Between the 16th and 23rd of August,

  • Apple hinted that they're all in on VP9?
  • Android wrote an article on APIs which help make Android 11 more suitable as a media system.
  • TypeScript 4 came out.

What news did we miss this week? Tweet @thijsl_!

Browsers

Source Date Item
WebKit 2020-08-18 Release Notes for Safari Technology Preview 112
  • VP9 gets HDR support! YouTube also seems to get support for HDR.

Company Blogs

Source Date Item
AWS Media 2020-08-20 Protecting your video stream with Amazon CloudFront and serverless technologies – Part 2
AWS Media 2020-08-20 Protecting your video stream with Amazon CloudFront and serverless technologies – Part 1
AWS Media 2020-08-20 Discovery Builds Direct-to-Consumer Video Platform with SOUTHWORKS and AWS
Mux 2020-08-20 New bitrate data to optimize viewing experience across devices
Showmax 2020-08-18 SmartTV - Behind the scenes II. (The WebOS)
  • Worth a read!

Ads

Source Date Item
IMA Android 2020-08-18 3.20.0
  • Quite some updates.
IMA HTML5 2020-08-18 3.402.1
  • No new features.
Prebid.js 2020-08-20 Prebid 4.4.0 Release
Prebid.js 2020-08-20 Prebid 3.27.1 Release (Final 3.x Release)

Platforms

Source Date Item
Android 2020-08-20 Playing nicely with media controls

Players

Source Date Item
JW Player Android 2020-08-18 3.16.0
Bitmovin Web 2020-08-18 Web 8.42.0
Bitmovin iOS 2020-08-18 iOS 2.51.0
Bitmovin Android 2020-08-18 Android 2.51.0
Bitmovin Roku 2020-08-18 Roku 1.31.0
  • Update documentation.
hls.js 2020-08-19 v0.14.9
JW Player Web 2020-08-19 v8.17.2
Video.js 2020-08-17 v7.9.3

Programming Languages

Source Date Item
TypeScript 2020-08-20 TypeScript 4.0

Specifications

Source Date Item
Encrpted Media Extensions 2020-08-19 Update generated HTML for PR #474