After a solid start to the year we kept the ball rolling and launched 2 big new improvements we know you’re going to love: ARMing our cost savings and DRM image grab!
We know everyone is always looking for ways to save so we took a look at the biggest cost drivers for public and private cloud customers and determined we could save a bundle with the switch to ARM instances. With only a few more services to migrate before the full benefits are achieved, we hope to continue to optimize our architecture and workflows to support the operational effeciency and OpEx our customers are looking for.
While we greatly improved the image grab functionality that lets you take main, thumbnail, portrait and landscape images directly from the player, snapshots of DRM (Digital Rights Management) protected assets were harder to solve. Depending on your license server (Widevine, Fairplay ro PlayReady for example), sometimes its already tricky to determine where and how those assets can play compatibly in varius browsers and consoles, let alone trying to grab images from the playout. The end result is effortlessly user-friendly, but it required some behind-the-scenes work. We prioritized developing not only a mechanism to retrieve the images our customers needed but also laying the groundwork for implementing the additional requested features. This approach facilitates smoother implementation of these requests when they align with our roadmap.
If you thought those improvements were great, wait until you see what else we have added in releases 4-6:
From security patches and library updates to our deployment pipeline, we are always looking through our systems to keep them running like a well-oiled machine.
We've given our code a much-needed spa day and have buffed out several rough patches. You can now enjoy a smoother, more refreshing experience using our software.
Congratulations, you have finished this roundup! Your reward is a joke from ChatGPT:
Why did the DevOps engineer keep getting lost?
Because they kept following the “deployment pipeline” instead of using Google Maps
I’ll see myself out