longer latest videos
hey, just a random idea to make my life easy and maybe other users. was wondering if you could implement a drop down on the latest videos so show more in case you missed them, sometimes they slip of the front page and it makes them hard to find as i am intrested in watching the latest videos whatever they may be, so im not looking specfically for a certain catergory of show. it be nice to see either a drop down for the last 20 latest videos or a search function or caterogry based on the latest/newest vids.
Well since the streaming update, not much happened.
but after HSP ended, I decided slowly that it would be good, as a reward for your fidelity, to make some changes.
This site has never been as many others are, that means, big enterprises doing investments . It's a one man operated site, and therefore , it takes a lots of work to be competitive in a daily basis, to be up to date.
It seems that poker tv show are appearing more and more often on cable tv, that means plenty work for me and as such, I decided to automate the website functions so I could breath and maybe why not, take some vacations ;)
So that part as been done and I m really glad it is working so I can get some time for me now.
For the site's first birthday , I wanted to offer a new design, as well as a new logo, hoping a better brand would born, with a real identity.
Well this is too soon to say if this was successful but from my point of view, it sounds ok;
a clean design associated with a professional logo, the new pokercast.tv was born!
Thanks all for making this happen
I spent last 10 days working on a more reliable solution for streaming videos.
With some external help, it has been implemented on this site: a similar setup as youtube for instance, using lighttpd with its module h264
We get a bandwitch reduction and moreover the possibility to seek in the video's timeline, giving a lot more confort to users, especially with videos that are over 40 minutes average.
The system is running for few days now and it s seems to be okay.
I will look now at optimizing again the quality and maybe doing custom conversion settings depending of the input file.
3 weeks after moving to this huge server, pretty expensive for me btw... things are getting done. traffic has been increasing a lot last 2 weeks. the site is really taking off with some big sites now linking directly to here.
The faster server probably convinced more users to come on here with a response time that has decrease at least 5 times compared to the celeron.
With this quad core, I can now fully work on video conversion and test more settings. Before it was taking around 3h30 to convert a 360mb files, with same settings it will take 20min now and this also a main reason to traffic increase, since videos are up on here before anywhere else.