Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at 3:33AM
Ol' buggy player fades to dust as new version rises
We should have done this for a some time, sorry for the the buggy video player in Prezi! Finally we have updated the feature, thanks for all your feedback and comments about this issue.
Let us explain what has happened:
Earlier we used the default video player component for flash, because this solution seemed to be most reasonable. The problem had been caused by Prezi interaction functions that couldn't get along with the player. Shortly, when you wanted to pause a video in your prezi, our system considered your action as a simple click on an ordinary object which in Prezi means a zoom. Zooming and pausing - two different functions dedicated to the same action equals chaos.
Now we have created order from this chaos, and we need you to test the result.
Behind the scenes our brand new video player uses a lightweight flash video player API called Pyro that handles all the boring stuff (that's right, NetStream and pals). Thanks guys! As you can see on the image above even the look of the player has been changed. We have redesigned the interface, it looks mush better now!
Most important thing: how can you try it?
It's the same old stuff. Please complete your online prezi's URL with /experimental/videoplayer and go on as usual. If you have uploaded a video to your prezi, you will notice the difference. Here is an example. This is only a test version, but don't worry, your prezis are secured. And most of all, please comment and share your thoughts.