We are pleased to announce the first step in updating the WorldNow widget offering. The fourth generation video player was the starting point of modernizing our widget tools, as it represents the face of video to end users. The new video player was designed and built upon the latest Adobe Open Source Media Framework (OSMF) technology and provides users an easy to use, professional new video player that can be configured to meet the customers' needs. By building upon the OSMF platform, our video player will be able to take advantage of the open source community's support of third party plug-ins, reducing the time required to integrate new features into the product.
Users will now be able to create two flavors of the video player; a slick new borderless canvas with overlay controls, or the updated traditional canvas with a transport containing the player controls. The ability to apply color themes, or ‘skins' will also simplify the process of creating a unique player, and take the guesswork out of the tedious task of setting up colors for each user interface control. The following players demonstrate both the "Overlay" video canvas and the "Fixed" video canvas that are available through the API.