HTML 5 Video Widget vs Video Item???

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I use a webm file with a Video Item in a presentation and it works fine. It scales to fit, the controls are hidden, auto plays, etc.

But, I heard that the Video Item will be removed on March 16th, and that I should start using the HTML 5 Video Widget instead.

I tried the HTML 5 Video Widget but it does not scale to fit, the controls don't hide, and when the video finish it just pauses and doesn't continue playing the video again when the presentation repeats. 

There didn't seem anything wrong with the "Video Item", it worked the way I wanted it to work. 

This HTML 5 Video widget does not work..... Is there a new version coming out on March 16th that possibly has scale to fit, hide controls, etc????
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Robert,

You are correct, the current iteration of the HTML5 Video Widget is not scaleable. This is something we will be looking into ASAP.

For your second round of issues, are you using the Rise Vision Native player, or the Chrome App Player? Moving forward, CAP is our preferred player and will need to be used to take advantage of our newest widgets.
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I'm using the Windows Player
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I uninstalled the Windows Player(Native) and installed the Chrome App Player.  After doing that I noticed that the video was not pausing at the end.

But the video does not scale and I still see the controls. If this was fix then I wouls say that the HTML 5 Video widget does work with the Chrome App Player.

Is the Windows Player(Native) being discontinued as well?

Also...The 3rd Party Android apps that are out there do not work very well... Does Rise Vision have any plans on releasing an Android Player???
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Robert,

As I mentioned, the scaling issue is something that we're looking at. It currently scales down, but not up. We're looking to have this fixed ASAP.

Do you see the controls for the duration of the entire video?

Native player is not being discontinued, however we strongly encourage all of our users to begin migrating to Chrome App Player.

I have not heard of any first party Android apps in the works, there are a lot of different options available to Android platform users in our store.
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On the video issues with android this might spark your interest.

https://community.risevision.com/rise...

Also android is different beast than what people expect. Not everything is as straight forward and every device is its own version of android. Also webview is a mess to deal with. Each version has its own version of it and not everything works standard wise. You have to code accordingly or find hacks to fix issues. It's not easy as you think. I have 10 different devices and they all do something differently. Anyway hopefully this new widget when it comes out fixes all the video issues that are out there on my apps.
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Whenever the video starts you see the controls for a split second, then it fades away.
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Robert,

I've logged a bug for our developers regarding this issue.
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Hi Blake,
Am I correct in assuming that the old Video Gadget will still be accessible through your Rise Gadget's Page? https://code.google.com/p/risegadgets/downloads/list  and thus continue to work until we make the upgrade to the HTML5 player manually.

Or will this conversion be forced on all older presentations?

In similar circumstance, I am currently using your older Web Gadget XML (http://c539312.r12.cf2.rackcdn.com/url.xml) to display certain webpages as I found it works much better than your current Web Page Widget. Things like page refresh blackouts, crashing, and actually displaying the webpage properly were some of the issues I ran into with the newer widget, so I have continues to use the older one.

As always, Thank you for your continues advancement in your amazing product! I don't know where we'd be without your efforts!
Joe Kirchner
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Joe,

The current gadget will remain available to presentations already utilizing it.
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Robert,

I just wanted to update you that we have patched the HTML5 Video Widget and it now scales up as well as down. I currently have a bug logged for the video controls displaying at the start of videos.
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Hey Blake add this in the notes to that bug. Turn off controls through javascript. With my widget that was the only way to get ride of it. I thought putting it in the video tag would take care of it on my widget but seems like nothing worked so i just made javascript do it and that took care of it. :)
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Awesome, thanks for the heads up William! I'll let the developers know.
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Hey William, how did you hide the controls with javascript?
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All,

I just wanted to make you aware that we have pushed a change to the HTML5 video widget today, video controls are now hidden.
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Will it automatically update in my presentation, or do I need to recreate the placeholder?
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Robert, it should automatically update, although you may need to reboot the media player.
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Yes, it works great now. THANK YOU!
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Thank you for pointing out these issues, Robert. I'm glad our developers were able to get them sorted out quickly.
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I'm having a similar issue in that I'm attempting to use the HTML5 video widget with a 4:3 video in a 16:9 placeholder.  When I set it to scale it scales the width to the width of the placeholder therefore cropping the bottom of the video.  If I tell it not to scale the video, it left justifies it in the 16:9 placeholder.  Is there any way to center justify these 4:3 videos in a 16:9 placeholder.  I tend to get a mixture of 4:3 and 16:9 videos that I just have play one right after the other and I'm still having to use the old player for the 4:3 ratio videos.
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Gary,

Can you provide an example of a presentation that you're having this issue with?

Thanks!
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Sure below is a link to a presentation that has a 16:9 video and a 4:3 video showing twice with scaling enabled on one and disabled on the other.  I also have that same video using the old player.  Thanks for looking at it.

http://bit.ly/1D9ngQj
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Gary,

There is currently a bug that will not allow for 4:3 videos to be centered. I'm going to log an issue for it, it will be looked at soon.

Thanks for bringing this up!