Update: Initially purchased www.tophdvids.com did not get enough traffic to keep it viable, this this project resides at tophdvids.webandblog.com
I have been to quite a number of parties recently, where host’s entertainment options were limited to a TV with audio system and/or connected iPod/iPhone. Thus a library of music/videos at times was old, not updated and let’s be honest only to the likes of the host.
I started with UK Top 100 chart website as a source of songs, added YouTube Data Search to it, making php do the job of parsing song data and saving it as a text file. That’s how the prototype was born. Twitter Bootstrap made site cool, I used DarkStrap to go with dark color scheme. Later on, SoundCloud search was added for those looking for remixes. And finally, since sometimes you like the artist much and want to come to the live show – I added eventful integration to show upcoming performances.
But let’s put tech talk aside for now. The concept here is to come to the party and connect to the iDevice (preferably Apple TV) to stream video and music from the media source. By now I have tested www.topHDvids.com with Apple TV and iPhone with great success. I am sure, making it work from any OS X device to Apple TV is not a problem, given AirPlay tech recently introduced by Apple.
With more features, and small improvements to follow, I am hoping topHDvids.com will get enough attention and recognition.