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Lightcast.com Release Notes for January 29th, 2016


Lightcast.com Release Notes for January 29th, 2016

The Lightcast.com Technical Department is happy to announce some great improvements and tools. See what's new below:

LIVE-to-VOD feature extension
When selecting a recorded video file, you will now find three options to choose from:
1. Transcoding of the entire recording, 2. Selecting sessions you would like to combine into one file. 3. Cloud Editing Application: you can set the start and end point of a recorded video file before sending it into transcoding. It will output an edited version of your live-stream recordings. The LIVE-to-VOD feature and its Cloud Editing Application is included in selected packages such as Video Power, Video Power X & XL and larger custom packages.
 
New Player Embed Tool
We relaunched the Player Embed Tool and added amazing new features to it:
1. We offer a brand new player embed code besides the classic Lightcast player (Player 1). See below for further information about Player 2.
2. The player size can now be set to “Responsive” or “Fixed Size"
3. If you set up multi-bitrate streaming, your multi-bitrate master channel allows you to embed either the multi-bitrate embed code or the single-bitrate embed code.
4. The color picker supports a much broader range of colors to choose for your player.
 
New Player 2:
The new player embed code (Player 2) is currently in beta and has the advantage of being more flexible than Player 1. It loads faster and is designed to support watermarks, video ads, closed captions, subtitles, a player background, and much more new functionalities. The new player was developed with the latest player technology and security measures in mind. Please keep in mind that older internet browsers don’t support the new Player 2 (e.g. Internet Explorer 6-8)
 
Wirecast Preset Destinations
If you are using a Wirecast encoder, you will now be able to login to your Lightcast.com account via your Wirecast software and choose your LIVE Channels you want to stream through. In addition, some preset quality levels were included which you can use or overwrite. This will make your live streaming encoder setup with Lightcast.com as easy as possible using a Wirecast encoder.

SubChannels Manager for Audio and Video Channels
The SubChannels Manager allows you to group videos in Channels by topics or themes. It is designed to create and manage sub-categories for your publishing properties such as your Roku Channel, allowing you to further sub-divide your media content and to add an additional navigation tier inside your Roku Channel App. Unlike the Media Groups, which serve as a cross-channel video tagging system, video assignment to SubChannels are exclusive to the SubChannel. Please contact us if you have further questions on how to use both Media Groups and SubChannels for your custom website- or app-development.
 
New AndroidTV and AppleTV preview page
The new pages feature your AndroidTV and/or AppleTV developed and hosted by Lightcast.com. You can use the page to link from your website or social sites and to promote your TV Apps. http://www.lightcast.com/apps/featured-androidtv
 
Integration of LightcastDRM feature for Audio Files
This unique security feature with encryption & sharing prevention is now also available for your uploaded and embedded audio files.
 
We would love to hear what you are missing on Lightcast.com. Send us your suggestion and feedbacks by clicking on the Feedback button in your Lightcast.com account (on the very right side) or send an email to customercare@lightcast.com .

There are plenty of other technical improvements we've made over the past weeks to the benefit of our clients and users. Check them out and let us know what you think. Your feedback is greatly appreciated!

Featured ConnectedTV Channel of the month: 

TVS Travel Video Store - Roku Channel

Plan, Experience, and Explore the world. Let the World's top film producers and writers show you the world, each with their own unique view of destinations around the globe.

Lightcast also welcomes the following clients with their recently launched Roku, GoogleTV & FireTV Apps: New Day Dawning MinistryThe France ChannelHope Media GroupGenesis Science NetworkLATVWLMB-TV 40SafeTV4U2Anchor iTVFit & Fun! LivingThe Switzerland ChannelThe Gaming ChannelSMTVLoud Cry RadioRobert Tilton.