Baseball Field Guide — sort-of pocket sized paperback booklet with excellent pictorial descriptions of Major League Baseball rules with good explanations of commonly misunderstood plays and umpire rulings. Although it is getting a bit long in the tooth it is highly recommended for long-time and new baseball fans. Roku to the Rescue! You don't need anything else, not RadioDelay, not a computer, not another sound card, nothing else.
The Roku 4 is the latest version of my Roku 2XS. You can listen under the covers on earbuds plugged into the Roku remote.
This thing is da bomb. Sign up for an MLB. It's about half the price of ExtraInnings from DirecTV and you're not tied to watching it only at home. Get a Roku 4 box from Amazon and save a few bucks with free shipping. Update the Roku firmware to the latest, or at least to version 5.
If you need help, read the experiences of others on the Roku Forum. Select the game you want to watch. The sound is synchronized to the video and you don't have to adjust a thing. If you can't get that to stream reliably because your DSL bandwidth is insufficient, then don't waste your money on the Roku; it can't pull the video data faster than the DSL can stream it.
I've kept the old web page contents below for reference, but really there is no reason to go through all the trouble when the Roku is such a superior way to enjoy baseball on TV with radio play-by-play broadcast audio. I never use my RadioDelay getup any more except for the post-season since the Roku works so well for this and so many other things.
Do I have to spell it out for you? They're He's obnoxious and disliked, you know that, sir. You've followed your team all season long with Your Guys who know the team up close and personal; guys who describe the game accurately while providing useful insight and a little humor; guys like Hall-of-Famer Jon Miller, Joe Angel, Bob Uecker, Charlie Slowes, Pat Hughes, and so on.
But the sound from the local radio play-by-play is not synchronized with the digitized video flashing across your television screen. You either hear an exciting play unfold only to witness the visual evidence 10 seconds later, or else you see it happen before the excited announcer describes it on the radio.
Mac users now have their own page. Updated with another option. Get your radio sound and your television picture in sync, and you won't even need J.
Chasez to do it. There is no way that I can tell you how much delay there will be between radio and television, nor which will be ahead of the other. It depends on where the game is relative to the transmission path, how many satellite links are involved, processing equipment latency, and a thousand other dependencies.
Knowing this, you will need to tune your delay for each game, and sometimes tweak it during the game as well. Sometimes the radio will be ahead of the TV, other times the TV will be ahead of the radio. You can simply pause your DVR momentarily until you get it synchronized with the radio play-by-play. If the radio is ahead of the TV video, then you have to delay it to match up with the images on your screen.
The latter problem is what this page hopes to help you solve. Don't be put off by the many steps listed, I had to expand on my initial handful of paragraphs because some people Hey, it's not a perfect world! It does what its name suggests: Get RadioDelay direct from the author at the link in the pane to the right. Griffin iMic I'm only a very satisfied customer and own a bunch of these neat little USB dongles that add a sound card to your computer.
If you don't want to fuss with the V. Plug a physical cable into the output of the iMic and then into the input of your built-in sound card and you can use RadioDelay. The iMic is also a great replacement for sound cards that have crapped out in laptops.
Order your iMic direct from Amazon at the link in the pane to the right. Virtual Audio Cable VAC fakes out Windows into thinking that there is a cable from your sound card output looped back to your sound card input, but it's all done in software.
The author is Russian and seems like a good guy, although the help text sometimes requires several reads to figure out. It works great for me, but you must be careful with the settings of V. You need administrator rights on your computer to install VAC since it installs a driver to do its dirty work. If you don't do this, it won't work no matter what. If you can't live with that, then pay the guy his license fee and get rid of the trial voice reminder.
The payment process is fairly quick, but be sure to do all this setup well before the Big Game or you'll drive yourself crazy trying to rush through it all. Get Virtual Audio Cable from the link in the pane to the right. Guitar Stomp Box If you or a long-haired hippie friend have a guitar effects box lying around or even hooked up right now rewire it in place of the RadioDelay computer to get the desired delay. Plug the line output of your phone or radio into your computer's line input using a standard stereo sound cable with 3.
If your radio only has speaker outputs it will blow away your sound card input if you just hook it up directly. Radio Shack sells an attenuating patch cord, but it is monaural only. This doesn't really matter since baseball play-by-play is not stereo anyway. Look for Radio Shack part number and get any adapters you'll need for your particular equipment. This cable has an RCA male plug on one end and a 3. It's easy to configure RadioDelay. Just tell it the input port and output port to use in your sound subsystem, select how long you want it to delay audio, then click the start arrow button.
Each sound card uses different names for each setting, so these are only examples of my system shown here. Then go to the Recording or Input settings, select the Line Input where your radio is plugged in, and set the level control to a level that sounds good to you. I find that I need everything cranked all the way up, but each setup is different so you need to adjust each link in the chain so that it sounds good to your ear. Tune your radio to the desired baseball game and click the Play arrow on RadioDelay to begin the audio delay process for the number of seconds that you set with the slider control.
After the passage of the amount of delay that you set, you should hear the sound come out of the speakers. If you still hear the real-time undelayed audio, go back to the mixer Playback settings and MUTE the Playback line where the live radio audio originates, usually named Line Input.
Tweak the delay setting to get the play-by-play audio to match what you see on your television. It's best to wait for a pitch and time the ball hitting the bat or the catcher's glove at the exact same instant that you hear it delayed from the radio. You have three options: Diagram If you choose option 1, run RadioDelay on the second computer with the speakers. This is the computer the laptop in my diagram that has the cable hooked to its Line Input to bring the MLB Gameday audio into it from the first computer.
Refer to the RadioDelay screen up above, it's the same configuration in this case. If you choose option 2, keep your wits about you as to which sound device hosts which end of the cable.
If you're not sure, just play with the all the settings until you get things configured properly; there is only a finite number of choices anyway. VAC Setup Option 3 If you download and install Virtual Audio Cable, your physical sound card is left available to drive your speakers, which is why this solution is the least messy once you get it set up the first time.
On Windows 7 cross your fingers. Once you install it you will have a number of choices in your Start menu for it. VAC Control Panel lets you configure a bunch of different settings that I have yet to figure out completely. This leaves all the settings wide open. Windows Vista and maybe Win 7? Before starting audio source e. Observe the settings that light up in V. If you don't stop Radio Delay to release the sound device, clicking "Set" will bomb and lose all the settings that you just entered.
The audio should trickle through Virtual Audio Cable, into RadioDelay, and ultimately out to your speakers. If the output section is configured properly you will hear a female voice say "trial" every 10 seconds or so. This is your clue that the output half is set up correctly. If you paid the VAC license fee and have the pro version you will not hear this reminder voice. If the rest of it is configured properly, you should hear your MLB Gameday audio and can proceed to tweak the delay setting to match your television.