What’s new in Primetime Offline Packager 2.1 and 2.3.1 releases

What’s new in Primetime Offline Packager 2.3.1 [Oct 2016]

The release enables On-demand Profile for MPEG-DASH, adds support for the validate option for PlaylistCreator tool, and has few key fixes for Multi-DRM scenarios listed below.

Issue number Description
PTPUB-985 HLS AAXS and Sample-AES does not work for packager-generated key
PTPUB-973 Fixed error in encryption algorithm for some specific Widevine content
PTPUB-964 CENC encryption broken for certain media types on certain player – Android TVSDK.
PTPUB-954 Sample-AES encryption bypasses AAXS DRM by default / Error thrown with remote key delivery enabled.
PTPUB-951 Offline packager does not throw exception when key_file_path is not specified with Widevine. It throws NPE instead.

The latest documentation of Primetime Packagers is available at http://help.adobe.com/en_US/primetime/packagers/index.html

Known issue in version 2.3.1

The following issues exist in this release.

Issue number Description
PTPUB-1005 PlaylistCreator does not provide the correct URL for the .pssh file in the final set level .mpd file generated for the AAXS DRM.
PTPUB-1001 PlaylistCreator should throw error when empty path is provided via in_path parameter
PTPUB-990 For DASH, Offline Packager does not write packager generated IV to disk when the parameters log_vi & iv_out_path are specified.
PTPUB-980 When configuration file is used for packaging, using the parameter key_url does not remove the quotation marks from the provided inputs.

 

Adobe Primetime Offline Packager 2.3.1

Minimum system requirements

Supported operating systems

• Linux CentOS 6.3 64 bit

Hardware requirements

• 3.2GHz Intel® Pentium® 4 processor (dual Intel Xeon® or faster recommended)

• 64-bit operating systems: 4GB of RAM (8GB recommended)

• Hard Disk

(Disk-SAS) : Minimum 10GB with 7.5K RPM

(Disk-SSD) : 400MBps read/write speed

(NAS) : 1 GB dedicated link

Software requirements

• Oracle Java SE 1.8 or higher

Adobe Primetime Offline Packager 2.3.1

  1. Download the Java SE software from the Oracle site and follow the install instructions.
  2. Extract the Adobe Primetime Offline Packager 2.3.1 archive file named PrimetimeOfflinePackager-2-3-1-b47-10142016.zip to the disk. 

Configuring the Offline Packager 2.3.1

The configuration instructions are available in the Primetime Offline Packager Getting Started guide at http://help.adobe.com/en_US/primetime/packagers/offline/index.html.

What’s new in Primetime Offline Packager 2.1 [July 2015]

Support for PlayReady BuyDRM (for DASH). For details refer to Help Documentation available here.

Following enhancement was also made to the offline packager. 

PTPUB-780 Added support for EXT-X-START tag 

What’s new in Primetime Offline Packager 2.0 [June 2015]

Clear DASH output support has been added. Refer to product documentation here for details.

Following issues were also fixed in this release.

  • PTPUB-783 Offline Packager can now handle empty WebVTT files.
  • PTPUB- 781 Artifacts in HLS output on Chrome when certain transcoded MP4 assets are packaged with offline packager to produce MBR output.

Adobe Primetime Offline Packager 2.1

Minimum system requirements

Supported operating systems

• Linux CentOS 6.3 64 bit

Hardware requirements

• 3.2GHz Intel® Pentium® 4 processor (dual Intel Xeon® or faster recommended)

• 64-bit operating systems: 4GB of RAM (8GB recommended)

• 1Gb Ethernet card recommended (multiple network cards and 10Gb also supported)

• Hard Disk

(Disk-SAS) : Minimum 10GB with 7.5K RPM

(Disk-SSD) : 400MBps read/write speed

(NAS) : 1 GB dedicated link

Software requirements

• Oracle Java SE 1.8 or higher

Installing Offline Packager 2.1

  1. Download the Java SE software from the Oracle site and follow the install instructions.
  2. Extract the Adobe Primetime – Offline Packager 2.1.0 archive file, PrimetimeOfflinePackager-2-1-0-b15-07082015.zip, to your disk.

Configuring the Offline Packager 2.1

Refer the Primetime Offline Packager Getting Started document for the configuration details available here

http://help.adobe.com/en_US/primetime/platform/offline/index.html#Platform-conceptPrimetime_Offline_Packager_Getting_Started

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