Video caching - Video item vs HTML5 video gadget

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In another post, I've explained the caching issue met with the video item after the release of Chrome 45 (but affecting also Chrome 43 & 44 as if the Chrome item would have been modified).

It just reminds me that few weeks ago, the depreciation of the video item replaced by the HTML5 video gadget was postponed. The main cause was that the new HTML5 gadget streamed the video instead of reading them from cache.

Is there any progress on that topic ?
Thank you.
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Posted 3 years ago

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The Video Item has actually been replaced by the Video Widget in our new editor at If a video is stored on Rise Storage, it is then cached locally by the HTML5 Video Widget.
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Hi Robert,
Are you currently using the new Video Widget instead of the Video Item? Also, are you currently on the Rise Windows/Linux Player or on the Rise Chrome App Player?

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When using our native Windows or Linux Player, the Video Widget does indeed cache on the device, even if the file is not stored at Rise Storage. You can download the Player for Windows or Linux from here:

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There will always been some blank screen time between videos, no matter what you do. How long is the time you're see a black screen? 
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I'm using the Windows player on a Windows 10 ComputeStick. Since writing the reply above, I was able to come up with my own solution that loops the video with no black screen between loops.
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Robert, it's a community forum... do tell! :)