New & Improved Catster Video Tools!

 |  May 19th 2008  |   0 Contributions


Today we deployed a new video solution on the site. We're super-excited, because it will make our members' video management experience so much better!

If you've uploaded videos in the past, all your existing videos will continue to display and play fine and will require no changes.

The benefits of this upgrade include the following:

* You'll soon see far fewer ads served in videos.
* We will no longer need to scan uploaded videos for copyrighted content, such as music. Our new system will allow for people with complaints to notify us, and we will review all concerns before making any action. You will be notified if any rightholder requests a takedown, but until then you are free to post whatever you like.
* Our new video uploader works on ALL browsers now and requires no advance download. There will be a short wait before your videos are available as we encode them for the web for you as quickly as possible.

Please note: While there are all these great improvements, there is regretfully one issue—but a fixable one—that will result from the change in a couple of weeks. Videos you have embedded anywhere in the past by using the HTML embed code (such as in a blog, social network profile or even your own Catster or Dogster page) will no longer display after the end of the month. We are very sorry about this.

As a simple fix, you can get a new embed code and replace the old code with the new. Just go to the page containing your previously uploaded video (click on the video title link on your Pet Page) and get the new embed code, which has been updated automatically.

Enjoy the upgrade! We're meowingly happy to bring you these improvements.

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