一覧

How do I use timeshifts?

This feature allows you to watch live broadcasts even after they have finished for an
allotted period of time.

See What's timeshifting? (Japanese only) for more information.

Timeshift Specifications
・Free members must timeshift a program beforehand
・Premium members can watch timeshifts even without timeshifting beforehand
Some broadcasts do not require prior timeshifting to watch regardless of
membership status.

Watching a Timeshift from Midway
Timeshifts can be watched from a point midway by adding "#min:sec" at the end of the broadcast URL.
i.e., typing "http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lvXXX#05:00" lets you watch the timeshift from the 5-minute mark.

Email Alert
If you timeshift a broadcast 90 minutes prior its starting time, an alert will be sent to your
account registered email address before it starts.

Please ensure your email client is configured to receive email from "live@nicovideo.jp".

Note that alert timing may vary.
目次へ 先頭へ

What is a timeshift/watch period?

As timeshift and watch availability differs for each broadcast, users are
advised to make note of their listings before making purchases or watching.
Note that Niconico is unable to guarantee the veracity of these listings.

Paid Broadcasts
Starting 30 minutes after ending, paid broadcasts can be watched for the
next 7 days an unlimited number of times until the final day at 11:59:59
by users with Nico Points or a valid serial number.

A paid broadcast's watch period begins the moment the Watch Timeshift
button is clicked. Non-paid broadcasts can be timeshifted and watched an
unlimited number of times while available.
Comments for non-paid programs are displayed in the front row of the arena.

User Broadcasts
Starting 30 minutes after ending, these broadcasts can be watched for the
next 7 days an unlimited number of times until the final day at 11:59:59.
i.e., a program broadcast on January 1st can be watched until January 8th.

Public Broadcasts
・Starting 30 minutes after ending, these broadcasts can be watched for
the next 7 days an unlimited number of times until 11:59:59 the final day.

The watch period begins the moment the Watch Timeshift button is clicked.

As long as the watch button is clicked sometime during a timeshift's
availability, it can be watched within the next 24 hours.
i.e., A user started watching a program (originally broadcast on January 1st)
at 11:55pm on the last day of its timeshift period--January 8th.

・A prior timeshift is not required for broadcasts on the
Past Channel Listings page when the "Watch" button
is displayed instead of the "Watch Timeshift" button.
Timeshifts can be watched until 11:59:59 on its final open day.

Complimentary Channel Broadcasts
Starting 30 minutes after ending, these broadcasts can be watched for
the next 7 days an unlimited number of times until the final day at 11:59:59
i.e., a program broadcast on January 1st can be watched until January 8th.

Paid Channel Broadcasts
Starting 30 minutes after ending, these broadcasts can be watched for
the next 7 days an unlimited number of times until the final day at
11:59:59 by users with Nico Points or a valid channel subscription.
i.e., a show broadcast on January 1st can be watched until January 8th.
目次へ 先頭へ

Help! I can't watch timeshifts!

More often than not, adjusting your computer settings will help remedy issues.
Try troubleshooting with the steps below.

Fix the date/time on your PC clock.

Be patient
It may take a while for a broadcast to load depending on when you started watching it.
Wait 10 minutes or longer and try again.

PC internet connection and/or server trouble
・Check your internet connection
・Try restarting your router and/or modem

Broadcast timeshift recordings may fail at times due to the issues below.
Note that broadcasts which fail to record cannot be watched.

・The broadcaster is broadcasting with unrecommended settings
・The broadcaster is using an unstable virtual camera device
・Your Flash Media Live Encoder version is out of date
・A large discrepancy is present between Flash Media Live Encoder settings and the broadcasted file
目次へ 先頭へ
© DWANGO Co., Ltd.