Delight VR Changelog


1.4.11 (2018-07-18) [latest]

  • Fixed a rare case where user was redirect to cors-fallback-url when an error in the system occurred
  • Fixed a rare misclassification where some phones got classified as a tablet and thus were unable to enter VR mode
  • Fixed HLS crossorigin use-credentials handling to correctly handle cases where crossorigin=”use-credentials” flag is being used for HLS videos
  • Fixed an issue where the body background color was not reset correctly after entering and leaving VR again

1.4.10 (2018-07-10)

  • Add updateDimension() to element API to trigger embed size recalculation. This is useful when visibility of the element changes and the player should update the dimensions according to the new DOM state
  • Add tag filtering support to <dl8-hub>
  • Allow disabling of player autostart when being redirected to the cors fallback url with the “cors-fallback-no-autostart” attribute
  • Fix hud button positioning when certain elements like controls or title are force hidden
  • Fix autostart-vr bug when autostarting WebVR or autostarting fullscreen mode is not possible due to user gesture constraints
  • Add “dl8-customization-force-native-vr-resolution” meta tag to force 1:1 resolution of the device instead of the default optimized resolution for Android devices
  • Reduce hover scaling of <dl8-tour> elements
  • Fix pause and play indicators erroneously appearing in non-video elements

1.4.8 (2018-06-06)

  • play 2D videos without following cors fallback url
  • disable redirection to cors-fallback-url on iOS >= 11.1
  • save video quality selection across sites
  • fix duplication of qualities in quality dropdown
  • fix issue caused by very large preview thumbnail sprite sheets
  • add ‘autostart’ attribute to automatically start a content element (including a ‘tap-to-unmute’ hint to support common video autoplay behavior)
  • add ‘disable-tap-to-unmute’ option to disable the automatic muting of videos when autostart attribute is present
  • add ‘autostart-vr’ attribute to launch directly into VR mode
  • add option to disable capturing of scroll events (‘disable-scroll-capture’)
  • add option to disable capturing of touch events (‘disable-touch-capture’)
  • add option to disable capturing of mouse events (‘disable-mouse-capture’)
  • add option to disable vertical dragging on mobile (‘disable-vertical-touch-dragging’)
  • add option to disable vertical dragging on desktop (‘disable-vertical-mouse-dragging’)
  • add option to disable the 3D HUD for controlling videos in VR (‘disable-3d-hud’)
  • add meta tag to skip the VR wizard (<meta name=”dl8-customization-skip-vr-wizard”>)
  • add ‘autoplay’ attribute to <dl8-recommendation> sub-element to support automatically playing the first recommendation when the video has ended
  • add ‘hidden’ attribute to <dl8-recommendation> sub-element to hide the recommendation UI
  • add <dl8-tour-content-portal> sub-element which behaves like the <dl8-tour-portal> but can activate another content instead of jumping to another tour image

1.4.7 (2018-05-14)

  • Add Oculus Go controller support
  • Improve DASH playback

1.4.6 (2018-05-02)

  • Fix magic window mode for Chrome Android > 60 with enabled WebVR API
  • Fix regression where  recommendations where sometimes not removed correctly when hopping between recommendations
  • Fix HLS quality selection of sources bigger than 1080p on IE11
  • Fix dynamic DOM deletion of dl8 elements

1.4.5 (2018-04-06)

  • Fix HLS and DASH quality selection
  • Fix rare issue with adaptive streaming playback when switching between different Delight VR contents
  • Improve video frame update interval to fix irregular video frames in certain situations

1.4.0 (2018-03-16)

  • Add numerous freely configurable banner ad spots
  • Add ability to switch qualities for adaptive video streams (HLS / DASH)
  • Add ‘drag-controls-damping’ parameter to common API to control the damping speed of the drag controls
  • Add more customization options to tour portals
  • Add tour info hotspots
  • Add Hear360 8Ball audio format support
  • Add new phone from late 2017 and early 2018 to the VR wizard
  • Add new VR headsets to the VR wizard
  • Enable spatial audio for Firefox Mac and Firefox Android
  • Improve visibility of center HUD elements on mobile
  • Fix device motion calculation for Chrome >= 66 and Firefox >= 54
  • Fix native WebVR path in Chrome for Android
  • Prevent fallback to native 2D video when there is a content error
  • Prevent showing VR hud on mounted device events when VR is not active

1.3.11 (2017-11-29)

  • Use referrer url for redirection to mobile site via QR code when on a cors fallback URL
  • Fix redirect to iframe on mobile when enabled via meta tag

1.3.10 (2017-11-08)

  • Add iPhone X to phone library
  • Add currentTime and duration getter to <dl8-video> element

1.3.9 (2017-10-30)

  • Fix start-lat and start-lon for <dl8-img>
  • Fix iOS 9 video playback issue
  • Fix iOS 10/11 wakelock problem for looping videos
  • Add .seek() API for <dl8-video>
  • Add loading events to get insights into resource loading flow
  • Add new customization options for fine grain visibility control of on-screen UI

1.3.8 (2017-10-12)

  • Fix cubemap slice unpacking for non square cubemap sides.
  • Add iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus to VR Wizard

1.3.7 (2017-09-20)

  • Use canvas fallback on iOS 11 for HLS to circumvent playback bug introduced in iOS 11 and higher
  • Fix macOS Safari 11 video priming
  • Fix initial 3D UI state in Oculus Internet on GearVR
  • Add custom “x-dl8-evt-ready” DOM event to wait for before using Delight VR element specific APIs
  • Add ability to add “window-name” and “window-features” attribute to dl8-external-content to provide more control over link opening behavior

1.3.5 (2017-09-14)

  • Removed custom font to increase compatibility and reduce file size
  • Better callback attribute support for hub in dynamic mode and recommendations
  • Increased recommendation maximum count
  • Improved 3D UI layouting

1.3.4 (2017-08-10)

  • Fix iOS >=10.3 in-VR canvas text rendering

1.3.3 (2017-08-09)

  • Fix console error with third-party iframe messaging
  • Add browser page visibility handling to smartly pause and resume video

1.3.2 (2017-08-03)

  • Rename ‘Enter VR’ to ‘Start’ for confirming starting the player inside VR browsers like the Oculus Browser and the Samsung Internet Browser
  • Improve recommendation horizontal scroll reset on video pause
  • Fix issue with recommendations that were not properly deleted after exiting the player
  • Fix bug where it was not possible to add live video or external content to the hub
  • Fix video y-flipping issue on Windows 10 IE

1.3.0 (2017-07-21)

  • Add recommendations feature for showing related videos and external links directly inside the player
  • Improve settings view interaction
  • Improve video source management logic
  • Fix Hub state saving

1.2.16 (2017-07-18)

  • Add all Sony Xperia XZ variants and Xiaomi Redmi 3 to phone list
  • Improve dialog and overlay styling
  • Fix iOS 11 video rendering issue
  • Fix seeking bar time overlay positioning
  • Fix resetting viewport meta tags after closing player
  • Fix seeking bar width on Chrome with device pixel ratio > 1

1.2.12 (2017-06-23)

  • Fix rendering bug with antialiasing enabled on Android Chrome 58 on a subset of phones
  • Improve OnePlus 3 phone detection

1.2.10 (2017-06-16)

  • Add specialized <dl8-live-video> UI in VR
  • Add preview thumbnail support through VTT files
  • Add Gear VR and Daydream controller support
  • Improve general UX in Oculus Browser
  • Improve resolution for the Oculus Browser and Samsung Internet on Gear VR
  • Improve visibility of the VR video control UI
  • Made drag controls the default on tablets
  • Fix IFrame handling when it is embedded via relative URL
  • Fix native cardboard and daydream VR support for Chrome 59 and upward

1.2.9 (2017-05-19)

  • Add option to flag video sources as incompatible for Samsung VR
  • Fix sideloading via Samsung VR

1.2.8 (2017-05-16)

  • Add <dl8-live-video> element that supports live streaming UI
  • Add popular recent phones to the wizard phone select list
  • Fix autoplay for cors-fallback-url redirects
  • Fix hub state resurrection on returning from a content
  • Improved performance for iOS HLS video playback
  • Workaround for Oculus Browser bug where video sphere was not drawn to screenbuffer

1.1.23 (2017-05-05)

  • Prefer progressive video source in favour of HLS on iOS browsers to improve playback performance
  • Fix CORS check to incorporate different ports
  • Improve HLS ABR Manager algorithm to improve video quality

1.1.20 (2017-04-27)

  • Add iFrame support
  • Add improved adaptive bitrate manager for HLS that tracks current FPS, MAX_TEXTURE_SIZE and more
  • Improve async webworker HLS parsing
  • Fix native cardboard VR support in Chrome
  • Fix HLS fallback video support
  • Fix rare bug when autostarting player via cors-fallback-url

1.1.11 (2017-04-13)

  • Fix problem with gyroscope on iOS 10.3 and higher

1.1.9 (2017-03-07)

  • Fix scrolling bug when exiting out of inline mode
  • Fix Android 7 resizing
  • Fix misc. style collisions
  • Fix rare shader
  • Improve Get VR dialog on no-WebGL
  • Add support for native 2D fallback on low-end and flat video
  • Add support for seeking preview

1.1.8 (2017-02-24)

  • Fix VR autostart post QR-Scan on Chrome

1.1.7 (2017-02-16)

  • Fix CB Enabler Link
  • Fix Gaze Interaction when Gamepad connected on HTC Vive
  • Fix multiple <script> embed

1.1.6 (2017-02-10)

  • Fix Daydream WebVR compatibility
  • Fix Chrome 57 WebComponent initialization order

1.1.5 (2017-01-27)

  • Fix spatial audio sometimes not initializing correctly
  • Fix spatial audio on Firefox Mobile and Firefox OSX as well as Safari OSX
  • Improve spatial audio fallback and error handling for unsupported platforms (iOS Safari / IE 11)

1.1.3 (2017-01-20)

  • Fix channel order for ambiX on Safari

1.1.2 (2017-01-20)

  • Fix iOS viewport rendersize bug
  • Improve quality switching behavior

1.1.1 (2017-01-11)

  • Fix quality switching for flat video

1.1.0 (2017-01-10)

  • Add DASH and HLS support
  • Add support for ambisonics spatial audio
  • Add orientation compass
  • Add compact wizard
  • Add Daydream support
  • Add Pixel phones
  • Add video event support
  • Add support for “fps” and “format” attributes per source
  • Add support for cors-fallback handling on all elements
  • Add support for preferred camera controls attribute
  • Fix scroll position bug in IE11
  • Fix iPhone 6/7 Plus fullscreen bug
  • Fix Gear VR Samsung Internet exit bug
  • Improve native hardware HMD controller fallback to gaze
  • Improve font rendering

1.0.6 (2016-11-17)

  • Fix rare iPad video rendering error on iOS 10
  • Fix iPhone (6/6s/7)Plus VR distortion detection
  • Fix IE11 exit fullscreen button functionality
  • Improve Samsung Galaxy S(6/6 Edge/7/7 Edge) VR distortion detection
  • Add revamped settings panel selection menu for qualities and camera controls

1.0.5 (2016-11-11)

  • Improve rendering performance on mobile devices
  • Improve react update frequency on video playback
  • Improve legibility of 3D UI fonts

1.0.4 (2016-11-07)

  • Fix autoplay on cors fallback url redirect on iOS devices
  • Improve code fetch behavior on iOS devices
  • Improve error feedback on shader compile, parse and fetch errors
  • Update link to free cardboard enabler app

1.0.3 (2016-10-28)

  • Fix guarding undefined gamepad object on certain devices
  • Fix CORS redirect on IE11
  • Fix ES6 issue with IE11
  • Fix exit tracking event
  • Fix issue with double slash cors fallback url

1.0.0 (2016-10-12)

  • Fix x-dl8-evt-exit CustomEvent
  • Fix scroll to top on exit player issue
  • Fix error report url encoding issue
  • Fix WebVR in Firefox Nightly
  • Fix iOS10 video texture upload
  • Fix Android wakelock for VR
  • Improve aspect ratio handling of embed container on resize
  • Improve dynamic DOM manipulation of dl8 elements
  • Add WebVR 1.1 support

1.0.0-beta5

1.0.0-beta5-rc12 (2016-09-12)

  • Fix iOS (<=9) replay action on video end
  • Fix cardboard photo loading on very large photos
  • Fix missing cardboard enabler app link in VR Wizard
  • Improve video quality pre-checking
  • Improve iOS 10 video playback performance
  • Add iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus to phone list
  • Add Galaxy Note 7 to phone list
  • Add Alcatel Idol 4 and Idol 4S to phone list
  • Add Samsung Gear VR SM-R322 (2015er version) HMD distortion
  • Add Innovator Edition Samsung Gear VR SM-R320 to HMD selection
  • Add media event listeners API on dl8-video (spec)

1.0.0-beta5-rc11 (2016-08-25)

  • Fix discarding of qualities when video sources are not supported
  • Fix display issue of watermark in IE11
  • Add “force-inline” display-mode to force displaying player inline on every device

1.0.0-beta5-rc10 (2016-08-08)

  • Fix pause video on error
  • Fix tablets can’t launch VR mode
  • Improve preload progress indicator handling
  • Improve unification to one error report json
  • Improve exiting player on cors fallback url goes back to original url

1.0.0-beta5-rc9 (2016-08-07)

  • Fix HUD watermark
  • Fix spacebar being captured on other input fields on the site
  • Improve style guard for img hover

1.0.0-beta5-rc8 (2016-08-02)

  • Improve quality list update by only triggering when old and new content is a video

1.0.0-beta5-rc7 (2016-08-02)

  • Fix 3D UI quality dropdown when qualities are unplayable

1.0.0-beta5-rc6 (2016-08-01)

  • Improve performance by using react’s PureComponent for pure views
  • Improve using native preload attribute for video prefetching control

1.0.0-beta5-rc5 (2016-08-01)

  • Fix missing IE CORS handling
  • Fix content badge hiding for non white-label users
  • Fix escape key for exiting player
  • Improve creation of native video element late in the process to prevent downloading unnecessary content
  • Add auto-redirect for cors-fallback-url
  • Add preload attribute to dl8-video to control preloading behavior

1.0.0-beta5-rc4 (2016-07-23)

  • Fix brand customization behavior to cover cases where not all customizations are made
  • Add option to hide brand logo, watermark and content type badge
  • Add Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge to supported phones

1.0.0-beta5-rc3 (2016-07-19)

  • Fix enabling smooth border for cinema or flat video in VR only
  • Fix cut off hover texts in tour

1.0.0-beta5-rc2 (2016-07-15)

  • Fix hover border style in embed
  • Fix smooth border when going into cinema mode
  • Improve guard video quality when no video is active

1.0.0-beta5-rc1 (2016-07-14)

  • Fix styling of title bar in combination with certain watermark image aspects
  • Fix possible erroneous style overrides from external stylesheets
  • Fix Samsung Internet on Gear VR button handling
  • Fix rare issue when switching tabs with a connected gamepad
  • Fix iOS video audio handling when multiple qualities are present
  • Improve core-js es6 polyfill handling
  • Improve crossorigin attribute sanitizing
  • Improve differentiation between no webgl errors and regular errors
  • Improve error reporting
  • Improve on-screen replay, pause and play indicator animations (moved to css based rendering)
  • Improve CORS handling on MacOS Safari and IE
  • Add dl8-cinema element for displaying flat video in a customizable virtual cinema
  • Add inline tag attribute checking and warning screen
  • Add automatic removal of video qualities when source is not supported (either because of CORS, encoding or other issues)
  • Add fullscreen button on mobile devices when fullscreen mode is supported and flat video is playing and look around is disabled

1.0.0-beta4 (2016-06-30)

  • Fix precision of differentiation between click and drag
  • Fix replay button visibility in some cases
  • Fix flashing of replay, play and pause indicator
  • Fix title styling
  • Fix autoplay of videos on mobile
  • Improve iOS video buffering
  • Improve loading progress visualization
  • Improve iOS audio syncing
  • Improve VR video experience by pausing when entering VR and seeking to the beginning to not miss a beat
  • Add flat video support for monoscopic and stereoscopic 3D videos (see docs for more info)
  • Add start and exit as external Javascript APIs for all elements
  • Add play and pause as external Javascript APIs for video element
  • Add custom watermark support to VR video UI

1.0.0-beta3 (2016-06-17)

  • Fix dl8 embed container handling. In inline mode the player now stays in DOM layouting flow
  • Fix Firefox Android button styling issues
  • Fix Internet Explorer mute/unmute button
  • Add initial VR 3D video player interface
  • Add gaze interaction on tour portals
  • Add hover info title on tour portals
  • Add seek head time display
  • Add start-lat and start-lon to every element to set up user starting orientation
  • Changed default secondary color to a more subtle dark grey

1.0.0-beta2 (2016-06-13)

  • Fix focus of VR button to prevent toggling VR on spacebar
  • Fix double script import
  • Fix wheel speed for IE11
  • Fix CSS to prevent overrides
  • Fix video undersampling
  • Fix iPhone 5 selection in Wizard
  • Fix Firefox/Android VR mode resize problem
  • Add Cardboard Photo formats for dl8-img and dl8-tour
  • Add content error overlay
  • Add support for room scale VR
  • Add better CORS handling for iOS/Safari
  • Add CORS fallback handling
  • Add support for audio on iOS
  • Add QR code for non-vr browsers
  • Add Gamepad support
  • Add video quality switching
  • Add better highp float handling
  • Add float precision friendly distortion mesh uv
  • Add white-label support
  • Add IE11 video rendering fallback
  • Add more HMDs to list of supported headsets (i.e. MR.CARDBOARD)
  • Remove exit dialog
  • Remove h1 tags to improve SEO for customers

1.0.0-beta1 (2016-05-09)

Initial Beta Release