Release Notes

Release 1.5.2

Status: Released



This release is available as an executable Java jar which supports the processing of either Avails or Manifest files. The latest jar may be downloaded from the project's GitHub repository.

Support for native executables for OS-X, Windows, and Linux has been dropped as of Release 1.5. Note that the executable Java jar provides support for both the Avails and Manifest Validators, in contrast to the OS-specific executables in which there was a separate executable for each validation tool.

Users who do not wish to download and install the desktop version of the MDDF Tool Suite may still access the tools by using the on-line MDDF Services. While primarily intended for browser-based usage, they may also be accessed via scripts (e.g. using curl ) or by any other software with the ability to make use of a REST API.

Source Code

Source code is available on the Movie Labs mddf GitHub repository and is under an open source license. If you would like more information, please contact us.

Change Log

This release of the desktop Validation tool has been upgraded to use the latest mddf-lib release. Changes are:

  • Enhancement: support for Avails v 2.4 added
  • Enhancement: added full support for ingest of Avails v1.8 Volume data
  • Enhancement: added support for translating Avails v2.4 to/from v1.8
  • Enhancement: full support of CM 2.7.1 usage
  • Enhancement: allow use of "Custom:" rating system.
  • Enhancement: explicit check of namespace declarations in all XML headers
  • Bug Fix: allow use of LicenseFee to meet TVOD-based LicenseType requirement
  • Bug Fix: xfer of SeriesContentID from XLSX to XML was missing

Known Bugs

  • consistency of Encoding/ChannelMapping is not checked when the number of Audio channels is 1.