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Latest Releases

Date

Version

Stable

11/29/2019

8.23.1

Fixed

  • User-agent interpretation causing player errors for HLS streams on certain Samsung Tizen TVs

Stable

11/25/2019

8.23.0

Added

Fixed

  • PlayerManifestAPI not being documented on PlayerAPI.manifest
  • Graceful handling of faulty SampleEncryptionBox in fMP4 streams
  • Player stalling on period transitions with DASH live streams when new Periods are added to the manifest
  • Missing Ready event on the sender when casting
  • Sometimes seeking to the beginning of a segment rather than the correct time
  • Changes of the audio track ID across HLS discontinuities in MPEG-TS streams caused wrong timestamps

Stable

11/11/2019

8.22.0

Added

Fixed

  • Inaccurate seeking when there are several buffered ranges
  • Playback of HLS streams with multiple audio renditions having identical LANGUAGE attributes within the same rendition group
  • Period switching between encrypted and non-encrypted content on WebOS devices
  • Playback of HLS live streams in IE11
  • A/V running out of sync due to wrongly inserted silence for duration mismatches between audio, video and manifest
  • Subtitles not being displayed on LG TV
  • Inaccurate warning of 'A required player module is missing: Advertising' when module is actually not required
  • EMSG boxes parsing for MicrosoftEdge/IE
  • Console error when calling player.unload during playback of TrueX VPAID ad
  • Failure to return to default state after playback finished on Chromecast
  • Absence of style module causing playback issues

Stable

11/6/2019

8.21.0

Added

Changed

  • Updated bundled analytics-collector to v2.7.1

Removed

Fixed

  • Treating subtitles with role alternate per default as forced subtitles

Stable

10/28/2019

8.20.0

Added

  • Support for DASH forced subtitles
  • Support live streams transitioning into a VoD during playback
  • Support for VAST adaptive streaming ads in the Bitmovin Advertising Module (DASH and HLS)

Fixed

  • Player falling out of DVR window on streams with smaller DVR window than configured target buffer level
  • Manifests being requested after player has been unloaded
  • Network outages causing player not to continue to download segments after network recovery
  • Server time synchronization
  • Player being stuck at lowest resolution when playing back a VR stream with limitToPlayerSize set
  • Audio track switching before playback has started
  • Playback of AES encrypted HLS streams failing on WebOS devices
  • Error code when HDCP playback is restricted by DRM
  • Console error when using subtitle-cea608 module without container-mp4

Stable

10/24/2019

8.19.3

Fixed

  • Fragmented subtitles not shown on Chromecast
  • Player may get stuck upon period switch if video qualities differ between periods and AdaptationConfig.limitToPlayerSize is used
  • Player getting stuck on DASH SegmentBase streams with different segment lengths on different qualities

Stable

10/24/2019

8.19.2

Fixed

  • Player getting stuck at HLS discontinuity transitions
  • Player unable to start playback with multiple HLS discontinuities and without EXT-X-PROGRAM-DATE-TIME tags
  • Player failed to switch quality back to a previous one after it has encountered a HLS discontinuity transition while playing a different quality

Stable

10/16/2019

8.19.1

Fixed

  • Missing metadata events for HLS streams with multiple discontinuities
  • Player.unload causing obsolete PlayerErrors in case of unreachable HLS variant playlists

Stable

10/14/2019

8.19.0

Added

Changed

Fixed

  • Parsing of named colors in TTML subtitles
  • getCurrentTime returning 0 while ad is playing
  • Subtitles not showing after period switch
  • DASH fragmented TTML subtitles not showing on IE11
  • Occasional content pixelisation
  • PROGRAM-DATE-TIME-based timestamp mapping for HLS is applied wrongly if awaiting one or more playlist updates before starting playback
  • HLS streams with EXT-X-PROGRAM-DATETIME not starting playback with no autoplay
  • Flickering of content
  • Starting a seek operation right before a gap in the content could be overruled by skipping the gap
  • Endless buffering when the current period drops out of the manifest
  • HLS variant playlists still being requested after the player was unloaded
  • An error being logged when attempting to seek in a SegmentList live stream before playback has started

Stable

10/8/2019

8.18.2

Fixed

  • Failing npm build due to missing analytics module
  • Missing metadata events for HLS streams with multiple discontinuities

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