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Vonage Video API platform updates

This page contains information on the latest updates to the Vonage Video API.

August 4, 2021 — Node server SDK and Windows client SDK updates

Video API Windows client SDK version 2.20.1 See the release notes.

Video API Node server SDK v2.12.0 See the release notes.

August 2, 2021 — Client SDK update (Standard environment)

Updates for OpenTok.js (version 2.20.2). See the release notes.

July 21, 2021 — Client SDK update (Standard environment)

Updates for OpenTok.js (version 2.18.5). See the release notes.

July 20, 2021 — Multiparty Toolkit beta

The Multiparty Toolkit is a JavaScript library to quickly create a multiparty video conference web application. See the beta documentation.

July 19, 2021 — Client SDK update (Standard environment)

Updates for OpenTok.js (version 2.19.4). See the release notes.

July 12, 2021 — Japan Regional Media Zone

You can now restrict media traffic within Japan. This is an add-on feature. See Video API Pricing.

July 8, 2021 — Client SDK update (Standard environment)

Updates to the Video API Linux client SDK (version 2.20.0). See the release notes.

June 30, 2021 — Platform updates (Standard and Enterprise environments)

The following features are now available in the Standard and Enterprise environments:

More simultaneous participants (up to 5,000) in large interactive broadcasts This platform update increases the maximum number of simultaneous viewers of streams (subscribers to streams) in large interactive broadcasts.

Support for SIP video You can now include video in a SIP calls connected to a Video API session. This is a beta feature. Set the video property to true when you call the REST API method for initiating a SIP call.

REST API method for sending DTMF tones to SIP clients You can use a REST API method to send DTMF digits to SIP clients connected to a Video API session. This is a beta feature. See Sending DTMF digits to SIP clients.

Support for Google Cloud Storage for archive uploads You can now use Google Cloud Storage (accessed using the AWS S3 API) for archive uploads (in addition to Amazon S3, Cloudian, and Microsoft Azure). See Using S3 storage with Vonage Video API archiving.

Improved AES-256 negotiation in routed sessions For projects that use the AES-256 add-on feature, we have improved AES-256 negotiation in routed sessions. See Advanced Media Stream Encryption (AES-256).

Minor change in Best Fit layout for composed archives and live streaming broadcasts In the Best Fit layout, new participants are now centered in the grid, instead of left-justified.

June 7, 2021 — Windows client SDK update

*Version 2.20.0 * See the release notes.

May 27, 2021 — Android client SDK update

Updates to the Video API Android client SDK (version 2.20.1). See the release notes.

May 20, 2021 — Client SDK updates (Standard environment)

Updates to Video API client SDKs for Web, iOS, and Android (version 2.20.0) See the release notes:

May 6, 2021 — Platform Update (Standard and Enterprise environments)

Portrait orientation for composed archives and live streaming broadcasts This feature updates the video platform to support vertical compositions that are suitable for mobile devices in portrait orientation. New layout resolutions include portrait SD (480x640) and portrait HD (720x1280). Predefined layouts (such as Best Fit, Horizontal Presentation, and Vertical Presentation) have been optimized for presentation in portrait orientations. See the documentation on customizing the video layout for composed archives and live streaming broadcasts.

April 27, 2021 — Platform Update (Standard and Enterprise environments)

The following features are now available in the Standard and Enterprise environments:

More simultaneous video streams (up to 16) in composed archives and live streaming broadcasts This platform update increases the maximum number of supported video streams in composed archives and live streaming broadcasts from 9 to 16 video streams.

The Best Fit layout type will automatically increase to 4x4 grid layout for both composed archives and live streaming broadcasts to support up to 16 video streams.

Higher bitrate audio archives files and broadcasts The platform update includes support for 128kbps audio in MP4 archive files. This will increase bitrate of archives, allowing higher fidelity audio within recordings and broadcasts to benefit certain application use cases. See the Archiving developer guide.

AV Synchronization optimizations for composed archives and live streaming broadcasts This video platform update includes a number of optimizations to handle poor network conditions during real-time composing to improve resilience of audio/video synchronization in composed archives and live streaming broadcasts.

April 20, 2021 — Tools update

Saving sessions in Inspector You can now save sessions in Inspector for future reference. See the Inspector documentation.

April 15, 2021 — Client SDK updates

Updates to the Video API client SDKs (version 2.19.1). See the release notes:

April 12, 2021 — Client SDK update

Updates for OpenTok.js (version 2.19.3). See the release notes.

March 19, 2021 — Platform Update (Enterprise Environment)

The features updated in the Standard Environment on February 26, 2021 are now available in the Enterprise Environment

February 26, 2021 — Platform Update (Standard Environment)

Longer Archive Recordings The Vonage Video Archiving API has been updated to 240 minutes, so users can archive longer meetings and video sessions (see archive duration). Automatically archived sessions will restart recording at 4-hour intervals.

New Screen share layouts for composed archives and live streaming broadcasts New screen-sharing layouts prioritize screen-sharing streams so that the user’s presentation or share always takes precedence in the archive or broadcast (see Layout types for screen sharing). Use this feature, along with the layout stream prioritization rules for composed archives and broadcasts, to make sure presentations, screen shares, and selected streams get priority in archives and broadcasts.

Increased number of audio participants composed archives and live streaming broadcasts Composed archives and live streaming broadcasts now include audio from up to 50 participants simultaneously (up from 9 streams previously). See the archiving and broadcast developer guides.

Screen share optimizations This platform update includes optimizations to prevent subscribers on poor networks from bringing down the quality of non-simulcast video streams, like screen-sharing streams, for other participants.