Wistia Updates

New Video Customize and Channel Editor Options

by Meg Salisbury
We've rolled out three new updates to Wistia - an option to manage transcripts for your videos, control their appearance in Channel embeds, and an update to our default alignment behavior in Channel embeds. Video Transcripts When we...
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Updates to Channels

by Meg Salisbury
Today we deployed a few changes to our Channels. Changed "Start watching" to "Play" This adjustment reduces button size and addresses feedback we've received about the button copy. Note that if you have a trailer on your Channel, you...
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Player & Embedding

Resumable Video Updates

by Meg Salisbury
Following up on our Resumable Video and Viewer Preferences features here we have released additional updates. Videos no longer Resume if your viewers are returning to your content and would be resuming the video within the first 10...
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New Log In Page

by Josh Johnson
Our new log in page has more room to learn about what's new at Wistia.
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Video color improvements

by Kristin Bagnoli
We recently released an update that improves the handling of video color during our encoding process. That means the colors of the Wistia derivatives are more accurate to your original version. Any videos uploaded after December 16...
New
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Player Animation & Behavior Improvements

by Molly, Product @ Wistia
We have two small but delightful updates to the Wistia player live now: A more refined and smooth play / pause animation Standard embeds now behave much better with CSS transforms and zoom
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Player & Embedding

A few fixes to popover behavior

by Molly, Product @ Wistia
We have a handful of tweaks to the behavior & tracking of popover embeds coming in hot 🚀. The following bug fixes are now live: Turnstiles at the beginning of the video will no longer trigger "play" events if the popover is opened...
Improvement
Fix
Player & Embedding

Ability to show a popover without it autoplaying

by Molly, Product @ Wistia
Using Embed Options, you can now set a popover to not autoplay once it's opened. The viewer will need to click play themselves. The embed option is: The default behavior for popovers is that once clicked, they autoplay as soon as they...
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Player & Embedding

Ability to remove 'Click to play' on a looping video thumbnail

by Molly, Product @ Wistia
Using Embed Options, you can now remove the 'Click to play' option on the player when adding a looping video thumbnail by setting it to If you're unfamiliar with using Embed Options, you can learn more here, as well as read up on our...
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Player & Embedding