For those of you (OK, that’s virtually all of you) who don’t know who I am, I’m in charge of the Technology group here at Revision3 – the folks who bring you the website, and encode video into various formats to help enable you to watch our shows the way you want to. We’re all pretty excited about some of the changes in store for the next weeks and months – some small, some considerably larger.
The reason for this post today is to gather some information from you, our viewers. As most of you know, we offer our shows in a variety of different downloadable formats as well as view-in-browser Flash video. As players and viewing patterns change, we want to make sure we stay on top of things so we can help you have the viewing experience you want. Some of the newer codecs (if you don’t know what a codec is, don’t worry!) are also gaining wider cross-platform support, and we have the opportunity to take advantage of this to streamline the numbers of codecs and containers we offer, while still increasing the number of different ways people can enjoy our shows. In order to do this, though, we need you to tell us how you watch us! We’ve set up a poll in our forums (thanks, Chuck!) that you can see here:
In order to vote in the poll, you’ll need to be logged in. If you don’t have an account yet, you can sign up on our registration page. (You can use your login to do other things, such as comment on this post, too)
We’ll leave the poll open for a few weeks, but we’ll probably start incorporating feedback from it sooner than that. (Like, probably within a week – we’re eager to get started!) We’ve got some great ideas how we can enable you to watch our shows the way you prefer to, and at the same time make it easier for us to deliver the shows to you.
Stay tuned for more, and thanks for watching Revision3!
Jeff Rizzo, CTO