Ooyala Transcoding Service (OTS) Release Notes

OTS Enhancements (2017-10-12)

  • Dynamic manifest with Microsoft Azure. Generate a customized manifest based on a predefined filter. For example, request HD and SD renditions only. Better control the customer viewing experience on various device types and reduce CDN usage. See Dynamic Manifests.
  • Additional validation of video files after ingestion. A series of video and audio quality checks can be performed before and after transcoding. Contact your Ooyala account representative to request these validation checks. See Ooyala Transcoding Service (OTS).
  • In-region ingestion and transcoding using Azure Media services, reducing overall transcoding time and keeping content in the same region as the customer. See Ooyala Transcoding Service (OTS).
  • Faster transcoding for smaller files and a shorter polling cycle for updates.

OTS Enhancements (2017-07-20)

  • Performance enhancements resulting in faster transcoding speeds.
  • VOD source file validation: OTS now checks for source file corruption by comparing the source frame count with the output frame count.
  • Ingest support for the H.265 HEVC codec: For customers using static transcoding and packaging, we now support ingesting MP4 content with High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), also known as the H.265 HEVC codec. For a complete list of supported source file formats, see Supported Ingest Formats. Note that the Ooyala Player does not currently support HEVC playback.
  • Encrypted connections for remote assets: Added support for using Ooyala Widevine/Playready DRM key server with remote assets. Customers using their own VOD and live transcoding with Backlot, Ooyala Player, and Ooyala IQ can also use the DRM key server.
  • Dynamic repackaging: For customers who are using static repackaging for VOD files, OTS now supports dynamic repackaging via Azure Media Services. Contact your account manager if are interested in using dynamic packaging.

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