Frequently Asked Questions
We stream very fast and require up-to-date browsers.
This is a high definition webcast. It's the same resolution as an over the air HD signal.
We send a 2 megabit signal to your computer. If you are on a DSL or slower connection, you
might not be able to watch in HD.
However, our server will eventually determine that your connection is too slow and will
begin to throttle back the speed of the data we are sending to you. When this happens, the picture
might appear a little fuzzy or artifacted. In fact, if you are on
a connection that is very, very slow, the signal will default to 'audio only' and no picture
will be seen.
If your browser is an older or out-dated version, there is a chance that it doesn't understand the
modern commands that we send out. In this case, you'll have to upgrade to a newer browser,
use another browser on your computer or use another computer.
Modern Iphones, Ipads and Android devices typically all have modern browers and will
display the broadcast fine (assuming your internet connection is fast enough)
Buying DVDs and Digital Copies
DVDs for State Championships (only) are authored by the IHSAA. To order, visit http://www.ihsaa.net/Commerce.web/.
DVDs are standard definition only.
Other webcasts can be purchased as a high definition MP4. The HD file is sent on a USB flash drive. We are
not responsible for providing a player that will run on your computer. The MP4 format is an
industry standard. You should either be knowledgeable or have technical assistance to assure
that you will be able to view the file. You can only order digital copies of NON-State Chamionship
events. Orders are taken only by emailing email@example.com
Watching Webcasts on your Television Set
There are many ways that you can watch our HD webcasts on your TV. In fact, with a fast
enough connection you will see no difference compared to an over the air HD signal.
Apple users and owners of an appleTV device can simply 'throw' the webcast from their Iphone or
Ipad using the 'Air Play' feature. They can also watch on their Ipad and Iphone by downloading the IHSAAtv
app on the apple app store.
IHSAAtv has apps on Roku, Amazon Fire and AppleTV devices. If you own one of these, search for IHSAAtv in the
appropriate app store
Finally, computer users can obtain converters capable of taking your display and converting it to HDMI and
sourcing that to an input on your TV. Some modern TVs can take the signal directly from your computer
without an adapter. The computer will need to be close to the TV in either case and this method
will require some advance setup. We suggest using one of our 'on-demand' presentations to test.
Re-use of our Productions
The IHSAA and IHSAAtv owns the content of any webcast or television production during IHSAA tournament events.
The reuse or republication is prohibited except by news and media
organizations who wish to clip highlights and publish or air them. However, the clips cannot exceed 15 seconds
and credit must be made to the IHSAA. Creating multiple DVDs from a purchased DVD (or MP4) file is
not allowed. Nor is the recording of a streamed event with any means. This would constitute a copyright infringement. The IHSAA will protect it's content thru
legal means if this is discovered. If you have questions, contact the IHSAA.