2016-07-14 Release

Notable contents of this release include version 4.5.7 of the Ooyala Player.

Software Feature Releases

Player V4 Release - Version 4.5.7

New Features in this Player Release

  • Support for encoding of Akamai live and remote assets for secure tokens.
  • Support for cache busting for ad requests when using Server Side Ad Insertion. URLs with the '[CACHEBUSTING]' macro will be replaced with a random string. The default setting for this feature is set to true and will always do cache busting. To disable cache busting you must set the following variable in the player parameters:

Default Player Links

To update to the latest Player V4 version from a previous version of Player V4:
  1. Download and host all of the new player resources (core plugin, skin plugins, CSS, font, and image resources, video plugins, ad plugins, analytics plugins, and so on) and update your resources to point to these new files.
  2. If you've customized your own Player skin using your own version of skin.json, download the latest skin.json file and merge any changes in this file with your customized skin.json file.
  • Core Player (required): http://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.5.7/core.min.js
  • Player Skin:
    • http://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.5.7/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.js
    • http://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.5.7/skin-plugin/skin.json
    • http://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.5.7/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.css
  • Video Plugins (at least one required)
    • Main video plugin for HLS and MP4: http://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.5.7/video-plugin/main_html5.min.js
    • OSMF Flash plugin for HDS: http://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.5.7/video-plugin/osmf_flash.min.js
    • Bitmovin plugin for HLS and DASH: http://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.5.7/video-plugin/bit_wrapper.min.js
    • Akamai HD video plugin: http://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.5.7/video-plugin/akamaiHD_flash.min.js
  • Ad Plugins
    • Ooyala Pulse Ad Plugin: https://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.5.7/ad-plugin/pulse.min.js
    • VAST and VPAID Ad Plugin: https://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.5.7/ad-plugin/ad_manager_vast.min.js
    • Google IMA Ad Plugin: https://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.5.7/ad-plugin/google_ima.min.js
    • FreeWheel Ad Plugin: https://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.5.7/ad-plugin/freewheel.min.js
  • Analytics Plugins
    • Adobe Analytics (Omniture) Plugin: https://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.5.7/analytics-plugin/omniture.js
    • comScore Analytics Plugin: Please contact your account manager for access to this plugin.
  • Discovery Plugin: http://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.5.7/other-plugin/discovery_api.min.js
  • Live SSAI Pulse Plugin: http://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.5.7/ad-plugin/ssai_pulse.js
See Player V4 Release Notes for a full list of known issues for this release.

Enhanced Usage APIs

We have added several new Usage APIs, including an embed-code level breakdown for VOD GB delivery that allows you to track VOD GB delivery per embed-code on a daily basis. See the latest Usage API Reference for details.

Documentation Releases

  • Configuring Player V4 Ad Settings with Embedded Parameters: Added details on the new player parameter ssai-pulse-ads-manager.cacheBuster.
  • Usage API Reference: Added the following new Usage APIs:

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This content was published on 07/14/16 at 09:00 PM UTC.