GoCoder setup to allow stream from tablet or phone. Use the same parameters used to setup the stream.
Speedtests at Football Grounds
The purpose of this page is to give an idea of Speedtest using a 3G/4G dongle at football grounds we attend.
While we are streaming it all depends on the signal reception and quality.
A test stream from youtube
We have been asked a lot recently about out streaming setup so I decided to setup this page to let you know all about it. PLEASE do not confuse us with the ParsTV streaming in Iran, that is completely different. When we originally setup Pars TV (in the UK) we did not know about the setup in Iran.
Dunfermline Athletic Football club originally setup a Live video stream for overseas viewers and it was called ParsTV due to DAFC being called "The Pars". At the time we recording the match for the benefit of the manager and were able to provide highlights of up to 3 minutes which were shown on the clubs official web site.
From there it was a relatively easy step to take the live recording and stream out to a web server.
Our fist season was in 2010 when we were in the old first Division (the season DAFC won the league!) David Lemon and Brian Duncan decided to setup the initial system where we streamed direct from a camera. That season we had great help from Ronnie Weymes who help us to purchase some equipment including a camera and some hard drives.
Over time we have setup other kit and I will explain below exactly how we do it.
At the ground
At the stadium we have the following equipment:
- New 4K camera ( wasHD Camera Sony CX-220E)
- An encoder box to connect Camera to the Macbook)
- A Macbook running Adobe FMLE (more later)
- 4G dongle
That is really all the kit we need at the stadium. Unfortunately a lot of the time we are dependent on getting a good 4G/3G signal at away grounds. On occasion the signal has impacted the level of quality or buffering of a stream.
We now have a new camera Panasonic GY-HM200E which will give us a much improved service ! We also now use 4G dongle and also use fibre at EEP
Purchase match view
We then setup this web site to allow people to purchase a particular match or to purchase a Season Pass. We have written special scripts so that people can purchase with Paypal and these payments entered into a database within the web site. People do need to be registered and when they login they are presented with a list of matches they have purchased.
Before match kick-off they can then view through this `purchased link` the actual match stream itself.
The actual stream needs to be fed through a streaming server. This handles all the connections from people wishing to view the stream. We use Wowza Streaming Server software.
To enhance the viewing we use production software from telecast called Wirecast. This allows us to embed images and text onto the stream, as well as switching in different cameras. Wirecast also provides a scoreboard that is easily updated as teams score.
We realised that we need to use Wirecast to be able Ipad and various tablets to pick up the stream while using a laptop and standard web browser the viewer can view the direct camera stream or the Wirecast stream. (i.e. an Ipad must use the Wirecast connection)
Our new camera GY-HM200E
How to setup with Wowza
Dunfermline are at home to Ayr United on Saturday. We will be doing a Video and Audio stream this week.
Further testing will be done during the week to ensure that all the equipment is functional.
We apologise for lack of video again last weekend.
The ParsTV stream on saturday will be audio only. We apologise for this. You will be able to select the video option but there will only be audio.
We have now resolved the issues we had recently but feel that we should concentrate audio only while away at St Mirren and will have fuill service at the next home game.
Dunfermline entertain Queen of the South in the rearranged match. Pars fans will be hoping for the same level of entertainment as Saturday.
The stream against Dumbarton was good after the issues at the two previous games.