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v8.15

Connecting AMP Components

Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) have become ubiquitous for digital publishers, which is why we’re excited to release AMP improvements in JW 8.15 and to our official AMP component, amp-jwplayer. AMP is an open source HTML-based web component framework that enables media companies to easily create web pages that are “compelling, smooth, and load near instantaneously.” Developers will find that amp-jwplayer is now compatible with other AMP components, including amp-analytics, which allows video player data to be sent to any supported analytics platform, and amp-video-docking, which allows the player to stick to the page.

v8.15.2

Release Date: June 11, 2020

Updates

  • To the VAST ad client, added support for the jwpseg macro from within VAST tags contained within a wrapper.
  • Improved playback resilience and error handling with some bad VPAID ad creatives.

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue in the VAST client preventing some ad creatives from properly timing out.
  • Fixed a bug causing captions in some DASH streams to abruptly stop displaying.
  • Fixed an issue in the VAST client where the player would not request additional ads after one ad in a pod timed out.

v8.15.1

Release Date: June 3, 2020

Service release, no new features.

v8.15.0

Release Date: May 28, 2020

Updates

  • Improved compatibility with the AMP framework and quality assurance capabilities of our amp-jwplayer component.
  • To supplement documentation we maintain on amp.dev, we created JW Player developer documentation on embedding an AMP player and working with AMP analytics.
  • Added a configuration option, playlistIndex, which enables a playlist to be loaded and start playback from any item within it, not just the first. The default of this option is a 0 index.

Fixes

  • Fixed a bug preventing captions from working on some live streams.
  • Fixed a problem with Chromecast where captions were not casting.
  • Fixed an issue where the wrong captions track appeared to be selected if both in-manifest and side-loaded captions tracks are present.

Known Issues

  • The video-seconds-played trigger listed for configuration in amp-video-analytics does not work properly in this release. This will be fixed in a future release. All other triggers listed should operate as expected