HD button is bad idea
When I was beta testing JW7 I sent this email support suggestion - that went un replied to.
I still believe it is important to address this and so I am posting here.
I have a very strong opinion on the HD button. It’s Ok for progressive files when there are multiple sizes- but a BAD IDEA for adaptive streams… here’s why
1. People should not be given the choice to change streams.. why would you want to give people a choice to make the experience complicated and potentially make it less optimised. Do you how many people change the toggle to FULL HD when they continue watching in a 360P player frame, wasting bandwidth?
2. On Android and iOS people do not have the choice, why confuse people when they use see something different on a desktop
3. Windows 10 Edge browser plays your HLS and MPEG DASH in HTML5 with no HD button and it’s great – so when people start using Windows 10 ( already lots are), this means confusion between browsers, on Chrome, Firefox and IE11 will they see a HD button, but not on the Edge browser or mobile devices”
I really think you are making a mistake to keep this useless legacy HD button for Adaptive streaming. Why not create a new button that lights up “DASH” or “HLS” in the control bar instead, without controls but perhaps some element that has a link to a description or something, educate people about the format.?