Archive for the ‘site features’ Category

No auto-play in hidden tabs

We made a change today that a number of customers have been asking for. When you open a scene in a new hidden (background) tab it will no longer auto-play. This helps customers who like to launch a number of videos from a browse page.

Huge Mobile Update!

Hey VideoBoxers,

It is no secret that our use of phones and other mobile devices is increasing daily in this modern age. It is also no secret that the mobile VideoBox experience has thus far not provided the kind of top-notch experience we strive to offer to our valued members like you. Well, that is changing now, thanks to the HUGE update we just made to our mobile site!

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OK, we have not perfected a Pokemon Go-style virtual porn reality experience with this version, but we still think you’re going to be really stoked about the improvements we’ve made. Just take a look at some of what you can do on your phone that you could not do before:

  • Browse and view Clips! – VideoBox is *STILL* the *ONLY* porn site out there that lets you create your own custom clips of our content. Now you can view them on a mobile device.
  • Scrubbing! – VideoBox is also the *ONLY* porn site that allows you to watch a comprehensive preview of a scene or clip just by moving your mouse across the thumbnail, and we’ve now got the same technology on our mobile site. Use the slider below a thumb to scrub.
  • Stashing! – Movies, scenes and clips can all now be added to and removed from your stash folders.
  • Search, Browse, Sort! – Now you can slice and dice browse pages and search results, narrowing and sorting, and you won’t lose your place. You can also browse by Star, Director or Studio.
  • Playlists! – View a page of content as a playlist that you can shuffle or loop.
  • And this is only the beginning! We’ll be rolling out more features in the near future, so stay tuned and have fun with the new site in the meantime. Leave us your feedback in the comments on this page or email us via our contact us form.

    Happy Viewing,
    Bob and the VideoBox Team

We’ve Added Dating!

Hey VideoBoxers,

Sometimes watching previously-filmed porn scenes just isn’t quite enough. Thanks to our new partnership with the biggest, most popular adult dating network on the web, we are pleased to introduce VideoBoxHookups.com, our very own site where you can meet partners for whatever action you could possibly want!

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Like our cams site, VideoBoxCams.com, VideoBoxHookups.com offers interaction with real live girls and can be accessed from a link on the main navigation at the top of the VideoBox site — in this case, the one that says “Dating.” Unlike our cams site, however, the girls here not only want to flirt, chat and interact in a range of possibilities limited only by your imagination; ultimately they want to hook up in person.

We wish all of you some fun, sexy and fulfilling time with any number of hot ladies across the globe. Let us know what you think of this new dimension to the VideoBox experience.

Enjoy,
The VideoBox Team

Flow Mode Greatly Improved!

Hey VideoBoxers,

I know it was not lost on some of you that our Flow Mode feature has not been working as well as any of us would have liked since February of this year. I apologize for the downgraded experience, and I am elated to tell you that the flow mode experience is tremendously better as of our code updates yesterday afternoon.

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Everyone here at VideoBox sincerely wishes you a very heavy flow for many years to come! Enjoy, and please let us know if you encounter any further issues with the performance. We think it’s looking great, but sometimes little surprises pop up once a feature is released into the wild.

If you do have issues to report, using our “Contact Us” form is ideal for troubleshooting assistance, but comments below are great too. Either way, the more details you provide, the better.

Cheers,
Bob and The VB Team

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Clip-Creation in Flash Player is Back!

Hey Everyone,

Tuesdays are rarely very fun or exciting. Well, we’ve decided to change all that by letting you know that we released an update to our flash player today, and among other things, it restores the custom-clip creation feature to the player.

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Sure, Clint’s playing it cool, but here at VB HQ we are pretty stoked about it. Oh, and did I mention that every single scene on the site has been available for custom clipping since the beginning of March? Maybe you already knew that?

This release also re-enables the “HQ” button on the player, so you can manually choose between higher and lower-res streams, which is especially nice for HD scenes if you’ve got the bandwidth.

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We also have drastic performance improvements to the flow mode player underway now, so you should see that work hit the site shortly. I have some other cool news to announce soon as well, but let’s not blow our whole load on a Tuesday, right?

Enjoy,
Bob and The VB Team

Flow Mode Updated

Everyone,

Like the Roku channel, we have another item functional in time for your weekend: flow mode is showing watchable-resolution videos when you select one. Thanks again to all of you for your patience as we worked feverishly to get our player to show the good stuff.

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Rest assured, if there’s something else not quite working for you, someone has been tasked with making it right and won’t be resting until it is. And you should hit us up with any issues you are having via our Contact Us form, where awesome customer service folks are ready to dive in and help you get the site working for you.

Enjoy,
Bob and the VB Team

Roku Channel Updated

Everyone,

Just in time for the weekend: the VideoBox Roku channel has nice, full-screen preview images and the full set of fast-forward/rewind images once more. Thank you all for your patience as we worked with our content system to get the right images in place.

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Next up in our Roku World, we will be adding HLS video streaming which provides the right bitrate for your bandwidth, like you see with Netflix and many other video-streaming providers. This work is already underway, and I will update this post as soon as it is live.

Cheers,
Bob and the VB Team

Happy Holidays – VB Support Hours

Happy Holidays to all from everyone here at VideoBox!

We just wanted to let you know what you can expect regarding customer support between now and the New Year. We are a small team and we consider the happiness and well-being of our teammates to be a top priority. So, someone will be on hand to reply to emails every weekday except December 25th and January 1st, though our holiday support hours will be a bit shorter and response times will be a little bit longer.

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Please bear with us during this time. Here’s the breakdown:
Mon-Fri 12/22 – 12/26: 10am – 4pm, every day but Christmas 12/25
Mon-Fri 12/29 – 1/2: 10am – 4pm, every day but New Year’s Day, 1/1
Please allow 48 to 72 hours for responses. We will reply as soon as we are able and will prioritize messages in the order we receive them.

Normal support hours and response times will resume on Monday, January 5th, 2015.

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year,
The VideoBox Team

Site Search Updated!

Hey Everybody,

We are overjoyed to tell you that we have made a major update to VideoBox’s sitewide search engine. We thank you all for being patient as we incrementally upgraded our underlying search technology and then adjusted the search results. We think what is on the site as of today is better than the search results on our old site, and better than the new site has ever had. We think you will agree.

Let me break down a few of the major differences you will see starting today:

Relevance:

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The default result set for any search on the site is now Relevance. This pushes up items that are much more likely to be the content you were looking for. Note that the Movie, Scene and Clip searches are weighted more toward the text in the title now. If you are looking for content of a certain category, clicking the “Categories” list at the left of the page, or starting on the “Niches” page, is your best bet.

If you’re not liking Relevance, you can still choose from the other sorts we offer, as seen in the screenshot above; namely, Recently Popular, Newest to Oldest, A to Z, and Most Popular.

Vastly Improved Star Search:

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Yes, you will find that the results for searches on star names are much more accurate than they were. You will also find a link at the top of the default result set (which is Movies) to easily switch to Scenes and back to Movies as you wish.

Series Searches:

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It is now easier than ever to find other titles from a Movie series you like via the search field. As a bonus, we have added a link on the Movie details pages next to the title of any Movie with a “#” in the title, which takes you to a page of search results for that title. It’s not 100% exact, but it’s very handy.

Overall Better Results:
Generally speaking, you are going to get better results than you’ve been getting for searches, which means more of what you want and less of what you don’t, saving time you used to spend sifting through excess content.

Enjoy, and let us know how it’s working for you in the comments section below.

Bob and the VB Team

New Top Nav

Hey VideoBoxers,

As you probably noticed, we have released a new top-level navigation scheme on the site. Gone are the fat, iPhone-like graphical tiles for Movies, Scenes, Clips and the like, and we’ve grouped things into a more organized layout. It loads faster, takes up less vertical space, allows us to communicate more information in that area, and looks/feels more clean.

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We’ve also moved some things off of the home page and into a drop-down that appears when you click on your username at the upper right. That drop-down includes handy links to a whole bunch of account-specific items while allowing us to de-clutter the site a bit.

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We have also made the search bar more user-friendly. And speaking of search, we have received your feedback about it and are close to completion on an overhaul that will greatly improve it. We know the results being returned right now are not as good as they should be, and I can assure you that will be rectified soon.

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In the meantime, if you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please let us know in the comments section below.

Enjoy!
Bob and the VB Team