Today we're excited to launch JW Showcase, our new video web app builder. JW Showcase makes it easy for anyone to create a video website without writing a single line of code. To see it in action, check out our Demo site.
The JW Player team is happy to announce that the JW Player SDK for iOS and Android version 2.3.0 can play VPAID 2.0 interactive video ads in HTML5 on native mobile apps.In addition, the JW Player SDK for Android now supports multiple track audio and playback of Widevine DRM encrypted videos in the JW Player SDK for Android. Please read on for more VPAID 2.0 details!
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.
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.
The JW Mobile team is excited to bring you our latest update to the JW Player Mobile SDKs. Version 2.1 of the JW Player SDK for iOS now uses Apple’s AVPlayer as its native media playback engine. Not only does this give iOS developers some valuable features right out of the gate, but this will speed up the JW Mobile team’s delivery of future HLS updates & iOS features.
Both our iOS and Android SDKs now support ID3 timed metadata, a frequently requested feature that will provide developers more power and flexibility to build functionality on top of HLS live streams.
Read on for more details!
Paul Mandal, Rik Heijdens & Henry Lee, JW Mobile Mavens
The JW Player mobile team is excited to bring you the latest features for building a native iOS or Android video player in your apps and monetizing your content. Our newest releases have focused on adding features for advertising, including Google IMA, and adding streaming support for MPEG-DASH. Please read on for more details.