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v8.5

Recommendations Widget

Introducing a new user interface for our Recommendations customers: the shelf widget, which dynamically inserts a horizontally-scrolling carousel of thumbnails directly below the player. In contrast to the in-player shelf, which is only visible on pause and when the viewer manually opens it themselves, the new widget interface is always viewable below the player. We encourage you to turn on the shelf widget, which will further increase opportunities to display recommendations and drive plays as a result.

v8.5.6

Release Date: September 19, 2018

Updates

Core Player

  • Rotating an Android device with a control-bar only (audio) player or when controls are disabled will not cause the player to go into fullscreen mode.

Advertising

  • To make the player more resilient, if IMA erroneously clears the video tag when trying to resume playback from an ad, the player will try to recover by attempting to reload the item source.

Fixes

Captions

  • Fixed an issue where the captions menu was not being cleared when switching from a playlist item with captions to one without captions.
  • Fixed a captions issue where the last line of captions did not disappear at the correct time.
  • Fixed an issue where natively rendered captions text did not scale correctly when entering fullscreen mode in iOS 11.4 and iOS 12 (beta).

360 (VR) Video

  • Fixed an issue affecting some Android devices where the video view could not be controlled when moving the device.
  • Fixed an issue where the video view would pan erratically or appear jittery during playback on some devices.
  • Fixed a bug where adding a pre-roll before 360 content causes 360 functionality to be disabled.

v8.5.5

Release Date: September 11, 2018

Updates

Service release.

v8.5.3

Release Date: August 30, 2018

Fixes

Core Player

  • Fixed an issue causing players to fail to set up on websites using zone.js.

v8.5.2

Release Date: August 29, 2018

Updates

Advertising

  • Expanded the on(‘adsManager’) event, which fires when the ad manager is loaded, to IMA. This event can be used to integrate with third-party vendors.

Fixes

Advertising

  • Fixed an issue on iOS where tapping on an IMA ad was treated as a right click.

v8.5.0

Release Date: August 10, 2018

Updates

Core Player

  • Added a new recommendations interface, the shelf widget, which will place a recommendations shelf directly below the player, outside of the player’s container by setting related.displayMode to shelfWidget.
  • Added a new startTime configuration setting for playlist items that will instruct the player to begin playback of the media at the time specified.
  • Added multiple channel support for EIA-608 Captions (CC1, CC2, CC3, CC4).

Fixes

Core Player

  • Fixed an issue where a duration property with an empty string was being passed to the getPlaylist API getter.
  • Fixed a bug where some casting icons would inherit the page’s button styles.
  • Fixed an intermittent issue causing 'Cannot Load M3U8: 400' errors in HLS live streams.

Ads

  • In IMA, fixed an issue with SpotX not loading when requireJS is used to instantiate a player.