Ooyala Player V4 Release Notes

Ooyala-hosted Player Paths

Important: Ooyala generally recommends that customers use the /production hosted player resource path. Customers looking to have the latest capabilities urgently should use the /production/latest hosted resource path. Otherwise, customers on the /production path will get the versions on the /production/latest paths after at least two weeks of operating on the /production/latest path. Also, if you are hosting using the Ooyala Standard embed method (see Configuring Player Embed Settings in Backlot), you can toggle the player path directly in Backlot, requiring no change to your website to move between these two versions. For more information on Ooyala Player V4 hosted resource options, see Ooyala-hosted Player V4 Resources.
Current Version Ooyala Path Last Updated
Player V4 Web v4.29.14 //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/production/latest/ 2018-12-06
Player V4 Web v4.28.24 //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/production/ 2018-12-06

Ooyala Player v4.29.14 Released (2018-12-06)

This Ooyala Player release is a maintenance release only - it fixes a previous issue and does not introduce any new features.

Fixed in this Release

Fixed an issue with Chrome for Desktop version 71 backwards incompatibility with Ooyala HTML5 Player V4 and Full-Screen operation, as follows:

  • Cause: The fullscreen button on older versions of Ooyala HTML5 Player V4 does not work as expected on the recently released version of Chrome version 71 for Desktop. This incompatibility was introduced by Google in the above mentioned Chrome browser version 71, which started rolling out on Dec. 4th, and does not affect Chrome on mobile devices.

  • Solution: In this release, we have introduced a fix that you can leverage in one of the following methods:

Known Issues in this Release

General

  • For long duration assets, the audio may get cut off when playing the last segment.
  • DASH streams with Widevine DRM with the HEVC Codec are not supported in this release.
  • In this release, variable speed playback is not supported on Windows 7 with IE 11 browser.
  • The Multi Audio icon does not show up when switching from an “error” asset to a multi-audio asset.
  • Failover does not work as expected after the end of a live event - instead, the Ooyala Player freezes with the last played frame.
  • We do not yet support the functionality that enables a user to listen to a live radio stream on a web page and in the application of their favorite media brand.
  • Users are unable to access “more options” when using tab.
  • When the playlist position is configured to left or right, a user is unable to scroll the playlist until they click on it.
  • On IE11 with Windows 7 environment, there is an intermittent issue with video playback failing to start on play event. Clicking on pause and play will start playback.
  • When the video is played a mid-roll ad when moving between full-screen and inline, ads may not behave properly on Safari.
  • In Safari and Edge, the hevcChecked event does not return consistent values, and might impact the accurate detection of HEVC capabilities.
  • initialTime is currently not supported in combination with useFirstVideoFromPlaylist.

VR 360

  • For VR 360-type videos, the view direction cannot be reset to its initial position using on-screen control in IE11.
  • For VR 360-type videos, when a linear video is played in a mixed content playlist, the next linear video in the playlist is played skipping any preceding nonlinear videos in the playlist order.
  • Mid-roll ads are currently not supported with Safari Mobile with VR 360-type videos.
  • Ooyala Ads is currently not supported in combination with VR 360-type videos.
  • Accessibility is not fully supported for VR 360-type videos.

Chromecast

  • Playlists are not supported on Chromecast for this release.
  • The loop (for example, loop: true) Player parameter does not work with Chromecast Receiver. This issue will be fixed in the next release.
  • Users are unable to Pause/Play DASH DRM Live Channel using the mini-controller in the cast menu pop-up.
  • Ads are not supported during Chromecast right now. If Chromecast is enabled in the Ooyala Player, the ads should not be in the content.
  • There is an intermittent issue with the video played on the Chromecast Receiver side not matching the Receiver’s screen dimensions.
  • Issues are observed when casting asset with SSAI ads.
  • An issue with mini controllers on Chromecast is observed where there are three mini controllers in the notification panel. Also, the video gets played on both the Sender and the Receiver sides when the user clicks on one of the mini controllers.

Important Notes for this Release

  • Autoplay on iPhone devices requires setting the iosPlayMode page-level parameter to 'inline'.
  • DRM content is not supported with incognito or private browser mode.
  • If you are self-hosting skin.json, when you deploy this release you must also pull the most recent version of the skin.json file and apply any of your customizations.

Ooyala Direct Paths

For reference, here are the Ooyala direct paths for the current version.

Note:

These paths should not be used in your site unless absolutely necessary, as you will not get Player updates automatically. Our recommended best practice is to use our evergreen /production/ or production/latest Player resource paths instead.

For example, instead of
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/production/core.min.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/x.xx.xx/core.min.js
Resource Name of File to Host Included in Standard Embed Code?
Core Player //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.29.14/core.min.js Included
Skin Resources    
HTML5 Skin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.29.14/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.js Included
Skin CSS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.29.14/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.css Included
Skin Config File //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.29.14/skin-plugin/skin.json Not Included
Skin iFrame //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.29.14/skin-plugin/iframe.html Not Included
Localization Files

Bundled in html5-skin.min.js file:

  • English (en.json)
  • Spanish (es.json)
  • Japanese (ja.json)
  • Simplified Chinese (zh.json)
Included
Images and Fonts
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.29.14/skin-plugin/assets/images/ooyala-watermark.png

  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.29.14/skin-plugin/assets/images/ooyala.png

Not Included
Video Recommendation (Discovery) Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.29.14/other-plugin/discovery_api.min.js Included
Video Plugins    
Bitmovin Video Plugin for DASH and HLS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.29.14/video-plugin/bit_wrapper.min.js Included
Main Video Plugin for HLS and MP4 //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.29.14/video-plugin/main_html5.min.js Included
Ad Plugins    
Ooyala Pulse Ad Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.29.14/ad-plugin/pulse.min.js Included
Ooyala SSAI Pulse Plugin for Live Ad Insertion (deprecated) Please use the Ooyala SSAI Plugin for Live and VOD Ad Insertion. -
Ooyala SSAI Plugin for Live and VOD Ad Insertion //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/4.29.14/ad-plugin/ooyala_ssai.min.js Not Included
Google IMA Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.29.14/ad-plugin/google_ima.min.js Included
FreeWheel Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.29.14/ad-plugin/freewheel.min.js Included
VAST and VPAID Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.29.14/ad-plugin/ad_manager_vast.min.js Included
Analytics Plugins    
Adobe Analytics (Omniture) Plugin
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.29.14/analytics-plugin/VideoHeartbeat.min.js

  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.29.14/analytics-plugin/AppMeasurement.js

  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.29.14/analytics-plugin/VisitorAPI.js

  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.29.14/analytics-plugin/omniture.min.js

Not Included
comScore Plugin Contact your Ooyala account manager for access to this plugin. comScore created and maintains this plugin. Not Included
Conviva Analytics plugin
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.29.14/analytics-plugin/conviva-core-sdk.min.js

  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.29.14/analytics-plugin/conviva.min.js

Not Included
Google Analytics plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.29.14/analytics-plugin/googleAnalytics.min.js Not Included
Nielsen Analytics plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.29.14/analytics-plugin/Nielsen.min.js Not Included
YOUBORA Analytics Plugin

//smartplugin.youbora.com/v5/javascript/ooyalav4/stable/sp.min.js

Not Included
Other Feature Plugins    
Playlists plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.29.14/other-plugin/playlists.js Not Included

Ooyala Player v4.28.24 Released (2018-12-06)

This Ooyala Player release is a maintenance release only - it fixes previous issues and does not introduce any new features.

Fixed in this Release

Fixed an issue with Chrome for Desktop version 71 backwards incompatibility with Ooyala HTML5 Player V4 and Full-Screen operation, as follows:

  • Cause: The fullscreen button on older versions of Ooyala HTML5 Player V4 does not work as expected on the recently released version of Chrome version 71 for Desktop. This incompatibility was introduced by Google in the above mentioned Chrome browser version 71, which started rolling out on Dec. 4th, and does not affect Chrome on mobile devices.

  • Solution: In this release, we have introduced a fix that you can leverage in one of the following methods:

Known Issues in this Release

General

  • When the playlist position is configured to left or right, a user is unable to scroll the playlist until they click on it.
  • With Bitmovin, playback sometimes does not start when the user clicks the “play” button in IE11 - a black screen is shown instead.
  • When the video is played a midroll ad when moving between full-screen and inline, ads may not behave properly on Safari.
  • In Safari and Edge, the hevcChecked event does not return consistent values, and might impact the accurate detection of HEVC capabilities.
  • ThemeBuilder-based playlists are not supported with Pulse Ads in this release.
  • Overlaying ads with Google IMA (Google Ad Manager) currently disabled skip button controls on the video canvas.
  • When useFirstVideoFromPlaylist:true is used, playback starts from the beginning and not from initialTime. However, playback works correctly if useFirstVideoFromPlaylist is set to false, or not present.

VR 360

  • For VR 360-type videos, the view direction cannot be reset to its initial position using on-screen control in IE11.
  • For VR 360-type videos, when a linear video is played in a mixed content playlist, the next linear video in the playlist is played skipping any preceding nonlinear videos in the playlist order.
  • For VR 360-type videos, the main video continues to play in background during VAST midroll.
  • Ooyala Ads is currently not supported in combination with VR 360-type videos.
  • Accessibility is not fully supported for VR 360-type videos.

Live

  • ID3 for t=0 is not showing for Live assets in Safari.
  • When using Ooyala’s High Availability Live service, if after failover If upon the player takes longer than 6s to start playing, the player displays a Stream is offline error. This condition should be a rare scenario where network conditions impede a rapid failover and startup response.
  • When you use initialTime to move into the DVR window with Live streams, you should not set the initial time value to be greater than the DVR window, as results will be unexpected.
  • When using initialTime with Safari on a Live stream, the first frame of the Live edge will load and may briefly display before the video starts playback from initialTime.

Important Notes for this Release

  • Autoplay on iPhone devices requires setting the iosPlayMode page-level parameter to 'inline'.
  • DRM content is not supported with incognito or private browser mode.
  • If you are self-hosting skin.json, when you deploy this release you must also pull the most recent version of the skin.json file and apply any of your customizations.

Ooyala Direct Paths

For reference, here are the Ooyala direct paths for the current version.

Note:

These paths should not be used in your site unless absolutely necessary, as you will not get Player updates automatically. Our recommended best practice is to use our evergreen /production/ or production/latest Player resource paths instead.

For example, instead of
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/production/core.min.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/x.xx.xx/core.min.js
Resource Name of File to Host Included in Standard Embed Code?
Core Player //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.28.24/core.min.js Included
Skin Resources    
HTML5 Skin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.28.24/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.js Included
Skin CSS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.28.24/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.css Included
Skin Config File //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.28.24/skin-plugin/skin.json Not Included
Skin iFrame //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.28.24/skin-plugin/iframe.html Not Included
Localization Files

Bundled in html5-skin.min.js file:

  • English (en.json)
  • Spanish (es.json)
  • Japanese (ja.json)
  • Simplified Chinese (zh.json)
Included
Images and Fonts
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.28.24/skin-plugin/assets/images/ooyala-watermark.png

  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.28.24/skin-plugin/assets/images/ooyala.png

Not Included
Video Recommendation (Discovery) Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.28.24/other-plugin/discovery_api.min.js Included
Video Plugins    
Bitmovin Video Plugin for DASH and HLS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.28.24/video-plugin/bit_wrapper.min.js Included
Main Video Plugin for HLS and MP4 //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.28.24/video-plugin/main_html5.min.js Included
Ad Plugins    
Ooyala Pulse Ad Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.28.24/ad-plugin/pulse.min.js Included
Ooyala SSAI Pulse Plugin for Live Ad Insertion (deprecated) Please use the Ooyala SSAI Plugin for Live and VOD Ad Insertion. -
Ooyala SSAI Plugin for Live and VOD Ad Insertion //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/4.28.24/ad-plugin/ooyala_ssai.min.js Not Included
Google IMA Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.28.24/ad-plugin/google_ima.min.js Included
FreeWheel Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.28.24/ad-plugin/freewheel.min.js Included
VAST and VPAID Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.28.24/ad-plugin/ad_manager_vast.min.js Included
Analytics Plugins    
Adobe Analytics (Omniture) Plugin
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.28.24/analytics-plugin/VideoHeartbeat.min.js

  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.28.24/analytics-plugin/AppMeasurement.js

  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.28.24/analytics-plugin/VisitorAPI.js

  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.28.24/analytics-plugin/omniture.min.js

Not Included
comScore Plugin Contact your Ooyala account manager for access to this plugin. comScore created and maintains this plugin. Not Included
Conviva Analytics plugin
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.28.24/analytics-plugin/conviva-core-sdk.min.js

  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.28.24/analytics-plugin/conviva.min.js

Not Included
Google Analytics plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.28.24/analytics-plugin/googleAnalytics.min.js Not Included
Nielsen Analytics plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.28.24/analytics-plugin/Nielsen.min.js Not Included
YOUBORA Analytics Plugin

//smartplugin.youbora.com/v5/javascript/ooyalav4/stable/sp.min.js

Not Included
Other Feature Plugins    
Playlists plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.28.24/other-plugin/playlists.js Not Included

Ooyala Player v4.29.12 Released (2018-11-22)

This Ooyala Player release is a maintenance release only - it fixes a previous issue and does not introduce any new features.

Fixed in this Release
  • Fixed an issue where the full screen button was not available in the Ooyala HTML5 Player.

Known Issues in this Release

General

  • For long duration assets, the audio may get cut off when playing the last segment.
  • DASH streams with Widevine DRM with the HEVC Codec are not supported in this release.
  • In this release, variable speed playback is not supported on Windows 7 with IE 11 browser.
  • The Multi Audio icon does not show up when switching from an “error” asset to a multi-audio asset.
  • Failover does not work as expected after the end of a live event - instead, the Ooyala Player freezes with the last played frame.
  • We do not yet support the functionality that enables a user to listen to a live radio stream on a web page and in the application of their favorite media brand.
  • Users are unable to access “more options” when using tab.
  • When the playlist position is configured to left or right, a user is unable to scroll the playlist until they click on it.
  • On IE11 with Windows 7 environment, there is an intermittent issue with video playback failing to start on play event. Clicking on pause and play will start playback.
  • When the video is played a mid-roll ad when moving between full-screen and inline, ads may not behave properly on Safari.
  • In Safari and Edge, the hevcChecked event does not return consistent values, and might impact the accurate detection of HEVC capabilities.
  • initialTime is currently not supported in combination with useFirstVideoFromPlaylist.

VR 360

  • For VR 360-type videos, the view direction cannot be reset to its initial position using on-screen control in IE11.
  • For VR 360-type videos, when a linear video is played in a mixed content playlist, the next linear video in the playlist is played skipping any preceding nonlinear videos in the playlist order.
  • Mid-roll ads are currently not supported with Safari Mobile with VR 360-type videos.
  • Ooyala Ads is currently not supported in combination with VR 360-type videos.
  • Accessibility is not fully supported for VR 360-type videos.

Chromecast

  • Playlists are not supported on Chromecast for this release.
  • The loop (for example, loop: true) Player parameter does not work with Chromecast Receiver. This issue will be fixed in the next release.
  • Users are unable to Pause/Play DASH DRM Live Channel using the mini-controller in the cast menu pop-up.
  • Ads are not supported during Chromecast right now. If Chromecast is enabled in the Ooyala Player, the ads should not be in the content.
  • There is an intermittent issue with the video played on the Chromecast Receiver side not matching the Receiver’s screen dimensions.
  • Issues are observed when casting asset with SSAI ads.
  • An issue with mini controllers on Chromecast is observed where there are three mini controllers in the notification panel. Also, the video gets played on both the Sender and the Receiver sides when the user clicks on one of the mini controllers.

Important Notes for this Release

  • Autoplay on iPhone devices requires setting the iosPlayMode page-level parameter to 'inline'.
  • DRM content is not supported with incognito or private browser mode.
  • If you are self-hosting skin.json, when you deploy this release you must also pull the most recent version of the skin.json file and apply any of your customizations.

Ooyala Direct Paths

For reference, here are the Ooyala direct paths for the current version.

Note:

These paths should not be used in your site unless absolutely necessary, as you will not get Player updates automatically. Our recommended best practice is to use our evergreen /production/ or production/latest Player resource paths instead.

For example, instead of
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/production/core.min.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/x.xx.xx/core.min.js
Resource Name of File to Host Included in Standard Embed Code?
Core Player //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.29.12/core.min.js Included
Skin Resources    
HTML5 Skin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.29.12/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.js Included
Skin CSS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.29.12/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.css Included
Skin Config File //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.29.12/skin-plugin/skin.json Not Included
Skin iFrame //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.29.12/skin-plugin/iframe.html Not Included
Localization Files

Bundled in html5-skin.min.js file:

  • English (en.json)
  • Spanish (es.json)
  • Japanese (ja.json)
  • Simplified Chinese (zh.json)
Included
Images and Fonts
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.29.12/skin-plugin/assets/images/ooyala-watermark.png

  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.29.12/skin-plugin/assets/images/ooyala.png

Not Included
Video Recommendation (Discovery) Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.29.12/other-plugin/discovery_api.min.js Included
Video Plugins    
Bitmovin Video Plugin for DASH and HLS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.29.12/video-plugin/bit_wrapper.min.js Included
Main Video Plugin for HLS and MP4 //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.29.12/video-plugin/main_html5.min.js Included
Ad Plugins    
Ooyala Pulse Ad Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.29.12/ad-plugin/pulse.min.js Included
Ooyala SSAI Pulse Plugin for Live Ad Insertion (deprecated) Please use the Ooyala SSAI Plugin for Live and VOD Ad Insertion. -
Ooyala SSAI Plugin for Live and VOD Ad Insertion //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/4.29.12/ad-plugin/ooyala_ssai.min.js Not Included
Google IMA Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.29.12/ad-plugin/google_ima.min.js Included
FreeWheel Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.29.12/ad-plugin/freewheel.min.js Included
VAST and VPAID Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.29.12/ad-plugin/ad_manager_vast.min.js Included
Analytics Plugins    
Adobe Analytics (Omniture) Plugin
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.29.12/analytics-plugin/VideoHeartbeat.min.js

  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.29.12/analytics-plugin/AppMeasurement.js

  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.29.12/analytics-plugin/VisitorAPI.js

  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.29.12/analytics-plugin/omniture.min.js

Not Included
comScore Plugin Contact your Ooyala account manager for access to this plugin. comScore created and maintains this plugin. Not Included
Conviva Analytics plugin
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.29.12/analytics-plugin/conviva-core-sdk.min.js

  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.29.12/analytics-plugin/conviva.min.js

Not Included
Google Analytics plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.29.12/analytics-plugin/googleAnalytics.min.js Not Included
Nielsen Analytics plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.29.12/analytics-plugin/Nielsen.min.js Not Included
YOUBORA Analytics Plugin

//smartplugin.youbora.com/v5/javascript/ooyalav4/stable/sp.min.js

Not Included
Other Feature Plugins    
Playlists plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.29.12/other-plugin/playlists.js Not Included

Ooyala Player v4.29.10 Released (2018-11-20)

This Ooyala Player release introduces new features and fixes previous issues.

New in this Release:

Support for Chromecast

In this release, we have enabled the use of a Chromecast device with the Ooyala HTML5 Player. This feature works in conjunction with an external display device running with Chromecast hardware on the same local network.

New page-level parameter to enable ads pre-loading

In this release, we have added a new page-level parameter that enables the pre-loading of ads.

Note: This feature is currently only supported with Google Ad Manager (formerly Google IMA) with Pre-Roll ads and Ad-Rules-type ads (all positions). For more information, see the preloadAds section in Page-level Parameters for Player V4.
Fixed in this Release
  • Fixed an issue where an embed code was required when useFirstVideoFromPlaylist was used to set the initial video. No embed code is required for that purpose.
  • Fixed an issue where the playback “end screen” would freeze and continue to show when the user would reach the end of the video and started to scrub backwards.
  • Fixed an issue where, in a mixed playlist, a linear video was opened after another linear video even if it was in the wrong order.
  • Fixed an issue where continuous playback failed intermittently on mobile devices.
  • Fixed an issue where bit_wrapper.js did not update the live playback duration on Safari.
  • Fixed an issue where timestamps, reported by live streams using the Ooyala Player, were not reported consistently.
  • Fixed an issue with volume controls where the screen reader did not read the volume percentage correctly.
  • Fixed an issue where for Chromecast using the native mini-controller, the play state might not always be accurately reflected.
  • Fixed an issue where for Chromecast the “Connected to” UI element was not localized.
  • Bit_wrapper.js is updated to use Bitmovin v7.8.8.
  • Fixed an issue with playing HLS on Windows 7 and IE11, observed in v4.28.18.
  • Fixed an issue where custom Chromecast implementations would be blocked from being used.

Known Issues in this Release

General

  • For long duration assets, the audio may get cut off when playing the last segment.
  • DASH streams with Widevine DRM with the HEVC Codec are not supported in this release.
  • In this release, variable speed playback is not supported on Windows 7 with IE 11 browser.
  • The Multi Audio icon does not show up when switching from an “error” asset to a multi-audio asset.
  • Failover does not work as expected after the end of a live event - instead, the Ooyala Player freezes with the last played frame.
  • We do not yet support the functionality that enables a user to listen to a live radio stream on a web page and in the application of their favorite media brand.
  • Users are unable to access “more options” when using tab.
  • When the playlist position is configured to left or right, a user is unable to scroll the playlist until they click on it.
  • On IE11 with Windows 7 environment, there is an intermittent issue with video playback failing to start on play event. Clicking on pause and play will start playback.
  • When the video is played a mid-roll ad when moving between full-screen and inline, ads may not behave properly on Safari.
  • In Safari and Edge, the hevcChecked event does not return consistent values, and might impact the accurate detection of HEVC capabilities.
  • initialTime is currently not supported in combination with useFirstVideoFromPlaylist.

VR 360

  • For VR 360-type videos, the view direction cannot be reset to its initial position using on-screen control in IE11.
  • For VR 360-type videos, when a linear video is played in a mixed content playlist, the next linear video in the playlist is played skipping any preceding nonlinear videos in the playlist order.
  • Mid-roll ads are currently not supported with Safari Mobile with VR 360-type videos.
  • Ooyala Ads is currently not supported in combination with VR 360-type videos.
  • Accessibility is not fully supported for VR 360-type videos.

Chromecast

  • Playlists are not supported on Chromecast for this release.
  • The loop (for example, loop: true) Player parameter does not work with Chromecast Receiver. This issue will be fixed in the next release.
  • Users are unable to Pause/Play DASH DRM Live Channel using the mini-controller in the cast menu pop-up.
  • Ads are not supported during Chromecast right now. If Chromecast is enabled in the Ooyala Player, the ads should not be in the content.
  • There is an intermittent issue with the video played on the Chromecast Receiver side not matching the Receiver’s screen dimensions.
  • Issues are observed when casting asset with SSAI ads.
  • An issue with mini controllers on Chromecast is observed where there are three mini controllers in the notification panel. Also, the video gets played on both the Sender and the Receiver sides when the user clicks on one of the mini controllers.

Important Notes for this Release

  • Autoplay on iPhone devices requires setting the iosPlayMode page-level parameter to 'inline'.
  • DRM content is not supported with incognito or private browser mode.
  • If you are self-hosting skin.json, when you deploy this release you must also pull the most recent version of the skin.json file and apply any of your customizations.

Ooyala Direct Paths

For reference, here are the Ooyala direct paths for the current version.

Note:

These paths should not be used in your site unless absolutely necessary, as you will not get Player updates automatically. Our recommended best practice is to use our evergreen /production/ or production/latest Player resource paths instead.

For example, instead of
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/production/core.min.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/x.xx.xx/core.min.js
Resource Name of File to Host Included in Standard Embed Code?
Core Player //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.29.10/core.min.js Included
Skin Resources    
HTML5 Skin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.29.10/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.js Included
Skin CSS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.29.10/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.css Included
Skin Config File //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.29.10/skin-plugin/skin.json Not Included
Skin iFrame //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.29.10/skin-plugin/iframe.html Not Included
Localization Files

Bundled in html5-skin.min.js file:

  • English (en.json)
  • Spanish (es.json)
  • Japanese (ja.json)
  • Simplified Chinese (zh.json)
Included
Images and Fonts
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.29.10/skin-plugin/assets/images/ooyala-watermark.png

  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.29.10/skin-plugin/assets/images/ooyala.png

Not Included
Video Recommendation (Discovery) Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.29.10/other-plugin/discovery_api.min.js Included
Video Plugins    
Bitmovin Video Plugin for DASH and HLS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.29.10/video-plugin/bit_wrapper.min.js Included
Main Video Plugin for HLS and MP4 //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.29.10/video-plugin/main_html5.min.js Included
Ad Plugins    
Ooyala Pulse Ad Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.29.10/ad-plugin/pulse.min.js Included
Ooyala SSAI Pulse Plugin for Live Ad Insertion (deprecated) Please use the Ooyala SSAI Plugin for Live and VOD Ad Insertion. -
Ooyala SSAI Plugin for Live and VOD Ad Insertion //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/4.29.10/ad-plugin/ooyala_ssai.min.js Not Included
Google IMA Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.29.10/ad-plugin/google_ima.min.js Included
FreeWheel Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.29.10/ad-plugin/freewheel.min.js Included
VAST and VPAID Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.29.10/ad-plugin/ad_manager_vast.min.js Included
Analytics Plugins    
Adobe Analytics (Omniture) Plugin
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.29.10/analytics-plugin/VideoHeartbeat.min.js

  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.29.10/analytics-plugin/AppMeasurement.js

  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.29.10/analytics-plugin/VisitorAPI.js

  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.29.10/analytics-plugin/omniture.min.js

Not Included
comScore Plugin Contact your Ooyala account manager for access to this plugin. comScore created and maintains this plugin. Not Included
Conviva Analytics plugin
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.29.10/analytics-plugin/conviva-core-sdk.min.js

  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.29.10/analytics-plugin/conviva.min.js

Not Included
Google Analytics plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.29.10/analytics-plugin/googleAnalytics.min.js Not Included
Nielsen Analytics plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.29.10/analytics-plugin/Nielsen.min.js Not Included
YOUBORA Analytics Plugin

//smartplugin.youbora.com/v5/javascript/ooyalav4/stable/sp.min.js

Not Included
Other Feature Plugins    
Playlists plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.29.10/other-plugin/playlists.js Not Included

Ooyala Player v4.28.22 Released (2018-10-24)

This Ooyala Player release is a maintenance release only - it fixes previous issues and does not introduce any new features.

Fixed in this Release
  • Bit_wrapper.js is updated to use Bitmovin v7.8.6.
  • Fixed an issue with playing HLS on Windows 7 and IE11, observed in v4.28.18.
  • Fixed an issue where custom Chromecast implementations would be blocked from being used.

Known Issues in this Release

General

  • When the playlist position is configured to left or right, a user is unable to scroll the playlist until they click on it.
  • With Bitmovin, playback sometimes does not start when the user clicks the “play” button in IE11 - a black screen is shown instead.
  • When the video is played a midroll ad when moving between full-screen and inline, ads may not behave properly on Safari.
  • In Safari and Edge, the hevcChecked event does not return consistent values, and might impact the accurate detection of HEVC capabilities.
  • ThemeBuilder-based playlists are not supported with Pulse Ads in this release.
  • Overlaying ads with Google IMA (Google Ad Manager) currently disabled skip button controls on the video canvas.
  • When useFirstVideoFromPlaylist:true is used, playback starts from the beginning and not from initialTime. However, playback works correctly if useFirstVideoFromPlaylist is set to false, or not present.

VR 360

  • For VR 360-type videos, the view direction cannot be reset to its initial position using on-screen control in IE11.
  • For VR 360-type videos, when a linear video is played in a mixed content playlist, the next linear video in the playlist is played skipping any preceding nonlinear videos in the playlist order.
  • For VR 360-type videos, the main video continues to play in background during VAST midroll.
  • Ooyala Ads is currently not supported in combination with VR 360-type videos.
  • Accessibility is not fully supported for VR 360-type videos.

Live

  • ID3 for t=0 is not showing for Live assets in Safari.
  • When using Ooyala’s High Availability Live service, if after failover If upon the player takes longer than 6s to start playing, the player displays a Stream is offline error. This condition should be a rare scenario where network conditions impede a rapid failover and startup response.
  • When you use initialTime to move into the DVR window with Live streams, you should not set the initial time value to be greater than the DVR window, as results will be unexpected.
  • When using initialTime with Safari on a Live stream, the first frame of the Live edge will load and may briefly display before the video starts playback from initialTime.

Important Notes for this Release

  • Autoplay on iPhone devices requires setting the iosPlayMode page-level parameter to 'inline'.
  • DRM content is not supported with incognito or private browser mode.
  • If you are self-hosting skin.json, when you deploy this release you must also pull the most recent version of the skin.json file and apply any of your customizations.

Ooyala Direct Paths

For reference, here are the Ooyala direct paths for the current version.

Note:

These paths should not be used in your site unless absolutely necessary, as you will not get Player updates automatically. Our recommended best practice is to use our evergreen /production/ or production/latest Player resource paths instead.

For example, instead of
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/production/core.min.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/x.xx.xx/core.min.js
Resource Name of File to Host Included in Standard Embed Code?
Core Player //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.28.22/core.min.js Included
Skin Resources    
HTML5 Skin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.28.22/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.js Included
Skin CSS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.28.22/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.css Included
Skin Config File //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.28.22/skin-plugin/skin.json Not Included
Skin iFrame //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.28.22/skin-plugin/iframe.html Not Included
Localization Files

Bundled in html5-skin.min.js file:

  • English (en.json)
  • Spanish (es.json)
  • Japanese (ja.json)
  • Simplified Chinese (zh.json)
Included
Images and Fonts
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.28.22/skin-plugin/assets/images/ooyala-watermark.png

  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.28.22/skin-plugin/assets/images/ooyala.png

Not Included
Video Recommendation (Discovery) Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.28.22/other-plugin/discovery_api.min.js Included
Video Plugins    
Bitmovin Video Plugin for DASH and HLS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.28.22/video-plugin/bit_wrapper.min.js Included
Main Video Plugin for HLS and MP4 //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.28.22/video-plugin/main_html5.min.js Included
Ad Plugins    
Ooyala Pulse Ad Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.28.22/ad-plugin/pulse.min.js Included
Ooyala SSAI Pulse Plugin for Live Ad Insertion (deprecated) Please use the Ooyala SSAI Plugin for Live and VOD Ad Insertion. -
Ooyala SSAI Plugin for Live and VOD Ad Insertion //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/4.28.22/ad-plugin/ooyala_ssai.min.js Not Included
Google IMA Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.28.22/ad-plugin/google_ima.min.js Included
FreeWheel Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.28.22/ad-plugin/freewheel.min.js Included
VAST and VPAID Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.28.22/ad-plugin/ad_manager_vast.min.js Included
Analytics Plugins    
Adobe Analytics (Omniture) Plugin
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.28.22/analytics-plugin/VideoHeartbeat.min.js

  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.28.22/analytics-plugin/AppMeasurement.js

  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.28.22/analytics-plugin/VisitorAPI.js

  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.28.22/analytics-plugin/omniture.min.js

Not Included
comScore Plugin Contact your Ooyala account manager for access to this plugin. comScore created and maintains this plugin. Not Included
Conviva Analytics plugin
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.28.22/analytics-plugin/conviva-core-sdk.min.js

  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.28.22/analytics-plugin/conviva.min.js

Not Included
Google Analytics plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.28.22/analytics-plugin/googleAnalytics.min.js Not Included
Nielsen Analytics plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.28.22/analytics-plugin/Nielsen.min.js Not Included
YOUBORA Analytics Plugin

//smartplugin.youbora.com/v5/javascript/ooyalav4/stable/sp.min.js

Not Included
Other Feature Plugins    
Playlists plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.28.22/other-plugin/playlists.js Not Included

Ooyala Player v4.28.18 Released (2018-10-08)

This Ooyala Player release is a maintenance release only - it fixes previous issues and does not introduce any new features.

Fixed in this Release
  • Fixed an issue with Safari where closed caption renditions described in the HLS V4 playlist could not be changed by the end user.
  • Fixed an issue where, for HLS V4-type streams in Safari, not all available renditions would display.
  • Fixed an issue where closed captions were sometimes not displayed when using the ooyala_ssai plugin (server-side ad insertion).
  • Fixed an issue where in-manifest closed captions were not displayed on Safari.
  • Fixed an issue where closed captions sometimes disappeared.
  • Fixed an issue where closed captions would stop being displayed after some time and would need to be re-enabled manually.
  • Fixed an issue where closed captions were not shown by default in Android devices when set to be shown on startup.
  • Fixed an issue where a video asset showed captions from a previous video.
  • Fixed an issue where playing progressive MP4 videos on Edge browser with the bit_wrapper.js plugin led to issues with returning from the pause state.
  • Fixed an issue where the Playing message was displayed more than once on startup under certain conditions.
  • Fixed an issue where the replay button was not displayed when the post-roll ads were skipped.
  • Fixed an issue where HEVC HLS Streams were not playing with bit_wrapper.js plugin.
  • Fixed an issue where, on VR 360 assets, using touch-and-drag on iOS Safari devices also sometimes scrolled the page.

Known Issues in this Release

  • The main video continues to play in background during VAST midroll, for VR360 assets.
  • When the video is played a midroll ad when moving between full-screen and inline, ads may not behave properly on Safari.
  • ID3 for t=0 is not showing for Live assets in Safari.
  • In Safari and Edge, the hevcChecked event does not return consistent values, and might impact the accurate detection of HEVC capabilities.
  • ThemeBuilder-based playlists are not supported with Pulse Ads in this release.
  • Overlaying ads with Google IMA (Google Ad Manager) currently disabled skip button controls on the video canvas.
  • Ooyala Ads is currently not supported in combination with VR 360-type videos.
  • Accessibility is not fully supported for VR 360-type videos.
  • When using Ooyala’s High Availability Live service, if after failover If upon the player takes longer than 6s to start playing, the player displays a Stream is offline error. This condition should be a rare scenario where network conditions impede a rapid failover and startup response.
  • When you use initialTime to move into the DVR window with Live streams, you should not set the initial time value to be greater than the DVR window, as results will be unexpected.
  • When using initialTime with Safari on a Live stream, the first frame of the Live edge will load and may briefly display before the video starts playback from initialTime.
  • When useFirstVideoFromPlaylist:true is used, playback starts from the beginning and not from initialTime. However, playback works correctly if useFirstVideoFromPlaylist is set to false, or not present.

Important Notes for this Release

  • Autoplay on iPhone devices requires setting the iosPlayMode page-level parameter to 'inline'.
  • DRM content is not supported with incognito or private browser mode.
  • If you are self-hosting skin.json, when you deploy this release you must also pull the most recent version of the skin.json file and apply any of your customizations.

Ooyala Direct Paths

For reference, here are the Ooyala direct paths for the current version.

Note:

These paths should not be used in your site unless absolutely necessary, as you will not get Player updates automatically. Our recommended best practice is to use our evergreen /production/ or production/latest Player resource paths instead.

For example, instead of
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/production/core.min.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/x.xx.xx/core.min.js
Resource Name of File to Host Included in Standard Embed Code?
Core Player //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.28.18/core.min.js Included
Skin Resources    
HTML5 Skin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.28.18/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.js Included
Skin CSS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.28.18/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.css Included
Skin Config File //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.28.18/skin-plugin/skin.json Not Included
Skin iFrame //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.28.18/skin-plugin/iframe.html Not Included
Localization Files

Bundled in html5-skin.min.js file:

  • English (en.json)
  • Spanish (es.json)
  • Japanese (ja.json)
  • Simplified Chinese (zh.json)
Included
Images and Fonts
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.28.18/skin-plugin/assets/images/ooyala-watermark.png

  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.28.18/skin-plugin/assets/images/ooyala.png

Not Included
Video Recommendation (Discovery) Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.28.18/other-plugin/discovery_api.min.js Included
Video Plugins    
Bitmovin Video Plugin for DASH and HLS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.28.18/video-plugin/bit_wrapper.min.js Included
Main Video Plugin for HLS and MP4 //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.28.18/video-plugin/main_html5.min.js Included
Ad Plugins    
Ooyala Pulse Ad Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.28.18/ad-plugin/pulse.min.js Included
Ooyala SSAI Pulse Plugin for Live Ad Insertion (deprecated) Please use the Ooyala SSAI Plugin for Live and VOD Ad Insertion. -
Ooyala SSAI Plugin for Live and VOD Ad Insertion //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/4.28.18/ad-plugin/ooyala_ssai.min.js Not Included
Google IMA Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.28.18/ad-plugin/google_ima.min.js Included
FreeWheel Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.28.18/ad-plugin/freewheel.min.js Included
VAST and VPAID Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.28.18/ad-plugin/ad_manager_vast.min.js Included
Analytics Plugins    
Adobe Analytics (Omniture) Plugin
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.28.18/analytics-plugin/VideoHeartbeat.min.js

  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.28.18/analytics-plugin/AppMeasurement.js

  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.28.18/analytics-plugin/VisitorAPI.js

  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.28.18/analytics-plugin/omniture.min.js

Not Included
comScore Plugin Contact your Ooyala account manager for access to this plugin. comScore created and maintains this plugin. Not Included
Conviva Analytics plugin
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.28.18/analytics-plugin/conviva-core-sdk.min.js

  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.28.18/analytics-plugin/conviva.min.js

Not Included
Google Analytics plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.28.18/analytics-plugin/googleAnalytics.min.js Not Included
Nielsen Analytics plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.28.18/analytics-plugin/Nielsen.min.js Not Included
YOUBORA Analytics Plugin

//smartplugin.youbora.com/v5/javascript/ooyalav4/stable/sp.min.js

Not Included
Other Feature Plugins    
Playlists plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.28.18/other-plugin/playlists.js Not Included

Ooyala Player v4.27.5 Released (2018-08-30)

This Ooyala Player release is a maintenance release only - it fixes previous issues and does not introduce any new features.

Fixed in this Release

General

This version enables support for autoplay on Chrome and Safari using the Pulse Ad plugin, as well as fixing other related issues, such as muting of ads for non-autoplay scenarios.

  • Fixed an issue in Safari where audio was muted for a couple of seconds intermittently on switching the audio track.
  • Fixed an issue in Edge where the multi-audio menu was displayed even though only one audio track was available.
  • Fixed an issue on Android Chrome where mid-roll and post-roll ads were played muted even when content was unmuted.

VR360

  • Fixed an issue where video kept buffering when moving from VR video to flat videos with Discovery or playlists.
  • Fixed an issue in Safari on iOS where clicking the Cardboard icon did not switch to stereoscopic view, but instead opened full screen.

Known Issues in this Release

  • Closed captions in Live are not shown by default in Android devices.
  • Issue with Safari where closed caption renditions described in the HLS v4 playlist cannot be changed.
  • For HLS V4-type streams in Safari, switching Closed Caption languages is currently not working.
  • ID3 for t=0 is not showing for Live assets in Safari.
  • Share button not yet selectable when TalkBack/VoiceOver is turned on.
  • For Edge browsers, HEVC-enabled streams requires using only the main_html5.js player plugin (exclude bitwrapper.js from Edge browsers).
  • In Safari and Edge, the hevcChecked event is not returning consistent values, and may impact accurately detecting HEVC capabilities.
  • ThemeBuilder-based Playlists are not supported with Pulse Ads in this release.
  • Using progressive MP4 videos on Edge with with the bit_wrapper.js plugin may have issues with returning from the pause state. Use main_html5.js only to work around this, if needed.
  • Overlay ads with Google IMA (Google Ad Manager) will currently disable skip button controls on the video canvas.
  • Ooyala Ads is currently not supported in combination with VR 360-type videos.
  • Navigating VR 360 videos using accelerometers (tilting screen) may not work properly on Google Pixel 2-type devices.
  • On VR 360 assets, using touch-and-drag on iOS Safari devices may also scroll the page.
  • Accessibility is not fully supported for VR 360-type videos.

Important Notes for this Release

  • Autoplay on iPhone devices requires setting the iosPlayMode page-level parameter to 'inline'.
  • DRM content is not supported with incognito or private browser mode.
  • If you are self-hosting skin.json, when you deploy this release you must also pull the most recent version of the skin.json file and apply any of your customizations.

Ooyala Direct Paths

For reference, here are the Ooyala direct paths for the current version.

Note:

These paths should not be used in your site unless absolutely necessary, as you will not get Player updates automatically. Our recommended best practice is to use our evergreen /production/ or production/latest Player resource paths instead.

For example, instead of
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/production/core.min.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/x.xx.xx/core.min.js
Resource Name of File to Host Included in Standard Embed Code?
Core Player //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.27.5/core.min.js Included
Skin Resources    
HTML5 Skin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.27.5/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.js Included
Skin CSS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.27.5/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.css Included
Skin Config File //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.27.5/skin-plugin/skin.json Not Included
Skin iFrame //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.27.5/skin-plugin/iframe.html Not Included
Localization Files

Bundled in html5-skin.min.js file:

  • English (en.json)
  • Spanish (es.json)
  • Japanese (ja.json)
  • Simplified Chinese (zh.json)
Included
Images and Fonts
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.27.5/skin-plugin/assets/images/ooyala-watermark.png

  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.27.5/skin-plugin/assets/images/ooyala.png

Not Included
Video Recommendation (Discovery) Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.27.5/other-plugin/discovery_api.min.js Included
Video Plugins    
Bitmovin Video Plugin for DASH and HLS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.27.5/video-plugin/bit_wrapper.min.js Included
Main Video Plugin for HLS and MP4 //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.27.5/video-plugin/main_html5.min.js Included
Ad Plugins    
Ooyala Pulse Ad Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.27.5/ad-plugin/pulse.min.js Included
Ooyala SSAI Pulse Plugin for Live Ad Insertion (deprecated) Please use the Ooyala SSAI Plugin for Live and VOD Ad Insertion. -
Ooyala SSAI Plugin for Live and VOD Ad Insertion //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/4.27.5/ad-plugin/ooyala_ssai.min.js Not Included
Google IMA Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.27.5/ad-plugin/google_ima.min.js Included
FreeWheel Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.27.5/ad-plugin/freewheel.min.js Included
VAST and VPAID Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.27.5/ad-plugin/ad_manager_vast.min.js Included
Analytics Plugins    
Adobe Analytics (Omniture) Plugin
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.27.5/analytics-plugin/VideoHeartbeat.min.js

  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.27.5/analytics-plugin/AppMeasurement.js

  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.27.5/analytics-plugin/VisitorAPI.js

  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.27.5/analytics-plugin/omniture.min.js

Not Included
comScore Plugin Contact your Ooyala account manager for access to this plugin. comScore created and maintains this plugin. Not Included
Conviva Analytics plugin
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.27.5/analytics-plugin/conviva-core-sdk.min.js

  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.27.5/analytics-plugin/conviva.min.js

Not Included
Google Analytics plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.27.5/analytics-plugin/googleAnalytics.min.js Not Included
Nielsen Analytics plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.27.5/analytics-plugin/Nielsen.min.js Not Included
YOUBORA Analytics Plugin

//smartplugin.youbora.com/v5/javascript/ooyalav4/stable/sp.min.js

Not Included
Other Feature Plugins    
Playlists plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.27.5/other-plugin/playlists.js Not Included

Ooyala Player v4.26.10 Released (2018-08-08)

This Ooyala Player release introduces new features and fixes previous issues.

New in this Release:

Variable Speed Playback Menu

  • A new menu on the Player enables the playback speed to be changed. Available playback rates vary from 0.5x to 2.0x.
    Note: Values below this range default to 0.5x, while values above this range default to 2.0x.

    The default speed is 1X (normal). However, the default playback rate can be set with a new player param of initialPlaybackRate.

    For more information, please see:

Server-Side Ad Insertion (SSAI) for Live and VOD

This release version begins support for the Ooyala Server-Side Ad Insertion (SSAI). SSAI provides a TV-like seamless viewing experience that also prevents monetization loss from ad blockers. Ooyala’s SSAI solution can work with any player, but has some additional capabilities when used with the Ooyala HTML5 Player; specifically:

  • Locking of the player controls during the ad (prevents user from being able to seek past an ad break)
  • Impressions are handled client-side, providing potentially higher fidelity vs. server-side reporting.
  • More impression events than playhead position can be made. Fullscreen, pause/resume and volume change events are automatically reported with the ad views.

For more information on Ooyala’s Server-Side Ad Insertion, please see Server Side Ad Insertion.

Other New Features

  • New option to change the custom metadata with the Omniture/Adobe Analytics plugin on a SetEmbedcode operation.

Fixed in this Release

General

  • Fixed an issue that would cause initialTime not to be set on up-next videos.
  • Fixed an issue where the Skip Back button was not working in Android Chrome with Live streams.
  • Fixed an issue where, when the Multi-Audio icon was clicked just before an ad started, the Multi-Audio overlay continued to display during the ad.
  • Fixed an issue where the multi-audio menu was displayed in Safari even though only one audio track was available.
  • Fixed an issue where audio tracks defined with language code Mul displayed as “Undefined Language” instead of “Multiple Languages”.

VR360

  • Fixed an issue where, after touching and dragging a 360 video, it could no longer be paused by tap only.

Accessibility

  • Fixed an issue where focus was not restored to the Multi-audio menu in Accessibility mode after clicking the Close icon.
  • Fixed an issue where another audio track could not be selected via tabs when using a screen reader.
  • Fixed an issue where the skip buttons were highlighted on Player even after the skip operation was completed.

Known Issues in this Release

General

  • VR 360 type videos are not currently supported with the Playback Rate menu.
  • HLS V4-type streams are not supported natively on Edge and therefore requires including the bit_wrapper.js plugin (not supported with native player using main_html5.js only).
  • Variable speed on Chrome Mobile requires the inclusion of the bit_wrapper.js plugin (not supported with native player using main_html5.js only).
  • This player version does not support High Availability failover on Live streams.

Server-Side Ad Insertion (SSAI)

  • SSAI requires using the bit_wrapper.js plugin (not supported with native player using main_html5.js only).
  • With the Safari browser only, there is a known issue that periodically causes the ID3 tag for t=0 position to not be reported. For other positions (ID3 for t=25, 50, 75 and 100), the issue is not seen.

Important Notes for this Release

  • Autoplay on iPhone devices requires setting the iosPlayMode page-level parameter to 'inline'.
  • DRM content is not supported with incognito or private browser mode.
  • If you are self-hosting skin.json, when you deploy this release you must also pull the most recent version of the skin.json file and apply any of your customizations.

Ooyala Direct Paths

For reference, here are the Ooyala direct paths for the current version.

Note:

These paths should not be used in your site unless absolutely necessary, as you will not get Player updates automatically. Our recommended best practice is to use our evergreen /production/ or production/latest Player resource paths instead.

For example, instead of
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/production/core.min.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/x.xx.xx/core.min.js
Resource Name of File to Host Included in Standard Embed Code?
Core Player //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.26.10/core.min.js Included
Skin Resources    
HTML5 Skin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.26.10/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.js Included
Skin CSS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.26.10/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.css Included
Skin Config File //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.26.10/skin-plugin/skin.json Not Included
Skin iFrame //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.26.10/skin-plugin/iframe.html Not Included
Localization Files

Bundled in html5-skin.min.js file:

  • English (en.json)
  • Spanish (es.json)
  • Japanese (ja.json)
  • Simplified Chinese (zh.json)
Included
Images and Fonts
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.26.10/skin-plugin/assets/images/ooyala-watermark.png

  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.26.10/skin-plugin/assets/images/ooyala.png

Not Included
Video Recommendation (Discovery) Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.26.10/other-plugin/discovery_api.min.js Included
Video Plugins    
Bitmovin Video Plugin for DASH and HLS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.26.10/video-plugin/bit_wrapper.min.js Included
Main Video Plugin for HLS and MP4 //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.26.10/video-plugin/main_html5.min.js Included
Ad Plugins    
Ooyala Pulse Ad Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.26.10/ad-plugin/pulse.min.js Included
Ooyala SSAI Pulse Plugin for Live Ad Insertion (deprecated) Please use the Ooyala SSAI Plugin for Live and VOD Ad Insertion. -
Ooyala SSAI Plugin for Live and VOD Ad Insertion //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/4.26.10/ad-plugin/ooyala_ssai.min.js Not Included
Google IMA Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.26.10/ad-plugin/google_ima.min.js Included
FreeWheel Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.26.10/ad-plugin/freewheel.min.js Included
VAST and VPAID Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.26.10/ad-plugin/ad_manager_vast.min.js Included
Analytics Plugins    
Adobe Analytics (Omniture) Plugin
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.26.10/analytics-plugin/VideoHeartbeat.min.js

  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.26.10/analytics-plugin/AppMeasurement.js

  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.26.10/analytics-plugin/VisitorAPI.js

  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.26.10/analytics-plugin/omniture.min.js

Not Included
comScore Plugin Contact your Ooyala account manager for access to this plugin. comScore created and maintains this plugin. Not Included
Conviva Analytics plugin
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.26.10/analytics-plugin/conviva-core-sdk.min.js

  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.26.10/analytics-plugin/conviva.min.js

Not Included
Google Analytics plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.26.10/analytics-plugin/googleAnalytics.min.js Not Included
Nielsen Analytics plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.26.10/analytics-plugin/Nielsen.min.js Not Included
YOUBORA Analytics Plugin

//smartplugin.youbora.com/v5/javascript/ooyalav4/stable/sp.min.js

Not Included
Other Feature Plugins    
Playlists plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.26.10/other-plugin/playlists.js Not Included

Ooyala Player v4.25.27 Released (2018-07-13)

This Ooyala Player release introduces new features and fixes previous issues.

New in this Release

  • New optional skip FW/RW buttons: The display now includes skip buttons, which can be customised to specify the amount of seconds to skip forward or back in the current video. Also displayed are buttons to skip back to the beginning of the current video, or forward to the beginning of the next:

    For more information, see the User Interface documentation.
  • AMP iFrame Support: In this release, we introduce the use of the Ooyala Player within an AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) iFrame. For more information, please see our Ooyala Player on AMP documentation.
  • Tracking Opt-Out Controls (GDPR)
    Note: The following options are for disabling or modifying tracking for the GUID value that the Ooyala Player generates and stores to identify uniqueness of devices. Ooyala considers this information to be necessary for delivery of services, but it is up to each customer to define their own compliance requirements with GDPR. However, it is VERY IMPORTANT to understand that if these opt-outs are used, it will a) irreparably impact the accuracy of your analytics information and b) may impact the player’s behavior for features that rely on this value, such as recommendations (Discovery) and Cross-Device Resume. Recommendation: only use this when deemed necessary, and apply per end-user basis.
    The Web Player provides 2 setting levels for tracking metrics. These are: default, and disabled.
    • Default: This is the value used if the value is default or undefined. Standard analytics tracking is done done in this case. Ooyala does not capture and store personally identifiable information (PII), except where necessary to facilitate specific functions (i.e. purchases), and specifically provided from the website or application. However, Ooyala does create a random unique device identifier (GUID) that is stored and persists between sessions so that unique user counts can be accurate.
    • For this setting, all tracking events are disabled.
      Note: IMPORTANT: If this setting is used, all video analytics (media play events) will not be reported for users, so products like IQ will under-report actual usage.

      Usage example:

      <script> 
      window.OO = { trackingLevel: 'disabled' }; // Possible values: 
      'default', 'disabled' </script> 
      <script src="//player.ooyala.com/static/v4/production/core.min.js></script> 
      Note: The parameter must be set before the core script. This could be the standard embed script as well.
  • Simultaneous Loading Of Video Content and Ads (Beta)

    With this release, we have a new beta parameter that allows for faster player startup when preroll ads are used. This feature allows the preroll ads and the video content requests to occur simultaneously. When this happens, the following outcomes are possible:

    • Ad video returns first and plays as normal.
    • Content video arrives first and begins playing. Subsequently, the ad returns and interrupts the main content playback, and begins the ad break immediately (effectively, the preroll becomes a very early mid-roll).
    • The video content arrives first and begins playing, and subsequently no ad is returned. This is where the viewer benefits the most, as they no longer will wait for the ad request to finish and return control back to the player to play content.

    This feature is designed to minimize the wait-time for the end-user for ad supported content. This lower latency is exchanged by a less predictable timing of when the preroll may start up relative to the main content (i.e. may become an early midroll instead of a preroll ad).

    The parameters are:

    • delayForPreroll: true or false.
      • false: This is the default value. Player assumes normal operation.
      • true: This is to enable the (beta) feature of simultaneous loading of video content and ads
    • latePrerollRestartThreshold: a positive number in seconds.
      • Default: 3 seconds
      • Only applicable when delayForPreroll: true
      • Content time ceiling user can watch where player will reset back to content time of 0 after the preroll. If the user has watched more than this ceiling value, player will not reset back to time 0.
      • Example, latePrerollRestartThreshold: 3. If the preroll starts within 3 seconds, the user will be brought back to content time 0 after the preroll. If preroll starts after 3 seconds, the content continues at the point where the ad interrupted.
      • If the initialTime parameter is used, the user will instead return to the content at the provided initial time rather than time 0 if the ad started before the threshold.
  • Support for Multiple Closed Captions and Audio with HLS on Android Chrome

    In this version, we’ve added support for HLS V4 on Chrome Mobile, which brings support for multiple audio tracks and in-manifest closed captions.

  • Mute state reported to Google IMA when player muted

    When using Google IMA, the value AdsRequest.setAdWillPlayMuted is set if the video player is in a muted state during the ad request.

Fixed in this Release

  • Fixed an issue where the multi-audio menu was not automatically shown if the stream contains multiple audio tracks. A new parameter to disable the menu for streams with multi-audio tracks was added; this flag is hideMultiAudioIcon.
  • Fixed an issue where the Video Start event was still reported although the video startup failed due to a DRM error.
  • Multi-Audio Menu now supports screen readers (Accessibility).
  • Fixed an issue where setting the default audio language was not honored on Android Chrome.
  • Fixed an issue with Freewheel ads where seeking past midroll point would allow skipping of the midroll ads.
  • Fixed an issue where the control bar would not auto-hide with Freewheel Ads for certain configurations.
  • Fixed an issue where the playhead would not update a seek event that moved the playhead before the Initial Time value.
  • Fixed an issue where it was not possible to close the overlay.
  • Fixed an issue where the playhead would not update a seek event that moved the playhead before the Initial Time value.
  • VR 360 Videos can only be played in Safari Mobile on iOS 11+ devices.
Known Issues in this Release
  • Autoplay is not supported in combination with the Pulse ad plugin in this release.
  • Ad overlays will interfere and disable the skip FW/Back buttons.
  • For Edge browsers, HEVC-enabled streams may require using only the main_html5.js player plugin (exclude bitwrapper.js from Edge browsers).
  • When a video is paused, it appears blurred. Also, the play/pause icon still shows “play” and the video cannot be paused again.
  • Selecting the multi-audio menu just before a preroll ad starts might result in the audio menu being displayed throughout the ad.
  • Currently Ooyala Ads is not supported with VR 360 Assets.
  • Multi-Audio Assets are not supported in combination with ads in playlists.
  • Playlists are not currently supported in combination with the Pulse ad plugin.
  • The parameter delayForPreroll:true is currently not supported with the Pulse ad plugin.

Important Notes for this Release

  • Autoplay on iPhone devices requires setting the iosPlayMode page-level parameter to 'inline'.
  • DRM content is not supported with incognito or private browser mode.
  • If you are self-hosting skin.json, if you deploy this release, you must also pull the most recent version of the skin.json file and apply any of your customizations.

Ooyala Direct Paths

For reference, here are the Ooyala direct paths for the current version.

Note: These paths should not be used in your site unless absolutely necessary, as you will not get player updates automatically.
Resource Name of File to Host Included in Standard Embed Code?
Core Player //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.25.27/core.min.js Included
Skin Resources    
HTML5 Skin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.25.27/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.js Included
Skin CSS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.25.27/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.css Included
Skin Config File //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.25.27/skin-plugin/skin.json Not Included
Skin iFrame //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.25.27/skin-plugin/iframe.html Not Included
Localization Files

Bundled in html5-skin.min.js file:

  • English (en.json)
  • Spanish (es.json)
  • Japanese (ja.json)
  • Simplified Chinese (zh.json)
Included
Images and Fonts
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.25.27/skin-plugin/assets/images/ooyala-watermark.png

  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.25.27/skin-plugin/assets/images/ooyala.png

Not Included
Video Recommendation (Discovery) Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.25.27/other-plugin/discovery_api.min.js Included
Video Plugins    
Bitmovin Video Plugin for DASH and HLS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.25.27/video-plugin/bit_wrapper.min.js Included
Main Video Plugin for HLS and MP4 //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.25.27/video-plugin/main_html5.min.js Included
Ad Plugins    
Ooyala Pulse Ad Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.26.10/ad-plugin/pulse.min.js Included
Ooyala SSAI Pulse Plugin for Live Ad Insertion (deprecated) Please use the Ooyala SSAI Plugin for Live and VOD Ad Insertion. -
Ooyala SSAI Plugin for Live and VOD Ad Insertion //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/4.26.10/ad-plugin/ooyala_ssai.min.js Not Included
Google IMA Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.25.27/ad-plugin/google_ima.min.js Included
FreeWheel Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.25.27/ad-plugin/freewheel.min.js Included
VAST and VPAID Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.25.27/ad-plugin/ad_manager_vast.min.js Included
Analytics Plugins    
Adobe Analytics (Omniture) Plugin
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.25.27/analytics-plugin/VideoHeartbeat.min.js

  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.25.27/analytics-plugin/AppMeasurement.js

  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.25.27/analytics-plugin/VisitorAPI.js

  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.25.27/analytics-plugin/omniture.min.js

Not Included
comScore Plugin Contact your Ooyala account manager for access to this plugin. comScore created and maintains this plugin. Not Included
Conviva Analytics plugin
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.25.27/analytics-plugin/conviva-core-sdk.min.js

  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.25.27/analytics-plugin/conviva.min.js

Not Included
Google Analytics plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.25.27/analytics-plugin/googleAnalytics.min.js Not Included
Nielsen Analytics plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.25.27/analytics-plugin/Nielsen.min.js Not Included
YOUBORA Analytics Plugin

//smartplugin.youbora.com/v5/javascript/ooyalav4/stable/sp.min.js

Not Included
Other Feature Plugins    
Playlists plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.25.27/other-plugin/playlists.js Not Included

Ooyala Player v4.24.11 Released (2018-05-10)

This is a maintenance release only. No new features are introduced in this release.

Fixed in this Release
  • Fixed an issue that would cause up-next videos to fail to play if they contained pre-roll ads using the same ad manager as the initial video, and the ads were configured using page-level parameters.
  • Fixed an issue affecting ads served using the Freewheel plugin that would cause some types of VPAID ads to play in the background.
  • Fixed an issue where some page-level parameters, like initialTime, would not take effect when provided for a second video when using setEmbedCode() or setAsset().

Known Issues in this Release

For Multi-Audio support, the following are known issues in this release related to multiple audio tracks:
  • If a user first starts a player, and then changes the audio track and subsequently refreshes the page, the user may experience audio track that plays initially upon refreshing the page to be the original audio track.
  • Going full screen with the audio selection menu open may disable closing the audio selection menu unless returning to full-screen
  • High-Availability failover is not fully supported in combination with multi-audio type streams in this version.
  • Selecting different audio tracks on Chrome with Android is not supported for HLS-type streams with this release.
  • Selecting the multi-audio menu just before a preroll ad starts may result in the audio menu being displayed throughout the ad.
  • Full localization of the audio selection menu is not fully supported in this release.

Important Notes for this Release

  • Autoplay on iPhone devices requires also the play inline page-level parameter.
  • DRM content is not supported with incognito or private browser mode.
  • If you are self-hosting skin.json, if you deploy this release, you also need to pull the most recent version of the skin.json file and apply any of your customizations.

Ooyala Direct Paths

For reference, here are the Ooyala direct paths for the current version.

NOTE: These paths should not be used in your site unless absolutely necessary, as you will not get player updates automatically.

Resource Name of File to Host Included in Standard Embed Code?
Core Player //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.11/core.min.js Included
Skin Resources    
HTML5 Skin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.11/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.js Included
Skin CSS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.11/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.css Included
Skin Config File //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.11/skin-plugin/skin.json Not Included
Skin iFrame //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.11/skin-plugin/iframe.html Not Included
Localization Files

Bundled in html5-skin.min.js file:

  • English (en.json)
  • Spanish (es.json)
  • Japanese (ja.json)
  • Simplified Chinese (zh.json)
Included
Images and Fonts
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.11/skin-plugin/assets/images/ooyala-watermark.png

  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.11/skin-plugin/assets/images/ooyala.png

Not Included
Video Recommendation (Discovery) Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.11/other-plugin/discovery_api.min.js Included
Video Plugins    
Bitmovin Video Plugin for DASH and HLS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.11/video-plugin/bit_wrapper.min.js Included
Main Video Plugin for HLS and MP4 //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.11/video-plugin/main_html5.min.js Included
Ad Plugins    
Ooyala Pulse Ad Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.11/ad-plugin/pulse.min.js Included
Ooyala SSAI Pulse Plugin for Live Ad Insertion //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.11/ad-plugin/ssai_pulse.min.js Not Included
Google IMA Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.11/ad-plugin/google_ima.min.js Included
FreeWheel Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.11/ad-plugin/freewheel.min.js Included
VAST and VPAID Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.11/ad-plugin/ad_manager_vast.min.js Included
Analytics Plugins    
Adobe Analytics (Omniture) Plugin
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.11/analytics-plugin/VideoHeartbeat.min.js

  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.11/analytics-plugin/AppMeasurement.js

  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.11/analytics-plugin/VisitorAPI.js

  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.11/analytics-plugin/omniture.min.js

Not Included
comScore Plugin Contact your Ooyala account manager for access to this plugin. comScore created and maintains this plugin. Not Included
Conviva Analytics plugin
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.11/analytics-plugin/conviva-core-sdk.min.js

  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.11/analytics-plugin/conviva.min.js

Not Included
Google Analytics plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.11/analytics-plugin/googleAnalytics.min.js Not Included
Nielsen Analytics plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.11/analytics-plugin/Nielsen.min.js Not Included
YOUBORA Analytics Plugin

//smartplugin.youbora.com/v5/javascript/ooyalav4/stable/sp.min.js

Not Included
Other Feature Plugins    
Playlists plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.11/other-plugin/playlists.js Not Included

Ooyala Player v4.24.9 Released (2018-04-30)

Important: Chrome is blocking unmuted autoplay. Please read more about the changes coming in the Chrome browser and how you might be affected.
New in this Release
  • Multi-Audio Streaming: This release provides support for Multi-Audio streaming. For more information about Ooyala's support of multi-audio, please see our Multi-Audio guide.
  • HEVC Support: This release provides support for HEVC streams. The browser environment has limited support for HEVC. In this release, the player will detect whether the device/hardware is capable of HEVC playback, and fail over to AVC (H.264) streaming if unsupported. For more on Ooyala’s support for HEVC, please see our HEVC Guide.

Fixed in this Release

  • For customers using maximum device limits, this version fixes an issue where the error message did not clarify to the end-user that the maximum device limit was exceeded.
  • Fixed an issue with VR 360 videos that caused mouse click-and-drag capability to be disabled.
  • Fixed an issue when using Ooyala Ads that would cause player events to be misreported in IQ under some conditions. This issue does not have any impact on other ad integrations, such as Google IMA, Freewheel or Pulse.
  • Fixed an issue where skipping ads when using Freewheel might cause the player to unmute.
  • For Multi-Audio Streams:
    • Added support for High-Availability failover with Multi-Audio streams.
    • Localization of the audio selection menu is now supported in this release.
    • Fixed an issue where selecting a language in the Closed Caption menu CC window would automatically close the menu and pause the video.
    • Fixed an issue where going full screen with the audio selection menu open might disable the closing of the audio selection menu unless returning to full-screen.

Known Issues in this Release

  • For Multi-Audio support, the following are known issues in this release related to multiple audio tracks:
    • Selecting different audio tracks on Chrome with Android is not supported for HLS-type streams with this release.
    • Accessibility via screen readers with the Audio Selection menu is currently not supported.
    • If a user first starts a player, and then changes the audio track and subsequently refreshes the page, the user might find that the initial audio track plays initially when the page is refreshed.
    • Selecting the multi-audio menu just before a preroll ad starts might result in the audio menu being displayed throughout the ad.
  • For Freewheel ads running with muted autoplay on Android devices, if the user unmutes once the main video starts playing, mid-roll and post-roll ads will still play in a muted state until unmuted by the user.
  • When using the Pulse plugin for ads, the use of autoplay is currently not supported.
  • For DASH-type streams on Android devices, if closed captions are enabled, they will not be retained as enabled on a subsequent video (the end user will need to re-enable closed captions again).
  • For High Availability in combination with the Safari browser, the browser must load the main_htm5.js plugin first (ahead of bit_wrapper.js ) in order to work properly.
  • Important Notes for this Release
  • Autoplay on iPhone devices requires setting the iosPlayMode page-level parameter to 'inline'.
  • DRM content is not supported with incognito or private browser mode.
  • If you are self-hosting skin.json, if you deploy this release, you must also pull the most recent version of the skin.json file and apply any of your customizations.

Direct Version Links

For reference, here are the Ooyala direct paths for the current version.
Note: These paths should not be used in your site unless absolutely necessary, as you will not get player updates automatically.
Resource

(*= included with Standard embed code)
Name of File to Host
Core Player * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.9/core.min.js
Skin Resources  
HTML5 Skin * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.9/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.js
Skin CSS * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.9/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.css
Skin Config File //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.9/skin-plugin/skin.json
Skin iFrame //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.9/skin-plugin/iframe.html
Localization Files

Bundled in html5-skin.min.js file:

  • English (en.json)
  • Spanish (es.json)
  • Japanese (ja.json)
  • Simplified Chinese (zh.json)
Images and Fonts
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.9/skin-plugin/assets/images/ooyala-watermark.png
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.9/skin-plugin/assets/images/ooyala.png
Video Recommendation (Discovery) plugin * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.9/other-plugin/discovery_api.min.js
Video Plugins  
Bitmovin Video Plugin for DASH and HLS * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.9/video-plugin/bit_wrapper.min.js
Main Video Plugin for HLS and MP4 * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.9/video-plugin/main_html5.min.js
Ad Plugins  
Ooyala Pulse Ad Plugin * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.9/ad-plugin/pulse.min.js
Ooyala SSAI Pulse Plugin for Live Ad Insertion //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.9/ad-plugin/ssai_pulse.min.js
Google IMA Plugin * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.9/ad-plugin/google_ima.min.js
FreeWheel Plugin * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.9/ad-plugin/freewheel.min.js
VAST and VPAID Plugin * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.9/ad-plugin/ad_manager_vast.min.js
Analytics Plugins  
Adobe Analytics (Omniture) Plugin
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.9/analytics-plugin/VideoHeartbeat.min.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.9/analytics-plugin/AppMeasurement.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.9/analytics-plugin/VisitorAPI.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.9/analytics-plugin/omniture.min.js
comScore Plugin Contact your Ooyala account manager for access to this plugin. comScore created and maintains this plugin.
Conviva Analytics plugin
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.9/analytics-plugin/conviva-core-sdk.min.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.9/analytics-plugin/conviva.min.js
Google Analytics plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.9/analytics-plugin/googleAnalytics.min.js
Nielsen Analytics plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.9/analytics-plugin/Nielsen.min.js
YOUBORA Analytics Plugin //smartplugin.youbora.com/v5/javascript/ooyalav4/stable/sp.min.js
Other Feature Plugins  
Playlists plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.9/other-plugin/playlists.js

Ooyala Player v4.24.3 Released (2018-04-18)

This is a maintenance release only. No new features were introduced in this release.

Important: Chrome is blocking unmuted autoplay. Please read more about the changes coming in the Chrome browser and how you might be affected.

Fixed in this Release

  • Fixed an issue related to blocking of autoplay on some devices with the Chrome browser on Android.

Known Issues in this Release

  • For Multi-Audio support, the following are known issues in this release related to multiple audio tracks:
    • If a user first starts a player, and then changes the audio track and subsequently refreshes the page, the user might find that the initial audio track plays initially when the page is refreshed.
    • Going full screen with the audio selection menu open might disable the closing of the audio selection menu unless returning to full-screen.
    • High-Availability failover is not fully supported in combination with multi-audio type streams in this version.
    • Selecting different audio tracks on Chrome with Android is not supported for HLS-type streams with this release.
    • Selecting the multi-audio menu just before a preroll ad starts might result in the audio menu being displayed throughout the ad.
    • Full localization of the audio selection menu is not fully supported in this release.
    • Language selection closes the CC window and the video is paused.
  • When using the Pulse plugin for ads, the use of autoplay is currently not supported.
  • When transitioning between a flat video and a VR 360 video in Chrome on Android devices, the videos will pause and require the user to manually start the next video.
  • For VR 360-type videos, the click-to-drag option for navigating videos is disabled.
  • For DASH-type streams on Android devices, if closed captions are enabled, they will not be retained as enabled on a subsequent video (the end user will need to re-enable closed captions again).
  • High Availability switchover is not working as expected. For High Availability, when using Safari, the browser must load the main_htm5.js plugin first (ahead of bit_wrapper.js ) in order to work properly.
  • For Freewheel ads running with muted autoplay on Android devices, if the user unmutes once the main video starts playing, mid-roll and post-roll ads will still play in a muted state until unmuted by the user.

Important Notes for this Release

  • Autoplay on iPhone devices requires setting the iosPlayMode page-level parameter to 'inline'.
  • DRM content is not supported with incognito or private browser mode.
  • If you are self-hosting skin.json, if you deploy this release, you must also pull the most recent version of the skin.json file and apply any of your customizations.

Direct Version Links

For reference, here are the Ooyala direct paths for the current version.
Note: These paths should not be used in your site unless absolutely necessary, as you will not get player updates automatically.
Resource

(*= included with Standard embed code)
Name of File to Host
Core Player * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.3/core.min.js
Skin Resources  
HTML5 Skin * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.3/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.js
Skin CSS * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.3/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.css
Skin Config File //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.3/skin-plugin/skin.json
Skin iFrame //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.3/skin-plugin/iframe.html
Localization Files

Bundled in html5-skin.min.js file:

  • English (en.json)
  • Spanish (es.json)
  • Japanese (ja.json)
  • Simplified Chinese (zh.json)
Images and Fonts
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.3/skin-plugin/assets/images/ooyala-watermark.png
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.3/skin-plugin/assets/images/ooyala.png
Video Recommendation (Discovery) plugin * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.3/other-plugin/discovery_api.min.js
Video Plugins  
Bitmovin Video Plugin for DASH and HLS * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.3/video-plugin/bit_wrapper.min.js
Main Video Plugin for HLS and MP4 * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.3/video-plugin/main_html5.min.js
Ad Plugins  
Ooyala Pulse Ad Plugin * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.3/ad-plugin/pulse.min.js
Ooyala SSAI Pulse Plugin for Live Ad Insertion //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.3/ad-plugin/ssai_pulse.min.js
Google IMA Plugin * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.3/ad-plugin/google_ima.min.js
FreeWheel Plugin * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.3/ad-plugin/freewheel.min.js
VAST and VPAID Plugin * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.3/ad-plugin/ad_manager_vast.min.js
Analytics Plugins  
Adobe Analytics (Omniture) Plugin
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.3/analytics-plugin/VideoHeartbeat.min.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.3/analytics-plugin/AppMeasurement.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.3/analytics-plugin/VisitorAPI.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.3/analytics-plugin/omniture.min.js
comScore Plugin Contact your Ooyala account manager for access to this plugin. comScore created and maintains this plugin.
Conviva Analytics plugin
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.3/analytics-plugin/conviva-core-sdk.min.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.3/analytics-plugin/conviva.min.js
Google Analytics plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.3/analytics-plugin/googleAnalytics.min.js
Nielsen Analytics plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.3/analytics-plugin/Nielsen.min.js
YOUBORA Analytics Plugin //smartplugin.youbora.com/v5/javascript/ooyalav4/stable/sp.min.js
Other Feature Plugins  
Playlists plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.3/other-plugin/playlists.js

Ooyala Player v4.24.2 Released (2018-04-16)

This Ooyala Player Web release introduces new features and fixes previous issues.
Important: Chrome is blocking unmuted autoplay. Please read more about the changes coming in the Chrome browser and how you might be affected.

New in this Release

  • Support for Muted Autoplay with Chrome v66
    • With Chrome v66 (planned for release on April 17, 2018), Chrome will introduce blocking of video playback by default if the video is not muted. This version Ooyala Web Player or the previous release 4.23.6 is required to enable the autoplay of video on Chrome 66+. However, changes were in this version version where if the browser autoplay blocking checks during player initialization timeout, the player will not attempt to autoplay. In this version, the player will instead attempt to autoplay content in a muted state. For more on how the autoplay operates between player version, please see Overview of Autoplay with Ooyala Player.
  • Support for multiple audio tracks
    • This release begins the Ooyala Player support for presenting and selecting different audio tracks. More details about Ooyala’s support for multiple audio tracks will be published in the near future.

Fixed in this Release

  • No known issues were fixed in this release.

Known Issues in this Release

  • For Multi-Audio support, the following are known issues in this release related to multiple audio tracks:
    • If a user first starts a player, and then changes the audio track and subsequently refreshes the page, the user might find that the initial audio track plays initially when the page is refreshed.
    • Going full screen with the audio selection menu open might disable the closing of the audio selection menu unless returning to full-screen.
    • High-Availability failover is not fully supported in combination with multi-audio type streams in this version.
    • Selecting different audio tracks on Chrome with Android is not supported for HLS-type streams with this release.
    • Selecting the multi-audio menu just before a preroll ad starts might result in the audio menu being displayed throughout the ad.
    • Full localization of the audio selection menu is not fully supported in this release.
    • Language selection closes the CC window and the video is paused.
  • When using the Pulse plugin for ads, the use of autoplay is currently not supported.
  • When transitioning between a flat video and a VR 360 video in Chrome on Android devices, the videos will pause and require the user to manually start the next video.
  • For VR 360-type videos, the click-to-drag option for navigating videos is disabled.
  • For DASH-type streams on Android devices, if closed captions are enabled, they will not be retained as enabled on a subsequent video (the end user will need to re-enable closed captions again).
  • High Availability switchover is not working as expected. For High Availability, when using Safari, the browser must load the main_htm5.js plugin first (ahead of bit_wrapper.js ) in order to work properly.
  • For Freewheel ads running with muted autoplay on Android devices, if the user unmutes once the main video starts playing, mid-roll and post-roll ads will still play in a muted state until unmuted by the user.

Important Notes for this Release

  • Autoplay on iPhone devices requires setting the iosPlayMode page-level parameter to 'inline'.
  • DRM content is not supported with incognito or private browser mode.
  • If you are self-hosting skin.json, if you deploy this release, you must also pull the most recent version of the skin.json file and apply any of your customizations.

Direct Version Links

For reference, here are the Ooyala direct paths for the current version.
Note: These paths should not be used in your site unless absolutely necessary, as you will not get player updates automatically.
Resource

(*= included with Standard embed code)
Name of File to Host
Core Player * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.2/core.min.js
Skin Resources  
HTML5 Skin * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.2/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.js
Skin CSS * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.2/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.css
Skin Config File //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.2/skin-plugin/skin.json
Skin iFrame //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.2/skin-plugin/iframe.html
Localization Files

Bundled in html5-skin.min.js file:

  • English (en.json)
  • Spanish (es.json)
  • Japanese (ja.json)
  • Simplified Chinese (zh.json)
Images and Fonts
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.2/skin-plugin/assets/images/ooyala-watermark.png
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.2/skin-plugin/assets/images/ooyala.png
Video Recommendation (Discovery) plugin * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.2/other-plugin/discovery_api.min.js
Video Plugins  
Bitmovin Video Plugin for DASH and HLS * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.2/video-plugin/bit_wrapper.min.js
Main Video Plugin for HLS and MP4 * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.2/video-plugin/main_html5.min.js
Ad Plugins  
Ooyala Pulse Ad Plugin * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.2/ad-plugin/pulse.min.js
Ooyala SSAI Pulse Plugin for Live Ad Insertion //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.2/ad-plugin/ssai_pulse.min.js
Google IMA Plugin * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.2/ad-plugin/google_ima.min.js
FreeWheel Plugin * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.2/ad-plugin/freewheel.min.js
VAST and VPAID Plugin * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.2/ad-plugin/ad_manager_vast.min.js
Analytics Plugins  
Adobe Analytics (Omniture) Plugin
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.2/analytics-plugin/VideoHeartbeat.min.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.2/analytics-plugin/AppMeasurement.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.2/analytics-plugin/VisitorAPI.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.2/analytics-plugin/omniture.min.js
comScore Plugin Contact your Ooyala account manager for access to this plugin. comScore created and maintains this plugin.
Conviva Analytics plugin
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.2/analytics-plugin/conviva-core-sdk.min.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.2/analytics-plugin/conviva.min.js
Google Analytics plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.2/analytics-plugin/googleAnalytics.min.js
Nielsen Analytics plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.2/analytics-plugin/Nielsen.min.js
YOUBORA Analytics Plugin //smartplugin.youbora.com/v5/javascript/ooyalav4/stable/sp.min.js
Other Feature Plugins  
Playlists plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.24.2/other-plugin/playlists.js

Ooyala Player v4.23.6 Released (2018-04-03)

This Ooyala Player Web release introduces new features and fixes previous issues.
Important: Browsers are starting to drop default support for Flash. Are you ready? See the Player V4 Resources page and the Player Migration FAQ for details.

New in this Release

  • With Chrome v66 (planned for release on April 17, 2018), Chrome will introduce blocking of video playback by default if the video is not muted. Ooyala Web Player (4.23.6) is required to enable the autoplay of video on Chrome 66+. The video will automatically be muted if necessary to enable the autoplay to work.
  • Added Korean as a default language available for the Ooyala Player.

Fixed in this Release

  • Added some missing localization strings for Japanese, Chinese, and Spanish.
  • Fixed an issue that caused ads to play muted on Safari, even though the user had unmuted the player.

Known Issues in this Release

  • VPAID ad creatives need to made aware of changes to autoplay support in Chrome and Safari be formatted for autoplay support, otherwise autoplay of VPAID ads may not work as expected.
  • When using autoplay on Android with Freewheel, if you unmute playback during the content playback, midroll and postroll ads will still play muted.
  • When using the Pulse plugin for ads, the use of autoplay is currently not supported.
  • When transitioning between a flat video and a VR 360 video in Chrome on Android devices, the videos will pause and require the user to manually start the next video.
  • For DASH-type streams on Android devices, if closed captions are enabled, they will not be retained as enabled on a subsequent video (the end user will need to re-enable closed captions again).
  • High Availability switchover is not working as expected. For High Availability, when using Safari, the browser must load the main_htm5.js plugin first (ahead of bit_wrapper.js ) in order to work properly.
  • For Freewheel ads running with muted autoplay on Android devices, if the user unmutes once the main video starts playing, mid-roll and post-roll ads will still play in a muted state until unmuted by the user.

Important Notes for this Release

  • Autoplay on iPhone devices requires setting the iosPlayMode page-level parameter to 'inline'.
  • DRM content is not supported with incognito or private browser mode.
  • If you are self-hosting skin.json, if you deploy this release (4.23.6), you also need to pull the most recent version of the skin.json file and apply any of your customizations.

Direct Version Links

For reference, here are the Ooyala direct paths for the current version.
Note: These paths should not be used in your site unless absolutely necessary, as you will not get player updates automatically.
Resource

(*= included with Standard embed code)
Name of File to Host
Core Player * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.23.6/core.min.js
Skin Resources  
HTML5 Skin * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.23.6/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.js
Skin CSS * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.23.6/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.css
Skin Config File //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.23.6/skin-plugin/skin.json
Skin iFrame //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.23.6/skin-plugin/iframe.html
Images and Fonts
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.23.6/skin-plugin/assets/images/ooyala-watermark.png
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.23.6/skin-plugin/assets/images/ooyala.png
Video Recommendation (Discovery) plugin * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.23.6/other-plugin/discovery_api.min.js
Video Plugins  
Bitmovin Video Plugin for DASH and HLS * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.23.6/video-plugin/bit_wrapper.min.js
Main Video Plugin for HLS and MP4 * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.23.6/video-plugin/main_html5.min.js
Ad Plugins  
Ooyala Pulse Ad Plugin * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.23.6/ad-plugin/pulse.min.js
Ooyala SSAI Pulse Plugin for Live Ad Insertion //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.23.6/ad-plugin/ssai_pulse.min.js
Google IMA Plugin * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.23.6/ad-plugin/google_ima.min.js
FreeWheel Plugin * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.23.6/ad-plugin/freewheel.min.js
VAST and VPAID Plugin * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.23.6/ad-plugin/ad_manager_vast.min.js
Analytics Plugins  
Adobe Analytics (Omniture) Plugin
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.23.6/analytics-plugin/VideoHeartbeat.min.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.23.6/analytics-plugin/AppMeasurement.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.23.6/analytics-plugin/VisitorAPI.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.23.6/analytics-plugin/omniture.min.js
comScore Plugin Contact your Ooyala account manager for access to this plugin. comScore created and maintains this plugin.
Conviva Analytics plugin
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.23.6/analytics-plugin/conviva-core-sdk.min.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.23.6/analytics-plugin/conviva.min.js
Google Analytics plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.23.6/analytics-plugin/googleAnalytics.min.js
Nielsen Analytics plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.23.6/analytics-plugin/Nielsen.min.js
YOUBORA Analytics Plugin //smartplugin.youbora.com/v5/javascript/ooyalav4/stable/sp.min.js
Other Feature Plugins  
Playlists plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.23.6/other-plugin/playlists.js

Ooyala Player v4.22.11 Released (2018-03-13)

This Ooyala Player Web release introduces additional ways to mute and unmute the player. It also fixes previous issues.
Important: Browsers are starting to drop default support for Flash. Are you ready? See the Player V4 Resources page and the Player Migration FAQ for details.

New in this Release

  • This player release introduces the ability to programmatically mute and unmute audio playback using the Player V4 JavaScript API. For example, calling window.pp.unmute(); in the page will unmute the video. For details, see OO.Player.mute() and OO.Player.unmute() in the Player V4 JavaScript API documentation.
  • This player release introduces a new page-level parameter (muteFirstPlay) to control audio when a video starts. Player behavior can be affected by the autoplay setting:
    • "muteFirstPlay":true causes the video to start muted.
    • "muteFirstPlay":false causes the video to start unmuted.
      Note: If "autoplay":true and the browser requires muted autoplay, then the video will play muted even if "muteFirstPlay":false.
    • "muteFirstPlay":true and "autoplay":true causes the video to autoplay muted.
  • This player release adds a new page-level parameter (bitrateOverride) that you can use specify the initial bitrate (user bandwidth, in kbps) for rendering FreeWheel ads.

Fixed in this Release

  • Fixed an issue in which closed captions were not displaying by default for DASH streams and the Bitmovin plugin.
  • Fixed an issue in which the manual resolution/bitrate selection menu was always ordered from highest to lowest.
  • Fixed an issue in which the Pause screen would sometimes blur even when there was no title or description. The Pause screen now blurs the background if text is layered on the Pause screen.
  • Fixed an issue for Live assets on Android Chrome in which closed captions did not display after the user disabled closed captions and then enabled them again.
  • The control bar will no longer flash when the user transitions to a new video via Discovery or playlists.
  • Fixed an issue in which, for VAST ads on Android with Chrome, the main video would go into a paused state after the pre-roll ad played completely.
  • Fixed an issue in which the image transparency setting in Backlot for a Branding Overlay image was ignored.
  • Fixed an issue in which the OO.Player.isAdPlaying() method in the Player V4 JavaScript API would return an incorrect state (returned false when it should have returned true).
  • Fixed an issue with autoplay on Safari 11 that requires muting to autoplay.
  • For the Samsung Mobile Internet browser, we now block autoplay to work around a playback loading problem with the autoplay setting. The user can manually click Play to start video playback.
  • Fixed an issue in which playback would sometimes stop working after seeking while the video was paused.
  • Fixed an issue on Android Chrome for videos associated with Google IMA ads in which, when the user clicked the Discovery tray and selected a video, the Discovery screen would sometimes loop several times before the selected video would play.
  • Fixed an issue with Google IMA ads running in Safari on iOS in which the Play button would appear during a mid-roll ad.
  • Fixed an issue in Google Chrome Canary with muted autoplay: if the user unmuted once the video started playing, the volume bar would still display as muted.

Known Issues in this Release

  • High Availability (Live) on Chrome browser with Android is not supported in this release.
  • The seek back operation in the Live DVR window is not currently supported for Android Chrome.
  • For Freewheel ads running with muted autoplay on Android devices, if the user unmutes once the main video starts playing, mid-roll and post-roll ads will still play in a muted state until unmuted by the user.
  • If using the initialTime page-level parameter in combination with pre-roll ads, the ads may be skipped on Chrome with Android and Safari desktop.
  • On some Android devices with Chrome, Freewheel overlay ads may only display in full screen mode.
  • For VPAID-type midroll ads, if closed-captions are enabled, closed captions may display during the ads with Safari on iOS devices.

Important Notes for this Release

  • Autoplay on iPhone devices requires setting the iosPlayMode page-level parameter to 'inline'.
  • DRM content is not supported with incognito or private browser mode.
  • If you are self-hosting skin.json, if you deploy this release (4.22.11), you also need to pull the most recent version of the skin.json file and apply any of your customizations.

Direct Version Links

For reference, here are the Ooyala direct paths for the current version.
Note: These paths should not be used in your site unless absolutely necessary, as you will not get player updates automatically.
Resource

(*= included with Standard embed code)
Name of File to Host
Core Player * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.22.11/core.min.js
Skin Resources  
HTML5 Skin * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.22.11/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.js
Skin CSS * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.22.11/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.css
Skin Config File //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.22.11/skin-plugin/skin.json
Skin iFrame //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.22.11/skin-plugin/iframe.html
Images and Fonts
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.22.11/skin-plugin/assets/images/ooyala-watermark.png
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.22.11/skin-plugin/assets/images/ooyala.png
Video Recommendation (Discovery) plugin * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.22.11/other-plugin/discovery_api.min.js
Video Plugins  
Bitmovin Video Plugin for DASH and HLS * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.22.11/video-plugin/bit_wrapper.min.js
Main Video Plugin for HLS and MP4 * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.22.11/video-plugin/main_html5.min.js
Ad Plugins  
Ooyala Pulse Ad Plugin * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.22.11/ad-plugin/pulse.min.js
Ooyala SSAI Pulse Plugin for Live Ad Insertion //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.22.11/ad-plugin/ssai_pulse.min.js
Google IMA Plugin * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.22.11/ad-plugin/google_ima.min.js
FreeWheel Plugin * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.22.11/ad-plugin/freewheel.min.js
VAST and VPAID Plugin * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.22.11/ad-plugin/ad_manager_vast.min.js
Analytics Plugins  
Adobe Analytics (Omniture) Plugin
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.22.11/analytics-plugin/VideoHeartbeat.min.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.22.11/analytics-plugin/AppMeasurement.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.22.11/analytics-plugin/VisitorAPI.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.22.11/analytics-plugin/omniture.min.js
comScore Plugin Contact your Ooyala account manager for access to this plugin. comScore created and maintains this plugin.
Conviva Analytics plugin
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.22.11/analytics-plugin/conviva-core-sdk.min.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.22.11/analytics-plugin/conviva.min.js
Google Analytics plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.22.11/analytics-plugin/googleAnalytics.min.js
Nielsen Analytics plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.22.11/analytics-plugin/Nielsen.min.js
YOUBORA Analytics Plugin //smartplugin.youbora.com/v5/javascript/ooyalav4/stable/sp.min.js
Other Feature Plugins  
Playlists plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.22.11/other-plugin/playlists.js

Ooyala Player v4.21.12 Released (2018-02-14)

This Ooyala Player Web release introduces player-side support for mid-stream checking of geographic restrictions and support for DVR in iOS Safari. It also fixes previous issues.
Important: Browsers are starting to drop default support for Flash. Are you ready? See the Player V4 Resources page and the Player Migration FAQ for details.

New in this Release

Fixed in this Release

  • Fixed various issues relating to muted autoplay on Safari desktop browsers and ads.
  • Fixed issues related to autoplay occasionally failing on Android devices with Chrome, which would sometimes result in disabling playback.
  • Fixed an issue that would cause the Discovery button to appear in the control bar when the Standard player embed was used (this was resolved for all player versions).
  • Fixed an issue in which the SSAI plugin would cause issues with a jQuery variable.
  • Fixed an issue in which the initialBitrate parameter was not working correctly.

Known Issues in this Release

  • On some Android devices with the Chrome browser, when using muted autoplay, the autoplay event may periodically not fire properly. When this occurs, it may cause additional issues for playback, such as unintended muting of ads, disabling replay, and requiring a manual restart of playback. The autoplay problems do not manifest on all devices, and their occurrence is intermittent. Therefore, consider not using autoplay with Chrome on Android until changes with the ecosystem make them more reliable (Chrome combined with Google IMA/Freewheel) in an upcoming Ooyala Player release. Using autoplay on Chrome on Android with the Pulse plugin currently does not support autoplay.
  • Failover with High Availability Live streams does not work properly if bit_wrapper.js is invoked first on Safari. Therefore, main_html5.js must be listed first at the page level in order for failover to work on Safari desktop browsers.
  • When using VPAID 2.0 ads on Safari with Google IMA plugin on iPad devices, mid-roll ads may play with audio only.
  • Seeking past the midroll ad allows skipping of the midroll ad when using the Freewheel plugin.
  • On Android Chrome, closed captions are not displayed after disabling and enabling the Captions button in a LIVE asset.

Important Notes for this Release

  • Autoplay on iPhone devices requires setting the iosPlayMode page-level parameter to 'inline'.
  • DRM content is not supported with incognito or private browser mode.
  • If you are self-hosting skin.json, if you deploy this release (4.21.12), you also need to pull the most recent version of the skin.json file and apply any of your customizations.

Direct Version Links

For reference, here are the Ooyala direct paths for the current version.
Note: These paths should not be used in your site unless absolutely necessary, as you will not get player updates automatically.
Resource

(*= included with Standard embed code)
Name of File to Host
Core Player * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.21.12/core.min.js
Skin Resources  
HTML5 Skin * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.21.12/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.js
Skin CSS * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.21.12/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.css
Skin Config File //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.21.12/skin-plugin/skin.json
Skin iFrame //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.21.12/skin-plugin/iframe.html
Images and Fonts
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.21.12/skin-plugin/assets/images/ooyala-watermark.png
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.21.12/skin-plugin/assets/images/ooyala.png
Video Recommendation (Discovery) plugin * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.21.12/other-plugin/discovery_api.min.js
Video Plugins  
Bitmovin Video Plugin for DASH and HLS * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.21.12/video-plugin/bit_wrapper.min.js
Main Video Plugin for HLS and MP4 * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.21.12/video-plugin/main_html5.min.js
Ad Plugins  
Ooyala Pulse Ad Plugin * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.21.12/ad-plugin/pulse.min.js
Ooyala SSAI Pulse Plugin for Live Ad Insertion //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.21.12/ad-plugin/ssai_pulse.min.js
Google IMA Plugin * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.21.12/ad-plugin/google_ima.min.js
FreeWheel Plugin * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.21.12/ad-plugin/freewheel.min.js
VAST and VPAID Plugin * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.21.12/ad-plugin/ad_manager_vast.min.js
Analytics Plugins  
Adobe Analytics (Omniture) Plugin
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.21.12/analytics-plugin/VideoHeartbeat.min.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.21.12/analytics-plugin/AppMeasurement.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.21.12/analytics-plugin/VisitorAPI.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.21.12/analytics-plugin/omniture.min.js
comScore Plugin Contact your Ooyala account manager for access to this plugin. comScore created and maintains this plugin.
Conviva Analytics plugin
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.21.12/analytics-plugin/conviva-core-sdk.min.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.21.12/analytics-plugin/conviva.min.js
Google Analytics plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.21.12/analytics-plugin/googleAnalytics.min.js
Nielsen Analytics plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.21.12/analytics-plugin/Nielsen.min.js
YOUBORA Analytics Plugin //smartplugin.youbora.com/v5/javascript/ooyalav4/stable/sp.min.js
Other Feature Plugins  
Playlists plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.21.12/other-plugin/playlists.js

Ooyala Player v4.20.8 Released (2018-01-23)

This Ooyala Player release introduces the ability to hide the Playlist plugin (while still autoplaying a sequence of videos) and fixes previous issues.
Important: Browsers are starting to drop default support for Flash. Are you ready? See the Player V4 Resources page and the Player Migration FAQ for details.

New in this Release

  • This release adds the ability to hide the Playlist plugin but still have it drive the autoplay of a sequence of videos. By default, the Playlist plugin is displayed. To hide it, configure the playlistsPlugin page-level parameter by setting hideUi to true.
    {
      "playlistsPlugin": {
      "hideUi": true
      }
    }
    See Page-level Parameters for Player V4 for details.

Fixed in this Release

  • Fixed an issue that caused duplicate ad requests for pre-roll ads under certain conditions with the VAST plugin.

Known Issues this Release

Important Notes for this Release

  • Autoplay on iPhone devices requires setting the iosPlayMode page-level parameter to 'inline'.
  • DRM content is not supported with incognito or private browser mode.
  • If you are self-hosting skin.json, if you deploy this release (4.20.8), you also need to pull the most recent version of the skin.json file and apply any of your customizations.

Direct Version Links

For reference, here are the Ooyala direct paths for the current version.
Note: These paths should not be used in your site unless absolutely necessary, as you will not get player updates automatically.
Resource

(*= included with Standard embed code)
Name of File to Host
Core Player * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.20.8/core.min.js
Skin Resources  
HTML5 Skin * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.20.8/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.js
Skin CSS * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.20.8/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.css
Skin Config File //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.20.8/skin-plugin/skin.json
Skin iFrame //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.20.8/skin-plugin/iframe.html
Images and Fonts
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.20.8/skin-plugin/assets/images/ooyala-watermark.png
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.20.8/skin-plugin/assets/images/ooyala.png
Video Recommendation (Discovery) plugin * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.20.8/other-plugin/discovery_api.min.js
Video Plugins  
Bitmovin Video Plugin for DASH and HLS * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.20.8/video-plugin/bit_wrapper.min.js
Main Video Plugin for HLS and MP4 * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.20.8/video-plugin/main_html5.min.js
Ad Plugins  
Ooyala Pulse Ad Plugin * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.20.8/ad-plugin/pulse.min.js
Ooyala SSAI Pulse Plugin for Live Ad Insertion //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.20.8/ad-plugin/ssai_pulse.min.js
Google IMA Plugin * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.20.8/ad-plugin/google_ima.min.js
FreeWheel Plugin * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.20.8/ad-plugin/freewheel.min.js
VAST and VPAID Plugin * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.20.8/ad-plugin/ad_manager_vast.min.js
Analytics Plugins  
Adobe Analytics (Omniture) Plugin
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.20.8/analytics-plugin/VideoHeartbeat.min.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.20.8/analytics-plugin/AppMeasurement.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.20.8/analytics-plugin/VisitorAPI.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.20.8/analytics-plugin/omniture.min.js
comScore Plugin Contact your Ooyala account manager for access to this plugin. comScore created and maintains this plugin.
Conviva Analytics plugin
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.20.8/analytics-plugin/conviva-core-sdk.min.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.20.8/analytics-plugin/conviva.min.js
Google Analytics plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.20.8/analytics-plugin/googleAnalytics.min.js
Nielsen Analytics plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.20.8/analytics-plugin/Nielsen.min.js
YOUBORA Analytics Plugin //smartplugin.youbora.com/v5/javascript/ooyalav4/stable/sp.min.js
Other Feature Plugins  
Playlists plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.20.8/other-plugin/playlists.js

Ooyala Player v4.20.7 Released (2017-12-20)

This Ooyala Player release introduces playback support for VR 360 videos.
Important: Browsers are starting to drop default support for Flash. Are you ready? See the Player V4 Resources page and the Player Migration FAQ for details.

New in this Release

  • VR 360 Video Support: This player version introduces support for VR 360, 360-degree virtual reality video playback for video on demand (VOD). Not yet supported for Live playback. For more information on what is supported and how to use Ooyala’s VR 360 content, see VR 360 Videos

Fixed in this Release

  • No previously known issues were fixed in this release.

Known Issues in this Release

  • Using Playlists with VR 360 videos is not supported with Safari desktop browser.
  • FreeWheel (FW) ads are not currently supported in combination with VR 360 videos.
  • Full screen icon doesn't lead to full screen mode on iOS with VR 360 videos in portrait mode, and is displayed in a pseudo full-screen (native banners are still displayed).
  • With VR 360 videos on Safari Mobile on iOS 10 and lower devices, the video must be hosted on the same domain as the player.
  • Overlays with the VAST ad plugin are not supported.
  • Watermarks are not clickable.
  • If the user sets Safari to Never Auto-Play manually (not the default setting), the video will not play.
  • With muted autoplay, some VPAID ads may still play the ads unmuted, even with the player in a muted state. This is due to a browser issue.
  • The initialBitrate parameter is not working in this release.

Important Notes for this Release

  • Autoplay on iPhone devices requires setting the iosPlayMode page-level parameter to 'inline'.
  • DRM content is not supported with incognito or private browser mode.
  • If you are self-hosting skin.json, if you deploy this release (4.20.7), you also need to pull the most recent version of the skin.json file and apply any of your customizations.

Direct Version Links

For reference, here are the Ooyala direct paths for the current version.
Note: These paths should not be used in your site unless absolutely necessary, as you will not get player updates automatically.
Resource

(*= included with Standard embed code)
Name of File to Host
Core Player * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.20.7/core.min.js
Skin Resources  
HTML5 Skin * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.20.7/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.js
Skin CSS * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.20.7/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.css
Skin Config File //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.20.7/skin-plugin/skin.json
Skin iFrame //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.20.7/skin-plugin/iframe.html
Images and Fonts
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.20.7/skin-plugin/assets/images/ooyala-watermark.png
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.20.7/skin-plugin/assets/images/ooyala.png
Video Recommendation (Discovery) plugin * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.20.7/other-plugin/discovery_api.min.js
Video Plugins  
Bitmovin Video Plugin for DASH and HLS * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.20.7/video-plugin/bit_wrapper.min.js
Main Video Plugin for HLS and MP4 * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.20.7/video-plugin/main_html5.min.js
Ad Plugins  
Ooyala Pulse Ad Plugin * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.20.7/ad-plugin/pulse.min.js
Ooyala SSAI Pulse Plugin for Live Ad Insertion //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.20.7/ad-plugin/ssai_pulse.min.js
Google IMA Plugin * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.20.7/ad-plugin/google_ima.min.js
FreeWheel Plugin * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.20.7/ad-plugin/freewheel.min.js
VAST and VPAID Plugin * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.20.7/ad-plugin/ad_manager_vast.min.js
Analytics Plugins  
Adobe Analytics (Omniture) Plugin
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.20.7/analytics-plugin/VideoHeartbeat.min.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.20.7/analytics-plugin/AppMeasurement.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.20.7/analytics-plugin/VisitorAPI.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.20.7/analytics-plugin/omniture.min.js
comScore Plugin Contact your Ooyala account manager for access to this plugin. comScore created and maintains this plugin.
Conviva Analytics plugin
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.20.7/analytics-plugin/conviva-core-sdk.min.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.20.7/analytics-plugin/conviva.min.js
Google Analytics plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.20.7/analytics-plugin/googleAnalytics.min.js
Nielsen Analytics plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.20.7/analytics-plugin/Nielsen.min.js
YOUBORA Analytics Plugin //smartplugin.youbora.com/v5/javascript/ooyalav4/stable/sp.min.js
Other Feature Plugins  
Playlists plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.20.7/other-plugin/playlists.js

Ooyala Player v4.20.5 Released (2017-12-14)

This Ooyala Player release introduces new accessibility and ad features and also fixes previous issues.
Important: Browsers are starting to drop default support for Flash. Are you ready? See the Player V4 Resources page and the Player Migration FAQ for details.

New in this Release

  • Support for Screen Readers to navigate the full Closed Caption menu.
  • Ability to adjust the maximum number of redirects or wrappers for the Google IMA Ad plugin.
  • Ability to enable the Ooyala Player control bar during ads (via the new playerControlsOverAds page-level parameter). Example: {"playerControlsOverAds":true}
    CAUTION:
    This capability should be used only for when VPAID ads have no interactivity. If this option is used in combination with ads that include user interaction (navigation links within the ad), they may conflict with the player control and prevent user from navigating the video.

Fixed in this Release

  • Updates and fixes for browsers that require muting of video to allow autoplay.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented autoplay from working with Safari when the initial time was set.

Known Issues in this Release

  • Overlays with the VAST ad plugin are not supported with this release.
  • Watermarks are not clickable in this release.
  • If the user sets Safari to 'Never Auto-Play' manually (not the default setting), the video will not play.
  • With muted autoplay, some VPAID ads may still play the ads unmuted, even with the player in a muted state.
  • The initialBitrate parameter is not working in this release.

Important Notes for this Release

  • Autoplay on iPhone devices requires setting the iosPlayMode page-level parameter to 'inline'.
  • DRM content is not supported with incognito or private browser mode.
  • As part of Google’s Flash deprecation effort, the Google IMA SDK version used in this Player release no longer supports Flash playback (VPAID ads).
  • If you are self-hosting skin.json, if you deploy this release (4.20.5), you also need to pull the most recent version of the skin.json file and apply any of your customizations.

Direct Version Links

For reference, here are the Ooyala direct paths for the current version.
Note: These paths should not be used in your site unless absolutely necessary, as you will not get player updates automatically.
Resource

(*= included with Standard embed code)
Name of File to Host
Core Player * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.20.5/core.min.js
Skin Resources  
HTML5 Skin * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.20.5/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.js
Skin CSS * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.20.5/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.css
Skin Config File //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.20.5/skin-plugin/skin.json
Skin iFrame //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.20.5/skin-plugin/iframe.html
Images and Fonts
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.20.5/skin-plugin/assets/images/ooyala-watermark.png
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.20.5/skin-plugin/assets/images/ooyala.png
Video Recommendation (Discovery) plugin * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.20.5/other-plugin/discovery_api.min.js
Video Plugins  
Bitmovin Video Plugin for DASH and HLS * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.20.5/video-plugin/bit_wrapper.min.js
Main Video Plugin for HLS and MP4 * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.20.5/video-plugin/main_html5.min.js
Ad Plugins  
Ooyala Pulse Ad Plugin * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.20.5/ad-plugin/pulse.min.js
Ooyala SSAI Pulse Plugin for Live Ad Insertion //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.20.5/ad-plugin/ssai_pulse.min.js
Google IMA Plugin * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.20.5/ad-plugin/google_ima.min.js
FreeWheel Plugin * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.20.5/ad-plugin/freewheel.min.js
VAST and VPAID Plugin * //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.20.5/ad-plugin/ad_manager_vast.min.js
Analytics Plugins  
Adobe Analytics (Omniture) Plugin
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.20.5/analytics-plugin/VideoHeartbeat.min.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.20.5/analytics-plugin/AppMeasurement.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.20.5/analytics-plugin/VisitorAPI.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.20.5/analytics-plugin/omniture.min.js
comScore Plugin Contact your Ooyala account manager for access to this plugin. comScore created and maintains this plugin.
Conviva Analytics plugin
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.20.5/analytics-plugin/conviva-core-sdk.min.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.20.5/analytics-plugin/conviva.min.js
Google Analytics plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.20.5/analytics-plugin/googleAnalytics.min.js
Nielsen Analytics plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.20.5/analytics-plugin/Nielsen.min.js
YOUBORA Analytics Plugin //smartplugin.youbora.com/v5/javascript/ooyalav4/stable/sp.min.js
Other Feature Plugins  
Playlists plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.20.5/other-plugin/playlists.js

Ooyala Player v4.19.3 Released (2017-11-29)

This Ooyala Player release introduces support for Ooyala’s High Availability capability for Live streams, as well as different variations of the Quality Selection menu (Bitrate, Resolution, and Bitrate + Resolution). This release also fixes previous issues.
Important: Browsers are starting to drop default support for Flash. Are you ready? See the Player V4 Resources page and the Player Migration FAQ for details.

New in this Release

  • This release introduces support for Ooyala’s High Availability capability for Live streams.
  • This release adds support for different display variations of the Quality Selection menu (Bitrate, Resolution, and Bitrate + Resolution). The current default is Bitrate, so that what the viewer sees are available bitrates listed in kbps (or mbps if applicable).
    You can change the default to show the Quality Selection menu options by:
    • available stream resolutions. Example: 1080p
    • available stream resolution and bitrate together. Example: 1080p (2500 kbps)
    The qualitySelection configuration is under "controlBar" in skin.json (under controlBar). To enable this feature, specify the following:
    "qualitySelection":{
       "format": "resolution"
    }
    where “format” is one of the following values:
    • "bitrate" (default)
    • "resolution"
    • "resolution bitrate"
    For details, see Player V4 JSON Schema.

Fixed in this Release

  • Updated the Mute icon overlay shown on videos where muting is required to autoplay.
  • Fixed an issue in which the replay button sometimes remained on screen during a replay event on Safari.

Known Issues in this Release

  • For Chrome browsers, playback does not always resume if the subchannel is disabled when the video is paused or seeked back.
  • With Safari 11, setting an initial time for playback, combined with autoplay, will not start the video automatically.
  • The initialBitrate parameter is not working in this release.

Important Notes for this Release

  • In order to use the (muted) autoplay function with Safari Mobile, you must also set the video to play inline. If you do not set the player to play inline (i.e. it automatically goes full-screen), the video will not start automatically.
  • DRM content is not supported with incognito or private browser mode.
  • As part of Google’s Flash deprecation effort, the Google IMA SDK version used in this Player release no longer supports Flash playback (VPAID ads).
  • If you are self-hosting skin.json, if you deploy this release (4.19.3), you also need to pull the most recent version of the skin.json file and apply any of your customizations.

Direct Version Links

For reference, here are the Ooyala direct paths for the current version.
Note: These paths should not be used in your site unless absolutely necessary, as you will not get player updates automatically.
Resource Name of File to Host Included in Standard Embed Code?
Core Player //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.19.3/core.min.js included
Skin Resources    
HTML5 Skin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.19.3/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.js included
Skin CSS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.19.3/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.css included
Skin Config File //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.19.3/skin-plugin/skin.json not included
Skin iFrame //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.19.3/skin-plugin/iframe.html not included
Images and Fonts
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.19.3/skin-plugin/assets/images/ooyala-watermark.png
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.19.3/skin-plugin/assets/images/ooyala.png
not included
Video Recommendation (Discovery) plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.19.3/other-plugin/discovery_api.min.js included
Video Plugins    
Bitmovin Video Plugin for DASH and HLS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.19.3/video-plugin/bit_wrapper.min.js included
Main Video Plugin for HLS and MP4 //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.19.3/video-plugin/main_html5.min.js included
Ad Plugins    
Ooyala Pulse Ad Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.19.3/ad-plugin/pulse.min.js included
Ooyala SSAI Pulse Plugin for Live Ad Insertion //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.19.3/ad-plugin/ssai_pulse.min.js not included
Google IMA Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.19.3/ad-plugin/google_ima.min.js included
FreeWheel Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.19.3/ad-plugin/freewheel.min.js included
VAST and VPAID Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.19.3/ad-plugin/ad_manager_vast.min.js included
Analytics Plugins    
Adobe Analytics (Omniture) Plugin
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.19.3/analytics-plugin/VideoHeartbeat.min.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.19.3/analytics-plugin/AppMeasurement.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.19.3/analytics-plugin/VisitorAPI.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.19.3/analytics-plugin/omniture.min.js
not included
comScore Plugin Contact your Ooyala account manager for access to this plugin. comScore created and maintains this plugin. not included
Conviva Analytics plugin
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.19.3/analytics-plugin/conviva-core-sdk.min.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.19.3/analytics-plugin/conviva.min.js
not included
Google Analytics plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.19.3/analytics-plugin/googleAnalytics.min.js not included
Nielsen Analytics plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.19.3/analytics-plugin/Nielsen.min.js not included
YOUBORA Analytics Plugin //smartplugin.youbora.com/v5/javascript/ooyalav4/stable/sp.min.js not included
Other Feature Plugins    
Playlists plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.19.3/other-plugin/playlists.js not included

Ooyala Player v4.18.15 Released (2017-11-14)

This Ooyala Player patch release fixes previous issues. No new features are introduced in this release.
Important: Browsers are starting to drop default support for Flash. Are you ready? See the Player V4 Resources page and the Player Migration FAQ for details.

Fixed in this Release

  • iPhone autoplay - To use (muted) autoplay with iOS Safari (supported with iOS 10+), you must also use the "iosPlayMode":"inline" page-level parameter as well. If this is not specified, then the autoplay setting will be ignored.
  • For some conditions, the up-next video would be blurred.
  • For multiple video embeds on a single page, the player skin sometimes would not load for subsequent players.
  • Removal of the client-side heartbeat authorization (auth_heartbeat).

Known Issues in this Release

  • Ooyala Ads (My Ads) do not autoplay on mobile browsers (when autoplay is enabled).
  • On Safari 11, if the user has changed their browser settings manually to "Always Auto-Play", mid-roll ads with Google IMA will mute the mid-roll ad even though the main video is unmuted.
  • In Safari 11, if the “Never Autoplay” option is enabled:
    • For the first video of a playlist, if the viewer clicks the play button, the video plays in a muted state.
    • If a mid-roll Freewheel ad is set to autoplay, during playback, the ad keeps buffering.
  • In Safari 11, if the “Allow All Auto-play” option is enabled, after playing a Pulse pre-roll ad, the main video plays but the sound is muted and no unmute button appears; the viewer must unmute by clicking the volume button.
  • In Safari 11, if the viewer clicks the Replay button after viewing the video, the replay button still shows while the video is replaying.
  • The player initialTime parameter is sometimes not respected by the Safari browser or by Chrome mobile on Android devices.
  • The initialBitrate parameter is not working in this release.

Important Notes for this Release

  • DRM content is not supported with incognito or private browser mode.
  • As part of Google’s Flash deprecation effort, the Google IMA SDK version used in this Player release no longer supports Flash playback (VPAID ads).
  • If you are self-hosting skin.json, if you deploy this release (4.18.15), you also need to pull the most recent version of the skin.json file and apply any of your customizations.

Direct Version Links

For reference, here are the Ooyala direct paths for the current version.
Note: These paths should not be used in your site unless absolutely necessary, as you will not get player updates automatically.
Resource Name of File to Host Included in Standard Embed Code?
Core Player //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.18.15/core.min.js included
Skin Resources    
HTML5 Skin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.18.15/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.js included
Skin CSS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.18.15/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.css included
Skin Config File //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.18.15/skin-plugin/skin.json not included
Skin iFrame //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.18.15/skin-plugin/iframe.html not included
Images and Fonts
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.18.15/skin-plugin/assets/images/ooyala-watermark.png
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.18.15/skin-plugin/assets/images/ooyala.png
not included
Video Recommendation (Discovery) plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.18.15/other-plugin/discovery_api.min.js included
Video Plugins    
Bitmovin Video Plugin for DASH and HLS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.18.15/video-plugin/bit_wrapper.min.js included
Main Video Plugin for HLS and MP4 //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.18.15/video-plugin/main_html5.min.js included
Ad Plugins    
Ooyala Pulse Ad Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.18.15/ad-plugin/pulse.min.js included
Ooyala SSAI Pulse Plugin for Live Ad Insertion //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.18.15/ad-plugin/ssai_pulse.min.js not included
Google IMA Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.18.15/ad-plugin/google_ima.min.js included
FreeWheel Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.18.15/ad-plugin/freewheel.min.js included
VAST and VPAID Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.18.15/ad-plugin/ad_manager_vast.min.js included
Analytics Plugins    
Adobe Analytics (Omniture) Plugin
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.18.15/analytics-plugin/VideoHeartbeat.min.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.18.15/analytics-plugin/AppMeasurement.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.18.15/analytics-plugin/VisitorAPI.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.18.15/analytics-plugin/omniture.min.js
not included
comScore Plugin Contact your Ooyala account manager for access to this plugin. comScore created and maintains this plugin. not included
Conviva Analytics plugin
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.18.15/analytics-plugin/conviva-core-sdk.min.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.18.15/analytics-plugin/conviva.min.js
not included
Google Analytics plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.18.15/analytics-plugin/googleAnalytics.min.js not included
Nielsen Analytics plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.18.15/analytics-plugin/Nielsen.min.js not included
YOUBORA Analytics Plugin //smartplugin.youbora.com/v5/javascript/ooyalav4/stable/sp.min.js not included
Other Feature Plugins    
Playlists plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.18.15/other-plugin/playlists.js not included

Ooyala Player v4.18.13 Released (2017-11-09)

This Ooyala Player release introduces new features, including muted autoplay, accessibility enhancements for video quality (ABR) selection, and new error messages for viewers who attempt to access a video ahead of its configured. flight time.
Important: Browsers are starting to drop default support for Flash. Are you ready? See the Player V4 Resources page and the Player Migration FAQ for details.

New in this Release

  • Added support for muted autoplay on mobile browsers (Safari and Chrome Mobile). To enable autoplay, in page-level settings, specify "autoplay":true.
    • In browsers where muted autoplay is not required (Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Internet Explorer), playback will be unmuted.
    • In browsers where muted autoplay is required (Safari, iOS Safari, and Chrome Mobile), playback will be muted.
  • Added error messaging for users who attempt to access a video ahead of the Flight Time that indicates when the video will be available.
  • Added support for screen readers (accessibility) for the video quality (bitrate) selection menu.
  • In this release, MPEG-DASH is by default the priority format over HLS if (a) the device supports it, and (b) your account has MPEG-DASH stream packaging as part of your profile. If you set the encoding priority at the page level, however, the page-level encoding will still have priority.

Fixed in this Release

  • Fixed an issue with unmuted autoplay being blocked on Safari v11 browsers. With this version, if autoplay is set when rendering in Safari, the ads or content will start muted, along with a visual indicator to the viewer that the video is muted.
  • Fixed an issue with inline playback for iOS 10+ when used in combination with Discovery and pre-roll / post-roll ads.
  • Fixed an issue in which a closed caption API value of ‘none’ did not turn off closed captions.
  • Fixed an issue in which closed captions were not rendering correctly on iOS 11.
  • Fixed an issue with the IMA page-level parameter of t=100 (used for post-rolls), which sometimes did not trigger ads.
  • Various cosmetic enhancements to make the player transitions smoother and more continuous, particularly during player startup and transitioning between videos.

Known Issues in this Release

  • Ooyala Ads (My Ads) do not autoplay on mobile browsers (when autoplay is enabled).
  • On Safari 11, if the user has changed their browser settings manually to "Always Auto-Play", mid-roll ads with Google IMA will mute the mid-roll ad even though the main video is unmuted.
  • In Safari 11, if the “Never Autoplay” option is enabled:
    • For the first video of a playlist, if the viewer clicks the play button, the video plays in a muted state.
    • If a mid-roll Freewheel ad is set to autoplay, during playback, the ad keeps buffering.
  • In Safari 11, if the “Allow All Auto-play” option is enabled, after playing a Pulse pre-roll ad, the main video plays but the sound is muted and no unmute button appears; the viewer must unmute by clicking the volume button.
  • In Safari 11, if the viewer clicks the Replay button after viewing the video, the replay button still shows while the video is replaying.
  • The player initialTime parameter is sometimes not respected by the Safari browser or by Chrome mobile on Android devices.
  • The initialBitrate parameter is not working in this release.

Important Notes for this Release

  • DRM content is not supported with incognito or private browser mode.
  • As part of Google’s Flash deprecation effort, the Google IMA SDK version used in this Player release no longer supports Flash playback (VPAID ads).
  • If you are self-hosting skin.json, if you deploy this release (4.18.13), you also need to pull the most recent version of the skin.json file and apply any of your customizations.

Direct Version Links

For reference, here are the Ooyala direct paths for the current version.
Note: These paths should not be used in your site unless absolutely necessary, as you will not get player updates automatically.
Resource Name of File to Host Included in Standard Embed Code?
Core Player //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.18.13/core.min.js included
Skin Resources    
HTML5 Skin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.18.13/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.js included
Skin CSS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.18.13/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.css included
Skin Config File //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.18.13/skin-plugin/skin.json not included
Skin iFrame //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.18.13/skin-plugin/iframe.html not included
Images and Fonts
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.18.13/skin-plugin/assets/images/ooyala-watermark.png
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.18.13/skin-plugin/assets/images/ooyala.png
not included
Video Recommendation (Discovery) plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.18.13/other-plugin/discovery_api.min.js included
Video Plugins    
Bitmovin Video Plugin for DASH and HLS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.18.13/video-plugin/bit_wrapper.min.js included
Main Video Plugin for HLS and MP4 //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.18.13/video-plugin/main_html5.min.js included
Ad Plugins    
Ooyala Pulse Ad Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.18.13/ad-plugin/pulse.min.js included
Ooyala SSAI Pulse Plugin for Live Ad Insertion //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.18.13/ad-plugin/ssai_pulse.min.js not included
Google IMA Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.18.13/ad-plugin/google_ima.min.js included
FreeWheel Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.18.13/ad-plugin/freewheel.min.js included
VAST and VPAID Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.18.13/ad-plugin/ad_manager_vast.min.js included
Analytics Plugins    
Adobe Analytics (Omniture) Plugin
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.18.13/analytics-plugin/VideoHeartbeat.min.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.18.13/analytics-plugin/AppMeasurement.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.18.13/analytics-plugin/VisitorAPI.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.18.13/analytics-plugin/omniture.min.js
not included
comScore Plugin Contact your Ooyala account manager for access to this plugin. comScore created and maintains this plugin. not included
Conviva Analytics plugin
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.18.13/analytics-plugin/conviva-core-sdk.min.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.18.13/analytics-plugin/conviva.min.js
not included
Google Analytics plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.18.13/analytics-plugin/googleAnalytics.min.js not included
Nielsen Analytics plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.18.13/analytics-plugin/Nielsen.min.js not included
YOUBORA Analytics Plugin //smartplugin.youbora.com/v5/javascript/ooyalav4/stable/sp.min.js not included
Other Feature Plugins    
Playlists plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.18.13/other-plugin/playlists.js not included

Ooyala Player v4.17.8 Released (2017-10-26)

This is a patch release only. No new features were introduced in this release.
Important: Browsers are starting to drop default support for Flash. Are you ready? See the Player V4 Resources page and the Player Migration FAQ for details.

Fixed in this Release

  • Fixed an issue with videoView callbacks in the Freewheel ad plugin.

Known Issues in this Release

  • When Windows Narrator is speaking the scrubber bar name in the play state, the narrator unexpectedly stops. This is caused by an issue in Windows Narrator.

Important Notes for this Release

  • DRM content is not supported with incognito or private browser mode.
  • As part of Google’s Flash deprecation effort, the Google IMA SDK version used in this Player release no longer supports Flash playback (VPAID ads).
  • If you are self-hosting skin.json, if you deploy this release (4.17.8), you also need to pull the most recent version of the skin.json file and apply any of your customizations.

Direct Version Links

For reference, here are the Ooyala direct paths for the current version.
Note: These paths should not be used in your site unless absolutely necessary, as you will not get player updates automatically.
Resource Name of File to Host Included in Standard Embed Code?
Core Player //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.8/core.min.js included
Skin Resources    
HTML5 Skin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.8/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.js included
Skin CSS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.8/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.css included
Skin Config File //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.8/skin-plugin/skin.json not included
Skin iFrame //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.8/skin-plugin/iframe.html not included
Images and Fonts
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.8/skin-plugin/assets/images/ooyala-watermark.png
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.8/skin-plugin/assets/images/ooyala.png
not included
Video Recommendation (Discovery) plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.8/other-plugin/discovery_api.min.js included
Video Plugins    
Bitmovin Video Plugin for DASH and HLS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.8/video-plugin/bit_wrapper.min.js included
Main Video Plugin for HLS and MP4 //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.8/video-plugin/main_html5.min.js included
OSMF Flash Video Plugin for HDS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.8/video-plugin/osmf_flash.min.js not included
Akamai HD Video Plugin for Akamai Packaged HDS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.8/video-plugin/akamaiHD_flash.min.js not included
Ooyala Player Plugin for YouTube iFrame (Deprecated) //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.8/video-plugin/youtube.min.js not included
Ad Plugins    
Ooyala Pulse Ad Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.8/ad-plugin/pulse.min.js included
Ooyala SSAI Pulse Plugin for Live Ad Insertion //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.8/ad-plugin/ssai_pulse.min.js not included
Google IMA Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.8/ad-plugin/google_ima.min.js included
FreeWheel Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.8/ad-plugin/freewheel.min.js included
VAST and VPAID Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.8/ad-plugin/ad_manager_vast.min.js included
Analytics Plugins    
Adobe Analytics (Omniture) Plugin
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.8/analytics-plugin/VideoHeartbeat.min.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.8/analytics-plugin/AppMeasurement.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.8/analytics-plugin/VisitorAPI.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.8/analytics-plugin/omniture.min.js
not included
comScore Plugin Contact your Ooyala account manager for access to this plugin. comScore created and maintains this plugin. not included
Conviva Analytics plugin
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.8/analytics-plugin/conviva-core-sdk.min.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.8/analytics-plugin/conviva.min.js
not included
Google Analytics plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.8/analytics-plugin/googleAnalytics.min.js not included
Nielsen Analytics plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.8/analytics-plugin/Nielsen.min.js not included
YOUBORA Analytics Plugin //smartplugin.youbora.com/v5/javascript/ooyalav4/stable/sp.min.js not included
Other Feature Plugins    
Playlists plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.8/other-plugin/playlists.js not included

Ooyala Player v4.17.7 Released (2017-10-11)

This is a patch release only. No new features were introduced in this release.
Important: Browsers are starting to drop default support for Flash. Are you ready? See the Player V4 Resources page and the Player Migration FAQ for details.

Fixed in this Release

  • If the DASH manifest contains an invalid offset, the player now starts with the correct initial start time instead of skipping the first segment.

Known Issues in this Release

  • When Windows Narrator is speaking the scrubber bar name in the play state, the narrator unexpectedly stops. This is caused by an issue in Windows Narrator.

Important Notes for this Release

  • DRM content is not supported with incognito or private browser mode.
  • As part of Google’s Flash deprecation effort, the Google IMA SDK version used in this Player release no longer supports Flash playback (VPAID ads).
  • If you are self-hosting skin.json, if you deploy this release (4.17.7), you also need to pull the most recent version of the skin.json file and apply any of your customizations.

Direct Version Links

For reference, here are the Ooyala direct paths for the current version.
Note: These paths should not be used in your site unless absolutely necessary, as you will not get player updates automatically.
Resource Name of File to Host Included in Standard Embed Code?
Core Player //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.7/core.min.js included
Skin Resources    
HTML5 Skin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.7/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.js included
Skin CSS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.7/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.css included
Skin Config File //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.7/skin-plugin/skin.json not included
Skin iFrame //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.7/skin-plugin/iframe.html not included
Images and Fonts
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.7/skin-plugin/assets/images/ooyala-watermark.png
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.7/skin-plugin/assets/images/ooyala.png
not included
Video Recommendation (Discovery) plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.7/other-plugin/discovery_api.min.js included
Video Plugins    
Bitmovin Video Plugin for DASH and HLS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.7/video-plugin/bit_wrapper.min.js included
Main Video Plugin for HLS and MP4 //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.7/video-plugin/main_html5.min.js included
OSMF Flash Video Plugin for HDS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.7/video-plugin/osmf_flash.min.js not included
Akamai HD Video Plugin for Akamai Packaged HDS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.7/video-plugin/akamaiHD_flash.min.js not included
Ooyala Player Plugin for YouTube iFrame (Deprecated) //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.7/video-plugin/youtube.min.js not included
Ad Plugins    
Ooyala Pulse Ad Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.7/ad-plugin/pulse.min.js included
Ooyala SSAI Pulse Plugin for Live Ad Insertion //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.7/ad-plugin/ssai_pulse.min.js not included
Google IMA Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.7/ad-plugin/google_ima.min.js included
FreeWheel Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.7/ad-plugin/freewheel.min.js included
VAST and VPAID Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.7/ad-plugin/ad_manager_vast.min.js included
Analytics Plugins    
Adobe Analytics (Omniture) Plugin
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.7/analytics-plugin/VideoHeartbeat.min.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.7/analytics-plugin/AppMeasurement.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.7/analytics-plugin/VisitorAPI.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.7/analytics-plugin/omniture.min.js
not included
comScore Plugin Contact your Ooyala account manager for access to this plugin. comScore created and maintains this plugin. not included
Conviva Analytics plugin
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.7/analytics-plugin/conviva-core-sdk.min.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.7/analytics-plugin/conviva.min.js
not included
Google Analytics plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.7/analytics-plugin/googleAnalytics.min.js not included
Nielsen Analytics plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.7/analytics-plugin/Nielsen.min.js not included
YOUBORA Analytics Plugin //smartplugin.youbora.com/v5/javascript/ooyalav4/stable/sp.min.js not included
Other Feature Plugins    
Playlists plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.7/other-plugin/playlists.js not included

Ooyala Player v4.17.6 Released (2017-10-02)

This is a patch release only. No new features were introduced in this release.
Important: Browsers are starting to drop default support for Flash. Are you ready? See the Player V4 Resources page and the Player Migration FAQ for details.

Fixed in this Release

  • Fixed an issue that caused closed captions to fail to render with Live Streams.
  • Fixed an issue related to playback of HLS live streams containing only an audio track.
  • In some browsers, the Closed Caption language was displayed twice when the language was changed. This issue has been fixed.
  • Using the IMA plugin with AdRules, podded ads previously did not play the second ad.
  • Fixed an issue related to accessibility. When using a screen reader in full-screen mode, the screen reader would sometimes read elements behind the player.

Known Issues in this Release

  • When Windows Narrator is speaking the scrubber bar name in the play state, the narrator unexpectedly stops. This is caused by an issue in Windows Narrator.

Important Notes for this Release

  • DRM content is not supported with incognito or private browser mode.
  • As part of Google’s Flash deprecation effort, the Google IMA SDK version used in this Player release no longer supports Flash playback (VPAID ads).
  • If you are self-hosting skin.json, if you deploy this release (4.17.6), you also need to pull the most recent version of the skin.json file and apply any of your customizations.

Direct Version Links

For reference, here are the Ooyala direct paths for the current version.
Note: These paths should not be used in your site unless absolutely necessary, as you will not get player updates automatically.
Resource Name of File to Host Included in Standard Embed Code?
Core Player //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.6/core.min.js included
Skin Resources    
HTML5 Skin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.6/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.js included
Skin CSS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.6/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.css included
Skin Config File //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.6/skin-plugin/skin.json not included
Skin iFrame //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.6/skin-plugin/iframe.html not included
Images and Fonts
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.6/skin-plugin/assets/images/ooyala-watermark.png
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.6/skin-plugin/assets/images/ooyala.png
not included
Video Recommendation (Discovery) plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.6/other-plugin/discovery_api.min.js included
Video Plugins    
Bitmovin Video Plugin for DASH and HLS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.6/video-plugin/bit_wrapper.min.js included
Main Video Plugin for HLS and MP4 //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.6/video-plugin/main_html5.min.js included
OSMF Flash Video Plugin for HDS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.6/video-plugin/osmf_flash.min.js not included
Akamai HD Video Plugin for Akamai Packaged HDS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.6/video-plugin/akamaiHD_flash.min.js not included
Ooyala Player Plugin for YouTube iFrame (Deprecated) //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.6/video-plugin/youtube.min.js not included
Ad Plugins    
Ooyala Pulse Ad Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.6/ad-plugin/pulse.min.js included
Ooyala SSAI Pulse Plugin for Live Ad Insertion //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.6/ad-plugin/ssai_pulse.min.js not included
Google IMA Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.6/ad-plugin/google_ima.min.js included
FreeWheel Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.6/ad-plugin/freewheel.min.js included
VAST and VPAID Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.6/ad-plugin/ad_manager_vast.min.js included
Analytics Plugins    
Adobe Analytics (Omniture) Plugin
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.6/analytics-plugin/VideoHeartbeat.min.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.6/analytics-plugin/AppMeasurement.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.6/analytics-plugin/VisitorAPI.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.6/analytics-plugin/omniture.min.js
not included
comScore Plugin Contact your Ooyala account manager for access to this plugin. comScore created and maintains this plugin. not included
Conviva Analytics plugin
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.6/analytics-plugin/conviva-core-sdk.min.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.6/analytics-plugin/conviva.min.js
not included
Google Analytics plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.6/analytics-plugin/googleAnalytics.min.js not included
Nielsen Analytics plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.6/analytics-plugin/Nielsen.min.js not included
YOUBORA Analytics Plugin //smartplugin.youbora.com/v5/javascript/ooyalav4/stable/sp.min.js not included
Other Feature Plugins    
Playlists plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.6/other-plugin/playlists.js not included

Safari 11 to Block Unmuted Autoplay (2017-09-21)

Important: Apple announced that it will start blocking unmuted autoplay of videos on its Safari 11 desktop browser. This could impact your desktop playback experience. See the following topics for details:

Ooyala Player v4.17.4 Released (2017-09-13)

This Ooyala Player release introduces new features, enhances performance, and fixes previous issues.
Important: Browsers are starting to drop default support for Flash. Are you ready? See the Player V4 Resources page and the Player Migration FAQ for details.

New in this Release

  • Content Preloading: Content preloading enables loading of the stream after the player is loaded and before the user starts playback (for non-autoplay settings), and, for Google IMA ads, during the 4th quartile of the ad break when ads are played (if ads are skipped before the fourth quartile of the ad is played, preloading of content will not occur). Preloading significantly speeds up the time-to-first-frame experience because the video is buffered before the viewer plays the videos. See Page-level Parameters for Player V4 for details. Also, preloading is disabled if the initialTime parameter is used.
    Note: Using content preloading can increase your overall video stream consumption because, for any given player embed, videos are streamed during preloading even when playback is not initiated. Typically, a video will preload the stream up to filling the buffer, the size of which will vary by browser.
  • Inline Playback on Safari Mobile: This release introduces Inline playback (playing videos inline on the page rather than in full screen mode) on Safari Mobile (available on iOS 10+). The default for Safari Mobile remains full screen. To enable inline playback for Safari Mobile on iOS 10+ devices, use the iosPlayMode page-level parameter (example: "iosPlayMode":"inline"). See Page-level Parameters for Player V4 for details.
  • Skippable Ads on Safari Mobile using Google IMA: In conjunction with inline playback on Safari Mobile, skippable ads can be served to iOS 10+ devices if the player is playing inline. To enable skippable ads on Safari Mobile using Google IMA, use the google-ima-ads-manager.enableIosSkippableAds page-level parameter (see Google IMA Ad Parameters):
    "google-ima-ads-manager":
        { "enableIosSkippableAds":true }
    Note: If inline playback and skippable ads are enabled, then any ad break will shrink to play in-line, even if the user was viewing the content full screen prior to the ad break. Otherwise, the ad would play in the background.
  • Faster time to playback: Improved thumbnail logic enables faster time to playback, particularly for Chrome Mobile.
  • Accessible Player Controls: In this release, the Ooyala now supports the WCAG 2.0 standard for Accessibility.
  • Tool Tips for Player Controls: This player release introduces tooltips in the Player UI. This enables popup explanatory text on a mouse hover action. Tooltips are disabled by default. To enable tooltips, edit the skin.JSON file and set the tooltips setting to “enabled”:true:
    {
       "controlBar":{
          "tooltips":{
             "enabled":true
          }
       }
    }
    For more information, see Customizing the Player V4 Skin with skin.json.

Fixed in this Release

  • Fixed an issue with device registration with Widevine DRM that affected versions 4.16.x.

Known Issues in this Release

  • While speaking, the scrubber bar name in the play state in the Windows Narrator is getting stuck (Issue needing resolved within Windows Narrator)
  • Screen reader able to focus on page elements even though video is in full-screen.
  • On older versions of Safari (prior to v10.1.2), there are problems with the focus indicator getting stuck and screen reader issues. Upgrading to newer version of Safari (v10.1.2 or higher) resolves these problems.
  • In some browsers, the Close Caption language is displaying in two different languages.

Important Notes for this Release

  • DRM content is not supported with incognito or private browser mode.

Direct Version Links

For reference, here are the Ooyala direct paths for the current version.
Note: These paths should not be used in your site unless absolutely necessary, as you will not get player updates automatically.
Resource Name of File to Host Included in Standard Embed Code?
Core Player //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.4/core.min.js included
Skin Resources    
HTML5 Skin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.4/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.js included
Skin CSS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.4/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.css included
Skin Config File //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.4/skin-plugin/skin.json not included
Skin iFrame //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.4/skin-plugin/iframe.html not included
Images and Fonts
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.4/skin-plugin/assets/images/ooyala-watermark.png
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.4/skin-plugin/assets/images/ooyala.png
not included
Video Recommendation (Discovery) plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.4/other-plugin/discovery_api.min.js included
Video Plugins    
Bitmovin Video Plugin for DASH and HLS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.4/video-plugin/bit_wrapper.min.js included
Main Video Plugin for HLS and MP4 //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.4/video-plugin/main_html5.min.js included
OSMF Flash Video Plugin for HDS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.4/video-plugin/osmf_flash.min.js not included
Akamai HD Video Plugin for Akamai Packaged HDS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.4/video-plugin/akamaiHD_flash.min.js not included
Ooyala Player Plugin for YouTube iFrame (Deprecated) //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.4/video-plugin/youtube.min.js not included
Ad Plugins    
Ooyala Pulse Ad Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.4/ad-plugin/pulse.min.js included
Ooyala SSAI Pulse Plugin for Live Ad Insertion //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.4/ad-plugin/ssai_pulse.min.js not included
Google IMA Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.4/ad-plugin/google_ima.min.js included
FreeWheel Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.4/ad-plugin/freewheel.min.js included
VAST and VPAID Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.4/ad-plugin/ad_manager_vast.min.js included
Analytics Plugins    
Adobe Analytics (Omniture) Plugin
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.4/analytics-plugin/VideoHeartbeat.min.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.4/analytics-plugin/AppMeasurement.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.4/analytics-plugin/VisitorAPI.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.4/analytics-plugin/omniture.min.js
not included
comScore Plugin Contact your Ooyala account manager for access to this plugin. comScore created and maintains this plugin. not included
Conviva Analytics plugin
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.4/analytics-plugin/conviva-core-sdk.min.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.4/analytics-plugin/conviva.min.js
not included
Google Analytics plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.4/analytics-plugin/googleAnalytics.min.js not included
Nielsen Analytics plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.4/analytics-plugin/Nielsen.min.js not included
YOUBORA Analytics Plugin //smartplugin.youbora.com/v5/javascript/ooyalav4/stable/sp.min.js not included
Other Feature Plugins    
Playlists plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.17.4/other-plugin/playlists.js not included

Ooyala Player v4.16.12 Released (2017-09-06)

This Ooyala Player release fixes previous issues.
Important: Browsers are starting to drop default support for Flash. Are you ready? See the Player V4 Resources page and the Player Migration FAQ for details.

Fixed in this Release

  • Fixed an issue with live streaming where playback would stall if segments requests were slow to respond.
  • Worked around an issue introduced in Safari on Mac OS 10.4.5 that was primarily seen when seeking beyond a start point larger than 40 minutes.

Known Issues in this Release

  • Live Closed Captions is not available with the Bitmovin Video plugin in this release.
  • The Microsoft Edge browser still uses HTML5 instead of Flash even if the "platform": "flash" parameter is passed.
  • DASH DRM device registration fails and returns a DRM server error.

Important Notes for this Release

  • Starting with this release, DRM content is not supported with incognito or private browser mode.

Direct Version Links

For reference, here are the Ooyala direct paths for the current version.
Note: These paths should not be used in your site unless absolutely necessary, as you will not get player updates automatically.
Resource Name of File to Host Included in Standard Embed Code?
Core Player //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.12/core.min.js included
Skin Resources    
HTML5 Skin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.12/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.js included
Skin CSS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.12/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.css included
Skin Config File //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.12/skin-plugin/skin.json not included
Skin iFrame //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.12/skin-plugin/iframe.html not included
Images and Fonts
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.12/skin-plugin/assets/images/ooyala-watermark.png
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.12/skin-plugin/assets/images/ooyala.png
not included
Video Recommendation (Discovery) plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.12/other-plugin/discovery_api.min.js included
Video Plugins    
Bitmovin Video Plugin for DASH and HLS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.12/video-plugin/bit_wrapper.min.js included
Main Video Plugin for HLS and MP4 //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.12/video-plugin/main_html5.min.js included
OSMF Flash Video Plugin for HDS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.12/video-plugin/osmf_flash.min.js not included
Akamai HD Video Plugin for Akamai Packaged HDS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.12/video-plugin/akamaiHD_flash.min.js not included
Ooyala Player Plugin for YouTube iFrame (Deprecated) //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.12/video-plugin/youtube.min.js not included
Ad Plugins    
Ooyala Pulse Ad Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.12/ad-plugin/pulse.min.js included
Ooyala SSAI Pulse Plugin for Live Ad Insertion //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.12/ad-plugin/ssai_pulse.min.js not included
Google IMA Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.12/ad-plugin/google_ima.min.js included
FreeWheel Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.12/ad-plugin/freewheel.min.js included
VAST and VPAID Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.12/ad-plugin/ad_manager_vast.min.js included
Analytics Plugins    
Adobe Analytics (Omniture) Plugin
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.12/analytics-plugin/VideoHeartbeat.min.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.12/analytics-plugin/AppMeasurement.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.12/analytics-plugin/VisitorAPI.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.12/analytics-plugin/omniture.min.js
not included
comScore Plugin Contact your Ooyala account manager for access to this plugin. comScore created and maintains this plugin. not included
Conviva Analytics plugin
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.12/analytics-plugin/conviva-core-sdk.min.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.12/analytics-plugin/conviva.min.js
not included
Google Analytics plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.12/analytics-plugin/googleAnalytics.min.js not included
Nielsen Analytics plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.12/analytics-plugin/Nielsen.min.js not included
YOUBORA Analytics Plugin //smartplugin.youbora.com/v5/javascript/ooyalav4/stable/sp.min.js not included
Other Feature Plugins    
Playlists plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.12/other-plugin/playlists.js not included

Ooyala Player v4.16.10 Released (2017-08-22)

This Ooyala Player release introduces new features, enhances performance, and fixes previous issues.
Important: Browsers are starting to drop default support for Flash. Are you ready? See the Player V4 Resources page and the Player Migration FAQ for details.
Note:

For customers with mixed content conditions (refer to this Google article) on a site running over HTTPS, use the following path instead:

//player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/latest/

This path is locked on Player V4 Web v4.10.6, which prefers Flash playback as the priority. This circumvents mixed content enforcement by browsers (assuming Flash is not blocked).

New in this Release

  • Accessibility Enhancements:
    • Added support for screen readers, such as JAWS, Apple VoiceOver, and Accessibility mode on mobile devices for Player controls using Aria tags.
    • Added tooltips for control video player control buttons. To enable tooltips:
      • As an page-level player param: {"skin":{"inline":{"controlBar":{"tooltips":{"enabled":true}}}}}
      • In skin.json: Set this to TRUE: controlBar.tooltips.enabled
  • Added support for the description_url macro for IMA and VAST ad plugins. Previously, this needed to be added manually. This URL is extremely important, especially for publishers using the Network Partner Management (NPM) feature. The description URL is compared to an NPM publisher's list of classified domains to determine whether ads are eligible to serve. If the description URL does not match a classified domain, no ads will be served.
  • Page-level plugin overrides for the standard embed code. See Specifying Plugins for the Standard Embed Code.

Fixed in this Release

  • Changed default timeout for the IMA plugin for media from 8s to 15s.
  • Fixed an issue with the VAST ad plugin that caused some VPAID impressions to not be tracked.

Known Issues in this Release

  • On IE and Edge browsers, when navigating to full-screen mode, the tab position moves to the Pause/Play button instead of remaining with the Full Screen button.
  • On Windows 7 + IE 11, the control bar is not visible from the player when used with the JAWS screen reader. However, the screen reader is otherwise able to interface with the player control normally.
  • Share and Closed Caption buttons are not enabled in accessibility mode.
  • DASH DRM device registration fails and returns a DRM server error.

Direct Version Links

For reference, here are the Ooyala direct paths for the current version.
Note: These paths should not be used in your site unless absolutely necessary, as you will not get player updates automatically.
Resource Name of File to Host Included in Standard Embed Code?
Core Player //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.10/core.min.js included
Skin Resources    
HTML5 Skin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.10/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.js included
Skin CSS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.10/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.css included
Skin Config File //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.10/skin-plugin/skin.json not included
Skin iFrame //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.10/skin-plugin/iframe.html not included
Images and Fonts
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.10/skin-plugin/assets/images/ooyala-watermark.png
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.10/skin-plugin/assets/images/ooyala.png
not included
Video Recommendation (Discovery) plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.10/other-plugin/discovery_api.min.js included
Video Plugins    
Bitmovin Video Plugin for DASH and HLS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.10/video-plugin/bit_wrapper.min.js included
Main Video Plugin for HLS and MP4 //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.10/video-plugin/main_html5.min.js included
OSMF Flash Video Plugin for HDS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.10/video-plugin/osmf_flash.min.js not included
Akamai HD Video Plugin for Akamai Packaged HDS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.10/video-plugin/akamaiHD_flash.min.js not included
Ooyala Player Plugin for YouTube iFrame (Deprecated) //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.10/video-plugin/youtube.min.js not included
Ad Plugins    
Ooyala Pulse Ad Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.10/ad-plugin/pulse.min.js included
Ooyala SSAI Pulse Plugin for Live Ad Insertion //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.10/ad-plugin/ssai_pulse.min.js not included
Google IMA Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.10/ad-plugin/google_ima.min.js included
FreeWheel Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.10/ad-plugin/freewheel.min.js included
VAST and VPAID Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.10/ad-plugin/ad_manager_vast.min.js included
Analytics Plugins    
Adobe Analytics (Omniture) Plugin
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.10/analytics-plugin/VideoHeartbeat.min.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.10/analytics-plugin/AppMeasurement.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.10/analytics-plugin/VisitorAPI.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.10/analytics-plugin/omniture.min.js
not included
comScore Plugin Contact your Ooyala account manager for access to this plugin. comScore created and maintains this plugin. not included
Conviva Analytics plugin
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.10/analytics-plugin/conviva-core-sdk.min.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.10/analytics-plugin/conviva.min.js
not included
Google Analytics plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.10/analytics-plugin/googleAnalytics.min.js not included
Nielsen Analytics plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.10/analytics-plugin/Nielsen.min.js not included
YOUBORA Analytics Plugin //smartplugin.youbora.com/v5/javascript/ooyalav4/stable/sp.min.js not included
Other Feature Plugins    
Playlists plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.10/other-plugin/playlists.js not included

Ooyala Player v4.16.8 Released (2017-08-03)

This Ooyala Player release provides maintenance fixes that improve performance.
Important: Browsers are starting to drop default support for Flash. Are you ready? See the Player V4 Resources page and the Player Migration FAQ for details.
Note:

For customers with mixed content conditions (refer to this Google article) on a site running over HTTPS, use the following path instead:

//player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/latest/

This path is locked on Player V4 Web v4.10.6, which prefers Flash playback as the priority. This circumvents mixed content enforcement by browsers (assuming Flash is not blocked).

Fixed in this Release

  • Fixed an issue that would cause a 3-second floor on player initialization under certain race conditions. This change reduced player load latency for the specific race conditions in which it is realized.
  • Fixed an issue in which video playback would skip the first few seconds with certain DRM-protected Dash streams.
  • Fixed an issue in which the Pulse Ad Manager did not immediately set itself to a ready state when there were no ads.
  • MyAds now loads only as needed when using the standalone player.

Known Issues in this Release

  • The player does not resume content on iPad devices after a Google IMA error resulting from attempts to play Flash ads (VPAID 1.0).
  • DASH DRM device registration fails and returns a DRM server error.

Direct Version Links

For reference, here are the Ooyala direct paths for the current version.
Note: These paths should not be used in your site unless absolutely necessary, as you will not get player updates automatically.
Resource Name of File to Host Included in Standard Embed Code?
Core Player //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.8/core.min.js included
Skin Resources    
HTML5 Skin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.8/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.js included
Skin CSS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.8/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.css included
Skin Config File //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.8/skin-plugin/skin.json not included
Skin iFrame //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.8/skin-plugin/iframe.html not included
Images and Fonts
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.8/skin-plugin/assets/images/ooyala-watermark.png
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.8/skin-plugin/assets/images/ooyala.png
not included
Video Recommendation (Discovery) plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.8/other-plugin/discovery_api.min.js included
Video Plugins    
Bitmovin Video Plugin for DASH and HLS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.8/video-plugin/bit_wrapper.min.js included
Main Video Plugin for HLS and MP4 //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.8/video-plugin/main_html5.min.js included
OSMF Flash Video Plugin for HDS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.8/video-plugin/osmf_flash.min.js not included
Akamai HD Video Plugin for Akamai Packaged HDS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.8/video-plugin/akamaiHD_flash.min.js not included
Ooyala Player Plugin for YouTube iFrame (Deprecated) //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.8/video-plugin/youtube.min.js not included
Ad Plugins    
Ooyala Pulse Ad Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.8/ad-plugin/pulse.min.js included
Ooyala SSAI Pulse Plugin for Live Ad Insertion //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.8/ad-plugin/ssai_pulse.min.js not included
Google IMA Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.8/ad-plugin/google_ima.min.js included
FreeWheel Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.8/ad-plugin/freewheel.min.js included
VAST and VPAID Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.8/ad-plugin/ad_manager_vast.min.js included
Analytics Plugins    
Adobe Analytics (Omniture) Plugin
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.8/analytics-plugin/VideoHeartbeat.min.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.8/analytics-plugin/AppMeasurement.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.8/analytics-plugin/VisitorAPI.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.8/analytics-plugin/omniture.min.js
not included
comScore Plugin Contact your Ooyala account manager for access to this plugin. comScore created and maintains this plugin. not included
Conviva Analytics plugin
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.8/analytics-plugin/conviva-core-sdk.min.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.8/analytics-plugin/conviva.min.js
not included
Google Analytics plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.8/analytics-plugin/googleAnalytics.min.js not included
Nielsen Analytics plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.8/analytics-plugin/Nielsen.min.js not included
YOUBORA Analytics Plugin //smartplugin.youbora.com/v5/javascript/ooyalav4/stable/sp.min.js not included
Other Feature Plugins    
Playlists plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.16.8/other-plugin/playlists.js not included

Ooyala Player v4.14.9 Released (2017-07 24)

This maintenance release fixes an issue that would cause a 3-second floor on player initialization under certain race conditions when ad plugins are used.
Important: Browsers are starting to drop default support for Flash. Are you ready? See the Player V4 Resources page and the Player Migration FAQ for details.
Ooyala-hosted Path for Customers with Mixed Content Conditions
Note:

For customers with mixed content conditions (refer to this Google article) on a site running over HTTPS, use the following path instead:

//player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/latest/

This path is locked on Player V4 Web v4.10.6, which prefers Flash playback as the priority. This circumvents mixed content enforcement by browsers (assuming Flash is not blocked).

Fixed in this Release

  • Fixed an issue that would cause a 3-second floor on player initialization under certain race conditions. This change reduced player load latency for the specific race conditions in which it is realized.

Direct Version Links

For reference, here are the Ooyala direct paths for the current version.
Note: These paths should not be used in your site unless absolutely necessary, as you will not get player updates automatically.
Resource Name of File to Host Included in Standard Embed Code?
Core Player //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.9/core.min.js included
Skin Resources    
HTML5 Skin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.9/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.js included
Skin CSS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.9/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.css included
Skin Config File //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.9/skin-plugin/skin.json not included
Skin iFrame //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.9/skin-plugin/iframe.html not included
Images and Fonts
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.9/skin-plugin/assets/images/ooyala-watermark.png
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.9/skin-plugin/assets/images/ooyala.png
not included
Video Recommendation (Discovery) plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.9/other-plugin/discovery_api.min.js included
Video Plugins    
Bitmovin Video Plugin for DASH and HLS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.9/video-plugin/bit_wrapper.min.js included
Main Video Plugin for HLS and MP4 //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.9/video-plugin/main_html5.min.js included
OSMF Flash Video Plugin for HDS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.9/video-plugin/osmf_flash.min.js not included
Akamai HD Video Plugin for Akamai Packaged HDS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.9/video-plugin/akamaiHD_flash.min.js not included
Ooyala Player Plugin for YouTube iFrame (Deprecated) //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.9/video-plugin/youtube.min.js not included
Ad Plugins    
Ooyala Pulse Ad Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.9/ad-plugin/pulse.min.js included
Ooyala SSAI Pulse Plugin for Live Ad Insertion //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.9/ad-plugin/ssai_pulse.min.js not included
Google IMA Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.9/ad-plugin/google_ima.min.js included
FreeWheel Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.9/ad-plugin/freewheel.min.js included
VAST and VPAID Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.9/ad-plugin/ad_manager_vast.min.js included
Analytics Plugins    
Adobe Analytics (Omniture) Plugin
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.9/analytics-plugin/VideoHeartbeat.min.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.9/analytics-plugin/AppMeasurement.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.9/analytics-plugin/VisitorAPI.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.9/analytics-plugin/omniture.min.js
not included
comScore Plugin Contact your Ooyala account manager for access to this plugin. comScore created and maintains this plugin. not included
Conviva Analytics plugin
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.9/analytics-plugin/conviva-core-sdk.min.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.9/analytics-plugin/conviva.min.js
not included
Google Analytics plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.9/analytics-plugin/googleAnalytics.min.js not included
Nielsen Analytics plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.9/analytics-plugin/Nielsen.min.js not included
YOUBORA Analytics Plugin //smartplugin.youbora.com/v5/javascript/ooyalav4/stable/sp.min.js not included
Other Feature Plugins    
Playlists plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.9/other-plugin/playlists.js not included

Ooyala Player v4.15.7 Released (2017-07-10)

This Ooyala Player release provides enhancements to the bit_wrapper plugin as well as important bug fixes.
Important: This player version was removed from //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/production/latest due to a known issue with encrypted DASH streams. However, it is still available in the direct version links (see below). In this player version, the first segment of the video is skipped (the first 4-10s of the video, depending the encoding settings). This version is therefore not recommended for use with DASH streams encrypted with Widevine Modular DRM.
Important: Browsers are starting to drop default support for Flash. Are you ready? See the Player V4 Resources page and the Player Migration FAQ for details.
Ooyala-hosted Path for Customers with Mixed Content Conditions
Note:

For customers with mixed content conditions (refer to this Google article) on a site running over HTTPS, use the following path instead:

//player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/latest/

This path is locked on Player V4 Web v4.10.6, which prefers Flash playback as the priority. This circumvents mixed content enforcement by browsers (assuming Flash is not blocked).

New in this Release

The bit_wrapper plugin was enhanced in the following ways:
  • It now uses an upgraded version (v7.2) of Bitmovin.
  • It now bundles all dependencies except for the .swf file needed for Flash playback. Therefore, if you are using the location or locationBaseUrl page-level parameter, you will only need to specify this for the .swf dependency (used for Flash-based playback).
  • ABR is more responsive - it resolves faster to the optimal bitrate for the current network conditions.

Fixed in this Release

  • Fixed an issue that would cause a 3-second floor on player initialization under certain race conditions. This change reduced player load latency for the specific race conditions in which it is realized.
  • Video assets with no audio track are now playable with the Bitmovin plugin.
  • VPAID ads that send player events outside of the ad break are now ignored.
  • Aria tags and tab controls have been added for first-level Player elements, enabling readability for Screen Readers.
  • For Chrome Mobile browsers, disabled cache-busting in the HLS manifest that was no longer needed.
  • Enhanced the Playlist plugin so that, if a Playlist API call fails, it now broadcasts the message on the message bus and continues with the embed code specified initially.
  • If the Playlist plugin fails, it now reverts back to the main video specified on player creation.
  • Fixed an issue with the autoplayAfterInitialPlay parameter, which was previously autoplaying the initial play also.
  • With Windows 7 / Explorer 11, MP4 fallback now works when the selected stream is DASH.

Known Issues in this Release

  • When viewing content during an ad break with full screen, the player may transition out of full screen automatically.
  • Not all Player controls meet accessibility requirements. Partial support was added in this release for Screen Reader compatibility.
  • DASH is currently disabled for Safari (HTML5 and Flash). Only HLS will be used for Safari with this release.
  • Cross-device Resume (XDR) is currently not supported when Ooyala Ads (My Ads) are used.
  • DASH DRM device registration fails and returns a DRM server error.

Direct Version Links

For reference, here are the Ooyala direct paths for the current version.
Note: These paths should not be used in your site unless absolutely necessary, as you will not get player updates automatically.
Resource Name of File to Host Included in Standard Embed Code?
Core Player //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.15.7/core.min.js included
Skin Resources    
HTML5 Skin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.15.7/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.js included
Skin CSS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.15.7/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.css included
Skin Config File //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.15.7/skin-plugin/skin.json not included
Skin iFrame //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.15.7/skin-plugin/iframe.html not included
Images and Fonts
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.15.7/skin-plugin/assets/images/ooyala-watermark.png
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.15.7/skin-plugin/assets/images/ooyala.png
not included
Video Recommendation (Discovery) plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.15.7/other-plugin/discovery_api.min.js included
Video Plugins    
Bitmovin Video Plugin for DASH and HLS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.15.7/video-plugin/bit_wrapper.min.js included
Main Video Plugin for HLS and MP4 //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.15.7/video-plugin/main_html5.min.js included
OSMF Flash Video Plugin for HDS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.15.7/video-plugin/osmf_flash.min.js not included
Akamai HD Video Plugin for Akamai Packaged HDS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.15.7/video-plugin/akamaiHD_flash.min.js not included
Ooyala Player Plugin for YouTube iFrame (Deprecated) //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.15.7/video-plugin/youtube.min.js not included
Ad Plugins    
Ooyala Pulse Ad Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.15.7/ad-plugin/pulse.min.js included
Ooyala SSAI Pulse Plugin for Live Ad Insertion //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.15.7/ad-plugin/ssai_pulse.min.js not included
Google IMA Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.15.7/ad-plugin/google_ima.min.js included
FreeWheel Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.15.7/ad-plugin/freewheel.min.js included
VAST and VPAID Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.15.7/ad-plugin/ad_manager_vast.min.js included
Analytics Plugins    
Adobe Analytics (Omniture) Plugin
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.15.7/analytics-plugin/VideoHeartbeat.min.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.15.7/analytics-plugin/AppMeasurement.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.15.7/analytics-plugin/VisitorAPI.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.15.7/analytics-plugin/omniture.min.js
not included
comScore Plugin Contact your Ooyala account manager for access to this plugin. comScore created and maintains this plugin. not included
Conviva Analytics plugin
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.15.7/analytics-plugin/conviva-core-sdk.min.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.15.7/analytics-plugin/conviva.min.js
not included
Google Analytics plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.15.7/analytics-plugin/googleAnalytics.min.js not included
Nielsen Analytics plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.15.7/analytics-plugin/Nielsen.min.js not included
YOUBORA Analytics Plugin //smartplugin.youbora.com/v5/javascript/ooyalav4/stable/sp.min.js not included
Other Feature Plugins    
Playlists plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.15.7/other-plugin/playlists.js not included

Ooyala Player v4.14.8 Released (2017-06-14)

This maintenance release fixes playback issues on a very specific Chrome version (48.0.2564.109), fixes issues with certain types of VPAID creatives and the Google IMA ad plugin, and enhances error message details.
Important: Browsers are starting to drop default support for Flash. Are you ready? See the Player V4 Resources page and the Player Migration FAQ for details.
Ooyala-hosted Path for Customers with Mixed Content Conditions
Note:

For customers with mixed content conditions (refer to this Google article) on a site running over HTTPS, use the following path instead:

//player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/latest/

This path is locked on Player V4 Web v4.10.6, which prefers Flash playback as the priority. This circumvents mixed content enforcement by browsers (assuming Flash is not blocked).

Fixed in this Release

  • For a very specific version of Chrome (48.0.2564.109), this release disables the bit_wrapper.js plugin from being used. If you have significant traffic from this browser (which is uncommon), you will need to include main_html5.js for playback on this specific browser (both are included in the Standard Player embed).
    Note: The main_html5 plugin does not support DRM. Therefore, DRM will not work with Chrome v48.0.2564.109 with this player release.
  • For “Network” type errors, this release logs the URL of the request with the error information.
  • This release fixes failures originating from certain types of VPAID creatives and the Google IMA ad plugin.

Known Issues in this Release

  • For Google IMA ads on iOS 10.1.1 and iPhone 6, ads play in normal-screen mode (not full-screen mode) and uses video controls.
  • On some iOS devices, after a VPAID mid-roll ad plays, the video starts playing from the initial point of the video.

Direct Version Links

For reference, here are the Ooyala direct paths for the current version.
Note: These paths should not be used in your site unless absolutely necessary, as you will not get player updates automatically.
Resource Name of File to Host Included in Standard Embed Code?
Core Player //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.8/core.min.js included
Skin Resources    
HTML5 Skin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.8/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.js included
Skin CSS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.8/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.css included
Skin Config File //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.8/skin-plugin/skin.json not included
Skin iFrame //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.8/skin-plugin/iframe.html not included
Images and Fonts
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.8/skin-plugin/assets/images/ooyala-watermark.png
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.8/skin-plugin/assets/images/ooyala.png
not included
Video Recommendation (Discovery) plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.8/other-plugin/discovery_api.min.js included
Video Plugins    
Bitmovin Video Plugin for DASH and HLS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.8/video-plugin/bit_wrapper.min.js included
Main Video Plugin for HLS and MP4 //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.8/video-plugin/main_html5.min.js included
OSMF Flash Video Plugin for HDS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.8/video-plugin/osmf_flash.min.js not included
Akamai HD Video Plugin for Akamai Packaged HDS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.8/video-plugin/akamaiHD_flash.min.js not included
Ooyala Player Plugin for YouTube iFrame (Deprecated) //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.8/video-plugin/youtube.min.js not included
Ad Plugins    
Ooyala Pulse Ad Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.8/ad-plugin/pulse.min.js included
Ooyala SSAI Pulse Plugin for Live Ad Insertion //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.8/ad-plugin/ssai_pulse.min.js not included
Google IMA Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.8/ad-plugin/google_ima.min.js included
FreeWheel Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.8/ad-plugin/freewheel.min.js included
VAST and VPAID Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.8/ad-plugin/ad_manager_vast.min.js included
Analytics Plugins    
Adobe Analytics (Omniture) Plugin
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.8/analytics-plugin/VideoHeartbeat.min.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.8/analytics-plugin/AppMeasurement.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.8/analytics-plugin/VisitorAPI.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.8/analytics-plugin/omniture.min.js
not included
comScore Plugin Contact your Ooyala account manager for access to this plugin. comScore created and maintains this plugin. not included
Conviva Analytics plugin
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.8/analytics-plugin/conviva-core-sdk.min.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.8/analytics-plugin/conviva.min.js
not included
Google Analytics plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.8/analytics-plugin/googleAnalytics.min.js not included
Nielsen Analytics plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.8/analytics-plugin/Nielsen.min.js not included
YOUBORA Analytics Plugin //smartplugin.youbora.com/v5/javascript/ooyalav4/stable/sp.min.js not included
Other Feature Plugins    
Playlists plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.8/other-plugin/playlists.js not included

Playback Deprecations (2017-06-04)

The following playback functionality has been deprecated and is scheduled to be disabled:
  • Akamai HD Video Plugin for Akamai Packaged HDS for Player V4
  • OSMF Flash Video Plugin for HDS for Player V4
  • Player V3
  • Player V2
For details and alternatives, see the OVP Release Notes.

Backlot Support for Standard Player Embed Codes (2017-05-31)

Backlot now provides you with the option to choose between a standard and advanced embed code (see MANAGE > Embed). If you use the standard Player embed code, you automatically include certain plug-ins so that you don't need to add them to the web page. For details, see the Ooyala Backlot Release Notes.

Ooyala Player release v4.14.7 (2017-05-17)

This player version adds Japanese localization to the player skin and a new page-level parameter for the playlists.js plugin.
Important: Browsers are starting to drop default support for Flash. Are you ready? See the Player V4 Resources page and the Player Migration FAQ for details.
Ooyala-hosted Path for Customers with Mixed Content Conditions
Note:

For customers with mixed content conditions (refer to this Google article) on a site running over HTTPS, use the following path instead:

//player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/latest/

This path is locked on Player V4 Web v4.10.6, which prefers Flash playback as the priority. This circumvents mixed content enforcement by browsers (assuming Flash is not blocked).

New in this Release

This Ooyala player release includes the following enhancements:
  • Japanese localization. This release adds Japanese localization to Player V4 in the skin.json file. Refer to the Localization property in the Player V4 JSON Schema documentation.
  • New page-level parameter for Playlists. You can use the new useFirstVideoFromPlaylist parameter to specify whether the player uses the first video from the playlist (true) or not (false, the default). Before you enable this feature, contact Ooyala Tech Support to have your player plugin registered. If the plugin is not registered, playback will fail. See Page-level Parameters for Player V4.

Important Notes for this Release

  • If you are self-hosting skin.json (see Hosting Player V4 Resources), if you deploy this release (4.14.7), you also need to pull the most recent version of the skin.json file (and apply any of your customizations).
  • Device registration for Dash DRM is currently not supported.

Fixed in this Release

  • Fixed an issue on Windows 7 and IE 11 with Flash disabled. The main_html5 video plugin defaults to MP4.
  • Fixed a mixed content issue with the Nielsen plugin.
  • Fixed an issue related to Chrome v58 and streams with Widevine DRM + DASH.

Direct Version Links

For reference, here are the Ooyala direct paths for the current version.
Note: These paths should not be used in your site unless absolutely necessary, as you will not get player updates automatically.
Resource Name of File to Host Included in Standard Embed Code?
Core Player //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.7/core.min.js included
Skin Resources    
HTML5 Skin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.7/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.js included
Skin CSS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.7/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.css included
Skin Config File //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.7/skin-plugin/skin.json not included
Skin iFrame //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.7/skin-plugin/iframe.html not included
Images and Fonts
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.7/skin-plugin/assets/images/ooyala-watermark.png
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.7/skin-plugin/assets/images/ooyala.png
not included
Video Recommendation (Discovery) plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.7/other-plugin/discovery_api.min.js included
Video Plugins    
Bitmovin Video Plugin for DASH and HLS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.7/video-plugin/bit_wrapper.min.js included
Main Video Plugin for HLS and MP4 //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.7/video-plugin/main_html5.min.js included
OSMF Flash Video Plugin for HDS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.7/video-plugin/osmf_flash.min.js not included
Akamai HD Video Plugin for Akamai Packaged HDS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.7/video-plugin/akamaiHD_flash.min.js not included
Ooyala Player Plugin for YouTube iFrame (Deprecated) //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.7/video-plugin/youtube.min.js not included
Ad Plugins    
Ooyala Pulse Ad Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.7/ad-plugin/pulse.min.js included
Ooyala SSAI Pulse Plugin for Live Ad Insertion //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.7/ad-plugin/ssai_pulse.min.js not included
Google IMA Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.7/ad-plugin/google_ima.min.js included
FreeWheel Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.7/ad-plugin/freewheel.min.js included
VAST and VPAID Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.7/ad-plugin/ad_manager_vast.min.js included
Analytics Plugins    
Adobe Analytics (Omniture) Plugin
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.7/analytics-plugin/VideoHeartbeat.min.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.7/analytics-plugin/AppMeasurement.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.7/analytics-plugin/VisitorAPI.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.7/analytics-plugin/omniture.min.js
not included
comScore Plugin Contact your Ooyala account manager for access to this plugin. comScore created and maintains this plugin. not included
Conviva Analytics plugin
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.7/analytics-plugin/conviva-core-sdk.min.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.7/analytics-plugin/conviva.min.js
not included
Google Analytics plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.7/analytics-plugin/googleAnalytics.min.js not included
Nielsen Analytics plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.7/analytics-plugin/Nielsen.min.js not included
YOUBORA Analytics Plugin //smartplugin.youbora.com/v5/javascript/ooyalav4/stable/sp.min.js not included
Other Feature Plugins    
Playlists plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.14.7/other-plugin/playlists.js not included

Ooyala Player release v4.13.9 (2017-05-15)

This player version adds page-level parameters for specifying resources associated with the bit_wrapper.min.js plugin and enhances error descriptions that are published to the message bus.
Important: Browsers are starting to drop default support for Flash. Are you ready? See the Player V4 Resources page and the Player Migration FAQ for details.
Ooyala-hosted Path for Customers with Mixed Content Conditions
Note:

For customers with mixed content conditions (refer to this Google article) on a site running over HTTPS, use the following path instead:

//player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/latest/

This path is locked on Player V4 Web v4.10.6, which prefers Flash playback as the priority. This circumvents mixed content enforcement by browsers (assuming Flash is not blocked).

New in this Release

This Ooyala player release includes the following enhancements:
  • New page-level parameters for the Bitmovin plugin. This player version adds two new page-level parameters (locationBaseUrl and location, which are specified within a bit-wrapper object). These are used in only certain circumstances to specify static resource paths to the bit_wrapper.min.js plugin and associated resources. See Page-level Parameters for Player V4.
  • Error descriptions published to the message bus. For some playback errors, details have been added to the error response that identify the Ooyala API source of the errors, which will assist with troubleshooting their origin.

Important Notes for this Release

  • If you are self-hosting skin.json (see Hosting Player V4 Resources), if you deploy this release (4.13.9), you also need to pull the most recent version of the skin.json file (and apply any of your customizations).
  • Device registration for Dash DRM is currently not supported.

Direct Version Links

For reference, here are the Ooyala direct paths for the current version.
Note: These paths should not be used in your site unless absolutely necessary, as you will not get player updates automatically.
Resource Name of File to Host Included in Standard Embed Code?
Core Player //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.9/core.min.js included
Skin Resources    
HTML5 Skin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.9/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.js included
Skin CSS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.9/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.css included
Skin Config File //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.9/skin-plugin/skin.json not included
Skin iFrame //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.9/skin-plugin/iframe.html not included
Images and Fonts
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.9/skin-plugin/assets/images/ooyala-watermark.png
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.9/skin-plugin/assets/images/ooyala.png
not included
Video Recommendation (Discovery) plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.9/other-plugin/discovery_api.min.js included
Video Plugins    
Bitmovin Video Plugin for DASH and HLS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.9/video-plugin/bit_wrapper.min.js included
Main Video Plugin for HLS and MP4 //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.9/video-plugin/main_html5.min.js included
OSMF Flash Video Plugin for HDS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.9/video-plugin/osmf_flash.min.js not included
Akamai HD Video Plugin for Akamai Packaged HDS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.9/video-plugin/akamaiHD_flash.min.js not included
Ooyala Player Plugin for YouTube iFrame (Deprecated) //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.9/video-plugin/youtube.min.js not included
Ad Plugins    
Ooyala Pulse Ad Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.9/ad-plugin/pulse.min.js included
Ooyala SSAI Pulse Plugin for Live Ad Insertion //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.9/ad-plugin/ssai_pulse.min.js not included
Google IMA Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.9/ad-plugin/google_ima.min.js included
FreeWheel Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.9/ad-plugin/freewheel.min.js included
VAST and VPAID Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.9/ad-plugin/ad_manager_vast.min.js included
Analytics Plugins    
Adobe Analytics (Omniture) Plugin
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.9/analytics-plugin/VideoHeartbeat.min.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.9/analytics-plugin/AppMeasurement.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.9/analytics-plugin/VisitorAPI.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.9/analytics-plugin/omniture.min.js
not included
comScore Plugin Contact your Ooyala account manager for access to this plugin. comScore created and maintains this plugin. not included
Conviva Analytics plugin
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.9/analytics-plugin/conviva-core-sdk.min.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.9/analytics-plugin/conviva.min.js
not included
Google Analytics plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.9/analytics-plugin/googleAnalytics.min.js not included
Nielsen Analytics plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.9/analytics-plugin/Nielsen.min.js not included
YOUBORA Analytics Plugin //smartplugin.youbora.com/v5/javascript/ooyalav4/stable/sp.min.js not included
Other Feature Plugins    
Playlists plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.9/other-plugin/playlists.js not included

Ooyala Player release v4.13.5 (2017-05-01)

This Ooyala player release enhances player performance by reducing the time to load and initialize the embedded player.
Important: Browsers are starting to drop default support for Flash. Are you ready? See the Player V4 Resources page and the Player Migration FAQ for details.
Ooyala-hosted Path for Customers with Mixed Content Conditions
Note:

For customers with mixed content conditions (refer to this Google article) on a site running over HTTPS, use the following path instead:

//player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/latest/

This path is locked on Player V4 Web v4.10.6, which prefers Flash playback as the priority. This circumvents mixed content enforcement by browsers (assuming Flash is not blocked).

New in this Release

This maintenance release enhances player load time performance (shortens the time to load and initialize the embedded player).

Important Notes for this Release

  • If you are self-hosting skin.json (see Hosting Player V4 Resources), if you deploy this release (4.13.5), you also need to pull the most recent version of the skin.json file (and apply any of your customizations).
  • Device registration for Dash DRM is currently not supported.

Direct Version Links

For reference, here are the Ooyala direct paths for the current version.
Note: These paths should not be used in your site unless absolutely necessary, as you will not get player updates automatically.
Resource Name of File to Host
Core Player //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.5/core.min.js
Skin Resources  
HTML5 Skin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.5/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.js
Skin CSS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.5/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.css
Skin Config File //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.5/skin-plugin/skin.json
Skin iFrame //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.5/skin-plugin/iframe.html
Images and Fonts
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.5/skin-plugin/assets/images/ooyala-watermark.png
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.5/skin-plugin/assets/images/ooyala.png
Video Recommendation (Discovery) plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.5/other-plugin/discovery_api.min.js
Video Plugins  
Bitmovin Video Plugin for DASH and HLS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.5/video-plugin/bit_wrapper.min.js
Main Video Plugin for HLS and MP4 //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.5/video-plugin/main_html5.min.js
OSMF Flash Video Plugin for HDS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.5/video-plugin/osmf_flash.min.js
Akamai HD Video Plugin for Akamai Packaged HDS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.5/video-plugin/akamaiHD_flash.min.js
Ooyala Player Plugin for YouTube iFrame (Deprecated) //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.5/video-plugin/youtube.min.js
Ad Plugins  
Ooyala Pulse Ad Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.5/ad-plugin/pulse.min.js
Ooyala SSAI Pulse Plugin for Live Ad Insertion //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.5/ad-plugin/ssai_pulse.min.js
Google IMA Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.5/ad-plugin/google_ima.min.js
FreeWheel Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.5/ad-plugin/freewheel.min.js
VAST and VPAID Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.5/ad-plugin/ad_manager_vast.min.js
Analytics Plugins  
Adobe Analytics (Omniture) Plugin
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.5/analytics-plugin/VideoHeartbeat.min.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.5/analytics-plugin/AppMeasurement.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.5/analytics-plugin/VisitorAPI.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.5/analytics-plugin/omniture.min.js
comScore Plugin Contact your Ooyala account manager for access to this plugin. comScore created and maintains this plugin.
Conviva Analytics plugin
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.5/analytics-plugin/conviva-core-sdk.min.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.5/analytics-plugin/conviva.min.js
Google Analytics plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.5/analytics-plugin/googleAnalytics.min.js
Nielsen Analytics plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.5/analytics-plugin/Nielsen.min.js
YOUBORA Analytics Plugin //smartplugin.youbora.com/v5/javascript/ooyalav4/stable/sp.min.js
Other Feature Plugins  
Playlists plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.5/other-plugin/playlists.js

Ooyala Player release v4.13.4 (2017-04-04)

This Ooyala player release introduces new Ooyala-hosted paths for player resources and changes the default to HTML5 playback for the bit_wrapper.min.js plugin.
Important: Browsers are starting to drop default support for Flash. Are you ready? See the Player V4 Resources page and the Player Migration FAQ for details.
Ooyala-hosted Path for Customers with Mixed Content Conditions
Note:

For customers with mixed content conditions (refer to this Google article) on a site running over HTTPS, use the following path instead:

//player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/latest/

This path is locked on Player V4 Web v4.10.6, which prefers Flash playback as the priority. This circumvents mixed content enforcement by browsers (assuming Flash is not blocked).

New in this Release

This release introduces the following functionality:
  • HTML5-first is the default for bit_wrapper.min.js. The Bitmovin plugin now defaults to HTML5. You no longer need to set the platform page-level parameter to “html5” to prioritize HTML5 playback. Note that HTML5 is subject to mixed content enforcement by browsers. If you want to prefer Flash-based playback at start, you must set the player parameter “platform”: ”flash” at the page level. See Page-level Parameters for Player V4.
  • New Ooyala hosting paths. Starting with Player Web 4.12.6, the Ooyala Player is hosted, distributed, and maintained on the following URL paths:

    //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/production/

    This path is recommended for most Ooyala customers who do not have mixed content conditions (refer to this Google article for more on mixed content). This path is maintained as one release behind the latest Ooyala Player version (below).

    //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/production/latest/

    This path contains the latest Ooyala player version that has been certified for release. This path is recommended for Ooyala customers who need capabilities only available in the most recent player release. These paths are automatically updated with new Player V4 releases and are subject to our 99.9% uptime SLA. For details, see Ooyala-hosted Player V4 Resources.
  • Static Ooyala hosting paths:

    //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/latest/

    Required for mixed-content conditions. This path is set indefinitely to Player V4 Web v4.10.6, which is last player version that does not cause browsers to enforce mixed content rules with Flash playback.

    //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.4/

    The direct version paths are available for this release (see below). However, if you point your site to the specific version paths, your site will not automatically get player updates.
  • autoPlayUpNextVideosOnly page-level parameter - To disable the automatic playing of Up Next or Discovery videos after the main video has played, set playerParams.autoPlay to false and specify playerParams.autoPlayUpNextVideosOnly as false. See Page-level Parameters for Player V4.

Fixed Issues

Fixes in this release include:
  • GetDuration now reports all values in seconds for all browsers. It also now reports “infinity” for Live assets.
  • For the bit_wrapper.min.js plugin, fixed the following issues:
    • Users encountered errors when using Playlists.
    • The player maintained a lower bitrate despite sufficient bandwidth for a higher bitrate.
    • Ooyala Ads were not playing properly on some Android devices.

Important Notes for this Release

  • If you are self-hosting skin.json (see Hosting Player V4 Resources), if you deploy this release (4.13.4), you also need to pull the most recent version of the skin.json file (and apply any of your customizations).
  • Device registration for Dash DRM is currently not supported.

Known Issues in This Release Related to Changes

The following are known issues for this release:

  • On Windows 7 with Internet Explorer ads, VAST ad playback with the bit_wrapper.min.js plugin is not working correctly.
  • On Windows 10 with the Edge Browser 38.x and the bit_wrapper.min.js plugin, playback does not work correctly.
  • For videos containing ads (only), XDR does not always restart at the correct time.
  • For Safari and iOS, the CC button may appear even in the absence of a closed caption file.

Direct Version Links

For reference, here are the Ooyala direct paths for the current version.
Note: These paths should not be used in your site unless absolutely necessary, as you will not get player updates automatically.
Resource Name of File to Host
Core Player //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.4/core.min.js
Skin Resources  
HTML5 Skin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.4/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.js
Skin CSS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.4/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.css
Skin Config File //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.4/skin-plugin/skin.json
Skin iFrame //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.4/skin-plugin/iframe.html
Images and Fonts
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.4/skin-plugin/assets/images/ooyala-watermark.png
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.4/skin-plugin/assets/images/ooyala.png
Video Recommendation (Discovery) plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.4/other-plugin/discovery_api.min.js
Video Plugins  
Bitmovin Video Plugin for DASH and HLS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.4/video-plugin/bit_wrapper.min.js
Main Video Plugin for HLS and MP4 //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.4/video-plugin/main_html5.min.js
OSMF Flash Video Plugin for HDS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.4/video-plugin/osmf_flash.min.js
Akamai HD Video Plugin for Akamai Packaged HDS //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.4/video-plugin/akamaiHD_flash.min.js
Ooyala Player Plugin for YouTube iFrame (Deprecated) //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.4/video-plugin/youtube.min.js
Ad Plugins  
Ooyala Pulse Ad Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.4/ad-plugin/pulse.min.js
Ooyala SSAI Pulse Plugin for Live Ad Insertion //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.4/ad-plugin/ssai_pulse.min.js
Google IMA Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.4/ad-plugin/google_ima.min.js
FreeWheel Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.4/ad-plugin/freewheel.min.js
VAST and VPAID Plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.4/ad-plugin/ad_manager_vast.min.js
Analytics Plugins  
Adobe Analytics (Omniture) Plugin
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.4/analytics-plugin/VideoHeartbeat.min.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.4/analytics-plugin/AppMeasurement.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.4/analytics-plugin/VisitorAPI.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.4/analytics-plugin/omniture.min.js
comScore Plugin Contact your Ooyala account manager for access to this plugin. comScore created and maintains this plugin.
Conviva Analytics plugin
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.4/analytics-plugin/conviva-core-sdk.min.js
  • //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.4/analytics-plugin/conviva.min.js
Google Analytics plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.4/analytics-plugin/googleAnalytics.min.js
Nielsen Analytics plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.4/analytics-plugin/Nielsen.min.js
YOUBORA Analytics Plugin //smartplugin.youbora.com/v5/javascript/ooyalav4/stable/sp.min.js
Other Feature Plugins  
Playlists plugin //player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.13.4/other-plugin/playlists.js

Player V4 Web release v4.12.6 (2017-03-13)

This Player V4 release is compatible with changes introduced in Chrome v58 related to Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) and encrypted streams (DASH with Widevine DRM). It introduces the Conviva Analytics plugin, mobile browser support for My Ads, localization and non-linear ad support for Google IMA, and changes Discovery autoplay defaults.

This player version addresses an upcoming issue in Chrome v58, which will block encrypted streams (DASH with Widevine DRM) on insecure origins. In addition to using this player version, customers using DASH + Widevine DRM must now secure any applicable websites for DASH + Widevine streams to continue operating starting with this release of the Chrome browser. Chrome v58+ requires HTTPS for using the Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) API.

Note: This player is subject to mixed content enforcement by web browsers, including for Flash streams. If embedding the Ooyala V4 Player on a site running over HTTPS, confirm that you have no HTTP streams (i.e. mixed content) before using this player version. If you have an HTTP site, this does not apply. Due to some customers having mixed content conditions, Player V4 release 4.12.6 cannot be placed on the .../stable/latest path without impacting their sites. As a result, this release is available only by pointing directly to the /4.12.6 paths, as shown in the default player links (below) for the core player and plugins.
Important: Browsers are starting to drop default support for Flash. Are you ready? See the Player V4 Resources page and the Player Migration FAQ for details.

Default Player Links

For reference, here are the Ooyala direct paths for the current version.
Note: These paths should not be used in your site unless absolutely necessary, as you will not get player updates automatically.
  • Core Player (required)
    • http://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.12.6/core.min.js
  • Player Skin
    • http://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.12.6/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.js
    • http://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.12.6/skin-plugin/skin.json
    • http://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.12.6/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.css
  • Video Plugins (at least one required)
    • Bitmovin plugin for HLS and DASH: http://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.12.6/video-plugin/bit_wrapper.min.js
    • Main video plugin for HLS and MP4: http://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.12.6/video-plugin/main_html5.min.js
    • OSMF Flash plugin for HDS: http://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.12.6/video-plugin/osmf_flash.min.js
    • Akamai HD video plugin: http://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.12.6/video-plugin/akamaiHD_flash.min.js
    • Plugin for YouTube iFrame (Deprecated): http://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.12.6/video-plugin/youtube.min.js
  • Ad Plugins
    • Ooyala Pulse Ad Plugin: https://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.12.6/ad-plugin/pulse.min.js
    • VAST and VPAID Ad Plugin: https://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.12.6/ad-plugin/ad_manager_vast.min.js
    • Google IMA Ad Plugin: https://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.12.6/ad-plugin/google_ima.min.js
    • FreeWheel Ad Plugin: https://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.12.6/ad-plugin/freewheel.min.js
  • Analytics Plugins
    • Adobe Analytics (Omniture) Plugin: https://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.12.6/analytics-plugin/omniture.js
    • Google Analytics Plugin: https://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.12.6/analytics-plugin/googleAnalytics.min.js
    • Nielsen Analytics Plugin: https://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.12.6/analytics-plugin/Nielsen.min.js
    • Conviva Analytics Plugin: https://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.12.6/analytics-plugin/conviva-core-sdk.min.js and https://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.12.6/analytics-plugin/conviva.min.js
    • Player V4 YOUBORA Plugin: https://smartplugin.youbora.com/v5/javascript/ooyalav4/stable/sp.min.js
    • comScore Analytics Plugin: Please contact your account manager for access to this plugin.
  • Discovery Plugin
    • http://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.12.6/other-plugin/discovery_api.min.js
  • Playlists Plugin
    • http://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.12.6/other-plugin/playlists.js
  • Live SSAI Pulse Plugin
    • http://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.12.6/ad-plugin/ssai_pulse.js

New in this Release

This release introduces the following functionality:
  • Conviva Analytics plugin. Player V4 now supports integration with Conviva analytics (see Conviva Analytics Plugin).
  • My Ads now run on mobile browsers (see Delivering My Ads).
  • The Google IMA ad plugin now supports:
    • localization settings that are configured via the Google IMA SDK for HTML5
    • non-linear ads (except overlays) when using Ad Rules/VMAP
    See Google IMA Ad Plugin.
  • Discovery now defaults to autoplay, even when the main video is not set to autoplay on the page. Previously, Discovery defaulted to autoplay only if the embedded player was set to autoplay. See Discovering Content in Player V4.

Fixed Issues

Fixes in this release include:
  • This player version is compatible with changes introduced in Chrome v58 related to Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) and encrypted streams (DASH with Widevine DRM).
  • Fixed an issue with ad playback when using the Freewheel ad plugin. The Backlot Freewheel setting (Video Asset Network ID) now takes precedence of the asset ID. To override this, specify the asset ID (embed code) in the page-level parameter under the fw_video_asset_id property.
  • Duplicated play buttons were seen on iOS devices when play was paused.
  • Anamorphic video formats were stretching on Firefox browsers.
  • Intermittent issues with closed captions in multiple languages occurred in various browsers.

Important Notes for this Release

  • If you are self-hosting skin.json, if you deploy this release (4.12.6), you also need to pull the most recent version of the skin.json file (and apply any of your customizations).
  • Device registration for Dash DRM is currently not supported.

Known Issues in This Release Related to Changes

The following are known issues for this release:

  • For the Bitmovin plugin for DASH and HLS (bit_wrapper.min.js):
    • VAST ads are skipped when played on Windows 7 with Internet Explorer 11.
    • MP4 streams are not playing on the Microsoft Edge v38 browser on Windows 10 devices. This primarily impacts My Ads, which require the MP4 format.
  • If multiple players use the YouTube plugin on the same web page, playback is blocked after the first embedded YouTube asset plays.
  • When using Ooyala playlists, the page-level platform setting of “html5” is ignored.

Player V4 Web release v4.11.14 (2017-02-17)

Bitmovin Video Plugin for DASH and HLS: This release fixes adaptive bitrate streaming (ABR) performance issues for the Bitmovin video plugin. If you are self-hosting the Bitmovin plugin in this release, you also need to host additional Bitmovin files (see Hosting Player V4 Resources).

Note: This player is subject to mixed content enforcement by web browsers, including for Flash streams. If embedding the Ooyala V4 Player on a site running over HTTPS, confirm that you have no HTTP streams (i.e. mixed content) before using this player version. If you have an HTTP site, this does not apply. Due to some customers having mixed content conditions, Player V4 release 4.11.14 cannot be placed on the .../stable/latest path without impacting their sites. As a result, this release is available only by pointing directly to the /4.11.14 paths, as shown in the default player links (below) for the core player and plugins.
Important: Browsers are starting to drop default support for Flash. Are you ready? See the Player V4 Resources page and the Player Migration FAQ for details.

Default Player Links

  • Core Player (required)
    • http://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.11.14/core.min.js
  • Player Skin
    • http://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.11.14/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.js
    • http://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.11.14/skin-plugin/skin.json
    • http://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.11.14/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.css
  • Video Plugins (at least one required)
    • Bitmovin plugin for HLS and DASH: http://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.11.14/video-plugin/bit_wrapper.min.js
    • Main video plugin for HLS and MP4: http://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.11.14/video-plugin/main_html5.min.js
    • OSMF Flash plugin for HDS: http://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.11.14/video-plugin/osmf_flash.min.js
    • Akamai HD video plugin: http://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.11.14/video-plugin/akamaiHD_flash.min.js
    • Plugin for YouTube iFrame (Deprecated): http://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.11.14/video-plugin/youtube.min.js
  • Ad Plugins
    • Ooyala Pulse Ad Plugin: https://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.11.14/ad-plugin/pulse.min.js
    • VAST and VPAID Ad Plugin: https://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.11.14/ad-plugin/ad_manager_vast.min.js
    • Google IMA Ad Plugin: https://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.11.14/ad-plugin/google_ima.min.js
    • FreeWheel Ad Plugin: https://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.11.14/ad-plugin/freewheel.min.js
  • Analytics Plugins
    • Adobe Analytics (Omniture) Plugin: https://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.11.14/analytics-plugin/omniture.js
    • Google Analytics Plugin: https://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.11.14/analytics-plugin/googleAnalytics.min.js
    • Nielsen Analytics Plugin: https://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.11.14/analytics-plugin/Nielsen.min.js
    • Player V4 YOUBORA Plugin: https://smartplugin.youbora.com/v5/javascript/ooyalav4/stable/sp.min.js
    • comScore Analytics Plugin: Please contact your account manager for access to this plugin.
  • Discovery Plugin
    • http://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.11.14/other-plugin/discovery_api.min.js
  • Playlists Plugin
    • http://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.11.14/other-plugin/playlists.js
  • Live SSAI Pulse Plugin
    • http://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.11.14/ad-plugin/ssai_pulse.js

Fixed Issues

Fixes in this release include:
  • Playback froze on remote asset live streaming when the "platform":" html5" parameter is used.
  • ABR switching was taking unusually long with eHLS assets.
  • With playlists, only the first video played; subsequent videos did not play.
  • Some live remote HLS live-streams (non-Ooyala hosted) did not start playing.

Important Notes for this Release

  • If you are self-hosting skin.json, if you deploy this release (4.11.14), you also need to pull the most recent version of the skin.json file (and apply any of your customizations).
  • Device registration for Dash DRM is currently not supported.

Known Issues in This Release Related to Changes

The following are known issues for this release:

  • My Ads does not work on mobile browsers.
  • Using the VAST plugin, midroll ads get skipped on Safari Web and the Android Chrome browser.
  • For some browsers on some Windows and Mac OS versions, Freewheel and Vast mid-roll ads might not play.
  • For the Bitmovin plugin, Google IMA mid-roll ads might not play intermediately on some Mac OS environments.

Player V4 Web release v4.11.13 (2017-01-30)

Note: This player is subject to mixed content enforcement by web browsers, including for Flash streams. If embedding the Ooyala V4 Player on a site running over HTTPS, confirm that you have no HTTP streams (i.e. mixed content) before using this player version. If you have an HTTP site, this does not apply. Due to some customers having mixed content conditions, Player V4 release 4.11.13 cannot be placed on the .../stable/latest path without impacting their sites. As a result, this release is available only by pointing directly to the /4.11.13 paths, as shown in the default player links (below) for the core player and plugins.
  • My Ads support: Player V4 now delivers pre-roll ads for My Ads (MP4 only) that you upload and configure in Backlot. See Delivering My Ads.
  • Overlay and Time Based Break Support in Ooyala Pulse Plugin. Two new features are now supported in your integration between Player V4 and Pulse for ad serving. Request any overlays using the pulse_non_linear_cuepoints parameter and set the time in seconds in the pulse_max_linear_break_duration parameter to create or override the insertion policies for linear ad breaks in Pulse. See Ooyala Pulse Ad Parameters.
  • Specifying the first video from the playlist. The new useFirstVideoFromPlaylist parameter allows you to specify the playlist’s first video set as the page's initial embedCode, rather than the actual embedCode placed on the page. See Using Playlists in Player V4.
  • Controlling the Share screen with skin.json. On the Share screen, you can now use skin.json (shareScreen.socialContent property) to configure which buttons to display (Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and Email), and in what order. If none are specified, then the Share tab is hidden. See Ooyala Player Skin Documentation and JSON Schema.
  • Bitmovin Plugin Self-hosting: If you are using the self-hosting the Bitmovin Video Plugin for DASH and HLS, you now need to host additional files associated with the Bitmovin plugin (see Hosting Player V4 Resources).
  • Mapping of Backlot Player UI parameters for V4 Players. Some of the parameters (for example, tint color) are now recognized by Player V4. However, not all Backlot parameters are supported by Player V4. Additionally, Backlot Player UI settings have a lower priority compared to skin.json parameters. If you are including skin.json in your page, the settings in this file will override any Backlot settings. If you do not include skin.json in your deployment, the Backlot player settings will be used. In a planned upcoming release for Backlot, unsupported parameters for Player V4 will be removed to provide clarity on which specific Backlot player UI settings are fully supported.
Important: Browsers are starting to drop default support for Flash. Are you ready? See the Player V4 Resources page and the Player Migration FAQ for details.

Default Player Links

  • Core Player (required)
    • http://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.11.13/core.min.js
  • Player Skin
    • http://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.11.13/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.js
    • http://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.11.13/skin-plugin/skin.json
    • http://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.11.13/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.css
  • Video Plugins (at least one required)
    • Bitmovin plugin for HLS and DASH: http://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.11.13/video-plugin/bit_wrapper.min.js
    • Main video plugin for HLS and MP4: http://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.11.13/video-plugin/main_html5.min.js
    • OSMF Flash plugin for HDS: http://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.11.13/video-plugin/osmf_flash.min.js
    • Akamai HD video plugin: http://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.11.13/video-plugin/akamaiHD_flash.min.js
    • Plugin for YouTube iFrame (Deprecated): http://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.11.13/video-plugin/youtube.min.js
  • Ad Plugins
    • Ooyala Pulse Ad Plugin: https://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.11.13/ad-plugin/pulse.min.js
    • VAST and VPAID Ad Plugin: https://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.11.13/ad-plugin/ad_manager_vast.min.js
    • Google IMA Ad Plugin: https://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.11.13/ad-plugin/google_ima.min.js
    • FreeWheel Ad Plugin: https://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.11.13/ad-plugin/freewheel.min.js
  • Analytics Plugins
    • Adobe Analytics (Omniture) Plugin: https://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.11.13/analytics-plugin/omniture.js
    • Google Analytics Plugin: https://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.11.13/analytics-plugin/googleAnalytics.min.js
    • Nielsen Analytics Plugin: https://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.11.13/analytics-plugin/Nielsen.min.js
    • Player V4 YOUBORA Plugin: https://smartplugin.youbora.com/v5/javascript/ooyalav4/stable/sp.min.js
    • comScore Analytics Plugin: Please contact your account manager for access to this plugin.
  • Discovery Plugin
    • http://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.11.13/other-plugin/discovery_api.min.js
  • Playlists Plugin
    • http://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.11.13/other-plugin/playlists.js
  • Live SSAI Pulse Plugin
    • http://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.11.13/ad-plugin/ssai_pulse.js

Fixed Issues

Fixes in this release include:
  • In addition to user-selected Discovery videos, autoplayed Discovery videos are now included in Ooyala Analytics.
  • Player V4 now autoplays Discovery videos on mobile browsers.
  • On iOS devices, when a video was paused, the default player overlaid the native player play button, which blurred the button appearance.

Important Notes for this Release

  • If you are self-hosting skin.json,