Release Notes

Release 1.8

Status: Released



This release is available as an executable Java jar which supports the processing of either Avails or Manifest files. The latest jar may be downloaded from the project's GitHub repository.

Support for native executables for OS-X, Windows, and Linux has been dropped as of Release 1.5. Note that the executable Java jar provides support for both the Avails and Manifest Validators, in contrast to the OS-specific executables in which there was a separate executable for each validation tool.

Users who do not wish to download and install the desktop version of the MDDF Tool Suite may still access the tools by using the on-line MDDF Services. While primarily intended for browser-based usage, they may also be accessed via scripts (e.g. using curl ) or by any other software with the ability to make use of a REST API.

Source Code

Source code is available on the Movie Labs mddf GitHub repository and is under an open source license. If you would like more information, please contact us.

Change Log

The main focus of this release has been on adding support for the latest versions of the MDDF specifications (i.e., Manifest v1.9, Avails v2.5/v1.9, MDMEC v2.8, and CM v2.8). Also new in this release is support for validating OfferStatus files.

Additional changes are:

  • Bug Fix: Ingest of XLSX Avails incorrectly identified AvailType when WorkType==Collection
  • Bug Fix: Ingest of XLSX Avails failed due of typo in code identifying file type
  • Bug Fix: Setting LOG-LEVEL to 'Debug' threw NullPtrException during initialization [NOTE: bug introduced in v1.7]
  • Bug Fix: Ingest of Avails in XLSX dropped any term added from Avail v1.7.3 on (e.g. 'Download, Bonus) [NOTE: bug introduced in v1.6]

Known Bugs

  • consistency of Encoding/ChannelMapping is not checked when the number of Audio channels is 1.