- It's finally released! The film project known as Star Wars Uncut. Check it out! http://t.co/MUripkPU http://t.co/E7aE3knZ #
- @titimefr You should give http://t.co/veYlZ1sy a try 😀 in reply to titimefr #
- @titimefr That assumes you only want to watch HD trailers that Apple releases and none of the other sources we display. 🙂 in reply to titimefr #
- Nicholas Cage and Guy Pierce team up in this new action thriller: Seeking Justice (January Jones) http://t.co/XXy0DwHm #
- Brake (Jeremy Reins) is like Ryan Reynold's Buried, but with a lot more action. http://t.co/eVSr8I6v #
- Monsieur Lazhar, nominated for Best Foreign Language Film, looks very touching. Almost cried by the end of the trailer. http://t.co/HZQfKT9q #
- Looks like they renamed MS One: Maximum Security to Lockout (Guy Pearce, Maggie Grace). New trailer looks fun. http://t.co/PYCR59Cp #
- Willem Dafoe stars in The Hunter trying to capture an extinct tiger-looking creature. http://t.co/MxYcaZsH #
- The international trailer for Mirror Mirror (Lily Collins, Julia Roberts) may have redeemed itself from its 1st trailer http://t.co/9bLLeJzE #
- The Untold Story Begins Monday, February 6th http://t.co/09bppwes #TheAmazingSpiderman http://t.co/eKjbzNyI #
- Added 4 new HD clips for Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace http://t.co/gNNnYiKW #
- @ihiatt @caitpeterson OD away @ http://t.co/veYlZ1sy 😀 in reply to ihiatt #
- Ethan Hawke and Kristin Scott Thomas star in the upcoming thriller The Woman in the Fifth: http://t.co/oDlrdPVh #
- Did you know that the modern box-office report was an idea from Stanley Kubrick? Interesting read. http://t.co/lagzS5vj #
- "He's put balls on Chinese men." Haha. I Am Bruce Lee: http://t.co/k3WqGCrN #
- We apologize for the giant banner across our website, but just doing our part for #SOPA Resistance Day. #
- Apparently they're making another Resident Evil movie with Milla Jovovich: Retribution http://t.co/7HhS98DF #
- @hdtrailers Funny thing, they just announced Resident Evil 6: http://t.co/7xUMm3or in reply to hdtrailers #
- So you know this high school party in Pasadena. Have you seen the footage? Project X: http://t.co/ScA626Eb #
- Another update in regards to Yahoo!'s new movie site: http://t.co/fakMQ6kJ #
- Pretty sure the new Hallway Fight clip for The Raid should be restricted. Looks bad ass! http://t.co/naKzmvDD #
- Check out the new special preview for Man on a Ledge (Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks), opening next week. http://t.co/XY3l89N9 #
- Jason Segel and Ed Helms stars in the upcoming comedy: Jeff, Who Lives At Home http://t.co/wqPrNA41 #
The good news: We’ve figured out how the new Yahoo! Movies site works.
The bad news: Not everything is rosy.
The biggest difference is the new HD trailers are encoded in MP4 instead of MOV. I actually prefer MP4, but the biggest issue is the quality has severely dropped. We typically encode 1080p @ 10Mbps. The new Yahoo! 1080p MP4 encodes are at 4Mbps, less than half the original quality of the old MOVs. This is almost if not as bad as YouTube encodes, and YouTube encodes aren’t watermarked. It saddens me Yahoo! has taken this path.
Another problem is Yahoo! trailers/clips aren’t always associated with a movie. For example, a new trailer they released yesterday was for Cirkus Columbia. If you tried to search for that movie, it’s not even listed in their database.
We weren’t able to automate posting new Yahoo! trailers that didn’t have a movie associated with it. Those will be done manually for now, which means delays.
As for instructions on how to find the download links for Yahoo! trailers on its new site, I’ll be updating our Download from Yahoo! tutorial when I have some free time. The process is a lot more complicated than before, so it may take some time before I publish it.
: I’ve posted a rough draft of the new instructions. If you have any questions regarding the instructions, feel free to ask in the comments below.
Yahoo! appears to have done a complete revamp of their movies site. At this time, no new Yahoo HD trailers will be posted until I understand how their new site works. Unfortunately after a quick glance, I’m not sure you can even play videos in HD anymore…
Existing Yahoo! HD trailer links still work and one can only hope 1 of our 3 biggest sources of HD trailers doesn’t go away.
Today is officially SOPA Resistance Day. If you haven’t heard about SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) or PIPA (Protect IP Act), don’t let their names fool you as they’re anything but.
I had emailed my 3 congressmen sometime in December:
I understand that a similar proposal to the House’s Stop Online Piracy Act called Protect-IP will be up for voting in the Senate early next year.
Given the huge opposition from the people against SOPA, I implore that you understand the implications of Protect-IP and not only vote against it, but convince your peers to do so too.
Of course my email to my House rep was worded a bit differently since SOPA is the House bill and PIPA is the Senate bill. Unfortunately I no longer have a copy of that email.
So far I’ve received 2 responses and all I got out of it was “Thanks for your expressing your view. Please sign up for my newsletter.”
So contact your representatives TODAY. Don’t wait till tomorrow or when you think you’ll have some spare time.
Hopefully as more and more people contact them, we’ll be able to stop the destruction of what made the internet great.
Here’s Rep. David Reichert’s response:
Thank you for contacting me regarding the protection of intellectual property on the Internet. I appreciate hearing your views on this matter and welcome the opportunity to respond.
U.S. law enforcement agencies may protect against violations of intellectual property rights when perpetrators are acting within the United States. However, the Internet provides a way for businesses to expand across borders, and poses a challenge for the enforcement of intellectual property rights when violators are acting outside the U.S. Currently, U.S. authorities cannot reach foreign websites offering pirated or counterfeit goods to U.S. citizens.
In response to these concerns, Senator Patrick J. Leahy (D-VT) introduced the PROTECT IP Act (S. 968) on May 12, 2011. This legislation would authorize the Justice Department or an intellectual property rights owner harmed by an Internet site “dedicated to infringing activities” to pursue a cause of action against either the registrant of an infringing domain name or an owner or operator of one. Moreover, the bill allows the Justice Department to pursue such actions against registrants, owners, or operators of foreign domain names as well. The bill has been placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar for consideration. Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX) introduced the Stop Online Piracy Act (H.R. 3261) in the House of Representatives on October 26, 2011. This legislation would also authorize an action by the Justice Department against registrants, owners, or operators of foreign infringing sites. Though both bills would increase the criminal penalties for those that sell counterfeit goods of certain categories, like counterfeit medicine, the House legislation includes military equipment as a special category.
Promoting and protecting innovation is critical to U.S. businesses remaining competitive in the global economy. Many industries, from pharmaceutical companies to recording studios, depend on intellectual property protections. These industries contribute greatly to the U.S. economy and serve as significant job-creators. At the same time, some have expressed concern that this legislation goes too far, and would lead to government overreach resulting in the chilling of free speech online and the stifling of innovation. As a result of these concerns, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA) have released an alternative proposal, called the Online Protection and Enforcement of Digital Trade (OPEN) Act, which would authorize the International Trade Commission to investigate, and if necessary, take action against foreign websites involved in the advertising or selling of counterfeit products. This proposal is based on the premise that the International Trade Commission would be better suited to investigate such issues because of its current investigative role in determining whether certain imports into the U.S. violate U.S. property rights. Rest assured, should this legislation come to the House floor vote a vote, I will be sure to keep your thoughts in mind.
Once again, thank you for taking the time to get in touch with me. Your interest and input are valued and I hope to hear from you in the future regarding other matters of importance. I encourage you to visit my website and sign-up for my monthly e-newsletter at http://reichert.house.gov to learn more about other issues impacting the 8th Congressional District and our nation. You can also follow my work online and receive frequent updates on legislation being considered in Congress by visiting me on Twitter (www.twitter.com/davereichert) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/repdavereichert).
David G. Reichert
Member of Congress
Here’s Sen. Patty Murray’s response:
Thank you for contacting me regarding H.R. 3261, the Stop Online Piracy Act , which is currently pending in the United States House of Representatives. I appreciate knowing your views on this matter.
In the Senate, this legislation would fall under the jurisdiction of the Judiciary Committee. While I am not a member of that Committee, I want to assure you that I will be following the progress of this bill and will keep your views in mind if this or related legislation comes before the full Senate for consideration.
If you would like to know more about my work in the Senate, please feel free to sign up for my weekly updates at http://murray.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=GetEmailUpdates. Again, thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with me.
United States Senator
: At least we know Sen. Maria Cantwell is on our side: Internet Censorship Bill Coming Up in Senate in Three Weeks
Nevertheless, Wyden has at least three colleagues from both parties opposed to cloture – Jerry Moran, Maria Cantwell and Rand Paul. They will need a lot of help to block the 60 votes needed to clear cloture and get PIPA to the floor.
- Check out blu-rays Netflix is releasing and what's new to watch instantly on our new page! http://t.co/1sFNxR4O #
- For those who missed our tweet earlier this morning, checkout our new @netflix page: http://t.co/1sFNxR4O #
- Haha! I never knew "Say hello to my little friend." was from Scarface. Check out the bluray trailer! http://t.co/kWzTuTCO #
- Haha! His Name Is James Bond. http://t.co/unMuKvB8 (via @daringfireball) #
- Check out the 1st 5 mins of Haywire (Steven Soderbergh, Gina Carano, Channing Tatum) http://t.co/JzCCgXiR Unfortunately only on Hulu for now #
- See the Korean War as you've never seen it before in this dramatic retelling. The Front Line: http://t.co/Ug06DbDN #
- @Samtertainment If you like HD trailers, you should definitely give http://t.co/veYlZ1sy a try! 😀 in reply to Samtertainment #
- @Tedhealey You should give http://t.co/veYlZ1sy a try 😀 in reply to Tedhealey #
- Looks like @DisneyPixar's Finding Nemo is coming back to theaters in 3D http://t.co/SPksJr5B #
- @dreamhost Servers having problems again? Even https://t.co/EUevIkF3 appears to be down and no updates on http://t.co/FzAUiVgy #
- Upcoming action thriller: MS One: Maximum Security (Guy Pearce, Maggie Grace) http://t.co/2a7YVDWU http://t.co/pP9kYeWl #
- Check out the new Hong Kong action flick! The Viral Factor (Jay Chou, Nicholas Tse) http://t.co/YpZRg9X8 #
- Added a new category on our homepage: Most Watched Trailers This Week http://t.co/564yFDNb #
- Wes Anderson's new film Moonrise Kingdom looks hilarious! (Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand) http://t.co/oC1HopEg #
- The cinematography on War of the Arrows, a new Korean action epic blockbuster, looks stunningly beautiful! http://t.co/nnIKyMJu #
- @christopherw @DreamHostCare My issue had gone away about 5 minutes after I tweeted. Don't really have any advice to give. in reply to christopherw #
- @teknoge3k @DreamHostCare My issue had gone away about 5 minutes after I tweeted. Don't really have any advice to give. in reply to teknoge3k #
- New trailer for Will Ferrell's Mexican comedy Casa de Mi Padre (Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna, Genesis Rodriguez) http://t.co/nDUbijKB #
- @MOVIELORD101 @Marvel_Freshman LIKE! (^_^x)b in reply to MOVIELORD101 #
- @Marvel_Freshman @MOVIELORD101 I'm surprised you're seeing such a long delay. We update our sites directly from the sources every 15mins. in reply to Marvel_Freshman #
- @Marvel_Freshman Are you trying to download trailers hosted by Apple? If so, please take a look at our download guide: http://t.co/9EWwO981 in reply to Marvel_Freshman #
- New trailer for The Lady (Michelle Yeoh as Aung San Suu Kyi) and see the sacrifices one lady has made for her country. http://t.co/pd62kkk8 #
- Adrien Brody's next academy award performance in Detachment? Directed by Tony Kaye (American History X) http://t.co/8cHlQJVK #
- @hdtrailers I believe I forgot the word #winning in there between award and performance. ;p in reply to hdtrailers #
- @renegaderebel You should give http://t.co/veYlZ1sy a try 😀 in reply to renegaderebel #
- A lot of fun monitoring http://t.co/564yFDNb throughout the day. I'm surprised War of the Arrows shot up despite so few likes and tweets. #
We’ve added a new category to our homepage: Most Watched Trailers This Week.
For awhile now, I’ve always wanted to display trailers that were popular with our fans. I finally found some time to look into how to call into Google Analytics’ API. Here’s a very good starting point: Google Analytics – Data Feed Query Explorer. After fiddling with the explorer, I got the query that would generate the results I wanted.
The next obstacle appears that I need to authenticate with OAuth in order to execute the query from my webserver. I found this useful tutorial on how to get an OAuth token from Google: Google OAuth for Installed Apps PHP Example. Initially I was getting a weird error that said my site was not registered:
The site “http://hd-trailers.net” has not been registered.
After a quick search, I found the page where I’m suppose to register my website: Manage your domains. Registration was pretty straight forward. For the “Target URL path prefix”, make sure it matches the domain you’ll be requesting the OAuth token from.
After generating the OAuth token and secret, I injected the OAuth token into my request and things worked pretty much immediately.
Hope you enjoy the new category!
- Happy New Year to all! 2012 looks like an awesome year for upcoming movies! #
- We've added the ability to embed HD trailers on your site! Let us know what you think. http://t.co/e04bczzh #
- Haha! Check out this awesome parody trailer synced to The Dark Knight Rises trailer audio: THE LION KING RISES http://t.co/A8xm1hO0 #
- Dreamhost is experiencing some network issues. If http://t.co/cSgtKumb goes down, please see http://t.co/j1bgFcaU for latest status. #
- @RobertThomsen You should give http://t.co/veYlZ1sy a try 😀 in reply to RobertThomsen #
- 50 Cent plays a football star suddenly diagnosed w/ cancer & trying to make it back to the top. All Things Fall Apart: http://t.co/wP8G1JXD #
- The new 60 second trailer for Chronicle shows off a couple new scenes with some new dialog. http://t.co/lnlc8Y4A #
- Check out the clip for Tangled Ever After where the story continues from where Tangled left off: http://t.co/OG92E1zI http://t.co/2rfseWdg #
- Silent House looks like a lot of fun. A lot of scary fun! http://t.co/g7ivAyE1 #whyisthishappeningtome #
- @derfassben I dig your new profile image. (-_^x) #
Just wanted to announce that we’ve added a new page to our site. Now you can see what blu-rays Netflix is releasing this week as well as what’s new to watch instantly! http://www.hd-trailers.net/netflix-new-releases/
For the past few weeks, I’ve noticed that new Facebook likes weren’t showing up on our site. The funny thing was old pages which had likes previously would increment correctly. New pages would register your like, but not reflect that on the page once you refresh. I did some research online, but only a few people were experiencing the issue and no one really had much clue what was happening.
Obviously it wasn’t affecting everyone or else you’d have tons of websites complaining. I had sent in a bug report as well as contacted my friend who works at Facebook who forwarded my issue to the appropriate department, but I never heard back.
I’m happy to announce that the problem has been fixed. I took some time this weekend to investigate the issue and found out it was related to the open graph changes I made in the middle of November. It turns out that if you include og:tags, the like button behaves differently. When I removed the og:tags from the site, the likes were incrementing correctly and even showing the previous like count.
After a bit of searching I landed on this page: Open Graph Protocol on Facebook. The real useful thing was the Facebook URL Linter, a debug tool to show you what Facebook sees when it parses your website. It turns out I was missing fb:admins or fb:app_id from my meta properties. After adding the app id (which you can register for one here), things started working again.
Another really useful trick I learned was that you can force Facebook to clear its cache and re-parse your page by using the Facebook URL Linter tool. Sometimes Facebook fails to fetch your thumbnail or if you decide to change the title/description, new people liking your page will still get the old data. But if you run your page through that debug tool, it’ll refresh.
Hope this helps anyone else who’s hitting a similar issue!