Hi there, ive been posting some videos to the metacafe producer awards program. The idea is that you get paid for your video when you hit 20 000 views if your average rating is above 3/5.Each member of metacafe can rate your video out of 5.
The other night before i went to sleep i checked one of my vids and it was on 15000 views and had an average rating of 4.2/5.
When i woke up i had only had 350 extra views but my average rating had fallen to 3.54/5.
So ive been wondering how to work out what the average rating that the last 350 people had given my video. I realise this wouldnt be very accurate over 350 people so ive written a program that checks the webpage with the video on every 1 min and retrieves the number of views and the current average rating. Theres no way i can make sure i get the new rating each time a person watchs the video but the average rating given by the 2 or 3 views i might get in 1 min should be accurate enough to get an idea of any voting patterns.