Jump to content

flounder1959

Moderators
  • Content Count

    833
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    107

Reputation Activity

  1. Like
    flounder1959 reacted to wihumphrey in SWGE Rise of the Resistance   
    Belle and I have trips planned just after both major attractions open there. Complete coincidence.
  2. Like
    flounder1959 reacted to pittsburgh_jim in SWGE Rise of the Resistance   
    I'm a little bit suspicious about your statement.  I think maybe you know some Disney executive and they had let you know when to book your trips.  
  3. Haha
    flounder1959 reacted to wihumphrey in SWGE Rise of the Resistance   
    Jim, I get all my insider info from you.
  4. Like
    flounder1959 reacted to pittsburgh_jim in New Disney Buses   
    I wonder how much of a charge you'll get during a 15 minute bus ride.  I'll stick with an external battery. 
     
  5. Like
    flounder1959 reacted to newharmony in Ticket discounts   
    I saw a post on FB about buying tickets at Sam's Club.  We checked it out this morning and we could save a bit on a Florida Gold Annual Pass but it's nearly the same price as a DVC renewal on a Gold Annual Pass, but there seem to be good prices on other tickets. Just a heads' up in case anyone wants to check and compare. 
    *It's under "Travel and Services", then "Travel and Entertainment"
  6. Like
    flounder1959 reacted to dbeedle in Streamlabs Trip experience...   
    I thought I'd toss out a few notes about using the Streamlabs App on my recent trip.  I did only a resort stream, no park streaming.
    Unfortunately, after a day or so, I switched to the CamOn Live app.  Streamlabs did preform well overall after tuning back some settings.  I settled on 720p, 24fps, 2500kbps bit rate.  Max fps it could sustain was around 14 much of the time.  I would chalk this up to WiFi congestion at the resort and it did seem to get better as folks came and went. During the day, for example, when more folks were at the parks, it seemed to do better.  This a from a very passive observation! 
    I switch to the CamOn app due to Streamlabs having issues focusing (through a window, especially at night) and showing a frequent and regular fuzziness.  I might attribute this to the phone I was using, a Motorola Droid Turbo.  Motorola phones have, occasionally, had issues with apps and how their cameras operate.  I think this may be the issue with Streamlabs. The phone is also an older one now which may also contribute.  I have an even older Motorola that Streamlabs immediately crashes on.  Newer phones with newer OS levels may fair better I suppose.
  7. Like
    flounder1959 reacted to newharmony in Blue Heron Cam   
    It would be nice to have a live cam here on EoE...it gives us a "gathering place".  I often think that any resort stream I put up is more a vehicle for us to get together than a window to WDW.
  8. Like
    flounder1959 reacted to dbeedle in A Geek Project!   
    On the down side, the camera has not microphone so, no sound.  Not enough room in the case to fit one either!  But it does seem to do a reasonable job streaming.  I even ran it off a USB battery pack over night and still had capacity to go all day.  Makes it very portable.
  9. Like
    flounder1959 reacted to Fizbain in YouTube not allowing Youtubers under 1000 subscribers to stream   
    Well that is great news!
  10. Like
    flounder1959 reacted to wherespluto in EOESSS 2019 Planning   
    We're in for Splitsville on Sat night / in for Sunday Caring for Giants as well (we don't leave until Monday) @Fizbain
  11. Like
    flounder1959 reacted to newharmony in YouTube not allowing Youtubers under 1000 subscribers to stream   
    As someone who wishes things wouldn't change (wish we were still on Ustream, on eyesonears.com), using YT for resort streams and FB for mobiles seems to be the answer for now.
  12. Like
    flounder1959 got a reaction from Fizbain in YouTube not allowing Youtubers under 1000 subscribers to stream   
    I agree, i think if we build a following on FB we have a better chance of bringing them over to YT later.   I'll have to look at streamlabs, I have heard of it but never really looked into it.  Is an IPAD considered a computer?
  13. Like
    flounder1959 got a reaction from oshpopham in YouTube not allowing Youtubers under 1000 subscribers to stream   
    I agree, i think if we build a following on FB we have a better chance of bringing them over to YT later.   I'll have to look at streamlabs, I have heard of it but never really looked into it.  Is an IPAD considered a computer?
  14. Like
    flounder1959 got a reaction from robramdisk in YouTube not allowing Youtubers under 1000 subscribers to stream   
    I agree, i think if we build a following on FB we have a better chance of bringing them over to YT later.   I'll have to look at streamlabs, I have heard of it but never really looked into it.  Is an IPAD considered a computer?
  15. Like
    flounder1959 reacted to JohnDisney in YouTube not allowing Youtubers under 1000 subscribers to stream   
    Hello, 
    I saw that YouTube introduced a new rule that Youtubers under 1000 subscribers cannot stream.
    On the other hand we can stream through Stream labs instead. Stream labs is permitting live streaming from there app by connecting your channel to it
    If somebody already posted about this I apologize in advance.
    Thanks
  16. Like
    flounder1959 got a reaction from Fizbain in Camera mount   
    Thanks for posting this, I have an iphone I may use this fall.  Now I know how to secure it to the window.
  17. Like
    flounder1959 reacted to TiggerPiglet in Can’t see live streams   
    Like WDWNut said, you have to go to our YouTube page now to see the streams. There are 6 altogether.  You'll find them all here https://www.youtube.com/eyesonears    Make sure to subscribe to all 6. Right now on YouTube 2 there is a stream from the Polynesian with periodic park streaming https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUGiJF6SWwpYfVEnJ3DGQNA  and there will be periodic streaming from the parks on YouTube 1  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyXcofiH2Y3w_aM1kHhbUUQ
  18. Like
    flounder1959 got a reaction from Fizbain in My streams always freeze or the app just closes while I am streaming   
    during my Feb. trip youtube closed on me once or twice, but it really wasn't a big issue.  I have Samsung S9 as well.
  19. Like
    flounder1959 got a reaction from Fizbain in What no smoking...no large Strollers??   
    The smokers never bothered me half as much as those huge stroller wagons!  As an ex smoker, I too feel bad for the smokers who have to leave the park.  It isn't easy to quit and will be really disruptive to a family vacation with a smoker.  The huge stroller wagons are another story, especially in crowed, narrow walkways.  I think a stroller is more comfortable for the kids anyway.  Just my opinion, i did fine with a stroller when mine were little.
  20. Like
    flounder1959 got a reaction from robramdisk in What no smoking...no large Strollers??   
    The smokers never bothered me half as much as those huge stroller wagons!  As an ex smoker, I too feel bad for the smokers who have to leave the park.  It isn't easy to quit and will be really disruptive to a family vacation with a smoker.  The huge stroller wagons are another story, especially in crowed, narrow walkways.  I think a stroller is more comfortable for the kids anyway.  Just my opinion, i did fine with a stroller when mine were little.
  21. Like
    flounder1959 got a reaction from JohnDisney in My streams always freeze or the app just closes while I am streaming   
    during my Feb. trip youtube closed on me once or twice, but it really wasn't a big issue.  I have Samsung S9 as well.
  22. Like
    flounder1959 reacted to pittsburgh_jim in A Change in the way resort incidentals are charged to your credit card may make it extremely difficult to use gift cards   
    This is a paragraph according to WDW News Today.   
    "Guests have the option of not putting a credit card on file, but they will be unable to use their Magic Band for charging at the resort or in the parks. As is current practice, guests will be able to visit the front desk to apply cash or gift card payments against their balance due to avoid actual charges being placed on their credit card."  
    Here's the link.  https://wdwnt.com/2019/01/breaking-new-credit-card-charge-policy-for-disney-world-resort-guests-begins-february-27th-2019/
     
  23. Like
    flounder1959 got a reaction from School Belle in A Change in the way resort incidentals are charged to your credit card may make it extremely difficult to use gift cards   
    See Nut, you're not the only one who wears their night gown to the pool
    So if you don't want to stop and pay your bill from time to time, absolutely buy the gift cards and carry them with you or just don't pay the bill and let it charge the card.  Its a choice, its all up to you
     
  24. Like
    flounder1959 got a reaction from Fizbain in A Change in the way resort incidentals are charged to your credit card may make it extremely difficult to use gift cards   
    See Nut, you're not the only one who wears their night gown to the pool
    So if you don't want to stop and pay your bill from time to time, absolutely buy the gift cards and carry them with you or just don't pay the bill and let it charge the card.  Its a choice, its all up to you
     
  25. Thanks
    flounder1959 got a reaction from School Belle in A Change in the way resort incidentals are charged to your credit card may make it extremely difficult to use gift cards   
    So, when i was there in February I inquired and they do "hold" your credit card, but i was able to go down and use the gift cards to pay down the account every 1-2 days.  They do not take any up front, but I will ask at the desk if best to stop in morning or evening to apply.  I want my 5%!! lol
×