Kaltura V2 Player Release Notes and Changelog

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Release Date Released Details

2.54

Mar. 12, 2017 Details

2.53.2

Feb. 26, 2017 Details

2.53

Feb. 12, 2017 Details

2.52

Jan. 15, 2017 Details

2.51

Dec. 27, 2016 Details

2.50

Nov. 20, 2016 Details

2.49

Nov. 6, 2016 Details

2.48

Sept 25, 2016 Details

2.47

August 29, 2016 Details

2.46

July 31, 2016 Details

2.45

July 03, 2016 Details 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Release 2.54

What's New

 

  • Chromecast upgrade – The Web Receiver and sender to Google’s latest SDKs (CAST V3) has been upgraded..

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Release 2.53.2

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Release 2.53

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Release 2.52

Version 2.52 was released as a maintenance vesion.

Release 2.51

What's New

  • Automatic Player Update – New studio players will now be updated automatically to the latest available player version. Customers will still be able to choose to keep their current player version and to update manually when they want.
  • Airplay Support – Added improvements to high-definition playback on casted devices.
  • Native SDK Playback Performance -  Added enhancements resulting in faster response times to play/pause calls).

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Release 2.50

Version 2.50 was released as a maintenance vesion.

Release 2.49

What's New

  • Chromecast Refactoring – Added ad support to Kaltura’s Chromecast integration.
  • Airplay Support – Improvements to high definition playback on casted devices.
  • Native SDK Playback Performance -  Enhancements resulting in faster response times to play/pause calls).

Release 2.48

What's New

  • HLS.JS by default –HLS.JS is now the default playback engine for HLS on Chrome, IE11+ and Firefox. Older browsers will fall back to OSMF to enable HLS delivery. 
  • WV Modular on Firefox - Widevime Modular DRM is now supported on Firefox.
  • Offline support of FPS for iOS10, including WebVTT and audiotracks support. 

See the Kaltura Player Capabilities Matrix for information about the Kaltura Player Capabilities and support.

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Release 2.47

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Release 2.46

What's New

  • Kaltura V2 Mobile Skin Player -The new mobile skin is designed to enable a more mobile/touch friendly user experience on Kaltura's V2 players. The new mobile skin is available to all customers and is enabled via the KMC. For more information see Using the Kaltura V2 Player Mobile Skin.
  • Enhancements to the Chromecast Receiver - Additional features to Kaltura's custom receiver, including:
    • New mobile skin
    • Closed captions and watermarks 
    • Analytics from the receiver
    • Double click pre-rolls
  • Audio Selector in the Kaltura v2 Player - Use to enable multiple audio tracks on the player from the Player Studio.

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Release 2.45

What's New

  • HLS.JS integration - Kaltura's new HLS playback engine, based on HLS.JS, replaces the OSMF plugin and improves video load time by x4 . HLS.JS can be enabled for Chrome, IE11+ and Firefox. Older browsers will fall back to OSMF to enable HLS delivery. 
  • Multiple Audio Tracks - Audio tracks in multiple languages are now available for Dash, HLS and HSS. 
  • Inband support for WebVTT captions on HLS - WebVTT captions can now be ingested via the KMC, enabling End to End WebVTT support from ingest to playback.
  • Offline Widevine modular DRM - now supported on Android 4.3 and up
  • Fairplay on Safari - Fairplay DRM is now supported on Safari for Online viewing. Offline viewing will be supported in line with Apple support in iOS10.

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