Return of the video podcasts!
As many of you noticed -- and rightly kicked our collective asses about -- Mobile Nations video podcasts haven't exactly been working right for a while now. Sure, the YouTube versions were fine, but the .mp4 files we made available over RSS, iTunes, and direct download would error out as often as not. Well, that's all been fixed!
It took many, many, many days of back and forth with our CDN (content distribution network), but they finally realized what was happening. Turns out our "unlimited" account had an undisclosed limit, and we'd hit it, and instead of the system alerting us or throwing up an error, it simply waited a few hours and then deleted all the files over the limit. That's why we'd upload them again. And again. And again. And they'd keep disappearing.
So, they've raised the limit on our "unlimited" account, and assured us it won't happen again, and we've re-re-re-re-re-uploaded all the missing files, and everything looks good to go again.
And good thing too, our video podcasts have never been more popular. Even with the CDN problems, downloads of the video versions of the iMore show, Android Central Podcast, and CrackBerry.com Podcast have gone through the roof. God knows none of us got better looking, so I'm guessing Apple, Google, BlackBerry and all simply got better at giving you the devices you wanted to stream the stuff you wanted, and it's simply more convenient than ever to watch us on your phones, tablets, and connected TVs.
Thanks for that! And if you haven't checked them out yet, here are your freshly updated links: