Archive for November, 2014

wmv-removal

Where are the WMV files?

We are no longer offering WMV as a file download format as of January 29, 2015. As most of the world has moved on to the MP4 (also known as h.264) format for streaming video and downloads, and no affordable cloud-based encoding providers offer WMV as an option, we are following suit and limiting our download format to MP4.

Mac Users: the MP4 format should play for you without difficulty, both when streamed and downloaded. QuickTime Player is typically set as the default player for Mac, and the excellent VLC Media Player from VideoLAN can be used to play MP4 files on all operating systems.

Windows Users: Fortunately, Windows Media Player 12 can stream MP4s just as easily as it handles WMVs. Click here to download the latest Windows Media Player.

As mentioned above, VLC Media Player can be used to play MP4 files on all operating systems. Click here to download VLC Media Player.

Additionally, Windows users can set up Internet Explorer and other browsers to stream MP4s through VLC Media Player the same as they stream WMVs through Windows Media Player, using the instructions on this page.

We welcome your feedback on this decision, and the instructions we have provided; you can do so via the contact form on this site, as mentioned below under the heading “Other questions? Comments?”.

Other questions? Comments?

We would like to make the impact of these decisions as easy and positive as possible for all of our members. So please tell us: how can we help make the transition smoother? What do you think of the changes? Do you have any questions or comments?

Please use our contact form to send a comment, and be sure to choose the “Feedback on ” option from the drop-down. Or, if you are having any technical issues with streaming, downloads or playback, please choose the “Downloading Issue” option. Click here to send a comment or question.

vb2 removal


Out with the old, in with the new.

It’s been 7 years since our old web site, known as VB2, was launched.

In that time, the cost of using the cloud to support our business has plummeted while the ease of doing so has increased. This year, we realized that to continue providing an affordable, feature-rich adult-video experience to all of our valued customers, we need to replace aging hardware and code with a cloud-based solution.

The technology we used to create VB2, and the infrastructure in place to run it, are both no longer supported. In order to move to the cloud, it is much more costly and time-consuming to attempt to make the old site work than it is worth. For these reasons and others too arcane and boring to list here, we have taken the old site down as part of our migration.

Over the last several months, we have made some design and code improvements to VideoBox.com that we hope will ease the transition for users who still frequent the old site. The biggest has been a replacement of our search technology, as feedback from fans of the old site overwhelmingly listed the search functionality on VideoBox.com as the main reason they kept going back. We also plan to implement a redesign in 2015 that will further combine the best aspects of both sites into one cleaner, faster-loading experience. For a preview of how this redesign will generally look, click here.

We welcome your feedback on all of these decisions; you can do so via the contact form on this site, as mentioned below under the heading “Other questions? Comments?”.