Release 7.9

We're pleased to release version 7.9 of the Blue Billywig Online Video Platform.

The following new feature has been added:

  • Filters configured in the Media Library can now be saved as publication-wide "filter presets". Using the new Presets menu at the right of the filter bar, users can click "Save" and have their currently-configured filters saved as a custom-named, quickly-selectable presets that anyone else in their publication can also access.
  • Filter presets, including the previously hard-coded "quick filters", can be set visible or invisible on a per-user basis, so each user can configure the Media Library to only show the presets most relevant to them.

Several existing features have been improved:

  • Jetstream HLS Live video can now be cast to Chromecast.
  • VPAID Service now avoids protocol-relative tracking urls

An overview of bugs that were fixed:

  • Fixed a bug which caused the multiselect filter to close directly after selecting a checkbox.
  • Fixed play-button SVG sometimes showing while playing with a custom player skin.
  • Fixed live stream playing during VMAP preroll
  • Fixed a bug where the filter did not take uppercase searches into account.
  • Fixed commercial state after skipping an ad.
  • Fixed a small issue where the sapi API returned an empty string instead of an empty array in the case of an empty field of type "list"
  • Fixed a bug where setting an "App timeline" to draft did not prevent it from being shown
  • Fixed next clip not having pre-roll commercial
  • Fixed auto-play with auto-mute on Firefox