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    Los Lobos streaming live tonight using 4G. TC?

    You guys at NT hooked into this at all? BeyondLive use Tricasters? Seems like they would

    VERY interesting that they are using 4G to push a, as they call it "high resolution" feed though,,,, VERY promising.

    Concert page:
    http://www.beyondlive.com/losloboslive

    Info on stream:
    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/bey...k=MW_news_stmp
    CHICAGO, Nov 4, 2010 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- Towerstream /quotes/comstock/15*!twer/quotes/nls/twer (TWER 3.53, +0.46, +14.98%) , a leading 4G service provider delivering high-speed wireless Internet access to businesses in 11 major U.S. cities, is providing the wireless broadband connection to support a high-resolution live webcast of the Los Lobos performance at the historic Vic Theatre in Chicago on Saturday, November 6 at 9:00 pm ET. BeyondLive is producing the interactive, live webcast of the concert, a benefit event for the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

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    Maybe the 4g wireless stream wasn't such a good idea... 15 minutes past scheduled on air time and ....nada

    thats really the reason for the thread.... wireless video streaming being put to use.... maybe

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    well they are running and if they truly are on a 4G wireless up and out.. this is VERY promising and appears to work very well...

    In one of these cities? New York Chicago Los Angeles Boston Miami San Francisco Seattle Nashville Providence Dallas Fort Worth Philadelphia
    Looks like you might have at least one wireless streaming option.

    http://www.towerstream.com/index.asp?ref=products

    (no I dont work for them)

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    Another vote for Towerstream. I used them in LA with success. It was not cheap though.

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    From the Towerstream press release: "A standard T1 connection does not have enough bandwidth to support such a highly-involved production, and attempting to do so would result in a less than optimal viewing experience -- with constant buffering and video that is not at its highest resolution," added Towerstream CEO Jeff Thompson.

    --- Really? Really?! Hmmm.... Maybe Towerstream trying to sell something here. But I highly doubt that it was in true hi-def. They kept saying "a high resolution" which means what? 640x480? 1000k h.264 will look great at 640x480.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TakeOneDigital View Post
    From the Towerstream press release: "A standard T1 connection does not have enough bandwidth to support such a highly-involved production, and attempting to do so would result in a less than optimal viewing experience -- with constant buffering and video that is not at its highest resolution," added Towerstream CEO Jeff Thompson.

    --- Really? Really?! Hmmm.... Maybe Towerstream trying to sell something here. But I highly doubt that it was in true hi-def. They kept saying "a high resolution" which means what? 640x480? 1000k h.264 will look great at 640x480.
    What's considered 'true hi-def? Anything larger than SD 720x480? If so, than it was...... kinda.
    It was broadcast at an odd resolution of aprox 880x425 and looked really, REALLY good. At least that is what the default 100% setting for their online player played it at. Crisp edges, no blockiness. If there was one critique it's that it looked like they were pushing around 25fps so it had a very slight filmy strobey look. Of course that is a critique for the Prod company doing the stream, not the company providing the bandwidth, but there was not a single drop out, freeze up, or rebuffer for the entire 4+ hours the stream ran.

    Of course they are trying to sell something, they are a business as are you, but the point is that if this type of quality and stream is capable using wireless 4G, that is good news for everyone involved here.
    Last edited by Jim_C; 11-08-2010 at 06:44 AM.

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