Notable changes for this release include the new Usage API, integration with Adways Studio, and integration with Avid Technology.
Software Feature Releases
Introducing the Usage RESTful API
You can use the Usage RESTful API to retrieve reports on any usage statisics (such as VOD bytes delivered, live bytes delivered, number of streams, and transcoded time) that are being collected for your account.
Integration with Adways Studio
Ooyala's integration with Adways Studio enables you to enhance the playback experience for Ooyala-hosted videos. Adways Studio is a cloud-based authoring tool that allows you to add overlays and clickable hotspots to your video content to provide your users with engaging, interactive experiences. For more information on using this integration, please contact your Customer Success Manager.
Ingest via Integration with Avid Technologies
For Ooyala customers, integration with Avid Technologies allows Avid users to push content directly from their Media Suite into Backlot. For more information on using this integration, please contact your Customer Success Manager.
For the Ooyala Player V3 integration with NPAW YOUBORA, for IE 10+ and Explored Edge (v 11.x) playback, when failures occur during player load or initial playback, events can be sequenced out of order. This can cause YOUBORA to pick up data unexpectedly. For example, the title dimension can be reported as undefined and CDN attributes can be reported as unknown. This issue is intermittent.
For Flash, the Google DFP ad server sometimes returns an empty VPAID tag for DoubleClick ads. Per Google, this is a problem on the ad server side (DFP). On the DFP side, frequency capping can be applied to control how often an ad would serve. Please work with Google IMA on how to correctly set up ad serving to prevent this from happening.
- Usage RESTful API and Usage API Reference Documentation: Added Usage RESTful API documentation.
- Integrate with Adways Studio: Added page for the new Ooyala/Adways Studio integration.
- Integrate with Avid Technologies: Added page for the new Ooyala/Avid integration.
- Limiting Concurrent Streams per Viewer: Added documentation on the configurable heartbeat interval and heartbeat latency.
- Ads Integration: Updated the ad type support matrices.