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It is a requirement
that new publications be placed on a streaming media site. This page documents current site best practices for uploads to one of those sites.
Streaming media sites currently in use
Encodes intended for publication on streaming media sites have some special requirements
to ensure they are processed properly by the site in question. Where possible, high definition
encodes should be used to ensure the maximum possible video quality is provided by the streaming site's post-processing. For YouTube and Dailymotion, videos may need to be segmented (consult the streaming media encoding guide
for details on segmentation).
After adding the link to the movie's data, make sure the "watch using" buttons appear and work properly.
- Make sure the tags, name, etc. are the same for each segment.
Shortening the Name
- Many streaming media sites have limits on how long the name of a video can be; this can be too small for some of our movie names.
- If a movie aims for fastest time use this naming convention:
- Platform Game "Category" in Time by Author
- All this information should be identical to the published movie.
- Add Part 1, Part 2, etc. to each movie segment.
- If the name can't be done within the above name requirements, here are some guidelines to shortening it:
- Do NOT shorten the platform name.
- Shorten Part 1 to Pt.1 or even Pt1.
- Shorten the game name to by leaving out a subtitle or abbreviating if it is a VERY common abbreviation; for example:
- The Legend of Zelda - Ocarina of Time could be Ocarina of Time (avoid using OoT);
- Sonic the Hedgehog could be Sonic 1.
- 'and' can be replaced with ',' to separate authors.
- The fractional part of the time can be taken off.
- Remove spaces between dashes.
- In summary, preserve the platform, the author's names, and keep the game name as easily recognizable as possible.
- Add a URL link to the tasvideos.org movie page in the description.
- Add the movie's description below this.
- Use 'Tool-assisted' and 'Speedrun'.
- Other tags such as the authors or the genre are okay too.
- Add the URL to the movie page in the publishing form, or once the movie is published. Please make sure the link begins with "http://<website>".
- The link should use the main domain for the site. Use http://video.google.com/ instead of http://video.google.co.uk/, use http://www.youtube.com/ instead of http://uk.youtube.com/, and any similar changes as necessary.
Although suffering from many limitations at this point in time, YouTube is the streaming media site most commonly used by our encoders these days due to its support for high definition videos.
- The site now fully supports YouTube playlists in most of its modules, so please link to the playlist.
- Dailymotion has no batch uploading. Each segment will have to be done one at a time.
- Add to the group "Tool Assisted Speedruns"
- If the movie obsoletes a published movie, remove the movie from the Tool Assisted Speedruns group and add it to the TASVideos-obsoletions group.
- For segmented videos, link to Part 1.
- Although not required, it is highly recommended that you obtain a Motion Maker account and upload TAS's as Creative Content. If you do obtain a Motion Maker account, you will be able to upload videos longer than 60 minutes without splitting them, assuming you put them under the Creative Content label. A Creative Content video can also be uploaded in 720p High Definition.
- If you get rejected Motion Maker status or a video gets rejected as Creative Content contact w+ajaapaulk@.herarzomccpnandehhvez@dafap@firstname.lastname@example.org to rectify the situation.
- Upload the files using batch upload. Viddler's simple upload won't allow MKV files!
- Add to the TASVideos.org group.
- If the movie obsoletes a published movie, remove the movie from the TASVideos.org group and add it to the TASVideos-obsoletions group.
archive.org normally post-processes MP4s/MKVs into a streamable "512kb" encode, which is automatically linked to from the site if the archive.org link is added as a mirror. Unfortunately, archive.org normally does a very poor job of deriving these encodes, so you may need to provide your own. Consult EncodingGuide/StreamingMedia
for information about what is needed for this.
Other streaming media sites
- Publishers are welcome to upload publications to other streaming media sites such as Nicovideo. It is preferred, however, that one of the above sites be used - the site is currently configured to only accept streaming links from a handful of streaming sites.
- Links to these sites should only be on the movie page if they link to official (properly subtitled and described) encodes.
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