Nov 24

BBB Back 2015-12-02, Live Feed and Twitch

Ello everyone!

I thought I’d give you all an update on what’s going on in the World of Boz as it’s been a while since we’ve touched base! There’s a few things happening soon…

[BBB]

BBB will be back Wednesday 2nd December 2015 on SLAY Radio! It’s been a bit of a sabbatical as you’re all aware. As I mentioned on a previous show, there’s been some “stuff” going on in Real Life that I had to concentrate on more. It’s been the longest break I’ve taken from BBB, but my batteries will be fully charged and I’ll be ready for action.

More news too…. VIDEO! Remember at the start of the year when I dabbled in a video feed? There were a few glitched unfortunately, plus concerns about cost because there was at least one problem with all the free solutions. BUT, thanks to my friends at Bambuser, I’ll be able to provide a live feed again from the first show back. Fingers crossed everyone! The feed will be available at live.bozretro.com. This is also useful if we need to switch at any point – that URL will take you where you need to go.

[Just Playin'!]

News on the Twitch front too. While I’ve been taking a sabbatical on BBB there have been a few Twitch feeds (although they’ve also been scarce the past couple weeks). But, they’ll be back as well. I’m hoping to play a few random games over the next week, but make a note that I’ll be playing JUST CAUSE 3 as soon as it’s unlocked on my console, which is Tuesday December 1 at 00:01 CET (or thereabouts). So, just as I did with Fallout 4, I’ll be getting into the fantastic Just Cause universe again. In case you didn’t know, Just Cause 2 is still one of my favourite games EVER, so I’m really looking forward to this third installment! I’m also thinking of playing Just Cause 2 as a lead-up to the release so you guys get to see what the fuss is all about.

You probably know what my Twitch feed URL is but make a note of this: justplayin.tv. This will always get you to where you need to be!

Anyway, thanks for reading and I’ll see you all soon!

Dec 01

Fiber Ahoy / Next BBB with Video Feed!

[BBB]

In order to celebrate the fact that Fiber Day has arrived, I’m going to do something that I haven’t done on my show for a long time – broadcast it by video as well!

Regular listeners will know that a dedicated fiber connection was FINALLY being switched on December 1. That day has come and, after an evening of testing, everything is looking good.

About a year ago, I also experimented with broadcasting a video feed. Unfortunately, the bandwidth of the old ADSL connection (which I called “two tin cans and a piece of string”) just couldn’t handle it and I had to abandon that idea.

But with the fiber connection, I have the bandwidth. And I’m going to use Youtube! Add this link to your bookmarks ready for Wednesday: http://live.bozretro.com. At the moment you’ll see a countdown but, at 20:00 CET, I’ll start transmitting – hopefully anyway!

I hope you can join me in this first experimental simulcast. Where we go from here all depends on the success!

Jun 30

Balls-up on the video stream

I just realised that there was a bit of a mess with the video stream, in that it seems to be split up into chunks of around 5-10 minutes. The problem seems to be that I was right on the edge of the upload speed of my connection (the SLAY Radio upstream gets priority) and sometimes a little “hiccup” happened, which Bambuser assumed was end-of-transmission and then the start of a new one.

I’ll try and get it sorted for the next show so that they’re in one big file again, like the first couple of shows. Sorry about that!