Hey guys, below are a couple ways to watch the performance live. Tofu will begin with the most popular way (TVants) and I’ll give you guys some alternatives to try out.
By popular demand, here is the much awaited tutorial on how to stream Korean TV live.
This is also your official invitation to the viewing party hosted by yours truly and Always Tae Yang. Join us in the ChattYBox found on the right as we spazz and wait in high anticipation for Tae Yang’s first and only performance of “Where U At” marking his comeback to the music scene after his explosive solo debut about 1.5 years ago.
To figure out what time the performance airs for your time zone, we’ve set up a time converter here – use this!
Tofu: I don’t know about you, but I’m a mixture of excitement and nervousness for tomorrow. Excited to be seeing Tae Yang doing his “thang” again, but nervous because the choreography for “Where U At” is intense and he hasn’t had much time to practice singing and dancing. I had a bad thought where I pictured him tripping or his voice cracking during the performance. Lets hope this won’t be the case.
Youngbae, prove me wrong!
Anyone else a nervous wreck like me?
Kay: *raises hand* I AM!
Instructions are under the cut… If this does not work, do not worry – the performance will be up on youtube in no time!
* Suggestion – all stream sites work better with IE compared to Firefox. Just take note of this if its not working
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So after much troubleshooting, I’ve decided on this method. It requires you to download a software called TvAntsthat’s about 2.3 MBs but I think it’s worth it because 1)You can watch TV from pretty much any channel from around the world. 2)Since Tae Yang will be performing on various media stations (MBC, Mnet, SBS…etc) when he fully promotes his single and album, you would be able to see them all with this program. 3)It’s fairly easy to use.
*I’m a PC so all these instructions are for Windows operating systems. I’m not sure if these instructions translate on to Macs.
Here’s what you do:
1. Download and install TvAnts – Click here.
Install the program like you normally would with any other.
The installation manager will ask you if you want to install “Softonic Toolbar.” Don’t do it unless you want to.
2. Run/Open the program. It should look something like this.
Under Keywords type in “SBS” and a search query should show up.
Click on the first one on the list “KOREA>SBS” and another window should appear.
3. Allow the channel to load and buffer.
This varies depending on your location, time, and internet connection.
Obviously the higher the number under “Quality” the better the stream will be. When the number is highlighted red, the quality is decent and watchable.
Most of the channels we’re interested in are usually very good. Only sometimes will it lag.
4. Watch and enjoy!
The volume and mute controls are on the viewing screen.
The viewing screen will always been on top so you can do other things and watch at the same time.
**Things to keep in mind.
You’ll see random Chinese words and ads on the side sometimes. It’s nothing to worry about. The program were developed in China.
On D-Day servers might be swamped and the video might lag…be patient and don’t give up. After a while it’ll pick up. If everything fails, Korean fans will post it up and it will make itself on to Youtube within a few hours. No worries.
For other channels: KOREA>MNET, KOREA>MBC, KOREA-KBS-2.
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An alternative to downloading a software is streaming as an embedded source via this website: http://www.friall.com.
1. Click on the “TV Country” tab at the top of the website.
2. Scroll down and find “Korea, South.” Click.
3. Scroll down to the very bottom and find “SBS TV” and click on the link.
4. Let the media load and buffer. This may take longer and have a higher chance of lagging during the stream than TvAnts, but all the times I’ve used it, it’s been fine.
I hope these two work for you. If you’re encountering problems, let me know so I can help you out or find alternatives. From my experience, these two are the best. However, I highly suggest you downloading TvAnts. It’s an awesome program and really reliable.
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If the above two fail, then try this one (or try it first, it`s up to you).
1. Download Livestation player here
2. Open the program and create an account.
3. After you’ve signed in, click on the Search tab and type in the according channel you’re looking for, and click.
* we want SBS!
4. Sometimes, the channel will take a few tries till it connects.
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* I would suggest using IE (Internet Explorer) for the following sites*
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If you have Windows Media Player, copy and paste this into the “Open Url” field located under the file tab:
Hopefully you all will be able to see the performance!! See ya at the party!
Kay & Tofu