πŸš€ Release Notes & System Updates

Explore the different types of releases we make, the distribution options we use, and how each can be applied and used.

21 May 2024

Release Note: 24.03 - April 30th, 2024

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Release Notes Overview:

Introducing our April 2024 updates: lightning-fast EdgePop in Paris, a powerful Unified Reporting API, and insightful Monthly Reports Emails. Elevate your streaming experience with 5centsCDN!

Network Upgrade

  • New EdgePops: Paris, France We're thrilled to announce the addition of a new EdgePop in Paris, France. This expansion enhances our global reach and ensures faster, more reliable content delivery to our users in and around France. Expect reduced latency and improved streaming quality for your audience in this region.

Other Upgrades

  • New Unified Reporting API Our newly introduced Unified Reporting API provides a seamless and comprehensive way to access all your streaming and CDN data. With this powerful tool, you can now generate detailed reports, monitor performance metrics, and gain deeper insights into your content deliveryβ€”all through a single, unified interface.

  • Monthly Reports Email We’re making it easier for you to stay informed about your usage and performance. Starting this month, users will receive a Monthly Reports Email that includes a detailed comparison of the last two months. This report will help you track trends, identify areas for improvement, and make informed decisions about your streaming strategy.

User impact:

  • Hooray! No user impact in this update πŸ˜€

Support:

  • Reach out to our 24x7 Live Chat customer service team for assistance. For questions, concerns, or comments, please email our support team at help@5centscdn.com

Get ready to elevate your streaming experience with these exciting new featuresβ€”because at 5centsCDN, we're always pushing the boundaries to bring you the best!

17 April 2024

Release Note: 24.03 - March 31st, 2024

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Release Notes Overview:

Discover new enhancements in our Beta Test, improved VideoPlayer Preview, enhanced Dashboard stats, new EdgePops in the USA, and upgraded VideoPlayer, Video Manager, and Analytics SDK for Android, iOS, and WebOS

Product Updates:

Beta Test: IM + AO for Push Zone:

  • Our Beta Test program now includes Image Manipulation (IM) and Adaptive Optimization (AO) for Push Zone functionality.
  • Test and explore the potential of these features to enhance your content delivery.

Improved VideoPlayer Preview:

  • Enhanced VideoPlayer Preview functionality now displays a backdrop poster when streams are offline.
  • Player continuously retries offline streams until they are back online, ensuring uninterrupted playback experience.

Dashboard Improvement:

  • Introducing Stats Cards for Video Encoding, Video Player, SimpleDNS, and TrafficDirector on the Dashboard.
  • Access comprehensive insights and analytics to monitor and optimize your content delivery performance.

Video Player v2:

  • Experience the latest version of our Video Player, equipped with enhanced features and performance optimizations.
  • Enjoy seamless playback and advanced functionality for your video content.

Video Manager v2:

  • Upgrade to Video Manager v2 for streamlined content management and improved workflow efficiency.
  • Take advantage of new tools and capabilities to organize and optimize your video assets.

VideoPlayer Analytics SDK:

  • Introducing Analytics SDK for VideoPlayer on Android, iOS, and WebOS platforms.
  • Gain valuable insights into viewer behavior and engagement to inform content strategy and decision-making.

Network Upgrade:

  • Expanding Our Global Reach:
  • Exciting additions to our network with new EdgePops in the USA, located in Washington DC and San Jose.
  • Expanded infrastructure for improved content delivery and reduced latency.

User impact:

  • Hooray! No user impact in this update πŸ˜€

Support:

  • Reach out to our 24x7 Live Chat customer service team for assistance. For questions, concerns, or comments, please email our support team at help@5centscdn.com

Experience enhanced performance with new features in April's Release!

19 March 2024

Release Note: 24.02 - February 29th, 2024

Now available β˜‘οΈ

πŸ†• Upgrades

Release Notes Overview:

Discover February's upgrades: better backup stats, automated DVR exports, real-time analytics, faster multistreaming startup, plus our new Fujairah, UAE Edge Pop!

Product Updates:

  • Enhanced CriticalBackup Statistics: Dive deeper into your backup data with improved statistics tracking for CriticalBackup, providing invaluable insights into your content.

  • Seamless DVR Auto Export: Never miss a moment with our enhanced DVR Auto Export feature. Now, files missing from the master server will seamlessly be retrieved from the backup server, ensuring uninterrupted content availability.

  • Real-time CDN Analytics: Accelerate your decision-making with faster and more accurate Real-time CDN Analytics, powered by Elasticsearch. Gain actionable insights in an instant.

  • Streamlined Multistreaming Startup: Get your streams up and running faster than ever before with improved startup times for Multistreaming, streamlining your broadcasting process.

Network Upgrade:

  • Expanding Our Global Reach: Introducing our latest addition to the network, a new Edge Pop in Fujairah, UAE. This expansion further enhances our global footprint, delivering lightning-fast content delivery and improved performance across the region.

User impact:

  • Hooray! No user impact in this update πŸ˜€

Support:

  • Reach out to our 24x7 Live Chat customer service team for assistance. For questions, concerns, or comments, please email our support team at help@5centscdn.com

Experience the future of streaming with 5centsCDN. Thank you for joining us on this journey.

16 February 2024

Release Note: 24.01 - January 31st, 2024

Now available β˜‘οΈ

πŸ†• Upgrades

Release Notes Overview

  • EdgeRules Just Got Better: Discover the Latest Behaviors + Origin IP List!

Feature Updates

  • EdgeRules - New Behaviours: HSTS, Midgress Caching, CMS, XFF, TLS, and Many More
    Elevate your content delivery with EdgeRules' latest enhancements! Now featuring new behaviours including HSTS for enhanced security, Midgress Caching for optimized content delivery, support for various CMS platforms, XFF header for accurate client IP information, TLS for secure connections, and more. Tailor your CDN to your specific needs and provide users with a faster, safer online experience.

Security Update

  • Origin IP List Page - Know 5centsCDN Origin IP for Easy Whitelisting
    Simplify your network security with 5centsCDN's OriginIP List Page. Quickly access a comprehensive list of 5centsCDN Origin IPs for hassle-free whitelisting. This feature ensures secure and efficient content delivery by allowing your infrastructure to easily recognize and trust traffic coming from 5centsCDN, streamlining the setup process and enhancing overall security.

User impact:

  • Hooray! No user impact in this update πŸ˜€

Support:

  • Reach out to our 24x7 Live Chat customer service team for assistance. For questions, concerns, or comments, please email our support team at help@5centscdn.com

16 February 2024

Release Note: 23.12 - December 31st, 2023

Now available β˜‘οΈ

πŸ†• Upgrades

Release Notes Overview

  • Introducing EdgeRules for customizable CDN, CriticalBackup API (Beta) for secure backups, and Free SSL for zero downtimeβ€”5centsCDN's latest suite for superior online performance and security.

Product Updates

  • CriticalBackup API (Beta):
    Introducing the beta release of CriticalBackup API, a robust solution designed for safeguarding your most crucial data. Seamlessly integrate backup functionalities into your workflow, ensuring your data is protected against unforeseen events. Experience peace of mind with automated, secure backups ready to be deployed when you need them most.

Feature Updates

  • EdgeRules (GA)
    Unlock the full potential of your CDN with EdgeRules, now generally available. This powerful feature allows users to customize CDN behaviour with precision, applying over 35+ advanced behaviours either as default settings or on a per-rule basis. Enhance your content delivery, security, and control by tailoring rules to meet your specific requirements, ensuring an optimized experience for your users.

  • Free SSL Certificate Provisioning via DNS Authentication
    Elevate your website's security and reliability with Free SSL Certificate Provisioning via DNS Authentication. Transition your production-ready websites to 5centsCDN and enjoy the benefits of enhanced encryption without the fear of downtime. This seamless process guarantees your site remains secure and accessible, offering a smoother experience for both site owners and visitors.

User impact:

  • Hooray! No user impact in this update πŸ˜€

Support:

  • Reach out to our 24x7 Live Chat customer service team for assistance. For questions, concerns, or comments, please email our support team at help@5centscdn.com

25 December 2023

Release Note: 23.11 - November 30, 2023

Now available β˜‘οΈ

πŸ†• Upgrades

Release Notes Overview

  • Exciting news! We've expanded our global footprint with new Points of Presence (PoPs) in strategic locations. Benefit from faster content delivery and increased reliability. Plus, don't miss our EdgeRules in Beta for Standard and Enterprise Networksβ€”empowering you with more control over your content delivery strategies!

Unveiling 5centsCDN's Global Network Expansion! 🌐
We're delighted to Introduce Our New Points of Presence (PoPs) in Key Locations:

  • Mumbai (India)
  • Romania
  • Tokyo (Japan)
  • New York (United States)
  • Istanbul (Turkey)
  • Singapore
  • Tel Aviv (Israel)
  • Dallas (United States)
  • Santiago (Chile)
  • BogotΓ‘ (Colombia)
  • Sao Paulo (Brazil)
  • Jakarta (Indonesia)
  • Hong Kong (China)
  • Sydney (Australia)

EdgeRules Unleashed! 🌐

  • We're thrilled to introduce EdgeRules, now in Beta for both Standard and Enterprise Networks. Take charge of your content delivery strategies with advanced customization options. Elevate your user experience and enjoy unprecedented controlβ€”try EdgeRules today!

What This Means for You:

  • ✨ Accelerated Content Delivery: Experience faster load times and reduced latency for your users globally.

  • 🌐 Enhanced Reliability: Our extended network ensures robust redundancy, providing a reliable content delivery infrastructure.

  • 🌍 Global Reach: Seamlessly reach and captivate audiences worldwide with our expanded network coverage.

User impact:

  • Experience an Accelerated Journey: Unmatched Speed, Swift Delivery.πŸ˜€

Support:

  • Reach out to our 24x7 Live Chat customer service team for assistance. For questions, concerns, or comments, please email our support team at help@5centscdn.com

15 November 2023

Release Note: 23.10 - October 31, 2023

Now available β˜‘οΈ

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Release Notes Overview:

  • October Unleashed: Elevating Your Content Delivery Experience. From enhanced performance to cutting-edge features, our latest updates redefine the way you deliver and experience digital content with 5centsCDN.

Product Improvements:

  • Improved Scheduled Playlist Performance:
    Experience enhanced performance with smoother scheduling of your playlists for seamless content delivery.

  • Improved SuperEncoder Performance:
    Enjoy faster and more efficient encoding with our improved SuperEncoder, delivering top-notch performance for your video content.

  • Livestream Transcode/Multistream Backend Moved to Cloud-Based Services:
    We've upgraded our backend to cloud-based services, ensuring a more robust and scalable foundation for your live stream transcoding and multistreaming needs.

  • Improved DVR AutoExport Performance:
    Experience quicker and more reliable DVR AutoExport functionality, making it even easier to manage and export your recorded content.

New Product Features

  • Added ABR Playback for Timeshift:
    Now, benefit from Adaptive Bitrate (ABR) playback for Timeshift, providing adaptive streaming based on your content's source and transcoding settings.

  • Added Livestream Transcoder Log:
    Get insights into your live stream transcoding process with the new Livestream Transcoder Log, allowing for better monitoring and analysis.

Product Update

  • VideoPlayer v2 (Beta):
    Explore the future of video playback with the beta release of VideoPlayer v2, offering an enhanced and immersive viewing experience.

User impact:

  • Hooray! No user impact in this update πŸ˜€

Support:

  • Reach out to our 24x7 Live Chat customer service team for assistance. For questions, concerns, or comments, please email our support team at support@5centscdn.com

30 September 2023

Release Note: 23.09 - September 30, 2023

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Release Notes Overview:

We're thrilled to announce some exciting updates this month at 5centsCDN, including enhanced security measures, improved Digital Video recording output protocol, and optimized transcoding performance
Product Improvements:

  • Improved & Optimized LiveTranscoders
  • GA - SecureToken v2 for Zones (Standard Plans only)
  • Dash streaming for DVR

User impact:

Hooray! No user impact in this update πŸ˜€

Support:

Reach out to our 24x7 Live Chat customer service team for assistance. For questions, concerns, or comments, please email our support team at support@5centscdn.com

18 September 2023

Release Note: 23.08 - August 31, 2023

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Release Notes Overview:

  • At 5centsCDN, we're thrilled to announce a series of significant enhancements aimed at optimizing your streaming experience.Β 

Product Improvements:

  • Improved Video-on-demand (VoD) streaming performance, ensuring smoother playback and higher-quality content delivery.Β 

  • We've fine-tuned our CDN Dashboard for faster loading times, providing you with swift and seamless access to critical insights and controls.

  • Moreover, our Video Analytics system has undergone refinements, empowering you with even more accurate and insightful data to refine your content strategy and engage your audience effectively.

New Product Features:

  • We're excited to introduce an array of new caching options to our HTTP > Pull Zone, providing you with even greater flexibility and control over your content delivery. These options range from 'Do Not Cache' for dynamic content to intervals of 10 seconds, 1 minute, 10 minutes, 30 minutes, 1 hour, and up to 4 and 12 hours for more static resources. This enhancement fine-tuned your caching strategy, ensuring optimal performance for your specific content needs.

  • In addition, we've bolstered our URL Exporter functionality, now seamlessly compatible with Dropbox. This integration expands your options for managing and distributing your content. Furthermore, we've significantly ramped up download speeds, ensuring a swift and efficient process when exporting your URLs

User impact:

  • Hooray! No user impact in this update πŸ˜€

Support:

  • Reach out to our 24x7 Live Chat customer service team for assistance. For questions, concerns, or comments, please email our support team atΒ support@5centscdn.com

17 August 2023

Release Note: 23.07 - July 31, 2023

Now available β˜‘οΈ

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Release Notes Overview:

  • At 5centsCDN, innovation drives us, ensuring optimal solutions for our customers. Our product lifecycle management is dynamic, aligning with customer needs, market trends, and technological progress.

Product Updates/Announcements:
Retiring Adaptive Image Compression in Enterprise +

  • The same functionality for Adaptive Image Compression and much more is now available under Image Optimization. Hence, we advise the customers to use the Image Optimizer for the same functionality.

Ready, Set, Deliver!

  • Get notified when AAP (Application & API Protection) resources gets enabled on Akamai production via email.

Speedy CDN Control

  • Your time matters: Our optimized CDN Dashboard loads faster, streamlining your content management experience like never before.

Security Level Up

  • Upgrade your Livestreaming with advanced security - introducing the Livestream Secure Token feature in our Standard Plan.

User impact:

  • Hooray! No user impact in this update πŸ˜€

Support:

  • Reach out to our 24x7 Live Chat customer service team for assistance. For questions, concerns, or comments, please email our support team atΒ support@5centscdn.com

17 July 2023

Release Note: 23.06 - June 30, 2023

Now available β˜‘οΈ

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Release Notes Overview

  • We are delighted to share exciting news this month regarding our network expansion, CDN plans, and transcoding profiles.

Introducing our new PoP in Baghdad, Iraq

  • We're thrilled to announce the launch of our latest Point of Presence (PoP) in Baghdad, Iraq. This means we've brought our top-notch CDN infrastructure closer to you, ensuring Speedy and Reliable Website & Application Performance in the region.

New plans alert. πŸ“£

  • We're excited to bring new CDN Plans with Image & Asset Optimization. New CDN Plans will be available to the users by the end of Q3.

New updates:

  • LiveTranscode Profile - Users can now select the preset level encoders to trade-off between the Encoder Quality/Bitrate.

User impact:

  • Hooray! No user impact in this update πŸ˜€

Support:

  • Reach out to our 24x7 Live Chat customer service team for assistance. For questions, concerns, or comments, please email our support team atΒ support@5centscdn.com

15 June 2023

Release Note: 23.05 - May 31, 2023

Now available β˜‘οΈ

πŸ†• Upgrades

Release Notes Overview

  • Enhanced functionality, improved performance, and bug fixes are a few of the features of the most recent update, while our security updates make sure that your information is always kept safe.

New updates:

  • Introducing CriticalBackup, a cloud backup tool designed to protect your content in the event of accidental deletion, or deletion for XYZ reasons. Now that's all taken care of, you don't have to worry about it. Backing up your data on our cloud storage to your 3rd party storage provider is easy! Those who have enrolled in the Beta program can access Critical Backup.

  • Pricing Update - Live Transcoding now bills by minutes. You don't need to pay more when you can only pay for the minutes you use.

Changes/Bugs update:

  • Video Encoding - We have improved the UI/UX of the Active/Past Encoding Jobs. View detailed statistics on encoding jobs such as Encoder Details, Source Details, Output Details, and the encoding timeline.

  • SuperEncoder - Improve the quality of your encoding with our latest optimizations and upgraded version of FFMPEG.

  • Live Transcoder - Encode with the latest optimizations and FFFMPEG 6.0 for faster encoding.

  • Multistreaming and Live Transcoding backends have been upgraded to fully cloud-based systems.

User impact:

  • Hooray! No user impact in this update πŸ˜€

Additional notes:

  • Users can now use the Video Manager API to integrate with their consoles/dashboards.

Support:

  • Reach out to our 24x7 Live Chat customer service team for assistance. For questions, concerns, or comments, please email our support team atΒ support@5centscdn.com

01 May 2023

Release Note: 23.04 - Apr 30, 2023

Now available β˜‘οΈ

πŸ†• Upgrades

Release Notes Overview
Our most recent update provides enhanced functionality, improved performance, and bug fixes, while our security updates guarantee the safety of your information at all times.

New Features:

  • SuperEncoder: With our latest enhancements, you can achieve encoding speeds up to 30 times faster than before.
  • Video Encoding: Our latest video encoding enhancements include a redesigned job history page that provides detailed information and lets you easily preview source/output files.
  • SimpleDNS: We've made an update to SimpleDNS that allows the user to select the preferred record type to load by default when you view the domain details page.

Changes/Bugs Update

  • E+ - Image Optimization: Fixed the bugs for the incorrect statistics
  • E+ - Edge Rules: We've added new behaviors such as Front-End Optimization, Enhanced Akamai Protocol, Resource Optimizer, Log Custom Details, Security Failover, Strict Header Parsing, and Script Management.
  • Pricing Change: We've individually segregated the Video Encoding & Recording Minutes pricing. Now we call them 'Live Recording Minutes' & 'Video Encoding Minutes.'

Usage History:

  • As requested, we have added SimpleDNS, Traffic Director, Web Application Firewall, Adaptive Image Compression, and Image Optimizer usage reports
  • You can now track disk usage by date and resource per month, giving you greater visibility into your storage needs.

User Impact:

  • Hooray! No user impact in this update πŸ˜€

Additional Notes:

  • E+ mPulse: Adding more data for the website analytics (Reports Coming Soon)

Support:

  • Reach out to our 24x7 Live Chat customer service team for assistance. For questions, concerns, or comments, please email our support team at support@5centscdn.com

01 April 2023

Release Note: 23.03 - Mar 31, 2023

Now available β˜‘οΈ

πŸ†• Upgrades

  • TrafficDirector enable/disable domain
  • Enterprise+ Reports for Adaptive Image Compression & Image Optimization
  • FailSave Multistreaming/LiveTranscoding
  • Standard: SecureToken 3 Modes: Full Path (in query), Partial Path (In query), Partial Path (in path)
  • LiveTranscoding b-frame insertion (Auto, Disable, 1,2,4,6)
  • API: UserAgent/IPAccess for streams & zones
  • New Origin POP: India
  • New Edge POP: India (Standard & Volume)
  • Option to register Enterprise+ beta from dashboard
  • SimpleDNS: new TTL option: 10m
  • UsageHistory: daily based disk usage view for resource

01 March 2023

Release Note: 23.02 - Feb 28, 2023

Now available β˜‘οΈ

πŸ†• Upgrades

  • Improved stream fallback handling
  • Improved multi-streaming fallback handling
  • Improved VideoPlayer Analytics to handle millions of requests per second
  • Added more monitoring data to β€œService Status” (Recording Cluster, Playlist Cluster, Video Analytics, etc)
  • Introducing ConfigFreeze option for users (just pay $1/month and keep the configuration)
  • Improved Global Search, now search from SimpleDNS, TrafficDirector, VideoManager
  • Beta Release: Enterprise+

01 February 2023

Release Note: 23.01 - January 31, 2023

Now available β˜‘οΈ

πŸ†• Upgrades

  • Dropped support for Bradmax Player πŸ™
  • Transcode File notification response logging / resend from the control panel πŸ””
  • IP Access Security Module for Livestreams / ZonesπŸ”
  • UserAgent Security Module for Livestreams / Zones 🌐 πŸ“±
  • SuperEncoder Beta Release 🀩

01 January 2023

Release Notes: 22.12 Dec 31, 2022

Now available β˜‘οΈ

ADDED - Traffic Director: API & Docs
ADDED - SuperEncoder: Beta Release
ADDED - Transcoder V3: deep statistics for encoded videos available now from Transcoding > Video Encoding > Video Encoding Minutes
ADDED - VoD Transcode Profile: users can now specify the FPS & GOP for profiles

01 December 2022

Release Note: 22.11 - Nov 30, 2022

Now available β˜‘οΈ

  • Video Encoding: Experimental release of SuperEncoder (up to 20x video encoding speeds)
  • TrafficDirector: HealthCheck Asia-Pacific Region
  • Live Transcoding & Video Encoding: added options to specify output FPS & GOP (improved HLS segmentation)

01 November 2022

Release Note: 22.10 - Oct 31, 2022

Now available β˜‘οΈ

πŸ†• Upgrades

01 October 2022

Release Note: 22.09 - Sep 30, 2022

Now available β˜‘οΈ

πŸ†• Upgrades

  • Origin SSL Certificate Expiry Warning for Pull Zones
  • SRT Ingest for Pull Streaming
  • RTMP Auth for Push Streaming
  • Enterprise EdgeRules New Behaviors: Quick Retry, Log Request Details
  • History: Added VideoPlayer Analytics Usage for previous months

01 September 2022

Release Note: 22.08 - Aug 31, 2022

Coming soon πŸ”œ

Product

  • Enterprise+ – Introducing a new plan with Adaptive Acceleration, Adaptive Image Compression, Image Manager, Application & API Protector, and much more for a Secure Adaptive Dynamic Acceleration for Websites & APIs

01 August 2022

Release Note: 22.07 - Jul 31, 2022

Now available β˜‘οΈ

πŸ†• Upgrades

  • Traffic Director API
  • Livestream Transcoder – Added GOP settings

01 July 2022

Release Note: 22.06 - Jun 30, 2022

Now available β˜‘οΈ

πŸ†• Upgrades

  • 5centsCDN Player Skins v2
  • Video Manager v2
  • Traffic Director

01 June 2022

Release Note: 22.05 - May 31, 2022

Now available β˜‘οΈ

πŸ†• Upgrades

  • Video Manager v1
  • SimpleDNS: Added new record type – * OPENPGPKEY, HINFO, SMIMEA, DNAME, LOC
  • Video Encoding: Added Sprite Thumbnailer + VTT

01 May 2022

Release Note: 22.04 - Apr 30, 2022

Now available β˜‘οΈ

πŸ†• Upgrades

  • VideoPlayer & Analytics API
  • SimpleDNS API
  • CDN Logs API – Premium Plan Only
  • VTT Thumbnails for VoD