Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Streaming Video

I started looking at what a mess my bookmarks are today.  I can't tell which ones are working or not, what they do, or where they go. So I thought I'd start with my Media folder.  In that folder are more folders for TV, Radio, Racing, Audio Streams, Live Video, Twitch (a site that streams people playing games, I'll explain in a bit), YouTube links and more.

Right now, I'm going through the TV links. I tried to keep them organized by station, but as I find new links I was just adding them without much thought.  I'm now trying to pare them back to a home page and a live page.  So I'll have a link to http://ktla.com/on-air/live-streaming/ which does live video and to http://www.ktla.com/ for the main site, or home page.  This will cut down on the mess.

Many TV stations do live streaming.  I believe the main local stations stream news, both morning and evening.

What is "steaming media?" It can be video or audio, and is data from the Internet that is not stored on your computer.  You can usually start and pause the stream at any point and come back to it later, if the page is still open.  So you can watch something that's been pre-recorded and pause it.  It usually isn't possible to pause a live stream, something many DVRs offer now.

You might need to right click if the site uses Flash to run the plug in and have the video start.  Chrome has has it's won Flash and is updated automatically with Chrome.

Here's a few I've found over the years:

NHK World News, main site:  http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/
NHK World News (English):  http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/live/
JIBTV: http://www.jibtv.com/ (takes you back to NHK)
France24: http://www.france24.com/en/ (might need to click on Watch Live)

San Francisco (live)
KTVU:  http://www.ktvu.com/live
KPIX: http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/show/live-video-kpix-5-cbs-sf-bay-area-san-francisco-watch-news/
KRON:  http://kron4.com/watch-kron-4-newscasts/
KGO:  http://abc7news.com/live/

Los Angeles (live)
KTLA:  http://ktla.com/on-air/live-streaming/
KCBS / KCAL: http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/show/live-video-2/
KABC:  http://abc7.com/live/
KTTV:  http://www.foxla.com/live

KOVR, Sacramento:  http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/
KXRM, Colorado:  http://fox21news.com/live-stream/
WKYC, Cleveland:  http://interactive.tegna-media.com/video/embed/embed.html?type=live&autoplay=autoplay&site=95
WKRN, Nashville, TN:  http://wkrn.com/live/
KATU, Portland, OR:  http://katu.com/live
KOMO, Seattle, WA:  http://komonews.com/live

I'm sure there are hundreds, if not thousands, more.  Just Google (or use Your Favorite Search Engine) the call letters and see what comes back.  Or you can search for the city name and "live streams" or "TV stations."

Twitch is based on gaming, people playing computer games and other people watching.  But it's not -just- games, Twitch also hosts cooking shows, arts and crafts and more.
You can check it out here: https://www.twitch.tv/
Warning, these are usually adults and can use some rather adult language.
Creative: https://www.twitch.tv/directory/game/Creative
Creative covers music, drawing, cooking, painting, and much more!

One last link, to Gresham College (http://www.gresham.ac.uk/about/). It was founded in 1597, Gresham College is in Oxford, UK and provides lectures on just about everything from fashion and religion to astronomy and physics.
Main Site:  http://www.gresham.ac.uk/
Past Lectures: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/watch/

(Sorry, that's THREE links!)

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