March 16, 2006

March Madness in Moose Jaw

Moose Jaw is hosting Hoopla, the provincial High School basketball tournament. There are over 50 teams representing boys and girls in 6 different school size groupings.

I’ve been involved in setting up streaming video from 2 of the 5 locations. You can watch your choice of 2 games live Thursday evening beginning at 6PM CST and again Friday at 4PM and all day Saturday.

The streams can be found here.


Casey asked up set up, I don’t have the total technical understanding but here’s what I know:
Our technicians set up a Windows Media Streaming Server. We then are using Windows Media Encoder to encode the stream and also create an archived recording locally for future download. Camera is connected via Firewire to the laptop and the laptop runs Windows Media Encoder. We had a bit a an issue running a network cable to the gym but figured it out and now it’s there permanently for future streaming. The software I believe is all free.