Monthly Archive: October 2014

Why Youtube 3D might be gone for a long time

Update October 15th: Youtube has returned to using the Flash-based video player which supports 3D viewing. Back in June, Youtube announced they were working on many new features: YouTube Creator Blog: Look ahead: creator features coming to YouTube. One of these is support for 48 and 60 frame per second video, as illustrated in these demonstration 720/60p videos on Youtube. Supposedly several channels on Youtube have had 60p capability enabled for testing. My guess...

How to get more photo views on Flickr

Researchers used a computer-based system to analyze millions of photos for various characteristics and how they may correlate with total views on Flickr. Where your photo appears within a page of photos (e.g. upper left or middle) can impact its viewership. Of course, so too does the content of the photo. The presence or absence of certain objects is effective “for predicting popularity”. “Some of the most common objects present in...

After DailyMotion’s meltdown, they deleted my old videos

As noted in this blog post – Bad week for online video support – Youtube, DailyMotion | 3d.coldstreams.com. – DailyMotion suffered a system failure that resulted in videos uploaded between September 2013 and April 2014 being unable to play. I logged in to DailyMotion this morning and found that DailyMotion has deleted my videos from that period. About 10 days ago, Youtube ended support for their 3D video player. Should I continue...

Devices used to watch Youtube videos

This is from my own Youtube channel Computers: 54% Mobile phone: 24% Tablet: 12% TV: 6% (e.g. TV or set top box with integrated Youtube app) Unknown: 3% Game console: 2% 36% are from mobile devices (phone, tablet), which is amazing.

Bad week for online video support – Youtube, DailyMotion

We lost 3D video support on Youtube earlier this week. Couple of days ago I logged into DailyMotion and discovered that many of my videos do not play. Tonight I saw this error message:   I have no idea how long this problem has been around – think it could be some time as the view counts had not gone up in quite a while on a popular video. Hope they...

My comments on the USFS “commercial” wilderness filming proposal

Background here and how to file your own comments: USFS charges high fees for pressing red video button on your camera | 3d.coldstreams.com. Please do file comments – it is easy – click on the link, fill in the comment form (or attach a Word document file with your comments), and fill your name and address information. Please do file comments! My comments (fairly hard hitting) in a Microsoft Word document. Since...