2016-11-03 Release

Notable contents of this release include Player V4 release 4.9.8.

Software Feature Releases

Player V4 Release - Version 4.9.8

New Features in this Player Release

  • Ooyala Player Plugin for YouTube iFrame. Use this new plugin to play YouTube-hosted videos using Player V4 and the Player V4 skin. It allows you to syndicate video content from YouTube into your web application. Integration involves adding an asset in Backlot that points to the video hosted on YouTube, and specifying the plugin on the page where you embed a player. For details, see Playing YouTube Videos in Player V4 (Deprecated).
  • Support for ad frequency cap settings. In Player V4, ads (pre-roll, mid-roll, and post-roll) now recognize the frequency cap setting in Backlot.
  • Support for ads in Live streams. The Google IMA, Freewheel, and VAST plugins now support pre-roll and mid-roll ads for live streams. See Ads and Live Streams.
  • Ad Manager timeout control. To assist with ad-fill rate issues related to timeout settings, you can now specify the adManagerLoadTimeout (an optional global embedded parameter) to specify the timeout for the loading of the Ad Manager module. For details, see adManagerLoadTimeout.
Important: Browsers are starting to drop default support for Flash. Are you ready? See the Player V4 Resources page and the Player Migration FAQ for details.

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/4.9.8/core.min.js
  • Player Skin
    • http://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.9.8/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.js
    • http://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.9.8/skin-plugin/skin.json
    • http://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.9.8/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/4.9.8/video-plugin/main_html5.min.js
    • OSMF Flash plugin for HDS: http://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.9.8/video-plugin/osmf_flash.min.js
    • Bitmovin plugin for HLS and DASH: http://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.9.8/video-plugin/bit_wrapper.min.js
    • Akamai HD video plugin: http://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.9.8/video-plugin/akamaiHD_flash.min.js
    • Plugin for YouTube iFrame: http://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.9.8/video-plugin/youtube.min.js
  • Ad Plugins
    • Ooyala Pulse Ad Plugin: https://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.9.8/ad-plugin/pulse.min.js
    • VAST and VPAID Ad Plugin: https://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.9.8/ad-plugin/ad_manager_vast.min.js
    • Google IMA Ad Plugin: https://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.9.8/ad-plugin/google_ima.min.js
    • FreeWheel Ad Plugin: https://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.9.8/ad-plugin/freewheel.min.js
  • Analytics Plugins
    • Adobe Analytics (Omniture) Plugin: https://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.9.8/analytics-plugin/omniture.js
    • Google Analytics Plugin: https://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.9.8/analytics-plugin/googleAnalytics.min.js
    • Nielsen Analytics Plugin: https://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.9.8/analytics-plugin/Nielsen.min.js
    • Player V4 YOUBORA Plugin: https://smartplugin.youbora.com/v5/javascript/ooyalav4/stable/sp.min.js
    • comScore Analytics Plugin: Please contact your account manager for access to this plugin.
  • Discovery Plugin
    • http://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.9.8/other-plugin/discovery_api.min.js
  • Live SSAI Pulse Plugin
    • http://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.9.8/ad-plugin/ssai_pulse.js

Fixed Issues

Known issues from previous Player V4 releases have been fixed if they do not appear on the Known Issues list below.

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This content was published on 11/03/2016 at 11:00 PM UTC.

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