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Video player updates

Postby Paul » 30 Mar 2007, 10:10

I have made some changes to the video pages to incorporate Revver's latest updates to their video player.

The videos are now embedded via javascript which allows us to make sure we always have the latest version of the video player and should circumvent all that stupid Internet Explorer EOLAs stuff. There is also now a full screen button on each flash player so you can fill up your entire screen will pixelated LRR glory.

Another side effect of this update is that I realized that the "grab revver" embed code link was no longer working (why does nobody tell me these things!). For your convenience, your can now copy the flash embed code directly from any video page. You now have no excuse not to be spreading LRR like a high infectious, but hopefully non-fatal, virus all over the Internets

As always, if you have any trouble with the updates or have any questions, please let me know.

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Postby Stephen_S » 30 Mar 2007, 17:12

I was wondering why the Revver player didn't come up. I have javascript blocked by my Firewall.

Thanks for explaining it, Paul.
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Postby Dr Frankenjam » 03 Apr 2007, 01:48

Good work! I like the cool little symbol in the bottom right of the revver window. Did you have to ask for that especially or is it something all revver peoples have?
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Postby blackdragontaz » 03 Apr 2007, 06:34

Dr Frankenjam wrote:Good work! I like the cool little symbol in the bottom right of the revver window. Did you have to ask for that especially or is it something all revver peoples have?


Yea, I was wondering about the logo in the corner as well. I think it's pretty slick. Same question as Dr. F.
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Postby Paul » 03 Apr 2007, 07:47

It is a built in, but not very well documented, feature of the revver player, you just have to give it a png file and it replaces the revver logo.
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Re: Video player updates

Postby Lavos » 09 Apr 2007, 18:26

Paul wrote:Another side effect of this update is that I realized that the "grab revver" embed code link was no longer working (why does nobody tell me these things!).
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Re: Video player updates

Postby Graham » 09 Apr 2007, 18:37

Lavos wrote:
Paul wrote:Another side effect of this update is that I realized that the "grab revver" embed code link was no longer working (why does nobody tell me these things!).
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Dude, seriously:
A) did that have a point within the thread?
B) did saying that provide helpful feedback?
C) was it funny?
D) are you secretly a pagonophobe?

If not, don't.
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Postby dark_realm » 09 Apr 2007, 18:59

i only just found the full screen button, i like this revver thing now! :D
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New ads?

Postby Whatchamabiscut » 03 Jan 2008, 20:38

I was watching Morgan's Problem and after watching it a video add for Girls Gone Wild popped up on the screen, is there some new ad format? It hasn't happened with any other video yet, and if this was your plan is there a specific reason why girls gone wild was your chosen sponsor?
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Postby Android » 03 Jan 2008, 21:29

It's a random ad thing that goes through rever. There's a discussion about it in the general forum as well as a parallel discussion about how the GGW guy should 'accidentally' fall off a large building for being such a douche.
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Postby Splunge » 12 Feb 2008, 01:20

Oooo, new Player skin.
I like. It matches the site's colour scheme better.
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Postby OmegaZultan » 12 Feb 2008, 16:49

oh man, i freaking love this new player, its so cool!
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Postby Unclever title » 19 Feb 2008, 06:11

Noticed something, the random video link now seems to be a little...

Well less random. It works perfectly fine on the main page, but on other pages the random video no longer shows a new random video every time someone reloads the page ( at least that's how it is for me) however it DOES display a different video for for every new site link I click, and the specific different video seems to be associated only with that page.

Examples:

The videos page shows the Energy Shotgun video in the random link.
Failure shows the Rick Mercer video.
The Super Secret Surprise video shows "The Bright Young Newcomer"

From what I've learned of C++ seems like somehow the random number function hasn't been seeded properly, but then again I know nothing about html, so.... yeah...

Edit: Right after this post, I checked it again and it seems the randomness of videos not linked from the main page is just delayed a few minutes, which I like actually... so... yeah... again...
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Postby jtaylor » 19 Feb 2008, 12:46

Server side cache.
Also why views don't go up, etc.
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Postby Paul » 19 Feb 2008, 13:11

jtaylor wrote:Server side cache.
Also why views don't go up, etc.


Indeed
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Postby Sieg Reyu » 19 Feb 2008, 21:29

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Postby S.Talker » 09 Mar 2008, 14:44

For some reason, I can't view any video older than Season 3 on the computers at my work. The rest work fine. Are they using a different player, like QT?
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Postby Tensen01 » 09 Mar 2008, 18:56

Yeah, pretty much every video pre-season 3 is an embedded QT video.
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Postby Lyinginbedmon » 13 Mar 2008, 16:56

All I get when I try Full-screen is a black screen, literally.

What's going on? :?
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HTML 5

Postby Woland » 18 Mar 2008, 08:23

I just got the Safari HTML 5 update and have checked out the new video capacity (I've only been able to find one video thus far, but it works amazingly well http://webkit.org/blog/140/html5-media-support/ ).

I was wondering if Revver had any plans to go HTML 5 or if you were going to be using it on your own on the site, maybe little mini-vids in the corner of Matt getting hit with a pie, or something.

Hell, I'd be interested to know if anyone out there is as juiced over this revision as I am.
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Re: Video player updates

Postby lookme875 » 08 Dec 2009, 19:54

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