2016-03-17 Release

Notable contents of this release include new features for Ooyala Live and the release of v.4.12.0 of the mobile SDKs for iOS and Android.

Ooyala Live v.1.1.0

New Features and Enhancements

  • The Ooyala Live REST API Reference is now available. This will allow external services to perform create, read update, delete (CRUD) actions for events, channels and schedules.
  • Support has been added for eHLS with a key rotation option.
  • Support has been added for multiple network inputs for a single channel, providing input redundancy.
  • Channel stream versioning is now available, allowing you to use multiple encoders at different times but for the same channel.
  • Every time a channel is started it fetches the profile data. This allows you to update the profile for a channel without creating a new one. This applies to all channels created with Ooyala Live v.1.1.0 and later.

Ooyala Live Resolved Issues

  • There have been adjustments to the user interface for greater consistency and improved look and feel.
  • The 2GB file size limitation has been changed to 9 EB.
  • There was an issue in which DVR duration for events set by users was not propagating correctly. This issue has been resolved.

Known Issues

  • DVR does not work for HDS event streams.
  • Event lengths have a 4-hour maximum if Live to VOD enabled, and are limited to 8 hrs when Live to VOD is disabled.

Mobile SDK for Android v.4.12.0

New Features and Enhancements
  • The OoyalaPlayer now uses the new OoyalaNotification class in Observable events, which work differently than in the past. Previously, the OoyalaPlayer would emit String objects from the OoyalaPlayer's Observer Notifications:
    public void update(Observable arg0, Object argN){ ... }

    In such cases, argN was a String. This has changed, and argN is now an object of type OoyalaNotification. If you would like to maintain the same functionality you have had with strings up till now, you can now use OoyalaNotifcation.getNameOrUnknown(argN), which returns the string that was originally passed:

    public void update(Observable arg0, Object argN) {
        if (arg0 != player) {
          return;
        }
    
        final String arg1 = OoyalaNotification.getNameOrUnknown(argN);
        if (arg1 == OoyalaPlayer.TIME_CHANGED_NOTIFICATION_NAME) {
          ... your code here ...
        }
        ...
    }        
  • The Mobile SDK for Android now provides support for the following types of VAST 3.0 ads:
    • Ads with Icons
    • Skippable Ads
    • Podded Ads with Sequence

Resolved Issues

  • When you click Up Next, the UI will display Loading until the video begins to play.
  • There were issues in which the thumb scrubber for the volume and CC On/Off button did not display properly. These issues have been resolved.
  • There were issues in which the Learn More button and Up Next video did not respond to clicks. These issues have been resolved.
  • There was an issue in which the Share panel would pop up after click the back button or somewhere in the screen. This issue has been resolved.
  • When using the new Skin SDK, there was an issue in which tapping the volume button causes the scrubber bar and video to seek. This issue has been resolved.
  • There was an issue in which Up Next did not provide descriptions of upcoming videos. This issue has been resolved.

Known Issues

  • There is an issue in which loss of connectivity during the playback of an ad causes the player to crash.
  • NPAW Integration does not currently work with Ooyala SDKs 4.12.0. We are working to resolve this immediately.
  • In the new Skin SDK, Android Fullscreen does not work correctly.
  • In the new Skin SDK, Up Next does not display the title or description on small playback screens.

Mobile SDK for iOS v.4.12.0

New Features and Enhancements

  • The Mobile SDK for iOS now provides support for the following types of VAST 3.0 ads:
    • Ads with Icons
    • Skippable Ads
    • Podded Ads with Sequence
  • The default CC On/Off button color has been changed to blue, and is now configurable.

Resolved Issues

  • There was an issue in which Up Next did not provide descriptions of upcoming videos. This issue has been resolved.
  • There was an issue in which Freewheel ads and their controls were not properly rendered with the Ooyala player skin. This issue has been resolved.
  • There was an issue in which cue points did not display for all assets and ads would not play. This issue has been resolved.
Known Issues
  • In the new Skin SDK, Up Next does not display the title or description on small playback screens.

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