We're making the player on the website much bigger, and at the same time, implementing an automated encoding system so you won't need to wait over the weekend for your movies to be flash-encoded.
For older movies, the existing quality may not be optimal for the new player size, although we have been encoding larger than we've needed for a while, so anything uploaded in the last few weeks should look fine.
Your posters, on the other hand, may look a little pixelated, so this is advanced notice for anyone who wishes to start preparing new posters for when we go live with the new site player.
When you upload your movies when the new player goes live, you'll see the following recommendations:
The player on our website plays video in a widescreen, 16:9 aspect ratio. As such, videos that are uploaded at 16:9 will look better than those uploaded at 4:3.
Movies that you upload to our website will be transcoded into Flash format at a resolution of 512x288 (to allow them to be embedded in our website pages), so we recommend uploading at this resolution or higher, for best quality.
Feel free to upload movies at the highest quality possible (within the 200MB limit); the streaming version that can be played on our site will be smaller. The higher the quality of the original movie, the better the streaming version will look. Moviestorm's medium resolution of 768x432 is a good compromise between quality and upload time.
As you can see, Moviestorm's medium resolution in the next release will have changed slightly as well. This is to provide the best size for encoding to our new player size of 512x288.
Hope you enjoy the new player and any questions, please ask!