I haven’t been adding a lot new videos or radio lately, but that doesn’t mean the site has been stagnant.
I have started the process of re-transcoding just about every video on here. When lazy, I would just grab the 512 kbps video file from the Archive (the source for most of the videos on here) which are alright, but can be improved upon. All the 512 kbps files from the archive have a video resolution of 320×240, decidedly not HD resolution. I have been re-encoding the largest files available on the Archive to not only have a larger resolution, usually around 512×318, but also be a smaller file size.
So this means the videos will look nicer and download quicker (and save me bandwidth!).
The process will take a long time, but will eventually result in much nicer, faster loading videos for all the videos I have up on here. For now, you can tell which ones I’ve done by finding videos with a new feature I’ve also added, small galleries of the video so you can get a peek of what’s in store for you.
So, as you can see I’ve just been taking baby steps towards
ruling the world having the best old time movies and radio site out there, all for me you.
What do you think?