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Summary of results from feature poll  

  1. 1. The most wanted features for 5.5.0

    • User notification system, ability for users to get notifications about some events (new comments for their videos for example)
      14
    • Ability to reply comments (e.g. hierarchical comments)
      12
    • User achievements, badges (for example after posting XX comments, or uploading XX videos)
      11
    • Support for user groups and privileges (for example configure that users from group A are not allowed to comment, or rate, or download and etc)
      8
    • Video subtitles support
      7
    • Content sheduler (ability to specify how many new content you want to publish each day and KVS will follow these settings)
      6
    • Support of S3 protocol in storage servers (should allow using Amazon S3 for content storage and streaming)
      6
    • Better custom fields (ability to specify their type, required, value range)
      5
    • Grouping of video timeline screenshots into a single sprite image (should result in faster timeline loading) + optional timeline sources (should save disk space)
      5
    • Support for WebP in albums
      4
    • Ability to disallow individual videos for certain countries
      4
    • Ability to use Google translate service (paid) to create localized titles / descriptions for content and categorization
      4
    • Better synonymizer plugin that will support complex expressions
      4
    • Support for importing / exporting feeds for albums same as for videos
      1
    • Ability to import / export categorization objects
      1

This poll is closed to new votes


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On 3/12/2021 at 12:21 AM, xxbrits said:

Add a payment method for premium members to use crypto?

please!!!!

  

On 3/7/2022 at 10:19 PM, Tech Support said:

We are still working the admin panel redesign. Enormous volume of work, but have to finish that out.

is there any demo yet?

 

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Is it possible to add "personal" video? I think it doesn´t require must work.

I have users that upload videos for their own viewing purposes and private will display to other registered users.

Persoanl videos will be only watchable by owner of video.

 

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Yes, we have this in mind. However it is not as easy as you think and can't be done at the moment.

The reason is - performance. In order to not show personal videos in common lists, we will have to add another filter, which will be added in addition to already 2 filters that KVS currently uses (status + publishing date). Having 2 filters is already heavy and actually initial bad design, so we need to replace it with the only 1 lightweight filter: is_published=1.

If we want to change filter to only 1, we will have to create a new Publisher module, which will be used to publish videos when their publishing time come (right now this is not needed because we have publishing time in the filter). This module is not simple itself, and it should have several options, like to allow configuring auto-publishing randomly 10 per day, and etc. - there can be many use cases for it. This is the whole concept change for KVS, and thus requires a lot of effort from our side.

While simply adding 3rd filter could be a huge performance overhead for sites that are already running at border point. We do not want to do that, otherwise updating for them could turn down their sites.

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On 3/5/2021 at 10:00 AM, Tech Support said:

Here are results of our 2-month poll about the most wanted upcoming features. Thank you everyone for your time to vote, so besides HLS we will also work on these features:

  • User notification system, ability for users to get notifications about some events (new comments for their videos for example)
  • Ability to reply comments (e.g. hierarchical comments)
  • User achievements, badges (for example after posting XX comments, or uploading XX videos)

For the rest of features, they will be included into the next poll.

Hello guys. More than 1 year is over after this announcment... In what year can we finally expect the implementation of these points? And in particular I am interested in "Ability to reply comments (e.g. hierarchical comments)" what I personally have been waiting for ages...

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We already announced somewhere that during 5.5.0 development we decided to start creating the new code structure and moving different code fragments to the new code structure. Therefore new features will take more time, basically we only add new features for the functionality which we move to the nextgen code structure.

We were already thinking about moving comments and thus adding all the necessary functionality there, but... changed efforts to the new admin panel design, which we are still struggling right now as too many changes everywhere in the code.

Once this is done, we will do a beta release and return back to nextgen code changes and hopefully comments will be in this cycle.

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I know HLS has not been a priority, however I would like to point out that advertisers also use m3u8 files for preroll advertising, and it makes KVS player really outdated even though KVS is the most advanced platform available.

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Strange to here advertisers stick to format which is not officially supported for 40% of all users:

https://caniuse.com/?search=hls

Sure, we absolutely acknowledge that HLS is a must for KVS. Unfortunately HLS is still a big problem for us, so won't be able to deliver it anytime soon. You may need to consider to switching to another player if you can't use advertisers that at least alternatively support MP4 files.

What we can actually do rather quickly is to allow playing HLS ads on devices that support it natively (e.g. on 60% of devices). However for the rest of 40% we are kind of "forced" to include hls.js into player JS file, which is 200% of the current KVS player size (300kb against 150kb). Adding this will result in some SEO parameters loss for all KVS customers for sure (longer player load time, and player is a Largest Contentful Paint, one of the key parameters).

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2 hours ago, mongoose657 said:

I know HLS has not been a priority, however I would like to point out that advertisers also use m3u8 files for preroll advertising, and it makes KVS player really outdated even though KVS is the most advanced platform available.

After some discussion we think we will be able to update player to support HLS video ads. We will include 200kb overload dynamically if advertiser sends HLS ad and the current device doesn't support it. So this will not affect other KVS users and SEO, and at the same time will allow playing such ads.

We will keep you updated on this.

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On 4/28/2022 at 2:04 PM, mongoose657 said:

I know HLS has not been a priority, however I would like to point out that advertisers also use m3u8 files for preroll advertising, and it makes KVS player really outdated even though KVS is the most advanced platform available.

It was finished and now HLS ads can be played with VAST.

You need to update these 2 files (the 2nd file was just added):

https://www.kvs-demo.com/player/kt_player.js
https://www.kvs-demo.com/player/hls.min.js

If you try and see the HLS advertising is not working, please create support ticket.

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For now we are working on admin panel new design and usability.

Load balancing is a long way to go, the whole frontend code should be changed to the new architecture, this is very huge task because of the amount of code.

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Since the team has been working on the new admin panel design and usability for a good while now, is there chance we can get a glimpse of what has been done so far?

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57 minutes ago, Epic said:

Since the team has been working on the new admin panel design and usability for a good while now, is there chance we can get a glimpse of what has been done so far?

Sure, we will soon publish the demo for videos list / editor on our kvs-demo.com and make a public announcement. Then we will also need some time to adjust all admin templates to the new HTML structure, at the same time we will be able to collect feedback from you and make adjustments if needed. We are already 90% on track.

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