Dear Niconico users,
Thank you for using Niconico.
A new "Playback Speed（β)" feature (released Thursday, January 12, 2017) is available now for the HTML 5 video watch page (β).
This feature allows you to change your video's playback speed from the normal 1.0 to 1.2 or 0.5. (via "Playback Speed (β)" from "Settings").
・PC version of Niconico（HTML5 video watch page (β) version only）
* This feature can be used on all videos.
・Change your playback speed from the "Playback Speed (β)" option located inside "Settings" (via the video player gadget icon).
・Use option to change speed to x 0.5, x 1.0 or x 1.2.
・Playback speed will return to normal speed (1.0) when page is reloaded.
・Faster speeds will be available at a later date.
[Added 12/15/2016 at 9:30 am JST]
Scheduled maintenance complete.
We thank you for your cooperation and patience.
Thank you for using Niconico.
Comment, video upload, and video search features will undergo maintenance during the following period.
December 15, 2016 (Thurs) 3:00 am until 10:00 am (JST)
*Please note that completion time for maintenance may change.
・All devices running Niconico
・Comment posts and display *1
・New My Memory entries and edits
・Suspension of updated video search info (number of views, comments, and Mylists)*2
*1. Excludes live broadcasts.
*2. Updates for video search results will stop around 3:00 am JST. (During maintenance, only older info prior to 3:00 am JST will be shown) Video search info will be updated after maintenance is complete.
* Users will still be able to watch videos and access their Mylists.
Video watch screen (PC example)
*The following message--boxed in red--will appear when staring a video.
[Niconico Comment Viewer]
After maintenance, Niconico comment viewer may continue to show a maintenance message. This message will disappear after a set time.
Please accept our apologies for this great inconvenience. We sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding.
The following option has been added to the "Resume（Continue）" feature offered on the HTML 5 video watch page (β) (released Thursday 12/8/2016).
Turn "Resume" feature On or Off from "Settings" (via the gadget icon on the video player).
Even if the "Resume" feature is turned off, you can still check where you last left off on a video.
Click the icon that will show above the seek bar to start playing from your last session.
This feature will allow users to continue watching videos where they last left off.
Niconico PC version（available only on the HTML5 video watch page)
*This feature will be available on smartphones and for playback between smartphones and PCs at a later date.
The resume feature allows you to continue watching videos where you last left off.
The following message will appear on the bottom left of the video player for re-watching videos from the place you last left off.
・Resume feature (or playback memory) will not be available for Flash video watch page.
・This feature will not be released for the Flash video watch page.
・Feature can only be used for videos within user Watch History.
・Resumed playback position may slightly change depending on your viewing environment.
1. NicoPal Termination and Transition
Service for Nicopal, a feature that allows you share various content with friends,
will end October 31, 2016.
The status of users currently using Nicopals will transition from "Nicopals" to
"Favorited users" from October 11th.
2. Name change for "Favorite" feature option
The name of the current feature option "Favorited users" will change to "Follow"
from October 31st.
Both premium and free members will be able to follow up to 600 users.
*This name change will remain intact even after the service for Nicopals ends
Please read below for details concerning updated content and features which
will change from October 31st.
・Change in status for Nicopal users from "NicoPals" to "Favorited users"
・Termination of settings for making Nicopal info public
・Change in name for feature option "Favorite" to "Follow"
・Increase in the number of users that can be followed (600 max) by
free/ premium users
・Change in status for Niconico app users using Nicopals from "NicoPals" to
・Change in Design for "My Page" and "User Page."
Nicopal Termination Flow
・October 11, 2016 (Tues)
Functions for NicoPal requests and deletions will terminate, leaving only browsing
functions enabled; In addition, unapproved NicoPal requests will be deleted.
The status of NicoPal users will change to "Favorited Users."
Be sure to make all Nicopal requests and confirmations before the Oct 11th date.
*Please note that you may not be able to add newly favorited users if the entry limit
for favorited users is exceeded (by added Nicopals) during the transition period.
31, 2016 (Mon)
Service for Nicopal lists will end on the 31st.
Profiles set under the NicoPal option "Make only NicoPals public" along with Nico
Report settings will all become hidden.
The name of the feature option "Favorited users" will change to "Follow."
Users will be able to follow up to 600 other users.
■Name change for "Favorite" feature option
The name for the feature option "Favorite" will change to "Follow." from October 31st.
Please note that functions for this feature option will remain the same.
■Updated Content for October 31st
The display for "User Page" will change.
As a result, the following menu options will become hidden (regardless of
your privacy settings):
Thank you very much,
Hello Niconico Users,
Thank you for using Niconico.
Based on user feedback concerning the HTML5 video watch
additional features and upgrades. (see below)
▼ How to switch to the HTML 5 video watch page (β)
The following indicator will appear on the Flash version player page. Click on the link to switch to the HTML 5 video watch page.
▼ HTML 5 video watch page（β）: Added Features/ Upgrades 【2/9 Update】
Added screen size and new size title
・Auto: auto adjusts size to match browser resolution
Video length shown on Playlist thumbnails
|Added feature||Added "copy this comment" to right click menu for video on-screen and comment list comments||1/26/2017|
Upgraded "Repeat" icon design
Added video on-screen "No-No comment" settings
Added feature that shows where you ended a video previously (even when "Resume" feature is off).
Added "Playback Speed（β）feature" inside of "Settings"
・Use settings to increase speed by 0.5 or 1.2.
|Added feature||Added On/Off setting for "Resume" inside "Settings"||1/12/2017|
|Fixed Issue||Video playback may stop during autoplay for playlists||1/12/2017|
|Upgrade||Design upgrade for "Settings" screen||1/12/2017|
|Upgrade||Design upgraded for comment entry box when using full screen||1/12/2017|
|Fixed issue||Comments may fail to post||12/21/2016|
Added feature that shows thumbnail when mouse cursor is placed over seek bar
*This feature is only available for premium users.
|Fixed issue||Playlist thumbnails may fail to show||12/20/2016|
|Fixed issue||Aspect ratio fails to show for images captured with feature for photo attached tweets||12/20/2016|
|Upgrade||Minor design adjustment for tag lock icon||12/20/2016|
|Upgrade||Design upgrade from "Open video description" option||12/20/2016|
|Added feature||Added "shuffle feature" to Playlist||12/15/2016|
Added function where clicking the "#mm:ss" link from video description
moves video to the specified time on the seek bar
|Fixed issue||Video loading shows no progression on the seek bar when video is stopped||12/15/2016|
|Fixed issue||Sorting order does not show when Mylist is set to autoplay||12/15/2016|
|Fixed issue||Original videos cannot be accessed from community videos ( via Menu > watch original video)||12/15/2016|
Added "Resume (continue) feature"
-Available only for premium members
-Resume feature (or playback memory) is not available for Flash video watch page
-Feature can only be used for videos within user Watch History
Added feature where double clicking on a comment in the comment list skips to you
to the time frame were the comment in posted.
|Upgrade||Added link to Shortcut Key List inside player right click menu||12/8/2016|
|Upgrade||Full screen is exited automatically once video finishes playing||12/8/2016|
-Added comment No-No settings
-Added option to No-No a comment or their user
(by right clicking on the comment in the comment section)
-Added option on the No-No panel to enable/ disable No-No settings
-Added option on the No-No panel to undo or delete added No-No comments and users
**No-no comment settings (via right clicking comments on screen) will be added later
|Added feature||Added a link inside video player for pay videos||12/1/2016|
|Upgrade||a page scroll for when watch page displays||12/1/2016|
Added "Performance" feature within "Settings"
*Use "Light" options for slowdowns due to a heavy comment loads
|Upgrade||Error dialog appears when comment post fails||11/24/2016|
|Upgrade||Added option to disable link with Twitter||11/24/2016|
|Upgrade||Updated to allow changes in quality without page reload||11/24/2016|
|Fixed issue||Under special conditions playback exceeds video length||11/18/2016|
|Fixed issue||Nico ads appear when repeating videos||11/18/2016|
|Fixed issue||Autoplay stops on eleventh video||11/17/2016|
|Fixed issue||Playback returns to the beginning for lengthy videos||11/17/2016|
|Upgrade||Set "Repeat" option on controller||11/17/2016|
|Upgrade||Changed position for link to flash video watch page||11/17/2016|
|Upgrade||Adjusted design for "Screen size: large" and "Settings screen" options||11/17/2016|
|Upgrade||Adjusted sensitivity for full screen controller display||11/17/2016|
▼[2/9 Update] Frequently asked questions
【A5】Currently, this option is unavailable but will be added soon.
[1/12 Update] Settings enabling this feature were added on 1/12. Use the "Resume" option from inside "Settings," located on the right end side of the video player.
【A5】Premium members can edit ad display settings by choosing "Do not show video ads before playback" from " Settings" located to the right of the video player.
【A4】You can change the video player's size by going to "Settings" (locacted to the right of the video player) and then to "Screen Size" for adjusments.
[12/15 Update] Video player size readjustment is currently under review.
[2/9 Update] Large (equivalent to "large" from the Flash version) has been added as of 2/9
【A3】 No-No comment settings option (via panel) is now available (as of 12/1). Video on-screen "No-No comment settings" will be added at a later date.
[1/19 Update] Video on-screen "No-No comment settings" have been added as of 1/19.
【A2】The Uploader menu is currently inaccessible but will become available at a later date.
【A1】Nicoscript is currently inaccessible. Part of NicoScript will become available at a later date.
Select premium members will be provided access to the new
HTML5 （β）video watch page (abbreviate as HTML5 page below)
starting October 2７, 2016 (Tues) from 1:00 pm JST.
The HTML5 page will allow users to enjoy playing videos much
faster than the conventional Flash video watch page (abbreviated
as Flash page below).
Select features from the Flash page as well as new upcoming
features will be added at a later date. Therefore, the first
available version for users will be the HTML5 beta page.
During the beta offered period , users will be able to switch
freely between the HTML5 and Flash pages.
Select premium members
(this number will gradually expand to include free members)
▼How to switch to【HTML5（β）Video Watch Page】
The following link display (see image) will appear on the Flash
page for select users. Once clicked, the link will redirect users
to the HTML5 page.
▼ How to switch to【Flash Video Watch Page】
The following display (see image) will appear at the bottom of
the HTML5 page. Once clicked, the link will redirect users to
the Flash page .
・Select videos only available with Flash will switch to the
Flash page automatically.
・Video player settings set up on the Flash page
will not carry over to the HTML5 page (and vice-versa).