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Hello my pretties. It's been a busy few weeks for me, learning Flash and Actionscript has been fairly miserable, but I am chugging along and am ready to give you all a preview of the new YTMND template.

Take a peek at the future after the "break".


Please note this is in its early stages, and the UI and a good portion of the functionality will change, so this would be a good point in time to provide feedback and "constructive" criticism.



I am sure some of you are confused about a lot of the features, so I will go over each briefly, the layout is really up in the air and I am a terrible designer but keep in mind, some of these features are aimed both at seasoned YTMND users and the average passer-by.

The sound control is like any other "movie player"; click toggles muting, mouse-over brings up a volume slider for finite control.
The YTMND logo will function as a "smart" back button. When a user visits a YTMND from off-site, this button will link back to www.ytmnd.com, when a user visits a YTMND from somewhere on YTMND (e.g. search results, a user's profile, the digest, etc,) clicking the logo will take you back to the page you were previously viewing.
The question mark makes its return as the button which opens up the "info box", which I might add is currently devoid of organization or design, so don't get too concerned about it yet
The comments button will give you a direct link to the site's profile/comments section for quick access.
This button allows the user to do a forced-resynchronization of the sound and image when needed. It is currently a bit finicky, so it stops both sound and image, and then 1 second later starts them from the beginning. The final version will display a status indicator and the restart button will be disabled during the restart phase.
This button allows you to take advantage of Flash's true full-screen mode, which takes up 100% of the screen real estate and also provides hardware accelerated rendering. Hopefully this will mean the end of GIF synch issues.


For those of you who haven't been paying attention, in addition to the above buttons, this player adds some other major improvements:
  • True gapless playback for both WAV and MP3 files, no more Quicktime, no more broken sound, no more compatibility issues.
  • Asynchronous asset loading, images and sound files are loaded at the same time.
  • No more browser-specific issues, flash works pretty much the same in every browser. Maybe we can get rid of (refresh) for real now.
  • Better image placement: at launch the template will allow you to tile, or give a specific area to place the image (e.g. top left, top middle, top right, etc.)


There are still some big concerns for me, which I have yet to research heavily. One of the biggest, is the inability to control your browser while in a Flash app. This means opening new tabs, refreshing, bookmarking, etc. is all broken without using browser menus in some browsers. This probably won't be fixed soon outside of hacks (it's been a "critical" bug in Firefox since 2001.).

There's still a pretty big TODO list for the template, but it is getting there, despite my ever growing hatred for Flash. I think at launch I am going to move the old template rather than replace it, so users will still be able to view YTMNDs in the original template for those of you that fear the various pages and fads that take advantage of the current UI placements.

Anyway, I really need your feedback, design ideas, what you think is important here. Outside of a few very helpful people this has been a fairly lonely project. Also, for those of you who actually know humans in real life and use "social networking", I finally got around to making a YTMND "Facebook page" where you can all gather and do whatever it is people do on "social networking" sites. If any of you want to be an admin and take over organizing it, send me a private message here on YTMND.

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August 12th, 2008
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also, keep in mind you can mute the YTMND above to avoid having to listen to the loop while you comment, and the assets being loaded use a cache-breaker so in this composition you get to sit through the load each time.
August 12th, 2008
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just noticed resync may not work due to cross-domain security issues here.
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WHY DOES EVERYONE HATE ME SO MUCH
August 12th, 2008
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10th?
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I like this preloader. Impressive. Also, 11th.
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I like the part where you mention quick access and gapless sound loops
August 12th, 2008
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I like it
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love it
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EMMA WATSON'S VAGINA VIEWCOUNTMND.YTMND.COM
August 12th, 2008
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I like, main suggestion have the UI stuff fade when mouse is idle for more than 3-5 seconds or something like that
August 12th, 2008
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Awesome.
August 12th, 2008
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great work max - can't wait for full production mode. the metamorphasis over the years is the stuff dreams are made of and you should be proud. Also, please go view my tom jones site.
August 12th, 2008
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Yes Max, please view his Wac-a-TomJones site. http://pussycat2.ytmnd.com/
August 12th, 2008
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Here, I've tried to fill the "void of organization or design" a bit: http://rafe.name/infobox.png
August 12th, 2008
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http://i37.tinypic.com/5ulm2p.jpg
August 12th, 2008
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That would be a really badass sidebar, even if it was never meant to be a serious suggestion.
August 12th, 2008
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Great work, keep it up.
August 12th, 2008
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holy f*ck max i don't want this to turn into a big cereal box. Like the front page is the front of the box, and that while the ytmnd is loading, the cereal box opens and you dive down into it and it gets dark then the ytmnd loads wtf screw ytmnd ill make my own cereal box with blackjack dealers, and hookers, in fact, forget the cereal box and the blackjack dealers.
August 12th, 2008
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can the nutritional information have the "kosher" symbol for sites by max
August 13th, 2008
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I'm all for the "cereal box" theme. YTMND - Part of this nutritious internet.
August 13th, 2008
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jesus man, its been too long, LOL
August 13th, 2008
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very nice, sir.
August 13th, 2008
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My ytmnds suck ass.
August 13th, 2008
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Are you finally going to tell us wtf lists are?
August 13th, 2008
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@killercow - pretender.ytmnd.com
August 13th, 2008
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This is pretty great, max. I mean your site. But also the flash loader is a MAJOR step up. I especially love that you take the graphic support off the browse. But will this eliminate the minimum frame delays from YTMNDS? Will IE be able to handle .07 frames now?
August 14th, 2008
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I am hoping that this will unify frame rates across all browsers, but I have yet to really do thorough testing into how well Flash reproduces GIF timing.
August 14th, 2008
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wow, ytmnd is gonna be one of the prettiest internet community/art site on the web. Hell yeah, you know max, you dont have to do it all, you can get some of us to help you.
August 14th, 2008
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hey max could you keep the logo tilted at the top right of the YTMND? It doesn't really look right when its horizontal
August 15th, 2008
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"God damn, YTMNDers like you were what made this place great. This remix rocks, I miss your stuff man." I got that comment on one of my old sites. DO SOMETHING TO BRING ME BACK MAX! THE WORLD NEEDS ME!
August 16th, 2008
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Thanks for the answer max. I look forward to getting used to the new system. I still dabble in the wings with sites, and KNOWING FOR SURE something I made is synced, well, its a thing of beauty it is. Beats the mod panels any day ;)
August 16th, 2008
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What am I f*cking CHUM?! Yes? f*ck it!
August 17th, 2008
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POS: Come back, I miss you. MrStump: After further testing, Flash seems to reproduce GIF timing perfectly. Hurrah.
August 18th, 2008
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Hah it is so hard to make people like you here but it is incredibly easy to make them hate you. Love it.
August 19th, 2008
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wait what the hell happened to the other news post?
August 19th, 2008
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lol at max pulling back the other news post
August 19th, 2008
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My bad.
August 19th, 2008
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http://ytmnd.com/news/?news_id=91
August 24th, 2008
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Thanks for introducing me to this song. Also I have to sh*t. It hurts bad in my stomach.
August 29th, 2008
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where's the FAV button?
September 1st, 2008
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Only douchebag bloggists use the phrase "after the break" to mean "in the full post". Remember, kids, bodies are for hookers and fat people.
August 12th, 2008
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http:// kassi.us/
August 12th, 2008
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lol
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ytmnd 2.0
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http://www.roflcat.com/images/cats/im-a-chikin-lol.jpg
August 12th, 2008
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Once this is up, I'm uninstalling quicktime forever.
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before you commit to such failure, lookit http://3delete.com/sink.html
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www.stevecroce.com
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also 11th
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cool
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I can dig this. Macho Man would agree with me.
August 12th, 2008
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Yuo can do it! The guy from the Geico commercial would agree with me.
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gay poops
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MAX YOU ARE A GOD
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I like it. Thanks for your hard work. Do you plan on increasing the sound and video threshold from 3 GB each?
August 12th, 2008
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In the new setup WAVs will actually be compressed to about 20% of their original size, so I may increase the size limits.
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This is needed. GIFs are already growing obsolete as it is
August 12th, 2008
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Part of this project was an element that converts animated GIFs into Flash movies (as Flash won't load animated GIFs in at run-time), it required me to spend a lot of time looking at the GIF specifications. I was surprised at the finite level of control and rich feature-set GIF provided far ahead of its time. I have new-found respect for the format.
August 12th, 2008
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good news for image ready users :D
August 12th, 2008
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Maybe we will finally see some HDtmnds. :D
August 12th, 2008
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3gb?
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I dun did my research on gifs too, and had a brief twinge of respect for how ahead of its time the format was, except that it was 1988 er sumthin when this marvel of motion graphics was devised. I make consistent-speed looping .mov files at twice the resolution, thrice the fps, unlimited colors, infinitely better image quality and 1/3 the filesize of a gif. And it's a far simpler setup than tweaking with gif parameters.
August 12th, 2008
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Apple's 2 worthwhile contributions to computing: the iPod and .mov
August 12th, 2008
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and the mouse/icon/window interface? ..tho they just jacked that from Xerox in the first place.
August 13th, 2008
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You know, you meantioned GIFs were way ahead of their time... did you know that the version of GIF has been, and forevermore will be, 42? I think Compuserve was on to something... also, max, we'll still be able to download raw assets?
August 12th, 2008
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transferring data from disgu.st
August 12th, 2008
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bobhughes just replied to your comment
August 12th, 2008
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sometimes I bet you wish you were Mark Zuckerberg instead, so you could be a millionaire rather than a proud YTMND founder
August 12th, 2008
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Everyone has a price
August 12th, 2008
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Pretty cool features. Also, I like the song.
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http://stephaniecame.ytmnd.com/
August 12th, 2008
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"Left Bank" by Air
August 12th, 2008
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I came many times.
August 12th, 2008
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Looks really nice.
August 12th, 2008
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Is downloading the YTMND still a work in progress or has that been scrapped?
August 12th, 2008
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It isn't an initial goal, but it hasn't been scrapped. Basically the first draft will load up an XML file with all the site information including asset URLs. Once I learn more it may be easy to turn the player into an AIR desktop application that can read .ytmnd files which just contain the same thing as the XML file, but with local copies of the assets.
August 12th, 2008
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Are we going to have to upload our ytmnd's in Flash format?
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no.
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Max I want to have your man babies
August 12th, 2008
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I love how YTMND gets a less 'serious' look every time there's a visual redesign. Remember the Old English lettering on the main page?
August 16th, 2008
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Was it easier or harder to vote hack back then?
August 12th, 2008
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Thank you for this present, on my birthday. :)
August 12th, 2008
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happy birthday
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How Many Megs of Ram, Max?
August 12th, 2008
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You know, you couldve used one of my sites as an example, I wouldve allowed
August 12th, 2008
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The refresh button doesn't seem to replay the gif on my browser.
August 12th, 2008
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it replays the animation when pressed once but not audio. second 'press' and the animation stops. tested in ie7 and opera.
August 12th, 2008
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Also Balls
August 12th, 2008
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I'm going to miss the triangle. I was hoping you would of added 3 more.
August 12th, 2008
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My "Oh Sh*t" button isn't working.
August 12th, 2008
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One thing that might be a possible issue is when you cant see the image due to the text. I select 'view background image' in firefox to see the whole image. Not sure if this can be accomplished at the moment.
August 12th, 2008
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I think the question of the hour is, "Will we ever see animated puppies on the front page again?"
August 13th, 2008
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Accompanied by "Alpha Beta Gaga" by AIR
August 13th, 2008
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and snowflakes
August 12th, 2008
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If you are having trouble with flash, here are some good places to go: http://flashkit.com , http://actionscript.org , http://www.actionscript.com/ , http://www.kirupa.com/developer/flash/index.htm , http://www.actionscript-toolbox.com/ , http://tutorialoutpost.com/tutorials/flash/actionscript/
August 12th, 2008
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I was also wondering if you thought user subscriptions and site responses would be a good idea. So people know where fads originate. Oh and add a daily soundtrack category.
August 12th, 2008
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Any news on your own social networking site Max?
August 13th, 2008
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You're The Man Now Space Dot Com
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Cool. There is hope for ytmnd yet.
August 12th, 2008
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Max I hate to say it but Safari and IE both display flash much better than firefox does, especially when dealing with high fps animations. You may need to include a disclaimer about that when this goes live.
August 12th, 2008
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OH NO! DOES THIS MEAN WE'LL HAVE TO DO OVER ALL OUR SITES???????????
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*gasp*
August 12th, 2008
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I fear change, but I will welcome this one. Looks great so far.
August 12th, 2008
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"any kinda growth frightens me"
August 12th, 2008
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neither of you are obama supporters i take it
August 12th, 2008
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I am for things in general..... duuuuuuuuuuuuh
August 12th, 2008
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I'm glad my new computer comes in today, because this is getting crashy with my old shiat
August 12th, 2008
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"This button allows the user to f*ck sh*t up of the sound and image when needed." Fixed.
August 12th, 2008
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No sound in Safari. Does some real weirdness when maxing out the window and coming back on Mac.
August 12th, 2008
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v. v. nice.
August 12th, 2008
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WOOOOOOOOOW! EXELLENT UPDATE MAX. I'M SERIOUS. and don't ask my
August 12th, 2008
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I liek soup
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Looks great. Any way to have the volume control appear before it loads and begins playing?
August 12th, 2008
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nice. only thing I'd add is forward/back arrows that allow you to go to the site's creator's previous/next site.
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wow, unbelievably smooth. wasn't that kind of pricey? :P
August 12th, 2008
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how will we be able to save .gifs/.mp3s from sites lol
August 12th, 2008
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The original site assets will still be stored/linked to from profile pages.
August 12th, 2008
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If I'd have to say something constructive, I'd say the sound thinger is kinda useless. There was never a time when I needed no sound. Everything else rocks my socks. Again, wonderful job you're doing there max.
August 12th, 2008
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first
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This is smoother than steakman's bottom.
August 12th, 2008
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How would you know?
August 12th, 2008
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That makes precious little sense.
August 12th, 2008
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Hey, this actually looks pretty cool, well done man. I don't know if you're planning to launch a new frontpage design with this, but that'd be awesome. Hopefully this will re-energize the site, it's more fun to make ytmnds when there's a decent community to share them with.
August 12th, 2008
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please add a '!' for the oh sh!t button
August 12th, 2008
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The Volume will ruin ear rape sites :(
August 12th, 2008
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wait, we're not gonna be able to highlight the text and do that zooming back and forth thing with it anymore? crap
August 13th, 2008
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I always do that when I'm listening to a long YTMND
August 12th, 2008
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nice GUI could be better though, everything is a little horsey as well. Is this the defibrillator to help save a dead ytmnd?
August 12th, 2008
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Coooooooooool!
August 12th, 2008
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A lot of people enjoy sports. If you could somehow make YTMND more like sports I'd have to say go for it
August 13th, 2008
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you're the michael phelps now dog
August 12th, 2008
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I don't know if your still reading this for suggestions, but if you could make the top bar appear when the cursor is moved to the top of the page. Like how the task bar can be set to appear when the mouse is at the bottom of the screen. Just an idea to remove a unnecessary button.
September 6th, 2008
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I'd personally not enjoy that, as I use a mouse wrap on my monitors. It'd be a pain to deal with.
August 12th, 2008
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BUT I DONT KNOW FLASH FROM THERE
August 12th, 2008
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love. it.
August 12th, 2008
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OH GOD YES, volume control. It's a miracle!
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FIRST
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What do I have to do the nail the admin job for facebook? Other than the private messaging.
August 12th, 2008
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Also there is a sh*tload of whitespace on that ytmnd description. How about putting the "Download Image" And "Download Sound" in there to cover it up.
August 12th, 2008
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So, with all these updates, are we going to be seeing a redesigned front page? The current one is almost two years old. I'm ready for change.
August 12th, 2008
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me too, I just need a design.
August 12th, 2008
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handdrawn.ytmnd.com (I can do better if you want me to)
August 20th, 2008
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*WHUMP* ALL I NEED IS AN IDEA
August 12th, 2008
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Very nice, but there's a glitch, if your right click and press play, it goes on the fritz, fortunately there are ways to remove the right click menu
August 12th, 2008
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Once I got it to stop being all crashy, I discovered that it is really, really awesome. So will this be released as part of the refactor, or is it just going to be put out whenever it's ready?
August 12th, 2008
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Actually, it is still a bit crashy. It keeps saying "loading the loader that will load your YTMND" and strobing between that and the preloader for the site.
August 12th, 2008
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If I let it run like that for more than 3 minutes, it actually crashes Windows
August 12th, 2008
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i think maybe the question mark draws too much attention up there by its self... can the infobox be down on the bottom?
August 12th, 2008
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Whats is the name of the song and artist?
August 13th, 2008
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Left Bank - AIR (check out Alpha Beta Gaga too, that's better...IMO)
August 13th, 2008
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Thanks! I've got Alpha Beta Gaga from one of the soundtraps. I'll nab Left Blank now too.
August 13th, 2008
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I'll bet 90% of the songs I have in my playlist have come from what I found on YTMND. One night I was bored and I numbered my songs from favorite to least favorite. Believe it or not, Alpha Beta Gaga is at the top at #1, closely followed by St. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion) - John Parr. YTMND caused me to like music a lot more than I used to. Before, all I ever listened to was Queen and Native American flute music.
August 13th, 2008
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Me too actually. My music tastes have remained similar, but YTMND has exposed me to a greater variety of artists and music. I have all of the soundtracks and enjoy them very much. It's funny when you're working on something and your iPod which is on shuffle starts playing the Riverside song or the NEDM theme.
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I'll miss the watermark
August 13th, 2008
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so much for typogra's "late night" site
August 13th, 2008
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and frenchbreadpizza's http://thelegendofytmnd.ytmnd.com and http://thelegendofytmnd2.ytmnd.com
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http://www.jailbaitgallery.com/thumb600.php?jb81.jpg http://www.18eighteenz.com/set47sh_gale/Gale13.jpg
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...and then make a navigateToURL() call that you pass a blank page to. Now of course this assumes the user is a power-user like me who has their browser set up to open new windows in a new tab, but its something to consider...
August 13th, 2008
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Also, I'm 90% confident that it is possible to load animated GIFs in at runtime. The Loader class won't handle it, no, but it should definitely be possible to run the image data through a ByteArray and spit out BitmapData for each frame of the animation and display the animation that way...
August 14th, 2008
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I've spent a while on this. My current solution is a server-side compiler that creates AV1Movies which are quite a hassle to work with and as of yet I don't know how to tile them. I spent a good deal of time trying various methods of loading animated GIFs in at run-time, including the method you describe. There is a chunk of code on code.google.com called AS3Gif which allows you to decompile/compile animated GIFs into bytearrays.
August 14th, 2008
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The GIF-to-SWF decompile/compile works fairly well on dinky animations with small frame counts and complexity. When you try to feed it a 2-3mB GIF it ends up using 100% CPU for a good 15 seconds. That is obviously unacceptable especially when every single time a GIF is viewed it needs to be compiled by the user. The ideal method would be to use some server-side Flex app that pre-compiles an animated GIF into a bytearray.
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In all honesty though, I only learned what a bytearray was in the last two months so this is all fairly new territory for me. I'm not even sure how if it is possible to save a run-time compiled bytearray server-side, and if it is I have no idea how to do it. It would be great if I could manage to do gapless WAVs and animated GIFs server side with Flex rather than the current proprietary software I am using that creates AVM1Movies.
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For the server compiled AVM1Movies I have to hack code into them to open a LocalConnection so that the main player can control them, and that control is currently limited to play and stop. If I were using Flex or some other alternative made in the last year I wouldn't have to deal with the backwards compatibility problems. Long story short, animated GIF and gapless WAV on a large scale is a fairly difficult technical hurdle.
August 14th, 2008
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Upon further investigation, it seems like a simple feat to save a compiled bytearray to a remote server using AMFPHP or the like, but I'm not sure if I can do it at compile-time. I could write a script that has some sort of headless/dummy flash player hit the SWF to fire the save event off, but it seems hacky at best. I will spend some more time researching it.
August 14th, 2008
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Another possibility is to force users to upload through a Flash "uploader widget" which would save the file to the server and then if necessary, convert it to a ByteArray and save it to the server. There are two issues I see with this option, first is security. I'm sure someone would figure out how to inject malicious code into a ByteArray and get it saved on the server. Another issue is that it wouldn't be able to convert the millions of assets that we already have.
August 15th, 2008
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Soviet Vocabulary Extravaganza?
August 17th, 2008
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jesus christ will you nerds stop clogging this important comment page with ur boring jibba jabba?
August 17th, 2008
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Only when Congress gives us reparations
August 20th, 2008
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YTMND is srs bsns.
August 13th, 2008
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Would it be possible to not have to change tabs to do commenting and such?
August 13th, 2008
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thats awesome. is there anyway you can strengthen the wifi signal that im pirating?
August 13th, 2008
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Nice nice work Max, thanks for keeping YTMND ahead of the trend.
August 13th, 2008
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I'm lovin' it.
August 13th, 2008
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OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG
August 13th, 2008
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lookin good max! Im glad we'll finally be able to see the sound AND image loading!
August 13th, 2008
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Keep up the good work but take your time, you're gonna need it.
August 13th, 2008
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Is there any way to have it not start automatically if it's in a background tab? It's convenient to be able to open a bunch of sites in separate tabs at once and then view them one at a time.
August 13th, 2008
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pretty cool and awesome
August 13th, 2008
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max has a crush on fanfare
August 13th, 2008
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Like everything except changing the logo from the upper right corner 'triangle' format. But I'm sure that'll grow on me too. Good job.
August 13th, 2008
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Upper left? Lol dyslexia
August 13th, 2008
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lol, dyslexia
August 13th, 2008
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I think the icons should more more simple, definitely lose the bevel on the stars, it looks very "hai guise i just found blending options in photoshop"
August 13th, 2008
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also the red glow looks bad, should just change the icon color when its selected.
August 13th, 2008
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I actually agree, the red glow blurs out the YTMND stars rather than accentuates them, which is what a glow is intended to do... Perhaps a white glow instead, or an enforced black border around the emblem before implementing the glow?
August 13th, 2008
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great work
August 13th, 2008
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nice
August 13th, 2008
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Great job max! Though, i'd like it all to be a little more subtle. I clicked to watch the YTMND, not a bunch of features. Maybe put the Sound, fullscreen, sync thingy and ytmnd logo into the Siteinfo thingy.
August 13th, 2008
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Perhaps having it alpha-blended until mouseover would help with that
August 13th, 2008
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cool stuff. gj max. im looking forward to 5mb ytmnds.
August 13th, 2008
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F*CKING THING SUCKS! Nah j/k... pretty cool man. Keep up the good work.
August 13th, 2008
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also c*cks
August 13th, 2008
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Who is that on your ytmnd? are you hitting that? ireland is lush.
August 13th, 2008
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I like it. Hopefully this works out the way you want.
August 13th, 2008
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I do like how the new ytmnd turned out, however i believe there should be an added feature for creating the site where you can edit where the words appear (i.e. top, bottom, l side, r side, etc). It's a very simple idea, but i think it would be much appreciated by the users.
August 13th, 2008
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Epic win max, for the years ive been here, this is by far the biggest thing yet. I've been waiting a long time, keep it up!
August 13th, 2008
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nice
August 13th, 2008
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Dear max, add a YTMND flash downloader, and my soul is rightfully yours. ~YTMNDVC
August 13th, 2008
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I like the improvements in terms of syncing and Quicktime playback issues, but I think the user interface could use a little clean up. Maybe you should put the Reload/Fullscreen/Volume controls inside the info box (there's plenty of room across the top). Also, the question mark just hanging there next to the YTMND logo seems a bit out of place. Maybe that could be rearranged some how to make it look better. Overall though, it looks like a great improvement.
August 13th, 2008
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when I went to full screen on the test ytmnd, the text was aligned to the top left, and wasn't centered with the image
August 13th, 2008
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Sexymofo is back from the dead.
August 19th, 2008
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So is Fyrestorm.
August 13th, 2008
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This looks neat.
August 13th, 2008
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One suggestion - make this flash format the default way to view ytmnd's... but also have the option to disable the flash stuff and view ytmnd's in "legacy" mode, so that people with all types of browsers can view ytmnd's in all of their glory. Also, c*cks.
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it's lookin truely truely outrageous... One question though: We will still be able to click a link to see/download the pic or GIF or sound seperately, in the original format, right? "You'll love it... It's a way of life..." -Frank Zappa
August 13th, 2008
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I can dig it
August 14th, 2008
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A volume control - thus ends the ear-rape empire.
August 14th, 2008
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Didn't your computer come with a volume control?
August 14th, 2008
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so...can it do matlab
August 14th, 2008
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I don't like the volume control idea
August 14th, 2008
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Absolutely fantastic, max. Just make sure that the buttons/description window aren't too big or in the way. Also, it would be cool if each user could customize how their pages look (for example, only show the ? button and the fullscreen button instead of all of them, or just not show the volume button). And when I clicked on the ? button I couldn't type in the comment box for whatever reason until I clicked on it again. But yeah, customization potential is huge (unless I really have no idea how flash works)
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I've been playing around with the gif - > avi conversion. Honestly, doing the convertion in flash at run time is a bit odd. Sure, you don't risk any type of overrun/injection attacks, but it seems like a painful way to go about it. This also keeps all the old content in a legacy format wasting a ton of space. So far, I'm having some issues with frames. Even if you do come up with an action hack... a server side component will still be handy to convert content to a uniform and compact content.
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This is very cool. This would certainly bring back some excitement to YTMND. The volume may or may not be useful, depending on who uses it. I personally thought it was useful. Good job.
August 15th, 2008
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YTMND IS BLASTING OFF INTO THE SPACE AAAAAAAGE
August 15th, 2008
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Ytmnd is gonna be better than ever
August 15th, 2008
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Please never, EVER call me "your pretty" again.
August 15th, 2008
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how about "you're ugly?"
August 17th, 2008
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Only if you say it with a smile.
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