Well, I continue to have shit luck with Pivo Cast 😭
|The first time, we weren't sure if the video quality issue was T's cell phone service at her barn or my wifi, but but I bought another extender, just in case. |
|Which of course, couldn't connect from my tack shed. |
|So I got it broadcasting from my back porch on an extension cord and tried again. Still no. |
|Oh also we tried turning off the WiFi and using cell data, still no dice. Renate got to be the guinea pig for this attempt. The good news was a different pair of wireless earbuds solved my sound quality issue, but the phone promptly overheated 15 minutes in and shut down the call. IT WAS SEVENTY TWO DEGREES |
|Third time's the charm?|
(I'll give you a hint, no 🤣)
|I felt bad about continuing to bug my friends so DH got enlisted for this test. |
|Video quality was still garbage... Sigh. Although the phone didn't overheat using the umbrella shade, so yay for solving one problem. |
So. Here we are. The extender I bought can be hardwired in so I bought 250' of direct bury cat5 and we will test to see if rigging the wifi extender up on the arena outlet solves the problem, and if so, I can either just run the cord and plug it in for lessons or we can permanently bury a cable out to set up a router in the Taj MahTeal (which is not a bad solution since I'm tempted to work from there on days I WFH lol).
|Was starting to think the issue was my phone (it's not new lol) but I tried Pivo Play yesterday morning and got this from the far side of the arena so clearly the quality is workable.|
DH also sourced another possible phone for me to use once we have the WiFi situation squared away out there, as another possible solution. Sigh. Mostly I'm just sick of fucking with this and WANT TO TAKE LESSONS AGAIN. Okay sorry that ended up being not quite so wordless but you know how I am 🤣 the new cable will be here tomorrow so maybe I'll have better news next week!
Sorry to hear on the struggles!! But OMG you and Ruby in the canter picture are lovely!ReplyDelete
Thank you!! And even in our "bad" direction too. It's truly amazing how much the new saddle is helping, I am still gobsmacked about it.Delete
Oh dear, fingers crossed for you my friend 🤞🏻ReplyDelete
It's such a first world problem, I know, but simultaneously so frustrating!Delete
Oh no I get it! At our last barn after H had a nasty allergic reaction, we bought stall cameras and spent months trying to extend the owners house wifi to the barn so we could get signal.Delete
My trainer has the same problem with Pivo, she just gave up and has her daughter hold the phone and facetimes her instructor.
I'm about ready to throw in the towel on Pivo and try FB video call with my trainer and make my poor husband hold the phone for the duration of the lesson lol. The problem is my stubborn streak that is determined to MAKE THIS WORK DAMMIT.Delete
Hopefully the hard wiring will do the trick. I couldn't get reliable wifi out in the barn without running a cord to the extenders. I haven't tried Pivo cast, but I've been able to stream tv out there so that's something.ReplyDelete
It's frustrating because my phone acts like it has plenty of WiFi and then the video is just..... Garbage. Sigh.Delete