Thursday, December 28, 2006

Watch Tonights Game on Yahoo (Kings @ Oilers)

Click the "Watch Live" link at game time. Depending on where you live, the game may be unavailable. I'm pretty sure it's set up so that those of us in Canada can't watch the games. Luckily, it's pretty easy to get around the security:

1. Log into your Yahoo account (sign up if you don't already have one).
2. Enable "HTTP Proxy"
3a. IE users click here for instructions.
3b. Firefox users click here for instructions.
4. Enter the address "" and port "3124" into the HTTP proxy field.
5. If you'd prefer to use another proxy, consult the NNTIME Proxy List. The Codeen network ones from the major universities are generally reliable.


Problem: I cant login to Yahoo once I setup the Proxy.
Solution: Make sure you login to Yahoo BEFORE enabling the proxy. To keep people from abusing their public proxy service, the Codeen proxies do not allow you to exchange login information with hosts.

Problem: The Video screen loads, but nothing seems to play.
Solution: It seems that Firefox has some problems displaying the Yahoo video feed. Give internet explorer a try.

Problem: All I see is a green screen or the audio is fine but the video is scrambled.
Solution: You probably have a codec problem, try installing the Combined Community Codec Pack.


Vic Ferrari said...

Did you record the game, kinger?

I had PVRed the thing but deleted it after I watched the game. Now I wish I had kept the video so I could tear into the Oiler wingers play in their own zone. Good Christ, there's "cheating a bit for offense" and then there's plain old "being a selfish asshole", just no excuses for these guys.

Unless maybe Alex Selivanov died somewhere yesterday and this was the Oiler winger's way of paying quiet tribute to the man. That would be kind of cool. That's unlikely though.

kinger said...

I have the game on my comp Vic. Send me an email and I can hook you up with the source.