Update: JW Player now offers the highest quality HLS playback across HTML5 desktop and mobile devices! Our market leading HLS support allows you to deliver innovative video experiences for your viewers. Check out all JW Player’s streaming features here.To learn more about the state of HTML5 video and adaptive streaming with HLS, read this report on our developer site. Also, watch this demo that shows JW Player loading fragments by comparing your bandwidth to the available video bitrates.
On Saturday, I attended DevRelCon. A one day, single track conference for developer relations managers/ technical evangelists/ developer advocates/ whatever you prefer to call the people who help others be effective users of a particular technology, stack, or product. The event, which brought together 15 speakers, 15 sponsors, and 100+ attendees from 10 different countries, is unique in providing the DevRel community with a forum to discuss the topics that matter most to our profession.Below you will find my takeaways from the day’s most pervasive themes: Participation & Inclusion, Content, and Measuring Success.
UPDATE: In 2018, JW Player released the following SDKs for Android 3.0. The JW Player mobile team has been hard at work to build the top developer-requested features for the JW Player SDK for iOS and Android, which are native video frameworks that enable publishers to stream video in their mobile apps.In this update, I will highlight four of these high-demand features that our latest JW Player SDKs for both iOS & Android now support: TV casting, DVR live streaming, CEA-608 captions, and offline playback.Read on for more details!
I'm pleased to announce that our JW Player component for AMP HTML is enabled in the latest release of AMP JS (version 1459447315826). The component is free and can be used with any JW Player edition.
For instructions on how to use <amp-jwplayer> in your AMP pages, see our README in the AMP Github repository.
Please join Ryan Jespersen, Scott Kellicker, and myself in a first ever four-part Stream Talk Masterclass webinar series. We will show off real-world examples and demonstrate how to enable, set up, and configure Wowza technology to work seamlessly with JW Player, culminating in a live session at NAB 2016.
In the new JW Player Analytics Dashboard, we’ve changed the way we analyze data in an effort to empower you with the information you need to grow.
FEATURE SPOTLIGHT: Your New ‘Right Now’ view
In the fast-paced (and short-attention-span!) publishing world, we know that you are always searching for a quick and easy way to check what’s going on “right now” with your content campaigns. How many times have you realized a video was trending after the moment passed and your audience moved on? Static dashboard tools with stale data can’t solve for this use-case.
The JW Player product team has just launched a new set of features that make it easier for customers to amplify revenue potential on long form content. The new Ad Scheduling interface and Ad Tag Manager enables you to quickly create and manage complex ad schedules. Powered by a brand new Ad Scheduling API, the Ad Schedule builder in the dashboard opens up the opportunity to create mid-roll and post-roll ads, and then easily apply those schedules to cloud-hosted players.
We’re striving to give not only developers, but designers more tools to make customizing player experiences for JW7 simple and encouraging. Our team is excited to announce the first JW7 Designer Kit, which includes fully editable photoshop layers and shapes that are organized and labeled to match the DOM structure and CSS Skinning Model of the player.
Have you ever thought about what happens when you press play on an Android device? There is a lot of hidden complexity to playing video on your mobile phone that you may not be aware of. In this post I’ll give you a quick tour through the architecture of our JW Player SDK for Android 2.0. I’ll start with our top-most layer, the HTML5 Player (jwplayer.js) and will then move down the stack all the way down to Android’s Media APIs.
We're excited to announce the Beta of our new JW Player for Apple TV app builder. This software enables anyone to easily put their video content on the new Apple TV in a customized app with no coding and minimal configuration.
As we mentioned in our previous Apple TV blog post, when the new Apple TV was announced we dove into the developer documentation to see how best to support the device for our customers. After considering a number of approaches we decided to create a product that aligns with our core values of simplicity, ease-of-use and extensibility.
We have also decided to make the product free to all JW Player customers and to open-source the code.