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Hey check out these two movies, they both have something in common:
NOTE: Starbarians is by HappyHarry, my name appearing is a bug that was triggered by me hitting PUBLISH on his project. 'doh!
They were both uploaded as MP4 files and are playing in our new video player! Starbarians originally consisted of three SWFs, too big to compile as one file. HappyHarry used Swivel, software developed by Mike to perform the best-ever SWF to video conversions. It's full framerate, 1080p (try fullscreen mode) and it even merged his individual SWF files on the fly. Swivel is still in the testing phase but we'll be releasing it to the public when it's all polished up!
The MP4 upload feature is invite-only at the moment to avoid an all-out video dumpfest. The focus is on animated content and the occasional film with cool post-production, like if MindChamber ever makes his MindChamber movie. If you have an animation that doesn't work well as a traditional SWF, PM me.
Everyone else, enjoy the show! If the video doesn't work for you, let us know. For some reason Adblocker in Firefox might block it from loading so try turning that off if you have problems. We're looking into what could be causing that.
The Newgrounds Annual Tournament of Animation (NATA) open round has begun! You have until May 10th to create something based on the theme "Discovering Time Travel" - read the thread for more info!
At 4/15/12 03:13 PM, citricsquid wrote:At 4/15/12 03:09 PM, TomFulp wrote: Hey check out these two movies, they both have something in common:they take forever to buffer?
I'm 60 seconds of loading later and there is ~5 seconds buffered. Teething problems? completely unwatchable...
Same here, although I do have a lousy internet connection atm, I think it's because it's buffering at full 1080p, I think you need to implement an option to turn down the quality Tom :(
Starbarians episode is a glitchy, pixely mess with lots of green everywhere. May be the video player itself.
Also, how about a way to change quality down in case someone has a slow Internet connection?
First, it was talk of the VC.
Then, it was talk about traditional video player videos coming to NG.
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At 4/15/12 03:19 PM, BritishGamer wrote: Starbarians episode is a glitchy, pixely mess with lots of green everywhere. May be the video player itself.
This is most likely a Flash bug - it can happen on YouTube videos too. Are you watching in fullscreen mode? If so it might fix itself if you exit out and go back into fullscreen.
By Computer isn't all that great. But the video lagged extremely..I couldn't really enjoy the toon.
whoa, awesome! good to see more formats than flash being accepted, very nice indeed!!!
lets just hope people don't think this is youtube and start uploading crap... but that's what the blamming system is for! ^_^
At 4/15/12 03:23 PM, Kixen wrote: By Computer isn't all that great. But the video lagged extremely..I couldn't really enjoy the toon.
Best idea could be wait a couple of minutes then watch it. Watched Starbarians, took about 7 minutes to load all of it for me.
Definitely need a quality change button, I can play large files like this because my PC is pretty bad ass... but because of my internet connection Its taking forever to buffer, it still hasn't loaded 100% as I type this.
Some people may have a pretty sweet internet connection but a rather slow pc, so it makes sense to have a button for quality. Please put it there soon.
Its a pretty sweet video player none the less though, NG will really be able to rival youtube now.
video is a -no- go for me. I've tried 3 browsers and the videos will not work.
I hear audio only, I've tried chrome, opera, and explorer. I have all the latest versions.
On chrome its completely black.
On explorer, and opera I see it flashing green and random frames from the videos.
But one thing was consistent, that was the audio. It was fine, the video was working at all.
I'm also using windows 7 OS
anyone know why this is happening?
At 4/15/12 03:39 PM, Hacsev wrote: It's cool and all, but I prefer having a preloader so I don't have to wait every time the animation gets stuck on loading.
...Theres a pause button, and the timeline itself is a preloader.
I've no idea how this streaming vid works, but is it possible that it's slow to load because of the amount of traffic? I'm sure the Valentine's Day cartoon loaded much quicker a few days go.
It's good to see animators will have some more tools available to create awesome stuff.
I do have to say that the loading times are pretty long for these vids. Especially that Valentine submission seemed to take unusually long to load yesterday.
wow, give mike a raise, when I was watching "starbarins" I thought harry must have animated the video in toon boom or something cuz there was no way an swf to mp4 was that fucking good... Again GREAT JOB FELLAS. Well that's 3 hours... oops, got to go :P
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At 4/15/12 03:09 PM, TomFulp wrote: They were both uploaded as MP4 files and are playing in our new video player! Starbarians originally consisted of three SWFs, too big to compile as one file. HappyHarry used Swivel, software developed by Mike to perform the best-ever SWF to video conversions. It's full framerate, 1080p (try fullscreen mode) and it even merged his individual SWF files on the fly. Swivel is still in the testing phase but we'll be releasing it to the public when it's all polished up!
PERFECT SWF TO VIDEO CONVERSION!?!?!!1
THAT'S IMPOSSIBLE TOM, THAT'S IMPOSSIBLE!
You know, there was a time (around when the sopa blackout happened) that I was afraid of the future, but FUCK THAT NOW, WE'LL HAVE PERFECT SWF TO VIDEO CONVERSIONS!
I think the Valentine's Day submission is a great example of how this will increase the diversity of movies on NG. It's inarguably a great piece, traditionally animated, but would be a huge hassle to put together in Flash. Knox's claymation movies are another great example of content that was ravenously consumed by users but just fell outside the scope of what Flash can practically do.
Can't wait to see what people do with this new option.