A great new feature in JW Player is the popup of quick preview images when mousing over the timeSlider. This allows viewers to seek to a particular position, or to quickly scan the contents of a video. We call these previews Tooltip Thumbnails. Start this video and rollover the controlbar for a live example:
A while back Twitter introduced a feature called "Twitter cards" that allows you to embed rich content such as video directly into a tweet. The content is then visible when you click "view media" on your timeline, on the permalink for a tweet, when you embed a tweet, and in the official twitter apps. Any site can do this; all you need are some Twitter friendly meta tags in the head of your page and a video page that can be embedded into an iframe.
Thanks to everyone who completed our survey. We received 3,000 responses! Input from our users is extremely helpful to us as we work to make JW Player better and better.
Congratulations to Steve from Little Art Web on winning the iPad. We hope you enjoy it :)
With sales of mobile devices now outpacing those of desktop PCs, web designers face a challenge: how to best present content across all these devices. Smartphone screens average around 4” diagonally, tablets are 7" to 10", laptops average around 14" and desktop monitors go up to 30" these days. All these different devices result in screens of varying shapes and sizes. This presents a challenge when laying out a page - how to provide a viewing experience that looks good on every screen. One solution is responsive design.
It’s been a busy first quarter for 2013! Already this year we have seen Microsoft's foray into tablet with their Surface, and BlackBerry’s release of their long-awaited BB10 phone. To coincide with the latest update of our State of HTML5 Video Report, we’ll explore a couple of industry changes impacting the world of online video.
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With over 400,000 downloads and counting, the JW Player for WordPress Plugin is an extremely popular way that our publishers go live. We are now proud to announce the general availability of our WordPress plugin for JW Player 6, as part of the plugin’s 2.0 update. We are excited to have our WordPress users upgrade to our newest major JW Player version - JW Player 6.
Read about what’s new in our WordPress plugin for JW6 and then visit our Getting Started Guide to get JW Player 6 up and running on your WordPress blog.
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This week we're releasing another quarterly update to our online resource, The State of HTML5 Video Report. Since our last report in October, we've seen the release of Windows 8, the iPad Mini, Android 4.2, as well as a surge of mobile usage during the holiday season.
One of the most sought-after features of JW6 is support for Apple HTTP Live Streaming (HLS), built into the new premium player. This feature enables publishers to have a single set of video files that can be streamed to both the desktop and mobile devices - vastly simplifying life and expanding publishers’ reach to even more audiences.
In an interview with Streaming Media’s Jan Ozer, Jeroen talks about how HLS support works in the JW Player, on desktops, iOS, and Android.