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Encoding Encoder Releases

Latest Releases

Date

Version

Beta

11/17/2020

2.58.0

Added

  • Customers using their own Azure account can now opt-in, so that all SSH communication comes from one specific IP address. This enables a more rigid network security policy where only one IP is allowlisted for SSH connections.

Fixed

  • Fixed a bug in the fMP4 muxing of audio segments where the last segment contained 1 single audio frame.
  • Combination of Audio Mix and Audio Merge with StreamInput are now handled properly.
  • The fMP4 muxing-information endpoint now correctly returns "codec": "aac" for muxings with AAC audio codec.
  • Fixed a bug for input files that were creating an empty segment and therefore the encoding failed.
  • A memory leak related to the frame rate change logic has been fixed, which possibly caused encodings to fail, when changing from a higher to a lower frame rate.
  • Fixed an issue, where DASH and HLS manifest creation failed for SINGLE_PASS and TWO_PASS encodings, which had PRORES or JPEG2000 inputs.

Known Issues

  • S3 role-based output for segmented muxings: No upload verification available.

11/3/2020

2.57.0

Added

  • Added handling of SMPTE timecode with three flavours - NON_DROP_FRAME, DROP_FRAME, and AUTO.
  • Private ACLs are now taken into account for manifests and live encodings

Fixed

  • DAR values are now correctly set in all progressive webm outputs for VP8/VP9.
  • Encodings failing at the output validation step, with init.mp4 file missing, have been fixed.

Known Issues

  • S3 role-based output for segmented muxings: No upload verification available.
  • A memory leak related to the frame rate change logic might cause encodings to get stuck or fail, when changing from a higher to a lower frame rate.

Stable

11/16/2020

2.56.1

Fixed

  • A memory leak related to the frame rate change logic has been fixed, which possibly caused encodings to fail, when changing from a higher to a lower frame rate.

Known Issues

  • S3 role-based output for segmented muxings: No upload verification available.
  • Per-Title encodings only work with GCS, S3, Generic S3, Akamai NetStorage or Azure Blob output.
    This information can be found in this FAQ from now on: Which output options are supported when using per-title?

10/20/2020

2.56.0

Added

  • A new Enhanced Deinterlace Filter is now available.
  • Azure Connect: Encoding on customer Azure infrastructure is now available for VoD and live encodings.
  • Added support for SRT live input streams with a bitrate >= 40Mbps.
  • Enabled full VBV buffer conformance for progressive h.264 CBR outputs.

Fixed

  • Fixed the cache-control header for manifest uploads in both Live and Vod workflows to contain the correct max-age:value instead of max-age=value string
  • Fixed a bug for the usage of Display Aspect Ratio (DAR) on VP9 and AV1 encodes if muxed with ProgressiveWebmMuxing (manifestType=NONE).
  • When using I-Frame playlists with fmp4, the #EXT-X-TARGETDURATION and #EXTINF attributes are now correctly set based on the segment length
  • Fixed stream playback issue caused by inconsistent first DTS in shorter segments.
  • In certain use cases, using keyframes in conjunction with concatenation workflow lead to failed encoding. This has been fixed.
  • Live encodings did not work when using AWS or GCP connect and being opt-in so that all SSH communication comes from one specific IP address
  • Fixed an issue with default manifests for per-title that potentially lead to failed encodings.

Known Issues

  • S3 role-based output for segmented muxings: No upload verification available.
  • Per-Title encodings only work with GCS, S3, Generic S3, Akamai NetStorage or Azure Blob output.
    This information can be found in this FAQ from now on: Which output options are supported when using per-title?
  • A memory leak related to the frame rate change logic might cause encodings to get stuck or fail, when changing from a higher to a lower frame rate.

10/6/2020

2.55.0

Changed

  • Improved download and upload speed for Azure significantly.

Fixed

  • Fixed playback issue on some devices for HEVC/fMP4 streams. The stream duration was signaled incorrectly in the container.
  • Fixed a bug where the I-frame playlist was missing in the HLS output.
  • Live streams are now working when using GCP Connect or AWS Connect
  • Fixed a bug for Per-title encodings where specific sample and display aspect ratio combinations caused incorrect width or height of the output.

Known Issues

  • Per-Title encodings only work with GCS, S3, Generic S3, Akamai NetStorage or Azure Blob output.
  • Progressive MP4 with CBR encodings might have incorrect HRD buffer signaling.
  • S3 role-based output for segmented muxings: No upload verification available.
  • A memory leak related to the frame rate change logic might cause encodings to get stuck or fail, when changing from a higher to a lower frame rate.

9/22/2020

2.54.0

Changed

  • Improved download speed of input files in Azure cloud up to 150%
  • Better error messages for failed manifest outputs.
  • HLS VOD manifests now by default include the framerate in the master manifest. (requires a correct streamId being set on the HLS streaminfo)
  • HLS VOD manifests now include PLAYLIST-TYPE:VOD.

Fixed

  • Fixed an issue where the disk size for Azure encodings was too small which could have lead to failing encodings.
  • Fixed upload manifests to multiple outputs, even if one of the outputs fails.
  • Possible failures in encodings which have MP4 muxings, with DRM and HLS_BYTE_RANGE request, have been fixed.
  • Added fix for correcting chromaloc flag for H264 and H265 encoder config.
  • Fixed issue that generated missing audio output when audio input had no pts. WMA Pro Audio inputs with this issue can be encoded correctly now.
  • The size of overlay filters (watermarks, text etc.) was fixed for concatenated input streams with different resolutions and same aspect ratio.
  • Single stream input video files with an RGB pixel format and the RAWVIDEO codec are encoded properly now.

Known Issues

  • Per-Title encodings only work with GCS, S3, Generic S3, Akamai NetStorage or Azure Blob output.
  • Progressive MP4 with CBR encodings might have incorrect HRD buffer signaling.
  • S3 role-based output for segmented muxings: No upload verification available.

9/8/2020

2.53.0

Added

  • Enabled multiple Per-Title progressive muxings to separate files in the same target directory.
  • Support for VoD SMOOTH manifests as option of start encoding call
  • Support for 3-pass encodings in Azure
  • Improved encoding speed of high bitrate J2K inputs in Azure
  • Support for XDCAM output with the following new codecs / muxings:

Fixed

  • Issue when vbv parameters are set in 3-pass algorithm with the last segment quality was fixed
  • Fixed some combinations of color config with VP9 codec which lead to failures
  • Fixed an error that led to failed 3-pass encodings in the cloud region AWS_EU_WEST_2

Known Issues

  • Per-Title encodings only work with GCS, S3, Generic S3, Akamai NetStorage or Azure Blob output.
  • Progressive MP4 with CBR encodings might have incorrect HRD buffer signaling.
  • S3 role-based output for segmented muxings: No upload verification available.

8/25/2020

2.52.0

Added

  • Added support for using the same input audio stream for both Audio-Mix filter and non-filter workflows.
  • If for the encoding no SAR is specified then in the resulting video SAR is available as metadata with the value of 1:1.

Changed

  • Encodings with at least one UHD+ output stream are up to 33% faster.
  • Improved stability and speed of encodings with longer segment lengths and/or very high input-bitrate in GCE

Fixed

  • A possibly re-connect issue has been fixed for the live use-case when a timestamp rotation occurs in the following order Video, Subtitle, and Audio and the Subtitle packet was following an Audio packet.
  • Bugfix for Conform filter together with trimming for video streams.
  • A potential problem for live encodings has been fixed that previously led to a restart. This happened whenever a timestamp rotation occurred and the first packed with the updated timestamp has been a subtitle packet and is fixed now.
  • Improved handling of Azure authentication issues.

Known Issues

  • Per-Title encodings only work with GCS, S3, Generic S3, Akamai NetStorage or Azure Blob output.
  • Progressive MP4 with CBR encodings might have incorrect HRD buffer signaling.
  • S3 role-based output for segmented muxings: No upload verification available.

8/11/2020

2.51.0

Added

  • OCR processing of DVB subtitles is now supported for live encodings with an output using the WebVTT codec and a muxing of either ChunkedText or fMP4
    • ChunkedTextRepresentation for Segmented WebVtt in DASH Manifests in combination with DVB subtitles
    • DvbSubtitleInputStream to allow specifying the Dvb subtitle input stream
    • Support for Segmented WebVtt in HLS Manifests in combination with DVB subtitles
  • Added the GCE region endpoint to specify the network and the subnet for GCE-Connect.
  • CBR encoding for h.264 is now supported with correct model parameters.

Changed

  • Per-Title will fail now for cases where a FIXED_RESOLUTION will not fit inbetween two FIXED_RESOLUTIONS_AND_BITRATE for complex assets because of a configuration problem, i.e., bitrate ranges for FIXED_RESOLUTIONS_AND_BITRATE in combination with the minimum step size.
  • The issue with stalling encodings for inputs with reordered frames in Mov was improved. We will fail instead of stalling.

Fixed

  • Bugfix for Dolby Vision and trimming. The output could be missing some frames at the end of the encode.
  • Improved stability of the live stream where the input ingest has out of order subtitle packets.
  • Live encoding stability has been improved by detecting a stalled input and trying to re-connect

Known Issues

  • Per-Title encodings only work with GCS, S3, Generic S3, Akamai NetStorage or Azure Blob output.
  • Progressive MP4 with CBR encodings might have incorrect HRD buffer signaling.
  • S3 role-based output for segmented muxings: No upload verification available

7/30/2020

2.50.1

Added

  • With 2.50.0 we improved the download speed for: S3, GCS and Generic S3. As per this improvement, we require the GetBucketLocation permission. If this permission is not set, we will now fall back to the slow download instead of failing.

Fixed

  • Improved encoding speed for Google regions when using the customer's GCP infrastructure together with using the option to run all API communication from a specific IP range, as now also worker nodes are requested using the same IP range.

Known Issues

  • Per-Title encodings only work with GCS, S3, Generic S3, Akamai NetStorage or Azure Blob output.
  • Progressive MP4 with CBR encodings might have incorrect HRD buffer signaling.
  • S3 role-based output for segmented muxings: No upload verification available

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