Revver Offline
January 9th, 2009

Posted by Paul

As of around 1:00pm today, Revver seems to have gone offline., their blog and forums are all unaccessible and, worst of all, all Revver video embeds seem to be broken. We don’t have any information about the cause or duration of this outage, but for the moment, a lot of our old videos are offline. Videos from the last couple of months are hosted on, and should still be working fine. In case this is more then a small glitch on their end, we have move up our migration schedule to move more videos over to in the next couple of days.

I will update this post if the situation gets resolved or if we get any new information.

UPDATE – 5:30PM PST: Revver seems to be back up now. Still don’t know what the problem was, though.


  1. That would explain the frightening glitches when I attempted to watch “Hyut!” earlier. Thanks for the heads-up, Paul. Looks like it’s time to load up the DVDs again.

    Comment by Evil Jim — January 9, 2009 @ 6:01 pm

  2. I wonder if Revver has officially died? It seems that they would give some warning though.

    BTW I like the new header photo-montage. Everyone is either on the phone or checking their watch except for Morgan, who is doing both.

    Comment by theashigaru — January 9, 2009 @ 6:14 pm

  3. Well who didn’t see this coming… Good move on Paul and the guys to move away from Revver when they did it seems

    Comment by Citin — January 9, 2009 @ 6:25 pm

  4. Good luck. By the way, this seems like a video idea, like a take off of Noah and the Ark, except it’s Paul and the Blip.

    Comment by Tim — January 9, 2009 @ 6:29 pm

  5. Well, its a good job you jumped before the boat sank, pity you couldn’t salvage all your belongings in time, though good job your blip insurance will replace them, stop the metaphore, Gum, stop now.

    Comment by Emperor Gum — January 9, 2009 @ 7:06 pm

  6. Why doesn’t Fixer play then? I’m sad.

    Comment by Isaac — January 9, 2009 @ 8:12 pm

  7. @Isaac Fixer is on Blip, and should not be affected by this problem. It’s probably on your end.

    Comment by Graham — January 9, 2009 @ 8:41 pm

  8. It’s back! All the Revver vids are working on my end now.

    Comment by WTFdude445 — January 9, 2009 @ 9:26 pm

  9. It sucks that Revver has gone downhill like this. It looked like such a promising service back when you guys started using it. At least you’ve found an alternative before everything went totally down the crapper.

    Comment by David — January 9, 2009 @ 11:38 pm

  10. It looks like Revver is back up

    Comment by JesterJ. — January 10, 2009 @ 3:16 am

  11. Hmm…the Ark VS Revver…

    That actually DOES seem like a cool video idea.

    The vids went marching two-by-two, hurrah, hurrah…

    Comment by Lyinginbedmon — January 10, 2009 @ 11:11 am

  12. Revver is off AGAIN!

    Comment by WTFdude445 — January 15, 2009 @ 6:32 pm

  13. What the hell is going on, right before the site just disappeared they posted they were having a scheduled maintenance on Jan 28th then gone! They cant have just shut down. They must still owe money to people! I think they were updating there site and completely screwed it up!

    Comment by MadMan.cin — January 31, 2009 @ 12:06 am

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