SnapStream Release Notes

Version 6.4 | Build 5072 | September 16, 2014

New Features

  • Sharing videos, GIFs, screenshots, and "memes" to Twitter
  • Sharing videos and screenshots to Facebook
  • User-specific Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts
  • Option to ignore time limit when uploading to YouTube
  • In the web player, clicking the video toggles Pause and Play
  • Email alerts for recording conflicts
  • Reports on upcoming actions for Workflows with the "Days Since" trigger
  • Manual IR controls, including Power On option
  • Ability to merge series with names that are similar but not exactly the same
  • Ability to include SRT (closed caption) file when downloading a recording
  • Workflow filters based on time of day and day of week
  • Custom expiration settings for shared clips
  • Ability to create clips from Live TV
  • Priority management in the task queue
  • Browsing by Tag in the Library
  • Option to transcode manually when submitting a clip

Improvements & Bug Fixes

  • Automatic refresh on the Tasks page
  • Added a warning when the Library Delete queue exceeds 50 items
  • Ability to sort the jobs list in Recording Manager by channel
  • Ability to disable/enable multiple recording jobs at once
  • Option for earlier notification of Task Queue length
  • Paused video remains paused after skipping forward
  • Ability to sort tuner list by machine or tuner name
  • RSS feeds list number of items when feed is generated
  • Search query is displayed when playing back results from TV Alerts
  • Clip start and end times are generated automatically when the Clip field is switched On in Edit Recording
  • Interacting with the controls or player window for a recording in the Multiplayer activates that recording
  • Play links in Upload to YouTube task popups open in new browser tab
  • Transcodes of short clips ignore time constraints
  • New permission settings for social media features
  • Autopopulate title when creating a TV Alert from a Search
  • Cancel option in Task popups
  • Ability to set share duration when submitting a share task
  • Diagnostic information for tuners in the web player
  • Ability to tuner QAM program 0 in order to record an entire physical channel
  • Help file added to the web interface
  • Improvements to H.264 clipping and playback
  • Improvements to Web Player load time
  • Improvements to autoclipping
  • Improvements to Task Popups
  • Improvements to Search
  • Various display improvements
  • Fixed- Strange playback behavior in H.264 clips
  • Fixed- Possible to attempt to upload to YouTube when no accounts are available
  • Fixed- Users logged in as Administrator are not forced to log in again when the password is changed
  • Fixed- Fast forward in Mac player is jerky
  • Fixed- Web Player does not work when connecting to the server when using Direct Access instead of a VPN
  • Fixed- Without security settings enabled, editing a YouTube account results in a page with no options
  • Fixed- Users are not forced to log in when Security is changed from Disabled to Enabled
  • Fixed- Add More button goes back to the last page instead of the last-viewed library page
  • Fixed- Working list number doesn't update after item deletion
  • Fixed- Blocked live tv viewing needs better options
  • Fixed- User is not forced to enter a title when creating a recording job on a channel without guide data
  • Fixed- Creating a disabled recording job sets it as enabled
  • Fixed- Display issue when importing a file
  • Fixed- iPad app does not show View Transcript buttons
  • Fixed- When a search in the Web Player returns no results, the transcript pane reloads unnecessarily and doesn't always scroll to the right position
  • Fixed- Disabled job highlighting does not work when sorting by Title
  • Fixed- Live TV reported start and end times on digital channels are off on recordings that have switched (or they simply don't start live tv at all)
  • Fixed- Special characters in channel names are not handled properly in the Program Guide "Jump To" list
  • Fixed- Clicking Item Details for a shared clip doesn't go to the item
  • Fixed- Autoclips use incorrect description
  • Fixed- Removing Create Email Alerts permission from a group disables search
  • Fixed- Digital channels with 24x7 recordings won't start live tv
  • Fixed- Youtube uploads do not retry properly after failure
  • Fixed- Clips from movies don't have the movie name in
  • the file on disk
  • Fixed- When adding IPTV tuners, Network Interface menu does not populate with values from nodes
  • Fixed- Tasks hang if the wrong windows user is logged into the server
  • Fixed- When using Autoclip + Share from TV alerts, If there's whitespace around your alert search term, results for that term will not appear in the share email
  • Fixed- Administrators group does not get the Twitter
  • permission automatically on an upgrade
  • Fixed- ShowShareTask default proxy credentials are not handled properly
  • Fixed- Recording jobs that create conflicts because of a start early or end late setting do not show up in conflict details
  • Fixed- Transcoding a recording from a different date results in an incorrect filename
  • Fixed- "Allow processor intensive tasks" setting doesn't taking effect until after a restart
  • Fixed- A user with only "create user" permission can't add groups or users
  • Fixed- Export to S3 doesn't work with proxy
  • Fixed- Recordings with no metadata show 0 for channel number during playback
  • Fixed- Link titles in batched Share emails are different from titles in single-link emails
  • Fixed - Video unpauses when the clipping dialog asks to create a clip with no title
  • Fixed- Confirming submission of a clip with no title results in a clip task only, regardless of the intended action
  • Fixed- Delete Workflow action ignores the switch to command
  • Fixed- Guide update failure due to SQL timeout
  • Fixed- X on finished task popup notifications flickers and doesn't always register click
  • Fixed- Adding a large number of Workflow tasks to the queue takes a long time

Version 6.3 | Build 4758 | May 29, 2014

New Features

  • Ability to clip and share automatically from TV Alerts
  • Support for IPTV capture
  • Option for "Always Recording" mode
  • "Find in this show" option in the web player
  • Ability to share multiple clips in a single e-mail
  • Ability to share clips to Twitter
  • Richer options for constraining task processing by time
  • Ability to enable/disable individual recording jobs
  • Channel changing in Live TV in the web player
  • Added IR code for Motorola DCT-700 DTA

Improvements & Bug Fixes

  • Ability to save transport streams with extension .TS
  • Changes to playback method for Windows Media files
  • Added lineup information for individual channels in the Program Guide
  • Ability to add segments of shows to a playlist without creating clips
  • Transcoded clips now maintain capitalization in filename
  • Added Delete and Keep Until options to Search results page
  • Added Export to actions list in the web player
  • RSS feed for clips
  • Outlook integration in RSS feeds
  • Tags from SnapStream library are now passed on when uploading to YouTube
  • Custom channel lineups now distinguish between channels with and without program guide data
  • Better display of recording conflicts in Program Guide
  • Clip + add to playlist is one action when there aren't any existing playlists
  • Synonym highlighting in web player transcript viewer
  • Improvements to handling of archive recordings
  • Improvements to search
  • Improvements to Program Guide update performance
  • Display and interface improvements
  • Fixed- Web player exits fullscreen mode when switching between playlist items
  • Fixed- Some transcodes display incorrect durations in the Library
  • Fixed- H.264 1280x720 transcoded recording doesn't play back correctly
  • Fixed- Task allocation isn't right for some HD=>SD WMV transcodes
  • Fixed- Editing transcript to add HTML or javascript causes the code to be run by the browser
  • Fixed- Completed tasks stuck in the Task queue as Pending
  • Fixed- File Imports Should Check for Available Drive Space
  • Fixed- Resetting failed tasks doesn't work
  • Fixed- In workflows, adding the export item task when no export folders are configured results in a blank drop down
  • Fixed- Delete playlist button doesn't have a confirmation
  • Fixed- Sending a test email for a TV alert when clipping is enabled starts creating clips
  • Fixed- Start time does not update when watching live TV across show borders
  • Fixed- Clicking "Delete All" in the custom dictionary doesn't delete the word in the last row
  • Fixed- No error message when adding to SDI queue and nothing is selected
  • Fixed- Lowercase phrases in the internal custom phrase dictionary aren't being ignored during spelling correction
  • Fixed- Weird scrolling effect with an exact amount of library items in firefox on a 1080p display
  • Fixed- Manual recording jobs allow the channel to be edited when the recording was originally scheduled for a channel on a lineup that no longer exists
  • Fixed- Items with apostrophes in the name will not play in SDI Queue
  • Fixed- Duration in SDI queue is truncated
  • Fixed- Issues with one-way LDAP trusts
  • Fixed- Add to SDI Queue only works for the 1st item on the Playlists page
  • Fixed- Incorrect response when user attempts to stop recording for an item that is not in progress
  • Fixed- Lock icon doesn't appear for all search results for in-progress shows
  • Fixed- Series and Channel dropdowns don't work on the Playlists page in the SDI interface
  • Fixed- Expiration of "Once" jobs does not handle movies correctly
  • Fixed- Tune QAM channel and IR blast at the same time
  • Fixed- Add/ Edit Workflow page uses wrong drop-down for allowed groups
  • Fixed- Unfriendly error when clicking "Edit this alert" link for an alert that no longer exists
  • Fixed- Non-real-time alerts use improper time bounds
  • Fixed- CTRL-Click on web player options does not open the new item in a tab
  • Fixed- Workflow page for SBEs doesn't limit actions to clips
  • Fixed- Apostrophes in filenames break links and buttons in SDI interface
  • Fixed- Sorting from My Guide Alerts redirects you to All Guide Alerts
  • Fixed Keyboard shortcuts for jumping to Clip Start/End do not work
  • Fixed- Task popups keep coming back for the same user logged on from multiple browsers
  • Fixed- Upload to YouTube fails with the error "Could not find a part of the path"
  • Fixed- Some clip filenames show an incorrect date
  • Fixed- Exporting a recording/srt file that already exists in the export location does not have the desired effect
  • Fixed- Alerts created with security off disappear when security is turned on
  • Fixed- Export folders on nodes don't work until the broker is restarted
  • Fixed- Export tasks don't list the destination file

Version 6.2 | Build 4449 | February 26, 2014

New Features

  • Ability to switch workflow target to its own resulting file
  • Security options for Workflows
  • Ability to email transcripts automatically using Workflows
  • Share Clip action for Workflows
  • Playlists created in the Library now populate to the SDI playout interface
  • Ability to submit tasks on the items in a playlist
  • Ability to add to playlist, share, or upload when a clip is submitted
  • RSS support in the Library
  • Upload to YouTube
  • Export to Amazon S3
  • Ability to add custom tags to recordings
  • Ability to edit transcripts in the web interface
  • Ability to create a clip from a transcript
  • Added IR code for Comcast DC50Xu DTA

Improvements & Bug Fixes

  • Lineup change detection
  • Extended log of shared clips
  • Faster playback startup for completed recordings
  • Ability to remove shared clips
  • Ability to use multiple "not" filters in Workflows
  • Ability to use the Delete action with Workflows triggered on Recording Started
  • Added custom dictionary entries as autocorrect options
  • Add a tab section in the web player "More info" panel
  • Better user feedback in conflict management
  • Improved detection of topical boundaries in search results
  • Display improvements on Admin page
  • Fixed- Playback of clips from HD recordings stutters at the end
  • Fixed- File downloads through the web interface are slower than they should be
  • Fixed- CC data does not display correctly in Safari
  • Fixed- Library Destination Folder on Import File page defaults to the first item in the list
  • Fixed- Display problems switching between TV Guide Search and Closed Captioning Search
  • Fixed- WMV transcode hangs or makes very slow progress for some files
  • Fixed- Search box Down Arrow shortcut doesn't work in IE 11
  • Fixed- Attempting to create a duplicate manual job results in the form being lost
  • Fixed- Task memory limit exceeded on some transcodes
  • Fixed- LDAP trust relationship fails to authenticate
  • Fixed- Workflows are prohibited on search results from in-progress recordings
  • Fixed- Hybrid tuners can still record from analog side when it's disabled
  • Fixed- Incorrect formatting of quotation marks in guide data
  • Fixed- Series filter in Workflows does not populate items in the library
  • Fixed- API call to GetTaskList fails

Version 6.1 | Build 4180 | December 2, 2013

New Features

  • Playlists in the web player
  • Analytics on cloud-shared clips
  • Ability to reserve tuners for Live TV only
  • Ability to schedule workflows to run at a specific time
  • Truecasing, spelling correction, and other language features in closed caption processing
  • Support for ASI input
  • Permission category for multi-viewer
  • New workflow filters and actions for lock status

Improvements & Bug Fixes

  • Improvements to search
  • Improvements to clip sharing
  • Improved conflict resolution
  • Improvements to IR blasting test tool
  • Notifications for software updates
  • Limit to clip filenames
  • Suggestions in guide search
  • Improvements to API samples
  • Better logging for Workflow editing
  • Better handling of files from failed digital recordings
  • Improvements to task management
  • Ability to play back multiple recordings that are not on the same page of the library
  • Improved handling of offline nodes
  • Fixed- Possible to create video folders on the C drive
  • Fixed- Some recordings exceed RAM usage limit while transcoding
  • Fixed- For some recordings, Mac player plays search results incorrectly
  • Fixed- For some recordings, Mac clipping is inaccurate
  • Fixed- In-progress icon doesn't disappear after a recording is stopped through the Library
  • Fixed- Attempting to save a custom lineup while a blank field is selected results in an error message
  • Fixed- Search spell checker suggests unusual words and/or words that yield zero results
  • Fixed- file with spanish name can't play on mac
  • Fixed- Program Guide time line displayed with all times overlapping each other in IE9
  • Fixed- Share clip doesn't use email From setting
  • Fixed- Share clip doesn't redirect after sending
  • Fixed- Moving a clip removes it from My Clips
  • Fixed- Edit User page doesn't list LDAP groups
  • Fixed- Machine Name is not displayed properly on the Tuners page
  • Fixed- Share Clip dialog doesn't disappear when clicking Send from details page
  • Fixed- Discovery server doesn't reflect changes to Machine Name setting

Version 6 | Build 3966 | September 17, 2013

New Features

  • Live TV in the web player
  • Full screen playback in the web player
  • Ability to play up to 4 videos simultaneously
  • Download link in the web player
  • Setting to move the MOOV atom in front of the MDAT atom in H.264 files (i.e. "fast start")
  • Ability to submit operations on multiple items from search results
  • Ability to run a Workflow from search results
  • Added a workflow trigger for Days Since Clip Created
  • New task resource management settings with better performance
  • Ability to split back-end and front-end networking

Improvements & Bug Fixes

  • Improvements to the tuner settings pages
  • Added a link to the Help file in the web interface
  • Redirect connections to the web interface on nodes to the master
  • Filter validation logic in Workflows
  • Added warning notification for overloaded Tasks queue
  • Awesomized the Program Guide by adding right-click options
  • Ability to change the name of a custom lineup
  • Removed the "Clip and ShowSqueeze" option from TV Alerts options
  • On the Tasks page, default view is All Tasks for administrators if the My Tasks page is empty
  • Added Task parameter information to the web interface
  • Fixed- Administrative users can downgrade their own permissions
  • Fixed- Musical notes aren't handled correctly in transcripts of in-progress recordings
  • Fixed- Arabic characters aren't displayed correctly in TV Alert e-mails
  • Fixed- Progress bars don't advance for long clips from WMV and H.264 files
  • Fixed- Possible to add mount-point drives as folder paths
  • Fixed- Timeouts when enabling large numbers of tuners
  • Fixed- Long in-progress recordings cannot be selected in the Library
  • Fixed- Clips with no CC data have blank SRT files
  • Fixed- Shows without transcripts still have the option to View and Download transcript in search results
  • Fixed- Deleting the target folder of a recording job causes future recordings from that job to fail
  • Fixed- CC highlighting missing from web player
  • Fixed- Auto Scroll is not turned on when the user goes into a show through a search
  • Fixed- On Mac in Safari 5.1.9, Import File always produces "There was an error uploading the file. HTTP ERROR."
  • Fixed- When clipping an in-progress recording, the clipping indicators don't move as the show length increases
  • Fixed- You can't enable a disabled tuner after an upgrade before a guide update finishes
  • Fixed- For clips with duration under 2 minutes, clip start indicator may stop responding to mouse drags
  • Fixed- In-progress transcodes don't respond properly to tuner disabling
  • Fixed- In-progress transcodes don't ignore 0-byte files
  • Fixed- Process Search Results option in TV Alerts doesn't obey folder roles
  • Fixed- H.264 Files from UNC network paths don't play on Macs due to permissions on IIS
  • Fixed- If the user has added a Date Within to a search and then selects Create an Alert, the Alert has the search dates
  • Fixed- Importing to a folder that has paths on multiple machines does not display the Machine names
  • Fixed- Spaces disappear when text is copied from CC display in the web player
  • Fixed- Category generation during guide updates is inefficient
  • Fixed- A manually stopped automatic guide update will kick off again right away
  • Fixed- Workflows page doesn't display correctly in Internet Explorer 10
  • Fixed- LDAP login takes longer than it should
  • Fixed- USB-UIRT settings don't work in Firefox 22
  • Fixed- Web player plugin detection doesn't work properly in Internet Explorer 11
  • Fixed- Some in-progress transcodes hang
  • Fixed- In Chrome and Internet Explorer, using CTRL-F breaks clipping shortcuts until CTRL is pressed again
  • Fixed- Clipping Task fails when endpoints are near the beginning and end of the file
  • Fixed- Transport stream playback jumps forward during 3x FF
  • Fixed- ALLCAPS check in CC parser fails to catch some cases (e.g. McDONALD'S)
  • Fixed- Parentheses break ALLCAPS check

Version 5.10 | Build 3640 | June 20, 2013

New Features

  • New closed-captioning display in the web player, with more lines of text, scrolling display, and text find during playback
  • Clip share history for each user
  • Sizable elements in the web player screen
  • Ability to import files from client computer
  • Options to specify functional roles for video folders

Improvements & Bug Fixes

  • Ability to sort Tuners list by machine or tuner name
  • New viewing options for Workflows
  • Ability for users to disable task popups
  • "Share" button in web player for clips
  • Play and Details links for completed items in My Tasks
  • Task popups for clip transcodes created from a Workflow
  • Dropdown in Search box for advanced options
  • Better handling of task conflicts
  • Better seeking and parsing of duration data for transport streams
  • Logging improvements
  • Fixed- Switching tabs or minimizing when the web player is paused results in a white screen
  • Fixed- Possible to add the same UNC path to multiple video folders
  • Fixed- Credits field is not indexed for search
  • Fixed- Can't stop an in-progress recording from the Program Guide in order to watch another channel in Enterprise TV Link
  • Fixed- Problem with time display in Program Guide in IE 9 when local lineups are in use
  • Fixed- Transcoding 720p source to non-720p H.264 results in playback problems for Macs
  • Fixed- Using the "within X words" search option (~X) results in playback with no CC data
  • Fixed- Playback of search results doesn't work after searching for a phrase that includes a contraction
  • Fixed- Incorrect login behavior after software restart with security on
  • Fixed- Recording options are cut off in the web Program Guide with some display settings
  • Fixed- Editing an alert created in Enterprise TV Link cause the Alerts page to fail to load
  • Fixed- CC data stops partway through a QAM recording
  • Fixed- 0-second recordings of unknown origin

Version 5.9 | Build 3242 | March 19, 2013

New Features

  • Program Guide search in the web interface
  • Task filter for failed jobs
  • Screen capture button in the Web Player

Improvements & Bug Fixes

  • Automatically display show information on Web Player page
  • Preview image in SnapStream cloud sharing emails
  • Show recently completed tasks on home page
  • Allow editing of recording times for Manual jobs
  • Add Date option to Upcoming, Recent, and Conflicted pages in Recording Manager
  • Better handling of proxy servers in cloud sharing
  • Display file format in search results
  • Replaced "Advanced Options" in Search with Autocomplete
  • Fixed- "Return" option from Airing Details page to Program Guide doesn't return to the airing
  • Fixed- Custom Lineup Wizard is slow with a large number of channels
  • Fixed- Timeout during guide updates
  • Fixed- Node takes too long to shut down if disconnected from master
  • Fixed- IIS binding to port 443 is lost on upgrade
  • Fixed- Save Priorities takes a long time with large number of jobs
  • Fixed- Linking to a specific time in the web player doesn't work if playback started from a link to a specific time
  • Fixed- Clicking on SmartChapters doesn't work in IE
  • Fixed- MPEG-2 Program Streams play back with no video on Mac
  • Fixed- Users without the "Create Recordings" permission still have access to the manual job creation links
  • Fixed- Web player does not display all lines of CC data
  • Fixed- Workflows on recordings with no data generate an extraneous warning e-mail
  • Fixed- Temporary inprogress srt files are left on master temp directory until software restart
  • Fixed- Resetting a failed task doesn't work
  • Fixed- In the Library, using Select Date to select a Weekly date during a week that spans 2 different months causes an unexpected error
  • Fixed- LDAP group fetching on the "Create Group" admin page breaks for a large number of groups
  • Fixed- Jump To option in Web Player does not jump to the correct location for clips
  • Fixed- Deleting the priority of the top job and clicking elsewhere on the screen causes the job to disappear
  • Fixed- Typing certain priority numbers into certain priority positions in Recording Manager causes jobs to disappear
  • Fixed- Exceptions when setting destination folder for recordings and tasks
  • Fixed- Editing Movie recording jobs results in bogus expiration values
  • Fixed- "Edit Guide Data 24/7 Job" page offers an editable title text box
  • Fixed- The "within 30 days" field on the edit movie job page displays an incorrect value
  • Fixed- Web Player shows view transcript link when there isn't a transcript
  • Fixed- Corrupt CC data in a specific transport stream
  • Fixed- The Edit Series Recording page for Guide Once jobs offers job limits for a Once recording
  • Fixed- Abnormally high CPU usage at the end of H.264 transcodes
  • Fixed- Time-Based Guide job including all but 11:00pm hour and start early hard padding misses the 12:00 am show
  • Fixed- User settings aren't loaded on startup
  • Fixed- Specific file hangs during transcode
  • Fixed- EPG in the web interface won't show more than 1000 channels

Version 5.8 | Build 2921 | January 2, 2013

New Features

  • SnapStream cloud sharing
  • 5.1 audio support in SnapStream SDI Playout
  • Autocomplete in Search

Improvements & Bug Fixes

  • Added e-mail addresses to user accounts
  • "View Transcript" link in web player
  • After viewing a search result, hitting back returns to that result in the list of results
  • Added "restart tuner" option to tuner management page
  • Batched warning e-mails
  • Fixed- In IE9, cursor does not return to search field after Enter is pressed
  • Fixed- With large numbers of LDAP groups, editing group permissions is slow in Chrome
  • Fixed- Adding large numbers of tuners is slow
  • Fixed- "View Recordings that will record in place of this item" in Conflicted items does not always display currently recording shows
  • Fixed- "Reindex All" option causes the broker service to crash
  • Fixed- Priority updating fails when there are jobs with invalid channels

Version 5.7 | Build 2799 | November 30, 2012

New Features

  • Time-based recordings with Program Guide data
  • Quicktime (.MOV) container for H.264 transcoding
  • Silverlight support for custom H.264 profiles
  • Ability to "export" recordings
  • Trigger for "ShowSqueeze Complete" in Workflows
  • Filter for Clips in Workflows
  • Ability to run Workflows manually
  • "Manual mode" for SDI playout
  • Playlist editing for SDI playout
  • Return to start/ jump to end buttons in the web player
  • SnapStream.Net service for sending warning emails
  • New "Account Settings" page for users, including default search options

Improvements & Bug Fixes

  • Collapsible search results
  • Permission option for SDI Playout Node
  • "Jump to" option in web player now works on clock time
  • Better handling of node shutdown in multi-system clusters
  • Faster page loading in web interface
  • "Test Alert Now" button for TV Alerts
  • Button to restart failed tasks
  • Delete option for Upcoming Recordings page
  • Added file counts to confirmation boxes (Delete, etc.)
  • User is prompted to confirm if a clip is saved with no title
  • Path Selection Algorithm is hidden for folders with only one path
  • Various display improvements
  • Fixed- Searching logs for recording filenames does not work
  • Fixed- Timeout causing guide updates to fail
  • Fixed- SDI interface doesn't update the duration of an in-progress show
  • Fixed- Switching to Full Mode in web player pauses playback
  • Fixed- "Failed to access file system" caused by a deleted custom recording profile
  • Fixed- Attempting to submit a SmartChapter job on an in-progress recording results in a failure with no error message
  • Fixed- Exception during guide update causes all recordings to stop
  • Fixed- H.264 files with 720x480 resolution won't play in Windows web player or Enterprise TV Link
  • Fixed- Start/End Early/Late settings are missing for 24x7 recordings
  • Fixed- Software fails to log in to database after reboot

Version 5.6 | Build 2585 | October, 2012

New Features

  • In-Progress playback of Transport Streams in Mac web player
  • ShowSqueeze to H.264 Transport Stream
  • EBU Teletext Support
  • Support for DVB-T recordings with Teletext CC data

Improvements & Bug Fixes

  • New web interface architecture
  • Redesigned Library and Recording Manager in the web interface
  • "My Tasks" page in Task Manager
  • Task progress popups in the web interface
  • Clips are automatically set to Keep Until I Delete
  • IR blasting codes for Motorola DCX-3200 and Cisco RNG-100
  • Better compatibility with Windows Firewall
  • Web interface sessions no longer time out if pages are open
  • Support for PAL framerates in SDI playout
  • Added date of software revision to System Status page
  • Added warning notification for unclean shutdown
  • "Contact Tech Support" link in warning e-mails
  • Various display improvements
  • Fixed- System clock changes cause problems with recordings
  • Fixed- With large numbers of series, scrolling through series list lags
  • Fixed- Library takes a long time to load in Internet Explorer 8
  • Fixed- Index and backup locations allow invalid paths
  • Fixed- Folder settings allow invalid paths
  • Fixed- Movies are displayed under "Unknown" in Library Series view
  • Fixed- Saving a custom transcode profile switches the display back to a different profile.
  • Fixed- Write errors during recordings
  • Fixed- CC Archive converter crashes when processing large archives or bad files
  • Fixed- Multi-term email alerts don't email unless the last term returned results.
  • Fixed- Creating a folder with a duplicate name hangs the web interface in IE 8
  • Fixed- Recordings die when system clock changes
  • Fixed- Cannot save a media item with unknown series
  • Fixed- SDI playout installer doesn't create a directory it needs
  • Fixed- Extending an in-progress recording does not work
  • Fixed- Adding tuner #X on node A removes tuner #X on node B from available tuners list
  • Fixed- E-mail clip in Enterprise TV Link reports that a clip is over the limit when it isn't
  • Fixed- "Scheduled By" data missing for some recordings
  • Fixed- Some transcodes to WMV come out short
  • Fixed- Master tries to restart tuners on a node that is offline
  • Fixed- Disabling and re-enabling an analog that is recording a transport stream causes it to revert to recording a program stream
  • Fixed- Broker says it has stopped when it actually hasn't yet
  • Fixed- Pressing the right arrow in the web player causes playback to pause
  • Fixed- Guide alerts don't save right away
  • Fixed- Resizing browser causes playback to pause
  • Fixed- Custom lineups don't have station affiliation info
  • Fixed- A user who has the "Administer Users and Groups" permission but not the "Administer Server Settings" permission can't get to the Users and Groups page
  • Fixed- Timezone with UTC offset greater than 0 causes problems
  • Fixed- User with "Create Alert" permission only can't save a new alert permission
  • Fixed- Logging in makes a noise in IE 9
  • Fixed- Alert creation takes too long on systems with large search indexes
  • Fixed- Clipping in-progress recordings from the beginning fails
  • Fixed- ShowSqueezed files won't play through SDI node
  • Fixed- Resetting one tuner on a two-tuner system doesn't restart the recording on the reset tuner
  • Fixed- Search results from alerts that fail to send aren't included in subsequent successful alert
  • Fixed- Recording stats gives incorrect recording depth when a drive is offline
  • Fixed- CC data parsing is missing spaces
  • Fixed- Recordings stop with "Failed in DirectShow" error
  • Fixed- "Exception while running the Recorder Loop"
  • Fixed- H.264 transcodes have a small amount of video "noise" at the beginning of the video

Version 5.5.1 | Build 2187 | June 21, 2012

New Features

  • H.264 support in Mac web player
  • Support for Arabic characters
  • Ability to generate transcripts in a specific location using Workflows
  • Subchannel IR tuning for Contemporary Research QAM-to-analog converter
  • "Wake up" command for IR blasting
  • Ability to force the recording of episodes that have been recorded recently
  • Ability to import CC archives from version 4 into version 5
  • User-specific default clip folders in the web player
  • Conflicted Recordings page in Recording Manager

Improvements & Bug Fixes

  • Clips are now sorted by date created rather than the date of the original recording
  • Various display improvements
  • Improvements to transcript formatting
  • Continuous recordings
  • Drop-down field for Channel menu in Search
  • User-specific Last Watched point to web player
  • Added Channel Number and Callsign to main Library page
  • Popup in web player shows progress of clip creation
  • Analog TV now records as a transport stream by default
  • Fixed- H.264 clips have incorrect aspect ratio
  • Fixed- H.264 clips are out of sync
  • Fixed- Unexpected behavior when accessing Live TV when all tuners are occupied
  • Fixed- Search offers "did you mean" suggestions for search filters
  • Fixed- Attempting to add tuners breaks in-progress digital recordings
  • Fixed- Stopping a guide update can cause future guide updates to fail
  • Fixed- Files that have been deleted from the library may not be removed from the search index
  • Fixed- Up arrow does not always skip to the next SmartChapter mark in the web player
  • Fixed- Workflows page does not render correctly in IE 8 on XP
  • Fixed- E-mail clips sends a confirmation e-mail when no address is entered
  • Fixed- Recording an episode on one channel prevents the same episode from being recorded on another channel
  • Fixed- As-it-happens TV alerts fail to return some results
  • Fixed- Conflicts aren't handled correctly when a recording is canceled
  • Fixed- SmartChapter jobs fail to complete on XP nodes
  • Fixed- Sentences are not parsed correctly when closed caption files are created

Version 5.5 | Build 2002 | April 13, 2012

New Features

  • Mac Player support in Safari and Google Chrome
  • New Workflow filters for destination folder, series and category
  • New Workflow triggers for recording started and clip created
  • Maximum Number of Days expiration option
  • Transcoding of in-progress recordings (ShowSqueeze Live)
  • Ability to create directories on disk when creating video folders
  • IR code for Cisco DTA30 cable box
  • Ability to send a "no results" email when a TV alert returns no results
  • Ability to jump to the start and end points of a clip in the Web Player
  • Draggable clip end points in the Web Player

Improvements & Bug Fixes

  • Added custom lineup editing
  • Added the option to enter a service account when running the software installer
  • Added explanations of recording icons in the web interface program guide
  • Added progress bar for clipping tasks
  • Added program guide update button to the Program Guide section of Admin
  • Added new Recording Types to Recording Manager display
  • Added SmartChapters in the Web Player
  • Removed Original Air Date line from transcripts of block-based recordings
  • Better status reporting for library folder refresh operations
  • Better transcript formatting
  • Improved security
  • Improvements to SmartChapter performance
  • Various display improvements
  • Fixed- Manual recordings have no original airdate
  • Fixed- Deleting a recording job doesn't delete maximum number expiration settings
  • Fixed- SmartChapter jobs on Windows Media files fail
  • Fixed- Keyboard shortcuts for the program guide don't work in Chrome
  • Fixed- Temporary files used for ShowSqueeze are not deleted if a task runner process crashes
  • Fixed- Hiding a channel on one lineup hides the same channel on other lineups temporarily
  • Fixed- Reloading the Edit Tuner page makes the Upload External Tuner Config File option disappear
  • Fixed- Program Guide shows an incorrect recording icon for some upcoming recordings
  • Fixed- Seeking to the end of an in-progress HD recording in the Web Player causes playback to pause
  • Fixed- Closed-captioning information for some HD recordings is gibberish
  • Fixed- User-generated groups with the same name as preset groups but different cases result in an exception when importing version 4 app data into version 5

 

Version 5.4.2 | Build 1802 | January 31, 2012

New Features

  • HD support in Mac Web Player
  • Process for loading Program Guide data on a system with a connection to the Internet

Improvements & Bug Fixes

  • Overhaul of IR blasting
  • Added video resolution to Details pages in the Library
  • Improvements to Mac Web Player stability
  • Fixed- Audio and video out of sync in SDI playout
  • Fixed- Can't seek through very long recordings in Mac Player
  • Fixed- Large program guide updates can cause database queries to take a long time
  • Fixed- Some recording folders cannot be imported when upgrading software from version 4
  • Fixed- various playback issues

Version 5.4.1 | Build 1718 | December 30, 2011

New Features

  • Web Player for Mac

Improvements & Bug Fixes

  • Added Details link to search results
  • More useful error messages
  • View Transcript option in search result jumps to the location of the result
  • Server installer runs with elevated permissions automatically
  • Improved time bar for untagged files in the Web Player
  • Improved playback over low-bandwidth and high-latency connections
  • Various display improvements
  • Fixed- No SRT found when attempting to download a transcript
  • Fixed- Password matching on Edit User page doesn't work
  • Fixed- test E-mail button on Alert Settings page doesn't ask for an e-mail address
  • Fixed- Users without "Administer Server Settings" permission can't view the System Status page
  • Fixed- Enterprise TV doesn't start when installed for the first time under Windows XP
  • Fixed- Clips fail with "Path too long" error
  • Fixed- Web interface doesn't display correctly under Windows Server 2003
  • Fixed- Can't save changes to show details in the library
  • Fixed- Newly created local groups show up under LDAP-linked groups
  • Fixed- Web Player shows end time incorrectly
  • Fixed- Can't save changes to Auto Email and Auto Schedule options in existing program guide search alerts

 

Version 5.4 | Build 1611 | November 21, 2011

New Features

  • New Custom Lineup Wizard
  • New rule-based postprocessing engine
  • Permission settings for Video Folders
  • Ability to create custom video profiles
  • Ability to exclude times from 24-hour recordings
  • SSL support for systems running Windows XP

Improvements & Bug Fixes

  • Faster H.264 transcoding
  • New user permission category for Create Clips
  • New System Status page in the web admin
  • More efficient program guide updates
  • Added display of version and build number in the web admin
  • Added prompt for prerequisite installation and browser restart to Web Player installation
  • Status monitor and more options for folder refreshes
  • More accurate skipping during in-progress recordings
  • Added prompt for tuners to be disabled and re-enabled when settings changes are made
  • More useful warnings and error messages
  • "Loop Playlist" option and Stop button in SDI interface
  • Better filestreaming performance
  • Option to force SSL in the web admin
  • New default path selection for recording folders
  • "Save & Restart" option removed from Local Settings page
  • Improved automatic verification of in-progress recordings
  • Improved settings options in Expiration Manager
  • Improved formatting for guide data e-mail alerts
  • Improvements to Web Player display and controls: volume control, skip forward/back options, "link to this show at this time" feature, clock time display
  • Improvements to SDI playout interface
  • Improvement to Email Alert setup page, including Test button
  • Improvements to Tasks pages
  • Improvements to Search Status page
  • Improvements to Search and CC indexing
  • Improvements to lineup editing
  • Improvements to TV Alert creation in the web admin
  • Improvements to management of in-progress recordings
  • Improvements to show permalink feature in the web admin
  • Improvements to logging
  • Various display improvements
  • Fixed- Expired web admin session in Program Guide doesn't redirect to login page
  • Fixed- Expiration Settings and Stats pages are slow when a node is disconnected
  • Fixed- CTRL-F while playing back in Enterprise TV Link did not return to search screen
  • Fixed- Once recording job that also had an All Episodes job in the past does not display correctly in program guide
  • Fixed- High RAM usage by large search indexes
  • Fixed- No error notification in Users and Groups when LDAP server is unavailable
  • Fixed- Deleted lineups are not removed during a program guide update
  • Fixed- Can change All Episodes and New Episodes jobs to Timeslot jobs by editing the recording job
  • Fixed- Playing a non-existent search result in the Web Player shows no error message
  • Fixed- Failed guide update does not result in an e-mail alert
  • Fixed- No useful error messages when SMTP settings are incorrect
  • Fixed- Changes in recording quality do not update in Upcoming Recordings in Enterprise TV Link
  • Fixed- Attempting to e-mail a clip that is too large doesn't result in an error message
  • Fixed- Rebooting results in unnecessary e-mail alerts
  • Fixed- Move feature creates an extraneous archive file
  • Fixed- Clicking on Admin link after deleting tasks results in an exception
  • Fixed- Error message in Expiration Manager says "Maximum Used Space" when it means "Maximum Free Space"
  • Fixed- Extraneous error message when there are no product limits
  • Fixed- Possible to enter a Maximum Used Space setting that exceeds the size of the drive
  • Fixed- USB-UIRT training app locks the device
  • Fixed- Can't restart playback in Enterprise TV Link after leaving it paused for a long time
  • Fixed- When a show is accessed via permalink, the right-side menu is blank
  • Fixed- Completed recordings aren't precached during playback
  • Fixed- Some clip transcripts have a timestamp every 2-5 seconds
  • Fixed- Search results include episode name, but not show name
  • Fixed- Duplicate search results after CC reindex
  • Fixed- SQL server settings are incompatible with password security requirements
  • Fixed- Transcodes of long HD recordings to H.264 fail
  • Fixed- Long transcodes that fail are not retried
  • Fixed- CC write problem results in too many error messages
  • Fixed- Download of a large files from the web admin on a slow connection fails
  • Fixed- Results from a wildcard search aren't highlighted
  • Fixed- CC searches by date return results from the day before
  • Fixed- Change Password option in Viewscape does not work
  • Fixed- Silent installs of server software fail if the software is running
  • Fixed- Recordings restart after 5 minutes when a Live TV session is open
  • Fixed- When a recording is stopped in the Library, the red dot persists for several minutes
  • Fixed- Administrator password saves without retyping
  • Fixed- ShowSqueeze removes My Clips data
  • Fixed- Searching with invalid input results in an exception
  • Fixed- Can't select a destination folder when creating or editing a recording job in the web admin
  • Fixed- Can''t stop a recording from the Library
  • Fixed- H.264 ShowSqueezes are out of sync
  • Fixed- Duplicate airings can be created by a program guide update
  • Fixed- ShowSqueeze fails on some files
  • Fixed- Some saved searches run over and over
  • Fixed- Indexing failures are not accounted for properly
  • Fixed- Deleting the last pending task on page 2 or higher returns No Items Found
  • Fixed- E-mail Clip feature doesn't show a warning if Alerts aren't configured
  • Fixed- Reindexing a folder doesn't delete the existing index entries for that folder
  • Fixed- Software services use the wrong application data
  • Fixed- Exception when stopping transcode jobs
  • Fixed- Playback is delayed 1-2 seconds while seeking on an In Progress HD recording
  • Fixed- Playback is delayed 2-3 seconds at the beginning of an In Progress recording
  • Fixed- Program Titiles search filter returns hits from CC data
  • Fixed- Bad keyboard cursor behavior when creating a TV Alert
  • Fixed- "Did you mean" suggestions are not returned in web admin search
  • Fixed- Bad "Did you mean" suggestions
  • Fixed- Some clips are missing data
  • Fixed- Live TV session fails after channel change
  • Fixed- LDAP authentication fails for some users
  • Fixed- Downloading a file from the web admin blocks the session
  • Fixed- Adding a new manual once job with padding doesn't save the job padding
  • Fixed- A wildcard search of a* throws an exception
  • Fixed- "Network" search filter does not work
  • Fixed- Creating two manual recording jobs with the same title seems to work but doesn't
  • Fixed- Hitting PageDown and then PageUp in Search Results screen doesn't work as it should
  • Fixed- Unhandled exception when trying to ShowSqueeze a deleted item
  • Fixed- Single-job Delete buttons in Tasks pages don't prompt for confirmation
  • Fixed- Unexpected results when attempting to Delete in-progress recordings
  • Fixed- Possible to attempt to stop recordings that don't exist
  • Fixed- Exception when performing the Start Selected action on a task
  • Fixed- Saving tuner name fails with no warning message
  • Fixed- Indexing a bad CC file results in incorrect error messages
  • Fixed- Some recordings have bad CC files
  • Fixed- TV Alerts with lots of search terms take too long to save and time out
  • Fixed- Recordings are not re-indexed after metadata is edited
  • Fixed- Errors when saving tuner properties are not useful
  • Fixed- CC and log backups prevent software from shutting down
  • Fixed- WMV recordings with # in the title do not play
  • Fixed- Schedulers and Basic Schedulers cannot create manual recordings
  • Fixed- Can't restart a failed task on the Tasks page
  • Fixed- Transcoding from WMV to WMV fails
  • Fixed- Transcodes to WMV and H.264 are missing data
  • Fixed- Batch ShowSqueeze does not obey default settings
  • Fixed- HD clips fail when the end of the clip is the end of the recording
  • Fixed- Manual Once recording scheduled through Enterprise TV Link goes in the schedule with the wrong date
  • Fixed- Hours Remaining numbers in Enterprise TV Link do not change when the recording quality is changed
  • Fixed- Failed transcodes leave a temporary file
  • Fixed- Can't enter more than one address in warning alerts To: field
  • Fixed- Errors from bad e-mail address on Alert Settings page are not shown
  • Fixed- Recordings fail due to socket exception
  • Fixed- Upcoming Episodes view for Everything On This Channel job is incorrect
  • Fixed- CC data are reindexed on software startup
  • Fixed- Delete function in post-processing doesn't work correctly
  • Fixed- Stopping a recording from Live TV results in the error "Unable to start viewing Live TV."
  • Fixed- Some QAM recordings do not play
  • Fixed- Recordings located on offline nodes are not indexed
  • Fixed- Email alerts search in UTC when they should be searching local time
  • Fixed- Once recording jobs are not deleted after they complete
  • Fixed- No useful error message when tuners can't be added
  • Fixed- Recording jobs that change as a result of a guide update aren't handled correctly
  • Fixed- Using Composite or S-video requires Lock Tuner option

Version 5.3.1 | Build 1184 | June 29, 2011

Improvements & Bug Fixes

  • Fixed- IR Blasting with the USB UIRT wasn't tuning more than once
  • Improved stability of file streaming when the system is under heavy load
  • Improved server and client performance during playback of recorded content
  • Fixed- Web Player does not always release a file handle at the end of playback

Version 5.3 | Build 1139 | June 16, 2011

New Features

  • Web-based Player for Windows clients
  • New path selection options for video folders
  • DirecTV tuning through LAN using HTTP
  • Ability to change the server name in TV Alerts
  • Proxy settings to allow connecting to SnapStream.Net from behind a firewall
  • Warning message when guide data is low
  • New options for viewing logs
  • Direct recording to UNC paths
  • API documentation
  • Feature and upgrade management through SnapStream.Net

Improvements & Bug Fixes

  • Various security improvements
  • Various cosmetic improvements in the web admin
  • E-mailed clips no longer require confirmation
  • Documentation added to Enterprise TV Link
  • Reduced memory usage when reindexing
  • Added serial tuning codes for DirecTV receivers that can’t tune over IP
  • More reliable log searching
  • Auth tickets in web admin renew automatically for active sessions
  • Syntax check in LDAP integration
  • Guide data details added to settings page
  • Installer stops services automatically
  • Error messages in installer GUI
  • Better handling of attempts to delete locked files
  • Improved robustness of Reindex Folder feature
  • New logging backend
  • LDAP groups are sorted in Group settings
  • E-mail alerts now link to Web Player, not Link playback files
  • Fixed- Locked files not handled exactly right
  • Fixed- Record once job in Link EPG allows multiple scheduling of the same job
  • Fixed- Changing Machine Name in LocalSettings.aspx to a bad value breaks the page
  • Fixed- Tuners constantly try to restart if their server is off
  • Fixed- In-progress recordings that finish in an error case aren’t handled correctly
  • Fixed- Installation rollback due to install errors leaves product uninstalled
  • Fixed- Failures in recording leave open file streams
  • Fixed- QAM TP file with unknown audio stream does not play back
  • Fixed- Email clip in the web admin doesn’t give correct user feedback
  • Fixed- Node doesn't restart itself on an invalid ticket exception
  • Fixed- Shows recorded before DST switch show incorrect time during playback
  • Fixed- Full-length recordings are offered the option to "add to my clips"
  • Fixed- Detailed task status is blank
  • Fixed- Freespace expiration didn't log the machine name
  • Fixed- Fix FF4 and IE9 rendering issues
  • Fixed- View and Download Transcript in web admin don't show timestamps correctly after first couple of hours
  • Fixed- Emailed clips dispatched from web admin list the wrong time in one place
  • Fixed- When using the web admin to hide channels in large lineups, some channels refuse to be hidden
  • Fixed- Browser back button doesn’t produce expected results in upcoming recordings in web admin
  • Fixed- API samples have bad URLs
  • Fixed- Confusing feedback when security is disabled
  • Fixed- Limited users can’t change their own passwords
  • Fixed- Manual Recording jobs do not display time correctly in Recording Settings and Priorities
  • Fixed- E-mailed clips e-mails look different depending on where they were submitted from
  • Fixed- Creating a duplicate group produces an unexpected error
  • Fixed- Recent link in Recording Manager gives an unexpected error
  • Fixed- Unexpected error when adding tuners
  • Fixed- Three warning e-mails for same failure when a recording fails to start
  • Fixed- Search results in Enterprise TV Link shows wrong time if show was recording before last DST change
  • Fixed- Custom SnapStream.Net lineups with custom channels don’t download correctly when Major and Minor channel numbers are duplicated
  • Fixed- Broker crash on node when master stops
  • Fixed- Prompted for Web Player install when it’s already installed in Firefox 3.6 on Windows XP
  • Fixed- If LDAP server goes offline, User and Groups page won’t load
  • Fixed- Log messages for ShowSqueeze show GUID instead of machine name
  • Fixed- Change “corrupt file” task failure to fatal error
  • Fixed- DivX video does not play back consistently
  • Fixed- Can’t add a weekly job with any day other than current in Enterprise TV Link
  • Fixed- Jump to time doesn’t work in Enterprise TV Link
  • Fixed- Product limits aren’t applied when user can’t connect to SnapStream.Net
  • Fixed- H.264 feature disappears 30 minutes after startup
  • Fixed- When Manual Recording is selected from EPG or Live TV, channel should default to what the user was looking at
  • Fixed- Failed Delete File step during Move sends media item into limbo
  • Fixed- Make Legacy Converter import media item size

Version 5.2 | Build 835 | April 8, 2011

New Features

  • Ability to import configuration details from Enterprise TV version 4
  • Ability to reindex media from web admin without shutting down
  • Spelling correction in web admin search
  • Scale SDI playout to 720p
  • Creation of non-SnapStream.net digital lineups

Improvements & Bug Fixes

  • End-user input for Server name, password, and scaling in SDI playout interface
  • External tuning option defaults to Null tuner when Lock Tuner option is selected
  • Removed default "To" addresses in Alert configuration
  • Improvements to Active Directory integration
  • Faster clip creation
  • Added year of show to search results
  • Added ability to throw exceptions from the database
  • Added onscreen error messages for installer
  • Clarified the difference between user-created lineups on SnapStream.Net vs. locally
  • Adding a lineup triggers a guide update
  • Simplified software update procedure
  • Editing some tuner settings can be done without disabling/re-enabling the tuner
  • Fixed- Record All Episodes jobs on any channel can result in duplicate recordings
  • Fixed- Changing Live TV channel while recording restarts recordings
  • Fixed- EPG shows all channels from every SnapStream.Net lineup, regardless of whether the lineup is associated with a tuner
  • Fixed- Killing a tuner with a Live TV session on it results in incorrect behavior
  • Fixed- Direct UNC playback doesn't play back directly from UNC path
  • Fixed- Live TV hangs with multiple users on multiple-node clusters
  • Fixed- Custom channels in SnapStream.Net lineups don't work
  • Fixed- Second of two 24x7 jobs with two tuners and padding doesn't behave in the expected way for the first upcoming recording
  • Fixed- Guide updates don't stop when the network stops existing
  • Fixed- "Next 10 recordings to be deleted" list includes locked recordings
  • Fixed- Deleting an active lineup breaks tuner settings
  • Fixed- Link hangs while drawing large text boxes
  • Fixed- Some SRT files have the wrong initial timestamp
  • Fixed- Possible recordings tables are not removed when they should be
  • Fixed- Upgrades delete guide data without initiating a new update
  • Fixed- Upgrader times out when backup up database
  • Fixed- Shutting down tuners that are recording results in errors
  • Fixed- Error message when clicking Back button after a search with 0 results
  • Fixed- Moving recordings to another folder results in error
  • Fixed- Recording processes on Hauppauge HVR-2250 cards do not stop when the software is shut down
  • Fixed- Error when starting a recording after startup
  • Fixed- SnapStream.net lineup with empty station number causes guide download to fail
  • Fixed- Client connecting or disconnecting during sweep for dead proxies results in a crash
  • Fixed- Hitting Enter on Search page doesn't exeCute search
  • Fixed- Series-level "new" (unwatched) indicators are not correct
  • Fixed- Client hangs after 3-5 consecutive clips
  • Fixed- Client hangs when using IP address as server name with pre-populated username
  • Fixed- Some search results return incorrect time
  • Fixed- Predicted Archive Depth is incorrect
  • Fixed- Time constraints change crashes Link
  • Fixed- Search results greater than 1 hour duplicate the minutes and seconds on the cc result
  • Fixed- Time Constraints are in UTC

Version 5.1 | Build 569 | January 5, 2011

Improvements

  • Better recovery from power failures and system restarts
  • Better handling of heavy disk I/O
  • Improvements to Recording Stats calculation
  • Improved handling of failed tasks
  • Better logging of user changes to job properties and settings
  • Better logging of expiration
  • Default Minimum Free Space option in Expiration Manager is now 10GB
  • Improvements to scheduler
  • Faster enabling/disabling of multiple tuners
  • Added batch tuner editing
  • Browsing jobs and alerts creates entries in browser history
  • Eliminated “return” option in web admin, use browser Back button instead
  • Improved handling of large libraries (>=100,000 items)
  • Clips of HD recordings now happen at packet boundaries
  • Improvements to server software installer to support upgrades in the future
  • Various user interface improvements
  • Improvements to management of recording and index files
  • Playback no longer requires a sound device
  • Enterprise TV Link installer places an icon on the desktop
  • Set the “show” property on H.264 files for Apple compatibility

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed- Partially completed manual Once recording jobs show up in upcoming recordings after they are recorded
  • Fixed- With more than one Live TV viewer, starting a recording breaks the Live TV sessions
  • Fixed- Loading database backup causes timeouts when a large number of new files are present
  • Fixed- Enterprise TV Link displays clipping tools when F is pressed in Live TV while a show is being recorded
  • Fixed- Back Button in Series View of web admin Recorded Shows does not handle paging correctly
  • Fixed- Add Folders says the path is invalid improperly
  • Fixed- 24x7 recording jobs get into a state where they are marked canceled and constantly restarted
  • Fixed- Tuner restarting does not work properly
  • Fixed- Exception when accessing active recordings list with low user permissions [
  • Fixed- Stopping the broker via the Setup Wizard results in a hung Setup Wizard
  • Fixed- Exception when accessing ShowSqueeze status list with low user permissions
  • Fixed- Enabling LDAP integration wipes password field entries in Security Settings
  • Fixed- Web Admin occasionally hangs when enabling, disabling, or deleting tuners
  • Fixed- Blocking a recording causes all upcoming recordings on that job to reset their recording id
  • Fixed- Cannot access Email Notification Settings page from the clip options page in Enterprise TV Link
  • Fixed- User input is not interpreted correctly when updating tuner priorities
  • Fixed- Disabling several tuners at once causes undesired results
  • Fixed- Recording jobs do not start up correctly when several tuners are enabled at once
  • Fixed- Pending task list shows 12/31/9999 for InProgress or Pending Tasks
  • Fixed- Daily manual job records twice
  • Fixed- Media refreshed back into the library always says channel is 0
  • Fixed- Stopping a recording in order to change the channel in Live TV ends the Live TV session
  • Fixed- Stopping a recording in order to change the channel in Live TV stops an additional recording as well
  • Fixed- Incorrect time suggestion when clipping from Live TV
  • Fixed- User interface locks up while scrolling through upcoming recordings
  • Fixed- Folder count in SDI interface does not include clips
  • Fixed- Movies are listed in Series view as Unknown Series
  • Fixed- Clipping in-progress QAM results in a clipped segment of video at a different time than that which was requested by the user
  • Fixed- When a new folder is added, Same As Source folder settings are switched to the new folder
  • Fixed- Clips created through a Live TV session started through the Program Guide are never submitted for processing
  • Fixed- “Managed” property on video folders is not respected during expiration
  • Fixed- Recordings fails in specific cases near expiration limits
  • Enterprise TV Link logs in multiple times for a single session
  • Fixed- HD recording error results in recording that won’t play
  • Fixed- Transcode settings and Batch ShowSqueeze pages do not load
  • Fixed- Playback graph stalls on initial playback of some ATSC recordings
  • Fixed- Transcoding page will not save if Same As Source is selected as the target folder
  • Fixed- Add/Edit TV Alert page crashes if Same As Source is selected as the default folder[
  • Fixed- Changing machine name breaks Download Transcript feature in Link
  • Fixed- The Time Index is not updated in a timely manner
  • Fixed- Add/Edit TV Alert page does not allow selection of Same As Source as the default folder
  • Fixed- High CPU usage from sqlserver.exe
  • Library refreshes on a large UNC location stop with no error message
  • Fixed- Multiple custom lineups causes an exception during differential guide update
  • Fixed- Cannot stop a block recording in order to change channels
  • Fixed- Completed Tasks do not expire
  • Fixed- Enterprise TV Link crashes when searching the program guide
  • Fixed- Recent recordings are not considered when rebuilding the schedule
  • Fixed- Right padding is ignored even when a tuner is available
  • Fixed- In Edit Tuner, priority starts at 0 instead of at 1
  • Fixed- Copying show link from inside of playback does not include position information
  • Fixed- Block 24/7 jobs don't stick to proper timeslots when they cross the Daylight Savings boundary
  • Fixed- Other recordings failing near DST changes
  • Fixed-Series Record Once doesn't record anything if the series id changes
  • Fixed- Tuner disabling does not work
  • Fixed- Exception when accessing the Add Tuner page
  • Fixed- Parent pages do not refresh when things are added in child pages
  • Fixed- Tasks page does not load
  • Fixed- No clip is created when Same As Source is selected as clip destination
  • Fixed- Clearing In-progress media items fails with large libraries
  • Fixed- Marking a folder as “can't record to” does not remove it as a default recording folder
  • Fixed- Single 24x7 job, or multiple same episodes in a row, with two tuners and padding doesn't behave in the user expected way

Version 5.0.3 | Build 339 | September 17, 2010

Improvements

  • Added an option to the Local Settings Web Admin page to perform a remote service restart
  • Added Serial Tuning support
  • New file based logging infrastructure
  • Improved Web Admin Log viewing layout
  • Use the File Access Client pool throughout the base service infrastructure to reduce channel opening delays

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed- Link should not connect to incompatible server versions
  • Fixed- Make folder creation throw specific exceptions on failure
  • Fixed- Extending a recording in progress via the theater did not work
  • Fixed- When creating a recording folder, minimum free space for that folder in the expiration manager defaults to 0 MB
  • Fixed- Naming of clips automatically created from TV alerts are not correct
  • Fixed- Invalid update times received from SS.Net need to be ignored and use a locally generated time
  • Fixed- Web Admin favicon needs transparency
  • Fixed- Web Admin library multiselect... delete shouldn't select the row
  • Fixed- Portions of the Web Admin are display items that are not available based on the current licensed feature set
  • Fixed- Manual recordings continuously stop and restart when there is a blocked recording
  • Fixed- Job inserted above priority of a job that's going doesn't make it stop the first one.
  • Fixed- Web Admin BatchMove did not work
  • Fixed- TV Alert automatic post processing tasks not showing up in the Web Admin
  • Fixed- Watching Live tv and recording that episode blocks the episode until you exit live tv.
  • Fixed- Select All Checkbox dies if a sidebar action doesn't rebind the grid
  • Fixed- Search can still lock itself for a minute every now and then with large 30,000+ item libraries
  • Fixed- Viewing transcripts in the Web Admin can encounter timeouts
  • Fixed- Web Admin only show view/download transcript on search items that have srt data to show
  • Fixed- Web Admin Add Tuner/Edit Tuner pages only displaying first 10 lineups
  • Fixed- Web Admin Task queue doesn't uncheck the top checkbox after using it to clear the queue
  • Fixed- SDI Playout: Missing front audio on some 5.1 files
  • Fixed- Web Admin IE compatibility issue with styled buttons
  • Fixed- Blocking any recording for a block 24/7 job will stop the current recording for that job
  • Fixed- USB-UIRT Setup application displays zones incorrectly
  • Fixed- Some EPG searches crashes BTVD3DShell
  • Fixed- Web Admin Clicking on 'Type' or 'Priority' or 'Name' sort options on /Scheduler/Jobs.aspx causes exception
  • Fixed- Web Admin Deleting two tuners in a row (back to back) errors on the second
  • Fixed- Web Admin disabled buttons on default.aspx don't look like disabled buttons, rather unclickable regular text.
  • Fixed- Web Admin deleting two folders at once, the second doesn't delete
  • Fixed- Web Admin should not display a download link for a recording in progress
  • Fixed- Web Admin should display a play link for a recording in progress
  • Fixed- Web Admin display of next runtime for TV Alerts is incorrectly converted from UTC
  • Fixed- The "more" option on a result in an email alert does not work
  • Fixed- Web Admin email alerts setup in webui, username not populated for non-alert admin user
  • Fixed- Web Admin cannot assign a USER to a different GROUP without also resetting password.
  • Fixed- Web Admin should not display the delete option on librarymediaitem.aspx page for in progress shows
  • Fixed- Web Admin cannot get to transcode settings due to invalid email clip size setting
  • Fixed- Web Admin batch blocking episodes from upcoming recordings isn't blocking the second and following recordings correctly
  • Fixed- Web Admin removing all items on the last page of recent recordings does not take you to the next to last page
  • Fixed- Web Admin blocking all recordings from the last page of upcoming recordings does not refresh the page
  • Fixed- Web Admin Minimum Free Space: expiration settings field doesn't show/hide when the setting is disabled
  • Fixed- Web Admin file format editing doesn't change based on the dropdown you select
  • Fixed- Web Admin Configuration/EditChannels.aspx should return to lineups list on save
  • Fixed- Web Admin Configuration/LocalSettings.aspx needs to have information on machine name property
  • Fixed- web Admin Configuration/RecordingSettings.aspx doesn't honor can record to setting
  • Fixed- Web Admin Configuration/UserSettings.aspx "create ldap group" is superfluous
  • Fixed- Web Admin create SS.Net lineup page does not always create the correct lineup
  • Fixed- Searching within a show inside the theater returns no results
  • Fixed- Forcing and then stopping another recording start/stops the stopped recording over and over
  • Fixed- Incorrect icon used on the e-mail clip screen
  • Fixed- Non-Post Process Admin can't get showsqueeze status in viewscape library
  • Fixed- Inconsistent naming of the options for TV Alerts between the ViewScape and the Web Admin
  • Fixed- ViewScape TV Alert creation gives time options for guide data (not cc) search
  • Fixed- Starting a Live TV Session will sometimes restart a recording
  • Fixed- Recording the currently viewed live tv show will block until the Live TV session ends
  • Fixed- ViewScape upcoming recordings screen gives option to block upcoming recordings even without appropriate permissions even though the option does not work
  • Fixed- Viewscape manual recording screen offers conflict options for a user that doesn't have edit permissions even though the option does not work
  • Fixed- Throttling of automatic tuner resets is not working correctly
  • Fixed- In viewScape with global padding enabled the resolve conflict options are presented when they should not be
  • Fixed- Web Admin "same as source" isn't a folder option
  • Fixed- Web Admin and ViewScape do not use the same setting for automatic guide updates
  • Fixed- ShowSqueeze in Link does not obey Default Transcoding Folder setting
  • Fixed- Expiration Manager is getting incorrect drive statistics for offline UNC paths
  • Fixed- Deadlock during bulk enable/disable of tuners with active recordings going
  • Fixed- ViewScape stopping a recording from the theater screen is timing out blocking the recording
  • Fixed- Transitioning to live tv from recording does not push out all necessary events
  • Fixed- Live TV can't transition from lineup to lineup with two sessions going
  • Fixed- Web Admin ending client sessions from Client Management ends the wrong session
  • Fixed- Turning the system on after a few minutes of downtime will cause a tuner reset
  • Fixed- Web Admin return URLs are not preserving paging information
  • Fixed- Edit Media Item should not call the tagger if it is not needed
  • Fixed- Web Admin does not allow setting of global padding

Version 5.0 | Build 229 | August 1, 2010

New Features

  • New TV recording engine
  • New web services
  • New admin interface
  • Server clustering capability
  • SDI playout through SnapStream SDI appliance

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- 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
  • 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
  • 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