added a new content type: “Call Outs”. If you are looking for content
for a DVD compilation, screening, film festival or crew for
a production you can let people know about it by adding a call out:
Flash Player – Full Screen Video
can now play videos at full screen with the flash player, just click
the button in the bottom right hand corner of the player.
upgraded the tagging functionality – you can now browse the site through user-added keywords or “tags”. You’ll now see a tag cloud in the
top right of the site. This tagging system is much faster than before
and gives users an enhanced way to navigate and find content on the
also added a new publishing page to make it easier to add videos, news,
events and call outs. Just click the publish button in the top left or
hit this link:
added some big improvements to page templates resulting in much faster
load times. We also added more RAM to our server to speed things up.
This should go some way to dealing with the performance issues
some of you may have been experiencing. There are still however a few
key issues we need to address as more and more videos get added to the
site and more people visit. We’ll be working on these over the coming
months. If you have Plone skills please get involved!
The EngageMedia.org is now running on the package of video-sharing software we have created called Plumi, rather than using elements of this package in combination. The implications of this are far too geeky to explain, but take it from us this is a big step in terms of improving this website, and the software that enables anyone to run their own video-sharing community.
EngageMedia grow and improve even more this year. EngageMedia relies on
funders and site members to stay afloat and run an advertising free
service. If you appreciate the site and want to continue to see it grow
please consider making a donation. Go to the front page and click
the ‘donate’ button in the bottom left to contribute via PayPal or
click this link to direct to PayPal:
The EngageMedia team: Andy, Lachlan, Dave, And_, and Anna