We collect feedback on Test Pilot experiments in three main ways:
- If a user clicks the ‘give feedback’ button on an experiment’s details page
- If a user disables an experiment
- We solicit feedback at organically at intervals while an experiment is being used.
We’re still waiting for data on organic feedback, but here’s what we’re seeing so far from other feedback channels.
Most users report using Min Vid for many types of videos, but specific use-cases include music, game streams, and lectures/tech talks
~77% of users claim to have used Min Vid successfully
~14% of users couldn’t get Min Vid to work
The plurality of users filled in an “other” reason why they disabled Min Vid; the main reasons appear to be:
- User Experience issues
- Performance issues, esp slowing or crashing Firefox
** ~60% of users claim to have used Min Vid successfully
** ~17% of users couldn’t get Min Vid to work
Conclusions and Next Steps
So what does this tell us? Well, performance and stability are definitely still issues on Min Vid. We’re busy switching from an add-on SDK panel (translation: old, kind-of janky windowing) to a more stable windowing solution, so hopefully that will resolve a great deal of these issues. Presumably, switching to this new system would also make scaling videos a thing.
The commonly reported use case of playing music suggests an avenue for expanding the product, namely adding playlists to Min Vid. It would be great to go to YouTube or SoundCloud, queue up a bunch of music and let it play with a minimized Min Vid player. What do you think?