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By Circo

GameEx with improved EM Sync features and new price FREE

A couple of big pieces of news from GameEx and Spesoft.
Tom Speirs the creator of GameEx also wrote our primary API and Sync Tool.  He has done a lot of work on the service as well as GameEx integration and is announcing major improvements in the file matching system in regards to EmuMovies Sync.
Also GameEx is now Free! 
Official Announcement:
 
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By Circo

Nintendo Wii Video Snaps Released (v1.0)(1,129 Videos)

After more than a year of work we are finally releasing our Nintendo Wii video snap set. Version 1.0 includes 1,129 videos in HD, HQ & SQ formats.  We have been adding these videos to EmuMovies Sync as we got them done over the last year so some of our supporting members may have some of these already.  Huge thanks to the team that helped capture the footage for this set including @avaris @drewby @mccorkled @Riffman81 & @xALPHAxOMEGAx
(File List) Nintendo Wii (Videos Snaps)(EM 1.0).txt
 
High Definition
(FTP & Sync)
 Resolution 1440x1080
1920x1080
 Frame Rate  60 / 50  Audio Rate  192 kbit/s  File Count 1,115  Total Size 30.1 GB High Quality
(FTP & Sync)
 Resolution  640x480
854x480
 Frame Rate  60 / 50  Audio Rate  192 kbit/s  File Count 1,129  Total Size 14 GB Standard Quality
(Site, FTP & Sync)
 Resolution  320x240
426x240
 Frame Rate  30 / 25  Audio Rate  128 kbit/s  File Count 1,129  Total Size 5.79 GB  
EmuMovies Website (SQ Only) Directly through your front-end or our app using EmuMovies Sync (HD, HQ & SQ) EmuMovies File Server (FTP) (HD, HQ & SQ) View all our updates on the EmuMovies Files Feed   (We only post a handful in the news feed) Follow EmuMovies on Facebook Join EmuMovies on Discord  
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By Circo

Sega ST-V Video Snaps Released (v2.0)(61 Videos)

Another MAME System updated. Today we release a new Sega ST-V set in HD, HQ & SD formats.  This update includes 61 new Video Snaps from EmuMovies. These videos are in a stand alone package and also available in the general MAME Video Snap set.
What's New:
 
EmuMovies Website (SQ Only) Directly through your front-end or our app using EmuMovies Sync (HD, HQ & SQ) EmuMovies File Server (FTP) (HD, HQ & SQ) View all our updates on the EmuMovies Files Feed   (We only post a handful in the news feed) Follow EmuMovies on Facebook Join EmuMovies on Discord  
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By Circo

MAME Video Snaps Updated (v1.6)(.236)(490 Videos)

Update for the EmuMovies MAME video snap set today gives us 490 new video snaps bringing the set into compliance with MAME .236.  I can't thank @joe35carenough for auditing the set so we could get these done for everyone. We have a lot more of these to do as they are super clean.  Recording at 4k with our newest editing guidelines really makes me want to redo the whole set.  We have about 4 systems in development at the moment but eventually we will get a complete HD set out for everyone.  In the meantime this fill a bunch of gaps and Joe has already found more for us to record.  To get the full list of what's new in this set just scroll down past the obligatory previews for a complete list.  All recordings and edits on this set done by me @Circo so if I missed something you are waiting for please hit me up.
 
What's New:
 
EmuMovies Website (SQ Only) Directly through your front-end or our app using EmuMovies Sync (HQ & SQ) EmuMovies File Server (FTP) (HQ & SQ) View all our updates on the EmuMovies Files Feed   (We only post a handful in the news feed) Follow EmuMovies on Facebook Join EmuMovies on Discord  
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By Circo

Nintendo DS Video Snaps Updated (v1.8)

Big update to the EmuMovies Nintendo DS Video Snap collection includes 565 new videos bringing the entire set to 2,222 video snaps. This set has had a big hole in it for awhile now so a massive thanks to @zycron and @drewby for the original capture submissions. Continue past the preview for a list of what's new.
(File List) Nintendo DS (Video Snaps)(EM 1.8).txt
What's New:
 
Update your videos today
 
EmuMovies Website (SQ Only) Directly through your front-end or our app using EmuMovies Sync (HQ & SQ) EmuMovies File Server (FTP) (HQ & SQ) View all our updates on the EmuMovies Files Feed   (We only post a handful in the news feed) Follow EmuMovies on Facebook Join EmuMovies on Discord  
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  • Preparing to say goodbye to AVI, and that is just the tip of the iceberg!


    Circo
    • 06/23/2011
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    To those that follow the forums closely, you may have caught wind of this already.... EmuMovies is in the process of switching to a new encoding process, in the end that means that our AVI video sets will soon fade away and new MP4 sets (and in turn completely new FLV sets) will be taking their place. The reason why is simple and there is mainly 2 of them.

    #1 - File size reduction between 50-70% across the board.

    #2 - Increased quality (especially the FLV sets)

    In addition as I am finalizing these sets I am ensuring that at a minimum they are 100% compliant with the HyperList naming convention (when applicable). For those of you that are not aware let me take a brief moment to explain what the HyperList naming convention is. For the most part, again when it is applicable, the HyperList naming convention is the same as No-Intro. However, no-intro is in the habit of changing it's naming convention sporadically. These small changes would require the file names on over 50,000 videos to be constantly monitored. The goal of the HyperList team is mainly two fold:

    #1 - Have a consistent naming standard for roms and artwork that is static ensuring the greatest compatibility across time and platforms.

    #2 - Give us a filtered "minted" list of all English playable games for any given system.

    What the team did was first put together a complete list of USA released games. Then add in any other "Mostly European" games that do not have a USA counterpart. This is more difficult than it seems as in many cases the European game will have a completely different name than the USA game. What we are left with is an extremely complete and usable set. Please if you have any questions or coments on moving over to this naming convention let us know.

    BUT WAIT! THERE'S MORE!

    I would think at this point most of you would say that's a pretty good update, and I would agree, but I am not stopping there. No Sir!

    In addition to all of this, ALL sets are having their audio normalized properly. The first go at this led to some pretty loud videos. Ok, that's not really doing it justice, EXTREMELY LOUD VIDEOS. EmuMovies member NoLogic (our resident scripting and software developer) has been working with me non stop to develop better tools for audio normalization (in addition to editing and encoding optimizations).

    THERE COULDN'T BE MORE...OF COURSE THERE IS

    Most of my efforts this year have been to really finalize these video sets and get out the best possible product that we could. Over the last five years the quality and content of the sets have been improved upon again and again. That meant that in most cases the newer sets was much more polished than the older sets. The newer sets have a fade in a transition between the game and title and a fade out. There are also much stricter standards on what is included in one of our game videos. Each set is getting the star treatment before being re-released. All videos have been painstakingly re-edited from the masters and in many cases completely redone. The goal being that we have a much more consistent quality product for our members.

    EmuMovies usually ends up having a major back end hardware upgrade once or twice a year. The growth rate of this site has been staggering at times and it has caused quite a few headaches for me and some members of the team, but they have been the good kind of headaches :thumbsup: (those our the kind of problems that websites want). Last year saw us upgrade servers and bandwidth on three separate occasions, and that is not near as fun as it sounds. Well luckily it seems like we are going to be good for awhile as the last server we moved to would be considered overkill by most. But there is a needed upgrade and right now it's delaying me getting all this content up. The time has come to upgrade to a commercial class internet connection here at EmuMovies HQ so I can handle the bandwidth necessary to get all of this new content up on our servers. (Yes we have more than one :yes:) This is being installed early next week and it should speed things up nicely.

    OK, BUT WHATS DONE?

    I'll be honest, I started with the easiest stuff and am now getting to the hard stuff. Here is a list of what's complete and ready to go up.

    COMPLETE

    AAE

    ACTION MAX

    ADVENTUREVISION

    AMSTRAD GX4000

    ATARI 5200

    ATARI 7800

    ATARI JAGUAR

    ATARI LYNX

    COLECOVISION

    DAPHNE

    GAMEBOY ADVANCE

    MEGA DUCK

    NINTENDO VIRTUAL BOY

    PC ENGINE

    SEGA 32X

    SEGA MASTER SYSTEM

    SEGA NAOMI

    SEGA SG-1000

    SEGA SC-3000

    SNK NEO GEO POCKET COLOR

    SUPER GRAFX

    SUPER NINTENDO

    TURBO GRAFX CD

    VTECH CREATIVISION

    BALLY ASTROCADE

    BBC MICRO

    CASIO LOOPY

    DICE

    FAMICOM DISC SYSTEM

    NEC PC-FX

    NINTENDO ARCADE SYSTEMS

    NUON

    ODYSSEY 2

    SNK NEO GEO POCKET MONO

    WATARA SUPERVISION

    SEGA DREAMCAST VMU

    ALMOST COMPLETE

    EMERSON ARCADIA

    FAIRCHILD CHANNEL F

    MATTEL INTELLIVISION

    NINTENDO

    NINTENDO GAMEBOY

    NINTENDO GAMEBOY COLOR

    SEGA GAME GEAR

    SEGA MODEL 2

    SNK NEO GEO

    TURBO GRAFX 16

    ALSO WORKING ON (The Short List)

    MAME

    DREAMCAST

    That being said, a big thank you goes out to our content contributors. We have quite a few members helping with missing videos and uploading to the WIP area of our FTP. That is helping me tremendously is getting these final sets out to you at a fast pace. If anyone would like to help contribute videos to the project please review our 2011 Video Submission Guide. Any sizable content contributions also result in that member being promoted to content contributor status which equates to full lifetime access to all areas of the site, elevated and bragable status, and access to tools and areas of the site not available to the general public. You want to be cool right?

    So that's it in a nutshell, there have been a few minor site updates, including this project blog. I will continue to post frequent updates here and hopefully our other content contributors will follow suit.

    Cheers :drinks:

    Important Links:

    2011 Video Submission Guide

    HyperList Site

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