This is what happened between the 15th and 20th of December!

Browsers

Source Date Item
Firefox Beta 2020-12-15 85.0beta
  • No real changes.
Firefox Nightly 2020-12-15 86.0a1
  • No real changes AFAIK.
Firefox Nightly News 2020-12-18 These Weeks in Firefox: Issue 85
  • Nothing special.

Company Blogs

Source Date Item
AWS Media 2020-12-17 AWS joins Blender Development fund
  • Here's to hoping that we get new free-to-download videos.
Facebook 2020-12-16 Co-experiences: Hanging out in the digital living room
  • Facebook on their Watch Together feature.
FAME 2020-12-17 Deep Encode: Part II
Netflix 2020-12-14 Life of a Netflix Partner Engineer — The case of extra 40 ms
  • Reads like a novel.
Showmax 2020-12-16 Demuxed: What we saw

Encoders, Transcoders, Packagers

Source Date Item
Bitmovin Encoder 2020-12-16 Encoder 2.60.1
Bitmovin Encoder 2020-12-15 Encoder 2.60.0

Ads

Source Date Item
IAB Tech Lab 2020-12-18 Guidance for Uniquely Identifying Creative Asset IDs in VAST
IAB Tech Lab 2020-12-14 Fast-Tracking Open Measurement SDK Compliance
IMA HTML5 2020-12-15 3.432.0
  • Upgrade OMID version. (Does this mean their HTML5 SDK now supports OMID?!)
IMA HTML5 2020-12-14 3.431.1
  • No big changes.
Prebid.js 2020-12-16 Prebid 4.20.0 Release

Platforms

Source Date Item
Android 2020-12-15 What’s your MAD score?
  • Get a Modern Android Development scorecard!
Google Cast 2020-12-18 December 18, 2020
  • Disable loading of Shaka and MPL.

Players

Source Date Item
JW Player Android 2020-12-17 3.19.1
JW Player iOS 2020-12-18 3.19.0
  • Compatible with iOS 14.
JW Player Web 2020-12-17 v8.18.3
VHS 2020-12-16 v2.3.2