SWITCHtube

New features and improvements

Summer 2017

  • You can now add subtitles and closed captions to your videos. These can be imported from SubRip and WebVTT format subtitle files, or added using the built-in subtitle editor.
  • Channels can now be marked as “Open Channel”. These Open Channels contain teaching, learning, and research videos that can be freely used and re-purposed.
  • The general ”Home” page now contains a link to an overview page of Open Channels in the top navigation.
  • On the “Search” page, you can now toggle between searching within your organization only or searching across all organizations.

An Open Channel is an easy way to make your videos publicly available. Create an Open Channel, or change your existing channel into an Open Channel to promote your content as a valuable educational resource that can be used and shared freely.

  • The channel page of a channel with the “anyone with the link to the video” view permission is no longer publicly available. Videos in channels with this view permission are still public, but no longer show the title of their channel.

March 2017

  • The player now shows its own video controls when you go fullscreen.
  • You can now hold the “Shift” button while scrubbing using the “Left” and “Right” cursor keys on your keyboard to step forward and backward in steps of 1/30th of a second.
  • Scrubbing using the “Left” and “Right” cursor keys on your keyboard now uses smaller steps when the video is short. Videos longer than 150 seconds still use steps that are 15 seconds long.
  • During playback, the player now starts out showing time played instead of time remaining. You can still toggle between time played and time remaining by clicking the time display.
  • The player now includes a control to enable Apple AirPlay when it is available.

February 2017

  • The view permission for new channels now defaults to “Authenticated users within your organization only”.
  • You’re now warned before the upload starts when you try to add a video that’s larger than the maximum file size supported.