Observant browsers may have noticed that in the last week or so, certain productions had Play buttons on top of them, and clicking those buttons would pop up a video window where you could quite simply watch the video of that production. We're not entirely done with tweaking the implementation, but we felt it was timely to let you know now, so we can have a little feedback on how it works. We currently support YouTube and Vimeo. Feel free to add videos to any productions that you want to see that Play button on.
Now, some caveats;
Adding a YouTube or Vimeo link does not currently mean you automatically get the play button, it gets added as part of a periodically run script that adds any new links. We're working on that.
There is currently no intelligent matching for prods with multiple video links, to present the "best" one. We're exploring a few options for that.
Other than that, we'd love to hear from our users how you like the feature, and any bugs you may find. I'll add a forum post where you can post your feedback.
Have a great sunday, all :)
As has become the custom, the first invitation for next years' Revision - the biggest, baddest demoparty around - arrived at the German christmas party. With no further ado, go check out the site and the demo, and start planning your trip to Saarbrooklyn this coming easter. w00t w00t! :)
News reached us today of the closing of renowned Amstrad CPC demoscene site Push'n'Pop. Apparently the site suffered a server failure, and no data was salvageable after the crash. Visitors to any section of the site today are faced with a message that ends; "Despite all our efforts to restore it, the whole website is definitively lost. Now the Push'n'Pop team invites you to close your browser and to switch on your CPC."
We will likely phase out any Pushnpop links from the site in the next few days.
A more personal sidenote is in order here, on the vital importance of mirrors and backup. No one site is ever entirely secure, and data loss can always occur. As demoscene researchers, we see lost productions every day, and we make it our passion to retrieve and preserve everything we can from our rich digital heritage of the demoscene. The same is true of demoscene sites, where many are lost in the aeons of time - and even though snapshots can sometimes be found on the Wayback Machine, that is most effective against static sites and not so much for database-driven sites. So this is a call-out to site owners and production makers everywhere - get your backups sorted out, and upload everything else to scene.org.