Release 3.0.0

Agile Live 3.0.0 release information

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Type: Third production ready release

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Ingest and Rendering Engine binaries, headers, and shared librariesacl-3.0.0-d4de107.zip4743f2c8c6fe74b09d04a0210747276fac7ef9fa0145a7ee51ec54de4def84dc
System Controlleracl-system-controller-3.0.0-10046c8.zip919f469ed773bb3ad65735d41dd0942e08b91bd23a317f7227ccdccbc2807437

Library details

Version: 9.0.0

Library containing the core Ingest functionality used by the acl-ingest executable.

Version: 10.0.0

Library containing the MediaReceiver, MediaStreamer and ControlDataReceiver classes, used to implement a Rendering Engine. Also used by the acl-renderingengine application

Version: 9.0.0

Library containing the ControlDataSender class, used to send control messages to a ControlDataReceiver component.


Ingest 9.0.0

  • Ingesting interlaced sources is now supported both with the Intel and Nvidia encoders. De-interlacing is automatically applied to interlaced input, so no extra work is needed by the user of the REST API when setting up the stream compared to a progressive source. The implementation supports de-interlacing 50i sources into 50p.
  • The Ingest now supports encoding JPEG thumbnails using Nvidia GPUs. For now, only the first Nvidia GPU will be used on multi-GPU systems.
  • Earlier when encoding HEVC with the Intel encoder, the setup would fail in case any of the fast, faster, good or better speed/quality settings were used, as these were not supported by the encoder. Now these settings are automatically changed to the closest supported setting, i.e. fast and good is changed to balanced, faster to fastest and better to best.
  • The Intel JPEG encoder now supports encoding JPEGs with a width that is not evenly divisible by 16. Also requests for thumbnails with odd number of pixels in width/height will automatically be encoded with one extra pixel in width/height compared to the request, instead of failing the request.
  • The Intel JPEG encoder now supports encoding thumbnails of interlaced sources.

Rendering Engine 1.0.0

No new features since last release.

Production Pipeline 10.0.0

  • The network endpoints of the incoming streams from the Ingests are now closed after the Ingest has connected.

Control Data Sender 9.0.0 and Control Data Receiver 10.0.0

  • Support for connecting multiple ControlDataSenders (or Receivers) to a single ControlDataReceiver is now working again.
  • Improved verification of the established connection between ControlData components.
  • Message delay can now be set per incoming connection to a ControlDataReceiver.

System Controller 3.0.0

  • New version of the REST API, v2, which is served from /api/v2. The API has been reorganized and cleaned up to make it easier to use.
  • Streams and Control Connections now get their own unique UUIDs when created using the REST API. This UUID is then used to reference the connection when making changes to and closing the connection. The UUID is returned when the connection is created and is also shown when querying information from the components on both sides of the connection. The old connection_id concept has been completely removed.
  • The endpoints related to Control Connections are now on the top level and the same endpoints are used whether the connection is originating from a ControlDataSender or a ControlDataReceiver. Both Control Connections and Streams are now closed using their UUID and the corresponding DELETE endpoints. Also the PATCH endpoints use the UUID of the connection to identify the connection to make changes to.
  • The Output and Control Receiver endpoint has been moved in under the Pipeline endpoint to better show their tight connection. When querying the Pipeline endpoint it will return its Outputs and Control Receivers.
  • The parameter id used for an Ingest’s sources has been changed to source_id.
  • The parameters resolution_x and resolution_y have been changed to width and height.
  • The endpoint for /components has been removed in favor for the /ingests, /pipelines and /controlpanels endpoints.
  • The thumbnail endpoint now has a new parameter encoder where the user can explicitly request that a certain encoder should be used for encoding the thumbnail. Current options are intel_gpu, nvidia_gpu or auto, where the last option will make the Ingest select the best encoder that is supported on the hardware the Ingest is running on.

Known limitations

GPU performance

The GPU utilization in the Ingest status message is currently not working. Use intel_gpu_top and/or nvidia-smi instead.


You need to install the CUDA Toolkit on Ingest machines, even if they don’t have Nvidia cards.

Audio channels

Only stereo audio is supported with two channels embedded per connected input.

Security issues

There is no rate limiting implemented in any of the components. Should the application be running in a network where ports are accessible to unauthorized users, there is a risk of a denial of service (DOS). The network should be configured with firewall rules closing out unauthorized users.

Encryption (HTTPS) is not enabled by default in acl-system-controller. This means that pre-shared keys (PSK) used for encrypted communication between components and the System Controller will be exchanged in the clear and could be revealed.

Client authentication is not enabled by default in acl-system-controller so anyone with access to HTTP on the machine hosting acl-system-controller will have access to the REST API.

Even when client authentication is enabled, there is no enforcement of the length or format of the password. Also note that HTTPS should be enabled when using client authentication since the credentials would otherwise be sent in clear text.

It is strongly recommended to enable both HTTPS and client authentication.