Recent Updates

Kollaborate Encoder 1.3

Compatibility notes:
  • libav support has been removed. If you don't have ffmpeg installed please follow the steps in the installation guide to install it.
  • ImageMagick is now an optional but recommended dependency. Follow the installation guide to install it.


  • Support for passwords (optional). Set a password in the config file and Kollaborate Encoder will only accept jobs if the password is included in the request. Remember to also set the password in the Configure page of the admin area on Kollaborate Server.
  • Images are now piped to ffmpeg through ImageMagick, which means Kollaborate Encoder is now compatible with more image variations like CMYK
  • Better support for multi-track audio files
  • Kollaborate Server now sends the timecode to the encoder instead of the encoder detecting it from the file, allowing you to change the timecode from the Metadata page and have the encoder respect it when burning in timecode overlays
  • New encoder queue priority system downgrades users who upload too many files at once so that one person cannot hog all uploads for the server
  • Fixed a log error occurring at startup
  • Removed libav support

Kollaborate Server 1.7.1

Compatibility notes:
  • Kollaborate Server now requires PHP 7.2 or higher
  • libav support has been removed - to switch to ffmpeg see the installation guide

Server-specific features

  • New Custom Features page in the admin area that allows you to disable site features and pages completely for everyone or just for non-admins
  • Encoding servers can now be password protected for added security
  • Added an option to the Configure page to prevent non-admins from creating projects
  • More style options in the Customize Style page
  • You can now set a logo for emails that is different from the site logo
  • Added button to remove custom logos without having to reset all styles
  • Kollaborate Server installations are now fully independent so you can run multiple copies on the same server with separate cookies and settings

Full changelog:

  • Admin - Greatly improved custom theming and added new options for customizing button colors
  • Admin - Fixed several issues with the custom stylesheet
  • Admin - Added the ability to prevent non-admins from creating projects
  • Admin - Added the ability to prevent certain pages or features of the site from showing
  • Admin - Removed libav option from the Configure page
  • Admin - Fixed an issue where custom site logos may not be respected
  • Admin - Support for specifying an optional custom email logo
  • Admin - Added buttons to remove custom logos without having to reset everything
  • Encoding - Support for manually encoding image files
  • Encoding - Manually encoded files now inherit workflow settings
  • Encoding - Fixed an issue where non-video proxies could be assigned an MP4 file extension
  • Encoding - Encoded image files are no longer restricted to 1280 pixels high
  • Thumbnails - Kollaborate now generates multiple thumbnails and picks the best to prevent you ending up with a black thumbnail
  • Thumbnails - Added support for manually regenerating thumbnails for images and PDFs
  • Thumbnails - Support for recognizing and generating thumbs for numerous new formats including M2TS, AI, PSD and FLAC
  • Workflows - Fixed an issue where Upload Workflow matches wouldn't update
  • Workflows - New simplified Image Files upload workflow
  • Workflows - Added "client name" as an option to the Overlays action
  • Workflows - New Upload Workflow action: Delete original file after converting
  • Workflows - New Upload Workflow action: Prevent file from being treated as a version of an existing file
  • Player - Fixed an issue where the player says a file was approved when it was actually rejected
  • Player - Fixed an issue that could cause some movies to appear stretched
  • Upload - Thumbnails are now generated from PDFs
  • Upload - Fixed an issue where audio thumbnails could be red
  • Upload - Reduced the likelihood of upload hangs
  • Upload - Fixed an issue where files with backslashes in the filename couldn't be uploaded
  • Files - Fixed an issue where proxies wouldn't be moved when moving a file to a new project
  • Files - Storage space dynamically updates as you upload / delete files
  • Files - Added ability to restore deleted files
  • Files - Per-user download / view counts for files
  • Files - Added Clear Search button
  • Files - Support for file expiration
  • Files - Added an option to go back to source folder instead of destination when moving a file
  • Files - Show an icon to indicate whether a folder/dept has unviewed files inside it
  • Files - Fixed an issue where moving a file between departments sent out lots of emails
  • Files - Audio file durations are now detected
  • Files - No longer shows file extension after upload is complete
  • Comments - Fixed an issue where DaVinci Resolve marker EDLs might not be created
  • Comments - Added the ability to show a printable view of comments with thumbnails
  • Projects - Added ability to restore deleted projects
  • Projects - Added filtering by active, archived and deleted projects
  • Share - Support for emailing password separately from the link
  • Share - Added support for forcing files to download and relinking to the latest version
  • Share - Fixed an issue where entering a correct password in the wrong case would fail but not show an error
  • Share - Fixed an issue where a custom message wouldn't be sent
  • Share - Prevented users from sharing expired links
  • Share - You can now set a specific expiration date for a link
  • Player - Fixed an issue where clicking the timecode box causes the video to play
  • Player - Reduced the full-screen comment trigger area so you must move the mouse closer to the edge of the window to trigger the comment overlay now
  • Player - Show users according to team privacy settings
  • QuickLook - Added Open in Player button
  • QuickLook - Support for showing file title in preview
  • QuickLook - Fixed an issue where tooltips would display over the top of the QuickLook window
  • QuickLook - Support for changing preview when clicking files
  • QuickLook - Link view count is now incremented when the user previews a file
  • QuickLook - Closes preview when files are deselected
  • Permissions - Users must now have upload permissions in order to create folders
  • Permissions - Non-admins can now only move files they uploaded
  • Metadata - Don't show Allow Comments checkbox if it's located in user's private storage area
  • Dashboard - Show My Most Viewed Files
  • Security - Fixed an issue that could prevent Multi-Factor Authentication being activated
  • Team - Users are unsubscribed from project / file subscriptions when the last instance of them is removed from the Team page
  • History - View / download events are now logged on a per-user basis
  • UI - Improved the look of the alerts dropdown
  • UI - Added new UI for Adobe panel
  • UI - Renamed Disable Alerts to Incognito Mode
  • Various minor fixes, tweaks and optimizations

CinePlay 1.5.4

  • Improved support for H.265 / HEVC
  • Fixed an issue where timecode could sometimes be 1 frame off
  • Playback stability improvements
  • Minor bug fixes, tweaks and optimizations

Kollaborate 2.7.1

  • Admins can now restore deleted files and projects for up to 14 days
  • Set file expiration dates. Files will be deleted after the date expires but can be restored by an admin for up to 14 days
  • View comments in a printable view with thumbnails
  • Linked accounts can now optionally access all projects created by the subscriber
  • New Share option: Force users to download - This forces the user to download the file instead of playing it in the browser.
  • New Share option: Automatically relink to latest version - This makes Kollaborate always display the latest version of a file even if the link was created for an earlier version.
  • Share - When emailing a link, you can now choose to send the password in a separate email
  • New Upload Workflow action: Don't combine versions - Ensures the file is always independent and not part of a version stack
  • New Upload Workflow action: Remove original file after conversion - This automatically deletes the original file after it has been converted by our encoding servers and replaces it with the highest-quality proxy
  • New File Workflow action: Set file expiration date - Modifies the file's expiration date
  • Improved Adobe panel UI
  • Disable Alerts has been renamed to Incognito Mode to make its function more obvious
  • Folders and departments now show a blue circle icon if they contain unviewed files
  • No more black thumbnails - Kollaborate now rejects black frames or frames with little information (like slates) so that thumbnails are more representative
  • Storage space now updates dynamically in the bottom right corner when uploading or deleting files
  • Views and downloads are now logged on a per-user basis and shown in the Users tab of the player
  • Quick Look shows the name of the file at the top
  • Quick Look automatically switches to the selected file when user selects a new file with the mouse and closes when files are deselected
  • Quick Look - Added a button to open file in player
  • Subscribers can change ownership of a project to themselves if it is owned by another user linked to their subscription
  • Files - You can now see whether a file has been favorited without needing to hover over it
  • Files - Improved resizing of the file table on smaller screens
  • Files - Added a button to clear the current search
  • Files - You can now choose to go back to the source folder when moving files instead of being taken to the destination
  • Player - Individual views / downloads are now visible in the History tab
  • Tightened permissions so that non-admins cannot move others' files and you now need upload permissions in order to create a folder.
  • Many other bug fixes, tweaks and optimizations
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