S3 Video 0.97 Released

A new version of the S3 Video (0.97) WordPress plugin has been released to the plugin repository. This release is a combination of some new functionality along with a number of bug fixes.

Some of the bigger changes in this release are:

  • Support for Amazon S3 prefixes. This feature allows faster traversal of buckets containing a large number of files. This functionality was contributed by Harmag, many thanks!
  • The addition of some simple tool tip functionality to help less technical users understand some of the terms and functionality.
  • An issue was resolved that was causing the auto-play functionality to no work when using the videoJS player.
  • Fixed the broken video preview functionality in the admin back-end
  • Also resolved and issues preventing multiple videos or play-lists to be embedded within the same pages or post.

The new stable version of S3 Video can be downloaded from the WordPress plugin repository page. If you are not as concerned with stability and would like to take advantage of new functionality as soon as it becomes available, the development branch is also available to clone on github.

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S3 Video 0.96 Released

Version 0.96 of S3 Video for WordPress Released

The latest version of my popular S3 Video plugin has been released to the WordPress plugin repository.

After many requests the 0.96 release now allows a user to set a “still” image as a title or splash page for their video. A number of bug fixes have also been fixed in the latest release, the two major ones being:

  • Prefill handling of the “videos per page” setting on the plugin settings page.
  • Videos no longer float above text they are embedded below within a page or post.

The bundled copy of Flowplayer with the plugin has also been updated to version 3.2.15.

Plugin background:

The S3 Video for WordPress plugin allows a user to upload video files to their Amazon S3 account via WordPress and embed the videos using Flowplayer or VideoJS directly into pages and posts. For personal and commercial videos this provides lost cost, pay as you go model for video hosting.

More information on the plugin can be found at either the plugin’s github page or the WordPress plugin repository.

Removing The WordPress Toolbar

One thing that has caused me some grief since the release of WordPress 3.1 is the admin bar that appears up the top of the blog when you are logged in.

Call me a stick in the mud but I have never really used it since its introduction and on a few sites it has even gone as far as breaking the appearance of the template.