Update on Statistics Tab – Pro Feature

Posted by on Oct 13, 2015 in Technical | 0 comments

We’re currently experiencing some issues with our statistics tab. This is affecting users who purchased this feature.

We are looking into the cause and will try to have a fix for this asap. Thank you for your patience!

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YouTube API Changes and WorldTV

Posted by on May 8, 2015 in General News | 0 comments

YouTube have changed their support for sites like ours today, which rely on their original API. Today this has broken many sites and apps, and is affecting WorldTV too.

Currently search functionality for adding videos in the Editor is affected, other YouTube functions may also be affected. YouTube videos are still playing fine – both TV mode and embeds.

We are looking into a fix for the add videos function as a priority. Thanks for your patience while we work to fix this.

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Google Chromecast and WorldTV

Posted by on Jul 29, 2013 in General News | 0 comments

google-chromecastThis week Google launched a brilliant new device that has the tech world buzzing. It allows people to easily ‘sling’ content to their television, with a $35 dongle that plugs in to their TV.

We’re very excited to get our hands on the new device, and explore what it can do for WorldTV users. Initial research suggests that WorldTV is compatible with Google Chromecast.

We’d like to hear about your experience with WorldTV using Chromecast. Feel free to post comments here or email us directly.

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Performance upgrade, bug fix and a small new feature

Posted by on May 21, 2013 in Change Log | 0 comments

This weekend we migrated to a fast new database server replacing a server we’d been using for some time.

It was a tricky manoeuvre which took several weeks to plan and prepare. 14 Million files and several large databases were duplicated and had to be kept synched, and there was a lot of software which was upgraded to newer versions.

The migration went smoothly and in less time than we’d planned! Around 2 hours of downtime instead of 3.

In tests we can already ‘feel the difference’, and you should do the next time you log into your Editor, watch a channel in TV mode, or create a channel in the system.

Alongside this ‘maintenance’ upgrade, we fixed a bug where the Web Mode tab would not always load properly in the Editor – without a refresh, and we sneaked in a small new feature that some users, especially those with larger libraries, will appreciate.

Search Library by Genre and Keyword Feature

You can now search your library using the genre and keywords metadata fields. This means you can organize clips for rapid finding, simply through the use of metadata. You could organize clips into categories, or any way you like.

How to use

Right-click a clip in the Library, choose ‘View/Edit Metadata’ to see and enter information into the clip metadata fields. Some clips (eg YouTube clips) come pre-populated with metadata, but you can change this to whatever you like. If you want to test it out, put some unusual text into the Keywords or Genre field for a clip, and close the metadata window. Now use the search box at the bottom of the Library to enter that unusual word. The relevant clip will immediately appear.

This is a powerful feature and even if you don’t organize clips into keywords or genres, you can immediately make use of it through the improved performance when searching your YouTube based clip library.

Technical

Previously our Library Search box searched only the Title field. Now it searches the Title, Keywords and Genre fields. You access the Metadata pop-up by right-clicking a clip in the Library.

We are now working on the much anticipated Scheduling Mode, and should have a release within a couple of months. Thank you for your patience!

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Happy Holidays from WorldTV

Posted by on Dec 20, 2012 in General News | 3 comments

It’s about that time of year when we start thinking of our families, good friends, and bonhommie, and look forward to spending some (hopefully!) relaxing, good times with the people who are closest to us. As the world gets increasingly complex and frazzled, its these times we really have to cherish. Cherish well friends.

From all of us at WorldTV we wish you a very Happy Christmas, and we look forward to sharing some encouraging news about WorldTV’s development plans in the new year.

Have a wonderful holidays!

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Amazing new Feed Tabs are here!

Posted by on Apr 17, 2012 in Change Log | 6 comments

Our new feature – Custom Feed Tabs – are a flexible way to get videos flowing into your WorldTV Editor from other places – which you can then organize, copy to your library, and publish or distribute in different ways.

With this feature, you can add tabs to your Editor for things like YouTube searches, YouTube playlists, YouTube API queries, other WorldTV channels, and Media RSS feeds!

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WorldTV responds to increased demand

Posted by on Feb 16, 2012 in General News, Technical | 3 comments

Over the past month, and particularly since our popular Web Mode release a week ago, we have seen substantially higher strain on our servers. This has resulted in a poorer than normal service for our users.

We have already made a series of improvements, and in this post we delve deeper into the behind-the-scenes world of WorldTV’s technical architecture, and how we intend to improve things even further.

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