AIR Client Issues / Discussion 8/18/2008

Discussion in 'DIRECTV NFLSupercast Discussion (private)' started by Doug Brott, Aug 18, 2008.

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    Dec 11, 2006
    Long Island, NY
    Picture frozen using AIR. I had to reselect it KC-Oakland game to get picture running again 8/20/08
  2. LameLefty

    LameLefty I used to be a rocket scientist

    Sep 28, 2006
    * AIR Client
    * MacBook Pro 2.16/3 GB RAM
    * OS X 10.5.4
    * Browser Firefox 3.0.1
    * ISP AT&T 6 mbps DSL

    Nothing will connect or play this afternoon, similar to what I reported on the WWW client thread. I don't know if this is an issue on the Directv side or with my work ISP's handling of the stream between here and there.

    As of about 1:25 p.m. CDT, I can buffer and play about 10 seconds of High quality before things time out. It will attempt to rebuffer once or twice and sometimes plays again for about 10 more seconds before failing, after which I have to change to a new feed to get anything to play. At Medium quality, I am now (1:32 p.m.) able to play a feed steadily (several minutes at least).

    Edit #2: the connection timed out sometime in the last 20 minutes while I was not paying attention and I had to restart it. Now playing again.

    Edit #3: and just like yesterday, I timed out after around 4 minutes. I will not report again today unless I see streaming periods regularly longer than this.

    ADDITIONAL DATA POINT: Since yesterday, I have restarted my computer and booted up from scratch, something I rarely if ever do or have to do with my Mac. I typically only reboot once every several weeks, when system software updates require it.
  3. pfueri

    pfueri Godfather

    Jan 22, 2007
    Air Client 0.2.4
    5000 kbps dn/512 kbps up
    Florida Cable
    Router Linksys wrt 54 g
    Intel core 2 quad q6600 2.4 ghz XFX 680 lti Motherboard
    2 gig ram OCZ SLI ddr2 pc6400 /800mhz
    Geforce 8800 gts Superclocked 640 mb ddr3 dual dvi HDTV video card
    Windows xp mcp sp 3
    IE 7

    Clicked on the Supercast icon today 8/20/08 and all it did was go to my task bar at the bottom of the screen.I tried a reboot and still no luck.I guess the only thing left to do is do a reinstall.
    It worked just fine yesterday.
  4. pfueri

    pfueri Godfather

    Jan 22, 2007
    I did a reinstall and it still does the same thing.Any ideas?
  5. jefbal99

    jefbal99 Hall Of Fame

    Sep 7, 2007
    Reinstall Flash, shouldn't make a difference, but the AIR client may be calling it
  6. VegasDen

    VegasDen Legend

    Jul 12, 2007
    Las Vegas, NV
    APP: AIR Client
    CARRIER: 12MB down/ 2.5MB up
    PC: Intel E6850 3ghz, 4GB RAM, ATI 4870 Video, Wired Gigabit
    OS: Windows Vista 32 SP1
    BROWSER: Firefox 3.0.1

    While clarity and blocking is better than WWW ...I soon saw the "circle of buffering" appear about every 10 seconds when running both instances (WWW and AIR). This was not the case yesterday.
  7. drx792

    drx792 Icon

    Feb 27, 2007
    APP: Air Client 0.2.4
    ISP: At&t Southeast 6mb DL/512mb UL
    PC: 3 ghz Dual Core CPU; 3GB RAM
    OS: Vista Ultimate x64

    Red Zone Channel not loading. Some videos start stuttering and then are fine, but most keep stuttering. Pause isnt working either.
  8. pfueri

    pfueri Godfather

    Jan 22, 2007
    Thanks for the advice but I reinstalled Flash and it still does the same thing.It works fine with www.client
  9. DCSholtis

    DCSholtis Up The Irons!

    Aug 7, 2002
    AIR Client
    ISP AT&T 3mpbs DSL
    Firefox 3.0.1, Camino 1.6.3 and Safari 3.1.2
    MacBookPro 2.33GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with 2G of RAM
    Running 10.5.4

    Running from noon till 5:30PM eastern. Had various freezes throughout the day especially when I left for awhile (spinning beach ball effect) and returned to find my laptop screen saver had kicked in. Other than that everything was fine today.
  10. TimGoodwin

    TimGoodwin Icon

    Jun 29, 2004
    Air Client
    ISP Verizon Fios
    15 DOWN/2 UP
    HP Notebook, AMD Turion 64
    OS Vista Home Premium

    Had the Air Client running from about 3 till 5:30 eastern time and I only had it freeze once. It was about 4:00 and all I had to do was change channels from the Red Zone to the Cards vs Skins game and not had a problem since.
  11. Rakul

    Rakul Slacker

    Sep 3, 2007
    APP: AIR Client
    CARRIER: Hilton - Melbourne FL whatever they use
    PC: HP Compaq nc6230
    OS: Windows XP SP3

    Could not get video to start at all, stayed with Red Zone Channel logo even after reboot.
  12. Littledude

    Littledude Legend

    Aug 28, 2006
    APP: AIR Client
    CARRIER: Surewest 10down/10 up
    PC: AMD Athlon 64 x 2 dual core, Wired 100
    OS: Windows Vista Home Premium
    BROWSER: Air Client 0.2.4

    Seem to be pretty steady the first time out. Picture is fine as long as you don't go full screen. No real break ups, just an occasional twitch. Pretty steady in the 15 minutes watching the Angels.
    Coming back an hour later, the picture on the baseball game that was on is now frozen. Returning to the Redzone brings back live video
  13. ProfLonghair

    ProfLonghair Hall Of Fame

    Sep 26, 2006
    AIR client
    XP SP2
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual core 4200+
    2GB Ram
    NVidie GeForce 7600GT 256MB
    CPU 35-50%
    RoadRunner 6mb down, 512K up (over NETGEAR WNR834Bv2)

    Same problem as before: Highlites give me an error code onDRMError3303

    Video looks OK. Showing Tribe/Royals right now, Tribe feed (which is something I'd actually watch anyway;))
  14. LameLefty

    LameLefty I used to be a rocket scientist

    Sep 28, 2006
    * AIR Client
    * MacBook Pro 2.16/3 GB RAM
    * OS X 10.5.4
    * Browser Firefox 3.0.1
    * ISP Comcast 8 mbps down/1.5 mbps up

    In contrast to this afternoon's herky-jerky/stop-every-few-minutes fest on my office DSL connection, at home on my cable connection is great. (even over my 802.11n WiFi network shared by 16 devices :D)

    I did have a hiccup when I switched from Medium to High quality - I had to switch channels to reestablish the connection but once started it's working great.
  15. bjflynn04

    bjflynn04 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 27, 2004
    Update: Today the the game channels are actually streaming. The video is relatively smooth there is even a test channel being streaming. All it is though is a new Active Channel with Weather Channel weather.

  16. packfan909

    packfan909 Icon

    Oct 6, 2006
    APP: AIR Client
    CARRIER: SureWest Fiber 10MB U/D
    PC: AMD Athlon 1.9 Ghz X2 Dual Core - 2GB, Wireless G
    OS: Windows Vista SP1, Aero OFF
    BROWSER: Air Client 0.2.4

    Installed AIR with no issues. Client works well in standard view. Streams become active within 10 seconds. Watching a stream that is also on my tv and there is about 5 second delay with the TV being more current. Had issues changing streams in full screen mode and sometimes the stream would not load. Video has some slight chop but nothing too terrible. Picture quality in high is very good. Same chop appears in medium quality. Typically with faster moving video like ball players running, etc.

  17. Greg Alsobrook

    Greg Alsobrook Lifetime Achiever

    Apr 1, 2007
    Small suggestion...

    I personally think it may look a little better to have the team names centered over the display window... instead of left aligned...
  18. Radio Enginerd

    Radio Enginerd Active Member

    Oct 5, 2006
    APP: AIR Client 0.2.4
    CARRIER: SureWest Fiber 20MB U/D
    PC: Laptop listed in my signature
    OS: Windows XP SP2

    I am unable to get the AIR client to work. I get logged in but it just shows that it's loading but never comes up with the main menu. The web client works fine.
  19. Greg Alsobrook

    Greg Alsobrook Lifetime Achiever

    Apr 1, 2007
    Oh... and the new Active channel looks slick!!

    I just hope it's HD! :D
  20. bjflynn04

    bjflynn04 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 27, 2004
    I hope it is HD too and I hope the weather is better then it is now. but I know :backtotop
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