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Help & Information Center:

The help and information center is here to help you get answers to common questions as well as information on how to use features of Diamond Club. Click the topics below for more information, and remember if you get stuck ask someone in chat or tweet @dctvalerts for assistance.

Setting up an account. How do I get alerts for when shows are live?
Can I get direct access to the streams? I missed a stream where can I get it?
What's the extra buttons under the live channels on the site? I'm on mobile or on limited bandwidth, how do I save bandwidth?
What devices can I watch/listen on? I have a podcast, how do I get it on here?
I want to build an app, do you have APIs?  

Setting up an account on DCTV:

Setting up an account on Diamond Club is an easy process mainly because we are one of the few websites that doesn't really care about verifying emails. Our goal is to allow you to create an account and if you trust yourself to remember your password then by all means put a fake email in. Emails are for if you need to reset your account. We will not reset your passwords manually for you.

  1. On the homepage of Diamond Club TV you will see a login/register button, this will cause the login prompt to appear.
  2. Choose "Register for an account", it will take you to a page where you can pick a username, password, and enter your email.
  3. Upon filling out the fields click on "register for an account", our validator will make sure all your form fields are legit and you're all done.

Note: You cannot have one email assigned to multiple accounts nor multiple people with the same username. Also, go nuts with your password, stay safe out there. While we save your phone number with AES-256 and your password hashed out, it doesn't stop someone from signing in as you to see your phone number. Practice safe computing.

How do I get alerts for when shows are live?:

Alerts are customizable and are available over different platforms. At this point we offer Twitter, SMS, and Email alerts to viewers, all free of charge. Twitter alerts do not require you to have a DCTV account, however SMS and Email alerts require a legit account (as well as an accurate email account, becuase email alerts are sent to the email on file with your account).

SMS Alerts require us to verify your phone number, to make sure our system can reach your phone number. We have limited the countries to which we can send text messages due to inflated costs (over 10x the amount it is to send in the USA), for that we recommend setting up email alerts or setting twitter alerts.

To enable the SMS or Email alerts sign into DCTV and look at your control panel. There are separate tabs for SMS and Email alerts.

Can I get direct access to the streams?:

You certainly can, but it depends on the streaming service. All streams that utilize MuffinCDN are publicly accessible depending on the mounting point. Here is a list of some of the shows on the network. If the show is not listed here just ask someone in the chat room or on the player frame view the source code you'll see exactly where it's looking. You should be able to place m3u8 files right into VLC without a problem, but please be aware that it is near live but not as live as the RTMP direct. HLS is about 15-30 seconds of delay because it's the same technology used by twitch and youtube live.

Cordkillers:
RTMP DIRECT: rtmp://ingest.diamondclub.tv/hls4/cordkillers
HLS DIRECT: http://ingest.diamondclub.tv/hls4/cordkillers.m3u8
HLS 720p @ 800kbps: http://ingest.diamondclub.tv/high/cordkillers.m3u8
HLS 360p @ 300kbps: http://ingest.diamondclub.tv/low/cordkillers.m3u8

Night Attack:
RTMP DIRECT: rtmp://ingest.diamondclub.tv/hls4/nightattack
HLS DIRECT: http://ingest.diamondclub.tv/hls4/nightattack.m3u8
HLS 720p @ 800kbps: http://ingest.diamondclub.tv/high/nightattack.m3u8
HLS 360p @ 300kbps: http://ingest.diamondclub.tv/low/nightattack.m3u8

Weird Things:
RTMP DIRECT: rtmp://ingest.diamondclub.tv/hls4/weirdthings
HLS DIRECT: http://ingest.diamondclub.tv/hls4/weirdthings.m3u8
HLS 720p @ 800kbps: http://ingest.diamondclub.tv/high/weirdthings.m3u8
HLS 360p @ 300kbps: http://ingest.diamondclub.tv/low/weirdthings.m3u8

JuRY Talks (JuRY):
RTMP DIRECT: rtmp://ingest.diamondclub.tv/hls4/jury
HLS DIRECT: http://ingest.diamondclub.tv/hls4/jury.m3u8
HLS 720p @ 800kbps: http://ingest.diamondclub.tv/high/jury.m3u8
HLS 360p @ 300kbps: http://ingest.diamondclub.tv/low/jury.m3u8

Politics Politics Politics:
RTMP DIRECT: rtmp://ingest.diamondclub.tv/hls4/politics
HLS DIRECT: http://ingest.diamondclub.tv/hls4/politics.m3u8
HLS 720p @ 800kbps: http://ingest.diamondclub.tv/high/politics.m3u8
HLS 360p @ 300kbps: http://ingest.diamondclub.tv/low/politics.m3u8

Bizarre Briefing:
RTMP DIRECT: rtmp://ingest.diamondclub.tv/hls4/bizarre
HLS DIRECT: http://ingest.diamondclub.tv/hls4/bizarre.m3u8
HLS 720p @ 800kbps: http://ingest.diamondclub.tv/high/bizarre.m3u8
HLS 360p @ 300kbps: http://ingest.diamondclub.tv/low/bizarre.m3u8

Miscellaneous Shwood Stuff:
RTMP DIRECT: rtmp://ingest.diamondclub.tv/hls4/shwood
HLS DIRECT: http://ingest.diamondclub.tv/hls4/shwood.m3u8
HLS 720p @ 800kbps: http://ingest.diamondclub.tv/high/shwood.m3u8
HLS 360p @ 300kbps: http://ingest.diamondclub.tv/low/shwood.m3u8

Reminder: If you do not see it here, ask someone in chat or look at the source code for the player page when they are live, the information is not hidden and is readily available.

I missed a stream where can I get it?:

If the stream uses MuffinCDN and they have chosen auto archiving of streams the copy of the stream is available after it's live at the website http://watch.diamondclub.tv. This website will hold videos for just under a month and hold the source copy for 3 days after live. When a stream concludes it is sent to be transcoded to mp4. Once that's finished it will appear at the top of the list.

Please remember some shows have a patreon level to get the show early as well as bonus features. Because this is whole stream you get everything. Please consider supporting the show that you get copies of, because they all deserve it.

What's the extra buttons under the live channels on the site?:

Those are playlists, syncronized to a clock so that everyone watching the playlist is set at the same time. This is to simulate live reruns without us having to leave streams up 24/7. They are randomly shuffled every night. It's great if you want to relive some older episodes as well as recent episodes but you don't know which one to watch/listen to.

I'm on mobile or on limited bandwidth, how do I save bandwidth?:

There are a few ways to do this for the main shows. Low quality video is 300kbps (37.5KB/s) and still looks surprisingly good. One thing to keep in mind for this is that it is still source audio so the show chooses to send 128kbps stereo audio you now have a 428kbps stream (53.5KB/s), even with that it would take about 5.1 hours of video to watch 1 gigabyte worth of content.

If that isn't good enough you can also listen to the audio only versions which are compressed to 48kbps mono (which is still VERY clear) this would take you 47.4 hours to reach 1 Gigabyte of downloading. Audio is only available if they are on channel 3 or lower at this time. Visit http://dcfm.live for the mobile site. You can also access the channels on Tune-In radio.

What devices can I watch/listen on?

At this point the ideal way to watch/listen is on a computer because the best live experience requires Flash Player (sorry purists but HTML5 video still isn't fully there, but it's on its way). We do have an official Roku application that is by far the most popular next to the website itself. There is also a community created Kodi app (from DrPain) available here.

If you have chrome you can also install the extension which tells you when streams are live with the ability to launch the video.

Our player recently was updated to allow casting to a TV set. If you have the plugin active you will the icon appear by the volume bar on the DCTV live video player.

You can listen to the streams on DCFM or on TuneIn Radio.

Note: We have received requests for an AppleTV device but nobody has stepped up to develop one yet.

I have a podcast, how do I get it on here?

Our site has grown since the original rebuild launch April 1st 2015. We will not accept just anyone. We are a community and you need to be part of it. You playing games is not as important to us as actual podcasts, we may still accept a twitch stream but know that we will approve a podcast several times over another twitch stream.

If you think you have what it takes to be on the site, and would like to inquire send an email to sgtmuffin <at> pwc-networks <dot> com.

Diamond Club has the resources to supply you with the same live video servers that several use, a CDN (backed up) for downloading your episodes, as well as an area in our on-demand.

I want to build an app, do you have APIs?

We certainly do. Visit http://diamondclub.tv/api/ for more information. If you want information that is not available in an API let us know. If it's not unreasonable chances are it can be added in the future.

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