Ooyala Flex 6.2.1 Release Notes 2018-03-07

Purpose

Ooyala Flex 6.2.1 is a maintenance release. In this release we have made the following changes:

  • FileCatalyst: FileCatalyst integration with Web Transfer.
  • MAM / Reviewer:
    • Increased the character limit for comments in MAM / Reviewer.
    • New Transcripts sub-tab under the Comments tab in Reviewer and MAM. This tab shows the transcripts loaded by the Video Indexer for the asset.  
  • Segment Proxy: Added support for multiple asset IDs in a single configuration variable for the Segment Proxy plugin.
  • Publish to Facebook: Added support for publishing a video to Facebook as a draft.

What's New

Web Transfer: FileCatalyst Integration

We have introduced an integration between Ooyala Flex and FileCatalyst. FileCatalyst is a transfer accelerator that makes it quicker to upload batches of large files to Ooyala Flex. The difference between Ooyala Flex Web Transfer and the FileCatalyst Transfer Agent is as follows:

  • Ooyala Flex Web Transfer: uses HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) and TCP (Transmission Control Protocol).
  • FileCatalyst Transfer Agent: uses UDP (User Datagram Protocol).

MAM / Reviewer: Increased Character Limit for Comments

We have increased the character limit for comments in MAM and Reviewer. Previously you could only enter 255 characters per comment. Now you can enter 2000 characters per comment.

Reviewer / MAM: Video Indexer Transcript Metadata Integration

We have added a Transcripts sub-tab under the Comments tab in Reviewer and MAM. This tab shows the transcripts loaded by the Video Indexer for the asset.  

Note: You can edit and delete the transcripts in active reviews in Reviewer.

Publish to Facebook: Support for Publishing a Video to Facebook as a Draft

We have added the ability to publish a video to Facebook as a draft. This is so that you can manually add additional data for posts such as audience restrictions, distribution, and cross posting before publishing the video to the live page.

To achieve this we have added a Publish Status field to the plugin configuration, which lets you choose either “Draft” or “Published”.

If the “Draft” option is selected, the page will be a draft page.

Segmented Proxy Action: Support for Multiple Asset IDs in a Single Config Variable

The Segmented Proxy action configuration has been changed to accept comma separated audio/video asset IDs.

From now on the workflow context variables "videoAssetIds" and "audioAssetIds" hold the audio/video asset IDs list after the Demux job has executed. These can be used in an expression in a single textbox value.

Note: The workflow variables videoAssetId1, videoAssetId2… are no longer available from 6.2.1 onwards.

New SDK Field: parentGroupAssetId

We have added a new parentGroupAssetId field to the 'NewAssetPlaceholder' object.

This field enables you to add group assets into to an AssetPlaceHolder.

Upgrade Instructions

Please take note of the following upgrade instructions:

Pre-Upgrade Tasks

Please delete the following queues from rabbitmq:

  • Flex.job.transcode.segment-proxy.1-0-16
  • Flex.job.transcode.demux-action.1-0-3
  • Flex.job.transcode.transcode-resource-action.1-0-1

Remove the following queues (not mandatory):

  • Flex.job.smoke.async-smoke-action.1-0-0
  • Flex.job.smoke.smoke-resource-action.1-0-0
  • Flex.job.qa.metadata-annotation.1-0-2
  • flex.job.transcode.transcode-media.1-0-0

Appendix

Service Version Notes
flex-admin-app 2.0.601  
flex-authentication-service 7.5.526  
flex-authorisation-service 2.3.477  
flex-dataagreggation-service 1.4.521  
flex-divarchive-service 2.1.512 Only required if using DIVArchive.
flex-events-service 2.7.517  
flex-executionconfiguration-service 1.0.332 See  feature dependency map.
flex-fastobject-service 3.4.602  
flex-forms-service 0.0.373  
flex-hotfolder-service 1.0.196 See  feature dependency map.
flex-imageproxy-service 3.2.466 Only required if deploying MAM and Reviewer.
flex-indexelastic-service 5.11.709  
flex-job 6.2.1.13  
flex-jobasyncexecutor-service 1.0.604 See  feature dependency map.
flex-jobengine-service 1.0.678 See  feature dependency map.
flex-mam-app 4.6.1806  
flex-master 6.2.1.13  
flex-metadatadesigner-app 2.2.1602  
flex-metadatamerge-service 2.5.602  
flex-outboundtransfer-service 2.0.370 Only required if using 'External Copy Action'.
flex-publish-service 10.4.704  
flex-registry-service 1.0.417 See  feature dependency map.
flex-reviewer-app 3.1.964  
flex-searchelastic-service 5.2.775  
flex-streamprocessor-service 1.1.148 Used for proxy creation (if necessary).
flex-subtitle-service 1.0.236 Only required if using Subtitle Action.
flex-tag-service 1.0.919  
flex-taxonomy-service 0.0.302  
flex-thesaurus-service 0.1.992  
flex-transcoderesource-service 1.0.246 See  feature dependency map.
flex-webtransfer-app 7.0.865  
flex-workflowdesigner-app 7.1.416  

Feature Dependency Map

Table 1.
Feature Required Services Key Value Notes
Demux Action
  • flex-registry-service (JEF)
  • flex-executionconfiguration-service (JEF)
  • flex-jobengine-service (JEF)
  • flex-jobasyncexecutor-service (JEF)
  • flex-transcoderesource-service
  • flex/shared/flex-enterprise/featureToggles/dynamicPluginEnabled
  • flex/shared/flex-enterprise/featureToggles/jefEnabled
 
Segmented Action
  • flex-registry-service (JEF)
  • flex-executionconfiguration-service (JEF)
  • flex-jobengine-service (JEF)
  • flex-jobasyncexecutor-service (JEF)
  • flex-transcoderesource-service
  • flex/shared/flex-enterprise/featureToggles/dynamicPluginEnabled
  • flex/shared/flex-enterprise/featureToggles/jefEnabled
 
VideoIndexer Analysis Action
  • flex-registry-service (JEF)
  • flex-executionconfiguration-service (JEF)
  • flex-jobengine-service (JEF)
  • flex-jobasyncexecutor-service (JEF)
  • flex/shared/flex-enterprise/featureToggles/dynamicPluginEnabled
  • flex/shared/flex-enterprise/featureToggles/jefEnabled
 
HotFolder (new resource)
  • flex-registry-service (from JEF)
  • flex-executionconfiguration-service (from JEF)
  • flex-hotfolder-service
  • flex/shared/flex-enterprise/featureToggles/dynamicPluginEnabled
Only required for segmented asset hotfolders.
MAM Segmented Proxy player  
  • flex/flex-mam-app/segmentedAssetBaseUrl URL pointing at the directory with those files.
 
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