Release Notes - Kaltura Core, KMC, and Player Widgets April 29, 2013

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April 29, 2013

These release notes pertain to the Gemini SaaS update released April 29, 2013. 

These release notes are intended for Kaltura SaaS customers.

Product/Component

Version Number / Description

Release Tag

2013_04_15

Server Version

7.1.4

KMC Version

5.35.2

KDP Version

HTML5 Version

KRecord

What's New in this Release?

KMC

Feature

Description

Feature Availability

Live Stream Enhancements

The current IP address is displayed as the default in the live stream dialog box.

Available in all KMC accounts  wherethe Live Stream option is enabled.

Live Stream Enhancements

A new Enable Live DVR option is available in Universal Streaming mode.

Available in all KMC accounts wherethe Live Stream option is enabled.

Players

Feature

Description

Feature Availability

Player Ad Support / VAST3.0

VAST 3.0 Options:
  • Industry Icon Support
  • Ad Pods
  • Skippable Linear Creative
  • VAST Tracking enhancements.

VPAID 2.0 Enablement

Limited Availability (LA)

Requires account activation. Please contact your Account Manager for more information.

Requires player upgrade to the following versions:

1.8.4.rc1(HTML5 Player)

3.8.4.rc1 (KDP)

Resolved Issues

 

QC #

Summary

6987

Specific flavors in the HTML5 player flavor selector are now displayed when using the Chrome browser.

7378

The debug mode flash exception during KDP bitrate switching and when working with level3 remote storage no longer occurs.

7357

The incorrect indication of an entry's distribution status that may have been displayed in several cases as “update required” was fixed.

7424

The automated addition of an entry to parent categories  after the entry was manually removed from a child category was fixed.

7552

Custom data field values  with the '&'  character to be trimmed when populated via the entries bulk upload CSV was fixed.

7736

The problem with iPhone/iPad iOS version 6.1.2, running a Safari browser  where following playback in the expanded player mode, the user got a blank image with a play icon on the player, was fixed.

7777

An error in the KMC when entries table filter includes more than 9000 entries and when trying to go to the last  pages  listed in the paging index option was fixed  (existing limit of not being able to access more than  10,000 entries through the paging index is still applicable)

7921

An issue with playing specific entries on Android Devices was fixed.

8045

The Analytics API filter related to the video Rank was fixed and now returns the desired results according to filter limits.

7804

An issue causing the KMC bulk download action to fail when a selected entry was a live stream entry, (where bulk download is not applicable), was fixed.

8023 

KRecord timer’s last digit cropping was fixed. The fix was applied in KRecord 1.6.2 .)

8024, 7742

KRecord’s duration indication after a video recording was fixed to indicate the actual duration of the recorded video. The fix was applied in KRecord 1.6.2.

7743

KRecord’s Auto Preview Flashvar is now working properly.

N/A

A live entry becomes available only when live stream provisioning through Akamai is completed.

Known Issues

Some of the known bugs below will be fixed in upcoming days/weeks according to their severity.

QC #

Component

Summary

8.193

HTML5 Player

The player is stretched in a playlist when using the iframe embed code in an iPhone or iPad.

8161

KMC

When using the KMC bulk download action and selecting entries where the flavor required for the download is not available, the conversion of the requested flavor impedes the bulk download process. An email specifying the URLs for downloads is not sent to the user.

8115

KMC

A warning message is now shown when Mandatory fields are not provided in a manual live stream window.

KMC Tested Browsers

The following browsers were tested for this release (recommended resolution 1024x768):

  • Firefox (latest)
  • Chrome (latest)
  • IE 9 on Windows 7

Player Tested Devices

Platform

Version

Reference Device

KDP

v3.7.2

Chrome (latest) FF(latest) IE9, IE8

HTML5

1.7.2

iPad2 iOS 5.1.1 and 6.0.1