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Player Framework v3.0

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Released: Jul 13, 2015
Updated: Oct 7, 2015 by ibennett
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Release Notes

  • UPDATE 7/29/2015 - Updated for RTM
  • We are happy to announce the Player Framework BETA release for Windows 10 Universal (UWP) Apps. The installer also includes support for all previous platforms and can be installed on top of v2.
  • The Windows 10 version requires Visual Studio 2015 RC or RTM on Windows 10 Build 10074 or later.
  • The Windows 10 platform now natively supports many of the features currently in Player Framework such as closed captions and DASH. This release is meant to bridge the gap until all of the features of Player Framework have been included in the platform. Once all of the features have been included in the platform, you should plan to move your media apps to use the platform’s native capabilities. Detailed guidance on moving from Player Framework to the platform capabilities is coming soon.
  • Support for Windows 10 UWP Javascript and Xaml apps.
  • Support for using WinJS 4.0 with Windows 8.1 apps.
  • Important: for JS UWP apps, there is a known issue in VS2015 RC where references to SDKs (such as the player framework) must be added manually. To do this, you will need to modify your .jsproj file in a text editor and add the SDK references manually. Simply open your .jsproj file and add the applicable SDKReferences after the last <ItemGroup> node... or see the sample UWP JS app for an example of how to do this.
    <SDKReference Include="Microsoft.PlayerFramework.Advertising.Analytics, Version=" />
    <SDKReference Include="Microsoft.PlayerFramework.Js, Version=" />
    <SDKReference Include="Microsoft.PlayerFramework.Js.Advertising, Version=" />
    <SDKReference Include="Microsoft.PlayerFramework.Js.Analytics, Version=" />
    <SDKReference Include="Microsoft.PlayerFramework.Js.TimedText, Version=" />    
    <SDKReference Include="Microsoft.VCLibs, Version=14.0" />
    <SDKReference Include="Universal Smooth Streaming Client SDK, Version=1.0" />  
  • Updated Windows 10 UWP sample apps.
  • Closed caption plugins now honor the new Windows 10 Closed Captions settings APIs (see breaking changes below for more details).
  • Improved designer support for Xaml apps (Edit template now works from Blend and VS).
  • HLS support is now open source and available on github and compatible with this version of the player framework.
  • master branch is now updated with latest version.
  • IMPORTANT: there are no breaking changes for Windows 8.x and Windows Phone 8.x apps. The following breaking changes only apply to existing apps being ported to Windows 10.
  • Xaml & JS: The adaptive plugins for Windows 10 UWP (which offer support for smooth streaming) require the updated Microsoft Universal Smooth Streaming Client SDK which is currently located at
  • Xaml: If you have created custom or localized player framework resource files you will need to update these to include various minor changes introduced in the Windows 10 version of the player framework.
  • Xaml & JS: DASH adaptive streaming format is now supported natively by Windows 10. In the past, the adaptive plugin was used but is now no longer needed. However, the following DASH specific features are no longer automatically enabled in the player framework and must be manually wired within your application if needed:
    • In-stream captions
    • Initial, max and min bitrate control
    • Automatic update of the HD/SD and bitrate indicators in the player framework.
  • Xaml: Custom templates. If you have created custom templates, please re-apply your changes to the latest default temples. Note: only minor changes have been made to incorporate the new default Windows 10 control styles.
  • JS: Custom CSS. If you have created custom CSS based on the player framework CSS, please re-apply your changes. Note: only minor changes have been made to accommodate the new default WinJS 4.0 styles.
  • Xaml: In pre-Windows 10 versions of the player framework, special caption settings plugins were available to help your application comply with FCC regulations by offering your users the ability to customize the way captions were displayed in the app. For the Windows 10 version, the feature allowing the user to invoke a flyout to change these settings from the app is now deprecated as users should use the Settings -> Ease of Access -> Closed Captions setting in Windows instead. Additionally, the TTML & WebVTT caption plugins included with the player framework now automatically honor these new Windows settings automatically.
Microsoft Universal Smooth Streaming Client SDK
Smooth Streaming Client SDK for Windows 8 Applications
Smooth Streaming Client SDK for Windows 8.1 Applications
Smooth Streaming Client SDK for Windows Phone 8.1 Applications
Microsoft PlayReady Client SDK for Windows 8 Applications
Microsoft PlayReady Client SDK for Windows 8.1 Applications
Microsoft PlayReady Client SDK for Windows Phone 8.1 Applications
Microsoft Smooth Streaming Client 2.5 for Windows Phone

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by eSandle on Jun 26, 2015 at 4:31 PM