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  1. 9 points
    I just want to say thank you to everyone who tuned in to my first streams with Eyes On Ears! You guys made it a success. I just want to say thank you to everyone who answered my questions regarding YouTube live features, etc. If you guys have any suggestions on how I can improve for EOE or just suggestions in general I'm all ears If you have any streaming tips I would love to hear them. You guys are the experts of Youtube live-streaming. lol Happy streaming!
  2. 6 points
    dbeedle

    Disney Days are a'comin'!

    My honey bunny is eyeing fast passes today! Disney days are coming!
  3. 4 points
    In the finale of Happily Ever After I captured a Hidden Mickey in the fireworks. Full picture below
  4. 4 points
    dbeedle

    My first two streams with Eyes On Ears

    Ditto on the bandwidth and stability. And welcome aboard JohnDisney! As a caveat, I haven't done a lot of streaming from Disney but I have experimented a fair bit at home... I'd add to that, the abilities of the camera and the device it may be attached to. They need to be able to reliably generate the data. I've done some experimenting with a few devices, an old android phone (low end as cameras go these days), a newer android phone, a GoPro 7 (more advanced) and a cheap web cam on a Raspberry Pi. All of them can establish a stream with varying levels of success. I would argue, however, the camera is not the deciding factor. In my case, the most successful device has been the low end android phone! The Raspberry Pi was able to sustain a reliable stream...but at 7 frames per second. It and that camera are not the best combination. It doesn't matter how snazzy the camera is, though, if you don't have the bandwidth to push the data. So, a thought on improving through put...kinda out of our control. Wifi and cellular data signal strength and congestion at that location probably has a bigger impact on the ability to send a stream than anything else. These things we can't change. Well, we may be able to do something in our own homes but while out and about we probably can't do much. Other than... Minimize how much data you need to push. My basis: I'm thinking a reliable stream is better than a choppy one at higher resolution. We all would like a 1080 HD stream. Looks good, impresses the viewers. But, unless you have a really strong signal with an un-congested network it probably can't be sustained. At least, in my experience. I've had more success sustaining a stream by going with a lower resolution and a lower frame rate. 720p or 480p at 24 fps (if you can get it) has been the most successful for me. Not cutting edge by any means but the lower end settings are far less demanding in terms of bandwidth and processing. Again, this is all just my experience trying to do a resort stream or a "home" stream in my experimentation. Your mileage may vary. I think, though, most folks will think that bigger is better and go for a higher resolution and higher frame rate not considering cutting that back a bit. Now if you do have a strong signal and open network...the HD does look durn good! I haven't done a "parks" stream. Mostly because I don't have an unlimited cellular plan but, I would imagine, the bandwidth availability is even more problematic while in the parks. WiFi in the parks typically seems to not be up to the task and the sheer concentration of people all hitting the same data "pipe" while in the parks tends to lead to low bandwidth availability and fluctuating signal strength. Even if not streaming this is noticeable. So, again, pushing less data may help to maintain a stream at a reasonable rate. Just some random musings as I'm at work on a Friday! I suppose I should go be productive now. Bummer.
  5. 4 points
    Waternoose

    2019 EOE POTM Winners

    January 2019 Winner MizFiz Sunset over World Showcase Lagoon CONGRATULATIONS !!!!!
  6. 3 points
    Albinotrout

    Resort stream spotty today

    I will keep trying but looks like the WiFi at the hotel is a little slow so the resort stream has technical difficulties at this time.
  7. 3 points
    Mrhub

    EOESSS 2019 Planning

    Once again we will miss all the shenanigans since we will be there later in Sept for our 40th Wedding Anniversary.
  8. 3 points
    dbeedle

    Fort Wilderness rates

    I did see an announcement that Disney would be cracking down on that practice. If a room is canceled the corresponding FPs are supposed to be canceled as well. That link was missing in the past In think.
  9. 3 points
    wdwnut

    Fort Wilderness rates

    WOW! And you have your own camper! We were looking into it the last time I went with my kids and wow, between renting the camper and the site it was more than 2 rooms at a mod! My kids love camping, so one day we'll get there. But at those costs it might be worth just renting a cabin. There aren't many campers that will accommodate all of us...without killing each other!
  10. 3 points
    I claim no such thing, you know me better than that.....Hahaha!!
  11. 3 points
    Great to have you join in the fun! Experts, ha! if only. Actually I think the biggest issue is bandwidth and stream stability. I would think that is something we could all talk about for all platforms. Any thoughts on improving through put?
  12. 2 points
    newharmony

    EOESSS 2019 Planning

    Thanks, but "no" to breakfast on Sunday morning. Thanks for your hard work on SSS, Fiz!
  13. 2 points
    Fizbain

    EOESSS 2019 Planning

    Here is what we have at the moment ... Please review and advise Thu Sep 5 - 6:30 PM Morocco Marrakesh - Party of 13 @School Belle @wihumphrey @flounder1959 @pittsburgh_jim @Hello nurse @wherespluto @newharmony @oldharmony @oshpopham MrsOsh @MizFiz@JohnDisney @Fizbain Thu Sep 5 - 9PM - FireWorks Show du jour Fri Sep 6 - 6:35 PM Whispering Canyon - party of 10 - @flounder1959 @pittsburgh_jim @oshpopham MrsOsh @Hello nurse @wherespluto @alicesadventures @WDWHAM @MizFiz @Fizbain Fri Sep 6 - 8PM - party of everyone invited - Campfire at Fort Wildy, Hallowishes from Fort Wildy Beach. Hay ride? Sat Sep 7 - 6PM ish - Splitsville - eat if you like, drink if you like, bowl if you like, or just hang if you like- @flounder1959 @pittsburgh_jim @oshpopham MrsOsh @wherespluto @Hello nurse @newharmony @oldharmony @alicesadventures @WDWHAM @MizFiz @Fizbain Sun Sep 8 - 9:30AM Trails End - party of 10 - breakfast @flounder1959 @pittsburgh_jim @Hello nurse @wherespluto @alicesadventures @WDWHAM @oshpopham MrsOsh @MizFiz @Fizbain Sun Sep 8 - After breakfast - Caring For Giants Tour at AK - anyone want to join? So far, @flounder1959 @pittsburgh_jim @MizFiz @Fizbain
  14. 2 points
    Albinotrout

    Resort stream spotty today

    Mobile streaming today may be decreased. It’s raining pretty good.
  15. 2 points
    Fizbain

    Resort stream spotty today

    Thanks for trying!!!
  16. 2 points
    flounder1959

    Fort Wilderness rates

    I'm really shocked! I didn't have any idea that sites could cost that much Holy Moley!! POP it is
  17. 2 points
  18. 2 points
    I was pleasantly surprised this last trip at the wifi stability. Both at resort and in parks. I don't have unlimited data either so I try to only use it when I can't get a stable wifi stream going. But I managed to get quite a few park streams in. It seems to depend on how busy the parks are and how many are streaming....I know, something we already knew I hope for more great streaming in September....and October!
  19. 1 point
    Fizbain

    SSS 2019 at Fort Wilderness?

    Yes, but for the most part I do not find the conversion to be much of a value. I can get about $12/point to one of those rental re-sellers. So at $96 - $120 / night in points equivalent, I am pay about the same as cash. I find the same for the other resorts as well. Almost better to sell my points and pay cash
  20. 1 point
    So i have a question...if you get T-Boned in the parking lot (no I didn't, almost though) at work who do you report it to if the HR director is the one who almost T-Boned you!! OMG!!! I was driving down the row to park my car and out of the corner of my eye i see this woman, both hands on the steering wheel, face nearly pressed up to the windshield coming at me! She was in the row behind me but decided to pull through those spaces and come into my row! WHAT? Crazy HR Lady! she didn't even get out of her car right away...i think she was like OH CRAP, that wouldn't have been good! Thank God I didn't give her the old your #1 sign!!
  21. 1 point
    Albinotrout

    Resort stream spotty today

    No problem. In December we will take the laptop and use the webcam I purchased.
  22. 1 point
    newharmony

    Fort Wilderness rates

    The cost depends on the season, of course, but $200/night for a campground is just outrageous. We've decided to go to Tampa that week for the Dali Museum, etc.
  23. 1 point
    That is what really happened. Silly Disney! Then Siemens pulled out of their corporate sponsorship
  24. 1 point
    flounder1959

    EOESSS 2019 Planning

    Traditional Sunday Breakfast at Trails End or something new? I would love to do a Regatta! Mouse Boats or the Pontoon so we could all be together? The VOID, Wreck It Ralph scenario? Bowling at Splitsville? Boardwalk for some fun entertainment, food, cocktails? Tours: Behind the seeds $20 (I still haven't done this one); Caring for Giants (AK) $30; Fairytale Fireworks Cruise $99.
  25. 1 point
    Lots of Disney experts here...what do you do to SAVE money at WDW? There are lots of ways to spend tons, but what do you do to save? One thing we've done is started packing lunches!! I take a small, collapsible lunch bag and pack things like lunchables, fruit, cookies and use frozen bottles of water as ice (to drink later). Spending $30 or $35 for a counter-service lunch is unacceptable!!
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