23.08 Media Server

Get ready for an elevated streaming experience with Flussonic Media Server’s latest release! Efficient storage management ensures optimal usage and reduced costs, while enhanced performance delivers a smoother and future-ready streaming experience. Seamlessly manage archives with the new episode_expiration setting, safeguarding valuable content and enhancing data integrity. Enjoy superior ad insertion capabilities with the SCTE-35 marker fix and enhanced HLS ad insertion. The web interface now offers a user-friendly UI setting for DekTec SDI devices, and stream management is streamlined with template notifications and accurate online_clients statistics. With improved DVR player navigation and a host of API updates, Flussonic empowers you with better control and greater reliability. Upgrade now and explore the full potential of Flussonic Media Server for your streaming success!

New Functionality:

Efficient Storage Management: Flussonic now detects free space on ZFS and virtual file systems, optimizing storage usage, reducing data overload, and maintaining stream quality. This enhancement ensures data integrity while lowering costs, providing a more cost-effective and reliable media storage solution.

Enhanced Performance: With the refactoring of codecs (AAC, H.264, HEVC, MPEG-TS) and the relocation of config frame logics to RTMP, expect improved performance, reliability, and scalability. Users can look forward to a smoother and future-ready media streaming experience with Flussonic.

Seamless Viewer Experience: Fewer EBVS instances during WHAP over UDP translate to uninterrupted playback, improved content engagement, broader viewer reach, and a positive platform reputation. Users will benefit from reduced support overhead and gain a competitive edge in the market.

Effortless Archive Management: The episode_expiration setting ensures valuable content is protected during cleanup, providing compliance support, data loss prevention, and enhanced user trust. Flussonic empowers users with better control over their archived media assets, streamlining archive management and content preservation.

Ad Insertion Improvements:

Flussonic Media Server introduces significant enhancements to its ad insertion capabilities, ensuring a seamless and profitable streaming experience for both advertisers and content providers. With the SCTE-35 marker fix, CUE-OUT markers’ DURATION parameter is accurately handled, eliminating potential content disruptions and enabling precise ad insertion. The enhanced HLS ad insertion addresses issues with HLS DATERANGE SCTE35 ad injection markers, ensuring smooth ad insertion in HLS streams. As a result, revenue generation for ad-supported content is optimized, cementing Flussonic’s position as a reliable platform for efficient and uninterrupted ad insertion in media streams.


Implementation of WebRTC no longer depends on config frames, streamlining the process and reducing potential points of failure. This leads to a more reliable and stable WebRTC streaming experience for users.


Streamlined DekTec SDI Configuration: Based on valuable user feedback, the web interface now offers a new UI setting for the video_format parameter, essential when pushing content to DekTec SDI devices. This enhancement simplifies the process of configuring and managing DekTec SDI streams, ensuring optimal compatibility and ease of use.

Enhanced Stream Management Clarity: To improve stream management clarity, a notification is now displayed on each stream settings tab when a stream utilizes a template. This notification includes a convenient link to the corresponding template, providing users with quick access to associated configurations and stream customization options, streamlining the workflow and promoting efficient stream management.

Accurate Stream Statistics Display: With the adoption of the online_clients parameter, the UI now displays stream statistics instead of the obsolete client_count. This update ensures accurate and relevant information on stream activity and audience engagement, enabling better decision-making for content optimization and delivery.

DVR Player:

Streamlined Archive Navigation: The archive status bar is now correctly displayed in the DVR player when selecting DVR mode on the Overview tab of the stream profile. This enhancement empowers users to navigate and access archived content seamlessly, facilitating efficient content retrieval and analysis.

Smoother Playback Experience: Fast playback no longer activates in the player without a reason when the MSE-LD protocol is disabled for the stream. This improvement guarantees a smoother and uninterrupted playback experience.

Flussonic API:

Data in the GET /streams request in openmetrics-text format is now sorted alphabetically. The response to GET /streams can now be sorted by stats.online_clients. These improvements streamline data retrieval and interpretation, providing users with better insights into stream performance, enabling them to prioritize and monitor streams based on client engagement. The issue has been fixed to ensure that the vision parameter is no longer missing in the config_external API. This correction enables video analytics for externally provisioned streams on Media Servers, streamlining the integration and management of video analytics features.

Retroview Service:

An issue in the retroview service was addressed where sessions with empty user_id were not properly grouped in Retroview when sorting sessions by users. With this fix, Retroview now accurately organizes sessions even when user information is missing, ensuring a comprehensive and reliable overview of user activity and engagement.

Media Server Documentation:

The Flussonic Media Server documentation updates cover a wide range of topics, including new pages on AV1 playback, standardized descriptions for filtering tracks. New articles provide cautionary information on certain transcoder options and better explanations of transcoder configuration methods. The documentation also covers installation support for ARM architecture, improved RAID recording mode descriptions, and details on evaluating WHIP and WHEP sessions using payload. It includes insights into alternative multicast UDP MBR usage, and midroll ad insertion options. A new summary has been added, guiding users on using Flussonic for classic IPTV and IPTV/OTT solutions.

Client Area:

New Payment Gateway Support: Flussonic now supports the PayPro payment gateway, providing customers with additional payment options for license activation and renewals.

Enhanced Error Handling: Users now receive clear error messages from the Stripe payment platform, helping them understand why the payment process may not proceed and enabling swift resolution of any issues.

Improved License Reactivation Logic: Updates to the license reactivation process enhance clarity on when reactivation and deactivation are possible and which payment methods are available, simplifying license management for users.

Accurate Traffic Display: The stream traffic (bytes transferred) is now accurately displayed, even for large data amounts up to petabytes (PB), ensuring precise monitoring of usage.

Resolved License Page Issue: The problem of incorrect plan prices displayed on the license page was resolved, ensuring transparent and accurate billing information.

Protection Against Repeated Requests: To streamline request handling and prevent duplicates, protection against repeated requests was introduced by disabling buttons after being clicked for requests engaging Idempotency-Key.

Enhanced Subscription Deactivation: The issue has been fixed, allowing the reason for subscription deactivation to be sent, enhancing communication between users and Flussonic support.

Automated License Upgrades: The license upgrade procedure was enhanced to enable automatic billing and payment for upgrades directly in the user’s account, simplifying the upgrade process.

Improved Invoice Display: The payment button is now shown only for unpaid invoices, improving clarity and preventing unnecessary actions for already processed payments.