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Player V4 Web release v4.11.14 (2017-02-17)
Bitmovin Video Plugin for DASH and HLS: This release fixes adaptive bitrate streaming (ABR) performance issues for the Bitmovin video plugin. If you are self-hosting the Bitmovin plugin in this release, you also need to host additional Bitmovin files (see Hosting Player V4 Resources).
Default Player Links
- 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.
- 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)
- Player Skin
- Video Plugins (at least one required)
- Bitmovin plugin for HLS and DASH: http://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.11.14/video-plugin/bit_wrapper.min.js
- Main video plugin for HLS and MP4: http://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.11.14/video-plugin/main_html5.min.js
- OSMF Flash plugin for HDS: http://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.11.14/video-plugin/osmf_flash.min.js
- Akamai HD video plugin: http://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.11.14/video-plugin/akamaiHD_flash.min.js
- Plugin for YouTube iFrame (Deprecated): http://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.11.14/video-plugin/youtube.min.js
- Ad Plugins
- Ooyala Pulse Ad Plugin: https://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.11.14/ad-plugin/pulse.min.js
- VAST and VPAID Ad Plugin: https://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.11.14/ad-plugin/ad_manager_vast.min.js
- Google IMA Ad Plugin: https://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.11.14/ad-plugin/google_ima.min.js
- FreeWheel Ad Plugin: https://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.11.14/ad-plugin/freewheel.min.js
- Analytics Plugins
- Adobe Analytics (Omniture) Plugin: https://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.11.14/analytics-plugin/omniture.js
- Google Analytics Plugin: https://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.11.14/analytics-plugin/googleAnalytics.min.js
- Nielsen Analytics Plugin: https://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.11.14/analytics-plugin/Nielsen.min.js
- comScore Analytics Plugin: Please contact your account manager for access to this plugin.
- Discovery Plugin
- Playlists Plugin
- Live SSAI Pulse Plugin
Fixed IssuesFixes in this release include:
- Playback froze on remote asset live streaming when the "platform":" html5" parameter is used.
- ABR switching was taking unusually long with eHLS assets.
- With playlists, only the first video played; subsequent videos did not play.
- Some live remote HLS live-streams (non-Ooyala hosted) did not start playing.
Important Notes for this Release
- If you are self-hosting skin.json, if you deploy this release (4.11.14), you also need to pull the most recent version of the skin.json file (and apply any of your customizations).
- Device registration for Dash DRM is currently not supported.
Known Issues in This Release Related to Changes
The following are known issues for this release:
- My Ads does not work on mobile browsers.
- Using the VAST plugin, midroll ads get skipped on Safari Web and the Android Chrome browser.
- For some browsers on some Windows and Mac OS versions, Freewheel and Vast mid-roll ads might not play.
- For the Bitmovin plugin, Google IMA mid-roll ads might not play intermediately on some Mac OS environments.