Major changes in this version¶
New Experimental Genvid UI¶
This release introduce a new web interface with a web-based API, including a Python wrapper. This will allow you to configure, manage and monitor your cluster from anywhere.
Changes in project file format¶
The project files have a slightly different format. The
binary elements have been replaced with a single
element which is used to populate the key-value store. For more
details, see the upgrade section.
Access to raw data in the Web API¶
In the Web API, the
been modified to give access to a
rawdata member of type
ArrayBuffer. This data is meant to circumvent shortcomings when the
source data is encoded as UTF-8, which ended up garbled due to the fact
that browsers use UTF-16 for their internal representations of strings.
rawdata can be converted to a
string by calling either
genvid.UTF16ToString(), depending on
the source encoding.
While the old
data member is still available, it is considered
deprecated and will be removed in a later version.
Invalid video dimensions will now get clipped or padded¶
Previously, setting inconsistent width and height in the config file would lead to no video being streamed. The Native SDK is now more robust, but while video should now always stream, the final outcome will result in either a cropped video or black padding to the right and bottom of the image. When such a situation happens, a warning message will get logged because WebGL data will no longer properly align with the video feed.
This should allow editor windows in both Unreal Engine and Unity to at least show some video data, albeit with quite important shortcomings.
Minor changes and other fixes¶
- [unity] Rework the website and fix some leaks with the
- [events] Fix a race condition in events system loading.
- [samples] The samples no longer build the local web site before creating the Docker image.