Plays.tv

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Plays.tv
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Plays.tv is a platform for sharing video game recordings and screenshots.
Plays.tv is a platform for sharing video game recordings and screenshots.
URL https://plays.tv/
Project status Closing
Archiving status Upcoming...
Project source https://github.com/ArchiveTeam/playstv-grab
Project tracker
IRC channel #stops.tv (on hackint)
Project lead Unknown

Plays.tv is a platform for sharing video game recordings and screenshots. The website will be shutting down on December 15, 2019.[1].

URLs

  • Video watch page: https://plays.tv/video/<VIDEO ID>
  • Thumbnail: https://d0playscdntv-a.akamaihd.net/media/<VIDEO ID>/transcoded/<RESOLUTION>.jpg
  • Video: https://d0playscdntv-a.akamaihd.net/media/<VIDEO ID>/transcoded/<RESOLUTION>.mp4

Two video ID schemes are in use. Older uploads use a YouTube-like ID of [0-9a-zA-Z_-]{11}, newer ones are [0-9a-f]{8}[0-9a-z]{10}[0-9a-f]{6}. The web page appears to always use the new format, so there must be some correspondence between these.

Known values for <RESOLUTION> include: 144, 360, 480, 720, and 1080, with some resources only supporting lower resolutions.

The site uses two Akamai CDN domains, d0playscdntv-a.akamaihd.net and d1playscdntv-a.akamaihd.net, and both are proxies to the raptr-replay S3 bucket. That bucket contains about 422 million objects totalling 1085 TiB based on a scan from 2019-11-22 to 25.

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