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Discussion in 'MLB Discussion' started by koufax32, Jan 26, 2016.

  1. ngruz25

    ngruz25 Bibby SoSH Member

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    Anyone else finding that the ads are substantially louder than the actual game? There's a Jose Altuve ad that keeps playing that makes me jump every time.
     
  2. donutogre

    donutogre Member SoSH Member

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    If your needs aren't great, you can get a refurbished iPad Air starting at $279 for the 16GB model. I'm guessing since you were using an original model that one from 2013 should be more than capable for you :) You can also get the iPad Air 2 refurbished for $339. Both of those should receive software updates for a good long time.
     
  3. adam42381

    adam42381 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    My budget doesn't allow for that much. Literally the only thing I use the iPad for is watching Sox games. It's unfortunate that the old app just stopped working. It's too bad MLB At Bat doesn't work on a Kindle Fire. That's more in my price range.
     
  4. donutogre

    donutogre Member SoSH Member

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    In that case, there might be an Android tablet out there that would meet your needs... maybe check eBay for a Nexus 9. You should be able to get one of those for well under $200 I'd imagine. In fact I have one I might be parting with soon, will send you a PM if you're interested.
     
  5. SydneySox

    SydneySox A dash of cool to add the heat SoSH Member

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    I think I saw Lorenzo Cain's shitty house 900 times today. He really seems like a great dad.

    I feel bad for his lovely wife. If that's the room she put so much work into, I'd hate to see the rooms she's not proud of.
     
  6. SydneySox

    SydneySox A dash of cool to add the heat SoSH Member

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    John Smoltz's horrific redneck palace, however, that place sucks.
     
  7. johnnywayback

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    Anybody else finding that it's impossible to turn closed captioning off? Happens to me both on the Mac app and on the iPad. I've tried turning it on and off, I've tried restarting, I've tried updating...

    ETA: Looks like @finnVT had the same problem on the last page. So it's not just me. Anyone found a solution?
     
  8. SydneySox

    SydneySox A dash of cool to add the heat SoSH Member

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    No closed captioning on my end and that's how I watch every commercial where Tony Gwynn's wife is boring across three or four different devices.
     
  9. adam42381

    adam42381 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    Shoot me a PM with a price. I'm in the market for something ASAP because I have to have something to watch.
     
  10. finnVT

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    Nope. In digging, though, I realized that mac app seems to just be some beta, developmental project thing that isn't an official release (in fact, I couldn't even find a way to re-download it). And since the problem seems to be specific to it, I'm not holding my breath on it getting fixed.
     
  11. MuzzyField

    MuzzyField Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    This sounds right. I tried the Mac MLB app last season and couldn't figure out how to get the CC to go away, even when turned off. I stopped using it and just used a browser to access MLB.tv.
     
  12. finnVT

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    Actually, I just tried it again on a couple different games, and it seems to be working-- toggling CC using the button on the on-screen-display seems to correctly turn them on/off. Not sure if they fixed it, or if it's just certain games, or any number of other factors.
     
  13. trekfan55

    trekfan55 Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Why not try a Fire Stick?
     
  14. donutogre

    donutogre Member SoSH Member

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    Oh that's a great idea. As long has you have a semi-modern tv and don't mind only watching there, that's a cheap and easy option
     
  15. adam42381

    adam42381 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    I have a Fire Stick and a PS4. The problem is that I like to watch games while my wife watches tv or while I play PS4. The iPad was the perfect solution to this problem until now.
     
  16. trekfan55

    trekfan55 Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    In case you don't mind the small screen, a good smartphone can work.
     
  17. Joe Sixpack

    Joe Sixpack Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    You can get an iPad 2 on eBay for about $120.
     
  18. derekson

    derekson Well-Known Member Bronze Supporter SoSH Member

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    I have this on the Mac app but not the iPad. The Mac app is a beta though (and no longer supported, at that).

    Hopefully they'll release a new Mac client at some point this season, because I'm not installing Flash.
     
  19. adam42381

    adam42381 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    Thanks to @donutgore I have a Nexus 9 on the way here. I'd considered an iPad 2, but it would probably stop working next year based on my experience.
     
  20. FenwayFrenzy

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    The MLB at bat app now forces you to watch an ad before every single highlight even if you are a subscriber to MLB.tv.

    What a terrible experience for premium users who support and use the product.
     
  21. glennhoffmania

    glennhoffmania but still failing Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    I think I resolved the issue.
     
  22. MuzzyField

    MuzzyField Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Flash is evil.
     
  23. Khabibul35

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    My feed skips a lot, way more than last year. Is there any way to lower the resolution settings?

    Also, when I use PIP in the new player I can't seem to switch the big screen and the little screen, like for example during a commercial break. It's pretty annoying. Also, in PIP mode the sound seems to often get stuck in the little picture.
     
    #123 Khabibul35, Apr 9, 2016
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  24. Rasputin

    Rasputin Will outlive SeanBerry Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    It works on my kindle fire. I just watched a few seconds of both a live game and an archived one.
     
  25. adam42381

    adam42381 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    Sorry, I meant the new Kindles.
     
  26. nvalvo

    nvalvo Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    Chrome has its own included version of Flash, so you can use Safari flashless for general browsing, and then open pages in Chrome when you require Flash.

    I'm not sure if that suits your needs, but it's an option.
     
  27. derekson

    derekson Well-Known Member Bronze Supporter SoSH Member

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    I do use Chrome for flash sites, but I try to minimize its use whenever possible. The HTML5 player app, even if its in beta, is preferable to me.
     
  28. Snodgrass'Muff

    Snodgrass'Muff oppresses WARmongers SoSH Member

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    MLB.TV is conspiring against me. The Red Sox game keeps timing out with a "network connection" error. Every other game is fine. My internet is fine (52 Mbps up, 28 down, 10ms ping).
     
  29. finnVT

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    I've been having a lot of trouble tonight as well, both getting radio on my iphone, and later with the nesn feed on my roku. Seems especially to time out between innings, and sometimes comes back with crowd noise but no NESN audio, which is odd.
     
  30. h8mfy

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    Same here - just nat sound on the Nesn feed for the last 2 innings which was actually enjoyable.
     
  31. Omar's Wacky Neighbor

    Omar's Wacky Neighbor Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    (I know, this isnt the Tech Bargains thread) Walmart lowered their price on new iPad Airs 16gb to $249:

    http://www.walmart.com/ip/40712755?...18221057550716617290&affillinktype=10&veh=aff
     
  32. ccsubruce

    ccsubruce Member SoSH Member

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    Used this app for years. Currently, I view games on my ROKU TV and via my MacMini. Works flawlessly...and I watch our Sox easily. So far, so good.
     
  33. caminante11

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    I am watching mlb.tv on an ipad and I cannot get the video out of zoom mode where you cannot see the score in the upper left hand corner. Any ideas how I can do that?
     
  34. CallYaz

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    Double tap the center of the screen works for me if you are still having the issue
     
  35. Yaz_bread

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    I am unable to see the condensed games in the list of videos on my iPad. Also, the number of videos shown is always one less than the number in the red circle next to the "Videos" tab on the bottom. I've had a couple of go-arounds with MLB tech support, but so far they've just given me a bunch of useless suggestions (for example, "turn airplane mode on for a minute, then back off, and maybe it will reconnect with different routing"). So I'm wondering if anyone else is experiencing the same problem, or if the condensed games are appearing for other people. I can see the condensed games on my iPod Touch, though the app has a somewhat different layout on the iPod Touch.
     
    #135 Yaz_bread, Apr 22, 2016
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  36. DrewDawg

    DrewDawg Dorito Dink SoSH Member

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    So, when the MLB EI free preview ended, they SD broadcasts when away at my place, but the HD ones are still going strong.

    So, that's cool.
     
  37. caminante11

    caminante11 Member SoSH Member

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    Thanks, that works perfectly!
     
  38. grimshaw

    grimshaw the new rudy SoSH Member

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    edit: wrong thread
     
    #138 grimshaw, Apr 23, 2016
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  39. MakMan44

    MakMan44 stole corsi's dream SoSH Member

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    Does this on game from the archive too. Fucking annoying.
     
  40. Noah

    Noah Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    It does this when you have an adblocker on. When mlbtv can't load the ad, it freaks out and restarts. I'm hoping the adblockers can work around this somehow eventually.
     
  41. MakMan44

    MakMan44 stole corsi's dream SoSH Member

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    Oh. Thanks.
     
  42. Back Bay

    Back Bay Member SoSH Member

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    Download no script, allows only scripts needed to run the video.

    CBS.com has full episode videos that will not load because they tell you their ads can't load, I get around it by only allowing CBS.com to load its own script, not advertisers.
     
  43. daveuk

    daveuk ¡el ticos son estúpidos! SoSH Member

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  44. Moviegoer

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    Anyone else find the volume won't adjust? Anytime I want to raise or lower the volume I have to reload the page to do it. Changing it while the stream is going does nothing.
     
  45. dynomite

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    Speaking of audio issues, anyone experienced issues with streaming through ChromeCast? It as working just fine and then all of a sudden crapped out the audio yesterday.
     
  46. rembrat

    rembrat Well-Known Member Bronze Supporter SoSH Member

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    Samsumg Smart TV app user here and this service has been brutal so far this season. The feed will start to burp and buffer, the resolution takes a hit and the audio will go mute. It'll buffer and then start the process all over again. Do I need something else to stream this though? A Roku or a Firestick? Forcing someone to watch a laggy feed is probably in the CIA's interrogation toolkit.
     
  47. PaulinMyrBch

    PaulinMyrBch Don't touch his dog food Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    I got a new router and my Samsung TV app is working better, but not perfect. I deleted it and downloaded it again and noticed the most recent app date was sometime in 2015. I'm gonna pull the plug on one of those you mentioned. I'm not watching all summer like this. Waiting to see the best way to stream it.
     
  48. Hank Scorpio

    Hank Scorpio Member SoSH Member

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    I recently scaled back my package with Verizon, because their fees were outrageous. Unfortunately, the channel lineup I have now sucks, and lacks NESN. I have ESPN, but MLB games (maybe just Red Sox?) get blacked out for some stupid reason.

    I do however, have a MLB.TV subscription. I understand that I can get around the blackouts with a VPN, but I know very little about these.

    Looking for suggestions/guidance on this, as well as if it'd be possible to play the games over my PS4 somehow, so I don't need to tie up my computer screen to watch the games.
     
  49. Flunky

    Flunky Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    For a PS4 I think you'd need a router that has VPN functionality as you won't have a software solution available on the PS4 system. A nice side benefit is that the router will handle VPN duties for all of your other connected devices so you wouldn't need to pay for a separate software solution for your tablets/computers/set top devices.

    I leave it to others to suggest a specific router or VPN service. There is a thread:

    http://www.sonsofsamhorn.net/index.php?threads/mlb-tv-getting-around-local-blackouts.13535/
     
  50. Adrian's Dome

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    VPNs are easy to set up. Follow the directions on the website, then change the IPs (the website will provide you these) of the devices you plan to stream from. You can do this with a PS4 if you manually set up the network connection.

    I've noticed a bit of lagginess with MLB.tv over my PS4 (and a couple of times it's gotten caught in a loop and I've had to kill the app and restart,) no issues whatsoever over Roku.
     

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