VideoPress has a new look! The VideoPress Flash player has been completely rewritten on top of the Open Source Media Framework (OSMF). This new MPL-licensed framework led by Adobe provides common player functionality shared by most video players: play/pause, volume control, download progress, buffering, and more. VideoPress extends this shared foundation with custom skins, VideoPress-specific functionality such as video sharing and HD toggle support, and partner integrations including WordPress.com Stats, Quantcast demographics, and CDN providers. Partner integrations are much simpler through OSMF plugins offering advertising and analytics built by each potential partner.
The new VideoPress player replaces the Embed menu with a new Share menu. Your video’s WordPress Shortcode and HTML embed snippet are now hidden behind a copy-to-clipboard button. We have also exposed direct download links for the highest quality video available in MP4 (H.264/AAC) and Ogg (Theora/Vorbis) formats. These download links were previously hidden within your blog’s RSS feed, available to podcatchers such as iTunes and Miro or direct download from a feed preview screen. Your viewers now have the option to download a high-quality video for full-screen viewing in their favorite desktop video player or on a television. We have renamed our blog-level and video-level sharing preferences to reflect this change.
The new VideoPress Flash player includes support for the many written languages of the VideoPress community. Please visit our VideoPress translation page to help us support even more languages inside the VideoPress player.
We are excited by the new player foundation and opportunity for future expansion of video playback features and partners.