FAQ: Dream pay-per-view information
Frequently asked questions about DirtonDirt.com's live pay-per-view productions of the 22nd annual Dirt Late Model Dream presented by Ferris Commercial Mowers at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, on June 9-11; complete Dream coverage:
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?: Saturday's finale costs $39.95. Check our ordering page for complete package details.
What will I get if I purchase the pay-per-view?: Multi-camera coverage of the action, instant replays, driver interviews, live scoring, roving reports and more. You’ll also have the opportunity to chat with other viewers.
What time does the production begin?: Live video will begin about 5:30 p.m. Eastern each evening. Click here to watch.
What's the racing schedule?: Action begins Thursday with two complete racing programs headlined by a pair of 25-lap, $5,000-to-win features, continues Friday with two more complete racing programs headlined by two 25-lap, $10,000-to-win features and concludes Saturday with six heat races, consolation races and the 100-lap, $100,000-to-win Dirt Late Model Dream finale.
Who is doing the production?: DirtonDirt.com's Michael Rigsby and Eldora Speedway's Jonathan Bateman will oversee a production team that brings extensive broadcast experience. Mike Lyons is directing, with videography from Webb Dillard, Steve Gigeous, Will Gigeous, Alex Langendorfer, Derek Kessinger and J.J. Samuelson, and assistance from Brandon Curtis, Ryan Hines, Michael Reiners, Sarah Samuelson 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 creating a special account to order only a live package.
Can I watch on my Smart TV and/or 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.
Who will be announcing?: James Essex, Dustin Jarrett and Ben Shelton will call the action.
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 complete refund.
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 mbps is likely unusable (we recommend 3 mbps or better). If you think your connection should be faster, unplugging your router for a few moments and restarting your network 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 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.
I'm having problems with my Android device; do you have any tips? For phones, if you get an error message, you must have a Chrome browser available. Click on the lower-left Menu button and click "request desktop site." When you see a spinning wheel, click it, then click the play button to begin streaming. For Android tablets, follow the same instructions, but Chrome isn't required.
What if I can't figure things out?: Send us an email and we’ll respond as quickly as possible:
Amber Rigsby: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alli Collis: email@example.com
Todd Turner: todd @dirtondirt.com
Michael Rigsby: firstname.lastname@example.org