Wistia Updates

The IE 11 end-of-life Plan for Embeddables

by Meg Salisbury
Starting 1/1/22 we will no longer be supporting IE 11 for our audio player, video player, Channels, and other embeddables. This means that video and audio embeds viewed on IE 11 will continue to have uninterrupted playback. Certain Channel
Announcement
Player & Embedding

Channel Custom Font Application Updates

by Meg Salisbury
Today we're releasing an update to how Custom Fonts in Channels are applied - making them more consistent across your Channels for maximum brand impact while also using our core font where needed to support Accessibility and responsive...
Player & Embedding
Improvement

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...
Player & Embedding
Improvement

Removing Beta Flag to Disable the Accessible Player and Checklist

by Meg Salisbury
Starting today we are beginning the removal of our "Disable Player Accessibility and UI Updates" beta flag in Account Settings. Only a small number of accounts that had this flag checked will be impacted. The removal of this flag will...
Player & Embedding

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...
Improvement
Player & Embedding

Resumable Video & Viewer Preferences

by Meg Salisbury
Today, we released a set of new features that improve the viewer's experience with your video content: Resumable Video and Viewer Preferences. Resumable Video Resumable Video allows viewers to pick up where they left off in your video...
New
Player & Embedding

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
Improvement
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

Bug fix: Hiding controls on fullscreen

by Molly, Product @ Wistia
Bug: If you clicked the fullscreen button and didn't move the mouse at all afterward, the controls would never hide. If you were to refresh the page and click to play without moving the mouse, the controls might never hide. This is now...
Fix
Player & Embedding