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HTML5 Viewer Boosts Convenience with New Video Support

Aug 8, 2018

Users now have access to all their content in one UI with browser-supported video formats

Waltham, MA (August 8, 2018) – Snowbound Software, the market leader in document viewing technology, today announced the addition of video support for VirtualViewer® HTML5, making the firm’s award-winning pure HTML5 viewer a single-source for all document and video viewing needs.

The latest version of VirtualViewer® HTML5 (v4.12) enables users to view video files from their browser without ever having to leave the viewer.

The release leverages the video support of the browser being used to run the viewer, meaning the user will be able to access a variety of video container format types, including mp4, m4v, mkv, webm, and ogv and ogg.

“Our customers have eagerly awaited video support for VirtualViewer and we are very excited to provide it,” said Snowbound’s CEO Simon Wieczner. “Whether its Office, PDF, TIFF, or now a video format like mp4, VirtualViewer provides a one stop shop for all your file format needs.”

When playing the video in VirtualViewer, the user will have access to familiar playback controls:

  • Expand the video playback from partial to full screen
  • Pause, resume play, or skip to a specific moment in the video using the seek bar at the bottom of the video
  • Download the video locally to their computer or desired repository.

“We have customers in the insurance space who handle a variety of file formats, specifically video clips, when reviewing their case files, appraisals, and claims,” said Wieczner. “The addition of video support ensures that these knowledge workers never have to leave the viewer when managing their files.”

In addition to support for video, Version 4.12 of VirtualViewer HTML5 introduces enhanced annotation and redaction filtering, making it easier for users to review and collaborate on documents. The release also includes the addition of cache seeding, which increases speed and performance by pre-loading documents and pages.

To see a quick video demo of Video Support, click here.

Snowbound’s VirtualViewer HTML5 document viewer is a pure HTML document viewing solution enabling file retrieval through a universal web application. It does not require any client-side installation or plug-ins such as Flash, Adobe, or Office. VirtualViewer HTML5 works with any modern browser, provides on-the-go mobile document viewing, and delivers flexible cross-platform support. We offer a variety of connectors for several popular ECM applications, as well as a built-in-interface that offers a suite of APIs that allow you to integrate the viewer with any repository, including homegrown applications. OEM and subscription options available.