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#1 Posted by Vinny (4679 posts) -

@damodar said:

Isn't Metroid Prime already the Citizen Kane of video games?

We continue to have the best community on the internet.

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#2 Posted by Vinny (4679 posts) -

Haha, this one was path 2 since we had to stop the stream because of an aspect ratio problem. File just finished compressing locally and is uploading now to the offsite compression. It will still be a while, but it's on its way. I'll check again when I get home, but with any luck it will already be up!

--Vinny

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#3 Posted by Vinny (4679 posts) -

Pretty sure this is on the calendar to shoot tomorrow. Think Brad was wrapping it up today.

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#4 Posted by Vinny (4679 posts) -

Hey all,

We're testing out a new production pipeline to get videos and archives up on the site faster. You may have noticed that the archives for live shows sometimes hit less than an hour or so after the stream. We're trying to make it so that happens all the time, but unfortunately computers suck. Sometimes sync is weird, sometimes the audio is too low, sometimes stuff just explodes. Unfortunately, we can't (and don't want to) stop producing videos while we tackle the hiccups, so you guys are seeing it happen live. Our old (and current) process turns around a 2 hour live show in about 6-8 hours, we're trying to trim it down to under an hour. We're trying to do the same thing with Quick Looks so we spend less time processing them and more time filming them. In theory, everything should work! In reality, well, I think we're pretty close.

Thanks for the patience, China may not care, but Drew and I do.

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#5 Posted by Vinny (4679 posts) -

These are simply FANTASTIC. Really, job well done. Blown away.

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#6 Posted by Vinny (4679 posts) -

Sorry about that. Our network bailed on the upload last night. It should be live in about 30 minutes or so. Computers!

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#7 Posted by Vinny (4679 posts) -

This was great! Thanks so much. The illustrations and graphics really helped a lot.

More videos like this please!

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#8 Posted by Vinny (4679 posts) -

Yeah, sorry this is fixed now. Chat was just set incorrectly at first. Should be open for all.

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#9 Posted by Vinny (4679 posts) -

@Korwin: The final compress is done offsite. We do a precompress to make the file uploadable though. I've tried some new stuff out and we'll see how it goes.

If you guys want to check out the Welcome Back Tricaster Pt 1 & 2, it should be fixed using our new workflow.

Hopefully it's solid.

Thanks,

Vinny

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#10 Posted by Vinny (4679 posts) -

We are definitely on it. Not ignoring the issue, just trying to fix it. Did you know that depending on how much stuff we are chewing through it can take around 6-8 hours just to compress part 2 of that Welcome Back Tricaster video? Also, thank goodness, you never see the other problems we have to spend a lot of time fixing, though you do see your fair share.

Thanks for the help and patience.

--Vinny

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