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New stream player on Gamersyde

New stream player on Gamersyde

I've just put online our new stream player on the site. Our previous player was using JWplayer, which while being a great player cost us too much, so after some testing we decided to move on to Videojs, a free and open source player. The switch was quite complex technically as I had to quite a few small changes here and there to get to a more or less feature parity between the old and the new player. I have no doubt there are bugs, but we tested this on a lot of platforms, including the current consoles. Please let us know in the comments if you have any issues.
It's important to mention that this will not in any way change the quality of the videos in the stream, they are still encoded the same as before.

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Commented on 2016-02-08 20:41:36
Commented on 2016-02-08 20:59:21
Missa not like it. Missa thinks Jar Jar Binks could've done a betta job!
Commented on 2016-02-08 21:43:58
1440p or even 4k anytime soon?
Commented on 2016-02-08 21:48:28
Tried it very quick but like it so far!
Commented on 2016-02-08 21:52:42
I don't like it. It lags so much playing 60fps 1080p videos now. There were no problem with the old player.
Commented on 2016-02-08 21:54:34 In reply to exenter
Posted by exenter
I don't like it. It lags so much playing 60fps 1080p videos now. There were no problem with the old player.
Can report the opposite in Firefox.
Commented on 2016-02-08 21:55:36 In reply to exenter
It cost us too much money, which is a big problem if you want the website to keep going. :)

It should not lag, it works the exactly the same for everyone in the team. If there's anything Blim can do, it will be done in time, but we're not going back to the old player.
Commented on 2016-02-08 21:57:33
This is so much better and smoother, and it solved my main problems with the old which was the cursor was on screen all the time.
My other problem is not player related, older vids are not available, even 2014 or early 2015 vids but whatever, no big deal. the player was a big deal but this new is better for me.
Commented on 2016-02-08 22:07:12
Works fine, haven't noticed any significant differences with the previous player.
Good job and mij respect to the team, its always good to see how effectively you can can run a site(product).
Keep up the good work.

PS:Any update yet on patreons or payed membership ?
Commented on 2016-02-08 22:07:36 In reply to user82
Posted by user82
Can report the opposite in Firefox.
I'm using Firefox as well.
Commented on 2016-02-08 22:31:40 In reply to exenter
Posted by exenter
I'm using Firefox as well.
Maybe you were using flash before? Flash was default before, now it's html5.
Commented on 2016-02-08 23:02:59
you guys had 60fps before youtube trying to compete with them and stand out using neogaf, but you're way behind now. Your 1080p bitrate maybe higher than that of Youtube, but their 1440p or 4k is much better. Major upgrade needed here
Commented on 2016-02-08 23:14:53 In reply to BlimBlim
Blim, you and Drift are quite weird. Did you guys really think Gamersyde stood any chance trying to compete with Youtube, from Google - the world's most valuable company in the world?! No wonder you guys are losing money. Seriously, you guys crack me up. =P

In all seriousness now, I'm glad you guys were able to find a free solution, I always download Gamersyde's videos, but it's nice to have a good stream service in case I have friends over and want to show high quality videos without needing to download again, in cases where I deleted them after watching.

I don't even like having Flash installed, causes more trouble than it's worth it, but some of my favorite sites only use Flash, and some games' sites use Flash for interaction. So for now, it's a necessary evil. But the more people embrance HTML5, the better.
Commented on 2016-02-08 23:14:53 In reply to RedLantern
Why would we upgrade now when almost no videos we produce or even get from the publishers are in such resolutions?
Commented on 2016-02-08 23:17:24
I think the new one is better, so thank you for that :D superb!
Commented on 2016-02-08 23:28:11
I can run 720p 60fps videos on my pc (and an old one... like, around 9 years old).
They run effortlessy. I can't do this on Youtube, i can't do this on Gametrailers (that doesn't even work) or on any other website on the whole internet as much as I know.

This is amazing.
Thanks guys, you're awesome!

EDIT: They even run 1080p 60fps. On a 9 years old pc! Yes there's stuttering every few frames but honestly who cares, this is almost a miracle. I'm stunned!
Commented on 2016-02-09 00:24:24 In reply to Sdarts
Posted by Sdarts
Blim, you and Drift are quite weird. Did you guys really think Gamersyde stood any chance trying to compete with Youtube, from Google - the world's most valuable company in the world?! No wonder you guys are losing money. Seriously, you guys crack me up. =P

In all seriousness now, I'm glad you guys were able to find a free solution, I always download Gamersyde's videos, but it's nice to have a good stream service in case I have friends over and want to show high quality videos without needing to download again, in cases where I deleted them after watching.

I don't even like having Flash installed, causes more trouble than it's worth it, but some of my favorite sites only use Flash, and some games' sites use Flash for interaction. So for now, it's a necessary evil. But the more people embrance HTML5, the better.
Well they did start to get more exposure due to getting 60fps first, they probably got most of their hits from neogaf itself. I remember them insulting Youtube's video quality on neogaf and wanting people to watch their videos instead, but that was quickly shut down when Youtube started 60fps lol obviously they have 0 chance of even standing up to Google, but it looks like they did bring in 60fps to compete with gaming videos as 60fps was a huge thing missing.
Anyway I only hinted 1440p or above because if it was better than Youtube's quality it would bring them the traffic they have lost
Commented on 2016-02-09 00:27:26 In reply to RedLantern
Posted by RedLantern
Well they did start to get more exposure due to getting 60fps first, they probably got most of their hits from neogaf itself. I remember them insulting Youtube's video quality on neogaf and wanting people to watch their videos instead, but that was quickly shut down when Youtube started 60fps lol obviously they have 0 chance of even standing up to Google, but it looks like they did bring in 60fps to compete with gaming videos as 60fps was a huge thing missing.
Anyway I only hinted 1440p or above because if it was better than Youtube's quality it would bring them the traffic they have lost
Hot damn you must be some sort of Silicon Valley IT multimillionare mastermind! :P
Commented on 2016-02-09 00:41:43 In reply to RedLantern
We've always had 60 fps you know, not that anyone truly cared back in the days, but it was there right from the start.

We haven't lost traffic because YT can do 1440p, we have lost traffic because publisher content is now mostly Youtube only or when it's not completely, it remains exclusive to YT long enough for people not to care anymore when we get the video(s). Also, most gamers don't really give a damn about video quality, YT is more than enough for them. As simple as that.

And then again, why would we support 1440p (or more) streaming when we have almost nothing at such resolution to share with you? Those who truly want 1440p don't stream, they download the original file for the very few videos Miguel can capture at such res.
Commented on 2016-02-09 00:58:50
Much faster to start buffering, and smoother seeking/pausing/resuming etc. Well done!
Minor bug to report - when I open the streaming page, 1080p is selected (orange), but if I press the middle play button, it will stream 720p. I have to either click the already selected orange 1080p to start, or change it once playing with the settings button.
Commented on 2016-02-09 01:22:27
much faster and smooother for me too, in th last days i was choosing the option watch on youtube, it was that slow! but now is very fast,
thanks guys, i hope you will always be able to keep the quality so high
Commented on 2016-02-09 06:34:52
works fine with me, no lags and smoother too :)
Commented on 2016-02-10 09:09:32
Player works great in ps4 browser. Kudos to you guys finding an open source player.

Other thing, didn't know where to ask. Why no DOAX 3 videos?
Commented on 2016-02-10 09:19:15 In reply to Jabosha
Because we don't have the game.
Commented on 2016-02-10 17:04:25 In reply to Driftwood
It isn't out yet. No one has it Drift, if that's what you mean. If you meant access to it, I understand.
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