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Date

Version

Stable

7/20/2021

8.65.0

Added

  • RttEstimationMethod AdaptationConfig parameter that allows to choose the RTT estimation method for ABR behaviour

Fixed

  • Tizen ocassionally showing incorect times when the BaseMediaDecodeTime is rewritten
  • Playback starting from 0 on Tizen after seeking back in VOD content
  • Freezing playback when switching between unencrypted and encrypted audio tracks
  • Fragmented subtitles not appearing after seeking over a period boundary
  • Parsing of styled CEA Closed Captions causing out-of-memory issue and breaking playback on HLS with MPEG-TS segments
  • Playback not starting when configuring audioLanguage on HLS streams with multiplexed audio and video
  • WebVTT subtitles new line not respected on native player

Stable

7/6/2021

8.64.0

Fixed

  • Playback occasionally not starting on Native player during initial load
  • Source unloading during content restoring on Native player
  • Nudging the video element causing playback to stall under certain conditions on 2018 Tizen TVs
  • No PlayerError being triggered when a video element error was encountered during the playback of live streams
  • Subtitles rendered automatically and duplicated on Safari 14
  • Switching audio in Livestream with PresentationTimestamp exceeding 32bits causing playback to stop on LG and Tizen TVs
  • Source being reloaded on the receiver after casting an already playing source
  • Switching from a Period without subtitles to a Period with fragmented subtitles
  • Tizen emitting fake ended event on live streams that still have not ended

Stable

6/28/2021

8.63.1

Added

  • force_software_decryption tweak to force software decryption over the default decryption method of using the browser's WebCrypto API

Fixed

  • Memory leak for HLS live streams with growing DVR window

Stable

6/22/2021

8.63.0

Added

  • Support for DASH Thumbnails which use a SegmentTimeline

Fixed

  • Playback breaking when running the same source on multiple players
  • Playback on Tizen TVs sometimes not starting
  • Player failing when trying to cast client side Ads to CAF
  • Native player not reporting TimeChanged events after startup
  • WebVTT position alignment calculation based on text alignment property
  • Subtitles disappearing after PTS rollover in HLS streams
  • UI: WebVTT cue positioning when position alignment is end or right

Stable

6/8/2021

8.62.0

Fixed

  • Live streams with Thumbnails and missing SegmentTemplate information not starting
  • Slow DVRWindowExceeded handling causing stalls
  • Playback on XBox freezing after a seek operation in playready VOD content

Stable

5/26/2021

8.61.0

Fixed

  • Multiple <![CDATA elements within the same XML element were not evaluated correctly
  • IE and Legacy Edge could play beyond the video's duration using a progressive source, missing the PlaybackFinished event

Stable

5/11/2021

8.60.0

Added

  • Support for WebVTT timestamp tag styling with :past and :future pseudo-classes
  • Support for WebVTT paint-on rendering style by hiding future content by default if timestamp tags are present

Changed

  • WebVTT: Dispatch CueUpdate events for cues containing timestamp tags with past/future text wrapped in <span> elements
  • Wrap generated WebVTT cue HTML in a <span> element

Fixed

  • PlaybackFinished event could wrongly be triggered after seeking in multi-period DASH streams
  • Player getting stuck when timeshifting over a MPEG2-TS PTS rollover
  • VAST NonLinearClickTracking URL not being called when using BitmovinAdvertisingModule
  • Audio and video running out of sync on Tizen/webOS TVs for live streams with timestamps larger than 32 bits and small gaps in segments, needs tweak preserve_gaps_for_base_media_decode_time_rewrite

Stable

6/25/2021

8.59.1

Changed

  • Use median instead of a weighted average for RTT calculations

Fixed

  • Player consecutively timeShifting if it fell out of the DVR window
  • Player not starting playback when seek target is adjusted to buffer start
  • Slow DVRWindowExceeded handling causing stalls
  • Unnecessary frequent DRM license state serialization potentially causing performance issues
  • Period switches failing if they're interrupted by time-shifts
  • Loading of incorrect segments when joining a multi-period DASH live stream in any but the last period
  • Erroneous end-of-stream signalling causing period switches to fail
  • Erroneous timestamp-rollover handling on Tizen causing period switches to fail

Stable

4/27/2021

8.59.0

Fixed

  • PeriodSwitched being emitted before it has actually finished
  • Parsing of DASH-IF IOP thumbnails skipping first sprite when SegmentTemplate.startNumber is zero
  • Timescale changes between discontinuities got the player stuck on Tizen2016
  • NativePlayer not transitioning to ended state after post-roll ads
  • RestrictStrategy.shouldPlaySkippedAdBreaks not being treated correctly on multiple consecutive seeks
  • Player shows DRM_KEY_ERROR when the certificate request finishes after loading a new Fairplay source
  • Failing to detect dropping out of the DVR window in some SegmentTemplate live streams

Stable

4/13/2021

8.58.0

Fixed

  • Audio and Subtitle tracks information not being updated correctly when using startOffset option to start playback from any period other than the first
  • Order of preferredTech not being respected
  • Segment playback time parsing for WebM segments
  • Ads in an AdBreak being sorted by sequenceNumber in alphabetical order instead of numerical when using freewheelVastFallbackHandling
  • Tizen not signaling correctly end of period on multi-period live streams
  • Live streams freezing on certain webOS TVs when time-shifting or switching audio tracks

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