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Latest Releases

Date

Version

Stable

11/12/2020

8.48.2

Fixed

  • Segment downloads stopping unexpectedly after time-shifting, causing the player to stall

Stable

11/12/2020

8.48.1

Fixed

  • Incorrect handling of HTML character encoding in DASH manifests

Stable

11/10/2020

8.48.0

Added

  • segment_encryption_transition_handling tweak to TweaksConfig and mark as deprecated
  • force_base_media_decode_time_rewrite tweak to TweaksConfig

Fixed

  • SourceBuffer.changeType Web API failing on some Tizen TVs and therefore should not be used on that platform
  • Safari autoplay blocker handling failing with IMA ad module
  • Race condition which could lead to loading outdated segments in HLS live streams
  • Timeshifting on HLS live streams sometimes one segment off target
  • Ad playback failures on platforms not supporting Object.assign method
  • DASH live playback freeze on Tizen TVs due to removal of segments before pushing to MSE/decoder
  • Stalling when restoring the content after CSAI due to wrong segment index calculation
  • Deliberate playlist download cancellations sometimes causing following playlist updates to fail for HLS live streams
  • UI: Subtitles not displayed in Internet Explorer and Tizen 2016 TVs when no regions are present (fixed with bitmovin-player-ui v3.19.0 release)

Stable

10/27/2020

8.47.0

Added

  • Google CAF V3
    • Support for enabling and disabling subtitles loaded from manifest
    • Support for adding new subtitles via Player API
    • Support for removing subtitles via Player API
    • Support for configuring subtitles using source config
  • Support for DASH ClearKey License Server

Changed

  • Removed obsolete segment_encryption_transition_handling property from PlayerConfigAPI

Fixed

  • Playback freeze for live streams with DAI on WebOS when playback was started right before an ad break
  • Playback freeze at discontinuities when playing Yospace SSAI streams on WebOS due to incorrect gap handling
  • Player getting stuck on emtpy VPAID ads with BitmovinModule
  • Seeks in quick succession through the UI breaking the UI when a V3 CAF Receiver is connected
  • Stalling on Samsung Tizen TVs when segments' BaseMediaDecodeTimes go from below 32 bit to above 32 bit mid-stream

Stable

10/13/2020

8.46.0

Changed

  • Rewritten XML Parser to boost parsing speed.

Fixed

  • Stream freezes on HLS streams with TS container format and SSAI
  • Ad pod ads not being replaced by ad buffet ads in case the ad pod ads cannot be loaded when the Bitmovin Advertising Module is used
  • Player not unstalling automatically when calling seek shortly after play during startup
  • SourceConfigOptions.startOffset not respected in native player on WebOS 2018 and later
  • Player sometimes stuck in stalling state when switching periods after a seek event on a live stream
  • Xbox and Legacy Edge rare stalling when switching periods
  • Incorrect relative time returned by PlayerAPI.getCurrentTime for live streams
  • Accidental URL special character replacement in manifest metadata

Stable

10/13/2020

8.45.3

Fixed

  • On WebOs segments were added to the buffer twice

Stable

10/8/2020

8.45.2

Fixed

  • Player playback freezing when played content has small gaps in video or audio on Webos devices
  • Player playback freezing on HLS content with TS container format and SSAI

Stable

9/30/2020

8.45.1

Fixed

  • Player not selecting the correct starting segment for live streams with different segment lengths

Stable

9/29/2020

8.45.0

Added

  • Filtering of unsupported codecs based on MediaKeySystemMediaCapabilities

Changed

  • Jumps over video gaps immediately when audio continues to play. Improves visible video stalls.

Fixed

  • Improved performance of low-latency Catchup and Fallback modes
  • Short clear discontinuities inbetween encrypted content could be skipped
  • Fallback tag plays twice with Bitmovin advertising module
  • Progress Bar jumping to Live position when it starts playing from a MaxTimeShift position
  • Playback freezing at discontinuity boundary when timescales differ between segments

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

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