Video Widget

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I have a question in regards to the video widget that might be coming in the future. I know its probably going to be awhile and i noticed that its starting to be worked on. My questions are, will it be jwplayer like the gadget is now or will it be html5 video. It doesn't bother me either way just need to know for future development on my part. Also before posting it for everyone to migrate too, is there any chance that i and other app developers could test the widget before hand. I don't want to be blindsided with a bunch of emails about video not working on android with the new widget like i was on the calendar change. Anyway thanks for everything you all do. :)
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William,

Thanks for posing these important questions. I'm going to see if there's a developer that's taken lead on this widget yet and if there is I'll alert them to this thread.

I am sure we will be working out some sort of beta test for our community developers.
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William,

I spoke with the developer assigned to the project, he pointed the following things out.

  • It will not use jwplayer, it will use html5 video.
  • webm will be the only supported format
  • It will make use of a webcomponent so it will require a version of android that is compatible.
I hope that answered a few of your questions, Wiliam!
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My only concern is mp4. It might be weird but sometimes mp4 does better in android than it does in webm. I have seen devices not play webm that well either. Also there is still a lot using mp4 so i would ask if that might be included. Might not support it but allow it.

On a side note, I do like the fact its html5 because its more universal to use on android than jwplayer. 
I believe 4.4 and above will be ok with web component but i do need to test it just incase :)
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We'll let you know when we have a beta available for developers!