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MyP2P Gone – Where do I get Premiership football now?

A couple of weeks ago, the great MyP2P.eu website went down. I’m not entirely sure what happened with it, but no doubt it was because they were in breach of copyright law by streaming copyrighted content across the Internet for free.

MyP2P was by far the best website on the Internet to get easy access to online streaming sports content. You could go on to MyP2P and choose your sport and view a list of currently live broadcasting games with multiple links to various live streams. You could pretty much see any sport, live online within minutes.

MyP2P however, didn’t provide the streams, it was simply a facilitator to those who streamed the actual content. A bit like the whole PirateBay scenario.

Now that it’s gone, it’s not as easy to find these streams, so I’ve been looking around to try find the best sites that offer a similar service.

Of course – the crowd from MyP2P appear to have set up a new site www.myp2p.bz – although it’s nowhere near as good as the previous site.

Here’s another few worth looking at if you want to watch live streaming football or whatever sport you’d prefer to watch!

www.footballstreaming.info
www.freefootball.eu
www.lshunter.tv/football-live-streaming-video.html 

Of course, if you want to simply watch the goals the next day… don’t forget www.footytube.com

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Watch the World Cup Online – South Africa 2010

The FIFA World Cup (awarded 1974–Present)
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It’s that time again, World Cup fever is upon us. I’ve been so looking forward to the World Cup again, even though I know that in a weeks time, I’ll probably be bored with the whole thing… I always have great intentions of watching as many World Cup final games as possible. But the reality is that my interest in watching the games quickly diminishes after watching the many poor games (and it looks like there will be quite a few in this World Cup) that we have available to watch.

None-the-less, there’s always hope!! And I hope that my interest doesn’t wane too soon. So where do I go to watch games online when I’m stuck at work with no TV. The Internet is the answer!!! There seem to be a lot more options compared to the last world cup, where the only way of watching football online was through a slow and dodgy sopcast stream.

This time RTE plan to show all their televised games online at www.rte.ie/sport/worldcup and they are also promoting the fact that if you are outside Ireland, you can still watch the RTE televised games through the www.eurovisionsports.tv website.

There are many other sites promising to bring the South Africa World Cup games to your computer screen, but if you are in Ireland or Europe, the above links are all you should really need to catch the action.

Do you know any other stations showing the World Cup games online? If so, why not tell us all about them by commenting below!

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Sky to launch new 3D service in Dublin Pub

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After Sky announced their massive £400 million profit this year, they also announced the launch of their new 3D TV service. The World’s first ever  live 3D TV broadcast will be of the footbal match between Manchester United and Arsenal this Sunday.

It’s set to be broadcast in selected pubs in London, Manchester, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Dublin. The identity of the pub in Dublin is so far not known.

But word on the street is that it is the Q Bar in Dublin City.

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Time for video refereeing?

The nation of Ireland woke this morning with a sick feeling in their stomachs. Just the night before, their national soccer team lost the chance to appear in next World Cup by losing 2-1 on aggregate. It wasn’t the fact that Ireland lost, but the fact that we were blatantly cheated by an arrogant cheat in the form of Thierry Henry.

No matter who you talked to this morning, everyone had the same opinion. Ireland were blatantly robbed.

You didn’t even have to be a soccer lover to know that what happened last night was one of the most unjust events in soccer history since Maradona handled the ball into the English goal in the World Cup finals of 1986. One major difference of people’s opinions was where to lay the blame. Some say it was the referee’s (including the linesman) fault for not spotting the offence, whereas others lay the blame squarely on the perpetrator, Thierry Henry, for being so unsporting. Personally I feel there is not just one place you can lay the blame for this sorry event. But if Henry had any decency at all, he would have held his hands up and admitted he had cheated. The other side of the coin is, that not one of the Irish team would have done this if they were in the same boat. So how can we blame Henry for not being honest?

As a Man United fan, I rarely voice my opinions on referees – Alex Ferguson does enough of that and I certainly don’t need to add to it. But I finally have an excuse to vent my anger towards referees and their inconsistency that brings the game of football into disrepute.

Let’s first take a couple of examples from last nights game to show you examples of referees inconsistencies:

Robbie Keane, must have had at LEAST 3 handball given decisions against him. None of them were as blatant as Theirry Henry’s handball, yet he got Thierry Henry was able to JUGGLE the ball before passing it to Gallas to score their equaliser.

Diarra, in the French midfield was constantly fouling the Irish players yet was never once awarded a yellow card for persistent fouling. Why not? Overall the referee had a good game last night – but when the key important decisions were to be made, he went missing.

This sort of inconsistent refereeing takes place every week in the Premier League. In one game you could have a situation classed as offside, but on the other side of the country, the exact same event would be deemed as onside. It’s this inconsistency that drives soccer players crazy, it’s no wonder they constantly surround referees and shout abuse when they clearly have no idea where they stand.

People who love Rugby, love to draw everyones attention to the fact that you never see referees being surrounded by players hurling abuse at them – the simple fact is that it doesn’t happen in Rugby for a number of reasons. Firstly, there are consequences. If you do something such as stamp on someones head, you will be punished after the game regardless. In football, you MIGHT be punished. Secondly, if a try is a try and it’s clear from the instant replays in real-time – you will be awarded the try. This is completely fair and the players have no reason to feel hard done by.

I don’t understand the bodies that run football’s reluctance to bring in video refereeing. Maybe it’s down to the fact that they feel it might slow the game down – there are so many rules and situations in football that could go to a video referee that it might just be overwhelming. If this is the case, all they have to do is follow the rules similar to Tennis, you only get limited number of calls per set. Even if it was 2 per half – it would hardly slow down the game at all.

I’ve a horrible feeling that if the shoe was on the other foot and it was Ireland that scored last night by carrying the ball over the line, video refereeing would be standard from here on in – but we’re just too small in the eyes of Blatter and Platini to even care about what happened.

The simple fact is – this event proves it’s time for video refereeing.

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Watch Live Premiership Football on your TV for FREE! (with the help of a PS3 and a few other tools…)

After missing last nights sensational game between Liverpool and Arsenal, I decided I needed to sort out my entertainment system to once and for all be ready to watch live Internet football on my TV. I have to admit to watching many games online through P2p services such as TVU, Sopcast, TVants etc, as geeky as it sounds. There was no better excuse than tonights must win game between Manchester United and Portsmouth.

From past experience in streaming video files from my PC to my playstation, I knew this was the best place to start. TVersity is such a great little program that allows you to set your PC up as a media server with ease. Another great feature of TVersity is the ability to stream live Internet streams directly to your PS3. TVU Player has been my TV streaming tool of choice, simply because the quailty seems to be in most cases better than Sopcast.

All I needed to do now was figure out how to set up a mini streaming server that would take the video from TVU Player and allow me to stream it as a web address. After a little bit of searching, I found the information. Here’s a link to the forum that this post was taken from: http://forums.tversity.com/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=9503&st=0&sk=t&sd=a

And here’s the text ripped to save you having to move from this wonderful website……

TVUPlayer:

1) Install TVUPlayer

2) Install VLC media player

3) Open TVUPlayer and select the channel you want to stream.

4) Right click on your “VLC mediaplayer” shortcut on the desktop, chose “properties”.

5) Target:“C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe” http://localhost:8901–sout “#duplicate{dst=std{access=mmsh,mux=asfh,dst=:1234}}”

6) Go to Tversity and add the video url: mms://127.0.0.1:1234

Now you should be able to stream TVUPlayer chosen channel

SopCast:

1) Install SopCast

2) Install VLC media player

3) Open SopCast and select the channel you want to stream.

4) Right click on your “VLC mediaplayer” shortcut on the desktop, chose “properties”.

5) Target:“C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe” http://localhost:8901–sout “#duplicate{dst=std{access=mmsh,mux=asfh,dst=:1234}}”

6) Go to Tversity and add the video url: mms://127.0.0.1:1234

Now you should be able to stream SopCast chosen channel

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This didn’t work straight away for me – I had to play around with the port numbers for a while before it would.

One thing to remember is that you should choose the channel you want to stream on TVU or Sopcast before using your VLC shortcut.

From your Playstation3, go to Video, choose your media service (should be there with the TVersity Icon) and choose Video, Internet and you should see your stream. Click on it and that’s it! Happy Days!

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