FV Player 6.3 is out and here are the upgrades you get in this new version!
New Playlist Designs
Creating playlists is one of FV Player's key features. Not so long ago, we introduced a new version of our default Horizontal playlist style, which included redesigning the layout of the playlist items and also adding a new visual feature, which shows the video captions only when you hover the mouse cursor over it.
However, this feature won't work on mobile devices for the obvious reasons - there is no cursor and no hover. And since we have customers that want to primarily use the Horizontal style, we decided to add a couple of helpful options into the player's Skin settings. If you go to Settings > FV Player > Skin tab > Playlist, you will see a new option called Playlist Design with a drop-down list that will allow you to choose from three design options:
2017 - the new Horizontal style design, that shows the video captions only on hover. It also highlights the currently played video in the playlist
2017 with captions - similar to the 2017 design, this option shows the video captions in an overlay, but they will be shown all the time, so there is no need for hovering over them. The video that is currently playing is also highlighted. Mobile devices will get this option automatically, even if the 2017 is selected.
- 2014 - this is the classic layout with text under the preview boxes that was used before the redesign. Includes the highlighting of the currently played video and also highlights the caption of a playlist item on hover
New Playlist Style - Text
In addition to the design options, we created a new playlist style called Text. It shows only the captions of the videos in the playlist just as text entries right next (or below, depends on the resolution) the video.
Check the example below to see how it works:
Visual Composer Support
Page builders are getting more and more popular every day, because they allow every user to create a good looking website without any real programming or design skills. They are also a living nightmare for developers, but that's not really a problem for those who benefit from the easy to use interface and myriad of features and functions.
Unfortunately, not every page builder supports FV Player's shortcode editor by default. To be more specific, majority of the plugins offer some kind of regular editing mode that behaves as normal WordPress editor, but the problem is with the page building modes, where you can use the various blocks to build up the page. Therefore, we started to go through the most popular ones and add support for them.
Some of the editors already support FV Player, for instance the Divi Builder (that is pre-packed with Divi themes), or Pootle Page Builder. We've added support for Visual Composer, which is one of the most popular ones and others will be added eventually.
You don't have to turn on any special settings to use FV Player in Visual Composer. Just update the player to version 6.3 and you will be able to use the shortcode editor in the Text Block element in both Backend and Frontend editors.
- You can check the changelog of FV Player and the changelog of FV Player Pro 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
Eduard is a native of Bratislava. He holds a Master’s degree in Marketing Communication and before that he studied classical and computer animation. Besides writing, he loves mountain biking, video games, horror movies, everything Italian, and spending time with his girlfriend and their dog.