We have been hard at work improving our video / audio system to be on par with the best on the web.
Posted by INtense! on Jul 24th, 2009
Videos took the web by storm a few years back, it was logical evolution for static websites. The next step was HD support which was recently rolled out by Youtube and a number of the big video sites. ModDB has just jumped on the bandwagon and begun rolling out a new video player thanks to GiantRealm (who host it). Whilst there are still a few bugs (i.e. HD only appears to work on the videos original page and not when it is embedded like below) and only 900 of our 4000+ videos are converted - it is a huge leap in terms of visual quality, speed and bandwidth (areas we have struggled to manage in the past). Watch a new video below to see the SD/HD options (note. SD/HD will only show up if the original video you upload is high quality enough):
You can expect all videos to be automatically ported onto this new player over the next few weeks. For the audiophiles don't worry we have an update for you also. We have cranked up audio quality and also added a real visualization effect while you listen to music / podcasts uploaded to ModDB. Listen to the Tin Soldiers track from the Neotokyo CD by Ed Harrison to see just how cool this is:
That is all for now. As always if you see any bugs, have suggestions (or complaints) please leave a comment below.