List of contents:
- Video Links
- Faster Vimeo Loading
- Fixed Vimeo MPEG-DASH
- Fixed issue with Chapters and Transcript
- Custom Video ads working with video lightbox
FV Player has new version – 18.104.22.168, that brings a cool new feature called Video Links. Imagine that you want to show someone a certain part of a video. Until now, you had to share a link to a page and then add something like “Check out that killer solo at 2:34!”.
From now on, FV Player will allow you or anyone who watches the video generate a link with a certain point on the timeline. Anyone who clicks that link will be directed right to the video and it will start playing from the given point. The best thing is that it works with all videos (with the exception of live streams of course), no matter where they are hosted.
Video Links adds a new button to the top bar in the player, right between social media sharing buttons and Embed button.
Jump to the second of the video you would like to share and click on the Link button. This will generate a new link to the video that will contain the time information. The new link will be automatically copied to your clipboard – you will know that because a message will appear, that will say “Video Link Copied to Clipboard”.
The feature will be automatically active after you update to the latest version of FV Player. You will also see an announcement message that will look like this:
You can always deactivate it in Settings > FV Player > Setup tab > Sitewide FV Player Defaults > Disable Video Links.
You can try it yourself and generate a link from our company video below, or you can jump right into the part with our senior programmer Martin by opening this link.
Other Improvements and Fixes
Faster Vimeo Loading
FV Player will now detect the fastest API server available and use it for loading the video. You don’t have to do anything on your end, everything will be done automatically.
Fixed Vimeo MPEG-DASH
MPEG-DASH is the newest video standard used by Vimeo and at some point, they started to serve audio and video in separate tracks to make loading more effective. FV Player now supports this new video format. This is done automatically, no need to set anything up.
Fixed issue with Chapters and Transcript
Our two features – Video Chapters and Interactive Video Transcript were working great separately, but created some issues with jumping on the video timeline when used together. All should be fixed by now and some improvements that concern playlists are on the way.
Custom Video ads working with video lightbox
Using the custom video ads with a lightboxed video caused problems, but the latest update should fix it. You can see for yourself by getting a pre-roll ad when you open a video in lightbox by clicking on this link.
- You can check our Changelog to see the full list of all the new fixes, features and changes
- You can install our plugins via WordPress
- You can buy our license and become a Pro user! You will get instant access to features like advanced Vimeo, YouTube, CloudFront, and KeyCDN integration, custom video ads and branding, and many other options
- More resources, how-tos and guides are available in our Documentation
- Free support is always available on our FV Player forums