Talk:YTMND Template

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Asset Download

Will the conversion to .swf still allow for the asset downloads feature that currently exists? -Claremonster

My current plan is to keep a copy of the original so that assets in the profile pages would still be download-able. Max 13:53, July 17, 2008 (CDT)


I'd have to say that the one thing keeping me from remaining truly active in this site rather than pursuing similar forms of online media is the lack of true, reliable sync. I remember you hinting at it a while back, but I'm still unclear as to whether this flash container carries any benefit in the way of gapless looping and the like. --AndySavage 14:43, July 17, 2008 (CDT)

With the new format, you would be able to upload WAVs and GIFs as you do now, but the lack of sync (due to browser/quicktime issues etc.) would not occur as the player would keep track of both animation and sound playback. Assuming your WAV and GIF sync perfectly, you would have a loop that will repeat infinitely and work the exact same way on every browser that supports flash. Max 16:55, July 17, 2008 (CDT)

Bells/Whistles & Low-priority Features

  • Comment while watching/live comment feed
  • Download-able YTMNDs
  • Time-line slider
  • Embeddable YTMNDs

Hmm. Save for 'slideshow' sites, work on YTMND isn't really long enough to warrant a slider feature. At a 3MB limit for images and audio, they can only be so long, after all. I've already had the displeasure of seeing my own work posted on YouTube. With embeddable sites, not only would taking/highlighting work on other pages without permission be easier, but we'd most likely see the worst kinds of sites (think 'Star Fox 64 As Told By VG Cats') representing YTMND on other sites. The live comment feed isn't such a bad idea, but it'd be simpler just to make the comment pages/profiles more apparent to casual users. --Chav-Slayer

Part of the new system would be converting WAVs to ADPCM SWFs, which would make WAV file about 125% of the size of a 128kbps MP3 file of the same sound. Because of this, I was thinking of upping the file size limit to something more along the lines of 6 (or hell, 10)mB. Other than that, I think embeds are probably low priority until we manage to make the sites themselves at least break even in terms of hosting and bandwidth cost. I think the new control layout will be a lot easier for new visitors to figure out. I'd like to get a comp up soon. Max 17:00, July 17, 2008 (CDT)

That's a pretty big change. I'll bet that we start seeing less and less FSF's... And more FLF's... -Claremonster