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04-22-2002, 08:27 AM
The BBC in Britain are streaming live footage of the 2002 Embassy World Snooker Championship over the internet as it is being broadcast on the BBC.

Feeds require RealPlayer.

(56K feed)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsa/n5ctrl/sport/snooker/snooker56.ram

(128K feed)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsa/n5ctrl/sport/snooker/snooker128.ram

At the following times stated in Eastern Daylight Time:

Monday 22 April
8:00am - 12:15pm
1:45pm - 2:30pm
6:20pm - 7:00pm

Tuesday 23 April
8:00am - 9:40am
10:30am - 12:15pm
1:45pm - 2:30pm
6:20pm - 7:00pm

Wednesday 24 April
8:00am - 9:40am
11:00am - 1:00pm
1:45pm - 2:30pm
3:00pm - 4:00pm
6:20pm - 7:00pm

Thursday 25 April
8:00am - 9:40am
10:30am - 12:15pm
1:45pm - 2:30pm
6:20pm - 7:00pm

Friday 26 April
8:00am - 12:15pm
2:05pm - 2:30pm
4:00pm - 5:30pm
6:35pm - 7:35pm

Saturday 27 April
7:00am - 8:35am
12:00pm - 2:00pm
4:00pm - 5:30pm

Sunday 28 April
2:30pm - 5:00pm
7:00pm - 7:40pm

Monday 29 April
8:00am - 1:00pm
1:45pm - 3:00pm
4:00pm - 5:30pm

Tuesday 30 April
8:00am - 9:40am
9:40pm - 10:25am
10:30am - 1:00pm
1:45pm - 3:00pm
4:00pm - 5:30pm
6:20pm - 7:00pm

Wednesday 1 May
8:00am -9:40am
9:40am - 10:25am
11:00am - 1:00pm
1:45pm - 3:00pm
4:00pm - 5:30pm
6:20pm - 7:00pm

Thursday 2 May
8:00am - 9:40am
9:40am - 10:25am
10:30am - 1:00pm
1:45pm - 2:30pm
4:00pm - 5:30pm

Friday 3 May
8:00am -1:00pm
1:45pm - 2:30pm
4:00pm - 5:30pm

Saturday 4 May
7:15am - 12:30pm
4:00pm - 5:30pm

Sunday 5 May
10:00am - 1:00pm
3:00pm - 5:30pm

Monday 6 May
10:00am - 1:00pm
3:00pm - 5:30pm

Times are subject to alteration.

Regards.

Alan Morris.
SnookerUSA.com - the Official Website of the United States Snooker Association.
http://www.snookerusa.com/

cheesemouse
04-22-2002, 09:55 AM
Now why in the hell can't American pool be streamed like that?? There has got to be a market for something like this. With my cable Internet connection it is almost like watching TV and I have it set on full screen. Please somebody give me some world class pool over this Internet. I'm begging!!!!!!!!

Ken
04-22-2002, 10:20 AM
It can be done rather easily. With my 33 kbps connection I get about 10 frames per minute while the programming is on. The commercials go a lot faster, about 1 frame a second.

I'm not sure there's enough out there to justify $100 a month for cable. Carom Cafe has streaming video I think (I get 12 frames per minute). Try it and let me know if the cable connection is much faster. I'd like to know how it works. There is someone playing now:

http://caromtv.com/webcam.html

Ken in CT

cheesemouse
04-22-2002, 10:31 AM
Ken,
I gave it a look and though it wasn't as good a picture as the BBC's video I just watched it was good, but jerky. I don't know how to determine the # of frames p/sec.
I just noticed your post was frames per/minute. Man, I am spoiled with this cable connection, it blazes.

Ken
04-22-2002, 11:06 AM
cheesemouse,
I guess there's the problem. Whatever CaromCafe has is probably an inexpensive setup and maybe it is limited by their cable connection. I don't know what it would take to get up to the quality of the BBC's video. It sounds like what you get from CC is marginal. I'll go over to the library and check out their high speed connection. It would be interesting to see what would be the minimum to get something that people would want to watch.

CC wants to get people interested in 3 cushion so it makes sense for them to put some money into streaming video. Chelmsford had closed circuit and I bet it wouldn't take much to put that over the internet. Unless they were recording for future commercial sale (which I doubt) it would be nice for them to broadcast it.

They had a 3 cushion tournament in Peabody, Ma. a week earlier. That was taped with a more professional setup and will be for sale. Carom Cafe put it on so they do have some decent equipment.
Ken in CT

Tom_In_Cincy
04-22-2002, 04:39 PM
Thanks Alan,
Great feeds for us Cable Modem users..
Love the Snooker games..... and great TV coverage.. only in Europe, where there isn't competition from the NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, Tennis, Golf and Martha Stewart.

Rod
04-22-2002, 05:05 PM
Thanks Alan, I/we really appreciate that. It's not very often we get this opportunity to watch world champions without travel and paying to see them play. We get the ESPN reruns. It's better than nothing but---

Rod

04-22-2002, 05:10 PM
Did you actually see someone playing snooker? I watched from about 6:40 'till 7 and it was mostly pretty boy faces from every conceivable angle. Once in a while there would be a view of a snooker table with someone aiming at a ball. Then the camera would switch angles and the shooter was getting back up. I never saw a ball move and then they went back to more pretty boy faces. Maybe that's why it is so popular.

I came over to the library to get on a fast connection and after I finally found a computer with realplayer for the first 5 minutes all I got were splash screens, someone walking a horse and pretty boys. Maybe it was a quick match and they were filling the time slot.

I suppose if the library had sound I would have gotten a lot of interesting information about all those boys. Next time I'll bring headphones. I must be missing something. It's a step in the right direction, though.

Rod
04-22-2002, 08:27 PM
I just tried to go to the 128k web site and the link can not be found. I did try the 56k also. Has anyone else had this problem? Possibly the matches are over and the site shut down?

cheesemouse
04-22-2002, 09:03 PM
Rod,
I think your right about the time sensitive site. I got the same thing and it was at an unscheduled time as per the schedule posted. Rod, if you do get to catch any matches take note of how well they seem to do with just one camera or am I just imagining things.

04-23-2002, 08:07 AM
Yes, the streaming video feed is time sensitive as it is only broadcast at the same time as the program goes out on the BBC in Britain.

Feeds require RealPlayer.

(56K feed)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsa/n5ctrl/sport/snooker/snooker56.ram

(128K feed)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsa/n5ctrl/sport/snooker/snooker128.ram

At the following times stated in Eastern Daylight Time:

Tuesday 23 April
10:30am - 12:15pm
1:45pm - 2:30pm
6:20pm - 7:00pm

Wednesday 24 April
8:00am - 9:40am
11:00am - 1:00pm
1:45pm - 2:30pm
3:00pm - 4:00pm
6:20pm - 7:00pm

Thursday 25 April
8:00am - 9:40am
10:30am - 12:15pm
1:45pm - 2:30pm
6:20pm - 7:00pm

Friday 26 April
8:00am - 12:15pm
2:05pm - 2:30pm
4:00pm - 5:30pm
6:35pm - 7:35pm

Saturday 27 April
7:00am - 8:35am
12:00pm - 2:00pm
4:00pm - 5:30pm

Sunday 28 April
2:30pm - 5:00pm
7:00pm - 7:40pm

Monday 29 April
8:00am - 1:00pm
1:45pm - 3:00pm
4:00pm - 5:30pm

Tuesday 30 April
8:00am - 9:40am
9:40pm - 10:25am
10:30am - 1:00pm
1:45pm - 3:00pm
4:00pm - 5:30pm
6:20pm - 7:00pm

Wednesday 1 May
8:00am -9:40am
9:40am - 10:25am
11:00am - 1:00pm
1:45pm - 3:00pm
4:00pm - 5:30pm
6:20pm - 7:00pm

Thursday 2 May
8:00am - 9:40am
9:40am - 10:25am
10:30am - 1:00pm
1:45pm - 2:30pm
4:00pm - 5:30pm

Friday 3 May
8:00am -1:00pm
1:45pm - 2:30pm
4:00pm - 5:30pm

Saturday 4 May
7:15am - 12:30pm
4:00pm - 5:30pm

Sunday 5 May
10:00am - 1:00pm
3:00pm - 5:30pm

Monday 6 May
10:00am - 1:00pm
3:00pm - 5:30pm

Times are subject to alteration.

The following streaming video from the BBC are the highlights programs and are available on demand at any time.

Sunday 21 April - Round 1
(56k)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/olmedia/cta/sport/events2002/snooker/21apr_56k.ram

(256k broadband)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/olmedia/cta/sport/events2002/snooker/21apr_256k.ram

Monday 22 April - Round 1
(56k)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/olmedia/cta/sport/events2002/snooker/22apr_56k.ram

(256k broadband)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/olmedia/cta/sport/events2002/snooker/22apr_256k.ram


Regards.

Alan Morris.
snookerUSA.com - the Official Website of the United States snooker Association.
http://www.snookerusa.com/

04-23-2002, 10:13 AM
Good Afternoon,

I am wondering if anyof the tournament will be on the BBC-America channel that is offered on Direct TV? I couldn't find a television guide anywhere on the net. Thanks,

Zach

Rod
04-23-2002, 01:56 PM
Cheese, if I get that opportunity I will. So far I have not been able to connect for some reason. Now real player just flashes on the screen and disappears? Where did that big hammer go?

04-23-2002, 04:11 PM
I have just noticed the BBC are changing the addressess for the link coverage, so although still refer to the times I gave in an earlier post, go to the BBC Snooker website for the latest link details.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/snooker/

Regards.

Alan Morris.
SnookerUSA.com - the Official Website of the United States Snooker Association.
http://www.snookerusa.com/

Patrick
04-24-2002, 07:29 AM
When I watch the snooker players play good, it feels like it is me who is playing, does anyone else get this feeling too?

Patrick

cheesemouse
04-24-2002, 03:05 PM
Hey Patrick,
I was watching the O'Brien vs Milkens match and they showed some close ups of the tip on O'Briens cue and it look like a mushroomed house cue tip. Do you know why snooker players have tips like that? It was wild looking.

Alfie
04-25-2002, 11:06 AM
http://www.bbcamerica.com/bbcamerica.jsp

No snooker

Rod
04-26-2002, 01:09 PM
There is several cameras Cheese. You just don't notice them, I think because it is fairly dark outside the playing area, or appears to be. I love watching them play, it kind of reminds me of 14-1 the way they dissect the rack. It is one of the great games. O'Sullivan looks like he can pot a ball from anywhere, a very dangerous player if he gets loose. Running over a century seems pretty standard!!