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FAQ: DIRTcar Nationals pay-per-view information

January 25, 2015, 10:41 am

Frequently asked questions about DirtonDirt.com's live pay-per-view productions of the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., on Feb. 16-21 (Tuesday's event rained out):

Where do I find the live video?: Click this link (it will be active each evening).

What kind of pay-per-view packages are available?: Click this link.

How much does it cost?: Check our ordering page for package details. A complete package is available to subscribers for $84.99 and non-subscribers for $89.99. Single-day packages are available for $24.99 per day.

What will I get if I purchase the pay-per-view?: Multi-camera coverage of the action, instant replay, driver interviews, pre-race coverage and more. You’ll also have the opportunity to chat with other viewers.

What time does the production begin?: Live video will begin about 5:45 p.m. Eastern. Click here to watch live.

What's the racing schedule?: All six events include complete programs for Super Late Models, along with UMP Modifieds (Feb. 16-17) and Super DIRTcar Series big-block modifieds (Feb. 18-21). Hot laps, time trials, heat races, consolation races and a feature event are on the card for each evening.

Who is doing the production?: DirtonDirt.com's Michael Rigsby and DIRTVision.com's Brian Dunlap will oversee a production team that brings extensive broadcast experience. Jay Williams of Parker Street Productions is directing, with videography from DirtonDirt.com staffers Webb Dillard, Derek Kessinger, Steve Gigeous and Will Gigeous, and assistance from Kevin Kovac, Joshua Joiner and others.

Do I need to be a DirtonDirt.com subscriber to watch the pay-per-view productions?: All live broadcasts are available to both DirtonDirt.com subscribers and non-subscribers. Non-subscribers have the option of subscribing to receive a discount for the event (when ordering a multi-day package) or creating a special account to order only a live package.

Who will be announcing?: Ben Shelton and Shane Andrews will call the action, with Blake Anderson serving as a roving reporter.

Am I able to watch replays of the broadcast(s) that I purchase at a later date?: Absolutely. Each broadcast is archived and uploaded in full within a few days after completion. Those who purchased packages for the event will then be able to watch on demand.

What if it rains?: Those who order will be granted access to watch the event whenever it is made up. If the event is not made up, those who order will receive a refund. Note: When ordering a complete package, four or more of six events is considered complete.

How do I make the video full-screen?: Click the square box next to the volume adjuster in the lower middle portion of the screen.

When I reach the video page, I don't see a video player, only a white area in the middle of the screen. Why?: You need to update the background program that plays video for your web browser. Go to this page and follow the instructions. Additionally, we strongly encourage viewers use Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome instead of Internet Explorer.

What if the video is buffering or doesn't appear to be working?: Try these suggestions successively. First, close as many other computer applications as possible and refresh your browser window. Reboot your computer. Switch to a different web browser, such as Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. Turn off your router (where the internet comes into your home) for 30 seconds, then power it up again. In most cases, those will solve issues. If there's a problem that appears to be affecting everyone, check the live chat and our Twitter feed or Facebook page for details.

Is my network fast enough? If you suspect your Internet connection via your home network isn't fast enough, visit speedtest.net. A higher number for your download speed is better and anything under 1.5 is likely unusable (we recommend 3 or better). If you think your connection should be faster, unplugging your router for a few moments might clear up problems.

What if I'm hearing an echo?: You likely have two browser windows open to the live video feed, so you're hearing the audio twice. Close one of the windows.

Is my computer capable of receiving pay-per-view?: If you have a high-speed Internet connection and you're typically able to view our videos online, you're set. Regularly-used computers five years old or newer with recent software shouldn't have any problems. For the best broadcast experience, we recommend using Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome web browsers.

Is it just like watching TV?: For the most part, although your computer screen is likely a bit smaller and the picture isn't quite as a sharp as some television broadcasts. As long as you have a steady high-speed internet connection, you should be able to watch smooth video throughout each night's program.

Is the live production available on mobile devices?: A computer and full web browser may provide the best experience, but most smartphones and tablets, including iPhones and iPads, can be used as well. On iOS devices (iPhones and iPads), you must quickly click the play arrow upon arriving to the video page; if you see only a still image, refresh the page and tap the play arrow before it disappears.

Can I watch from work?: Likely not. Many places of business use security firewalls on computer systems that prevent live video. If you receive a server message (something like rtmp://dirtondirt.streamguys.com:80/live) it's likely a firewall issue. Most home networks won't have such firewall issues.

Can I watch on my TV via my Apple TV, Xbox 360, Google Chromecast or a hardwired cable?: Many viewers do, but we can't provide technical support beyond video on your computer or mobile computing device.

What if I can't figure things out?: Send us an email and we’ll respond as quickly as possible:

Alli Collis: alli@dirtondirt.com
Michael Rigsby: michael@dirtondirt.com

 
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