Blog

Help Us Help You…

March 22nd, 2011 at 06:17 by Michele Husak in Viewer Polls, Website

…with all due respect to Jerry Maguire, of course.

Over the last year, we noticed a pattern in our support emails: people who have been getting choppy, incomplete videos – or, worse, no video at all – seem to be coming from areas that are slightly out of reach of our video delivery network. Whether the user is in Revision3′s home country, or in Europe, Australia, or the UAE, it’s possible to be just a wee bit too far out of Revision3′s reach.  We have great programming, and great viewers who want to see what’s happening next on Dan3.0, pick up a few pointers from Tekzilla, or weird out a friend with Scam School antics… so, its up to those of us in the engine room to fix the problem.

We can tinker and tweak all we want – but we can’t very easily get on planes with laptops and fly to all points of the globe to test out our video delivery system. (Although, I think it might be worth it for the free peanuts, actually.) So, that’s where you come in…

We’ve set up two new video delivery technologies that we think will significantly improve the delivery of programming to you, no matter where you are. Taking a page from old commercials and mixing it with a sprinkling of modern crowd sourcing, we’ve created a blind “taste” test on revision3.com. Just point your browser to our Revision3 Video Vote page and help us out.

The test will only take 7-8 minutes of your time, tops. Just play the three videos (it’s Tom’s Top 5, which everyone wants to see at least three times), and answer the response questions below each. Please note, the only reason we ask you for your location is so that we can chart how we’re doing in different regions. We do not maintain or use this information for soliciting, sharing, telling your mother where you are, or any other nefarious purpose. We promise.

Thanks for the help – and please spread the word. Blog, Facebook, or Tweet out the link to our video vote page: http://www.revision3.com/videovote We’re going to leave the page up for the next few weeks and see which technology serves you better.

Thanks again!


Tags: , , , , , , ,

This entry was posted on Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011 at 6:17 pm and is filed under Viewer Polls, Website. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

  • isamurai

    So watching three 5-minute videos and downloading all 3 as well as rating each one is somehow supposed to take 7-8 minutes tops? The math doesn’t add up here.

    • marilee

      I let ‘em all download at the same time, and was able to stream the videos side-by-side. Hopefully that cuts down on the effort. Thanks for the help!

  • Evan

    Took the test for you guys, thanks for helping improve the speed though I personally have no issues.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SMLEMAKIPER4CPEIV7ASSAWH2Q MARIUS

    for some reason the initial playback changes for each video after I refreshed the page.

  • Davo1111

    Hey thanks for doing this <3. Perhaps announce on TNT to get people to do this.

  • http://www.facebook.com/IsaacSegovia Isaac Segovia

    Finally! I thought I was the only one have issues with the video player. I would be happy to take part in the survey. Hopefully you update it soon because my videos are always slow.

  • http://twitter.com/nascentt nascent

    the only thing that drives me crazy is when using 3g, I expect slow buffering times, but if halfway through the video, the buffering stops. I then have to refresh and reload the entire video, and it’s a nightmare trying to move back to the position I was last at using the video slider which jumps away from where I place it, putting me either a few minutes ahead or behind of where I want to be. But to correct it I need to reload the video again to restart buffering.

    This will happen multiple times each time I watch a video on rev3.

  • http://www.1800printingny.com/ Charlie Monahan

    great viewers who want to see what’s happening next on Dan3.0, pick up a
    few pointers from Tekzilla, or weird out a friend with Scam School
    antics… so, its up to those of us in the engine room to fix the problem.

  • http://www.hometextile.co.uk/v-pillows-v-pillow-case.html super king bedding

    We do not maintain or use this information for soliciting, sharing,
    telling your mother where you are, or any other nefarious purpose. We
    promise.