Avalon 4.0.1 Now Available

Indiana University and Northwestern University are pleased to announce Avalon Media System 4.0.1. Release 4.0.1 adds the following capabilities:

New Metadata Fields

Notes, More Identifiers, Table of Contents

Structural Metadata

Navigation by structure, create and edit structure

Wowza Support

Wowza integration with Avalon's authorization

Hydra 8

Latest versions of Fedora 3 backed Hydra dependencies 

Accessibility Phase One

Navigation of web page elements with screen reader and tab key

Using player controls with keyboard

Active Encode

Dependency Simplification - Create a transcoding API to support use of alternative transcoding engines

oEmbed Support

Avalon provides an oEmbed service with autodiscovery headers on item pages

Canvas LTI integration improvements

Avalon provides LTI urls for direct access to item or sections when used with a Course Management System

Offset URLS

Avalon users can now use special URLs to jump to specified points within video or audio files.



Users of Avalon 3.3 can take advantage of these new features by Upgrading Avalon 3.3 to Avalon 4.0.

 For more details on each of these new features, visit the What’s New in Avalon 4.0 wiki page: https://wiki.dlib.indiana.edu/display/VarVideo/What%27s+New+in+Avalon+4.0


Please feel free to try out Avalon 4.0 on our public test server (http://pawpaw.dlib.indiana.edu) before installation.


·      Installation options include virtual machine image, manual installation, and source code installation. More information on all available options can be found on the Avalon web site’s Download page: http://www.avalonmediasystem.org/download



We welcome your feedback on Avalon 4.0 via the avalon-discuss-l discussion list. Join the discussion list at http://www.avalonmediasystem.org/connect