We are now more tightly integrated with awe.sm when it comes to sharing; this is the first step on our way to providing more detailed widget, and campaign analytics. Our awe.sm links are now being created on a per-use basis, which makes the folks at awe.sm much happier.
CSS skinning is finally here! I’ve talked and blogged about this before, but it is now live, along with some basic online how-to in the wiki: https://docs.topspin.net/tiki-index.php?page=Streaming+Player+V2. One caveat is that the Call To Action button is being modified slightly for the next release, so styling on it will change.
The Facebook and Twitter sharing buttons now share the Call To Action link if one exists. They fall back to sharing the actual widget location. In the future widgets should have their own landing pages.
Video stretching. Again, a much-requested feature. Full documentation is here: https://docs.topspin.net/tiki-index.php?page=Videos+and+Slideshow Single track players can now be any width; just adjust the iframe size and it’ll automatically scale. The height will remain locked down for now. The single track players are going to go through a visual upgrade with the next release.
Playlists were huge because the entire :product object was being referenced. This caused issues with long playlists breaking due to size limits.
We weren’t encoding HTML entities on the titles, descriptions, or artist names. This caused JS problems (but not actual errors) even though quotes were being escaped.
Some playlists were breaking with no syntax error being thrown.
Previously the iframes had no actual dimensions when hidden and the players are drawn based on the iframe dimensions. Now, if an iframe has no width or height, the JS is smart enough to wait until it senses the iframe has received a width and height before calculating the size of the player.
Slideshow images are no longer hidden by individual track images.
Plus a few smaller things and code clean-up and commenting.
Creation of Connect For Media widgets has been removed temporarily. We have some fixing to do. If you have C4M campaigns live, they will not be effected.
If a slideshow is active, the individual tracks will not have images associated with them; as a result, if the user accesses full-screen mode for a track, the background will be black. There are some potential work-arounds for this.
Embed button is not appearing in IE7; this will be rectified with a patch over the next day or two.
Playlist-based players are not rendering in iOS or on Facebook. Fix is coming soon.