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Encoding REST API Services

1.115.0

Added


1.114.0

Added

  • Manifest Generator V2 now supports Dolby Vision encodings.

Fixed

  • Activating PSNR quality metrics for a stream no longer results in a 404 error when using the API key of a tenant user.
  • Overriding DynamicRange Format values with specific settings now works as specified in the OpenAPI documentation.

1.113.0

Added

  • Bitmovin CDN storage is now supported as output for Live encodings via Simple Encoding API
  • HLS manifest creation with ManifestGenerator.V2 now fails with appropriate error messages in the following cases:
    • If an empty streamId is given for a Stream/MediaInfo, but there are more than one streams present in the muxing.
    • If a streamId is given for a Stream/MediaInfo that is not contained in the muxing whose id is given.
  • The cloud region AUTO is now correctly resolved when used for Encodings with CDN output.

Changed

Fixed


1.112.0

Added

  • Manifest Generator V2 now also supports HLS manifest generation from multiple encodings. The same known limitations as for single encoding apply:
    • LIVE-2-VOD is not supported yet
    • Dolby Vision is not supported by V2 yet

Fixed

  • Default Manifests now support writing the manifest files to multiple outputs.
  • Fixed a bug where the creation of a Scte35 would sometimes result in a 500 error.

1.111.0

Added

  • Bitmovin CDN storage is now available for VOD(beta). The Bitmovin Content Delivery Network (CDN) helps setting up your workflows faster by simplifying the distribution of your content. It's easy to use and removes the need to set up your own output storage. Your content will be automatically distributed around the globe, enabling fast and efficient delivery to all your viewers without any additional effort.
    • Note that for your first use, it may take up to 5 minutes after encoding completes before CDN distribution is ready. Subsequent videos will be available as soon as encoding has finished.
    • This beta release is available for organizations who signed up for a TRIAL after 2022-04-05 or subscribed to a Starter or PAYG (pay as you go) plan after that date.
    • Further information can be found here.

Fixed


1.110.0

Fixed

  • Identified and fixed a very rare issue which could potentially lead to less parallelity processing batch jobs when the audio merge feature was used

1.109.0

Added

Manifest Generator V2 is now available for single-encoding HLS manifests by specifying manifestGenerator=V2 in the HLS Start-Manifest Request. The minimum encoder version for that feature is 2.111.0. Differences to the LEGACY generator include:

  • Additions
    • V2 supports assoc-language and the characteristics which are not supported by LEGACY.
  • Improvements
    • The order of the attributes inside the elements can be different. They are now ordered in a stable way. We remain spec compliant in this point.
    • I-FramePlaylists referencing a muxing that does not support I-FramePlaylists will cause the manifest to fail in contrary to the LEGACY implementation that writes an incorrect I-FramePlaylist file.
    • The target duration is not updated to the highest occurring value in all media playlists in some cases by Legacy HLS manifest generation. V2 now handles this more correctly.
    • The codec value of Variant Streams for ProgressiveTsMuxings and TsMuxings which contain a video and an audio stream is now more correct. In the Legacy generator it looks like this avc1.4D401E,ac-3,avc1.4D401E,ac-3 and in V2 we only write it once e.g. avc1.4D401E,ac-3.
    • For MediaInfos/StreamInfos where the provided streamId does not belong to the muxing, the manifestGenerator V2 sets the segmentDurations more accurately than the LEGACY one. We might fail fast for cases like this in the future.
    • If multiple ClosedCaptionMediaInfos are specified for a single manifest, V2 will only add a single EXT-X-MEDIA tag for each of them instead of adding duplicate entries like legacy does.
  • Known Limitations
    • LIVE-2-VOD is not supported yet.
    • Dolby Vision does not work with V2 at the moment.

Simple Encoding Api

  • A name can now be set for Simple Live Encodings.

1.108.0

Added

  • Improved the internal encoding cloud region selection for continental regions like ASIA, EUROPE etc. to take the input and output cloud providers and their regions into consideration. This will minimize potential egress costs.

1.107.0

Added

  • The Simple Encoding API now also supports live encodings. Further information can be found here.

1.106.0

Fixed

  • Time-based Trimming configurations with a negative duration are now disallowed and will result in a 400 Bad Request response during creation.

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