that there would be regional blackouts (I know for certain this information was listed last year), even though we all know these games were never blacked out.

    But this language is now gone from that page. Additionally, there's this:


    http://www.directvsports.com/Packages/MLSDirectKick/Questions/

    "Frequently Asked Questions about MLS Direct Kick

    Q: What are the blackout regulations?
    A: No blackout restrictions apply to MLS DIRECT KICK™."
     
  13. ritsoccer86

    ritsoccer86 Member

    Jul 18, 2005
    I, for one, is going to order MLSLIVE.tv. 20 bucks? with playoffs? thats a mega deal!!
     
  14. paladius

    paladius Member

    Sep 27, 2003
    Frisco, Texas
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This last season, I barely had any problems with buffering. Also, for some reason, the feed for Red Bull (formerly Metrostars) games seemed to be superior in image quality for some reason.
     
  15. ritsoccer86

    ritsoccer86 Member

    Jul 18, 2005
    i noticed too, not surprised at all.
     
  16. PSVFIREBEAZ11

    PSVFIREBEAZ11 New Member

    Mar 15, 2006
    NW INDIANA
    How incredible is a deal for only $20 more than what we were paying we can keep what we had for free!! I'm stoked i dont know about you guys!!
     
  17. mellowtom

    mellowtom New Member

    Dec 19, 2001
    Frisco
    does it have quicktime option or windows media only?
     
  18. bsucio9

    bsucio9 Member

    Jul 24, 2003
    Twin Falls
    No improved streaming

    WMP only

    I'm not saying I don't think it's a good deal, just answering some questions that were out there.

    Anyone know if I would run into any complications with this if my IP address was in the UK?
     
  19. jason1551

    jason1551 Member+

    Apr 9, 2003
    Columbus, GA
    Club:
    DC United
    It's done via their own player, but you can also play it via Windows Media Player if you copy the webfeed address and use the Open URL option on WMP. I don't know if that same process would work on Quicktime though.

    I'll be interested in seeing how it works tomorrow, seeing as how I just paid for the service. I'm not really clear on what's supposed to happen, and the e-mail from MLSnet.com only links me to the Technical FAQ section.
     
  20. YNWAYNWA

    YNWAYNWA New Member

    Feb 26, 2005
    New York
    at 350 kbs

    curb your enthusiasm
     
  21. socluis90

    socluis90 Member+

    Aug 11, 2004
    So Cal
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's funny how they put the high quality picture with the media player outline.:rolleyes: I already ordered it but I think the quality needs to go up in order to make it worth my money.I'd pay more for higher quality. I just want to help the league out for now though.
     
  22. FuzzyForeigner

    Oct 29, 2003
    WA
    Club:
    Seattle
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    curb my enthusiasm? no other league in the world offers this. none.
     
  23. jason1551

    jason1551 Member+

    Apr 9, 2003
    Columbus, GA
    Club:
    DC United
    When the alternative is listening to a radio or audio webcast, a 350 kbs videofeed is heaven.
     
  24. YNWAYNWA

    YNWAYNWA New Member

    Feb 26, 2005
    New York
  25. jlasoon

    jlasoon Member

    Jul 25, 2005
    Orlando, FL
    UM yes someone else does. MLB, I have it and the quality is outstanding.
     

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