Upload Progress Indicator

In a subtle move to make the HTML5 recorder a lot more intuitive on slow (upload) Internet connections we've managed to add a percentage indicator during video uploading:

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3/4 Changes To Our Webhooks

We've introduced 2 brand new webhooks:

  • video_converted which triggers when the recording has finished converting
  • video_copied_pipe_s3 which triggers when the recording has finished copying to our S3 storage

Along with these 2 new webhooks the old video_transcoded webhook is being deprecated (it will still fire if you have it setup currently, but you’ll not be able to add new ones)

Oh and I almost forgot, we've also added md5 and sha-1 checksums to all our storage webhooks:

  • video_copied_pipe_s3 (new)
  • video_copied_ftp
  • video_copied_s3
  • video_copied_dbox

The documentation has also been updated to reflect the changes and you can read more about the updates in the blogpost.

Personal Data Is More Obvious

The list of videos from the Pipe account area will now highlight personal data collected by us as data processors for you (the data controllers).

This will help you, the data controller, with both awareness and GDPR compliance.

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You Can Now Delete Your Pipe Account

More #GDPR changes! Pipe accounts can now be deleted!

The process deletes data related to:

1. account data:

  • name and email
  • all s3/sftp/dropbox & webhook credentials
  • all s3/sftp/dropbox & webhook logs
  • account environments and pages
  • sent invites & referral credits
  • sign in sessions

2. recordings:

  • all recording files stored by us (audio, video, snapshot)
  • all personal metadata stored by us

The option is available to trial accounts and cancelled paid subscription accounts. Active paid subs accounts must 1st cancel their subscription. Once the above data is deleted you can sign up again with the same email.

More Data Transparency

In light of GDPR coming into effect May 25th we've made a few changes to make all the data we collect (as processors in GDPR speak) for our clients more easily available to them (as controllers).

Updates to our REST API:

  • GET https://api.addpipe.com/video/all and GET https://api.addpipe.com/video/xyz will also return the public IPv4 of the device used to record the video.

Updates to our webhooks:

  • The video_recorded webhook will also POST info about the:
    • ip of the used device
    • camera name
    • microphone name
    • user agent

Updates to the Pipe account area:

  • the referer is now shown for each video (it was already avb. through the REST API and webhooks)

We've also revised our documentation to correctly reflect the data sent through webhooks and available through the REST API.

Sign Up Using Google Accounts

You can now sign up for Pipe using a Google Account https://addpipe.com/signup?trial

File Uploads From Desktop Browsers

We've rolled out the ability to upload audio and video files from desktop browsers.

We're currently allowing users to upload the following video file formats:

  • mp4
  • mov
  • webm
  • 3gpp
  • 3gpp2
  • flv
  • wmv
  • mpeg

And the following audio formats:

  • aac
  • mp3
  • m4a
  • mp3
  • wav
  • ogg
  • wma
  • flac

You can turn on the feature (for new embed codes) from the Pipe account area or by manually adding dup:1 to your flashvars JS object in the existing embed codes.

The feature is now available in beta to all trial and PRO accounts

More entropy in file names + new EU S3 bucket

Starting today all video and snapshot file names will consist of a 32 character long string + extension.

We've also switched our storage to a new EU based S3 bucket (eu1-addpipe.s3.eu-central-1.amazonaws.com) located in Frankfurt. We've done this to consolidate our infrastructure in Europe as we prepare to open a new region in the US.

More details in the blog post .

More granular information in the client area

Thanks to recent backend changes in our platform we can now show the following information in the client area:

  • the list of videos currently being copied, converted or being pushed to our/your storage:

  • the videos which have been recovered by us as the result of an unexpected disconnection (OS/browser crash) are marked with an (R)

Chrome 63 is now the minimum requirement for our HTML5 recorder

In light of recent fixes to the audio subsystem in Chrome 63 we've upped the minimum Chrome version for our HTML5 desktop video recorder to 63.

No published changelogs yet.

Surely Pipe will start publishing changelogs very soon.

Check out our other public changelogs: Buffer, Mention, Respond by Buffer, JSFiddle, Olark, Droplr, Piwik Pro, Prott, Ustream, ViralSweep, StartupThreads, Userlike, Unixstickers, Survicate, Envoy, Gmelius, CodeTree