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@yondonfu yondonfu released this May 19, 2021

Summary

This release includes an important fix that allows orchestrators to accurately set ticket face values (previously there were cases where orchestrators would inaccurately set ticket face values to a really low value) by discarding really low non-sensical gas prices returned by Ethereum JSON-RPC providers in the gas price monitor, reductions in the gas cost for staking actions (under certain circumstances) using livepeer_cli and improvements to split orchestrator and transcoder setups that help remote transcoders retain streams. We strongly recommend all orchestrator and transcoder operators to upgrade to this version as soon as possible to access this latest set of bug fixes and improvements.

Thanks to everyone that submitted bug reports and assisted in testing!

Breaking Changes 🚨🚨

  • Payment/ticket metrics are no longer recorded with high cardinality keys (i.e. recipient, manifestID) which means those labels will no longer be available when using a monitoring system such as Prometheus

Features

General

Broadcaster

Orchestrator

Transcoder

  • #1840 Automatically use all GPUs when -nvidia=all flag is set (@jailuthra)

Bug Fixes 🐞

Orchestrator

Transcoder

  • #1862 Report the correct FPS in outputs when FPS passthrough is enabled for GPU transcoding (@jailuthra)

Full list of changes

Verifying Release

sha256 hashes for release archives:

  • livepeer-darwin-amd64.tar.gz: 710d1318155a3a6b1e58c079900b864fa1163c112058e448a75fbedf748eb31e
  • livepeer-linux-amd64.tar.gz: bb821290b3a3fa5862ff5d5f804c9f065420d45af8eabf238a3a25cdd333ce54
  • livepeer-windows-amd64.zip: 59a5029d2f6a7dcc1525e6ea4b1e88cd0fa0207c351d91eaa788ddf16b808bad

Generate the sha256 hash:

shasum -a 256 livepeer-<PLATFORM>-amd64.<EXTENSION>
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@yondonfu yondonfu released this Apr 13, 2021

Summary

This release includes a few fixes for bugs that could cause nodes to crash due to race conditions and unexpected values returned by third party services (i.e. ETH JSON-RPC providers). We strongly recommend all node operators to upgrade to this version as soon as possible to access these bug fixes.

Thanks to everyone that submitted bug reports and assisted in testing!

Breaking Changes 🚨🚨

  • The deprecated -gasPrice, -s3bucket, -s3creds, -gsbucket and -gskey flags are now removed

Features

General

  • #1838 Remove deprecated flags: -gasPrice, -s3bucket, -s3creds, -gsbucket, -gskey (@kyriediculous)

Broadcaster

Bug Fixes 🐞

General

Orchestrator

Full list of changes

Verifying Release

sha256 hashes for release archives:

  • livepeer-darwin-amd64.tar.gz: 4a3d7d84a3c5b3ee68b86e90a9b8c7a85db6326fdb08ef75f26fe74f685781ef
  • livepeer-linux-amd64.tar.gz: 39dc144285e4ff661068685687d159b721f6f0fdc9d771af05e2f3f805d58f6e
  • livepeer-windows-amd64.zip: ba866f2a4f34d9af041fd2e3cc8133b9fbda36a6ad458f759fb65f959612093e

Generate the sha256 hash:

shasum -a 256 livepeer-<PLATFORM>-amd64.<EXTENSION>
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@yondonfu yondonfu released this Mar 30, 2021

Summary

This release includes an important fix for a bug that could cause broadcasters to crash due to missing data in responses from misconfigured orchestrators. We strongly recommend that all broadcaster operators upgrade to this version as soon as possible to access this bug fix.

If you are not a broadcaster operator, then upgrading to this release is not urgent.

Thanks to everyone that submitted bug reports and assisting in testing!

Bug Fixes 🐞

General

Broadcaster

  • #1782 Fix SegsInFlight data-loss on refreshing O sessions (@darkdragon)
  • #1814 Add price checks when caching orchestrator responses during discovery (@yondonfu)
  • #1818 Additional checks to avoid nil pointer errors caused by unexpected orchestrator configurations (@kyriediculous)

Full list of changes

Verifying Release

sha256 hashes for release archives:

  • livepeer-darwin-amd64.tar.gz: d2a04478850a78d3427dc2b41d34b377cbba445def77bb6a44678ad949062ac7
  • livepeer-linux-amd64.tar.gz: 4de9e303b1ac6fd498da43d18bb74661c21e8b2494f6ace5e99d1621ff4e9c7d
  • livepeer-windows-amd64.zip: 92bf96ad391f2ebc3bd8b3132a86592deb46a8764de2c24cf521a7cf30c8b779

Generate the sha256 hash:

shasum -a 256 livepeer-<PLATFORM>-amd64.<EXTENSION>
Assets 5

@yondonfu yondonfu released this Mar 15, 2021

Summary

This release includes an important fix for a bug that could cause transcoding to become stuck for certain corrupt or unsupported source segments. As a result of this bug, some operators saw a high number of sessions in metrics reporting on their orchestrators or transcoders despite receiving a low amount of streams in practice. We strongly recommend that all orchestrator and transcoder operators upgrade to this version as soon as possible to access this bug fix.

Thanks everyone that submitted bug reports and assisted in testing!

Upcoming Changes

  • The following flags are pending deprecation and will be removed in the next release:
    • -gasPrice
    • -s3bucket
    • -s3creds
    • -gsbucket
    • -gskey

Features

General

Broadcaster

  • #1754 Count bytes of video data received/sent per stream and expose via the /status endpoint (@darkdragon)
  • #1764 Mark all input errors in LPMS as non-retryable during transcoding (@jailuthra)

Orchestrator

  • #1731 Add support for webhook to authenticate and set prices for broadcasters at the start of a session (@kyriediculous)
  • #1761 Add a livepeer_router binary that can route broadcasters to different orchestrators (@yondonfu)

Bug Fixes 🐞

General

  • #1729 Make sure the block watcher service can process multiple blocks in a single polling interval (@kyriediculous)
  • #1795 Fix Darwin build by changing optimization flag used for gnutls dependency (@iameli)

Broadcaster

Transcoder

  • #1775 Fix transcoder load balancer race condition around session cleanup (@jailuthra)
  • #1784 Use auth token sessionID to index into sessions map in transcoder load balancer (@jailuthra)

Full list of changes

Verifying Release

sha256 hashes for release archives:

  • livepeer-darwin-amd64.tar.gz: 633e427d61a7f44d7c7613dc82843cdfdde2ff4f57285590e7245785e93f56b0
  • livepeer-linux-amd64.tar.gz: 1c34bc5424cf9c7f5cf546068e9f79c76a8406262a7dc4898dd18aae5d471db3
  • livepeer-windows-amd64.zip: e82ab83b238937129a6b70252d63aff720c4dabd8110d0d72632a0d012c2c7d5

Generate the sha256 hash:

shasum -a 256 livepeer-<PLATFORM>-amd64.<EXTENSION>
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@yondonfu yondonfu released this Feb 3, 2021

Summary

This release includes a few important bug fixes as well as some improvements to the consistency and reliability of the transcoding workflow between broadcasters and orchestrators. We strongly recommend that orchestrator operators upgrade to this version to access the bug fixes.

Thanks to everyone that submitted bug reports and assisted in testing!

Features

General

  • Support multiple segments in flight on both broadcasters and orchestrators (#1735 #1749)
    • The broadcaster will support multiple segments in flight for an orchestrator as long as the oldest segment is within the maximum in-flight time requirement which is currently set to the duration of the segment

Broadcaster

  • Record metrics when using the stream recording feature (#1710)
  • Record a metric for the number of swaps to different orchestrators for a stream (#1735)
  • Classify additional segment upload errors as timeouts when recording upload error metrics (#1717)
  • Reduce orchestrator discovery related logs by removing redundant logs and using the DEBUG logging level for certain logs (#1732)
  • Treat no keyframe errors from orchestrators as non-retryable errors (#1745)

Bug Fixes 🐞

Broadcaster

  • Fix 500 errors caused by concurrent HTTP push sessions that use the same internal manifestID (provided by a webhook) (#1706)

Orchestrator

  • Ensure that advertised ticket face values cover the estimated redemption tx cost (#1751)

Transcoder

  • Fix an issue where transcoding could get stuck if a segment without keyframes is received. Now, a no keyframe error is returned in stead (#1745 livepeer/lpms#220)
  • Fix an issue where Nvidia transcoding could get stuck if a segment contains invalid packets that trigger a Nvidia driver/CUDA error (#1753 livepeer/lpms#223)

Full list of changes

Verifying Release

sha256 hashes for release archives:

  • livepeer-darwin-amd64.tar.gz: a8156d54d3de5402b9b1d925591251a7c88e310d3155795c13ff6542fe09e3b8
  • livepeer-linux-amd64.tar.gz: 738a4919d88eca90b1f5f80c2f98ea47fbfac28a888c83dc6d93b9dacdb8c880
  • livepeer-windows-amd64.zip: d88ffe928d804571813e968b6a5e5a1addfd842cfde5a026105c9d101dcce2a9

Generate the sha256 hash:

shasum -a 256 livepeer-<PLATFORM>-amd64.<EXTENSION>
Assets 5

@yondonfu yondonfu released this Dec 14, 2020

Summary

This release includes a reduction in the # of ETH RPC requests (in the reward and round initializer services) required for an orchestrator (which should help when using ETH RPC providers such as Infura that have rate limit based usage plans), a new transcoding benchmarking tool livepeer_bench that orchestrators/transcoders can use to quantify their transcoding speed and set transcoding session limits, and a number of new node metrics that can be scraped using Prometheus. The adventurous can also check out a new experimental feature for broadcasters to record livestreams.

Thanks to everyone that submitted bug reports and assisted in testing!

Features

General

  • Add support for generic URL based object store syntax (#1582)
    • The -s3bucket/-s3creds and gsbucket/gskey flags are deprecated in favor of the -objectStore flag
  • Add livepeer_bench executable which can be used for transcoding benchmarking (#1676)
  • Clean up logging from ffmpeg libraries (#1678 livepeer/lpms#214)
  • Build Darwin and Linux binaries using >= go1.15.5 (#1677)
    • The go version for the Windows binary will be updated as will in a future release

Broadcaster

  • Record time to download renditions from orchestrator metric (#1654)
  • Return map of external manifestID (i.e. streamID) to internal manifestID (i.e. webhook manifestID) in /status response (#1662)
  • Add support for recording streams using a configurable recording object store using the -recordObjectStore flag or an objectStore field specified in an auth webhook response (#1582)
  • Add support for joining playlists for multiple transcoding sessions when generating a recording (#1674 #1679)

Orchestrator

  • Refactor reward service to reduce the # of ETH RPC requests required (#1696)
  • Refactor round initializer service to reduce the # of ETH RPC requests required (#1702)
  • Record time to transcode when using a remote transcoder metric (#1655)
  • Record time to download renditions from remote transcoder metric (#1655)
  • Record source segment duration metric (#1670)
  • Record time to download source segment from broadcaster metric (#1670)
  • Record transcode score (source segment duration / transcode time) metric (#1670)

Transcoder

  • Record time to transcode when using a Nvidia GPU metric (#1655)
  • Record time to upload renditions to orchestrator metric (#1655)

Full list of changes

Verifying Release

Note: As of this release, only the sha256 hash of the archive (containing all release binaries i.e. livepeer, livepeer_cli and livepeer_bench) will be published as a part of a release.

sha256 hashes for release archives:

  • livepeer-darwin-amd64.tar.gz: a4c7a946291389913f5d7f75657a89e4c2607cc54f22f055776b101be10cde65
  • livepeer-linux-amd64.tar.gz: b4ec825424c2298b8858d64c55faa8be7e6229efce3537f326e910d8705a909c
  • livepeer-windows-amd64.zip: 289b9a1ac211a16d19cf3ca3497b862b160c9ddc68f9c635b3664d08d69dee4f

Generate the sha256 hash:

shasum -a 256 livepeer-<PLATFORM>-amd64.<EXTENSION>
Assets 5

@yondonfu yondonfu released this Oct 30, 2020

Summary

This release fixes a bug in livepeer_cli that prevented the registartion/activation of new orchestrators and also includes a few minor bug fixes and updates.

If you do not need to register/activate an orchestrator then you, then upgrading to this release is not urgent (although take a look at the release notes to see if any of the fixed bugs might affect your workflow).

Thanks to everyone that submitted bug reports and assisted in testing!

Features

Broadcaster

  • Include the timeout used for transcode requests (#1642)

Orchestrator

  • Record transcoding latency metric when using a remote transcoder (#1650)

Transcoder

  • Enable the CLI webserver (#1650)

Bug Fixes

Broadcaster

  • Fix a bug where the broadcaster hangs during TLS negotiation with an orchestrator that does not respond in the TLS negotiation for some reason resulting in a TCP connection that is never closed (#1645)
  • Fix a memory leak when a timeout is encountered during orchestrator discovery (#1644)
  • Fix a panic that was previously triggered when the broadcaster connects with an orchestrator in off-chain mode (#1638)

Orchestrator

  • Fix a bug in livepeer_cli that prevented activation of new orchestrators (#1649)

Full list of changes

Verifying Release

md5 hashes for release binaries:

  • livepeer (Linux): 1152691e88623f4dd3da73503d0a51f6
  • livepeer_cli (Linux): 131b88c13dacbd9c7a8e82d5af7761a1
  • livepeer (Darwin): 448ffb42f2b1693f11f66d3d6e828362
  • livepeer_cli (Darwin): 0553a8041297089cea70846ee8163b20
  • livepeer.exe (Windows): d7c6d95035c3ffb17ab54ca1896519d7
  • livepeer_cli.exe (Windows): 473e5b9ed4515f13043fe3a9259ad1d9

Generate the md5 hash:

md5sum livepeer
md5sum livepeer_cli

sha256 hashes for release binaries:

  • livepeer (Linux): f4ab3dd2d307c0b137e1e8c80228387721d1cdfe2e52653392d49ff40c14abe2
  • livepeer_cli (Linux): 396b868bc8a915b74dab958ab3e5166d766256bc6507655daf966c92f5085372
  • livepeer (Darwin): 12950ebe28b825ada10f644d1d50990f510d564ce377f0662495533ea1b98ce4
  • livepeer_cli (Darwin): 0942adefb75311f35d1dbb864517c30418c515fd4e2c4999cfefc9eaa0640b20
  • livepeer.exe (Windows): c28d06b33522921263df525b60496e9c40c9598c267c5bbf0645f549cd76e9cb
  • livepeer_cli.exe (Windows): fc26e545f783ad31da28c963e5941adc18ec978a93f6b9a4550ef6e0e9de9fc7

Generate the sha256 hash:

shasum -a 256 livepeer
shasum -a 256 livepeer_cli
Assets 5

@yondonfu yondonfu released this Oct 22, 2020

Summary

This release includes a breaking change to the broadcaster <> orchestrator transcoding networking protocol that improves orchestrator stream management.

Other highlights of this release include a bug fix to prevent orchestrators from redeeming expired winning tickets, updates to livepeer_cli based on the recent deployment of LIP-40, LIP-36 and LIP-52 to mainnet as well as many other bug fixes and improvements to node operator UX.

Thanks to everyone that submitted bug reports and assisted in testing!

Breaking Changes 🚨🚨

  • The new auth token feature (see the "Features" section for more details) is a mandatory capability for both broadcasters and orchestrators. This means that any node running this release will not be able to connect to a node running an older release. So, it is crucial for all node operators to upgrade to this release ASAP to ensure that their nodes are compatible with as many nodes as possible in the rest of the network

Features

General

  • Add an auth token to the broadcaster <> orchestrator transcoding networking protocol which is generated by an orchestrator during discovery (#1613)
    • This also fixed some longstanding issues around how an orchestrator keeps track of streams
  • Show the transaction hash in livepeer_cli after successfully voting in a poll (#1570)
  • Check that values for -maxPricePerUnit and -pricePerUnit are valid integers (#1570)
  • Remove the manual claim earnings option in livepeer_cli since earnings no longer need to be manually claimed after the LIP-36 and LIP-52 deployment (#1637)

Broadcaster

  • Allow form fields for the /setBroadcasterConfig endpoint to be optional (#1597)
    • This allows an operator to programmatically update broadcaster configuration options such as the max price per pixel while the node is running
  • Add the -localVerify flag which can toggle local verification (pixel count verification and signature verification) on/off (#1588)
    • This can be useful when connected to a trusted orchestrator to reduce computational overhead for the broadcaster
  • Update integration with the latest version of the verification-classifier API which is used when experimental transcoding verification is enabled (#1577)
  • Update the orchestrator selection strategy to select the fastest orchestrator to respond during discovery out of orchestrators that use the same ETH address (#1617)
  • Add additional metrics for source segment duration, HTTP push client timeouts and real-time transcoding ratios (#1630)

Orchestrator

  • Allow form fields for the /setOrchestratorConfig endpoint to be optional (#1597)
    • This allows an operator to programmatically update orchestrator configuration options such as the price per pixel while the node is running
  • Return a clearer error when an audio-only segment is received (currently will not transcode this type of segment) (livepeer/lpms#207 #1608)
  • Allow the price per unit to be set to 0 to transcode for free (#1616)
  • Return clearer errors for orchestrator registration and configuration setting in livepeer_cli (#1570)
  • Fetch and pre-populate the orchestrator configuration prompt in livepeer_cli with the current reward cut and fee share values for the orchestrator (#1570)
  • Remove overly verbose gas price caching log statement (#1634)

Bug Fixes

General

  • Fix incorrect Minter contract parameter values displayed in livepeer_cli after the LIP-40 deployment (#1606)
  • Fix a bug where non-whole second duration metrics were incorrectly truncated when recorded (#1630)

Broadcaster

  • Fix bug where transcoding via the HTTP push fails when the manifestID returned by a configured webhook is different from the manifestID extracted from the segment URL provided in the HTTP push request (#1627)

Orchestrator

  • Fix a busy loop that caused CPU usage to shoot up to 100% after receiving a ticket (#1619)
  • Fix a bug that could cause the orchestrator to repeatedly try to redeem expired winning tickets (#1598)

Full list of changes

Verifying Release

md5 hashes for release binaries:

  • livepeer (Linux): e176899fd322e4171d6a37d787660cf1
  • livepeer_cli (Linux): dd42130a0a5d1510b6e7f54bff551c13
  • livepeer (Darwin): ffafeaa5752da9ce93eba6f1f50de5fa
  • livepeer_cli (Darwin): 173a35554ab8e1e569c0658834c18da8
  • livepeer.exe (Windows): b7089b46f05e263fcca35a480d9068fe
  • livepeer_cli.exe (Windows): 9181bbad2f8ba870fcc64ce3c80664a6

Generate the md5 hash:

md5sum livepeer
md5sum livepeer_cli

sha256 hashes for release binaries:

  • livepeer (Linux): 9eaa35177999df84eefadc694512e5f5ef3639f104afeca6b7dd40811687a42c
  • livepeer_cli (Linux): f9e0108147399d08aa968f86d1fee98d898eb2c17d102ccb7ef72e1cb2d44de4
  • livepeer (Darwin): 4a14bd74c90a7f6ffcaa1581c3d1b33d6e68c2ce637fd139d3cab2c955129b54
  • livepeer_cli (Darwin): 452e494b8c9ac5a949d9183529d0569ce0189dd1e969ab734f5ba73b41d7f654
  • livepeer.exe (Windows): 46b3100d858d79ddc6acafc7f98ba4b7718b35ea9a8d8ee7abc85fbe3d58ad8d
  • livepeer_cli.exe (Windows): 8bbf7c2148a6ca95cbfeb59d8078660f49a498bd6b7a748ed5b26e2b8bef2f14

Generate the sha256 hash:

shasum -a 256 livepeer
shasum -a 256 livepeer_cli
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@yondonfu yondonfu released this Aug 6, 2020

Summary

This release includes support for broadcaster and orchestrator capability discovery which makes it much easier for the network to support a heterogeneous set of nodes that support a mix of features and is a first step towards exploring the possibility of a network that supports more diverse video compute capabilities.

Other highlights of this release include gas cost optimizations for calling reward, a fix for a bug that was causing orchestrators to call reward with higher gas prices than necessary, improvements to orchestrators' ticket workflow and improvements to the transcoding workflow.

Thanks to everyone that submitted bug reports and assisted in testing!

Features

General

  • Added support for capability discovery between broadcasters and orchestrators (#1539)
    • This feature allows broadcasters to match with orchestrators based on capabilities advertised by orchestrators
    • See the PR for more details on how the feature works under the hood

Broadcaster

  • Added support for specifying transcoding options using a JSON config file (#1558)
    • See the docs for information on specifying transcoding options using a JSON config file

Orchestrator

  • Added support for calling reward with "hints" (the node will do this automatically) in order to reduce the gas costs of the reward transaction (#1566)
    • When reward is called the position of the orchestrator in the on-chain pool that is used to determine which orchestrators will be active when a new round is initialized is updated
    • Submitting the reward transaction with a hint can reduce the amount of computation in the smart contract required to calculate the new position of the orchestrator in the on-chain pool
  • Updated the max float (used to determine the max face value of probabilistic micropayment tickets) calculation strategy for a broadcaster to also take into account a broadcaster's deposit relative to the broadcaster's current float (value of winning tickets redeemed by the orchestrators that have not confirmed on-chain yet) (#1592)
    • This update should also help orchestrators continue to accept segments after redeeming a winning ticket from a broadcaster. Previously, in many cases, orchestrators would stop accepting segments while waiting for a winning ticket redemption to confirm on-chain
  • Updated the ticket redemption strategy so that orchestrators will redeem winning tickets as long as the broadcaster's available funds exceeds the the estimated transaction cost of the redemption (#1596)

Bug Fixes

General

  • Fixed a bug that prevented the node from receiving WinningTicketTransfer events which are used by broadcasters and orchestrators to update their current view of broadcasters' deposit and reserve (#1596)

Orchestrator

  • Fixed a bug that could cause transaction nonce gaps when transaction submission fails (i.e. due to an account having insufficient funds) (#1599)
    • This bug also could cause an orchestrator to continuously bump the gas price of a pending reward transaction despite the transaction never being eligible to be included on-chain due to a nonce gap
  • Fixed a bug that could cause multiple reward transactions to be submitted instead of waiting for the first reward transaction to confirm on-chain (#1599)
  • Fixed a bug that prevented transcoders from accepting out-of-order segments (i.e. segment N + 1 has a smaller timestamp than that of segment N) (#1593 livepeer/lpms#201)
  • Fixed a bug that caused transcoders to produce renditions with timestamps that drift over time (#1593 livepeer/lpms#201)

Full list of changes

Verifying Release

md5 hashes for release binaries:

  • livepeer (Linux): 2ceb584614accdafd886674794c526fa
  • livepeer_cli (Linux): 40196f0d3d6a7e3d6c6f3204e55fac40
  • livepeer (Darwin): 23d6ee8d71aed72f485a87d213a55e27
  • livepeer_cli (Darwin): 901dabc84e45aed7d667eeabd4ca400c
  • livepeer.exe (Windows): b2f818c210b6dd41fbc42f43aa1b8f80
  • livepeer_cli.exe (Windows): f0b09e9137d58dc1cd9fc8d34352934b

Generate the md5 hash:

md5sum livepeer
md5sum livepeer_cli

sha256 hashes for release binaries:

  • livepeer (Linux): 9b234faebfd8d96484605eaa498a08f24e71118485a68a96c8a39e806cf3ee0d
  • livepeer_cli (Linux): 5815acf1dc7d1910e50d19c4a894d8554bc93cc03a3db7c41313eacc24d41e18
  • livepeer (Darwin): e5fd0af98270fa3c022843dbf75552d1faa127b16e3a693d012b479ac6f455a7
  • livepeer_cli (Darwin): 4d0c8a26da0bf5e68b54a5d336f75c38229101802216da3006deafcff2267aed
  • livepeer.exe (Windows): 264398894d9de57f129a88d3b15aa293dd3b597ae81c1bff44f3fb4a6793d94f
  • livepeer_cli.exe (Windows): a9b80db7abac6f898ed2ffe54fa9f20820767dcbb55f4e8b03e4a0e76beef985

Generate the sha256 hash:

shasum -a 256 livepeer
shasum -a 256 livepeer_cli
Assets 5

@yondonfu yondonfu released this Jul 6, 2020

Summary

This release includes support for multi-orchestrator node setups, more robust winning ticket management for orchestrators, a number of new transcoding features (fractional FPS, H264 profiles, GOP length) and a few updates/bug fixes.

Thanks to everyone that submitted bug reports and assisted in testing!

Features

Broadcaster

  • Set orchestrator request timeout based on segment duration (#1477)
    • This feature gives broadcasters more flexibility in sending variable duration segments for transcoding. The current duration cap is 5 minutes
  • Add support for requesting fractional FPS for transcoding (#1525 livepeer/lpms#192)
    • See the docs for information on specifying a fractional FPS using a webhook
  • Add support for requesting H264 profiles for transcoding (#1542 livepeer/lpms#196)
    • See the docs for information on specifying H264 profiles using a webhook
  • Add support for requesting a GOP length for transcoding
  • Export deposit/reserve metrics via Prometheus (#1541)
    • This feature will enable Prometheus integrations to leverage deposit/reserve data for monitoring/alerting

Orchestrator

  • Allow multiple orchestrator nodes using their own addresses to accept payments on behalf of a single on-chain registered address (#1476)
    • See the docs for information on running multiple orchestrator nodes
  • Use a database for more robust winning ticket storage, submission and retries (#1493)
  • Allow orchestrator nodes to submit winning tickets to a node running a ticket redemption service (#1495 #1545 #1521)
    • This feature allows orchestrator nodes to be run with Ethereum addresses without any funds since the orchestrator node will not need to submit any transactions
    • See the docs for information on how the ticket redemption service works
    • See the multi orchestrator docs for information on how to run multiple orchestrator nodes with a ticket redemption service
  • Set remote transcoder request timeout based on segment duration (#1511)
    • This feature gives orchestrators that use remote transcoders more flexibility in transcoding variable duration segments
  • Add support for transcoding with fractional FPS (#1525 livepeer/lpms#192)
  • Add support for transcoding with H264 profiles (#1542 livepeer/lpms#196)
  • Add support for transcoding with a set GOP length (#1551 livepeer/lpms#198)
  • Add a -reward flag that can be used to explicitly enable/disable the reward service which automatically triggers reward calls (to mint LPT rewards) each round that a node is active
    • See the docs for information on -reward flag usage
  • Clear the stored ticket sender nonces tracked per broadcaster after an expiration time which avoids continuous memory usage growth as the orchestrator receives tickets from different broadcasters (#1526)

Bug Fixes

Broadcaster

  • Fix a bug where the fee estimated for a segment when using FPS passthrough (i.e. use the same FPS as the source for the transcoded rendition) was 0 (#1508)

Orchestrator

  • Fix a bug where transcoders were unable to handle segments with a single frame (#1502 livepeer/lpms#189)
  • Fix a bug where the transcoder load balancing cost estimated for a segment when using FPS passthrough (i.e. use the same FPS as the source for the transcoded rendition) was 0 (#1508)
  • Fix a bug where a winning ticket would never be redeemed if an initial redemption transaction failed due to an uninitialized round (#1493)
  • Update the gas cost estimate for a ticket redemption transaction to more accurately reflect the actual gas cost for the transaction (#1553)

Full list of changes

Verifying Release

md5 hashes for release binaries:

  • livepeer (Linux): 0dceaae80750f52d762d549fb3248c0a
  • livepeer_cli (Linux): 62caf581949a659238aa84eb3db65ee3
  • livepeer (Darwin): c00289045c5a38e982503607702b96a3
  • livepeer_cli (Darwin): 1b0575938ef4d3e342f30db0c1384a5e
  • livepeer.exe (Windows): 8f9c05319a50039fc08a4b37a13a3b67
  • livepeer_cli.exe (Windows): 6e3ae7406c9a4b3654a79e7fe727edab

Generate the md5 hash:

md5sum livepeer
md5sum livepeer_cli

sha256 hashes for release binaries:

  • livepeer (Linux): 3589a93df98cb782f1f5ff8c85f4ae2696c9bf1815d661742d8e3589ee35b6db
  • livepeer_cli (Linux): d662489d2ff712374971a981b4e84796bdc3bf7192f892cf187cdea80029eff3
  • livepeer (Darwin): 5dd6c9dfb5282f64c480e1d72e0980597fc963b22be3f8d19769f5c41af455aa
  • livepeer_cli (Darwin): fc0e422aded2e95e9fc6df882e3c8890c12d533d79ecab13ddb193d41fbdc55e
  • livepeer.exe (Windows): 226c44d8e6d1d94774bf4a554b68be92764fa80f4baa3c51304e74083cd11858
  • livepeer_cli.exe (Windows): e2158c55e320edc93d3f5226669e4b10d76a2acf43b982de64408ad3be5b62ba

Generate the sha256 hash:

shasum -a 256 livepeer
shasum -a 256 livepeer_cli
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