Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Bringing you up to speed...

The beta tests for quality and bandwidth have concluded and went well. The only thing I have yet to do is check and see how well they work on an actual TV, as these videos are set up more for a Media Center computer in the first place. They might look a little muddy on fullscreen TV, but they still look pretty good for this being web video.

We will be transferring service from CHS Webmaster to Bluehost at the end of this week, so we will be up and flying shortly. CHS Webmaster is a great, inexpensive service with a LOT of bandwidth for those needing average websites. MDTV, unfortunately, is not average in terms of bandwidth consumption and thus we'll be moving to a hosting service that has no bandwidth limitations.

We can make this grow, though, with your support (prayer, financial, old equipment, whatever), and perhaps move to our own T1 where we host it all ourselves. Keep praying for this to grow, and who knows; perhaps we'll even be on satellite.

Stay tuned!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Potential Disaster Averted, But...

...the problem is simply this: The bandwidth charges would financially devestate us.

What we're in the process of doing now is finding ways to host these videos much cheaper than we could otherwise do so at the present. Ultimately, a T1 line with our own server would be the best, but in the short term, we need something else to insure that we have the best possible product delivered in the least expensive possible way.

We're almost there! Keep praying!

Stand By...

Barring disaster, Mater Dei Television will begin programming on Feb 17, 2009.

Donations can be accepted through PayPal at this address: donate@mater-dei-television.org

Keep checking back to this blog for programming updates and other pertinent information regarding Mater Dei Television.

I sincerely hope that MDTV will inspire, inform and educate all who view it.

Thursday, February 12, 2009


OK, I've taken a template that was downloaded from the Open Source Web Design website and am molding it (finally) into something that will be Mater Dei Television's first website.

Well, first usable one anyway.

I have also embedded the JW FLV Player into the website, complete with sample video that came bundled with it, and it worked...to a point. The player I embedded was actually in the place I wanted it to be (seeing that I've had about 3 weeks of coding experience up to this point - remember? I'm using a TEMPLATE), but I need to find out how to get more than one window embedded. When we can figure that much out, we are SO in business!

So, while my Adventures in Coding are put on hold, I wait and I blog.

Stay Tuned!