By Jason Wojciechowski on April 14, 2010 at 11:20 PM
I spent a long time this evening doing battle with various pieces of software. MLB.tv is horribly broken again, as the NexDef plugin, which lets you do live DVR and HD (and, because of the live DVR functionality, lets you start watching a game anytime you want, rather than having to wait until 45 minutes after the game ends for the archived game to show up on MLB.tv), simply crashes every time you attempt to use it. By "use it", I mean "open a game". Thus, at the moment, I cannot watch baseball games via the web browser.
Ok, fine, I'll use Boxee, like I did very successfully last night. Nope, no dice tonight. I tweeted about the problem earlier, and the short of it is that the video plays in this weird slow-mo 90% of the time, but the audio plays at normal speed. The player then realizes that the audio is out of sync with the video, so it stutters until the slow-mo video has caught up with the regular-mo audio. This, as you can imagine, is annoying on multiple levels. The basic problem happened a few times last night, especially after fast-forwarding through "commercials", but the video feed ran at normal speed as a general matter. Not so tonight. Tonight, I get to watch the entire A's-Mariners game basically in slow motion. (You can imagine how awesome slow-mo replays are.)
All of which is to say that while I watched a little baseball tonight, I didn't watch enough to do any writing up, and certainly no liveblog-type thing.