Announcing GoAnimate Video & Preview Player

Video Player - Feb 2016

The long-awaited video player is here!

This means that you can watch GoAnimate videos on mobile devices. You’ll no longer have to download and export your videos in order to share them for viewing on your smartphones or tablets!

Improvements include:

  • Redesigned video page
  • HTML5 video playback
  • Increased player size
  • Streamlined download, sharing, and exporting.
  • 720p playback by default
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Export to Vimeo

What you need to know

As we transition from Flash to HTML5, you may encounter technical issues when watching GoAnimate videos.

If your video is compatible, it will automatically use the new player. You'll see a short message above the player telling you which version is active. If you run into any problems with the new player just click the link to switch to the legacy player

Video conversion

Depending on which video player is active, downloads or exports of your video will use the respective conversion engine. E.g. When using the new player, the new conversion engine will be used.

If you have trouble with the new conversion engine, switch to the legacy player and request the download or export again to trigger a conversion using our legacy converter. 

 

Preview Player - Feb 2016

We’re excited to announce the release our new, faster, preview player (in beta) as part of a series of improvements related to implementing HTML5. Learn more about HTML5.

What can I expect from the new preview player?

  • Faster load times
  • Support for more complex videos
  • Smoother zooming and other camera effects

 

How do I try it out?

It's automatic! Just use the preview feature as you normally do. If your video is compatible with the new player, it will automatically launch. You'll see a short message below the player telling you which version is active. If you run into any technical difficulties with the new player just click the link to switch to the legacy player.

Video Compatibility
We're still working out the kinks, but most videos created in the Business Friendly, Whiteboard Animation, Video Infographics, and Common Craft themes will use the new player automatically.

Let us know what you think of the new player by sending us an email at support@goanimate.com.

Happy Animating!

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