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Release Notes

PHP Melody v2.5. Released November 12, 2015

New Features

  • Featured categories on homepage. List videos from your desired video categories right on your homepage.
  • Categories directory which lists all main categories and supports custom images.
  • Auto-play related videos. When enabled, it will automatically play a related video once the current one ends.
  • EU cookie consent with customizable position.
  • JW Player 7 support.
  • Configurable time zone for your PHP Melody installation.
  • Bulk media import via CSV. Effortlessly import your existing media or media form other sources.
  • Beautiful custom Video JS player skin made especially for PHP Melody.
  • Additional video sources: Imgur.com (videos) & Gfycat.com

Enhancements

Back-end
  • Completely re-designed video importing procedure. We've gotten rid of paginations, page reloads and more inefficiency. Import videos from the three major APIs (YouTube, DailyMotion and Vimeo) without leaving the import page. We're confident in saying PHP Melody now has the best video importing experience available.
  • Growl notification system. We'll continue to make use of this in future updates to cut down page reloads and waiting time in general.
  • ...and many other small improvements.
Front-end
  • Improved the show more/less feature for video description text.
  • Replaced the AddThis.com widget with custom sharing buttons which save page loading times by deferring the JavaScript loading.
  • Replaced the “pre-roll video ads” player with Video JS. This translates to extended support for video formats as well as a more consistent overall experience for your users.
  • Improved mailer and emailing in general.
  • Improved compatibility with upcoming PHP releases.
  • ...and many other small improvements.

Bugs Fixed

Front-end
  • Various fixes for the RTL layout.
  • Fixed the default volume selector for Video JS player.
  • Fixed bug with Facebook comments not loading.
  • Fixed issue with pre-roll static ads form embedded videos.
Back-end
  • Fixed the “Facebook” video source (thumbnail issue).
  • Fixed the “Embed Video” issue where divs could not be embedded alongside JavaScript.