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Blizzcon Livestream

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  1. gluecks

    gluecks IncGamers Member

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    Blizzcon Livestream

    Hey,

    I'm thinking about ordering the DirecTV stream to follow the Blizzcon, however I won't be at home all the time due to other things.

    Due to that I'd like to record the stream so I can watch the parts I missed and rewatch the interesting parts.
    I assume I'm not the only one that is going for that this year, and since it's legally purchased and only for personal later use....has anyone done it already last year?
    Can you recommend any software to record it?


    PS: Despite that fact that there might be some "omg illegal hax!! bann!!111" comments I'd like to remind you that all of you had videorecorders back then and recorded movies that ran on tv :coffee:
     
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    Re: Blizzcon Livestream

    I'm not sure DirecTV would allow that. I don't know how subscription based TV works but I do know that the BBC's iPlayer service you can not record, same with other channels that offer TV.

    I know you want it so you can watch it again, so just for personal use, but they will want to protect themselves from people distributing it which would take away from their subscriptions if we could all just dl it an hour later. Perhaps they will allow you to watch it via some archive section of their site if you have an account.

    Be aware that it transmits one hour after the event.
     
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    gluecks IncGamers Member

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    Re: Blizzcon Livestream

    lol, so the direcTV viewer just pay for seeing it 1-2 days earlier than the rest of the world? :D
     
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    Re: Blizzcon Livestream

    If you have your TV running into your PC there is software that will record what ever is on the screen. That would be the only way I know. Don't ask me for names you can just look up that on google.
     
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    Re: Blizzcon Livestream

    Nah, I don't have a TV, I'd watch it plainly via the computer.
     
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    Re: Blizzcon Livestream

    I am going to be ordering the internet stream and capture it

    It won't make it on mininova at all, nooo way...
     
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    Re: Blizzcon Livestream

    I am going out of town and won't be able to see it at all now. So Putz make an edit with only Diablo 3 stuff. =P
     
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    Mad Mantis D2/3 Necromancer & Witch Doctor Moderator

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    Re: Blizzcon Livestream

    Joking or not, this is starting to look like a promotion of piracy.
     
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    Re: Blizzcon Livestream

    I think it's inevitable that'll it'll appear on torrent sites just as long as we don't go dishing out links we're fine.
     
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    Re: Blizzcon Livestream

    I am in no way pirating the feed I have already paid for. I am just making myself a back up so I may watch and drool and rock out to Ozzy whenever I want.

    I will be watching the feed at work Friday, so I will more than likely accomplish about as much as I do on Mondays.
     
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    Re: Blizzcon Livestream

    Only problem with most screen capture software I have tried is file size.

    I was going to do this as well, but programs like fraps, camstudio or camtasia creates horribly oversized raw avi files.

    I have an almost empty 1Tb disk and I doubt even that would hold more then a couple of hours of this.

    Only solution I see is to actually intercept the feed, wich is a whole other ballpark in terms of complexity.

    Also I heard that the blizzcon event pets for WoW from earlier years goes for a lot of cash a few months down the line, so anyone who does not play that can probably get the whole feed for free, or even make a buck or two.
     
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    Re: Blizzcon Livestream

    Can you recommend any software to do so?
    I've ordered the livestream now, so it's my right to preserve it for personal usage and I'm not going to spread it.


     

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