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#1 cloudmagnet

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 08:55 PM

Just discovered the new format for NSN- I registered per their instructions, and when I try to log in, it just returns me to the home page. what's up?

#2 Wil2010

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 10:51 PM

Greetings.

There was a bug earlier this morning, but it seems to be working perfectly this evening. Nice website!!

#3 Dragon Man

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 04:53 AM

Hey Jim, the new look to the website is great!
Very professional.

I also like the security feature of having to register to view too.

Good work, mate :waytogo:

http://www.nightskiesnetwork.com/

#4 Chris Schroeder

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 09:00 AM

Looks great Jim

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 09:28 AM

I kind of liked not having to log in. Any chance the site now works on my iPhone/iPad?

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 04:39 PM

As proficient as the iOS browser is I'd think your iPhone/iPad would have no difficulty logging in or taking advantage of the site's features. I'm not sure if Flash is supported or not.

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 05:13 PM

You need to have flash player... I watch on my Droid Phone.

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 07:46 PM

I like the idea of having to log in. During the last lunar eclipse I decided to watch it on NSN. Some of the comments by some viewers made me think I was on a porn site. Hopefully, having to register will slow down this type of activity.

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 06:41 AM

I kind of liked not having to log in. Any chance the site now works on my iPhone/iPad?


Talk to Steve Jobs or who ever at Apple has the anti FLASH
thing going on. He did state Apple would never work with Adobe Falsh.

NSN is what it is. If your phone works with it fine if not sorry.

#10 Larry F

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 10:06 PM

I often watch multiple channels at the same time (looks great on my 23" 1920x1080 monitor. It's nice that you only have to log in the first time.

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 02:19 AM

I like the idea of having to log in. During the last lunar eclipse I decided to watch it on NSN. Some of the comments by some viewers made me think I was on a porn site. Hopefully, having to register will slow down this type of activity.


Totally agree.

The log-in process may make us lose a few viewers, but it's better protection all round.
If they can't be bothered logging in, then they really didn't want to be in there very much.
Those that are keen won't mind.

I will find it nice to broadcast with less idiots commenting :lol:

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 03:59 AM

I like the idea of having to log in. During the last lunar eclipse I decided to watch it on NSN. Some of the comments by some viewers made me think I was on a porn site. Hopefully, having to register will slow down this type of activity.

Totally agree. The log-in process may make us lose a few viewers, but it's better protection all round. If they can't be bothered logging in, then they really didn't want to be in there very much.
Those that are keen won't mind. I will find it nice to broadcast with less idiots commenting :lol:

Well said Ken - I'd gone off NSN for a month or so because of the 'detractors' but will tune in again soon. ;)

As I'm unfamiliar with the names of some broadcasters it would be nice to know, against current live b-casters, their typical b-cast material :question: I'm a DSO guy myself and less interested in solar system videoing so even their longitude gives a clue ;)

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 02:38 PM

We've had pretty ragged weather here for the last month or so, so I haven't been broadcasting. I did check out the new splash page, it looks nice. Hopefully the weather will break somewhat in the next few weeks.

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 12:54 AM

We've had pretty ragged weather here for the last month or so, so I haven't been broadcasting. I did check out the new splash page, it looks nice. Hopefully the weather will break somewhat in the next few weeks.


Same here Jim, with floods, thunderstorms, etc.
I have managed to broadcast only twice in the last 2 - 3 months!
But it'll get better :waytogo:

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 01:50 PM

Kenny Me Boy

I do feel for you guys down there. We know how it is around here with floods. I hope you dry out a bit real soon.

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 02:50 AM

I've been noticing that there are fewer broadcasts, hope it's just bad timing on my part.

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 08:38 AM

I like the log in restriction also,but I would think that would only be if you wanted to "talk" not to view.
Open viewing may bring more to the hobby.
The new software is working well and has a very nice look,
But by loging in it does give a better indication of how many are using the site.

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 08:46 AM

The Log-in feature doesn't seem to be slowing down the viewers.
My viewer numbers are increasing all the time, but that could be because the site is getting more widely known too.

Bob raises an interesting point.
It could increase interest if those 'viewing only' didn't have to register.
A bit like Forums where anyone can go in and read, but you have to register to post :waytogo:

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 09:15 PM

I regularly send people to NSN to encourage interest in astronomy and our video version. Impeding access to casual visitors will certainly make it less likely that they will get to the site. How much less likely? Who knows?

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 07:12 PM

actually, the second window for chat causes a second issue, which is since the iOS browser does not support flash there is an alternate called Skyfire that does. I've tried it and it will not work because there is interaction, meaning the chat window, that pops up.

Hmmmm I take it back, I just tried it again and it show's video on my iPhone. Now the issue is I can't zoom in at all.

So, I guess the solution now is if the default was a full screen view of the video (or as close to it as possible), and those watching on the computer could minimize the video if they wish to chat?

Skyfire + iPad... now we just need the default changed... PS video works but not sound so far.

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 09:33 PM

My iPad + sky fire has sound....

Regards,

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Posted 13 March 2011 - 03:31 PM

I cannot get the NSN broadcast to work with skyfire on my ipad....just says no video found........is there something i'm not doing?

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Posted 13 March 2011 - 03:57 PM

Ok....its working now on the ipad......but......cannot zoom in so picture is real small and cannot read the chat

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Posted 13 March 2011 - 07:34 PM

Yea, that's because it's not interactive. NSN would have to change the default. Ideally the video would default to full page view.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:07 AM

I was on NSN last night, enjoying some nice comet views from Fairview Observatory, but my back gets sore from sitting at work, and I can't sit at a computer after I get home.

If I can ever view it on my iPad, I will be a regular for sure!

David

I tried to view from the iPad but couldn't.






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