This is what happened between the 16th and 22nd of November.

Browsers

Source Date Item
Firefox Beta 2020-11-17 84.0beta
  • FF 84 is the final version to support Flash.
Firefox Nightly 2020-11-16 85.0a1
  • Flash is no longer supported.
Firefox Nightly News 2020-11-18 These Weeks in Firefox: Issue 83
  • Added support for multiple Picture-in-Picture windows.
Edge 2020-11-20 Announcing General Availability of Microsoft Edge WebView2 for .NET and Fixed Version distribution mode
WebKit 2020-11-19 Release Notes for Safari Technology Preview 116
  • Changes to the Web Audio API and the MediaRecorder.
WebKit 2020-11-16 New WebKit Features in Safari 14
  • Adds support for Safari Web Extensions.
  • Adds support for WebP image format.
  • Adds support for Picture-in-Picture on the iPhone.
  • Improve support for HDR on MacOS.

Company Blogs

Source Date Item
AWS Media 2020-11-20 Upload and transcode video with AWS Elemental MediaConvert and Magine Pro
AWS Media 2020-11-19 Media & Entertainment attendee guide to AWS re:Invent 2020
  • Bookmark some events!
Bitmovin 2020-11-18 ICYMI – DRM Security and Protection Week Displays Best Industry-Wide Anti-Piracy Practices
FAME 2020-11-16 Deep Encode: Part I
JW Player 2020-11-18 Protecting Your Content with DRM
  • Basic article on DRM.
Showmax 2020-11-18 The Showmax Engineering story, Part I.
  • Nice, short overview of video terms.
Vimeo 2020-11-17 Scalable codec testing with Are We Compressed Yet?

Encoders, Transcoders, Packagers

Source Date Item
Bitmovin Encoder 2020-11-17 Encoder 2.58.0
Bitmovin Encoder 2020-11-16 Encoder 2.56.1

Ads

Source Date Item
IMA Android 2020-11-20 3.21.2
IMA Android 2020-11-17 3.21.1
IMA HTML5 2020-11-18 3.426.0
  • No changes.
IMA HTML5 2020-11-16 3.425.2
  • No changes.
Prebid.js 2020-11-18 Prebid 4.17.0 Release
SIMID 2020-11-19 Updates html file (#416)

Platforms

Source Date Item
Android 2020-11-19 New Android App Bundle and target API level requirements in 2021

Players

Source Date Item
Clappr 2020-11-19 0.4.2
hls.js 2020-11-17 v1.0.0-alpha.2
  • Adds support for LL-HLS.
JW Player Web 2020-11-20 v8.18.1
Radiant Media Player 2020-11-18 5.11.1
Radiant Media Player 2020-11-17 5.11.0

Programming Languages

Source Date Item
TypeScript 2020-11-19 TypeScript 4.1

Specifications

Source Date Item
HLS 2020-11-22 draft-pantos-hls-rfc8216bis-08
  • Add STABLE-RENDITION-ID.
  • Add SCORE.
  • Add STABLE-VARIANT-ID.