Release Notes / Release History

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2015.01.23 - Ernie Kovacs release

  • Audio player update: a fresh new look. Check out what's changed here.

2014.12.05 - Walt Disney release

Not one, but two updates to our front end site this week...

  • Home page redesign: go check it out here.
  • vzaar Connect: brand new integrations directory helps you join the dots in your video campaigns. Find out which platforms you can sync up with vzaar here.

2014.11.07 - Joni Mitchell release

The exciting news this week is that we’re bringing you video security from Both Sides, Now

  • vzaar Tinypass integration: add pay per view to your videos with Tinypass and then secure the video stream with vzaar. Learn more.

2014.08.22 - Kristen Wiig release

A fresh batch of releases hitting your screens this week...

  • Protocol Relative Embed Codes: Previously if you were embedding videos in an HTTP website we gave you a HTTPS embed code. We’ve now updated our embed codes so that they’re all protocol relative meaning it’s the same embed code whether you’ve got a HTTP or HTTPS website. Learn more.
  • Customizable Player Controls: You can now choose whether your video control bar displays all the time, during video playback only, or never at all.

2014.08.08 - Roger Federer release

Roger SERVES up a SMASHing release this week which we think is pretty ACE. Ok enough with the tennis puns and on with the latest SET of release notes!

  • Mail Catcher: Add an email capture form to the beginning, middle or end of your video and we’ll automatically send the info to MailChimp, Aweber and Google Drive. Sure you’ll LOVE it (last one - really). Learn more.

2014.07.25 - Matt Le Blanc release

Everyone's favourite friend brings us...

  • Multi Token API: We now allow 3 API keys to be generated. Makes for much more flexible integrations allowing you to set up and manage permissions for one app without affecting another.
  • Serbian Subtitles: Our multi language subtitles now include Serbian (hooray ураа!). Read more.

2014.06.06 - Bjorn Bjorg release

Some ace things we did this week:

  • Animoto Integration: Create beautiful videos in Animoto then one click export to vzaar. Read more.
  • Vpaid Integration: Our new video play is now compatible with Vpaid ad tags (flash only).

2014.05.23 - Drew Carey release

New this week:

  • Video Player Update: our new player looks good and works better. We’ll be rolling this out to all of our customers in the coming weeks. Check out the design changes and functionality improvements you’ll see.
  • AND as if that wasn't enough!
  • API Update: You can now upload your video poster frames via the API. Read more

2014.04.04 - Robert Downey Jr. release

Feeling pretty heroic this week. The Iron Man brings us...

  • Multi Currency Billing: If you want to be billed in GBP (£) or EU (€)...you can!
  • Brand Text Update: Now you can use your video title as the brand text

2014.02.21 - Alan Rickman release

Acting royalty is here to bring us 2 new API updates which are pretty darn special themselves...

  • API Update no.1: Add Video Subtitles. Read more.
  • API Update no.2: Generate New Video Thumbnails. Read more.

2014.02.07 - Hattie Jacques release

Rolled out this week...

  • Updated System Details page: gives you all the technical info about your browser so our support team can respond quickly & accurately.

2014.01.24 - Ed Helms release

Happy Birthday Ed Helms! As a massive office geek fan it seemed only right to honor the Nard Dog with his very own release. Here’s what’s new this week:

  • Turkish added to our multi language player support. Now you can spread the word to an even bigger audience. Read more.

2014.01.17 - Jim Carrey release

Here's some Ace (geddit?) things we did this week...

  • Infographic: Online Video at Christmas. We took a dive into our stats to work out what happened to viewing figures over the Festive period. See for yourself.
  • Now you can create animated thumbnails for your videos!

2013.12.13 - Dick Van Dyke release

Cor Blimey! A new set of video SEO tools are here...

  • Video sitemaps get video results in Google
  • Automatically regenerate when you add new videos
  • Detect meta data errors which could harm your SEO
  • Find out more

2013.11.15 - Randy Savage release

The Macho Man himself brings us a couple of new updates:


2013.11.08 - Gordon Ramsay release

Here's what we've been cooking up this week (sorry couldn't resist the pun)...

  • Update to MailChimp Integration - now you can choose at whether the mailing list capture form appears at the beginning, end or during video playback for each video. You can read up on all the details here.
  • Bandwidth Calculator - wondering how much bandwidth you'll need? Wonder no more.

2013.11.01 - Toni Collette release

It's been a while. But, good things come to those who wait and this week we've got a particularly exciting release for you to enjoy.

  • Dropbox Uploader - Now you can upload your videos via Dropbox. This is in early release and we'll be making improvements so keep an eye out for updates. Contact us for details.

'Excessive reservations and paralysing despondency have not helped the sciences to advance nor are they helping them to advance, but a healthy optimism that cheerfully searches for new ways to understand, as it is convinced that it will be possible to find them.' - Alois Alzheimer

2013.06.14 - Alois Alzheimer release

I'm sure we released some stuff recently, I just can't quite remember what it was. Oh wait, I know!


'I do enjoy reading some science fiction' - Colin Farrell

2013.05.31 - Colin Farrell release

What's changed since Weebl:

  • New pricing options - now you can pay based on storage rather than bandwidth.
  • Podcasts - now you can customize your podcasts further with additional podcast settings

'When come back bring pie' - Weebl

2013.05.17 - Jonti Picking release

In this week's deployments:

  • Add-ons - Now you can choose add-ones such as advertising or YouTube sync without having to get in touch with us.
  • Small fix to brand overlays so that sub-accounts will correctly inherit your image.

'Young MC is what i'm called/I'm not too heavy, not too tall/I'm not too tall, I'm never the wack/The Young MC give a heart attack' - Young MC

2013.05.10 - Young MC release

Here's a couple of updates for your edification:

  • YouTube Syndication Part II - now you can go back over your previously uploaded videos and send them to YouTube.
  • Video descriptions now allow some HTML so your branded video page can have unique content for each video.

'I've always thought my soundtracks do pretty good, because they're basically professional equivalents of a mix tape I'd make for you at home.' - Quentin Tarantino

2013.03.27 - Quentin Tarantino release

Yes, the talented film director and massive nerd is here to bring exciting news about two awesome new features:

  • YouTube Syndication! - automatically mirror all of your videos on YouTube for great SEOness.
  • Video Scheduling! - Don't want your videos to be viewable before or after a certain date? Now you can!

'I started having a crazy idea in the fourth inning that Richard Nixon was the home plate umpire, and once I thought I was pitching a baseball to Jimi Hendrix, who to me was holding a guitar and swinging it over the plate.' - Dock Ellis

2013.03.11 - Dock Ellis release

Well, this is embarrassing. It seems only right that we end this release notes drought by celebrating the man who pitched a legendary no-hitter while off his noggin on acid. Here's some of the big stuff we've released since Claude Debussy was here.

  • Brand-new Flash player - rebuilt from the ground up to be altogether more zingy.
  • Multi User Accounts - you asked for it, you got it.
  • Flashvars in the iframe embed - another nail in the coffin for the old embed code.

'Art is the most beautiful of all lies.' - Claude Debussy

2012.08.22 - Claude Debussy release

  • New features in your playlists: Autoplay and continuous play.
  • Autoplay, well, auto-plays your playlists. Continuous play automatically skips to the next video as each one ends.

'Look, I don't want to wax philosophic, but I will say that if you're alive you've got to flap your arms and legs, you've got to jump around a lot, for life is the very opposite of death, and therefore you must at very least think noisy and colorfully, or you're not alive.' - Mel Brooks

2012.06.28 - Mel Brooks release

  • Custom sizing for your playlists
  • Social Sharing buttons can now be set on a per-video basis

'A horse is dangerous at both ends and uncomfortable in the middle.' - Ian Fleming

2012.05.28 - Ian Fleming release

I think it would be cool if you were writing a ransom note on your computer, if the paper clip popped up and said, 'Looks like you're writing a ransom note. Need help? You should use more forceful language, you'll get more money.' - Demetri Martin

2012.05.25 - Demetri Martin release

  • iOS app version 1.2.0 is in the App Store. Now you can mark videos as favorites so you can watch them offline.

'I don't like the negative of reality tv - the 'you're no good, so you have to leave, I choose you, but I thought you really loved me.' It's all about how bad people are and I just hate that. I like Pimp my Ride where someone is helping somebody.' - Bob Saget

2012.05.17 - Bob Saget release

  • Fixed: Brand Overlay image upload not working in IE9

'I had a lot of trouble with engineers, because their whole background is learning from a functional point of view, and then learning how to perform that function.' - Brian Eno

2012.05.15 - Brian Eno release

  • Public view for playlists added, public/private option added to playlist creator

'Our tour will be a gathering place for desperate souls. People who have been recently disappointed by watered-down, commercialized, mediocre rock music. A lot of rock bands are like little kids playing with big-boy toys - we're playing by big-boy rules. This tour is for people who need meat in their sandwich.' - Ian Astbury

2012.05.14 - Ian Astbury release

  • Password-protected videos - Now you can add a password either globally or to individual videos, so that you have even more control over who sees your content.
  • Fixed autoplaying when Branded Vide Pages used in public preview
  • Icons!

'At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. At seven I wanted to be Napoleon. And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since.' - Salvador Dali

2012.05.11 - Salvador Dali retrospective release

It's been a while. Here's some of the stuff we've introduced since Jack Kerouac hit the road.

2012.02.29 - Jack Kerouac release

  • We have decided to stop including views from iOS devices in total playcounts until this data can be recorded accurately.
  • Removed all vzaar branding from the view.vzaar.com server page.

2012.02.29 - Ja Rule release

  • Now you can custom name your podcasts.
  • We added support for CNAMEs, so even embed codes can be branded.
  • The balance of video speed and quality can be tricky, so we decided to offer two different encoding levels - “Standard” and “Enhanced."
    Standard is the default level and encodes at the following bitrates: Small - 320 Medium - 512 Large - 768 Original - 960 HD – 1600 Enhanced is available if quality is paramount: Small - 460 Medium - 768 Large – 1024 Original - 960 HD -2048

2011.11.30 - Winston Churchill release

  • Bulk Delete function added to video list pages
  • Bulk Add Labels function and improved labels management added to video list pages
  • Deleted videos expire after 30 days

2011.09.19 - Leslie Lawson release

  • Fix for contact form
  • Video Delivery Method switch on settings page
  • Video List Table View
  • Changed play counts to not increment on iOS
  • Add playlist position option to settings page
  • Oliver Stone awards page
  • Social Sharing buttons on settings page
  • Hide navigation arrows in public preview

2011.06.16 - Jean Peugeot release

  • Allow users to purchase extra domains themselves
  • Updated short url to be vzaar.tv/ID
  • FIX: eBay Search field
  • Added how to find out page at http://vzaar.com/about/office
  • Added option for users to force to progressive download as a delivery mechanism
  • Added next payment date to the accounts page
  • Updated account names for top packages to be Enterprise

2011.04.16 - Christian Slater Release

  • Allow subdomains under domain control
  • Allow for purchase of extra subdomains
  • Customers page - http://vzaar.com/customers
  • Invoice number added to invoices

2011.03.10 - Edie Brickell Release

  • New design for invoices and improved billing details on the account page

2011.02.28 - Bugsy Siegel Release

  • Preview public view button
  • FIX: Clears cached data properly after changing settings (e.g. Google Analytics Number)

2011.01.26 - Ellen DeGeneres Release

  • Moved settings into the main navigation bar
  • Allowing users to select HTTPS Embed code
  • FIX: HTML5 video size for HD videos now set to be normal embed size
  • Various bug fixes

2010.12.09 - Imogen Heap Release

  • New settings page design
  • New video listing pages design.

2010.11.04 - Sean "Diddy" Combs Release

  • Mac OSX Desktop Uploader

2010.10.26 - Hilary Clinton Release

  • Invoices shown in accounts page
  • Store credit show in accounts page

2010.10.13 - Margaret Thatcher Release

  • New Video Asset Page Design / Style

2010.09.10 - Guy Ritchie Release

  • Features grid / table showing all available features.

2010.09.09 - Natasha Kaplinsky Release

  • HTTP Live Streaming / iOS Optimised Playback for iPhones, IPads and the Pod Touch

2010.09.07 - Buddy Holly Release

  • Update so that frame-rates are preserved from the source video
  • Updated message in the encoding selected box (during upload) that the video is using the Do Not Encode feature.
  • Added detection for flash blocking

2010.09.02 - Salma Hayek Release

  • FIX: Titles remain on replace.
  • Encoding status now shown in the title bar after all uploads complete
  • Added play counts to the video details call in the API

2010.08.20 - Robert Plant Release

  • FIX: Play counts now more accurate and consistent taking into account all play types.

2010.08.18 - Dennis Leary Release

  • Live Chat system
  • FIX: eBay Embedding now finds listings and allows you to search for listings

2010.08.17 - Thierry Henry Release

  • Bulk uploader as the main uploader
  • Granular encoding controls
  • Case Studies

2010.07.27 - Allan Border Release

  • Changed the feature showcase to rotate randomly between the features

2010.07.22 - Danny Glover Release

  • New cancellation flow with exit survey
  • Features showcasing on the dashboard

2010.07.15 - Andre Nel Release

  • 2010 Pricing changes and new account packages
  • FIX: Upload your own thumbnail now working in all cases

2010.06.14 - Neil Patrick Harris Release

  • Multi-Domain Control for Platinum and up
  • Signup to vzaar from iPhone App.
  • Preview for Playlists
  • FIX: Playlist with labels on IE
  • FIX: Labels in full screen

2010.05.13 - Michael J Fox Release

  • vzaar app for iPhones / iPads / iPod Touches
  • Selector for previous tags
  • FIX: Filenames with accents in them

2010.05.13 - Stevie Wonder Release

  • Labels for video management
  • Playlists players
  • Bulk Uploader Beta
  • Video filters for viewing processing, deleted and failed videos

2010.05.07 - Eva Perón Release

  • "Tweet This" button and short URL
  • API: Update to include status in video list
  • API: Direct uploading via S3 Method
  • Fix: iPhone orientation/size issues fixes

2010.04.28 - Terry Pratchett Release

  • Private user profiles
  • Update to the About Us Team pages
  • Fix: Duplicate keys in the API video list call resolved

2010.04.06 - Zach Braff Release

  • Podcast Feed View Counts
  • New Home Page Look and branding (vzaar the professional video platform)
  • Improved reliability for pingback in the API
  • Fix: Pagination on video list pages
  • Fix: iPad playback working

2010.03.08 - Freddie Prinze Jr Release

  • Url Encoding Flash Vars
  • Looping Setting
  • Mail Chimp Integration
  • Stereo on High Quality Audio
  • Google Tracking on Podcast
  • Change iPhone type to mobile, support for Android, Blackberry, Palm Pre
  • Fix: Original now acting as it should

2010.03.04 - Shakin’ Stevens Release

  • Video Podcasts

2010.02.18 - Yoko Ono Release

  • Domain Control

2010.02.17 - Paris Hilton Release

  • Google Analytics Tracking
  • Bulk Uploader Alpha
  • End Screen Text
  • Moved emails to PostmarkApp
  • Added booking widget to contacts

2010.01.28 - Ronnie Scott Release

  • Change your default thumbnail time
  • Pick your own thumbnail

2010.01.13 - Graham 'Suggs’ McPherson Release

2010.01.12 - Rob Zombie Release

  • Global setting to allow for video watermarking
  • All free users get 30 day feature trial
  • API tab open to all.