BrightAuthor:connected Release Notes

1.6.2

Improvements

  • BCN-7974: Added new UI to the Diagnostic Web Server that allows the user to change the logging level.
  • BCN-7790: Improved the launch time of the local Diagnostic Web Server on players.
  • BCN-8137: The failsafe is less aggressive about clearing network names.
  • BCN-6697: Zone names are now displayed in the zone layout.
  • BCN-6864: Added a button to delete unused variables in Presentation Settings.
  • BCN-7383: HTML 5 states now display an Enable BrightSign JavaScript objects when set to URL.

Bug Fixes

  • BCN-8038: Fixed issue that could cause networks converting from Content Cloud to Control Cloud to leave players in an error state.
  • BCN-7651: Fixed an error that could create multiple autoplugin.brs files in a presentation.
  • BCN-8035: Fixed an issue that would allow players without a valid subscription on Content Cloud networks.
  • BCN-8135: Fixed an issue that caused presentations to error when locally modifying and re-uploading HTML.
  • BCN-7185: Live Text Offset next values now behave as expected.
  • BCN-4946: Adjusting edges of zones no longer repositions the entire zone.
  • BCN-7182: Imported presentations no longer lose Conditional Target commands.
  • BCN-7204: Fixed an issue that would cause Conditional Targets to not receive commands as expected. Existing Presentations will have to be rebuilt to receive this fix.
  • BCN-7741: Variable inputs are now passed to Streaming widgets.
  • BCN-7936: Fixed an issue that prevented assigning setup files to players.
  • BCN-7961: Selecting GPIO in Entry or Exit Commands no longer results in a blank dialog.

1.5.5

Improvements

  • BCN-7973: Reduced default logging amount.
  • BCN-7828: Added option to the DWS to change the logging level.
  • BCN-7869: DWS View File now displays in a dialog.
  • BCN-7888: Certificate package installer will no longer fail on XT3 players.
  • BCN-7951, BCN-7952: IPv4 and MAC address info is now available in the DWS.
  • BCN-7953: The remote DWS no longer incorrectly states “This information is incomplete”.

Bug Fixes

  • BCN-8021: Fixed issue that would list player health incorrectly, disappear device groups, and prevent access to the schedule tab.
  • BCN-7431: Fixed issue that caused local file networking setups to fail.
  • BCN-7798: Downloading large files from the local DWS no longer incorrectly claims success.
  • BCN-7834: The DWS SSD tab no longer shows the SD contents.
  • BCN-7868: Fixed issue that prevented packet capture via remote DWS.
  • BCN-7883: Fixed issue that cause the Inherit Network Properties option to not provision properly through B-Deploy.
  • BCN-7884: Fixed issue that caused registration requests to not trigger when provisioning with Inherit Network Properties.
  • BCN-7889: DWS fetch requests in sub-folders no longer fail.
  • BCN-7916: Fixed DWS Advanced tab missing a label for BrightSign OS Update.
  • BCN-7928: Fixed issue that would cause custom schedules to convert to “Weekends” when a user navigates away from and back to the Schedule tab.
  • BCN-7945: Wi-Fi configured players should no longer lose network connection after being re-provisioned with Inherit Network Properties.
  • BCN-8013: AU3x5 players no longer display as unknown.
  • BCN-8031: Inherit Network Properties now defaults to false in old setups.
  • BCN-8045: Application Preferences can now be edited when logged into BSN.cloud.

1.5.3

Improvements

  • BCN-5869: Added support for AUx5 hardware.
  • BCN-6247: Improved UX surrounding starting a Node server and enabling node.js APIs in HTML pages for clarity. Additionally, node.js is now supported under the new node.js widget instead of the HTML widget.
  • BCN-7565: Added support for standalone .ac3 and .eac3 audio files in presentations.
  • BCN-6314: Automatically generated Default Device Setup packages no longer overwrite the player’s existing network configuration.
  • BCN-6320: New option in Device Setup packages that allows existing player network settings to persist through setup.
  • BCN-7421: Added VLAN option in device setup.
  • BCN-7365: Added support for multiple VLAN configurations.
  • BCN-7415: BrightSign CA Packages can now be designated in the Advanced Networking settings of a Device Setup file.
  • BCN-6919: Importing a presentation from BrightSign Network now clarifies that it requires a BrightSign Network log in.

Bug Fixes

  • BCN-6878: Fixed bug where Control Zones could receive invalid playback commands.
  • BCN-7461: Send Zone Message command name field will no long display blank.
  • BCN-7511: Groups containing %, &, and + characters can now be deleted.
  • BCN-7512: Improved DWS file download speed.
  • BCN-7540: Devices registered using APIs will now list their Setup File names properly.
  • BCN-7747: HD4 players should now properly react to Remote Input events.
  • BCN-7796: Fixed failures that would occur during web page uploads.
  • BCN-7075: /storage/flash access is no longer blocked by the supervisor.
  • BCN-6914: Fixed a schedule issue that would cause recurring events to not play properly.
  • BCN-5969: Fixed schedule display issue with daylight savings time.
  • BCN-7223: Media rules for tagged playlists will now include tags with no values.
  • BCN-7222: Tag playlists with a empty value tag will no longer error when opening the rules.
  • BCN-7374: Uploading presentations with duplicate HTML sites no longer causes incorrect HTML references.
  • BCN-7771: Sending Serial Byte Advanced commands no longer causes a crash.
  • BCN-7577: Creating a setup with a Partner Application will no longer error.
  • BCN-7031: Media uploads will no longer be interrupted by ‘No pending task’ error.
  • BCN-3608: Fixed incorrect device list in Target Devices list. Devices are now organized by the family abbreviation (XT, XD, HD, LS, etc).
  • BCN-5300: Network downloads should update properly after a refresh.
  • BCN-5329: Adjusting the schedule using a mouse will no longer cause deletion of schedule columns.
  • BCN-6767: Order by Uptime now functions as expected.
  • BCN-7791: Play next and Play previous commands now function as expected.
  • BCN-7192: Accessing imported network variables in a presentation will no longer cause a crash.
  • BCN-7802: Fixed an issue that would cause BSN.cloud to fail to retrieve regular groups by name.
  • BCN-7140: Saving an edit on an active presentation will no longer put the presentation in a draft state.
  • BCN-4685: Time-code events now have their entry field displayed properly.
  • BCN-6499: Fixed error that would cause videos containing Latin characters to crash the client when adding to a playlist.
  • BCN-6553: Resizing the schedule calendar should no longer cause a fatal error.
  • BCN-6722: Attempting to add an unsupported video will no longer cause the client to dismiss supported videos after.
  • BCN-7226: Changing a rule’s condition in a tagged playlist no longer resets the value.
  • BCN-7227: Fixed issue that caused datetime tags to not behave properly.
  • BCN-7307: Downloading plugins from the cloud no longer adds a .brs extension.
  • BCN-7379: Replacing media no longer prevents the new media from being selectable.
  • BCN-7402: Tagged playlists no longer have the incorrect time input after a save.
  • BCN-7466: Resizing a scheduled presentation by dragging up will no longer occasionally change the end time.
  • BCN-7600: Fixed issue that caused some large file size media to not work.
  • BCN-7659: Publishing a presentation with a super state containing no children no long fails.
  • BCN-7844: Media rules for tag type “string array” no longer generate an error message.
  • BCN-7943: Adding a node.js application o a local presentation no longer results in a permanent loading mouse icon.
  • BCN-7168: Improved tag rule filters when searching for array tag types.
  • BCN-6742: Improved ability to have presentations switch between interactive and non-interactive.

1.4.3

Bug Fixes

  • BCN-7824: Fixed a bug that would cause tabs in the remote diagnostic web server to not appear.

1.4.2

Bug Fixes

  • BCN-7630: Trial level subscriptions now expire properly
  • BCN-7710, BCN-7716: Tagged playlists now can approve media with validity dates.
  • BCN-7733: Resolved issues with publishing presentations with custom device web pages.

Maintenance Release 2

Changes marked with an asterisk(*) require OS8.1.69 or later.

New Features

  • BCN-4684, BCN-6988: Added support for dedicated IR.

Bug Fixes

  • BCN-6562: Snapshots no longer error when the orientation is set to “Portrait”.
  • BCN-6954: Debug messages and DeviceError.ashx requests now return failure reasons.
  • BCN-6459: Improved JSON error parsing.
  • BCN-7218: FLASH and SYS tabs are no longer visible on player reboot.
  • BCN-7396: Fixed network configuration error on the RDWS.
  • BCN-7153: Setup confirmation pages now have proper instructions.*
  • BCN-5602: DWS now displaces file last modified date on SD card contents.
  • BCN-6253: DWS no longer fails to download file sizes larger than 10Mb.*
  • BCN-6757: DWS no longer errors when performing a route trace.
  • BCN-6817: DWS now displays WiFi details under network configuration when both ethernet and WiFi are connected.
  • BCN-6865: DWS remote snapshot now displays the correct player information.
  • BCN-7268: DWS no longer displays empty tabs when hosting a local HTML5 site.*
  • BCN-7360: DWS error message for formatting storage improved.
  • BCN-7390: DWS logs are now .dump instead of .zip.
  • BCN-5789: Added DeviceScreenShots API.
  • BCN-7230: WSSAdapter now logs authentication failures.
  • BCN-6179: Fixed issue that would cause control click for multiselection to not function.
  • BCN-4674: Sync to a Play File state is now only enabled when enhanced synchronization is enabled.
  • BCN-5163: Fixed issue that would cause standalone presentations to not play.
  • BCN-5946: User preference for image mode is now saved when creating from a template.
  • BCN-6044: Changed the network tab component visibility to reflect user permissions.
  • BCN-6263: Fixed issue that could cause the remote DWS to become disabled when the user reboots, reprovisions, or factory resets the player.
  • BCN-6438: Assets now automatically display after moving contents folders.
  • BCN-6642: BrightAuthor:connected no longer offers the ability to import presentations targeted for unsupported players.
  • BCN-6740: Fatal error no longer occurs when moving an asset to the root media folder.
  • BCN-6840: Plugin UI no longer displays an empty name after changing the plugin name.
  • BCN-6869: Device setup now automatically clears sync files.
  • BCN-6963: Fixed conditional targets displaying the wrong target state.
  • BCN-7030: Fixed crash that would occur after undoing an add or resize of a 4k image.
  • BCN-7052: Fixed a bug that would cause media replacement to fail if one of the selected media was marked as invalid.
  • BCN-7053: Removed duplicate dialog confirmation when media replacement fails.
  • BCN-7127: The tag section now displays properly after activating a Content Cloud trial.
  • BCN-7128: Fixed fatal error when canceling an upload.
  • BCN-7173: Extra quotes are no longer added to tag value arrays.
  • BCN-7183: Imported BrightAuthor presentations no longer lose query strings for HTML sites.
  • BCN-7184: Imported BrightAuthor presentations no longer disable background color for Live Text fields.
  • BCN-7186: Fixed crash that would occur in 2 zone presentations when setting dynamic playlists to shuffle.
  • BCN-7189: Saving a tagging rule using FileLastModifiedDate no longer clears all rules on the playlist.
  • BCN-7190: Imported LiveText states no longer cause a crash.
  • BCN-7216: Imported states will no longer duplicate variables.
  • BCN-7217: Imported states should now keep their proper commands.
  • BCN-7231: Importing BPFs no longer causes a fatal error under certain circumstances.
  • BCN-7283: Importing presentations will no longer fail if a dynamic playlist with an Update Data Feed command is included.
  • BCN-7291, BCN-7293: Importing a presentation no longer loses Time on Screen values.
  • BCN-7292: Advanced Commands in Super States should again execute properly.
  • BCN-7301: Fixed crash after adding an event and hitting undo.
  • BCN-7316: Redo and Import variables no longer share a keyboard command on Windows.
  • BCN-7427: Fixed an error that could occur when a video zone and enhanced audio zone were playing concurrently.
  • BCN-7436: Get Help link on the desktop client should be responsive again.
  • BCN-7437: Fixed issue that could cause enhanced audio zones to not function.
  • BCN-6342: Advance Command text fields now support left-click drag selection
  • BCN-7181: Fixed issue that would prevent image zones from appearing behind video zones on HD players.

1.2.7

New Features

  • Tagging: BrightAuthor:connected now supports media and playlist tagging. Users can now use tags to organize and call on media and playlists for all types of presentations.
  • Replace Media: New support for replacing media files directly under Media Properties.
  • Import/Export: New ability to import and export States and Variables.
  • Video Mode: Improved support for video mode plugins.

Improvements

  • BCN-1960: Improved response time when deleting an HTML site.
  • BCN-5788: New device setup option: “Partner”
  • BCN-5599: Changed Local DWS “Reset Password” button to new “Set Password” button.
  • BCN-6931: Improved error response when attempting to setup players on expired trial networks.
  • BCN-4069: Default LiveText font size is now 30pt.
  • BCN-4716: The Unsaved Changes dialog for the Schedule tab now has an option to be disabled from Application Preferences.
  • BCN-6875: BSN.cloud now provides email notifications when a new user is added to an existing network.
  • BCN-6434: Resizing images while holding shift maintains the aspect ratio.
  • BCN-6592: Application Preferences icon updated.

Bug Fixes

  • BCN-6762: Fixed “[object Object]” message when attempting to access the Local Diagnostic Web Server created in device setup.
  • BCN-4082: Subfolders are now immediately viewable on creation.
  • BCN-2515: Content Usage tab renamed to Feed Configuration.
  • BCN-5064: Resizing content in a multi-zone presentation no longer resizes all interactive zones.
  • BCN-5067: When editing multiple interactive zones, the view is no longer reset when navigating between zones.
  • BCN-5518: Fixed issue where Media_List widget would loop instead of transitioning to other media.
  • BCN-5536: Fixed issue where writing device setup files to a local drive did not overwrite specially named files.
  • BCN-6029: Fixed misalignment between Audio Outputs in the Set Audio Output command.
  • BCN-6047, BCN-6628, BCN-5685: Added fix for device setup with proxy configuration.
  • BCN-6251: Fixed issue allowing presentations to be published without a group selected.
  • BCN-6265: Fixed error when attempting device setup download that includes a Firmware update URL.
  • BCN-6311: Fixed issue that would cause interactive events of the same type to have the same values under Specify Button Number.
  • BCN-6341: Improved SendSerialString (EOL) command functionality.
  • BCN-6344: Creating additional text boxes created using Add Item with Offset Next checked will now inherit size and text parameters of the selected text box.
  • BCN-6356: Application preferences are synced between web and desktop clients.
  • BCN-6457: Specified Hostname is no longer lost when creating or editing Device Setups.
  • BCN-6468: Navigator and Presentation Settings are now accessible while selecting the contents of a super state.
  • BCN-6474: Fixed the ability to use Application Preferences to adjust Storage beyond 100%.
  • BCN-6623: Fixed issue that would prevent group data from saving properly.
  • BCN-6626: Client logs no longer return sensitive information under certain conditions.
  • BCN-6724: Using the Delete key on a Ticker zone now deletes the selected item.
  • BCN-6725: 4k presentation now scales zones in the thumbnail correctly.
  • BCN-6792: Uploading directly to a new folder no longer causes an endless spinner when adding a BSN content directory from the content upload screen.
  • BCN-6794: Variable values are no longer lost when navigating between variables.
  • BCN-6899: Fixed issue that caused importing BPFs with conditional targets between compare operators to fail.
  • BCN-6925: Live text layer menu now displays properly.
  • BCN-6966: Video TimeCode event no longer causes a player crash.
  • BCN-7011: Fixed crash on MacOS client when publishing a presentation.
  • BCN-7012: Fixed crash on MacOS client when selecting media without locating media from the library first.
  • BCN-7019: Fixed crash caused by opening a presentation with a live text container selected.
  • BCN-7045: Media List Play Previous Timeout event now properly loops back from the first element to the last.
  • BCN-7048: Media Lists with ‘Return to start after inactivity’ selected now behaves properly.
  • BCN-7083: Immediately attempting to access the Schedule tab no longer causes a fatal error on networks which have an expired Content Cloud trial.
  • BCN-7114: Creating a new folder in a browser no longer causes the desktop application to stall.
  • BCN-7160: Passwords are now properly generated after New User creation.

 

1.1.1

IMPORTANT FEATURES AND FIXES

  • UI
    • BCN-6780/BCN-6721: Fixed some sync issues resulting in desyncs in VideoWall playback.
    • BCN-6747: Reuploading scripts no longer causes a crash.
    • BCN-6726: Fixed behavior in ticker zones that could cause a fatal error.
    • BCN-6719: Fixed playback issues caused  by conditional target commands.
    • BCN-6704: Device Setup library can now display more than 40 saved setups.
    • BCN-6699 Imported BPF projects no longer lose set targets.
    • BCN-6698: States will no longer change their targets if a conditional target exists.
    • BCN-6645: Fixed imported BrightAuthor content not displaying correctly in BrightAuthor:connected
    • BCN-6427: Missing plugin name form control is now displayed after adding plugin message event.
    • BCN-6744: Error codes sent during player registration are now correct.
    • BCN-6467: Fixed error caused by publishing older presentations without opening them first.
    • BCN-6753: The DWS is now disabled by default.
    • BCN-6501: The DWS no longer offers updates to OS builds still in development.
    • BCN-6204: Disabled autoschedule save feature in Content Cloud to avoid a fatal error.

1.0.3

NEW FEATURES 

  • The BrightAuthor:connected desktop application name has changed with v1.0.1: 
    • If using a manual installer of v0.38.1 or greater, all previous installations (i.e. named BrightAuthor) must be manually uninstalled and removed.

    • If using Help > Check for Update… to update the application, the application rename will not finish until the update is complete and the computer is restarted.

    • Installers that begin with v0.38.0 or less should be discarded.

  • BCN-609: Support for Simple File Networking via FTP

  • BCN-6207: Use New Network in the Admin tab to create a new Control Cloud network.

  • BCN-6240: The Content Cloud free 30-day trial can now only be activated in Admin.

IMPORTANT FEATURES AND FIXES

  • Device Setup and Provisioning

    • BCN-5663: Device Setup now includes the option to set up a player with a Partner Application.

    • BCN-5512: The Download Template and Upload Provisioning File features are now available in Device Provisioning.
  • Presentations

    • BCN-6227: New Pause Zone Playback and Resume Zone Playback

    • BCN-4067: There is now a Select different file option for Assets added to an Interactive presentation.

    • BCN-5892: A full screen audio only template is available when creating a new presentation.

    • BCN-6176: The Timeout event now accepts values less than one second.

    • BCN-3623: Touch Regions can now be named using the Event Name field within the Touch event canvas.

    • BCN-4687: GPIO Configuration is now set to Input by default.

    • BCN-6284: Fixed inconsistencies with saved presentations when switching between BSN.cloud Content mode and Local Content mode.
  • Content

    • BCN-4731: Elements can now be moved from one folder into another.
  • Publishing

    • BCN-6204: The Save and Save As options in Schedule are now disabled when the application is in cloud Content mode.
  • Network

    • BCN-5801: Various wireless settings are now disabled when Network Properties > Enable Wireless is not enabled.

    • BCN-5714: Network Options > Limit Content Downloads can now only be enabled when the Device Type is set to cloud Networking or Simple File Networking.

    • BCN-5691: The Limit Health Update feature has been removed from Network Options.

    • BCN-6045: User folders can now be deleted.

OTHER IMPROVEMENTS AND FIXES

  • General

    • BCN-5751: A fatal error no longer occurs when a computer wakes with BrightAuthor:connected running.

    • BCN-5355: A fatal error no longer occurs when a computer is put into sleep mode during a pending request over BSN.cloud.

    • BCN-4317: The content mode that is selected when the application is closed will remain the selected content mode once the application is relaunched.

    • BCN-6081: There is no longer a fatal error when clearing browsing data in Chrome followed by logging out of the application.

    • BCN-6395: The application no longer intermittently crashes when logging out.
    • BCN-5679: The BSN.cloud logo is now displayed during the verification phase of creating a new Control Cloud account.

  • Device Setup and Provisioning

    • BCN-6394: Fixed an issue that causes players to not recognize the Standalone setup type.

    • BCN-5508: The Chrome client now properly validates Device Activation codes.

    • BCN-6462: There is no longer an error when the first device is added to a newly created Control Cloud account using Device Provisioning.

    • BCN-6117: The Remote Snapshot JPEG Quality Level can no longer be set to over 100.

    • BCN-4614: The Remote Snapshot Interval now indicates that it is measured in minutes.  
    • BCN-6236: Manually downloading setup files on a player with an OS version that is less than OS 8.0.119 will now cause the device to auto-update to OS 8.0.119.

  • Presentations

    • BCN-5204: The Assets tab is now the initial tab upon entering the On Demand and Media List states.

    • BCN-6369: The Audio Zone can now be properly double clicked in the Layout view.

    • BCN-6292: Imported .bpfs with a Live Text state will no longer lose their Color

    • BCN-6223: A failed presentation import no longer causes the application to crash.

    • BCN-6142: Adding a Daily timeout event to a media state no longer causes the player to constantly crash and reboot.

    • BCN-5857: The file path and file attributes of an image added to a Live Text state now display properly.

    • BCN-5800: The maximum volume of the Connector Volume command is now 100.

    • BCN-5455: A Background Image can now be properly added to the Live Text state.

    • BCN-5418: The Two Zone Vertical template is no longer mistakenly horizontal.

    • BCN-5968: Selected media states will no longer remain selected if the presentation is saved then reopened.

    • BCN-6371: Conditional targets now work properly with events.

    • BCN-6313: The application no longer intermittently crashes when a presentation is switched into Interactive mode.

    • BCN-6123: Removing a single plugin from a presentation no longer causes inconsistent command configurations.

    • BCN-6093: There is now an ‘Update Asset’ prompt when changing the media type of an Asset in an Interactive zone.

    • BCN-5848: Plugin script error messaging is now more explicit.

    • BCN-5806: Keyboard commands now work consistently within the Media List state canvas and On Demand state canvas.

    • BCN-5139: Accessing a saved presentation now moves it to the top of Recent Presentations.

    • BCN-3706: Presentations can now be published from the Presentation tab without being saved first.

    • BCN-6433: The Set Variable command fails if the value references a different User Variable.

    • BCN-6426: The application no longer intermittently crashes when a media state is deleted from the presentation canvas.

    • BCN-6222: Save As no longer incorrectly changes the default presentation file name.

    • BCN-3363: Attempting to close the application during editing will now prompt an ‘Unsaved Changes’ dialog box.
    • BCN-5538: The Width and Height of a zone in Zone Properties now properly reflects the size of 4K target resolutions.

    • BCN-4421: The Navigator pane within the Touch event canvas now properly displays the Zone that the touch region is being added to.

    • BCN-6546: The application no longer intermittently crashes when a Touch event is opened.

    • BCN-6399: Content added into a Super State will no longer disappear if a published presentation containing a Super State is re-accessed.

    • BCN-6405: The Stream Name field no longer fails to save when using a Variable with a Stream widget.

  • Content

    • BCN-2656: Fixed an issue that causes the ‘Unsaved Changes’ dialog box to not appear when creating a Dynamic Playlist.

    • BCN-5960: A fatal error no longer occurs when opening a Live Media Feed.

    • BCN-6388: Assets with the lock icon no longer have the delete icon enabled.

    • BCN-6121: Saving a Live Media Feed or Dynamic Playlist while in Local Content mode no longer causes a blank white screen to appear.

    • BCN-5534: The ‘Unsaved Changes’ dialog box no longer appears when content has already been saved.

  • Publishing

    • BCN-5984: BrightSign OS Update in Schedule now works for Series 4 players.

    • BCN-5982: Firmware updates using BrightSign OS Update in Schedule now load on players properly.

    • BCN-5766: There are no longer inconsistencies within the Simple File Network Directory when navigating away from Schedule.

    • BCN-6361: There is no longer a fatal error when attempting to publish a presentation in Local Content.
    • BCN-6251: It is no longer possible to publish a schedule using the BSN.cloud destination type without selecting a Group.

  • Network

    • BCN-5706 + BCN-5082: The application will no longer crash when selecting a different Network once logged in.

    • BCN-6161: Last Error Time will now display ‘No Error’ if the last error time is unavailable.

    • BCN-6022: Fixed an issue that causes the user’s Email Address and Password to be clearly present in the txt file in the Chrome client.

    • BCN-5936: The location pin can now be moved freely within the GPS map view under the Device List.

    • BCN-4900: Dragging the GPS location pin under the Device List no longer causes it to appear on the opposite edge of the map.

    • BCN-4899: There is no longer a fatal error when the GPS location pin is placed on or beyond international datelines.

    • BCN-5841: Double clicking on the GPS location pin no longer causes a fatal crash and will now zoom in on the GPS map.

    • BCN-6432: The delete icon has been removed from players under the Device List.
    • BCN-5272: The View Schedule feature has been removed from the Network view.

0.37.2 (beta)

NEW FEATURES 

  • BCN-5715: Support for the 1920x1920x60p resolution on 4K-capable players

  • BCN-5560: The Diagnostic Web Server now has Network Packet Capture.

IMPORTANT IMPROVEMENTS AND FIXES

  • Device Setup and Provisioning 

    • BCN-5823: All players setup for the BSN.cloud beta will now automatically update to OS 8.0.119 before provisioning begins. 

    • BCN-5748: Players setup with B-Deploy will now automatically update to OS 8.0.119.

    • BCN-5666: New Reprovisioning feature: update the provisioning package of a player through the DWS.

    • BCN-5445: Device Setups that are in use can no longer be deleted. 
    • BCN-5492: Players will now display a purple screen with a status indicator during setup.

    • BCN-5375: Applying a Partner URL no longer requires the player to reboot and have its autorun deleted.
  • Presentations

    • BCN-5428: The default Image Mode for the Video or Image zone and the Image zone is now Scale to Fit.
    • BCN-5622: The volume of video and Video In states in an interactive zone can now only be changed using the Set Volume command.
    • BCN-5107: Adding unsupported content to a non-interactive zone no longer causes the application to crash.
    • BCN-3911: The dimensions of an Asset can now be viewed in Asset Properties.
    • BCN-3430: Video states in interactive zones now have the options to Loop media if no media end transition is specified or Hold last video frame if no media end transition is specified.
    • BCN-5816: New Enable Full Resolution Graphics option in Presentation Settings for certain video modes larger than 1920x1200. See here for more details. 
    • BCN-4056: The Live Text state now has Advanced Commands.
    • BCN-5820: The application no longer crashes when a presentation contains an Audio Time Code event.
  • Content 

    • BCN-4855: A save menu with a Save As option is now available for Live Media Feeds, Live Data Feeds, Dynamic Playlists, as well as for the Presentation and Schedule tabs.
    • BCN-4871: Attempting to edit the Validity Date of a feed no longer causes the Validity Date settings to disappear. 
    • BCN-5605: Empty Dynamic Playlists, Live Data Feeds, and Live Media Feeds now contain instructional dialog.

  • Publishing 

    • BCN-4006: Players can now update their OS when publishing a presentation in the Schedule tab using Option > BrightSign OS Update.

    • BCN-4682: The Enable Serial Debugging and Enable System Log Debugging options in the Options pane of the Schedule tab are no longer enabled by default.
    • BCN-3648: Empty schedules can now be published to remove all scheduled content from a particular Group. 
  • Permissions

    • BCN-5704: The Assign to Role selection is no longer empty when adding a new user to a Control Cloud subscription.
    • BCN-5756: Users added to a Control Cloud network no longer disappear from User Management when the Network Administrator logs in.  
  • Network 

    • BCN-5721: Device Groups selected in the Hierarchy will no longer sometimes lose their delete icon when they appear under Device List.

    • BCN-5475: Players no longer disappear from the Device List if their Network Status changes.

OTHER IMPROVEMENTS AND FIXES

  • Device Setup and Provisioning 

    • BCN-5657: The “Back” button is now properly displayed in Device Setup in the browser client.

    • BCN-5292: When provisioning a player running OS 8.0.48 or earlier, it will now automatically update to OS 8.0.119 while performing Device Setup to prevent an erroneous Device Activation screen. 

    • BCN-5440: In Device Setup, the Enable Serial Debugging and Enable System Log Debugging options are no longer enabled by default.

    • BCN-5914: Provisioning a player by using Apply Setup no longer triggers an inaccurate success message if the setup failed. The player will also now update to the correct device setup immediately.

    • BCN-5445: Device Setups that are in use can no longer be deleted. 

    • BCN-4477: Improper error messages no longer display when saving a device setup to an SD card. 

    • BCN-5716: Custom Limit Content Downloads values now save correctly to Setup Files. 

    • BCN-5703: Enabled Debugging options in Device Setup now save correctly to Setup Files.

    • BCN-4446: There is now a Save As To Library option when editing a Device Setup in the Device Setup Library.

    • BCN-4446: A duplicate button has been added to Device Setups in the Device Setup Library. 
  • Presentations

    • BCN-5775: The Scroll Speed of scrolling text in a Ticker zone is now converted correctly when the presentation is saved then imported.

    • BCN-5652: Text in the Name field no longer disappears when adding a Data Feed to a presentation in Presentation Settings.

    • BCN-5543: The Device Web Page error indicator now functions properly when adding a Data Feed to a presentation in Presentation Settings.

    • BCN-5482: The application no longer crashes when changing the Time to Display Each Line of an RSS Feed in a Live Text State.

    • BCN-5188: Media states in saved interactive presentations are no longer rearranged when re-accessed by the user.

    • BCN-4988: Improved Event state labeling.

    • BCN-4255: Individual Touch Regions now have the capability of using Advanced Commands.

    • BCN-4753: Fixed an issue that causes the Zone Properties of a Ticker zone to be labeled as “State Properties”.

    • BCN-4858: The Input specifies variable option for UDP events now works.

    • BCN-5600: The Volume option for audio and video states in a non-interactive zone has been fixed.

    • BCN-3951 + BCN-3695: Empty zones now contain instructional dialog.

    • BCN-5432: The Update Data Feed command now has a dropdown list of all Data Feeds defined in Presentation Settings.

    • BCN-5399: The CutCopy, and Paste options in the Edit dropdown menu now work in the desktop client.

    • BCN-3983: The properties of newly added touch regions now display properly in Touch Regions.

    • BCN-5284: Accessing the Touch event authoring window now only opens the selected touch region properties while leaving the other regions’ properties collapsed.

    • BCN-3286: The Script Plugin Name and Parser Plugin Name fields must be the same as the name of the BrightScript subroutine for added plugins to work.

    • BCN-3286: Spaces within the Script Plugin Name and Parser Plugin Name fields now trigger an error message.

    • BCN-5851: Specifying the Query String of an HTML5 state now functions properly.

    • BCN-5813: Importing a .bpf with a custom autorun now correctly prompts a fatal error message. Custom autoruns are not yet supported in BrightAuthor:connected, see here for a list of BrightAuthor features that are not yet supported in BrightAuthor:connected.
    • BCN-5812: Duplicate data feed sources in a .bpf  no longer lose their configurations once the .bpf  file is imported into the application.

    • BCN-5811: Importing a .bpf  with a custom Device Web Page no longer fails.

    • BCN-5810: Importing a .bpf  with a Portrait Orientation no longer fails.
    • BCN-5542: Data feeds not references by a media state that are imported from a BrightAuthor .bpf  will now be visible in Presentation Settings > Support Content > Data Feeds
    • BCN-5808: Media selected in Assets are now properly deselected when the user clicks anywhere within the presentation canvas.

    • BCN-5799: A Return to start after inactivity option has been added to the Media List state.

    • BCN-3916: The Delete key now properly deletes selected elements in the Presentation canvas.

    • BCN-5765: Added a scrollbar to the Library dropdown in the Presentation tab when in Local Content mode.

    • BCN-5724: BLC400 commands now have the correct Parameters.

    • BCN-5723: Touch Region settings are now properly labeled as “Event Properties”.

    • BCN-4647: Fixed an issue that causes elements to be immovable in the Live Text canvas when the Zone Size is less than full-screen.

    • BCN-5767: When media is added to a zone, the zone types in Zone Properties > Type will now properly reflect the zone type that is compatible with the media added to the zone.

    • BCN-4399: Fixed an issue that causes Touch Regions to be improperly sized when viewed in the Touch event canvas.

    • BCN-4005: The background of the Touch event canvas now properly displays the content that the event is being added to.

    • BCN-4642: The z-ordering of elements in Layers in the Live Text canvas is now reflected properly in the canvas.

    • BCN-5755: Improved presentation playback from the browser client.
    • BCN-5650: Improved memory management during presentation playback. 
    • BCN-3647: Red error indicators now appear if two of the same media states have an identical Name.

  • Content

    • BCN-5589: Dragged and dropped media from Assets now show up correctly in the presentation canvas when using the desktop client. 

    • BCN-4359: The “Unsaved Changes” dialog box no longer appears at improper times. 

    • BCN-4637: New Create New Folder option in the Change Destination Folder when uploading content to BSN.cloud.

    • BCN-2892: The Title of Assets added to a Live Media Feed is now set to the asset’s filename by default.

  • Permissions

    • BCN-5709: Adding a second user to an existing Control Cloud Network no longer gives them access to user management controls.

    • BCN-5548: Fixed an issue that caused users to be unable to add customized Permissions to Custom Roles.

  • Publishing

    • BCN-5574: Saved BSN.cloud schedules now load correctly when accessed in Local Content Mode.

    • BCN-4882: Removed cursor hovering in the Transfer Monitor window when the progress of a transfer item is not expandable.

    • BCN-5559: When scheduling a presentation in the Schedule tab, the default Destination Type is now Local System Storage or the last destination used.

    • BCN-5291: Fixed an issue that causes players provisioned for Standalone or Simple File Network to not appear in the Network until content is published to it. 
  • Network

    • BCN-5555: Fixed Player Name inconsistencies.

    • BCN-5166: Fixed an error message that appears in the Remote DWS.
    • BCN-5594: Increased the player access token timeout from 15 minutes to 24 hours.

    • BCN-5523: Setting recovery_url to an empty string using the Remote DWS API now properly deletes the recovery URL. 

    • BCN-5472: The Remote DWS API recovery_url now correctly returns the recovery URL. 

    • BCN-5489: The Analyze Media File tool in the Diagnostic Web Server no longer misidentifies Remote Snapshot .jpg  files as video files. This tool only returns a result for audio and video files.

    • BCN-5918: Groups left unchecked in Hierarchy will no longer incorrectly appear in the Device List.

    • BCN-5947: When a player’s status changes, the player no longer occasionally disappears from the Device List when accessing the Network tab through Dashboard.

  • Admin

    • BCN-5562: “Application Preferences” text is now consistent within the Admin tab.

    • BCN-5303: Clicking Apply Changes in Application Preferences now triggers a confirmation message.

 

0.53.0 (beta)

NEW FEATURES 

  • The Control Cloud now allows network owners to create and assign additional users.

OTHER IMPROVEMENTS AND FIXES 

  • Device Setup and Provisioning 

    • BCN-5454: Fixed an issue that causes setup files to not publish to an SD card from the Device Setup Library if the Device Setup contains a wireless password.

    • BCN-5312: It is no longer possible to configure a player for Simple File Networking without setting a “URL for Web Folder” value.

    • BCN-4615: Enabled the Local Diagnostic Web Server password in Device Setup when using the browser client.

    • BCN-5192: Attempting to create a Simple File Network Device Setup for B-Deploy no longer causes an error.  

    • BCN-5090: The Local Diagnostic Web Server user name and password are now saved when the Device Setup is added to the Device Setup Library.  

  • Presentations 

    • BCN-5478: Specifying a Time to Display Each Line of 0 for an RSS feed in a Live Text state no longer causes the lines to refresh at an unreadable speed.

    • BCN-5386: Attempting to import a presentation while editing another presentation will no longer result in an incomplete import.

    • BCN-4339 + BCN-4350: When viewing All Presentations, the presentation directory is now based on the set content mode, either Local Content or BSN.cloud Content

    • BCN-4928: Clicking Save As after importing a presentation re-saves the presentation as the correct default filename.

    • BCN-5526: When a Set Variable command is added to a presentation the value of the variable is no longer assumed as the user variable.

    • BCN-5514: There is no longer a crash when a user attempts to Double Click to Edit Zone Playlist then click the Presentation tab.

    • BCN-5447: Images that are too large for a presentation zone no longer trigger a “Fail to upload” error.

    • BCN-5503: When adding assets that require a resize to a presentation, the resized asset is also added to the library. 

    • BCN-5469: Media no longer disappears from an Images Zone when the presentation is published to the Content Cloud for players set up with BSN.cloud Networking.

    • BCN-5486: A local presentation containing two HTML 5 states no longer fails to upload.

    • BCN-5117: The Media List state now works when populated from a URL feed.

    • BCN-4652: All references to Local Site input is now gone when in BSN.cloud Content mode.
    • BCN-4640: The search box in Select Asset now works.

    • BCN-3617: A duplicate button has been added to advanced commands for media states and events.
  • Content 

    • BCN-5409: Media thumbnails are no longer missing when media is uploaded to the Content Library when in BSN.cloud Content mode.

    • BCN-5358: It is no longer possible to create multiple Dynamic Playlists that have identical names.

    • BCN-5645: Improved handling of non-media type files.

  • Permissions 

    • BCN-5295: Users and Roles are now immediately visible after creating a BSN.cloud network.

  • Publishing 

    • BCN-5360: Changing the Event Time of a recurring presentation now has no effect on the Start Date or End Date.

    • BCN-5313: Opening a directory twice during Simple File Network publishing no longer triggers an "Invalid presentation directory" message to display.

    • BCN-5060: Fixed an error that arises when attempting to edit user permissions for a device group.

    • BCN-5218: A “Publish” option is now available in the Unsaved Changes dialog box that appears when editing the Schedule in BSN.cloud Content mode.

    • BCN-5217: A “Save” option is now available in the Unsaved Changes dialog box that appears when editing the Schedule in Local Content mode.

  • Network 

    • BCN-5481: Editing the properties of a group of players in Device Group no longer causes a crash.

    • BCN-5133: Communication between BrightAuthor:connected and the WebSocket server has improved.

    • BCN-5123: The Network tab is now accessible when no user is signed in.

    • BCN-5522: Removed DNS lookup re-directs for some Internet Service Providers.

    • BCN-5170: Improvements to Network name validation and feedback to the user.

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