Sticky request: Tennis video clips and matches

psamp14

Hall of Fame
laurie, everytime i go to your site there are no links to any matches?

whats the deal? the matches are listed, names of players, pictures, where's the link to the match or highlights?
 
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laurie

Guest
PSamp, you just need to adjust the settings on your computer to ensure you can get access to windows media player or set your PC so the clips will show via your DVD drive. if you adjust your settings you will be able to see the clips. Some clips are 5 minutes long, I like extensive clips of whole games or two games etc.
 

psamp14

Hall of Fame
laurie said:
PSamp, you just need to adjust the settings on your computer to ensure you can get access to windows media player or set your PC so the clips will show via your DVD drive. if you adjust your settings you will be able to see the clips. Some clips are 5 minutes long, I like extensive clips of whole games or two games etc.
and what settings are these? whenever i click a link online, it plays in windows media player automatically....

so what settings are you talking about in relation to windows media player?
 
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laurie

Guest
Well, do you know which version of windows media player you have?

Also, Chadwixx posted this a couple of weeks ago. If I can just quote him

"Use vlcmedia player. Its a codecless player that will play anything. That or throw the file into gspot (if its avi) and see which codec you need"

Because this is my site, as opposed to youtube, I'm able to make clips that can be seen on a full screen. The downside to this is that I'm not in control of other people's pcs and how often they update their settings. However, it seems 90% of people who log onto the site can see the clips. I also mpeg 2 instead of mpeg 1. Hopefully you can get to see them if you make a few tweaks.

Another thing I like to do is make clips that are five minutes long which means the megabites count goes up. With fast broadband they don't take long to download these days. I usually do around 12 to 15 clips per match with all the key moments, and the game for the match, so basically I break a match up into sequences and put it on the web for people to see. I also like to put great matches from the past on there too.
 

psamp14

Hall of Fame
earlier this year or maybe late 2005, someone posted the federer-safin semifinal in like 10 parts or something....whatever happened to those megaupload files?
 

ATXtennisaddict

Hall of Fame
laurie said:
Hi. I've updated my site with these three matches:

1997 Fed Cup final - Schultz McCarthy v Pierce
2006 Fed Cup final - H Hardenne v Schiavone
1997 ATP final - Sampras v Kafelnikov

Sampras was stupendous in this match.

For those who don't know about Branda Schultz, she probably has the biggest serve ever in women's tennis and came out of retirement this year to break the world record at 130mph at the age of 35!

http://www.classictennismatches.net/index_files/page0016.html
Now if only I can figure out how to use your website...
 

psamp14

Hall of Fame
ATXtennisaddict said:
Now if only I can figure out how to use your website...
yeah really, i mean i even downloaded that vlc player or whatever it was,

and i dont have any problems with my settings...whenever i click on some file off a megaupload or rapidshare site and download it, it plays in windows media player perfectly....same with other sites and clicking a video link on it

your website is just...i give up, for now
 
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laurie

Guest
For some reason I'm not able to type the name of my website on here.

By the way, thanks for turning me into a woman. I know in the States it's a ladies name. But I thought its spelt Lori?
 
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laurie

Guest
ATXtennisaddict said:
She should change the link to:

http://www.t e n nisdvdclips.net/blank.html
I know you are fed up but the clips are working fine. There are times I can't seem to download things people send too. Its one of those things. If everyone couldn't download the clips then of course it would be a problem.

Shame PSamp14 can't see them. He's obviously a Sampras fan and I put sampras clips on there every two weeks.

I've got these matches lined up for November and December:

1992 Cincinatti final - Sampras v Lendl
1996 Stuttgart final - Becker v Sampras
1999 Los Angeles final - Sampras v Agassi
1990 US Open semifinal - Sampras v McEnroe
2000 US Open semifinal - Sampras v Hewitt
1996 ATP Masters semi - Becker v Krajicek
1993 Tokyo semi - Navratilova v Graf

Plus other women matches as well
 

looseswing

Professional
Just right click the links and use "save as." Once it has downloaded open the file with vlc media player and it should work.
 
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laurie

Guest
looseswing said:
Just right click the links and use "save as." Once it has downloaded open the file with vlc media player and it should work.
Thanks for the helpful tips to others.

I also got Federer v Gonsalez lined up from this year's Basle final as well.
 

psamp14

Hall of Fame
looseswing said:
Just right click the links and use "save as." Once it has downloaded open the file with vlc media player and it should work.
you're a genius looseswing! i just did that and its downloading the sampras-kafelnikov 1st set link, so looks like it will play thru the vlc player i also downloaded

thanks a lot! and thanks for being sympathetic laurie, you're site is great, yes i am a big sampras fan, and i look forward to watching lots of wonderful clips you've provided, are providing, and will provide in the future
 

psamp14

Hall of Fame
umm...i right clicked and then chose "save target as"

and it downloaded...like i clicked all the links that way for the 1st set

and like 3 of them are still downloading, one is like 38.9MB, the other 48.7MB, the other like 82 MB, but the 3 which already downloaded earlier were around the same size, and downloaded way to quick, and the clip is very very short

how long are your clips laurie?
 

psamp14

Hall of Fame
umm...i right clicked and then chose "save target as"

and it downloaded...like i clicked all the links that way for the 1st set

and like 3 of them are still downloading, one is like 38.9MB, the other 48.7MB, the other like 82 MB, but the 3 which already downloaded earlier were around the same size, and downloaded way to quick, and the clip is very very short

how long are your clips laurie?

because i played them first in windows media player, it was like 26 seconds...then i played it in vlc media player...same story
 

psamp14

Hall of Fame
just now another one completed,

it says 14.1 MB in 34 mins 20 sec, but no way was it 34 mins 20 sec, more like it it was going fine and then from around 42% it just jumped to 100% and done

it really took like 5-10 mins


whats the problem here?

btw this one is 55 seconds long
 

D-man

Banned
Get Firefox and the "Download them all" extension. With one click you can download all the links. Laurie have you ever tried using the DivX codec?
 
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laurie

Guest
DMan, I tried that in April. I'm looking at that and a couple other options again.

PSamp, it sounds to me like you don't have a broadband connection. They are big clips. They will take very long to download on a normal connection ie 5 to 10 minutes.

I wish we were in the same time zone so we could have this conversation at the same time.
 
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laurie

Guest
May I ask what speed broadband you have? I use 8 speed but you may have a different system in the States?
 

psamp14

Hall of Fame
yeah, i have dsl, like 400kbps speed...fastest offered here is cable which is 800kbps or higher
 

peluzon

Rookie
This video is a high light of the last match in the retirement Marcelo Rios tour , the video lenght is 13 minutes and you can see the best points of both player


RIOS CORIA

 

D-man

Banned
Thanks, Laurie, I enjoy your clips, and I realize that it costs you something to up them up for all us moochers. :) Thanks again.
 
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laurie

Guest
By the way, on the 1994 Miami final clips, if you check the first of the 3rd set clips, you will see two of the most incredible lobs you'll ever see on a tennis court, back to back.
 

psamp14

Hall of Fame
yes yes yes tangerine, you're better than the best!!

awesome display of tactical tennis between federer and nalbandian there!
 

dewey2110

Rookie
awesome, tangerine

I was wondering if anybody who paid $5 going to post the videos from Shanghai up here, but highlights are good too. I actually missed the Nadal Blake match this morning T_T.
 
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