Videobox Moves to “5 at a time” Release Cycle

Greetings, fellow lovers of porn! If you’re like me, you don’t like sitting around waiting 4 hours for the next release to come out. And since we pride ourselves on variety, it is inevitable that we sometime release titles not everyone will enjoy. At those times it can be quite frustrating for me to have to continue waiting another few hours for a title you like to hit the site.

Well we’ve heard you loud and clear, and here’s what we’ve done: we did some research to determine when you, the loyal Videobox fan, likes to download content the most, and we’ve decided to release all the titles we’d normally release throughout the day all at once at 7pm PST the previous night, when we determined you are most likely to be available to see it.

So what does this mean? In a nutshell, at 7pm (on the west coast) this evening, we will be releasing all of tomorrow’s titles (not including channel content). This is just our way of showing how much we love you, you beautiful porn viewer!

So go forth into this new year, and nut like you’ve never nutted before! You have our permission.

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69 Responses to “Videobox Moves to “5 at a time” Release Cycle”

  1. ronzilla Says:

    Meatbeater- shut your filthy hole. My gorgeous Filipina wife drank my sperm just last night while we were watching some porn from VB. You’re an ignorant jackass who makes assumptions. You’re almost making me ashamed to be a member of the human race.
    In case ya didn’t read Josh’s post, he asked to be notified of scenes that don’t work!
    In one of my earlier posts I mentioned that this was a silly place to notify the VB team of problems with the site. I also mentioned that the mechanism they have in place for notifying them of discrepancies DOES NOT work.
    This seems to be the only way to get problems with the site resolved. Get used to it.

  2. ronzilla Says:

    @phil: Why don’t you guys fix the issues that get reported through the ‘Get Help’ tab on the custom clip page?
    Does it not work? I’ve reported DOZENS of issues over the last year using this method. As far as I’m aware, none of them were resolved. What’s the deal?
    Thank you for your time.

  3. FormerlyKnownAs Says:

    I’ve been a member here under one username or another for about the 2 or 3 years now. I have noticed in that time that there has been a distinct downturn in the quality of updates.
    Last time I left this site was under less than ideal circumstances, and after only about two weeks back here am already regretting my decision to come back. There are better sites out there with better updates, and higher resoultion videos. The resolution I am seeing today in these updates are the same ones I have been seeing for years now when even less well known sites have far surpassed what VB continually push out for years now.
    I don’t doubt for a minute that VB was once one of the very best porn sites on the web, but from what I have seen over the last 2-3 years with the continual downward spiral in quality, I really have a hard time believing that you even remain in the top ten.
    …and don’t even get me started on this “new format.” Simply put, it sucks. At least with every four hours updating there was still the hope that the next update wouldn’t suck as bad as the last one did. Problem is that it wasn’t always like this here, and that’s the sad part, VB,unless it makes some serious changes for the better, is looking at it’s best days in the rearview mirror.

    signed:
    A fed up, disgruntled former fan of VB.

  4. Strangepork Says:

    If you want to change it to 150 movies at a time, once a month, I’d be perfectly fine with that.

  5. Ken Says:

    Has anyone noticed that the uploads for December 28th is not up yet at 12PM PST on the same day?

  6. vcpl2009 Says:

    @Strangepork – People will complain no matter what the release cycle is. If people don’t like the 5 DVDs that are released all at once there has to be something in the 1000s of DVDs to watch.
    People were complaining about the updates one at a time now they complain about them 5 at a time. I don’t see a difference.

    As far as content yes there has been a string of horrible updates but overall I am still satisfied. I don’t need HD. HD just shows you more things you don’t really want to see like stuble and pussey wrinkles.

  7. vcpl2009 Says:

    Sorry for the double post.

    The fact is that most of the people on this site including myself rarely if ever post a comment or an opinion. Nobody ever posts positive things that they like if it isn’t about the woman in the update. That is the reason you see so many complaints because the large majority is just off beating their meat.

  8. pumperdumper Says:

    I think the REAL problem is NOT the release schedule, it is the content itself. If the 5 DVD’s released all kicked ass there would be no complaints. Whether it is 1 crappy DVD every 5 hours or 5 crappy ones every 24 hours is irrelevant.
    Like FormerlyKnownAs I have been a member for a couple years under different screen names and certainly have noticed the content is not as good as when I first joined. The EA membership I have made me stick around.Perhaps it is my need for hardcore action, but for the first time, I am strongly considering another source.

  9. peru1978 Says:

    I’m on my way out, but it’s over the content, in fact I cancelled before the switch to 5 at once. I don’t see a difference because I go days between checking updates, but I also see the disappointment in getting 5 crap DVDs all at once. I’ve felt for a while that the content quality is compromised because of VB’s self imposed five-a-day quota. As rope pointed out, this amounts to 150 videos in a month. I don’t know how much a license for one DVD is but I’m guessing it’s considerably more than paying 20 to 30 for a DVD at the store. My suggestion is this: lower your quota and invest in better content. I know there is the elusive issue of what is that better content, but it seems to me, in the 3 or so years that I have been a member, that the real crowd pleasers are RLD, Voyeur Media, Justin Slayer, New Sensations/Digital Sin, Zero Tolerance, Combat Zone to name a few. These studios’ updates tend to be few and far between, I am guessing because of the cost, yet they seem to be the most in demand, going by the blog and video comments. If you lower your quota to say, 3 DVDs a day, that amounts to 60 bargain-bin titles you don’t have to subject your customers to, and it also amounts to that much more money you can use to invest in a more in-demand studio. You wouldn’t be dazzling your potential customers or investors with quantity, but you would have a more satisfied customer base, and potential customers would see the frequency in quality updates, which is a pretty good selling point, I must say. Well, I’ve enjoyed being a member, especially the first year going through the back catalog, and I had a blast making clips this past year, but I’m moving on because for quite a while, the updates just haven’t been doing it for me, with several stellar exceptions of course. I’m not mad at you, VB, stay true to your goal, signing out

  10. BigIsk Says:

    I don’t like 5 at a time. For me, you took away my hope that the next video would be good. Sure, there was always the possibility it could be Transvestite Hookers from Iceland Part 4, but if that was the case I’d go to My Favorites or the Archives and watch something I know I like or know that in 5 hrs I would have another surprise (hopefully a good one). Now that wait is a whole day and takes away the fun a little. I guess to sum up my personal feelings, I look for the new and rely on the old. For instance my wife is out of town for a couple days and the kids are at their grandmothers so I can take care of business as often as I desire for the next 48 hrs and 5 minutes after last nights release, I knew I wouldn’t be finding anything new here until tonight at 11pm. I’m here now obviously because I like this site and I wanted to see what other people thought (a HUGE positive about this site). I’ve been a member for over 4 years and I’m not going anywhere, but until 11pm tonight (3 hrs earlier would be my vote if you’re going to stick with this format) I will probably “wander” other places looking for something different and hopefully, for YOU, I won’t find anything else that suits my fancy as much as VideoBox. But why take that chance??? Happy New Year to all! 🙂

  11. Sad Says:

    There you have it: You killed the best part of your site – the comment section. Almost nobody comments no more. They were a big part of this site, and yes I did use it to screen videos with. The screencaps are normally good enough to judge a clip, but many people in the commentary fields had fun approaches to the scenes that made it worthwhile watching the clip anyhow.

    My membership runs out in february. If this 5-shit stands I’m out of here. It’s no fun anymore – and VB3 still look bloody awful. Such a shame. Does anybody knows better sites with a good update ratio and HD-video? Then do tell!

  12. Tentaclemonstr Says:

    It seems irrelevant when the 5 DVDs are released and I don’t see why it would affect the number of comments. However, I do see the quality getting worse which seems inevitable since DVDs themselves are going away, replaced by paysites. The promise of an HD release every day and the Kink and Reality Kings channels suggests that the Content Dude knows this and is trying to move the source of content away from just DVDs. However, the new premium channels seem like a waste since at $15 you might as well pay a little more and download from the sites themselves. I’ll be interested to see what new content appears in January, particularly if the EA channel goes to HD.

  13. Ken Says:

    What is an EA channel? What do you mean when u say EA? I know HD.

    I think VB3 has to be overhauled already. No doubt.

  14. RabbiPutzz Says:

    Video Box has been the best porn site going. The member comments where a stroke of genius. Releasing Vids five times a day offered excitement and a sense of anticipation.

    Sure a guy gets disappointed when the long awaited vid was not to his liking – But then the comments where always a joy to read and members clips could be a rich source of new or missed porno ops till the next long awaited update.

    Do you see my point? You have the content, you had the continuity between members .. what your fucking by putting out five Vids at a time is the excitement and anticipation.

    Your killing the idea of the next Vid will be “THE ONE” where all looking for. The perfect girl with the perfect ( name your preference). Dumping five Vids at once kills it.

    This site is and was the best value going. Don’t fuck it up by trying to improve it’s genius. And part of the genius lies in anticipation.

    As for me, I have canceled my membership. If and when you change back, well … you know where to find me.

    So long fellow wankers, and thanks VB for what was a great site.

    Shalom: Rabbi

  15. ropeadope Says:

    @ Ken – Evil Angel? Electronic Arts? My money is on Evil Angel.

    @ RabbiPutzz – Before you leave, inquiring minds want to know. Are you a real Rabbi?

  16. RabbiPutzz Says:

    @ ropeadope – Some say I’m a Balebatim (a Person of high standing) others say I’m a Fortz n’ zower (A foul, soul-smelling fart)

    Thanks for asking rope, Zolst leben un zein gezunt (You should live and be well)

  17. Sad Says:

    @ Tentaclemonstr With five videos to check per update people are less involved in each video. You just quickly scan the next ones where if you only have one or two videos to check, you are far more likely to stick around. But seeing is believing. Just see how few comments the new videos are getting. And it’s pretty easy to understand why.

  18. hankdog Says:

    I can’t seem to find my previous comments here, maybe I am missing them, but I hope they have not been deleted. Anyway, I am still trying to get switched over from xmovie to VB…sent an email to the customer service guy, but no reply. also, where is the best venue to try to offer constructive opinions about content?

  19. Jordan Says:

    @ Hankdog I wrote you on 1/06 and responded to your earlier comements at (http://blog.videobox.com/blog/index.php/2010/12/29/5-dvds-at-once-why-why-why/#comments)…I’ll resend the email. If you don’t see it in your inbox, check to see if it got marked as Spam…Let me know if you still don’t receive it.