Introducing Viewly Alpha

in viewly •  last year

The response to our last week's Viewly Uploader announcement has been amazing. People have been uploading all kinds of videos, and sharing them with the community trough posts, for example here and here.

Unfortunately, there was no easy way to find all the videos that people are publishing, which is why we built Viewly Alpha.

Viewly Alpha

This app, aptly named Alpha is a very early prototype of a video explorer.
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Embedding

You can now embed Viewly videos on your website, trough a simple iframe.

For example:

iframe
    width="853" height="480"
    src="https://alpha.view.ly/embed/<uploader>/<identifier>?autoPlay=true"
    frameborder="0" allowfullscreen>
/iframe

Edit: The above code seems to break the Steemit editor, see the correct embed code here.

New Nodes

We now have 3 nodes in Europe, and 1 node in US. People in our Telegram group have been offering to donate more nodes in various geographic regions, which will improve the storage capacity as well as streaming speeds for users worldwide.

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This is so amazing. Do you guys want to come on The Cryptoverse and talk about this project?

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Great that you offer this! WE need more great publicity like this about STEEM.

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Yes! Do EEEET.

awesome, I have to learn to upload some files there, is it worth storing data, I have some recordings I'd rather not delete again :|

Great work, also I was meaning to ask you why is your glorious avatar removed from the viewly team page :D

and sincerely thank you for making this finally a working solution :)

YAAAY it's awesome, last day I was going around wondering when this will happen :) well now we have a steem-tube cough cough

I'm rarely excited, well most of the time :D turns out there is lots of time hovering around.

For a final time Thank You Very Much :) and Congrats to the team, keep it up!!!

Can you embed here on a comment a video example and copy/paste the script for us to see? Because I don't figured out yet :) Thanks!

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steemit.com does not support embedding of external content (likely for security reasons, as your private keys are a target to hackers).

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Great stuff!

Why does embedding not work with the video tag? Is it because you're using MediaSource extensions or something? Why does youtube/vimeo embedding work ok?

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I dunno but @furion says that the videos are embeddable, but steemit.com has to whitelist Viewly first.

So is there any criteria for whitelisting a website on Steemit?

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That sounds positive, and should be pretty straightforward if so then!

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Let's hope for the best and may it happen sooner than later!

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Steemit support YouTube and Soundcloud iframes. It does not support Mixcloud I found out. As well as it doesn't support Viewly :( Didn't try other external content services so far.

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viewly is pretty new although it's been in the works for quite a while, I'm wondering why a update isn't just patched in for it.

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A big question for me as well, since it cannot be simply 3rd party content not enabled through iframes because of security, since then YouTube and Soundcloud would also need to be disabled.

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they are probably whitelisted and integrated. It's a matter of web-design back end probably the Steemit Inc. team has the site :)

Excellent! Resteemed. This will definitely revolutionize the market.
YouTube: be prepared!! :)

I will start using the embedding in my next vlog.

I have tried many times but I was unable to log in with the Viewly app. It'always show some error each time I try to login either with Instagram, twitter or facebook account. Is there any bug in that app? I really want to about this. I am highlyexcited for viewly. Reply me @furion

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it's probably the alpha, I haven't tried it still, I will give it a week, although I can see there are many videos being uploaded already.

Thanks for the update. Looks great so far. I was curious about something: In theory, if these videos are stored on the Steem blockchain, could they be accessed by any site also on the blockchain too, such as Steemit? In other words, if Steemit supported it and your team was okay with it, could there be a direct video viewer on Steemit that would allow you to see the videos on viewly?

I wan't to clarify that I am not trying to imply that an external site would be bad, just curious if Steem powered sites could be directly integrated with eachother as they share the same blockchain.

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Any site can embed and play these videos, regardless of the blockchain or lack thereof.

Fantastic work, video is one great factor that will speed up the success of STEEM.

I love this project, and am amazed at how far along it already is.

I am located in New Zealand (the total and utter bottom of the world short of the South Pole) and would be happy to run a full node here. I can build the server to suit.

Viewly looks really cool. Is there an overview of the architecture and economics? I.e. where is stuff stored and who pays for it.

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well you can easily learn that, go to ipfs website or see some videos. you can dig around viewly too. Why are you asking questions you can answer yourself with some curiosity :)

Yeah, just a few days ago my friend was talking about Viewly.
He was trying to figure out how it works.

Sharing to get the word out! Thank You for keeping us updated @furion!

Upvoted! Big respect for making this. Resteemed.

Awesome job @furion, this service is super important. Almost every day I read about youtubers being banned for telling the truth :/

Nice but what is the benifit ?

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well watch a ipfs video, then connect the dots between that and steem and you might just get it. Inter Planetary File Sharing was it, maybe. go on youtube, or just search ipfs

Sounds great will have to give it a try.
Thanks for sharing.

how people get 100 + votes in just one hour damn i cant even get 10+ votes even in a month :/

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he's a developer that's been here for over a year, made the libraries for python and so forth, does he deserve it? te good part is that if you are interested you can check and find out, but if you just think you deserve something, well there are many others that do too, do you for instance go on 100 posts and read all the comments, do you engage the community, do you do something that matters, this comment for sure isn't it, it's not either the problem or a solution, I don't get enough upvotes, well who said you should. I've seen 5000 word posts that have 10 upvotes and no payout, I would credit that rather than your posts whatever they are, so far I'm not even interested to see your blog page :|

learn how it works, it's not magic, you build* a following, you contribute, you get rewarded.

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am sure this comment deserve 100+ votes :P

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Its all manipulation I believe. I will upvote your comment My friend . I encouraged someone to join this, and this was her first impression, if this trend continues, I don't think, Steemit will survive in long run. :

https://steemit.com/introduction/@sweetbbsr/rich-steemtians-please-pay-attention-you-can-change-the-culture

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I'd like it if you read my comment, you might find something applicable to the current situation, other than that. Bots are mostly run by asshole "farmers" that came during the past few months just to suck up rewards and run people dry, we should be flagging them, linear rewards curve also helped with that, the problem is that people don't educate themselves ad fall "victims" to either some lousy scammer, a circle jerk (some asshole already has 5000 followers in a month because he auto-spams.

The solution is simple go where there are successful people, learn from them, improve the many aspects you'd like to master and one way or another you are already being rewarded, the information here is mostly of good quality, so having that for free is rewarding enough. And please don't feed those scrapheads that just spam, there are many automations like @cheetahto combat plagiarism, but if people don't know what they are doing none of that matters. There is a chat https://steemit.chat you can find help there, there are support projects here, there are many great blogger that help out out of the kindness of their hearts it's not perfect it's what it is.

It's not manipulation, please see if you are correct before you make a claim, I think this post deserves far more to be frank. @furion is a top witness, a top developer, really it's mostly a issue with how whales just automate their votes, they automate votes on successful bloggers, developers and others so they can get more curation rewards.

If you'd like to learn you are free to do so, if you are going to complain I'm not sure I've spent this time productively.

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@j3dy
I upvoted your comment because you are really doing a good job, and with patience, to try and reason....
...buy I don't feel you are getting very far. Not your fault.
I'll checkout your page. Have a great week!
✌Peace!!

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well thank you very much for the appreciation, I have some hopes left for this place :D plus I had a good time and I'm a stubborn fool so I like things to be better. giving you a follow since well gardening, permaculture and self-reliance. I hope I can get back to your blog, because well I'm having a great difficulty in following everything here :D it's not getting easier either and I'm not making it simple :D you have an interesting channel, I might throw an eyeball there :)

leaving you a old post, I personally haven't tried it, but it shouldn't be hard :)
https://steemit.com/gardening/@luzcypher/benefits-of-garlic-and-how-to-grow-it-in-your-garden
I was going to recommend the blog, but I haven't checked it for a while, his first posts were majestic. Then when I saw him he was posting on growing various things, maybe check out more on https://asksteem.com the dedicated search engine. It's third party, there are many "apps" for steem, data and such

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@j3dy

Awesome!
I responded, less than a week ago, to a post about garlic...that I eat it raw(most nutritious) by hiding it in my smoothies(I've done it 10x or so now)!!!
I just got through reading some of your blogs and resteems! Good stuff...but seems you aren't writing as many articles recently.

Ditto on sometimes being overwhelmed with good stuff to read and checkout.

Also props on a short user name, right!?
Take care!!
Peace!

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:) thank you, well I can't get to my own works, I spend a lot of time, it would be good for me, but I put it off, I've spent whole day and nights on steemit before so that's a minor issue, I still am but reading is way easier than writing for hours. Basically I need some fundamentals taken care of and I didn't help myself much during the past few months, basically money, practically no reason to stop posting other than expecting rewards and weighing options, the sad part is I have around 100 posts in the "works" that I'm just putting of.

Hey thank you very much for the comment :) I went to search myself :) I forgot I used to have a blast and I'm not alone in this "game"

this would be the current "best post" I have, there is the shameless self promotion at the end if you'd like to go back to the start, after that I took a small step back and I followed with a few topics(first was cancer, second was a few posts on trading and I was meaning to make a IOTA review, still all are unfinished)

I have a tendency of not finishing thing up and leaving them for "later" posting helped for a while, but I lacked consistency and then there is the erratic thinking out of the infinite information compared to attention span. So I tend to make a pile over myself and then dig through it :D

anyways thanks again, I saw I missed a few "notifications" that my comments actually got a "public" view here and there and that my time wasn't completely wasted so to say, I'd like to get back to blogging, but I also put my freelancing on the back end for steemit, my personal "development" too, those would be the reasons for my step back, well that's how life goes I suppose, waves.

Still I have to make a review of the current state of the platform I missed a lot in a few months, information mostly, developments tend to stick out, but I'm sure I've missed many of those too.

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All the best to you. Get some of those unfinished articles and projects done....I too get behind and don't always finish things, so I know whatcha mean.
Peace!!

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I read your comment, and I also joined the chat, and posted my link posts in the PROMOTION channel. The moment I do that, people start asking vote for vote. I never asked anyone to upvote me. if they like then they will automatically upvote. Same goes with me, if I like I would upvote from my bottom of heart.

But the trend is not like that. Now I see that people initially asking others upvote to get upto a some level. Probably then only they make it to the pool of people who are being watched.

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why bother with people like that, I've started flagging those nagging comments and the spammy images, that's the best we can do. Collude with good people like @surpassinggoogle for instance, the promotion chat is a swamp I rarely post nowadays but the last few times I normally have to tell 5 people to stop spamming their posts.

There are many reasons for this "mental" attitude. People are crazy and they want money and attention spans tend to be on the lower end.

It's a shitty trend I agree the best thing that could be done is to help those that can be helped and flag all the rest of them until they get some manners or a better reason to be here than steal rewards, or scratch their ego's

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dont fight :P maintain peace as i already have some one who is downvoting all my post :(

looks great i faced some difficulties uploading video so if you make an video tutorial then it will be nice for us to use this interface.

Useful information as always furion. Thanks for the quality of your posts

Its just amazing furion to see that progress, and it didn't take much time also.

Great !

Great job @furion! I really appreciate your project and I'm sure it will be BIG soon :) Good luck!

Very nice, I was waiting for the possibility to browse all viewly vids.
It's incredible how fast the devolopment of viewly goes ahead.

  • Bugreport:
    Sometimes I have to reload the page to start a video and the thumbnails on the mainpage are loading very slowly.
    Location: Europe/Germany
    OS: Win10
    Browser: Firefox

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Can we embed it in markdown or do we have to use html? It'd be great if we could embed it in markdown as I suspect the majority of bloggers are familiar with markdown and not html! Either way, great work guys. Upvoterd & Resteeemed! :]

Wow @furion! Thanks for the great tool! It will be useful to all of us too :D

i study in computer scince 2 year this post help me lot

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how so? html5 and embedding videos can't be that hard. Unless you mean something different.

I'll have to check this out

Cool)))

This is a great achievement for steemit and people are liking that idea.. soon I think I will post something too in the video section.

@furion

FYI - Just posted this article.

Analysis of Steem's Economy - A Social Scientist's First Impressions - Part 3/4 in the series.

https://steemit.com/steemit/@cyberspace/analysis-of-steem-s-economy-a-social-scientist-s-first-impressions-part-3-4

Great to read that you now have a search engine / front-end for the videos.

I could find my upload of a week ago: https://alpha.view.ly/search?q=street%20techno

Lets see if I can embedded the video as well (dont have that many code skills but following what you were stating above)... Getting an error while trying to POST this comment with the iframe in it...

Hmmm, a shame it isn't supported by Steemit. Actually I noticed this also with services like Mixcloud. YouTube and Soundcloud are support by Steemit though. Will iframes from viewly be supported in Steemit posts?

I was trying the prototype app (https://upload.view.ly/) you shared earlier, but it gives the below error, any clue ? :

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Even I tried the new link, you gave, but its not working and giving the same error.

Thanks for this exciting introduction

It’s a shame Steemit doesn’t support iframes, which often means that I can post here no more than a link to a google docs file hosting the content, if I want it to remain permanently editable.

Dang how did I miss this. I uploaded a video the first day it was up for demo. Worked really good for being so new. Look forward to seeing it ascend! and I will use it and help how I can!

this post help us many in computer tips and i teach from it some things

can i have a question? if i post something to my site will i get revenue on view? or i dont?

sounds interesting. I'm going to try it

I just watched @surfermarly vlog from your viewly and its really interesting how the video loads faster while maintaining excellent quality. One question @furion , is it because the use of blockchain?

I'm currently writting a book about blockchain and View.ly will definitely going to be a great case study in the usage of blockchain if indeed it can not only make video content decentralized but also make it load faster.

I just stumbled upon this. I was working on a similar product.. decentralized youtube!!!! .. wow now the team has to think really hard what shud be the strategy

resteemed and upvoted .. I will give it a try sometimes. :)

@furion

  1. Will you be changing the comments from Disqus to STEEM based comments?

  2. Will we be able to log into Viewly via our Steem account in order to post/vote?

Wish I saw this sooner, have been on vacation. Great work @furion thank you very much.

I was redirected here by @surfermarly . She told me to check out this post. Not disappointed.

Nice work! Big fan of this!

Amazing, @furion! It's amazing! Upvoted, followed and resteemed. Do think some programming could be done on this?: https://steemit.com/steembnb/@chicosonico/welcome-to-steembnb-homes-for-steemians Thanks!

hi, I voted you as my witness, wish you help increase my rank , thank you .

I am from aceh. I am a newcomer in steemit. Very interesting information. Greetings from me @bukharisulaiman