TelVue Connect/CloudCast Release Notes


2.4.1 – Sep 26, 2017

Enhancements

  • Cloudcast Legacy Links forwarding support. Existing links to your legacy Cloudcast player can now be forwarded to your new CloudCast player (Connect VOD player). Must be set up at the time of porting from the legacy to the new system for link forwarding to be available.
  • Improved response times for multiple areas in Connect:
    • Media Index Broadcast and VOD tab
    • Media Exchange Media, Series and Syndicators Views
    • Reports Section: All reports dramatically faster now
  • Syndication Groups members report now has sortable columns.
  • Syndication Reports now report historical data including information for deleted media and series. Previously reports would only show information on existing media and series.
  • Storage Usage now shows breakdown between usage for Broadcast versus VOD assets.

Fixes

  • Fixes an issue where Bulk Media destroy would display an error if another user deletes any selected items.
  • Fixes an issue where media properties detection would fail for organizations using passthrough format.
  • Fixes an issue where media index broadcast tab would display an error
  • Fixes an issue where editing an existing Video Production would display an error
  • Fixes an issue where Connect may fail to make an accurate framegrab or thumb instead presenting an all gray frame
  • Fixes an issue where Bulk Destroy alerts were not dismissable by certain users

VOD Player Fixes

  • Fixes an issue where VOD player would not display properly in Internet Explorer 10 or 11.

2.4 – Aug 23, 2017

Enhancements

  • “Recent Videos” section can now be optionally hidden in VOD Players and OTT Apps
  • New Media Thumbnail status icons
    • Transcoded Assets Icon – communicates which formats that a medium has been previously transcoded to and any formats currently being actively transcoded to
    • Collections Icon – communicates which collections a medium is member of
    • VOD Publishing Icon – communicates whether a medium is viewable in a VOD Player/OTT Application and if not, shows what step needs to be taken to make it viewable
  • Connect now remembers which Media index tab you were viewing and shows that tab when you return to the Media index view
  • Connect now remembers text entered into search boxes, and presents an X to clear current search
  • Connect now remembers user sortation column choice and shows that sortation choice when you return to that view
  • New alert message waiting icon displayed next to your username on all pages when there are new system alerts to view
  • Dashboard Alert section now allows acknowledging and removing alerts after being read, as well as a “Dismiss All” button
  • Improves available VOD bitrates for videos with large dimensions but low bitrates
  • New Broadcast and VOD tabs in Media Index view. Broadcast shows media that is transcoded or transcoding to a Broadcast format, is or has been Distributed, or is scheduled. VOD shows media that is transcoded or transcoding to a VOD format, or is in a Playlist, Series, or Category published to a VOD Player or OTT App.
  • Deleting large numbers of media is now performed in the background and an alert is added when the task is completed
  • Improved Series bulk deletion speed
  • Replacement uploads now reset trim duration and trim offset on successful replacement
  • Organizations can now license media and transcode it for VOD use

Fixes

  • Fixes an issue that caused text search results to briefly appear and then disappear
  • Fixes an issue where paging through Media index view or Media Exchange Media index view could cause browser to scroll content to the top
  • Fix an issue where selections in shadowbox choosers would lose their highlighting when clicking across pages or tabs within the shadowbox
  • Fixes an issue where bulk syndicated videos would not sort correctly based on their created at timestamps
  • Fixes an issue where media uploaded directly to syndicated series would not have correct “syndicated at” timestamps
  • Fix broken breadcrumb navigation in Categories area
  • Fixes an issue where distributions can be stuck in queue indefinitely
  • Fixes an issue where licensing a medium and transcoding it could result in no transcode activity being shown in the Activities index view
  • Fixes an issue where scheduling a playlist using the Scheduling Calendar view would result in the wrong channel being selected by default
  • Fix issue with formatting of fullscreen option in VOD Player embed codes
  • Fixes an issue where videos with extremely high bitrates could cause errors on upload
  • Fixes an issue where Episodes index view would incorrectly show an edit media button for licensed media
  • Fixes an issue where extremely long Chapter titles would cause an error
  • Fix position of shadowbox “close” button which was appearing at the bottom of the shadowbox instead of at the top
  • Fixes an issue where filtering media to those with durations that fit a series could fail if a medium did not have a duration
  • Fixes an issue where unlicensing a medium could result in unnecessary scheduling warnings
  • Fixes an issue where Video Producer videos transcodes would fail

2.3.2 – May 30, 2017

Enhancements

  • Support generic Web Application integration
  • Roku Direct Publisher support
  • Allow Series duration enforcement to be optional
  • Bulk delete streams
  • Supports private instances of Connect application

Fixes

  • Fixes an issue that prevented sorting and filtering the MX series index view at the same time
  • Fix issue where “Edit Copy” of a video production fails to copy the original to a new video production
  • Fix an issue where the VOD player did not show more than 10 chapter marks if more than 10 existed
  • Fix issue where grid view pagination could result in no content displayed

2.3.1 – Mar 7, 2017

Enhancements

  • Modified syndication groups storage report to list syndicated usage separately from licensing usage
  • Additional VOD presets based on new Connect Native Transcoding Engine

Fixes

  • Fixed issue where syndication groups storage report may include content outside of usage within the group

2.3 – Feb 14, 2017

Enhancements

  • New “Assets” view allows review and download of any transcoded asset per medium, allows Admin user to regenerate previews manually
  • Expanded rules for media auto-deletion that allow preservation of media used in OTT/VOD applications
  • VOD player now has options for how to handle the presentation of video titles with respect to its inclusion in Series and Playlists
  • Improved VOD player loading performance
  • Medium original filename now shown in media edit view

VOD Player Enhancements

  • Added a Categories section for content published by category
  • Show item counts for Home section collections
  • Currently playing chapter is now visually highlighted
  • Added the option to show Collection name along with video title

Fixes

  • Previews now reflect trim offset and duration settings for trimmed files Uploaded from a HyperCaster
  • Improved transcoding of DVDs with multiple titles
  • Fixes issue where trimmed video shows incorrect duration in VOD Player
  • Fixes issue where category with no playable videos was published to VOD Player
  • Fixes issue where creating a banner ad with a question mark in the link url would cause the application to hang
  • Fixes issue which caused Syndication Group report to fail in some instances
  • Addressed an issue when attempting to log into an inactive organization the error message was vague and implied that the user account was inactive
  • Fixes an error when adding or removing a video from syndication to a group
  • Fixes an issue where bulk delete media would fail if any of the selected videos were undergoing preview transcodes
  • Fixes an issue where certain VOD player access keys would cause the player to fail to load
  • Fixes an issue where video would remain published to a category in VOD player even after being removed
  • Fixes an issue where collections links would remain shown even when the collections were no longer published or had no viewable content anymore
  • Fixes an issue where VOD player collections could display incorrect video metadata
  • Fixes an error which prevented the display of scheduling views in some instances
  • Fixes an issue where “Add to Playlist” button could become unresponsive
  • Fixes an issue where saving a series may cause an error if no time slots were created
  • Fixes an issue where stream url data may not reflect properly in the VOD player after an update
  • Fixes an issue where video titles with double quotes would fail to manually download using the Google Chrome browser
  • Fixes an issue where video resolution was not always reported properly for DVD videos
  • Fixes an issue where DVD duration was calculated incorrectly in some instances
  • Fixes an issue where the media index view could fail to display
  • Fixes an issue where ABR VOD transcoding could result in fewer target rates than expected
  • Fixes an issue where rejected videos may appear more than once in the moderation “All” view
  • Fixes an issue where rescinded videos may appear in the moderation “All” view incorrectly
  • Fixes an issue in rendering of the new episode form
  • Fixes an issue where preview renders incorrectly in new episode form

VOD Player Fixes

  • Fixes an issue where banner ads could scale up beyond their intended size and become blurry
  • Fixes an issue where player controls could stop responding
  • Fixes an issue where autoplay setting would not pass through to collection views

2.2 – Oct 18, 2016

Enhancements

  • Support for porting legacy CloudCast account videos and metadata into Connect for publishing in the new CloudCast player & OTT apps. (*Requires coordination with TelVue Support.)
  • Improved performance for Video Player and other OTT apps when requesting data from Connect.

Fixes

  • Tracking of used disk storage is now more accurate.
  • Fixes an issue where the Streams index view could not be sorted by title.
  • Fixes an issue in the Media Exchange Syndicator’s view where the last syndicated column was showing syndicator name instead of video title.
  • Fixes an issue where all time slots and events are shown in Scheduling Day view instead of just time slots and events for the selected channel.

Video Player & OTT Apps

Enhancements

  • Improved performance for Video Player when loading initial application.
  • Google Analytics support for Apple TV Apps.
  • Roku channels now return 50 recent videos. Previously was 25 videos.

Fixes

  • Fixes an issue where chapters sidebar not shown on category and series video pages.
  • Fixes an issue where videos played were not highlighted in collections sidebar.
  • Fixes an issue where videos with long titles that do not contain spaces would have their titles obscured.
  • Fixes an issue where tab text color would clash with background color when active.

2.1.3 – Aug 22, 2016

Features

  • Supports uploading a custom image file for Playlist and Series collections.
  • Supports creating a custom image file for a Medium based on a user-determined timestamp value.
  • Supports a single custom image for Media/Streams instead of differing framegrabs and thumbs.
  • Addition of a new Media Edit view “Moderation” Tab which replaces the former “Comments” tab and centralizes moderation activities for the medium.

Fixes

  • Fixes issue where media action menu would shift position.
  • Fixes issue where custom uploaded medium or stream image not used by VOD Player.
  • Fixes issue where Metadata Sets preset “Fill Empty” action did not correct handle Actor/Director/Producer metadata.
  • Fixes issue where attempting to delete a medium with a closed captioning file would fail.
  • Fixes an issue which caused the media upload button to not appear on iOS devices.
  • Fixes an issue which caused an error when filtering the scheduling views by “unfilled slots” and also performing a text search.
  • Fixes an issue which prevented adding a File Attachment to a Stream.
  • Fixes an issue where moderation status and filtering of a medium was incorrect after a medium is rejected then unrejected.

2.1.2 – Jul 13, 2016

Enhancements Support chapters on Roku Apps Chapters now all have default thumbnails Improved speed in which thumbnails are generated Fixes

  • Fixes issue where filtering media index view by video type responds slowly
  • Fixes an issue where DVD originals could fail to distribute properly
  • Fixes an issue where custom thumbnails at the end of long videos would not get generated
  • Fixes an issue which prevented pagination (per page function) from working correctly on Media index views
  • Fixes an error that occurred when changing chapters index per page setting
  • Fixes an issue where direct links to VOD Player categories and playlists could fail

2.1.1 – Jun 20, 2016

Fixes

  • Fixes an issue that caused Series and Time Slots not to appear in the Series index view and Scheduling views
  • Fixes an issue where direct links to streams in VOD players would not play
  • Fixes an issue that prevented Syndication Group RSS feeds from rendering properly
  • Fixes an issue which prevented pagination (per page function) from working correctly on Media index views
  • Fixes an error in Creative Commons Licensing that caused incorrect text to be shown for the ShareAlike clause
  • Fixes favicon support for most iOS and Android devices

2.1 – Jun 14, 2016

Enhancements

  • Support video uploads with metadata from linked TelVue HyperCasters (requires HyperCaster v5.5+)
  • Adds ability to sort episodes in a series in any desired order via drag-and-drop or by using preset orders (Media Title A-Z or Z-A, Media created_at Ascending or Descending)
  • Adds ability to sort VOD collection members by preset orders (Video Title A-Z or Z-A, Video created_at Ascending or Descending)
  • Remove restriction for episode duration from maximum of 5 minutes to no maximum limit Users can now select which assets to selectively clear

Fixes

  • Fixes an issue which might cause transcoded assets to become unavailable and require re-transcoding
  • Fixes an issue where adding episodes to a syndicated series would result in an error
  • Fixes an issue that could result in redundant transcodes being enqueued
  • Fixes an issue that caused historical licensing activities to fail to be tracked
  • Fixes an issue that caused incorrect records to be shown in the moderation requests index view
  • Fixes an error that prevented the moderation requests edit view from being displayed
  • Fixes an issue that caused text search to fail on media grid view
  • Fixes an issue which causes duplicate videos to be shown in the Media Exchange
  • Fixes an issue which causes TelVue HyperCasters to download incorrect video assets (possibly causing a later transmux)

CloudCast Video Player

  • Fixes an issue where generated link urls for collections would not work if there are no videos in the collection
  • Fixes an issue that caused splash images to not display correctly
  • Fixes an issue causing a thin black border to appear on left side during full screen enabled video playout
  • Fixes an issue preventing playing videos in categories
  • Fixes an issue where custom player link colors were not properly rendered
  • Fixes an issue that prevented main tab navigation from retaining proper state
  • Fixes an issue that prevented direct links to chapters from starting the video at the proper chapter start time

2.0.1 – Apr 26, 2016

Compatible with TelVue Broadcast Server versions: 3.22.4+

Fixes

  • Distributions
    • Fixes an issue where distributions could fail when there is a mismatch between container format of the original video and container format of the video transcoded for broadcast
  • Media
    • Fixes an issue which prevents saving the Media metadata form
    • Fixes an issue where organization reported incorrect storage usage
  • Moderation
    • Fixes an issue where the Moderation Requests view would contain invalid content
  • Scheduling
    • Fixes an issue where pagination would fail to display expected time slots in the scheduling list view
    • Fixes an error when selecting the “none” option from the Series index view channel filter and then visiting the scheduling list or calendar views
  • Syndication
    • Fixes an issue where adding an episode to a previously licensed series fails if any user that previously licensed the series has been deleted
    • Fixes an issue which could result in incorrect licensing statistics being reported
  • Transcoding
    • Fixes an issue which would result in redundant transcodes being enqueued and processed VOD
    • Fixes an error when sorting the Vod Players index view


2.0 – April 7, 2016

Compatible with TelVue Broadcast Server versions: 3.22.4+

Enhancements

  • CloudCast Streaming & OTT
    • Manage Web, Mobile, and OTT Streaming directly from the Connect CMS
    • New transcoding presets for VOD streaming, including Adaptive Bit Rate (ABR) 3 Rate HD 720p 5 Rate HD 720p 7 Rate HD 1080p
    • EIA-608 Closed Caption support (preserves captioning during transcode)
    • Manage Streams (HLS, RTMP) in addition to Media
    • Organize content as Series (for episodic content), Playlists, and Categories (unlimited hierarchy)
    • Responsive Video Player Management Manage one or more Video Player, based on available licenses
    • Manage which Series, Playlists, and Categories (unlimited hierarchy) are published to the Video Player
    • Customize colors, logo, splash screen, and individual playlist/series/category/stream thumbnails
    • Configure social sharing settings
    • Configure Google Analytics tracking code
    • Configure and retrieve embed codes for the Video Player, and any specific Media, Chapter, Live Stream, Series, or Playlist
    • Upload and Manage Banner Ads including display order, dwell time, and click through URL
  • Responsive Video Player
    • Responsive, HTML5 Video Player Automatically sizes & lays out perfectly for PCs/Macs, Tablets, and Mobile Phones
    • Full page and Embeddable Customizable and Brandable – colors, logo, splash screen, and individual playlist/series/category/stream thumbnails
  • Adaptive Bit Rate Streaming on Browsers & Devices Supporting HLS or Flash Windows, Mac OSX, Linux, Android, iOS, and more
  • Supports HLS, RTMP, HTTP streaming: Live, Linear, On-Demand
  • 608 & WebVTT Captioning Full-screen video playback
  • Navigate by Recent Videos, All Videos, Series, Playlists, Categories, Search, Chapters
  • Display Metadata including Title, Summary and optional related links and attachments
  • Show chapter/index points in Video Player control bar, with metadata
  • Google Chromecast & Apple AirPlay support
  • AppleTV App Management
    • Manage one or more AppleTV Apps, based on available licenses
    • Manage which Series, Playlists, and Categories (unlimited hierarchy) are published to the App.
    • Can choose to mirror those selected for an existing Video Player.
    • Configure Google Analytics tracking code
    • Compatible AppleTV App
    • Navigate by Recent Videos, All Videos, Series, Playlists, Categories, Search, Chapters
    • Display Metadata including Title, Summary, Description, Actors, Producers, Directors
    • Supports Adaptive Bit Rate, HLS Streaming: Live, Linear, On-Demand
  • Roku App Management
    • Manage one or more Roku Apps, based on available licenses Manage which Series, Playlists, and Categories (unlimited hierarchy) are published to the App.
    • Can choose to mirror those selected for an existing Video Player.
    • Configure Google Analytics tracking code
    • Configure Inactivity Timeout Configure whether to show Detailed Screen before playing video
    • Compatible Roku App
    • Navigate by Recent Videos, All Videos, Series, Playlists, Categories, Search, Chapters
    • Display Metadata including Title, Summary, Description
    • Supports Adaptive Bit Rate, HLS Streaming: Live, Linear, On-Demand
  • Media
    • Previews support speed selection: .5x, 1x, 1.5x, 2x, 5x, 10x
    • Visual indicator icons to show when transcode activities are occurring
    • Visual indicator icons to show when medium is transcoded to all available formats or can be transcoded to additional formats
  • Transcoding
    • Support mixed Broadcast/Streaming Workflows from a single Organization
    • Automatic transcoding rules per Org, User, and Broadcast Server to define under what conditions Broadcast vs. Streaming vs. both formats should be created
    • Option to manually transcode to one or more formats, and to delete one or more formats
  • Playlists
    • Bulk Add Media to Playlists
    • Ability to Drag-and-Drop Media into Playlists
    • Visual indicator to show number of playlist items in a playlist on playlist thumbnail
  • Media Feeds
    • Support for dual feeds for HD/SD

Fixes

  • Channels
    • Fixed an issue which prevented sorting of the Channels index listing
  • Chapters
    • Fixed an issue which prevented chapter thumbs from being created Fixed an error which prevented paging through multiple chapters
  • Contact Us
    • Fixed an issue which prevented making additional changes to the contact us information once an initial change is made.
  • Distributions
    • Fixed an issue which caused distribution created at timestamps to be incorrectly reported when a user has an alternate time zone setting
    • Fixed an issue which prevented canceling of distributions when paging through multiple pages of distributions
  • Media
    • Fixed an issue which would cause thumb/grid/list view preference to be lost when publishing/moderation filters used
    • Fixed an issue which caused user to be returned to page 1 of media listing after performing an action on a medium, instead of being returned to their original page
    • Fixed an issue which caused Licensed/Syndicated cloud icons to appear in the wrong size.
  • Messages
    • Fixed an issue which would prevent submitting a message if initially no message body was provided, subsequent submissions would not be accepted even after adding a valid message body
  • Playlists
    • Fixed an issue that was preventing medium from being added to playlists if the medium’s duration was not calculated correctly
  • Scheduling
    • Fixed an issue which would cause an error to be shown on the scheduling list view after editing a scheduled playlist
    • Fixed an issue which would cause empty pages to be displayed on the scheduling calendar view after editing a scheduled playlist
  • Syndication
    • Fixed an error when attempting to bulk syndicate to syndication groups
    • Fixed an issue that prevented drag-and-drop creation of episodes when the series was syndicated
    • Fixed an error when creating a new episode on an existing syndicated series that has been previously licensed by a user that was subsequently deleted
  • Video Producer
    • Fixed an issue where Video Producer Productions would not transcode properly

1.9.1 – Sep 16, 2015

Compatible with TelVue Broadcast Server versions: 3.22.4+

Enhancements

  • VOD/Streaming
    • Player now embeds social sharing metadata information for Facebook and Twitter
  • Performance
    • Doubled transcoding farm capacity
  • Media Exchange
    • Added new information to the MX series detail view: episode duration, syndicator name, syndicated at date/time, number of times each episode has been licensed Added controls to allow licensing just particular episodes of a syndicated series from the series detail view

Fixes

  • Scheduling
    • Scheduling list view pagination fixed
    • Fixed an issue that could cause playlist scheduling to reflect incorrect items for playout
    • Fixed an issue that could prevent a playlist from being deleted
    • Fixed an issue that could prevent the series index from being displayed
    • Fixed an issue where contributor users could not view the series episode create or edit views
    • Fixed an issue where an internal conflict error could be improperly raised when updating an existing series with more than 1 time slot rule
    • Fixed an issue where a series conflict error can be reported without designating which time slot rule(s) are at fault
  • VOD/Streaming
    • Fixed an issue where chapters not shown for default video
  • Media
    • Fixed an issue where an error was displayed when trying to distribute videos to multiple broadcast servers
    • Fixed an issue where the expected error message on bulk update was not displayed
    • Fixed an issue where a user’s media index view preferences (such as list, grid or text view) were not preserved when performing certain bulk actions
    • Fixed an issue where viewing the media detail view could display the incorrect username
  • Media Exchange
    • Fixed multiple errors in the Syndication Affiliates report related to sorting by certain columns and pagination of results
  • Notifications
    • Fixed issues preventing multiple email notifications from being delivered in relation to having too many users versus user licenses, having too many channels versus channel licenses, having no provider information entered to meet metadata requirements
    • Fixed multiple issues where email notifications could have incorrect links or broken formatting

1.9.0 – Aug 20, 2015

Compatible with TelVue Broadcast Server versions: 3.22.4+

Enhancements

  • Scheduling
    • New Calendar “Weekly” view
    • Improved Conflict-Checking Performance
    • Channel drop-down form elements now have server identifier included
    • Allow short-cut entry of time fields
    • Allow entry of series duration tolerance as HH:MM:SS
  • VOD/Streaming
    • Player now supports Chapters, Chapter file attachments and related links
    • Player is now served over HTTPS
    • Player management now includes a full interactive player preview
    • Player supports Chromecast
    • Player supports Social Sharing Metadata
  • Performance
    • Improved page loading speeds across Connect application
  • Media
    • Allow uploading of images for categories Media will no longer auto-delete if it has a pending distribution
    • Allow canceling of “in progress” distributions
  • Media Exchange
    • Additional metadata fields now shown in Media show view: duration, resolution, display aspect ratio, pixel aspect ratio

Fixes

  • Uploads
    • Prevents users from uploading invalid branding image types instead of showing an error
  • Media
    • Fixed an issue which caused the media index view to error if certain media metadata was not successfully collected and stored
    • Fixed an error when viewing the metadata tab on a licensed video
    • Fixed an issue that prevented the media index view from sorting on certain columns when filtered by text search
    • Fixed an issue that prevented tabs from appearing in the media show view
  • Activities
    • Fixed an issue that prevented the activities view from sorting on certain columns when filtered by text search

 1.8.2 – Aug 1, 2015

Compatible with TelVue Broadcast Server versions: 3.22.4+

Fixes

  • Transcoding
    • Fixed an issue that appeared with the launch of new storage infrastructure on 7/26/15. This caused some videos with MOV and MP4 containers, with less-common codecs such as DVC, ProRes, or PMC audio, to fail to transcode.
  • Activities
    • Fixed an issue that would prevent a failed activity from being correctly retried.

 1.8.1 – July 26, 2015

Compatible with TelVue Broadcast Server versions: 3.22.4+

Enhancements

  • Storage
    • New media storage infrastructure providing improved speed and reliability
  • Media Exchange
    • Additional video metadata information added
  • Uploads
    • Uploads, in general, should be marginally faster, however, Resumable Uploads should be nearly twice as fast.

Fixes

  • Media Exchange
    • Daily new syndicated content email duplicated notifications fixed
  • Media
    • Fixed an issue where adding metadata to a video would cause an error if the user had a default metadata set
    • Fixed an issue where clearing storage space on a canceled or failed transcode left user with inability to transcode the video again
    • Fixes issue in replacing a video for an episode would cause an error
    • Fixes an issue with selecting videos/streams from a collection
  • Activities
    • Fixed an issue which would cause issues with canceled and retried jobs
    • Fixes an issue where cancel and retry buttons shown simultaneously
  • Scheduling
    • Fixes per page controls on Channels index view
    • Fixes issue where Pending Unfilled Slots Notification email not being sent

 1.8 – March 20, 2015

Enhancements

  • Uploads
    • Optional, Non-resumable Uploads – fastest, but only for highly reliable Internet connections Resumable Uploads – faster and more error resilient
  • Series
    • Order Series Episodes showing latest created first
  • Clear Storage
    • Playlist Item and Episode thumbnails now reflect whether underlying video has been cleared.
  • Auto Delete
    • Automatic, stale-Media deletion is settable to the Day now, in addition to Month.
  • VOD/Streaming (BETA): supporting HD/SD Adaptive Bitrate (ABR) VOD transcoding, video-player management including VOD, live streams, playlists, series, branding, banners, website embedding, and per-item Closed Captioning, related links and attachments.
    • Adaptive Streaming supported for iOS, HLS, and Flash platforms.
    • ABR VOD transcoding
    • Manage live Streams – HLS, RTMP, HDS, RTSP
    • Media/Stream file attachments for VOD Player
    • Media/Stream related URL links
    • Media/Stream custom thumbnails
    • Media Closed Captioning file attachments
    • Manage VOD-Player Banner Ads including click-through URL, dwell time, and presentation order
    • Manage one or more Video Players including player colors, logo, splash, banner ads, assigned Series and presentation order, assigned Playlists and presentation order, and Google Analytics tracking code Video Player and per-Media/Stream, embed-code wizard.
    • Embed options include full player with navigation, mini player with the video only, auto start, single playlist or single series only, start on specific Playlist or Series
    • Revocable Video-Player access key Connect Video Player supports ABR Live and VOD streaming on iOS, HLS, and Flash platforms

Fixes

  • Media Exchange
    • Fixed an issue where Media Exchange Series were presented in reverse chronological order.
    • Fixed an issue where daily, “new Media/Series” notification for Syndication-Groups was only emailed to one of multiple possible groups
  • Series
    • Fixed an issue where Series slot exclusion date would be triggered on incorrect date
    • Fixed a UI issue where long Series titles would render incorrectly
    • Fixed an issue in the Media index view where some rows had content that did not align properly
    • Fixed an issue where adding a new Episode to a syndicated Series would result in an error
  • Playlist
    • Fixed an issue where a scheduling change might not synchronize with a Broadcast Server
    • Fixed an issue with Playlist thumbs not rendering properly
  • Misc.
    • Fixed an issue where updating your organization’s Contact Us page would not correctly show changes Bulk Actions menu will now disable itself if your browser doesn’t support it

1.7.4 – November 18, 2014

Compatible with TelVue Broadcast Server versions: 3.22.4+

Enhancements

  • Syndication
    • Media Feeds can automatically populate a Syndicated Series

Fixes

  • Syndication
    • Licensing a syndicated series will license just the latest episode by default instead of all episodes in the series
  • Media Library
    • Fixed an issue where uploading a video to create an episode could result in a media record with no transcodes or associated assets.

1.7.3 – November 11, 2014

Compatible with TelVue Broadcast Server versions: 3.20.1+ Playlist features compatible with TelVue Broadcast Server versions: 3.22+

Enhancements

  • Performance
    • Major performance enhancements, increased responsiveness
    • Media thumbnail rendering speed improved

Fixes

  • Playlists
    • Fixes an issue where reordering of playlist items fails
  • Miscellaneous
    • Fixed an issue where user confirmation links in email notifications would fail
  • Syndication
    • Fixed an issue where syndication groups filter would not reflect current status
    • Fixed an issue where licensed or removed button would be presented incorrectly
    • Fixed an issue where pagination would show an empty page of media items
    • Fixed an issue where licensed media would transcode to HD instead of SD

1.7.2 – September 25, 2014

Compatible with TelVue Broadcast Server versions: 3.20.1+ Playlist features compatible with TelVue Broadcast Server versions: 3.22+

Enhancements

Database and Application performance enhancements


1.7.1 – September 17, 2014

Compatible with TelVue Broadcast Server versions: 3.20.1+ Playlist features compatible with TelVue Broadcast Server versions: 3.22+

Enhancements

  • Performance
    • Major performance enhancements, increased responsiveness
    • Media Index page rendering speed improved
    • Media Exchange media page rendering speed improved
  • Transcoding
    • Passthrough Option – uploaded originals used for distribution (skips transcoding) for organizations that already have strict, uniform content
    • New Mediaroom 720p transcoding format added
  • Syndication
    • New Syndication Group storage usage report
    • Syndication Group daily email now includes syndicator’s organization name
    • License/Remove button added to Series index view
    • Affiliates can now Clear Storage Space on licensed media to preserve schedules but free space after distribution
    • Licensed media counts towards Affiliate storage usage
  • UI
    • New Bulk Playlist actions: bulk edit, bulk delete
    • Episode thumbnails now have preview icons
    • Removed thumbnail sizing sliders
    • Tabbed navigation for Connect work area and Media Exchange

Fixes

  • Distributions
    • Bulk distribution shadowbox now scrolls when needed
    • Fixed issue which caused an error when canceling and then retrying bulk distribution action
  • Media Library
    • Special characters now allowed in realtime search
  • Miscellaneous
    • Fixed an issue that would result in a deleted transcoding format
    • Fixed an issue that resulted in videos in pending state when moderation was activated
  • Series
    • Fixed an intermittent error when deleting an episode
  • Syndication
    • Fixed an error when unscheduling series events from licensed media
    • Fixed an issue with malformed Private Group RSS feeds
  • Transcoding
    • Fixed crackling/static audio issue on certain transcodes
  • UI
    • Fixed an issue where syndication group drop-down wouldn’t reflect proper state
    • Fixed display of storage size for DVD originals
    • Fixed an issue where some thumbnails mistakenly had preview play icons when preview was not available
    • Fixed an issue with pagination in the media grid view
    • Fixed overlapping text in series index view
    • Fixed a mixed SSL warning on gravatar images
    • Fixed an issue where preview player controls appeared in wrong location

1.7.0 – June 26, 2014

Compatible with TelVue Broadcast Server versions: 3.20.1+ Playlist features compatible with TelVue Broadcast Server versions: 3.22+

Enhancements

  • Performance
    • Major performance enhancements, increased responsiveness in all application areas
    • Media Exchange Syndicator’s page rendering speed improved

Fixes

  • Distributions
    • Fixed an issue where a Distribution could fail if it was enqueued before a checksum completed
  • Media Library
    • Fixed an issue where pagination elements incorrectly displayed for collections with many pages
    • Fixed an issue in Syndication tab when sorted by Syndicator
  • Series
    • Fixed an issue when sorting of Series page could fail
  • Syndication
    • Fixed an issue where Licensed Media could remain permanently in Draft status
    • Fixed an issue with malformed Private Group RSS feeds
  • Transcoding
    • Fixed an issue with source aspect ratio preservation configurations where 16:9 formatted SD media would scale to 4:3
  • UI
    • Fixed an issue where Organization name and logo could appear next to main navigation instead of above it

1.6.1 – May 15, 2014

Compatible with TelVue Broadcast Server versions: 3.20.1+ Playlist features compatible with TelVue Broadcast Server versions: 3.22+

Enhancements

File Storage File storage sub-system upgraded with increased speed and reliability

Fixes

Media Library Licensed Tab now sorts by licensing date/time

Series Syndicated series no longer appear multiple times if licensed


1.6 – March 18, 2014

Compatible with TelVue Broadcast Server versions: 3.20.1+ Playlist features compatible with TelVue Broadcast Server versions: 3.22+

Enhancements

  • Distributions
    • Unified distributions view showing all distributions in one page
  • Syndication
    • RSS Feeds available for all media in the Media Exchange
    • Private RSS Feeds for members of Private Syndication Groups, token-based authentication
    • Videos can now be syndicated while still in Draft mode, then later Published/Approved for release to the Media Exchange or private groups
  • Media Exchange
    • New Syndicator’s View in Media Exchange and each Private Group shows all Syndicators and supports search.
  • Media Library
    • List views enhanced for better performance, faster display of large media libraries

Fixes

  • Syndication
    • Fixed an issue where bulk syndication would fail if some videos did not have broadcast assets
    • Fixed an issue where syndicated video could not be downloaded
    • Fixed an issue where editing a video production would result in an error if the video production had not been previously finalized and saved.

1.5.1 – January 7, 2014

Compatible with TelVue Broadcast Server versions: 3.20.1+ Playlist features compatible with TelVue Broadcast Server versions: 3.22+

Enhancements

  • Metadata
    • Media quick search now searches across 7 additional metadata fields: brief_title, description, billing_id, rating, programmer_call_letters, provider, provider_id

Fixes

  • UI
    • Fixed an issue where duplicate “Save” buttons presented
  • Video Producer
    • Fixed an issue where transcode action was allowed on Video Producer drafts
    • Fixed an issue where distribute and bulk distribute actions were allowed on Video Producer drafts
    • Fixed an issue where syndicate and bulk syndicate actions were allowed on Video Producer drafts
  • Distribution
    • Fixed an issue where uploads would result in duplicate broadcast transcodes with organizations using auto-distribute feature
  • Transcoding
    • Fixed an issue with Quicktime file extensions causing failed or stuck transcodes

1.5 – Dec 9, 2013

Compatible with TelVue Broadcast Server versions: 3.20.1+ Playlist features compatible with TelVue Broadcast Server versions: 3.22+

Enhancements

  • Clear Assets Feature
    • Free up storage space by clearing previously distributed videos
    • Cleared videos that were previously scheduled, will remain on the schedule
    • Cleared videos can still be scheduled through series and playlists if videos previously distributed
    • Easily restore the cleared asset by re-transcoding or re-distributing the video
  • Metadata
    • Added over a dozen new video metadata fields available to store along with a video including License Window, TV Rating, Producers, Actors, and more. Will be used in the future for enhanced searchability and workflow.
  • UI
    • New presentation style of hover-over help text Added additional help text in numerous areas, more coming in future releases
  • General
    • Multiple Security and Performance Enhancements
  • Transcoding
    • New Windows Media Video transcoding preset for WEBUS support

Fixes

  • Transcoding
    • Fixed an issue where adding or editing a transcode profile after already having media in the library could result in failed distributions. Improved error recovery on long-running transcodes
  • Syndication
    • Fixed an issue which prevented successful acceptance of license agreements in rare instances
  • Email Notification System
    • Fixed an issue where email notification delivery could cause an error if no recipient stipulated
    • Added plain text alternatives for some emails

1.4.4 – Oct 22, 2013

Compatible with TelVue Broadcast Server versions: 3.20.1+ Playlist features compatible with TelVue Broadcast Server versions: 3.22+

Enhancements

  • Email Notification System
    • Improved overall responsiveness of application when sending notifications
    • Added email notification when Syndicator adds episode to a syndicated series you are licensing

Fixes

  • Media
    • Fixed an issue where sortation by owner or status would cause an error
  • Distributions
    • Fixed an issue where canceling and re-queueing a distribution would result in delayed processing of the distribution
    • Email Notification System Fixed an issue where email notification delivery could cause an error
    • Added medium title to activity failure notifications
    • Fixed an issue where duplicate email notifications would be delivered

1.4.3 – Oct 2, 2013

Compatible with TelVue Broadcast Server versions: 3.20.1+ Playlist features compatible with TelVue Broadcast Server versions: 3.22+

Enhancements

Series Syndication (Beta) Ability to Bulk License and Unlicense Series Daily email notification of newly syndicated series for private groups Sortable columns in Syndicated Series index view

Fixes  

  • Media
    • Fixed an issue where broadcast assets could be improperly deleted
    • Fixed an issue where a bulk delete action would result in an error
    • Fixed issues related to sortation of columns in Series index view  
  • Scheduling
    • Fixed an issue where users in certain time zones could not schedule within a certain window
    • Fixed an issue where media scheduled prior to broadcast transcode completion would cause errors
  • Playlists
    • Fixed an issue where organizations that have reached their storage quota could not add playlist items to playlists  
  • Activities
    • Fixed an issue where calendar pickers in activities view would become unresponsive

 

1.4.2 – Aug 15, 2013

Compatible with TelVue Broadcast Server versions: 3.20.1+ Playlist features compatible with TelVue Broadcast Server versions: 3.22+

Enhancements

  • HD/SD Source Preservation
    • For HD presets, allow SD uploaded source videos to remain in SD format. Requires activation.
  • Series Syndication (Beta) Series can be syndicated/licensed. New episodes added to series by syndicator are automatically licensed for Affiliates.
  • Transcoding Infrastructure – Expanded preview transcode capacity.

Fixes  

  • Distributions
    • Fixed an issue where distributions of videos uploaded from DVDs fail.
    • Fixed an issue where distributions could fail after an organization changes their EULA text.
  • Episodes
    • Fixed an issue where video metadata not properly displayed when updating an episode.
  • Media Administration
    • Fixed an issue in media usage auto deletion where different results would be produced from scheduled deletion versus the “delete now” function.
  • Media Library
    • Fixed an issue where description text would format incorrectly falling below video thumbnails.
    • Fixed an issue where pagination was not correctly presented between tabs.
    • Fixed an issue where viewing a page would switch the user to a different tab.
  • Moderation
    • Fixed an issue where previews are not playable in the moderation review view.
    • Fixed an issue where the moderation review view truncates content vertically and does not scroll.
  • Playlists
    • Removes an inaccurate “no changes” warning when a playlist is reordered, saved and then immediately reordered back to original order.
  • Syndication
    • Ensures syndication revocation emails are sent in cases where affiliate is member of a syndication group.
    • Ensures licensing revocation when media is revoked from a group.
    • Fixed an issue where the message “null” is shown in a bulk edit warning dialog box.
    • Fixed an issue where the scheduling tab is not viewable for licensed media.
    • Fixed an issue where episodes for licensed media from other organizations were listed in each affiliate’s media index scheduling sub-tab
  • Transcodes
    • Fixed an issue where a transcode activity will be completed but display as “pending” in the activities view.
  • Misc bug fixes and improvements

1.4.1 – July 12, 2013

Compatible with TelVue Broadcast Server versions: 3.20.1+ Playlist features compatible with TelVue Broadcast Server versions: 3.22+

Enhancements

  • Media Exchange Search by State – You may now search by U.S. State in the Quick-Search box in the Media Exchange.
  • Filter by Syndication Group – New drop-down to filter Exchange media by Syndication Group.
  • RSS Media Ingest – Background downloads now appear on Activity page.
  • Transcoding Infrastructure – Doubled capacity

Fixes

  • Media Exchange Age-Based Auto-Deletion feature was including Syndicated media in its deletions. Bulk Syndicate / Unsyndicate silently failing in some cases.
  • Schedule – Playlist with empty thumb would cause Scheduling Day View to error.
  • General – Numerous other fixes and improvements.

1.4 – June 10, 2013

Compatible with TelVue Broadcast Server versions: 3.20.1+ Playlist features compatible with TelVue Broadcast Server versions: 3.22+

New Features

These are optional features activated upon request. Please contact TelVue Customer Care.

  • Media Exchange Syndication Groups – Share content to only certain organizations within your group(s).
  • Syndication Reports Video Producer – More styles and animations added. Captions can now be composited with image assets in your scenes.

Enhancements

  • Series – Series can now be created without timeslots or channels.
  • Media Exchange – Email notifications of newly syndicated content.
  • Fixes
  • Distribution – Distributing licensed content that had not yet been transcoded to your org’s format, would cause the transfer to the Broadcast Server to fail a few times and eventually succeed.
  • General – A number of other fixes and improvements.

1.3.6 – May 21, 2103

Compatible with TelVue Broadcast Server versions: 3.20.1+ Playlist features compatible with TelVue Broadcast Server versions: 3.22+

Fixes

  • Syndication – Fixed an additional, fringe case whereby some licensed content would fail to “distribute” to broadcast server.
  • Usage – “Usage” page (only visible to Admins) was very slow for customers with a lot of media.

Known Issues

  • Distribution – If you distribute licensed content and its Broadcast asset has not transcoded yet to your organization’s format, the transfer to the Broadcast Server will fail a few times until the Broadcast transcode is complete. During that time, you may likely see some failure messages on the “Tasks” page of your broadcast server.
    • Workaround: Be patient. The transfer will succeed once Connect’s Broadcast transcode is finished. Will be fixed in next release.
  • Windows Media Video – Connect’s Preview transcodes will fail on WMV’s with a 24-bit audio stream.
    • Workaround #1: Ensure video has a 16-bit audio stream before uploading. But it is probably not worth it to compromise the Bit Depth of the audio in your video, merely to make Preview transcodes succeed. The Broadcast transcodes succeed with a 24-bit audio stream.
    • Workaround #2: Use a non-WMV format.
    • Workaround #3: Use a different audio codec for the audio stream. WMV is a “container format” like any other video file. It supports more than one type of audio codec. We have discussed a number of possible fixes, but this one may take some time. It requires some large changes to our transcoding infrastructure.

1.3.5 – May 16, 2013

Compatible with TelVue Broadcast Server versions: 3.20.1+ Playlist features compatible with TelVue Broadcast Server versions: 3.22+

Fixes

  • Syndication – “Distributing” licensed content would fail to transfer to broadcast server.
  • Transcoding – Failed transcodes due to “No License Available” error auto-retry 3 times.
  • Uploads – Uploads via API were failing for Contributors. VeriCorder Voddio clients were affected.

1.3.4 – May 2, 2013

Compatible with TelVue Broadcast Server versions: 3.20.1+ Playlist features compatible with TelVue Broadcast Server versions: 3.22+

Fixes

  • Transcoding
    • Fix sporadic “No License” and “Connection Refused” errors.
    • Fix benign “RecordNotFound” errors on some transcodes. Was occurring if media was deleted before checksumming was complete.
  • Schedule – Clicking “New Episode” from “Fill Slot” lightbox was displaying an error.

1.3.3 – April 26, 2013

Compatible with TelVue Broadcast Server versions: 3.20.1+ Playlist features compatible with TelVue Broadcast Server versions: 3.22+

Enhancements

  • Workflow Added “Edit Media” buttons to Episodes pages, so navigating to an Episode’s media is easy. Added Publishing “Status” column to Episodes pages.

Fixes

  • Notifications – Round large decimal in disk-space notification warnings.
  • Series – Fix some cases with some search/sort combinations not working.
  • Series – Delete buttons missing for Admins on Episodes page.
  • UI – Some small user-interface fixes/adjustments

 1.3.2 – April 22, 2013

Compatible with TelVue Broadcast Server versions: 3.20.1+ Playlist features compatible with TelVue Broadcast Server versions: 3.22+

Enhancements

  • Performance – Media pages were slow for customers with large content libraries. Performance improved as much as 98%.

Fixes

  • Episode – “Edit” page displaying an error in some cases where still frame and/or preview could not be generated.
  • Licenses – Unconfirmed users no longer “count” against user licenses. Added a license-validity check to the time of activation. If licenses are exhausted, the user see a message when they click their activation link, “No user licenses remaining. Please contact your administrator.”
  • Media – Sort by “Syndicator” not working.
  • Media – “Edit” page displaying an error in some cases where still frame and/or preview could not be generated.
  • Media Exchange – “View” button was displaying an error if Previews were still actively transcoding.
  • Metadata Presets – Metadata Presets menu was sometimes appearing for orgs that didn’t have CableLabs enabled, if Video Producer was enabled.
  • Playlists – “Add from Media Lib” was sometimes adding to the wrong playlist.
  • Series – Sort by “Owner” and “Assignee” not working.
  • UI – A number of user-interface fixes including: Media (“All” and “Grid” views), Media Chooser, Series, and Playlist table rendering issues. Video Preview lightbox had undesirable scrollbars in certain browsers. Long “Feed” URLs were pushing table beyond page boundaries.

 1.3.1 – April 5, 2013

Compatible with TelVue Broadcast Server versions: 3.20.1+ Playlist features compatible with TelVue Broadcast Server versions: 3.22+

Enhancements

  • Video Producer 1.0 – Finished Beta testing. (Feature requires license for activation. Contact sales@telvue.com.)
  • Metadata – New “Transcript” textbox.

Fixes

  • Video Producer – Fixed error “couldn’t find HOME environment — expanding ~” in progress bar on Activity page.
  • Metadata – Viewing metadata tab of video without metadata was causing an error.
  • Customer Logos – Customer-uploaded logos are no longer unintentionally deleted with every deployment.
  • UI – Various user-interface fixes.

1.3 – March 28, 2013

Compatible with TelVue Broadcast Server versions: 3.20.1+ Playlist features compatible with TelVue Broadcast Server versions: 3.22+

New Features

These are optional features activated upon request. Please contact TelVue Customer Care.

  • Shared Broadcast Servers – Share broadcast servers across multiple Connect accounts, dividing the channels between them.
  • Media Exchange – Enables content sharing between Connect accounts. Syndicate your media to other Connect organizations under customizable affiliate terms, and browse the Media Exchange for programming syndicated by other organizations. Syndicated programming becomes part of your Connect media library, so it’s as easy to schedule as your own content. All content is transcoded to your format settings.
  • Video Producer – Beta feature that makes it easy for anyone to create professional videos from uploaded images and video clips – perfect for bulletin-board messages, sponsorship spots, ad spots, promotional content, and more. Video Producer enables you to make professional videos without video-editing expertise. Add photos, video, text, music, select a theme, and go!

Enhancements

  • Auto-Distribute – Admins and Program Coordinators may now have Auto-Distribution activated on their user account.
  • Media – Drag-and-Drop and resumable uploads are now compatible with IE 10.
  • Transcoding – New Transcoding Preset: 1080i h264 MOV.
  • Transcoding – New Transcoding Preset: 1080i h264 MPEG2 – 6.5Mbps CMR, 5.9Mbps CBR, 256Kbps MP2.
  • User Interface – Button, icon, and context-menu makeover.

Fixes

  • Bulk Edit – Usability improvements.
  • Bulk Edit – Bulk editing an episode was not updating Short Summary.
  • DVD Uploads – Previews are functional again.
  • Media – Fix several layout issues on Media and Episodes pages.
  • Metadata – Mandatory metadata can be saved partially complete when the video is still a Draft.
  • Metadata – Once a video is published, you can no longer inadvertently bypass some mandatory metadata fields.
  • Metadata Preset – When applying a Metadata Preset to a single video using the Edit page, the user is now reminded that they must click Save.
  • Metadata Presets – Disallow creation of a preset with a blank CableLabs provider.
  • Scheduling – First mouse click on Scheduling “Day” view was not working.
  • Series – Series conflict-checks, with a high number of Time Slots, were sometimes displaying a “value too long” error.

1.2.2 – February 27, 2013

Compatible with TelVue Broadcast Server versions: 3.20.1+ Playlist features compatible with TelVue Broadcast Server versions: 3.22+

Enhancements

Transcoding – Enable ITU.1770 audio normalization filter for some Transport-Stream formats and Peak Normalization for Program-Stream format.


1.2.1 – February 14, 2013

Compatible with TelVue Broadcast Server versions: 3.20.1+ Playlist features compatible with TelVue Broadcast Server versions: 3.22+

Enhancements

  • Resumable Uploads – Resumable uploads have been re-enabled and are 37% faster. The issues surrounding high-resume-count uploads have been resolved.
  • “Actions” menu – Functions on certain pages have been wrapped into an “Actions” menu, to solve space issues.

Fixes

  • Uploads – Videos with embedded cover art froze at 99% upload progress.
  • Transcoding – Fix CableLabs SD BFF (Bottom Field First) preset and all h264 presets.
  • Metadata Presets – Users were being prevented from creating a Preset without Billing ID.
  • Moderation – Moderation page would display error in some rare cases.
  • Email Notifications – Inactive Admins are no longer sent system notifications.
  • Email Notifications – With CableLabs Metadata active, the “Missing Provider” notification was being sent to Admins repeatedly.
  • Bulk Edit – Fixed error message relating to missing metadata displaying when CableLabs Metadata is not enabled.
  • Playlists – Playlist event count limited to 3,000.
  • Security – Several new types of security exploits were documented by Internet Security firms. Connect has been patched against these.

Known Issues

Metadata Presets – An issue can arise if you click “Add Actor/Director/Producer” then leave the text boxes blank. That preset, when applied to videos, will create blank crew-member names on that video, causing validation to fail. Issue will be resolved in a future version. For now, be sure to remove any blank crew members from your Presets.


1.2 – December 4, 2012

Compatible with TelVue Broadcast Server versions: 3.20.1+ Playlist features compatible with TelVue Broadcast Server versions: 3.22+

Enhancements

  • Activities – “Retry” buttons improved to succeed in more cases.
  • CableLabs Metadata Categories – Contributor Access Control Admins and Program Coordinators have a new “Categories” tab on Contributor edit pages. On that page are controls allowing you to designate which categories Contributors may see and assign as CableLabs metadata. Admins may disable this feature via the “Assign Categories” checkbox under Settings > Metadata. When disabled, Contribs will always see the full category list.
  • CableLabs Metadata Presets – Create reusable sets of metadata and quickly apply them to videos.
  • DVD Uploads – Entire stitching and transcoding operation is now reflected in progress bars, and several reliability and robustness improvements.
  • DVD Uploads – In the Google Chrome browser, you may drop the entire “VIDEO_TS” folder to upload.
  • Media – Bulk Selection: Selects only first page by default, and provides the option to select every page. Indicates how many videos are selected. Performs bulk operation only within active filter: My Media, Draft, Pending, etc. Checkboxes are no longer overly persistent after some delete operations. New uploads are no longer unintentionally selected for bulk operation in certain cases.
  • Media – Folder Upload – In Google Chrome, you may now drop entire folders to upload. (This feature ignores subfolders.)
  • Media – “Download” buttons are now on Edit pages.
  • Media – “Creation Date” sortable column added. Videos are now sorted “newest first”, by default.
  • Media – Performance improvements. For example, “My Media” tab is no longer slow.
  • Media and Episodes – Replacement Uploads now take effect immediately. You no longer need to remember to click “Save”. A confirmation box appears first, cautioning that this is a destructive operation. Although, you still must click “Save” to save form data.
  • Transcoding – A number of improvements to our upload and transcoding infrastructure that will improve performance, reliability, robustness, stability, and make customer support easier.
  • Transcoding – Progress bars no longer restart mid-transcode.

Fixes

  • CableLabs Metadata – Run Time and Categories moved to “Required” tab, per CableLabs 1.1 spec.
  • CableLabs Metadata – “Download XML” button was not working in some cases/browsers.
  • CableLabs Metadata – Fixed some permissions issues for Contributors.
  • CableLabs Metadata – Fixed Metadata tab error in certain fringe cases.
  • CableLabs Metadata – Categories moved to Admin menu.
  • CableLabs Metadata – Category duplicates are now prevented at same level.
  • Distributions/Transfers to Broadcast Servers – Improved reliability and success rate.
  • Distributions – Bulk Distribution would not re-queue completed items.
  • Media – The thumbnails on “Grid Views” overflowed at certain thumb sizes.
  • Media – Moderated Contributors could not bulk delete their own media.
  • Media – Several Search issues fixed: Search persisting after being cleared. Search breaking upon clicking Publish and Moderation filters. Search not always displaying the “X” button.
  • Moderation – Notify media owner of all new comments, rather than only ones related to approval or rejection.
  • Playlists – Upload removed. “Add from Media Library” is sufficient.
  • Playlists – Bulk remove did not work if a search was the last thing to occur.
  • Schedule – On the scheduling Day view, Firefox was adding a scrollbar to the right side of the calendar which obscured the “1″ and “X” links from being seen.
  • Series – Episode Name and Summary were sticking to their old values after an Episode replacement was done using “Select from Media Library”.
  • Series – Series cover was not recreating itself in certain cases, leaving a [?] thumb.
  • Transcoding – Fixed “Record not Found” errors on some transcodes.
  • User Management – Several fixes to the “Bulk User Upload”, such as making the Roles controls behave correctly, support CSV’s with varying # of columns, and it’s no longer possible to create a Moderated Moderator.
  • User Management – “Moderated” now shows on user list.
  • User Management – Provider validation failure message was incorrectly displaying for Contributors while they were merely trying to change their password. And measures were added to ensure Provider data exists on all Contribs.

Known Issues

Resumable Uploads – Resumable uploads have been temporarily disabled to improve reliability and speed. In some recently released browser versions, uploads resumed more than once were yielding a partial video file. We are working on a fix.


1.1 – December 3, 2012

Compatible with TelVue Broadcast Server Version: 3.20.1+

Enhancements

  • iDevice Support (iPad, iPod, iPhone) – Uploads now possible from iOS 6 (coming this Fall).
  • Allow Pending items on schedule. Does not transfer to broadcast server unless it is Published / Approved.
  • Disallow Draft items on schedule. One-time overrides for Series slots on schedule. One-time slot exclusions are created by clicking the “1″ button on the Schedule’s Day view or on the “Exclude” button in the All view. One-Time slot exclusions can be reversed via the Series Edit page by clicking the “X” next to exclusion date(s), then clicking “Save”.
  • Transcoding – New Output Format: CableLabs SD 720×480 (BFF). See Connect’s Specspage for complete list.
  • Transcoding – Increase Dialnorm setting on AC-3 audio from -27 to -24.
  • Transcoding – Decrease the ITU-1770-1 normalize filter from -20 to -24, LKFS. -24 is the setting recommended in the CALM act.
  • Playlists feature now respects moderation rules.
  • Improvements to Distribution-Status page on Media.
  • CableLabs Metadata – Added Frame Rate and Codec to the CableLabs XML.
  • CableLabs Metadata – Admin can now configure “QA Provider Contact” (defaults to the Org Name if blank) under Organization Settings > Metadata.
  • CableLabs Metadata – Admin can now configure “Product” metadata field. It is found under Organization Settings > Metadata. The value can be MOD, FOD, or SVOD. (It defaults to MOD.)

Fixes

  • Activity – Improved success rate of “Retry” button, especially after unexpected transcoding failures.
  • CableLabs Metadata – CableLabs “Display Runtime” was incorrectly 00:00 for medium under 1 minute. It now indicates 00:01.
  • CableLabs Metadata – Downloading CableLabs XML before Broadcast file was done displayed an error.
  • Channels – Channels with identical names caused errors.
  • Media – DVD Uploads were failing on very large VOBs. See “Known Issues” below.
  • Media – Very large uploads were failing in Firefox 12 with error, “EOFError (bad content body)”.
  • Media – Improved success rate and accuracy of metadata extraction from the video file upon upload.
  • Media – Containers with multiple video streams were failing to upload.
  • Media – Replacing a scheduled file in the Media tab didn’t create an entry in Activity tab
  • Media – Media Edit page was broken if Broadcast job was cancelled.
  • Media – Short Summary sometimes showing up as an email link.
  • Media Distribution – Status was sometimes indicating “Falied” despite the transfer succeeding.
  • Series – Episode Edit page was allowing a replacement video upload that violated Duration constraints on Series.
  • Series – Replacing an episode from its Edit page created two rows for Preview and Broadcast in Activities, and created an episode that was unlinked to the media.
  • User Management – When creating a user, the “Moderated” checkbox was not saving. Although, it was saving from the Edit page.

Known Issues

DVD Uploads – When uploading several VOB files from a DVD, they will initially seem like they aren’t transcoding for a period of time, but they actually are. This time will vary based on the size of your VOBs. 1 GB of VOBs will take 10 minutes or more. They will also have a blank [?] thumbnail. They are being stitched in the background. Just be patient. You will see transcoding progress on the Activity page eventually, and their thumbnail will appear.

“My Media” tab is slow – We’re aware of the issue and are working on it for the next Connect update. We recommend avoiding that tab for now. To see only your files in the “All Media” tab, type the first few characters of your username into the Search box.


1.0.1 –

Compatible with TelVue Broadcast Server Version: 3.20.1+

Enhancements

  • Resumable Upload Auto-Detection – “Resumable” checkbox has been removed. Uploads are now always resumable in browsers that support them (Chrome and Firefox). An “Upload is resumable” message apears the progress panel.
  • Uploads can be dropped anywhere on page.
  • Improvements to the “Retry” button on Activities page. It succeeds in a wider array of failure cases.
  • Removed “All Channels” view from Day View on Schedule.
  • “Email me about moderated content” checkbox is now visible upon user creation.
  • User is warned when they try to create a Moderated User and there are no Moderators in their organization.
  • Admins are warned via email if moderated item arrives, but there are no Moderators in that organization.
  • Improvements to CableLabs 1080i transcoding
  • Improvements to Audio Normalization

Fixes

  • Media – Pending button (filter) showed more than solely Pending.
  • Media – Large uploads were sometimes failing in Firefox 12.
  • Media – Dragging files onto page while upload in progress crashed Chrome.
  • Media – Media page misalignment and content overflowed in certain cases.
  • Moderation – Some dates not shifted to user’s Time Zone on Activity and Moderation pages.
  • Moderation – Flip all of the organization’s media to Published upon first-time activation of Moderation or Publishing features.
  • Moderation – When Moderation is active, the Admin is no longer allowed to leave no Moderators in organization.
  • Playlists – Playlist-item search was hanging.
  • Playlists – Playlist scheduling now retains Channel scope.
  • Series – Fixed some issues with the Channel drop-down filter on Series listing page.
  • Series – Issue with manual-Episode creation – Error sometimes appearing, “Method not allowed. Sorry, you are not allowed to do that”. This would appear when Duration validation failed the first time, but not the second.
  • Series – Videos were not transcoding upon manual-Episode creation.
  • Series – Users were able to drop multiple files when replacing a single Episode via its Edit page. One upload would succeed but multiple progress bars would appear.
  • Series – A double Preview would appear when replacing an Episode with an existing video from the Media Library.
  • Series – Connect was allowing replacement of a file through the Media tab, when the file’s duration didn’t comply with expected-duration rules on the Series the Media’s Episode(s) belongs to.
  • Transcoding – Preview-video colorspace was off on 4:2:2 content.
  • User Management – Clicking “Save” twice upon user save was displaying blank, generic error page. Added double-submit prevention.
  • User Management – Bulk-User Upload failed when Contributor role was selected.