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Old 04-06-2009, 11:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default MLB GameDay Live Radio streaming very choppy

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I just purchased the MLB Live Radio, which is accessed through the MLB site--this is the first year they've offered this particular service, I think.

The streaming last night was impossible to listen to because it kept breaking up and saying "buffering". Apparently it didn't get enough in the buffer.

I was on EDGE, not 3G, and with only 1 or 2 signal bars. I tried it with and without Wi-Fi on. I unchecked the "prompt when switching to WAP" box in the browser options. I tried changing from wap.cingular to isp.cingular in the browser options. All these things had been suggested in other threads about poor YouTube streaming, so I thought they might help.

Apparently this service won't use Wi-Fi, and I suspect if I could get a decent 3G signal it would work better.

Any suggestions for fixes?

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this should work better on 3G, as 3G provides more bandwidth. - I listen to a dutch radio station called Slam!FM on my Berry, when im on EDGE/GRPS - it buffers constantly, but on 3G i have no issues at all. -
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this should work better on 3G, as 3G provides more bandwidth. - I listen to a dutch radio station called Slam!FM on my Berry, when im on EDGE/GRPS - it buffers constantly, but on 3G i have no issues at all. -
Thanks. I figured I would need 3G. Today I had 3-4 bars of EDGE and it streamed more smoothly, but not perfectly.
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is there no 3G coverage where you live?
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is there no 3G coverage where you live?
There is, but it's very spotty, and in my house, practically non-existent. My neighborhood isn't covered well by ATT.
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I tried listening to the Royals game yesterday and it was also very choppy. I was on 3G so I don't think that's the root cause.
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I tried listening to the Royals game yesterday and it was also very choppy. I was on 3G so I don't think that's the root cause.
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MLB says it isn't on their end. It's never anyone's fault. I'll call MLB again when I get the chance.
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Thanks.

MLB says it isn't on their end. It's never anyone's fault. I'll call MLB again when I get the chance.
i got this and used it for all of about 2-3 hours and canceled , quality was just horrible.
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Well at least yesterday I could make out what they were saying. Today I can listen for a couple of minutes and then it cuts completely off.
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