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Version 3.12.0

New Features

  • JW Player support
  • JW Player HTML5 player support for iOS and Android
  • JW Player responsive embeds for media and playlists
  • Live Streaming RTMP push and pull support
  • Additional individual embed code options
  • Ability to disable "Remember Me" option for the installation
  • Support for EnsembleLive encoder
  • Wowza stream url security

Improvements and Fixes

  • Addition of Wowza administrator credentials validation for Live Stream/Capture workflows
  • MPlayer version update and configuration change to wait for keyframe when generating thumbnails
  • Fix to hide Shared Library tab when sharing is disabled
  • Fix to prevent Dropbox file upload if Dropbox is disabled after Dropbox page is fully loaded
  • Fix for calendar on publishing page
  • Workflow template fix to preserve organization selection
  • Permalink UI fixes
  • Fix to allow modification and reuse of Permalink
  • Fixed broken Add Files button for attachments/images in Manage Content when using IE9
  • Fixed scrolling issue when previewing content on iPad
  • Fixed performance issue for plugin loading

Version 3.11.0

New Features

  • Playlist custom ordering
  • CDN support for live streaming
  • Live streaming limiting of concurrent players
  • Additional metadata for individual permalink (Copyright, Genre, Credits, Statistics under About Tab)

Improvements and Fixes

  • YouTube backend rewrite and support for v3 API
  • Fix for 'mp4' formatted content streaming
  • Fix for old workflow templates
  • Fix for live streaming temp folder (UNC path)
  • Fix for Web publishing - secured playlist login
  • Fix to prevent download of content from individual permalink if user is not authorized to view the content
  • Application and wizard logo tooltip fixes
  • Fix for illegal characters in content metadata (illegal character, e.g. double quotes, within metadata caused page not to load)
  • Fix for Invalid workflow paths due to long organization name
  • Fixes to prevent repeat processing of watch entries with very long file name


Version 3.10.0

New Features

  • Live Streaming
  • Zencoder integration

Improvements and Fixes

  • LTI tool support for audio uploads/embeds
  • Fixed issue with Crestron/Techsmith workflow preprocessor failing over UNC paths
  • Fix for potential LDAP cache corruption
  • Fix for regression in ProMedia audio preset parsing* Fix for Watch directory XML processing
  • Stopgap measures to prevent YouTube upload queue from backing up and YouTube uploads stuck with processing status
  • Permalinks permissions/restriction fixes
  • Plupload configuration tweak to retry failed chunks
  • Reporting UI table alignment fixes* Reporting processing improvements


Version 3.9.1

New Features

  • Support for Winnov content
  • Permalink publishing options

Improvements and Fixes

  • Fixed word breaking in playlist content titles
  • Content trimming fixes for UNC paths and watch directories
  • Removed file extension from title during bulk upload
  • HLS streaming support for Android devices (> 4.4) running Chrome
  • Optional LDAP user and user group query caching
  • Optional User Bind Format configuration for LDAP (specifies DN or UPN format for immediate bind during authentication to reduce expensive user lookups)
  • Reporting UI fixes


Version 3.9.0

New Features

  • Portal enhancements
    • Additional configuration options for Institution Administrators
    • Additional portal styling options
    • Support for multiple playlists (aka portal channels) with individual security restrictions
    • Improved responsive design

Improvements and Fixes

  • Support for paged searching of groups in LDAP Identity Providers
  • Removed dependency on AddThis for social sharing


Version 3.8.0

New Features

  • Integration with Sorenson Squeeze Server (Video Encoding Platform)

Improvements and Fixes

  • Improved User Interface for Bulk Upload


Version 3.7.2

New Features

  • Bulk upload tool

Improvements and Fixes

  • IP -> Geo API fix for Reporting/Analytics
  • Ability to enable/disable social tools at the institution level
  • Fix bug with schedule trimming tasks not working on UNC paths


Version 3.7.1

Improvements and Fixes

  • Fix for no URL in address bar when using the "Preview" button in Library or Wizard.
  • Fix for "List All" link in plugin spanning two lines, when it should only be on one line.
  • Updated the Ensemble Video Archive Utility
  • Fix for when doing a user search in Internet Explorer, the results were displayed in the top, left hand corner of the browser window and not below the search box.


Version 3.7.0

New Features

  • Reporting/Analytics

Improvements and Fixes

  • Fix for breaking Link assets after 3.6 update
  • Fix for missing thumbnails in media library and plugin after 3.6 update
  • Fix for social tools in media library causing modal window to no load
  • Fix for quotas. User can edit existing titles with larger files even if the quota has filled up
  • Fix for player not loading in portal after a video under a specific category was selected
  • Fix that broke editing for the Editor role for titles that weren't published
  • Fix for downloading files with commas in them; HTTP header 'content-disposition' needs to be in quotes
  • Fix for validation in the comments section of the portal
  • Update to PLUpload component
  • Update versions of Prototype and JQuery frameworks
  • Add preferred TimeZone to the user profile page
  • Changes to the player for auto-buffering
  • Additional control under Organizations to turn auto-buffering on or off


Version 3.6.4

Improvements and Fixes

  • Modifications to make watch directory processing more efficient
  • Adding default LDAP properties back into form fields
  • General re-factoring (permalinks)* Identity provider and user provisioning fixes
  • Fixed security issue found when cancelling a transfer
  • Fixed sorting by title in plugin (didn't work after the first sort)


Version 3.6.3

Improvements and Fixes

  • LDAP Improvements and Simplification
  • Logout/Session issues fixed
  • Fixed alpha ordering in organization list for organization administrators
  • General fixes in new Institutional Settings area
  • Fix to HTML5 Player on iOS
  • Show Permalink for playlist even if secured
  • HTML Sanitization
  • Fixed issue when downloads from Media Library time out
  • Shibboleth configuration improvements

Integrations

  • Released new plugins for Moodle


Version 3.6.2

Improvements and Fixes

  • Installer fixes (overwriting existing files)
  • Fix for Temporary Data Path Auto Cleaning


Version 3.6.1

Improvements and Fixes

  • Automatic Sync Transfer fixed
  • LDAP Fix


Version 3.6.0

New Features

  • Clip a Video (Start/End Point)
  • Full Branding of the User Interface
  • Short Link (Permalink) for Video or Playlist
  • Social Media Platform Integrations
  • Viewing Rights Based on LDAP Group or Ensemble Account
  • IP Address Viewing Restrictions
  • Quota Settings for Organizations and Libraries
  • Multiple Portals per Customer
  • Institution Settings Interface
  • Video Playlist, Showcase, Video Landing Page Re-Design

Integrations

  • Desire2Learn Plugin
  • Canvas Tool
  • Moodle Plugin
  • Crestron FusionRV and CaptureHD Integration

Improvements and Fixes

  • Database speed improvements which affect many areas of the application, API, and Plugin
  • Re-Design of the Ensemble Video Service using Worker Processes to execute tasks


Version 3.5.5

Bug Fixes

  • Fix for Android Streaming playback
  • Fix for iPod touch playback (iOS 7)
  • Fix for uploader on iPad (iOS 7)


Version 3.5.4

Bug Fixes

  • Issue with YouTube Account Validation and Upload (#2305)
  • HTML Formatting in "Featured" and "Recent" Text in the Portal (#2317)
  • Issue with Attachment Titles (#2356)*Issue with Deleting Assets (#2361)==== Improvements ====
  • Implement API Security Patch (#2225)


Version 3.5.3

Bug Fixes

  • Bug fixes and modifications to the Ensemble iTunes feed
  • Addressed Ensemble truncated portal title
  • Line breaks are converted to HTML in Description field in Add/Edit wizard
  • Fixed the "Allow Download" checkbox bug when creating a playlist
  • Fixed the “Default” Media Source Template not working with auto-creating multiple Media Sources
  • Addressed issues with styling, spaces, and escaping XML in uploaded caption files
  • Fixed media playback when media directory has special characters like period “.”
  • Addressed the issue with Max Media Upload setting for Org Admin
  • Fix problem with deleted Authentication Sources showing up when going to add a new user


Version 3.5

New Features

  • Media Download
  • New Uploader with Support for Mobile Devices
  • Echo360 Integration
  • Wowza Restricted Streaming
  • Portal Configuration through the UI
  • Support for Album Artwork in iTunes Feeds
  • Support for MP4 Embedded Captions
  • Support for ".ts" Content Type
  • "AudioPreviewImage" Option in the "Install Plug-in" Page==== Improvements ====
  • Disabled Check for Unique Directories in "Media Source Templates"
  • YouTube Settings Save the Entered YouTube Password
  • Credits and Description Combined in the Wizard
  • License Validation Moved to the the Service
  • All Media Workflow and Templates Max Upload Size Set to 12GB
  • Change "Title" in Dropbox to "Content Title"

Addressed Issues

  • Save and Continue Button Not Working in IE9
  • CSV Export in Reports Truncates Names
  • Auto-Folder Creation Removing Special Chars
  • Google+ Promoting Doesn't Work
  • Issue with Date 2 Days Ago Display as "Yesterday"
  • Session Issues when using "Remember Me" option
  • Downloading Application File Logs Appending Extra Data
  • Library and Organization Dropdowns not Soring Alphabetically
  • Editing Media Settings in "Manage Content"
  • Reports Not Sorting/Paging/Downloading on Initial Load
  • Audio Files Require Two Clicks to Play
  • Multiple Default Media when Adding Media
  • Fix Issue with MP3 not Playing when MP4 Exists
  • Thumbnails Not Generated for PSD and SVG


Version 3.4.0

New Features

  • Integrated Portal with private video and categories for authenticated users. It also contains comments and ratings feature for authenticated users.
  • YouTube integration. You can push videos directly to your YouTube account in the Publish section of the Add/Edit Wizard.

Improvements

  • Combined Sharing and Publish in Add/Edit Wizard and cleared up publish language
  • Enhanced Publish UI by creating an accordion-style layout under publishing - to help with long lists of shares and playlists.


Version 3.3.5

New Features

  • 610 pixels width preset for embedding content (#636)

Addressed Issues

  • Conditional publishing not working (#86)
  • FLV playback not working from Adobe FMS (#476)
  • Content preview exposes the content link to non-authenticated users (#574)
  • Various issues with AutomaticSync account management (#595)
  • "Content Activity" report shows blank username (#597)
  • File size being set to 0 after transcode by ProMedia Carbon (#649)
  • Un-publish option not working when deleting direct publishing access (#650)
  • Confirmation dialog when deleting annotations always deletes annotations (#651)
  • File size displays in bytes in "Storage" report (#669)
  • Report filtering not working for organization admin (#670)
  • Users report should not be available to contributors (#676)
  • Changing reports does not keep the selected organization and library filter (#683)
  • AutomaticSync account creation with the same name as deleted account fails (#682)


Version 3.3.4

New Features

  • Implement "Failed" message and re-submitting when transcoder is down (#446)
  • Improve AutomaticSync account managment (#457)

Addressed Issues

  • Live stream checkbox not working (#495)
  • Transcoding profiles page in Czech/Slovak (#501)
  • Disable ProMedia Carbon setting not working (#512)
  • Organization administrators can't assign AutomaticSync accounts (#520)
  • ABR debug info shows in closed captions (#551)
  • Paging not working in AutomaticSync account management (#555)


Version 3.3.3

New Features

  • Support for adaptive bit rate for uploaded content
  • "Transcoding Profiles" control to handle single and bundled profiles
  • New setting to disable the dropbox (#223)
  • New setting to enable ABR info: "EnableABRDebugInfo"
  • Line breaks in dropbox description (#238)
  • Display of date produced in the content play list (#218)
  • Message for content not loading due to Flash bug in Firefox (#163)
  • Designation of "Live Stream" on the "Manually Enter Media" page
  • Subtitle tag in iTunes feed (#309)
  • Filtering files after file selection when uploading
  • Support for special characters when validating user password entries
  • Limit report data download to the current user role (#181)
  • "Display Date Produced" parameters to the "Customize Plug-in" page
  • "Hide Controls" parameter to the "Customize Plug-in" page
  • A way to set the default media on the "Manage Content" page

Plug-in

  • "Go Back" link for all plug-in pages (#176)
  • Support for HTML in description and keywords
  • Conversion of line breaks to HTML line breaks in description and keywords

Addressed Issues

  • "Manage Content" not saving duration and dimensions
  • Web destination name over 50 characters (#172)
  • Report download only for current organization/library when user is system admin (#294)
  • Dropbox not auto-publishing (#302)
  • Wrong heading on "Users" page (#314)
  • Every authentication source being set as default (#339)
  • Custom annotation presets link not working in IE and Firefox on Mac (#353)
  • "Copy" content not working (#286)
  • "Copy" is disabled in a Library with multiple media sources (#361)
  • Downloading assets over SSL connection
  • "Users" report not being accessible for contributors
  • Processing large caption files hung the application
  • Service jobs not being processed in the correct order (#338)
  • API issues with null description, keywords and copyright

Behind the Scenes

  • Moved existing and all new assets to be stored on the file system
  • Added the current user's ID to be passed along with the file upload
  • Disabled auto-cleanup function for temporary data directory
  • Split up logging for LDAP and transcoding to new log files
  • New alternative LDAP connection method for SSL connections (#244)


Version 3.3.2

Interface

  • Implemented a configurable LDAP group filter and group path
  • Implemented status messages for uploaded audio/video content
  • Implemented unicode support for content metadata, web destinations, file names & users
  • Implemented application setting to modify the captions styles system wide
  • Changed thumbnail generation and audio/video information extraction to by done by the service
  • Changed all assets to be stored to the local data path instead of the database
  • Addressed issue with "Content View" report not loading due to trying to calculate "Total Views"
  • Addressed issue with auto-publishing content not updating thumbnails and information after upload
  • Addressed issue with Pro Media Carbon not reporting percentage complete and error messages
  • Addressed issue with default LDAP being reset on save
  • Addressed issue with viewer role not logging viewed videos


Version 3.2.3

Interface

  • Addressed issue with the upload size limit not being displayed
  • Addressed thumbnail generation stuck on processing small files
  • Addressed “userNameAttribute” being used as the user name

Plugin

  • Addressed toggling the title did not affect the HTML Embed code
  • Addressed DNS passed to the content links in the plug-in


Version 3.2.2

Interface

  • Improved performance when searching the media library
  • Implemented upload size limit for media set to 2GB
  • Implemented upload size limit for attachments & images
  • Implemented customizable application footer
  • Implemented custom policy message on upload screen
  • Implemented fix for bad XML captions breaking FlowPlayer
  • Moved transcoding processing into the Ensemble Video service
  • Changed the preview window to use the plug-in in an iFrame
  • Change the media interface to make the bit-rate read only and the duration editable
  • Addressed issue with organizations without libraries throwing an error
  • Addressed issue with guest user being deleted a non-default library is deleted
  • Addressed issues with preview window not working in IE9
  • Addressed issue with file name with single quotes breaking RTMP streaming in sub-application directory
  • Addressed issue with slow response from the API when sorting

Plugin

  • Addressed MMS media links not loading in Internet IE9
  • Addressed deleted links show on “Quick Publish” pages
  • Implemented preview image for audio files in the showcase
  • Implemented new parameters when embedding content (startTime, hideControls)


Version 3.2.1

Interface

  • Implemented searching credits in both the library and the plugin
  • Implemented pagination in both home and guest user lists
  • Implemented character limit for the search string in both library and plugin
  • Changed image preview auto-selection to a single image
  • Removed no longer needed "Use Win API for Network Authentication" from settings
  • Disabled multiple file when media source uses transcoding
  • Addressed incorrect log file date/time when going to AM/PM
  • Addressed description exceeding maximum length of 2000 characters
  • Addressed "destinationID" duplication when saving a plugin template
  • Addressed searching for keywords did not always return all results
  • Addressed annotations did not line up in IE
  • Addressed Organizations list not showing all organizations
  • Addressed Sharing dropdown not showing all organizations
  • Addressed deleting a library did not delete all users
  • Addressed deleted libraries showing up in the drop down list
  • Addressed LDAP user look up returns empty username if user name attribute is empty
  • Addressed LDAP user look up caused a JavaScript error
  • Addressed backward compatibility for quick publish sites when using webSiteID & videoID
  • Addressed .tif uploads did not work on Macs

Customize Plugin

  • Changed display duration off by default
  • Addressed turning off featured content did not work
  • Addressed "Preview" caused an error
  • Addressed ascending/descending sort not working

Plug-in

  • Addressed single annotation caused the plugin to malfunction
  • Addressed getting all images when loading from the API
  • Addressed sorting was broken when using iFrame
  • Addressed category ID did not work
  • Addressed categories did not show up when using iFrame
  • Addressed embed code size did not work
  • Addressed HTML5 player did not stream live stream to iDevices
  • Addressed search term with spaces failed to find content

Watch Directory

  • Implemented full date/time support in the full shadow files
  • Implemented default 0 margins to default plugin style sheet to address issue with HTML5 player control in an iFrame
  • Moved watch directory data directories under the web application directory
  • Addressed full shadow file not setting thumbnail property
  • Addressed external media from full shadow files tied to the media source http path

API

  • Addressed the "OrderDirection" parameter was being ignored

Other

  • Implemented Microsoft recommended impersonation for UNC shares


Version 3.1.1267

New Features

  • Support for .TIF files
  • Watch directory support for all file types supported by the system as individual content items

Updates

  • Images with requested width higher than the actual width served constraint to the height


Version 3.1.1218

New Features

  • Support for .SVG and .PSD files
  • Full delete of all content related assets
  • Auto cleaning option for the temporary upload directory

Updates

  • Mplayer will timeout after 30 seconds if it could not read the file information
  • Uploaded files are renamed to a web safe name after the upload
  • Better QuickTime embedding in the plugin
  • Images can be served at specific width & height
  • Assets with upper file extension are served correctly
  • Editing multiple content when using the browser's back button works correctly
  • Service verifies database connection before prossing files
  • Service ignores file if it could not be processed
  • backupDatabase.bat has the full path to nant.exe and the build script
  • Updater does not overwrite custom settings in backupDatabase.build
  • "validateHttpPathRegEx" setting supports spaces in the http path
  • "validateHttpFilePathRegEx" settings supports spaces in the http file path
  • HTML in the content description is encoded before stored in the database
  • Securing a web sites works in all situations
  • HTML in content description display correctly in the plugin browse mode
  • "Publish Content" shows the correct publish state
  • "Add a Video" button is now "Add Content"
  • MPlayer font cache generation has been disabled