Last year we released a faster, more social, & more flexible Livestream player, featuring a brand new design, richer sharing features and an incredible performance overhaul. Then, more recently, we released a family of embeddable widgets that can be used standalone or in combinations to add video libraries and chat to your streams.
Now the time has come to retire the old player, and we want to make this transition as smooth as possible for all our producers. If you have players embedded on your website, a blog or a social network, you may find the questions below helpful. Also remember you can always email firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries that arise.
You may be asking:
Do I have to do anything?
No. If you do nothing your embedded players will automatically switch over to the new design on the November 15th.
Will the new player retain my style settings?
Wherever possible the options set in your old embed tags will be mapped to equivalent options in the new player, but this will not be possible in every case. For instance, ‘color’ will still work, but enabling/disabling gloss will no longer have any effect.
What will happen to players with chat and/or video libraries?
Why can’t I use the old player?
It’s very difficult for us to support multiple versions of the Livestream player. It slows our development teams because every feature must be created and maintained twice and diminishes the user experience as many new social features are not available in the old player.
Until now we have continued support for the old player to give producers time to switch, but we hope you’ll agree that the new player and embeddable widgets are faster, more social and more flexible, so this is a great opportunity to upgrade.