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1 year 6 months ago #7728 by admin
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Changelog JW Player Plugin Advanced 3.2.1 :


^ Upgrade to JW Player 7.2.4

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Changelog JW Player Plugin Advanced 3.3.0 :

+ 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.

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Changelog JW Player Plugin Advanced 3.4.0 :

^ 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

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Changelog JW Player Plugin Advanced 3.5.0 :

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+ 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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9 months 3 weeks ago #7925 by admin
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Changelog JW Player Plugin Advanced 3.6.0 :

^ 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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7 months 3 weeks ago #7998 by admin
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Changelog JW Player Plugin Advanced 3.7.0 :

^ 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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6 months 5 days ago #8058 by admin
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Changelog JW Player Plugin Advanced 3.8.0 :

^ Upgrade to JW Player 7.8.6 :

In JW Player 7.8 HLS will be played in HTML5 as default in Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge without the need to set a separate configuration.
This update comes on the heels of Chrome updating to turn all Flash into click-to-play.
JW 7.8 also adds support for autoplay on mobile, including a new interface element to unmute autostarted videos on mobile, as well as a FreeWheel advertising plugin.

Please Note: Since the player will now be rendering HLS streams in HTML5 in most browsers,
we suggest that you make sure the CORS headers on the domains hosting your streams are set up properly to allow your domain access.
Otherwise, your HLS streams may fail to play. Please see our Cross-domain File Loading support article for more information.

+ JW 7 : Streaming Updates

Added failover support to load the player via HTML5 when Flash is chosen as the primary setting but is blocked or not available
Added support for multiple audio track renditions using #EXT-X-MEDIA and TYPE equal to AUDIO in HTML5.
Added support for subtitles in HTTP Live Streaming using WebVTT with #EXT-X-MEDIA and TYPE equal to SUBTITLES in HTML5
Improved time to switch to a higher quality.
Updated UI to show bitrate when multiple adaptive qualities with the same width are present.

+ JW 7 : FreeWheel HTML5 Integration

Created built in FreeWheel Ad Manager for HTML5.
Added support for all primary use cases around ad formats, pre/mid/post-roll slots, analytics, Javascript creatives (Flash creatives are not supported).

+ JW 7 : Mobile Autoplay and UI

Added support for inline autoplay while muted on iOS and Android
Added mute/unmute button to controlbar on mobile
Provided the configuration autoplayadsmuted:true to allow ads to autoplay muted on mobile
Updated sharing overlay for improved usability at smaller player sizes

+ JW 7 : Sharing Overlay

Created small player and mobile-friendly overlay that scales based on player size
Removed video title that was previously being truncated for most title lengths
Removed Iframe/embed icon and text from overlay to reduce clutter
Removed URL text to reduce clutter in favor of a button that copies the URL

^ Used Classic xml list selection for JWPlayer version in backend, since folderlist Joomla issue hasnt been resolved since 3.6.0...

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- Remove old code lines refer to vimeo as it's a deprecated product.
- Remove JWPlayer 5 as it's a deprecated product.
- Remove iscroll menu and library as it's a library attached to jwplayer 5 which is a deprecated product.

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4 months 2 weeks ago #8093 by admin
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Changelog JW Player Plugin Advanced 3.9.0 :

+ PHP 7.1 support, PHP mimimum 5.2.4.

^ Upgrade to JW Player 7.9.1.

In JW 7.9, the UI has been updated to embrace small player sizes on mobile and desktop.
Additionally, the Casting feature has been overhauled to handle both Google’s Chromecast and Apple’s Airplay.
Lastly, support for playback of 360 Video has been added - no additional plugin required.

+ UI Updates

Improved usability of controls at small player sizes:
Moved the timeslider above (instead of inline) the control bar buttons to make the timeslider more functional and reduce clutter in the control bar.
Moved the Play/Pause, Rewind, and Next buttons onto the player view.
Moved dock buttons closer to the top right corner.
Updated the controlbar during ad playback to have a fixed height and fit ad text in a single line.
Removed the video description text that was visible before media playback starts.
Display a countdown instead of the current time and duration at player sizes below 320px.
Added a configuration option timeSliderAbove that moves the timeslider above the control bar buttons at all player sizes.
Updated player controls on mobile so that users can tap on the view to hide/show the controls while paused to facilitate taking screenshots of the content being watched.
Overhauled premium skins to provide better consistency.

+ Casting Updates

JW 7.9 no longer uses the custom receiver application hosted by JW Player.
Instead, once casting is enabled the player will connect to the default receiver application hosted by Google.
Because of this, you no longer need to register an application ID with Google and all existing setups will function correctly.

The following changes have also been implemented:

AirPlay is now supported in Safari and iOS from within the Player.
Cast configuration options have been removed from the Dashboard.
Non VP9 DASH streams can be cast to Cast enabled devices.

+ Advertising Updates

Added configuration option vpaidcontrols for VPAID ads to force the controlbar to show.

+ Streaming Updates

Added support for Azure’s PlayReady AES functionality.
Performance improvements to HLS in HTML5.
Added support for playback of 360 Video. Both magic window and VR modes are supported when streaming a spherical 360-degree video.
Updated FreeWheel slot-end event handling.

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Changelog JW Player Plugin Advanced 3.10.0 :

^ Upgrade to JW Player 7.10.5.

JW Player 7.10 supports more DASH streams and features likes DVR windowed live streams, multiple audio tracks, and improved subtitles.
7.10 also adds a viewability api method that you can use to get the viewability of the player or listen to events to determine if the player was viewable during that event.

+ Streaming Updates

Added ability to display language with captions and audio tracks with DASH
Added support for DVR with DASH
Added support for multiple audio tracks with DASH
Added bitrate to quality labels with DASH to differentiate between levels with the same height but different bitrate
Added support for custom quality labels
Made general improvements to DASH streaming
Made general improvements to HLS streaming
Improved handling of Live stream completion by showing the end state

+ Flash Version Update

JW Player 7.10.1 requires Flash 18 or higher. Previous versions required 11.2 or higher. The change allows us to restore hardware accelerated video playback for HLS with Flash with minimal effort.
This fixes various issues with DVR streams and IE11 memory usage. Flash Plugin 25 is the latest version. Flash Plugin 18 is the last version to receive LTS security patches. Enforcing this requirement ensures greater security on sites that use our player.
Players on systems with Flash 11.2-17.x will no longer be able to use Flash. "primary: flash" will be ignored on these systems and html5 playback will be required.

+ Viewability

Added viewability information to all events coming from the player API.
Added a getViewable() method that will return 0 if the player is less than 50% viewable or 1 if it is greater than 50%.
Added config option “autostart”: “viewable” which starts playback on desktop devices when the player appears in view rather than on page load or via user click.

+ UI

Added config option “nextUpDisplay”: false to disable the “Next Up” tooltip
Added config option "qualityLabels": Use this configuration option to apply a custom quality label to a desired bandwidth in kbps, works for HLS and DASH.
Added support for timeslider thumbstrips on mobile
Improved default styling of captions

+ Advertising Updates

Created a new on(adschedule) event that displays elements of a parsed VMAP prior to ad playback, specifically the schedule of ads that should play.
Updated the on(adimpression) event with information from a parsed VMAP that can be tied back to the on(adschedule) event
Enabled the IMA config option “setLocale” for skip button language localization via “locale”: “de” in the advertising block. Two-letter language codes should be used.
Added a config option custParams to the advertising block for VAST. This allows passing custom parameters to individual ad breaks.


+ General Updates

Improved handling of VMAP breakstart/breakend events
Added support for autoplay muted on iOS Chrome

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Changelog JW Player Plugin Advanced 3.11.0 :

^ Upgrade to JW Player 7.11.2.

To optimize player performance, the UI is no longer packaged as part of the core player javascript in JW Player 7.11.0.
This decreases player load and setup time, especially when using controls:false,
which ultimately saves bandwidth and eliminates rendering of elements that are never used.

JW 7.11 also has some visual updates to the discovery overlay that improve performance and usability.
We have also extended HLS in HTML5 to IE 11 on Windows 8 and higher.

+ Updates

Moved player controls to its own script to be managed as its own module, or excluded to create a chromeless player, and updated the API accordingly.
Improved controlbar state transitions in the Seven skin by fading elements’ visibility.
Added functionality that seamlessly switches the controlbar UI when a manifest changes from live to DVR to VOD.
Changed the tooltip for the related playlist overlay to say “Discover” instead of “Related,” and updated its icon.
Added functionality that automatically displays the related playlist overlay after a video is paused for seven seconds.
Added ARIA labels to all buttons to be fully 508 compliant.
Updated captions support in Firefox and Internet Explorer to allow more styling control.
Improved captions rendering in IE11 and Firefox.

+ Advertising Updates

Improved VPAID 2 resizing in Vast plugin.

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