TV from internet, free
At this moment there are a lot of TV channels available from internet. Quality of the picture varies from weak to tolerable. Among them there are also several really good ones. You get the best picture quality when you connect the computer to a conventional (CRT) TV. Then you are close to VHS
quality. A good way to do it is to connect computers S-VHS
to televisions same connector. Scart
adapters are available for S-VHS
There are some popular English channels (also from US west coast) and rest of them are from the Far East, mostly from China. One of the most popular is the "Star Sports" which broadcasts a lot of sports in example Formula 1 races. Download page for free the TVU player.
Sopcast is my own favorite. Picture quality is fairly good and it broadcasts lot's of channels. Several channels for Sports as well.
Download Sopcast player from Sopcastr.org pages.
Televisiona works directly from a browser, you don't need install any client software. Excellent choice in situations when you can't or are not allowed to install any own programs.
Direct link: www.televisiona.net
client program are: pplive, TVAnts, PPMate , VGO, TVKoo, Afreeca, PCast
- Your own or the internet service providers firewall can block the traffic. If it is your own firewall, check that the port is open for the traffic. (Check the correct port number from the manual of the client program. "... listens port number XXXX".) If the internet service providers firewall is blocking your traffic then ask them about the port. If they are not willing to open the port try another client program.
- If you have really bad picture (colored shadows) the simple reason can be that you have obsolete version of the media player. Even if you are not using the Media Player at all directly the client may still use MP's internal library functions. Then just update the Media Player to latest revision.
- Picture could also be a little bit shaky. If you have a slow internet connection that is natural and only solution is to get speed from your ISP. If shakiness is because your computer then close all other programs and log out other users. If it still continues upgrade your PC, at least purchase more memory.