Frequently Asked Questions
WE STREAM VERY FAST AND REQUIRE UP-TO-DATE BROWSERS
This is a high definition webcast. It's the same resolution as an over the air HD signal. We send a 2 megabit signal to your computer. If you are on a DSL or slower connection, you might not be able to watch in HD.
However, our server will eventually determine that your connection is too slow and will begin to throttle back the speed of the data we are sending to you. When this happens, the picture might appear a little fuzzy or low quality. In fact, if you are on a connection that is very, very slow, the signal will default to 'audio only' and no picture will be seen.
If your browser is an older or out-dated version, there is a chance that it doesn't understand the modern commands that we send out. In this case, you'll have to upgrade to a newer browser, use another browser on your computer or use another computer.
Modern iPhones, iPads and Android devices typically all have modern browsers and will display the broadcast fine (assuming your internet connection is fast enough).
BUYING DVDS AND DIGITAL COPIES
DVDs for State Championships (only) are authored by the IHSAA. To order, visit https://www.myihsaa.net/store. DVDs are standard definition only.
WATCHING WEBCASTS ON YOUR TELEVISION SET
There are many ways that you can watch our HD webcasts on your TV. In fact, with a fast enough connection you will see no difference compared to an over the air HD signal.
Apple users and owners of an appleTV device can simply 'throw' the webcast from their Iphone or Ipad using the 'Air Play' feature. They can also watch on their Ipad and Iphone by downloading the IHSAAtv app on the apple app store.
IHSAAtv has apps on Roku, Amazon Fire and AppleTV devices. If you own one of these, search for IHSAAtv in the appropriate app store.
Finally, computer users can obtain converters capable of taking your display and converting it to HDMI and sourcing that to an input on your TV. Some modern TVs can take the signal directly from your computer without an adapter. The computer will need to be close to the TV in either case and this method will require some advance setup. We suggest using one of our 'on-demand' presentations to test.
RE-USE OF OUR PRODUCTIONS
The IHSAA and IHSAAtv owns the content of any webcast or television production during IHSAA tournament events. The reuse or republication is prohibited except by news and media organizations who wish to clip highlights and publish or air them. However, the clips cannot exceed 15 seconds and credit must be made to the IHSAA. Creating multiple DVDs from a purchased DVD (or MP4) file is not allowed. Nor is the recording of a streamed event with any means. This would constitute a copyright infringement. The IHSAA will protect its content through legal means if this is discovered. If you have questions, contact the IHSAA.