The NBC online feed is shit. It keeps freezing on me. All versions are shit.
A big WARNING to those who try this:
It is BAD. It opened the floodgates on my computer to all kinds of malware. YMMV with whatever virus protection you have (let me just tell you, whatever's built into Windows 7 is NOT sufficient), but I had to have my hubby reset my computer to the day before I downloaded it. Hosed my new computer big time.
BARK LESS. WAG MORE.
Also - I'm assuming you have done the essential things that might help
- clear your cache (on all browsers)
- reset your modem
- try a different browser (firefox, Chrome, safari for Macs).
My only real complaint about NBC's coverage is the fluff pieces - they seem to particularly nauseating this time around. The only one worth watching so far was that one they did with Ryan Lochte where he showed off his Cross-fit type of workouts - the tires he tosses around, etc.
For those recording - tonight's Prime Time went overtime. Thank heaven I could go back and catch what my recording missed. It also means the late night show times will be affected.
One gets comfortably to watch commercials on NBC and they keep interrupting the pleasure showing some sports from London.
Change.org petition imploring NBC to broadcast the "biggest events" of the Olympics live
Not sure how much good it will do. I don't think NBC gives a flying fart about what viewers want.While viewers in most countries around the world get to watch the Olympics live, we in America are stuck waiting for hours until NBC airs the events in primetime. By the time NBC gets around to showing the events, we've already seen the results on Twitter, on Facebook, on news websites, and even announced by Brian Williams on the NBC Nightly News.
It makes me so angry that big networks like NBC still control how Americans perceive reality. The Olympics are supposed to mean something AND THEY DO to many of us. Every two years, the whole world comes together to watch our best athletes compete. That should be more important than how much money NBC makes for two weeks.
Olympic athletes train their entire lives, waking at the crack of dawn for years hoping just to make it to the Olympics. I want my three kids to be inspired by these athletes and the dedication it takes to compete at that level. That's why I'm asking NBC to do two things:
1. Air the 2012 Olympics live.
2. Pledge to air future Olympics live as well.
It's fine if NBC wants to tape the Olympics and air the tapes during primetime viewing hours. But they should be showing the Olympics live so that we can experience the emotional intensity that defines the Olympics and makes it so special.
I’m no athlete but I do love the excitement of watching a great competition and I certainly want to experience history AS IT HAPPENS – not when the media decides they can make enough money to show it to me.
I tuned in last night specifically to see the valt heard 'round the world, and settled in to watch the competition. Saw a few minutes of gymastics, had no idea what they were doing technically, or why their routines were good/bad, because they waste so much time letting Al Trautwig bloviate about nothing instead of actually explaining what was going on. I know they're all good, but other than the mile long vault, what makes one superior to the other?
Why do they split up the coverage so much? Gymnastics is the marquee event, and deserves uninterupted coverage. The second time they cut away for skeet shooting or snails mating or whatever, I gave up and went to bed. I'm sure the skeet shooters/snail mating event was wonderful, but 6am comes too early for me to care.
If it can be proven that NBC will make money by broadcasting the events live, they will do it. I think their major sponsors require -
- The major events be broadcast during prime time (live or not)
- The major events ONLY be broadcast during prime time.
Swimming heats are shown during the day but finals are only on in prime time. It has always seemed crazy to me that we only see limited coverage of the biggest sports - gymnastics, swimming, track and field, even diving (figure skating in winter). Other sports are broadcast completely - soccer, basketball etc. - on specialty channels and on the periphery networks.
I'm sure it has to do with the advertizing dollars and the offers that are made to advertizing companies. Again, if it can be proven that NBC will get the ratings and the money by showing complete coverage, they will change quickly.
15" laptop for BBC vs my friend's giant HDTV for NBC, I'm sticking to my computer.
It's an hour and a half into the broadcast, and just talk, commercials, and Misty May looking bitchy.
I am going to assume that the prettiest Russian gymnast with all the hair glitter is the best, but I doubt they will even show her. At least she isn't saddled with the cringe inducing moniker "Flying squirrel". Really dislike all the fluff, and I don't care much how they got there, just show them competing already!
Yay, Michale Phelps making a constipated face, and now a commercial.
Leesaleesa-they split up gymnastics coverage BECAUSE it is the marquee event. It forces you to watch the whole night.
I know, and it pisses me off because it's so much filler. I'm sure Phelps is a wonderful person, but do they have to cut to him making dumb faces so often?
i have cable subscription high-speed internet and was able to watch some events live, but since so many events take place at once and during the work day...
thanks in advance
Here is an NBCOlympics.com link for today's women's all around. There is a main feed, plus you can open windows for each event. I've been opening 4 windows to watch all 4 simultaneously!
For future events like event finals, click on the correct day towards the top of the page.
For events that have already occurred:
Click on the arrow next to "Event" and it will show you a list of what has been archived. You may not find everything that was streamed live, but it's a lot more than you will get on NBC TV.