Changelog

10-Oct-2017
latest

v1.0.4

This release fixes a minor icon bug.

10-Oct-2017

This release should fix the bower setup. Thanks to @simonhdickson for the fix.

25-Sep-2017

With this release, the error screens received some love. They do now look way better.

21-Sep-2017

This release fixes some minor bugs and defers the initialization of the Youtube api preventing unnecessary calls to the widget api.

18-Sep-2017

This release brings some new features and gets rid of the 'beta' label. 🎉

New stuff

  • afterglow does now have support for Vimeo. Due to limitations that Vimeo imposes, it's not possible for non-premium accounts to hide the Vimeo UI, so we use it as a default. Other than that, Vimeo works completely the way that Youtube works with the player.
  • We implemented a working event system, which finally allows to react to player events. There are some basic HTML5 video event (like play, paused, ended and so on), as well as some events related to lightboxes (lightbox-launched, lightbox-closed) and some other events. Read the updated documentation to learn more on that.

Improvements

  • afterglow is now responsive by default. This might break some older setups, but looking forwards, this is the only way to go. In order to redisable responsive scaling (in case you didn't use it), just add data-autoresize="none" to your video elements.
  • The project's website was completely rewritten and will update shortly, also bringing a basic integration wizard with it.

CDN changes

There has been a change to how the CDN works. Due to this change, old links to the cdn probably won't get updated to v1.0.0 and upcoming. Update your links according to the documentation to get back online with v1.0 and upcoming releases.

If you use and enjoy working with afterglow, consider supporting the project by tweeting about it, starring it on Github or providing a small donation.

31-Aug-2017
beta

We improved the control bar layout when playing a Youtube video. They changed their logo, so we edited the skin to better fit next to the youtube logo.

08-Feb-2017
beta

This release fixes a minor bug where clicking the pause button would cause scrolling users to jump back to the paused video some time after having paused the video.

19-Jan-2017
beta

This release introduces the newly created api method 'play()', which allows to play any video by its id. This works for both regular players and lightbox players. Obviously, lightboxes will be launched before playing the video.

Documentation on this feature can be found here: http://docs.afterglowplayer.com/docs/api

11-Nov-2016
beta

This release is actually the real bugfix release that was planned with v0.3.6. Just two minor bugs.

11-Nov-2016
beta

This is a minor bugfix release.

07-Apr-2016
beta

This release fixes an issue with the subtitle button and the caption button on iPad.

05-Apr-2016
beta

This update fixes a bug with YouTube-Playback on iOS devices. Aditionally, vendor components were updated. Afterglow is now running on video.js v5.8.8

26-Feb-2016
beta

This release fixes two bugs:

  • YouTube Api is no longer loaded if it is not needed
  • Volume will no longer be touched by the scroll wheel, as this is a major UX issue when scrolling on a page.
09-Feb-2016
beta

This release hotfixes a bug that had sneaked in when updating to videojs 5.6. Again, this version should not bring any visible updates.

09-Feb-2016
beta

This release brings an update to videojs 5.6, which will be the base for future changes. The update should not cause any visible changes.

26-Oct-2015
beta

With this release, afterglow takes a huge step towards v1.0 and a stable life. The entire release was about refactoring the entire project. The core functionality is now completely based upon ES6 classes and fully unit tested. Also, afterglow does now build upon video.js v5.0.2.

NEW

  • There now is a dark and a light skin, both based on afterglow's default skin.
  • Afterglow has completely been rebuilt. It does now consist of ES6 classes and is fully unit tested.

IMPROVED

  • afterglow is now running on video.js v5.0.2. This is a big step on our way to a stable 1.0 release! Thanks to the team behind video.js!
  • We got rid of the $dom dependency. From the start, we wanted afterglow to rely on as few dependencies as possible, so we do now use pure Javascript solutions.
  • When clicking the playbutton, afterglow will now stop all other players on the same page.
17-Sep-2015
beta

In some edge cases, non-absolute urls caused problems with HD first, this should be fixed with this release.

16-Sep-2015
beta

This release brings resolution switching for local video sources and the newly created player parameter data-volume.

Read more about the new features in the documentation.

14-Sep-2015
beta

This release fixes a bug with Youtube videos in lightbox players on Android.

14-Sep-2015
beta

This release fixes an issue which could appear when playing Youtube videos on IE/Firefox.

11-Sep-2015
beta

Minor bugfix release containing an update to video.js 5.0.0-rc81. This removes the webkitMovement warnings in the console log.

09-Sep-2015
beta

This is the first release of afterglow. It is currently in beta, but it should be quite stable. Please tell us if you encounter any issues.

Roadmap

v1.0

Version 1.0 brought basic support for Vimeo, some other changes and a better website.

Starting from here, we will try to provide continuos support for afterglow in the next years.

What's to come

These are the ideas we currently have for the following versions:

  • Branding via colors (v1.x)
  • Custom logo (v1.x)
  • Sharing-Buttons (v1.x)
  • Embedding functionality (Hopefully v1.x)
  • Rethink the entire concept (v2.0)