Warpwire v. 2.0 is Here! (August 16, 2017)

A major upgrade is scheduled for Warpwire for August 16rd from 6:00AM to 9:00AM. This update is expected to involve down time extending for one hour on each side of our normal maintenance window (6:00AM to 8:00AM). If you have any questions, please contact the OIT Service Desk at http://oit.duke.edu/help.

UI and Workflow Overhaul

  • New batch editing mode simplifies common processes
  • Contextual menus for common functions such as creating Media Libraries
  • More intuitive Media Library copy function (now uses same interface control and workflows as managing tags)
  • Translucent overlays that provide visual context replace complex nested dialogues
  • Larger asset thumbnails
  • Public assets now appear with a green background in the Media Library
  • Merged all common account features into a user context menu including: Media Library access, tag management, Warpwire administrative features, and logout
  • Upload custom thumbnail to media assets
  • RSS support for all Media Libraries.  Any public content can now be retrieved via an RSS feed for each Media Library (compatible with iTunes-U and Google Play)

Caption Improvements

  • Search/ navigate captions within the video player
  • Download video transcripts within the player for assets with attached caption files

Playback Enhancements

  • Adjust video start and stop time positions, enable autoplay, and control the visibility of the media title and share information for embedded assets from within the sharing dialog
  • Images and video in the mobile context now expand to the entire width of the device screen
  • Checkbox to enable Progressive Download in Media Library settings

Performance Improvements

  • Improved scrolling performance with Media Libraries that contain a large number of assets
  • Improved performance of image loading within Media Libraries
This list represents just a portion of the new features and bug fixes this release provides. Full details can be found here:


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