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Date

Version

Stable

9/15/2020

8.44.0

Added

  • Support for sending custom metadata to CAF receivers
  • MPEGTS-to-fMP4 transmuxing support for HEVC

Fixed

  • Falsely logged 'PSSH data found but DRM is not configured'
  • Play all resolved ads of the ad break with empty wrapped VAST while seeking over
  • Main content not playing with persistent: true flag and IMA module
  • Race condition causing loading of HLS streams to fail if loaded in quick succession
  • Documentation for PlaybackConfig.audioLanguage
  • Tizen stuck in stalling state on loading stream with segments if both 32bit and greater than 32bit timestamps exist
  • Different start time offset in audio and video Hls playlist
  • Rare stalling of HLS live streams when timeshifting back
  • License call gets only issued once per player creation

Stable

9/1/2020

8.43.0

Added

  • Basic media playback support for CAF v3 receivers
  • New error code SEGMENT_PSSH_DATA_MISSING when no PSSH box in init segments is provided for Tizen 2016

Fixed

  • Check if pssh and pro are available before loading them in from the drm config to avoid undefined index error
  • SEGMENT_PSSH_DATA_MISSING firing on non DRM protected content when running on tizen 2016
  • PLAYBACK_VIDEO_DECODING_ERROR being thrown sometimes during seeking
  • Playback stuck when seeking on webOS
  • Fairplay DRM license requests using incorrect LA_URL with multi-key streams

Stable

9/18/2020

8.42.2

Fixed

  • Play all resolved ads of the ad break with empty wrapped VAST while seeking over

Stable

9/1/2020

8.42.1

Fixed

  • Play all resolved ads despite wrapped VAST ads are empty

Stable

8/18/2020

8.42.0

Added

Fixed

  • Play event firing twice
  • Segments erroneously being pushed into the Renderer multiple times
  • Memory leak in the Tizen module caused by keeping a reference to individual segments
  • Playing back content with playback time less than Period.start after a period switch
  • Subtitle positioning when small screen UI is used and VTT properties are present
  • SettingsPanel goes blank sometimes when switching browser tab/window

Stable

8/4/2020

8.41.0

Added

  • AdvertisingConfig.onSelectAdQuality callback enabling custom logic for picking quality of progressive ads

Changed

Fixed

  • Period switching in DASH DRM streams on WebOS 2016 TVs
  • Decoding error with streams containing incompatible codecs for the same mimetypes (e.g aac and ac-3)
  • Playback stuck at discontinuity boundaries of HLS streams in case of buffer ranges shorter than 0.2 seconds
  • Uncaught TypeError on Xbox and Edge 17: Unable to get property 'addEventListener' of undefined or null reference

Stable

7/22/2020

8.40.0

Added

  • Replace all custom protocols with skd when EXT-X-SESSION-KEY is present in a hls master playlist and the ServiceWorker is used
  • DRMConfig api spec to add preferredKeySystems, and PlayreadyDRMConfig to add utf8message and plainTextChallenge

Fixed

  • Joining a live stream near the end of a DASH period could lead to a playbackfinished event being fired
  • PlayReady DRM to DRM period switches sporadically failing in the Edge browser
  • RestrictStrategy.shouldPlaySkippedAdBreaks is not respected on seek with IMA module
  • Time shifting for DASH SegmentTimeline sometimes not accurate
  • Loading segment index rewind after ongoing segment download cancellation
  • DRM protected streams with init-data only in the manifest not playing back on webOS TVs
  • Main content not playing after adaptive streaming ad when Bitmovin Advertising Module is used
  • Main content playing while switching between midroll adBreaks for same position

Stable

7/10/2020

8.39.1

Fixed

  • Video freezing or device slowing down due to lack of memory

Stable

7/7/2020

8.39.0

Added

  • Support for VAST Extensions for Bitmovin Advertising Module
  • Support for IMSC1 subtitle codec
  • Improved performance of manifest parsing
  • Decreased the time between processing of the manifest and start downloading of segments

Fixed

  • Failing to continuously rewrite BaseMediaDecodeTimes with active Tizen module, when only one stream had BaseMediaDecodeTimes exceeding 32 bits
  • Video freezing when player stalls and quality switch occurs
  • Several unhandled exceptions when quickly changing sources
  • Accessing undefined property on Tizen 2018 TV's when switching sources
  • Fix missing subtitles when startOffset is set
  • Initially requesting lowest quality variant playlist before target variant playlist for HLS
  • Missing audio on Tizen TVs when switching from a Period with BaseMediaDecodeTimes > 2**32 to a Period with smaller BaseMediaDecodeTimes while the playback time stayed over 4.294.967
  • Inaccurate time shifting with multi-period DASH SegmentTimeline streams

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

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