Popcorn.js v1.3

We've just released Popcorn.js 1.3! It's been over 4 months since 1.2 and we've resolved many tickets over that time period. One of the reasons it's taken so long is that much of the team and community has been focused on our development of Butter & Popcorn…

CDOT Activities Update

Admittedly, I've been slacking on getting these posts up. Not much I can say to justify why, other than we've been pushing really hard lately on our Butter/Popcorn Maker releases. Blog time is hard to set aside when you've got a huge amount of work to complete, but I…

Upgrading Popcorn.js Test Runners

Late last week I began working on something that we'd needed on Popcorn since even before I started at CDOT last May. For the longest time, when testing for a release, we would have to manually click through all of the plug-in, player, parser and module unit tests. This is…

Hot Hacks Weekend

I had the honour of participating in a great event last weekend. As part of the Hot Docs film festival taking place this week in Toronto, The Mozilla Foundation hosted something called Hot Hacks. The purpose of Hot Hacks was to pair up the best documentary film makers up with…

OSD700 1.0 Release post

Relevant bugs: Bug 726904, Bug 517363 This, the last post I'll be making for my OSD700 class is going to discuss the work I've been doing on the above mentioned bugs. I've been working on these two for a while, and as of today I'm very, very close to getting…

OSD700 Release 0.9

Since my last release my work has been focused on Bug 726904, Bug 517363 and Bug 736400. Bug 736400 - media.[ogg,webm,wave].enabled cannot toggle off media playback I found this bug while playing around with media decoder user preferences. I noticed that under certain circumstances it would…