This is the transition for online video from March to April 2020.

  • 📺 DASH IF publishes a joint webinar with DVB to YouTube. This 95' video talks about ad-insertion in live, low-latency and multi-DRM.
  • 🍏 Apple surprises us with Safari 13.1:  support for Picture-in-Picture W3C API, playing nice with DataCue and enhancements for TextTrackCue.
  • 💨 Windows lures us to the new Edge as the only Windows browser to support Netflix in 4K.
  • 🥎 Netflix gets our Weekly Golden Ball for their post on Bringing 4K and HDR to Anime at Netflix with Sol Levante.

Browsers

Source Date Item
Edge 2020-03-31 Plan for change: TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 soon to be disabled by default
WebKit 2020-04-03 New WebKit Features in Safari 13.1

Organizations

Source Date Item
Dash IF 2020-04-01 DASH-IF delivers joint webinar with DVB - Presentations and Videos Online.

Company Blogs

Source Date Item
Bitmovin 2020-03-31 Everything you need to know on image compression
JW Player 2020-03-31 Video Consumption Trends Across JW Player Network Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Video usage +40% due to COVID-19.
Roku 2020-03-31 Roku OS 9.3: better performance, enhanced Roku Voice and compatible with smart assistants!
  • Roku Voice was made more natural, and supports more commands.
  • Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant can now control Roku Players and TV models.
  • 9.3 roll-out starts in April and will probably last until May.
Netflix 2020-04-02 Bringing 4K and HDR to Anime at Netflix with Sol Levante
  • An article on the state of (up-scaling the quality of) anime content, with too many insights. Awesome read.

Content Protection

Source Date Item
Widevine 2020-04-01 Widevine Quarterly Partner Update - Q1 2020
  • Released the Proxy SDK for DRM.

Encoders, Transcoders, Packagers

Source Date Item
Shaka Packager 2020-03-30 v2.4.2
Encoding.com 2020-04-02 02 April 2020
  • Added support for an EXT-X-IMAGE-STREAM-INF tag to achieve preview thumbnails?

Frameworks

Source Date Item
Flutter 2020-04-02 1.17.0-dev.5.0: Add toggleable attribute to Radio (#53846)
React Native 2020-04-03 v0.62.1

Ads

Source Date Item
IMA HTML5 2020-04-01 3.378.0
  • Service release; no new features.
Prebid.js 2020-04-01 Prebid 3.14.0 Release
  • Improved support for GDPR TCF 2.0.
IAB Tech Lab 2020-04-02 Retiring the DigiTrust CMP by End of June

Operating Systems

Source Date Item
Windows 2020-03-30 The top 10 reasons to switch to the new Microsoft Edge
  • One of the selling points is that it's the only Windows browser which lets you watch Netflix and 4k.
  • Another selling point is that it's the only browser on Windows 10 to support Dolby Audio and Vision.

Platforms

Source Date Item
iOS iPadOS 2020-03-31 iOS & iPadOS 13.4.5 Beta Release Notes
tvOS 2020-03-31 tvOS 13.4.5 Beta Release Notes

Players

Source Date Item
VHS 2020-03-30 v1.13.2
Bitmovin Web 2020-03-31 Web 8.32.0
Bitmovin iOS 2020-03-31 iOS 2.43.0
Bitmovin Android 2020-03-31 Android 2.42.0
Bitmovin Roku 2020-03-30 Roku 1.24.0
JW Player Web 2020-04-01 v8.13.3
  • JW Player now uses Prebid.js for header-bidding.
THEOplayer 2020-03-30 🚀2.69.0
Radiant Media Player 2020-04-01 5.7.8

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