Archive for December, 2013

Update: Old Site & WMVs Back

UPDATE 1/1/14: The old site is back online and can be found at vb2.videobox.com. The WMV format and the “back to the old site” link on the new site are also back. Thank you all for your patience during this time, and Happy New Year! Please continue to use the “contact us” form on the site if you need support.

Cheers,
Bob

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Hey All,

As some of you have noticed, we have experienced issues with a couple of our video servers this week. We are now taking every possible measure to resolve these issues, including temporarily removing the ability to download the WMV format and redirecting the old site to the new site. This is so we can streamline server traffic and add updated hardware to our server pools more quickly.

Rest assured that this is a temporary solution, and we are not planning to keep the WMV format off the site, or have the old site down, any longer than absolutely necessary. We will continue working around the clock and will restore everything to normal as soon as we are satisfied that we can do so and still give you all the best possible experience.

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We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused. We are a bit short-handed with the holidays and busy with this situation, so any comments you post below will not get replied to very soon. If you have further questions, please use the contact form on the site and we will respond as soon as we are able.

Best Regards,
Bob

Stream VB on Your PS4 or XBOX!

Hey VideoBoxers,

Last week we released a minor change that enables streaming of our videos from the VideoBox player page in the browser on your brand-new PlayStation 4 or XBOX One, as well as your not-as-new XBOX 360. I figured you’d probably want to know that!

Unfortunately, the browser on the PlayStation 3 does not have adequate html5 support (at least, the test model I have doesn’t, and a quick internet search returned a bunch of complaints and laments about the poor or nonexistent html5 support on that console). Last I checked, though, downloading to the PS3 and watching the videos from its hard drive works just fine. But feel free to use VideoBox as your excuse to upgrade to the new console generation — I’m sure Santa will understand! :-)

Happy Belated Thanksgiving, and Enjoy –
Bob and the VB Staff