Thursday, December 10, 2015

Raiders on Demand



I was recently pitched some info on the free Raiders DeskSite application, and after trying the latest version myself I think it merits a heads-up to the rest of you as a convenient tool for keeping track of the Raiders.

Essentially, it’s a Raiders video delivery service. But instead of you having to seek out content on the web, the content comes to you via a full-screen interface, and you get to customize exactly what type of content you want delivered. It works offline, too, which solves a huge pet peeve with online video: endless buffering and stuttering. 

The downloadable app is available on Raiders.com (just Google “Raiders DeskSite”). I found the app easy to install without hiccups, and the install file was only 15 megabytes. I downloaded it to my PC, and there’s an Apple version as well. The available channels include Press Conferences, Raiders Report, Announcements and, yes, Raiderettes.

I was a little skeptical of this app at first, because I had visions of it jamming up my rig with untold gigabytes of unwanted video. 

But then I easily found two key settings: (1) channel selections, which allow you to choose what types of content you want delivered; and (2) an “allocated video storage” setting that allows me to limit how much file space it takes up at any given time.

Here’s an example of how it works. On Monday morning, I opened up the Raiders DeskSite to see that a new video of Derek Carr’s postgame press conference had been delivered, and I watched it right then in high definition with no buffering (an aside: it was nice to see Carr step up to the podium like a man and say the right things—remember JaMarcus mumbling along in his fur coat? We’ve come a long way, baby!).

Also delivered was JDR’s postgame press conference, some cool footage of the Raiders arriving for the Chiefs game and Sounds of The Game from the previous week against the Titans. Every day brings something new: an interview with Amari Cooper, Mario Edwards talking about Brock Osweiler, comments from Bill Musgrave, etc.

So that’s your public service announcement on something I think is pretty cool and convenient for those of us who like to stay on top of what’s going on in Raider land. Check it out and let me know what you think.

8 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sweet! I've been waiting for a Raiders app that I can take with me when I travel

1:51 PM  
Blogger John Daily said...

Downloadin now... Let's see what its all about

2:04 PM  
Blogger Jax said...

Los Raidersss

2:23 PM  
Blogger Raider Take said...

Ya'll let me know what you think. I'm digging have a virtual Raiders TV station on my PC.

3:15 PM  
Blogger nyraider said...

I have to surf it some more but it seems this is another delivery vehicle for content that's already available on Raiders.com. That's my uninformed observation. I've downloaded it and will definitely check it out more. Thx for the heads up!

On a side note, when was the last time we had a 1,000 yard RB and a 1,000 yard WR?

4:37 PM  
Blogger Raider Take said...

True NY but the difference is that new content finds you, not vice versa. Also, no buffering. That's why I'm digging it.

Answer to your question: long time!

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