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v3.8

Google Cast Sender Library Upgrade

Implement an improved casting experience in iOS 13 with the latest Google Cast upgrade.

3.8.0

Release Date: November 5, 2019 (Build 107)

Update

  • Upgraded the iOS Google Cast Sender library to version 4.4.5 which provides an improved experience in iOS 13. Apple introduced stricter permissions requirements in iOS 13 that enforces a tighter control for bluetooth access. To accommodate this change there are now two implementation options—guest-mode that includes bluetooth support and non-guest mode which does not have Bluetooth support. When upgrading your app you will need to decide if you want to keep guest mode support or remove guest mode support. More information on how to update your casting implementation can be found here

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where Freewheel VMAP ads served through the JW Player VAST plugin made two ad requests before playing an ad
  • Fixed an issue where video audio played after the player was released
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the home screen indicator in iPhone X and above models from fading when in fullscreen
  • Fixed an issue with multi-threading synchronization
  • Fixed weak reference usage and removed assertions from network reachability

v3.7

New Friendly Ad Obstruction API

We have created a new Friendly Ad Obstruction API class that can be used to ensure ad viewability is properly calculated by the Open Measurement SDK when using Google IMA.

3.7.0

Release Date: October 4, 2019 (Build 103)

Update

  • Added JWFriendlyAdObstructions API class to replace the now deprecated JWExperimentalAPI class that enables the registration of video controls that overlay the media element. Typically, these video controls are considered obstructions and reduce the viewability rate calculated by the Open Measurement SDK. More information on how to use the JWFriendlyAdObstructions API can be found here
  • Exposed adId method declared in JWAdEvent.h for Google IMA
  • Improved fullscreen user experience by preventing any noticeable black screens from appearing during the transition to fullscreen

Fixes

  • Fixed issue where UIResponder's becomeFirstResponder UI method is not being called on the main thread
  • Fixed an edge case where an exception occasionally occurs because of a call to NSString’s stringByAppendingString
  • Fixed an issue where calling play() after stop() results in endless buffering
  • Fixed an issue where the previous ad frame is loaded for 1 second before the current ad when using Google IMA VMAP
  • Fixed an issue where when the player is given an empty VAST XML file in Google IMA it causes infinite buffering

v3.6

Seamlessly autogenerate Swift headers from Objective-C

For the Swift developers out there! We have updated our Objective-C headers for improved Swift header autogeneration. See it yourself in the latest iOS SDK 3.6.0 release.

3.6.3

Release Date: September 12, 2019 (Build 102)

Update

  • Upgraded to Google IMA iOS version 3.9.2
  • Improved the user experience by retaining the paused state after a viewer seeks while paused. Developers who have worked around this in the past by calling pause() on seek no longer need to use the API, but anyone who wishes to resume playback automatically after a seek event now must call play()

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where 608 captions can not be disabled in a playlist item containing side-loaded captions
  • Fixed an issue where duplicate captions appear for playlist items that contain both side-loaded and in-stream 608 captions
  • Fixed issue where VMAP ads scheduled with Google IMA in live streams cause the player to infinitely buffer

3.6.2

Release Date: September 5, 2019 (Build 101)

Fix

  • Removed debug assertions from production build in ReachabilityCallback function to avoid uncaught exception

3.6.1

Release Date: August 7, 2019 (Build 100)

Fixes

  • Fixes bug where pinch gesture recognizers were ignored in fullscreen. Now custom pinch gesture recognizers supersede our default pinch gesture recognizer which is used for zooming in and out.
  • Fixed an issue where the onControlBarVisible callback was not firing
  • Fixed an issue where calling the stop() method would stop the player but did not return it the idle state
  • Fixed issue where side-loaded captions did not display during offline playback

3.6.0

Release Date: July 15, 2019 (Build 99)

Updates

  • Added side-loaded caption support for offline playback
  • Exposed nextupOffsetPercentage property which allows the next up overlay to be displayed at a specified percent of the way through the video, rather than at a fixed number of seconds from the beginning or end of the video. When the nextupOffsetPercentage is set, it overrides nextupOffset
  • Upgraded SDK to use JW Player 8.8.6
    Breaking Changes
  • Annotated Objective-C headers to be Swift friendly. This may require code changes for previous Swift implementations.
  • Reintroduced the required fetchContentIdentifierForRequest:forEncryption:withCompletion: method in the JWDrmDataSource protocol. This method is required to play DRM encrypted streams.

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the onControlBarVisible callback was not firing when setting player.controls:true
  • Fixed warning flag by the main thread checker

v3.5

New WebView Handling

We have migrated to WKWebView, the latest iOS webkit, which fulfills Apple’s webview requirements. In the process of this migration, we implemented structural changes that have improved overall playback performance as well.

v3.5.1

Release Date: May 30, 2019 (Build 93)

Fixes

  • Fixed an offline playback issue where only the first playlist item successfully plays in locally stored playlists and all subsequent playlist items fail to play.
  • Fixed a lockscreen issue where the play/pause buttons in the lockscreen control center flicker for less than 1 second when pressed when the device is locked.
  • Fixed an issue where sometimes when the device is locked, the elapsed playback time does not display in the lockscreen control center time slider.

Known Issue

  • During Freewheel ad playback, user cannot use play or pause in lockscreen control center when device is locked.

v3.5.0

Release Date: May 14, 2019 (Build 92)

Update

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where lockscreen controls do not appear when the device is locked during playback.
  • Fixed an issue where VAST ads don't redirect to the advertisment's link when clicked.

Known Issue

  • When device is locked, the play/pause buttons in the lockscreen control center flickers for less than 1 second when pressed. This will be fixed in a later iOS release.
  • Sometimes when the device is locked, the elapsed playback time does not display in the lockscreen control center time slider. This will be fixed in a later iOS release.

v3.4

Version 3.4

v3.4.0

Release Date: May 2, 2019 (Build 91)

Updates

  • Upgraded to Google IMA iOS version 3.8.1 which includes IAB’s Open Measurement SDK that enables third-party viewability and verification measurement for ads served to mobile and desktop environments.
  • Added a new "Experimental API" class that enables the registration of video controls that overlay the media element. Typically, these video controls are considered obstructions and reduce the viewability rate calculated by the Open Measurement SDK. Learn more about Google IMA’s Open Measurement SDK integration and how to register video controls overlay obstructions here.

v3.3

Version 3.3

v3.3.0

Release Date: April 8, 2019 (Build 88)

Updates

  • Upgraded Google Cast SDK library to v4.3.5
  • Improved fullscreen implementation to use AutoLayout
  • Enabled pinch-to-zoom on Fullscreen for iPhone X series
  • Added Fairplay DRM support for Airplay
  • Changed the Enums to NS_ENUM for better type-checking
  • Added onWarning callback for non-fatal error debugging or troubleshooting purposes
  • Improved JW Player expired license user experience by adding an error message notification and halting player setup or playback

Known Issue

  • Caption tracks with the defaultTrack property set to true will not be rendered when casting via Google Cast

v3.2

Version 3.2

v3.2.4

Release Date: March 7, 2019 (Build 87)

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where ad clickthrough on iOS 9 does not open Safari
  • Fixed an issue where onBufferChange passes the wrong values for bufferPercent
  • Fixed an issue where buffered or local video stops playing when connectivity issues occur

v3.2.3

Release Date: Feb 25, 2019 (Build 86)

Enhancements

  • Enabled support for iOS 9 and 10 when using CocoaPods

v3.2.2

Release Date: Feb 25, 2019 (Build 84)

Enhancements

  • Added support for the Developer license
  • Added a condition to use the previous DRM API to support iOS 9 and iOS 10

v3.2.1

Release Date: Feb 5, 2019 (Build 83)

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where omitting ad rules would disable ad schedules after the first playlist item

v3.2.0

Release Date: Jan 23, 2019 (Build 81)

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where IMA VMAP with the same tag for mid-roll and post-roll causes buffering at the end of the video
  • Fixed an issue where IMA VMAP mid-roll plays as a pre-roll when video is replayed
  • Fixed an issue where cue points for FreeWheel mid-rolls are not shown and they don't play for mp4 streams
  • Fixed an issue where playback rate resets to default after VAST ad
  • Fixed an issue where exiting fullscreen mode when iPad is in landscape mode causes a device to go into portrait mode
  • Fixed an issue where clickout from VPAID ad doesn't occur
  • Fixed an issue where DVR stream shows wrong current position
  • Fixed an issue where the Live button for DVR streams redirects to the very beginning
  • Fixed an issue where UI becomes non-responsive when device is rotated from portrait orientation to landscape orientation
  • Fixed an issue where empty VAST causes an error if a stream is DRM protected
  • Fixed an issue where post-ad infinite spinner shows after some ads
  • Fixed an issue where callbacks fire for the first ad instance in an ad pod only
  • Fixed an issue where manual switch between playlist items cannot be performed
  • Fixed an issue where source switching is broken
  • Fixed an issue where FreeWheel mid-roll does not show ad counter (1 of X) when two or more ads are in a pod
  • Fixed an issue where the player does not force portrait orientation when exiting fullscreen
  • Fixed an issue where seeking over two cue points causes the ads within both cue points to play
  • Fixed a random crash issue which may occur after a few minutes of playback
  • Fixed an issue where local CSS cannot be loaded
  • Fixed an issue where DVR reports a positive number of seconds
  • Fixed an issue where controls for DVR stream show 00:00 once configured

Features

  • Added the ability to set custom parameters to FreeWheel ad configurations. This allows publishers to better target their campaigns. Please refer to the FreeWheel section for the example of usage.

Enhancements

  • Upgraded SDK to use JW Player 8.7.1
  • Moved to new DRM API. As a result the latest supported iOS version is 11

v3.1

Version 3.1

v3.1.4

Release Date: Dec 07, 2018 (Build 74)

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the player fails to initialize with error code 100012 when target name has spaces or special characters.

v3.1.3

Release Date: Oct 17, 2018 (Build 73)

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that prevents seek from accepting a negative value during DVR stream playback.
  • Fixed an issue that shows an incorrect, current position during DVR stream playback.

v3.1.2

Release Date: Sep 19, 2018 (Build 72)

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where an echo might be heard when the playback rate is less than 1.
  • Fixed an issue where player size is not considered when choosing a VAST ad media.
  • Fixed an issue where UIWebView baseUrl creates a URL with a file:// protocol, if relative protocol was used.
  • Fixed an issue where MPNowPlayingInfoCenter has an empty title if config.title is empty.

v3.1.1

Release Date: Sep 13, 2018 (Build 71)

Enhancements

We made the JWPlayerError class public. To be able to use this class in Swift, import this class into the Bridging Header file.

v3.1.0

Release Date: Aug 23, 2018 (Build 70)

Features

  • As another step towards parity between our native SDKs and the web player, we have added the ability to set up custom playback rates for your media. Please refer to the sample in this documentation section.

v3.0

Version 3.0

We are excited to announce JW Player SDK 3.0 for iOS. This release updates the SDK to JW8 and leverages its new UI & UX, optimization, and advertising enhancements to engage your audiences intelligently and monetize your content. In the coming months we will deploy more JW8 features into the JW Player SDKs for iOS & Android, so stay tuned!

Please refer to this important 3.x migration guide for iOS to update your current application from version 2.x to 3.x. This guide includes important information about API changes, new features & callbacks, and will help your team with the transition process.

You may use CocoaPods to update to SDK 3.x, or you can download the SDK 3 packages and new 3.x license keys from the Publish -> Tools section of your JW Player Dashboard. Please note that version 3 of the SDKs are available to our Enterprise edition customers, and require new license keys because 2.x license keys will not work.

v3.0.1

Release Date: Jul 25, 2018 (Build 69)

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where ad pods would not be shown on a seek bar if the ad client is FreeWheel
  • Fixed an issue where playback would not automatically play after pre-roll if the ad client is FreeWheel
  • Fixed an issue where midrolls would not play if they were set up using percents or timestamp and the ad client is FreeWheel

v3.0.0

Release Date: Jul 2, 2018 (Build 63)

Features

  • Support for new advertising rules, including timeBetweenAds, startOnSeek, frequency, and startOn. Please refer to our Ad Rules Reference for details on how to use them.

v2.8

Version 2.8

v2.9.1

Release Date: November 8, 2018

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the app could crash if FreeWheel returned an empty ad tag (undocumented by FreeWheel)

v2.9.0

Release Date: June 18, 2018 (Build 50)

Updates

  • We have integrated support for the FreeWheel ad-serving platform. Configure your FreeWheel Ad Manager settings in our new FreeWheel ad client to serve pre-rolls and mid-rolls with other features such as ad-skip and ad-click. Please refer to the new FreeWheel advertising section in our developer guide documentation to get started.

v2.8.11

Release Date: May 21, 2018 (Build 49)

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the onControlBarVisible event would trigger for Ad related controls

v2.8.10

Release Date: May 4, 2018 (Build 48)

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the app would crash if there was a problem with local player related files creation

Enhancements

  • Upgraded to support Google IMA SDK v3.3.1

v2.8.9

Release Date: Apr 16, 2018 (Build 47)

Fixes

  • Fixed a VAST issue where content would replay after completion of post-roll
  • Fixed an issue where skipping a VMAP ad did not proceed to the content

v2.8.8

Release Date: Mar 28, 2018 (Build 46)

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where media playback would stop when the app was sent to the background
  • Fixed an issue where NowPlayingInfo (NPI) Center would not display the media's title & meta data, and NPI controls did not work

v2.8.7

Release Date: Mar 20, 2018 (Build 45)

Fixes

  • Fixed an HLS in-manifest webVTT captions issue where the list of available tracks was not showing when CC button was selected

v2.8.6

Release Date: Feb 27, 2018 (Build 44)

Fixes

  • IMPORTANT UPDATE Apple recently tightened their iOS app store submission restrictions. They started to flag the use of non-public APIs and rejecting apps using them - even if these apps were accepted previously without issue. Our team performed a full code audit and this release removes all use of non-public APIs. As a result, we temporarily removed picture-in-picture (PiP) for iPad and background audio support. We will work towards adding these features back in a subsequent release. We strongly recommend all users to update to this version to avoid this issue. If you're upgrading from SDK 2.7.x please refer to the Migration Guide

v2.8.5

Release Date: Feb 09, 2018 (Build 43)

Fixes

  • Fixed minor bugs

v2.8.4

Release Date: Feb 07, 2018 (Build 42)

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where a 'Library not loaded' error message would appear during an Ad Hoc build
  • Fixed an issue where after a VMAP ad error, the player wouldn't gracefully recover and resume media playback

v2.8.3

Release Date: Jan 23, 2018 (Build 41)

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where after a VAST ad error, the player wouldn't gracefully recover and resume media playback

v2.8.2

Release Date: Jan 09, 2018 (Build 39)

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where SDKVersion returned an incorrect value

v2.8.1

Release Date: Dec 20, 2017 (Build 38)

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where Chromecast and IMA libraries were required to build the app. Reminder: A migration is required from 2.7.x versions, please refer to the Migration Guide.

v2.8.0

Release Date: Dec 11, 2017 (Build 36)

Enhancements

  • JW Player SDK for iOS is now a Dynamic Library and is no longer static. A migration is required from 2.7.x versions, please refer to the Migration Guide. Please note this version contains a known issue: Chromecast and IMA libraries are required to build the app. We recommend version 2.8.1.

v2.7

Version 2.7

v2.7.11

Release Date: Nov 17, 2017 (Build 35)

Enhancements

  • Renamed symbol _PLAYABLE_KEY to avoid conflicts with other exposed var / consts / symbols that may have the same name

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the onControlBarVisible delegate was not called when the player status is "paused"
  • Fixed an issue where playbackPosition() always reported 0 when called immediately after onSeeked()
  • Fixed an issue where two playlist items having an identical video file would cause the player to buffer indefinitely on the second item

v2.7.10

Release Date: Nov 15, 2017 (Build 34)

Updates

  • All CDN assets, including JS files, are now packaged with the SDK and loaded locally if the CDN is not available

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the player did not resize correctly in fullscreen/ landscape view for the iPhone X simulator
  • Fixed an issue in CocoaPods where the player controls would appear after an IMA preroll even if config.controls was set to false

v2.7.9

Release Date: Oct 03, 2017 (Build 32)

Fixes

  • Fixed all remaining XCode 9 threading warnings
  • Fixed an issue playing ad tags pointing to media addresses that do not have a URI scheme

v2.7.8

Release Date: Sep 19, 2017 (Build 31)

Fixes

  • Prevents UIKit instance methods from being called on a background thread when the player is deallocated

v2.7.7

Release Date: Sep 15, 2017 (Build 30)

Features

  • onAdImpression: now includes click-through URL parameter

Enhancements

  • Upgraded SDK to use JW Player 7.12.6

v2.7.6

Release Date: Aug 4, 2017 (Build 29)

Enhancements

  • Enabled seeking in DVR streams using the JWPlayerController seek: method

v2.7.5

Release Date: July 21, 2017 (Build 28)

Features

  • Added a new onFullscreenRequested() delegate callback to trigger when fullscreen is requested, but before the animation takes place

Enhancements

  • Upgraded SDK to use JW Player 7.12.1

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the CC options would not display when replaying a video
  • Fixed an issue where the first frame of media flashes right before an IMA pre-roll ad played
  • Fixed an issue where the player would freeze after you seeked past two IMA ads in a video

v2.7.4

Release Date: Jun 16, 2017 (Build 27)

Enhancements

  • Upgraded SDK to use JW Player 7.11.3

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where OnControlbarVisibilityChanged fired when the player was in buffering state and inaccurately reported as true

v2.7.3

Release Date: Apr 7, 2017 (Build 26)

Features

  • New onAdschedule: callback for the VAST ad client that provides detailed information of a VMAP ad schedule.

Enhancements

  • Upgraded SDK to use JW Player 7.10.4
  • onAdImpression: now includes VMAP ad schedule details

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where VMAP breakstart/breakend callbacks would not fire when no ad source was present.

v2.7.2

Release Date: Mar 24, 2017 (Build 25)

Fixes

  • Fixes bug where a file is downloaded on the main thread

v2.7.1

Release Date: March 10, 2017 (Build 24)

Fixes

  • Fixes bug where the onAdSkipped and onAdMeta delegate methods would not fire

v2.7.0

Release Date: Feb 23, 2017 (Build 23)

New Features

  • Added the ability to programmatically setup the JW Player license key in JWPlayerController. Useful for developers who integrate our framework into their own and want to obfuscate the license key from users.
  • Added bitRateUpperBound property to set the maximum bitrate level during automatic quality switching. Useful in limiting bandwidth consumption for viewers.

Enhancements

  • Adaptive bitrate switching for HLS streams will now be managed directly by AV Player and will behave like "auto". The HD button in this case will not display and manual quality switching is no longer supported. As a result, this resolves issues regarding multiple audio and caption tracks not behaving correctly for HLS streams and improves overall bitrate switching behavior.

v2.6

Version 2.6

v2.6.8

Release Date: Feb 21, 2017 (Build 19)

Fixes

  • Fixes bug where controlBarIsVisible did not fire during vast ads
  • Fixes bug where calling load: during a VAST ad does not load the requested file at time 0
  • Fixes bug where preload would occasionally load the same file twice
  • Fixes bug where occasionally buffer icon would stay on screen during playback

Enhancements

  • Supports Google IMA SDK version 3.3.1

v2.6.7

Release Date: Feb 17, 2017 (Build 18)

Fixes

  • Fixes bug where side loaded webVtt and SRT captions do not display

v2.6.6

Release Date: Feb 7, 2017 (Build 17)

New Features

  • Added support for "preload" where media is preloaded after the player is setup but before the play button is pressed. This allows JW Player to fetch media information prior to playback and enhances perceived performance by users.
  • The "mediafile" string is now returned in the onAdImpression() delegate, which represents the currently playing media item. Also returns a boolean indicating if ad is linear

v2.6.5

Release Date: Jan 31, 2017 (Build 16)

Features

  • Added support for variable rate playback. Dynamically adjust the playback speed of the media to be slower or faster, for both forward and reverse playback.
  • Enabled pausing and resuming IMA Ad playback with the Player's playback API
  • Added support from the Google IMA SDK to specify the language to be used to localize ads

Enhancements

  • Supports Google ChromeCast version 3.3.0.11401

Fixes

  • Fixed bug where playlist containing vast pre-rolls would occasionally load next playlist item at the wrong start time
  • Fixed an out of bounds crash that would intermittently occur when loading a CSS Skin

v2.6.4

Release Date: Jan 24, 2017 (Build 15)

Fixes

  • Fixed bug where replaying a stream with a vast pre-roll would jump to the end after the ad completed
  • Fixed IMA crash caused when switching between view controllers

v2.6.3

Release Date: Jan 12, 2017 (Build 14)

Fixes

  • Fixed firing of VMAP breakstart tracking event

v2.6.2

Release Date: Jan 12, 2017 (Build 12)

Fixes

  • Fixed bug where HD button would not display
  • Fixed a crash when a poster image was set that returned a 404 status
  • Fixed a bug where the onAdImpression delegate method would not get called when playing vast ads that did not contain wrappers
  • Fixed a bug where the onAdImpression delegate method would incorrectly indicate "preroll" for some VAST ads played using the Google IMA ad client
  • Fixed a bug preventing ATS compliance

v2.6.1

Release Date: Dec. 22, 2016 (Build 11)

Updates

  • Added onControlBarVisible callback that indicates when the player control bar's visibility changes. Sync your custom UI elements to display & hide with the player control bar.

v2.6.0

Release Date: Dec. 12, 2016 (Build 9)

Features

  • Added onAdCompanion() callback for VAST client that returns companion ad data

Enhancements

  • Upgraded SDKs to use JW Player 7.8
  • General improvements to SDK player UI
  • More detailed error messaging to assist debugging
  • onMeta() now includes bitrate, frame rate, & dropped frames information
  • Enhanced general fullscreen and rotation UI and behavior
  • Improved accuracy of state changes when JWPlayerStateChangedNotification is fired

Fixes

  • Fixed visual transitions to and from full screen, and on rotations for iPad devices
  • Fixed an issue that would cause the player to exit fullscreen on a 180 degree rotation
  • Fixed an issue where calling Load() during an IMA Ad does not dismiss the ad
  • Fixed an issue where VPAID ads would start in Fullscreen

v2.5

Version 2.5

v2.5.8

Release Date: Nov. 30, 2016 (Build 99)

Fixes

  • Fixed a bug where a crash would occur during the deallocation of a JWPlayerController that had been playing ads with the Google IMA client
  • Fixed a bug where occasionally a crash would occur during changes in Network Connectivity

v2.5.7

Release Date: Nov. 22, 2016 (Build 97)

Fixes

  • Fixed a bug where some JS and CSS files were downloading on the main thread
  • Fixed a bug where setting a file and a playlist in the JWConfig would result in the playlist being ignored

v2.5.6

Release Date: Nov. 8, 2016 (Build 96)

Fixes

  • Fixed a bug where Ads rendered using the Google IMA client would not render on multi-source streams.

v2.5.5

Release Date: Oct. 31, 2016 (Build 95)

Fixes

  • Fixed a bug where the video would automatically replay after a Google IMA post roll
  • FIxed a bug where seeking while offline would display the offline poster even though the video would continue playing in the background
  • Fixed a bug preventing offline playback of local files
  • Fixed a bug where setting the JWPlayerController pictureInPictureDisabled property to YES would not prevent entering Picture in Picture when exiting the app while in fullscreen
  • Fixed a bug preventing playback of AES encrypted streams after switching stream qualities
  • Fixed a bug preventing quality switching when reproducing DVR streams
  • Fixed a bug preventing AutoStart after calling the JWPlayerController's load: method
  • Fixed a bug where IMA VMAP post rolls would not replay after replaying the stream
  • Fixed a bug where occasionally MP4 and MP3 streams would restart after seeking many consecutive times

Enhancements

  • Compatible with Google IMA SDK version 3.2.1

v2.5.4

Release Date: Oct. 3, 2016 (Build 90)

Fixes

  • Fixed a bug in iOS 10 where rotating to landscape on a view controller supporting all interface orientations (UIInterfaceOrientationMaskAll) with the player's forceFullScreenOnLandscape property set to True would display an incorrect fullscreen orientation

v2.5.3

Release Date: Sep. 22, 2016 (Build 87)

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where uploading to the App Store without the Google IMA or Google Cast SDKs would result in a rejection

v2.5.2

Release Date: Sep. 22, 2016 (Build 86)

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where certain enums were not compatible with Swift

v2.5.1

Release Date: Sep. 21, 2016 (Build 84)

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where certain HLS streams wouldn't be recognized correctly by the SDK
  • Fixed an issue in playlists where the HD button would appear even if some items in the playlist did not support multiple qualities
  • Fixed an issue where the HD button wouldn't appear after 'load:' was called
  • Fixed an issue where ads with a '#' in the URL would produce an error

Enhancements

  • Enums are now compatible with Swift

v2.5.0

Release Date: Sep. 14, 2016 (Build 83)

New Features

  • Added support for Related Feeds player setup options
  • Added support for custom HTTP headers for video streams (including signed cookies or tokens) via AVURLAsset Options dictionary
  • New and updated delegate callbacks (eg. onAdStarted) for parity with HTML5 player
  • Added a media ID property to JWPlaylistItem to allow developers to specify the JW Media ID for an externally hosted media file in the JW Platform in order to track analytics for that video

Enhancements

  • Compatible with iOS 10
  • Improved onTime to ping every 100 ms
  • Poster image for lock screen is now fetched on the background thread
  • The player now detects the "Video Override" option from the users's "General -> Accessibiity -> Subtitles & Captioning -> Style" settings to determine whether to have the video settings override the user's accessibility settings

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where setting an adBreak tag with setter instead of using AdBreak's initWithTag custom initializer caused a crash
  • Fixed an issue where toggling displayLockScreenControls did not update correctly
  • Fixed an issue for multiple IMA midrolls where if one midroll should fail and return an ad error, the next scheduled midroll would erroneously play out of turn instead of resuming media playback
  • Fixed an issue where playlists with IMA or VAST ads would erroneously display "Live Stream" in the status bar after ending
  • Fixed an issue where captions from the media were displayed during ad playback

v2.4

Version 2.4

v2.4.5

Release Date: Sep. 6, 2016 (Build 79)

Enhancements

  • Optimized asset loading to be asynchronous on the background thread

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where if several instances of the player were created concurrently, only the last player instantiated would play

v2.4.4

Release Date: Aug. 26, 2016 (Build 77)

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where unsupported/incompatible ad creative file types were not being ignored (e.g. Flash ads)

v2.4.3

Release Date: Aug. 15, 2016 (Build 74)

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where a crash would occur upon player deallocation on iOS 8

v2.4.2

Release Date: Aug. 10, 2016 (Build 73)

Updates

  • Player specific volume control

Known Issues

  • Volume control does not apply to Google IMA ads or casting at this time

v2.4.1

Release Date: Jul. 08, 2016 (Build 58)

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where OnAdPlay() was not fired for IMA ads when ad resumed
  • Fixed an issue where VAST ads would loop if called during playback of a DRM encrypted file
  • Fixed an issue where the player incorrectly shows a "play" state when returning from background
  • Fixed an issue where IMA ads didn't play in playlists if the IMA tag contained percent-encoding within the optional "cust_params" query string parameter.
  • Fixed an issue where adClick would open Safari even if openSafariOnAdClick was set to "NO"
  • Fixed an issue where the ad would continue playing in the background after an ad click opens Safari
  • Fixed an issue where a paused video would resume playing when app sent to background

v2.4.0

Release Date: Jun. 29, 2016 (Build 56)

New Features

  • Playback of HLS streams protected with Apple FairPlay Streaming (FPS) is now supported
  • Free, Premium, and Platinum license editions are now supported
  • Ad impression limits are now checked when ad playback is requested in order to prevent ad impression overage charges

v2.3

Version 2.3

v2.3.2

Release Date: Jun. 27, 2016 (Build 55)

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where Google IMA prerolls would not play in simulator
  • Fixed an issue where Google IMA prerolls would not play in certain devices
  • Fixed an issue where Google IMA VMAP midrolls would not play

v2.3.1

Release Date: Jun. 08, 2016 (Build 53)

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the onError callback was not getting called
  • Fixed an issue preventing bit coding for cocoapods

v2.3.0

Release Date: Jun. 06, 2016 (Build 52)

Updates

  • VPAID 2.0 Support
  • Audio playback control for app in background

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where IMA ad callback events were fired twice
  • Fixed an issue where specifying a title would cause a crash when attempting to cast to certain devices
  • Fixed an issue where reload screen would disapper after locking and unlocking device
  • Fixed a general casting issue where casting to certain devices would fail
  • Fixed an issue where the letter "x" would appear in front of the default quality level label if attribute name was undefined
  • Fixed an issue where the playerController returned the playback position from the previous item during the first second of playback when a new file was loaded
  • Fixed an issue where some audio MP3 ID3 metadata would cause a crash
  • Fixed an issue where loadConfig was not working

v2.2

Version 2.2

v2.2.1

Release Date: Apr. 27, 2016 (Build 50)

Fixes

  • Fixed issue where when submitting to Apple App Store, iTunes would complain about using private APIs
  • Fixed issue where sometimes buffering animation would not appear at video start
  • Fixed issue where background sound would be disabled
  • Enabled bit coding

v2.2.0

Release Date: Apr. 08, 2016 (Build 49)

Updates

  • Apple AirPlay Support
  • Google Chromecast Support
  • Local Media File Playback (Offline)
  • CEA-608 Captions in HLS
  • HLS In-Manifest WebVTT subtitles

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where VOD videos would briefly display “Live Broadcast” if the duration of the video couldn't be calculated

v2.1

Version 2.1

v2.1.0

Release Date: Feb. 02, 2016 (Build 36)

Updates

  • HLS Live DVR
  • ID3 Timed Metadata
  • Picture in Picture (iOS 9 iPad only)
  • HLS Multiple Track Audio

Fixes

  • Fixed issue where video did not restart from beginning after 'repeat' button was tapped

Known Issues

  • iPads will display in-band text tracks (captions) within the m3u8 manifest if they exist and cannot be turned off

v2.0

Version 2.0

2.0 marks a significant step toward our goal of “One JW Player”. The developer-facing APIs in the SDK are native iOS classes (Objective-C/Swift), but they are wrappers around the newest version of our flagship JW Player 7 JavaScript/HTML5 library (jwplayer.js), powering new player customization options like CSS skinning and a DPI-responsive player UI optimized for mobile. Check out our blog post to learn more about our "One JW Player" vision.

v2.0.33

Release Date: Dec. 01, 2015 (Build 33)

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the rotation observer wasn't properly updated if multiple players were created, resulting in a crash

v2.0.32

Release Date: Nov. 17, 2015 (Build 32)

New Features

  • Updated to JW Player 7
    • CSS Skinning Model
    • DPI-responsive player UI with mobile optimization
    • Devices with a smaller viewing area will now see a more mobile-friendly control bar UI. Font size has been increased and secondary control bar elements have been relocated to an overflow menu
  • New API Calls
    • getBuffer
    • getVisualQuality
    • get/set Controls
    • stop
    • getSafeRegion
  • Dynamically load media sources within existing player for playlists or videos
  • Captions styling from iOS Accessibility options
  • Offline Error Handling & Custom Messaging
  • Advertising
    • Non-Linear Ads (Overlays)
    • Ad Tag variable support
  • JW SDK for iOS available via CocoaPods
  • Supports 608 captions and in-line captions
  • Supports accessibility styling for both 608 captions and in-line captions
  • Supports custom styling for in-line captions

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed bug that prevented full screen on rotation when player view is added to a view that is not the root view of the presented view controller
  • Fixed bug where MP3 & MP4 media loaded slower than expected
  • Fixed bug where the player would crash the app when opened for the first time while offline

Known Issues

  • Playlist icon does not display on the control bar on some phones
  • Ad Message will occasionally span 2 lines on some phones
  • For Google IMA prerolls, sometimes the media will appear briefly before the preroll begins
  • Calling playAd after a VMAP has been loaded using Google IMA will cause the completed ads to replay when the requested ad finishes reproducing
  • When reproducing a stream containing multiple qualities, if the viewer switches from a quality that contains embedded captions (608 captions or in-line captions) to a quality that does not contain embedded captions, the Closed Caption button might not be removed from the control bar. Toggling the Closed Caption button will have no effect
  • Occasionally toggling play/pause on lock screen will cause playback information to briefly disappear and then reappear