Wrong video in "promoted" slot?

I'm getting a bug where the promoted video title/description don't match the video. Often it's still the last promoted video I watched, but with a newer promoted video's title and description. Am I the only one? I started noticing it a week or two ago. Refresh always fixes it.

Fonts changed?

Is it me or did the font and/or sizes changed today? Everything seems bigger and different?

Thank you in advance.

Unable to change the size percentages in my submitted video.

http://videosift.com/video/The-Orvilles-Intro-duction-After-Its-Pilot-Episode has:

<iframe src="https://streamable.com/s/8iun2/fgjgxx" frameborder="0" width="485%" height="485%" allowfullscreen="true" style="width: 485%; height: 485%; position: absolute;"></iframe>

485% for the video's height and width that are too big. When I change ther numbers, they keep going back to 485. VS is annoying. How can I have it not change my values?

Thank you in advance.

Social media videos with captions (Geek Talk)

Since a lot of people watch videos on their mobile via social media networks they see them without sound. So they started making "videos with big texts/captions/subtitles on the screen" (e.g. Tech Insider). How to call them: "Mobile videos"? "Social videos"? "Social media videos"? "Text videos"? Is there an agreed upon term?

Does anyone know since when exactly this trend started and which big media producers were early adopters?

There are basic rules to get the most optimal results.
But I often still find these texts blocking the visual experience, resulting in an inferior video, wishing the texts were just annotations you can remove.
What do you think?

V6 Beta (Geek Talk)

Finally, a new version for VS! So, what are new and fixed in this? The only change I noticed is resizing my wider SeaMonkey v2.48's web browser window narrower messes up with video screen getting covered up by the right side.

Thank you in advance.

Well Hihi again, VS

Obviously I have been absent long enough again that Siftbot sends me an email, saying VS misses me. Most people here don't even know who I am, but old-timers do.. I was being a pain in the butt, sorry. I get upset way too easily..

Part of me misses VS too. Sifting was fun, but turned into work.. I don't think I am gonna come back any time soon. I will, however, come and fix deaded videos of mine if I can.. Yes, obsessed still..

I lost both of my older dogs, just 3 monts apart in 2016. I don't think I have recovered from that yet... Thank goodness for my DH NetRunner. He's my rock, still sticking with me, even when I am being a basket case and then some..

We have two dogs now, again. We got one as a puppy, and the other one just fell into our laps, needing to be adopted. Both are just so precious. Yes, still German Shepherds

Link? Not sure if this will work. Nico and Tiny this spring.


Everybody who knew me, please take care. And the rest of you too

Erics PSA: Don't forget to vote for the videos you like

It seems fewer sifters are voting on videos these days, and it's becoming increasingly more difficult to get videos sifted for those who post them. I'm sure it's obvious to everyone that traffic is just a fraction of what it once was, but it seems to me the ratio of sifters viewing videos to voting for them has gone down quite a bit. Not sure why that might be. I was wondering if it may be that more people are on mobile devices, and that makes it more difficult to cast votes (i've never owned a smartphone so don't know if it's more difficult) or just not as inclined to vote when mobile. Anyway if you happen to have cut back on voting do tell if it's for any particular reason.

Don't Take Our Health Care Rally with Senator Bernie Sanders (Health Talk)


Republican senators have unveiled their new Trumpcare plan—and it will take a wrecking ball to health care in this country.

Join Senator Bernie Sanders, OH SEIU 1199, and MoveOn.org in Columbus to stop the Republican effort to repeal our health care. Demand that Senator Rob Portman vote “NO” on the latest Trumpcare bill in the U.S. Senate.

The latest Trumpcare bill was just released on Thursday. It would leave millions without care, eliminate funding for Planned Parenthood, and give massive tax cuts to the wealthy. This Senate bill makes even bigger cuts to Medicaid than the bill passed by the House.

Republicans want to vote next week. But if just three Republicans reject Trumpcare, it can't pass.

Join us on Sunday, June 25 at 11:30 a.m. at Express Live in Columbus. Demand that Senator Portman oppose this vicious attack on our health care. Let’s send a loud message to Senator Portman that we want him to stand with us and vote AGAINST the Republican repeal of our health care.

July 12th: Internet-Wide Day of Action for Net Neutrality (Politics Talk)

"The FCC wants to destroy net neutrality and give big cable companies control over what we see and do online. If they get their way, they’ll allow widespread throttling, blocking, censorship, and extra fees. On July 12th, the Internet will come together to stop them."

Is Videosift going to join this cause?


Some Long Overdue Fixes

Two oustanding issues are finally fixed! Both of them are related to SSL, though in different ways.

Internal VideoSift Widget Embeds

Our own embeds in comments on the site have been broken since we enabled SSL because the old widgets had insecure URLs hard-coded and insecure scripts cannot be loaded on a secure page. Those issues are fixed. For example:



The Bookmarklet (that allows you to post videos by clicking a button in your bookmark bar) never worked when you were looking at a video on a secure video host URL (e.g., YouTube) because VS was not secure, so for the same reason listed above, our insecure bookmarklet script just wouldn't load.

Now that we support SSL, I've updated the bookmarklet to use only secure URLs so it will now work from a video host using SSL or not.


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