I’ve been traveling for couple of weeks, it seems website is working OK. We got some XML-RPC issues, because of DDOS attack we still got from thousands servers connected to bot-net. Also for this reason we are changing main URL for XML-RPC server to http://api.opensubtitles.org/xml-rpc, but don’t worry, old URL will work until end of 2009. But
In one night I’ve been watching very interesting documentary movie, and I was thinking how I can help spreading this good stuff over the net, so I got idea to make Featured subtitles section, so now you can see it also on main page. If you are logged in, and you got set some preferred languages, it will show featured subtitles from these languages (as it is standard on this page).
Mark subtitles as featured subtitles is possible only by administrators and platinum members, so if you amongst them, consider following:
- you must saw the video with subtitles you are setting as featured
- video must be really good, I mean it hasn’t to be blockbuster movie (but can be, Disctrict 9 is great movie…), but I prefer foreign/alternative/documentary movies with good ideas behind it
- don’t make promotion of your subtitles
Also there is for now little bit hidden real-time stats of clients online, so we can see which clients are most used.
Recently Amet released OpenSubtitles OSD script for XBMC, which is accessible directly from OSD menu when playing movie (same like in Boxee), it is really worth of try. I wish there will be in future implemented downloading subtitles in every player using hashes.
That’s all for now, in near future we will move cache servers and also set slave servers for MySQL, so I hope opensubtitles will work better during peak times.