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19 April 2009 @ 12:16 am
Direct streaming of the TBS channel + instructions  
This is an extension of last week's post.

Easy streaming link:
mms://stream.gundam.eu/tbs


This is a streaming link that allows you to view the TBS channel with software you already have on your computer (i.e. no need to deal with KeyHole). The quality is good. Last week, it streamed as if I had downloaded the episode. No buffering at all.

Software Instructions

Winamp
File -> Play -> URL... -> now input the link

KMPlayer
Right-click -> Open -> Open URL... -> now input the link

VLC
Right-click -> Open -> Open Network Stream... -> now input the link in the top box

RealPlayer
File -> Open -> now input the link

Windows Media Player
This was a bit tricky because I couldn't find the File folder. I maximized the software, though, and there it was. After that, it's...
File -> Open URL... -> now input the link

Quick Time
This gave me an error and didn't work. Not sure why. Maybe it will work for you.
File -> Open URL... -> now input the link

iTunes
Not sure! I only see the option for audio streaming (under Advanced) and it doesn't work for me.

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That's all the video software I have on my computer. If anyone has additional instructions, let me know and I'll add them to the list. Thank you!

Edit 5/31/2009: The stream links for TBS didn't work for episodes 7 & 8 and they're not working now for episode 9. Hmm... If anyone knows of other stream links that are still working, let me know. In the meantime, I suggest you try FreshVerse.com (you need a registration key to make an account, but you can find one online for free if you Google... people post them in random forums).

Edit 7/5/2009: Just adding more information... Once you sign into Freshverse, look for Analog Low Quality on the top right corner. Click that and you will get a channel list. Find the TBS channel.

Edit 7/12/2009: Oh ha ha, I found out that if you have an account, you can invite friends. Anyone who wants a registration code, just message me with your e-mail. You can also ask anyone in the live thread. Someone will help you!

Edit 4/25/2010: Freshverse is also down. It's been down for a while, but I thought I should edit this page just in case anyone reads this who didn't know.
 
 
Mitch: roy/ed : sleepkepompong on April 19th, 2009 07:48 am (UTC)
OMG! This is awesome. Thank you so much for the help! Keyhole has always been difficult to me.
Cynthia: ???csakuras on April 19th, 2009 07:50 am (UTC)
This was a bit tricky because I couldn't find the File folder. I maximized the software, though, and there it was.

Could you explain this? Because I can't find it either. x_x

Nevermind, got it! Thanks!!

Edited at 2009-04-19 07:54 am (UTC)
Cairaguascairaguas on April 19th, 2009 07:58 am (UTC)
I maximized it an saw the regular menu (File View Play Tools Help) above the software window. Another way is clicking the downward triangle next to the Minimize, Restore, and Close icons on the right.

http://i40.tinypic.com/2ns5hki.png
Cairaguascairaguas on April 19th, 2009 07:59 am (UTC)
Ah, okay!
fleur_eternellefleur_eternelle on April 19th, 2009 08:10 am (UTC)
Works for me! ♥ Thanks!
♥: BeyBlade - Takao/Zeo - ♥mongoosehwrs on April 19th, 2009 08:14 am (UTC)
...THIS IS AWESOME. Thank you~ :D

...I don't suppose there's a way to get other channels, is there? 8D
Cairaguascairaguas on April 19th, 2009 08:41 am (UTC)
You're welcome!

There should be, but I don't know the stream links for them. I found this link in the NarutoFan boards.
♥: Digimon Frontier - Fab Four - Evolutionmongoosehwrs on April 19th, 2009 08:55 am (UTC)
Damn. I'll have to prowl around and hope then~ XD
Nefisa Echizen: Hihara Smilenefisa_echizen on April 19th, 2009 10:27 am (UTC)
This site also has other the streaming links.
Cairaguascairaguas on April 19th, 2009 05:14 pm (UTC)
That is great! Thank you!
CWdevourer on April 19th, 2009 05:05 pm (UTC)
Okay, I don't get it. I've been trying to get that stream link to work ALL week but it works now? (Now being, Sunday morning, about 5 hours after FMA airs)

I didn't watched it live for episode 3 but I'm assuming it worked. So...does it just magically works when FMA is on ;_____;
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CWdevourer on April 19th, 2009 11:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I guess that makes sense :P I don't actually know how the hosting thing actually works, so I assumed once the link was dead.. it was dead. I guess I'm going to have an excellent reason to watch ep004 next week ;)
shy_judi on April 26th, 2009 08:01 am (UTC)
it starts