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November 28, 2006

Tooltips on Derivative page

I just rolled out a minor change to the "request derivative" page which shows tooltips for the Quicktime Streaming types. I'm hoping this will make it more clear to the folks who are creating the QTSS types without having access to a QTSS.

Now that I have tooltips more or less working, I may add them to another parts of the site. Do folks like these? I haven't decided how I feel about them yet.

Sample Code bug fix

I just fixed an issue which prevented our "sample html" code from displaying properly in Windows Notepad. It should come up properly on all platforms now.

November 15, 2006

Podcasting is Live!

Everyone should now have a "My Podcasts" link on the left side of the screen. I've also posted a help document explaining how to use the podcasting feature. I'll try and get more information up shortly. For the time being, just let me know how it goes!

Expand/Collapse Video Blocks

If you have more than 10 videos in your My Videos page, you'll now notice that the video blocks are collapsed by default. Click the little triangle to expand them. Gasp at the amazing web2.0y effects!

Cool? Stupid? Let me know.

November 14, 2006

Flash Crash Dash Bash

There's an issue with the FLVPlayback flash component crashing Windows browsers when displaying videos greater than around 200megabytes in size. I've just pushed a workaround that will use a different player for those very large flash files. It's not quick as full featured a player as our standard component, but it has the advantage of not locking your computer.

Quicktime Embedding

Public Quicktime movie links will now also show a "sample html" link. So, if you're of the Quicktime persuasion, you can now embed your content. There are still some issues embedding in Internet Explorer, due to the ActiveX lawsuit issues. The workaround involves document.writein's in javascript, and I'm not sure I want to go there.

November 2, 2006

Come hear me speak about Media Mill

This Monday, November 6th, I'll be speaking about Media Mill at the Weisman Art Museum. It's part of the Emerging Digerati program. Come, visit, say hello. It'll be a blast.

Media Mill Queue

You may have noticed that jobs have been spending a lot more time "waiting," lately, instead of processing right away.

We've seen a pretty big spike in usage, and so the cluster has been churning 24 hours a day for the last week or so.

The good news is that we've got another server on order, which will triple our processing capacity. The bad news is that it's still a few weeks away. So, at this point, you're stuck waiting I'm afraid.

Oh no, abandoned blog!

Ok, so, my bad. I totally forgot about this blog. I was standing in line for coffee thinking "I wonder how I can let people know what's up with Media Mill ..." and then it struck me! I have a blog for that!

Onwards.