Release 6.0 of the Avalon Media System is now available.
Release 6 provides:
- Avalon running on Fedora 4, along with full updates to current releases of core Hydra components
- New installation methods, including official images for Docker
- A preview version of the Avalon 5.x to Avalon 6 migration tool (full migration tool release coming soon)
Release 6 also carries forward the following capabilities from Avalon 5:
Organization and Sharing Features: You can add whole audio and video files or clips to playlists and now create private or shareable playlists
Content Ingest API: A lightweight API for importing metadata and links to existing derivatives into Avalon.
Access control enhancements: You now have IP based access control and can grant access permission for items for set periods of time
More granular searching: Searching now includes section and structure labels and “Date digitized” is provided as admin facet.
Accessibility phase 2: Support for ingesting/delivering captions in VTT and/or SRT files, Avalon player shows captions when available and end users can toggle captioning on/off via player control - mouse and keyboard.
Release 6.0 is now available for download. Our demo server has also been updated to Avalon 6.0, where you can try out the new release.
The Avalon team welcomes questions and input from community members--please feel free to contact us.