It hardly seems possible that 4 1/2 years have transpired since part 1 of favorite VideoBox scene appeared on the blog, as well as 3 1/4 years since the part 2 follow-up. I do believe my all-time favorite VideoBox offering continues to be the scene (two scenes actually) I discussed in this article. However, with over 70,000 scenes on site, it’s quite difficult to isolate one particular favorite. In today’s post, I’ll present one of my favorite scenes which I haven’t previously discussed. I invite all within the membership to list your favorite VB scenes in a reply to the post, and I’ll link them up for easy accessibility.
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Wonderful to be back on the blog – my sincere thanks to Josh. I’ve been asked to submit a new article every other week. I chose to start by highlighting one of the studios that has been added to the VideoBox stables since my last posting – Anabolic. Today’s entry will focus on one-on-one scenes, and a future post will cover threesomes. I’ve embedded the flash player to showcase three dozen of my favorite Anabolic boy-girl scenes. Click the flash player to see a one minute preview of the scene, and if you like what you see, click the link above the flash player for the full scene. I will be adding scene comments in the days ahead. Let me know your opinion of the embedded scenes, and if I failed to include one of your favorites, list it in a reply to the post and I’ll link it up.
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I just want to add an update to my last post.
While I still feel adding “Recommended DVDs” was a good change (as seen by an increase in our download numbers), I don’t wish to alienate the many members who want to see the latest content. So we’re going to change the home page to show:
- Recommended DVDs
- Recently Popular DVDs
- Latest DVDs
We’ll tweak the “recently popular” calculation to emphasize newer content. That way, “recently popular” will change a lot, while still selecting for quality.
Also, we’ve verified that many custom clips fail if you download all the way to the end of the scene. We have a fix for this problem.
All of these changes should go out soon (within a week or so).
As many of you noticed, last week we changed the top content bin on the home page from “Newest DVDs” to “Recommended DVDs”. I’m writing this post to give some background on this decision.
First, I want to apologize about making this change without any communication. I know we made it confusing and less convenient for many people whose usage pattern is to check out the latest content.
So why did we make this change? A couple big reasons:
We want to display more relevant content
We have an archive of over 13,000 movies. Chances are, the last 5 DVDs added to the site will not appeal to you as much as 5 that we can recommend algorithmically.
Our recommendation algorithm is pretty good (though I think it can be a lot better). For one thing, it automatically chooses videos that you haven’t seen before. With over 13,000 DVDs, no one has seen more than a fraction of our library (that’s over 2 years of continuous 24/7 porn watching).
Our metrics confirm an increase in relevancy: after one week, we’ve seen a 9% increase in downloads since we promoted recommended over newest DVDs.
The world is *gasp* running low on new porn
There’s less porn being made these days. And much of it cannot be licensed without putting the content into designated premium channels.
Historically, our value proposition has been strongly linked to “5 new DVDs a day”. Because of changes to the external market, we can’t keep adding 5 DVDs a day forever.
So we need to reframe our value proposition to be more about overall quality of content that you experience, rather than simply what’s new.
I want to thank you for your patience and for being part of this site.
So far, there’s been an increase in downloads without an increase in cancellations, so I feel like these changes are moving us in the right direction. And things should only get better by improving our recommendations.
It should come as no surprise that we’re fans of the Roku box; our updated Roku channel is my personal favorite recent VideoBox enhancement. If you haven’t tried Roku porno yet, we’ll have some fun news for you in the near future that we hope will make that much easier for you. But while you wait for more details on that, there’s a Roku announcement from CNET that the VB team thought was pretty cool:
Roku’s “streaming stick” is coming out in October for $99. It packs all the punch of a Roku box into a little USB stick that plugs into TVs and is instantly out of sight, out of mind. Rest assured we’ll be playing with one in the VB office as soon as we can get our hands on it!
Roku also has a mobile app that we enjoy. It allows you to use your device as a remote (oh-so-handy when typing searches or logging in for the first time). According to the same CNET article, an update to the Roku app enables AirPlay-like streaming of music and photos from your device to your TV. Whether you’re streaming porn or looking at vacation photos with your kids (because you’ve installed our discreet app and enabled the parental access controls, right?), this sounds like another great reason to have a Roku in your house.
And, let us know what you think of the VideoBox Roku porn app, or the announcements above, down in the comments.
Just a quick note to let you all know we have discovered the source of our problem with MP4 custom clips. Content released from here forward should not be affected, and will play on the major video playback programs for both Windows and Mac. Last night we began re-encoding affected files that are currently on the site, so those fixes will hit the site as they are completed.
If you see any issues with custom clips, please use the form on our contact page and give us as much info as possible on the affected scene.
Note: full-scene downloads were not affected, and will continue to be fine, and we have no plan to remove full-scene WMVs at this time.
Once again, we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
The VB Team
As some of you have noticed, we have recently removed WMV custom-clip download options from the site. We made this decision because of the complexity involved with creating this particular file type, and the fact that WMVs are fast becoming an obsolete format that most modern devices don’t support. We view this decision as similar to the one we made to drop support for Internet Explorer 6 & 7 a while ago.
Custom clips can still be downloaded as MP4 files, and full scenes can still be downloaded as MP4 or WMV; it’s just the custom-clip WMVs that are no longer available.
Some users have reported difficulties with playback of the custom-clip MP4s in certain software programs, however. We are aware that this is an issue and are working as quickly as possible to resolve it. In the meantime, we recommend VLC player to all of you. VLC is a free software program that can play all media types and provides the user excellent control over playback. It plays our MP4 custom clips without issue.
VLC can be downloaded for free at: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html
We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused, and will post here again when we have a solution for MP4 playback for a wider array of programs.
The VideoBox Team
Over the years we have found that there is a high demand for quality Transsexual content from many of our users. However, it is challenging to find great quality at affordable prices, and it can cause controversy if we post a lot of it within the standard daily updates. For these reasons, we are offering this optional stand-alone channel to satisfy the demand without adding a surplus of this content to VideoBox. This change will not affect existing Transsexual content on VideoBox, and we will continue the occasional non-channel Transsexual releases.
For those who are interested in this channel, here are the details:
- 40 full DVDs available as of this writing, with an additional 3 DVDs added each week
- Content from a diverse group of top studios, including Tranny Kingz, Trans Erotica and Gia Darling
- Regularly $20 a month, but discounted for a limited time to only $15 a month!
We hope you enjoy this offering if it interests you. And, if Transsexual content is not your bag, we hope you continue to enjoy your membership without concern that you will be weeding through a sudden increase in shemale videos.
Either way, have fun!
You’ve got more than one room in your house, right? Well, why not put a Roku in each of them, then you can enjoy hot VideoBox action wherever you are in your house! VideoBox now gives you the ability to link an unlimited number of Rokus in your house to your VideoBox account.
Here’s how it works:
The first Roku you link to your VideoBox account is considered your “primary” Roku. This step is no different if you’re linking 1 Roku or 10 Rokus. Once you’ve linked a Roku to your account, setting up any number of additional Rokus is easy. When you start the VideoBoxTV Roku Channel, you’ll see this screen:
Simply click “Link this Roku to my existing account” and you’re all set! Your additional Roku will work precisely like your primary Roku, with the same feeds, Stash and Parental Control. If you unlink your primary Roku from your VideoBox account, it will unlink all your Rokus.
Hi all, just a quick note for all our loyal foreign users: The VideoBoxTV Roku channel, previously only available in the United States, is now available Worldwide! Traveling abroad and don’t want to be without your beloved VideoBoxTV account? Don’t want to pay those ridiculous hotel movie rates? Take your Roku with you! With the VideoBoxTV Roku channel, you’ll never fly solo again.