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Posted: Sep 14, 2006 6:20 pm Reply with quote
羽ありたまご 羽ありたまご
Joined: 13 Apr 2005 Posts: 2094 Location: Canada
Thanks for all the feedbacks, they are really encouraging for me to improve the current beta version and add more features to it. Love

For those ideas horizon180 points out, I'm not sure how would it be to have all members sending in their short video, and I'm not sure how many of us here have webcam and is willing to show themselves to the community. For the "_blank" suggestion, the target attribute is already deprecated in XHTML 1.0 Strict, so I'm a little reluctant to use it. IE users don't really visit the blog, do they? Tongue Oh well, I believe those frequent visitors should either have the blog bookmarked or have subscribed to the RSS feeds. Nod

And for Aprilis and zyzzyva's suggestion, I really like the idea of including CMs into the TV, personally I have most of Ai-chin's CM for each of her single, but most of them are of low quality, I'll see if I can get the CM up and insert them randomly between PVs.

I don't really get kazfz idea, maybe you should elaborate more or make your English more understandable. Sad What I can say is no the TV does not focus on just one or two artist, and no we cannot cover every single artist unfortunately.

I would definitely like to teach you guys how to encode the PV yourself, especially those McBloggers, but then the encoding process is a little too complicated for casual users, also QuickTime Pro for Windows is extremely unstable and crashes very often, though I have found a very weird way to overcome the problem. I'm not sure how "dedicated" some of you here are about encoding QuickTime movie yourself. If you are one of those would like to enrich the TV libraries by encoding QuickTime movie for it, raise your hand here so I can see you.

The tools needed are VirtualDub, TMPGEnc, QuickTime Pro and some hard disk space, around 500mb should suffice. I'll include more details if any of you are interested. fyi, I prefer to have DVD rip instead of TV rip for each PV posted (i.e. without those TV station logo over your PV), they look way better and is of higher quality.

I'm still thinking of different ways to enhance the PV so keep your creativity juice running and send me your ideas and suggestions. The "excerpt" feature is added shortly after I made my first posting, you can hide the excerpt by clicking on it, hopefully it gives you more information about what you are watching and increase the probability of you clicking on the "Go to article" link. Smile

Lastly, try the Channel-Ai TV if you haven't!
Posted: Sep 14, 2006 8:48 pm Reply with quote
大好きだよ。 大好きだよ。
Joined: 13 Jun 2005 Posts: 231 Location: Australia
wow, eyn, this is brilliant. A great way of stopping me studying Smile I think it is a great idea that you have the descriptive text below; it gives me something to do while I am waiting for it to buffer. Well implemented, and a great idea! Giggle
Posted: Oct 12, 2006 12:40 pm Reply with quote
フレンジャー フレンジャー
Joined: 24 Mar 2006 Posts: 879 Location: Somwhere in Germany
I have another suggestion. Sorry the reply comes a bit late. Ok... I thought that since we have a J-dorama Zone... we could show previews of the newest or maybe the really good J-doramas. I could donate some... but someone has to upload it for me since I don't know how to upload.

Also I thought we could categorize the tv just like the radio. Like Ai's Pv's ... Other Pv's ... Commercials (if there will be) and Previews.

Then maybe someday some anime episodes. hahahaha Or J-drama episodes. Love
Posted: Oct 12, 2006 7:39 pm Reply with quote
羽ありたまご 羽ありたまご
Joined: 13 Apr 2005 Posts: 2094 Location: Canada
Thanks for the suggestion LinLin-Sama. It will be nice to have more content on the Channel-Ai TV but right now I'm the only one uploading stuff and tagging them so they show up nicely. I think I offered to teach those people interested in contributing how to encode their videos into QuickTime mov files but apparently nobody's interested. Sad

The next step I have in mind for the TV is to add in Ai-chin's CMs as well as her interviews, TV performances etc. I really think having all of her videos available conveniently through the TV will be an awesome thing for every fans and would-be fans. However, what stop this from happening overnight is the time it takes to encode and tag all these videos. No The current TV codebase will most likely need to be updated or even rewrote as the video contents we have grow larger.

I recently added the live TV channel if some of you missed that. There's nothing much on there right now, just the same old interface with different video in the dropbox. fyi, I'm thinking of ways to add different "channel" options into the current TV interface. For those of you with a creative mind, maybe you can provide some ideas on how the user interface for an ideal TV with different channel will look like?

Anyway, while these proposal looks promising, I'm currently busy with my engineering courses, so I most likely won't have the time to code and upgrade the TV. Sad Still, more content for the TV can still be easily added, if other members are willing to contribut the mov files. Wink
Posted: Oct 12, 2006 8:01 pm Reply with quote
Planetarium Planetarium
Joined: 23 May 2006 Posts: 685 Location: USA
Aww I would very much like to learn to encode videos into QuickTime! It's just that you said I'm too inexperienced... Tongue I know I'm still a noob but you could send written instructions so you wouldn't have to spend time teaching on the spot. My parents are going to buy another computer for my sister so I can actually download stuff now on this one, which means I can also take the time to mess around with things I couldn't have before. I'm taking computer courses in school and I'm interested in learning all I can so the extra project of encoding stuff is just another one of those experiences I gotta try.

Think about it: it's one less thing for you to worry about for every person who helps out so it can only benefit you, right? Lion Even if I can't do it I can still try! Please. Meow I've got plenty of time.
Posted: Oct 12, 2006 8:36 pm Reply with quote
大好きだよ。 大好きだよ。
Joined: 08 Oct 2005 Posts: 217 Location: California
I'm not sure if anyone uses Videora. I used to use it to convert my video files into mp4 for my ipod. It is a very simple program to use and it's really fast to convert.
Posted: Oct 13, 2006 1:24 am Reply with quote
クムリウタ クムリウタ
Joined: 26 Aug 2005 Posts: 958 Location: Japan
I'll love to learn how to encode videos, seeing I'm into the whole visual review thing on the blog. But my laptop isn't cooperating, and I'm going to get it fix soon. My CPU is no good either, so I'm planning to get a new CPU soon. Aside from the computer issues, there's school and time.

But like Celsius005 suggested, if you can provide written instruction (possibly make it into a neat tutorial with screen caps and the whole works) I'll be more than happy to help out with the encoding when the semseter is over.
Posted: Oct 13, 2006 1:48 am Reply with quote
フレンジャー フレンジャー
Joined: 24 Mar 2006 Posts: 879 Location: Somwhere in Germany
I didn't see this thread at once (LinLin... once more you go blind) but I'm really interested on how to encode videos in quicktime. I even downloaded the programm to be able to use the T.V and to maybe encode the files. So teach me Eyn. I would love to contribute some PV's from Johnny's and Do as Infinity. Love
Posted: Oct 16, 2006 5:03 pm Reply with quote
Planetarium Planetarium
Joined: 23 May 2006 Posts: 685 Location: USA
Yes, written instructions will suffice. I already installed VirtualDub, TMPGEnc, and QuickTime Pro so if there's anything else please tell me! I'm gonna go through this for sure so do what you will, eyn. *is pumped*

Frienger Bring it on! I'm ready! Lion Tongue
Posted: Oct 24, 2006 12:39 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 15 Apr 2006 Posts: 450 Location: NEWS World
Wow! I really like the Channel-Ai TV.Its awsome.You're a genius eyn.I also agree with LinLin.I think there should be more stuff in the TV but we cant make that so fast.I can also donate some PVs or something. Love
Posted: Oct 26, 2006 2:51 am Reply with quote
フレンジャー フレンジャー
Joined: 24 Apr 2006 Posts: 854 Location: in my own world ^_^
argh i cant play it..... maybe its just me.

weird is that my post, eyn ?......hmmmm LOL i brought along " singlish " with me. OK, try to speak without " singlish ".
Posted: Dec 10, 2006 6:43 pm Reply with quote
羽ありたまご 羽ありたまご
Joined: 13 Apr 2005 Posts: 2094 Location: Canada
Just out of curiousity, how many of you actually click on the TV link once in a while? (it's only on "Renai Shashin" forum style so far, I'll try to update the other forum style later on) If you do, how often do you use it? Is there any problem with the TV? Since it relies heavily on Javascript, its operation won't be as stable as those flash player you saw on YouTube and Google videos. Sad

What you would like to see in the future if I do decide to update it? Any opinion on the "featured" video that I implemented a while ago? fyi, latest blog article will have its PV played as the first video when you use the TV, as a sort of promotion that tells you there's a new article published on the blog.

For those who can't get the TV to work, you probably need to download the latest K-Lite Mega Codec Pack and install the QuickTime alternatives that comes with it. Wink The TV work the best in Firefox (so is this forum Tongue) so yeah, get Firefox if possible. Nod
Posted: Dec 11, 2006 1:09 am Reply with quote
ユメクイ ユメクイ
Joined: 23 Sep 2005 Posts: 1137 Location: USA
I clicked on it once. I've never used it though. It's not really dial-up friendly. Blank stare
Posted: Dec 11, 2006 1:12 am Reply with quote
Planetarium Planetarium
Joined: 06 Oct 2006 Posts: 686 Location: Singapore
To be honest, I rarely visit the TV. Tongue But that's only because I find that it's pretty laggish, and sometimes it hangs there for a couple of minutes. I'm not exactly sure why too. I'm using Mozilla, and I have K-Lite downloaded, so it's probably just my internet connection? I've noticed that there's quite a good variety of videos available too, I guess it's just a pity I can't get to watch them Sad
Posted: Dec 11, 2006 1:28 am Reply with quote
大好きだよ。 大好きだよ。
Joined: 09 Jun 2006 Posts: 211 Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Just checked out the TV today since my connection was recently buffed (although 3.5mb/128k is still pretty bad) I still need to play around with it and see if there any problems, but as I was writing this post the first time my firefox crashed..
I have to remember to check it out again tomorrow or sometime during the week.

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