Here's a summary of changes we made to Brightcove 3 between the Brightcove 3.4 release on October 24, 2009 and the Brightcove 3.4.1 release on November 12, 2009.
The Brightcove Studio includes a new Analytics module. The Analytics module brings together information about your media and players. Using the Analytics module, you can generate up-to-date reports about how many viewers you have, how much viewers are watching your videos, when they stop watching them, and even where they are watching from. Read more.
In order to provide data to the Analytics module, Brightcove players leave a cookie in viewers' browsers. This browser cookie is used to gather data for the analytics and reporting features. If your web site policies prohibit using cookies in this way, or if for whatever reason you do not want to use them, you can disable this analytics and reporting cookie feature in the Brightcove Studio.
We're changing the default settings for the multiple renditions Brightcove creates when you upload a video. Instead of 4 renditions, Brightcove will create 6 renditions. The new settings provide better support for high-definition and mobile video. The new encoding settings will be:
480x360 pixels; 680kbps total; 616kbps video, 64kbps audio; two-pass for FLV, one-pass for H.264
|320x240||264kbps total; 200kbps video, 64kbps audio||two-pass (FLV)
|320x240||350kbps total; 286kbps video, 64kbps audio||one-pass|
|480x360||512kbps total; 448kbps video, 64kbps audio||one-pass|
|640x480||800kbps total; 672kbps video, 128kbps audio||one-pass|
|640x480||1200kbps total; 1072kbps video, 128kbps audio||one-pass|
|1280x960||1800kbps total; 1672kbps video, 128kbps audio||one-pass|
The dimensions listed are for 4:3 content; corresponding dimensions will be used for 16:9.
Brightcove Pro and Enterprise publishers can now integrate Brightcove with the Yahoo! Video Advertising Platform (YVAP) and the Yahoo! APT ad server, using the built-in Yahoo! ad integration available in the Brightcove Studio Advertising module. Currently, Yahoo makes Yahoo! APT available only to members of Yahoo!'s Newspaper Consortium. For more information, contact your Yahoo! representative. Read more.
Brightcove Pro and Enterprise publishers can now integrate Brightcove with the OpenX ad server, using the built-in OpenX integration available in the Brightcove Studio Advertising module. Read more.