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Before this blog started, we also posted 4.0.1 Designer and Player updaters to www.scala.com/updates. Here are the changes:
Scala Player5 and Scala Designer5 Release 4.0.1:
- Certain WMVs would appear not show their end-time in
Release 4. Now fixed.
- If you set a Flash clip to loop infinitely, Scala was sometimes
deciding prematurely that the Flash clip had ended. This is
- Fixed a rare crash involving Flash clips.
- Fixed a rare crash in sound handling.
Scala Designer5 Release 4.0.1:
- Fixed a case where hitting Enter in an empty element
would leave you with no text-cursor visible.
- Fixed a problem where Collect Files would fail if the
script has sub-scripts.
Scala Player5 Release 4.0.1:
- Fixed a problem where Release 4 players could end up not
returning health or billing logs to Content Manager.
- Fixed a problem where the IntegrateContentLocally COM
interface could erroneously clean up files whose name was
similar to the file just added.
I'm happy to say that Release 4.0.1 updaters are now available for Content Manager, and for the Playback Audit Parser. Go to www.scala.com/updates to download the latest.
Here are the changes:
- Scala now provides a Content Manager Documentation installer
that will install the current PDF User's Guide and Quick Start Guide in
the correct folder for the links on the Content Manager home page.
- The Content Manager File Uploader has improved
connection handling, to avoid certain timeouts that could occur.
- If you abort a broadcast, you are now asked "Are you sure?"
- In the broadcast status list, you can now use Ctrl+Click
to multi-select broadcasts, and abort several at once.
- The Playback Audit parser now purges aged data from its
database, according the the Max Database Age setting on the Properties
page of a distribution server.
- Improved logging of the activity of the Playback Audit parser.
- For broadcast distributions, when you right-click on a broadcast
on the Distribution screen and select Show Players, the
Player Details dialog has new Confirmed Players and Unconfirmed
Players tabs. These new tabs show players that have (and have not)
acknowledged receipt of 100% of the broadcast.
- The new minimum allowed version of the Java runtime is 184.108.40.206.
This fixes an incompatibility with earlier versions of the 1.6 Java
- The installer was not correctly recognizing the installed
version of the Java Runtime if it was 220.127.116.11 (Java Version 6 Update
10) or newer. Now fixed.
- Preview Players work again. Generating plans for Preview Players
was broken, and is now fixed.
- If using MySQL as your database, you have to manually install
the MySQL database connector file. Installing an update of Content
Manager would end up deleting that hand-installed file during a cleanup
phase. Now any hand-installed MySQL database connector files are
preserved during installation / updating.
- Fixed a problem where Content Manager could generate an invalid
plan if a timeslot has its playlist deleted.
- In Playlist Properties, when changing the No repeats
within option between percentage and number of items, the displayed
values were not correctly remembered under Internet Explorer. Now
- If a time trigger is supposed to run until the end of the day,
it was stopping a minute early. Now fixed.
- If you remove an automation schedule from a distribution server,
then an "invalid argument" dialog box would pop up, if using Internet
Explorer. Now fixed.
- If the Administrator user creates a maintenance job, then later
a different user with access-rights to the Maintenance area logs in,
they were unable to view that job. Now fixed.
- In the Media Distribution Monitor, hovering over a
filename shows the full filename as a tooltip (useful if you have very
long filenames that get truncated in the main display.)
- Multiselecting several players, and changing their channel to
"– No Channel –" would fail.
- Changing the channel of a player does not cause the Synchronize
Now button to become enabled.
- Removed unused user role "Health Monitoring (Beta)".
- The database connection chooser now refers to "Postgres 8.3.x".
- If you have a very long metadata-name, the dialog box for
editing the pick list values would be malformed. Now fixed.
- Fixed a bug where the Playback Audit parser could lose one of
its configuration files, and would need to be stopped / restarted to
- The Playback Audit parser could generate an exception in its
logs when the parser is started before it is configured. The exception
was harmless but should be avoided rather than logged. Now fixed.
- If a broadcast failed, the error information from the Broadcast
Server was not always being displayed within the Content Manager
screens. Now fixed.
- If a broadcast-connected player has some media files deleted,
Content Manager now is properly aware of that and shows the correct
inventory. Also it will include these files in subsequent broadcasts.
- Selecting and deselecting Media Items in a broadcast package is
now much faster, especially when using Internet Explorer.
- The broadcast dialog for sending a broadcast at a later
date/time was sometimes scrolled out of view. Now fixed.
- On the Distribution screen, if you select the Broadcasts
tab or the Sync History tab, then the Synchronize Now
button is no longer disabled.
- If you try Force Synchronize All for a broadcast
distribution server, you no longer get an error "Server UUID not set,
cannot sync players for Broadcast."
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