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2022-03-10

Enhanced MRSS Imports and Yahoo SSP in Player Bidding

Release Overview

Enhanced stability for MRSS Imports
YahooSSP is now supported for Player Bidding

Updates

  • Updated the JW Player Management API for the MRSS Imports POST action (Create an import) so that all of the "ingest_metadata" settings will be defaulted to true if it is undefined
  • Updated the User Agent for resource retrieval on MRSS Imports to display JW Player rather than a generic python library
  • Added YahooSSP as a Player Bidding Ad Partner

2022-02-23

Custom Parameters in MRSS Imports

Release Overview

Custom Parameters in MRSS Imports

Updates

  • Custom Parameters can now be imported directly with videos imported by MRSS Feeds to make importing this metadata easier:
    • Custom Parameters can be specified to be added to all videos imported via a specific MRSS feed. When desired, these can use the default custom parameters set at the property level.
    • Custom Parameters can also be parsed from custom name-spaced fields on the MRSS feed to import custom parameters that differ for each video.
    • For more information refer to: https://support.jwplayer.com/articles/how-to-import-content-in-bulk-using-mrss-feeds

2022-01-27

New Sort Option on Dynamic Playlists and VMAP with Player Bidding

Release Overview

New sort option on dynamic playlists
VMAP with Player Bidding is now supported
General bug fixes and improvements

Updates

  • Dynamic Playlists created through the Management APIv2 has a new sort option for sorting by duration
    • In the coming months, this will also be added as a new sort option for Dynamic Playlists created in the Dashboard
  • VMAP with Player Bidding is now supported
    • Player Bidding can now be enabled and configured when selecting the VMAP option under “Configure Ad Breaks”
  • The All Content Page has been deprecated and will no longer be accessible. Custom Reports allows users to retrieve and export all the same data with more flexibility and capabilities. To create a matching custom report, utilize the following parameters:
    • Metrics: Embeds, Plays, Completes, Complete Rate, Time Watched
    • Group By: Media
    • Timeframe: Update as desired
  • The “Advertising Limit” and “Streaming Limit” Email Notifications have been deprecated and will no longer be accessible
    • Please contact your Account Manager for any questions
    • Note that the “Import Errors” email notification is still available if enabled

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue with the “View as Raw XML” link throwing an error for some MRSS feeds on the MRSS Import Page
  • Fixed an issue where “Copy to Property” from the Media Library Page would result in reduced resolution thumbnails instead of the highest quality thumbnail

2022-01-13

Updated MRSS Imports Page

Release Overview

Updated MRSS Imports Page
General bug fixes and improvements

Updates

Updated MRSS Imports Page

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where uploading an alternate audio track that contained surround-sound content and had a non-ASCII character in its display name resulted in HTTP 500 delivery errors.
  • Fixed an issue with MRSS Imports API PATCH calls where a PATCH call overwrote fields that were not included in the request.

2021-12-16

Playlist Cache Control Enhancements and Dashboard Fixes

Release Overview

Playlist Cache Control Enhancements

Dashboard Fixes

Updates

  • Reduced playlist delivery response header for Cache Control and Expiration from 20 minutes to 3 minutes to allow for videos to be included in a playlist more quickly on client refresh requests

Fixes

  • Fixed a dashboard issue to retain the proper file type for SRT files included as part of an MRSS import
  • Improved delays in downloading rendition assets via the dashboard
  • Fix an issue where property-level parameters were not being applied to uploads via URL
  • Fixed a bug where upload statuses were not updating appropriately

2021-11-18

Media Workflow Improvements

Release Overview

Media Workflow Improvements

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where social posts to YouTube or Facebook were not being processed when the highest quality transcoded version was < 1GB because the original file size was > 1GB.
  • Fixed an issue with the header not displaying the full caption title on the Captions Editor Page for some screen resolutions.
  • Improved enforcement of URL token signing of .ts segments in HLS streams.

2021-11-04

V2 Management API Updates, Caption Languages in the JW Player Dashboard and New Analytics Metric

Release Overview

V2 Management API Libraries
Set Caption Languages in the JW Player Dashboard
New Analytics Metric: Uniqued Logged In Viewers

Updates

V2 Management API Libraries

Set Caption Languages in the JW Player Dashboard

  • Captions Editor Page was updated to allow customers to indicate which language the caption track is for.
  • Media Assets Panel was updated to display the language of the caption track.

New Analytics Metric: Uniqued Logged In Viewers

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue on the Ad Schedules page that occasionally prevented users from saving changes.

2021-10-27

Updated Social Posts Page and Enhanced Delivery API Image Thumbnail Support

Release Overview

Updated Social Posts Page and Enhanced Delivery API Image Thumbnail Support

Updates

Updated Social Posts Page

2021-10-08

V2 Management API is now GA, General bug fixes and improvements.

Release Overview

V2 Management API is now GA!

Updates

V2 Management API

Video Management Dashboard

  • General bug fixes and improvements.

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that prevented tags from being applied when publishing to YouTube.
  • Fixed an issue that caused delays when downloading media from direct URLs.
  • Fixed an issue that would occasionally lead to Media Available web hooks firing prematurely.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented users from changing GDPR/CCPA settings in existing ad schedules in the Dashboard.
  • Fixed an issue that reset column options when leaving the Media Library list page.

2021-09-23

Live Channels Enhancements and Alternate Audio Tracks in the Dashboard, General Bug Fixes and Platform Improvements

Release Overview

General bug fixes and improvements.

Updates

V2 Management API

General bug fixes and improvements.

Video Management Dashboard

  • Alternate Audio Tracks feature helps give your viewers an enriched experience. Now you can associate additional audio tracks with a video and provide your viewers with a variety of options. Read more on our blog.
  • Live Channels enhancements that include Manual Publish and Channel Availability features. Visit our support documents to learn more!
  • The tag search field on the Media Details page has been updated with an autosuggest feature.
  • Auto-generated video thumbnails for enabled for all users.

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that prevented the hid the dropdown input for available players.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented users from accessing content embed codes.

2021-09-16

General Bug Fixes and Improvements

Release Overview

General bug fixes and improvements.

Updates

Video Management Dashboard

General bug fixes and improvements.

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that prevented the Players dropdown from showing in the embed video panel in the dashboard.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented users from seeing all the available caption languages in the dashboard.

2021-08-26

V2 Management API Refinement, General Bug Fixes and Improvements

Release Overview

General bug fixes and improvements.

Updates

V2 Management API

Refined our resource limits for several routes in API V2.

Video Management Dashboard

Added autocomplete to tags filter on recently updated media list page.

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that prevented sharing audio only files.
  • Fixed an issue with URLs not being signed with the Secure Video URLs option enabled

2021-08-13

V2 Management and Delivery API Updates, General Bug Fixes and Improvements

Release Overview

General bug fixes and improvements.

Updates

Delivery API

Refined our resource limits for several routes in API V2.

V2 Management API

Added a max_resolution query string parameter to the Delivery API. When it is added to a request, the value limits the resolution of video renditions in the HLS playlist. Note that this parameter is not supported in DRM requests at this time.

max_resolution can accept the following values:

  • 1920
  • 1280
  • 960
  • 640
  • 480
  • 320

The parameter can be appended to the manifests, media, and playlists endpoints of the Delivery API.

Video Management Dashboard

Usage page now includes Transcoded Minutes for Live Channels in Current Usage and Usage History sections.

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that occasionally led extra large uploads to fail
  • Fixed an issue where API V2 Media Renditions would not be available for reuploaded assets
  • Fixed an issue where a few Playlist routes were unavailable for some customer types
  • Fixed an inconsistency on custom_param filtering on various API routes

2021-08-05

General Platform Bug Fixes and Improvements

Release Overview

General bug fixes and improvements.

Updates

Delivery API

Updated v2/media endpoint to deliver media only.

All other resource types, such as playlists, should use the corresponding endpoint outlined in documentation (ie. v2/playlists)

Video Management Dashboard

SDK v4 is now available for download in the dashboard.

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that showed incorrect the media status on the Media Details and Media List pages.
  • Fixed an issue where an unsaved changes prompt appeared when going from the Media Library to Custom Reports page.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the preview player from stretching full screen on the Media Details page.

2021-07-22

Media Management Workflows Update

Release Overview

Media Management workflows update. General bug fixes and improvements.

Updates

Video Management Dashboard

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that prevented Geo Blocking when selecting multiple videos
  • Fixed an issue that prevented trimming information from being saved when copying between properties
  • Fixed an issue that prevented scrolling in the Dashboard while in Trimming mode
  • Fixed an issue with Media Search Date range
  • Fixed an issue that allowed saving invalid permalinks
  • Fixed inconsistent behavior with Copy to Property feature

2021-07-15

General Platform Bug Fixes and Improvements

Release Overview

General platform bug fixes and improvements.

Updates

V2 Video Management API

  • Adding ability to use Fetch Uploads in Uploads V2

Video Management Dashboard

  • Mobile SDK v4 Public beta is available for download in the Dashboard.

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that truncates long titles on the Media List
  • Fixed an issue that prevented radio buttons from being unselected in the tags module
  • Fixed an issue that displayed an unnecessary scrollbar in Advanced Search

2021-06-21

API Integration for Media Renditions, Media Text Tracks and Player Configurations

Release Overview

Functionality upgrade for Management API V2, which now supports API Integration for Media Renditions, Media Text Tracks and Player Configurations. In addition, some general platform bug fixes and improvements.

Updates

V2 Video Management API

  • Added ability to create, retrieve, update, and delete renditions for a media
  • Added ability to create, retrieve, update, and delete text tracks for a media
  • Added ability to create, retrieve, update, and delete player configuration.
  • General bug fixes and improvements.

Video Management Dashboard

  • Removed ‘Preload Ads’ option from the player builder.
  • Users now see property titles listed in alphabetical order.
  • General bug fixes and improvements.

Fixes

  • Fixed a Showcase issue that returned errors for certain CNAME settings.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented viewing all properties in a property list.

2021-06-08

General Platform Bug Fixes and Improvements

Release Overview

General platform bug fixes and improvements.

Updates

Video Management API

  • General bug fixes and improvements.

Video Management Dashboard

  • General bug fixes and improvements.

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that prevented eligible users from seeing the Content Protection tab.
  • Fixed an issue that limited the number of viewable videos.
  • Fixed a media status filtering issue on the media list page.
  • Fixed an issue that displayed incorrect media values on the media list page.
  • Fixed an issue that caused a display of incorrect information on the Usage page.
  • Fixed an issue that changed the default columns in the media list table.

2021-05-24

Management API V2 Updates, General Platform Bug Fixes and Improvements

Release Overview

JW Platform Management API V2 Java Library is now available in Beta. General platform bug fixes and improvements.

Updates

Video Management API

  • General bug fixes and improvements.

Video Management Dashboard

  • General bug fixes and improvements.

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where custom parameters can be ingested by Google RSS feed.
  • Fixed an issue where media conditions would occasionally show incorrect values in the User Dashboard.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented users from updating some GDPR Player Bidding configuration values.
  • Fixed an issue that caused incorrect errors to be thrown in our Uploads V2 workflow.
  • Fixed an issue where an incorrectly formatted request body could result in the wrong error response.
  • Fixed an issue where the wrong number of media would display next to a site in User Dashboard.
  • Fixed an issue that caused some non-idle Live channels to show up in search result when filtering on status.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented navigation on the API Credentials Page.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented saving VMAP advertising schedules.

2021-04-23

Management API V2 Updates, General Platform Bug Fixes and Improvements

Release Overview

Functionality upgrade for Management API V2, which now supports API Integration for Renaming and Deleting Tags associated Media and Playlist Assets. In addition, some general platform bug fixes and improvements.

Updates

Video Management API

  • Added support for Tag Renaming and Deleting in Management API V2
  • Added support for Live Channels Webhooks

Video Management Dashboard

  • Users can select VMAP schedule as an option when configuring ad breaks

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that prevented video search results from being displayed when filtering by date.
  • Fixed an issue that displayed incorrect account status on the Billing Details page.
  • Fixed an issue that displayed the incorrect error page on the ad schedules page.
  • Fixed an issue that displayed the incorrect usage metrics on the Home page.
  • Fixed an issue where the Management API, Media Routes, would occasionally respond with the wrong error status code.
  • Fixed an issue where TimeZone was not always respected for MRSS imports

2021-04-08

Management API V2 Updates, General Platform Bug Fixes and Improvements

Release Overview

Functionality upgrade for Management API V2, which now supports API Integration for Account and SIte Usage Data. In addition, some general platform bug fixes and improvements.

Updates

Video Management API

  • Added support for Usage in Management API V2
  • Added the ability to query playlists by custom params
  • Added the ability to create an ad schedule with multiple ads in a single break that share the same offset value
  • Added ability to configuring your Player Bidding Configuration to use Send Highest Bid

Video Management Dashboard

  • Minor UI improvements

Playlists

  • Improvements to Search playlist algorithm

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that caused duplicate Webhook responses.
  • Fixed an issue that caused incorrect usage data when exporting to CSV.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the display of an incorrect DNS mask status.
  • Fixed an issue that displayed multiple overdue payment messages in the dashboard.
  • Fixed an issue that blocked AppNexus fields in the Player Bidding settings modal.
  • Fixed an issue that removed permissions when users navigate multiple tabs.

2021-03-11

New documentation and general improvements.

Release Overview

General platform bug fixes and improvements.

Updates

Video Management API

  • Added documentation that outlines how to query media with custom params.

Video Management Dashboard

  • Minor UI improvements to the upload and error pages.

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that prevented site ID cookies from being cleared after logging in.

2021-02-23

MAPI V2 Release

Release Overview

Functionality upgrade for Management API V2, which now supports protection rules and ad schedules. In addition, some general platform bug fixes and improvements.

Updates

Video Management API

Video Management Dashboard

  • Standard Reports and Content Score beta features have been removed from the Analytics section.

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue with media protection rule removal
  • Fixed an issue with authorization for V2 Beta Playlists routes
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in wrong playlist type being returned when requesting a list of playlists in V2 Beta
  • Fixed an issue with saving after editing an existing post-roll ad break
  • Fixed a formatting issue for metrics on the home page

2021-01-29

Platform API V2 Beta Updates and bug fixes

Release Overview

General bug fixes and performance improvements across Platform APIs and Dashboard

Updates

Video Management Dashboard

  • Added additional SSP configurations for Advertising Player Bidding

Video Management API

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where multiple tags could not be deleted at the same time.
  • Fixed bug that caused webhooks to fire for media ready before it was in a publishable state
  • Fixed an issue that was causing authentication errors on our Playlist List endpoint.
  • Fixed an issue that caused recommendations playlists from using an incorrect playlist_type
  • Fixed an issue that showed blank spaces on Analytics home page.
  • Fixed an issue that disabled upload button after changing properties.
  • Fixed an issue with DRM license policy caching that prevented policy edits from being propagated in a timely manner.
  • Fixed an issue that opened a new tab when uploading a single piece of media.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented new media from receiving the property level media parameters.
  • Fixed a DNS masking issue that prevented correct alias URLs from being displayed.

2020-12-16

Platform performance enhancements and bug fixes

Release Overview

General bug fixes and performance improvements across Platform APIs and Dashboard

Updates

Video Management Dashboard

  • Technical performance improvements

Video Delivery API

  • Performance and stability improvements

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue to improve behavior for suspended accounts.
  • Fixed an issue where single site users would see options for users with multiple properties
  • Fixed an issue that prevented old DNS records from being deleted.
  • Fixed monthly reporting download issue for European users.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented property level custom parameters from being automatically to each new asset

2020-11-23

Dashboard improvements and DRM Support

Release Overview

New foundational architecture to improve our Video Management Dashboard user experience and more robust support for DRM

Updates

Video Management Dashboard

  • Updated foundational Dashboard architecture
  • Introduced DRM enablement and DRM policy management in Property Settings (these only appear when an account is entitled for DRM).
  • Refreshed UI and workflow for managing Ad Schedules and enabling Player Bidding
  • Introduced “Bidding Template” to allow easier setup of Player Bidding for customers with a large number of ad schedules
  • Added support for 2 new Player Bidding adapters (Synacor & DistrictM)
  • Core UI improvements to Account and Properties Pages
  • Added ability to create Webhooks from Account Settings
  • Updated Live channels text related to billing
  • Introduced new JW Player Release Channels to enable users to have more flexibility over cloud hosted versions

Video Management API

  • Added endpoint for managing DRM policies (/v2/sites/{property_id}/drm_policies).
  • Added ability to use the prefix "Bearer" in the Authorization request header

Video Delivery API

  • Added endpoint for retrieval of playlists (single-item and multi-item) for DRM content (/v2/playlists/{media_id}/drm/{policy_id}).
  • Added endpoint for retrieval of DRM licenses (/v2/media/{media_id}/license).
  • Added endpoint for retrieval of DRM content (/v2/media/{media_id}/manifest.mpd for DASH, /v2/media/{media_id}/playlist.m3u8 for HLS).
  • Added endpoint for retrieving Fairplay Streaming certificates (/v2/fairplay-streaming/certificate).

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where downloaded usage CSVs had incorrect historical data for Live Channel Delivery Minutes.
  • Fixed an issue where certain e-commerce users couldn’t download JW8 Player zips.
  • Fixed an issue where manual playlist custom params would not update correctly

2020-10-12

Routine Service Release

Service release.

Updates

Video Management Dashboard

  • Removed 360 checkbox in the Media Details page as this is now deprecated
  • Minor stability and security improvements

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the showcase replace button was not responding correctly

2020-09-29

Management API V2 Beta Updates

The focus of this release is the Beta debut of the Video Management API V2, which provides a simpler, more consistent design pattern and introduces improvements to speed and security.

Updates

Video Management API

  • Optimized user and account security for older accounts

Video Management API V2: Beta

  • Management API V2 is Live in open Beta! Please feel free to check out the new documentation and implement these new endpoints
  • API V2 is production-ready and no breaking changes will be introduced
  • During this Beta period, for the remainder of 2020, we will be periodically adding new routes to achieve feature parity with Video Management API V1
  • Current Management routes Live in V2: (Media, Live Channels, Live Events, Webhooks, Analytics, MRSS Imports)

Video Management Dashboard

  • Improved DNS masking URLS to support more than just “.com”
  • Clarified helpful instructional copy for users adding external media with urls

Fixes

  • Fixed Dashboard issue where Live Channels simulcast target Add Button would not appear after user interactions
  • Fixed an issue where removing Live Channels Geoblocking and Simulcast targets didn’t enable the save button
  • Stability improvements around bulk delete functionality

2020-09-02

New Playlist Creation and Delivery Capabilities

New API parameters to manage and deliver playlists that are filtered by user-generated custom metadata. This allows for easier creation of experiences where content needs to be filtered and delivered based on editorial workflows.

Updates

Video Management API

  • Added media_reupload and media_deleted events to Webhooks
  • Support for adding rules for both inclusion and exclusion rules to playlists in the Management API. These rules are then the default for that playlist. API users can also specify “any” or “all” for both inclusion and exclusion.

Media Delivery API

  • Support for filtering of playlists by adding rules for both inclusion and exclusion of media custom parameters to playlist requests at request time. API users can also specify “any” or “all” for both inclusion and exclusion. Rules added at request time will override any existing playlist custom-parameter-filtering rules.

Live Channels

  • Updated wording around Live Simulcasts to be more explicit
  • Updated links on Live Channels details page to be more helpful

Fixes

Video Management Dashboard

  • Fixed an issue where IAB categories weren’t being copied when a video was copied
  • Fixed an issue that prevented trimming from being savable
  • Fixed an issue where promoted playlists could not be saved in with a recommended playlist
  • Fixes issue where the file extension of a caption was lost after editing captions.

2020-08-20

Service release

Service update with fixes to the video management dashboard.

Updates

Live Channels

  • Improvements to Live Channel Download Slideout loading states, making it clearer that live streams may take some time for events to process before a download can be processed
  • Improved print around Live Channel embed to be more concise

Fixes

Video Management Dashboard

  • Fixed an issue in which the player would reset on live channel detail page incorrectly
  • Fixed an issue in which Permalink field was being cleared when saving changes to a Media
  • Fixed an issue in which users were seeing the upload banner after deleting a recently uploaded media item
  • Fixed an issue in which a warning event was appearing for all asset types on the video asset detail page, instead of just Live events
  • Fixed an issue where error message would only show after page reopened/refreshed for improper date on videos details page
  • Fixed an issue where user was unable to preview live stream or event when Secure URLs were turned on for property