Enterprise TV Release Notes

SnapStream Enterprise TV Release Notes

Version 4.9.3 | Build 6535 | July 25, 2010

New Features

  • Ability to ShowSqueeze all clips
  • Allow software rendering warnings to be disabled in Link
  • Support for iPod Touch and iPhone with firmware version 3.x
  • DirecTV RC32 remote added to USB-UIRT code library

Improvements & Bug Fixes

  • New encoder and file tagger for H.264 ShowSqueeze
  • Improved passthrough authentication for ISA proxy servers. Corrects failed guide data downloads and resolves "trial expired" messages in Link.
  • Improvements to library detection during service startup
  • Fixed- Link clients crash when downloading video
  • Fixed- Hard-coded server list feature does not work
  • Fixed- Port conflict with Placeshifting feature causes high CPU usage and continuous error messages
  • Fixed- Special characters cause LDAP username field to break in Security Settings page
  • Fixed- Hide option in Recorded Shows defaults to none when original is actually hidden
  • Fixed- ShowSqueeze to H.264 fails for files larger than 4GB
  • Fixed- E-mail clip feature autopopulates the same e-mail address for all users
  • Fixed- Some manual recordings display projected record time incorrectly after Daylight Savings Time change
  • Fixed- Users without Manage Conflicts permission can force recordings
  • Fixed- E-mail clip feature times out after 100 seconds
  • Fixed- Can’t burn long files to a data DVD
  • Fixed- E-mail clip feature reports size of e-mailed clip incorrectly
  • Fixed- Series view in Recorded Shows disrupts the scrollbar
  • Fixed- Unicode file tags are not handled properly by H.264 ShowSqueeze

 

Version 4.9.2 | Build 6330 | June 8, 2009

New Features

  • Ability to download complete transcripts using the Enterprise Link Client
  • Ability to download search results to a .CSV (Comma Separated Values) file for export into 3rd party applications
  • Specify a destination folder for clips
  • Track and view you're TV Alert History
  • Designate a tuner for viewing Live TV only
  • Added Authentication Pass-Through to LDAP Integration to allow network users to log in to the SnapStream Server securely without having to provide credentials

Improvements & Bug Fixes

  • Fix to managment of pooled video folders
  • During LiveTV or Recorded Show playback, a system's screen saver or auto-lock will end the playback session
  • Fixed bug in web admin where large lists would cause timeouts before a page could save
  • Fixed several scheduler issues regarding lineup configurations with show duplicates existing on analog/digital
  • Fixed a bug that caused ShowSqueeze operations on 4+ hour HD recordings to fail and/or loop
  • Improved QAM mapping resolution detection and fixed a bug that would show 1080i for all channels
  • Fixed a bug where special characters in LDAP group names would cause them not to import
  • Extremely large HD files would report incorrect duration
  • Overhaul of the lineup configuration page of the Web UI (Channels.aspx)
  • Updated h264 Decoder
  • Improvements to the WebUI when using IE8
  • Improved handling of recording meta-data when being transferred from an external source

 

Version 4.9.1 | Build 6165 | February 2, 2009

New Features

  • Added support for Clear/Unencrypted QAM
  • Added Placeshifting (web based playback of recordings)
  • Added Closed Caption and Clipping support for ATSC and QAM
  • StreamSnip on the fly for ATSC and QAM recordings
  • Added option to tag recordings with the user who scheduled them
  • Created a new MPEG-2 transport stream demultiplexer
  • Added Novell support to LDAP Integration

Improvements & Bug Fixes

  • H.264 iTunes conversions no longer have audio/video sync on iPod Touch and iPhone 2.X firmware
  • Added daily backup to the search index
  • Ability to do a Tech Support Upload through Web Admin
  • Added "send ENTER / OK / SELECT before channel change" option to IR blaster tuning
  • Improved library section in the Web Admin
  • Improved SmartChapter accuracy
  • Improved SSL support in the Web Admin
  • Faster service startups
  • Upgrade to Lucene 2.3.1
  • Created option to change the default "Keep Until" status of clips
  • Improved management of clipping during ShowSqueeze
  • Added information to ClosedCaption Indexer Status
  • Separated permissions sets for editing recorded shows and viewing/downloading CC transcripts

 

Version 4.8.2 | Build 5902 | September 5, 2008

New Features

  • Library Folder permissions
  • Brand new Recorded Shows page in the Web Admin
  • Scrollable program guide added to the Web Admin (ala Couchville)
  • User specific watched/new properties
  • Add user accounting messages to Beyond TV log
  • Automatic handling of programs that overlap by 5 minutes or less
  • Automatic HD ShowSqueeze with independent settings
  • E-mail clip
  • Record every show on a single channel with guide data
  • HTTP Authentication option for RSS feeds and downloads
  • DVD Burner detection
  • Archive all closed caption data option

Improvements & Bug Fixes

  • Scheduler overhaul, offering up to 80X performance increases over 4.8.1
  • Record On Any channel updates to more intelligently schedule recordings and resolve conflicts
  • Improved conflict resolution in general
  • Web Admin look and feel improvements to nearly every page
  • Updated to the latest H.264 and DivX encoders and decoders
  • Saved Guide Searches has new fields such as IS:New and IS:Movie
  • More accurate skipping in recorded VBR transport stream files
  • New 640x480 iPod options in H.264 profiles
  • Fixed ViewScape lockups while watching Live TV in Link
  • Fixed SmartChapter markers show in inprogress recordings after viewing a smartchapter recording.
  • Fixed volume goes to 0 if you play a corrupt file
  • Fixed handling unicode text in the Web Admin
  • Fixed IE proxy settings interfering with Link connectivity
  • Fixed extending recordings creating multiple files
  • Fixed Live TV prompting to change channel to make a recording when it didn't need to
  • Fixed corrupt audio on WMV ShowSqueeze
  • Fixed Saved Guide Searches ignoring certain words

 

Version 4.8.1 | Build 5118 | March 20, 2008

New Features

  • Added "Saved Guide Searches"
  • DirecTV Pay Per View Guide Data

Improvements & Bug Fixes

  • BTV isn't installed properly on Vista64 or XP64
  • Fixed playback of >2GB H.264 files
  • Weekly timeslot recordings have a UTC vs. Local bug
  • Setup Wizard not using USB-UIRT correctly
  • Program Guide scrolling performance no longer terrible
  • Active Directory LDAP fixes for large number of groups, universal groups, and recursive groups
  • Eliminated web service performance degradation when LDAP integration is enabled
  • Handle DST in the Guide better
  • Major Web Admin improvements (New navigation menu, improved Opera/Safari compatibility)

 

Version 4.8 | Build 4904 | February 1, 2008

New Features

  • Support for searching of non-English characters
  • Added H.264 ShowSqueeze
  • Lineup change detection
  • User level access controls
  • "Enter Servername" feature to link
  • "Link Client Management" to the Web Admin
  • Playback of closed captions while recordings are in progress
  • Clipping of inprogress recordings
  • Added TV Alerts
  • Closed caption search of inprogress recordings
  • Google One Box integration
  • "Get Show Bookmark" option
  • Frame by frame playback
  • Recording stats displays in ViewScape and Web Admin
  • Ability to filter and sort recordings in ViewScape Recorded Shows
  • Direct UNC playback option to Link
  • SSL support to Beyond TV Web Server
  • ACompression support to Beyond TV Web Server
  • Record a show at a particular timeslot only

Improvements & Bug Fixes

  • Control over ShowSqueeze and SmartSkip tasks in the ViewScape
  • Closed caption search accuracy
  • Closed caption search result presentation in ViewScape
  • Closed caption search result presentation in the Web Admin
  • ISearch highlighting performance and accuracy
  • Closed caption search syntax
  • Link client connection performance

 

Version 4.7 | Build 4218 | July 15, 2007

New Features

  • Drive pooling allows for a single recording folder to span multiple physical drives
  • "Search recorded shows" allows searching within recordings based on closed captioning data
  • "Advanced search" allows advanced searching within recordings
  • Clipping from within the interface
  • URL to particular time in a recording on a SnapStream Server
  • "Download" action now available for clips and recordings in the ViewScape
  • Closed caption data displayed on playback of recorded shows
  • WebAdmin for searching and adding jobs
  • 24x7 manual recordings
  • Burn to DVD within SnapStream Enterprise TV Link
  • Link session management and resource allocation
  • Support for multiple USB-UIRT devices
  • Add view transcript and change old transcript to download transcript

Improvements & Bug fixes

  • Application now runs as service
  • Fixed Showsqueeze COPY function
  • Killing SnapStream Server while recording now recovers the partial recording
  • Fixed long-term live TV freeze bug in SnapStream Enterprise TV Link
  • Increased state and settings stability in the event of an "ungraceful" shutdown
  • Fixed bug of recording back-to-back episodes and only getting every other episode recorded
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