Computer Advice for watching matches online.
I've gotten my own computer to more friendly setting for watching tennis matches that are played online using the mms type feed. ( I know Cal and Stanford use MMS, some other programs use silverlight, puke) With the combination of firefox browser, and VLC media player, I can watch two camera courts at once. Often college matches are more interesting when watching two matches at once!!!
Here is the setup.
- Use firefix as your browser.
- Download and install VLC media player
- Configure firefox to default to opening mms feeds with VLC player by
- Tools, Options, Applications, (scroll to mms), change default application to VLC, (I had to drill down to find the application under programs, vlc media player, vlc)
I wish the instructions were easier, but once it is setup it is nice. By the way, my computer does much better with mms feeds than silverlight. silverlight has often choked my computer.