Release Notes

Release 1.6

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. The main focus of this release has been on changes intended to reduce the memory required when validating large Avails files. Specific changes are:

  • Enhancement: Memory usage when ingesting large XLSX-formated Avails has been significantly reduced.
  • Enhancement: Identification of ArtReference by means other that ImageID generates Best Practice notice.
  • User Interface: Manifest Profiles are no longer enterable via UI. Feature removed due to schema enhancements.
  • Bug Fix: MMC detection of extra 'root' Experiences.
  • Bug Fix: Eliminated memory leak when clearing log.

Known Bugs

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