We are doing some house cleaning on our staff applications. This includes purging the last round of apps, if you were one of those that applied, we're sorry that we didn't move forward with anyone, but thank you for the time you took on your applications.
While moving forward, we are opening up only one staff position; QA Technician.
The position is pretty straight forward, you'll work with the management team to proof view videos generated from our automated system.
Right now we deploy various servers that act semi-autonomously to gather video sources at our direction, however we are in need of dedicated individuals to help us ensure that our semi-autonomous system does what it should.
- Must be able to download and stream videos upwards of 1080p quality. (1080p episodes are 550MB-1GB in size)
- Must have written skills to ensure that any issues present in a video are conveyed to management correctly.
- Must be able to dedicate time per day to proof processed videos. (We have email, text and discord notifications for new episodes to make it easier to know when a video is uploaded.)
If you want to be an integral part of AnimeFTW.tv, come check out the staff applications today!
Looking to gauge interest in text message notifications, specifically if a new series gets added (any), a new series gets added that is a prequel/sequel to a series your following with your My WatchList, or new episode (airing) notifications.
Please post up if that would interest you at all, been playing around with SMS gateways, pretty slick stuff and think it might be useful for keeping up to date on your airing series.
I am also looking at tailoring the messages so that if you have a windows phone the link opens up the episode in the app, and if your an android user it would open the episode in our app via link.
Thanks in advance!
We are pleased to announce a new feature to the site that allows diligent My WatchList users the ability to re-watch a series.
Wait? We couldn't re-watch a series before? NOooo! You always could, but if you wanted to track your progress using the included Episode Tracker it was impossible. The episode tracker was originally designed with one thing in mind, but it never imagined that you would want to watch a series more than once *gasp*.
Now you can! The feature adds a new field on the My WatchList management interface. When you go to a series you have added to your My WatchList you'll note a new field like follows:
In the dropdown above, you'll see that it counts off 0, 1.. and it also displays the amount of episodes that were tracked for that round. By default the "Next" round will always be above the amount possible plus one, so if you've watched and tracked a series 3 times, you should see 4 rounds in the listing, the fourth being 0 episodes. This is simply so you can start a new round without having to jump through hoops to get to it :).
On episode pages, you'll see a standard episode tracking link, it currently makes no notes about the WatchList round your on, we've assumed that you know what round you have selected ;).
If you find a bug, or have any questions/comments, please don't hesitate to post them up!
It's that time of the week! Time for another Baraki Review!
This week he reviews Shomin Sample, check out the video here:
We are pleased to announce that we have procured a CDN for our videos that allows us to deliver videos to all parts of the global through a large Content Delivery Network.
We have been testing it for a week or so and felt it was time to bring it to the website, so if you are an advanced member and live further away from our video servers, be sure to enable the setting on your profile!
Please note that this feature is ONLY available when playing back on the website due to content protection policies being harder to manage through the CDN provider.
We look forward to feedback on this new feature.
We've released 1.3 to the production channel, all channels now have the latest version.
We are releasing version 1.3 of the Roku Channel to the dev channel, this fixes an episode listing issue where only the first 20 episodes were shown.
This will not fix the listing for series like bleach which have over 100 episodes, but will fix 99% of the series available. We are still working on a permanent fix that will allow proper episode paging, but this hotfix addresses the majority of listing issues.
Once we've confirmed that everything works as expected in the dev channel, we'll release 1.3 for our production channel users.
I've found the issue, your existing channels should be functioning properly.
If you've been using our Roku channel, it's possible your only able to see the My WatchList and Latest Episodes entries.
I've been doing testing to see what this means and i suspect Roku pushed out an update to players that is interfering with the way our channel is formatted. I am not seeing calls to our api for the other options, so I'm suspecting a backend update to the roku as the cause for this loss of functionality.
We've reached out to the developer of the channel to see if he can provide insight into our issues.
When we know more we will update everyone.