This is what changed in online video between the 13th and the 19th of April.

  • DASH-IF releases CPIX v2.3 for community review.
  • 🥎 GPAC's core gets a rewrite in 0.9.0. (Their first release since 27-Jun-2019, so definitely worthy of the Weekly Golden Ball!)
  • Dash.js and Hls.js get nice new features.


Source Date Item
Chromium 2020-04-17 Chrome 83 Beta: Cross-site Scripting Protection, Improved Form Controls, and Safe Cross-origin Resource Sharing
  • Increase support for JavaScript V8 engine to v8.3.
Firefox Nightly News 2020-04-17 These Weeks in Firefox: Issue 73
  • Added support for Picture-in-Picture across workspaces on MacOS.


Source Date Item
Dash IF 2020-04-17 DASH-IF publishes CPIX v2.3 for community review to address alignment between SPEKE and CPIX based on broad industry support.

Company Blogs

Source Date Item
AWS Media 2020-04-14 Connecting OBS Studio to AWS Media Services in the Cloud
AWS Media 2020-04-13 Connecting AWS Elemental Live On-Premises to AWS Media Services in the Cloud
Mux 2020-04-15 Intro guide: How to figure out which live streaming platform to use and why
Mux 2020-04-13 The state of going live from a browser
AWS Media 2020-04-16 Now on Video: Presentations from the AWS Media Symposium – Miami
  • Bunch of videos can be accessed linked. Could be useful.
THEOplayer 2020-04-16 VR360: Immersive Engagement for your Viewers
  • Recap on basics of VR/360.

Encoders, Transcoders, Packagers

Source Date Item
Bitmovin Encoder 2020-04-14 Encoder 2.40.2
GPAC 2020-04-15 0.9.0 Preview
  • Rewrite of the core.
  • Added better support for DASH low latency.
  • Full ffmpeg support.
Verizon Media Platform 2020-04-15 Channel Stats API v5 now available


Source Date Item
React Native 2020-04-16 v0.63.0-rc.0


Source Date Item
Xcode 2020-04-15 Xcode 11.4.1 Release Notes
  • Mainly just bug fixes.


Source Date Item
IMA HTML5 2020-04-14 3.381.0
IMA HTML5 2020-04-13 3.380.0
Prebid.js 2020-04-15 Prebid.js 3.16.0 Release
SIMID 2020-04-13 Edits to 1.0.1 (#333)
  • Small changes to spec.
IMA HTML5 2020-04-17 3.381.3
IMA HTML5 2020-04-16 3.381.2
IMA HTML5 2020-04-16 3.381.1
  • Fixed playback freeze issue due to ad loading failure.

Operating Systems

Source Date Item
PS4 2020-04-16 7.50


Source Date Item
iOS iPadOS 2020-04-15 iOS & iPadOS 13.4.5 Beta 2 Release Notes
tvOS 2020-04-15 tvOS 13.4.5 Beta 2 Release Notes
Android 2020-04-17 Developer tools to debug WebView in Beta
  • Add WebView DevTools.


Source Date Item
Bitmovin Web 2020-04-14 Web 8.33.0
Bitmovin iOS 2020-04-14 iOS 2.44.0
Bitmovin Android 2020-04-14 Android 2.43.0
Bitmovin Roku 2020-04-13 Roku 1.25.0
dash.js 2020-04-14 Dash.js v3.1.0
  • Add support for offline playback (without support for content protection or multi-period).
JW Player Web 2020-04-13 v8.13.4
hls.js 2020-04-16 v0.14.0-beta.1
  • Add support for 4 CEA-608/708 channels.
Video.js 2020-04-16 v7.8.1

Programming Languages

Source Date Item
Kotlin 2020-04-15 Added 1.3.71, 1.3.72 changelogs