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In video formats we added ability to specify pre-roll and post-roll videos that will be attached to all video file created by KVS or uploaded manually. These options will be available in video format settings:

 

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You can use this for better branding or for injecting ads directly into video files.

 

This feature will be part of 5.2.1 update.

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We also added an option to force KVS automatically restart failed background tasks. In some cases tasks fail due to unexpected conditions, such as unstable FTP connection between servers. Such issues are typically resolved by restarting tasks manually. But now if you have constant errors like that you will be able to enable auto-restart for them in Content Settings:

 

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This feature is put into 5.2.1 update.

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Long discussion about Google Performance Index (GPI) was moved to a separate topic:

https://forum.kernel-video-sharing.com/forum/themes-templates/kvs-default-theme/1355-google-performance-index

 

Please note the following overall comments:

  • KVS doesn't affect GPI except player files. We already have some requests to update player to remove some warnings in GPI. Anything else is theme related and can be customized with theme developers.
  • Google reCAPTCHA is brutally decreasing performance index. Do not use it if you are concerned about your GPI.
  • Any 3rd-party advertising is decreasing GPI. Do not include static advertising if you are concerned about your GPI. Consult your advertising partners if their ads are reported by GPI and ask for alternative ways to insert ads.

From our side we will do our best to update player to not be reported in GPI, but in some cases GPI metrics are stupid and cannot be followed directly without losing functionality.

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In video and album editors in admin panel we enhanced editing permissions.

 

For albums previously it was not possible to customize granulated permissions like it was in videos, but now it will be possible:

 

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For videos we also extended permission list and added separate permissions to modify storage group, locked flag and video files. Previously these actions were only possible with Edit videos all data permission. Also fixed a number of other issues in this area.

 

Another change is to allow setting custom flags in album / video editors. Custom flags are widely used in satellites to activate / deactivate specific content from specific satellite. Also custom flags are used in advanced filtering techniques, such as filtering by niche.

 

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We are planning some further enhancements in data customization area to make it more robust and convenient in admin panel.

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Is it possible to add this option, when I select mass videos let's say 10 videos to edit at once and I go to batch actions and select "mass edit selected"... is it possible to have the selected videos titles and descriptions shown? this would make it easier to edit videos titles all at once instead of choosing them one by one

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Is it possible to add this option, when I select mass videos let's say 10 videos to edit at once and I go to batch actions and select "mass edit selected"... is it possible to have the selected videos titles and descriptions shown? this would make it easier to edit videos titles all at once instead of choosing them one by one

 

This is something we wanted to introduce in the new admin panel GUI, which will be called grid edit. But this is not in the nearest update.

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Several new features added to video and album importing function.

First, all validation messages were grouped by their type, so that it will be much easier to have an outlook at them:

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Another upcoming feature is ability to bulk update videos and albums via import GUI. The idea is that if you want to update certain values in many videos, you can do their export into CSV first, then open it with Excel or similar editor and do any editing you need. Then import back into KVS in "update" mode. The only requirement is that you need to have ID column exported and imported back. Here is an example GUI for bulk updating video title for many videos:

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A new feature was added for admins - webmaster toolbar:

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This toolbar shows page structure of every KVS page and provides ability to quickly navigate to contextual objects (for example video and user objects on video pages, category object on category pages and etc.)

There are several cool features with regard to displaying page structure:

  1. It will display the actual advertising that is currently displayed in every advertising spot. KVS provides a lot of advanced options to manage site advertising and in some cases it will be helpful to see which of the multiple advertising, that are configured in the same ad spot, is currently displayed.
  2. Highlight option provides ability to see where a block or advertising spot is located in design. It will provide huge help for understanding page structure.

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There are also some more changes added to website engine:

  1. Page / block performance monitoring will be switched off by default. It will be possible to switch it on in Settings -> Stats settings. This monitoring is only needed when evaluating site performance and may provide additional load on high traffic projects.
  2. In page editor we change "XML" checkbox to selectbox that allows selecting one of the HTML, XML and JSON content types. Also it will be possible to configure individual memory limit for individual pages:
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  3. All KVS cookies were updated with SameSite=Lax. This is a new requirements from browser vendors and all sites must comply, as in future browsers will stop accepting cookies that do not explicitly specify SameSite attribute.
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