Gallery Release Notes
In this topic, you will find the latest information on changes and enhancements to Brightcove Gallery.
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11 Jul 2017
YouTube Video Support for In-Page Experiences
It is now possible to use YouTube videos in an in-page experience. For more information, see Adding Videos to an In-Page Experience.
10 Jul 2017
Use Site Description in Search Engine Results
Gallery now provides an option to use site description in search engine results. This will use the site description in the <meta> description tags, including the Facebook and Twitter meta tags. For more information, see Customizing the Discovery Settings for a Portal Experience.
28 Jun 2017
Gallery now provides a Catalogue template. For more information, see Overview of Gallery Templates.
31 May 2017
Gallery now provides the option of creating In-Page Experiences. For more information, see Overview: Creating, Editing and Publishing In-Page Experiences.
31 Jan 2017
Salon and Tile Templates Deprecated
The Salon and Tile templates have been deprecated. Sites that use these templates will continue to function but no new Salon or Tile sites can be created. For more information on Gallery templates, see Overview of Gallery Templates.
Duplicate Collection Names
It is now possible to create duplicate collection names. For information on creating collections, see Adding Videos to a Gallery Video Site.
Search for Playlists in Collection Manager
It is now possible to search for a playlist name when creating collections. For information on creating collections, see Adding Videos to a Gallery Video Site.
30 Dec 2016
Updated My Sites Page
The My Sites page has been replaced with a new Video Projects page. For information on using the new page, see Creating and Managing Gallery Projects.
30 Nov 2016
Inline Playback support for iOS 10
Gallery now supports inline playback on iOS devices with Brightcove Player version 5.10.5 or newer. For information, see Customizing the Site Settings for a Brightcove Gallery Site.
New Version of Chronicle Template
A new version of the Chronicle template is now available in production for all Gallery publishers. Publishers with existing Chronicle Gallery sites can update their sites to the new version by following the in-product template upgrade steps. See Updating Gallery Templates for information on how to update a Gallery template.
The new version has the following improvements:
- In response to publisher requests, pagination has been replaced with lazy-loading on scroll. This means that now both Showcase and Chronicle templates have lazy loading for collection screens.
- Similar to the Showcase template, Chronicle now allows publishers to insert a CTA after 5,10, or 15 videos.
- A second layout option for hero video has been added. The new layout has a smaller hero image accompanied by metadata. This layout option is recommended for publishers with lower-quality thumbnail images.
31 Oct 2016
New Version of Showcase Template
A new version of the Showcase template is in production. Scalability issue for the hero image have been addressed. There are also two additional layout options that enable better control over image display: maintain aspect ratio for all images (no cropping), or use a maximum width for the site (left and right gutters will display at larger screen sizes). We have also removed the gradient overlay from smaller thumbnails in all layouts and added an additional, lighter color theme called "Slate."
Redirect Missing Video Links to the Home Page
Links to deleted videos will now redirect viewers to the Gallery home page instead of showing a 404 error.
Long Description Option on Video Detail Page
Publishers now have the option of showing a video’s long description instead of the short description on video detail page. For information, see Customizing the Site Settings for a Brightcove Gallery Site.
30 Sep 2016
Landing Page Template
A new Landing Page template is now available. This template is designed to display a single video with options to add a call-to-action and lead form. For more information, see Working with the Landing Page Template.
Template Update UI
Publishers now have the ability to update their sites to use the latest templates. When a template update is available, a banner image will be displayed on the site thumbnail. Publishers can then preview the site with the new template and then publish the site. For information, see Updating Gallery Templates.
Full Screen Preview
When previewing a Gallery site, site previews will now open in a new browser tab. Shareable URLs can also be generated and distributed. For more information, see Previewing and Publishing a Brightcove Gallery Site.
Controlling Active Hostnames
Publishers now have control over which hostnames are enabled for a Gallery site. By unselecting the default URL option, the site will only be available at the user-defined paths. For more information, see Assigning a Custom Domain to a Gallery Site.
31 Aug 2016
Session Timeout for Access Control Profiles
The length of a session can now be configured as part of the access control profile. This feature applies to the SSO and Access Code methods of restricting access to Gallery sites. For more information, see Configuring Access Control Profiles.
29 Jul 2016
New Collection Management UI
The collection management UI has been updated. Some of the improvements include:
- Building collections is now a full page experience
- Drag and drop support for nesting collections
- The ability to easily specify if a collection is a "header only" (contains no videos)
- The UI displays a preview of where your collection will live and gives you a little info about it (ex: "Collection will appear in the left-hand navigation.")
- The collection layout is interactive; if you click on a section on the right-hand side, it will bring you to that collection
For more information, see Adding Videos to a Gallery Site.
YouTube Video Support
Gallery now provides the ability to add YouTube videos to Gallery collections. After authenticating with YouTube, you can create a collection with YouTube video content. For more information, see Configuring YouTube Settings and Adding YouTube Videos to a Gallery Site.
30 Jun 2016
Sites on Custom Domains
Gallery now provides the ability to host a site on a Brightcove provided domain. This is in addition to using your own, custom domain. Sites can be also be served along a path on both Brightcove provided and custom domains. For more information, see Configuring Custom Domains and SSL and Assigning a Custom Domain to a Gallery Site.
Access Control Profiles
Gallery now provides the ability to create access control profiles. Access control profiles are used to restrict access to a site. For more information, see Configuring Access Control Profiles and Controlling Access to Gallery Sites.
Gallery Settings Updated UI
The Gallery Settings page has been redesigned. For more information on Gallery Settings, see Configuring Gallery Settings.
Mobile App Icon Support
Gallery sites now provide the ability to select a mobile app icon. This icon will be used as a home screen icon when the site is saved to your device home screen. For more information, see Customizing the Site Settings for a Brightcove Gallery Site.