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6 years 5 months ago #7592 by admin
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Changelog JW Player Module 3.12.1 :

^ Upgrade to JW Flash Player 6.12.4956.
^ Upgrade to jwplayer.js 6.12.4956.
^ Upgrade to jwplayer.html5.js 6.12.4956.

Changelog JW Player Module Advanced 3.12.1 :

+ Ads plugin, Improved ad scheduling, allowing for the use of playlist ad rules and VMAP schedules within Google IMA.
+ Ads plugin, Added support for nonlinear creatives in HTML5 mode for non-iPhone devices.
+ Ads plugin, Improved timing for video prerolls, preventing content from being played back prior to advertising.
+ Ads plugin, playAd() API call will work in HTML5 mode when using Google IMA.
+ CDN player with new short account token key like this content.jwplatform.com/libraries/PLAYER_CODE.js is now support.

^ Upgrade to JW Flash Player 6.12.4956.
^ Upgrade to jwplayer.js 6.12.4956.
^ Upgrade to jwplayer.html5.js 6.12.4956.
^ Upgrade to jquery 1.11.3.

# fix botr issue with combine and local mode, captions outline setting is not compatible with local player.
# fix botr issue with combine mode, related plugin is always enable even when disable it in the dashboard and the backend.
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6 years 1 month ago #7624 by admin
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Changelog JW Player Module Advanced 4.0.0 :

+ Upgrade to JW Player 7.0.3 (Self hosted and CDN)
+ Valid BOTR migration to JW 7, see Updating_Players_From_JW6_to_JW7.pdf for details.
+ JW 7 : MPEG-DASH Support : Stream Live and VOD in HTML5 in modern browsers with MPEG-DASH. See Using DASH Streaming for full list of supported features. Available in Premium Editions only.
+ JW 7 : MPEG-DASH Support : Protect your content with Widevine DRM in Chrome. Available in Enterprise and Ads Editions only.
+ JW 7 : Google Analytics plugin, Add Label parameter.
+ JW 7 : Google Analytics plugin, Analytics.js is the only supported method of Google Analytics usage.
+ JW 7 : Add visualplaylist parameter. By default, JW Player will display a visual playlist icon when a playlist is utilized. This icon can be hidden by setting visualplaylist to false.
+ JW 7 : Add displaydescription parameter, can be used to toggle the display of a files description field.
+ JW 7 : Updated CSS Skinning Model, All JW Player 6 skins have been rebuilt in CSS and are included within the player.
+ JW 7 : Set the name of the your custom skin within JW Player embed configuration to apply custom styles to the player.
+ JW 7 : Use inactive, active, and background configuration options to quickly set the color styles to any skin.
+ JW 7 : All icons in JW7 are built using a font. See docs on creating fonts.
+ JW 7 : Advertising Enhancements, JW Player will pick the best VAST Ad creative based on the size of the player when the request was made.
+ JW 7 : Advertising Enhancements, New on (AdRequest) event is triggered when an ad is requested through VAST. This does not work with Google IMA ads.
+ JW 7 : YouTube will only render in HTML5.
+ JW 7 : The player will timeout and fire a setup error if it takes longer than 10 seconds to load.
+ JW 7 : JW Player will dynamically change media providers between playlist items for optimal video playback.
+ JW 7 : API Updates.

^ JW 7 : HLS is now enabled by default for Android devices. To turn HLS off set androidhls:false
^ JW 7 : Listbar has been removed from JW Player 7. This has been replaced with our Visual Playlist feature.
^ JW 7 : Captions plugin, default values are fontSize = 15, fontFamily = sans, backgroundColor = 000000, backgroundOpacity = 75, windowColor = 000000, windowOpacity = 0, Background Outline is not support.
^ JW 7 : Minimum version of Adobe Flash Player is 11.2
^ JW 7 : All embeds require a valid license key to work.
^ JW 7 : All interface elements are rendered in HTML regardless of media provider. Flash media playback will get HTML controls.

^ Adversiting plugin, advertisingcuetext default value is set to Advertisement.
^ Primary player is now set to html5.

# fix SSL support for the CDN player with iframe.
# fix botr issue with combine and local mode, captions block setting is not compatible with local player.

- JW 7 : Download fallback has been removed.
- JW 7 : Because JW7 controls are not rendered in Flash, stagevideo configuration is no longer needed and keep only for JW6.
- JW 7 : Adobe Sitecatalyst built in integration has been removed in favor of creating API level integrations.
- JW 7 : Flash cookies are no longer set by the player for storing any player states between sessions.
- JW 7 : Due to JW7s new skinning model, IE8 is not officially supported with JW7.
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6 years 1 month ago #7664 by admin
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Changelog JW Player Module Advanced 4.1.0 :

+ JW 7 : VPAID 2.0 JavaScript creatives will render even when Flash is used as the main content video provider. Priority of creative choice is given to the order that they appear in the VAST response.
+ JW 7 : When the player is rendering in Flash mode, SWF-based VPAID 1.0 ads will play if they are listed as the first or only creative source.
+ JW 7 : Flash Throttling detection for Chrome.
+ JW 7 : Small Player UI/UX, Devices with a smaller viewing area will now see a more mobile-friendly control bar UI.
+ JW 7 : VPAID 2.0, HTML5/JavaScript Creatives will render on the following desktop browsers when the JW Player is using an HTML5 video provider in: Chrome, Safari, FireFox, Opera, Internet Explorer
+ JW 7 : VPAID 2.0, Fullscreen iOS browsers will play VPAID 2.0 creatives but will not have interactive elements due to no native fullscreen API support.
+ JW 7 : VPAID 2.0, Fullscreen iOS browsers will play VPAID 2.0 creatives but will not have interactive elements due to a lack of native fullscreen API support.

+ Valid JWPlayer.com Hosting.
+ Add a default free JWPlayer key for JW7.

^ Upgrade to JW Player 7.1.4.
^ Upgrade to API BOTR 1.4 tagged 20151013.

# fix botr issue with combine and local mode, watermark block setting is not compatible with local player so it's assign to logo values.

- remove JW 5.x plugins (captions-2, gapro-2, ova-json and sharing-3) as it's a deprecated product.
- remove JW 5.x JSON Events as it's a deprecated product.
- remove streamer JW 5.x as it's a deprecated product.
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6 years 1 day ago - 6 years 1 day ago #7719 by admin
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Changelog JW Player Module Advanced 4.2.0 :

+ JW 7 : Related Plugin, CSS-based design with responsive Grid layout
+ JW 7 : Related Plugin, Automatic Related Playback with configurable countdown timer and message.
+ JW 7 : Related Plugin, Added support for related feeds in JSON file format
+ JW 7 : Related Plugin, New API to triggers and hide display as well as show which video gets watched.
+ JW 7 : Sharing Plugin, CSS-based design
+ JW 7 : Sharing Plugin, New API to triggers and hides display as well as showing which networks get clicked.
+ JW 7 : Sharing Plugin, Add your own custom social networks. Default networks include - Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Email, Tumblr, Google Plus, Reddit, LinkedIn.
+ JW 7 : Support for Content Preload, Provides faster video startup by preloading media metadata, parsing manifest on page load, and/or starting to download the actual media.

^ Right click customizations are now part of Free Edition and have an updated design.
^ When seeking with DVR, we now show a tooltip displaying the time.
^ HLS AES Key request frequency decreased.
^ dash configuration no longer needed to play MPEG-DASH streams.
^ DASH provider updated to Shaka 1.5.1.
^ PRIV ID3 metadata will now be exposed in HLS streams.
^ On mobile, display icon will appear on pause and tapping video area will now toggle playback.
^ play() and pause() now work for VPAID 2 JS creatives.
^ Custom logos will no longer hide with controls set to false.
^ Settings are no longer saving via Cookies. JW Player now uses local storage.
^ DASH sources will not attempt to play on non-chrome or edge browsers
^ Increased setup timeout from 10 to 30 seconds
^ Adjusted the placement of captions to react to controlbar being shown.
^ Updated Audio mode behavior to not get throttled by Chrome power saving.

^ Upgrade to JW Player 7.2.3.
^ Default player is JW7.

- Remove 1.js file
- Remove some old deprecated comment lines.
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Changelog JW Player Module Advanced 4.2.1 :

^ Upgrade to JW Player 7.2.4
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Changelog JW Player Module Advanced 4.3.0 :

+ JW 7 : VPAID Mode, a set of constants for enabling VPAID functionality.

+ JW 7 : PlayReady DRM Support

PlayReady DRM now supported on IE11/Edge browsers for Win 8.1+
Clearkey DRM now functions with DASH

+ JW 7 : Misc.

Player supports playlists in JSON file format
Ads rendered with Google IMA SDK now use JW Player control bar UI

+ JW 7 : HTML5 HLS Safari Improvements

ID3 timed metadata can now be accessed with the on('meta') listener
HLS DVR streams can now be viewed and controlled on JW Player controlbar
HLS embedded captions can now be controlled with JW Player control bar
Native HTML5 caption tracks are now used for iOS devices, allowing for fullscreen subtitles.
Multiple audio tracks can now be accessed in Safari.

^ Upgrade to JW Player 7.3.2.

^ JW 7 : Changes/Improvements:

Visual Quality API will now function on iOS
Flash loading errors will now provide more accurate information
Custom logo is now a CSS-styled div element
Logo position options from JW6 have been restored (bottom-left, bottom-right, top-left, top-right)
Margins can also be specified
When highlighted, the player’s border color is now handled by browser styling
DASH streams will now use representation width pixel value as default label method
Small player UI now includes playlist navigation
Player now changes live stream quality if an empty HLS chunk list is detected
Related overlay shows longer titles + larger sized thumbnails
Player will no longer encode urls and expects to be given a properly formatted URL for external assets.
In live HLS streams, if JW Player detects an empty chunklist of a certain quality, it will automatically attempt to switch qualities.
Non-linear fullslot ad creatives in IMA HTML5 and Flash can now be scheduled at any time during video playback.
New API event and getter for detecting if there is an ad blocker on the page.
JW Player will pass videoSlotCanAutoPlay in initAd for VPAID 2.0 creatives.

# fix color captions default value.
# fix skin issues with JW6.
# fix issues with JSON playlist file mode.

- Remove some old deprecated comment lines.
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Changelog JW Player Module Advanced 4.4.0 :

^ Upgrade to JW Player 7.4.3 :
HLS in HTML5 support in JW Player is currently only for Chrome 34 and above.
We recommend updating to the latest version of Chrome to get the most out of HLS.
Specifically support for High Efficiency Advanced Audio Codec (HE-AAC) was only introduced in Chrome 50.

+ JW 7 : Features
Adaptive bitrate switching for Live, DVR and VOD streams
Extensive support for streams with discontinuities
608 embedded captions
Playback AES encrypted streams over HTTP and HTTPS
AES tokens
ID3 timed metadata
Fast, frame accurate seeking
Audio only streams with MP3 or AAC
MPEG 2 Layer 3 and MPEG 1 Layer 3 for MP3 is supported
HE-AAC in Chrome 50+
H.264 main and baseline profiles
High profile is dependent on hardware

+ JW 7 : Verified Encoders and CDNs
Akamai
Edgecast
Fastly
Zencoder
Amazon Web Services
Wowza
Azure
Unified Streaming

+ Add hlshtml configuration option to control use of HLS HTML5.
+ Add files provider.caterpillar.js, jw-icons.woff, jw-icons.ttf

^ JW 7 : Changes

In addition to adding HLS in HTML5, 7.4 has the following updates:
Google IMA ad tags will automatically get duration and video title added to the request url for more enhanced ad targeting.
WebVTT captions are rendered using the native <track> element in Chrome.
Note: Caption styling from player setup is not yet supported with HTML5 video in Chrome. This will be released with JW 7.5.
DASH streams will now play in FireFox 45 and up. Still no reliable Safari support.
Shaka Provider has been updated to version 1.6.5

^ Upgrade to jquery 1.12.4.

- Remove some old deprecated comment lines.

# fix issues with default iframe helper.
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Changelog JW Player Module Advanced 4.5.0 :

^ Upgrade to JW Player 7.5.0 :

+ JW 7 : DRM and Streaming Improvements

withCredentials can now be added to HLS HTML5 manifest requests by including “withCredentials”: true to a playlist item
Added support for redundant HLS streams in HLS HTML5
Preload options now supported in HLS HTML5
Widevine DRM now functional in Firefox 47+
Fairplay DRM now functional in Safari Desktop
Various fixes/improvements to Playready DRM
Increased speed of Dash quality upswitching

+ JW 7 : Advertising Improvements

Support for ad tag macros with VMAP ad schedule URLs
Different VMAPs can be used on individual playlist items
CreativeView tracking pixels now returned with adCompanions API event
Ad Impression will now return the mediafile type as creative type
Information about ad wrappers will now be exposed with adImpression event

+ JW 7 : Captions Refactor + Accessibility Improvements

VTT positions now supported in Flash and HTML5
Required caption polyfills will be loaded on-the-fly when required (Based on browser support)
“C” keyboard shortcut will now toggle captions display
Change caption appearance/style on the fly with new setCaptions() API
Support for embedded 708 Captions (In HLS HTML5)
Support for VTT positions
Improved screen reader support with Aria implementation (Credit to francoismassart)

+ JW 7 : Changes

Providers will now be loaded separately only when required
New default "Seven" Skin
CC button will show active color whenever captions are not off
Skinning model improvements/cleanup
Adaptive streaming qualities now ordered in API and menus based on bandwidth
A single ad error will no longer error out an entire ad pod

+ Compatible with Joomla 3.6, metatag for FB sharing, antislash in folderlist.
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Changelog JW Player Module Advanced 4.6.0 :

^ Upgrade to JW Player 7.6.1 :

JW Player 7.6 has a mobile optimized design for displaying recommended content during and after a video ends.
This new overlay is called “Next Up” and retains all of the functionality the related overlay.
Next Up pairs seamlessly with feeds from JW Platform to allow your viewers to continue watching and discovering great content.

+ Added support for embedded 608 captions in HLS streams for Microsoft Edge.

^ Updated design for showing recommended and related content.
^ Updated style for video titles wrapping in related video overlay.
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Changelog JW Player Module Advanced 4.7.0 :

^ Upgrade to JW Player 7.7.4 :

JW Player 7.7 has a new interface for displaying playlist content and a new flow for transitioning into discovery mode to showcase recommended content.
The tile layout introduced in JW 7.6 will now also be used to display curated playlist content, replacing the visual playlist in the controlbar.
After the last playlist item, if there are JW Platform powered recommendations, the UI will transition seamlessly into discovery mode which continuously recommends new videos to help viewers discover new content.

This release also enhances the controlbar UI with a new default rewind 10 second element, a new “Next Up” button which shows a tooltip for the next video to be played when hovered over,
and the option for the Next Up element to display before the next video begins.

+ JW 7 : New in Streaming and DRM

H.264 video and aac audio encoded HLS streams are now supported in HTML5 in Firefox
Updated to a new DASH library that will start faster as well upswitch qualities quicker
Multi-period streams are now supported
Support for custom functions when requesting key and certificates for Apple FairPlay Streaming
Added the ability to set custom HTTP headers for Widevine and PlayReady key requests


+ JW 7 : New Playlist Overlay and Next Up Changes

Added the ability to flip through pages of feeds in both curated playlist and discovery mode within the Next Up video overlay
New configuration options to set localization text for Next Up and Playlist overlay title
New Next Up tooltip will show the playlist item or the next recommended item
Updated the icon used for related dock items to be consistent with playlists
Added a nextupoffset that can be used to trigger a moment in the video to display the Next Up item. The default value is 10 seconds before the item ends.


+ JW 7 : New in Advertising
No longer using IMA 3 Flash SDK, all IMA ads will render using the HTML5 IMA SDK

^ JW 7 : Changes

Improved compatibility with RequireJS
When the player errors, a viewer can now access the playlist overlay and navigate to new content
Ability to set the minimum configurable length for when DVR controls are enabled
Removed previous button from controlbar
Created a new 30 second seek back icon and controlbar element
Right-click menu will automatically close after 3 seconds
MP3 audio is no longer supported in HLS HTML5:
TS files that include video and mp3 audio will have audio removed
Segmented MP3 files and TS files that use the mp3 audio codec will not play


- Remove polyfills.vttcue.js file
- As of JW7, integrated Site Catalyst support has been removed. Events can still be tracked using the JW Player API and Site Catalyst's event tracking pings. Further information can be found on Adobe's site
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