QLCrew.com - Giant Bomb Video Search and Filtering Tool, est. 2013

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#1  Edited By Szlifier

Hey, Duders!

I wanted to learn PHP, so I made this website:

Quick Look Crew <---- click this.

UPDATE: This project has evolved over the past 3 years and the database now includes most premium videos, all live streams, even the unarchived ones, and a bunch of other content. It goes way beyond the simple Quick Look filter it once was!

The original pitch for the site (a bit outdated):

Have you ever wanted to get a list of Quick Looks with just Jeff and Vinny? Do you want to browse through Ryan's fantastic legacy? Or maybe you just want to avoid Brad in a QL, because his voice is too sexy?

I have the answer to all of these questions in a form of this website. Go there and just watch all of those Drew, Vinny and Dave Quick Looks in one sitting! I know you want to.

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But there are more options for filtering. You can, for example, exclude all kind of videos where there is a combination of people, so if you don't like how Ryan "hates" Brad just choose their names and tick an appropriate checkbox below. The database also has most of guests that appeared on QLs (QL EX's are not filled with names no-one remembers).

You can combine filters to get all sorts of weird and surprising results.

Many people like to put videos in a playlist of some kind, so there are 3 types supported: a YouTube playlist, an HTML5/Flash player on the site with a playlist functionality, and an ability to download m3u playlists for use in VLC, Windows Media Player and probably your mobile device, with instant streaming!

Anyway, have fun.

Some of QLCrew's functionality:

  • Filter videos by people who are in them, games played or highlights
  • Find guest appearances of many awesome people, like Brad Muir, other people and Dave Lang
  • Use the text search to find all Sleeping Dogs or Game Room Quick Looks
  • Find longest GB videos ever recorded
  • Create playlists to play them all in a row
  • Find out when the crew played a specific game on a live stream
  • Best/notable moments from live streams are listed as highlights
  • All of these have clickable timestamps so you can watch them right away
  • Chat archives!
  • Voting for videos
  • Automatically generated list of best videos
  • Podcasts?
Create your own timestamps!
Create your own timestamps!
...like this person!
...like this person!
Chat Archives!
Chat Archives!

What are you waiting for? Visit the site!

The gianttest.supboard.pl URL will be gone soon, please use the new domain (qlcrew.com) from now on.

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This is fantastic. Being able to filter out and select certain combos/groups is something I've wanted to do since about 2010. Nice job!

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@szlifier said:

P.S. I know it doesn't look great, but it gets the job done. Sorry for the shady looking address, that's only domain I have.

Are you kidding? This is incredible. There's like 139 Jeff & Vinny quicklooks, I'll never be bored again!

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#4 mracoon  Moderator

Did you go and through every QL and tag which staff members were featured because that's very impressive (and I imagine incredibly time consuming).

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All Vinny all the time.

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#6  Edited By Animasta

I wonder how many people are going to use this to avoid Patrick

awesome job though!

edit: bug, when searching dave (snides) I pulled up the Wreckateer QL with Dave Lang.

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#7  Edited By Szlifier
@mracoon said:

Did you go and through every QL and tag which staff members were featured because that's very impressive (and I imagine incredibly time consuming).

Pretty much, but first I made myself a neat page/script to help me with it, so I cut the time needed to minimum. I think I could do 100 per hour max. Few days spent on just the database, but it wasn't the worst job in the world. I've discovered more Vinny & Jeff QLs so it was worth it.

@animasta said:

edit: bug, when searching dave (snides) I pulled up the Wreckateer QL with Dave Lang.

Fixed, thanks.

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This is awesome. Vinny can make any QL amazing and you have lived up to his legendary status.

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#9  Edited By LaszloKovacs

This is a really neat thing! I'm also curious as to how you managed to get all the metadata assembled. Did you go through by hand and tag them or did you parse the text of the video decks for the names of people in them?

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That's fantastic.

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This is a really neat thing! I'm also curious as to how you managed to get all the metadata assembled. Did you go through by hand and tag them or did you parse the text of the video decks for the names of people in them?

By hand. The decks mostly aren't telling much.

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#12  Edited By SirOptimusPrime

You are my favorite. Will be using for the rest of time...

(or until you stop supporting the page)

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This is the best thing i've seen all day. Granted i haven't done much today but this is still pretty great. Good job!

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#14  Edited By MordeaniisChaos

Oh no. Now I'm going to rewatch every Vinny quick look.... Shit.

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Oh no. Now I'm going to rewatch every Vinny quick look.... Shit.

There are worst ways to spend your time.

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You are the very best sort of person. The very best! ♥

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Bookmarked! Thanks mate.

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#18  Edited By pr1mus

Oh man this thing is so awesome.

Pro-tip you guys, Vinny + Dave + Drew leads to great things.

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This is great! You are clearly doing the Lord's work, or the Dark Lord's work. Either way, thank you!

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#21  Edited By rjayb89  Online

Fuck yeah, now I can watch all the ones with Patrick in them!

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#23  Edited By lebkin

This is so absolutely awesome. Well done sir.

As an improvement, it'd be great to have regular Quick Look guest as a search option. It'd be fantastic to easily pull up everything Brad Muir has been on.

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You are a gentleman and a scholar, sir.

So many hours of Vinny, so little time.

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Wow, that's fantastic. Awesome work, duder!

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#26  Edited By Butler

Where's Matt Rorie?

But on a side note: Thank you for all the Vinnies.

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#27  Edited By Bishna

Awesome, I love a good drew quick look from time to time. Quick and easy to use, love it.

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This is tits.

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This is the greatest thing I have ever seen on this site. My hat's off to you sir.

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#30  Edited By mrfluke  Online

this thing is awesome, pretty genius idea,

hey @Marino this guys post should get into the community spotlight, this is really awesome.

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@rjayb89 said:

Fuck yeah, now I can watch all the ones with Patrick in them!

Ha! Fantastic.

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#32 ConfusedOwl  Online

Bookmarked this for sure. I've been wanting a way to do this for a while so I thank you!

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#33  Edited By Icemael

Amazing. Giant Bomb's engineering team should hire you.

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#34 chaser324  Moderator

Excellent work!

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#35  Edited By SomeDeliCook

@rjayb89 said:

Fuck yeah, now I can watch all the ones with Patrick in them!

To do that all you had to do was click on 'quicklook' under the 'videos' tab

Pretty much every video that shows up has him in it

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@rjayb89 said:

Fuck yeah, now I can watch all the ones with Patrick in them!

To do that all you had to do was click on 'quicklook' under the 'videos' tab

Pretty much every video that shows up has him in it

the last 10 QL's, he's been in 3

back in my day, 30% did not equal "pretty much every"

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#37  Edited By Vonocourt

@somedelicook: It's telling that you had to explain your own joke.

Also, this is pretty cool. Sound tedious making it, but thanks bro.

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Major, major props!

Seriously, this is amazing. I love you.

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This is great. It's useful for looking at Quick Look teams stats too. Did you know there have been 22 QLs with just Vinny, Jeff and Ryan? One of my personal favorites of those is the Pac-Man Party QL.

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This made my day, week, month, and possibly year.

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hey guys.

vinny's not that great.

@hockeymask27: also quit acting surprised that he's in content, on the site that he works on.

he's in most of the videos anyway.

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Oh man this fantastic.

How do you imagine you'll support this in the long run though? I don't imagine anyone wants you to keep tagging incoming quick looks for the rest of your life...

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Fantastic. Bookmarked!

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#46  Edited By Nilazz

Time to make the ultimate ' Brad Pulling a Brad ' montage!

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Outstanding. I love this site.

Oh man this fantastic.

How do you imagine you'll support this in the long run though? I don't imagine anyone wants you to keep tagging incoming quick looks for the rest of your life...

Well then we have to MAKE him do it. Locked up with only one purpose: tagging quick looks until he or the site crumbles into dust...

What were we talking about again?

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This is great, nice work!

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Hey, would you mind sharing the Javascript code? I'm learning to program in Java and I'd like to see how the language works with PHP and websites. This is awesome by the way and should be incorporated into this site somehow.

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Thanks duder!