Script update review and audio quality

Hello folks,

Finally we were able to move all of our servers to the new script. Over 50 servers are now ready to host Your files (during the update we also added a new server – www51). We appreciate every feedback about the new media encoding system (video/images).

W have also tweaked the audio encoding. The sound should be a lot better with better L/R channel separation. If You think that the quality is to less just let us know and we will try to do something about this. Just keep in mined, that the preview quality is always a compromise between quality and download speed.

We plan a few pleasant surprises in the near future so stay tuned.

Servers moved to beta script

You have surrely noticed we started moving our infrastructure to the new script. Last night we have moved www21 – www30. Today we plan to move www11 – www20.

Upload through beta.zippyshare.com works now onto 30 servers (www31 – www50).

Tonight a new version of Zippyuploader will be made available. The new version will be uploading files onto beta servers.

What does this mean for You?

The main change is the enhanced quality of media preview (audio/video/photo), better download speeds (we have now more options to ban people offending our services), better stability and in future a lot new features.

Please let us know if You encounter any technical glitches. We put a lot of effort into testing before each change goes online but for sure we can’t catch all the bugs.

And another technical announcement :-)

Hello folks,

Beta Testing
As we have already announced we are in the process of testing a newly written from ground up zippyshare script. We are ironing out the last bugs. Mainly in the video encoding and image processing area. Nevertheless if you want to check it out just browse to beta.zippyshare.com.
The new version supports user accounts, an advanced file manager and media embedding on your site. This functions are not available yet but we are working hard to give then into your hands asap.

Servers
We have some changes to announce. We should bring up some new servers this week. We are changing the following machines www/www31/www32/www33/www34/www35/www36 to new ones due to very bad speed during peek hours. Additionaly we will bring up new servers with the designations: www39/www40. Tonight we will start with the process of data migration. We hope that by next week You will enjoy better speed downloading from our servers.

ZippyUploader
Version 0.0.10.0:
– Fixed bug with saving file names in results tab

Best regards,
Zippyshare team

Little update

New servers:
The announced servers 31-37 will be added a little later then expected. We had a lot of work recently and wasn’t able to keep our own deadlines. During the last week we had to add additional 50TB of backup space due to some hdd problems on several servers. We wanted to keep sure that none of your data gets lost. The new servers will be added as soon as possible.

Zippyshare Uploader:
Today we had another update of the Zippyshare Uploader. Automatic splitting of archives bigger then 100MB was added and some minor bugs fixed (some other surrely added 😉 ). If you encounter any problems with the automatic update of the uploader please write to our support with a description of the problem. If nothing helps please redownload the uploader.

Site update

Today we have a bit slower transfer speeds on www1/2/4/5/6/7/8. Don’t worry, it’s only a temporary issue. By the end of the week we plan to add a bunch of new servers – 8 to be exact. It should definitely increase the download speeds during rush hours. Additionaly on the new servers we will be testing new features such as a new video encoding system and user accounts. Stay tuned…

Zippyshare Team

New video encoding system – tests…

We are in the process of testing of cutting edge video compresion technology used for example by Youtube HD. We would like to ask for your feedback regarding video quality and file sizes. We appreciate any comment.

“The A-Team” – Trailer HD

“Robin Hood” – Trailer HD

If there are no serious problems the new video encoding system will be introduced during the next 2 weeks. Stay tuned…

Zippyshare Uploader – Beta

A lot of our users asked for a tool which would give them the chance to upload files without using a web browser. Responding to that need we would like to introduce a beta version of our uploader application. Please give any feedback in the comments.

Uploader features:
– the application is a single exe file. No installation needed.
– simple and intuitive gui.

– multiple file selection. Just hold the ctrl key while selecting the files in the open file dialog.

– neat progress bars.

– after the upload process an txt file is generated containing links to the uploaded files.

Update v.0.0.2.0 (22.09.2009 14:30):
New version of ZippyUploader are ready. We just added an autoupdate feature and improve the report generator after sucesfully upload.

Update v.0.0.3.0 (26.09.2009 18:30):
New version of ZippyUploader are ready. We just added a drag-and-drop function.

Download

Site update underway…

We apologize for the temporary problems with Zippyshare. Everything should return to normal within a few hours. We will keep you posted on the progress.

Edit (21.07.2009 1:16):
www15/www17/www18 UP
ETR to restore rest of the servers: 3h

Edit (21.07.2009 1:45):
www/www19 UP

Edit (21.07.2009 2:15):
www9/www10/www13/www14 UP

Edit (21.07.2009 2:22):
www11/www12/www16/www20 UP

Edit (21.07.2009 3:00):
www4 UP

Edit (21.07.2009 3:22):
www1/www2/www5/www6/www7/www8 UP

Edit (21.07.2009 3:25):
Update complete. If you find any error, please post a comment.

Tomorrow we will continue the update.

Edit (22.07.2009 12:00):
As we previously mentioned, new servers are ready to roll:
www21/www22/www23 – online now

ETR 24h to setup another 5 servers (www24/www25/www26/www27/www28), we will keep you posted on the work progress.

Edit (23.07.2009 12:00):
www24/www25/www26/www27/www28 – online now

Edit (27.07.2009 23:45):
www11, www12 offiline – we moving data to new servers, ETR 12h

Edit (28.07.2009 13:30):
www11, www12 – online now
ETR 12h to setup 2 new servers – www29/www30

Edit (10.08.2009 12:00):
A bit late, but www29/www30 up and running.

Edit (01.09.2009 0:00):
We changed the www0 server.

Edit (03.09.2009 9:00):
We need to apologize our Internet Explorer and Chrome users, by our mistake in configuration of www0 they could experience a lot of troubles in uploading files on Zippyshare.

Ps. Person responsible for this error will be publicly executed or burned alive, you choose. 😉

Edit (08.09.2009 1:30):
Uploader/Upload page updated. In case any problems with upload, please post a comment.