This is what happened between the 24th and 30th of August.

Browsers

Source Date Item
Firefox Beta 2020-08-25 81.0beta
  • Users can control media playback through hardware controls. (e.g. keyboard, headset, ...)
  • Improvements to video playback quality.
Firefox Nightly 2020-08-25 82.0a1

Organizations

Source Date Item
Mozilla Blog 2020-08-25 Fast, personalized and private by design on all platforms: introducing a new Firefox for Android experience
  • No real changes to media apply though!

Company Blogs

Source Date Item
Netflix 2020-08-28 Optimized shot-based encodes for 4K: Now streaming!

Data

Source Date Item
VMAF 2020-08-24 v1.5.3

Encoders, Transcoders, Packagers

Source Date Item
Bitmovin Encoder 2020-08-25 Encoder 2.52.0

Ads

Source Date Item
IMA HTML5 2020-08-27 3.405.0
  • Bunch of small patches in the past week, starting with 3.403.1.
Prebid.js 2020-08-27 Prebid 4.5.0 Release

Operating Systems

Source Date Item
Tizen 2020-08-30 Tizen 5.5 Public M3
Xbox One 2020-08-27 OS version: 10.0.19041.4162 (rs_xbox_release_2008.200824-1730)(2)
  • Content exploration might have become easier.

Players

Source Date Item
ExoPlayer 2020-08-26 2.11.8
hls.js 2020-08-26 v0.14.10
JW Player Web 2020-08-25 v8.17.3
Shaka Player 2020-08-25 v3.0.4
Shaka Player 2020-08-25 v2.5.16