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Hello everyone - 

My name is Garrett, and I'm the owner of Piczel.tv, my live streaming site. I've been working on Piczel.tv more or less all the time I haven't been either finishing up my university degree or working at my day job. In this I've hired a few developers to assist with the heavy lifting of programming a streaming site that pushes the limits of available tech. Some of the things we've developed and implemented before anyone else that we are aware of include:

  • High performance, mobile compatible HTML5 video streaming players
  • 100% natively mobile compatible streaming site, no app required!
  • 4x Multistreams, followed shortly by up to 9x Multistreams
  • Multiviews - showing multiple streams on the same page, making it easy to watch all your favorite streamers at once, rather than cycling through multiple tabs
  • Ultralight low bandwidth "Streamshots" - screenshots that update automatically every 10 seconds, which makes it easy for older computers and mobile devices to watch multiple streams at once, without lagging or burning through data or battery power.
  • "HD" custom emotes - up to 200x200 custom emoticons for streamers and their viewers to use (sure, this one wasn't particularly difficult, but everyone else limits users to a small amount of tiny emoticons, which isn't what people want!)
Piczel.tv does not currently, nor do we plan to ever run ads. Ads are frustrating for users, waste valuable screen space (especially on mobile devices!), are annoying to manage on my end, and in pretty much every way are just bad. What sort of terrible site would put ads over someone's art that they've worked hard on, or make you wait to watch your favorite streams? That's not Piczel.tv.

To continue development, we must raise funds. As ads are unacceptable, our best option is Patreon and the continued support of our fantastic community. Currently Piczel.tv is composed of myself (Garrett, aka twots or two-ts), my wonderful girlfriend Pomutop who frequently streams, and our (current) two talented developers working on Piczel.tv part time from Venezuela and Germany.

I would like to hire more developers, or pay our existing developers to work more hours, which would allow us to finish up our backlog of bug fixes, feature requests, and performance improvements. Up until now, I have been effectively unpaid - I am paying our developers out of pocket, with previous premium payments coming in somewhat above server and software costs, but less than R&D costs

Our priorities with Patreon funds will be 
1. Paying for server hardware and software
2. Paying for current development costs
3. Paying for "accelerated" development (ie more dev hours, with possible new devs)
4. Paying myself for all the time spent researching, doing PR, providing support, etc

Please consider supporting us here on Patreon if you enjoy Piczel.tv, and would like to see it continue to grow and prosper, and hopefully fully support myself and my programmers. Piczel.tv wouldn't be possible to run without the community we have and the generous support you give.

Every payment of at least $10 will receive the appropriate amount of gift codes - we charge up front, feel free to join and leave the campaign as needed :)
Tiers
Tip jar
$1 or more per month
Every dollar counts! Thank you for supporting piczel.tv!

This tier receives access to the patreon feed, including any polls, calls for features, or general round table discussions we have.
Piczel.tv Premium Supporter
$10 or more per month
  • 1 Month Piczel.tv Premium gift code
  • Access to the patreon feed, including any polls, calls for features, or general round table discussions we have.
Turbo Piczel.tv Premium Supporter
$30 or more per month
  • 3 x 1 Month Piczel.tv Premium gift codes (Shareable with your friends!)
  • Patreon supporter chat icon in Piczel.tv chats
  • Access to the patreon feed, including any polls, calls for features, or general round table discussions we have.
Mega Piczel.tv Supporter
$50 or more per month
  • 6 x 1 Month Piczel.tv Premium gift codes (Shareable with your friends!)
  • Patreon supporter chat icon in Piczel.tv chats
  • Access to the patreon feed, including any polls, calls for features, or general round table discussions we have.
Mega Supreme Piczel.tv Supporter
$100 or more per month
  • 14 x 1 Month Piczel.tv Premium gift codes (Shareable with your friends!)
  • Patreon supporter chat icon in Piczel.tv chats
  • Custom chat icons in Piczel.tv chats 
  • Access to the patreon feed, including any polls, calls for features, or general round table discussions we have.
Goals
95% complete
At $1000, Piczel.tv can afford to pay our operating expenses, as well as partially defray development costs off of me, which gives me more time to spend writing documentation, researching future upgrades, and generally relax a bit :)
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Hello everyone - 

My name is Garrett, and I'm the owner of Piczel.tv, my live streaming site. I've been working on Piczel.tv more or less all the time I haven't been either finishing up my university degree or working at my day job. In this I've hired a few developers to assist with the heavy lifting of programming a streaming site that pushes the limits of available tech. Some of the things we've developed and implemented before anyone else that we are aware of include:

  • High performance, mobile compatible HTML5 video streaming players
  • 100% natively mobile compatible streaming site, no app required!
  • 4x Multistreams, followed shortly by up to 9x Multistreams
  • Multiviews - showing multiple streams on the same page, making it easy to watch all your favorite streamers at once, rather than cycling through multiple tabs
  • Ultralight low bandwidth "Streamshots" - screenshots that update automatically every 10 seconds, which makes it easy for older computers and mobile devices to watch multiple streams at once, without lagging or burning through data or battery power.
  • "HD" custom emotes - up to 200x200 custom emoticons for streamers and their viewers to use (sure, this one wasn't particularly difficult, but everyone else limits users to a small amount of tiny emoticons, which isn't what people want!)
Piczel.tv does not currently, nor do we plan to ever run ads. Ads are frustrating for users, waste valuable screen space (especially on mobile devices!), are annoying to manage on my end, and in pretty much every way are just bad. What sort of terrible site would put ads over someone's art that they've worked hard on, or make you wait to watch your favorite streams? That's not Piczel.tv.

To continue development, we must raise funds. As ads are unacceptable, our best option is Patreon and the continued support of our fantastic community. Currently Piczel.tv is composed of myself (Garrett, aka twots or two-ts), my wonderful girlfriend Pomutop who frequently streams, and our (current) two talented developers working on Piczel.tv part time from Venezuela and Germany.

I would like to hire more developers, or pay our existing developers to work more hours, which would allow us to finish up our backlog of bug fixes, feature requests, and performance improvements. Up until now, I have been effectively unpaid - I am paying our developers out of pocket, with previous premium payments coming in somewhat above server and software costs, but less than R&D costs

Our priorities with Patreon funds will be 
1. Paying for server hardware and software
2. Paying for current development costs
3. Paying for "accelerated" development (ie more dev hours, with possible new devs)
4. Paying myself for all the time spent researching, doing PR, providing support, etc

Please consider supporting us here on Patreon if you enjoy Piczel.tv, and would like to see it continue to grow and prosper, and hopefully fully support myself and my programmers. Piczel.tv wouldn't be possible to run without the community we have and the generous support you give.

Every payment of at least $10 will receive the appropriate amount of gift codes - we charge up front, feel free to join and leave the campaign as needed :)

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Tiers
Tip jar
$1 or more per month
Every dollar counts! Thank you for supporting piczel.tv!

This tier receives access to the patreon feed, including any polls, calls for features, or general round table discussions we have.
Piczel.tv Premium Supporter
$10 or more per month
  • 1 Month Piczel.tv Premium gift code
  • Access to the patreon feed, including any polls, calls for features, or general round table discussions we have.
Turbo Piczel.tv Premium Supporter
$30 or more per month
  • 3 x 1 Month Piczel.tv Premium gift codes (Shareable with your friends!)
  • Patreon supporter chat icon in Piczel.tv chats
  • Access to the patreon feed, including any polls, calls for features, or general round table discussions we have.
Mega Piczel.tv Supporter
$50 or more per month
  • 6 x 1 Month Piczel.tv Premium gift codes (Shareable with your friends!)
  • Patreon supporter chat icon in Piczel.tv chats
  • Access to the patreon feed, including any polls, calls for features, or general round table discussions we have.
Mega Supreme Piczel.tv Supporter
$100 or more per month
  • 14 x 1 Month Piczel.tv Premium gift codes (Shareable with your friends!)
  • Patreon supporter chat icon in Piczel.tv chats
  • Custom chat icons in Piczel.tv chats 
  • Access to the patreon feed, including any polls, calls for features, or general round table discussions we have.