[Resolved] Beware. If you have a large website the upgrade may cause disasters
Our website hosts hundreds of hours of videos, most in FLV / MP4 format.
Today I have updated the plug in to the latest version.
Customers could not play the videos well any more. The frame and buttons do not appear or appear below the video and is half transparent, with contents shuffled, shifted and distorted (and washed colors).
Switching from Firefox to Chrome does not help, the videos appear totally broken and bad.
I read the author blames the videos format, but hey, the old reader handled them perfectly, some backwards compatibility would not hurt, expecially when upgrading there’s no warning about potential large incompatibilities.
The same videos play perfectly with the old player, with other WP players and also downloading and playing those videos with VLC media players still renders them perfectly.
Anyway, we have been lucky no database rollback was necessary so we reverted to the old version.
So, if you have large video websites with FLV clips beware to thoroughly check your website videos still play after the upgrade.
We won’t be able to upgrade anytime soon, it’s tens of gigabytes of apparently bad made videos (not till yesterday though) and we can’t demand auhtors to redo them.
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