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Blog and Updates

Site Progress: Features I’m working on and what’s to come

With 2017 on the horizon, I wanted to do a small blog post about features I’m currently looking at implementing next on the stream throughout the next few months. They’re on the upcoming features page already, but I wanted to go into a bit more detail about some here.

User account system for voting and chat

I’m planning on implementing PHP into the pages to work with a simple members system, where you’ll be able to change your image and username at the very basics. A new chat system will also be introduced to replace Chatango with less features to keep it simpler. No fancy fonts or colours, just keeping it nice and clean looking. The members system will tie into this, so you’ll have to log in with your account to use the chat with your name or you’ll strictly be named Anon.

Doing this will require some handiwork with Apache and node.js to get both working alongside each other, and then building the chat interface up using socket.io. The PHP members system is essentially done, I just need to add more into it to work alongside the site.

Upgrade film voting and move off Google Forms

This’ll come following the above work. With the site working with PHP, I’ll be able to create a new way of voting for films instead of staying tied to Google services, and show previews of the poster and description for each film. Of course, you’ll need a login to place a vote, so this’ll solve the problem of multiple votes too.

HTML5 video, leading to mobile support

Complicated! But still working on understanding it. I have to change the nginx-rtmp configuration to switch to HLS and MPEG-DASH output instead of the default RTMP/FLV setup that uses Flash, and move the video player from JWPlayer over to video.js. Unfortunately I need some time to do this, and that time means the stream has to be offline…

ComfyMeet 2017 merchandise

I’m bringing a bunch of cool merch out soon, including MAGA caps and keychains! A number of exclusive items will be made for ComfyMeet 2017, like a Comfy-tan Plush and a Dakimakura. Previews coming soon after Comfy-tan is revealed!