Release Notes


2.2.4 - 2024-02-05

  • Added the s3 bucket/azure container to the the file paths in the drmswitch workflow callbacks.
  • Changed task names to be unique within a workflow.

2.2.3 - 2023-11-13

  • Fixed an issue when applying the track_language property.

2.2.2 - 2023-11-09

  • Fixed Health Check endpoint job state values.

2.2.1 - 2023-10-27

  • Fix to allow setting maximum concurrent jobs to 0 without falling back to the default of 2.
  • Fixed access to /status for local deployments.

2.2.0 - 2023-10-20

  • Added the option handle_discontinuities to enable (default) or disable Task Engine discontinuity handling.If this is disabled, the built in unified_capture discontinuity handling will be used.
    • The Task Engine discontinuity handling trims out any missing content, whereas the unfied_capture discontinuity handling fills in the missing gaps with empty fragments. The former produces more appealing results but does not function well when there are many discontinuities within a stream.


2.1.3 - 2023-09-20

  • Added support for filtering by delete marker
  • Added download_cpix parameter to the drmswitch workflow

2.1.2 - 2023-07-05

  • Fixed an issue where the incorrect duration was being used to decide the transcode options.
  • Added support for USP 1.12.3

2.1.1 - 2023-05-16

  • Fixed Twitter upload not working.
  • Added the option to enabled/disable the use of a cpix document instead of the cpix proxy when generating VOD using the following workflows:
    • vodcapture
    • vodnpvr
    • vodremix
    • vodstream

2.1.0 - 2023-04-19

  • Cleaned up FFmpeg errors.
  • Added support for Linux based trickplay track generation.
  • Fixed an issue in the drmswitch workflow were the files array did not return full paths.
  • Workflows can now be setup for more concurrent task execution.


2.0.5 - 2023-04-19

  • Changed track properties format, the old format is deprecated but still works.
  • Track properties can now match based on the track kind.

2.0.4 - 2023-03-31

  • Adding an index to audio tracks to avoid accessibility audio tracks from being set as the default.

2.0.3 - 2023-03-27

  • Removed + from generated filenames to avoid issues with Apache on VOD Origins

2.0.2 - 2023-03-22

  • Fixed null objects being added to the json metadata file
  • Added file_parameters property to vodstream to specify accessibility settings and language without needing to change the name of the file.

2.0.1 - 2023-03-13

  • Added support for USP 1.12.1.
  • Removed native support for USP versions older than 1.11.20.


  • Added official multi-tenancy support.
    • Clients using a multi-tenant cluster will still have their own queue settings.
  • Added support for client filtering in the queue page
  • Client name is displayed in job rows.
  • Added support for continuous captures.
    • This feature is experimental and needs to be explicitly specified when submitting a capture job.
    • This feature enables captures that end in the future to start before the end time and continuously capture until the end time is reached.
  • Optimised job submission performance.
  • Added support for notify_subscribers for YouTube syndication.
  • Authentication has been made a requirement for more API endpoints.
  • Removed native support for USP versions older than 1.11.12.
  • The base images now run on top of Ubuntu 20
  • A new persist flag has been added to jobs.
    • Jobs flagged to persist will not be cleared as part of the 30 day routines.
  • Added a check on ingest (vodstream) workflows to fail the job as soon as no sources are found.
  • General performance improvements.


1.173.11 - 2022-12-05

  • Hotfix: Fixed a race condition where a job may be started twice if multiple controllers are present

1.173.10 - 2022-11-14

  • Hotfix: vodremix workflow no longer uss the default package options --timed_metadata --splice_media

1.173.9 - 2022-09-01

  • Hotfix: NPVR hotfix to use archiver usp packaging options.
  • Hotfix: NPVR hotfix to use symlinks when using local storage.
  • Updated local storage:
    • Added support for symlinks.

1.173.8 - 2022-08-22

  • Hotfix: NPVR hotfix to support nil values for segment end iframe times.

1.173.7 - 2022-08-02

  • Hotfix: Deducting start time from the duration value when generating mp4s


  • Patch: Added rescue to Twitter publications to handle forbidden actions.
  • Patch: Changed the source used for trickplay thumbnail generation to improve performance.
  • Patch: Update mediatailor_channel_assembly workflow.
    • Added support for updating an existing VOD sources.
  • Hotfix: Fixed the duration by reducing the time value from the metadata. This was causing issues when assets included capture timestamps.
  • Hotfix: Removed hardcoded no multiplex option when packaging DRM manifests that include FairPlay.


  • Improved filtering for trickplay track selection.


  • Bugfix: Fixed API error codes for issues when submitting a job with missing parameters.
  • Added support for the latest USP GA release, 1.11.9.
  • Added UTC date and time to all workflow callbacks
  • Added the client name to all workflow callbacks
VOD Capture
  • New seed parameter has been added to the clip object. This can be used instead of the content_key and key_id to capture from VUDRM encrypted streams.
  • Frame Accuracy is automatically enabled for captures from streams with discontinuities. This reduces the chance of audio/video sync issues.
  • Added support for adding trickplay to captures.
VOD Stream
  • Added support for adding trickplay to ingests.


1.172.5 - 2021-08-18

  • Minor hot fixes introduced by 1.172.3 release

v1.172.3 - 2021-08-17

  • Added support for transmuxing when generating the mp4 based on the duration of the content.

v1.172.0 - 2021-06-07

VOD Capture
  • New transcode_proxy parameter for off loading frame accurate transcoding to a remote proxy.
VOD Remix
  • New stream_start_time parameter for setting the stream start time for a Live Compose stream.
  • New dvr_window_length parameter for setting the DVR window for Live Compose streams
  • New custom_active_manifest_name parameter to allow the consumer to specify the manifest name for the resulting stream.
  • New transcode_proxy parameter for off loading frame accurate transcoding to a remote proxy.
VOD Remix
  • New transcode_proxy parameter for off loading frame accurate transcoding to a remote proxy.


v1.171.1 - 2021-04-08

  • Added a task to extract event metatdata to a json file.
  • Added event duration to the job callback within a new metadata object.
  • Bugfix: fixed an issue that could cause re-run job to fail.
VOD Stream
  • Output transcoding step has been updated to only execute when an mp4 is requested.
  • Added support for SRT subtitle files.
  • Optimised the process of preparing captions for packaging.
  • Extracting the audio track from the original source when transcoding the source.
  • Added support for specifying the Bitmovin encoder version for transcoding.
  • Added support for m4v files as encoding sources.
VOD Capture
  • Output transcoding step has been updated to only execute when an mp4 is requested.
  • Clip sorting for discontinuities has been improved.
VOD Remix
  • Added support for creating AVOD playlists with SCTE35 ad insertion and replacement markers.
  • Added support for creating live streams from VOD content with SCTE35 ad replacement markers.
Asset Delete
  • Bugfix: Added checks for empty arrays before deleting attempting to delete files.


v1.170.4 - 2020-11-18
  • Bugfix: Fixed failing re-run job endpoint.
v1.170.3 - 2020-11-18
  • Bugfix: Transcoding file extension check was case sensitive.
v1.170.2 - 2020-10-21
  • Bugfix: Fixed issue causing some scheduled jobs to never be queued.
v1.170.1 - 2020-09-30
  • File properties in callbacks are returned as a JSON array instead of a string containing an array.
  • A new custom_data parameter has been added to all workflows to allow consumers to submit references they want returned in the final job callback.
  • Running jobs can be paused using the update job endpoint and setting the queue_state to paused.
  • SSL certificate verification of callbacks can be disabled.
VOD Stream
  • Bugfix: The filename for audio tracks was not being checked for a language code when the language is missing within the metadata.
VOD Capture
  • Stream decryption keys (key_id and content_key) now need to be specified as part of the clip object. This allows for the capture and stitching from two streams encrypted with different keys.
  • Native support for capturing from local ingested streams through a new local_source property within clip objects.
VOD Delete
  • The content_id parameter is now optional.
DRM Switch
  • For VUDRM clients, if a clear or DRMed manifest is missing when trying to switch DRM on or off, the manifest will be generated dynamically.
  • New workflow for capturing VOD from Vualto archiver segments.
  • This workflow is intelligent in that a segment is only uploaded once even if it is used by multiple VODs.
  • SCTE35 markers are preserved and included within the VOD.
  • Supports custom manifests that apply DRM keys from Vualto Archiver profiles to the resulting VOD.


v1.169.3 - 2020-07-09
  • Dashboard hotfix.
v1.169.2 - 2020-07-07
  • General release build.
v1.169.1 - 2020-07-07
  • Build fixes.
v1.169.0 - 2020-07-06
  • API enhancements for UI integrations.
  • Updated to a newer Ruby version.
  • Support for specifying Bitmovin encoding region.
  • Bitmovin encodings now have client labels assigned.
  • Queue reservation functionality for priority jobs.
  • Optimised thumbnail and VTT generation for timeline preview thumbnails.


v1.168.1 - 2020-03-17
  • Added workflows for:
    • generating gifs
    • capturing single frames as jpgs
    • deleting multiple assets without deleting an entire VOD.
  • Added support for multiple file formats when ingesting and encoding using Bitmovin.
    • Full list of supported source files are:
      • mp4
      • mov
      • mpg
      • mkv
      • avi
  • Added number of failed jobs in the health check endpoint response.
  • Bugfix: Added index to audio tracks when ingesting mp4s. This is to ensure each track name is unique.
  • Added support for USP 1.10.18.


v1.167.2 - 2019-11-04
  • Bitmovin enhancements for re-packaging.
v1.167.1 - 2019-10-29
  • Bitmovin integration now supports setting the ACL permission for the mp4 outputs.
v1.167.0 - 2019-10-25
  • Added support for Azure Blob Storage as a source and/or destination storage option.
    • The option needs to be specified as azure_blob.
  • Added the functionality to encode ingest source into multiple smaller resolutions.
    • Caveat: Currently this only works if there is a single MP4 source in the ingest folder.
  • Task Engine version is now visible within the queue page and returned as part of the health check api request.
  • Updates to the preview thumbnail (trickplay) generation to improve performance.
  • Updated VOD remix:
    • Added support for Frame Accurate clips.
    • Added option for setting the profile (for a clip) for the remix output.
  • Updated Task Engine queue and logs UI.
    • Completed status filter will no longer load failed jobs.
    • Search by job IDs is now supported. Multiple job IDs must be comma separated.
    • There is no longer a requirement for both From and To date to be provided for the date filter to work.
    • Search results will now include the Created At information for the jobs.
    • Word wrapping has been added to logs.
  • Added output_root option to all workflows.
  • API error codes updated.
  • CPIX support for DRM packaging.
  • Completed vodremix workflow.


v1.166.8 - 2019-09-04
  • Hotfix: Updated DRM switch callback message.
v1.166.7 - 2019-08-20
  • Hotfix: supporting spaces in file inputs/outputs.
v1.166.6 - 2019-08-14
  • Added support for USP 1.10.12.
  • Removed support for USP 1.8.5.
v1.166.5 - 2019-08-13
  • Added visible field to log with show_all param toggling.
  • Improvements to the build_thumbnails workflow.
  • Complete re-write of the way storage is handled:
    • Storage controller dictates which storage medium is used.
    • S3 storage re-written to support this.
    • Added local storage support.
    • Added support for different source and destination storage types within the same job.
      • Eg. Source for ingest can be a local MP4 and the destination for the packaged content is S3.
  • Rewrite of DRM switch.
  • Added vodcapture.json optional parameter “output_root” to specify the output root key.
  • Added vodcapture.json optional parameter “empty_target” to specify whether to delete the contents of the output folder or not.
  • New versioning system for the Task Engine.


v1.165.0 - 2019-02-15
  • Fixed issue with retry job call from the front end (queue page).
  • Fixed bug with job scheduler not assigning the correct run_at time.
  • Added a health check endpoint for improved Zabbix monitoring.
  • Added proper support for TransDRM (without subtitles).
  • Creating a clear manifest now requires the clear option to be added to the DRM list.
  • Added build_thumbnails workflow (builds thumbnail sprite and vtt file for VOD content).
  • Added transcoding option back to mp4 generation due to compatibility issues with Twitter.
  • Added support for applying track properties to manifest files.
    • These can be added either through the job JSON payload or saved in Central Configuration.