This Halloween, I'm going to bake myself a Halloween cake, light some candles, turn the lights off, and listen to recordings of classic horror stories read by masters of the form. Need to beef up the story list! [more inside]
After I put the kids to bed tonight, I'd kind of like to sit at my desk, pay some bills, pop open a beer, and keep an eye on the New Year's celebration. Problem is, I don't have cable or broadcast TV. [more inside]
Does anyone remember the posting of a full 24 hr broadcast day of a radio station from the classic radio era? I think it was from the 20's 30's or 40's. It was posted on soundcloud and was posted on an fpp here, but I can't find it anywhere.
I run a science support network with frequent visitors and high turnover. A current project has two devices incorporating Axis webcams on a dedicated subnet. I have one laptop which is wired to the subnet and wireless on my “host” network. We don’t want to enable full routing to the subnet, so I want to use the laptop to re-broadcast the video from the two webcams onto the host network. The laptop (Windows 8) can see both the subnet and the host network, and machines on the host network can see the laptop. [more inside]
According to this entertainment news article, Channel 7 "will screen an episode on December 2 and another on December 3 - just hours after it airs in the USA." What does this process look like? [more inside]
Is there a way I can watch a bit of a baseball game that wasn't really the game? [more inside]
I've been scouring the internet for a way to pick a certain date and time in modern history and see what was being broadcast at that moment, but so far no luck. Does anybody know of an archive of this information, or any clever ways to repurpose any other existing data?
HAAAAY, I was wondering if there's software or a website I could use to broadcast a movie file that I have, so that my friends and I could all watch it simultaneously. We could all download the file to our separate computers, but I'd like to have it broadcast from one web-location so that we can all be on the same second of the movie at the same time. So that we can gossip about what we're seeing. It would only be like five to ten people, max. Okay, thanks!
From memory the gist of the law is that a certain portion or percentage of stories in a given time period must promote specified ideas. Those ideas are specified by a European body. The official line is that the law helps to spread important information, by requiring that it is published and broadcast often. [more inside]
A long string of obscure messages. Almost like code. Said in a low voice, a hypnotic monotone. I though it might be the Shipping Forecast, but that has some sense to it, in that it uses recognizable area/place names. What I'm thinking of seemed more mysterious, harder to parse. Does this ring a bell? Thanks.
(I could have some misconceptions regarding my question, so if so help me clear up my initial incorrect assertions.) It seems if most, if not all HD network broadcasts are 720p rather than the higher resolution 1080p. Why? Networks won't upgrade their cameras/transmission facilities? I spoke to my cable provider (Telus) and they assured me they could transmit higher resolution signals but the networks only provide them degraded quality feeds. Are there any networks that broadcast the higher quality signal?
My middle school students produce a broadcast news show. For the intro/titles, we need help coming up with a song to use. Songs we like have minimal vocals, maybe slightly downbeat at first and then pick up in tempo-- almost slightly wistful but upbeat in nature. Two examples inside. [more inside]
The recent blackout of CBS by Time Warner prompted this question. I understand the basic premise behind retransmission fees - if CableCo wants to carry broadcasts from XYZ network, they need permission from XYZ, who will charge a fee for the privilege. But this seems backwards to me. [more inside]
Explain broadcast television in Canada and the US to me like I'm five. [more inside]
Is broadcast TV supposed to come in over coax when you're not paying for it? (or is it not actually coming over coax in the first place?) [more inside]
How can I watch whole Olympic basketball games online? I'm in Australia. Every search I do seems to turn up things that look a little like malware. Live and legal would be my first preference, but I don't mind if I have to download an entire game as an avi and watch it afterwards. Thanks!
Help me watch the Olympics on my computer. In Africa. [more inside]
Is there (or has there ever been) a special broadcast prepared for just before the annihilation of a nation? I remember reading about it somewhere but I can't find it. I seem to think the BBC prepared one, back in the day. Did it exist? Is it a rumor? Is there an American version? Where would I see it? [more inside]
Is there a reliable way to find out when and where a movie that's too old to be in first run theaters but too new to be airing on cable and/or streaming will be available to watch? Example inside. [more inside]
VLC scripting help! I'd like to take the incoming video from a camera and split it into two feeds, where the first leg is broadcast over the LAN and the second leg is chroma keyed, then broadcast over the internet. I can't seem to figure out how to capture leg2, though. [more inside]
University campus switching to VOIP. The landlines are perfectly good. What else can they be used for? [more inside]
From my experience, the language along the front lines of a football game is...salty, to put it mildly. Trash talk, insults, plenty of swear words. Yet, during football games on TV, I rarely hear this. Despite all the parabolic mics aimed at the line that let me hear all the grunts and clashes after the snap. Despite the fact that they mix in the quarterback's snap count and audibles - sometimes I can make out individual words and numbers. So how do they keep the good stuff in and the bad stuff out so effectively?
I am working with a non-profit organization who wants to stream video of talks with the ability to take questions live, via chat or some equivalent. Do we want to use something like Ustream? What else do we need to know? I am not sure on numbers, but there would potentially be at least a few hundred viewers. [more inside]
Looking for the longest and shortest songs ever performed live on the Late Show with David Letterman.
What are the top talent agencies for a journalist seeking to get into television work? [more inside]
What's the best way to record antenna-based broadcast TV? [more inside]
Distribution/broadcast of recorded phone messages (in Canada) where the calling-in party is unaware they are being recorded: legal? [more inside]
I want to use an LCD monitor to receive over the air digital broadcast signals. How do I go about doing this, and what equipment do I need? [more inside]
When I was a teenager in the 1980's, I noticed that if I turned the radio dial on my FM radio all the way to the end, I picked up this weird transmission of repeating tones. [more inside]
I want to setup an Internet radio show, can you help me out? [more inside]
How can I input both the cable TV signal and the broadcast TV signal to my digital TV? [more inside]
If a sports game or another special event shown on TV runs over, how can I find out how much the station is delayed by so that I know when to come back for my show? [more inside]
Seeking fire department incident response websites from anywhere in the world – updated on the fly (e.g. Toronto) or whenever they get the chance (Shropshire), it doesn't matter. Does your area's fire service do this?
The easiest way to do this is to tell you what I need: I want someone to be able to work on a laptop and be able to broadcast the video information on the screen wirelessly to more than 1 TV. My question is - how? [more inside]
We have an HD TV, but no cable subscription. antenna advice, please! [more inside]
Need turn-key low power FM setup for broadcasting business information 1/2 mile or less. Who sells these? What licensing concerns do I need to worry about? [more inside]
I needs me a good/simple/cheap video switcher for live production. [more inside]
Does anyone here have any experience working with SMS/Text message broadcast vendors? A client of mine is a very large membership organization (in the US, California if it matters) that is interested in beginning to use SMS to communicate with its members. But the whole scene is hard to get a handle on. [more inside]
Mefi broadcasting experts: suggest broadcast automation software for the radio station of the organization I do IT support for... [more inside]
Looking for an online music database, music search engine which would allow me to filter musical acts by genre and their country of origin (Canada, specifically). Is there a site out there like AllMusic or Last.fm offering this? I've looked in vain for filtering of this sort from these and other musical databases. [more inside]
Any clue where I might find a downloadable MP3 recording of the live radio broadcast of the 1938 match race when Seabiscuit took on and beat War Admiral? Thanks.
You know that morning radio broadcast Bill Murray wakes up to in Groundhog day every morning? [more inside]
What is a reputable mass email service? [more inside]
I have no security enabled on my wireless network, but SSID broadcast is turned off. Is this just kind of insecure, or all types of insecure? [more inside]
I'm looking to broadcast a wireless signal 100-200yds. How many dB/mW does my antenna need to be and what's the optimal frequency? [more inside]
I really want to watch the olympics. Here's why I can't: [more inside]
I recently became involved with a local television station and I'm looking to invest in a "broadcast quality," consumer camcorder. Is there even such a thing? Or should I penny up for something in the prosumer range?
Help me hook up the VCR to the TV along with our new digital converter box. I don't care that the VCR can't record or display digital channels - I just want to be able to watch videos and DVDs. [more inside]
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