Cross-Country Skiing

Massive thanks to Baz for all the capping!

1. November 18-19, 2011 (Sjusjøen, Norway)

  1. Men’s 15km and Women’s 10km freestyle
  2. Men’s 4x10km and Women’s 4x5km relay

2. November 25-27, 2011 (Kuusamo, Finland) Ruka triple

  1. Men’s & Women’s classic sprints
  2. Men’s 10km & Women’s 5km freestyle individual start
  3. Men’s 15km & Women’s 10km classic pursuit

3. December 3 & 4, 2011 (Dusseldorf, Germany)

  1. Men’s & Women’s freestyle sprints
  2. Men’s & Women’s freestyle team sprints

4. December 10 & 11, 2011 (Davos, Switzerland)

  1. Men’s 30km & Women’s 15km individual freestyle
  2. Men’s & Women’s freestyle sprints

5. December 18 & 19, 2011 (Rogla, Slovenia)

  1. Men’s 15km & Women’s 10km classic (Men’s 15km classic from Eurosport France)
  2. Men’s & Women’s freestyle sprints

6. December 29, 2011 – January 8, 2012 (Tour de Ski)

  1. Men’s 3.75km & Women’s 2.5km freestyle prologue (Oberhof, Germany) – Stage 1
  2. Men’s 15km & Women’s 10km classic pursuits (Oberhof, Germany) – Stage 2
  3. Men’s & Women’s classic sprints (Oberstorf, Germany) – Stage 3
  4. Men’s 20km & Women’s 10km skiathlon (Oberstorf, Germany) – Stage 4
  5. Men’s 5km & Women’s 3km classic prologue (Toblach, Italy) – Stage 5
  6. Men’s & Women’s freestyle sprints (Toblach, Italy) – Stage 6
  7. Men’s 32km & Women’s 15km freestyle pursuit (Toblach, Italy) – Stage 7
  8. Men’s 20km & Women’s 10km classic mass starts (Val di Femme, Italy) – Stage 8
  9. Men’s & Women’s final climb (Alpe Cermis, Italy) – Stage 9

7. January 14-15, 2012 (Milan, Italy)

  1. Men’s & Women’s freestyle sprints
  2. Men’s & Women’s team sprints – finals only (via youtube)

8. January 21 & 22, 2012 (Otepaa, Estonia)

  1. Men’s & Women’s freestyle sprint
  2. Men’s 15km individual classic
  3. Women’s 10km individual classic -highlights

9. February 2-5, 2012 (Moscow & Rybinsk, Russia)

  1. Men’s & Women’s freestyle sprints
  2. Men’s 15km & Women’s 10km mass start
  3. Men’s 20km & Women’s 10km skiathlons

10. February 11-12, 2012 (Nove Mesto, Czech Republic)

  1. Men’s 30km classic mass start
  2. Women’s 15km classic mass start (15min highlight pack)
  3. Women’s 4x5km relay

11. February 17-18, 2012 (Szklarska Poreba, Poland)

  1. Men’s & Women’s freestyle sprints (30min highlight pack)
  2. Men’s 15km & Women’s 10km classic individual

12. March 2-3, 2012 (Lahti, Finland)

  1. Men’s 30km & Women’s 15km skiathlons
  2. Men’s & Women’s classic sprints

13. March 7, 2012 (Drammen, Norway)

  1. Men’s & Women’s classic sprints
14. March 10-11, 2012 (Holmenkollen, Oslo, Norway)

14. March 10, 2012 (Vasaloppet)

  1. Vasaloppet

15. March 14-18, 2012 (World Cup Finale mini-tour)

  1. Stockholm classic sprints
  2. Men’s 3.3km & Women’s 2.5km freestyle prologue
  3. Men’s & Women’s mass starts
  4. Men’s 15km & Women’s 10km freestyle pursuits

16. Skiclassics Birkebeinerrennet (Norway)

  1. Birkebeinerrennet

17.  Skiclassics  Vålådalen (Sweden)

  1.  SkiclassicsVålådalen – 53km
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  2. Valdi
    April 23, 2012 at 9:57 am

    You are the man, thankz for all rip 2012 season !

  3. JungleBoy
    April 2, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    Skiclassics Valadalen (2012-03-31) Webrip x264 AAC 640×360 iPod

    The Skiclassics final was held in Vålådalen in central Sweden over a distance of 53km. The torrent also contains notes in a PDF file.

    Technical Spec
    Filesize______: 316 MB
    Run-Time____: 51 minutes
    Container____: M4V – ipod compatible
    Video_______: x264 CAVLC Baseline L3.0 640×360 25fps CRF 25.5 (790Kbps)
    Audio_______: AAC-LC 64Kbps ABR 2 channels 44.1KHz
    Language____: English

    Magnet:
    magnet:?xt=urn:btih:8B70292F77B971DEE1D41C30977AD2FED9C6E58B&tr=udp://tracker.openbittorrent.com:80/announce

    Torrent:
    http://www.mediafire.com/?jxlz15rkr7xa8t2
    http://thepiratebay.se/torrent/7154746
    http://www.demonoid.me/files/details/2896954

  4. JungleBoy
    March 23, 2012 at 10:19 am

    Skiclassics Birkebeinerrennet (2012-03-17) Webrip x264 AAC 640×360 iPod

    Birkebeinerrennet is Norway’s 54km contribution to the FIS Marathon Cup Ski Classics.

    Technical Spec
    Filesize______: 1.28 GB
    Run-Time____: 3 hours 18 minutes
    Container____: M4V – ipod compatible
    Video_______: x264 CAVLC Baseline L3.0 640×360 25fps CRF 23 (860Kbps)
    Audio_______: AAC-LC 64Kbps ABR 2 channels 44.1KHz
    Language____: English

    Magnet:
    magnet:?xt=urn:btih:AADDC5DE96ACC2D7993925097EBD7A73B2CA7233&tr=udp://tracker.openbittorrent.com:80/announce

    Torrent:
    http://www.mediafire.com/?7lscdv4c4q4a5r9
    http://thepiratebay.se/torrent/7125793
    http://www.demonoid.me/files/details/2888320

    I’ve edited out the count down clock during the first 38 seconds of the flash file. Replaced the right audio track with a duplicate left audio track – the right audio track only contained background sound with no voice over. Audio is normalised up. The video has been cropped slightly and resized back to 640×360 and converted to iPod format.

    • Hy
      March 23, 2012 at 11:09 am

      Thanks again. The past two postings at Demonoid I’ve been getting “Can’t send torrent. To download the torrent you must register.” Public registration is closed, however, except for one or two days at the beginning of each month. Others getting this?

      • March 23, 2012 at 12:33 pm

        I can send you an invite code for Demonoid if you want, just send me an e-mail to nordicxplained@gmail.com and I’ll send you the necessary info so you can set up your own account so you won’t be blocked out anymore.

    • JungleBoy
      March 24, 2012 at 4:05 pm

      You can use the Piratebay or Mediafire links or the magnet to get the same torrent file – it’s all the same thing. I did this in case websites go down or I have trouble posting to any of them. Hopefully at least one will be up.

      With Demonoid you can view the torrents but you need to login to download them whereas at Piratebay or Mediafire you don’t need to login to download the torrent. The magnet URI is probably the easiest method assuming you’re running a BT client that’s capable of understanding magnets.

      • Hy
        March 24, 2012 at 10:42 pm

        Yeah, I know. I found Demonoid the most reliable this season and then all of a sudden last weekend it wanted a login. The problem now is that I’m activated, thanks to doogiski, but the site doesn’t recognize my login and there’s been no answer from support as to why.

  5. Anonymous
    March 22, 2012 at 6:05 am

    THANK YOUTHE SO MUCH FOR THE GREAT SEASON OF COVERAGE
    GREG

  6. VPupkin
    March 21, 2012 at 6:36 am

    Yes, thank you once again, JungleBoy, for yet another great cross-country season! I don’t know what I’d do without your recordings!

    • basil.brush@btconnect.com
      March 22, 2012 at 5:30 am

      According to the KingOfSat website to get the best coverage in all languages of Eurosport it seems you need a satellite dish pointing to 13.0°E Hot Bird. This gives access to the encrypted digital European Eurosport 1 and 2 in SD and HD. British Eurosport on 28.2°E/Astra2 gives less than 100% coverage of the Cross Country and Biathlon although their HD channel sometimes fills in the missing bits but Eurosport 2 HD isn’t available on 28.2°E. I’ll make some enquires and see if it’s possible to get broadcasts from 13.0°E in the UK.

      • JungleBoy
        March 22, 2012 at 5:31 am

        That should have been JungleBoy

  7. shreddir
    March 19, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Aldo :
    The russian folks put it on YouTube (good for those backup days when the ski jumping ruined the cross country and biathlon events). Thanks to them for saving us:
    Men’s 15k Ms http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYCi71Zvndg&feature=g-all-u&context=G27cfec0FAAAAAAAADAA
    Women’s 10k MS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuweZWkMj6Y&feature=g-all-u&context=G240c1feFAAAAAAAACAA
    Thanks JB for all the caps once again. For all of us who are “small nations” to FIS and IBU, and don’t live in Europe, this is the only way to watch it. Keep up the great work!

    Thanks again to JungleBoy aka BasilBrush for all the great recordings this season. BTW I got the High Res Russian recording of the 10k ladies race. Love seeing the future 20 year old superstars Weng and Ek Hagen from the Bul ski club and “Sunny Girl” (that’s what Russian media fanboys are calling her) Jessica Diggins in HD!

  8. JungleBoy
    March 18, 2012 at 8:28 am

    FIS World Cup Cross-Country (2012-03-18) Falun Pursuit PDTV x264

    18th March 2012 British Eurosport 1
    12:30-13:15 men (live)
    14:15-15:00 ladies (live)

    The pursuit stage 4 events at the FIS Cross-Country Skiing World Cup round from Falun Sweden.

    Technical Spec
    Filesize____: 478+543 GB
    Run-Time__: 45+49 min
    Container__: MP4
    Video_____: x264 CABAC High L3.1 832×468 25fps CRF 24
    Audio_____: HE-AAC 128Kbps ABR 2 channels 48KHz

    Magnet:
    magnet:?xt=urn:btih:0244EB11133369AC0CF7D6EDE979E67932F79C97&tr=udp://tracker.openbittorrent.com:80/announce

    Torrent:
    http://www.mediafire.com/?6zrij8vn11714e1
    http://thepiratebay.se/torrent/7111818
    http://www.demonoid.me/files/details/2884332

    • JungleBoy
      March 18, 2012 at 10:05 am

      Filesize: 478+543 MB

  9. JungleBoy
    March 16, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    Falun Stage 3 (17th Mar 2012) not available on British Eurosport.
    Only available on Eurosport 1 and 2 and partially available on Eurosport HD.
    http://tv.eurosport.co.uk/tvschedule.shtml

    • Hy
      March 17, 2012 at 9:48 am

      Thanks for your great contribution again this year. Did anyone record the stream? I’d love to see Kowalczyk and Johaug charging up the Mördarbacken on classical skis.

      • JungleBoy
        March 18, 2012 at 3:15 am

        Maybe Sandrine might have stage 3
        Stage 4 is coming up this afternoon (Sunday 18th Mar 2012)

    • Aldo
      March 18, 2012 at 9:02 pm

      The russian folks put it on YouTube (good for those backup days when the ski jumping ruined the cross country and biathlon events). Thanks to them for saving us:

      Men’s 15k Ms http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYCi71Zvndg&feature=g-all-u&context=G27cfec0FAAAAAAAADAA

      Women’s 10k MS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuweZWkMj6Y&feature=g-all-u&context=G240c1feFAAAAAAAACAA

      Thanks JB for all the caps once again. For all of us who are “small nations” to FIS and IBU, and don’t live in Europe, this is the only way to watch it. Keep up the great work!

      • March 19, 2012 at 1:43 am

        Well, that’s good because being in Stockholm/ Falun myself, I couldn’t record it either :p

        Expect plenty of pictures though!

        Sandrine

      • Hy
        March 19, 2012 at 8:47 am

        Thanks!

  10. JungleBoy
    March 16, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    FIS World Cup Cross-Country (2012-03-16) Falun Prologue PDTV x264

    16th March 2012 British Eurosport 1
    13:30-14:00 ladies (live)
    16:00-16:45 men (live)

    The freestyle prologue events at the FIS Cross-Country Skiing World Cup round from Falun Sweden.

    Technical Spec
    Filesize____: 320+292 GB
    Run-Time__: 35+31 min
    Container__: MP4
    Video_____: x264 CABAC High L3.1 832×468 25fps CRF 25
    Audio_____: HE-AAC 128Kbps ABR 2 channels 48KHz

    Magnet:
    magnet:?xt=urn:btih:593D081568E33ADC2CF2266D8A29F7BD058C3E21&tr=udp://tracker.openbittorrent.com:80/announce

    Torrent:
    http://www.mediafire.com/?m69a9cu1de1q5o2
    http://thepiratebay.se/torrent/7107703
    http://www.demonoid.me/files/details/2882845

    • JungleBoy
      March 16, 2012 at 3:18 pm

      Something at wordpress has changed – it’s no longer possible to use your original email address for the gravitar account – just enter another email address – that seems to cure it.

  11. March 14, 2012 at 11:30 am

    FIS World Cup Cross-Country (2012-03-14) Stockholm Sprint PDTV x264

    14th March 2012 British Eurosport 1
    14:45-16:15 sprints (live)

    The sprint events at the FIS Cross-Country Skiing World Cup round from Stockholm Sweden.

    Technical Spec
    Filesize____: 1.24 GB
    Run-Time__: 98 min
    Container__: MP4
    Video_____: x264 CABAC High L3.1 832×468 25fps CRF 26
    Audio_____: HE-AAC 128Kbps ABR 2 channels 48KHz

    Magnet:
    magnet:?xt=urn:btih:C59126630DC041B97BF6C22BCBBD43E05945B1D7&tr=udp://tracker.openbittorrent.com:80/announce

    Torrent:
    http://www.mediafire.com/?ri90gwp5q338n4k
    http://thepiratebay.se/torrent/7102945
    http://www.demonoid.me/files/details/2881283

  12. March 14, 2012 at 3:58 am

    Stockholm Sprints (14th Mar 2012) ready for about 6pm GMT

    • March 14, 2012 at 10:13 am

      More like 7:30pm GMT

    • Baz
      March 16, 2012 at 3:06 pm

      Test message

  13. March 11, 2012 at 6:06 am

    FIS World Cup Cross-Country (2012-03-11) Oslo Mass Start Ladies PDTV x264

    11th March 2012 British Eurosport 1
    10:00-11:30 ladies (live)

    The ladies 30km classic mass start event at the FIS Cross-Country Skiing World Cup round from Oslo Norway.

    Technical Spec
    Filesize____: 934 MB
    Run-Time__: 93 min
    Container__: MP4
    Video_____: x264 CABAC High L3.1 832×468 25fps CRF 26
    Audio_____: HE-AAC 128Kbps ABR 2 channels 48KHz

    Magnet:
    magnet:?xt=urn:btih:16344F86B1A9873F799A3BE13C6DDEC9F213B943&tr=udp://tracker.openbittorrent.com:80/announce

    Torrent:
    http://www.mediafire.com/?8xqbl8jcn37pdhj
    http://thepiratebay.se/torrent/7094041
    http://www.demonoid.me/files/details/2878579

  14. March 10, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    Skiclassics Vasaloppet (2012-03-04) Webrip x264 AAC 640×360 iPod

    The 90km Vasaloppet, the most classical long distance cross-country ski race in the world, is held annually, on the first Sunday in March, in the beautiful and historically important region of Dalarna in Sweden.

    The race was started in 1922 and is inspired by the run that the future King Gustav Vasa made in 1520 to get away of the invading king of Denmark. Gustav Vasa, fearing for his life and discovery by the Danish troops, spoke to an assembly of men in Mora, aiming to convince them to raise a levy and start a rebellion against king Christian of Denmark. The men did not want to fight for those reasons so on his ski’s, Gustav Vasa started to make his way towards Norway, to find refuge there, when two Mora brothers on ski’s caught up with him in Sälen. The men in Mora had changed their minds after hearing that the Danish rulers had decided to raise taxes, and they now wanted Gustav to lead the rebellion.On the 6th of June 1523, Gustav Vasa was crowned king of Sweden, having beaten the Danish king Christian. Sweden has been fully independent ever since.

    Vasaloppet is the oldest, the longest, and also considered the biggest cross-country ski race in the world. In the 80th race, held on 7 March 2004, some 15,500 skiers competed in the main event. The course starts in Sälen where Gustav Vasa was caught by the brothers and passes through beautiful taiga forests, villages, marsh lands and lakes before finishing 90km away in the picturesque city of Mora.

    Technical Spec
    Filesize______: 1.70 GB
    Run-Time____: 4 hours 47 minutes
    Container____: M4V – ipod compatible (tested)
    Video_______: x264 CAVLC Baseline L3.0 640×360 25fps CRF 26
    Audio_______: AAC-LC 64Kbps ABR 2 channels 44.1KHz
    Language____: English (some Swedish on the podium at the end)
    Commentators: Michael Craig and Martin Larsson

    Magnet:
    magnet:?xt=urn:btih:B8955404B923BB599A149D09F00D12CE78AC3B98&tr=udp://tracker.openbittorrent.com:80/announce

    Torrent:
    http://thepiratebay.se/torrent/7093031
    http://www.demonoid.me/files/details/2878228
    http://www.mediafire.com/?em9ux49q339x8ia

    The torrent also contains a PDF with some pictures and useful links.

    • March 10, 2012 at 7:16 pm

      The M4V is just a device specific version of MP4 with an ‘uuid’ atom inserted into the file to allow it to run on an iPod. You can play it on any of the Apple gadgets (iPod/iPad/iTouch/iPhone) or on a standard PC or Mac.

    • March 11, 2012 at 12:05 pm

      At 31:39 the broadcast feed changes from an interlaced mpeg2 to HD – you’ll see the half interlace line at the top disappear. You’ll also hear the audio repeated for about 1 second. This is probably due to the HD stream having an audio delayed by about 1 second. The audio level during the first 31 minutes was a lot lower than the rest of the file so I normalised this up to match the rest of the file.

  15. March 10, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    FIS World Cup Cross-Country (2012-03-10) Oslo Mass Start Men PDTV x264

    10th March 2012
    11:00-11:30 part 1 British Eurosport 1
    11:30-12:55 part 2 British Eurosport 2
    12:55-13:40 part 3 British Eurosport 1

    The mens 50km classic mass start event at the FIS Cross-Country Skiing World Cup round from Oslo Norway.

    Technical Spec
    Filesize____: 1.63 GB
    Run-Time__: 161 min
    Container__: MP4
    Video_____: x264 CABAC High L3.1 832×468 25fps CRF 27
    Audio_____: HE-AAC 128Kbps ABR 2 channels 48KHz

    Magnet:
    magnet:?xt=urn:btih:0B94F230309B119145ACF7D1D51773F791304303&tr=udp://tracker.openbittorrent.com:80/announce

    Torrent:
    http://www.mediafire.com/?3m25yjhdavgi2xx
    http://www.demonoid.me/files/details/2878134
    http://thepiratebay.se/torrent/7092837

    The 3 parts have been glued together into one file.

    • March 10, 2012 at 4:25 pm

      I raised the CRF value to 27 to try and keep the filesize down. This gave a video bitrate of 1321Kbps and a bits/pixel*frame value of 0.136.

      The channel switch-overs occur at 00:26:18 and 01:52:57

  16. March 10, 2012 at 7:08 am

    Mens 50km classic (10th Mar 2012) from Oslo will be released after midnight GMT.
    The runtime is 161 minutes – filesize is about 2Gbytes.
    I’ve managed to rip the Vasaloppet 2012 race – runtime 287 minutes, filesize 1.7Gbytes.
    I’ll upload the Vasaloppet on Sunday.

    • Aldo
      March 10, 2012 at 8:24 am

      Thanks for finding and ripping Vasa race!!!!

      • March 10, 2012 at 4:18 pm

        It’s from the skiclassics site that RedDevi gave a link to below.
        The flash webstream is 640×360 @795Kbps although it’s displayed in a smaller size when viewed on their website. I’ve converted it to iPod compatible format with the same frame size, same video and audio bitrates but it’s M4V so it plays on an iPod although you can also play it on a PC or Mac as well.

  17. March 7, 2012 at 11:01 am

    FIS World Cup Cross-Country (2012-03-07) Drammen Sprint PDTV x264

    7th March 2012 British Eurosport 1
    15:45-17:00 sprint (live)

    The classic sprint events at the FIS Cross-Country Skiing World Cup round from Drammen Norway.

    Technical Spec
    Filesize____: 611 MB
    Run-Time__: 61 min
    Container__: MP4
    Video_____: x264 CABAC High L3.1 832×468 25fps CRF 26
    Audio_____: HE-AAC 128Kbps ABR 2 channels 48KHz

    Magnet:
    magnet:?xt=urn:btih:CCE471FDEA6B9C7F1A7FBD5BDA3942536857A1FD&tr=udp://tracker.openbittorrent.com:80/announce

    Torrent:
    http://www.demonoid.me/files/details/2875408
    http://thepiratebay.se/torrent/7084874
    http://www.mediafire.com/?5xrsd80s9bqb79u

    Eurosport have updated their broadcast equipment at last – the large black bars broadcast on the left and right of the raw picture have gone. This just means there’s slightly less cropping needed with a slightly lower W-Zoom value so the quality is slightly better. The encoded picture size is unchanged. The raw picture is still 544×576 but the black bars have reduced from 8 pixels to 2 pixels each side.

  18. March 7, 2012 at 9:28 am

    Man, I have loved all of these, thank you!

    Any luck getting the Vassa from Sweden?

    • March 7, 2012 at 10:56 am

      I’ve had a look at the Eurosport schedule and couldn’t find it.

      • March 7, 2012 at 11:05 am

        Eurosport doesn’t have the rights to any of the races part of the worldloppet, so none of these great classics will be aired on their channels

        They already have a hard time finding the time to show the World Cup races at all, so imagine if they had to fit in 3-4 hours races o_0

    • March 7, 2012 at 8:41 pm

      I did find this, it isnt a torrent though but at least it is the whole race. The amount of people amaze me!
      http://www.skiclassics.com/content/vasaloppet-2012-full-duration-video

      • March 11, 2012 at 2:11 am

        The Vasaloppet live webstream times out after about 4 hours of playing. You have to move the seek slider back to where it timed out if you want to see the end. I’ve ripped the stream and converted it into an M4V – see above.

  19. March 4, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    Oslo Mens 50km Individual (10th March 2012)
    The mens event will be in 3 parts. Eurosport are attempting a double switch starting on Eurosport 1 then switching to Eurosport 2 after 30 minutes then switching back to Eurosport 1 again after 45 minutes for the last 75 minutes.
    http://tv.eurosport.co.uk/tvschedule.shtml
    I’ll try to join the 3 parts together if possible but continuity gaps will exist in the broadcast.
    It would have been simpler to stick the Alpine Skiing on Eurosport 2.

    • March 7, 2012 at 9:13 am

      Were the Drammen sprints broadcast?

  20. March 4, 2012 at 10:06 am

    FIS World Cup Cross-Country (2012-03-04) Lahti Sprint PDTV x264

    4th March 2012 British Eurosport 1
    13:00-14:30 sprint (live)

    The sprint events at the FIS Cross-Country Skiing World Cup round from Lahti Finland.

    Technical Spec
    Filesize____: 1.04 GB
    Run-Time__: 102 min
    Container__: MP4
    Video_____: x264 CABAC High L3.1 832×468 25fps CRF 26
    Audio_____: HE-AAC 128Kbps ABR 2 channels 48KHz

    Magnet:
    magnet:?xt=urn:btih:1971A1F2FAD728EE19D586055F0031690E67E5AD&tr=udp://tracker.openbittorrent.com:80/announce

    Torrent:
    http://www.mediafire.com/?81jync2346t7n2c
    http://thepiratebay.se/torrent/7077012
    http://www.demonoid.me/files/details/2872900

    • March 4, 2012 at 10:13 am

      Only the demonoid tracker is currently working at the moment so if you use the magnet you’ll need this instead to quickly connect to other peers:

      Same magnet but with demonoid tracker:
      magnet:?xt=urn:btih:1971A1F2FAD728EE19D586055F0031690E67E5AD&tr=http://inferno.demonoid.me:3418/announce

  21. March 3, 2012 at 8:33 am

    FIS World Cup Cross-Country (2012-03-03) Lahti Skiathlon PDTV x264

    3rd March 2012 British Eurosport 1
    09:45-10:30 ladies (live)
    13:00-14:30 men (live)

    The skiathlon events at the FIS Cross-Country Skiing World Cup round from Lahti Finland.

    Technical Spec
    Filesize____: 350+1015 MB
    Run-Time__: 28+84 min
    Container__: MP4
    Video_____: x264 CABAC High L3.1 832×468 25fps CRF 26
    Audio_____: HE-AAC 128Kbps ABR 2 channels 48KHz

    Magnet:
    magnet:?xt=urn:btih:AAD69AC82BADFE5737AEB317217E63FCC215590F&tr=udp://tracker.openbittorrent.com:80/announce

    Torrent:
    http://www.mediafire.com/?eg81c96181iy1nl
    http://thepiratebay.se/torrent/7074722
    http://www.demonoid.me/files/details/2871895

  22. Mark
    February 23, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Hi JungleBoy, do you have a page like this for the Biathlon?

    • February 23, 2012 at 7:03 pm

      Yes, it’s just under the Cross Country link.
      Here’s a picture:
      [img]http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg276/34blw/biathlon-1.jpg[/img]

      • Mark
        March 8, 2012 at 6:05 pm

        Thanks, I had no idea that this site was so small, I thought that this was a tiny chat area that you were using. Awesome. I’ve been getting the Biathlon from Piratebay but its goot to see the comments so I can see when/why stuff is missing or elsewhere :)
        tc
        M

        • March 9, 2012 at 1:56 am

          I upload the same torrent to Piratebay (BasilBrush), Demonoid (tdf2008) and Mediafire and post the links here. If Piratebay and/or Demonoid go down (which they do occasionally) the Mediafire should hopefully be up. If that fails there’s always the magnet hash that does the same thing. The tracker on the end of the magnet hash just speeds up the connection to other peers. It’ll also work without the tracker but it takes a bit longer to connect to other peers.

  23. February 20, 2012 at 5:21 am

    Coming up Lahti individual 3rd March 2012
    I haven’t seen any junior events on Eurosport this year.

  24. Eirik, yeah!
    February 20, 2012 at 12:15 am

    Hi

    anyone have a link so i can watch Junior world championship?

  25. February 18, 2012 at 8:19 am

    FIS World Cup Cross-Country (2012-02-18) Szklarska Poreba Individual PDTV x264

    18th February 2012 British Eurosport 2
    11:45-12:45 men (live)
    13:45-14:30 ladies (live)

    The individual classic event at the FIS Cross-Country Skiing World Cup round from Szklarska Poreba Poland.

    Technical Spec
    Filesize____: 442+441 MB
    Run-Time__: 54+59 min
    Container__: MP4
    Video_____: x264 CABAC High L3.1 832×468 25fps CRF 25
    Audio_____: HE-AAC 128Kbps ABR 2 channels 48KHz

    Magnet:
    magnet:?xt=urn:btih:ADD62B857151E629ACA67A819C949A6267855286&tr=udp://tracker.openbittorrent.com:80/announce

    Torrent:
    http://www.mediafire.com/?045n8tcfklp1i86
    http://www.demonoid.me/files/details/2859325
    http://thepiratebay.se/torrent/7042148

    It was a bit foggy in Poreba causing the bitrate to drop to about 1000Kbps as the background is various shades of white.

  26. February 17, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    FIS World Cup Cross-Country (2012-02-17) Szklarska Poreba Sprint PDTV x264

    17th February 2012 British Eurosport 1
    18:30-19:00 sprint (recorded highlights)

    The sprint event at the FIS Cross-Country Skiing World Cup round from Szklarska Poreba Poland.

    Technical Spec
    Filesize____: 298 GB
    Run-Time__: 27 min
    Container__: MP4
    Video_____: x264 CABAC High L3.1 832×468 25fps CRF 26
    Audio_____: HE-AAC 96Kbps ABR 2 channels 48KHz

    Magnet:
    magnet:?xt=urn:btih:C0438D65BDAF5EA4561061E00D5FA2780ABEA98C&tr=udp://tracker.openbittorrent.com:80/announce

    Torrent:
    http://www.mediafire.com/?e311mmkygin7pwk
    http://www.demonoid.me/files/details/2858547
    http://thepiratebay.se/torrent/7040403

    The 90 minute live event was only broadcast on European Eurosport and Eurosport HD. The recorded highlights were scheduled for 60 minutes but it appears Eurosport edited it down to 30 minutes – 27 minutes with adverts removed – what a pity.

    • Aldo
      February 17, 2012 at 2:10 pm

      What was the excuse of Eurosport this time? Alpine Skiing? Ski Jumping? Pool? Darts?

      During the weekend it is acceptable that they decide to give priority to some events. On a Friday, it is not.

    • February 17, 2012 at 2:37 pm

      There was 4 hours of snooker on British Eurosport 1 and 7 hours of tennis on British Eurosport 2. It looks like they’ve somehow managed to squeeze the X-country in tomorrow (18th Feb 2012) on British Eurosport 2. In Europe it’s on European Europort 1 and HD. It’s Alpine Skiing followed by another marathon session of snooker tomorrow on British Europort 1. Upload tomorrow will be about 4pm GMT.

      • February 17, 2012 at 8:28 pm

        For info, I managed to record the whole sprint on European Eurosport, in French. I’ll pass it along to you later today. The only thing I’m missing is the post-race fluff after Kershaw’s victory because the race lasted longer than they had scheduled, so the recording stops abruptly – but it does last 1 hour 40!

        Sorry about Sunday’s relay – I had just too much work and couldn’t find the time to make sense of the mess that recording was: I need to make sense of the bits I have first :s

        • VPupkin
          February 17, 2012 at 10:10 pm

          Would be nice to see that!

          Only why on Earth did you write that Kershaw won?! :( Obviously people who want to download the race haven’t seen it yet…

          • February 17, 2012 at 10:33 pm

            Seriously, you don’t check the results online before watching the race if you can’t see it live???? I don’t know how you can do that :D To me, it seemed obvious that people would know the results, especially since the final is available on Youtube and there’s one torrent available here already

            Then again, I’m also the kind of gal who reads the last few pages of a book before starting it :p

            Well, you learn something new everyday! I’ll make sure not to mention any result on this thread from now on ;-)

          • VPupkin
            February 17, 2012 at 11:21 pm

            Thanks! :)

            Well, if I knew the results of the race, there would be no excitement in watching it… All the emotions would be gone – and then the time would be better spent doing something else (like actually skiing myself).

          • Aldo
            February 18, 2012 at 4:45 am

            Same here. Knowing the results are always 50% less exciting than watching without knowing it.

  27. February 14, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    FIS World Cup Cross-Country (2012-02-11) Nove Mesto Mass Start Men PDTV x264 (FR)

    11th February 2012 French Eurosport 2
    13:30-14:30 men (live)

    The mens 30km mass start event at the FIS Cross-Country Skiing World Cup round from Nove Mesto Czech Republic.

    Technical Spec
    Filesize____: 525 GB
    Run-Time__: 50 min
    Container__: MP4
    Video_____: x264 CABAC High L3.1 832×468 25fps CRF 28
    Audio_____: HE-AAC 96Kbps ABR 2 channels 48KHz
    Language__: French

    Magnet:
    magnet:?xt=urn:btih:3A3A0AF48BB3039906D3B6C4E64D3E1AE7B6E680&tr=udp://tracker.openbittorrent.com:80/announce

    Torrent:
    http://www.mediafire.com/?2o2puu3hjr0ac19
    http://thepiratebay.se/torrent/7032522
    http://www.demonoid.me/files/details/2855897

    This one is in French and is double the run-time of the English version.

    • February 14, 2012 at 3:04 pm

      Hopefully rayhaneh28 has the mens relay as well from Sunday 12th Feb 2012

    • February 14, 2012 at 3:21 pm

      This one is played back through the component outputs of a set top box (which is an analogue signal) and re-digitised back to an MPEG2 stream by a Hauppauge PVR box so the quality isn’t as good.

    • February 14, 2012 at 4:27 pm

      Just spotted a bug – the playback speed is too fast by 18%.
      If you use a stop watch and measure 60 seconds you’ll see the clock on the screen move by 71 seconds. In other words the Hauppage PVR box frame rate is out of sync with real-time. This is one of the problems using the old analogue capture method.

  28. February 12, 2012 at 5:24 am

    FIS World Cup Cross-Country (2012-02-12) Nove Mesto Relay Ladies PDTV x264

    12th February 2012 British Eurosport 1
    10:10-11:15 ladies (live)

    The ladies 4x5km relay event at the FIS Cross-Country Skiing World Cup round from Nove Mesto Czech Republic.

    Technical Spec
    Filesize____: 580 GB
    Run-Time__: 61 min
    Container__: MP4
    Video_____: x264 CABAC High L3.1 832×468 25fps CRF 26
    Audio_____: HE-AAC 128Kbps ABR 2 channels 48KHz

    Magnet:
    magnet:?xt=urn:btih:B8DCD47A5740E3D812FEA450DDE3ADDEE13E6BC8&tr=udp://tracker.openbittorrent.com:80/announce

    Torrent:
    http://www.mediafire.com/?g5btu2ehoc4es7k
    http://thepiratebay.se/torrent/7027031
    http://www.demonoid.me/files/details/2853615

    The mens relay is unavailable from British Eurosport. We might see a French Eurosport version.

    • February 12, 2012 at 5:32 am

      Tennis is on British Eurosport 1&2 for 14 hours today so there’s no time for the mens relay.

    • VPupkin
      February 12, 2012 at 5:57 am

      Thanks a lot!

    • February 12, 2012 at 7:58 am

      Eurosport 2 is also available in HD. Here’s the live stream with the occasional picture freeze:
      www [dot] tvsector[dot] com / eurosport-2-hd
      Looking at kingofsat Eurosport 2 HD is only available on Hotbird 9 at 13.0°E and Eutelsat W3C at 16.0°E. The Hotbird 9 13.0°E broadcast is available in 11 languages.
      http://en.kingofsat.net/satellites.php

    • February 12, 2012 at 9:16 am

      Hopefully rayhaneh28 can create a French version of the mens relay.

      Looking ahead to Szklarska Poreba Poland (Friday 17th Feb 2012) Eurosport are upto the same trick again broadcasting the live sprints on European Eurosport 1 and Europort HD (not British Eurosport). They’re broadcasting a 1 hour highlight on British Eurosport 1 at 6pm GMT on Friday 17th Feb 2012.

  29. February 12, 2012 at 4:15 am

    FIS World Cup Cross-Country (2012-02-11) Nove Mesto Mass Start Ladies PDTV x264

    12th February 2012 British Eurosport 1
    09:50-10:10 ladies (recorded highlights)

    The ladies 15km classic event at the FIS Cross-Country Skiing World Cup round from Nove Mesto Czech Republic. This broadcast was unscheduled.

    Technical Spec
    Filesize____: 138 GB
    Run-Time__: 15 min
    Container__: MP4
    Video_____: x264 CABAC High L3.1 832×468 25fps CRF 27
    Audio_____: HE-AAC 128Kbps ABR 2 channels 48KHz

    Magnet:
    magnet:?xt=urn:btih:F2408DE38DBB05EAA5F3A26A44113E94338BFD1A&tr=udp://tracker.openbittorrent.com:80/announce

    Torrent:
    http://www.mediafire.com/?olvw5es9f1m9aff
    http://thepiratebay.se/torrent/7026914
    http://www.demonoid.me/files/details/2853550

    • Aldo
      February 13, 2012 at 4:49 pm

      Russian Eurosport version (at least it is complete race)

  30. February 11, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    FIS World Cup Cross-Country (2012-02-11) Nove Mesto Mass Start PDTV x264

    11th February 2012 British Eurosport 1
    17:00-17:30 men (recorded highlights)

    The mens 30km classic event at the FIS Cross-Country Skiing World Cup round from Nove Mesto Czech Republic.

    Technical Spec
    Filesize____: 272 GB
    Run-Time__: 23 min
    Container__: MP4
    Video_____: x264 CABAC High L3.1 832×468 25fps CRF 27
    Audio_____: HE-AAC 128Kbps ABR 2 channels 48KHz

    Magnet:
    magnet:?xt=urn:btih:CECF9AB1B303F05B7AB3243C1E5996CD8C5D0382&tr=udp://tracker.openbittorrent.com:80/announce

    Torrent:
    http://www.mediafire.com/?902ddax8zqx3k3q
    http://thepiratebay.se/torrent/7026314
    http://www.demonoid.me/files/details/2853310

    European Eurosport covered the mens race live and also had a recorded highlight of the ladies race but only a 30 minute highlight of the mens race was available on British Eurosport.

    • February 11, 2012 at 7:06 pm

      I managed to watch the mens and ladies Mass Start events from this web stream
      www [dot] tvsector [dot] com / eurosport-hd
      The quality is good but the picture freezes occasionally but the sound continues during the freeze. The Eurosport Player is the obvious thing to use but if you live in the States or Canada you’ll need to setup a VPN first.

      • VPupkin
        February 11, 2012 at 9:12 pm

        Could you record this stream, for example for the men’s relay?

        • February 12, 2012 at 5:40 am

          I haven’t found a European Eurosport 2 web stream which is the only channel that the mens relay is on – I’ll keep looking. The HD stream has a luge event.

          • VPupkin
            February 12, 2012 at 5:55 am

            This is beyond ridiculous…

            Thank you very much for your efforts, regardless!

    • VPupkin
      February 11, 2012 at 9:10 pm

      Did you get the women’s race?..

      • February 12, 2012 at 4:20 am

        The ladies mass start recorded highlights is up. It’s only 15 minutes long. Eurosport broadcast it just before the ladies relay on Sunday morning – it wasn’t on any schedule.

        • VPupkin
          February 12, 2012 at 4:32 am

          Oh, what are they doing?! My heart is bleeding…

      • February 12, 2012 at 4:26 am

        For info, the complete women’s race is on Youtube, with Polish commentaries :D http://youtu.be/LG1LT6CVt6I

    • Aldo
      February 13, 2012 at 4:51 pm

      Eurosport (Russian language) full race

  31. Hy
    February 11, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    Womens relay is live on British Eurosport at 10am Sunday. 75 mins. Don’t see anything for the men on 1 or 2. Not sure how to pick up Saturday’s races, if at all, in the States.

    • February 11, 2012 at 7:35 pm

      Yes, the mens relay (12th Feb 2012) is only available on European Eurosport 2 plus a couple of highlight broadcasts on European Eurosport 1 and 2 later on. Tennis is on both British Eurosport channels for about 11 hours in total.

  32. February 10, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    Nove Mesto (Saturday 11th Feb 2012)
    Only a 30 minute recorded highlights of the mens race will be broadcast at 5pm GMT according to the Eurosport schedule. I’ll upload this sometime around midnight on Saturday 11th Feb. The live races is only available on Eurosport HD and European Eurosport – not British Eurosport 1 or 2.

    • VPupkin
      February 10, 2012 at 8:08 pm

      What the …! :(

    • February 10, 2012 at 9:40 pm

      I can record it on French Eurosport and send it to you – although as you know, the quality won’t be as good as your usual standard :p You never know as XC is pretty down their list of priorities, but at least according to the schedule, they should show a whole hour of the men’s race live – which is better than nothing, I guess :-)

      • February 11, 2012 at 5:32 am

        Yes, send me the torrent file and I’ll stick it on the seedbox.
        I’m watching Eurosport HD live stream from here:
        http://www.tvsector.com/eurosport-hd
        British Eurosport (SD) are showing some old recorded football match.

      • February 11, 2012 at 5:38 am

        Yes, email the torrent over
        I’m watching the live Eurosport HD stream from:
        www[dot]tvsector[dot]com/eurosport-hd/
        British Eurosport are showing tennis on both channels 1 & 2.

      • February 11, 2012 at 6:53 am

        Yes, send the torrent files over.
        The mens relay on 12th Feb is also not available. It’s also not available on Eurosport HD.

      • VPupkin
        February 11, 2012 at 9:31 am

        Thank you! It would be interesting to listen to French commentators for a change. :)

    • February 11, 2012 at 6:56 am

      There’s plently on live Eurosport web streams around. This one shows Eurosport HD for free – the video occasionally freezes but the quality is good:
      http://www.tvsector.com/eurosport-hd/

    • February 11, 2012 at 6:58 am

      There’s a free Eurosport HD live stream here if you’re interested:
      www[dot]tvsector[dot]com/eurosport-hd/

    • February 11, 2012 at 7:00 am

      If you google for live Eurosport web streams you’ll find something.

  33. February 5, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    FIS World Cup Cross-Country (2012-02-05) Rybinsk Skiathlon PDTV x264

    5th February 2012
    08:30-09:45 men (live) British Eurosport 1
    19:00-19:30 ladies (recorded highlights) British Eurosport 2

    The skiathlon events at the FIS Cross-Country Skiing World Cup round from Rybinsk Russia.

    Technical Spec
    Filesize____: 932+252 GB
    Run-Time__: 85+24 min
    Container__: MP4
    Video_____: x264 CABAC High L3.1 832×468 25fps CRF 28/25
    Audio_____: HE-AAC 128Kbps ABR 2 channels 48KHz

    Magnet:
    magnet:?xt=urn:btih:6A7F5F791ECD5CFD8EA8CC83A70ADDC60A2F7342&tr=udp://tracker.openbittorrent.com:80/announce

    Torrent:
    http://www.mediafire.com/?d5d3x30q7r91d4r
    http://www.demonoid.me/files/details/2847983
    http://thepiratebay.se/torrent/7011302

    • February 5, 2012 at 1:25 pm

      The womens live event wasn’t shown on any Eurosport channel. Only the recorded highlights were shown later than scheduled starting at 7pm GMT instead of 6:30pm.

  34. February 4, 2012 at 7:13 am

    FIS World Cup Cross-Country (2012-02-04) Rybinsk Mass Start PDTV x264

    4th February 2012
    10:15-10:45 men (live) British Eurosport 2 part 1
    10:45-11:00 men (live) British Eurosport 1 part 2
    11:45-12:15 ladies (live) British Eurosport 2

    The mass start events at the FIS Cross-Country Skiing World Cup round from Rybinsk Russia.

    Technical Spec
    Filesize____: 560+317 GB
    Run-Time__: 41+36 min
    Container__: MP4
    Video_____: x264 CABAC High L3.1 832×468 25fps CRF 27
    Audio_____: HE-AAC 128Kbps ABR 2 channels 48KHz

    Magnet:
    magnet:?xt=urn:btih:DB882F9C512CE63494D6796659E7A1035E8AEC7F&tr=udp://tracker.openbittorrent.com:80/announce

    Torrent:
    http://www.mediafire.com/?tx3j1ik3r1u4bvo
    http://thepiratebay.se/torrent/7009052
    http://www.demonoid.me/files/details/2846837

    The two parts of the mens race have been combined into one file. There’s a short gap of 1m 50s in the mens race between parts 1 and 2 at 24m 29s (21:46 on the race clock) where Eurosport swapped channels.

    • February 4, 2012 at 2:06 pm

      You’ll notice a message at the start of the mens race saying it’s the womens 10km race.

  35. shreddir
    February 3, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    Looks like Saturdays British Eurosport coverage for the Rybinsk races is going to be screwed up again, starting on Eurosport 2 for the first part of the men’s 15k then switching to over to regular Eurosport for the last 15 minutes of the finish. Then back on Eurosport 2 they’ll be showing ski jumping prelims from Italy, which better not fucking run late as usual because that will eat into the womens 10k race which they have only allotted 30 minutes for.

  36. VPupkin
    February 2, 2012 at 11:23 am

    Thanks, mate!

    I don’t believe it – we finally have the pleasure of a complete sprint race coverage. :)

  37. February 2, 2012 at 8:14 am

    FIS World Cup Cross-Country (2012-02-02) Moscow Sprint PDTV x264

    2nd February 2012 British Eurosport 1
    11:45-13:30 sprints (live)

    The sprint events at the FIS Cross-Country Skiing World Cup round from Moscow Russia.

    Technical Spec
    Filesize____: 1.25 GB
    Run-Time__: 103 min
    Container__: MP4
    Video_____: x264 CABAC High L3.1 832×468 25fps CRF 25
    Audio_____: HE-AAC 128Kbps ABR 2 channels 48KHz

    Magnet:
    magnet:?xt=urn:btih:7133003729CB45E4330E82A10734790CBA56FEC2&tr=udp://tracker.openbittorrent.com:80/announce

    Torrent:
    http://www.mediafire.com/?g01dgcqiey437oq
    http://www.demonoid.me/files/details/2844891
    Piratebay upload currently offline

  38. Mark
    February 1, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    Hi JungleBoy, is : jungleDOTboyATbtconnectDOTcom correct to pm you on?
    Mark

    • February 2, 2012 at 1:25 am

      Yes, just replace the DOT with ‘.’ and the AT with ‘@’

      • Mark
        February 2, 2012 at 9:22 am

        Thanks, mail sent.

  39. January 27, 2012 at 7:10 am

    Moscow Sprints are on Thursday 2nd Feb 2012

  40. Daniel
    January 26, 2012 at 11:13 am

    Hello, thanks for all your videos, cross country skiing and biathlon :)
    I have a request – can you record also ski jumping World Cup from Eurosport and Eurosport2? I will download all ski jumping competitions if you will record it and upload a torrent. Thank you very much if it will be possible.

    • January 26, 2012 at 1:25 pm

      I’d love to but I’m busy with other stuff so I haven’t got the time. The other problem is that there’s a lot of conflicts with ski jumping on one channel and x-country or biathlon on the other Eurosport channel. You’d need dual channel recording which might be possible on modern Ski or Dreamboxes boxes with dual LNB inputs and a hard drive.

      • January 26, 2012 at 2:00 pm

        “Sky Plus or Dreamboxes”

  41. Mark
    January 24, 2012 at 7:44 am

    Hi JungleBoy, Do you have any idea why the files you create wont run natively on a PS3? I’m in the US for a couple of years and they just dont do Skiing TV like back home in the UK!

    Basically I take every file you upload and copy it (so I dont stop seeding the original), rename it to include the date (so I can watch them in the correct order when viewing files on the PS3) and then run a conversion program for a few hours so the PS3 can read them!

    Any idea if there’s a change you can make so that PS3′s can read them? – I did some research and it looks like its just the container thats the issue (not 100% sure tho tbh) but I couldn’t find a tool to remux them (which would be loads quicker). I know remuxing the MKV container is very fast (just in case MKV is an option you like).

    No prob if you cant, I’ll just keep reprocessing them :-) and as I said way back when you started uploading. THANK YOU. you’re a life saver.

    • January 24, 2012 at 8:16 am

      I’ve no idea why they don’t play on a PS3. I’ll check the PS3 spec and try to get to the bottom of this.

    • January 24, 2012 at 8:26 am

      It looks like the PS3 doesn’t support HE-AAC audio otherwise known as AAC+. It supports the older AAC-LC format similar to the Apple iPod. The h264 High@Level 3.1 video should be ok. The -sar 1:1 might also be needed – I’ll check it on my PS3.

      http://manuals.playstation.net/document/en/ps3/current/video/filetypes.html

    • January 24, 2012 at 9:00 am

      MeGUI contains only one PS3 profile which uses AVC level 4.2 – I’m using only AVC level 3.1. The PS3 profile has VBV set to 31250 – I’ve used 0 which allows the player to calculate the VBV setting but maybe the PS3 player has a problem with this. Also the PS3 profile calls for 3 reference frames – I’ve used 4 reference frames similar to the BBC MP4 files. The PS3 profile doesn’t have -sar 1:1 set which is what an iPod requires. I’ll try running some tests on my PS3 and see what happens.

      • Mark
        January 24, 2012 at 11:11 am

        Thanks JungleBoy. In those three responses you’ve blown right past my limited understanding of video encoding! I do appreciate you taking a look though :)

        • January 26, 2012 at 1:20 pm

          I can play the MP4 files without a problem on my PS3. I’ve got the latest version 4 firmware installed on the PS3. I used a 4GB Flash USB stick formated with FAT32. I was surprised that it played HE-AAC audio ok – the audio codec must have been updated as the Sony website says that the PS3 only understands AAC-LC inside a MP4 container. It also has the AC3 and PCM codecs but these are assumed to be in an MPEG container. The picture size can be either stretched full screen 1920×1080 or played at 832×468 mode. Try checking your firmware version.

        • January 26, 2012 at 1:58 pm

          I’ve tried a couple of files and they all work ok on my PS3. All the files are encoded the same way using CABAC CRF 25 (approx 1000 to 1700Kbps) with HE-AAC 128Kbps 2 channel 48KHz sample rate – all pretty basic stuff. CRF 25 gave approx 1400Kbps which is near to what the BBC use for their 2 pass 1400Kbps 832×468 files. The bitrate will vary with CRF mode – sometimes it’s high, sometimes it’s low – it’s depends on the quality of the video. Low quality video requires more bitrate for a given quantizer so I sometimes raise the CRF value to lower the bitrate.

          There’s at least 4 generations of PS3 around:
          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PlayStation_3_hardware
          The PS3 version I’ve got is relatively new about 2010.

        • January 26, 2012 at 4:02 pm

          I’m using multi-frequency flat panel HD TV connected via HDMI to the PS3. Have you got something similar ?

          • Mark
            January 26, 2012 at 4:30 pm

            Okay, I’m getting very hopeful now! My PS3 is reasonably up to date but I’ve just checked and there is a firmware update :D I’m updating it now.
            Bare in mind that after the first few failed to run back in November I’ve not tried them again so it may be that you’ve tweaked your format too since then (?)
            Anyway the PS3 is downloading the firmware now so fingers very crossed!
            Thanks for taking a look for me on your PS3…
            (its like watching a kettle boil……)

          • Mark
            January 26, 2012 at 4:44 pm

            YEAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
            it works :D :D :D
            Either the firmware or a tweak you made in the past but a HUGE thank you for looking into it as I’d never have retested it and I would have just continued converting them!
            Fantastic, Thanks you :)

          • January 27, 2012 at 1:41 am

            All the files use the same settings. I’ve checked the early files like the Sjusjoen Individual back on 19th Nov 2011 and the spec is the same. The only thing that’s changed is the version of x264. Back in November 2011 I was using x264 r2085. Now I’m on r2146 – the x264 encoder changes regularly but this shouldn’t effect the mp4 files. The latest x264 can be found at http://x264.nl – if you’re using MeGUI just download and copy it into the MeGUI tools->x264 folder. You’ll find the 32bit version here: C:\Program Files\megui\tools\x264\x264.exe

          • January 27, 2012 at 1:52 am

            The files should also play on Apple iPad 1 and 2 and maybe AppleTV although the CABAC encoding could be a problem. They’ll also play under Quicktime and Atom based netbooks although running Quicktime on a netbook isn’t recommended – the Quicktime h264 decoder is very slow. It’s better to use MPC-HC with ffdshow-tryouts and either the LAVF or Haali splitter or use VLC as a second option. Another good player for HTPC’s is XBMC. The files should also play on the Xbox as well – maybe someone can test this.

          • January 27, 2012 at 4:10 am

            Also when copying the files to a FAT32 formatted USB memory stick or hard drive the MP4 files need to be inside a folder called “VIDEO”.

  42. January 22, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    FIS World Cup Cross-Country (2012-01-22) Otepaa Individual Ladies PDTV x264

    22nd January 2012 British Eurosport 2
    23:00-23:45 ladies (recorded highlights)

    The ladies 10km individual classic event at the FIS Cross-Country Skiing World Cup round from Otepaa Estonia.

    Technical Spec
    Filesize____: 330 MB
    Run-Time__: 32 min
    Container__: MP4
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    http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/6976833
    http://www.demonoid.me/files/details/2836208

    • shreddir
      January 23, 2012 at 3:20 am

      I got the entire ladies race off of the Estonian TV webcast. No commercial gaps. I’ll have to compare how much Jungleboy’s British Eurosport recording cut out. The Estonian commentator did a short interview in English with the winner beyond of what FIS interview girl Sandra Smitzer always does every race. There was a couple of sequences of Jessica Diggins skiing even though she started early as a lower rank.

      • January 24, 2012 at 5:55 am

        There was a longer live version of the ladies race around the same time as the mens biathlon relay event but it was only broadcast on European Eurosport 2. They broadcast a repeat of some earlier alpine skiing followed by snooker on British Eurosport 2.

  43. January 22, 2012 at 4:53 am

    FIS World Cup Cross-Country (2012-01-22) Otepaa Individual Men PDTV x264

    22nd January 2012 British Eurosport 2
    10:00-11:00 men (live)

    The mens 15km individual classic event at the FIS Cross-Country Skiing World Cup round from Otepaa Estonia.

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    http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/6975450
    http://www.demonoid.me/files/details/2835661

    • January 22, 2012 at 4:55 am

      The ladies individual event only appears to be on European Eurosport 2 which I don’t have access to. I’ll keep a lookout for it on British Eurosport 1/2.

      • January 22, 2012 at 6:22 am

        The recorded highlights of the ladies individual is on later tonight on Eurosport 2 at 11pm GMT

  44. January 21, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    FIS World Cup Cross-Country (2012-01-21) Otepaa Sprint PDTV x264

    21st January 2012 British Eurosport 1
    13:00-14:15 sprint (live)

    The sprint events at the FIS Cross-Country Skiing World Cup round from Otepaa Estonia.

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    http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/6974503
    http://www.demonoid.me/files/details/2835410

    • January 21, 2012 at 6:10 pm

      I started recording an hour early for the biathlon events from Antholz but the sprint events from Otepaa came on instead – that was lucky. The Eurosport schedules are only a rough guide.

  45. January 21, 2012 at 8:09 am

    Todays Otepaa Sprints (21st Jan 2012) and biathlons events will uploaded after midnight GMT.

  46. January 15, 2012 at 8:37 am

    The Team Sprint event from Milan wasn’t broadcast – I’ve no idea why. They showed yesterdays sprints instead followed by Freestyle Skiing.

    • shreddir
      January 15, 2012 at 3:32 pm

      I saw it on the (Polish? Slovenian?) version of Eurosport. The UK schedule says it was shown on Eurosport 2, You got to record a replay of it, Kikkan Randall and Jessica Diggins do a really sweet chest bump in the finish area. My recording is a really crappy .mpg file–small but very blurry resolution.

      • matt77
        January 15, 2012 at 6:02 pm

        It was another chaotic day on Eurosport… in Germany they showed 4,5 hours of ski jumping / ski flying (just on Eurosport1 (!)) – 1,5 hours on Eurosport2…

        The reason for this was the cancelled men’s ski flying competition on saturday..

        So they changed the whole schedule for Eurosport1 / Eurosport2 between 10 a.m. (GMT) and 1 p.m. (GMT) – the women’s alpine skiing was broadcast on eurosport2 although it was planned to be broadcast on Eurosport1 – but suddenly they showed the last 45 min of the women’s alpine skiing on eurosport1 and started the XC Skiing on Eurosport2 earlier, at around 11.30 (GMT)..

        I can’t receive Eurosport2 on TV, so i watched an internet stream of British Eurosport2, but i could just see the men’s team sprint final and the final results (with the winners alexey petuchov and nikolay morilov) so i’m sure they did broadcast it, afterwards they showed yesterdays sprints. as you mentioned before..
        At around 11.40 (GMT), i started the British Eurosport2 stream, and the race was almost over – the strange thing is… it was planned to be broadcast LIVE (!) at 12.00 p.m. but as i mentioned, the men’s finals were completed a quarter-hour earlier.

        What i don’t understand is the fact, that eurosport always prefers ski jumping and that this channel is nearly unable to show recorded versions of live events, they always switch into the running competitions, for example the 8th stage of the tour de ski (the Men’s 20km classical)

        And from monday to wednesday/thursday, they show 4 to 5 repeats of the same ski jumping competion from last sunday.

        next sunday there is another confusing schedule:

        In germany they broadcast the men’s 15km classical from Otepää at 10 a.m. (60 min) and the Women’s 10km classical at 1.15 p.m. (75 min) – on british eurosport, there is the same live broadcast of the mens race (60 min), but the womens 10km are on the schdule as a highlights broadcast at 11p.m. (45 min)…

        And the Australian Open dominate the Eurosport TV schedules for the next weeks..

        By the way, thanks for all your capping efforts, i don’t know how many races i would have missed because of these confusing last minute “u-turns” in the tv schedules..

        • January 16, 2012 at 2:42 pm

          Regarding the why Eurosport always gives priority to ski jumping (and biathlon, actually), I think that it can probably be explained by the fact that both are probably more popular with central Europe (and in particular the German-speaking countries/areas) than cross-country skiing, especially now with Germans and Austrians not having nearly as much a presence at the top as they used to a few years ago. Meanwhile ski jumping is really big in both countries and biathlon is really popular in Germany and France, which are two heavyweight in the Eurosport family, while countries that favor xc, i.e. nordic countries, probably don’t weigh nearly as much when such choices are made (plus, there’s already an excellent tv coverage of xc on national channels there)

          Well, that’s my two cents about it anyway :p

          • shreddir
            January 17, 2012 at 4:36 am

            That’s exactly what I wrote earlier this season. Now if only one you who lives in Norway could record and bittorent the NRK HD broadcasts, all would be right in the world.

          • VPupkin
            January 18, 2012 at 7:27 am

            +100 to what shreddir says. :)

            Norwegian coverage of cross-country skiing is always the best!

    • January 20, 2012 at 1:14 am

      Hi Guys,

      I found a copy of the Milan Team Sprint via Eurosport Russia http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BF7KbMqvzi8. Best of all it’s in 720p! I believe the broadcast only shows the men’s and women’s finals and not the semis. If you want to copy the video to your HD, I suggest using http://www.keep-tube.com. It does the job fine.

      • Hy
        January 21, 2012 at 8:58 am

        I’d toss the free FVD Suite into the mix, as it is a very good all around app for this purpose, as well as other file type and for conversions.

        • Hy
          January 21, 2012 at 11:06 am

          On second thought, keep-tube allows options that include HD downloading that FVD Suite doesn’t appear to.

      • shreddir
        January 21, 2012 at 11:39 pm

        I don’t think this broadcast is Eurosport Russian. Not only is the Eurosport logo missing at the upper right corner, there are no commercial breaks in the coverage. For example, on the Eurosport broadcast they only showed a split second of Kikkan chest bumping Jessica Diggins before they cut to commercial. On this broadcast they show them doing it twice in a row and goofing around afterwards. This Russian network “cport HD” uses the EBU feed non-stop. I like it more than British Eurosport because they don’t miss anything even though it’s not in English. I only put Norway’s NRK ahead of them because they don’t interview the Norwegian cute girls before and after the races. The 720p video is awesome even I can only view it after downloading it to my harddrive because my Comcast broadband service is total garbage when it comes to HD youtube streaming. I hope the uploader “vladamir” is also capping more World Cup broadcasts.

  47. January 14, 2012 at 9:35 am

    FIS World Cup Cross-Country (2012-01-14) Milano Sprint PDTV x264

    14th January 2012 British Eurosport 1
    14:15-15:30 sprint (live)

    The sprint events at the FIS Cross-Country Skiing World Cup round from Milan Italy.

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    http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/6955562
    http://www.demonoid.me/files/details/2829431

  48. January 8, 2012 at 9:52 am

    Coming up: FIS World Cup Cross-Country Milan Sprint (2012-01-14)

  49. January 8, 2012 at 8:16 am

    FIS Tour de Ski (2012-01-08) Val di Fiemme Stage 9 Final Climb PDTV x264

    8th January 2012 British Eurosport 1
    11:45-12:15 ladies (live)
    13:15-14:00 men (live)

    Stage 9 of the Tour de Ski from Val di Fiemme Italy featuring the final climb pursuit events.

    Technical Spec
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    Torrent:
    http://www.mediafire.com/?pod3wn82lk10o7g
    http://www.demonoid.me/files/details/2824679
    http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/6941289

    • VPupkin
      January 9, 2012 at 12:25 pm

      Thank you ever so much for your great capping effort!

  50. January 7, 2012 at 8:51 am

    FIS Tour de Ski (2012-01-07) Val di Fiemme Stage 8 Mass Start PDTV x264

    7th January 2012 British Eurosport 1
    12:00-12:40 men (live)
    14:45-15:25 ladies (live)

    Stage 8 of the Tour de Ski from Val di Fiemme Italy featuring the ladies 10km and mens 20km classic mass start events.

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    http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/6939574
    http://www.demonoid.me/files/details/2823980

    • VPupkin
      January 8, 2012 at 7:13 am

      Thanks! I can’t believe the tour will be over tomorrow… :(

  51. January 5, 2012 at 9:12 am

    FIS Tour de Ski (2012-01-05) Toblach Stage 7 Pursuit PDTV x264

    5th January 2012 British Eurosport 1
    12:00-13:30 men (live)
    14:30-15:30 ladies (live)

    Stage 7 of the Tour de Ski from Toblach Italy featuring the ladies 15km and mens 32km pursuit events.

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    http://www.demonoid.me/files/details/2822457
    http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/6934794

    • January 5, 2012 at 9:14 am

      Stage 8 is on Saturday 7th Jan 2012

    • Anonymous
      January 5, 2012 at 2:03 pm

      Thank goodness you’re still doing this (used this site last year but have sky+ now) – for some reason my recording stopped at 79 mins missing the ending of the mens, and doesn’t seem to’ve recorded the womens at all, even though I record the progams before and after in anticipation of this problem. So thankyou!

      • January 6, 2012 at 1:52 am

        The programmes can sometimes start 30 minutes before the schedule time and sometimes over-run by at least another 30 minutes. Also the mens and ladies events can be combined. The stage 3 event was also a good example where the channel schedules were reversed at the last minute with no announcement. The Sky+ boxes have dual LNB inputs but I think you can only record one programme at a time.

  52. January 4, 2012 at 7:35 am

    FIS Tour de Ski (2012-01-04) Toblach Stage 6 Sprint PDTV x264

    4th January 2012 British Eurosport 1
    11:00-12:40 sprint (live)

    Stage 6 of the Tour de Ski from Toblach Italy featuring the ladies and mens sprint events.

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    http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/6932072
    http://www.demonoid.me/files/details/2821576

  53. January 3, 2012 at 9:16 am

    FIS Tour de Ski (2012-01-03) Toblach Stage 5 Individual PDTV x264

    3rd January 2012 British Eurosport 1
    11:45-12:30 men (live)
    14:45-15:30 ladies (live)

    Stage 5 of the Tour de Ski from Toblach Italy featuring the ladies and mens individual classic events.

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    http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/6929567
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    • January 3, 2012 at 12:50 pm

      There was a loss of commentary for a short time during the mens race but otherwise no problems.

  54. January 1, 2012 at 8:35 am

    FIS Tour de Ski (2012-01-01) Oberstdorf Stage 4 Skiathlon PDTV x264

    1st January 2012 British Eurosport 1
    12:00-13:00 men (live)
    14:45-15:15 ladies (live)

    Stage 4 of the Tour de Ski from Oberstdorf Germany featuring the ladies and mens skiathlon mass start events. The first half of the ladies classic race is missing due to an over-run by the ski jumping.

    Technical Spec
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    http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/6924876
    http://www.demonoid.me/files/details/2819218

    • January 1, 2012 at 8:45 am

      Thank you so much for that! A shame they didn’t show the first half of the girls’ race – then again, it was the final ten in the ski jumping so it did make sense this time

  55. December 31, 2011 at 9:10 am

    FIS Tour de Ski (2011-12-31) Oberstdorf Stage 3 Sprint PDTV x264

    31th December 2011
    13:30-13:45 sprints (live) part 1 from British Eurosport 1
    14:05-15:10 sprints (live) part 2 from British Eurosport 2

    The mens and ladies sprint events at the 2011-12 Tour de Ski Stage 3 from Oberstdorf Germany.

    A bit of a cock up at Eurosport on this one. Only partially captured at the start due to unannounced channel swap. It was meant to be on Eurosport 2 for the first half then Eurosport 1 for the second half. It was actually the other way around so if you set your Set Top Box from the EPG you’re likely to have captured nothing but various ski jumping events instead. By luck I found it on Eurosport 1 but after 7 minutes they swapped to Eurosport 2 but there was no announcement of this. Luckily I found it on Eurosport 2 where the announcers were talking of swapping back to Eurosport 1 again but this didn’t happen. This also screwed up the MotoGP event which was meant to be on Eurosport 2.

    Technical Spec
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    http://www.demonoid.me/files/details/2818643
    http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/6923570

    • December 31, 2011 at 9:12 am

      The timing was more like:
      13:45-13:52 sprints (live) part 1 from British Eurosport 1 (7 minutes)
      14:05-15:10 sprints (live) part 2 from British Eurosport 2 (56 minutes with adverts removed)

      • VPupkin
        December 31, 2011 at 1:58 pm

        Thank you! So does that mean that there’s a part that’s missing?

        • December 31, 2011 at 5:14 pm

          The second half is almost complete. I think the problem was the ski jumping was delayed so they started the sprints but on Eurosport 1 but then the ski jumping started so they switched Eurosport 1 to ski jumping but didn’t tell anyone that they’d moved to Eurosport 2. When I turned to Eurosport 2 they were talking of moving back to Eurosport 1 when the ski jumping finished – it was confusing. Basically ski jumping for some reason has priority.

          • VPupkin
            January 1, 2012 at 5:25 am

            Yeah, I understood about the confusion. I meant, is an important part missing? That is, what is missing: say, women’s final (important) or men’s quarterfinals (not so important, although a shame, too).

          • Aldo
            January 1, 2012 at 6:07 am

            Apparently everything important is there, including the major falls. Mostly missing are the 1/4 finals (more of the women must some of the men too)

          • January 1, 2012 at 7:55 am

            The finals are in but most of the quarter finals are missing. If I see a split broadcast in future between Eurosport 1 and 2 I’ll flick between the channels just to make sure. What would be better is to capture both at the same time.

          • VPupkin
            January 1, 2012 at 10:25 am

            Thanks!

  56. December 30, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    Tour de Ski Stage 3 from Oberstdorf (31st Dec 2011) has a run-time of about 90 minutes split into 2 parts on Eurosport channels 1 and 2.

    • December 31, 2011 at 8:32 am

      Should be ready about 5pm GMT – only partially captured due to unannounced swap of channels.

  57. December 30, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    FIS Tour de Ski (2011-12-30) Oberhof Stage 2 Pursuit PDTV x264

    30th December 2011 British Eurosport
    13:15-14:15 ladies (live)
    14:15-15:15 men (live)

    Stage 2 of the 2011-12 Tour de Ski from Oberhof Germany featuring the ladies and mens classic pursuit events. Mens race starts at 57 minutes into the file. The mens race had no advert breaks.

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    Torrent:
    http://www.mediafire.com/?boh6cf48lovafuy
    http://www.demonoid.me/files/details/2818003
    Piratebay upload not working

    • VPupkin
      December 30, 2011 at 12:18 pm

      Thank you!

      • December 30, 2011 at 12:25 pm

        I can’t upload the torrent to Piratebay or add comments to the stage 1 event at Piratebay. I’ve tried telling people to come here to get the links to the torrents but they don’t read the comments. It just means that when Piratebay comes back online they’ll be a day late but by then all the seeders would have gone.

    • December 30, 2011 at 12:57 pm

      Thanks a lot for this ^-^

    • December 30, 2011 at 3:57 pm

      Alternative torrent download location for Stage 2:
      http://ca.isohunt.com/release/754809

    • December 30, 2011 at 5:45 pm

      Tour de Ski Stage 2 torrent from Piratebay (5 hours late):
      http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/6921731

  58. Anonymous
    December 30, 2011 at 8:24 am
    • shreddir
      January 3, 2012 at 3:24 am

      Hey anonymous, could you please continue to provide URL links for the NRK broadcasts? I know NRK will not let ski jumping run over “langrenn” cross-country coverage.

      Tak!

  59. December 30, 2011 at 3:02 am

    Tour de Ski (30th Dec 2011) Oberhof Stage 2 ready before 6pm GMT today

    • December 30, 2011 at 9:38 am

      Thanks Anonymous – the video quality is better than the Eurosport broadcast.
      The torrent will ready before 8pm GMT – filesize is about 1.2Gbyte, runtime is 105 minutes.
      I’ve used CRF 24 as the video quality from Oberhof is good – that should raise the bitrate to about 1400Kbps.

    • December 30, 2011 at 9:39 am

      There’s no advertising breaks during the mens race which is unusual.

      • shreddir
        January 3, 2012 at 3:27 am

        Actually NRK not having advertising breaks during the race is not usual. NRK is equivalent to your BBC, the national network or much like our PBS here in the States.

    • VPupkin
      December 30, 2011 at 12:15 pm

      Thank you! Can’t wait!

  60. December 29, 2011 at 6:18 am

    Tour de Ski (29th Dec 2011) Oberhof Prologue Stage 1
    The torrent should be ready before 10pm GMT – I need to pop out for a few hours.
    Half the ladies race is missing due to an over-run by an alpine skiing event.

    • December 29, 2011 at 1:42 pm

      FIS Tour de Ski (2011-12-29) Oberhof Stage 1 Prologue PDTV x264

      29th December 2011 British Eurosport
      13:15-13:45 prologue (live)

      Stage 1 of the 2011-12 Tour de Ski from Oberhof Germany featuring the ladies and mens prologue events.

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      http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/6920514
      http://www.demonoid.me/files/details/2817347

    • VPupkin
      December 29, 2011 at 8:44 pm

      Oh, man… Again… This is more than ridiculous.

      It looks like even Tour de Ski won’t be broadcast properly. How can Kapol and Ulvang expect this to popularize cross-country skiing?!

  61. December 29, 2011 at 12:01 am

    There’s 3 Rogla Mass Start torrents:
    17th Dec – mainly covers the live ladies event and 2 minutes of recorded mens event.
    17th Dec – covers the live mens race but is in French runtime 53 min.
    25th Dec – recorded highlights of mens race in English runtime 51 min
    There was never a live broadcast of the event on British Europort.

  62. December 25, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    The Tour de Ski starts on 29th Dec 2011 from Oberhof

    • December 26, 2011 at 11:59 am

      The first Tour de Ski race should be ready before 5pm GMT on the day.

  63. December 25, 2011 at 6:29 am

    FIS World Cup Cross-Country (2011-12-17) Rogla 15km Mass Start Men PDTV x264 (English version)

    25th December 2011 British Eurosport 2
    10:30-11:30 men (recorded highlights)

    The mens 15km classic mass start event at the FIS Cross-Country Skiing World Cup round from Rogla Slovenia. The live version is already available but with French commentary.

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    Language__: English

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    magnet:?xt=urn:btih:BA0E5FB0D22C74B976E6981EACAAE4CE48D514D3&tr=udp://tracker.openbittorrent.com:80/announce

    Torrent:
    http://www.mediafire.com/?92f8918npch6zpc
    http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/6911264
    http://www.demonoid.me/files/details/2814352

    • December 25, 2011 at 6:31 am

      It’s really x264 CABAC High L3.1 832×468 25fps CRF 25

    • December 26, 2011 at 11:58 am

      The quality of the Rogla video is noticeably worse than from other places.
      Using CRF 25 causes the bitrate to rise to over 1700Kbps – it should be under 1200Kbps,
      The source is the usual low quality 544x576i 25 which requires 10 pixel cropping.

    • VPupkin
      December 27, 2011 at 11:25 am

      Ok, I now see 3 versions of mass starts and am really at a loss as to what to download. :)

      • December 28, 2011 at 11:01 pm

        The first torrent marked “17th December 2011 British Eurosport” is mainly the ladies race and 2 minutes of the mens race. Eurosport only broadcast the live mens race on European Eurosport 2 (France/Germany) but not British Eurosport.

        The second torrent marked “17th December 2011 French Eurosport 2″ was created by rayhaneh28 from the live broadcast on French Eurosport 2 – the language is French.

        The third torrent marked “25th December 2011 British Eurosport 2″ is the recorded highlight version of the mens race which was broadcast on Christmas day (and Boxing Day).

        There was a 30 minute version on British Eurosport on 17th Dec but I missed that. What you probably want is the last one.

        • VPupkin
          December 29, 2011 at 8:43 pm

          Ok, thank you very much!

      • December 28, 2011 at 11:49 pm

        The Rogla Mass Start Men live French and recorded English torrents have a similar run-time. rayhaneh28 captured the French version from the component output of his Set Top Box which is an analogue signal but originates from a digital broadcast whereas I use digital capture from a digital broadcast.

  64. December 19, 2011 at 11:55 am

    FIS World Cup Cross-Country (2011-12-17) Rogla 15km Mass Start Men PDTV x264 (French)

    17th December 2011 French Eurosport 2
    10:00-11:00 men (live)

    The mens 15km classic mass start event at the FIS Cross-Country Skiing World Cup round from Rogla Slovenia. Thanks to rayhaneh28 for the file. He used component capture so stickly it’s not PDTV. The English version will appear on 25th Dec 2011 hopefully.

    Technical Spec
    Filesize____: 812 MB
    Run-Time__: 53 min
    Container__: MP4
    Video_____: h264 CAVLC Base L3.0 632×360 25fps 1995Kbps
    Audio_____: AAC-LC 128Kbps ABR 2 channels 48KHz
    Language__: French

    Magnet:
    magnet:?xt=urn:btih:7DB80EAEF8E2C02030FC6D21159837CDC57E028D&tr=udp://tracker.openbittorrent.com:80/announce

    Torrent:
    http://www.mediafire.com/?1ic9oacrc90507a
    http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/6899177
    http://www.demonoid.me/files/details/2810338

  65. December 18, 2011 at 10:28 am

    I’ve just spotted a 1 hour recorded highlight version of the Rogla Mass Start men is on British Eurosport 2 on Christmas day (25th Dec 2011) at 10:30am. There might be a French version before then if I can get hold of the MPEG file from rayhaneh28 who captured the live broadcast.

  66. December 18, 2011 at 8:15 am

    FIS World Cup Cross-Country (2011-12-18) Rogla Sprint PDTV x264

    18th December 2011 British Eurosport
    10:30-11:30 sprint (live)

    The sprint events at the FIS Cross-Country Skiing World Cup round from Rogla Slovenia. The quality of the Rogla video is significantly worse than other races. CRF 28 was needed to lower the bitrate. One of the cameras had a 16 pixel black bar down the right side – it’s normally an 8 pixel black bar. It’s possible they’re using low quality SD cameras and elsewhere they’re probably using high quality HD cameras.

    Technical Spec
    Filesize____: 678 MB
    Run-Time__: 63 min
    Container__: MP4
    Video_____: x264 CABAC High L3.1 832×468 25fps CRF 28 (1363Kbps)
    Audio_____: HE-AAC 128Kbps ABR 2 channels 48KHz

    Magnet:
    magnet:?xt=urn:btih:ED8F58D9817AA65E02DADF61150E7701D24B8D74&tr=udp://tracker.openbittorrent.com:80/announce

    Torrent:
    http://www.mediafire.com/?774b7jv799z37nk
    http://www.demonoid.me/files/details/2809383
    http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/6896784

    rayhaneh28
    Send me an email I’ll explain how you can send me the raw MPEG2 file of the Rogla Mass Start mens event from the European Eurosport 2 broadcast yesterday.

    • December 18, 2011 at 8:20 am

      Email sent ;-) And thank you for this ^

    • December 18, 2011 at 8:27 am

      Eurosport joins at the start of the mens quarter final heat 1.

  67. JungleBoy
    December 17, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    FIS World Cup Cross-Country (2011-12-17) Rogla Mass Start PDTV x264

    17th December 2011 British Eurosport
    11:45-13:00 ladies (live) – only 2 minutes of the mens race is covered

    The ladies 10km and mens 15km classic mass start events at the FIS Cross-Country Skiing World Cup round from Rogla Slovenia. Only the last 2 minutes (600 metres) of the mens race is covered. The mens live race was only shown on European Eurosport 2 (not British Eurosport 2). There was a 30 minute recorded highlights of the mens race on British Eurosport 1 at 3:30pm but I missed it. There is a 1 hour record highlight repeat of the mens race on European Eurosport 2 at 8am GMT Sunday morning 18th Dec 2011 which I don’t have access to.

    Technical Spec
    Filesize____: 620 MB
    Run-Time__: 47 min
    Container__: MP4
    Video_____: x264 CABAC High L3.1 832×468 25fps CRF 25
    Audio_____: HE-AAC 128Kbps ABR 2 channels 48KHz

    Magnet:
    magnet:?xt=urn:btih:998D18B2CB46AAEB9583D91265EE1B9F800D9FF4&tr=udp://tracker.openbittorrent.com:80/announce

    Torrent:
    http://www.mediafire.com/?1u2h34tv3mybq0v
    http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/6895380
    http://www.demonoid.me/files/details/2809041

    • December 17, 2011 at 11:43 pm

      I have the whole men’s race recorded from Eurosport 2 in French, but I’d need to see how I can transfer it to my computer (I have a Hauppauge, but I have never tried to connect it to by digital box yet – I use it mostly to record console games), and then I’d need instructions on how to create a torrent :D

      Otherwise I can record in on the computer if they show it in German today, but the quality will be pretty weak :s

    • December 17, 2011 at 11:47 pm

      PS: btw, it’s Sandrine, but I was logged under my other WP name, sorry about that :D

      • December 18, 2011 at 5:18 am

        Send me an email at jungle[dot]boy[at]btconnect[dot]com
        and I’ll explain how to create a torrent. Just replace what’s inside the square brackets with a ‘.’ or ‘@’ symbol.

  68. JungleBoy
    December 13, 2011 at 4:05 am

    Rogla Saturday 17th Dec 2011
    Eurosport TV have allocated 1h 15m for the ladies live race in the morning and will be broadcasting a 30 minute recorded highlights of the mens race later in the afternoon.
    Eurosport web player have both races live at 1h 30m each.

    • Sandrine
      December 14, 2011 at 1:43 pm

      It’s a shame because both Eurosport France and Eurosport Germany will be showing 75 min here (at least that’s what’s on the program, but they have been wrong before)

    • JungleBoy
      December 14, 2011 at 4:56 pm

      Yes, European Eurosport 2 (France/Germany) are covering the mens race at 11:00 CET on 17th Dec. British Eurosport 2 are covering the Alpine Skiing. Basically there’s a clash with the Biathlon Pursuit from Hochfilzen. It’s the same every year – you’d think they could sort this out but it’s beyond their control.

    • Anonymous
      December 17, 2011 at 10:56 am

      Any word on when the race will be up? Thanks!

    • Aldo
      December 17, 2011 at 1:11 pm

      Now I am starting to get worried: it’s more than 9pm GMT and no word on even about when it will be available. If someone have any news, put it here…

  69. JungleBoy
    December 11, 2011 at 7:51 am

    FIS World Cup Cross-Country (2011-12-11) Davos Sprint PDTV x264
    Uploading about 5pm GMT – starts at mens heat 5 runtime 48 minutes.

    • JungleBoy
      December 11, 2011 at 8:52 am

      11th December 2011 British Eurosport
      14:25-15:10 sprints (live)

      The sprint events at the FIS Cross-Country Skiing World Cup round from Davos Switzerland.

      Technical Spec
      Filesize____: 540 MB
      Run-Time__: 48 min
      Container__: MP4
      Video_____: x264 CABAC High L3.1 832×468 25fps CRF 25
      Audio_____: HE-AAC 128Kbps ABR 2 channels 48KHz

      Magnet:
      magnet:?xt=urn:btih:F582C29CB805FA4F1C9E71D7B47644B545318A35&tr=udp://tracker.openbittorrent.com:80/announce

      Torrent:
      http://www.mediafire.com/?8zddyq2ojiogqb6
      http://www.demonoid.me/files/details/2803862
      http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/6880149

    • VPupkin
      December 13, 2011 at 2:16 am

      Their inexplicable disregard for sprints makes me weep… They almost never cut individual starts, and almost always cut sprint heats – and the latter are so much more interesting than watching some of the early numbers struggle past the early check-points!

  70. shreddir
    December 11, 2011 at 12:48 am

    Don’t count on seeing the women’s quarterfinals of today’s Davos sprints because Eurosport has them scheduled after live ski jumping again #*&!!. You JUST know the fricking jumpers are going to run late again as usual so it will eat into the XC coverage :-(

    • JungleBoy
      December 11, 2011 at 1:12 am

      Yes, the Davos Sprints have only been allocated 30 minutes on Eurosport 1 with 3 hours of snooker on Eurosport 2. British Eurosport and European Eurosport are broadcasting identical programmes today. Sometimes Eurosport HD is used as a third channel with better coverage but not today unless the Ski jumping is cancelled.

    • JungleBoy
      December 11, 2011 at 5:25 am

      The Eurosport web player has 2 hours of Davos sprint coverage starting at 1:30pm GMT
      http://www.eurosportplayer.co.uk/tv.shtml

      Eurosport 1 has 30 minutes of coverage starting at 2:30pm GMT. The actual coverage might be longer – it depends when the ski jumping finishes.

  71. JungleBoy
    December 10, 2011 at 7:29 am

    FIS World Cup Cross-Country (2011-12-10) Davos Individual PDTV x264
    Uploading at about 11pm GMT

    • JungleBoy
      December 10, 2011 at 4:53 pm

      10th December 2011 British Eurosport
      11:15-12:15 ladies (live)
      13:45-15:00 men (live)

      The mens 30km and ladies 15km freestyle individual events at the FIS Cross-Country Skiing World Cup from Davos Switzerland.

      Technical Spec
      Filesize____: 670+607 MB
      Run-Time__: 70+66 min
      Container__: MP4
      Video_____: x264 CABAC High L3.1 832×468 25fps CRF 25
      Audio_____: HE-AAC 128Kbps ABR 2 channels 48KHz

      Magnet:
      magnet:?xt=urn:btih:C79C54EEC9C67E4C882A5E5B1D00ADA4280C33AC&tr=udp://tracker.openbittorrent.com:80/announce

      Torrent:
      http://www.mediafire.com/?lgbcur98pbynczw
      http://www.demonoid.me/files/details/2803325
      http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/6878942

      • JungleBoy
        December 11, 2011 at 1:18 am

        Eurosport joined the Davos Individual mens race at bib #77 – that’s why it’s a bit short. The Hochfilzen biathlon event was given higher priority by Eurosport. The Biathlon events are also up as well in the Biathlon section.

  72. JungleBoy
    December 4, 2011 at 6:37 am

    FIS World Cup Cross-Country (2011-12-04) Dusseldorf Team Sprint PDTV x264

    4th December 2011 British Eurosport
    12:00-13:00 Team Sprint (live)

    The team sprint events at the third round of the FIS Cross-Country Skiing World Cup from Dusseldorf Germany.

    Technical Spec
    Filesize____: 499 MB
    Run-Time__: 43 min
    Container__: MP4
    Video_____: x264 CABAC High L3.1 832×468 25fps CRF 25
    Audio_____: HE-AAC 128Kbps ABR 2 channels 48KHz

    Magnet:
    magnet:?xt=urn:btih:9229FA1E72B1B419A06DCBC3D12A4BC56689B0AB&tr=http://tracker.publicbt.com:80/announce

    Torrent:
    http://www.mediafire.com/?66b5z5lb6xb5aag
    http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/6863691
    http://www.demonoid.me/files/details/2797832

  73. JungleBoy
    December 3, 2011 at 7:20 am

    FIS World Cup Cross-Country (2011-12-03) Dusseldorf Sprint PDTV x264

    3rd December 2011 British Eurosport
    12:15-13:15 sprint (live)

    The freestyle sprint events at the third round of the FIS Cross-Country Skiing World Cup from Dusseldorf Germany.

    Technical Spec
    Filesize____: 578 MB
    Run-Time__: 63 min
    Container__: MP4
    Video_____: x264 CABAC High L3.1 832×468 25fps CRF 25
    Audio_____: HE-AAC 128Kbps ABR 2 channels 48KHz

    Magnet:
    magnet:?xt=urn:btih:4E12AFA373D14C4BF8E7FD55F150A182DF374AFD&tr=http://tracker.publicbt.com:80/announce

    Torrent:
    http://www.mediafire.com/?ow1u9gd5zzq2o7b
    http://www.demonoid.me/files/details/2797015
    http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/6861798

    • JungleBoy
      December 3, 2011 at 7:38 am

      Eurosport (from satellite) joined during the quarter final men heat 1. All the ladies quanter finals were missed unless you watched it on Eurosport Player.

      • VPupkin
        December 3, 2011 at 9:04 am

        This is absurd. May they rot in hell, whoever is responsible…

  74. JungleBoy
    November 27, 2011 at 6:44 am

    FIS World Cup Cross-Country (2011-11-27) Kuusamo Pursuit PDTV x264

    27th November 2011 British Eurosport
    10:00-11:45 Ladies and mens events (live)

    The ladies 10km and mens 15km pursuit classic events at the second round of the FIS Cross-Country Skiing World Cup from Kuusamo Finland. The mens event starts at 40 minutes into the file with Santa. Mrs Christmas has gone shopping.

    Technical Spec
    Filesize____: 935 MB
    Run-Time__: 87 min
    Container__: MP4
    Video_____: x264 CABAC High L3.1 832×468 25fps CRF 25 (1369Kbps average)
    Audio_____: HE-AAC 128Kbps ABR 2 channels 48KHz

    Magnet:
    magnet:?xt=urn:btih:C65B84EC3F19EEEABAC894C163D1B1905A5C487C&tr=http://tracker.publicbt.com:80/announce

    Torrent:
    http://www.mediafire.com/?08p5btk3cv0cu6k
    http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/6847612
    http://www.demonoid.me/files/details/2791756

    • JungleBoy
      November 27, 2011 at 7:55 am

      To edit out the mens race from the mp4 file you’ll need to install MP4Box from here:
      http://gpac.wp.institut-telecom.fr/mp4box/
      Copy and rename the mp4 file to a convenient place – don’t try editing the original file.
      Start up a command prompt and type:
      > mp4box -splitx 2510:5023 file.mp4
      This creates a 41m 55s mp4 that starts at the Start List and finishes at the Finish List.
      If you prefer there’s also GUI front ends available for MP4Box.

  75. JungleBoy
    November 26, 2011 at 6:09 am

    FIS World Cup Cross-Country (2011-11-26) Kuusamo Individual PDTV x264
    Will be ready before 4pm GMT.

    • JungleBoy
      November 26, 2011 at 8:01 am

      26th November 2011 British Eurosport
      10:00-11:00 Ladies (live)
      11:30-01:00 Men (live)

      The ladies 5km and mens 10km individual freestyle events at the second round of the FIS Cross-Country Skiing World Cup from Kuusamo Finland.

      Technical Spec
      Filesize____: 498+699 MB
      Run-Time__: 57+85 min
      Container__: MP4
      Video_____: x264 CABAC High L3.1 832×468 25fps CRF 25
      Audio_____: HE-AAC 128Kbps ABR 2 channels 48KHz

      Torrent:
      http://www.mediafire.com/?424u5qwl0n99x5n
      http://www.demonoid.me/files/details/2790956
      http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/6845321

      Magnet:
      magnet:?xt=urn:btih:DD7A0899ABCB0DA32DA0DCC4E88C750693A3379C&tr=http://tracker.publicbt.com:80/announce

      • JungleBoy
        November 26, 2011 at 8:17 am

        I’ve been using CRF mode (1 pass) as it’s faster than 2 pass but the average bitrate and filesize in CRF mode is un-predictable. CRF 24 gives too high an average bitrate (~1700Kbps) and CRF 25 gives too low an average bitrate (~1000Kbps) so I’ll try 24.5 next time. CRF 25 has a peak bitrate of (>4000Kbps) and it looks ok.

  76. Fred
    November 25, 2011 at 11:57 am

    Thank you in advance for this upcoming season!

  77. JungleBoy
    November 25, 2011 at 8:40 am

    FIS World Cup Cross-Country (2011-11-25) Kuusamo Sprint PDTV x264

    25th November 2011 British Eurosport
    10:30-12:00 Sprints (live)

    Action from the second round of the FIS Cross-Country Skiing World Cup season in Kuusamo Finland featuring the mens and ladies sprint events.

    Technical Spec
    Filesize____: 1.05 GB
    Run-Time__: 82 min
    Container__: MP4
    Video_____: x264 CABAC High L3.1 832×468 25fps CRF 24
    Audio_____: HE-AAC 128Kbps ABR 2 channels 48KHz

    Torrent:
    http://www.mediafire.com/?cx41wpvlx53v5ot
    http://www.demonoid.me/files/details/2790035
    http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/6843540

    Magnet:
    magnet:?xt=urn:btih:8B4D1BB2022C2239C2A36B299221F270B1EFB90A&tr=http://tracker.publicbt.com:80/announce

    Eurosport email address: ski@infovoice.de

    • JungleBoy
      November 25, 2011 at 8:43 am

      It starts at the end of the ladies heat 2

      • VPupkin
        November 25, 2011 at 9:04 am

        Thanks a lot!

        It’s simply ridiculous how they always cut sprint heats! :(( For me, sprints are the most exciting events in the entire cross-country program, and watching a spring quarter-final heat is certainly much more exciting than watching the first numbers of an interval race stagger along the track. And yet they always cut the former and never the latter. That just doesn’t make any sense! :((

        • shreddir
          November 26, 2011 at 12:01 am

          This is going to happen multiple times this season whenever XC is scheduled after F*^king ski jumping because the jumpers always run late because their coaches hold them until they think the wind is just right and Eurosport believe their fat German and Austrian viewer audience thinks ski jumping is more important than cross-country…. bunch of bratwurst eating losers! This is why I sometimes record the live Finnish TV stream because they put higher priority on XC even though the video quality is crummy compared to the Eurosport recordings. I would record Norways NRK stream but I can’t because they block all North American ISP addresses :-(

        • JungleBoy
          November 26, 2011 at 6:08 am

          Eurosport have better coverage on their Eurosport Player where one of their many channels is devoted to Cross-Country Skiing but it costs £3.99/month. You can only watch live stuff (I think) and it’s also geo-locked so if you live outside of Europe you’ve not allowed to watch it. If you do live outside of Europe you’ll need a VPN to change your IP address. You could try either Relakks to connect to European Eurosport or Expat-Shield to connect to British Eurosport. Proxies might work as well but the proxy needs to be within Europe.

          • JungleBoy
            November 26, 2011 at 6:37 am

            Sorry about this but what I said above was a load of tripe. The Eurosport Player only appears tp be offering the basic TV channels this year. The dedicated Cross-Country Skiing channel isn’t available this year it seems. I’m looking here:
            http://www.eurosportplayer.co.uk/tv.shtml
            There might also be a http://www.eurosportplayer.com/tv.shtml
            as well for the European version – I’m geo-locked out of the European one but I have a way of checking it later.

          • VPupkin
            December 2, 2011 at 4:42 am

            So, basically, there’s nothing one can do about sprint heats being cut out?.. :( That sucks…

          • JungleBoy
            December 2, 2011 at 8:02 am

            The Eurosport player will be showing apparently 2 hours of Dusseldorf sprints (3rd Dec 2011) from 11:30 to 13:30 – on the Nordic Combined Channel (not the Cross Country Channel)
            Check it out here: http://www.eurosportplayer.co.uk/tv.shtml

            Whereas the satellite Eurosport channels start coverage at 12:15 until 13:15

            Sometimes there’s a difference in coverage between European Eurosport (France/Germany) and British Eurosport but they’re similar on Saturday.

            This information could be wrong as the satellite is showing Nordic combined starts at 11:30 until 12:15 unless the Eurosport player shows the Cross Country on the Cross Country channel (rather than the Nordic Combined Channel).

  78. VPupkin
    November 25, 2011 at 7:51 am

    JungleBoy, thank you very-very-very much for yet another cross-country season!

  79. Mark
    November 21, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    Thank You!

  80. JungleBoy
    November 20, 2011 at 6:32 am

    FIS World Cup Cross-Country (2011-11-20) Sjusjoen Relay PDTV x264
    Will be ready before 5pm GMT

    • JungleBoy
      November 20, 2011 at 9:03 am

      20th November 2011 British Eurosport
      10:30-11:30 Ladies (live)
      12:15-14:00 Men (live)

      Action from the opening round of the FIS Cross-Country Skiing World Cup season from Sjusjoen Norway featuring the womens 4x5km and mens 4x10km relay events.

      Technical Spec
      Filesize____: 572+1137 MB
      Run-Time__: 66+102 min
      Video_____: x264 CABAC High L3.1 832×468 25fps CRF 24
      Audio_____: HE-AAC 128Kbps ABR 2 channels 48KHz
      Container__: MP4

      Torrent:
      http://www.mediafire.com/?np822bg13xxfenf
      http://www.demonoid.me/files/details/2786145
      Piratebay currently not uploading

      Magnet:
      magnet:?xt=urn:btih:87144885014F2C411389B6323B60A25445E6AE14&tr=http://tracker.publicbt.com:80/announce

  81. JungleBoy
    November 19, 2011 at 6:09 am

    FIS World Cup Cross-Country (2011-11-19) Sjusjoen Individual PDTV x264
    Container_: MP4
    Video_____: x264 CABAC High L3.1 832×468 25fps CRF 25 (1053Kbps)
    Audio_____: HE-AAC 128Kbps ABR 2 channels 48KHz
    Will be ready about 4pm GMT

  1. December 8, 2011 at 3:15 am

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