Optimizations & fixes haven been announced for the awesome Office 365 Video Portal:
We just pushed live a 4 fixes and optimizations to the embedded video player. Let me know if you find any issues or problems.
1. We now attempt to “silently” login from within the embedded player iframe
Previously there were scenarios where a user was already logged into O365 (Yammer, Outlook, Sway, or some SSO cases) but they hadn’t visited SharePoint Online, as such we showed the login button to the user instead of the player.
Now we attempt to do a silent login if we don’t have all the auth cookies we need to render the player. If we succeed in the silent login we’ll auto refresh the player to show the video.
This may help in some of your SSO cases where before you saw a login button instead of the video.
We are hoping this lessens the amount of times that users see login buttons on embed when they really are auth’d.
2. We fixed a bug where subtitles weren’t showing on the embedded player
If you had subtitles for a video we had a bug recently introduced last week that caused the subtitles not to show up. That’s fixed now.
3. We don’t render the player until the user clicks play
Previously we’d render the video player right away on embed if you are logged in. We had some issues where videos would auto-play or play for a split second before pausing on IE11 / Win 7 /Flash.
Now we just show a thumbnail for the video and a play button. When you click the video we load the player and start playing. This avoids the auto-play issues we were seeing previously.
4. You can embed O365 Videos in Sway now
If you grab an embed code and put it into your Sway it’ll work!
Click here to learn more.