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This page documentation is being updated for Release 2. For the Release 1 version of this page, see v.23 found under Page History.

Creating a 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 Staff because they receive access status of "Collection Staff Only" by default.  Avalon objects can be deleted individually. 

  • 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.

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 any Ad Hoc groups even if they are not the group creator. If you do try to delete these groups, you will receive a delete confirmation message.
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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 An unpublished item with a lease to a user for a specific date can still be found by the user through browsing or searching - #1686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