It's been a while since we've wrote our last feature announcement. However, great news are that we haven't eased up on our work on great new features for our player. Here's a list of all new interesting stuff that've been recently added to our player.
FV Player editor preview update
We have reworked and updated code that is behind video preview in our FV Player editor. New code is much lighter and faster and it also makes the feature more resilient.
If there's anything that we like it is adding new useful small improvements into already working features. This time we've decided to improve our embed feature for playlists.
We've added little piece to the iframe code which tells our player which video from playlist was user watching when he pressed the embed button. This will force the player to play that particular video first and then to continue in the playlist original order.
This playlist originally begin with "Bratislava - A City Surrounded by Nature" video but we've embedded it to this page while this one.
Better 403 error detection for iOS
Many users are using signed URLs to secure their videos and unfortunately iOS does not react to the moment when signed URL expires, which results to 403 HTTP error.
We've built entire checking mechanism for iOS to detect such failures and allow FV Player Pro to get a fresh video URL. In the latest update we've made this mechanism much faster and more reliable.
subtitles lining improvements
FV Player now shows the first matching subtitle line when you turn subtitles on on any video. Before this update, FV Player used to wait until the next matching subtitles line comes up.
volume bar improvements
With the new update volume level can be dragged all the way to the left which will mute the sound and show mute icon instead of leaving the grey bar as it used to.
After clicking on the mute icon the volume will restore to its original level.
Lightbox - We've fixed the sizing for mobile landscape view.
Duration scanning - We've fixed the video duration scanning within FV Player editor in free version of FV Player.
Video position saving - We've fixed a bug causing Video position saving feature not work on Chrome at version 80 or higher.
Stay tuned for more!
We are trying to make our FV Player plugin better every single day by bringing more and more upgrades and updates into it. You can actually help us a lot, by giving us feedback.
So if you have any tips or questions, don't hesitate and contact us via our Forum!