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Creating Single Item

  • An Avalon object is created every time you choose the Create menu even if you do not associate any media or metadata with the object.  These Avalon objects will only be viewable by Collection Managers because they receive access status of "Collection Managers Only" by default.  Avalon objects can be deleted individually. 

  • Save or Save & Continue does not save Labels added to individual sections - you must click Update before clicking Save or Save & Continue.

  • Items can be published without adding any media to them.  To keep them hidden, edit the object and then, on the Preview page, click Unpublish at the top of the object.

Batch Ingest

  • In release 1.0, items created via batch will by default inherit the access control status of “Collection Managers Only”.  To make items visible to the public, to all authenticated users, or to specific users or groups, you must edit each item individually.

Player and Controls

  • If you are using the Red5 streaming server and play a piece of media all the way through, you have to refresh the page to play the media again.  
  • If you switch streaming quality the video starts over at the beginning, for multi-section parts you need to change the quality for each section.

Group Management

  • The Manage Groups interface will allow the creation of a group name with embedded (blank) spaces, but sometimes members of that group will not have access to items in the collection. Solution: For now, don't create groups with spaces in the name–use hyphens or underscores.
  • In the Manage Groups interface it is possible for members of group_managers to delete those groups. If you do try to delete these groups, you will receive a delete confirmation message. Do not delete these groups! If you do, only a system administrator will be able to add these groups back. 
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    This documentation is current for Release 7.0

    Managing Content

    Manual Creation, Editing, Deletion

    1. After saving the Manage Files page without uploading any files, attempting to upload files later results in an error - #2387
    2. Not all EDTF Level 1 dates are accepted - #3867

    Batch Ingest

    1. When a master file is moved during a batch ingest, the batch fails - #2310

    Item Access

    1. An unpublished item with a lease to a user for a specific date can still be found by the user through browsing or searching - #1686
    2. Published but hidden items with a lease to a user or a group still appear to the user though browsing or searching - #2388
    3. Items in the "Selected Items" list do not disappear and are still available to a user after a lease ends - #1701
    4. Item lease with a date range assigned to an IP address gives access to the item even beyond the date range - #2081

    Avalon Media Player

    Playback

    1. Seeking while paused causes the poster and spinner to remain until play is selected - #2826
    2. Structural metadata with undefined sections causes unexpected behavior in the track scrubber - #3047
    3. Certain items are not playable on certain mobile devices - #3562

    Display

    1. Within an iFrame, the media player does not resize - #2961
    2. Embed login popup does not auto-close when using devise DB authentication - #3885

    Accessibility

    1. In certain configurations of Firefox, Play/Pause is not accessible with the SPACEBAR - #1644
    2. Keyboard navigation in Safari does not work properly - #2707
    3. Captions are deselected when moving to different section in Safari. Users need to click the captions button to re-enable captions when a new section starts playing - (more information)

    Miscellaneous

    Streaming Server

    1. Latest version of the Wowza Streaming Server (4.7.8) is not compatible with Avalon - #3799