We have made a few changes to the API and our jQuery SDK that I'd like to tell you about:

  • We have removed the calc_md5_hash parameter from all robots and the calc_md5_hash_for_uploads parameter from the general API params. Please remove them from your Templates and params as they no longer have any effect.

Instead, we are now calculating the MD5 hash for all uploads and all conversion results all the time! We have also added a new Assembly variable called ${file.original_md5hash} that tracks the MD5 hash of the original uploaded or imported file that the file you are looking at is a descendant of.

You can use these MD5-hashes to track duplicate file uploads.

  • Files that got imported through the /http/import robot now track the import_url in their meta data. This makes it easier for you to map conversion results back to the original imported file.

  • We have released version 2.3.0 of our jQuery SDK, which contains a few fixes and improvements. For example, progress bars can no longer exceed the 100% mark if you also load Twitter-Bootstrap's css. And we have fixed the majority of the connection errors to API endpoints that occurred from time to time.

By the way, we are going to introduce a new development SDK and support for HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) very soon in two separate posts, so please stay tuned!

Have a great weekend everybody!