In this video I want to cover the latest update for version 5.9.55. There were a couple of small fixes as well as a bunch of new commands and functions added.
So let’s dive right in.
The first issue was regarding drag and drop not working properly in the last version. This was referring to dragging elements from the browser into the scripting area.
In the past I’ve been able to crash the browser by using this feature on certain web sites. I have checked in this version and replicating that does not crash the browser any more. Also, the responsiveness feels good when using this feature now.
That being said I’ve only used it a little bit and so it’s’ hard to say how well it really works just yet.
In fact I suggest not using this feature if you can help it because of the problems it’s had in the past. Instead, you can drag out the command you want first and then use the element selector.
But if dragging from the browser into the scripting area is more comfortable for you then hopefully this update solves the issues it’s been having.
The next update addresses the issue of playing videos on Facebook and Vimeo. One of the examples is: https://vimeo.com/227890020
And it looks like it plays just fine.
Finally, the bot bank had duplicate items showing, and this has now been fixed as well.
That wraps it up for the bug fixes, all around pretty minor but at least it’s a step in the right direction.
There are a bunch of new commands and functions in this update for audio as well as images. These are a nice addition since we already have a bunch of video commands – although people have had issues with those video commands.
Now all of these are in the bot bank and so you will only be able to access them if you are subscribed to updates.
However, that being said these commands along with the video commands are all using libraries which support command line operations. So that means you can basically do all of these commands on your own by using the shell command.
I can’t get into that in this video but what I will say is this.
The video commands use FFmpeg. And you can use the shell command to call the ffmpeg.exe along with some command line arguments, these arguments can be looked up online.
The image libraries are ImageMagick.
And the audio is using Lame and SoX, and that is spelled S – O – X
Again you will need to look those up but generally they just involve using the shell command and some arguments.
So the first thing you need to do when working with these commands is to ensure that you have the libraries, and you can use the verify audio, image and video library commands to do that.
Now there is a lot to cover in regards to the new image and audio commands, and I haven’t had enough time to dive deep and test them out. But I can at least show you most of them and hopefully you can see what’s possible and get some ideas from it.
I showed most of the commands and functions in this video but I encourage you to explore these features further. There’s quite a lot here so hopefully you find it useful.
That’s going to do it for this video, I’ll see you in the next one.