So, you want to get ready for a Brassbanned Live Stream?For the very best online viewing experience, you’ll need:
- A fast internet connection
- Good speakers (or headphones)
- A way to plug your computer into your TV
The live stream will run usually over the course of the entire competition, concert or event. Live streams are broadcast in High Definition, as well as standard definition. This means even if you have a slow internet connection, you will see smooth sound and video.
You will be able to watch this on your iPhone, iPad or Android Tablet and Android mobile phone (it will look amazing)… but, to get the full effect, we really recommend connecting your computer to a big TV (perhaps with a HDMI cable, Chromecast or an Apple TV unit), and also trying to use really big speakers (like a surround sound system!). Then, you’ll really see detail in the video and have a much better listening experience than relying on tinny computer speakers.
You can test your download speed at www.speedtest.net or at www.fast.com. You’ll need a download speed of about 300 kbps or 0.3 mbps to watch the lowest quality stream without buffering, and about 3,000 kbps or 3mbps to watch the HD stream without buffering.
Depending on the competition, we sometimes charge a small amount to view the High Definition stream. We charge via PayPal (and happily give refunds if you’re not satisfied). It is also possible to pay via a credit/debit card, without having a PayPal account.
If you’re confused (…Mum…) or something seems to be broken, send an email to Tim at firstname.lastname@example.org – I’ll try to help you out! Alternatively, get in touch with a younger (probably annoying) relative who is too smart for their own good, and ask for some help.