Video Playback Speed Feature

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").

■ Applicable Services

・PC version of Niconico(HTML5 video watch page (β) version only)
* This feature can be used on all videos.

■ Applicable Users  

・Premium members
・Free members

■ About Playback Speed (β) Feature

・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.

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■ Attention

・Playback speed will return to normal speed (1.0) when page is reloaded.
・Faster speeds will be available at a later date.

 

Thank you

Niconico


Thank you for using Niconico.

Nico Live will undergo maintenance during
the following date and time :
 
Date:  Thursday, January 12, 2017
Time: 6:00 am to 8:30 am (JST)
 
Please accept our apologies for this great inconvenience.

We sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding.

Thank you very much.

Niconico

[Added 12/15/2016 at 9:30 am JST]

Scheduled maintenance complete.

We thank you for your cooperation and patience.

Sincerely

Niconico

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Thank you for using Niconico.

Commentvideo upload, and video search features will undergo maintenance during the following period.

■ Date and Time

December 15, 2016 (Thurs) 3:00 am until 10:00 am (JST)

*Please note that completion time for  maintenance may change.

■ Affected devices

・All devices running Niconico 

■ Inaccessible features during maintenance

・Comment posts and display *1

・New My Memory entries and edits

・Video uploads

・Community uploads                                         

・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 functionality during maintenance 

Video watch screen (PC example)
*The following message--boxed in red--will appear when staring a video. 

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Comment panel

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[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.

Niconico

【1/19/2017 Update】

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).

■ Resume On/Off Settings 

Turn "Resume" feature  On or Off from "Settings" (via the gadget icon on the video player). 

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■Display when Off 

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. 

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*Icon will automatically disappear after a set time when auto-play has been set. 

 

Thank you,

Niconico 

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Starting December 8, 2016, niconico users will have access to the new Resume (continue)Feature for the HTML5 video watch page(β).

This feature will allow users to continue watching videos where they last left off.

■ Compatible Devices 

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.

■ Feature accessible users

Premium users

■ What is the resume feature?

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. 

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■ Attention

・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.

Thank you,

Niconico

Thank you for using Niconico. Nico Live will undergo maintenance during the following date and time : Date: Thursday, November 24, 2016 Time: 6:00 am to 8:30 am (JST) Please accept our apologies for this great inconvenience. We sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding. Thank you very much. Niconico
Dear Niconico Users,

Thank you for using Niconico.

Currently, there is an issue on the PC version for Niconico
that causes waiting time for Uploader No-No setting additions.

This issue is currently being examined and will
take time to resolve.

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[Issue]
Adding or making deletions take time to reflect
using Uploader No-No settings.

[Period of Occurrence]
Under examination 

[Affected Area]
PC version for Niconico

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The above issue is currently being investigated
and will take time to resolve.
 
Our apologies for the great inconvenience.
 
Thank you,

Niconico
Thank you for using Niconico. Nico Live will undergo maintenance during the following date and time : Date: Thursday, October 27, 2016 Time: 6:00 am to 8:30 am (JST) Please accept our apologies for this great inconvenience. We sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding. Thank you very much. Niconico

1. NicoPal Termination and Transition

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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

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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

(October 31st).

 

 Please read below for details concerning updated content and features which

will change from October 31st. 


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■Updated Content
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

"Followed users"
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. 

 

October 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):


Gender
Birthday
Location
Joined Communities
Joined Channels
Calender
Nico!


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Thank you very much,

 

Niconico

 

Hello Niconico Users,


Thank you for using Niconico. 


Based on user feedback concerning the HTML5 video watch 

page (β) , (launched Oct 27, 2016) we have began implementing 

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. 

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▼ HTML 5 video watch page(β): Added Features/ Upgrades  【1/19  Update】 


Update

                                    Details
Date implemented 
Added feature

Added video on-screen "No-No comment" settings


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1/19/2017
Added feature

Added feature that shows where you ended a video previously (even when "Resume" feature is off).

1/19/2017
Added feature

Added "Playback Speed(β)feature" inside of "Settings"

・ Use settings to increase speed by 0.5 or 1.2.
・Reload page to return playback speed to 1.0
・Faster speeds will be available at a later date

1/12/2017
Added featureAdded On/Off setting for "Resume" inside "Settings"1/12/2017
Fixed IssueVideo playback may stop during autoplay for playlists1/12/2017
UpgradeDesign upgrade for "Settings" screen1/12/2017
UpgradeDesign upgraded for comment entry box when using full screen1/12/2017
Fixed issueComments may fail to post12/21/2016
Added feature

Added feature that shows thumbnail when mouse cursor is placed over seek bar

*This feature is only available for premium users.

12/20/2016
Fixed issuePlaylist thumbnails may fail to show12/20/2016
Fixed issueAspect ratio fails to show for images captured with feature for photo attached tweets12/20/2016
UpgradeMinor design adjustment for tag lock icon12/20/2016
UpgradeDesign upgrade from "Open video description" option12/20/2016
Added featureAdded "shuffle feature" to Playlist12/15/2016
Added feature

Added function where clicking the "#mm:ss" link from video description

moves video to the specified time on the seek bar

12/15/2016
Fixed issueVideo loading shows no progression on the seek bar when video is stopped12/15/2016
Fixed issueSorting order does not show when Mylist is set to autoplay12/15/2016
Fixed issueOriginal videos cannot be accessed from community videos ( via Menu > watch original video)12/15/2016
Added feature

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

12/8/2016
Added feature

Added feature where double clicking on a comment in the comment list skips to you

to the time frame were the comment in posted.

12/8/2016
UpgradeAdded link to Shortcut Key List inside player right click menu12/8/2016
UpgradeFull screen is exited automatically once video finishes playing12/8/2016


Added feature

-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

12/1/2016
Added featureAdded a link inside video player for pay videos12/1/2016
Upgradea page scroll for when watch page displays12/1/2016
Added feature

Added "Performance" feature within "Settings"

*Use "Light" options for slowdowns due to a heavy comment loads

11/24/2016
Upgrade Error dialog appears when comment post fails11/24/2016
UpgradeAdded option to disable link with Twitter11/24/2016
UpgradeUpdated to allow changes in quality without page reload11/24/2016
Fixed issueUnder special conditions playback exceeds video length11/18/2016
Fixed issueNico ads appear when repeating videos11/18/2016
Fixed issueAutoplay stops on eleventh video11/17/2016
Fixed issuePlayback returns to the beginning for lengthy videos11/17/2016
UpgradeSet  "Repeat" option on controller 11/17/2016
UpgradeChanged position for link to flash video watch page11/17/2016
UpgradeAdjusted  design for "Screen size: large" and "Settings screen" options11/17/2016
UpgradeAdjusted sensitivity for full screen controller display 11/17/2016


▼[1/19 Update] Frequently asked questions 

【Q6】Can you set whether or not to use the "Resume (continue) feature?"

【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.


【Q5】Can you change the display settings for showing/hiding video ads before playing videos?

【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.

【Q4】Can you change the size 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. 


【Q3】Can you apply No-No Settings on the HTML 5 video watch page (β)?  

【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.


【Q2】Can the Uploader menu be accessed from the HTML 5 video watch page (β)?   

【A2】The Uploader menu is currently inaccessible but will become available at a later date.


【Q1】Is NicoScript accessible on the the HTML 5 video watch page (β)?   

【A1】Nicoscript is currently inaccessible. Part of NicoScript will become available at a later date. 

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  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


▼【User accessibility】

  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 .

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▼【Note】
・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).


Thank you.,


Niconico

[Added 8/25/2016 at 9:30 am JST]

Scheduled maintenance complete.
 
We thank you for your cooperation and patience.

Sincerely.

Niconico

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Thank you for using Niconico.

Select search features for Niconico will undergo maintenance on
the following date:

[Date and Time]
Date: August 25, 2016 (Thurs)  Time: 3:30 am ~ 8:30 am
*Completion time may change.

[Affected Areas]
During maintenance, updates for search result features will cease
around 5:00 am. Until servicing is complete, only old search
result info (as of 5:00 am) will appear within searches.
Though rare, you may experience errors related to search results 
when conducting searches during the maintenance period.
● Video searches (All devices)
● Live broadcast searches (all devices)
● New Searchesβ (All devices)
*Updates performed during maintenance for Views, Comments,
 Mylists,  and newly uploaded videos will appear (in the order they
were updated) after servicing is complete.

*Newly created live broadcast programs will not appear in search
results nor will they appear for certain pages.


[Using search data]

The following search feature(s) will be unavailable during maintenance.
● Snap Shot Search API (http://search.nicovideo.jp/docs/api/snapshot.html)
*Due to maintenance ,the starting time for updates on this date will change
 from 5:00 am to 3:40 am.
 Starting time will revert back to normal the following day.


Please accept our apologies for this great inconvenience.
We sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding.

Thank you very much.

Niconico

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