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#301 Bill E Goat

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 10:04 AM

Couldn't find a mac equivalent of expat shield.

Found My Expat Network.

Did cost me $7 for the month ..... but I am able to watch all the races and any other sports on BBC iplayer after dowloading. (cost of a couple of beers.)

Need to stop it after the month or they keep charging you monthly.

The only sailing on free networks are a few capsizes!!!


I would love to say typical Mac user paying through the nose for hardware and software - but I won't

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#302 shaneo

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 10:57 AM

lazers start in 15 mins

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 11:27 AM

still waiting for the BBC feed to load...i think the Poms have the bandwidth entirly spent.

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 12:59 PM

still waiting for the BBC feed to load...i think the Poms have the bandwidth entirly spent.

Does this work?
http://www.usagoals....vivo/tv/gratis/

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 01:10 PM

PC support boys have just put a sound card in my work machine. 30 seconds of that commentary is more than enough...

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 10:39 PM

where can I find a list of races and the video to go with it....all i can find is video of the opening series....want to watch the star finn and match racing!!!! Why is it so damn hard to find....no wonder there is no viewership...no one can find it!

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 10:49 AM

Found this on my travels. http://www.newyorker...s-coverage.html.
Rather good I thought.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 11:09 AM

.all i can find is video of the opening series....


"opening series" seems to mean everything before the medal race.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 02:57 PM

To find the current racing. . .this works for me.

After starting the IP link, click on the link you have. Then look for the yellow bar near the op that says LIVE.

On the right end, click on OLYMPIC SPORTS and then click on SAILING.

On the next screen, scroll to the BLUE tab and click on LIVE and then click to start.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 11:24 PM


Install www.expatshield.com and you'll get a British IP address that allows you to access BBC and Eurovision.


Yes, this works for me though a brother in computer programming advises that there have been issues to consider, such as this one. Since I don't do on-line banking or anything else serious on my chosen PC, I can't verify that it's a problem in fact.

It was nice catching up on stuff last night as the athletes slept soundly, from the Eurovision feed.


Thanks for the info and message mate.
I did download the expat shield and thanks to all the advice to keep trying, I was able to watch 2 Olympic Womens 470 races and some match racing as well yesterday.
Expat shield works but I sure wouldnt put it on any PC I care about.
The constant buffering and inane commentary are worth the effort. Is the buffering normal or is it my slow ADSL link
Thanks again

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 01:01 AM



Install www.expatshield.com and you'll get a British IP address that allows you to access BBC and Eurovision.


Yes, this works for me though a brother in computer programming advises that there have been issues to consider, such as this one. Since I don't do on-line banking or anything else serious on my chosen PC, I can't verify that it's a problem in fact.

It was nice catching up on stuff last night as the athletes slept soundly, from the Eurovision feed.


Thanks for the info and message mate.
I did download the expat shield and thanks to all the advice to keep trying, I was able to watch 2 Olympic Womens 470 races and some match racing as well yesterday.
Expat shield works but I sure wouldnt put it on any PC I care about.
The constant buffering and inane commentary are worth the effort. Is the buffering normal or is it my slow ADSL link
Thanks again


Slow adsl will likely be your problem. You really need a min of 2 megas for BBC IPlayer to run reasonably smoothly and don't forget that Expat uses a little bit of that in making the proxy connections so probably 2.5 is more realistic.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 05:27 AM

Is the buffering normal or is it my slow ADSL link


iPlayer works well for me and I can't get a very fast connection in the sticks where I live. Internet connection between GBR and AUS can be slow. At work we once cloned a web server to AUS for staff there because accessing the GBR server was too slow.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 11:24 AM


Is the buffering normal or is it my slow ADSL link


iPlayer works well for me and I can't get a very fast connection in the sticks where I live. Internet connection between GBR and AUS can be slow. At work we once cloned a web server to AUS for staff there because accessing the GBR server was too slow.

I've found it great here in Spain but I have a minimum 3,5 megas adsl so that makes a difference. Mind you, it still buffers from time to time for maybe 3 or 4 secs but I can live with that. Tell you what though. Apart from the obvious Ben A bias on the BBC, as is their right, this has been the best sailing coverage I've ever seen online in any event and take my hat off to the care and attention that has gone into the coverage. Very impressed and can only hope that other future events follow suit. With advertising to cover revenue, I see no reason at all why this type of coverage (central video feed, onboard cameras, knowlegable commentary, and computer graphics etc,) cannot be the norm for international events. The audience is there and willing to watch, it just seems that the TV companies are not willing to listen.




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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:42 PM

what a race!! The Brits unlucky....well done the Swedes!! Flawless

Percy is gutted yet still a gentleman. Class act

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 01:00 PM

what a race!! The Brits unlucky....well done the Swedes!! Flawless

Percy is gutted yet still a gentleman. Class act



I agree about him being a gentleman, but not so much about the luck part.

Yes, it's difficult to cover two boats, but I think it was pretty clear pretty early that they could be in trouble from SWE, and and they seemed not to recognize it. by the last beat, it was very unlikely that BRA could put the required number of boats between themselves and GBR, yet GBR covered BRA all the way up the beat!

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 02:02 PM

the same way Dennis Conner was unlucky in 1983....Percy was unlucky. The Brits commited to a side and the breeze crapped out just a few hundred from the finish. C'est la vie. Kudos to Percy and Simpson for being all class all regatta long.

Different for the Finn race. Ainslie earned that but was helped by Casey boxing out Postma at the last mark. Wow!!. JHC had no answer all day. Not his conditions.....well done to Ainslie. Other than the commentating that was an extraordinary race. They tie on points and the bloke who has won more races loses...helluva a capsize that. Well done to Lobert for the bronze. Way to finish. Postma not so much

On to the rest!!

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 02:10 PM

What was the tie breaking rule?

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 02:15 PM

What was the tie breaking rule?


medal race

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 02:21 PM



Is the buffering normal or is it my slow ADSL link


iPlayer works well for me and I can't get a very fast connection in the sticks where I live. Internet connection between GBR and AUS can be slow. At work we once cloned a web server to AUS for staff there because accessing the GBR server was too slow.

I've found it great here in Spain but I have a minimum 3,5 megas adsl so that makes a difference. Mind you, it still buffers from time to time for maybe 3 or 4 secs but I can live with that. Tell you what though. Apart from the obvious Ben A bias on the BBC, as is their right, this has been the best sailing coverage I've ever seen online in any event and take my hat off to the care and attention that has gone into the coverage. Very impressed and can only hope that other future events follow suit. With advertising to cover revenue, I see no reason at all why this type of coverage (central video feed, onboard cameras, knowlegable commentary, and computer graphics etc,) cannot be the norm for international events. The audience is there and willing to watch, it just seems that the TV companies are not willing to listen.


I second that (from the USA) and I thank the British taxpayers who pay for BBC, I believe.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 02:25 PM

I second that (from the USA) and I thank the British taxpayers who pay for BBC, I believe.


and the rest of us who pay to have it fed live onto our bigscreens at home. Don't forget this is about making money.

Is the BBC responsible for Richard Simmonds??

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 04:38 PM


I second that (from the USA) and I thank the British taxpayers who pay for BBC, I believe.


and the rest of us who pay to have it fed live onto our bigscreens at home. Don't forget this is about making money.

Is the BBC responsible for Richard Simmonds??


No-one would publicly take responsibility for Richard Simmons!

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 02:28 PM

Well that was a frustrating attempt at watching the Match Racing on the NBC stream. Enjoyed watching the AUS-NED race but once that ended, why not show the USA-FIN race that was in progress? Instead the feed just panned the crowd. Had to learn from twitter that FIN came from behind to beat USA. Good thing I'm not paying for this.

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 03:11 PM

USA 10 secs down top mark 2nd race

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 03:27 PM

USA down 2-0 now. Saw the finish of race 1 on the jumbotron during the crowd shot time filler after the AUS-NED race. USA tried to hold out FIN on starboard at the finish, ended up penalized for not allowing room. Race 2 FIN simply sailed away. Not looking good for USA.




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Posted 07 August 2012 - 03:32 PM

USA down 2-0 to FIN. Needs to win 3 in a row to advance to semis.

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 03:41 PM

where can we get replays of the finn and star medal races?

Also where can I see replays of some of the womens match racing????

If I cant get to work early (using the faster work internet) i dont get to see the races

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 12:05 PM

bbc olympics has all of the replays if you go to the schedule/results page.



49er medal race on right now. How people question this boat is just beyond me. It doesnt look like there is more than 6kts on the water and these things still look fast.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 03:07 PM

US loses match races. It's official. US is shut out of all medals in sailing.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 03:16 PM

US loses match races. It's official. US is shut out of all medals in sailing.

Beat me to it.. The GBR/RUS finish in race 4 was great. RUS edging out GBR in the last boat length.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 08:22 PM

US is shut out of all medals in sailing

For the first time in 76 YEARS.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 08:43 PM

bbc olympics has all of the replays if you go to the schedule/results page.



49er medal race on right now. How people question this boat is just beyond me. It doesnt look like there is more than 6kts on the water and these things still look fast.



I must be an idiot....went to where you said to go and still no love!!! went to the bbc olympics clicked on Schedule/Results and found the link for the medal races for the finn and star....but can not for the life of me find the video footage???? any help??

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 09:15 PM

you have to be signed into expat shield, first.

go to http://www.bbc.co.uk...chedule-results, drill down to sailing, click whatever day you want to watch, then click "catch up"

if you arent signed into expat shield, it wont work,




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