First of all, thanx for all the feedback, it’s great to hear after all the work that has gone into this project
One thing I have noticed is I have forgotten to finish the comments system (this was supposed to be finished before openning up)… Too bad I’ll be getting this done shortly, once I’ve got some sleep ) Sorry about this in the meantime!
Here are some answers to questions in asked in previous messages:
What format does the upload process expect? MPG? WMV? XviD? MP4?
You should be able to upload almost anything. Try it out, if it doesn’t work let us know, but nearly everything and anything should work!
What resolution does the upload process expect? 320x240? 640x480?
Anything you like, the video is encoded by the server to :
//Resized Video Width
$config[‘vresize_x’] = 512;
//Resized Video Height
$config[‘vresize_y’] = 384;
What are the best video format to upload to ?
I guess Xvid or divx in rather good quality would be best (mpeg4).
But the encoder is quite good at encoding most formats, Nearly all formats are functionnal except for 3gp and other telephone formats… But the quality on these isn’t really interesting enough… Feel free to do some trials to see what you get best results with, it’s easy enough to add and remove videos from your account.
What is the max mb for a video ?
Approx 100mb, but if you have an extra fast connexion you should be able to bipass this as its all to do with the connexion timing out… This is a little beyond me, but I would like to fix this for both UnicTube and JuggleTube. For the moment between 100mb and 150mb is an approximate limit. I’d like to improve on this in the futur. I can’t for the moment give an ETA on this.
Are people actually able to download videos to their hard drive to keep, as opposed to wasting bandwidth every single time they have to go online to view it again?
Yep if you want you can download videos using the download function… Does that work for all of you out there? (right click, save target as.
If yes, will they be the original uploaded format or the messy FLV they end up at?
You will only be able to downlaod an flv file (for people who don’t know how to read these files, I recommend using vlc media play, you can download this fo free from videolan website.
You should find the quality is quite good unless the video uploaded by the visitor was bad quality to start with. Let me know what you think of the quality. I would like in the futur to add the downloadable original file, this would be really nice, but for the moment I don’t have enough space on the server and can’t afford a much bigger server (it is already an impressive server running the site as it is. JuggleTube is only running off of the same machine). While awaiting for a downlaod feature there I recommend adding a download link to the video descriptions. This would be quite practical in fact… I’ll think of adding a field specialy for this in the near futur…
Your Video stat/login/etc div is not displaying correctly in my IE browser.
UnicTube has been tested in many browsers including IE. It seams to run nicely in all browsers I’ve tried on different resolutions except for on IE6 and other IE 6 based browsers… I’m sorry about this, but it’s really hours of work for IE to work 100%. But thanks for pointing this out, it means it’s an important issue, and I will look into it in the furut (I’m going to take a small break from this project for a few days though, been eating it, drinking and it and dreaming it in the few hours sleep I’ve had recently!!!)
Uni tube would be cooler to bad it was taken.
A lot of thinking did go into the name… I don’t know, I haven’t had enough sleep recently to comment on this one! I’ve grown to like this name over time…
Thanks again for all your comments and video uploads! I’ll try and get the comments system up and working ASAP.
EDIT: Has anyone tried to embed UnicTube videos on their website, blog or other, I would be curious to know if you have run into any problem doing this as this hasn’t been tested 100% before launching the website. Anyone got some links to see how it all looks?