… but it’s going to require a complete site overhaul, and the permanent removal of all 800+ clips.
I’m going to spend the rest of my life collecting asphyxia scenes from mainstream sources. My love for fantasy asphyxia is as natural to me as breathing. I want to keep sharing my collection with you, but Cinemasphyxia cannot remain online with its current level of content.
I recently started a new project that’s exclusive to members of two fantasy death fetish boards I frequent: Fetnoir, and FemmeFatalities. I set up a Google Drive, and created a thread on each board that I’m using to share only my favorite scenes. Because of the limited nature of Google’s cloud service, I’ve established very strict parameters for the project. The most important one, as it relates to Cinemasphyxia, is storage. Google Drive offers 15 GB of storage, but I’m not using it all. Up to 10 clips are being made available for download at any given time. So far, the project is working well. Member feedback has been positive, and it’s given me an idea to keep Cinemasphyxia online.
I’m thinking of removing all of my clips and offering up to just 20 at a time through my hosting service. There are a few pros and cons:
Pros: Obviously, the site will stay online. It will also go full HD. Since discontinuing clip updates, I’ve stopped using 720 HD WMV for my personal collection and switched to full 1080P HD MP4 using h.264 encoding. My video editor produces enormous MP4’s, so I’ve also started using HandBrake for post-processing to minimize file sizes. 1080P is the best video quality I can offer, and what members of FN and FF are currently enjoying. A new Request Log will also be added to the menu (I deleted the old one).
Cons: Clip updates will be permanently moved to a monthly posting schedule – the upshot is it will allow as many people as possible to download the latest clips. As new clips are posted, the oldest ones will be deleted, and never re-posted. There will be no deletion warnings, either. Back when the site first launched, I had a similar setup. The only difference was that I used to rotate four titles from the Video Library while posting one or two new clips along with them. That was a pain in the ass to keep track of, and I’m never doing it again.
Folks, this is the only option available to save the site. If I go through with it, I will discontinue my new Google Drive project, keep using Cinemasphyxia’s shared hosting plan, and create a new menu option called Now Playing. The Video Library will be replaced with a database that offers nothing more than a resource to help you track down content yourself.
Let me know what you think. Since 2006, every clip I’ve edited has been available for download. Would you support a restructuring? Please vote, comment, or e-mail me. I’ll have a decision by next Sunday.