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Version 1.30 of our VWflow (Video Workflow) platform has been released. This release contains lots of new features, including new dynamic behavior of the VWflow player, improved UX and video management options and extensions to the API.

Dynamic Player Behavior

Our (enterprise) embed codes may now contain the ID of a pre-configured player. This allows you to dynamically choose your player when embedding a VWflow video, livestream or playlist on your website(s). This way, you can switch the player’s logo, layout and size depending on the page on which your video is embedded. Additionally, the embed code may contain ‘autoplay’, ‘controls’ and ‘loop’ attributes which will override the default player behavior.

Furthermore, player layout has been improved and new configuration options have been added to show title and description of a video, live event or (smart) playlist. Finally, controls to customize embed codes have been added to the VWflow web application. You can just select your preferred options, including responsive embedding of the player, and copy the generated embed code to your site.

Video Management

The VWflow web application contains a number of new features, improving your user experience and giving you more control over your videos. For example, you can now easily duplicate a video item, while retaining its metadata. Optionally, you can choose to trim the start and end point of the duplicated video item. The snapshots page now lets you generate custom snapshots by selecting the exact frame in the video player.

Handling of metadata has also been improved. For example, support for emoji has been added to titles, descriptions and social media messages. Tags may contain special unicode characters. When your workflow contains a post to Twitter or Facebook, the video editor will get a warning when the Facebook or Twitter message has not been set.

API extensions

The API and especially its items endpoint, which lets you create, update and query on-demand video items, has been extended significantly. New query-string arguments have been added for the GET items request, including ‘search’ for case insensitive metadata searching and ‘page_size’ to determine the number of items to be returned in a single response. When creating a new video through the API, you can now set metadata like the video’s language or producer, select custom transcoding options, and include emails for custom notifications.

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