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no luck connecting to TAXI TV tonight

Post by MarkDoyle » Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:46 pm

Tried IE,Chrome,Firefox and Macbook Pro and Windows computer. Couldn't connect to Taxi TV or the chat and the adblock not working even though I installed it several times on all the browsers. Can't watch until they fix this. Frustrating!

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Re: no luck connecting to TAXI TV tonight

Post by Tunesmith » Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:31 pm

Hi All,
Tonight was a twilight zone scene for me and some others. We were in our own little chat room, hearing Michael address all the others in some other chat room..the one that I am usually in. Seriously? He could not see us..we could only see each other..oh and the ads that interrupt the music or what Michael is saying..so disruptive. Also the chat would only let us enter so many characters to send and then we had to wait 10 seconds to continue. And if you put 2 periods between words you could not send the chat as is said "urls are not allowed" Frickin nightmare..really? Is this IBM's thing?

I called TAXI and told the nice guy there about it so he could let Michael know there were some of us there, voting, and asking if we were seen...

We weren't.

Problem is, we can only try to makes things work when the show is live with the chat room. I spent almost the whole time trying to get things to work like they used to with a Chromebook and Windows Laptop.

I am happy to help test things out if TAXI wants me to during the week or when a new format is put in place.

Anyway, I just want to say I and I am sure the others in our little chat block there missed the time and camaraderie in the real chat room today with the others.

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Re: no luck connecting to TAXI TV tonight

Post by funsongs » Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:52 pm

Bummer. I've stated this in the chat room; so pardon the rePete - but I do wonder about the variety of problems, and why there seems to be random hits and misses.
I've got two separate computers side-by-side: a Dell PC running an older Windows Home Basic; and I'm using Firefox with Adblocker Plus.
The audio seems to always be fine. The ad blocker may be the reason the video portion freezes fairly often & regularly - but NO ADS.
Sometimes, when Michael sits still - it can be difficult to tell if it's a freeze, or he's really good at freeze-tag! :? :)
Also - this is where I can do the live chat - though tonight (8-7-17) there were hesitation problems while entering the text, just as you mention.

Next to the PC, I've got the MAC mini, and log into the show via Safari. Audio & Video are fine... but several seconds delayed behind the PC.
The ads get through - I may need to see about Adblocker for Safari. Oh - and no chat room option at all on the MAC/Safari.

All that to state - I'm with you guys - I hope a broadcast system re-do can make it work for ALL of the platforms; if that's possible.

I did see your name in the chat room, Mr. Doyle.
The music & songs that got played were nearly all top-notch; and it was a good night for ear-candy. :)

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Re: no luck connecting to TAXI TV tonight

Post by hummingbird » Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:47 pm

I've pretty much given up watching live, although I adore being in the chat room with everyone else, so often I can't get it to work and I try everything... it's like I have to reset Flash every week and then I get all these freezes anyway. So I watch it when it gets posted to youtube.

People do live chats on YouTube I've participated in those without an issue so far... not sure of their requirements.

I'm sure TAXI is looking for a solution. We'll just have to hang tight.
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Re: no luck connecting to TAXI TV tonight

Post by mojobone » Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:45 am

Rick Beato has been doing a live webcast with a similar format over Youtube for a while, now; it may be time to migrate; Ustream's seems to be broken since IBM took over.
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Post by davekropf » Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:28 am

mojobone wrote:Rick Beato has been doing a live webcast with a similar format over Youtube for a while, now; it may be time to migrate; Ustream's seems to be broken since IBM took over.
+1 for YouTube.

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Re: no luck connecting to TAXI TV tonight

Post by Tunesmith » Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:21 am

This past Monday I had the same result as last week. Just I and 4-5 others in our own private Idaho. I called Matt at TAXI and he gave me Ustream's phone number of which I called but there was no answer..
I have tried different computers, browsers, devices, signed up as a new user to Ustream, but have the same result. (Course this has to be done during the live stream). It always worked fine until 2 weeks ago it asked me to sign in. I had skipped the week before, so I am assuming the time it worked was before IBM takeover. (The interface is completely different as well)

SO..I guess I am off the chat room until we get something new..I surely miss it and it has been frustrating to hear Michael talk to all I used to hang with while I'm waving invisibly from the side!

See you soon I hope!

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Re: no luck connecting to TAXI TV tonight

Post by MJFrog » Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:21 am

Hi fellow passengers. it has been a while since I have been able to watch the live show due to a death in the family and my schedule as of late but I plan to tune in Monday ...
That said I have been wondering about some of the problems we have been having recently (some more than others) ...
Ustream has its own issues ... mostly content blocking due to copyright settings as well as self generated 'Ad's' for free users ...
The recent problems with Java and Adobe Flash web security updates could also be a big part of the puzzle ...
Of course there is the NSA and their constant filtering of all web based data which for some can add a 5 to 10 second delay ...
Besides all of those factors there is the underlying problem of aging interchanges some of which have not been updated since the mid 2000's ... Comcast comes to mind as well as many of the older IBM locations ...
On January 21, 2016, IBM aquired Ustream and combined it with other streaming services ... maybe that factors in to our woe's

No matter what the problem is there is one thing I believe to be true ... Taxi TV is an important tool that helps to improve our focus and knowledge base as writers, composers and musicians!
Here's to wishing for better 'Streaming' for all

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Re: no luck connecting to TAXI TV tonight

Post by Len911 » Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:06 am

I just noticed that ustream is using html5??, not adobe flash. It wasn't very long ago that it required flash, and I can't seem to get flash for my version of linux that works.
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Re: no luck connecting to TAXI TV tonight

Post by funsongs » Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:47 am

The increasing episodes of frozen video, and full-on freezes requiring multiple 'refresh' hits has me reluctant to bother tuning in until there's a better system.
funsongs - over and out - until then.
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