Posts made in March, 2008

Page search improved, RSS feature, Twitter

Posted by on Mar 29, 2008 in Change Log, General News | 1 comment

Page search improved

We’ve improved our search feature (on the right of this page) so that all pages of the site are searched. Previously only posts like this one were being searched and not ‘static’ pages such as our FAQ or Manual. With this improvement, it is now well worth doing a search if you come across a problem or want more info on something.

RSS Feature now in testing

We’ve been quietly testing an often requested feature which is RSS feeds for WorldTV channels. First suggested to us by tech blogger Robert Scoble, we’ve been tweaking the formatting of it the past couple of weeks, and while those tweaks are still ongoing, you can start experimenting with it right away (if RSS is your bag) by simply adding /rss onto the end of any WorldTV channel URL. (Eg. http://worldtv.com/comedy/rss).

Not everyone ‘gets’ RSS but basically in our case it means that viewers can be notified automatically when your WorldTV channel is updated. Anyone who uses an RSS reader such as Google Reader can now get updates when you add new content to your channel. If you’ve not tried Google Reader, it’s worth a try.

Twitter community now on WorldTV

We’ve added a WorldTV Community section to the right of these pages for all our Twitter followers. It displays the thoughts and musings of some 200 WorldTV users who are active on Twitter. If you don’t know what Twitter is and don’t get it, fear not, we didn’t either at first. What changed everything for us was trying the excellent and free Twitterrific for Mac, which makes Twittering as easy as instant messaging. If you’re on a PC, an equivalent and highly rated program is Twhirl. You don’t need either of these programs to use Twitter, but they do make the experience a lot more compelling. Sign up to join our Twitter community here.

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Video not found error and unknown video title

Posted by on Mar 29, 2008 in Change Log | 0 comments

BugVideo not found error

There was a major bug relating to search results. If you tried to add a video to your library from the ‘Preview Video’ window (i.e. you were watching the video and clicked ‘add clip to library’) the video link would fail with an error message saying “Video not found. Check your internet connection or video source and try again later”. This bug has now been fixed. Unfortunately this bug was not immediately obvious as it was still possible to add videos from the search results panel. Thank you to 8 year old Sean H in Liverpool for bringing this to our attention.

Unknown Video Title bug

We’ve fixed a problem where you would sometimes get ‘Unknown video title’ as the name for a video added via search. This bug was related to the one above, and only occurred if you added a video from the playback panel as above.

If you come across a bug on WorldTV, do please let us know via the Feedback tab on the left side of these pages. Your fellow WorldTV users will thank you! (as will we)

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WorldTV adds feedback and suggestion feature

Posted by on Mar 29, 2008 in Change Log, General News | 0 comments

WorldTV Feedback and suggestion feature 2To the left of your browser you should see a new small ‘Feedback’ tab hanging off the side of the page.

Since we value your feedback and suggestions a great deal, we’ve added this new feature so you can participate more fully and easily in the conversation regarding future features for WorldTV.

Similar to Digg, you can vote on features and suggestions to show which ones you feel most passionately about. It’s easy to use just like everything on WorldTV, and there’ll be speedy responses from our team indicating when suggested features might be introduced. You can also use the Feedback feature to send private suggestions directly to our development team.

Please note the feedback tab is not intended for customer support issues! For these, please continue to use reception@worldtv.com.

Why not suggest a new feature for WorldTV now?

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Happy Easter!

Posted by on Mar 21, 2008 in General News | 0 comments

WorldTV wishes you all a bunny hopping, chocolate egg munching, family hugging Happy Easter!

And should you (for some strange reason) find yourselves with a large surplus of unwanted easter eggs then fear not as our friends at Stupid Business Ideas have come up with just the thing..

Click here for The Easter Egg Eating Service

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Italiano

Posted by on Mar 12, 2008 in General News | 0 comments

This week WorldTV welcomes “Italian” to its list of supported languages.

You can choose your preferred language using the flag option at the top of the page.

Grazie!

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