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Latest Releases

Date

Version

Stable

6/23/2020

8.38.0

Added

  • Possibility to switch between audio tracks with different MIME types and incompatible codecs
  • Missing documentation for BufferMediaTypeConfig

Fixed

  • Handling of HDCP related DRM errors when pre-roll ads are scheduled and the immediateLicenseRequest flag is set
  • Player sending unnecessarily many DRM license requests

Stable

6/9/2020

8.37.1

Fixed

  • Playback freezing after mid-roll adbreak on Smart TVs

Stable

6/9/2020

8.37.0

Added

  • Trigger a warning event when updating a timestamp offset fails on a Tizen TV

Fixed

  • CEA-608 Closed Caption cues sporadically missing for HLS streams with fMP4
  • seeked event not triggering when seeking via touch bar on Mac

Stable

6/5/2020

8.36.2

Fixed

  • Continuous loading when seeking from clear section to encrypted section on AES-128 encrypted HLS

Stable

5/29/2020

8.36.1

Fixed

  • Player freezing when seeking back to previous period on streams with different encoded timescales
  • Main content not continuing to play when VMAP adbreak contains an empty VAST
  • Playback freezing when seeking during the transition between clear and DRM-protected content

Stable

5/26/2020

8.36.0

Added

  • Improved performance for SegmentBase streams on low-end devices
  • selectMediaFile method on AdPlayerDelegate to select progressive ad media file based on main content download quality data

Changed

  • Improved API description for PlayerEvents and PlaybackConfig
  • Quality selection of progressive ads considers content bitrate over player resolution when using the Bitmovin Advertising Module

Fixed

  • Ad player pause error on failing to load ad
  • Clear past cues from TimeMetadataHandler
  • Depleting audio buffer could freeze Tizen 2017 models
  • Custom Labeling functions breaking due to invalid string response
  • Content starts automatically when broken streaming ad creative URL is present in VAST response

Stable

5/24/2020

8.35.1

Fixed

  • CEA-608 Closed Caption cues sporadically missing for HLS streams with fMP4

Stable

5/12/2020

8.35.0

Added

  • Parallel requesting of VMAP ad tags before the source has been loaded

Changed

  • Seeking backwards within buffered range does not re-download segments

Fixed

  • Some HLS streams using a deprecated AVC codec format playing back without audio
  • Player failure due to isLive of undefined error
  • HLS live streams playback on Samsung Tizen 2016
  • VMAP Ad tracking requests not including cookies
  • Transition from ad break to content on XBox
  • Continuous buffering when multiple players are used on a same web page

Stable

4/28/2020

8.34.0

Added

Fixed

  • Tracking VMAP breakStart and breakEnd events when containing VAST tag is empty
  • Inefficient handling of EventStream events on period switches
  • Smooth live streams stopping playback after some time
  • Segment downloads sometimes being cancelled too aggressively
  • CEA-608/708 captions stuck during and after SSAI in HLS stream when using NativePlayer
  • Playback stops when seeking back to 0

Stable

4/14/2020

8.33.0

Changed

Fixed

  • Seeking on non-seekable streaming ads using the video element API directly
  • Pixelated picture when switching between unencrypted and encrypted segments
  • MPD update stops when both DASH and HLS source is provided in SourceConfig
  • Certain segments being disregarded after a discontinuity on HLS with MPEG-TS
  • Subtitles not showing in fullscreen on iOS/Safari
  • Wrong playback position when restoring main content after ad break
  • Multiple VMAP tracking URLs for same tracking event type

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