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What do you think of the "Top Restaurant" Video ads?

post #1 of 12
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I was wonder what the community thinks of the new "Top Restaurant" video ads? I really enjoy them and find myself view them once or twice. Do you guys like them? 
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post #2 of 12
I like the restaurant part of the videos. There's an ad that plays before them for a video game right now that's rated "M" (mature, 17+). Do we want that?
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post #3 of 12
Actually, I thought them rather intrusive when they first appeared. Seeming without rhyme nor reason I was suddenly blasted by an audio message, and it took me some time to figure out how to lower the noise level.

Turning on such things really should be my choice.

That aside, the anti-drinking public service ad that runs with them isn't exactly condusive to an appetising view of the restaurants.
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post #4 of 12
I kind of like them. I am not usually one that is really for videos as ads , they usually just slow down webpages for me.  I have clicked on a few of the restaurants for more info but they are ,for the most part, places I will never get a chance to eat. I also don't like the mini ads that play before the restaurants , they seem a little out of place. Anti drug and drinking is fine and all I guess, but I would rather see a knife ad or appliances. At least they have something to do with food.
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post #5 of 12
What ads? Am I "missing something"?
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post #6 of 12
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Originally Posted by PeteMcCracken View Post

What ads? Am I "missing something"?

The video ads at the top right of this page - maybe you have flash disabled on your browser? 

I don't mind the videos but I don't like the way they're implemented: one out of 5 times they'll start playing as soon as the page is loaded, with sound and all, which I personally hate (my browser shouldn't make any sound unless you actually want that sound). Four out of 5 times the videos won't play, and pressing the "play" button (in the center of the video frame) only makes that play button disappear, but the video won't play.

It would also be nice to have a link to all the available videos so you can watch the ones you want at any time without having to refresh a page until hopefully the one you saw the other day will reappear. And it would also be nice to have a clear idea of what location the restaurant is before playing the video.
post #7 of 12
Thread Starter 
 Thanks for the comments I have forwarded this on to our platform partners.  I am having the same experience French Fries.
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Nicko 
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post #8 of 12
 Hi all,

I work for the video provider and always like to hear feedback. A few questions for  the group:

  1. What browser are you using where you experienced the sounds issue?
  2. We have an enormous catalog of food videos and are trying to figure out the best user experience. Would love some of your suggestions. 
  3. We can add a link so if you like the video you can click and find out more information.
  4. We have a number of different video types: short videos 60-90 seconds and others that come from TV episodes. What do you prefer?

Thanks for all you feedback and goal is to make it the best experience possible. 
post #9 of 12
I haven't had a problem with the sound since I just muted it. Others may be losing their settings when they close their browser.

I like the restaurant tours, I think it's great to get a look at these top notch places and see the chefs talk about their concept.

Do you have any instructional vids?  Like say, breaking down a chicken or making flowers on a nail head with frosting or any number of little how to make a pretty garnish videos? I think they would be cool.

and am always up for scantily clad women trying to sell me something, preferably something to do with food.
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post #10 of 12
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I haven't had a problem with the sound since I just muted it. Others may be losing their settings when they close their browser.

No need to close the browser. If I look at the bottom of the page (where the video is not visible) then the video will start playback with a low volume. If I go up and mute it, then go back down to read what I wanted to read at the bottom of the page, then reload the browser (so it shows me the bottom of the page again) it starts playing the video again, with a low volume again.

So when surfing cheftalk I have to cut off the sound of my computer or I'll always hear someone talking.
post #11 of 12
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