Update: Classic videos are BACK!!!
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08-31-2019, 09:35 PM

Well... I've finally begun the process of getting our classic videos on the site again!  Rockon

I've settled on a host (although I may use several to insulate myself from NFL attacks) and I've been working to properly format the videos to "fit" the TV screen. The videos take a little more time to download before you can click play and start watching (sometimes a minute or more), but after that, things seem to be pretty seamless.

Also, the << Rew and FF >> buttons work again (they didn't with the old Vimeo player) so you can easily jump back/ahead in 10-second increments. So glad I left them on the player when our format changed. Huge time-saver!

Watch for the GREEN lights [Image: green_light.jpg] to tell you which games are live. Here's the complete list of games:
Re-configuring and uploading all of these games takes time, so getting all the videos up will be a SLOW process. But I'm very happy to say we're now moving full steam ahead and I will be uploading new games daily. 

Wish us luck!  Pi_clover Thumbsup
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08-31-2019, 11:27 PM

Thanks for your Hard work Tim!
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09-01-2019, 08:37 AM

OH YOU GO TIM!!!!!!!!
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09-01-2019, 09:43 AM

Excellent news, Tim!

Just one small request: If you could occasionally upload a new-to-this site game every once in a while, I'd appreciate it. I've seen literally every game you've uploaded. I know you have plenty of old standbys to get through first, but the occasional fresh game might increase both viewers and contributors to the message board.
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09-01-2019, 10:03 AM

(09-01-2019, 09:43 AM)Garrett Garlits Wrote: Excellent news, Tim!

Just one small request: If you could occasionally upload a new-to-this site game every once in a while, I'd appreciate it. I've seen literally every game you've uploaded. I know you have plenty of old standbys to get through first, but the occasional fresh game might increase both viewers and contributors to the message board.

That's a great idea, Garrett! Once I get through my top 15 or so, I'll put up something new and continue to do so periodically as we get things back up and running.
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09-01-2019, 11:07 AM

Thanks a lot, Tim. Glad to see the site back up to full strength!
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09-02-2019, 06:49 AM

Awesome news Tim. Thanks a million!
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09-04-2019, 02:12 AM

Thanks for the hard work.


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09-10-2019, 10:56 AM

how long does it take to upload these videos
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09-10-2019, 11:55 AM

(09-10-2019, 10:56 AM)Rollers Wrote: how long does it take to upload these videos

Just to clarify, are you asking how long it takes me to upload a game to the website?
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09-10-2019, 08:26 PM

(09-10-2019, 11:55 AM)mcmillenandwife Wrote:
(09-10-2019, 10:56 AM)Rollers Wrote: how long does it take to upload these videos

Just to clarify, are you asking how long it takes me to upload a game to the website?

yes.  This looks to be a ton of work
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09-10-2019, 09:28 PM

(09-10-2019, 08:26 PM)Rollers Wrote:
(09-10-2019, 11:55 AM)mcmillenandwife Wrote:
(09-10-2019, 10:56 AM)Rollers Wrote: how long does it take to upload these videos

Just to clarify, are you asking how long it takes me to upload a game to the website?

yes.  This looks to be a ton of work


Yes, it's a ton of work. Since the game summaries are already written, the videos are already converted and edited, the blank HTML files all pretty much exist and just need updated once videos are uploaded, it's a lot faster now. In terms of actual time spent, it's not that much these days. A few minutes per video to get things set up, I'd say 15 minutes tops. Mostly, it's just waiting for the videos to upload and process, which doesn't require me to do anything. That can take several hours per video depending on the size, and I just go do other things. 

Now, if you go back to the inception of the videos on the site, it's generally a couple hours (at least) PER GAME in terms of editing, set up, writing game summaries, etc. And we had over 450 games on the site. Yikes.
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09-11-2019, 01:01 AM

(09-10-2019, 09:28 PM)mcmillenandwife Wrote:
(09-10-2019, 08:26 PM)Rollers Wrote:
(09-10-2019, 11:55 AM)mcmillenandwife Wrote:
(09-10-2019, 10:56 AM)Rollers Wrote: how long does it take to upload these videos

Just to clarify, are you asking how long it takes me to upload a game to the website?

yes.  This looks to be a ton of work


Yes, it's a ton of work. Since the game summaries are already written, the videos are already converted and edited, the blank HTML files all pretty much exist and just need updated once videos are uploaded, it's a lot faster now. In terms of actual time spent, it's not that much these days. A few minutes per video to get things set up, I'd say 15 minutes tops. Mostly, it's just waiting for the videos to upload and process, which doesn't require me to do anything. That can take several hours per video depending on the size, and I just go do other things. 

Now, if you go back to the inception of the videos on the site, it's generally a couple hours (at least) PER GAME in terms of editing, set up, writing game summaries, etc. And we had over 450 games on the site. Yikes.

one more question if you don't mind.  How does this keep the NFL from deleting them again?  I dearly love watching a game late at night before bed
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09-11-2019, 02:49 PM

(09-11-2019, 01:01 AM)Rollers Wrote: one more question if you don't mind.  How does this keep the NFL from deleting them again?  I dearly love watching a game late at night before bed


I don't want to say too much, but my belief is that the place where the videos are hosted will ignore NFL chest thumping. 

If I'm proven wrong, I already have plan B and plan C in place. We'll see.
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09-11-2019, 08:26 PM

(09-11-2019, 02:49 PM)mcmillenandwife Wrote: I don't want to say too much, but my belief is that the place where the videos are hosted will ignore NFL chest thumping. 

If I'm proven wrong, I already have plan B and plan C in place. We'll see.

Maybe you can get a coaching position with the Steelers. Tomlin and company didn't even have a plan "A" Sunday night.
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09-11-2019, 10:02 PM

(09-11-2019, 08:26 PM)Noll and Cowher teams no more Wrote:
(09-11-2019, 02:49 PM)mcmillenandwife Wrote: I don't want to say too much, but my belief is that the place where the videos are hosted will ignore NFL chest thumping. 

If I'm proven wrong, I already have plan B and plan C in place. We'll see.

Maybe you can get a coaching position with the Steelers. Tomlin and company didn't even have a plan "A" Sunday night.


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09-15-2019, 09:40 AM

Awesome progress on getting these games up and running. As always, thanks a million.

BTW, I love the videos with our local broadcast team Fleming/Cope or Hilgrove/Ilkin over the network ninnies any day of the week.
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09-16-2019, 09:55 PM

watched another game last night. your hard work is appreciated
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09-17-2019, 01:39 AM

(09-15-2019, 09:40 AM)dbsfgyd1 Wrote: Awesome progress on getting these games up and running. As always, thanks a million.

BTW, I love the videos with our local broadcast team Fleming/Cope or Hilgrove/Ilkin over the network ninnies any day of the week.

Yeah, I like the different perspective they give as well, although most of the network folks are fine with me as well (especially Enberg/Olsen). 

I'll hopefully be adding the rest of the games I have with Cope/Fleming this week (all from '78/'79).  Thumbsup
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09-17-2019, 01:39 AM

(09-16-2019, 09:55 PM)Rollers Wrote: watched another game last night.  your hard work is appreciated

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09-17-2019, 05:01 PM

Great to have you back. Fight the power.
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09-17-2019, 05:04 PM

Are you going to have any regular season games from the 1975 season? And is there any prospect to get the Bills/Steeler playoff from 74?
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09-17-2019, 11:16 PM

(09-17-2019, 05:04 PM)Bobcat29 Wrote: Are you going to have any regular season games from the 1975 season? And is there any prospect to get the Bills/Steeler playoff from 74?

The only regular season game from '75 that exists (so far) is the 2nd half of the Steelers/Rams game. It's the 2nd half only and it's hardly a thriller being the last game of the season with lots of reserves playing. It will go live on the site this week. 

Man, I would LOVE to get my hands on that '74 playoff game vs. the Bills. So far, it doesn't exist in video format (although I have the radio broadcast on audio cassette somewhere).
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09-18-2019, 12:05 AM

Great job, sadly I never have the time to sit and watch them. It is appreciated though.


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09-18-2019, 12:41 AM

(09-18-2019, 12:05 AM)Chucktownsteeler Wrote: Great job, sadly I never have the time to sit and watch them. It is appreciated though.


No "time" to watch them???  Pi_shocked Scared

Dude, you need to adjust your priorities...  Pi_bigsmile
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09-18-2019, 12:50 AM

Man, work is killing me. I did have one on at the KC airport a while back whilst I waited for my flight.


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10-15-2019, 10:26 PM

Man.....your flying getting these videos back up. 
Thanks for what you are doing by keeping these past Steelers games alive for us to enjoy again, Tim!
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10-16-2019, 09:15 AM

(10-15-2019, 10:26 PM)Noll and Cowher teams no more Wrote: Man.....your flying getting these videos back up. 
Thanks for what you are doing by keeping these past Steelers games alive for us to enjoy again, Tim!

Not sure how long it will last, but the way we're doing it now is vastly superior to the way we had to do it before. Much more freedom and the only limitation is time. Plus, all of the "foundational" work is already done. Once the videos are uploaded, all I have to do is update a link and BOOM! The game is up. I don't have to create new separate pages, write game summaries, etc.; all of that stuff is already there. 

Glad you're enjoying them!  Thumbsup
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10-19-2019, 09:18 AM

Hey Tim (if I may call you that), I wanted to note one thing and ask one question:
While you might already be aware of this, there is a youtube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-iyJPJ1wjs&app=desktop of the 1971 game between the Steelers and the Dolphins. It’s a dolphins radio broadcast merged with extended video highlights. I thought you (or anyone else) might be interested.

My question simply regarded the sections of games within ‘1987-1988’, ‘1989-1990’, and ‘1998-2000’. I’ve noticed for a while there has been a ‘more coming soon’ for those sections but no recent addition and when I looked at the complete game list I did not see any additional games. I was curious whether the ‘more coming soon’ was just a little outdated or not. I realize those years are not the finest hours in steeler history and I don’t mean to sound ungrateful as you have an incredible website teeming classics, I just thought I’d ask to clear this up.


Thanks in advance.
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10-19-2019, 01:34 PM

(10-19-2019, 09:18 AM)GobsmackedUser Wrote: Hey Tim (if I may call you that), I wanted to note one thing and ask one question:
While you might already be aware of this, there is a youtube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-iyJPJ1wjs&app=desktop of the 1971 game between the Steelers and the Dolphins. It’s a dolphins radio broadcast merged with extended video highlights. I thought you (or anyone else) might be interested.

My question simply regarded the sections of games within ‘1987-1988’, ‘1989-1990’, and ‘1998-2000’. I’ve noticed for a while there has been a ‘more coming soon’ for those sections but no recent addition and when I looked at the complete game list I did not see any additional games. I was curious whether the ‘more coming soon’ was just a little outdated or not. I realize those years are not the finest hours in steeler history and I don’t mean to sound ungrateful as you have an incredible website teeming classics, I just thought I’d ask to clear this up.


Thanks in advance.

Thanks for the tip on that '71 game. Pretty cool!

Regarding "more coming soon," there eventually WILL be more coming, including from the "darker" years. Obviously, I'm still playing some major catch-up since the NFL pulled down over 440 games. We've re-uploaded over 200 so far, more coming every day. We've got several games on hand that aren't on the list yet, and we have several contributors with missing games once we're ready to handle them. But short-term, I'm catching up with what we had before.
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