As Streaming sites go – you do not have much choice these days, off the top of my head you have Ustream, Justin.TV, Vaughn, Youtube streaming and maybe a handful of others. Vaughn has a few issues that mainly stems from the people who run it. The rules are as follows:
- Must be at least 18 years of age to use this site
- No hate speech
- No sexually explicit content
- No illegal activity
- No disrespect of Staff / Crew / Tech
When they say must be 18, that means you cannot show a single person in any way under the age of 18, be this a music video which just happens to have children in there, pictures of your own children behind you and so forth – they are pretty hung up about this under 18 thing. The front page of the site shows by default the people tab (another name for social), if you are not in this section, you have little chance for anybody to know you are streaming unless they click the other tabs (lifestyles and misc). If you god forbid label your show wrong, this is either met with a ban or be moved live across to the other section.
VirginMedia have brought out a new app – call TVAnywhere:
Got Virgin Media TiVo® Service on your telly? Meet Virgin TV Anywhere! It lets you watch live TV, wherever you connect to WiFi in the UK, on selected Android mobile phones and tablets. What’s more, you can manage your recordings on the move, as well as search, browse, discover and share what you’re watching on 3G/4G mobile connection or with WiFi. Plus, you can use it at home as a clever remote control.
Sounds amazing right – I can now watch my TV anywhere, program stuff to record later and so forth. I installed it on my work Android phone – the HTC Desire X. I also installed it on my Tablet – Motorola Xoom 32GIG just in case right.
Vaughnlive.tv does not offer Archives to everybody and the channel owner can go back 24 hours and download the previous stuff they recorded. If you use a certain link though, you can download any channel previous show to your liking – no more the need to screen capture. The link you need is http://vod1.vaughnsoft.com/live_<User Name>.flv – this is always the last show they did. Now what if they did previous shows? Easy stuff - http://vod1.vaughnsoft.com/live_<user Name>_0.flv or _1 and so forth. If the download fails – no worries, just start it again as the server can not always cope.
The most common question I get asked from people who want to buy a tablet, probably for christmas is which one should they buy? Its an obvious question of course if you head out to the shops and see the apple selling for £269 for the mini or £399 for the 9.7″ model. People know apple, they have the iPhone so they feel they should be buying the apple brand instead of an unknown entity of Android. I want to go over some of the points to help you make the right choice which will work best with you.
A Good friend of mine told me he stopped reading the blog due to posts been more about Fitness and Karate then actual Tech posts. I understand where he is coming from but not really been buying many tech items to review and I thought it was about time I did some updates for those who do enjoy reading it. The last post was the gathering of the Martial Art Masters in Bridlington – while that was a good event, it was suggested we were not strong enough and we ramped up the bag work and sparring after that event.
Do you ever wonder what happens if you buy a product which is famed for having top notch customer services and your product goes wrong? I bought from PCWorld a set of 7H Series headphones. These headphones by the name of them designed for gaming come apart in various sections. I wrote about these previously here and at first these were very good and worked as they should. I even went online and registered them with Steelseries in the event of a problem.
I always keep my receipts tucked away in the event of an item breaking and normally if I have issues with anything, I can quickly get it back to the shop and get replaced or fixed. In this instance I choose to try and get the fault fixed by steel series. I started by logging a call online and soon I had a reply stating that if I provided my name + address, they would send me a cable as follows:
We can send you a replacement cable through the mail, which should resolve the issue. I will need your full shipping address. The cable will be shipped out via US Postal Service free of charge, so it will not have tracking information available. Using USPS allows us to ship the cables free of charge. Please allow 2-15 business days for delivery. Please do not Solve the ticket until we verify that we have received your shipping information. Thank you for your patience.
Can you please post your address in this format and then remove the placeholders in your reply? (ie. remove Name:)
Name: and he sent me this very email
State (If applies):