We have been working diligently on infrastructure and feature upgrades over the last few months. We are pleased to announce the following.
Members: My Videos, Improvements and New Features
We have added the following to your video edit page, known as My Videos:
- Add Episode Number
- Add Series Part and Name
- Add Music Composer
- Add Publisher/Studio
- Choose Streaming Type (HTTP or RTMP)
- Test Video for HTML5, Default Stream, RTMP
- Streaming Bandwidth, Frames Drop Testing
- Specify Start Time or Duration (for trimming video or hiding color bars, slates and countdowns)
- Specify Duration by File Length, Meta Data or Cue Data.
- Override trim data
- Show or Hide Live Views
- Show or Hide Captions Selector
- Specify Music Gendre
In addition to the above we have added the ability to specify HTTP or RTMP on upload as well.
We have increased the number of dedicated servers that represents the “front door” of trueGOD.tv to 30. That does not include our back end streaming infrastructure, redundant databases or storage network. Only the front door, now has 30 dedicated servers. This means faster response time, and we can handle an even larger amount of traffic than before. With the changes, we are ready for the next leap to 50 or 100 servers as the Lord leads.
We have made numerous changes to meet FCC regulations concerning Closed Captions. We are complaint and are getting other ministries, networks and TV stations compliant as well. You will see more Closed Captions on trueGOD than ever before. But we also can use this technology to further the gospel. Almost 2 years ago we launched Closed Captions in 65 languages. Now with a large number of videos coming online with captions we can use that technology to get more messages into more languages than ever before.
Advertising Control Panel
A new control panel has been launched that allows those who have purchased our Ad Server Ad-On, to manage the ad zones and insertion of Pre-Roll, Mid-Roll, Post-Roll, Lower Third (Overlays) and Companion Ads from our Dedicated Ad Server Platform. Video commercials can can be managed easily and accurately, to the 100th of a second. So TV quality commercials can be inserted into your long or short form video content. Training is included with the purchase and access to this system.
HD: Loud and Upfront
We have been broadcasting HD for quite a while now. But we have added an HD button for videos, Live Streams and Channels that have HD quality content. Our site automatically provides the quality for your screen size and bandwidth, but now your can switch on HD at will. Enjoy. We support both HD720p and HD1080p content.
trueGOD.tv Player API
We announce our trueGOD.tv Player API (Application Programming Interface). The initial rollout includes numerous ways that broadcasters can configure our player for their site. More announcements and features will be revealed over time. Our player is the TV screen of trueGOD.tv. It is one of the most important components of our network.
Faster Site, Ready for Thousands More
We are making additional changes to speed up the site as well. We are working through each area, with this thought in mind, “What if 1,000 people hit, click or visited this area at the same second, what would happen?” This new approach is helping us to optimize the site in ways we did not consider before. Please pray for us, we have a list of upgrades, that God has inspired us to implement. And we will with His help and your prayers and support. Remember you are our sustainer, we cannot do this without you.
Yours in Christ Service,
Ministry Director, trueGOD.tv