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We are seeing more video sites move to HTML5 and it is getting more realistic to build a player application that could work with WorldTV on IOS devices, and possibly, an Editor application too. It will mean some of the video sites we currently support will not be supported (those that stick with Flash and do not move to HTML 5). With both YouTube and Vimeo now offering HTML 5 videos, and these being the two most popular services, this idea is coming closer to being possible. It is high on our list of desired upgrades.
Hi there... The primary reason we have not yet developed an iPhone or iPad app is that the iPhone does not support Flash. To workaround this issue, and considering that WorldTV channels include videos from a wide range of different sources, in all different video formats, is highly complex. We're extremely keen to create an iPhone/iPad app, and are regularly looking into the current state of play to see if there is a viable means to do so.
This is unannounced but this is currently in testing. Should be live before end of Jan 09.
Please e-mail us at email@example.com if you want to change the country for a channel. We’re happy to do this for you.
There will always be a free service with no less features (and probably many more) than the one you are currently using right now. We do plan to introduce some advertising alongside a channel, but not in the channel or on the channel or in the videos. We will have options to remove this for a small fee or even paste your own Google Adsense code for a fee. We’re running trials right now – see http://worldtv.com/comedy
An online video editor is a major undertaking and could be ‘everything we do’. From a user perspective it is inefficient in that you must upload raw footage (lots of mb’s or gb’s) to produce a smaller (but still big!) end file. Offline editors do a much better job we think and are already in existence with many years of development time in them. We’d prefer to ‘build on the shoulders of others’ and focus on new innovations rather than re-inventing the wheel. :-)
This is an interesting thought. Thank you for taking the time to comment and we'll consider this.
We are currently testing the new scheduling feature which unfortunately has taken much longer than expected due to unforeseen circumstances, our apologies!
It should be ready to roll out in the next few weeks as we are tweaking and testing functionality right now.
If you would like to receive an email regarding this feature, please send Subject: Scheduling Feature to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your patience!
What are people's thoughts on the issue of how to convey to viewers (or whether to even convey) the 'type' of channel that it is. There's 'on-demand' (how it is now by default), 'random' (possible now) and 'scheduled' - like traditional TV. Could it not confuse the viewer if there are too many possibilities, without some form of notification?