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Not by a long shot. We just released the beta version on March 15, 2015. We hope the 2015 chase season will help us to understand which features we need to add, and which ones need tweaking. It is free though, so enjoy it... and please don't hesitate to let us know what we can do better.
We have an ever growing list of chaser jargon here.
We have an ever growing list of weather terms here.
We have an ever growing list of acronyms here.
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When you sign in, we can count you a viewer. This is important to chasers. The more people viewing their broadcast, the happier they are. We also bump up the refresh rates for those who are logged in, therefore make sure you log in every time you visit the site.
If you are not logged in, once every 3-4 minutes. If you are logged in, once every 90 seconds to 2 minutes.
There is currently no way to do this. It is something we are considering for a future update, after we have added all of the other features that our on our priority list.
There are several reasons that the video may not work:
The most common answer is that the chaser is not streaming audio. Choosing not to stream audio saves a chaser about 10% in bandwidth, which allows them to stream better quality video. Also, some chasers may just not want to broadcast everything they say.
Most chasers tweet severe weather live, with photos. If you like viewing the Tweets along side the live video and a certain chaser does not show them on LiveChasers.com, you can easily switch to another chaser.
The composite radar overlay updates every 12-18 minutes. The chaser positions will update every 2-3 minutes if you are not logged in and every 45-60 seconds if you are logged in. Warnings are updated every 2 minutes.
This is by design to make the map easier to see when zoomed in, and the compostire radar easier to see when zoomed out.
The iframe embed HTML code can be found on this page. Just copy the code and paste it into your web page and you are all set!
- It can get your live video stream in front of tens of thousands of weather enthusiasts looking for one place to watch severe weather, regardless of the network the chasers broadcast on.
- It can display your live GRlevel3 radar screen (from inside your vehicle) on your LC profile page.
- It can save all of your radar images from the day's chase
- It can show your position on the LiveChasers.com main map as well as the map on your LC profile.
- It can integrate your Twitter account with your live broadcast, latest radar, exact position.
- It can display NWS severe warning polygons on the main map and on your chase screen map.
- It can allow your viewers to communicate on your chase page, and even share photos.
- It can provide you with GRlevel3 placefiles showing positions of all LiveChasers.com streamers.
- It can notify a huge list of weather enthusiasts when you are streaming live.
- It can notify viewers when you have entered a tornado warned area.
- It can plot your entire chase of the day (your route) on the map.
- It can show you your previous chase mileage as well as how many severe and tornado warned storms you have intercepted.
- It can show your forecasts and chase likelihood.
- It can show all of your Instagram and Twitter photos and videos as well as your YouTube videos in one convenient mashup.
- It can do so much more...
There is nothing to switch. We just display your live broadcast as an embedded live stream from whichever streaming company you already use. We just have the added benefit of interconnecting ALL storm chasers on one map. We are compatible with all of the major storm chasing streaming companies like: Ustream.com, LiveStream.com, YouTube.com and Bambuser.com.
Sign up for a streaming account with UStream.com, LiveStream.com, YouTube.com or Bambuser.com. Once you have your stream set up and working, you can log into LiveChasers.com and enter your live stream HTML embed code. This will allow LiveChasers.com to show your live stream on a page dedicated to you and/or your chase team. You can also send us your GRlevel3 radar images as well as your GPS coordinates.
Absolutely. As long as you are showing the weather, you are welcome to stream on LiveChasers.com.
Yes. There are two ways. You can post a photo using Disqus or Twitter (as long as you have your Twitter account linked.) Twitter is the recommended method since the most recent photo will remain there until you Tweet again.
Absolutely! First you need to decide which company you want to use. (ie. where you want to upload your stream). LiveChasers.com recommends using only large reputable companies. You can use YouTube Live Events to broadcast your live chasing stream for free, or Ustream.tv if you prefer more features and are willing to pay for them.
There could be several reasons. First, go to your live chasing page and view your stream to make sure you are streaming. Also, check to see if your indicator is displayed on your own mini map. (You should have a blue indicator with a black dot in the center of your own mini map) If your stream is not showing, you need to fix that first. If you are streaming and you're not on the main map, you likely have GPS set to OFF here or you are using Spotter Network to send us your GPS coordinates. NOTE: Both GPSgate and the browser GPS options automatically place you on the main map. With Spotter Network, you must turn it OFF when you are done chasing, or ensure that you do not broadcast your postion to Spotter Network when you are not chasing. Go to My Account GPS setup and check your GPS position. Make sure we have a position for you, and that it is not more than a few minutes old.
Please follow this detailed instruction page to embed your Twitter feed into your LiveChasers.com chasing page. This will allow you to tweet weather conditions, as well as tweet photos to your viewers which will be displayed live within 30 seconds. If you have trouble setting this up, please contact support.
Please follow this detailed instruction page to upload GRlevel3 radar data to your LiveChasers.com account. If you have trouble, please contact support with any error messages you have. NOTE: GRlevel3 is free for 30 days and then $79 to purchase but is a "must have" for chasing and worth every penny.
There are several ways. First, we can use the coordinates sent to your SpotterNetwork.org account if you have one. (This method is updated infrequently and is not recommended.) Second, you can use our own LiveChasers.com GeoLocation Service method if your computer or phone web browser supports it. You can use the same GPS receiver that sends GPS data to GRlevel3 to send your location to LiveChasers.com. Please read this detailed instruction page to upload GPSgate coordinates to your LiveChasers.com account. If you have trouble, please contact support with any error messages you have. GPSgate allows your computer to use one GPS receiver for many applications. With GPS data, LiveChaser.com will not only show your live position, but we can also log every chase, and allow you to view maps showing your chase route.
In GRlevel3 or GR2Analyst, just go to the Windows drop down menu... then click on Show Placefile Manager. Click the Load Placefile icon. Then type this in the input field: http://www.LiveChasers.com/gr/gr3_chasers1.txt for position with names, or http://www.LiveChasers.com/gr/gr3_chasers2.txt for positions without names.
Keep in mind that only chasers that are broadcasting their GPS location will show up.
Absolutely. Each chaser has their own chasing page with their own Live comment/chat screen powered by Disqus. Many chasers talk to their viewers using the audio on their live stream. Someone (who is not driving) can read/monitor the Disqus chat. If you would like to moderate the chat while chasing you can do that as well.
You can also use your Twitter account to Tweet to your viewers. As long as you have your Twitter account linked, it will show up on your live chaser page.
On February 16, 2015 Seth Deckard (Seth@TVNweather.com) denied LiveChasers.com the ability to show any live streams from TVN Weather, even with the permission from the chaser. Based on this page on TVN Weather, we mistakenly believed that TVN Weather actually approved of their streams being shown to the public.
If you currently stream with TVN Weather and would like to show your stream on LiveChasers.com, we recommend using one of the following providers: Ustream.com, LiveStream.com, YouTube.com, or Bambuser.com.
On March 14, 2015, Kory Hartman (firstname.lastname@example.org) denied LiveChasers.com the ability to show any live streams from Severe Studios, even with permission from the chaser.
If you currently stream with Severe Studios and would like to show your stream on LiveChasers.com, we recommend using one of the following providers: Ustream.com, LiveStream.com, YouTube.com, or Bambuser.com.
On March 23, 2015, Scott Bennett (Scott@ChaserTV.com) denied LiveChasers.com the ability to show any live streams from ChaserTV, even with permission from the chaser.
If you currently stream with ChaserTV and would like to show your stream on LiveChasers.com, we recommend using one of the following providers: Ustream.com, LiveStream.com, YouTube.com, or Bambuser.com.