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San Francisco Meet-Up!

February 25th, 2008 at 09:04 by Rob Saurini in Live Events

Over the next three nights, 2/26, 2/27, 2/28, Revision3 will be shooting upcoming episodes of one of our shows. Want to know more? Then come be one of the stars of it.

Yes, we’ll be shooting at three different bars over the next three nights here in San Francisco, and we’d love for you to get involved. If you’re game, see below to find out where we’ll be and when. So come on by for a drink, a lot of fun, and your chance to be on a Revision3 show. (Sorry, but you’ll need to be 21 to attend.)

Thanks,
Revision3

2/26: Hobson’s Choice, 7:15pm

1601 Haight Street
(between Belvedere St & Clayton St)
San Francisco, CA 94117
http://www.hobsonschoice.com

2/27: Rock It Room, 7:15pm

406 Clement St
(between 5th Ave & 6th Ave)
San Francisco, CA 94118
www.rock-it-room.com

2/28: San Francisco Brewing Company, 7:15pm

155 Columbus Avenue
(between Jackson St & Kearny St)
San Francisco, CA 94133
www.sfbrewing.com


Diggnation braves the St. Louis weather!

February 22nd, 2008 at 04:38 by David Prager in Uncategorized

You’ve probably noticed that the release of Diggnation 138 – Live from St. Louis has been delayed. We’ve been reading the forums while stranded here at the airport, and just like radzack, todd, dstrack007 and many more, we’ve been stuck in St. Louis due to the ice!

Glenn was able to get a flight back to San Francisco this morning, and he’s been frantically editing and encoding throughout his travel – even on the plane. Though I’m stuck in Chicago right now, I can tell you the episode will be released as soon as humanly possible and it’ll be worth the wait, so sit tight and enjoy this St. Louis teaser Revision3 has put together for you.

Kevin, Alex, Glenn, Jim, Brad and I really enjoyed meeting everyone and were amazed at the turnout, especially those who made time to travel in. We hope you had as much fun as we did.

Cheers,
David Prager


Watching Revision3 Has Never Been Easier…

February 21st, 2008 at 11:03 by Michele Husak in Website

One of the biggest challenges for a burgeoning Internet Television network is dealing with the multiple ways our viewers watch and enjoy our show. We’ve been proud to be a leader in the space in terms of supporting numerous file formats, from Quicktime to WMV to XVid, and supporting however our viewers want to get their shows, be it via iTunes or Miro, RSS or Bittorrent, we try to support everyone.

However, a growing number of you have been watching our shows here on Revision3.com via our flash player! We love the fact that so many of you do this as it provides for the most complete experience, as you can watch the show, read the show notes and then head over to to the forums to talk about the episode. That said, we’ve begun to start improving the flash player that delivers our video to you via the website. For those of you familiar with with flash development, you can understand that this can be a pretty big undertaking, so it’s going to take some time – but we have released a smaller update that many of you on slower Internet connections will probably appreciate.

Now, when viewing an episode on Revision3.com, you’ll notice a switch on the bottom right (see below image highlighted in red) that allows you to control the video quality between Low and High. Those of you who are on a 768k or lower speed connection, you might want to consider trying the Low Quality, which should load faster for you.

Revision3 Flash Player

This is the first small improvement to our flash player experience and you can defnitely expect more to come throughout 2008. If you have any thoughts or suggestions of what we should do to improve/change our flash player, please leave a comment below.

thanks.
- Ron Richards


Celebrate 1 Year of XLR8RTV!

February 19th, 2008 at 09:20 by Michele Husak in Live Events

Our good friends at XLR8R are throwing a big celebration for the 1 year anniversary of XLR8RTV and you’re invited!
If you’re in the San Francisco area on Monday, February 25th, you could hit the dance floor and party alongside the other friends of XLR8R and Revision3.

The party is going to feature Switch, C.L.A.W.S. as well as other XLR8R DJs.

When:
February 25, 2008 – 10 PM

Where:
Slide
430 Mason St.
San Francisco, CA 94102

21 and over. Early arrival is suggested as space is limited. Entry is not guaranteed. Line up subject to change

RSVP here
You MUST RSVP, if you’re not on the list, you don’t get in.
The RSVP closes 02/25/2008 06:00 PM, Pacific Standard Time


Vote for Revision3 in SXSW People's Choice Awards

February 14th, 2008 at 01:49 by Michele Husak in Announcements

Revision3 is proud to announce that we’re on the ballot for SXSW’s People Choice Awards! And since it’s the “People’s Choice” that means that YOU get to pick who wins!

We’d be honored if you took the time to go and vote – just head over to the SXSW People’s Choice Awards page and enter your e-mail address. SXSW will then send you your pass phrase, go back to the site and then you can vote! It’s really easy and takes like 2 minutes total.

When you’re voting, don’t forget about how much you adore Revision3 and all our shows. *Nudge*Nudge*Wink*Wink*

Best of luck to everyone else on the ballot and we can’t wait to see who wins!

thanks.
- Ron Richards


The Website Updates Roll On

February 11th, 2008 at 05:19 by Michele Husak in Website

There’s nothing better than starting the week to some changes and improvements to the website of your favorite Internet TV network. And on this Monday, we strive to give you the very best in your Internet TV viewing experience and are happy to share with you some small changes and updates we’ve made to the site:

  • Blog RSS Feed - Obviously, since you’re reading this post, you like our blog. Well now it’s easy to subscribe to it in your favorite RSS Reader or RSS aggregator. Just look for the RSS icon in the upper right of the page on any blog post and take that RSS URL and subscribe to it in your application of choice!
  • More Info on the Just Released Page – A small change, but one that many of you asked for, on the ever popular Just Released page, we’ve added the release date and time to this page.
  • Downloading Specific Episodes – Many of you sent in feedback that you were having a hard time finding where to download a specific episode. So we’ve expanded that box by default on the episode pages, so now the various file formats available for direct download or bittorrent are available for your downloading pleasure!
  • Top Navigation – We’ve been working on some bugs with our top navigation, mainly the way the drop downs interact when they drop down on a page with the flash player. That bug has been fixed, so you shouldn’t see any problems. We’ve also added a slim login box along the top, which is currently only working in Firefox, but we’ll be rolling this out for Internet Explorer and Opera soon.

Like I said, small changes but it’s important to note that many of these changes, as well as other ones we have in the queue, were the result of YOUR feedback. We’re reading any and all blog comments, forum posts and direct emails and using that to help us prioritize our development. So please, keep the feedback coming!

thanks.
- Ron Richards


Lil' Internet Superstar Launches

February 11th, 2008 at 02:31 by Rob Saurini in Announcements, Shows

I’m pleased to announce that Internet Superstar has been a massive, unmitigated success for Revision3, both critically and financially. But every day, I walk in to my corner office to find not only the fresh pot of fine Sumatran coffee dutifully prepared by my hot secretary Sindy Pendergrass, but also an inbox overflowing with one repeated complaint: the show is only on once a week.

Well, problem solved.

From now on, you can watch a new episode of Internet Superstar five days a week! We’ll still bring you our full-length, entertainment juggernaut of a show every Wednesday, and on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, you’ll get Lil’ Internet Superstar, a slimmed down version of our show which will highlight, with laser precision and intensity, our selection for that 24-hour period’s Internet Superstar.

So please go forth and enjoy episode 1 – The House of Meat

And remember, this is YOUR best show ever made, so if ever you want to nominate an Internet Superstar who you’ve stumbled across in your own late night online meanderings, please send it to martin at revision3 dot com.

-Internet’s Martin Sargent


Episode 2: The Deuce Has Dropped, is constipated

February 6th, 2008 at 10:23 by Rob Saurini in Announcements

Hey Superstars. Due to technical difficulties, episode 2 of Internet Superstar has been delayed. For how long? I don’t know. I called Oberon Zell, my powerful wizard friend from Web Drifter, to look into his crystal ball, but he hasn’t gotten back to me. I think he’s been on a WoW bender.

The reason for the delay is 100% technical. For some reason the episode will not encode. My suspicion is, despite our shockingly powerful computing technology here at Revision3, it’s simply not powerful enough to render such an awesome piece on online entertainment. It’s like trying to compress God in some codec; it simply cannot be done.

But we have the best minds on it, and I’m sure it will be available soon. Thank you for your patience. Think of it as some sticky buns rising in the oven. Oh hell yes they smell good, but if you’re just patient and wait for them to fully rise before taking them so they reach their optimum state, your family will enjoy them all the more. Or something like that (note: do not enjoy Internet Superstar with your family unless you relish awkward situations).

Anyway, to give you a little preview, expect to see interviews with an English lad who built a rubber band gun that can fire 40 rounds per second and YouTube sensation Mr. Pregnant.

Patience…

-Martin Sargent, Internet Superstar


Diggnation LIVE Taping in St. Louis

February 5th, 2008 at 01:08 by David Prager in Live Events

We’ve finally got details on the Live Diggnation in St. Louis, MO on February 20th.
Hope to see you there!

WHERE:
Moulin
2017 Chouteau
St. Louis, MO. 63103

WHEN:
February 20th – The show starts at 7:30pm local time.

21 and over.

For more information on Moulin, head over to:
http://www.1111-m.com/moulin/index.htm

Hope to see you there!!

- David Prager


Revision3.com Site Updates

February 1st, 2008 at 03:28 by Michele Husak in Announcements

We really pride ourselves at Revision3 on keeping busy, creating great content for you all to enjoy and to continue to improve and enhance our website for your use. After we launched the new site, we fixed and upgraded a lot of the things about the previous site, but like any other software development, there are little bugs here and there that we’re constantly chasing and fixing. I know a lot of you have been frustrated by some of these so I wanted to periodically post some updates after we push new code or fix existing issues. This week, it’s a small update, but some of you will find it meaningful:

  • Opera & Nintendo Wii - We’ve run into a few problems with the Opera browser (which is a fave browser here at Revision3) and video playback on the Nintendo Wii (Which uses the Opera browser). Well, the Nintendo Wii video playback issue has been fixed! So feel free to fire up the Wii and watch some Revision3 shows. As for the nagging Opera bugs, there may be a few here, so all of you using Opera, hang in there! we’re working on them and will have them all fixed soon!
  • User Information – Some of you were having difficulty with changing your personal information (e-mail, password changing etc.) or had trouble posting in our forums. We’ve spent some pretty heavy time working on this and you should be able to complete any of the tasks you were having trouble with.

In addition to these updates, we’ve made many smaller bug fixes that are way too micro to highlight here. We’re looking to be constantly working and updating the site, so if you have any problems with the site, please don’t hesitate to let us know at support AT revision3.com

- Ron Richards