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FYI guys, the reason the player takes so long to load is because certain adblockers (like ublock) block our video metrics plugin. The thing that tells us how well our CDN is doing and how much buffering is happening. Unfortunately it doesn't block it immediately either so our player is just sitting there waiting for it to load until it finally gives up. I'd like to put in a workaround but it's so hard to detect. Whitelisting giantbomb in ublock or whitelisting this fdomain will fix the issue:
vidtech.cbsinteractive.com

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Also, to address the episodes being really late, Dan is the one that handles all the production work for this show on top of his already insane workload. He does all the editing work for this podcast on his own time at home and I just really appreciate that he takes his own time to do this, and he's been taking some well deserved time off. To make up for it we'll have two episodes back to back, I think the next one comes out this weekend.

Again so sorry for the delay, we really enjoy doing this and want to just have an open discussion with y'all about how we build this site, warts and all.

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@zoofame: Unfortunately this isn't simply an issue of: There's a bug why won't you guys fix it instead of working on the hot new shit. For things like video encodes, podcast feed problems, things like that it's not always a "bug" video encodes fail because there was a glitch when they were recording the video and our encoder simply can't process it, or the video get's uploaded without an audio track for some reason, or something was put into the CMS incorrectly, or we lost network connection to our storage output folder in the middle of an upload, or our CDN is having an outage. But even when bugs do pop up or are introduced by a new feature we have to balance that with everything else we do.

Also, for our own sanity and for the sake of the site not becoming stagnant we do have to work on other projects, improve infinite, add new features.

We also have huge efforts behind the scenes to re-platform or move to a new livestream technology or a new CDN and we have to do all this for 4 sites with 12 people.

Look I'm not trying to make excuses, but we do our best to try and juggle all this stuff while still trying to maintain our love of our job.

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