Wistia Updates

Retiring Video Quality Account Setting

by Alex Santos, Staff Product Manager
Today we are retiring the Video Quality selection from account settings. Instead, the Wistia player will deliver the best possible version of your video at any given time by using HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) for adaptive streaming. With this
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Updates to Account Usage page

by Caitlin Kullberg, Senior Product Manager
The Account Usage page just got an update. This page is where Account Owners and Managers can see details about your account's monthly bandwidth and media usage. Get there by going to Account > Settings > Account Usage. Once you're there,
Improvement

End of Support for IE 11 and Wistia embeddables

by Carlon McPherson
Starting today we will no longer be supporting IE 11 for our video player, audio player, Channels, and other embeddables. Video and audio embeds viewed on IE 11 will continue to have uninterrupted playback. Certain Channel embeds may
Announcement

Playback Speed no longer stored in Viewer Preferences

by Carlon McPherson
Today, we’re making a small change to what settings are stored in our Viewer Preferences feature. Playback Speed will no longer be stored across videos. The starting Playback Speed will be scoped only to each individual video.
Improvement

Updates to Google Key Moments SEO Metadata

by Megan Salisbury
This summer Google introduced a new way to enable key moments on videos. Instead of having to define each Key Moment manually, Google can index the video for Key Moments automatically via a query param that links directly to a timestamp in
Improvement

Updates to Legacy Channels

by Josh Johnson
We've been busy creating a better Channel experience for you! This includes some usability enhancements and exciting new channel features - like an improved editor, headerless Channels, and Channel list views. Plus, we have even more
New

Bulk Actions in Channels

by Josh Johnson
You can now act on a bunch of items at the same time. This will make it easier to publish, unpublish and delete a group of items. Right now, it’s initially only available on Channels but will eventually also be available for actions on
New

New Viewer Roles in Channels

by Josh Johnson
Users who can already manage users and permissions can now add users in a new Viewer role in your Channels.  This allows the invited user to log on and view your content. This is useful when you want to share channel content and get
New

Position and Themes for Annotations

by Meg Salisbury
You can now manage the position (left, right) and theme (light, dark) of your video annotations directly in Customize! Previously, these options were available by modifying the annotation plugin. We hope you take advantage of these
New
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