After several weeks of searching we found a suitable player for our video tutorials which should be more compatible as the old one and as well causes less trouble. The reason why we decided to change the player were many; users had problems with the player and in certain cases they couldn’t play the tutorials, the player hardly supported streaming and many more. So as you can see it was time for a change and we really hope that it’s a change to something better. Also we use from now a streaming server for playing the videos instead of progressive download which we had before. This has several advantages and the most noticeable is the capability of seeking the video. This basically means that you don’t have to wait until the video is buffered to seek the video but you can jump to any part instantly. This also means that you download only what you watch and nothing more.
Changes & advantages:
- New streaming server– capability of seeking the video into any part without the need to download the whole video
- New player– new player which supports the streaming of videos and so make able the seeking function
- Code changes– optimizing the performance of the website and fixing some html bugs to meet the latest requirements
- New article layout for tutorials– changed the way how the articles are displayed were from now the gallery is above the video instead on the bottom