Posted on 3:06 pm on April 6, 2016 by

Aframe Player Gets a New Look

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The new Aframe version features a new look player with much improved non-video file previews. This includes audio playback in the browser and support for previewing a wide range of graphics files.

Here’s how audio files get displayed in the player:

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As with Soundcloud, users can jump to a specific point of interest in the audio by clicking right on the waveform itself. The J K L shortcuts still work for increasing / reducing playback rate, just as with video.

Each source audio file is given an mp3 proxy, so we can ensure playback across the widest possible range of devices. Supported source media types include: .wav, .aiff, .mp3.

You’ll also notice that the player has been given a UI refresh, with some additional controls present:

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There are buttons to jump to the next or previous item in the current selection, and the proxy quality control and volume setting have been tweaked for improved user experience.

That feature allowing users to jump to next / previous item in the playlist is also supplemented by an additional set of keyboard shortcuts:

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This is particularly useful within the context of a user having lots of images to cycle through, which is a use case we now support much more directly than ever before.

Users uploading .psd, .jpeg, .tiff, .tga, .gif, .png and .pdf files will be presented in the UI with a thumbnail and proxy image, which will load much faster that the native file in most cases.

We always enjoy hearing from you – so what do you think of the new look to the product? To see Aframe in action, visit the video resources page.

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