New feature: Streaming Video

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Re: New feature: Streaming Video

Postby derobert » Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:04 am

dazza1008 wrote:Uhh... the streaming version is actually lower in filesize than the regular video, isn't it?


Yes. The streaming versions are at either 402kbit or 600kbit video, 48 kbit audio. They're VBR (especially the 600kbit ones), so some parts are higher (and other parts lower). Most videos are 402; a few are automatically upped to 600 based on SSIM.

So, for a 3 minute video, it'd be 10MB or 14 MB depending on if its 402 or 600kbit video.
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Re: New feature: Streaming Video

Postby Scintilla » Thu Apr 23, 2009 4:40 pm

dazza1008 wrote:*and what was that thing about the org not being registered as a non-profit organisation? Wouldn't that offer protection?

How would being a non-profit organization be any defence of unauthorizedly reproducing copyrighted material (= the music)?
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Re: New feature: Streaming Video

Postby tomane26 » Thu Apr 23, 2009 4:50 pm

One more post to say how fantastic this feature is! :up:

Just to evoke the green side of the question: no more state of the art computer needed to watch all those videos equals a great decrease of power consumption at the user end! Less hard drive usage and next to nothing CPU usage. Dye H.264/AAC :twisted:
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Re: New feature: Streaming Video

Postby Corran » Thu Apr 23, 2009 4:59 pm

tomane26 wrote:Dye H.264/AAC :twisted:

The streams are H.264/AAC.

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Re: New feature: Streaming Video

Postby dazza1008 » Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:05 pm

derobert wrote:So, for a 3 minute video, it'd be 10MB or 14 MB depending on if its 402 or 600kbit video.


That's great! :D

Scintilla wrote:How would being a non-profit organization be any defence of unauthorizedly reproducing copyrighted material (= the music)?

Um... because then they're legally bound or something to put all earnings back into the organisation. I'm sure it works that way anyway, but it might encourage the copyright holders to turn a blind eye, since it's obviously just a hobby. I'm sure there are no guarantees when it comes to avoiding prosecution, though.
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Re: New feature: Streaming Video

Postby Nya-chan Production » Fri Apr 24, 2009 8:20 am

Corran wrote:
tomane26 wrote:Dye H.264/AAC :twisted:

The streams are H.264/AAC.

:amv:


Indeed. Just because people use it for encoding HQ stuff (which, obviously, needs HQ PC stuff to play), it doesn't mean that it can't be used to encode LQ stuff as well (which will be playable by almost everyone - with the right codecs).
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Re: New feature: Streaming Video

Postby JaddziaDax » Fri Apr 24, 2009 12:21 pm

Corran wrote:
tomane26 wrote:Dye H.264/AAC :twisted:

The streams are H.264/AAC.

:amv:


i think he meant that he wanted them dyed, as in all a specific color so he can recognize them right away :3
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Re: New feature: Streaming Video

Postby OmniStrata » Fri Apr 24, 2009 12:52 pm

One thing I'm kinda scared of [me scared? yesh, bah*]

Will this render the opinions obsolete? I like my opinions vs. stars. [Stars usually don't explain crap] Would this cause ops to simply appear less since we now have this faster user-friendlier star system?

It's probably something I shouldn't mention nor care about since I haven't finished anything in like 4 years [shake*shudder] but do you think this would cause less 'valuable criticisms' to appear more often?

Then again, if the person truly loves the vid, they'd probably take the time to leave a detailed opinion anyway. [I know I always did]

GREAT feature btw, streamed previews are sexy...
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Re: New feature: Streaming Video

Postby JaddziaDax » Fri Apr 24, 2009 12:58 pm

A Few personal observations:

For me opinions greatly diminished when QCs became available...

QCs have been panning off for me for a while now (at least on not so freshly released videos)

however ever since streaming has become available I've gotten an increase in QCs while the number of opinions I usually receive has remained about the same since QCs came around....
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Re: New feature: Streaming Video

Postby Kevmaster » Sat Apr 25, 2009 4:14 am

I don't know if that has been mentioned before, but I think one shouldn't be able to leave an opinion after having only watched the preview.

How are you gonna rate the visual and audio quality? It's just a preview file, if you don't download the original video file you wouldn't know about it.

I think downloading should be necessary in order to OP the video.
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Re: New feature: Streaming Video

Postby Scintilla » Sat Apr 25, 2009 7:54 am

Kevmaster wrote:I don't know if that has been mentioned before, but I think one shouldn't be able to leave an opinion after having only watched the preview.

How are you gonna rate the visual and audio quality? It's just a preview file, if you don't download the original video file you wouldn't know about it.

I think downloading should be necessary in order to OP the video.

On the other hand, this will finally give people who've seen the video already at a con or on a CD from a friend or via a file-sharing utility or however else you can think of a way to leave an opinion without actually downloading the whole thing, which is what I've been hollering for ever since the "must DL the local version, if available, to leave an op" rule was instituted.

Now how to advertise that fact...
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Re: New feature: Streaming Video

Postby Corran » Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:55 am

A super search related option has been added to return only videos that have previews available.
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Re: New feature: Streaming Video

Postby Garylisk » Sat May 02, 2009 7:03 am

Fantastic feature!

If this doesn't get more people donating, I don't know what will. I mean, sure, the boochsackers probably won't convert, but to users who visit this site regularly, this adds real value.

Thumbs up to all involved in implementing this.
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Re: New feature: Streaming Video

Postby x_rex30 » Sat May 02, 2009 9:24 am

This'll make looking for a good video not a chore anymore. By good I mean checking really quick to see if it's a video I may like.
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Re: New feature: Streaming Video

Postby LittleAtari » Sun May 03, 2009 2:38 am

I was thinking if it would be possible to add to the streaming video page an 'Add to my Alerts' button. Yes, I know it's very boochsackish, but it puts the Alerts system to more use and more Alerts = more people watching AMVs and keeping track of AMVs on this site. Also, it would be nice if the same option was added to the Star Ratings that appear on the main members page.
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