webOS OSE 1.3.0 Release

September 20, 2018

We are pleased to announce the release of the following two major features.

Enact browser

Enact browser is a web browser for webOS OSE. The browser is composed of two parts:

  1. Platform agnostic browser UI written on top of Enact framework
  2. A separate JS library to support webview component, data binding, tab management policy, and platform-specific integration

Key features of Enact browser are as follows:

  • Basic navigation using address bar and backward/forward button
  • History
  • Bookmark
  • Most visited sites
  • Recently closed sites
  • Preferences
  • Startup page selection
  • Search engine selection
  • Some customized layout options

For detailed information, check the README of Enact browser on GitHub.

H/W Accelerated URI/MSE Playback

This release includes g-media-pipeline, a new media pipeline for webOS OSE. g-media-pipeline is a GStreamer-based media pipeline which supports URI playback and Media Source Extensions (MSE) playback on webOS OSE.

The capabilities of g-media-pipeline are as follows:

  • Supports H/W accelerated media playback for video encoded with H.264 codec
  • Supports multiple media playback instances, if hardware resources are available
  • Supports adaptive streaming both for URI playback and MSE playback