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JWTWMLBTV
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Registered: ‎03-12-2013
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MLB Streaming Issues

Folks - has anyone figured out how to watch an entire MLB game without freezes or reboots?

 

I've seen this asked numerous times, across multiple firmware versions and I've still haven't seen a fix. I've got the latest firmware and during the Philly vs. Detroit game today I had two reboots and 1 freeze.

 

This device is on the same network as the XBOX 360 and an iPad and nether have any issues watching MLB games.

 

I've been overall satisfied with my Live Hub but if anyone asks I have to tell them...it's a great device as long as you aren't buying it for MLB.

 

Hopefully WD or someone has an answer to this.

 

Thanks in advance. 

Ed

 

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mike27oct
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Registered: ‎11-10-2011
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Re: MLB Streaming Issues

Sometimes the feed from MLB baseball (or your ISP) has "issues" and it can can freeze.  In, those cases, it has nothing to do with the device you are viewing it with.  We have no problems viewing MLB with Roku app or iPad apps.  So, other than the issues I mentioned, I would guess that, 1) the WD MLB app could have issues and/or, 2) the WD unit has issues, so not much you can do about either.  Except, if you are connected wirelessly, your wireless signal to the WD could be weaker to it than it is to the other devices, and that requires you to improve the signal at the WD in all the ways it can be improved.  Examples: hook the WD to a wired network, or improve the wireless signal to the WD.

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rereedrumr
Posts: 27
Registered: ‎05-07-2012
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Re: MLB Streaming Issues

I've had the same issues that you have (with no issues at all on my PC stream.) The MLB app hasn't been addressed in any of the recent firmware updates. Trying to watch a non-live stream of a spring training game a week or two ago gave me trouble, I would guess that whatever issues existed with last years MLB streams on the WD will still be here this season. I have the same qualifications as you, I love the device, but not for MLB. Sadly, other than streaming video files, this is the only other thing I bought it to do.

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mike27oct
Posts: 2,242
Registered: ‎11-10-2011
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Re: MLB Streaming Issues

If MLB is that important to you, then get a Roku, and or watch it on a tablet.  I have both WD and Roku players, and the best one for a given pupose gets used!  Roku wins for MLB.

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roscolo
Posts: 26
Registered: ‎03-14-2013
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Re: MLB Streaming Issues


JWTWMLBTV wrote:

Folks - has anyone figured out how to watch an entire MLB game without freezes or reboots?

 

I've seen this asked numerous times, across multiple firmware versions and I've still haven't seen a fix. I've got the latest firmware and during the Philly vs. Detroit game today I had two reboots and 1 freeze.

 

This device is on the same network as the XBOX 360 and an iPad and nether have any issues watching MLB games.

 

I've been overall satisfied with my Live Hub but if anyone asks I have to tell them...it's a great device as long as you aren't buying it for MLB.

 

Hopefully WD or someone has an answer to this.

 

Thanks in advance. 

Ed

 


MLB is something else WD has crammed onto this box that doesn't work reliably if at all. Save yourself some time, ignore the MLB icon on the WDTV, and just use a capable computer.

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sixteenvolt182
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎11-01-2012
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Re: MLB Streaming Issues

Anyone having problems with getting no sound on MLB, I load up MLB click the game I want to watch and picture comes on but no sound at all. I restart the device try again sometimes it works sometimes not. It takes me about 2 reboots to get sound to work.  Then once I switch to another game sound gone again. Reboot again. this is really a pain.

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richUK
Posts: 6,725
Registered: ‎12-09-2009
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Re: MLB Streaming Issues

Have you using the latest firmware?
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sixteenvolt182
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎11-01-2012
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Re: MLB Streaming Issues

Yes I have the latest firmware from about a week ago.

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deepwound
Posts: 11
Registered: ‎11-09-2010
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Re: MLB Streaming Issues

I am hard wired and have found constant stuttering/freezing with the MLB.tv app on my WDTV Live.  As another poster has mentioned, I have to use my Roku or PC.  The Live just doesn't work reliably enough for any sort of positive user experience, unfortunately.  Sorry you were snookered by WD. :smileysad:

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sixteenvolt182
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎11-01-2012
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Re: MLB Streaming Issues

Nothing but problems with MLB.tv

 

1. if i use the pc, i will be watching the game delayed so I will be in the first inning and the actuall game is in the 8 inning. This has happened like 3 time already, I will be watching and it freezes for a second or 2 and it just skips live all the way to the 8th inning giving away the score I have been trying to avoid. Whats the point of watching the game if i already know the score.


2. The picture is not as good with the pc

 

WDLIVE

The picture looks great, as good as directv. But some problems make it terrible.

1. It take like 5 tries to get sound, I have to reset the device almost before every game.

2. The Start from beginning will start in the 3rd or 4th inning, then you try to click 1st inning it won't go there, it always goes to the 3rd inning. This does not happen every day. But yesterdays Phillies game against the Royals (started in the 4hth), and it happened  in the Braves vs Phillies game (started in the 3rd). And all the innings are messed up, the 5th inning was the 8th inning. It was all messed up. Todays game worked just right. I have to go to Mlb.tv to watch anything from the first few innings.

 

 

I really love the picture on the WD Live, but I wish I could find a way to watch a game without problems, there does not seem to be a way to watch without issues.

 

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