Release Notes Archive for Deprecated Products

The products and modules below have been discontinued and are no longer available.

Deprecated Forensic Watermarking Products

Packaging Service

Date Version Descriptions
2022.11.21 Deprecated - FWM SaaS Packaging service is discontinued as the new Transcoding & Packaging service is launched.
2022.10.19 2.0.3 - Improved S3 storage I/O timeout handling.
- Improved the way to get media information of input content.
- Added error code for S3 access permission error. (WM900026)
- Fixed an issue where multiple mails were sent to customers in case of errors encountered during download or preprocessing as part of adaptive content packaging.
2022.03.24 2.0.2 - Applied FWM CLI PreEmbedder v2.5.1 which fixes the FWM+DRM content playback issue on M1 macOS Safari
2021.11.22 2.0.0 - The packaging speed has been improved by distributing watermark preprocessing for adaptive streaming content on multiple servers.
- For better player compatibility, the default format of packaged subtitles has been changed from embedding to WebVTT text subtitles.
- Improved to display packaging status for each ABR track of a job.
2021.08.11 1.7.3 - Fixed an error where the packaging job failed with subtitle files.
2021.06.21 1.7.0 - You can now set default track information for DASH/HLS content with multiple audio tracks.
2021.04.27 1.6.0 - Now you can input track label to DASH packaging output.
2021.03.03 1.5.0 - Updated to allow blank or period character in the audio label input for a watermark packaging job.
2021.01.27 1.4.0 - Added input file options feature for track name and audio language info
2021.01.06 1.3.3 - Fixed issue with some HEVC codec while watermark packaging
2020.11.05 1.3.2 - Fixed issue with non-DRM packaging
2020.11.03 1.3.1 - Fixed issue with checking codec for trial account
2020.09.16 1.3.0 - Added DASH related packaging options
- Added multi-key related options for DRM packaging
- Optimized watermark preprocessing logic to reduce pixelation
2020.09.08 1.2.1 - The minimum length limit for packaging video is changed from 12 minutes to 5 minutes.
- Supports packaging of adaptive contents with separate audio tracks
2020.08.19 1.2.0 - HEVC packaging support, correction of case processing error of subtitle language code
2020.07.29 1.1.1 - Updated the length limit of the input file path (up to 512 bytes supported)
2020.06.10 1.1.0 - Added support for Akamai CDN integration
2019.01.15 1.0.0 - SaaS Packaging Server 1.0 release

Packaging API

Date Version Descriptions
2022.11.21 Deprecated - FWM Packaging API is discontinued as the new Transcoding & Packaging service is launched.
2022.09.21 2.11.0 - A limit on the number of requests for watermark detection by trial customers (up to 2 times) has been applied.
2022.06.14 2.10.0 - Added space restrictions on file paths when registering packaging jobs.
2022.03.30 2.9.0 - Added support for automatic watermark detection.
- Fixed a space error in the input option when creating a packaging job.
2021.11.22 2.8.0 - Improved handling of multiple jobs using the packaging job queue.
- Fixed an issue with forensic watermarking trial limitations.
2021.06.21 2.6.0 - You can now set default track information for DASH/HLS content with multiple audio tracks.
2021.04.28 2.5.0 - When registering a forensic watermarking packaging job with a trial account, a function to check the trial limit on the input file size has been added.
2021.01.27 2.4.0 - Added input file option API parameter for track name and audio language info
2020.10.27 2.3.1 - Fixed issue about trial check
2020.09.16 2.3.0 - Added DASH related packaging options
- Added multi-key related options for DRM packaging
- Changed packaging ‘Start Date’ to the start of input content downloading
2020.08.19 2.2.0 - Added prevention of storage removal
2020.06.10 2.1.0 - Added support for Akamai CDN integration
2020.05.12 2.0.0 - Updated to V2 API

FWM CLI Packager

Date Version Descriptions
2022.11.21 Deprecated - Discontinued due to low customer demand
2022.03.21 2.5.1 - Improved compatibility with Apple M1 mac Safari to resolve a playback issue of DRM+FWM contents on the environment
- Improved watermark detection rate for low resolution videos
- For consistency with other modules, the name of the existing cdnpack_option item has been changed to composing_type. (supports ‘directory_prefix’ and ‘unlabeled_a_variant’ options)
- Updated watermark core for better invisibility
2021.06.22 2.2.0 - To improve the usability of the existing CLI preprocessor, we have released the FWM CLI Packager that can perform A/B version preprocessing and DRM packaging with a single command.

CLI Preprocessor

Date Version Descriptions
2021.06.22 Deprecated - CLI Preprocessor is integrated into the new FWM CLI Packager
2020.09.09 2.0.3 - Optimized watermark strength for better invisibility
2020.07.24 2.0.2 - Extended input filename length from 256 to 512
2020.01.30 2.0.0 - Updated for shorter video length required to detect watermark. (12 mins -> 5 mins)
- Optimized watermark strength for invisibility and robustness.
2019.04.11 1.3.1 - Added support for HDR 10 hardware decoding.
- Shows ‘DEMO’ in the video when a trial key is used.
2019.03.11 1.3.0 - Added support for UHD resolution, HEVC codec, and HDR.
- Added support for multi-thread decoding.
2018.07.16 1.0.0 - Initial release of CLI preprocessor

Other Deprecated Products

Anti Capture SDK

Date Version Descriptions
2021.10.30 Deprecated - Anti Capture product has been discontinued due to issues related to market demand and product usability.
2021.02.02 1.1.0 - Changed module naming (Secure Video Watch), Changed icon design and extension description
2020.05.21 1.0.0 - Initial release of Anti-Capture SDK

Visible Watermarking

Date Version Descriptions
2022.11.15 Deprecated - Visible Watermarking product is discontinued due to low customer demand.
2022.05.31 1.3.0 - Improved security about showing watermark string
2021.03.22 1.2.6 - Added support for IE 11, fade on/off, and font size control
- Removed support for FireFox due to security issue about PIP mode
2020.09.29 1.2.0 - Added ‘margin’ to positiontype option. Watermark position can be set with fixed value.
2020.09.08 1.1.0 - Added siteId parameter for authentication.
- Added support for linebreak in watermark text. Removed the text length limit.
2020.06.02 1.0.0 - Initial release of Visible Watermark SDK