Monthly Archives: December 2017

Zippyuploader update, Docs and Videos encoding performance boost

Hey folks,

A quick update:

– Today a new version ( of the Zippyuploader was released. The only change is related to an increased file size limit of 500MB. If something went wrong during the update, download the Zippyuploader again from our website.

– We are thinking about releasing the sourcecode of the Zippyuploader to the public, maybe we have a few dope C++ developers as users, which would like to add a few new funtions to it. Let us know if you are interested.

– Today a new Docs/Videos encoding system has been put into production. All the Docs/Videos are transcoded via a bunch of Nvidia GTX1080 graphic cards to an usable/previewable format. Transcoding is fully hardware-based with use of NVDEC/CUDA(scaling via NPP)/NVENC and its performance is up by 2000% in comparision to the previous CPU based solution. We have also shredded the GlusterFS (file system) which we used to transfer files to the transcoding farm and replaced it with MooseFS/LizardFS mainly due to GlusterFS stability issues.

End of technobabble.

May the Force be with you! :-)

Edit 8.12.2017 23:59 CET:
Can we fix it?Practicaly everyday we have to restart services around 23:00 0:00 CET to push the new patches on the production environment to iron out some bugs in the docs/videos encoding farm. Unfortunately it may be a bumpy ride with us at this particular time of the day. Helmets are mandatory to prevent head injuries from sudden upload/download interruptions. Aaaand buckle up!! :-)