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We've been working hard on the site as always, read on for the latest changes we've made to the video and image gallery system.

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So the video player we were running on the site was about 10 versions old (not years!). This meant it's compatibility with HTML5, mobile etc was a little dubious at the best of times. Our new player is:

  • HTML5 native in modern browsers (should mean much fewer CPU / stability issues that flash causes)
  • Supports related videos (click the button below) which we will use to help everyone promote everyone
  • Switches between SD and HD fluidly
  • Check out the demo video we have grabbed from Switchcars:



We've also updated the image gallery system so that now when you click on the "view HD" link the gallery goes full screen. Browse any image gallery and hit that button to see this feature in action. More to come, hope you enjoy the changes and let us know if you encounter any problems!

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Walki
Walki

Progress!

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Bisszy4ever
Bisszy4ever

I'm liking it.

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Pe†eR-KuN
Pe†eR-KuN

CoooL! I saw the UI is the same with VideoWooT, is it the same Player?

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INtense! Author
INtense!

Quite possible this is the jw player. We customized the skin a little to add moddb red to it :)

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Pe†eR-KuN
Pe†eR-KuN

Nice!

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DmitriyT
DmitriyT

Good. But will be bad if you will force show too long ads, like 30 sec or more. Stick to the youtube's video ads policy, where you can skip an ad after some time if you don't like it or saw it already. And it will be fine.

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nashathedog
nashathedog

Agreed, I ended up turning ad block back on because it was driving me nuts.

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BioDestroyer
BioDestroyer

Yeah, I hate when they force us to watch long ads. The reason I reactivated adblock on Youtube was because there are some times they don't let you skip them (or at least there was, it has been some months since then, I should test it again).

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INtense! Author
INtense!

You should only see one ad max If you are logged in. Are a lot of long ads been shown right now?

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hoho96
hoho96

I hardly see any ads :/

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Admiral_Nemo
Admiral_Nemo

Looks good. It seems to work a lot faster than the old one.

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n5p29
n5p29

Error loading media:
File could not be played

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INtense! Author
INtense!

Can you provide the URL to this video?

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n5p29
n5p29

every video.

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INtense! Author
INtense!

Which browser / OS are you using? Anyone else getting this issue

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X-234
X-234

Good work.

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BioDestroyer
BioDestroyer

A little feedback: If you are seeing images in HD and then you go to the videos section, the video will be the correct size, but the area the video is will be stretched.

Just go to an image gallery, put the images on HD and then go to the video gallery and you should see it.

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INtense! Author
INtense!

Ahh thanks for the bug report I'll get on it. What do you think of the HD image mode?

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BioDestroyer
BioDestroyer

I liked it, it increases the size of the image while still keeping everything on screen. Now, I'll use it to see full images and 'view original' to see the details up close, if the image is even bigger.

And it looks good in the current layout, it doesn't look like it was just patched over it. :)

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INtense! Author
INtense!

This is now fixed - thanks!

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Ennorath
Ennorath

The player is way better, great improve.

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Dragonlord
Dragonlord

I don't think the player should be just a black rectangle with nothing in it?

EDIT: Tested various profiles including my own. Nothing but black rectangles. What is it supposed to use? HTML5? That works, I used it myself. Some strange IE only hack?

EDIT EDIT: I checked the page with html debugger. Something is wrong with the scripts. The console gets this error:
NetworkError: 400 Bad Request - Static.moddb.com"

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INtense! Author
INtense!

Try doing a ctrl refresh has your browser cached an old version? Is your Adblock or cross domain policy blocking this script from loading?

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Dragonlord
Dragonlord

Adblock is blocking nothing on this news page here. Ghostery is also not tagging anything which is not a known ad-spyware and in particular nothing that should get even remotely close to something playing videos. As mentioned in the error the problem is not running the script it's that the script delivers (maybe OS specific) a wrong URL which really leads to 400. I think a configuration option is wrong somewhere.

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ZikShadow
ZikShadow

Same thing on my end, no video, just blackness.

I thought for once maybe my internet screw up, but it seems that we are not alone.

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INtense! Author
INtense!

Ahh yes I know the cause of this, odd howcome your browser is defaulting to the FLASH player and not the HTML5 player? I'll get on the fix soon!

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Dragonlord
Dragonlord

The video is now playing but it's still using flash version which has next to now difference to the old player and quality is fugly low.

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INtense! Author
INtense!

you can click on HD mode? And it is super odd your browser is defaulting to the flash player... does it not support HTML5?

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Dragonlord
Dragonlord

I have no HD button. And I've tested different HTML5 players and all are working. Only the ModDB one is broken so it has to be a code issue with your video player.

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mp5lng
mp5lng

An awesome improvement and an awesome demo :D

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emocort
emocort

you guys are going to make a hit out of this. i lol'd for most of the trailer but in a good way. i will be playing this for sure.

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jammin804
jammin804

This looks amazing! All in html5 code too. Mad propz! :D

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Marek33
Marek33

Excellent work!
I like the new video player very much but I want to ask you if it could be possible to add feature which would allow us to open multiple videos after the end of the current video. I want to have that option because when I watch one Crysis video it showed me some nice videos but I can't open more than one so I would really like to see this implemented.

In YouTube if I want to watch other videos I could select multiple of them but not here (but I still think that Moddb is way better site).

Overall I think this is a great thing and I'm looking forward to improving this site (but I don't think there is something to improve because this site is great already).

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INtense! Author
INtense!

Glad to hear you like our site. I really wish we could change the end menu to allow more videos but there isn't an option to do it i'm afraid :(

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Marek33
Marek33

Well that's a pity but it always showing same videos (fortunately) so it’s possible to just go back and click at the end of the video and then it’s possible to see those videos once again.

Btw: Moddb is one of my favorite websites along with Crymods and Nexusmods.

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ZeroComfort
ZeroComfort

I have noticed there is something wrong with the length of our videos in the non-HD mode, it's like they cut off the first part of the video...

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BioDestroyer
BioDestroyer

The video starts in the middle? This problem has happened to me very sporadically for a long time already, I have to come back at another time to be able to see the video.

It happened to me when I first saw this video: Moddb.com a few days later it was working. (and now, it happened again. :/)

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INtense! Author
INtense!

Hmm that might be because of our caching system. I'll look into this and see if the video is getting cached at the wrong point

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joeandjoe
joeandjoe

nice progress, thumbs up :)

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Flаme
Flаme

New player is very good: better and much faster than an old one.

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Noktis
Noktis

Looks good, but you should change "Play button" color.

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ZikShadow
ZikShadow

Finally got to see the video player.

Really cool, liking it better than the old one.

Well done!

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gogolino
gogolino

I can't play any media anymore, always error message appears:
"Error loading media: File could not be played". What do i do???

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