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Previews down again

Post by AMVLady » Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:53 pm

As I look for AMVs for a local Anime club, I usually use the previews to see if I would like the video, but for the past month or so, the previews are down, :?: :oops: so if there is anyone who can get the previews up and running, I would be grateful.

The previous time it happened, it started on May 8 and finished on May 14, the thing is that this around it has been, as I said in my intro, it seems to be a month, so please can someone fix it up.

Thanks.

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Re: Previews down again

Post by Kireblue » Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:44 pm

I apologize that restoring previews is taking so long. About a month ago, we switched to a brand new server, and we hadn't properly prepared for it. And so its taking longer than expected to restore all the site features. And unfortunately, I'm not sure when the last stages of the transition will be completed.

A lot of editors use the direct link feature of the site to post the youtube upload of their video. And so that might be useful to you in terms of being able to watch the video before you download it. Once again, sorry the inconvenience.

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Re: Previews down again

Post by AMVLady » Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:49 am

That is ok, I just wanted to know what was going on, hopefully the previews will be up soon.

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Re: Previews down again

Post by AMVLady » Sat Oct 22, 2016 11:31 pm

I had checked out to see if the previews are up and running, but from what I could see, no such luck. If it is possible can you tell me when the previews are up and running. Thanks.

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Re: Previews down again

Post by Scintilla » Sun Oct 23, 2016 8:54 am

kireblue wrote:A lot of editors use the direct link feature of the site to post the youtube upload of their video.
And I've never understood why. The instructions are pretty clear that links like that (which don't point to an actual downloadable video file) should be indirect, not direct.
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Re: Previews down again

Post by AMVLady » Sun Oct 23, 2016 10:16 am

The problem is that I can't view videos, because of the previews is down. I can download the videos, but I would like to see what they are like before I download them, because I had done that and got 1 or 2 of them that I didn't like.

So what I am asking is when will the previews be up and running. Thanks.

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Re: Previews down again

Post by Kionon » Mon Oct 24, 2016 5:56 am

Scintilla, because people never read.

AMVLady, we had an administration/moderator team meeting about this and other issues. A formal announcement will posted in the coming days. In the meantime, we appreciate your continued patience and thank you for your interest. Please stick around!
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Re: Previews down again

Post by AMVLady » Mon Oct 24, 2016 12:21 pm

Kionon wrote:Scintilla, because people never read.

AMVLady, we had an administration/moderator team meeting about this and other issues. A formal announcement will posted in the coming days. In the meantime, we appreciate your continued patience and thank you for your interest. Please stick around!
Thanks, it just at times someone reads something, says something and to some people they off the mark. I just want to know when the previews are up and running. Thanks.

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Re: Previews down again

Post by AMVLady » Thu Nov 24, 2016 12:00 pm

It seems that the previews are still down, I know that it will take some time, can someone announce what is going on, on the front page, to tell what is happening and that, hopefully, the problem can be resolved soon. Thank.s

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Re: Previews down again

Post by Kireblue » Thu Dec 01, 2016 3:43 am

It seems that restoring the preview feature to the site will not only require us to re-encode every video that has ever been uploaded to it, but also rewrite the code that was responsible for handling that process. Multiple members of the moderator and admin team have had discussions on how to go about doing this, but they currently do not have the time to commit to the project. Hopefully this will change soon. We're going to try to have the previews restored as soon as possible, but may end up talking another month or two. Sorry for not being able to address this sooner.

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Re: Previews down again

Post by ClaudiusValentine » Mon Dec 12, 2016 12:13 pm

if the admin and mods dont have time cause of their jobs etc etc, why not just switch to new mods that has the time, there is ones that know coding and rewriting stuff, me no, but i get the concept and i see online all the time people talking {on youtube facebook etc} how they knew this and that of computers and encoding. from what i can tell the new server you went to doesnt accept the JW FLV Media Player your using
which means you have to ether find a different video Media Player that the server accepts or go to a new server as theres a bunch of servers to switch to. im just saying i mean no Disrespect as i come off that way sorry

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Re: Previews down again

Post by ClaudiusValentine » Mon Dec 12, 2016 12:18 pm

i think the easyest way to fix it is have everyone download their own videos then get rid of the files having everyone reupload if the mods dont have much time to do anything else, it be one hell of a thing to do re-uploading all my 60 plus videos but it can be done if thats the only way to go because as it is no one wants to re-encode all the existing videos

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Re: Previews down again

Post by Kireblue » Mon Dec 12, 2016 3:44 pm

ClaudiusValentine wrote:if the admin and mods dont have time cause of their jobs etc etc, why not just switch to new mods that has the time,
yeah, that's one of the things that we plan on doing. We've recently talked about posting a open call for new moderators and people that are willing to help, but we haven't gotten around to actually doing it yet. Hopefully, we'll be able to get the ball moving on everything either shortly before or shortly after the holidays.
ClaudiusValentine wrote:i think the easyest way to fix it is have everyone download their own videos then get rid of the files having everyone reupload if the mods dont have much time to do anything else, it be one hell of a thing to do re-uploading all my 60 plus videos but it can be done if thats the only way to go because as it is no one wants to re-encode all the existing videos
From what I understand, the problem that we have regarding the previews is that we already have preview files for a vast majority of the videos in the catalog. But unfortunately, they weren't copied over to the new server. Also, the code that automatically generated preview files as people uploaded their AMVs isn't compatible with the new server (its not actually the player). So until that code is replaced, we won't be able to create new files for all the videos that were uploaded after the switch. So instead of trying to transfer over the old preview files, it was decided to wait for the code to be replaced and to have it automatically re-encode every video in our database with higher quality settings.

But thank you for your suggestions and patience throughout this whole process.

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Re: Previews down again

Post by ClaudiusValentine » Mon Dec 12, 2016 6:14 pm

i hope you do put a open call for new mods that has the time to help the site cause i knew this was coming cause nothing that was promised was getting done {new web design new features etc} there was old posts say someone was gonna try to update the site with a new design new added features starting with a new server then the new server added more sh^t messing up the entire website lol

once you get everything fixed with the new server i hope you put up a new webdesign cause this is older then the original yahoo design lmao

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Re: Previews down again

Post by Kireblue » Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:37 am

Thank you for your patience everyone! Previews are now being restored, and they're better than ever! More info can be found here: http://www.animemusicvideos.org/forum/v ... 4&t=126921

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