Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Betfair & Bet365 live streaming issues

  1. #1
    Novice
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    20
    Thanks: 2
    Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts

    Default Betfair & Bet365 live streaming issues

    Hello,

    for my trading i'm using a VPN installed on an Amazon EC2 server, located in Ireland.
    The perfomance on BF is quite good, with negligible latency and excellent bandwidth.

    Yet, sometimes I have an issue with the live video service offered by bookies like B365 or BF itself.

    At peak hours (i.e. evenings in the weekend) the streaming is often broken and occasionally lags well behind actual live action.
    As weird as it may sounds, if I change my VPN selecting one i've in UK (that is in no way as good as Amazon, as performance or latency) the videos are fluid and "live" again.

    The same problem happens if I load the same streaming with my "naked" connection (outside the UK but still very efficient on anything but those streamings).

    So, apparently, having a UK address seems to make a difference - maybe the streaming video provider is giving traffic priority to UK, in case of heavy load? Just wondering...

    Now, I'm would like to investigate further, before eventually switching to another VPS.

    So I would like to know the name of this streaming service provider and eventually the address/location of its server.

    Anybody can help?

  2. #2
    Virgin
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Posts
    1
    Thanks: 0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    This could be an issue regarding the DNS servers that your Amazon EC2 VPN uses. I remember that on my old ISP, I had to switch the DNS servers to google public DNS servers, otherwise I would have the problems you described with streaming. When I used google servers all the problems went away.

  3. #3
    Novice
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    20
    Thanks: 2
    Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Nullusr View Post
    This could be an issue regarding the DNS servers that your Amazon EC2 VPN uses. I remember that on my old ISP, I had to switch the DNS servers to google public DNS servers, otherwise I would have the problems you described with streaming. When I used google servers all the problems went away.

    Thank for the tip, mate.
    Now I've changed the dns servers of my instance, setting up 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4.

    Yet my OpenVPN server was already forcing Google DNS to every client connected and I had the same issues even when connecting directly, skipping Amazon altogether. Just using my UK VPN the streaming was fluid, for whatever reason.

    But let's see what happens with the new settings.

    Thank you.

  4. #4
    Forum Addict valve's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    343
    Thanks: 1,001
    Thanked 124 Times in 87 Posts

    Default

    When I try to watch betfair live streaming am getting the same result: I cant because of my location. Anybody with simple advice how to trick this restriction?

  5. #5
    Mr Poolside Caan Berry's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    1,272
    Thanks: 695
    Thanked 768 Times in 418 Posts

    Default

    I'd imagine BF would tell you if you mail them, valve. Relates directly to their product But that's assuming you're accessing BF from a place that is fine to bet with them (and not via a VPS from elsewhere).
    Edges are ten-a-penny, execution is everything

    Read My FULL-TIME Racing Traders Blog Here!!
    T F YouTube

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Talented Mavericks Limited
26 Buttercup Close
Corby
Northants
England
NN18 8LB

UK Company # 04872848
UK VAT # 887366268

Facebook TwitterYouTube



Betfair    Betdaq    VISA  Mastercard  American Express  Dinners Club  Discover  PayPal  Skrill