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Release Note – Digital Content Manager
Version 14.00.0
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Release Notes for Digital Content Manager (DCM) Model D9900, D9901 and D9902
Release V14.00.0 (revision v54.0)
Changes
Date
Revision
Description
27/09/2007
28/09/2007
09/10/2007
12/10/2007
13/11/2007
13/11/2007
17/12/2007
v01
v02
v03
v03.1
v03.3
v03.4
v04.0
28/01/2008
12/02/2008
15/04/2008
25/04/2008
05/05/2008
06/05/2008
v04.1
v04.2
v04.3
v05.0
v05.1
v05.2
18/06/2008
V05.3
30/06/2008
03/07/2008
31/07/2008
V06.0
V06.1
V06.2
12/08/2008
11/09/2008
30/09/2008
03/10/2008
31/10/2008
05/11/2008
16/12/2008
16/12/2008
18/12/2008
06/01/2009
V06.3
V06.4
V07.0
V07.1
V07.2
V07.4
V08.0
V08.1
V08.2
V08.3
05/03/2009
05/03/2009
30/03/2009
08/04/2009
15/04/2009
13/05/2009
26/05/2009
28/05/2009
29/05/2009
29/05/2009
15/07/2009
16/07/2009
17/07/2009
22/07/2009
31/08/2009
01/09/2009
14/08/2009
V09.1
V10.1
V10.2
V10.3
V10.4
V12.0
V13.0
V13.1
V13.2
V14.0
V15.0
V15.1
V15.2
V15.3
V15.4
V15.5
V16.1
Initial Draft V04.05.64
Added corrected bug: shutdown lock
Added V04.05.66
Rephrased some comments
Added known error: no IIOP clients can log on
Removed confidential markings
Added solved bug in release V04.00 about CUE messages.
Added V05.00.75
Added V05.00.79
Added V05.00.82
Added V05.00.84
Added V05.01.91
Added known problem splicing
Added known hardware problem IPsec and problem solved reboot of
DCM when importing SI tables
Added solved bugs for V05.01.91 that were not described (MAC
address change and PMT import problem ref 5631)
Added V05.05.32
Described upgrading to V05-05
Solved bug ref 5512 was a different problem than bug with ref 5455
and is now described correctly
Added V05.05.35
Added V05.05.36
Added V06.00.85
Small clarifications added
Added V06.00.89
Added known problems References 6590 and 6601.
Added V06.05
Small changes to release notes
Changed to final release version V06.05.42, added extra fixed bugs
Added known display bug concerning scrambled input PIDs in the
services tree
Added V06.05 bug fix release
Added V06.09
Small changes to release notes
Added Rosa login bypass
Added note about potential overshoot issue
Added V06.09.51 bug fix release
Added V07.00 release
Small changes to release notes
Small clarifications added
Added V07.00.55
Added V07.01.79
Small changes to release notes
Added solved problem: Sync loss trigger configuration on ASI SFN
Release date was not filled in
Added V07.01.82
Small changes to release notes
Added V07.03.10
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Release Notes for Digital Content Manager (DCM) Model D9900, D9901 and D9902
Release V14.00.0 (revision v54.0)
17/08/2009
V16.2
24/09/2009
V16.3
24/09/2009
30/09/2009
V17.1
V17.2
1/10/2009
20/10/2009
20/10/2009
29/10/2009
05/10/2009
06/11/2009
V17.3
V17.4
V18.1
V19.0
V19.1
V19.2
16/12/2009
21/12/2009
07/01/2010
07/01/2010
11/01/2010
28/01/2010
V20.0
V20.1
V20.2
V21.0
V21.1
V22.1
03/02/2010
09/02/2010
V22.2
V22.3
09/02/2010
23/02/2010
V23.1
V23.2
01/03/2001
V23.3
01/03/2010
22/03/2010
30/03/2010
30/03/2010
V24.1
V25.1
V25.2
V25.3
06/04/2010
26/04/2010
15/04/2010
29/04/2010
V25.4
V25.5
V26.1
V26.2
18/05/2010
25/05/2010
26/05/2010
02/06/2010
V27.1
V27.2
V28.1
V28.2
Added bug fix on table export in combination with PSIG proxy with
“Do Not Modify” feature enabled
Added solved problem to V06-09-43: Possible DCM reboot caused by
GbE board lock up (ID. 101044, 101100 and 101149)
Added solved problem to V07-01-79: TS backup problem in
combination with unreferenced PIDs (Ref. 8845) (ID. 104175)
Added solved problem to V07-01-82: Internal inter-card
communication problem causing splice failures (Ref. 8484)
Added V07-05 release
Added known limitation to DPI settings page (PMT mode
configuration) (Ref. 9261)
Changed release version.
Small changes to release notes
Table of contents updated
Added V07.05.75
Added V07.07.10 and V07.01.83
Added V07.07.14
Added solved problem to V07.05.63: Possible continuous reboot
when PID sync was enabled. (Ref. 9392)
Added V08.00.63
Small changes to release notes
Added known issue on the GUI (Ref. 10170)
Added V08.00.67 bug fix release
Added new feature: AVC splicing
Added solved problem to V07.01.79: Retrieving alarm history fail (Ref.
8476)
Added V08.00.69 bug fix release
Small changes to release notes
Added to V07.01.79: indication that EIT_FILTERING license is
needed for EIT present/following actual table to EIT present/following
other table conversion.
Added inidication that EIT_FILTERING_ADVANCED license is
needed for EIT present/following other table auto pass.
Added V08.00.75 bug fix release
Added known GUI issue about ECMg Proxy configuration on IE (Ref.
10484)
Added known GUI issue about an error on the output services settings
page in combination with old display settings (Ref. 10510)
Added V08.00.76 bug fix release
Added V08.01.86
Small changes to release notes
Added solved problem to V08.01.86: Wrong STT time generation
(Ref. 10797)
Added known limitation IP video gateway FEC
Added V08.01.88 bug fix release
Added V08.01.89 bug fix release
Added GUI issue about a problem in case scrambled DTF PIDs are
present at the output (Ref. 11011, ID. 106829)
Added V08.01.107 bug fix release
Added missing bug fix to V08.01.107 release notes (Ref. 11044)
Added V08.01.112 bug fix release
Added known limitation that fix for data PID splicing together with
PCR continuity is not available in this build (ID. 106736)
Transcoder functionality and bug fixes added
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Release Notes for Digital Content Manager (DCM) Model D9900, D9901 and D9902
Release V14.00.0 (revision v54.0)
14/06/2010
V28.3
18/06/2010
03/09/2010
18/06/2010
02/07/2010
05/07/2010
V28.4
V28.5
V29.1
V30.1
V30.2
07/07/2010
V30.3
20/07/2010
V30.4
06/08/2010
18/08/2010
V30.5
V30.6
14/09/2010
22/10/2010
10/11/2010
V31.1
V33.1
V33.2
10/12/2010
03/02/2011
03/03/2011
V33.3
V34.1
V34.2
25/03/2011
28/03/2011
29/04/2011
02/05/2011
11/05/2011
20/05/2011
V34.3
V34.4
V35.1
V35.2
V37.1
V37.2
07/06/2011
15/06/2011
07/07/2011
22/08/2011
15/09/2011
V37.3
V37.4
V38.0
V38.1
V38.2
28/09/2011
28/11/2011
V39.0
V39.1
Added bug fixes DPI (Ref. 11135) and IP alias (Ref. 11188, ID.
106967)
Repeated solved items between V08-01-107 and V08-01-112 were
removed
Added V08.01.114 bug fix release
Added V08.01.118 release
Added V08.02.75 – Only ASI video gateway supported in this release
Added V08.02.87
Small clarifications
Added bug fix to V08.01.86: ECMg proxy connection (Ref. 10484)
Removed known problem transcoder: alarm wrongly generated for
scrambled audio (Ref. 10655). This was not the case.
Small change to release notes: PIP format was incorrect and added
AFD support for transcoder. And known issues for component
tracking rules added (GUI).
Added bug fix V08-01-112: Disruption data PIDs during splice (ID.
106736)
Added V08-02-97 bug fix release
Added V08-00-81 bug fix release
Added bug fixes to V08-02-87:
- Device Backup Alarms configured as triggers for Device
Operational Failure alarm (Ref. 11232)
- Sporadic splice fails with streams containing different audio
languages (ID. 107077)
Added V08-02-101 bug fix release
Added V08-02-99 bug fix release.
The bug fix “Device Backup Alarms configured as triggers for Device
Operational Failure alarm (Ref. 11232)” was wrongly added to V0802-87. This problem was solved in V08-02-97
Added V08.01.118 bug fix release
Added V08.05.00
Added bugfix for V08.05.00 : Bug fix on V08.00.81: Poor statmux
video quality because encoders are dropping in and out of the
statmux pools. “Encoder Dropout” alarms were reported. This has
now been fixed.
Added bug fixes to V08-05-00: Ref. CSCtk83063 and CSCtk76964
Added V08-07-00
Removed bugfixes for V08-07-00 (these will be part of a future
release) : Ref. CSCtk94962 and Ref. CSCtk36375
Added V08-07-01 bug fix release
Added bug fix to V08-07-01: Ref. CSCtl47306
Added V08-09-00
Small clarifications
Added bug fix to V08-09-00: Ref. CSCtn49123
Added known limitation for the number of simultaneous seamless
alternate service switches.
Added bug fix to V08-09-00: Ref. CSCtq04582
Added V08-09-01
Added V09-00-00
Added V09-00-01
Added V09-00-02
Added bug fix to V09-00-00: Ref. CSCtq54671
Added V09-10-00
Added V09-10-01 bug fix release
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Release Notes for Digital Content Manager (DCM) Model D9900, D9901 and D9902
Release V14.00.0 (revision v54.0)
21/12/2011
26/01/2012
06/02/2012
23/02/2012
19/03/2012
20/03/2012
20/04/2012
V40.0
V40.1
V40.2
V40.3
V41.0
V41.1
V41.2
27/04/2012
V42.0
14/05/2012
04/06/2012
15/06/2012
28/06/2012
06/07/2012
13/07/2012
16/07/2012
19/07/2012
V43.0
V44.0
V44.1
V45.0
V45.1
V45.2
V45.3
V46.0
14/09/2012
V46.1
26/09/2012
28/09/2012
09/11/2012
V46.2
V47.0
V48.0
30/11/2012
18/12/2012
16/01/2013
01/02/2013
07/03/2013
28/03/2013
V48.1
V49.0
V49.1
V49.2
V49.3
V49.4
29/03/2013
01/05/2013
24/06/2013
V50.0
V50.1
V50.2
28/06/2013
25/07/2013
26/07/2013
29/08/2013
09/09/2013
13/09/2013
30/09/2013
17/10/2013
V51.0
V51.1
V51.2
V51.3
V51.4
V51.5
V52.0
V52.1
07/11/2013
V52.2
Added V10-00-00
Added V10-00-01
Added known issue to V10-00-01: Ref CSCtx52481
Added V10-00-02
Added V10-00-05
Added known issue to V10-00-05: Ref CSCty19400
Added V10-00-10
Added resolved issues to V10-00-05: Ref CSCtw78057, CSCty47671
Added V10-00-11
Added resolved issues to V10-00-10: CSCtz37840
Added V10-05-0
Added V10-10-0
Added resolved issue to V10-10-0: CSCtz72075
Added V10-20-0
Added V10-20-1
Added V10-20-2
Added resolved issue to V10-20-0: CSCua52422
Added V10-30-0
Added resolved issue to V10-10-0: CSCtx07268
Added V10-30-1
Added resolved issue to V10-10-0: CSCtx17384
Added V10-30-2
Added V11-00-0
Added V11-01-0
Added resolved issue to V10-00-0: CSCts26285
Added resolved issue to V10-30-0: CSCuc93296
Added V11-01-1
Added V11-10-0
Added V11-10-1
Added V11-10-5
Added V11-10-6
Added V11-10-7
Added resolved issue to V11-10-6 : CSCuf02589
Added V12-00-0
Added V12-00-5
Added New feature to V12-00-5 : for IP gateway, a new proprietary
MPEG2-TS encapsulation format is now supported next to the already
existing MXF format for IP based contribution streams on the IP
gateway
Added V12-10-0
Added resolved issue to V12-10-0: CSCuh35309
Added V12-10-1
Added V12-10-2
Added V12-10-3
Added resolved issue to V12-10-3: CSCui99349
Added V13-00-0
Added V13-00-1
Added resolved issues to V13-00-0: CSCui17397, CSCuh93510
Added enhancement to V13-00-0: CSCui93859
Added resolved issues to V12-10-0: CSCty79922, CSCub74777
Added V13-00-2
Added resolved issues to V12-10-0: CSCud07224
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Release Notes for Digital Content Manager (DCM) Model D9900, D9901 and D9902
Release V14.00.0 (revision v54.0)
23/01/2014
V53.0
27/02/2014
28/03/2014
V53.1
V54.0
Added V13-10-0
Added Enhancement to V13-00-0: CSCue65291
Moved resolved issue CSCuc44506 from V13-0-0 to V13-10-0
Added V13-10-1
Added V14-00-0
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Release Notes for Digital Content Manager (DCM) Model D9900, D9901 and D9902
Release V14.00.0 (revision v54.0)
Table of contents
Release Notes DCM Version V14.00.0 ___________________________________________ 13
New Features ______________________________________________________________________13
Enhancements _____________________________________________________________________16
Resolved Issues ____________________________________________________________________18
Issues and Limitations _______________________________________________________________35
Release Notes DCM Version V13.10.1 ___________________________________________ 63
Enhancements _____________________________________________________________________63
Resolved Issues ____________________________________________________________________63
Issues and Limitations _______________________________________________________________66
Release Notes DCM Version V13.10.0 __________________________________________________67
New Features ______________________________________________________________________67
Enhancements _____________________________________________________________________69
Resolved Issues ____________________________________________________________________71
Issues and Limitations _______________________________________________________________98
Release Notes DCM Version V13.00.2 ___________________________________________ 99
Resolved Issues ____________________________________________________________________99
Issues and Limitations ______________________________________________________________100
Release Notes DCM Version V13.00.1 __________________________________________ 101
Enhancements ____________________________________________________________________101
Resolved Issues ___________________________________________________________________101
Issues and Limitations ______________________________________________________________105
Release Notes DCM Version V13.00.0 __________________________________________ 106
New Features _____________________________________________________________________106
Enhancements ____________________________________________________________________108
Resolved Issues ___________________________________________________________________109
Issues and Limitations ______________________________________________________________122
Release Notes DCM Version V12.10.3 __________________________________________ 123
Resolved Issues ___________________________________________________________________123
Issues and Limitations ______________________________________________________________124
Release Notes DCM Version V12.10.2 __________________________________________ 125
Resolved Issues ___________________________________________________________________125
Issues and Limitations ______________________________________________________________127
Release Notes DCM Version V12.10.1 __________________________________________ 128
Enhancements ____________________________________________________________________128
Resolved Issues ___________________________________________________________________128
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Release Notes for Digital Content Manager (DCM) Model D9900, D9901 and D9902
Release V14.00.0 (revision v54.0)
Issues and Limitations ______________________________________________________________132
Release Notes DCM Version V12.10.0 __________________________________________ 133
New Features _____________________________________________________________________133
Enhancements ____________________________________________________________________135
Resolved Issues ___________________________________________________________________138
Issues and Limitations ______________________________________________________________156
Release Notes DCM Version V12.00.5 __________________________________________ 157
New Features _____________________________________________________________________157
Enhancements ____________________________________________________________________158
Resolved Issues ___________________________________________________________________158
Issues and Limitations ______________________________________________________________164
Release Notes DCM Version V12.00.0 __________________________________________ 165
New Features _____________________________________________________________________165
Enhancements ____________________________________________________________________167
Resolved Issues ___________________________________________________________________168
Issues and Limitations ______________________________________________________________181
Release Notes DCM Version V11.10.7 __________________________________________ 182
Resolved Issues ___________________________________________________________________182
Issues and Limitations ______________________________________________________________185
Release Notes DCM Version V11.10.6 __________________________________________ 186
Resolved Issues ___________________________________________________________________186
Issues and Limitations ______________________________________________________________191
Release Notes DCM Version V11.10.5 __________________________________________ 192
New Features _____________________________________________________________________192
Enhancements ____________________________________________________________________194
Resolved Issues ___________________________________________________________________194
Issues and Limitations ______________________________________________________________199
Release Notes DCM Version V11.10.1 __________________________________________ 200
Resolved Issues ___________________________________________________________________200
Issues and Limitations ______________________________________________________________203
Release Notes DCM Version V11.10.0 __________________________________________ 204
New Features _____________________________________________________________________204
Enhancements ____________________________________________________________________207
Resolved Issues ___________________________________________________________________209
Issues and Limitations ______________________________________________________________222
Release Notes DCM Version V11.01.1 __________________________________________ 223
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Release V14.00.0 (revision v54.0)
Resolved Issues ___________________________________________________________________223
Issues and Limitations ______________________________________________________________225
Release Notes DCM Version V11.01.0 __________________________________________ 226
New Features _____________________________________________________________________226
Resolved Issues ___________________________________________________________________227
Issues and Limitations ______________________________________________________________231
Release Notes DCM Version V11.00.0 __________________________________________ 233
New Features _____________________________________________________________________233
Enhancements ____________________________________________________________________235
Resolved Issues ___________________________________________________________________235
Issues and Limitations ______________________________________________________________248
Release Notes DCM Version V10.30.2 __________________________________________ 249
Resolved Issues ___________________________________________________________________249
Issues and Limitations ______________________________________________________________250
Release Notes DCM Version V10.30.1 __________________________________________ 251
Resolved Issues ___________________________________________________________________251
Issues and Limitations ______________________________________________________________255
Release Notes DCM Version V10.30.0 __________________________________________ 256
New Features _____________________________________________________________________256
Resolved Issues ___________________________________________________________________257
Issues and Limitations ______________________________________________________________263
Release Notes DCM Version V10.20.2 __________________________________________ 264
Resolved Issues ___________________________________________________________________264
Issues and Limitations ______________________________________________________________265
Release Notes DCM Version V10.20.1 __________________________________________ 266
Resolved Issues ___________________________________________________________________266
Issues and Limitations ______________________________________________________________267
Release Notes DCM Version V10.20.0 __________________________________________ 268
New Features _____________________________________________________________________268
Enhancements ____________________________________________________________________269
Resolved Issues ___________________________________________________________________270
Issues and Limitations ______________________________________________________________285
Release Notes DCM Version V10.10.0 __________________________________________ 287
New Features _____________________________________________________________________287
Enhancements ____________________________________________________________________288
Resolved Issues ___________________________________________________________________290
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Release Notes for Digital Content Manager (DCM) Model D9900, D9901 and D9902
Release V14.00.0 (revision v54.0)
Issues and Limitations ______________________________________________________________304
Release Notes DCM Version V10.05.0 __________________________________________ 305
New Features _____________________________________________________________________305
Enhancements ____________________________________________________________________305
Resolved Issues ___________________________________________________________________306
Issues and Limitations ______________________________________________________________308
Release Notes DCM Version V10.00.11 _________________________________________ 309
Resolved Issues ___________________________________________________________________309
Issues and Limitations ______________________________________________________________310
Release Notes DCM Version V10.00.10 _________________________________________ 311
Resolved Issues ___________________________________________________________________311
Issues and Limitations ______________________________________________________________319
Release Notes DCM Version V10.00.5 __________________________________________ 320
New Features _____________________________________________________________________320
Enhancements ____________________________________________________________________320
Resolved Issues ___________________________________________________________________321
Issues and Limitations ______________________________________________________________321
Release Notes DCM Version V10.00.2 __________________________________________ 323
Resolved Issues ___________________________________________________________________323
Issues and Limitations ______________________________________________________________328
Release Notes DCM Version V10.00.1 __________________________________________ 329
Resolved Issues ___________________________________________________________________329
Issues and Limitations ______________________________________________________________332
Release Notes DCM Version V10.00.0 __________________________________________ 333
New Features _____________________________________________________________________333
Enhancements ____________________________________________________________________334
Resolved Issues _____________________________________________________________________ 1
Issues and Limitations _______________________________________________________________17
Release Notes DCM Version V09.10.1 ___________________________________________ 18
Corrected Errors ____________________________________________________________________18
Operational Limitations and Errors _____________________________________________________20
Operational limitations and errors – Supercrypt ___________________________________________20
Release Notes DCM Version V09.10.0 ___________________________________________ 21
New Features ______________________________________________________________________21
Enhancements _____________________________________________________________________22
Corrected Errors ____________________________________________________________________22
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Release Notes for Digital Content Manager (DCM) Model D9900, D9901 and D9902
Release V14.00.0 (revision v54.0)
Operational Limitations and Errors _____________________________________________________29
Operational limitations and errors – Supercrypt ___________________________________________30
Release Notes DCM Version V09.0.2 ____________________________________________ 31
Corrected Errors ____________________________________________________________________31
Operational Limitations and Errors _____________________________________________________32
Operational limitations and errors – Supercrypt ___________________________________________33
Release Notes DCM Version V09.0.1 ____________________________________________ 34
Corrected Errors ____________________________________________________________________34
Operational Limitations and Errors _____________________________________________________35
Operational limitations and errors – Supercrypt ___________________________________________35
Release Notes DCM Version V09.0.0 ____________________________________________ 36
New Features ______________________________________________________________________36
Enhancements _____________________________________________________________________37
Corrected Errors ____________________________________________________________________38
Operational Limitations and Errors _____________________________________________________47
Operational limitations and errors – Supercrypt ___________________________________________47
Release Notes, DCM Version V08.09.01 _________________________________________ 48
Corrected Errors ____________________________________________________________________48
Operational Limitations and Errors _____________________________________________________49
Operational Limitations and Errors – Supercrypt ___________________________________________49
Release Notes DCM Version V08.09.00 __________________________________________ 50
Identification _______________________________________________________________________50
New Features ______________________________________________________________________50
Corrected Errors/Bugs _______________________________________________________________51
Operational limitations and errors ______________________________________________________60
Operational limitations and errors – Supercrypt ___________________________________________60
Release Notes DCM Version V08.07.01 __________________________________________ 61
Identification _______________________________________________________________________61
Corrected Errors/Bugs _______________________________________________________________61
Operational limitations and errors ______________________________________________________61
Operational limitations and errors – Supercrypt ___________________________________________61
Release Notes DCM Version V08.07.00 __________________________________________ 62
Identification _______________________________________________________________________62
New Features ______________________________________________________________________62
Corrected Errors/Bugs _______________________________________________________________62
Operational limitations and errors ______________________________________________________64
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Release Notes DCM Version V14.00.0
New Features
The following new features are included in software version 14.00.0:
BAT/SDT Subtable Passing
It is now possible to do subtable (auto) passing for SDTa, SDTo and BAT tables next to already
existing EITo pf subtable passing.
Input transport streams on the 10GE input board, cannot be used for subtable auto passing, they
can be used for selective subtable passing.
Service Loss Alarm triggered by scrambled PIDs
In previous versions it was possible to trigger service loss when any PID of the service was
scrambled. Granularity is added, so now it is possible to define for which PIDs a service loss
alarm should be triggered if the PID is scrambled. Options are: All PIDs, a list of specific PIDs, or
Smart PIDs.
MFP
 Transcoded audio DPI: It is now possible to splice audio PIDs that are transcoded, the
audio components need to have the same input codec and language. In previous software
versions, only audio PIDs that were not processed could be spliced.
 MFP Premium Picture Quality: The Premium Picture Quality feature has been added to
the MFP board, this involves a dual-pass encoding flow and additional preprocessing
filters. This produces higher picture quality.
 MFP Audio Loudness Control (ALC)
Dejittering Bypass Mode
A New Time Base Selection mode is added to DCM GbE and 10GE, to allow bypassing the
dejittering on incoming streams. This mode should be used with care, and only under certain
circumstances. This mode can only be used in transparent loop trough mode, where no MPEG
muxing or any form of MPEG processing is required on the stream, but merely a (re-)
encapsulation in IP is required. This mode allows any type of stream to be taken in for that
particular use-case. Unlike CBR and VBR dejittering modes, this mode will completely ignore all
timing in the MPEG packets and hence send packet from input to output as they arrive.
10GE
 CBR Dejittering Mode: Next to VBR Dejittering as Time Base Selection on incoming
10GE streams, the CBR Dejittering is added. This includes the modes ‘CBR – Auto’, ‘CBR
– Autoreferenced’ and ‘CBR – Forced’.
 EIT support: DVB and ATSC, EIT (and ETT) table support.
 Max outgoing SI subtables exceeded: This alarm is raised when the total amount of
generated SI subtables on the output of an interface card has exceeded the card's limit.
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ESAM
 EventSchedule support: ESAM functionality has been extended with support for the
EventSchedule construct in the SignalProcessingNotification message. This allows the
ESAM Signal Processor (POIS) to ask a transcoder to repeat a certain SCTE-35 message
for a specific period of time with a given internal. This is typically used for
SignalProcessingNotification messages related to blackout.
 ESAM HTTPD Problem alarm: This alarm is triggered when the port, which is
configured for out-of-band ESAM, failed to be established.
Web GUI
 Output TS Scrambling Settings: New tab added at port level to support bulk
configuration to update the TS level scrambling settings for a set of selected transport
streams.
 configurable size of auto folder: The auto folder size (Number of transport streams
under a folder) is now configurable via “Number of Transport Streams in a Folder” under
the display settings. The same size is used for showing the number of streams on settings
pages as well.
 coloring of auto folder: The auto folder is colored red in case it contains a TS in alarm.
 Enhancements to export / import settings to csv (xls): The export / import settings to csv
(xls) is now enhanced to support the service routings, TS backup configurations and
Multicast joins separately. This is supported for ASI, GbE IO and 10GE cards for SPTS
and MPTS. Additionally, the support for export / import of settings is added on TS
backup page for TS backup configuration and on IGMP page for Multicast joins
configuration.
 show SI Subtable Playout Load: Additional support is added to show the number of
supported subtables and the corresponding load percentage for that card. This setting is
supported for 10GE Out cards only.
 Find destinations for TS, Services and PIDs: The find destinations support is extended
to locate all the places where a TS, Services or PID is routed in the input, output or
processing tree. The result window of find destinations for TS will also show where the
input PIDs of that TS are explicitly used on the output or processing tree. The find
destination result will also provide the details of how the selected source is routed (e.g.
Backup TS, Transparent Loopthrough TS (Main TS), Auto Pass Source TS (Main TS),
EMM (Backup TS), Source on Removed card etc). The User can highlight the located
destinations or jump to the settings page for that destination using Go to Settings.
Enabling/disabling multicast group joins
It is possible to disable or enable a multicast group join without removing the multicast group
from the settings.
Remote logging
By configuring a remote syslog server, the DCM will send all logs that are generated to a log
server.
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IP Gateway
It is now possible to add ancillary data to an outgoing stream in a generic manner.
Scrambling
It is now possible to choose not to scramble the TS packets with a PES header.
Hitless Merge Unicast
Hitless Merge streams on separate output port pairs for unicast destinations.
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Enhancements
GbE Card
ID
Description
CSCul27448
Reset dejitter buffer if playout gets desynchronised
Symptom
PCR jitter at the output of the DCM of a stream passed from the
GbE input
Conditions
Large load with switching streams (alive-off air) at the same time
Mux
ID
Description
CSCum20115
Service Loss by Scrambled PID
Symptom
New service loss trigger that allows the user to trigger a service
loss in case one or more PIDs are scrambled. The user can
configure the mode for the PIDs to take into account (All, Smart or
list).
Conditions
None
CSCum62865
Symptom
Add mode to bypass the dejittering
A new Time Base Selection Mode is added which bypasses all
dejitter settings and forces the dejittering to take into account only
the timings of the IP packets.
Conditions
None
Platform
ID
Description
CSCum20057
Remote logging support (rsyslog)
Symptom
The DCM can be now be configured to log to a remote log server.
Conditions
IP Gateway
ID
Description
CSCuj99299
Support passing any type of ANC data when using JPEG2k.
Symptom
It is now possible to pass ancillary data in a generic manner by
entering the DID, SDID and associated bitrate of the ancillary data
in the GUI
Conditions
None
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MFP Transcoding
ID
Description
CSCud64341
Realtime audio levelling on DCM MFP
Symptom
The loudness of a transcoded audio stream can be leveled to a
selectable target level.
Conditions
Audio is transcoded
CSCuj14680
Support ABR audio syncing for mixed configurations
Symptom
Two or more different audio streams that have different audio
configurations (PID, audio format, sample rate) on multiple MFP
boards on different DCMs can now added to the same ABR sync
group without affecting the audio. In prior versions this resulted
in alarms and glitches in the audio stream.
Conditions
Multiple audio streams in ABR mode are configured to be synced
with each other on different MFP boards. The audio settings are
different on each MFP board.
Web GUI
ID
Description
CSCul35039
Transparent Loopthrough TS settings page now has top ref
navigation
Symptom
From the settings page of a transparently passed TS it is now
possible to navigate to the settings of other transparently passed
TSs within the same port using the Page Identification String.
Conditions
None
CSCul72011
It is now possible to do a forced delete of an input TS/Service
Symptom
An input transport stream or input service in the DCM GUI Tree
view that is shown as not present and that is not used anymore
(i.e. not passed to another board and no specific settings
configured) can now be deleted.
Conditions
When a settings file was imported into the DCM from a DCM that
had more cards or the output card where services or components
were passed to, is extracted from the DCM without inserting it
back.
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Resolved Issues
The following issues with previous versions were resolved in version 14.00.0:
Transrating/Splicing
ID
Description
CSCum82413
Short ads (5-10s) can cause that the next ad fails
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
When short ads (5-10s) are scheduled and the splice request for the
next ad is early (5-10s before the splice in of the next ad) then the
DCM will splice back to the main service before splicing to the
next ad.
Conditions
This happens if the splice request is sent by the ad server before it
received a confirmation that the previous ad has spliced in.
Workaround for
previous versions
Send the splice request only when the previous ad has been
confirmed or configure the ad server to send the splice request
closer to the splice in point.
CSCum90895
Corrected error message when a splice fails because of video
loss
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
When the video of the ad is missing during a splice, a "No
Insertion Channel Found" (110) error was sent to the ad server.
This is changed to "Session Did Not Complete" (122).
Conditions
When the video of the ad is missing during a splice.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
CSCum57453
co-processor restarts when adding TS to MPTS all service
transrate group
Symptom
This error was found in version 8.9.0.
co-processor card reboots.
Conditions
When adding a TS to a MPTS all service transrate group and this
TS has a shared PID on both TS level and service level.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
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MFP Splicing
ID
Description
CSCum62900
Splicing from 3/2 pull down to interlaced messes up first picture
of ad
Symptom
This error was found in version 13.10.0.
First picture of advertisement after splice contains artifacts.
Conditions
Splicing from an SD interlaced stream of 23.98Hz to an HD
interlaced stream of 29.97Hz. The output stream in configured as
an HD progressive stream of 29.97Hz.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
CSCum80320
Inconsistent audio PTS in case of input error during PMT
change
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.0.
The Audio PTS has incorrect PTS-STC on a service that is set
spliceable on an MFP splicing engine.
Conditions
In extreme rare situations were there is a PMT change in
combination with a input PCR error, this can lead to an incorrect
PTS-STC on an audio stream of a service that is set spliceable on
an MFP Splicing engine.
Workaround for
previous versions
The issue disappears automatically on the next PCR input glitch.
GbE Card
ID
Description
CSCul22050
incorrect FEC payload data on output TS after UDP size change
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
DCM GbE FEC generates incorrect FEC stream payload data for
output TS.
Conditions
Occurs sporadically on output TS with FEC encoding enabled after
UDP size is changed on active output TS.
Workaround for
previous versions
Possible workarounds:
- If output TS are created using the default TS settings, set the
default setting for the UDP size directly to the desired value.
- Do not change the UDP size of the output TS while streaming is
active. First stop streaming, then change the UDP size and restart
streaming.
- Reboot the DCM.
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MFP Transcoding
ID
Description
CSCun39883
HD to SD downconversion for lowest bitrates are not correct
applied
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
HD to SD downconversion configuration is not applied to the
video processing engine. No output bitrate is changed.
Conditions
HD to SD downconversion is enabled on an HD engine and the
configured bitrate is below the minimum HD bitrate but above the
minimum SD bitrate (valid configuration)
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCuh80767
No transcoded audio output if bitrate too high for an AAC
output
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.10.0
The output of all audio processing on a single MFP board is
interrupted.
Conditions
When transcoding audio to AAC (AAC-LC, HeAACv1 or
HeAACv2) with the sample rate set to follow input and the bitrate
set to a value higher than allowed by the AAC specification for
that incoming sample rate. When "follow-input" is set, the GUI
does not check this relationship and the user can set a bitrate that
is too high for the active sample rate.
Workaround for
previous versions
Do not use follow-input mode and set the sample rate to a fixed
value of 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz or 48 kHz. Or set the output bitrate to a
value that does not exceed the limits for the sample frequencies
expected in the input.
CSCuj35601
MFP audio: AAC dual mono has in LATM header channel
configuration 2.0
Symptom
This error was found in version 13.0.0.
In transcoded audio output, AAC dual mono audio has in LATM
header channel configuration 2.0
Conditions
Transcoding dual mono to AAC in LOAS/LATM and the output
channel configuration is set to "stereo" or "5.x"
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
CSCum12797
Audio fragment length not applied correctly.
Symptom
This error was found in version 13.10.0.
Audio fragment length is not applied correctly.
Conditions
Occurs after several audio configurations (> 192)
Workaround for
previous versions
Reboot the DCM.
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ID
Description
CSCum97511
Output audio bitrate AAC encoding not correct
Symptom
This error was found in version 13.10.0.
Output bitrate of audio components transcoded on MFP can be
lower than configured.
Conditions
When transcoding audio components to AAC with sample rate
higher than 32kHz (i.e. NOT follow input), the output bitrate is
incorrectly clipped as if the sample rate is 32kHz.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCun04781
Corrupted transcoded output stream for specific incoming
MPEG-2 stream
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
The output stream of the MFP board is corrupted (green images or
old pictures) for a certain amount of time.
Conditions
The input service is an MPEG-2 service in which a sequence end
code is availalbe not followed by an I picture or GOP header. The
decoder flushes all internal buffers such that random memory data
is used by the encoder.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCun58640
ABR video sync errors for 720p ATSC sources
Symptom
This error was found in version 13.10.0.
Output ABR video profiles are not in sync (PTS with EBP does not
match) over different profiles.
Conditions
A 720p source with NTSC framerate of 59.97 and PTS/DTS
increments of 1501 - 1501 -1502 -1502 iso interleaved PTS
increments can cause sync errors in some rare cases.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCun89714
Encoding resolution set as 'Follow input' is not applied
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.20.0.
The configured ‘Follow input’ setting for the encoding resolution
is not applied.
Conditions
When the encoding resolution of the service was first set to ‘Hor.
Scaling’ and is afterwards changed to ‘Follow input’, this
configuration does not get applied.
Workaround for
previous versions
Reset the MFP engine.
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Mux
ID
Description
CSCum00514
TS Backup Alarms Incorrect Detail String
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
TS backup alarm detail string is missing backup TS information.
Conditions
When an input TS is backed up with a TS from a different board.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCum45177
ATSC reserved pid values used by DCM
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
Although the output standard of an output MPTS on DCM is set
to ATSC, the DCM remaps PIDs to a value 32 or higher.
Conditions
In a configuration where multiple output MPTS programs use the
same PID value which causes the DCM to remap the conflicting
PID values. By default DCM will start from PID value 32 when it
allocates a new output PID value. However, if the output standard
is ATSC, PID values below 48 (0x30) are reserved and should not
be used for program elements.
Workaround for
previous versions
Configure a (default) forbidden PID range which will avoid that
DCM auto allocates output PID values in the range 32 to 48.
CSCum97844
PSIP EITs sometimes not updated on output
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
PSIP EITs are sometimes not up to date on output streams.
Conditions
When passing an input service to multiple output streams, it can
happen that PSIP EITs are not correctly updated on all the output
streams. Typically this happpens when an input service is passed
to an output stream on its local IO card and to an output stream on
another IO card. When the PSIP EITs are not correctly updated
following error is typically logged on the input card :
** ERR-MIN: m_pPsipEitData is Invalid for input service:
Board=w, Port=x, Ident=y, SID=z, empty data is sent.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
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ID
Description
CSCum99548
Toggling UDP loss causes high load
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
GbE card is under high load, this can cause several symptons :
- The connection with ad server is disrupted or splices fail.
- Web GUI is slow or unresponsive
Conditions
When there are a lot of input services pre-configured on the input
and the no input content is not present on that port. If UDP loss is
a trigger for TS loss or Service loss, this can cause a high load
when the input only receives a UDP packet a few times per second
(e.g. only a PAT is received on one of the input TSs every 500 ms).
Workaround for
previous versions
Disable UDP loss as trigger for service loss and TS loss.
CSCun07744
Input Ad stream cannot be deleted anymore
Symptom
This error was found in version 13.0.0.
Ad insertion input streams are shown as present in the DCM input
tree view and cannot be deleted anymore although the Ad input
stream is no longer present on the DCM input.
Conditions
Ad Insertion (SCTE-30/35 splicing) is enabled on an output
service. The issue will occur if the Ad stream was not present at
the moment of splicing causing the splice to be failed (no video
tail).
Workaround for
previous versions
Reboot the DCM to get rid of the stale input stream.
CSCun86280
DCM reboots after VCT update
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
In rare occasions there is a possibility that a DCM reboots when a
service, containing a VCT table, is passed to an output board.
Conditions
None
Workaround for
previous versions
None
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10GE
ID
Description
CSCul10364
Dejitter resets can occur when stream becomes active
Symptom
This error was found in versions 13.0.0.
Extra glitch seen at the output when a stream is applied to the
input 10GE card, shortly after startup.
Conditions
When a stream that is routed to the output becomes active, shortly
after startup.
Workaround
None
Platform
ID
Description
CSCuj17406
NIC teaming: no gratuitious ARP sent on switchover
This error was found in version 13.0.0.
Symptom
The D9900/D9901 does not send a gratuitious ARP when
performing link failover in NIC teaming mode.
Conditions
None
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCuj32791
Default "Device Backup Settings" not matching default unit
behaviour
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
When enabling 1:1 Backup without modifying the Main to Backup
delay, an error is displayed in the GUI.
Conditions
None.
Workaround for
previous versions
Update the Main to Backup delay to the acceptable range (1-60).
CSCuj35579
Configuring "Output Virtual Slot Overload" as trigger for DOF
fails
Symptom
This error was found in version 13.0.0.
Selecting the "Output Virtual Slot Overload" alarm as trigger for
the "Device Not Operational" alarm returns a failure and clears the
"Device Not Operational" triggers of other alarms.
Conditions
Selecting "Output Virtual Slot Overload" alarm as trigger for
"Device Not Operational" alarm
Workaround for
previous versions
None
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ID
Description
CSCul93929
Lingering files fill up log storage
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.10.2.
Missing logs, disk full errors in logfiles.
Conditions
It is believed that a setup where there is a high amount of logging
is more vulnerable to this issue.
Workaround for
previous versions
Manually cleanup these files.
CSCum12161
Main and backup DCM streaming simultaneously
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.0
After a reboot, the main and backup DCM (in a Device Backup
setup with heartbeat control) can stream simultaneously for a
short time.
Conditions
The backup DCM is active and streaming. The main DCM reboots
and its Power Up Activation mode is set to Active. Main and
backup DCM are communicating via the heartbeat link.
Workaround for
previous versions
Configure the main DCM Power up activation mode to 'Inactive'.
CSCum92889
web certificate regenerated unnecessarily
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.10.0.
Chassis reboot takes a few seconds longer than needed. A different
web certificate is presented to the browser every time the device
reboots.
Conditions
An IPv6 address is configured on one of the management ports.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCun70252
MFP and DGIO-10 cards boot slower than expected.
Symptom
This error was found in version 13.0.0.
MFP and DGIO-10 cards boot slower than expected.
Conditions
None
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
CSCun89165
xml logs are incomplete
Symptom
This error was found in version 13.0.0.
Not all XML debug pages are retrieved from the device.
Conditions
A device with one or more MFP cards.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
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IP Gateway
ID
Description
CSCty51250
Disabling SDI or ASI input port does not stop streaming
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.10.0.
When disabling an SDI or ASI input port, the streaming is not
stopped.
Conditions
When disabling an SDI or ASI input port.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
Miscellaneous
ID
Description
CSCum53336
Disabling Hitless merge over separate ports doesn't release FEC
licenses
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.0.
Disabling hitless merge mode when the default hitless merge
setting is set to enabled, doesn't clean up the FEC licenses and
makes the FEC inoperable for the input streams.
Conditions
Disable hitless merge when the DCM is in Hitless merge mode
with Hitless merge default setting set to “enabled same ip/udp”
and there is a Gbe input stream following hitless merge default
setting which is not routed to an output.
Workaround for
previous versions
Toggle the TS specific FEC mode to "disabled" and then back to
"board default" or set the default hitless merge setting to
"disabled" before switching off hitless merge or reboot the DCM.
CSCum60470
FEC license alarm in Hitless Merge mode triggers incorrect FEC
setting
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.0.
Triggering FEC license alarm for an input stream will set the FEC
mode and hitless merge mode to incorrect fall back values.
Conditions
When the DCM is in Hitless Merge mode, default hitless merge
mode is "enabled, same IP/UDP" and there are as much input
streams as there are FEC licenses available on the device.
Receiving one more input stream will trigger a FEC license error
for that stream. This will set the TS specific FEC mode to disabled,
and the TS specific Hitless merge mode to FollowBoardDefault.
This means that even when the FEC license alarm is resolved, the
TS will have Hitless Merge enabled, even though it should be
disabled. Also the stream cannot be automatically deleted when
the stream is lost because it will still have the setting.
Workaround for
previous versions
Reboot, or switch Hitless Merge board setting on and off.
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Web GUI
ID
Description
CSCum54985
Go to settings for find destinations jumps to wrong page for LPI
and ETV
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
Conditions
In case an input service is used as late bind EBIF source or as LPI
source the "Go to Settings" action in the results window does not
go to the ETV settings page or DPI settings page but to the
Routing page.
None
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCuh14906
Service overview page looks jumbled after upgrade.
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.0.
Service overview page either looks jumbled or some information
for nodes is not loaded after upgrade is done through the GUI.
Conditions
When upgrading the DCM through the GUI.
Workaround for
previous versions
Refresh the page once the DCM is completely up and running.
CSCui91083
Incorrect form submission (or) Web server error.
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.10.0.
Incorrect form submission (or) Web server error after pressing
“enter” key.
Conditions
On any page with paging control:
- Change the number in the "display" field of the paging control
- Press "enter" key.
Workaround for
previous versions
Click on the "Refresh" icon just beside the display text box.
CSCuj12031
IPGW 'Submission failure' after enabling FEC and disabling
Hitless Merge
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
Submission failure error when enabling FEC and disabling hitless
merge.
Conditions
When changing FEC to enabled and Hitless merge to disabled in a
single action (i.e. the ‘apply’ button is only pressed after both
changes).
Workaround for
previous versions
First disable Hitless merge and apply the change, and then enable
FEC and apply the change.
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ID
Description
CSCul90257
MFP Audio Setting Apply Issue
Symptom
This error was found in version 13.0.0.
Not able to apply any updated values in MFP- Basic Audio
Settings.
Conditions
If a row has some invalid values and the Encode-Channels column
is updated as 'Multi Channel (5.x)' .
Workaround for
previous versions
If there are any validation errors make sure to update/correct the
Encode section also, along with correcting validation errors.
CSCul99636
TS Components page - Unable to add multiple range for PIDs
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
While adding multiple PID multiplexing Input/Output PID
values, some rows are missed and not added to 'TS Component
Settings' table.
Conditions
None
Workaround for
previous versions
Add the missed rows manually one at a time.
CSCum08938
Tree reload overlay not shown properly when switching BU TS
Symptom
This error was found in version 13.10.0.
Tree reload overlay("Waiting for the tree to reload.") is never
cleared.
Conditions
In case there is validation error on the switching BU TS overlay on
the tree view.
Workaround for
previous versions
Manually reload the service overview page.
CSCum09212
Webserver error on port mode change along with validation
error
Symptom
This error was found in version 13.10.0.
Web Server Error when changing the port mode and settings
another setting to an invalid value.
Conditions
Change the Port mode to "Fixed Individual", set some other setting
to have validation error.(Eg: Change Port name to empty) and
Apply.
Workaround for
previous versions
Apply port mode change first and then make other changes.
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ID
Description
CSCum09307
Script Error in IE9 for GbE with many services
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
On a DCM with GbE card and more than 250 services in input and
output, script error occurs in Packet Statistics page.
Conditions
When using Internet Explorer 9 and the GbE card has more than
250 services in input and output.
Workaround for
previous versions
Use Mozilla, Chrome or IE10 to view the page.
CSCum20280
Unable to remove items from "SI Tables In Tree" table
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
When removing entries in “SI Tables In Tree” for SDTo table, web
server error is reported for some entries.
Conditions
Error reported if a new entry is added. On adding a second entry,
first entry can be removed.
Workaround for
previous versions
Clearing browser cookies will remove the entries in the table.
CSCum67749
Find Destinations on input TS does not find transparent TS on
10GE output
Symptom
This error was found in version 13.0.0.
A Transparently passed TS on an output 10GE card is not found
when using "Find Destinations" on an input TS.
Conditions
None
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCum70477
configuring 10GE input PID as source for transparent SI table
fails
Symptom
This error was found in version 13.0.0.
Using a PID from 10GE input card as source for transparent SI
PID, fails.
Conditions
When configuring an input PID from a 10GE card as source for
transparently passed SI table.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
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ID
Description
CSCum87630
MFP user tags with restricted characters are not displayed
correctly
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.10.7.
When you configure the user tag on an MFP card containing
special characters like the greater than sign, you see the escaped
value on the MFP settings pages. In the tree view the name is
shown correctly.
Conditions
User tag with special characters
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCum90065
PID Trigger and PID type combination not applied properly
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.10.0.
Incorrect PID Type setting is applied to some services or a
Submission failure occurs.
Conditions
When a combination of PID Error (or PID Trigger error) and CC
Errored Secs is being changed for multiple services.
Workaround for
previous versions
Enable similar PID Trigger options for multiple services at once
and then other PID Trigger options, or edit and apply the settings
for individual service.
CSCum93039
Output TS Settings ASI/SFN V2 - Alarms, Autopass settings not
applied.
Symptom
This error was found in version 13.10.0.
Users can't update the values for AlarmSettings and Auto Pass
rules.
Conditions
Issue only for ASI SFN V2 card
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCun20482
Port not flagged red (alarm) in tree view when port mirroring
enabled
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
The Port pair icon is not colored red in case of "Port Bandwith
Exceeded" alarm. (GbE and 10GE output port pair)
Conditions
When port mirroring is enabled and backup mode is set to Manual
1 (or Manual 3).
Workaround for
previous versions
Right click on port pair and select Status to view the alarms. (or go
to Status > Device)
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ID
Description
CSCun20903
Port bandwidth exceeded alarm not on alarms detail page
Symptom
This error was found in version 13.10.0.
The Port Bandwidth Exceeded alarm is not shown in the device
detail.
Conditions
When selecting the Gbe Port level alarms from the status
summary.
Workaround for
previous versions
Select the Status from the tree view of the GbE Port and we can see
the alarm.
CSCun56191
Not all info could be loaded message shown for new TSs
Symptom
This error was found in version 13.0.0.
"Not all info could be loaded" message is shown on a newly
created TS on 10GE out board.
Conditions
This might happen in a configuration where GbE board with CoProcessor or MFP board is present along with the 10GE card.
Workaround for
previous versions
Manual reload of the tree solves the issue.
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Security
ID
Description
CSCui88088
[D9902] openssl 0.9.8j vulnerabilities
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
This product includes Third-party Software that is affected by the
vulnerabilities identified by the following Common Vulnerability
and Exposures (CVE) IDs: CVE-2013-0166 CVE-2013-0169 This bug
was opened to address the potential impact on this product.
Conditions
Device with default configuration.
Workaround for
previous versions
Not currently available.
Further Problem
Description
Additional details about the vulnerabilities listed above can be
found at http://cve.mitre.org/cve/cve.html.
PSIRT Evaluation
The Cisco PSIRT has assigned this bug the following CVSS version
2 score. The highest Base and Temporal CVSS scores of all
vulnerabilities tracked by this bug as of the time of evaluation are
5.4:
https://intellishield.cisco.com/security/alertmanager/cvssCalcul
ator.do?dispatch=1&version=2&vector=AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N
/I:N/A:C/E:U/RL:OF/RC:C The Cisco PSIRT has assigned this
score based on information obtained from multiple sources. This
includes the CVSS score assigned by the third-party vendor when
available. The CVSS score assigned may not reflect the actual
impact on the Cisco Product. CVE ID CVE-2013-0166 CVE-20130169 have been assigned to document this issue. Additional
information on Cisco's security vulnerability policy can be found
at the following URL:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/products_security_vuln
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ID
Description
CSCun23321
NTP Amplification vulnerability on DCM
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
A vulnerability in Network Time Protocol (NTP) package of Cisco
DCM Software could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to
cause a Denial of Service (DoS) condition on an affected device.
The vulnerability is due to processing of MODE_PRIVATE (Mode
7) NTP control messages which have a large amplification vector.
An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending Mode 7
control requests to NTP servers and observing responses
amplified up to 5500 times in size. An exploit could allow the
attacker to cause a Denial of Service (DoS) condition where the
affected NTP server is forced to process and respond with large
response data.
Conditions
All releases
Workaround for
previous versions
PSIRT Evaluation
The Cisco PSIRT has assigned this bug the following CVSS version
2 score. The Base and Temporal CVSS scores as of the time of
evaluation are 5/4.8:
https://intellishield.cisco.com/security/alertmanager/cvssCalcul
ator.do?dispatch=1&version=2&vector=AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/
I:N/A:P/E:F/RL:U/RC:C CVE ID CVE-2013-5211 has been
assigned to document this issue. Additional details about the
vulnerability described here can be found at:
http://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityNo
tice/CVE-2013-5211 Additional information on Cisco's security
vulnerability policy can be found at the following URL:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/products_security_vuln
erability_policy.html
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ID
Description
CSCui92930
[D9902] libxml2 more vulnerabilities
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
This product includes Third-party Software that is affected by the
vulnerabilities identified by the following Common Vulnerability
and Exposures (CVE) IDs: CVE-2011-2821 CVE-2011-2834 CVE2012-2807 This bug was opened to address the potential impact on
this product.
Conditions
Device with default configuration.
Workaround for
previous versions
Not currently available.
Further Problem
Description
Additional details about the vulnerabilities listed above can be
found at http://cve.mitre.org/cve/cve.html.
PSIRT Evaluation
The Cisco PSIRT has assigned this bug the following CVSS version
2 score. The highest Base and Temporal CVSS scores of all
vulnerabilities tracked by this bug as of the time of evaluation are
6.8:
https://intellishield.cisco.com/security/alertmanager/cvssCalcul
ator.do?dispatch=1&version=2&vector=AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/
I:P/A:P/E:U/RL:OF/RC:C The Cisco PSIRT has assigned this
score based on information obtained from multiple sources. This
includes the CVSS score assigned by the third-party vendor when
available. The CVSS score assigned may not reflect the actual
impact on the Cisco Product. CVE ID CVE-2011-2821 CVE-20112834 CVE-2012-2807 have been assigned to document this issue.
Additional information on Cisco's security vulnerability policy can
be found at the following URL:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/products_security_vuln
erability_policy.html
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Issues and Limitations
Transcoding
ID
Description
CSCua96814
DCM transcoder video output is choppy.
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
The video output of the DCM transcoder is choppy.
Conditions
When under full SD load (transcode + PIP) the input bitrate
exceeds 13Mbps.
Workaround
Limit the input bitrate.
CSCuf80457
tiling during extreme scene changes
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.30.2.
There is noticeable video quality degradation at the scene with
high motions.
Conditions
The bad video quality occurs when there is high motion and the
motion vectors are not available from the input bitstream.
Workaround
Increase the encoding bitrate until the desired video quality is
achieved.
Transrating/Splicing
ID
Description
CSCtw29823
Reported splice time can be wrong when TS backup is executed
on main.
Symptom
This error was found in version 9.10.0.
The reported splice time can be incorrect when TS backup is
executed on the main service after a successful splice in.
Conditions
TS backup has to be executed after a successful splice in (ad is
streaming).
Workaround
It is an unexpected behavior that TS backup is executed in the
middle of a splice. Only 1 splice duration will be incorrectly
reported. All subsequent splice durations will be executed
successfully.
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ID
Description
CSCuj53961
Accuracy of seamless alternate splice switches increases over
time
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
In each seamless alternate splice, the mismatch of the previous
splice is added to the splice time. This makes that the splice
accuracy increases over time and over splices. This increase
restarts at the moment that a splice to the initial main feed is
executed (the mismatch is reset at that moment). The maximum
splice accuracy increase that is possible is 6s. Once this upper limit
is reached, a non-seamless splice will be executed and the
mismatch or increase is reset to zero.
Conditions
Seamless alternates is configured in such a way that no switches
back to the initial main feed are executed.
Workaround
Splice back to the initial main feed
CSCum00326
Blocking/Artefacts after seamless alternate switching
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.9.
Blocking/artefacts in HD seamless alternate switching.
Conditions
When using seamless alternates splicing on an HD service.
Workaround
None.
Statistical Multiplexing of D9036 Encoders
ID
Description
CSCue41405
Realignment using an ASI card for input causing problem
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.0.
When performing re-alignment of streams of a "remote statmux"pool, which are coming in on an ASI interface, the output of the
statmux can be compromised from time-to-time.
Conditions
When DCM is set-up to act as re-alignment mux and at least one
input from the re-alignment pool is coming from an ASI input.
Workaround
Use GbE inputs when DCM is used as a re-alignment MUX.
CSCuh75713
Single pool remote statmux results in channel drop and TS
underflow
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.10.0.
Single pool remote statmux results in frequent channel drop and
occasional TS underflow.
Conditions
When configuring more than 20 SD streams in a single remote
statmux pool.
Workaround
Decrease the number of channels to 20, only in Statmux remote
setup, for local mode, 24 channels are supported.
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ID
Description
CSCto47350
D9036 statmux does not work when changing Statmux mode
from Enabled
Symptom
This error was found in version 9.0.0
Changing the Statmux Mode from "Enabled" to "D9036 Enabled"
leads to non-working D9036 statmuxing.
Conditions
This occurs only if UDP Port 3000 is used for D9036 statmux and
the Statmux Mode is changed back to "Enabled", and then to
"D9036 Enabled" again.
Workaround
Do not use UDP Port 3000 for D9036 Statmux (default is 49190 to
49400). Alternatively, reboot the DCM after enabling the D9036
statmux.
Statistical Multiplexing of Encoders
ID
Description
CSCty67437
Encoder Dropout message is not cleared on D9032/D9054
statmux setup
Symptom
This error was found in version 7.5.
When using D9032/D9054 statmuxing, "Encoder Dropout"
message is not cleared, sometimes this can result in duplicate error
messages for a given encoder IP address.
Conditions
When the "Encoder Dropout" message is caused by an encoder
reboot or an encoder backup.
Workaround
None.
Miscellaneous
ID
Description
CSCtr32484
Bitrate of TOT/TDT is 0 while the table is being generated at
>1kbps
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
The measured bit rate of TOT is 0, which is incorrect. The actual
bit rate is correct.
Conditions
Action sequence:
Set TOT and TDT to Generate.
Decrease the TOT and TDT intervals to have observable bit rates.
Set TDT to Stop.
Workaround
Stop and restart the TOT generation.
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ID
Description
CSCty19400
Gbe port settings lost when setting IP address to default of other
port
Symptom
This error was found in all versions
GbE port settings, IGMP settings and VLAN settings are lost after
reboot or settings restore.
Conditions
The default IP address of a GbE port is assigned to another GbE
port on the GbE card. For example, GbE port 2 on a GbE card
(which by default has IP address xxx) is configured with the
default IP address yyy of port 3.
Workaround
Do not use the default GbE port addresses for other GbE ports.
CSCue02231
DCM: FEC switches source too often
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.30.0
Every 2 seconds loggings may be seen on I/O board showing
change of source IP address for RTP FEC streams.
Conditions
Live-Live FEC stream with RTP and multiple sources for same
transport stream coming in one same port.
Workaround
Configure hitless switchover on separate port pairs, which is
available from 11.10 onwards
CSCuc78557
invalid route can be added
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.0.
It is possible to add a route where the gateway points to an alias
configured on the DCM management port.
Conditions
None
Workaround
Do not configure a gateway that points to an alias on the DCM.
Mux
ID
Description
CSCts20264
PSIP ETT tables not acquired anymore after a while
Symptom
This error was found in version 06.05.00.
PSIP ETT tables are not acquired or not seen anymore by the DCM
Conditions
If the transport stream where the ETT tables are present in is
passed transparently (loopthrough feature) to one or more outputs
on the DCM, then it can happen that after a while the ETTs are no
longer detected by the DCM.
Workaround
Reboot the DCM or stop and start streaming the loopthrough
output transport streams.
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ID
Description
CSCue97822
Streamtype string for a transcoded component is not correct
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.0.
The GUI textual description of a component is not correct, because
it is interpreted according to the standard of the source TS. If the
standard is changed on an MFP board the destination part of the
description will be interpreted according the initial standard. As a
result an audio component from a source TS as DVB standard,
transcoded to DolbyDigital as ATSC (streamtype 0x81) will be
identified as “Private Data” because this is interpreted as DVB
standard.
Conditions
When processing a component who has different stream type
identifiers in different standards.
Workaround
Do not convert standards on a MFP board, make sure the MFP
service is identical to the incoming standard. If conversion is
required, there is no real problem. Only the textual description in
the GUI can be misleading, the actual content and stream type
identifiers are according to the standard configured on MFP.
10GE
ID
Description
CSCuj13984
NIT in PAT - NIT not acquired if pid changed
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
Viewing the NIT table (SI view) of a stream present on DCM input
is not always possible.
Conditions
If the PID value of the NIT table is different than the default value
(0x10)
Workaround
None
DRD
ID
Description
CSCtt04673
[DVB-S2] MODCOD, C/N margin and BER incorrect when
receiving VCM signal
Symptom
This error was found in version 9.0.0
When receiving a VCM signal the C/N margin and BER reported
in the signal status are not correct.
Conditions
Occurs when a port is tuned to a VCM signal
Workaround
None
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ID
Description
CSCty45537
Not possible to change input RTP stream allowed input format
to 3G
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.10.0.
Sometimes it is not possible to set an RTP input to 3G.
Conditions
When the device is in 3 encoder mode, and when the topology
4SD/HD and 1 3D/3G has been selected. It occurs only when 5
inputs have been defined.
Workaround
Remove one of the streams at the input, set any of the other
streams to 3G. Afterwards add the stream again.
CSCtt25075
Removing a service with CAM backup enabled can cause the
DCM to reboot
Symptom
This error was found in version 9.0.0
DCM can reboot under certain conditions when CAM backup is
enabled.
Conditions
DRD DVB-S2 card present in DCM.
CAMs are configured in main-backup mode.
One or more services are routed to the CAM.
Workaround
For services routed from other I/O cards, the following
workaround is available:
- Disable CAM backup.
- Route services to the individual CAMs.
- In DVB-S2 default settings, enable service scrambled as trigger in
the Default Service Backup Settings.
- Use service backup at the physical output (backup service is
service on other CAM).
For services routed from the DVB-S2 port to the CAM pair on the
same I/O card, there is no workaround (the default service backup
settings will cause service loss and hence, service is backed up if
the service is scrambled at the DVB-S2 input).
Platform
ID
Description
CSCto93746
IPconfig (RO) disabled after settings restore with settings from
8.1.
Symptom
This error was found in version 08.09.0.
When you export the settings on version 08.01 and upgrade to
version 08.09 or later, the IP config service will be enabled. If you
then restore the settings, the IP config service will be disabled
again (where it should stay enabled).
Conditions
Upgrade from version 08.01 to version 08.09 or later.
Workaround
Enable the IP config service again after the settings restore.
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Release V14.00.0 (revision v54.0)
ID
Description
CSCud04733
no management access when entering 2 IP addresses in IPv4
page
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.0.0.
When entering 2 IP addresses, that are within the same subnet, in
the IPv4 system configuration page, the DCM is not accessible
anymore after applying.
Conditions
IP addresses are within the same subnet for the 10/100 BaseT port
and the GBE port.
Workaround
Configure an IP address that is in a different subnet then the other
port.
CSCuj28616
Exporting Device Settings on Safari (Mac) Browser can break
archive
Symptom
This error was found in version 13.0.0.
When importing a settings archive taken using a Safari Browser,
the import fails with the message: Problem: Submission failure.
Conditions
Settings Export has been done using the Safari Browser (Mac).
Because the settings backup file is a compressed archive it is
uncompressed automatically after download, causing an import of
this file to be invalid.
Workaround
When using the Safari Browser, be sure to deselect the
Preferences/General/ Open "save" files after downloading, before
doing any exports.
CSCul99895
D9900 sends no unsolicited neighbor detection on NIC team
switchover
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.0.
On D9900 and D9901, when a NIC teaming switchover occurs, a
gratuitous ARP is sent, but no corresponding unsolicited IPv6
Neighbor Advertisement.
Conditions
A D9900 or D9901 configured for NIC teaming in an IPv6 network.
D9902 is not affected.
Workaround
None
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Web GUI
ID
Description
CSCtx53817
Context menu flashes and hides immediately
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
In Firefox browser with Mac OS environment, when doing rightclick (or Ctrl+click in single buttoned mouse) on a tree node, The
context menu flashes.
Conditions
Always.
Workaround
Hold down the mouse on a tree node, move over the context menu
and then release the mouse.
CSCtz14484
popup windows are not visible when using Chrome browser
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
When you try to open a popup window in the gui to see the
bitrates or the status for a transport stream or service the popup is
not visible.
Conditions
This is a known issue of Chrome v18.
Workaround
Try to open the popup again and now the browser will give it a
size making it visible.
CSCua52922
Processing tree overflows beyond main frame height
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.20.0.
The processing tree overflows on the bottom status bar.
Conditions
The issue occurs in Firefox 13 and does not occur in IE.
1) Nodes of the Processing tree should be expanded so that the
scroll bar appears for the processing tree
2) Close the browser window/tab
3) Open the service->overview page in new browser window/tab
Workaround
Resize the processing tree by dragging the processing tree bar.
CSCue57456
transrating shared pid - GUI inconsistency
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.0.2
On the DCM when there are settings configured at service level
that have an impact on shared PIDs between services you can
configure the settings diffidently on both services. The DCM will
behave in a predefined manner. There is no warning or alarm
raised when such a configuration conflict exists on the DCM.
Conditions
Services with shared PIDs.
Workaround
None
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ID
Description
CSCuc25645
The cumulative current bitrate not visible on the port in the tree
view
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.0.0.
Current bitrate not shown correctly on tree, card or port.
Conditions
Ports not clicked open
Workaround
Click open ports
CSCuj64208
License dependent settings are not accessible after installing a
license
Symptom
This error was found in version 13.0.0.
After installing a new license file to enable access to settings that
require a license the settings are still not accessible. When you go
to the license page the license keys are indicated as installed.
Conditions
After installing the new license file the user pressed the browser
reload button to verify the new keys are installed. The user did not
press the reload button on the license page itself.
Workaround
Press the reload button on the license page itself.
MFP Transcoding
ID
Description
CSCtw99141
CBR channel rate change results in group bandwidth overshoot
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.0.1.
For a CBR channel in a statmux pool, when the video rate is
changed from low to high, there can be a statmux group
bandwidth overshoot over one second period.
Conditions
CBR video rate is changed from low to high under the Basic Video
Setting
Workaround
If the bit-rate does not have to be changed when the channel is in
the pool, the user can stop the output service streaming, change
the CBR rate, and start service output streaming. If the bit-rate
needs to be changed when it is in the pool, the user can make this
channel statmux mode and force both the min and max rates to be
the CBR rate. The min/max rates can be changed seamlessly
without violating group bandwidth.
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ID
Description
CSCue41038
Different End-to-end delay on MFP encoders leads to statmux
overshoots
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.5
MFP Rate control group does not generate a flat bit rate as
expected. Bit rate variations occur and bit rate overshoots can
happen.
Conditions
MFP Engine End-to-End delays are configured differently on the
different MFP engines.
Workaround
Configure all End-to-End delays for all MFP boards used in rate
control to the same value.
CSCua52102
The PCR spacing set in the GUI for audio only services is not
used.
Symptom
This error was found in 10.20.0.
The PCR spacing that the user can set in the GUI for a service with
the PCR in an audio PID that has to be transcoded/transrated, is
not used. The PCR spacing has a fixed average equal to the
duration of an audio frame. The setting in the GUI is not used
although the settings box is not greyed out.
Conditions
The service has its PCR in a audio PID stream (e.g., a service
without video and only audio).
Workaround
None.
CSCuh66866
Video segment feedback for audio too late when E2E-delay >
4700ms
Symptom
This error was found in 12.10.0.
Segment EBPs are not inserted in the audio stream if the end-toend delay is higher then 4700ms.
Conditions
When the MFP board is configured in MultiRes mode and ABR
settings are enabled. The input stream is an HD stream and one of
the output profiles is 720p stream. The end-to-end delay is
configured to a value higher then 4700ms.
Workaround
Set end-to-end delay to a value below 4500ms.
CSCuh46864
Cannot produce MultiRes stream with vertical resolution of 518
or 520
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.0.5.
The video processing chip cannot process a vertical output
resolution of 518 or 520 pixels.
Conditions
When a MultiRes profile is configured with a vertical output
resolution of 518 or 520 pixels.
Workaround
Use another vertical resolution (e.g. 512 or 544 pixels).
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ID
Description
CSCuh91423
Output PTS jumps when resyncing with LOAS/LATM HE-AAC
input
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.10.0.
The PTS of audio is discontinuous in adaptive streaming or ABR
when the input audio coding is LOAS/LATM AAC.
Conditions
Re-sync of audio transcoders that generate different quality levels
for adaptive streaming applications and where the input audio
coding is LOAS/LATM AAC.
Workaround
None.
CSCuj25716
Reduced quality on SD statmuxed services in combination with
PIP
Symptom
This error was found in version 13.0.0.
Bitrates of the SD services are dropping resulting in reduced
quality on the SD stamuxed services.
Conditions
6 SD channels are statmuxed on the same engine and PIP streams
are generated from the services as well.
Workaround
Reduce the load on the engine to 4 or 5 statmuxed streams in
combination with PIP
CSCul35033
MFP audio track type not checked at change from "stream type"
to "PID"
Symptom
This error was found in version 13.10.0.
After reboot of the MFP board, one of the audio streams of a
service is not transcoded anymore.
Conditions
A service with at least two audio components with the same audio
compression type and the same language, that are both transcoded
with "stream type" as track rule.
Workaround
Do not change at once the track rule from "PID" to "stream type"
for all audio components with the same language in single service.
CSCuj35031
Dual mono DolbyDigital Plus at 176 kbit/s generates incorrect
stream
Symptom
This error was found in version 13.0.0.
Transcoded audio bit-stream cannot be decoded.
Conditions
When the input is dual mono and the output channel
configuration is stereo or 5.x, output audio encoding is Dobly
Digital Plus (EAC-3) with output bit-rate is 176 kbit/s.
Workaround
None
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ID
Description
CSCuj56517
Fragment size in audio stream is wrong
Symptom
This error was found in version 13.0.0.
When the configured fragment length is set higher than 1023
audio outputframes, the real fragment length will be completely
wrong.
Conditions
Configured fragment length is set higher than 1023 audio
outputframes (> 21 seconds for all audioformats).
Workaround
Do not set the fragment length higher than 20 seconds.
CSCuj50286
After a resync PTS gap, a few packets later 2 identical pts'ses
occur
Symptom
This error was found in version 13.0.0.
The PTS of audio is discontinuous in adaptive streaming or ABR
Conditions
Re-sync of audio transcoders that generate different quality levels
for adaptive streaming applications
Workaround
None
MFP Splicing
ID
Description
CSCue22871
Audio can be wrong during splicing if misconfigured
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.0.
The Audio channel played during an ad is wrong if
misconfigured.
Conditions
When the adserver requests an ad block where the first ad has
audio and the second ad does not have audio, then there will be
no audio during the second ad (the audio from the main service
should be present during the second ad).
When the adserver requests an ad block where the first ad does
not have audio and the second ad has audio, then the audio
during the first and second ad will be the audio from the main
service.
Workaround
Configure the ad server so the ad without audio has a (dummy)
audio pid.
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ID
Description
CSCum62914
Artifacts at splice point between progressive to interlaced
switching
Symptom
This error was found in version 13.10.0.
Visual artifacts at the splice point and the field are shifted by 1
field period after the splice.
Conditions
Splicing between two progressive video streams of 59.94Hz while
the output stream is an SD interlace stream with a frame rate of
29.97Hz
Workaround
None
Statistical Multiplexing of MFP Encoders
ID
Description
CSCul38534
MFP Rate Control Statmux can overshoot at boot time
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
When booting up a DCM it can happen that MFP Rate Control
groups overshoot the configured group bit rate, leading to
bandwidth exceeded alarms.
Conditions
This happens only at boot time, once the DCM is fully operational
the bitrates are correct.
Workaround
None.
IP Gateway
ID
Description
CSCue84158
Switching between GbE A and B results in input service striked
though
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.0
Switching of Gigabit Ethernet input might result in GbE input
symbol on GUI striked-through with a red bar.
Conditions
Moving input Gigabit Ethernet cable from GbE port A to GbE port
B in combination with changing back-up setting from manual 1 to
manual 2. Now revert back to GbE input A.
Workaround
Rebooting the unit solves this issue.
CSCul55319
invalid video format detected for 720p60 input
Symptom
This error was found in version 13.10.0.
The JP2K decoder can detect an invalid video format for a 720p60
input signal.
Conditions
When the format of the input signal changes to 720p60.
Workaround
Toggle the format of the input signal again or reboot the IP
adapter board.
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Audio Gateway
ID
Description
CSCug97536
AES to AES doesn't resume when disabling/enabling input port.
Symptom
This error was found in version 13.0.0
AES output port doesn't resume when disabling and enabling the
source AES input port.
Conditions
When there is a routing from an AES input port to an AES output
port.
Workaround
Do not disable the AES input port when routed to an AES output
port. Alternatively the output port can be disabled instead.
Firmware
ID
Description
CSCum48114
ASI output contains pid 1823 (with pcr) instead of null pid 8191
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.10.0.
Generation of invalid stuffing packets on the ASI output in case of
'Byte' output mode. The ASI output contains PID 1823 with PCR
instead of PID 8191.
Conditions
Workaround
Change output mode from 'Byte' to 'Packet' and back to 'Byte'.
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Security
ID
Description
CSCua68087
openssh 5.6p1 vulnerability
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.20.0.
Cisco Digital Content Manager (DCM) includes a version of
OpenSSH that is affected by the vulnerabilities identified by the
following Common Vulnerability and Exposures (CVE) IDs: CVE2011-5000 This bug was opened to address the potential impact on
this product.
Conditions
Device with default configuration.
Workaround
Do not allow for shell access..
Further Problem
Description
Additional details about the vulnerabilities listed above can be
found at http://cve.mitre.org/cve/cve.html
PSIRT Evaluation
The Cisco PSIRT has assigned this bug the following CVSS version
2 score. The Base and Temporal CVSS scores as of the time of
evaluation are 3.5/3.2:
https://intellishield.cisco.com/security/alertmanager/cvssCalcul
ator.do?dispatch=1&version=2&vector=AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/
I:N/A:P/E:POC/RL:U/RC:C CVE ID CVE-2011-5000 has been
assigned to document this issue. Additional information on Cisco's
security vulnerability policy can be found at the following URL:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/products_security_vuln
erability_policy.html
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Other Known Limitations and Errors
Other Known Limitations and Errors
Workaround
General Limitations
Known issue in version 08.02.87 and later (seamless alternate Configure tracking rules for
services): Seamless switching to an alternate service will not all the components in the
always work properly if tracking rules are not defined
service.
correctly. This is the case if the user switches between two
services with the same PID values, but other stream types
(e.g., from PID 101 audio eng to PID 101 Teletext).
Known issue in version 08.02.87 and up (seamless alternate
services): Seamless switching to an alternate service will not
always work properly if both services contain PIDs with
stream type 0x86 (with the same PID value) and one of the
services contains a CUEI descriptor and the other service
does not.
None
The new software is not installed completely when
Upgrade twice to install the
upgrading from version 06.05 or earlier to version 08.05 or
new software completely.
later, and from version 08.09 or earlier to version 10.0 or later.
Symptom:
When upgrading from a release before version 07.01 to a
release from version 08.0 onward, the licenses are no longer
valid.
Get the last generated
license file from Hesule and
install it on the device. Then
reboot.
Conditions:
License transfer has been done on a release that does not
support license transfer.
This is done by increasing the license version and then
passing the validation key to License-it to transfer the freed
licenses to a new device.
Because License Transfer is not supported yet, the new
version is not stored properly, so although the version is
already shown in the GUI, it is not used to validate the
licenses.
DCMs prior to version 08.01 do not generate a verification
key, so without overruling, License-it cannot transfer the
licenses.
(Ref. CSCtk15250)
When the co-processor board is configured for pure Ts Delay, None
it is not possible to configure the other co-processor features:
splicing, transrating, PID sync, audio leveling, or Still Picture
generation.
When restoring the settings from a D9902 chassis to a D9900 As GUI administrator,
or D9901 chassis, not all OS accounts are usable because their change the password of the
passwords can no longer be verified.
failing OS account.
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Other Known Limitations and Errors
Workaround
When upgrading a D9902 device with the Upgrade-It tool,
selecting the "Reboot after Upgrade" option may trigger
several reboots.
Disable this option. This
option is not needed for any
type of DCM.
When a device is power cycled shortly after a setting was
changed, it can happen that this setting is not restored after
powerup. Settings files are written to flash every 5 min to
prevent wear out of the flash, power cycling the device can
cause that some settings are lost. This is not an issue when
performing a warm reboot as this will flush the settings to
flash.
Wait at least 5 min since the
last action before power
cycling the device.
When settings are applied less than 10 sec before a settings
export operation, then this adapted setting is not guaranteed
to be stored in the backup archive.
Wait at least 10 sec. after the
last settings change action
before performing a
settings export or import.
When settings are applied less than 10 sec before a settings
import operation, then it could be that not all settings are
imported. In such case some settings after the import will still
have the old values instead.
During the device startup a ‘Card Not Operational’ alarm can None
be active for a short time. The alarm is cleared once the card
becomes operational and the communication with the main
board is established.
It is advisable if the user wants to downgrade from the
current DCM release to a lower version, to follow the
following steps:
-
perform a cold reboot
-
downgrade the DCM software to a lower version
-
perform a cold reboot
-
upload the settings file of the DCM corresponding
with the lower software version
None
Transrating (applies only to services that are part of a transrating group)
With regards to the feature "PES header insertion", there is
the drawback that the values are only updated when there is
a DTS or PTS present in the header.
None
Black frames always have default values in their PES
headers.
None
The MPEG-1 Layer-II audio leveling feature only works for
48 kHz.
None
When audio leveling a service with a HD video, no video will Set the service settings to
output.
HD.
Maximum number of streams that can be transrated on a coprocessor card is 350 NTSC, 420 PAL SD streams and 85 HD
streams.
None
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Other Known Limitations and Errors
Workaround
No support for streams containing floating PES headers.
None
If the transrater group bit rate equals to the transport stream
bit rate, small bandwidth overshoots will be evident in the
case where the data bit rates of the service are extremely
bursty. Resulting peaks would be max 100 kbps on 40 Mbps
depending on the data bit streams.
Configure transrater group
bit rate 0.25% smaller than
the transport stream bit
rate.
Transcoder
Streams containing floating PES headers cannot be
transcoded. (Ref. 8991)
None
When trying to transcode an audio stream with an invalid
PCR, an alarm is generated. When applying a valid PCR
afterwards, the alarm is not always cleared. (Ref. 10684)
None
DPI
No full support for SCTE-35 Version 1 (ANSI_SCTE-302005).
Init_Request version1 is accepted, but handled as being a
version 0 Init_Request.
None
No support for source specific IGMPv3 joining.
None
SCTE-35 cue message re-stamping is done only outside of the None
avail: SCTE-35 cue messages on a spliceable service,
transmitted during an avail and leaving the DCM will not be
accurate for downstream splicers.
Abort of the ad insertion process in case of:
None
Change (block or force, for example) service PID of the
primary channel which is currently spliced in.
Input PMT updates that trigger a similar action at the output
(no abort if "Add Unspliced Insertion PIDs" mode is
configured).
Change SID of primary channel.
Changing TS input standard (DVB, ATSC, DC-II) if ES type
interpretation changes (e.g., video to data).
Stop streaming TS output.
Putting a spliceable service in or out of a transrating group.
A PMT change of the primary channel which does not
involve PIDs that are currently spliced in does not result in
an insertion abort. Also adding/removing a descriptor does
not result in a splice abort.
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Other Known Limitations and Errors
Workaround
No audio splicing on co-processor possible in case of:
None
MPEG-1 video coding.
DolbyTM Digital (AC-3) coding with:
sample rate 44.1 kHz and bandwidth 640 kbps
sample rate 32 kHz and bandwidth 640, 576, 512 kbps
AAC audio
In a service with 2 video PIDs, only one of them will be
spliced. It is however, not advised to use this setup as it can
lead to invalid DTS-STC distances.
None
PMT changes in the ad or regional program will be ignored.
None
Splicing a service that shares PIDs with other services at the
output is not supported and could lead to corrupted or
missing video and audio.
None
DPI mode SCTE-35 only and SCTE-35 only (custom) will
only work properly if the primary feed contains splice-insert
cues with the out_of_network_indicator alternating between
1 and 0 (alternating splice-out and splice-in).
None
During an ad, the transrater can overshoot the configured
group bit rate when the bit rate of the ad stream audio PIDs
is larger than the bit rate of the network feed audio PIDs.
None
In (manual) DPI configurations, an output channel name has
to be given. If this channel name contains the +-sign, the
splice shall not be executed successfully.
Give another output
channel name without the
+-sign. This is possible
because the output channel
is defined manually.
During ad-to-ad or ad-to-main transitions, the configured
transrating bit rate might overshoot for a brief period due to
miscalculation of the audio bit rate. If the TS rate is equal to
the transrater group bit rate, this could result in cc errors.
Foresee a margin between
TS rate and transrater
group bit rate.
The only audio format that is supported for DPI on the coNone
processor card is MPEG1-LII and Dolby Digital (AC-3). AAC
audio and DobyDigital Plus (E-AC-3) splicing is not
supported.
Known limitation in all versions: SCTE-35 messages with a
fragmented header are ignored by the DCM.
None
For updating the PTS values in SCTE-35 messages, the
messages must not contain an adaptation field. Furthermore,
the length of such an SCTE-35 must be limited to one
transport packet.
None
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Other Known Limitations and Errors
Workaround
AVC splicing
A change between the MPEG-2 and H.264/MPEG-4 AVC
splicing on the co-processor board will lead to removal of all
co-processor related settings and restart of the co-processor.
None
For H.264/AVC splicing, only CABAC-coded video streams
are supported. When using two DCMs, spliced streams from
DCM1 can no longer be decoded by DCM2 because of the
inserted, CAVLC-coded black frames (i.e., the splicer can
only process CABAC-coded streams).
None
Back-to-back splicing is not supported by the H.264/AVC
splicer.
None
The input stream has to consist of exactly one slice for the
H.264/AVC splicer.
None
In order to splice between H.264/AVC coded video streams, None
the input must be coded as frame-coded pictures (i.e.,
progressive coded or macroblock-adaptive coded). Fieldcoded streams (i.e., only containing field coded macroblocks)
are not supported.
AAC audio splicing is also not supported in the H.264/AVC
splicer.
None
The splice will be seamless as long as the main and tail
stream has the same coding latency. If the coding latency is
different between main and tail, the splice will be executed,
but not guaranteed in a seamless manner.
None
MFP splicing
following limitations are present for MFP DPI:
None
Splicing from progressive coded main feed to
interlaced ad streams are not executed seamlessly in
follow input mode.
Upconversion after splice from progressive 25; 29.97;
or 30fps to progressive 50; 59.94; or 60fps will fail.
Upconversion after splice from interlaced 23.98fps to
progressive 59.94fps fails
Frame-rate of main and insertion channel must
match in case encode mode is configured manually.
So both need to be PAL or NTSC.
Multiplexer
NIT import via IIOP: when a NIT with identical network ID
is imported via IIOP and PSIG, the last imported NIT will be
used at the output TS. In addition, when the DCM reboots, it
is not determined which of the sub-tables will be restored.
Only import NIT via one
method (PSIG or IIOP).
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Other Known Limitations and Errors
Workaround
NIT import via IIOP: the binary data containing the NIT
must contain sections of the same sub-table. Mixing of
sections of different sub-tables (e.g., "NIT other" of different
networks) is not supported. The binary data must contain
sections with section numbers in sequence.
None
On DCM version 06.0, ATSC PSIP TVCT and CVCT tables
None
could have different ETM_location_field settings. Since this is
no longer possible, upgrading to DCM version 06.05 or
higher will set both ETM_location_fields to the version 06.0
value of TVCT.
Known limitation on all versions with PSIP support when
passing CEAM from another I/O board. The maximum
number of different CEAM sources per output board is
limited to 10. Trying to define one more source will result in
an error. Using one source for multiple outputs, counts as
one.
None
The TS containing the CEAM must have a minimum input TS
rate of 1.6 kbps for the ASI interface or 2.1 kbps (seven MPEG
packets per UDP) for GbE interface and contain at least one
packet prior to the CEAM message.
The CEAM will be played out exactly as it is received at the
input. No playout rate settings are available. Every packet at
the input corresponds with exactly one packet at the output,
which is binary identical.
When two packets are received within a very short time (<10
ms), the second packet can be lost.
If a transport stream is passed transparently, then services
belonging to that input TS could not be spliced or used as an
insertion channel for splicing. (Ref. 10193)
None
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Other Known Limitations and Errors
Workaround
EISS Merging constraints:
None
When using EISS merging in the ETV Manipulation Settings,
DPI needs to be enabled on an output service to have correct
CC for merged EISS.
The DCM guarantees EISS merging of 40 services with 22
kbps insertion EISS bit rate, and 3 kbps broadcast EISS bit
rate per I/O card.
The EISS source TS packets should contain a maximum of
one EISS section. An EISS can be spread over different TS
packets.
The EISS TS-packets must not contain adaptation_fields.
The pointer_field of the TS packet containing the start of the
section must be equal to 0.
No bandwidth shaping is performed on the merged EISS.
No CRC checking or other syntax checking is performed on
the EISS.
GbE
The receiving GbE port can only receive a MPTS with a bit
rate of maximum 300 Mbit/s.
None
The transmitting GbE port can have a maximum TS bit rate
of 950 Mbit/s if seven MPEG packets per UDP packet are
configured, no RTP and no VLAN.
None
If one MPEG packet per UDP packet is configured, the
maximum TS bit rate wll be 158,625 Mbit/s.
FEC encoding of TS streams with one MPEG packet in UDP
payload can cause MPEG packet loss in other output streams.
FEC decoding of TS streams with one MPEG packet in the
UDP payload can cause packet drop of incoming packets of
other streams.
Limit the number of MPEG
packets per UDP packet to a
minimum of two when the
FEC board is present on the
GbE IO card.
Statistical Multiplexing of D9032 Encoders and Combined MPEG-2/AVC
The maximum number of encoders supported is 60 per I/O
board (except for remote statmux).
None
In Remote statmux, a maximum of 30 encoders are
supported.
None
Network name, priority, and frame format for D9054
encoders are not shown in the DCM GUI.
None
Encoder drop out alarm. If an encoder drops out of a statmux Drop in and out of encoders
pool for a short period of time (<1 sec), the alarm will not be are always logged in the
raised.
trace files.
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Other Known Limitations and Errors
Workaround
When an encoder is removed from a statmux pool, the
"Encoder drop out alarm" stays active.
Explicitly clear the
"Encoder drop out alarm"
after removing any encoder
from a statmux pool.
Video PIDs containing lots of PES packet stuffing will disrupt There is no workaround for
the proper working of the stat multiplexing algorithm. As a
previous releases.
consequence, bit rate will be wasted and the quality will not
be optimal.
Web GUI
Known limitation since V06.09: <Alt + S> can no longer be
used to search in the services trees.
Use the search button or the
context menu.
The supported browsers to use when viewing the embedded
user interface are :
None
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 to 11
Firefox 4.0 to 25.0
Chrome 28 to 31
To have the best experience when viewing the embedded
user interface it is recommended to use recent browser.
Internet Explorer 7 and Firefox 3.7 are no longer supported.
The time on the device should be configured correctly to
None
ensure the browser cache can be used correctly. It is also
required to ensure the browser uses its cache when you
access the DCM through its user interface. The default
browser settings are sufficient to achieve this. If this is not the
case, loading of a page can take longer than expected.
When the browser zoom level is set different from 100% then Set the browser zoom level
the vertical scroll bar for the output and processing trees is
to 100%.
sometimes not visible.
Since V11.1.00 it is no longer possible to drag-and-drop a
service from the GUI on Internet Explorer to a ROSA NMS
client.
None
IP Video Gateway
The 10 G GbE interface has a limited throughput of
approximately 9.7 GB.
None
It is not possible to route a stream on a VLAN to a
destination on another subnet, since one cannot configure a
default gateway on a VLAN basis.
None
It is not possible to exchange IP addresses between GbE port
A and GbE port B. For example, you cannot move the IP
address from GbEport A to GbEport B and vice versa in one
step. (Ref. CSCtl60346)
Assign unused dummy IP
addresses to both ports
first, and then assign the
correct new addresses.
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Other Known Limitations and Errors
Workaround
When an error occurs or video format changes on two video
inputs simultaneously, there is a low risk that it may cause a
small problem (picture loss <1s) on the third channel. When
having errors or video format changes on only one video
input, the risk that it affects the second or third is extremely
low. (Ref. CSCtl57923)
None
ASI 3D pairing feature is no longer supported
None
Digital Overlay
IIOP interface of DCM limits the encoding of banner texts to Use TC_Banner_V2_t and
ASCII when using deprecated TC_Banner_t or StartEAS. This StartEAS_V3 to control the
issue can not occur when using the GUI.
encoding of text banners.
When uploading a font file, the user should wait long enough Wait long enough.
before doing another action on the GUI. Currently, the GUI
does not give an indication when the font file was completely
uploaded. In case the user does not wait long enough, it is
possible the font file is incomplete and not all characters can
be displayed.
The resolution of each logo, static or animated, is at most
320x180.
None
The amount of frames in an animated logo is at most 250
frames. Longer animations are not allowed.
None
Logos can be inserted into 720p or SD streams (1080i input
video streams are not supported).
None
At most, four input streams will be supported on one
transcoder board.
None
The logo insertion application can only work on a revision 3
transcoder board. The revision number can be found in the
user interface, Configuration page, Version info, transcoder
board: "TC CO-P DSP Revision" should be V03.XX.YY or
higher.
None
The output of the logo insertion has to be transrated by an
None
MPEG-2 transrater (in the DCM) in order to ensure that the
generated output stream can be decoded by a STB. Without a
transrater after the logo insertion engine, it is not guaranteed
that the generated stream will be compliant with the video
specifications.
The scrolling text can contain no more than 3500 characters.
None
The animated MNG files should have the following
limitations: all frames in the file must have the same size an
offset of (0, 0), and the same frame delay. Each color channel
has to have 8 bits per channel and the frame delay must be
different from 0.
None
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Other Known Limitations and Errors
Workaround
To guarantee a good visual quality of the scrolling text, the
None
speed of the text must be limited to 6 pixels per frame for HD
and 12 pixels per frame for SD.
Scrambling
For BISS descrambling, when the session word or parity
changes on the scrambling device, the descrambling DCM
will still show the service as descrambled while it is no
longer physically descrambled.
Scrambled services cannot be combined with following coprocessor features:
None
Transrating (scrambled services can be put in Passthrough
mode).
DPI, PID Sync, PCR Continuity
Miscellaneous
CEAM EAS Support:
None
It is not possible to configure text crawl generation from a
specific EAS proxy. It is only possible to enable/disable text
crawling for a given service. All EAS proxies which have text
crawl enabled can trigger text crawl insertion.
The DCM does not support audio break away and forced
tuning to the details channel.
An SCTE-18 message with empty alert_text field will not
trigger text crawl insertion.
EAS proxy in multicast mode: due to reverse path filtering,
only multicast datagrams from the same subnet can be
received.
The reverse route to the
other subnet must be
established. This can be
configured on the
"configuration – routes"
screen.
RIPv2 support is only possible on Port 1 and Port 3, manually
configured.
All other configurations can only be configured via Port 1
and Port 3, making anycast impossible.
When RIPv2 is enabled on a transport stream and the source
IP address is changed, it will not be published that the old
source IP address has been removed, so the routers will only
react after a timeout.
Stop the transport stream
before changing the source
IP address.
IPconfig & Upgrade-it are not supported over IPv6.
Upgrading can be done
using the GUI upgrade.
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Other Known Limitations and Errors
Workaround
Auto TS Streaming
"Auto TS Streaming" can be configured for transparent loop
through Transport Streams, but this setting will have no
effect on the streaming state of the output TS (the behavior is
the same as for streaming "on").
None
Outgoing digital Transport Formatter (DTF) Transport
Streams will not support the Auto TS Streaming mode.
None
DRD DVB-S2
In case you want to receive a multi stream signal containing
more than 6 streams and you want to use one of the streams
with an ISI code that is not in the first 6 values, you need to
pre-configure the streams first on the embedded user
interface specifying the ISI codes you need prior to applying
the signal to the port.
None
When the signal is received, the software will select the preconfigured streams from the multi-stream to use rather than
the first 6, which is the default behavior.
MFP
The “MPEG-2 Frame Pictures” setting in the MFP Resource
Setup page is GUI only and has no functional
implementation.
None
Guidelines for configuring multiRes resolutions.
None
In order to generate muliRes profiles (engine is configured in
"Multi resolution – ABR”), it is necessary to take the
following guideline into account in order to guarantee that
bitrate will be generated at the output of the multiRes engine.
If you want to generate a multiRes profile equals to a full HD
resolution (meaning 1080i or 720p), you have to route the
input stream two times. On the first slot, you configure only
the full HD resolution while on the second slot, you can
configure your other profiles. If you mix full HD profiles
with sub HD profiles, there is no guarantee that you will see
some output bitrate on the engine.
Maximum 100 audio components can be processed on the
MFP
None
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Other Known Limitations and Errors
Workaround
Realigment mux
Remote Statmux functionality requires that there be a
common clock between the DCM/SMC, DCM/Re-alignment
and the D9036. This common clock allows support of a
constant end to end delay for the video related data between
the D9036 and the DCM performing the multiplexing. This
constant end to end delay allows the DCM performing the
multiplexing to re-align statmuxed video bandwidths even in
the presence of variable delay in the Video data path
connecting each D9036 to the DCM. In DCM 11.1 and D9036
1.8, the common clock is supported by Network Time
Protocol (NTP).
NTP on its own does not define a quality of service (QOS)
for the common clock which is sufficient for reliable
operation of Remote Statmux functionality. However by
putting some constraints on the NTP system components
used to provide, deliver and receive the common clock, the
common clock QOS needed for Remote Statmux can be
achieved. The following constraints need to be followed:
1.
The DCMs should be configured to use at least one NTP
server and for fault tolerance three or more NTP servers
2.
The DCMs should be located in an ambient temperature
which is kept within a small temperature range. (less
than 10 degrees C).
3.
The NTP servers used by the DCMs and the network
used to connect the NTP servers to the DCM should be of
sufficient quality to keep the time offset error reported by
the DCM to less than 15 msec and stabilized long enough
to have an NTP poll interval equal to or greater than 256
seconds. This information can be viewed from the NTP
Statistics view on the DCM. When looking at the NTP
Statistics view, there is a line for each configured NTP
server. The relevant NTP server information is on the
line marked as “*” (NTP Server used) in the Tally
column. The “Poll Int” column should show a number
greater or equal to 256. The “Offset(msec)” column
should show a number less than |15| .
4.
The DCMs should be connected to at least one NTP
server long enough for an accurate drift file to be created
before Remote Statmux functionality should be used. An
accurate drift file has occurred if the DCM has been
connected to an NTP server long enough for the Poll Int
period to be 1024 seconds currently or in the past.
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Other Known Limitations and Errors
Workaround
SNMP
DCM MIB, dcmProcessingServiceTable, only services that
can be backed up are shown, no Multi-Resolution services or
PIP services.
None
10GE
On some 10GE cards the ports are not correctly numbered at
the back of the card.
None
In the DCM user interface the 10GE ports are numbered from
1 to 8, while some 10GE cards have both top and bottom row
ports numbered from 1 to 4.
Limitations (future functionality)
Following functionality is not supported:
None
 10 Gbit full duplex
 1 Gbit interface support
 PSIG import
 Support for PSIP EITs and DVB EITs
 For sources coming from a 10GE input the
follow features are not supported on an output
GbE IO or ASI IO card:
DPI
EISS Merge
Sub table auto passing
Motorola C0/C1 table passing
 Co-processor functionality like
Scrambling
Transrating
Splicing
Pid sync
FEC / Hitless Merge
Supercrypt
The latest version of Supercrypt is DCM software version 06-00-89. Supercrypt is no longer supported in
higher versions.
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Release Notes DCM Version V13.10.1
Enhancements
MFP Transcoding
ID
Description
CSCun24960
ESAM pre-I01 API version support
Symptom
Next to the I01 and I03 versions of the ESAM specification support
was added for the pre-IO1 version.
Conditions
None
Resolved Issues
The following issues with previous versions were resolved in version 13.10.1:
MFP Transcoding
ID
Description
CSCum12735
Audio PTS does not occur after end of Access Unit
Symptom
This error was found in version 13.0.1.
Audio PTS does not occur after the end of an access unit
Conditions
When transcoding audio.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCun23693
Audio PTS inside the Acess Unit
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.10.7.
The audio PTS is inside the access unit (AU).
Conditions
Audio is transcoded on the MFP, and the output is a low bit-rate
SPTS with a very low stuffing rate. The output is GbE.
Workaround for
previous versions
Increase the stuffing rate in the output SPTS.
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ID
Description
CSCum73006
Scene change detection cannot be activated anymore after fixed
GOP mode
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.0.
Scene change detection is not active on MFP when using custom,
closed or dynamic GOP mode in some specific cases.
Conditions
The engine used to process the service was previously used for a
transcode with Fixed GOP mode. Each action afterward on this
engine will have no active scene and fading detection, even if
another GOP mode is selected.
Workaround for
previous versions
Reset the engine after the new configuration is made if Fixed GOP
mode was ever used on this engine.
Mux
ID
Description
CSCun02517
Impossible to remove input or MFP service/TS
Symptom
This error was found in version 13.0.0.
In the GUI tree view one can see an input or MFP service or an
input transport stream that can not be deleted anymore although
the service or transport stream has no destinations (are not routed
to any output) anymore or they are no longer present.
Conditions
When Subtable passing was configured from an input stream, then
the DCM is rebooted, then remove the Subtable passing setting
and then let the input Gbe stream disappear. The input transport
stream is not deleted and cannot be deleted anymore.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
CSCum93468
SiSubTable passing rules from input on port 1 not restored after
reboot
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.0.
Manually passed EIT subtables are not physically present on the
output after reboot.
Conditions
This only happens in a very specific case where the input TS from
which the subtable was passed arrives on port 1 and has internally
generated TS identification number 0.
Workaround for
previous versions
Manually re-create SI subtable passing rules after reboot.
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Miscellaneous
ID
Description
CSCum97377
Last three bytes of CW in non-conformance mode not updated
Symptom
This error was found in version 13.10.0.
When the CW generation is configured to non-conformance (64 bit
random), only the first five bytes are updated and random. The
last three bytes have a fixed value and are never updated.
Conditions
Non-conformance CW generation mode configured.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
Web GUI
ID
Description
CSCun34233
Adding static route fails with "Gateway not in subnet of selected
port"
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.10.0.
When adding a static route on the device you sometimes get a
validation message: "Gateway not in subnet of selected port"
Conditions
When the management port has both IPv4 and IPv6 configured.
Workaround for
previous versions
Downgrade, configure routes, upgrade.
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Issues and Limitations
For Issues and Limitations of this version consult the release note of this specific version.
Supercrypt
The latest version of Supercrypt is DCM software version 06-00-89. Supercrypt is no longer supported in
higher versions.
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Release V14.00.0 (revision v54.0)
Release Notes DCM Version V13.10.0
New Features
The following new features are included in software version 13.10.0:
Mux
TS backup
 a new mode “floating mode” is added to TS backup configuration (CSCuh14220)
 Three new TS backup related alarms are introduced that apply to all modes
(CSCuh70009)
MFP
 Transcoded Splicing:
Ad insertion on the MFP board now allows that the ad is encoded with a different codec
than the main service. AVC and MPEG-2 streams can be mixed this way.
 Blanking top lines (CSCui42994):
For an incoming video component (decoder) the user can configure up to 4 top lines that
will be blanked. This can be used e.g. to suppress NTSC closed caption data encoded in
line 21 (vertical blanking intrval).
 The incoming video (decoder) component can be configured with a horizontal and
vertical “Sharpness”.
 A new ABR mode has been added. This allows following ABR configuration:
Input HD or SD
Output:

up to 4 * 128-352 horizontal pixels x 192-576 vertical pixels @ 12.5-25 fps

up to 3 * 96-192 horizontal pixels x 96-192 vertical pixels @ 9.99-30 fps
Non-conformance scrambling
Currently the DCM supports the conformance algorithm for generating control words for
scrambling according to CSAv2 (48 bit true random control words). In this release the nonconformance scrambling algorithm for generating control words for scrambling will also be
supported according to CSAv1 (64 bit true random control words). (CSCud38640)
10GbE / DGIO
Next to basic functionality, following features are now fully supported:
 IP Aliases
 Routing, merging, component tracking…
 Input (P)SI / PSIP acquisition, Output (P)SI / PSIP processing
 Redundancy (Port Backup, TS Backup, Service Backup)
 Alternate sources (non-seamless)
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 MPTS Passthrough / Loopthrough TS
GUI
 Updated Display Settings :
A new option, "Pass the TS Transparently", is added under the "Drop TS on Port: desired
action"
 Output Service Scrambling Settings:
New page added at port level to support bulk configuration to update the service level
scrambling settings for a set of selected services.
 Output Port TS Alarm:
New page added at port level to support bulk configuration of Alarm Setting for a set of
selected TSs. Also the ‘TS Loss Trigger on Service Loss’ configuration is moved to this
page from Output Port RIP page.
 Debug GUI indication:
New support is added to show Debug GUI indication in the GUI header in case non
official binaries are running on the device.
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Release V14.00.0 (revision v54.0)
Enhancements
Splicing
ID
Description
CSCuj58175
Report that a splice succeeded if splice back to main was not
seamless
Symptom
When an advertisement plays out completely, but the splice back
to main was not seamless then a splice failure was reported to the
ad server. Now this will be reported as successful.
Conditions
When an ad plays out completely, but the splice back to main is
not seamless because the main video is not correct.
DRD
ID
Description
CSCum09595
Configurable CA PMT query
Symptom
The CA PMT query can now be configured. In the past this was
enabled by default, from this version onwards it is disabled by
default and can be enabled from the GUI.
Conditions
Some CAMs don’t support the CA PMT query.
CSCum09606
Send TDT to CAM in service mode
Symptom
The DCM now generates a TDT for the CAM when passing
services to the CAM. This improves compatibility with CAMs that
need to receive the time for proper operation.
Conditions
This only applies when passing individual services to the CAM,
when a complete TS is passed to the CAM the TDT was already
passed.
MFP Transcoding
ID
Description
CSCul24005
insertion of SPLICE_INSERT cue message is now supported for
ESAM
Symptom
The SPLICE_INSERT cue message command is now supported for
insertion on ESAM.
Conditions
The reponse from the POIS can now include a SPLICE_INSERT
command
CSCul55384
Reset of audio engine via GUI
Symptom
The audio engine can now be reset from the GUI.
Conditions
None.
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Release V14.00.0 (revision v54.0)
ID
Description
CSCui61894
Allow all resolutions that are a multiple of 2 for MultiRes
profiles
Symptom
It is now possible to add MultiRes profiles with resolution that is
a multiple of 2 in the past this had to be a multiple of 8.
Conditions
None.
CSCul83071
H.264/AVC NAL Unit start code compatibility update
Symptom
The Nal Unit Start codes in H.264/AVC have been updated to be
compatible with more set-top boxes. Some set-top boxes had
issues with the Nal Unit Start codes in previous versions.
Conditions
When processing video to AVC.
Web GUI
ID
Description
CSCud78759
Option added to enable debug pages from the GUI
Symptom
The debug ports can now be enabled from the embedded user
interface.
Conditions
When logged on as administrator.
CSCuh63005
search in "All Fields" has been added
Symptom
A search in "All Fields" has been added. A default search field can
be specified on the Display Settings page.
Conditions
None
CSCul73791
Display option to enable/disable the auto folders
Symptom
On the GbE card, it is possible to configure whether transport
streams should be grouped in folders, in case more than 250
streams are present on a port.
Conditions
When there are more than 250 transport streams present on a port
of the GbE card.
CSCul79468
Right-click on incoming TS to take capture
Symptom
It is now possible to take a capture of an incoming stream by rightclicking the input TS. This will open a popup window with the
board selected and the port, IP and UDP of the selected GbE input
TS already filled in to start a capture.
When logged on as administrator.
Conditions
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Release V14.00.0 (revision v54.0)
Resolved Issues
The following issues with previous versions were resolved in version 13.10.0:
IP Gateway
ID
Description
CSCul24813
Hitless merge decoder in fall-back has no output
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.0.5.
Hitless merge decoder in fall-back has no output. Only the
counters for "duplicate" and "out-of-range" packets increment.
Conditions
When one of both connections for hitless merge is interrupted.
Workaround for
previous versions
None. The hitless decoder resumes normal operation when the
interrupted link is re-established.
CSCuj96941
Packets are not reordered in FEC "Packet Reordering" mode
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
Packets are not reordered in FEC "Packet Reordering" mode.
Conditions
For an incoming RTP stream, when FEC mode is enabled as
"Packet Reordering".
Workaround for
previous versions
Enable hitless merge with window 10 for the stream requiring
packet reordering.
CSCuh56892
Wrong AES TS Out 'Is Routed' bit setting.
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.0.
The "Is Routed bit" in TS_OutProperty is wrongly updated.
Conditions
When enabling and disabling the AES/SDI ports the "Is Routed
bit" in "TS_OutProperty" is updated incorrectly.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
CSCuh63218
Incorrect status of service icons on the gui
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.10.0.
The service icons on input and output in the GUI are not
displaying the correct status.
Conditions
None
Workaround for
previous versions
None
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ID
Description
CSCuc44506
GbE port filtering : MAC only mode not working
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.0.0.
MAC only filter is not working when a unicast stream with a nonmatching IP addess is entering the unit, for that stream.
Conditions
Static ARP table should be configured at the sender in order to be
able to send a stream with a non-matching unicast IP address to
the port.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
CSCuh31824
Backup service is activated after rebooting IP Adapter
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.0.5.
Due to signal instability at startup of the IPGW card it is possible
that the SDI signal goes into backup
Conditions
When rebooting an IPGW card
Workaround for
previous versions
None
10 GbE Card
ID
Description
CSCuj60362
Initial dejitter buffer level of plant streams is off by >30ms
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
Streams without PCR can show high varying delay through the
dejittering engine. Even buffer reset is possible.
Conditions
When receiving multiple streams without PCR.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
CSCuj71590
No alarm is raised when the output port bandwidth is exceeded
Symptom
This error was found in version 13.0.0.
The port bandwidth exceeded alarm is not raised.
Conditions
When the output port bandwidth exceeds the maximum
bandwidth supported by the port
Workaround for
previous versions
None
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ID
Description
CSCul24455
Unreferenced pids are not detected for some transport streams
Symptom
This error was found in version 13.10.0.
Unreferenced pids are not detected for some transport streams on
the 10 GbE (DGIO) input card.
Conditions
When unreferenced pids are present on a DGIO input transport
stream and there have been more than 511 transport streams
detected at the input since the last reboot.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCul13024
No BW limitation Rx IP stack
Symptom
This error was found in version 13.0.0.
CPU of DGIO could get flooded with IP packets for the stack.
Conditions
Abnormal high IP stack load
Workaround for
previous versions
Do not load IP stack above 50Mbit/s.
CSCul04308
CC errors on output TS when using different UDP sizes
Symptom
This error was found in version 13.0.0.
Output TS has CC errors.
Conditions
When using different UDP sizes for the output TSs combined with
higher port output rates, it can happen that CC errors occur in the
output TS.
Workaround for
previous versions
Use the same UDP size (preferably 7) for all output TS.
CSCul10308
Auto-referenced/Forced VBR dejittering not re-applied after
buffer reset
Symptom
This error was found in version 13.0.0.
Forcing of the PCR PID used for dejittering is not re-applied when
streams are reset due to failing dejittering. For MPTS streams or
streams with unreferenced PCR PIDs, the dejittering can use other
PCR PIDs than required. This can cause instable dejittering.
Conditions
When changing buffer levels or time base selection when auto
referenced/forced VBR time base selection is used.
Workaround for
previous versions
Re-apply the setting via GUI by changing the setting of time base
selection to another setting and then again reapply the wanted
setting.
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ID
Description
CSCul13011
No IP stack operation after startup
Symptom
This error was found in version 13.0.0.
IP stack communication (eg pinging) does not work with ethernet
ports of the DGIO.
Conditions
This rarely happens after startup.
Workaround for
previous versions
Reboot the DCM.
CSCul13034
No link on ethernet port DGIO after plugging cables
Symptom
This error was found in version 13.0.0.
No link on port of 10 GbE card after plugging the cable.
Conditions
When the cable is plugged in after startup. This is cable and device
dependent.
Workaround for
previous versions
Reboot dcm while cables are attached.
CSCul62428
SFP+ Compatibility: Some units show BER issues
Symptom
This error was found in version 13.0.0.
BER issues noticed on SFP+ links.
Conditions
Normal application.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCum17760
No services are detected at the 10 GBE input
Symptom
This error was found in version 13.0.0.
No services are detected at the 10 GBE input.
Conditions
After startup, in very rare situations, depending on input services
and routing.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
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Transrating/Splicing
ID
Description
CSCul50407
Exceptional splicer reset and service interruption
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.10.2.
The co-processor splicer resets and all services processed by the
co-processor card are interrupted for a short time.
Conditions
This can occasionally happen when an ad abort message is
received from the ad server at the moment the splice is expected to
execute.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
CSCuh49319
Audio splice between different stream types AAC-ADTS and
AAC-LATM
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
Ad Insertion on MFP will splice audio type AAC-ADTS with
AAC-LATM while they are different stream types and shouldn’t
splice.
Conditions
When the main audio is AAC-ADTS and the advertisement audio
is AAC-LATM, or the other way around.
Workaround for
previous versions
Splices between AAC-ADTS and AAC-LATM shouldn't be
configured.
CSCuj65480
Audio output is bad in ad insertion setup.
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
The audio output is bad (e.g. contains roaring noise) and remains
bad starting shortly after the local ad block. Some audio frames are
not complete.
Conditions
In an ad insertion setup where the audio bit-rate is high (typically
448 kbit/s) and video GOPs are longer than 1 second, and the
commercials arrive late on the DCM.
Workaround for
previous versions
Reduce video GOP size, reduce the audio bit-rate.
Make sure the ad server is NTP synced with a correct time, so the
commercials arrive on time.
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MFP Splicing
ID
Description
CSCuj76466
B2B ad insertion ad duration too short.
Symptom
This error was found in version 13.0.0.
During B2B ad insertion, ads are played out too short (1 or 2
frames) and black-frames are being inserted.
Conditions
Standard ad insertion on MFP using an ad server.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCul66365
Data PID splicing on MFP will cause the splice to fail
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.0.
A splice will fail if one of the PIDs that has to splice is a data PID.
Conditions
When the ad server tries to splice a data PID on the MFP board.
Workaround for
previous versions
Do not configure the Ad Server to splice data PIDs.
CSCue05493
first audio frames are muted at beginning of ad during splice
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.0.
In a DPI setup, at the start of an ad, the first audio frames are
missing and have been replaced by glue frames.
Conditions
In a DPI setup where the first audio frames of the ad has a PTSSTC distance of more than 728 ms.
Workaround for
previous versions
Reduce the PTS-STC of the audio at the start of the ad.
CSCul62658
Audio mutes for 1 to 2 seconds after a splice
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.10.1.
Audio can be muted for up to 2 s after splicing back from ad to
main stream.
During the muted audio, the PTS-STC of audio can be heavily
wrong.
Conditions
On the MFP board, there are different types of audio streams set
for splicing or transcoding. The long series of muted frames can
happen for audio types with a frame time longer than the other
frame time. E.g., it can happen for Dolby audio (frame time 32 ms)
if there are also MP1L2 audio streams (frame time 24 ms)
configured.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
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ID
Description
CSCum70832
Audio buzz noticeable on some set-top boxes at a splice point
(AC-3 5.1)
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.1.0.
Audio buzz noticeable on some set-top boxes at the splice point.
Conditions
When transparently splicing a main program and an ad that have
AC-3 5.1 audio and where silent/glue frames need to be inserted
at the splice point. A transparent audio splice means that there is
no audio transcoding.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
MFP Transcoding
ID
Description
CSCul24725
Multires profiles might be corrupt or have no bitrate
Symptom
This error was found in version 13.0.0.
Some MultiRes profiles might have corrupt output or no output at
all.
Conditions
When a configuration of MultiRes profiles uses more than 50% of
the resources of a video processing engine.
Workaround for
previous versions
Drag the input service two times to the video processing engine
and distribute the profiles over both slots.
CSCuj70737
Incorrect stream type displayed on the bitrate popup on MFP
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.10.0.
When you select Bitrates in the context menu on an ABR profile
service or a PIP service the stream type of the video can be
incorrect.
Conditions
None
Workaround for
previous versions
Display issue only, not a functional problem.
CSCul37876
MFP staging can get in inconsistent state causing a reboot cycle
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.10.0.
DCM with MFP boards who had ABR configured can go into a
repeating reboot cycle when reconfigured by Rosa VSM.
Conditions
The problem occurs when configuring ABR profiles and
something goes wrong eg. insufficient licenses, invalid
configuration, ... If in a later stage the ABR is re-provisioned
(ROSA VSM) with a linear encoder, the problem occurs.
Workaround for
previous versions
Remove the physical source from the device, re-apply ABR
configuration and connect the physical source again.
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ID
Description
CSCuj31057
Audio frames are not aligned sometimes at PES headers with
EBP marker
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.10.0.
Audio frames are not aligned sometimes at PES headers with EBP
marker.
Conditions
Only segments and fragments that are inserted by software
interaction are affected (all segments and ESAM-fragments) when
the frame period of the output audio coding type is longer than
that of the input audio coding type.
Workaround for
previous versions
No workaround.
CSCuj62963
Audio segment PTS 1 tick smaller than the video segment PTS
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.10.0.
One of the audio segment EBPs is 1 tick smaller than the
corresponding segment EBP in the videostream.
Conditions
When using a 44.1kHz audio sample rate, or when there are +/- 1
variations on the PTS step of consecutive frames.
Workaround for
previous versions
No workaround.
CSCul77551
MFP audio buffer overflow alarm triggered
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.10.6
The alarm "audio buffer overflow" is triggered.
Conditions
When a high number of services are processed on the MFP board
and audio is transcoded.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
CSCui79710
PTS errors for MultiRes profile with 23.98Hz framerate from
59.94 source
Symptom
This error was found in version 13.0.0.
Irregular PTS increments on a MFP MultiRes profile with output
frame-rate 23.98 Hz in case the source is 59.94 Hz.
Conditions
When the output profile set on an MFP engine has a combination
of 29.97 and 23.98 Hz frame-rate profiles.
Workaround for
previous versions
Generate the 23.98 Hz profile on a separate slot of an MFP.
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ID
Description
CSCuj22428
Unable to sync audiofragments when inputstream of slave MFP
is delayed
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.10.0.
Audio streams will not be synced over different DCMs if the slave
audio service is delayed too much compared to the audio service
of the master.
Conditions
When ABR synchronization is enabled between different DCMs
and the difference in arrival time between the audio services on
both DCMs is significant (couple of seconds).
Workaround for
previous versions
The audio services on different DCMs should arrive at
approximately the same time (no delay between the different
services).
CSCul42767
Stopping a channel fails after upgrade
Symptom
This error was found in version 13.0.0.
An input loss alarm is reported at the moment a channel has to be
stopped because of an upgrade or re-configuration. The alarm is
triggered because the processing on the video engine has been
stopped.
Conditions
Upgrade to 13.0 and reconfiguration after or during the upgrade
of a DCM in a Statmux configuration where the end-to-end delay
differs from default (default is 4.5s).
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCul42926
Heavy macroblocking artifacts on low bitrate MultiRes profiles
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.10.0.
Heavy macroblocking on low resolution profiles in MultiRes
configuration coded at a low video bitrate.
Conditions
Long duration MulitRes configuration with low resolution profiles
coded at a very low bitrate.
Workaround for
previous versions
Increase the bitrate of the lowest profiles.
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ID
Description
CSCul42945
Incorrect aspect ratio on STBs after HD transcoding from AVC
to MEPG-2
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.10.0.
Some set-top boxes are not displaying a transcoded MPEG-2
stream in the correct aspect ratio. The displayed aspect ratio is 4:3
while the input aspect ratio was 16:9. In an MPEG-2 encoded
stream, an HD stream with 16:9 aspect ratio can be coded in two
different ways: Sample Aspect Ratio is equals to square pixels or
Display Aspect Ratio equals to 16:9. The MFP uses the first
approach. However, this approach has issues on legacy set-top
boxes.
Conditions
When transcoding a HD service from H.264/AVC to MPEG-2.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCul50320
Memory low alarm reported and possible service interruption
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.0.0.
Memory low alarm reported on the MFP card and at some point
all services are interrupted for 20 seconds.
Conditions
Continuous reconfiguration actions can trigger the memory low
alarm (e.g. GUI configuration changes or PMT changes in input
stream). When using the MFP engines in DPI mode the memory
low alarm can become active sooner.
Workaround for
previous versions
System recovers automatically.
CSCul68248
Configuring high bitrates in MultiRes configuration fails
Symptom
This error was found in version 13.0.0.
Configuration of the highest allowed bitrates for SD in MultiRes
configuration cannot be applied on an SD service. An input loss
alarm is reported which is not a correct representation of the failed
configuration. The GUI accepts the configuration but it is rejected
by the video engine without a notification to the user.
Conditions
On an engine in MultiRes configuration where the configured
output profile has an SD resolution together with an HD bitrate.
This combination is allowed in the GUI.
Workaround for
previous versions
Reduce the bitrate of the output profiles.
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ID
Description
CSCum11874
Wrong PTS-STC on transcoded audio stream on MFP
Symptom
This error was found in version 13.0.0.
The transcoded audio stream is not decodeable. This is caused by
an incorrect PTS-STC offset.
Conditions
Mix of DPI and Transcode configurations present or created on the
same board since startup.
Workaround for
previous versions
Reboot the device.
CSCul47381
MFP runs out of audio processing resources
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.10.4.
There is an alarm "Out of Audio Processing Resource" on an MFP
board. Transcoded audio may be bad.
Conditions
When transcoding audio to AAC (any flavor: LC, HEv1, HEv2).
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
CSCul42810
Output bitrate of all MultiRes profiles on a specific engine
drops to 0
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.10.0.
The output bitrate of all MultiRes profiles on a specific engine
drops to 0. At the same time, an input loss alarms is reported
although the input is still okay.
Conditions
On a long duration setup with MulitRes configurations.
Workaround for
previous versions
Reset the engine or change a configuration of a single encoder (e.g.
bitrate).
CSCum55212
ABR mode video processing loses video output
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.0.
The video processing stops resulting in a Video Loss Alarm while
there is still input data available.
Conditions
When a system with an ABR video processing setup is running for
a long time.
Workaround for
previous versions
Reset the MFP engine.
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ID
Description
CSCum62441
In some cases too many MFP_MULTI_RES_ABR licenses are
used
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
The licenses needed to create a multi-res profile depend on the
resolution, frame rate, and bit rate of the profile. In some cases too
many MFP_MULTI_RES_ABR licenses are used.
Conditions
Depending on the configuration of other multi-res profiles it is
possible that too many licenses are used.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
Statistical Multiplexing of D9036 Encoders
ID
Description
CSCuj49382
D9036 statmux does not activate after reboot
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
After reboot, both the "D9036 Statmux Pools" output tree and the
"D9036 Statmux Encoders" processing tree show the red message:
"not all info could be loaded".
Conditions
DCM has multiple GBE boards in D9036 statmux mode (thus more
than one). Situation only happens upon reboot. The GBE boards
show up in the configuration page.
Workaround for
previous versions
Reboot the DCM again, as this happens rarely, it should recover.
Mux
ID
Description
CSCuh63096
No 'Destination IP Unresolved' alarm for LoopThrough TS
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.10.0.
The 'Destination IP Unresolved' alarm is never generated for a
transparent loopthrough transport stream.
Conditions
None.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
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ID
Description
CSCuj44696
Wrong listing of EMMs in case of different CA System ID but
same CA PID
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
When on an input transport stream multiple EMMs with different
CAS IDs are present on the same pid and one wants to route the
EMM pid to the output, the DCM only adds one descriptor (for
one CAS ID) in the output CAT table instead of multiple
descriptors (one for each CAS ID). The GUI Tree view on input
and output only shows one CAS ID for the EMM pid.
Conditions
When the input contains multiple EMMs with different CAS IDs
on the same pid.
Workaround for
previous versions
Pass the EMM pid from input to output and then import the
correct output CAT table using the PSIG interface.
CSCuj85187
MPEG Streamtypes 0x1C till 0x25 shown as MPEG Reserved in
GUI
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
In the DCM GUI, the streamtypes 0x1C till 0x25 are shown as
“MPEG Reserved” in the GUI. Since these stream types have been
defined by the Standardization commitee in the mean time, the
DCM should show the correct strings for these stream types.
Among others : 0x24 and 0x25 streamtypes should be shown as
"H265 Video".
Conditions
One or more services have components with a streamtype
between 0x1C and 0x25.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
CSCul27290
TS Backup not working as expected with transparent EITs
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
DVB EIT tables that are set to transparent mode on an output
stream and use output pid 18, sometimes remap to another output
pid value.
Conditions
When TS backup happens on the input stream, the transparent
EITs on the output can get remapped to another pid value then
what was configured.
Workaround for
previous versions
Use pid passing (Output TS Components) to pass the EITs
transparently to the output instead of using the transparent SI
mode on the output EITs.
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ID
Description
CSCul29502
The output service setting "Block CA info" is not persistent
Symptom
This error was found in version 13.0.0.
The output service setting "Block CA info" is lost after reboot.
Conditions
This only happens if "Block CA info" is enabled (disabled is the
default).
Workaround for
previous versions
Re-enable the setting manually after reboot.
CSCul86456
Multiple service backup switches lead to output routing failure
Symptom
This error was found in version 13.0.0.
Conditions
A large number of service backup switches can lead to loss of
some output PIDs.
When there have been a lot of service backup switches on an IO
card.
Workaround for
previous versions
Reboot the device.
CSCul13294
Content of input PID is not passed to output
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
In extremely rare situations, there is a possibility that one PID on
the input of a DCM card is not detected. Depending on the type of
PID this can have different consequences.
E.g.: The bitrate of the input PID is not shown. If the input PID is a
PMT, the elementary streams are not present. If the service that
contains this not detected PID is passed to the output, the PID will
not be present at the output.
Conditions
On a long time setup where there have been a lot of input changes
over time (e.g. new components, new TSs) this can possibly
happen.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
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ID
Description
CSCum29829
Low memory alarm reported
Symptom
This error was found in version 13.0.0.
Low memory alarm reported on DCM, in the logs the error
message is : "ERR-MIN: Memory is getting low". In Rosa the error
states 'Low memory'
Conditions
One or more unicast output streams are present on the DCM and
dynamic arp resolving is done for these streams (no static arp
entries). The error comes back in about 5 days after rebooting the
DCM.
Workaround for
previous versions
Define static arp entries for all the output unicast streams or else
reboot the DCM each time the Low Memory alarm is reported.
Platform
ID
Description
CSCuj13750
web certificate doesn't reflect IP address
Symptom
This error was found in version 13.0.0.
The web certificate doesn't reflect the latest IP addresses, resulting
in certificate errors stating "the certificate was issued for a different
address". Inspection of the certificate shows it reflects a previous
IP configuration.
Conditions
When configuring the IP address of a management port through
the console, the webserver doesn't pick up on the changes until it
is restarted.
Workaround for
previous versions
Restarting the webserver will cause it to use the latest certificate.
This can be done by: - On the console, disable and then re-enable
the GUI Or, more drastically: - Reboot the DCM.
CSCuj38800
Mainboard Link Loss can be configured as DOF trigger without
NIC teaming
Symptom
This error was found in version 13.0.0.
Conditions
Workaround for
previous versions
In case that main board Link Loss alarm is configured to
contribute as a trigger towards the “Device Not Operational”
alarm with NIC teaming disabled an error will occur and the
“Device Not Operational” alarm triggers will no longer be correct.
When the mainboard Link loss alarm is used as trigger for “Device
Not Operational” alarm and NIC teaming is disabled.
Do not configure main board Link Loss to contribute to the Device
Not Operational alarm triggers.
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ID
Description
CSCul26966
MFP does not allow mode change
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.30.0.
MFP card does not allow changing mode.
Conditions
When the MFP card contains a specific type of flash chip and the
DCM runs an old S/W version that does not support this chip yet.
Workaround for
previous versions
Contact TAC to apply a workaround.
Transcoding
ID
Description
CSCul15819
Transcoded service components have wrong bitrates
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.0.5.
Some transcoded service components have wrong bitrates.
Typically there will be service level alarms active on those
services/pids.
Conditions
This issue can occur spontaneously after a very long time since last
reboot. Especially when the input of the transcoded services is
dynamic.
Workaround for
previous versions
Reboot the device.
Miscellaneous
ID
Description
CSCuh72407
Missing ECMs when simulcrypting
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.6.
A service is scrambled with 2 CA systems (2 CA descriptors are
present), but there are no ECMs present for one of the CA systems.
Conditions
When the stop delay for one CA system exactly equals the CP
duration. NOTE that the used stop delay value might be
recalculated internally (e.g. ECM repetition rate added when equal
to start delay value)
Workaround for
previous versions
Make sure stop delay is less than CP duration.
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ID
Description
CSCul17712
RIP advertisement stops and no restart on manual stop of the
streaming
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.30.0.
RIP advertisement stops after stop streaming on all TSs.
Conditions
When RIP is configured on multicast output with "All Services" as
TS-loss trigger and stop streaming of all TSs on a port pair.
Workaround for
previous versions
Recreate TS or reboot DCM.
Web GUI
ID
Description
CSCuj11984
missing add preconfig service form on the settings tab
Symptom
This error was found in version 13.0.0.
On Output Service Settings pages, the option to add preconfigured
services is missing.
Conditions
This issue exists only if the service is under any Rate control group
(TR All, TR Selective, MFP All, MFP Selective) and when we go to
the settings for that service by double clicking that output service
on tree view.
Workaround for
previous versions
For services under TR groups: Go to the TS settings by double
clicking the output TS on tree view and then go to the service
menu item, the option to add preconfigured services is present.
For services under MFP groups: No workaround.
CSCuj17012
NIC teaming interface name incorrect for link loss alarm in GUI
Symptom
This error was found in version 13.0.0.
When using NIC teaming, the Link Loss alarm on mainboard does
not display the correct name for port.
Conditions
None
Workaround for
previous versions
None
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ID
Description
CSCul62128
MFP DPI settings cannot be accessed after installing the license
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.0.0.
The MFP DPI settings tab is not accessible even after installing the
license.
Conditions
After installing a license file with MFP DPI licenses, the MFP
Service DPI settings tab is not accessible if the device was not
rebooted in the meantime.
Workaround for
previous versions
Reboot the device.
CSCul77643
Tree Search Layout issue in Internet Explorer when only 1
search result
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.0.0.
The scroll bar on the search result table in the Tree Search is not
positioned correctly if there is only 1 search result.
Conditions
When using Internet Explorer and there is only 1 search result.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCul81005
Not all info could be loaded for CAM
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.10.6.
Not all info of DRD can be loaded in the GUI. There is an error in
loading the CAM EMMs.
Conditions
After rebooting the DCM when an EMM was routed to the CAM
and the input was lost.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
CSCul84207
Processing Overlay not cleared after Submission Failure msg
Symptom
This error was found in version 13.0.0.
When the "Pass" action fails on the muxing page, the
"Processing..." message stays visible after you click away the
"We've encountered a problem." message.
Conditions
None
Workaround for
previous versions
Click in the area where the "Processing..." text is to remove this
overlay.
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ID
Description
CSCul96655
Service Settings - valid values not retained in case of validation
error
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
Newly entered valid values for Forced SID are not retained in both
'Output Port Service Settings' and 'Output Serivce Settings' page.
Conditions
If there are any validation errors on any other field on the page.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCum00095
InputPort Service-valid PIDList entry lost if Validation error
reported
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
Valid entries for PID List column on the Input Port Services page
are not retained for some particular rows.
Conditions
When editing the PID list column of multiple rows in the Service
Settings table and there is on invalid entry, all changes below this
row will be lost.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
CSCum04322
Bitrates and Status not shown for Output ports
Symptom
This error was found in version 13.0.1.
Bitrates and Status not shown for Output ports.
Conditions
GbE in Fixed Individual port mode when selecting bitrate or status
view from bitrate/status tab with a specific output board / Port
and TS filter.
Workaround for
previous versions
Choose Birates and Status from Tree view.
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Statistical Multiplexing of MFP Encoders
ID
Description
CSCug70909
MFP Statmux allows only 32 services on one MFP board
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
Some services belonging to a Rate Control group seem not to be
statmuxed. Either the output is in CBR default rate for a
statmuxed service or the measured passthrough service is not
taken into account for the statmux group bitrate.
Conditions
When more than 32 video services pass an MFP board. Remark
that these services don't need to be actively encoded: also disabled
video services are taken into account for this upper limit.
Workaround for
previous versions
Reduce the number of video services on each MFP board to 32 or
lower and reboot the DCM after this reduction.
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Security
ID
Description
CSCty79922
GNU glibc fnmatch Function Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.0.0.
Cisco DCM includes a version of GNU glibc that is affected by the
vulnerabilities identified by the following Common Vulnerability
and Exposures (CVE) IDs: CVE-2011-1071,CVE-2011-1659 This bug
was opened to address the potential impact on this product.
Conditions
From release V08-05 onwards, there are no fixed account on the
DCM anymore. Additionally, the SSH, telnet, FTP, SNMP and
IIOP service have been made configurable. Before you can logon
to the DCM via SSH or telnet, you will need to ensure that SSH or
telnet have been enabled. Furthermore, you will need a username
and password for the device you want to access. Only a GUI
administrator can access the security pages where accounts and IP
services can be configured.
Workaround for
previous versions
Disable shell access.
PSIRT Evaluation
The Cisco PSIRT has assigned this bug the following CVSS version
2 score. The Base and Temporal CVSS scores as of the time of
evaluation are 5.4/4.4:
https://intellishield.cisco.com/security/alertmanager/cvssCalcul
ator.do?dispatch=1&version=2&vector=AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N
/I:N/A:C/E:U/RL:W/RC:C CVE ID CVE-2011-1071,CVE-20111659 has been assigned to document this issue. Additional
information on Cisco's security vulnerability policy can be found
at the following URL:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/products_security_vuln
erability_policy.html
Additional details about the vulnerabilities listed above can be
found at http://cve.mitre.org/cve/cve.html.
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ID
Description
CSCtz72779
[D9902] Multiple OpenSSL CVE issues
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.0.0.
Cisco DCM includes a version of OpenSSL that is affected by the
vulnerabilities identified by the following Common Vulnerability
and Exposures (CVE) IDs: CVE-2009-1377, CVE-2009-1386, CVE2010-4180, CVE-2011-4108, CVE-2012-0884, CVE-2012- 1165, CVE2012-2110, CVE-2012-2131 This bug was opened to address the
potential impact on this product.
Conditions
On a D9902 Device with default configuration.
Workaround for
previous versions
Not currently available.
Further Problem
Description
Additional details about the vulnerabilities listed above can be
found at http://cve.mitre.org/cve/cve.html
PSIRT Evaluation
The Cisco PSIRT has assigned this bug the following CVSS version
2 scores. The Base and Temporal CVSS scores as of the time of
evaluation are: CVE-2012-2110 5.0/3.9
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P/E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C CVE2012-2131 5.0/3.9
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P/E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C CVE2012-1165 5.0/3.7
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P/E:U/RL:OF/RC:C CVE-20091377 5.0/3.7 AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P/E:U/RL:OF/RC:C
CVE-2012-0884 5.0/3.7
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N/E:U/RL:OF/RC:C CVE-20091386 5.0/4.1 AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P/E:F/RL:OF/RC:C
CVE-2010-4180 4.3/2.9
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N/E:F/RL:OF/RC:C CVE-20114108 4.3/2.9
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N/E:F/RL:OF/RC:C The Cisco
PSIRT has assigned this score based on information obtained from
multiple sources. This includes the CVSS score assigned by the
third-party vendor when available. The CVSS score assigned may
not reflect the actual impact on the Cisco Product. Additional
information on Cisco's security vulnerability policy can be found
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ID
Description
CSCtz73051
Glibc Remote Denial Of Service Vulnerability
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.20.0.
This product includes Third-party Software that is affected by the
vulnerabilities identified by the following Common Vulnerability
and Exposures (CVE) IDs: CVE-2011-4609 This bug was opened to
address the potential impact on this product.
Conditions
Device with default configuration.
Workaround for
previous versions
Not currently available.
Further Problem
Description
Additional details about the vulnerabilities listed above can be
found at http://cve.mitre.org/cve/cve.html.
PSIRT Evaluation
The Cisco PSIRT has assigned this bug the following CVSS version
2 score. The highest Base and Temporal CVSS scores of all
vulnerabilities tracked by this bug as of the time of evaluation are
7.8:
https://intellishield.cisco.com/security/alertmanager/cvssCalcul
ator.do?dispatch=1&version=2&vector=AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/
I:N/A:C/E:U/RL:W/RC:UR The Cisco PSIRT has assigned this
score based on information obtained from multiple sources. This
includes the CVSS score assigned by the third-party vendor when
available. The CVSS score assigned may not reflect the actual
impact on the Cisco Product. CVE ID CVE-2011-4609 have been
assigned to document this issue. Additional information on Cisco's
security vulnerability policy can be found at the following URL:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/products_security_vuln
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ID
Description
CSCui84984
[D9902] libpng 1.2.35 vulnerabilities
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
This product includes Third-party Software that is affected by the
vulnerabilities identified by the following Common Vulnerability
and Exposures (CVE) IDs: CVE-2008-6218 CVE-2011-3048 CVE2012-3425 This bug was opened to address the potential impact on
this product.
Conditions
On a D9902 Device with default configuration.
Workaround for
previous versions
Not currently available.
Further Problem
Description
Additional details about the vulnerabilities listed above can be
found at http://cve.mitre.org/cve/cve.html.
PSIRT Evaluation
The Cisco PSIRT has assigned this bug the following CVSS version
2 score. The highest Base and Temporal CVSS scores of all
vulnerabilities tracked by this bug as of the time of evaluation are
6.8:
https://intellishield.cisco.com/security/alertmanager/cvssCalcul
ator.do?dispatch=1&version=2&vector=AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/
I:P/A:P/E:U/RL:OF/RC:C The Cisco PSIRT has assigned this
score based on information obtained from multiple sources. This
includes the CVSS score assigned by the third-party vendor when
available. The CVSS score assigned may not reflect the actual
impact on the Cisco Product. CVE ID CVE-2008-6218 CVE-20113048 CVE-2012-3425 have been assigned to document this issue.
Additional information on Cisco's security vulnerability policy can
be found at the following URL:
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ID
Description
CSCui87480
[D9902] glibc 2.11 vulnerabilities
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
This product includes Third-party Software that is affected by the
vulnerabilities identified by the following Common Vulnerability
and Exposures (CVE) IDs: CVE-2013-0242 CVE-2013-1914 This bug
was opened to address the potential impact on this product.
Conditions
On a D9902 Device with default configuration.
Workaround for
previous versions
Not currently available.
Further Problem
Description
Additional details about the vulnerabilities listed above can be
found at http://cve.mitre.org/cve/cve.html.
PSIRT Evaluation
The Cisco PSIRT has assigned this bug the following CVSS version
2 score. The highest Base and Temporal CVSS scores of all
vulnerabilities tracked by this bug as of the time of evaluation are
5.0:
https://intellishield.cisco.com/security/alertmanager/cvssCalcul
ator.do?dispatch=1&version=2&vector=AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/
I:N/A:P/E:U/RL:U/RC:UR The Cisco PSIRT has assigned this
score based on information obtained from multiple sources. This
includes the CVSS score assigned by the third-party vendor when
available. The CVSS score assigned may not reflect the actual
impact on the Cisco Product. CVE ID CVE-2013-0242 CVE-20131914 have been assigned to document this issue. Additional
information on Cisco's security vulnerability policy can be found
at the following URL:
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ID
Description
CSCub74806
[D9900] GNU glibc format string vulnerabilities
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
Cisco Digital Content Manager includes a version of glibc that is
affected by the vulnerabilities identified by the following Common
Vulnerability and Exposures (CVE) IDs: CVE ID CVE-20123406,CVE-2012-3404,CVE-2012-3405 This bug was opened to
address the potential impact on this product.
Conditions
D9900 with Default configuration
Workaround for
previous versions
None
Further Problem
Description
Additional details about the vulnerabilities listed above can be
found at http://cve.mitre.org/cve/cve.html
PSIRT Evaluation
The Cisco PSIRT has assigned this bug the following CVSS version
2 score. The Base and Temporal CVSS scores as of the time of
evaluation are 6.8/6.1:
https://intellishield.cisco.com/security/alertmanager/cvssCalcul
ator.do?dispatch=1&version=2&vector=AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/
I:P/A:P/E:POC/RL:U/RC:C The Cisco PSIRT has assigned this
score based on information obtained from multiple sources. This
includes the CVSS score assigned by the third- party vendor when
available. The CVSS score assigned may not reflect the actual
impact on the Cisco Product. CVE ID CVE-2012-3406,CVE-20123404,CVE-2012-3405 has been assigned to document this issue.
Additional information on Cisco's security vulnerability policy can
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http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/products_security_vuln
erability_policy.html
DRD
ID
Description
CSCuj28493
PES header detection for CAM descrambling not correct
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.10.0.
PES header detection is not configured which might lead to service
descrambled status being OK while packet is not correctly
descrambled (e.g. when scrambling bits cleared but packet not
descrambled).
Conditions
Different input changes on descrambled service (e.g. stream type
of ES changes from audio/video to data and back, ES removed or
added to service).
Workaround for
previous versions
Reboot the DCM.
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ID
Description
CSCuj94739
Descrambled status of service on CAM toggles
This error was found in all versions.
Symptom
The descrambled status of a service on a CAM toggles between
descrambling OK and descrambling failure.
Conditions
The scrambling bits of an ES are cleared by the CAM but the
packet is not actually being descrambled.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
CSCum09611
CA descriptors are not inserted in PMT again after disabling the
CAM
This error was found in version 12.10.0.
Symptom
A service is not descrambled, but CA descriptors are not available
in the PMT.
Conditions
When the CAM is disabled while the service is being descrambled.
Workaround for
previous versions
Stop descrambling the service before disabling the CAM.
CSCum09637
Descrambling alarms triggered for services not configured to
descramble
This error was found in version 12.10.0.
Symptom
The descrambling alarm is raised while service is not configured
to descramble.
Conditions
When another service with some identical pids (shared pids) has
descrambling failure.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
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Issues and Limitations
For Issues and Limitations of this version consult the release note of this specific version.
Supercrypt
The latest version of Supercrypt is DCM software version 06-00-89. Supercrypt is no longer supported in
higher versions.
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Release Notes DCM Version V13.00.2
Resolved Issues
The following issues with previous versions were resolved in version 13.00.2:
MFP Transcoding
ID
Description
CSCuj90463
Black Video at output of MFP
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.10.1.
Some channels can produce a black picture at the output.
Conditions
The issue can occur on all configurations in case the source stream
contains adaptation field only TS packets with the
payload_unit_start_indicator set to one (This is a non-standardcompliant use of the transport stream adaptation field).
Workaround for
previous versions
Reset the MFP engine.
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For Issues and Limitations of this version consult the release note of this specific version.
Supercrypt
The latest version of Supercrypt is DCM software version 06-00-89. Supercrypt is no longer supported in
higher versions.
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Release Notes DCM Version V13.00.1
Enhancements
MFP Transcoding
ID
Description
CSCuj68986
H.264/AVC level for PIP services is level 1.3
Symptom
The level for a PIP service was in previous versions determined
based on the resolution of the PIP stream, the configured bit rate,
and frame rate. In this enhancement, all PIP services will be
generated with a 1.3 level.
Conditions
When generating PIP services.
Resolved Issues
The following issues with previous versions were resolved in version 13.00.1:
Mux
ID
Description
CSCuj71196
Wrong offset indicated in Local Time Offset Descriptor of TOT
Symptom
This error was found in version 13.0.0.
Time Offset Descriptor in TOT has value 0 for current and next
offset.
Conditions
At least one TOT on same IO board already has a Time Offset
Descriptor for same timezone.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
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MFP Transcoding
ID
Description
CSCuj83127
Severe VQ degratation for MFP multiresolution/ABR profiles
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.10.1.
Severe Video Quality (VQ) degradation for multiresolution
profiles generated on the MFP board. This can be visible in the
encoded bitstream as shifted pictures, black frames and black
lines.
Conditions
Generating more than one multiresolution profile on a MFP
engine. If one of the profiles has a resolution of 768x432, the other
profiles can be affected as well.
Workaround
None
DRD
ID
Description
CSCuj56338
Services not descrambled after CAM restart
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
Services are no longer descrambled after a restart of the CA
session to the CAM.
Conditions
This can happen on some CAMs (seen on SMiT Sky CAM) in the
following conditions:
-
After a reset of the CAM
After disabling and enabling the CAM
After reboot of the device
Workaround for
previous versions
Stop/start descrambling of all services on the CAM.
CSCuj55919
SI routings towards CAM not immediately applied on input
PMT pid change
Symptom
This error was found in version 13.0.0.
The transparent routings of new SI pids towards the CAM are not
immediately applied.
Conditions
When a TS routed to the CAM has a PMT PID change.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
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Platform
ID
Description
CSCuj53885
Device backup: main keeps playing stuffing packets after warm
reboot
Symptom
This error was found in version 9.0.0.
When an active device in a 1:1 backup scenario is rebooted
through the DCM web-GUI, the main device keeps streaming for a
short time while the backup device has already become active.
Conditions
Both devices are configured for backup through heartbeat in a
main-backup scenario.
The output streaming or port disable setting is set to 'Auto' mode.
Workaround for
previous versions
Manually perform switch-over before rebooting a device.
Increase the fail-over delay to ensure that both devices are not
streaming simultaneously.
CSCuj47851
Incorrect ‘dejitter buffer reset’ alarm log causes high load on
GbE card
Symptom
This error was found in version 13.0.0.
Gbe card with incoming transport streams start generating 'dejitter
buffer reset' alarms randomly, while the input streams are arriving
without any issues. This can cause a high load on the card and
slow down GUI responsiveness.
Conditions
This can sometimes happen when there are a lot of input TSs
without PCR.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
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10GbE
ID
Description
CSCuj53310
10 GbE V13.0.0 IP input limitations
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
- In the case of total TS-bandwidth exceeding 9Gbps: Outages on
all services.
- In the case of more than 2000 incoming TS: PAT and PMT errors,
brief service interruptions.
Conditions
- The maximum input total TS-bandwidth is 9Gbps. This
corresponds to a total line rate of about 9.4Gbps (in case of UDP
streaming with 7 MPEG-2 packets per UDP-frame). This is a firm
limit. Higher total TS-bandwidth will affect all incoming streams.
- Max amount of input TS : 2000. If more streams are used, input
stability issues are to be expected. These issues result in sporadic
PAT-PMT errors, and in worst case brief service interruptions.
Workaround
The user is suggested to limit the total input TS-bandwidth and
total number of TS to the given numbers.
DGIO
ID
Description
CSCuj53310
10GbE V13.0.0 IP input limitations
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
- In the case of total TS-bandwidth exceeding 9Gbps: Outages on
all services.
- In the case of more than 2000 incoming TS: PAT and PMT errors,
brief service interruptions.
Conditions
- The maximum input total TS-bandwidth is 9Gbps. This
corresponds to a total line rate of about 9.4Gbps (in case of UDP
streaming with 7 MPEG-2 packets per UDP-frame). This is a firm
limit. Higher total TS-bandwidth will affect all incoming streams.
-
Workaround for
previous versions
- Max amount of input TS : 2000. If more streams are used,
input stability issues are to be expected. These issues result in
sporadic PAT-PMT errors, and in worst case brief service
interruptions.
The user is suggested to limit the total input TS-bandwidth and
total number of TS to the given numbers.
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Release Notes DCM Version V13.00.0
New Features
The following new features are included in software version 13.00.0:
New hardware: 10GbE Interface Card
10GbE Interface Card, which can only be installed into a D9902 housing, is a double layer card
with each layer having two SFP+ cages. The Ethernet ports of the bottom layer act as input ports
(one main and one backup port) and the ports of the top layer act as output ports (also main and
backup port). Software version 13.00.0 supports the basic functionality.
MFP
 PIP (picture-in-picture) is supported on an MFP card.
 New EBP Sync Alarm: is triggered when DCM receives different segment/fragment
lengths across all DCMs in the same ABR synchronization group.
IPGW
On the IP Gateway it is now possible to monitor the number of missing packets before FEC error
correction in case the streams are protected by FEC or by hitless merge features. It is also possible
to generate alarms on these statistics based on a user configurable threshold.
GUI
 Bulk Configuration to update the settings for a set of selected rows is added for the
following pages
- Input TS Settings
- Input TS backup settings
- Input Service Settings
- Output Component SI Standard
 Tree view: Search, Find destinations enhancements
It is now possible to filter the contents of a port node in the tree view. While typing in the
search box the contents will only show the nodes that match. You can e.g. search on the IP
address or service name.
The result windows for the tree search and “Find Destination” action now also contain a
link that allows you to jump immediately to the settings, without having to go to the
node in the tree itself.
 Muxing page:
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The muxing page now allows you to select the bulk configuration action you want to do
and to filter the source and target tables to show only the relevant data you need.
 Table View:
The table view is made faster and allows you filter in more detail.
 Status and Bitrate pages
The status and bitrate pages are updated to allow you to filter the data in more detail and
to see the status and bitrate details immediately in the page without having to switch
back and forth between pages.
 MFP: TS Rate display:
On MFP Video, Audio and ABR Profile settings pages, where we can configure the ES
Rate, an additional read-only column is added to display the matching TS rate (that’s ES
rate + a calculated header/packetization overhead)
 Rearranged default settings tabs:
All the board level default settings are rearranged for more logical grouping such as
Input TS, Input Service, Output TS, Output Service, (P)SI Component, Service
Component etc.
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Enhancements
Mux
ID
Description
CSCug94311
The Unreferenced PIDs alarm includes PID values in its alarm
detail
Symptom
The Unreferenced PIDs alarm now includes the PID values of the
unreferenced PIDs in the alarm detail.
Conditions
The Unreferenced PIDs alarm didn’t contain information of the
PIDs causing the alarm. The only way to know the values of the
unreferenced PIDs was to open the GUI tree view.
SNMP
ID
Description
CSCui06118
A table is added in the MIB containing the GbePortMode of the
port pairs.
Symptom
A table that contains the port mode of the GbE port pairs, is added
in the MIB per board. This mode can be port-pair or individual
port mode. In this way, an SNMP-manager can tell on which port
the output is streaming.
Conditions
None
MFP Transcoding
ID
Description
CSCuh35183
Support for multiple audio channel ABR syncing
Symptom
Support for multiple audio streams (e.g., different languages) in
the same service that have to be ABR synced over multiple DCMs.
Conditions
When synchronization over multiple DCMs for an ABR service
with multiple audio streams.
CSCui93859
Dual mono transcoding to AAC
Symptom
Support for dual mono transcoding to AAC.
Conditions
The input audio is dual mono, and the output audio is set to AAC.
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CSCue65291
Stream Type tracking of video transcode independent of input
video type
Symptom
The MFP video processing configuration is now applied to the
video component independent of the input video type (AVC or
MPEG) when in former versions the video processing
configuration was only applied to the video type it was created
for. When the input video type changes the configuration will still
be applied to the video component.
Conditions
When video transcoding is configured using ‘Stream Type’ as
Track Type (default).
Platform
ID
Description
CSCue92033
Configure routes per VLAN
Symptom
It is now possible to add static routes to a VLAN interface of the
DCM's GbE, 10GbE, Audio and Video Adapter cards.
CSCui90906
[D9902] Show SSD type in GUI
Symptom
Information is shown in the GUI about the storage disk.
Web GUI
ID
Description
CSCuh11836
Service move from splice engine to other engine is possible now
Symptom
It is now possible to move a service from an MFP splice slot to any
other slot or the delay path.
When a service is not configured for splicing but processed on a splice
engine.
Conditions
Resolved Issues
The following issues with previous versions were resolved in version 13.00.0:
Mux
ID
Description
CSCtx67849
PMT Playout interval violation under low load
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.10.0.
Once in a while an interval violation is reported in the log files and
PMT is played out after >500ms (if 500ms is configured as playout
interval). This could happen when different SI tables are played
out at the least common multiple of the intervals of those tables.
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ID
Description
Conditions
TS with a very limited number of services, a reasonable amount of
stuffing bitrate and very little SI configured making for a light load
for Playout.
Workaround for
previous versions
Increase the load for Playout by adding services or reducing
stuffing bitrate.
CSCuj07305
Sometimes the PSIP EIT and ETT are not played out.
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.0.0.
PSIP EIT and ETT tables are not played out.
Conditions
This happens occasionally after a reboot.
Workaround for
previous versions
Reboot the device.
CSCui17397
Preconfigured input service username can’t be modified
Symptom
This error was found in version 9.10.0.
When an input service has a username configured and this is the
only setting on this input stream, it is not possible to modify or
delete the username (i.e. adjustment is not visible in the GUI). As a
side effect this username could be applied to a different input
service with the same SID.
Conditions
When an input service that is not passed to the output, has a
username configured and this is the only setting on this input
stream and the input stream is not present.
Workaround for
previous versions
Clear the username setting when the service is present or passed
to the output.
Statistical Multiplexing of D9036 Encoders
ID
Description
CSCuh93510
Video impairments on statmuxed stream
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.8.
Video impairments (e.g. blocking artifacts, color degradation, ...)
visible on a stream after statmuxing on the MFP card.
Conditions
When the input stream contained errors or when starting the
statmux.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
MFP Transcoding
ID
Description
CSCuh88575
The amount of simultaneous inserted ESAM markers is limited
to 21
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ID
Description
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.10.0.
The number of output profiles in which ESAM EBP markers can
be inserted at the same time is 21 per MFP board. If the amount of
output profiles is Increased to a higher number, it is not
guaranteed that all requested EBP markers are inserted.
Conditions
When MFP is configured in MultiRes mode and ESAM is enabled.
Workaround for
previous version
Limit the amount of configured output profiles to 21 per board.
CSCue68530
Bitrate drop in statmux group around splicing points
Symptom
This error was found in 11.10.5.
The bitrate of a statmux group drops around the splicing point.
The bitrate drop equals to the total bitrate of all audio spliced
streams of the main service. There is no interruption in the video
signal and a couple of seconds after the splice, the complete
available statmux group bitrate will be used again.
Conditions
When splicing on a service in a statmux pool.
Workaround for
previous version
None.
CSCuh85940
SI standard not updated for audio component
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.10.0.
Changing the input SI standard does not update the SI standard of
the audio component of an MFP service with “Adapt (P)SI” set to
Auto.
Conditions
When the service is configured with “Adapt (P)SI” set to Auto and
processing a non-Dolby audio component to output Dolby audio.
Workaround for
previous versions
Set the correct SI standard on the input before passing to MFP. Or
if the SI standard has been changed on the source, toggle the "SI
adaptation" setting of the MFP service.
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ID
Description
CSCui88239
AAC channel configuration zero (0) is listed as mono
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
The "Details" window called from the "Overview" menu for the
MFP GUI shows audio input "(1.0)" (means "mono") when the
AAC channel configuration is 0. This is not correct as this can be
the case for dual mono (1+1) input.
Conditions
When transcoding / transrating an AAC input to any output
format, and the input has a channel configuration value set to
zero.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCuh75274
Incorrect audio downmix from HE-AACv1 5.1 to mono
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.10.0.
Incorrect audio downmix from HE-AACv1 5.1 to mono, the output
mono signal is composed of the L, Ls and C channels, and not of
the R and Rs signal.
Conditions
When transcoding audio from HE-AACv1 5.1 ADTS to mono
(MPEG-1 Layer-II, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, AAC-LC, or
HE-AACv1).
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
CSCuh88752
No audio output when transcoding audio to AAC-LC 5.1 @ 640
kbit/s
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.10.0.
No audio output when transcoding audio to AAC-LC 5.1.
Conditions
When transcoding to output audio format is AAC-LC 5.1, and the
bit-rate is nearly 640 kbit/s.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
CSCuf45398
Audio loss after change of sample rate of MPEG-1 Layer2 input
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.5.
No output bitrate on transcoded audio component.
Conditions
When transcoding an MPEG-1 Layer2 audio input where the
sample rate of the input has changed.
Workaround for
previous versions
Disable the audio transcode and re-enable it. Further Problem
Description:
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ID
Description
CSCui39494
GOP mode is not applied in ABR
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.0.
For services generated by an MFP engine in ABR Multi-Res mode,
the GOP structure of the encoded video is always dynamic, even
when GOP mode is explicitly set to Fixed or Custom.
Conditions
Engine is set in MultiRes Mode and GOP Mode is configured as
Fixed/Custom.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
CSCui52564
Video engine restart could affect all processing engines
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.10.0.
An MFP board will restart after an unexpected video processor
restart. During this restart, there will be no output for all channels
on the MFP board in question for about 30s.
Conditions
When DPI and statmux is enabled on at least 1 MFP engine and an
unexpected restart of video processing engine happens. On a
stable installation these unexpected reboots of the video
processing engine shouldn’t occur.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
CSCui82355
Segments are out-of-sync when the insertion of fragments is
disabled.
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.10.0.
Audio streams processed on different boards or DCMs are not in
sync with each other if a segment length is configured without a
fragment length. The inserted segment EBPs will not be inserted
on exactly the same audio frame.
Conditions
When audio streams are processed (together with video) in an
ABR application and the synchronization over different boards
and/or DCMs is enabled. Furthermore, the insertion of fragment
is disabled while the insertion of segments is enabled.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
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ID
Description
CSCuj25563
PCR errors due to low statmux bit rate
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
When statmuxing MPEG-2 SD with AVC HD, MPEG-2 SD would
use significantly more bits than AVC HD. When the group rate is
tight, the AVC HD services can contain errors (PCR errors, Video
blocking, false colors).
Conditions
Statmuxing MPEG-2 and AVC services in the same pool.
Workaround for
previous versions
Don't statmux MPEG2 and AVC in the same pool.
CSCuj14627
unable to sync audio fragments when input format is unknown
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.10.0.
Different audio streams will not be synced with each other on
different boards/DCMs if the fragment length isconfigured
shortly after enabling the audio processing.
Conditions
When the MFP engine is configured in multiRes mode and ABR is
enabled with a valid fragment length. Furthermore, the
synchronization of audio over different boards and/or DCMs is
enabled.
Workaround
Re-apply the ABR configuration.
CSCuj28380
Audio synchronization within and over DCMs is disabled
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.10.4.
Audio synchronization over different DCMs and within the same
DCM (hot-hot) is disabled.
Conditions
ABR and synchronization has to be enabled.
Workaround
None.
CSCuj17248
Timestamp errors in output channel when converting 1080i to
720p
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.10.0.
Irregularities in the output of a720p channel on the MFP board
when the video service is converted from 1080i to 720p in a regular
HD transcode slot.
Conditions
Input source is a 1080i service with 3/2 pulldown sequences
which is processed on a regular HD transcode slot. In the
configuration of the encoder, the output format is set to 720p
meaning that 1080i to 720p downconversion is enabled.
Workaround
None
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Transrating/Splicing
ID
Description
CSCui14751
Incorrect DTS-STC when combining PCR continuity and
splicing
Symptom
This error was found in version 8.9.2.
All service components of a spliceable service on a co-processor
card of which the "PCR continuity" mode has been enabled, have
incorrect PTS/DTS values, resulting in DTS-STC distances that are
extremely high or extremely low.
Conditions
When switching to another source of an LPI or seamless alternates
configuration and the original source is not present at that
moment.
Workaround for
previous versions
Stop/start streaming the output TS or disable PCR continuity on
the co-processor board.
Firmware
ID
Description
CSCug50538
Data corruption on stream passed through MFP card in slot 2
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.1.0.
A stream passed through the MFP card contains errors. Video
pixelation is observed in the output stream but this could also
impact audio or other components.
Conditions
When an MFP board is installed in slot 2 of a D9900 MkI chassis.
This has only been observed on a limited number of MFP boards
of a specific batch.
Workaround for
previous versions
Move the MFP board to another slot.
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Platform
ID
Description
CSCui87896
[D9902] openssh 5.6p1 Fixed Login Connection Timeout Issue
Symptom
Cisco Digital Content Manager is affected by CVE ID CVE-20105107.
OpenSSH contains an issue that could allow an unauthenticated,
remote attacker to cause a denial of service (DoS) condition on a
targeted system.
The issue is due to improper enforcement of the connection idle
time limit between establishing a TCP connection and logging in
to the system by the affected server. The SSH server may allow
longer LoginGraceTime for connections to establish a TCP session
and could also fail to limit the number of connections in this time
period. This may exhaust TCP connection slots for the server.
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit the issue by
determining the LoginGraceTime and MaxStartUps settings
allowed by the server and attempting to initiate a number of TCP
connections to the system that reaches the MaxStartUps setting.
Successful exploitation could allow an attacker to cause a DoS
condition on the system.
Conditions
Default configuration
Workaround for
previous versions
None
Web GUI
ID
Description
CSCuh11575
Manual Splicing is not working when channel name contains
"+" character
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.10.0.
Manual splicing is not working when the Output Channel Name
contains a "+" character.
Conditions
When manual splicing is configured with a "+" character in the
Output Channel Name.
Workaround for
previous versions
Do not use the "+" character in the channel name.
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ID
Description
CSCuh22021
NTP GUI graph not updated
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.0.0.
The NTP graph in the DCM GUI is not showing updates anymore.
Conditions
When having a lot of alarms active on the device and a lot of logs
being produced.
Workaround for
previous versions
Reboot the device or restart NTP process.
CSCuh40717
Unable to modify 'Capacity Checking' parameters.
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.10.0.
The Capacity Checking setting can’t be modified under
Coprocessor Board Settings.
Conditions
When Service Realignment is Enabled under Transrating - Delay
Settings.
Workaround for
previous versions
Disable the Service Realignment under Transrating - Delay
Settings and then modify Capacity Checking settings.
CSCuh57593
Tree View - Search Results not listing some services
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.10.0.
It takes a long time (e.g. 15 min) until modifications are reflected
in the tree view search results. As a result some services are
missing in the tree view search results.
Conditions
After dragging services or changing settings.
Workaround for
previous versions
Wait 15 minutes.
CSCuh68928
No longer possible to search on the backup indicator in the tree
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.0.0.
When searching on the exclamation mark in the tree search, tree
nodes that have the exclamation point in front of the descriptive
text are no longer found.
Conditions
Under some conditions an exclamation mark is added to the
description text for a tree node (e.g. service in backup, floating
service redundancy lost, TS in backup).
Workaround for
previous versions
Expand the tree nodes to see the exclamation mark.
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ID
Description
CSCuh78334
IDL exception on DVB-S2 Descrambling page
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.10.0.
An IDL exception is reported on Descrambling page of a DVB-S2
card.
Conditions
When the input TS is not present.
Workaround for
previous versions
Delete the TS that has no input.
CSCui32619
Non-ASCII characters in ECM-info makes opening a service in
tree fail
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
Opening the service node in the tree view results in an error
message and a redirect to the login page.
Conditions
When the ECM-info contains Non-ASCII characters.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
CSCui87443
Downloading a capture file takes very long
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
Downloading a large capture file takes a long time.
Conditions
When downloading a large capture file.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCuj01061
Timezone selection missing for GMT-2 St-Pierre/Miquelon
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
The time zone selection drop-down list has non entry for timezone
GMT-2 St-Pierre/Miquelon.
Conditions
In the time zone selection drop-down list on the clock
configuration page and TOT offset descriptor configuration.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
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ID
Description
CSCuj25700
GUI PacketCounterThresholds window as "packets/s" instead of
"/30s"
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.0
In Stream -> settings, there is option to configure the threshold
values for packet counters.
This value is accountable for a 30 sec measurement window, but
the user interface displays the information as packets per second
instead of packets per 30 sec.
Conditions
Select the settings for a GBE card or an IPGW card
Workaround for
previous versions
None
IP Gateway
ID
Description
CSCue52818
"Don't fragment (DF)" bit is not set in the IP header
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.0.0.
“Don't Fragment (DF)” bit is not set in the IPv4 header of the
packets leaving IP Gateway. This means that the IP packets could
be fragmented by any router in an IP network.
Conditions
Always.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
CSCuh31813
Output RTP stream not showing correct icon for backup stream
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.0.5.
When a backed up output stream is stopped and reactivated, the
output stream icon changes to show that there's an 'Output Service
Loss', even when the backup stream is available.
Conditions
When the output stream (RTP/SDI/ASI) is in backup.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
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ID
Description
CSCui27497
Board level settings import not working
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.10.0.
Not able to import/restore settings on board level.
Conditions
When trying to import settings on a D9900.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCuj04712
Hitless Merge gets in UDP loss some days after reboot
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.0.5.
(rx) IP stack first degrades, then stops working.
Conditions
Very rare network traffic conditions (very hard to reproduce). It is
more likely to occur if more IP stack traffic is applied on both ports
in combination with video traffic and a high memory load.
This problem is also observed on audio gateway.
Workaround for
previous versions
The only way to restart the ip stack is reboot the board.
Audio Gateway
ID
Description
CSCuc05066
'Streaming' status is not shown in Config tree
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.0.0.
Indication or display of the current active streaming port is not
updated correctly in the device tree on the GUI.
Conditions
When GbE-B is the active streaming port (i.e., set Backup Mode to
Manual 2). The GUI shows GbE-A as the active streaming port.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCui19511
No RTP output streams when device backup is combined with
hotswap
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
When the output streaming mode of the GbE ports is set to 'auto'
and a hotswap is triggered; output RTP streams are not streaming
after the board swap.
Conditions
Combination of device backup and hotswap.
Workaround for
previous versions
An extra warm reboot of the hotswapped board fixes the problem.
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ID
Description
CSCuj04712
Hitless Merge on AudioGW gets in UDP loss some days after
reboot
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.0.5.
(rx) IP stack first degrades, then stops working.
Conditions
Very rare network traffic conditions (very hard to reproduce). It is
more likely to occur if more IP stack traffic is applied on both ports
in combination with audio traffic and a high memory load.
Workaround for
previous versions
The only way restart the ip stack is reboot the board.
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Issues and Limitations
For Issues and Limitations of this version consult the release note of this specific version.
Supercrypt
The latest version of Supercrypt is DCM software version 06-00-89. Supercrypt is no longer supported in
higher versions.
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Release Notes DCM Version V12.10.3
Resolved Issues
The following issues with previous versions were resolved in version 12.10.3:
MFP Transcoding
ID
Description
CSCui93773
Selection Left/Right or LoRo/LtRt for downconversion does not
work
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.10.1.
Audio processing down-mix settings are not properly reapplied.
Conditions
When the MFP card is transcoding audio and configured to downmix from multi channel to stereo or from dual to mono audio and
the user changes the down-mix settings.
Workaround for
previous versions
Reboot the DCM.
CSCuj03934
Incorrect temporal order of output frames for 720p59.94 multires
output
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.0.5.
For profiles generated in Multi-res mode on the MFP board with
frame-rate upconversion, stuttering motion in 720p59.94 output
can be observed, because the order of output frames is incorrect.
Conditions
When an interlaced source is used with transitions in field polarity
due to 3/2 pulldown sequences, the sequence with BT polarity can
result in incorrect temporal output.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
Mux
ID
Description
CSCuh13930
High CPU load when generating EITsch actual
Symptom
This error was found in version 8.00.63.
A high CPU load on an IO board. As a consequence the graphical
user interface becomes slow or even unresponsive.
Conditions
When there are more EIT schedule tables configured to be
generated at the output than there are EIT schedule tables present
at the input and there is a PAT change on the input stream.
Workaround for
previous versions
Reduce the number of configured EIT schedule generations so it
doesn't exceed the number of tables present at the input.
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Transrating/Splicing
ID
Description
CSCui99349
Audio can be lost when processed by co-processor
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.11.
The output audio bitrate drops to zero and doesn’t recover
anymore.
Conditions
In rare situations this can happen when audio is processed by the
co-processor card (i.e. when the service is configured for splicing).
Workaround for
previous versions
Reset the co-processor.
Issues and Limitations
For Issues and Limitations of this version consult the release note of this specific version.
Supercrypt
The latest version of Supercrypt is DCM software version 06-00-89. Supercrypt is no longer supported in
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Release Notes DCM Version V12.10.2
Resolved Issues
The following issues with previous versions were resolved in version 12.10.2:
MFP Transcoding
CSCuh99057
Deviation of PTS values over ABR profiles
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.0.0.
In an ABR configuration it is possible that the PTS of the
corresponding frames over profiles deviates with a few 90k ticks
(< 5)
Conditions
3/2 pulldown sources used in a configuration with different frame
rates (frame-rate up conversion and frame-rate down conversion)
Workaround for
previous versions
None
MFP Splicing
ID
Description
CSCui32051
Splice point mismatch of 1 GOP
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.10.0.
In a splicing configuration, a sporadic splice point mismatch of 1
GOP is possible. A splice point mismatch means that the splice out
is too late and executed 1 GOP length after the requested splice
time. Black frames are inserted at the end of the ad instead.
Conditions
In a splice configuration.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
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Mux
ID
Description
CSCui40039
DCM reboot due to SI acquisition if max. number of sections is
reached
Symptom
This error was found in all versions
DCM reboots
Conditions
If the DCM input contains a stream with EIT schedule tables with
exactly 256 sections.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
CSCui57453
An IO board is not operational after upgrade/reboot
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.0.
An IO board that is present in the chassis is not operational and
not visible in the GUI after a reboot or upgrade.
Conditions
When the IO board has a lot of services configured (i.e. start-up
takes a longer time) it can happen that this IO board is not
operational after startup.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
CSCui60115
IGMP communication on output ports
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
GbE board in individual ports mode sends out unexpected joins
on the output port.
Conditions
When a GbE board is configured for individual ports mode and
IGMP joins are configured, then IGMP requests will also be sent
out on the output ports after a reboot of the DCM.
Workaround for
previous versions
Block IGMP or the resulting traffic on the downstream router or
switch.
DRD
ID
Description
CSCuh87075
packet drop after DRD descrambling
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.0.5.
Packets are being dropped after descarmbling, accompagnied with
"Packet dropped by CAM" alarms.
Conditions
Occurs when using certain SmartDTV Canal Plus CAMs.
Workaround
None
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Platform
ID
Description
CSCui20008
Diagnostics: output goes to localhost-file instead of board log
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.10.0.
Diagnostic information for boards that become unreachable is sent
to incorrect log file, this may cause diagnostic information to be
lost.
Conditions
N/A
Workaround for
previous versions
N/A
Issues and Limitations
For Issues and Limitations of this version consult the release note of this specific version.
Supercrypt
The latest version of Supercrypt is DCM software version 06-00-89. Supercrypt is no longer supported in
higher versions.
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Release Notes DCM Version V12.10.1
Enhancements
IP Gateway
ID
Description
CSCui19701
Support for passing VBI line 13
Symptom
It is now possible to pass VBI line 13 by activating the VITC setting
in the ancillary data page of the IP gateway
Conditions
None
Resolved Issues
The following issues with previous versions were resolved in version 12.10.1:
Transrating/Splicing
ID
Description
CSCui09507
Bitrate overshoots when transrater in multi-SPTS group
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.1.0.
Bitrate overshoots when transrating in a mulit-SPTS transrater
group.
Conditions
After upgrading to a version V11.01.0 or higher with a transrating
setup with multi-SPTS transrater groups. See “Service Note Bitrate
Exceeded in Multi SPTS Transrated Services” for more
information.
Workaround for
previous versions
See “Service Note Bitrate Exceeded in Multi SPTS Transrated
Services”.
CSCuh99024
Audio buzz noticeable on some settop boxes at splice point (AC3 5.1)
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.1.0.
Audio buzz noticeable on some settop boxes at the splice point.
Conditions
When splicing a main program and an ad that have AC-3 5.1
audio and where silent/glue frames need to be inserted at the
splice point.
Workaround
None (mitigation by making the audio of ads sufficiently long, and
by adjusting the delivery timing of the ad).
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ID
Description
CSCui34557
Co-processor halts & restarts when exposed to lots of input
impairments
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
Service interruption for all outgoing services on IO board carrying
a co-processor card. After 30 seconds the service interruption
stops.
Conditions
There needs to be a great deal of those outgoing services
transrated or spliced on the co-processor card. Next to that, a large
amount of these processed services need to be exposed to severe
packet loss or other input impairments.
Workaround
Clean sources from impairments.
IP Gateway
ID
Description
CSCuh86618
Unicast hitless merge: backup stream stops streaming when
main fails
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.0.5.
When using the unicast hitless merge feature, stopping one of the
redundant streams causes the RTP input stream to become invalid.
Conditions
When using the unicast hitless merge feature and stopping one of
the redundant streams.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
MFP Transcoding
ID
Description
CSCuh83372
Performance issue for HD to SD downscaling in combination
with Statmux
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.10.0.
The bitrate of stamuxed services is too low and suffers of severe
macroblocking.
Conditions
When down-converting 2 HD sources to SD on the same MFP
engine with an aspect ratio of 4:3 and these services are statmuxed.
Workaround for
previous versions
Process only 1 HD service per MFP engine or set the output aspect
ratio to 16:9.
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ID
Description
CSCui26926
Abr syncing problem when DCM has two cables into same
switch
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.10.0.
No Audio syncing possible for ABR between DCMs.
Conditions
When one of the DCMs has more then one management port
connected to the same switch.
Workaround for
previous versions
Use only one management port for one switch.
CSCuh75099
An inserted segment EBP is late or is missing
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.10.0.
An inserted segment EBP is late or is missing.
Conditions
If a service is passed to an MFP engine that is configured for Multi
Resolution – ABR, and ESAM and segmentation is enable for that
service (‘ABR Settings - Segment (s)’ check box selected).
Workaround for
previous versions
None
Mux
ID
Description
CSCui19182
DCM reboots when removing a measured PID for CC errors
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.10.0.
DCM reboots if a PID was removed from the PMT of the input
stream
Conditions
A PID was removed from the PMT of an input stream and on the
input service, service loss was configured triggered by CC errors
and the removed PID was monitored for CC errors (any,
smart=specific components or part of ‘list of PIDs’)
Workaround for
previous versions
None
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Statistical Multiplexing of MFP Encoders
ID
Description
CSCuh77910
Statmux does not recover after an input loss of more than 13h
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.0.0.
When there is an input loss at the input of the DCM, it is expected
that the statmux algorithm does not generate any data. However,
once the input recovers after 13h, the statmux is still failing and
does not recover.
Conditions
When there is an input loss for more than 13h and Statmux is
enabled on MFP.
Workaround
Restart engine
Statistical Multiplexing of D9036 Encoders
ID
Description
CSCui25707
Low-frequency brief blurry and blocky video in 2 VSE statmux
pool
Symptom
This error was found in 11.10.0
Brief blurry and blocky pictures (<2 seconds) occurring at low
frequency
Conditions
D9036 VSEs are configured in 2 channel statmux pools and input
video content is stressful. One channel leaves the pool and the
other channel sees the video hit.
Workaround
None
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Issues and Limitations
For Issues and Limitations of this version consult the release note of this specific version.
Supercrypt
The latest version of Supercrypt is DCM software version 06-00-89. Supercrypt is no longer supported in
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Release Notes DCM Version V12.10.0
New Features
The following new features are included in software version 12.10.0:
ESAM
The MFP card now supports in-band ESAM callouts, as standardized by CableLabs ESAM I01.
MFP
 Transparent Audio Splice support for E-AC-3 and AAC : Transparent Audio Splicing is
now done for AC-3 MPEG-L2, E-AC-3, LC_AAC_ADTS, LC_AAC_LATM,
HE_AAC_ADTS and HE_AAC_LATM.
 ABR fragment and segment syncing: The MFP card now supports syncing ABR
fragments and segments across different audio or videostreams on different boards and
DCMs.
 The coding mode Picture Adaptive Frame-Field (PAFF) for the AVC video encoder is
available.
 The rescaler is fully manually configurable : the user can configure the output resolution
of a transcoded stream (in normale SD or HD transcoding mode)
CC Error as service backup trigger
It is now possible to select CC error as trigger for service loss. It allows the user to configure the
time window in which CC errors should be observed as also the PIDs that should be monitored
for CC errors.
Floating service backup with revertive fallback
A new service backup mode “mixed” has been introduced allowing the user to configure
multiple floating backup services and an extra service that will only to be used in case none of
the floating services is available. This last service should only be used as a fallback service and
will revert as soon as one of the floating services becomes available again.
3G over JPEG2K
It is now possible on the IP gateway to configure 3G SDI streams to be JPEG2K compressed.
D9036 Remote Statmux
DCM statmux controller now supports remote statmux with D9036 encoders at up to maximum
60 msec round-trip statmux network delay.
D9036 Statmux
Improved picture quality balance in mixed SD/HD statmux pools.
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GUI
 Bulk Configuration :
The following pages:
- Port output TS settings
- Port output TS advanced settings
- Input Service settings
- All MFP Video settings
are now enhanced for performance using text-only view in the table where the rows do
not contain all the controls and when the user double clicks on a particular row, it
becomes editable. Similarly, user can select multiple rows by holding the SHIFT or CTRL
and clicking the rows and update all the selected rows at once using the bulk update
settings form below.
 Enhanced Status pages:
The Status summary page is enhanced to show the counts for device level alarms and
individual port level alarms (if any) for each board. User can click on the alarm count in
the table to drill down to a filtered view of the alarms.
 Tree: Display Source IP address:
An additional support is added in the display settings to Show/Hide the Source IP
Address for GbE Ports in Input Tree.
 Tree: Indicate RTP and FEC:
There is an update in tree to show the RTP and FEC for GbE TS. If RTP streams are
received – it will be shown in the input tree and similarly if FEC is enabled and FEC
streams are received this will be shown in the tree.
Extended script configuration page:
There is an update in the script configuration page to show the scripts and the associated
configuration files in the scripts table. The last modified date for the script file and the
configuration file are now also shown. In addition to this it is now possible to see the log of a
script on the DCM GUI itself as a trace. Now it is also possible to export and import the
configuration file from the scripts table directly.
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Enhancements
Mux
ID
Description
CSCue92523
Ignore SCTE-35 messages for data pid error alarms
Symptom
SCTE-35 components are now ignored for PID error alarms.
Conditions
PID errors often occured for SCTE-35 components because of the
low bitrates on these components.
Platform
ID
Description
CSCud27097
Stop streaming when ARP no longer resolves.
Symptom
The output stops streaming when the first hop becomes
unreachable (gateway or, if within same subnet, the actual
destination).
Conditions
When the unicast destination can no longer be resolved.
IP Gateway
ID
Description
CSCud81440
Enable packet statistics without FEC license.
Symptom
Displaying packet statistics required a FEC license. This
enhancement allows the user to display packet statistics without a
FEC license.
Conditions
When the unicast destination can no longer be resolved (i.e. the
first hop becomes unreachable).
MFP Splicing
ID
Description
CSCuh51240
MFP DPI density increase
Symptom
Previously, no more than 8 concurrent SD splices could be
executed on an MFP board.
From now on it is possible to configure 20 SD services for splicing
and to execute 16 concurrent splices on a single MFP board.
Conditions
DPI configuration of SD services on an MFP board.
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MFP Transcoding
ID
Description
CSCug18551
EBP version is now selectable
Symptom
The user can now select the EBP version to use.
Conditions
Any release before 12.10 will use EBP format of Pre-CableLabs-I01.
From this release onwards, the user can select between PreCableLabs-I01 and CableLabs-I01. CableLabs-I01 is the new
default.
CSCug59113
Independent mode for AR and Framerate/Resolution when
downscaling
Symptom
Before the enhancement, framerate/resolution and Aspect ratio
are all in auto or manual mode. Now the aspect ratio can be
auto/manual independent of the framerate/resolution.
Conditions
When using HD to SD downscaling.
CSCuh24356
ATSC (E)AC-3 descriptors added when transcoding to (E)AC-3
in ATSC mode
Symptom
The AC-3 or EAC-3 ATSC descriptors are now inserted when
transcoding audio to AC-3 or EAC-3 with the SI adaptation mode
set to ATSC.
Conditions
When transcoding audio to AC-3 (DolbyDigital) or EAC-3
(DolbyDigital P¨lus) with the SI adaptation mode set to ATSC.
CSCug37712
New auto mode for SI handling on the MFP
Symptom
A new SI adaptation mode was added to the MFP service settings.
Now it is possible to set the mode to “Auto” which is also the
default for newly created services. This “Auto” mode will use the
input EsType standard of a service component to determine what
SI standard is used on the MFP.
Without this auto mode it can happen that the stream type
information on GUI of a transcoded component is not reflecting
the correct stream type because the input EsType standard is used.
E.g. An input stream with EsType standard ‘ATSC’ where the
audio component is transcoded to AC-3 with Si adaptation set to
DVB, will display ‘PES Packets containing Private Data’ for the
transcoded audio component on the GUI.
Conditions
Services processed with MFP and SI adaptation enabled to
different standard as the source service.
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Transrating/Splicing
ID
Description
CSCud97842
Reset channel in case a splice out is not executed
Symptom
The splice channel is reset when a splice out is rejected or not
executed.
Conditions
When a splice channel is stuck due to an internal error this will
reset the channel so it can be used again for future ad blocks.
CSCuh05910
Reset splice channel if output not active after ad block
Symptom
After a complete ad block is finished the output state of the splice
channel is checked, if the output is not active the channel is reset to
ensure the output is active and subsequent splice are handled.
Conditions
When the output state is not active after an ad block.
CSCuh19044
Co-processor not operational alarm when co-processor is not
active
Symptom
When the co-processor card is not operational a 'Co-processor Not
Operational' alarm is generated. It is advisable to use this alarm as
trigger for a 'Card Operational Failure'.
Conditions
When the co-processor card is not active, this is the case when the
co-processor card is rebooting or when the internal
communication with the co-processor card is interrupted.
Firmware
ID
Description
CSCuh41764
Output of co-processor lacks pictures when processing
particular streams
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.5.
The output of the co-processor lacks pictures when processing
particular streams.
Conditions
When processing (transrating/splicing) a stream on the coprocessor card and the incoming stream has a dual sequence_end
code delimiter for a certain picture where the second
sequence_end code is part of a different TS packet.
Web GUI
ID
Description
CSCug26415
Added option to show the source IP in the input tree
Symptom
The Source IP for GbE transport streams can now be shown in the
input tree.
Conditions
None
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ID
Description
CSCug97139
Added support for Mexican time zones on the clock page
Symptom
The time zones for Mexico can now be selected on the clock
settings page.
Conditions
None
Resolved Issues
The following issues with previous versions were resolved in version 12.10.0:
IP Gateway
ID
Description
CSCuh14397
Settings import on IP Gateway board not always successful
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
After importing a settings backup, the IP Gateway settings are not
restored and the old settings are still active.
Conditions
When importing settings of an IP Gateway board.
Workaround for
previous versions
Try importing the setting again. This is caused by a timing issue so
that most of the time this works correctly.
Mux
ID
Description
CSCud22281
SCTE-35 CUE merged to output service is not recognized as
SCTE-35 CUE
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
An SCTE-35 CUE stream merged to an output service is no longer
recognized as an SCTE-35 CUE pid because the service level
registration descriptor is not present.
Conditions
When merging an input SCTE-35 stream to an output service, the
service level registration descriptors in the PMT are not passed
along with it in the outgoing service.
Workaround for
previous versions
Use service merging instead of component merging and then to
block the components on the output service that are not required
using component rules.
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ID
Description
CSCue99461
Enabling 'Update SI' for BISS TSs causes device reboot
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.0.0.
Device reboots when descrambling a TS and enabling 'Update SI'
setting.
Conditions
When descrambling a TS on the DVB-S2 card and enabling the
'Update SI' setting.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCug22032
Settings restore fails when trying to restore a single board
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.0.0.
Settings restore of a single board when using an exported backup
settings file of a complete DCM fails.
Conditions
No specific conditions.
Workaround for
previous versions
Restore complete device instead of 1 board.
CSCug48009
Specific PCR PID source does not follow TS backup source
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.1.
When using advanced routing on an output service to set a
specific PCR PID source, the PCR PID source does not follow the
active input TS backup source.
Conditions
When an output service has the PCR setting to point to another
PID than the normal PID and the input switches to another TS
backup source, the backup TS should be used as PCR reference.
This does not happen.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCug73594
CC errors on input are not reported
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.10.0.
CC errors on an input PID are not reported
Conditions
When the input PID contains CC errors and the CC errors have
always been present from the moment the PID was available at the
input.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
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ID
Description
CSCuh30501
UDP stream loss alarm not cleared although input stream is
present
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
An UDP stream loss is reported on a stream even though the input
stream is present.
Conditions
The following conditions need to be met :
- The input stream is not present at the input but is pre-configured
with settings
- The input stream or one of its components is passed to the output
- The input stream becomes present at the input within 2s after
passing it to the output
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCud07224
Transparently passed PMT is wrong and can cause no bitrate on
output
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.0.
Transparently passed PMT content is wrong or the output service
has no bitrate.
Conditions
This can occasionally happen in a setup with 3 different IO boards,
where a service is passed from one IO board to another IO board
and the PMT is passed transparently from a 3rd IO board. This
happens after device reboot and depends on the order in which
the different IO boards become operational.
Workaround for
previous versions
Stop/start streaming the service.
Statistical Multiplexing of MFP Encoders
ID
Description
CSCuh69770
Interruption of services processed on MFP engine or bandwidth
overshoot
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.0.
Interruption of all services processed on a MFP engine and/or
bandwidth overshoots in the statmux pool including the services
from the affected engine.
Conditions
In very exceptional cases, disruptions and errors on one of the
services processed on a MFP engine can cause the service
interruptions and bandwidth overshoots.
Workaround for
previous versions
System automatically recovers within 30 seconds.
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MFP Transcoding
ID
Description
CSCue13774
Invalid service descriptor in the SDTa coming from MFP
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.0.
The service descriptor in the SDTa coming from MFP is invalid.
Conditions
When a very long User name is used.
Workaround for
previous versions
Use a shorter user name
CSCue47740
MultiRes profiles cannot handle special characters
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.0.
User-tags of multi-resolution services (ABR services) containing
non ASCII-7 characters are not always shown correctly in the GUI.
Conditions
When the user-tag contains characters that don’t have the same
encoding as the default DVB encoding.
Workaround for
previous versions
Keep user-tags limited to ASCII-7 characters.
CSCug54337
ATSC (E)AC-3 descriptor still present when transcoding to
another format
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
The output PMT of a service with transcoded audio still contains a
ATSC AC-3 or EAC-3 descriptor although this is not expected (e.g.
when transcoding to another audio format or the standard is set to
DVB).
Conditions
When an incoming stream that contains an ATSC AC-3 or ATSC
EAC-3 descriptor is transcoded to another format or has the SI
Adaptation set to DVB mode.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
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ID
Description
CSCug64291
PCR accuracy errors in audio PCR
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.0.0.
The PCR accuracy or jitter for the PCR in audio (even if it is not
referenced in the PMT) is very high (several hundreds of
nanoseconds)
Conditions
The PCR frequency offset of the input is high (typicallly more than
10 ppm), and in audio transcoding, the duration of output audio
frames is shorter than the duration of input frames (e.g.,
transcoding Dolby to AAC-LC).
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCuh03372
PCR interval not configured correctly
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.0.0.
When moving a service between MFP engines, PCR interval
settings might not be applied correctly.
Conditions
For user modified PCR intervals (not 37 ms).
Workaround for
previous versions
Change the PCR interval to 37 ms then back to the desired value.
CSCuh19692
sub SD MultiRes profile has no output bitrate
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
A sub SD MultiRes profile generated on MFP has no output
bitrate.
Conditions
When a sub SD MulitRes profile is generated from an input stream
with 24p or 23.98p input framerate.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCud38347
Multi-res output has improper DTS and PTS timestamps with
3/2 PD input
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.0
The output can contain incorrect DTS and PTS values at regular
times.
Conditions
When multi-res services are created at frame rates lower than
29.97fps (for example 14.49fps), starting from an input service of
29.97fps that uses 3/2 pull-down coding.
Workaround for
previous versions
Use the MFP in ABR mode to convert the 3/2 PD input to a full
29.97fps output first, then loop it back and use that as the input for
creating the final multi-res outputs.
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ID
Description
CSCuh83595
No more audio processing with MPEG-1 Layer II audio input.
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.0.0.
None of the processed audio components on a single MFP board
have output bitrate.
Conditions
When transcoding MPEG-1 Layer II audio input.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
SNMP
ID
Description
CSCuf56588
DCM SNMP agent resends alarms of unused ports
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.0.
SNMP agent of DCM resends messages.
Conditions
Random active messages (e.g. on not used ports: link loss and
UDP loss) are being sent to the DCM.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
Transrating/Splicing
ID
Description
CSCuh35757
DPI settings not restored after reboot
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.0.0.
The DPI channel settings are not restored after a reboot.
Conditions
When an input TS detection happens shortly after rebooting a
DCM with a lot of services configured, it is possible that the
internal settings files get corrupted. The DCM will function
correctly, but the DPI channel settings will be lost the next time the
DCM is rebooted.
Workaround for
previous versions
For a workaround and more details see the Service Note :
"ServiceNote DPI Settings might be lost.docx".
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ID
Description
CSCuh05840
Splices are not executed, device reboots if in this state for long
time
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.0.0.
A splice channel does not execute subsequent splices if an earlier
splice had failed. If the device is in this state for a longer time this
will cause the device to reboot.
Conditions
When a splice fails right at the moment it is preparing for the next
splice in a back-to-back splice, this can cause the internal channel
state to be blocked.
Workaround for
previous versions
Stop / Start streaming the affected channel or reboot the device.
CSCuc81753
DCM might reboot when modifying channel configuration
when spliced in
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
The device reboots when changing the splice channel name or
when removing a splice channel.
Conditions
When removing or updating a splice channel at the moment the
ad server disconnects.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCug10324
Video tilling and audio loss on spliced/transrated services
Symptom
This error was found in version V10.20.0.
Blocking artifacts visible and audio loss on spliced/transrated
services. In some case this causes the splice channel to not handle
further splice requests.
Conditions
When the main feed had a short interruption of the video content
shortly before the ad block (e.g. due to a backup switch).
Workaround for
previous versions
Reset co-processor board or reboot the device.
CSCug77645
Video tilling and audio loss on spliced/transrated services
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.1.0.
Blocking artifacts visible and audio loss on spliced/transrated
services.
Conditions
When splicing services and there have been splice failures in the
past.
Workaround for
previous versions
Reset co-processor board or reboot the device.
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Firmware
ID
Description
CSCuh69487
Scrambling on re-aligned services is not working
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.0.1.
Services in a re-alignment group are not actually scrambled when
the service is selected to be scrambled. Moreover, the service is
interrupted periodically (typically every crypto-period).
Conditions
When the service is in a re-alignment group and the service is
configured to be scrambled (same card as the re-alignment for that
service is performed).
Workaround for
previous versions
Perform scrambling on a different board / DCM for that service.
Statistical Multiplexing of MFP Encoders
ID
Description
CSCuh51195
MFP Statmux performance degradation
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.0.
CPU usage on the MFP board reaches 100%. In very exceptional
situations this may lead to dropped statmux messages with less
optimal video quality as consequence.
Conditions
An MFP board configured with 24 channels in statmux rate
control mode, all part of a statmux group on the output board.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
CSCug73855
Statmux services on MFP running in CBR mode
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
Statmuxed services on a MFP board are running in CBR mode
(default bitrate).
Conditions
When the service processing mode is changed from
"Transrate"/"Transcode" to "Disabled" prior to removing it from
the MFP tree, a subsequent statmux configuration can result in a
CBR output, if more than 32 reconfigurations have been
performed before.
Workaround for
previous versions
Reboot of the device.
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ID
Description
CSCug50547
MFP All Services group validation check problem
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
After moving an MFP statmuxed service off an engine, or when
changing it from statmux to CBR/Capped CBR mode, it is not
possible to change the group bitrate downwards of an MFP rate
control group. An error pops up with a message like "Group
Bitrate too small (7000000): smaller than TS overhead (0) + sum of
encoder minimum rates (8000000)".
Conditions
Rate mode of statmuxed service is not "Statmuxed" and therefore
Min Bit Rate / Max Bit Rate properties are greyed out.
Workaround for
previous versions
When a service is statmuxed and you want to switch it to CBR /
Capped CBR or any other non statmuxed mode, then adapt the
Min Bit Rate of the service to the lowest accepted rate (0.5mbps)
before doing so.
CSCuh77976
Statmux underflow that does not recover
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.8.
Video impairments (e.g. blocking artifacts, color degradation, …)
visible on a stream after statmuxing on the MFP.
Conditions
When the input stream contained errors or when starting the
statmux.
Workaround for
previous versions
Reset the corresponding MFP engine.
Statistical Multiplexing of D9036 Encoders
ID
Description
CSCue81348
changing the "Starting UDP Port Number" fails for some values
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
When changing the "Starting UDP Port Number" in the
Configuration / Statmux / SPS IP Assignments Policies, the DCM
becomes unresponsive or shows a failure (Operation Not
Succeeded on SMX36_SetStartingUdpPort).
Conditions
This happens only when changing the starting UDP Port number
with less than a value 5 (i.e. The difference between the old and
the new value is less than 5).
Workaround for
previous versions
When performing a small UDP port value change, use a
temporary larger intermediate value change.
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ID
Description
CSCuf89954
D9036 Statmuxing on a DCM with 4 pools of 15 VSEs does not
work
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.1.0.
On a DCM D9902 or D9900 : D9036 Statmuxing with 4 pools of 15
VSEs (4 Gbe cards) does not work. The DCM GUI tree view
displays "Not All Info Could Be Loaded" and further configuration
of the Statmux pools is not possible.
Conditions
When VSE internal data reaches a size of more than 64k (this can
already occur from 40 VSEs onwards depending on VSE names, ...)
communication between the DCM GUI and Statmux software is
not working properly anymore.
Workaround for
previous versions
Spread the Statmux pools over 2 DCM 1RU chassis instead of
using 2RU DCM. Make sure no more than 40 VSEs are configured
per DCM chassis.
CSCue86865
Multi D9036SMX board setup loses settings if network troubles
upon boot.
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
After rebooting a DCM, the D9036 statmux settings are lost.
Conditions
When all of the following conditions are met:
- multiple GBE boards in the chassis are configured in D9036
Statmux mode.
- The number of pool resources is too high to handle D9036
Statmux on one board only.
- There are network problems, so that the statmux connection
between the different GBE boards in D9036 Statmux does not
work (no ping possible between boards over the statmux network)
or the statmux port pairs are set in "auto enable" mode, which has
the same effect upon boot (network not reachable until fully
booted).
Workaround for
previous versions
- Have the settings backed up, so that a restore can be done.
- Check the port pair setting for the GBE ports in D9036 Statmux
mode (should be "enable", not "Auto enabled")
- Do not reboot if the statmux network is down.
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ID
Description
CSCue80534
The maximum Statmux Default rate is not in sync between
DCM and D9036
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.0.0.
The maximum Statmux Default Bitrate for all formats is not in
sync between the DCM and the D9036 side. When setting the
statmux default bitrate on DCM, you can set the value to a higher
value than accepted by the D9036, higher values get capped on the
D9036 encoder side.
Conditions
The statmux default bitrates have the following thresholds and if
they are set to values larger than those specified below, they are
capped to thresholds on the D9036 side:
AVC HD: 20,000,000
AVC SD: 12,000,000
MPEG-2 HD: 22,000,000
MPEG-2 SD: 8,000,000
In case of an extended remote statmux group this is 15,000,000 for
AVC HD.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
Mux
ID
Description
CSCuh51406
Output Service colored red in GUI Tree view although no alarm
active
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
An Output Service is colored red in the GUI Tree view although
no alarm active.
Conditions
When settings on an output stream or output service are being
done while one of the services of this output stream is in alarm,
the alarm status is written to flash together with the newly applied
settings.
When the DCM is rebooted afterwards, the alarm status is read
from flash and causes the property bit to be set incorrectly.
This in turn causes the output service to be colored red in the GUI
Service Tree view although no alarms are actually active on that
service.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
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DRD
ID
Description
CSCuf75344
TS Mode: EITa p/f not played out when using "Update SI"
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.0.0.
EIT not available for service routed from CAM.
Conditions
When a TS is routed to a CAM and a (descrambled) service of that
TS is routed from the CAM to an output and the EITp/f for this
service is configured to be generated on the output.
Workaround for
previous versions
Pass the EIT for the service transparently from the input where the
service is coming from (Transp. Gen. - Input), and block the CA
Information ("Blocked for this service").
CSCuh54603
SMiT CAM does not become ready on DCM and MMI menu
cannot be accessed
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
SMiT CAM does not become ready on DCM and the MMI menu
can’t be accessed.
Conditions
When using certain types of SMiT Sky CAM for newsdata (NDS).
This was observed on a CAM with the following specs:
Manufacturer : SMiT Digital GmbH
CAM-ID : 5001 6377 5709 8667
P/N : SKYDPRO.BL.1.2.2 -L10, 0x421
V/N : 1660_4.0.3.1
Firmware : 3.4.2.1
Batch No: CIMP 332528
Smart Card : V14
Workaround for
previous versions
Reboot the DCM.
CSCuh63112
input services loss on DRD card after reboot
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.0.0.
When a complete TS was routed on a CAM and the DCM was
rebooted afterwards, the services are marked as not present on the
input and the CAM.
Conditions
When a complete TS was routed on a CAM and the DCM was
rebooted afterwards.
Workaround for
previous versions
Remove the TS from the CAM and reroute the TS, or use SFN
mode for the TS on the CAM.
CSCuh63430
DCM reboots when configuring descrambling
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.0.5.
DCM reboots.
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ID
Description
Conditions
When configuring descrambling and the input stream has
component changes (e.g. PMT changes, backup switch).
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCuh84064
DCM GUI no longer accessible after reboot
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
The DCM GUI is no longer accessible and the device reboots after
a while.
Conditions
When the ‘Service in the Clear’ alarm is configured for TS loss on
the DRD DVB-S2 card and trying to descramble a service in the
clear.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
Web GUI
ID
Description
CSCuf36930
MFP Service backup page, slot info incorrect for Audio services
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.0.0.
MFP Service Backup settings table does not have the engine
information
Conditions
None
Workaround for
previous versions
Engine information is available in other MFP settings tables
CSCug40101
Tree view port state for gateway cards is not correct
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.0.0.
Stream alarms do not color the port icon red when the port is
collapsed.
Conditions
When the port of the gateway card is collapsed.
Workaround
Click open the port to see the stream states or check the Status
pages.
CSCug45642
Highlight destination fails with empty Multiple SPTS group on
port
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.0.0.
In the treeview, highlight of destination service fails.
Conditions
When an empty multiple SPTS tranrating group is present on the
output port.
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ID
Description
Workaround for
previous versions
Remove the empty multiple SPTS group or route something to the
multiple SPTS group so it's no longer empty.
CSCug78868
Search services with Chinese characters in the tree view fails
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.0.0.
Service search in input & output tree with Chinese characters does
not return results.
Conditions
When searching for services with Chinese characters
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCuh34628
Java Script error when assigning an 8-VSB TS backup for
another 8-VSB TS
Symptom
This error was found in version 8.9.0.
A Java Script error is displayed when opening the TS Backup page
for 8-VSB input port. This prevents the user to configure a backup
TS on this page.
Conditions
When opening the TS backup page for 8-VSB inputs.
Workaround for
previous versions
Use the TS Backup settings on 8-VSB input TS.
CSCuh43214
DPI Scheduler info not accessible for MFP
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.0.0.
The DPI Scheduler info is not accessible for the MFP board.cannot
be viewed for MFP because the "Status" - "Diagnostics" "Processing" page is not accessible when you only have a MFP
card.
Conditions
When the device has no co-processor card on any of its I/O cards.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCuh49842
Not possible to apply default packet counter thresholds
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.0.
Unable to change 'Default Packet Counter Thresholds' settings in
GbE Defaults page - FEC tab
Conditions
This happens only when Hitless Merge is Disabled.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
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ID
Description
CSCuh75669
Not all ABR services present to copy profiles from across boards
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.0.0.
Not all ABR services are present to copy profiles from across
boards.
Conditions
When copying ABR profiles, services with the same service ID on
different cards might not be selectable.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
Platform
ID
Description
CSCuf79162
preinstall script is not run when upgrading via GUI
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.20.0.
A script to prepare the upgrade of the device is not run when
using the GUI upgrade package.
Conditions
When upgrading a device using the GUI.
Workaround for
previous versions
Use the Upgrade-It upgrade packages to upgrade the device in
case you have been instructed by customer support to run the
scripts before upgrade.
CSCuh95948
MFP engine tracing stops
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.0.
After a DCM, equipped with MFP cards, has been running for a
while (can be hours or days), the tracing of the MFP engine stops.
Conditions
No specific conditions
Workaround for
previous versions
Reboot of the chassis will restore tracing.
CSCuh35309
Improper shutdown of internal storage (SSD) when rebooting
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
Improper shutdown of internal storage (SSD) when rebooting, this
can potentially cause file system corruptions resulting in various
symptoms (e.g. corrupted settingsfile, logfiles, operating system
files, etc.).
Conditions
On the D9902, when rebooting the device.
Workaround for
previous versions
Minimize the number of reboots.
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ID
Description
CSCty79922
GNU glibc fnmatch Function Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
Symptom
Cisco DCM includes a version of GNU glibc that is affected by the
vulnerabilities identified by the following Common Vulnerability
and Exposures (CVE) IDs:
CVE-2011-1071,CVE-2011-1659
This bug was opened to address the potential impact on this
product.
Additional details about the vulnerabilities listed above can be
found at http://cve.mitre.org/cve/cve.html
Conditions
From release V08-05 onwards, there are no fixed account on the
DCM anymore. Additionally, the SSH, telnet, FTP, SNMP and
IIOP service have been made configurable. Before you can logon
to the DCM via SSH or telnet, you will need to ensure that SSH or
telnet have been enabled. Furthermore, you will need a username
and password for the device you want to access. Only a GUI
administrator can access the security pages where accounts and IP
services can be configured.
Workaround for
previous versions
Disable shell access.
PSIRT Evaluation
The Cisco PSIRT has assigned this bug the following CVSS version
2 score. The Base and Temporal CVSS scores as of the time of
evaluation are 5.4/4.4:
https://intellishield.cisco.com/security/alertmanager/cvssCalcul
ator.do?dispatch=1&version=2&vector=AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N
/I:N/A:C/E:U/RL:W/RC:C
CVE ID CVE-2011-1071,CVE-2011-1659 has been assigned to
document this issue.
Additional information on Cisco's security vulnerability policy can
be found at the following URL:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/products_security_vuln
erability_policy.html
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ID
Description
CSCub74777
[D9902] GNU glibc format string vulnerabilities
Symptom
Cisco Digital Content Manager includes a version of glibc that is
affected by the vulnerabilities identified by the following Common
Vulnerability and Exposures (CVE) IDs:
CVE ID CVE-2012-3406,CVE-2012-3404,CVE-2012-3405
This bug was opened to address the potential impact on this
product.
Additional details about the vulnerabilities listed above can be
found at http://cve.mitre.org/cve/cve.html
Conditions
Device with Default configuration.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
PSIRT Evaluation
The Cisco PSIRT has assigned this bug the following CVSS version
2 score. The Base and Temporal CVSS scores as of the time of
evaluation are 6.8/6.1:
https://intellishield.cisco.com/security/alertmanager/cvssCalcul
ator.do?dispatch=1&version=2&vector=AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/
I:P/A:P/E:POC/RL:U/RC:C
The Cisco PSIRT has assigned this score based on information
obtained from multiple sources. This includes the CVSS score
assigned by the third-party vendor when available. The CVSS
score assigned may not reflect the actual impact on the Cisco
Product.
CVE ID CVE-2012-3406,CVE-2012-3404,CVE-2012-3405 has been
assigned to document this issue.
Additional information on Cisco's security vulnerability policy can
be found at the following URL:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/products_security_vuln
erability_policy.html
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Security
ID
Description
CSCua26321
OpenSSH 5.6p1 Legacy Certificate Creation Information
Disclosure Issue
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.0.0.
Cisco Digital Content Manager includes a version of OpenSSH
that is affected by the vulnerabilities identified by the following
Common Vulnerability and Exposures (CVE) IDs: CVE-2011-0539
This bug was opened to address the potential impact on this
product.
Conditions
Device with default configuration.
Workaround for
previous versions
Not currently available.
PSIRT Evaluation
The Cisco PSIRT has assigned this bug the following CVSS version
2 score. The Base and Temporal CVSS scores as of the time of
evaluation are 5/4.8:
https://intellishield.cisco.com/security/alertmanager/cvssCalcul
ator.do?dispatch=1&version=2&vector=AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I
:N/A:N/E:F/RL:U/RC:C CVE ID CVE-2011-0539 has been
assigned to document this issue. Additional information on Cisco's
security vulnerability policy can be found at the following URL:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/products_security_vuln
erability_policy.html
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Issues and Limitations
For Issues and Limitations of this version consult the release note of this specific version.
Supercrypt
The latest version of Supercrypt is DCM software version 06-00-89. Supercrypt is no longer supported in
higher versions.
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Release Notes DCM Version V12.00.5
New Features
The following new features are included in software version 12.00.5:
IP/ASI Gateway
 A new proprietary MPEG2-TS encapsulation format is now supported next to the already
existing MXF format for IP based contribution streams on the IP gateway.
 Improved the Adaptive Clock Rate lock-in algorithm, reducing the lock-in time (= time
until a picture is present at the output) downto 3 seconds. This reduced lock-in time is
valid for so-called ‘known streams’, which are streams that were previously present at the
input and that return after an interruption. For ‘new’ streams the following rule is valid:
the lock-in time for HD-streams is 3 seconds, the lock-in time for SD-streams is 8 seconds
(was 13 seconds in previous versions).
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Enhancements
IP Gateway
ID
Description
CSCue27631
SDI Sync loss events are written to log file
Symptom
SDI Sync loss events were not written to the log file. Only the
alarm status could be viewed through the Alarm status in the GUI.
Conditions
When an SDI sync loss event changes.
Resolved Issues
The following issues with previous versions were resolved in version 12.00.5:
Transrating/Splicing
ID
Description
CSCug42047
Transrating Problem alarm does not clear
Symptom
This error was found in version 8.9.0.
The Transrating Problem alarm is active while it should not be and
never gets cleared.
Conditions
When a transrating problem occurs in a splice setup when spliced
in (i.e. during an ad), the Transrating problem alarm is raised (as
expected). However when the ad has finished the alarm is not
cleared although the main service is without errors. From now on,
the Transrating problem will not close anymore.
Workaround for
previous versions
Disable the splice channel and enabled channel again or reboot the
DCM.
CSCug37531
Co-processor board restarts under high and persistent load
conditions
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
The co-processor board restarts. Services will be interrupted, but
will recover automatically.
Conditions
Under exceptional and persistent high load conditions, where
internal communication is lost, the co-processor can restart in
order to re-establish communication.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
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ID
Description
CSCug54246
Playing too short ad causes channel to reject subsequent splice
request
Symptom
This error was found in version 8.5.0
Output bitrate of a splice channel is 0 and splice requests are
rejected.
Conditions
This happens occasionally when an ad was played that was a few
seconds shorter than the duration specified in the splice request.
Workaround
Toggle the streaming state of the channel.
Statistical Multiplexing of D9036 Encoders
ID
Description
CSCug35560
All VSEs do not statmux or continuously enter and leave
statmux.
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.1.0.
VSEs leave the statmux pool or constantly enter and leave the
statmux pool.
Conditions
When a backup (encoder) is also configured for the Statmux pool.
IIOP polling for Statmux Status or settings changes (e.g. by PNC)
causes a memory leak to occur which impacts the performance of
the statmux algorithm.
Workaround
Power cycle the DCM. If the VSEs do not rejoin the pool after
power cycling the DCM then power cycle the encoders as well.
MFP Transcoding
ID
Description
CSCuf93735
Error message reflects an MFP Engine that does not exist
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.0.0.
The Missing Resources error messages indicates the incorrect MFP
Engine instances. The MFP engine number that is being referenced
to in the error message is one less than it should be. For example,
an error referring to engine number 0 is actually an error message
for engine number 1.
Conditions
When an MFP Engine is processing the full amount of Multi-Res
resources and additional resources are attempted to be added to
this engine.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
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ID
Description
CSCuf83837
Blocking artefacts seen during AR change on MFP
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.6.
Blocking artifacts are visible at the output of a service in a Statmux
group on the MFP board after an aspect ratio switch at the input.
Conditions
When the aspect ratio change at the input happens in a noncompliant way. i.e. After the (new) sequence header, the open
GOP flag is not set (in the GOP header) making that the first B
pictures are dropped by the decoder.
Workaround for
previous versions
Make sure that the input stream is compliant (GOP is closed at the
beginning of a new sequence).
CSCug16592
ABR Output Streams not aligned
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.0.
The timestamps of different ABR profiles on different engines of
the DCM can be shifted by 1 field period. The EBP markers are
also added to pictures with a different timestamp (delta of 1 field
period).
Conditions
When the profiles are configured on different engines or DCMs
and the input stream contains 3:2 pulldown (coded at 24fps) with
the generated output profiles configured to contain 29.97fps.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCug28887
Updating output frame rate in MultiRes profile can result in no
bitrate
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.0.0.
The output bitrate of a profile drops to zero after updating the
frame rate of the output profile.
Conditions
When changing the frame rate of a MultiRes sub-SD profile.
Workaround for
previous versions
Reset the engine.
CSCug18291
All services on an MFP engine are interrupted
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.0.0.
All services on an MFP engine are interrupted.
Conditions
When an input error occurs right after changing or adding the
configuration of a service.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
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ID
Description
CSCug45855
Configuring a frame-rate reduced multiress profile interrupts
engine
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.0.0.
All multires services on an MFP engine have a short interruption
Conditions
When configuring a frame-rate reduced multires profile, in
combination with a short input error.
Workaround
System recovers automatically within 30 seconds.
MFP Splicing
ID
Description
CSCuf65920
Wrong splice duration reported to AD server
Symptom
This error was found in 12.0.0.
The splice duration reported to the AD server is not correct
although the actual duration was correct. In some case a “No
Insertion Channel Found” is reported to the AD server.
If this happens in a back-to-back setup this can cause the rest of
the splice block to be aborted.
Conditions
Normal splicing configuration.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
IP Gateway
ID
Description
CSCty51250
Disabling SDI input port does not stop streaming
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.10.0.
When disabling "SDI input port", the streaming is not stopped.
Conditions
When disabling "SDI input" port.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
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Web GUI
ID
Description
CSCuf81122
Input GbE port icon is not colored red in case streams are in
alarm
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.00.0.
The GbE port pair icon in the input tree is not colored red in all
cases.
Conditions
When all of the following conditions are met :
- There is no port level alarm on any of the ports of the port pair.
- The Backup port of the port pair is active.
- There is a Stream below the port pair in alarm.
- The port pair node is collapsed.
Workaround for
previous versions
Open the port pair and the port pair node will be colored
correctly.
CSCuf56562
find source/destinations doesn't highlight opened SPTS node in
treeview
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.00.0.
An SPTS node that is clicked open is not highlighted when using
find (active) source or when clicking the highlight link in the find
destinations popup.
Conditions
When the SPTS node is expanded in tree view.
Workaround for
previous versions
Close the ports and click on Service in the top menu. This will
make sure the SPTSs are no longer clicked open. Then highlight of
SPTS will work.
Alternatively, use the Table View page to see your routings
CSCuf61164
Output TS alarm doesn't color port icon red when port is
collapsed.
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.00.0.
Output TS alarm does not color the output port icon red when the
port is collapsed.
Conditions
When the port is collapsed in the tree view and there is an Output
TS alarm on one of the TSs.
Workaround for
previous versions
Click open the output port to see the TS states or check the Status
pages.
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ID
Description
CSCuc25633
The port state does not show accumulated state
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.00.0.
Port state does not show accumulated state. Instead it shows a red
icon as soon as there is any alarm on that port.
Conditions
None.
Workaround for
previous versions
Click open the port to see the TS/service states or check the Status
pages.
CSCuf81139
encapsulation of RTP stream set to 'native' after changing
JPEG2K detail
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.0.0.
Changing JPEG2K details for an output RTP stream, also changes
the MXF transport to Native for that stream.
Conditions
When changing the JPEG2K details for an output RTP stream on
the IP adapter.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCuf93725
Missing Stream Type Identification on ASI ports.
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.0.0.
Input ASI stream node's description does not have information
about the received video format (SD/HD/3G).
Conditions
When receiving a JPEG2k compressed stream on an ASI port of
the DCM Video Gateway.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCug45688
Drag Generator to SDI Output port is siliently ignored
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.0.
Routing is not done when dragging an input stream or generator
to an output port on a gateway card.
Conditions
When the output port is collapsed on the gateway card.
Workaround for
previous versions
Open the output port before dragging an input stream or
generator.
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Issues and Limitations
For Issues and Limitations of this version consult the release note of this specific version.
Supercrypt
The latest version of Supercrypt is DCM software version 06-00-89. Supercrypt is no longer supported in
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Release Notes DCM Version V12.00.0
Note: IP/ASI Gateway is not supported in this release.
New Features
The following new features are included in software version 12.00.0:
DRD DVB-S2
TS Mode on DVB-S2: On the DVB-S2 module it is now possible to select how complete TSs are
passed:
 SFN compliant: no changes to SI, no ECMs are removed.
 non SFN compliant: SI is adapted and ECMs are removed.
CA PMT list management type selection, in the past this was always “Update All” now the user
can select “Update All” or “Add/Del” method.
MFP
RDS pass-through for MFP audio: When reducing the bit-rate of MPEG-1 audio Layer-II, the
RDS data carried in the ancillary data at the end of audio frames (DVB option) are passed
through from input to output.
The MPEG-2 Frame Pictures setting is obsolete. MBAFF will be used.
The minimum configurable audio bitrate for Dolby Digital is 64 kbps.
MultiRes/ABR: EBP markers contain an NTP timestamp. This NTP timestamp represents the
time the encoder created the boundary point. The inserted NTP timestamps can be synchronized
with an NTP server.
From this release onwards, the following functionality is supported on the MFP card:
 8 backup sources can be configured for Service Backup
 Alternate sources can be used for services passed to the MFP card.
 Component tracking rules and default tracking rules (no “AutoPass”) to force output PID
components
New MFP alarms:
 ‘PTS Discontinuity’ can be generated on audio streams processed by MFP
 ‘End-To-End Delay Too Low For Pass-through Service’
 ‘RDS passthrough failed due to sample rate conversion’
GbE
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SinglePortDisable mode: If for a port pair “Gbe SinglePortDisable” is enabled, only the first port
of a pair can be used (e.g. to configure backup). Also no alarms will be active on that port.
GUI
 Consolidated the diagnostics items in the GUI - Device tab and Processing tab:
A new Diagnostics sub-menu has been added under Status menu. The same Diagnostics
sub-menu is also present under Help menu. Diagnostics got four tabs: Device, NTP,
Steam Info and Processing.
The Device tab will show the Device Up Time and CPU Load which were present in Help
– Maintenance page and additional section for Device Errors.
The NTP tab showq the NTP Statistics and NTP offset graph which were present under
Status – Statistics menu.
The Stream Info tab shows the Transport Stream Index Information for each incoming
and outgoing transport streams. The stream info can be filtered based in Card and Port.
The Processing tab contains the Troubleshooting info table which was present in Help –
Traces page.
 MFP: Service Tab - Migrated the Settings and ABR tabs to read-only with bulk update
support:
MFP Service settings and ABR tabs are enhanced for performance using text-only view in
the table where the rows do not contain all the controls and when the user double clicks
on a particular row, it becomes editable. Similarly, user can select multiple rows by
holding the SHIFT or CTRL and clicking the rows and update all the selected rows at
once using the "Update Service Settings" form below.
 Display severe device errors:
Additional support is added to log all the severe device errors to a new trace file. This
device error can be viewed or downloaded from the existing Traces page. Additionally,
the same is accessible on device diagnostics page under Device Errors section.
 GbE: Card level default settings - Max Bitrate for incoming TS:
Under the Input TS Default Settings for GbE, an additional field is added to enter the
maximum bitrate for an incoming transport stream.
 Diagnostic: Added support to show Device Up Time:
The existing device diagnostics page is enhanced to show the Device Up Time which is
the time that the device is up since last cold reboot
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Enhancements
MFP Transcoding
ID
Description
CSCud79569
Audio PTS Discontinuity alarm raised when input has PTS
discontinuities
Symptom
A separate alarm “Audio PTS Discontinuity” is reported when the
input contains PTS discontinuities, in the past an “Input audio
loss” alarm was reported instead.
Conditions
When the input audio stream contains PTS discontinuities.
CSCue78313
Audio streams processed on MFP contains PCR packets
Symptom
For each output service, the PCR is generated on the same PID as
at the input. In this enhancement, the processed audio streams
will also contain PCR packets independent on which PID the
incoming PCR is located. In this way, it is possible that multiple
components of the output service contain PCR packets (of which 1
is referred by the PMT).
Conditions
For all audio components processed by the MFP board.
Transrating/Splicing
ID
Description
CSCud93476
Transrater error statistics page can now be downloaded from the
GUI
Symptom
The transrater error statistics page can now be downloaded from
the GUI.
Conditions
None
Web GUI
ID
Description
CSCua28288
Component Tracking Rules, "Create Rule" when blocked by TS
Symptom
The default suggested component tracking rule now is of type
"Auto Pass" in case service auto passing has been disabled on the
TS.
In the past the rule was by default of type "Auto Pass" with an
invalid PID value.
Conditions
In case Service Auto Passing has been disabled on the TS
(components are in state "Blocked by TS Rule").
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ID
Description
CSCud99721
Display option to include pre-configured TSs and services in
input tree
Symptom
A Display option allows configuring whether pre-configured
services and TSs (i.e. services or TSs that are not present at the
input but have settings configured) are displayed in the input tree
view.
Conditions
None.
Resolved Issues
The following issues with previous versions were resolved in version 12.00.0:
Transrating/Splicing
ID
Description
CSCue01632
Audio Content can’t be decoded after splice when input
standard changed
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.1.
Audio Content can’t be decoded anymore after a splice.
Conditions
If a service is spliced on an MFP board, and the input standard is
changed on the input during the splice, and this input standard
change causes that a spliced audio PID is now interpreted as Data
(e.g. stream type 0x81 is AC3 in ATSC and data in DVB) then the
audio might be wrong during and after the splice
Workaround for
previous versions
Do not change input standard during a splice.
MFP Transcoding
ID
Description
CSCud44974
Reconfiguration of a service on an MFP board can result in
disruptions
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.0.
While configuring any service on an engine on a MFP board. it is
possible that all services on this engine are disrupted for 30
seconds.
Conditions
When there are Input disruptions on a service while reconfiguring
it.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
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ID
Description
CSCue65810
Audio contains no EBPs after configuration
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.5.
There are no EBP packages inserted in MultiRes audio streams
after re-configuration to AAC-LC .
Conditions
MultiRes/ABR feature is enabled and the audio is re-configured to
transcode to AAC-LC.
Workaround for
previous versions
Change any other setting of the transcoded audio stream.
CSCuf02589
MFP drops bitrate when having 5 seconds stuffing on the input
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.5.
The output bitrate drops to near zero when the input source has
more than 5 sec of null packets only.
Conditions
The MFP is receiving only stuffing for 5 sec.
Workaround for
previous versions
Reset of MFP restores the service.
CSCuf25161
Errors when creating sync ABR profiles in combination with 3/2
pull down
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.0.
Output time stamps are not correct, and different profiles are not
synchronized, for ABR profiles generated from a 3/2 pull down
source on an MFP board.
Conditions
When generating ABR profiles from a 3/2 pulldown source (both
AVC/MPEG-2).
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCuf35248
Colour primaries in VUI of AVC streams are filled in as
unspecified
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.0.
Colour primaries in the VUI parameters are set as unspecfied in
linear transcodes and splices for H.264/AVC encoded streams.
Conditions
Video engine are configured in linear transcode or splicing. The
coding format of the output stream is H.264/AVC
Workaround for
previous versions
None
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ID
Description
CSCuf89228
Closed caption status toggles on H.264 streams
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.0.
The closed caption status readout on MFP overview page toggles.
Conditions
When the input stream is a H.264 stream.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
MFP Splicing
ID
Description
CSCue35475
Post Muted audio doesn't work in ad splicing MFP
Symptom
This error was found in 11.10.5.
The audio splicer does not generate muted audio frames at the
moment that black video frames are generated. This results in a
gap in the timestamps of the audio stream.
Conditions
When a gap in the audio stream has to be filled-up with muted
audio frames because of inserted black frames by the video splicer
(e.g., postblack configuration on the ad server).
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
CSCue35357
AD Splice has glitch in the audio
Symptom
This error was found in 11.10.0.
Audio splice results in a small glitch in the audio at the splice
point.
Conditions
MPEG-2 SD splicing is configured at low density (only 1 SD splice
per chip) and DTS-STC of first video frame is higher then 100ms.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCud48454
Long duration DPI setup on MFP can have interruption on
output
Symptom
This error was found in 11.10.0.
In rare occasions a channel of which DPI is enabled can have a
short interruption.
Conditions
When DPI is enabled on an MFP service, the issue can be present
on a specific channel when it is very frequently used for splicing.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
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Statistical Multiplexing of D9036 Encoders
ID
Description
CSCue75399
Changing D9036 SMX community settings fails when pools are
configured
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.30.0.
When changing Statmux Community settings (IP address / Port),
the GUI responds after some time with an Operation Not
Succeeded. After this error message, the GUI stays unresponsive
for a couple of minutes.
Conditions
When changing Statmux Community settings while there are
pools configured in the D9036 Statmux.
Workaround for
previous versions
When waiting long enough (a couple of minutes) the GUI will
become responsive again and the settings will be applied anyhow,
despite the error message. It is suggested to perform a reboot after
changing the SMX community settings in this caseas this will
anyhow break the complete SMX community and require to adapt
the connected D9036 encoder settings as well.
CSCue89395
Removing a VSE on the Encoder is not reflected on the SMX
control DCM
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.1.0.
After removing a VSE from an encoder or disconnecting the
statmux communication port of an encoder, the VSEs continue to
show up as connected on the DCM processing tree. The VSEs also
can not be removed from the processing tree because they must be
in the disconnected state before they can be removed.
Conditions
This will occur any time a VSE is deleted or the encoder is
disconnected.
Workaround for
previous versions
The VSEs will show up as disconnected after power cycling the
DCM.
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Statistical Multiplexing of MFP Encoders
ID
Description
CSCud70702
Changing configuration of a channel interrupts other channel on
engine
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.0
During re-configuration of one channel, channels processed on the
same engine can be affected by this reconfiguration resulting in
blocking artifacts.
Conditions
When reconfigurating a channel that results in a restart of that
channel (e.g. when changing coding mode, output format, ...).
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCue59041
High complexity service doesn't get enough bitrate assigned
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.5.
An MPEG-2 HD service with high complexity (low PSNR
numbers) but doesn't seem to get a high enough bitrate assigned
by the SMX algorithm.
Conditions
When statmuxing a high complexity MPEG-2 HD service.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
Miscellaneous
ID
Description
CSCue72999
RIP table is not updated when there is TS loss
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
RIP-table needed for Anycast is not updated when there is a TS
loss.
Conditions
When an output Transport Stream is removed and recreated
within a few seconds, this will cause TS loss updates not to be
propagated to the RIP table.
Workaround for
previous versions
Remove the TS again and wait a minute before remaking.
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ID
Description
CSCue97426
DTF not working after upgrade (one PID is missing)
Symptom
This error was found in version 9.0.0.
Output Mode on port of SFN MkII board in Deterministic Remux
mode does not seem to be applied. Settings are OK but behavior
does not match settings.
Conditions
There are two possible causes. The first one can happen randomly
on configuration of the Output Mode for any port and a random
port configuration (behavior, not the setting) is changed. The
second one happens when changing the Output Mode to 'Main TS
and RDCS' for which the configuration (behavior, not the setting)
of the main port will not be changed.
Workaround for
previous versions
Change the port configuration again.
CSCuf16892
Settings import "exclude security" doesn't exclude http/https
setting
Symptom
This error was found in version 12.0.0.
When importing device settings from file, the https security setting
is always imported, even when "Exclude security settings" is
enabled. As a consequence, after a settings import the device gui
may unexpectedly become unreachable at its "https://" address.
Conditions
This issue appears when importing device settings in which the
https security setting differs from the one applied on the device
Workaround for
previous versions
Connection can be re-established on most browsers by re-typing
the device address in the browser's address field without a
protocol specification (http:// or https://).
Mux
ID
Description
CSCue92333
Device can reboot when a PID is wrongly identified as SCTE35
in the PMT
Symptom
This error was found in version 08.00.69.
The device can reboot when a PID is wrongly identified as an
SCTE-35 component in the PMT.
Conditions
When a PID that is identified as SCTE-35 in the PMT, but contains
other data (e.g. video), this can cause 100% load of the CPU, and
might cause reboots.
Workaround for
previous versions
make sure that the stream is correct before providing it to the
DCM
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DRD
ID
Description
CSCtx61164
Astra HD+ CAM not working properly in DVB-S2
Symptom
This issue was found in version 10.0.0.
Astra HD+ CAM is unable to descramble any services when used
in a DVB-S2 card.
Conditions
Astra HD+ CAM is used for descrambling.
Workaround for
previous versions
Pass the complete TS in SFN mode and descramble individual
services or components.
Platform
ID
Description
CSCud29269
DCM keeps rebooting after upgrade.
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
The DCM keeps rebooting after the power was unplugged during
an upgrade to V12.0 or later.
Conditions
When the D9902 bootloader version is V00-00-10 or lower and
during the upgrade of a D9902 device to version V12.0 or later, the
power was cut.
Workaround for
previous versions
From V11.10 onwards, a new bootloader version is available in the
SW package. Once this version is installed, the bootloader can be
upgraded from the GUI - configuration page. It is strongly advised
to upgrade the bootloader prior to upgrading to version V12.0 or
later.
Firmware
ID
Description
CSCub36413
DCM generates false PCR DiscontinutityFlag
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.0.2.
PCR jitter at output of the DCM of passed services.
Conditions
High load, bad PCR streams, switching on/off on same time
Workaround for
previous versions
Bit rate clamping per TS, limits the calculated bitrate to nominal
value
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ID
Description
CSCue25584
DCM DRD board looses streams
Symptom
This error was found in version 9.10.0.
Long lock times or no lock even when RF lock is reached
Conditions
Bad PCR streams or frequent RF unlocks can trigger no lock or
long lock times
Workaround for
previous versions
Reboot unit.
Web GUI
ID
Description
CSCud97178
'Configure TOT' link - page could not be found
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.0.
In the output TS settings page, clicking on the "Configure TOT"
gives a web server error.
Conditions
When Clicking on the "Reload" button before clicking on
"Configure TOT" button on the output TS settings page.
Workaround for
previous versions
In Tree view, Double click on the output TS. It opens the TS
settings page. Now click on "Configure TOT" link on that page.
CSCue10070
MFP MultiRes Profile Copy action fails when profile passed to
output
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.0.
Profile copy does not succeed and the result is a partial copy. From
now on the profile copy option is only accessible if no profiles are
passed to the output.
Conditions
When performing a profile copy in the 'Edit profile' pop-up
window on a service that has profiles passed to the output. The
copy action will first try to delete the existing profiles and because
profiles are passed to the output they cannot be removed.
Workaround for
previous versions
Make sure no profiles are passed to the output before performing
the copy action.
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ID
Description
CSCue10116
MFP MultiRes: No action/Error when passing main service to
the output
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.0.
No action happens and there is no error message when the main
service of a MultiRes service is passed to the output.
Conditions
When passing the main service of a MultiRes service that has no
profiles configured, to the output.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCue10122
MFP MultiRes 720p60 profile: Frame rate options are not sorted
in chrome
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.0.
On the MFP MultiRes profile overlay window, the Frame Rate
combo box items are not sorted in Chrome.
Conditions
When modifying a profile with vertical resolution of 720 in the
profile overlay using the Chrome browser.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCue10162
Legend page - PIP and MultiRes icons are small
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.0
Legend page displays the PIP and MultiRes icons in small size
Conditions
None
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCue50171
Temporary license message says expiry in 1 day when it is in 1
month
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
Temporary license displays incorrect expiry message.
Conditions
When the difference between the current date and the license
expiry date is 1 month.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
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ID
Description
CSCue70906
Adding "ES ECM PID" type default tracking rule gives web
error
Symptom
This error was found in version 9.0.0.
Adding "ES ECM PID" type default tracking rule for a board gives
web server error.
Conditions
When adding an “Es ECM PID” type board default tracking rule.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCue75637
JavaScript error on input port FEC settings add form
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.5.
When changing the Socket type or FEC Streams type under “Add
Preconfigured TS” section, a Javascript error is reported and “FEC
Stream - Custom Setting” is not possible since Row Socket Type
doesn't get enabled anymore.
Conditions
When changing the Socket type or FEC Streams type under “Add
Preconfigured TS” section.
Workaround for
previous versions
Add the TS and then change the settings from Table.
CSCue79452
Exporting routing configuration fails if DCM name contains "/"
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.0.0.
Exporting of the routing configuration (CSV format) fails when the
DCM name contains a "/".
Conditions
When exporting the routing configuration (Service ->
Configuration) of a DCM that has a “/” in its name.
Workaround for
previous versions
Change the DCM name so it no longer contains a "/".
CSCue80102
Upgrade failed message shown though it succeeds
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.20.0.
The GUI displays an upgrade failure message even though the
upgrade succeeds.
Conditions
When upgrading a device after the previous upgrade failed
without having rebooted the DCM in between.
Workaround for
previous versions
Trigger a warm reboot before doing the upgrade.
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ID
Description
CSCue87078
VSE Capacity Overload popup box shown when not necessary
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
When changing the video channel settings, a warning popup box
is shown when not applicable.
Conditions
Only when multiple GbE boards in D9036 Statmux mode
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCue89911
IE9 freezes on consecutive changes in the top reference string
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.1.
Switching page by using the top reference string selection (dropdown selection on top of TS/service settings pages) freezes page
on IE9.
Conditions
When switching page by using the top reference string selection
(drop-down selection on top of TS/service settings pages).
Workaround for
previous versions
Go to other window/tab. Go back to IE9 and click on the selection.
CSCud52516
Submission failure while updating or Adding new VBR TS
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
Submission failure while updating or adding new VBR transport
streams in Active mode.
Conditions
The cumulative Bitrate of all the existing ACTIVE transport
streams on a GbE port should be 911Mbps or above.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCue92059
Search fails intermittently on Processing tree (SID as filter)
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.0.
Search in processing tree gives web server error
Conditions
When a MultiRes profile is present that matches the searching
criteria.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
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ID
Description
CSCue92301
DCM session expires when logging in from Rosa NMS
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.10.0.
When logging in from ROSA NMS you are automatically logged
out after 3 minutes.
Conditions
When logging in from ROSA NMS.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
CSCuf35370
TS identification details cannot be retrieved for the "Before HM"
alarm
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.0.
Input TS Status Overview table is not displaying TS details for
"Threshold Reached for the Missing Packets before Error
Correction Statistic" alarm in Status-Input page. Detailed TS Status
Overview table also is not displaying the details for the alarm.
Conditions
Hitless Merge option should have been enabled on the
corresponding GbE card Alarm should have been raised for input
backup port of Hitless Merge
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCuf56562
find source/destinations doesn't highlight opened SPTS node in
treeview
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.0.0.
An SPTS node that is clicked open is not highlighted when using
find (active) source or when clicking the highlight link in the find
destinations popup.
Conditions
SPTS node is expanded in tree view.
Workaround for
previous versions
Close the ports and click on Service in the top menu. This will
make sure the SPTSs are no longer clicked open. Then highlight of
SPTS will work. Other possibility: use the Table View page to see
your routings
CSCuf61196
Port level alarms don't color the port icon red in the tree view
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.0.
The Input port icon is not colored red when a port level alarm is
triggered.
Conditions
When a port level alarm is active.
Workaround for
previous versions
Check the status pages to see the active port alarms.
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ID
Description
CSCuf60811
Total Bit Rate (Mbps) of GbE TS gets changed incorrectly
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
Changing between VBR and CBR for one or more output TSs on
the Output Port TS settings page modifies the Total Bit Rate on the
other TSs.
Conditions
When changing an output TS between VBR and CBR on the
Output Port TS settings page.
Workaround for
previous versions
Switch between VBR and CBR on the TS/Rate Control tab of the
TS Output settings page. (double click on the TS in the output tree
on the Tree View page to get to this settings page).
Audio Gateway
ID
Description
CSCud74488
Hitless merge statistics sometimes don't increment
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.0.
The hitless merge packet statistics don’t increment and remain at
0.
Conditions
The Audio Gateway board has been configured with 2 incoming
RTP streams and only one of them streams has the 'Hitless Merge'
option enabled and packets arrive only at the RTP stream that has
the 'Hitless Merge' option enabled.
Workaround for
previous versions
Warm reboot of the Audio Gateway board or reboot the entire
DCM device.
CSCuc46219
The stream presence indication on the GUI tree view is not
correct.
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.0.0.
The stream presence indication on the GUI tree view is not correct.
Conditions
When hitless merge is enabled and the port mode is set to
“manual 2”.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
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Issues and Limitations
For Issues and Limitations of this version consult the release note of this specific version.
Supercrypt
The latest version of Supercrypt is DCM software version 06-00-89. Supercrypt is no longer supported in
higher versions.
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Release Notes DCM Version V11.10.7
Resolved Issues
The following issues with previous versions were resolved in version 11.10.7:
Transrating/Splicing
ID
Description
CSCue56831
The DCM falsely responds with "Splice_Request Was Too Late"
(error 112)
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.30.0.
The DCM responds with "Splice_Request Was Too Late" (error
code 112) even thought the request was sent in time by the AD
server.
Conditions
This rarely happens when using AD splicing.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
CSCuf16401
A splice failure can cause that all following splices to fail
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.5.
If a splice fails, then subsequent splices might also fail.
Conditions
If a splice fails because of an external trigger.
Workaround for
previous versions
Reboot the device or regroom the affected service.
CSCuf25823
DPI settings not restored after upgrade
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.00.0.
From 11.1 onwards it can be fixed by stopping and starting
streaming the affected service.
DPI settings are not restored after the first reboot following an
upgrade.
Conditions
When upgrading a DCM with a lot of services configured, it is
possible that the internal settings files get corrupted. The DCM
will function correctly, but the DPI settings will be lost the next
time the DCM is rebooted.
This can happen when upgrading the DCM from a version prior to
V11.0.0 to a version 11.0.0 to V11.10.6.
Workaround for
previous versions
For a workaround and more details see the Service Note :
“ServiceNote DPI Settings might be lost.docx”
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MFP Transcoding
ID
Description
CSCud67586
AD Splice causes interruption on the output stream
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.0.
The encoded output (MPEG or AVC) is disruped after the splice
for approximately 4s because of an internal reset of the splicing
module.
Conditions
When the Coding type of network stream and insertion stream is
different, either the main stream or the Ad stream is progressive
coded (e.g., 576p) and the other stream is interlaced coded (e.g.,
576i).
Workaround for
previous versions
Make sure that both network and ads are coded in the same way
(both progressive or interlaced).
CSCuf76098
MFP encoder settings cannot be changed
Symptom
This error was found in 11.10.0.
After upgrading a DCM to a software version between 11.0.0 and
11.10.6, the MFP encoder settings (e.g. ES Rate) cannot be changed
anymore. Instead, an OpNotSucceeded message is displayed.
Conditions
DCM was running a sofware version before 11.0.0 and MFP
settings were configured.
Workaround for
previous versions
Delete service passed to MFP board and redo the configuration
(pass service to MFP and output and configure MFP settings).
Or disable and enable the transrating/transcoding setting on the
MFP board and redo the MFP configuration.
From V11.10.7 onwards the release package contains a script
“ForceSaveServiceSettings” that can be used to fix this on the
devices running versions 11.0.0 to 11.10.6 without the need to
upgrade. For more information see “ServiceNote MFP Video
Transcode settings cant be modified.docx”.
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Statistical Multiplexing of MFP Encoders
ID
Description
CSCue84014
Every few hours the video bitrate drops to zero
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.5.
The output bitrate of a statmuxed video channel drops to near
zero every few hours due to a DTS discontinuity detected. It seems
the frame drops are happening at the 32 bit DTS wrap-around
point.
Conditions
When statmuxing a video channel.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
CSCuf32839
EndToEnd Delay modification in runtime makes Statmux
unstable
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
When the end-to-end delay is modified while the statmux is
running, the statmux becomes unstable and the output bitrate
graph fluctuates.
Conditions
When changing the end-to-end delay when statmux is running.
Workaround for
previous versions
Stop all channels before making end-to-end delay modifications
and start all channels again.
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Issues and Limitations
For Issues and Limitations of this version consult the release note of this specific version.
Supercrypt
The latest version of Supercrypt is DCM software version 06-00-89. Supercrypt is no longer supported in
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Release Notes DCM Version V11.10.6
Resolved Issues
The following issues with previous versions were resolved in version 11.10.6:
MFP Transcoding
ID
Description
CSCue46101
Occasional MFP engine reset and service interruption
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.0.
MFP engine reset causing an interruption of all video services
processed by that engine.
Conditions
This can happen at any moment when processing streams. In
reality this seems to happen once every other day.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
CSCue78377
RAI bit is not set in TS header Adaption field
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.5.
The Random Access Indicator (RAI) bit is not set in TS header
Adaption field.
Conditions
When the output of a processed stream is H.264.
Workaround for
previous versions
Configure IDR Interval on MFP. This will force IDR insertion
every n GOPs and each IDR will be preceded by an
adaptation_field of which the random_access_indicator will be set.
CSCue42784
Limited input PTS jitter results in artifacts at the output
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.0.
The MFP card drops some input pictures at the moment the PTS
jitter was above a certain threshold resulting in missing frames at
the output.
Conditions
When the input PTS jitter is more than +/-15 ticks in units of
90kHz.
Workaround for
previous versions
Make sure that the input stream is compliant and that the PTS
jitter is limited.
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ID
Description
CSCue30318
MFP related alarm not cleared
Symptom
This error was found in versions 11.10.6.
An MFP related alarm is not cleared even when the error
condition was resolved.
Conditions
When there was a PTS discontinuity on an MFP service, it can
happen that MFP related alarms are not cleared even though the
error condition was resolved.
Workaround for
previous versions
Move the service away from the engine (Pass-through path) and
put it back on the initial engine.
CSCue10912
PCR/PID errors on MFP Output
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.0.
MFP does not recover after data corruption in the input stream.
The output stream still containsPCR/PID errors and artifacts.
Conditions
When the input service of a transcoded service becomes corrupted
at the input. Once the input is again clean, the MFP transcoder
does not recover.
Workaround for
previous versions
Reset the engine in question.
Statistical Multiplexing of D9036 Encoders
ID
Description
CSCue43021
Alarm is not raised if backup encoders are not upgraded
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.0.
On a DCM with GBE boards configure in D9036 Statmux mode,
services in the D9036 statmux pool output pane are shown with a
red icon.
However, when looking on the status page, no alarms are shown
for these services clarifying the problem cause.
Conditions
This happens when there is a version mismatch between the
D9036 encoders and the configured statmux version in the D9036
Statmux administration page.
Workaround for
previous versions
Be sure that all encoders (both the main encoders and the backup
encoders) are upgraded to the correct version as configured on the
DCM D9036 Statmux administration page.
Be sure that both the main and the backup DCM selected the same
D9036 statmux version.
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Statistical Multiplexing of MFP Encoders
ID
Description
CSCue78175
Activating Backup Stream on output for MFP Statmuxed service
stops SMX
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.0.
A rate controlled output service using the MFP Statmux Rate
Control feature and having backup services defined in the output
tree shows its Rate Mode state as "Pass Through (Manual)" where
the expected Rate Mode state should be "Statmuxed".
Conditions
Workaround for
previous versions
- Output service has to be member of an MFP Rate Control group.
- Output service has to have backup services defined in the output
tree (Advanced Routing).
- Both the main and the backup service pass an MFP processing
board
- Both the main as the backup service have the same MFP Video
Ouput Rate Mode setting
- A switch has occurred between the main/backup service
The problem happens when both backup/main service have the
same MFP Video Output Rate Mode setting on the MFP boards.
Best solution is to:
- have the main service set on the MFP with Rate Mode setting
"Statmux"
- have the backup service(s) set on the MFP with Rate Mode
setting "CBR" or "Capped VBR" (thus not the same as the main
service).
In such case when a switch to the backup occurs, the backup
service will be measured and taken into account in the statmux
group (although it will not actively be statmuxed).
To avoid bandwidth exceeded errors, the sum of the backup
service outputs should be less or equal then the group rate.
CSCue57188
macroblocking in low-complexity channel
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.5.
Frequent macroblocking seen on low complexity channels in a
statmux pool.
Conditions
Workaround for
previous versions
for a statmux pool that contains a mix of low and high complexity
channels.
None.
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ID
Description
CSCue59062
Increased Video Quality dips compared to earlier versions
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.5.
SAM/PSNR measurement Video quality shows various Video
Quality dips compared to previous versions.
Conditions
Workaround for
previous versions
Cscue530753
Symptom
for a statmux pool that contains a mix of low and high complexity
channels.
None.
Pool output bitrate of MFP statmuxpool is not constant
This error was found in version 11.10.0.
A few hours after the DCM has been rebooted, the overall bitrate
of the MFP statmux pool is heavily fluctuating.
Conditions
Running full SD (6x) density after a few hours.
Workaround for
previous versions
- Disable the auto resource reload by creating the
DisableResourceReload file under /app
- Or reduce the channel density to (4x) SD
CSCuf08021
Setting a low CBR rate impacts video quality.
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.5.
If the user sets the CBR rate on the Video Settings page to a low
rate when performing statmux, there can be noticeable Video
Quality impact.
Conditions
Workaround for
previous versions
When the user sets the CBR rate on the Video Settings page to a
low rate when performing statmux.
Leave the CBR rate on the Video Settings page to the default
value or higher when performing statmux.
CSCuf02589
MFP drops bitrate when having 5 seconds stuffing on the input
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.5.
The output bitrate drops to near zero when the input source has
more than 5 sec of null packets only.
Conditions
Workaround for
previous versions
When the input stream only contains stuffing for 5 sec.
Reset of MFP restores the service.
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Web GUI
ID
Description
CSCue49978
GUI Logs out when expanding a service node.
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.0.
GUI Logs out when expanding a service node.
Conditions
This happens in case if the stream contains an invalid audio
descriptor.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
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Issues and Limitations
For Issues and Limitations of this version consult the release note of this specific version.
Supercrypt
The latest version of Supercrypt is DCM software version 06-00-89. Supercrypt is no longer supported in
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Release Notes DCM Version V11.10.5
New Features
The following new features are included in software version 11.10.5:
GUI:
 Navigate between the same settings
Support is added to facilitate navigation between the same settings for different
Transport Streams or services within the same port without returning to the tree view.
The existing Top reference string is used to facilitate this.
 MFP: Audio - Bulk Update
MFP Audio settings are enhanced for performance using text-only view in the table
where the rows do not contain all the controls and when the user double clicks on a
particular row, it becomes editable. Similarly, user can select multiple rows by holding
the SHIFT or CTRL and clicking the rows and update all the selected rows at once using
the "Update Basic Audio Settings" form below.
 MFP: Audio - Copy/Paste Settings
Support is added to copy encode specific processing settings from one audio component
to another in case of similar encode format.
 MFP: Audio - Navigate Between Settings
Support is added to navigate between the encoding specific settings without returning to
the main audio settings page is possible through the top reference string.
 MFP: MR - Resource Allocation Feedback
A new Estimated Resource Usage table is added on the Profile Engine popup which gives
a graphical representation of the calculated load for the engine in MR mode. The amount
of resources occupied by a multi-res profile is a mathematical estimation which is based
on the profile parameters entered in the edit profile dialog.
MFP:
The Multi Format Processor (MFP) board has been extended with a new feature which is Digital
Program Insertion (DPI) or Ad Insertion. This feature allows inserting a number of
advertisements into a main or network feed. There is no upper-limit on the amount of
advertisement that can be subsequently inserted (i.e., back-to-back splicing is supported). In the
release, splicing on the MFP board is limited to Ad Insertion mode only.
On the MFP board, it is possible to splice MPEG-2 as well as H.264/AVC streams. In order to
guarantee the seamlessness of the splices, the network feed, insertion feed, and output service
have to be of the same codec type (MPEG-2 or H.264/AVC).
It is possible to splice between HD network feeds and HD advertisements and between SD
network feeds and SD advertisement. It is not supported to splice between HD network feeds
and SD advertisements, and vice versa. Each splice shall be executed frame accurate and the
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splicer supports the SCTE-30 and SCTE-35 specification in order to communicate with an Ad
Server and to schedule the upcoming splices.
Audio splicing is also supported on the MFP so that the audio and video are spliced together. In
splicing mode, it is not possible to process the audio streams meaning that only transparent
audio splicing is supported (i.e., audio format, bitrate, channel numbers, sampling rate … cannot
be changed during the splice). The audio codecs supported for splicing in this release are Dolby
Digital AC-3 and MPEG-1 Layer II (no splicing support for other codecs such as AAC). Network
audio services can have a different number of channels or sampling rate in comparison to the
insertion channel.
The density of the splicing feature is as follows:
 On Mk-I chassis:
Audio splicing disabled (audio processing disabled on MFP board configuration
level): 1 SD or 1 HD channel per engine (i.e., 4 SD or 4 HD channels per MFP
board)
Audio splicing enabled (audio processing enabled on MFP board configuration
level): 1 SD or 1 HD channel per engine (i.e., 3 SD or 3 HD channels per MFP
board
 On Mk-II chassis:
Independent of audio splicing: 1 SD or 1 HD channel per engine (i.e., 4 SD or 4
HD channels per MFP board)
The splicing feature on MFP board can be combined with the Statmux feature and horizontal
rescaling feature on the MFP board. Splicing cannot be combined with the MultiRes/ABR
feature.
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Enhancements
Web GUI
ID
Description
CSCud64097
It is now possible to move a mulit-res service without settings
Symptom
Drag and drop of a service on a multi-res engine to a non-multi-res
engine is now allowed when the service has no profiles
configured.
Conditions
When the service has no profiles configured.
Resolved Issues
The following issues with previous versions were resolved in version 11.10.5:
Transrating/Splicing
ID
Description
CSCud99669
If a splice fails, then subsequent splices might be rejected
Symptom
This error was found in version 8.1.123.
If a splice fails, then subsequent splices might be rejected. . If the
DCM stays in this condition for a long time, the DCM might
reboot.
Conditions
When a splice fails because of an external trigger
Workaround for
previous versions
Reboot the device or regroom the affected service From 11.1
onwards it can be fixed by stopping and starting streaming the
affected service
CSCud48286
If DPI configuration is deleted during an ad, the video will
disappear.
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.10.0.
If DPI configuration is deleted during an ad, the video will
disappear. Subsequent splices are rejected.
Conditions
When deleting the DPI configuration while spliced in.
Workaround for
previous versions
Reboot the device or regroom the affected service From 11.1
onwards it can be fixed by stopping and starting streaming the
affected service.
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ID
Description
CSCue35697
DPI Channel settings removed after changing Output Service
ID.
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.0.0.
DPI channel settings disappear when the service ID of a service is
changed.
Conditions
When changing the output service id of a service that has DPI
settings enabled, the DPI settings will become disabled and the
DPI ChannelName will be reset to default.
Workaround for
previous versions
First make sure the output service ID is set correctly before
configuring the DPI settings.
MFP Transcoding
ID
Description
CSCud77188
Glitch in output stream during re-configuration
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.0.
The output stream of all services on an engine are interrupted for
about 1 minute.
Conditions
When the user reconfigures the encoder settings (other than a
bitrate change) of one of the services on the specific engine.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCud81922
Configuring bitrate for HD service below 500Kbps stops
processing
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.0.
Configuring a HD resolution on a multi-res engine with a bitrate
lower then 500Kbps is possible. However, the video processing
engine does not support these low bitrates at the HD resolutions
and all services processed on this engine are interrupted.
Conditions
When setting the bitrate below 500Kbps for a HD mulit-res
service.
Workaround for
previous versions
Increase the bitrate for the HD resolution to at least 500Kbps and
reset engine.
CSCue23351
bitrate for multires profiles can't be set to 96kbps
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.0.
The bitrate for a multires service can't be set to 96Kbps as an
incorrect limit check will block this.
Conditions
When trying to set the bitrate for a multi-res service.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
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ID
Description
CSCue05703
Entropy Auto mode not correct for baseline profile (MR mode)
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.5.
The entropy mode used when Entropy mode is set to Auto is
CABAC instead of CAVLC for a baseline profile.
Conditions
When entropy is set to Auto mode and a baseline pofile is
configured.
Workaround for
previous versions
Set the entropy encoder explicit to CAVLC once the profile is
configured to baseline.
CSCud58779
Min Bit rate is taken into account for pass through services in
MFP SMX
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.0.
The min bitrate setting of pass-through services in the Rate control
group settings is considered for range validation of max bitrate of
other services, while this should not be the case.
Conditions
When one of the services is in pass-through mode.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCue02322
The rescaler stops processing during long duration mulit-res
test.
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.0.
During long duration tests, it is possible that the scaler stops
processing in a MultiRes / ABR configuration.
Conditions
The MFP engine has to be configured in MultiRes / ABR
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCue08592
Frames are dropped when sequence_end_code missing
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.0.
MPEG-2 streams coming out of MFP may show visual blocks and
DTS/PTS discontinuity.
Conditions
When the MFP receives a MPEG-2 non-compliant input stream
that starts a new sequence header without ending the previous
sequence with a sequence_end_code.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
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ID
Description
CSCue35338
Horizontal scaling not performed when input horizontal
resolution is 704.
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.0.
Horizontal rescaling is not performed on a service with a
horizontal resolution of 704 pixels.
Conditions
When horizontal scaling is configured on an incoming stream with
a horizontal resolution of 704 pixels.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
Statistical Multiplexing of MFP Encoders
ID
Description
CSCud20938
Encoded output service is not compliant with MPEG-2 VBV
model.
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.0.
The encoded output is not compliant with MPEG-2 VBV buffer
model and can’t be decoded.
Conditions
Workaround for
previous versions
When the default rate is configured to 30Mbit or higher and the
service is part of a statmux group.
None
DRD
ID
Description
CSCud56673
TS Sync Loss on DRD DVB-S2 with valid lock on input signal
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.0.0.
Conditions
Workaround
DRD DVB-S2 TS cannot be received and TS sync loss is reported
even though the input signal is present with a valid lock.
This can happen when the stream is initially detected, when there
are interruptions on the input TS or when PCR anomalies occur in
the stream.
Disable and enable the DVB-S2 input.
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Web GUI
ID
Description
CSCud56350
Multires services could not be deleted in the settings page
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.0.
Deleting a Multi-Res service via the MFP overview page results in
an error.
Conditions
When trying to delete a main Multi-Res service via the MFP
overview page and the service has profiles configured.
Workaround for
previous versions
Delete the service from the tree view.
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Issues and Limitations
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Supercrypt
The latest version of Supercrypt is DCM software version 06-00-89. Supercrypt is no longer supported in
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Release Notes DCM Version V11.10.1
Resolved Issues
The following issues with previous versions were resolved in version 11.10.1:
Transcoding
ID
Description
CSCud87633
Video from DCM output pixellating when passed through the
Logo inserter
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.1.1.
Picture artifacts visible after processing an input stream by the
transcoder board in logo insertion mode.
Conditions
Transcoder board is configured in logo insertion and the input
stream contains 3 subsequent B pictures between the anchor
frames (I or P frames).
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
MFP Transcoding
ID
Description
CSCud83858
Incorrect minimum bitrate check for a 192x192 profile
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.0.
User configuration for multires profiles may fail on the minimum
bitrate check for some resolutions.
Conditions
When configuring a multires profile with horizontal resolution <=
192, and minimal bit rate < 300.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
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ID
Description
CSCud77206
Continuously restarting engine with 1080p60 input
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.0.
Processing 1080p60 streams is not supported by the MFP board.
However, if such an input is provided at the input, the engine will
continuously reset until the service is removed from the engine.
All other services configured on the same engine will also be
interrupted by the engine reset. Furthermore, there is no alarm
generated at the moment that 1080p60 is provided at the input.
Conditions
When an 1080p60 input stream is present and transrating/coding
is enabled for this service.
Workaround for
previous versions
Remove the non-supported 1080p60 service.
CSCud81333
"Resources Could Not Be Allocated" alarm is raised when hor.
Rescaling.
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.0.
The "Multi-Res Profile Resources Could Not Be Allocated" alarm is
raised unexpectedly.
Conditions
The alarm is falsely triggered when the internal resource allocation
algorithm requires up-scaling between different multi resolution
profiles.
Workaround for
previous versions
None, there is no functional problem. The alarm should be
interpreted as a "Video up-scale" alarm for this specific case.
CSCud83846
MFP User name is truncated at the output in case of ATSC
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.0.
For ATSC services passed over a MFP board having "SDT usertag
insertion" enabled, the inserted service name can be truncated.
Truncation is a limitation of the standard, however now the
usertag will not be truncated on the GUI.
Conditions
When usertags + automatically appended usertag prefixes are
longer that the SDT/VCT standard.
Workaround for
previous versions
No workaround. Use a custom service tag that is as short as
possible but unique.
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ID
Description
CSCue38002
No SDT/VCT generated when SDT usertag insertion is enabled
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.10.0.
Services without SDT(DVB)/VCT(ATSC) passed over MFP and
"SDT usertag insertion" enabled, did not get an SDT/VCT
generated.
Conditions
For all services without SDT(DVB)/VCT(ATSC) passed over MFP
and "SDT usertag insertion" enabled.
Workaround for
previous versions
Make sure the service has a SDT/VCT descriptor on the input.
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Issues and Limitations
For Issues and Limitations of this version consult the release note of this specific version.
Supercrypt
The latest version of Supercrypt is DCM software version 06-00-89. Supercrypt is no longer supported in
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Release Notes DCM Version V11.10.0
New Features
The following new features are included in software version 11.10.0:
General:
 DCM's NIC teaming feature can be used for high reliability purposes. When NIC teaming
is enabled, two management ports share the same network parameters like IP address,
subnet mask, gateway..., but only one is active. When a failure (link down) is detected on
the primary port, the DCM system switches over to the secondary port and sends a
gratuitous ARP notifying to the network of this change. When link is up again on the
primary port the DCM system switches back to the primary port after a configurable
delay.
MFP:
 Improved picture quality.
 Support for Adaptive Bitrate Streaming (ABR). MFP generates an Adapative Transport
Stream (ATS) where ABR fragments and segments are signaled via Encoder Boundary
Points (EBP).
Both ATS and EBP are industry-wide accepted Cablelabs recommendations for ensuring
interoperability between ABR transcoders/encoders and fragmenters.
 Down conversion: From this release onwards it is possible to transcode MPEG-2 HD to
MPEG-2 SD, MPEG-2 HD to AVC SD, AVC HD to MPEG-2 SD and AVC HD to AVC SD
services.
 If services are passed via an MFP card but are not processed on the MFP card (pass
through services) and are added to an MFP rate control group, the bit rate of these
services is taken into account in the total pool bit rate.
 A new option has been added to the MFP Service Overview table allowing the user to use
the User Tag as SDTa service name for each individual service. As a result, when you
pass the service to the output, the user tag will also be visible in the output tree as service
name.
Audio Gateway:
 Reference clock port: The functionality for the audio gateway reference clock port has
been enabled. This allows the user to lock the AES signals to a world clock reference
instead of recovering the clock from the incoming signal.
 Hitless merge statistics: it is now possible to retrieve the hitless merge statistics after the
error correction block. Following statistics can be retrieved: Valid Packets, Missing
Packets, Fixed Packets (Only used for FEC), Duplicate Packets, Reordered Packets,
Packets Out of Range.
 LED of the monitor port is now working.
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GbE:
 Hitless merge over separate ports.
Hitless Merge allows reception of redundant IP streams sent via an independent path.
The DCM currently supports hitless merge on a port pair level where the active port in
the pair receives both streams. It is now possible to configure the hitless merge feature
over separate ports. When the ports are configured in port pair mode, the 1st stream is
received on port pair 1-2, the 2nd stream is received on port pair 3-4. When the ports are
configured in individual ports mode, the 1st stream is received on port 1, the 2nd stream
on port 3.
 Advanced packet statistics and threshold monitoring: when using the hitless merge
recovery mechanism, FEC, or no error-correction at all, the following packet statistics
could already be retrieved after the error correction block: Valid Packets, Missing Packets,
Fixed Packets (Only used for FEC), Duplicate Packets, Reordered Packets, Packets Out of
Range.
In this release we can now also retrieve the Missing packets before the error correction
block.
The user can now configure alarm thresholds for the following statistics on a per stream
basis:
Before error correction

Missing packets
After error correction

Fixed packets (counter only used for FEC)

Missing packets

Packets Out of Range
GUI:
 NTP offset graph
A new NTP Diagnostics page has been added under Statistics – Diagnostics. The page
shows an NTP Statistics table which lists the NTP servers each accompanied by their
current states. Each row in the table provides a summary of the remote peer associated
with the NTP server. The Offset graph gives a graphical representation of the NTP time
offset between the DCM and the NTP server. The user can see the history for the last 24
hours or last 7 days.
 Alarm History View
A new Alarm History page has been added under Status – Summary. The page allows the
user to view the complete alarm history (500 alarms at a time) since the last device power
up. The alarm history can also be downloaded in a comma separated file. The history can
be viewed for a particular transport stream or service from the status popup available via
right-click on a service or transport stream in the services tree view.
 A new feature has been added in Tree to show a warning when the total number of Input
services or TSs exceeds 500 for any board. The warning is shown by coloring the input
board node in red color along with a tooltip.
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IP Gateway:
 Improved robustness against errors on SDI-input.
The SDI input stage of the DCM-G is made more robust against CRC/EDH errors and
short loss or misplacement of SAV/EAV. In previous releases, applying a ‘noisy’ SDIsignal containing these short errors, could result in the occurance of frequent service
interruptions for a couple of seconds. The improved robustness reduces the likelyhood of
these interruptions.
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Enhancements
Web GUI
ID
Description
CSCub55657
“Remove All Services” for SPTS inside multi SPTS group
Symptom
It is now possible to remove the service of an SPTS inside a multi
SPTS group.
When right clicking on a SPTS inside Multiple SPTS group and
choosing the "Remove All Services" option.
Conditions
CSCub94954
Reset of the DPI scheduler statistics
Symptom
A GUI option is added to reset the DPI scheduler statistics on
board level.
Conditions
None.
CSCuc21941
Bulk configuration on input TS backup allows ignoring certain
settings.
Symptom
Bulk configuration on input TS backup now allows ignoring
certain settings.
Conditions
When using bulk configuration of input TS backup.
CSCud14320
Added setting to force clearing of the gui cache when a user logs
in.
Symptom
A configurable option was added to force the clearing of the GUI
cache each time a user logs in.
In the past the input tree was not refreshed when a user logged
into DCM, so the displayed information could be outdated.
Conditions
None
Platform
ID
Description
CSCud69050
the bootloader can be upgraded from the GUI
Symptom
A new bootloader version for the D9902 chassis is available in the
SW package. Once this version is installed, the bootloader can be
upgraded from the GUI - configuration page.
It is strongly advised to upgrade the bootloader prior to
upgrading to future versions.
Conditions
For D9902.
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ID
Description
CSCud26978
Unsolicited ARP for native IP addresses on device activation
Symptom
When re-activating a GbE data port, no gratuitous ARP was sent
to notify the network. Now, upon reactivating a GbE port either
automatically by device backup or manually, the device will
broadcast its mac addresses on the network.
Conditions
None.
CSCub89799
NTP alarm not triggered in all situations when NTP sync is lost
Symptom
A new 'NTP Server Unreachable' alarm was added that will be
triggered when NTP is configured and one of the NTP servers
could not be contacted at the end of a polling cycle. When the
DCM can contact the server successfully again, the alarm will be
cleared.
Conditions
None
CSCuc75633
Device backup settings are maintained when in standalone
mode
Symptom
When configuring a 1:1 Heartbeat connection to Standalone,
unused settings like interface configuration were actively pruned,
now these settings are maintained.
Conditions
None
Transrating/Splicing
ID
Description
CSCty83135
“Transrating Problem” alarm was falsely reported at splice
point.
Symptom
The Transrating problem alarm was sometimes falsely reported at
the splice point although there were no transrating problems.
Conditions
None.
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Resolved Issues
The following issues with previous versions were resolved in version 11.10.0:
MFP Transcoding
ID
Description
CSCty94823
Not possible to change SD engine with SD service to HD engine
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.10.0.
It is not possible to change the MFP engine mode from '6 SD video'
to '2 HD video' or '3 SD and 1 HD video', although it is allowed to
process an SD service on an HD slot (with format configured as
SD)..
Conditions
When trying to change the MFP engine mode from '6 SD video' to
'2 HD video' if two (or less) SD services are configured. When
trying to change the MFP engine mode from '6 SD video' to '3 SD
and 1 HD video' if 1 SD services is configured.
Workaround for
previous versions
Remove all services from the engine.
CSCud16340
MFP Service loss triggers are not persistent after reboot
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.10.0.
Specific Service loss triggers on an MFP service are not restored
after a reboot and are set back to the default (i.e. all triggers
enabled)
Conditions
When there were specific service loss triggers configured on an
MFP service and there were both enabled and disabled triggers.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCub25832
Output of MFP contains blocking in picture for HD services
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.20.0
Output of MFP contains blocking in picture for HD services. After
closer examination it will show that macroblocks are missing from
that picture.
Conditions
Happens sporadically when transcoding HD content.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
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ID
Description
CSCty34309
VP throttling in 6xSD mode
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.0.5.
MFP engine stall resulting in a zero or near zero video bitrate out
of MFP.
Conditions
Transcoding 6x SD on an engine.
Workaround for
previous versions
System recovers from this failure.
IP Gateway
ID
Description
CSCtx73032
Input IP stream presence is not represented correctly in GUI
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.10.0.
An input stream is represented in the GUI as being present (blue
icon) while it is not present (UDP stream loss) at the input.
Conditions
When the input stream is not present on the input port and other
streams are present on that port.
Only when all input streams are lost, the icons of input streams on
that port changes to not present (strike through).
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
CSCud52789
VPS setting not updated after reboot
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
VPS Enable setting lost after reboot
Conditions
Enable Jpeg 2000 compression on a stream, and enable VPS
ancillary data passing. After rebooting the card or the device, VPS
passing is no longer enabled.
Workaround for
previous versions
Enable the setting again after reboot.
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Statistical Multiplexing of D9036 Encoders
ID
Description
CSCuc60354
Statmux Pool settings error related with other pool than selected
one
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.30.0.
After upgrading from a release before V10.30 to V10.30 or later,
applying statmux pool settings can fail and generate a settings
error on another pool.
Conditions
-
Upgrade done from a DCM release before V10.30 to V10.30 or
later
-
Having GBE board(s) configured in D9036 statmux pools
-
Having VSEs configured for which the minimum bit rate
settings are higher than 3/4 of the default rate.
Remark that this situation is indicated by an Alarm: "VSE
Parameters Accepted but not Respected by Encoder." In such case,
it can be that changing valid settings on one pool cannot be done
due to errors in another pool.
Workaround for
previous versions
Adapt the erroneous pools first to clear the error condition.
CSCuc61491
Updates to Statmux VSE priority while VSE is in pool are not
applied
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.0.0.
The Statmux VSE priority is not applied when the VSE is
statmuxing in a pool.
Conditions
When changing the VSE priority while the VSE is statmuxing in a
statmux pool.
Workaround for
previous versions
After updating the VSE statmux priority, disable and re-enable the
VSE on the DCM statmux web GUI.
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ID
Description
CSCud17625
Adapting stream encoders on VSE lead to duplicates
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.1.0.
A VSE that was connected to a statmux controller and working
correctly does not connect to the statmux controller after the video
format is changed on the D9036.
Conditions
A VSE that is in a statmux community has its video engine deleted
and recreated with a different video format while the VSE name is
left unchanged. (i.e. Changing from SD to HD.) The VSE does not
have to be assigned to a pool or even in statmux mode for this
issue to occur - the D9036 just has to have the statmux community
information filled in and community enabled.
Workaround for
previous versions
To avoid this situation VSEs that are visible to a statmux controller
should be renamed when being switched between HD and SD, or
H264 and MPEG2.
If this problem occurs and the VSE can not be renamed then the
statmux controller DCM must be power cycled to clear the old
entries from memory.
Transrating/Splicing
ID
Description
CSCud69921
If a splice fails, then following splices might also fail
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.1.0.
If a splice fails, then it is possible that following splices will also
fail.
Conditions
If a splice fails, e.g. because of a bad video stream for the Ad, and a
splice request is already sent by the ad server for the second ad,
then it is possible that following splices will also fail, even if the
error condition for the first failure has been resolved.
Workaround for
previous versions
Stop/start streaming the output service or restart the DCM.
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Miscellaneous
ID
Description
CSCud53165
EMM PID not played out on the data_id of the corresponding
EMMg stream
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.0.0.
The EMM PID is not played out on the data_id of the
corresponding EMMg stream.
Conditions
When data_id is configured as EMM pid source on the EMMg
proxy, but data_id is not in configured EMM pid range (used for
auto pid source).
Workaround for
previous versions
Make sure data_id is within configured EMM pid range
Web GUI
ID
Description
CSCuc01384
Output EMM components page throws JavaScript error on sort
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
A JavaScript error is reported when sorting on the ‘Type’ column
in the Output EMM Components Page.
Conditions
Workaround for
previous versions
When sorting on the ‘Type’ column in the Output EMM
Components Page.
None
CSCuc15390
Warning on apply is not displayed when switching tabs
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.0.0.
Some settings report a warning before being applied. When the
option "Warning to Apply Settings on Tab Change" is enabled no
additional warning is displayed when these settings are
automatically applied after the tab change warning.
This is the case with on the following pages :
-
Statmux administration page (Statmux version setting).
-
Port/TS level DPI pages.
Conditions
When the "Warning to Apply Settings on Tab Change" option
should is enabled and a setting that normally would report an
error is automatically applied after changing the tab.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
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ID
Description
CSCuc31265
Find destinations does not work for the Transparent
Loopthrough TSs
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.0.0.
Find destinations does not work for the Transparent Loopthrough
TSs.
Conditions
None.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCuc36085
Dropping an input stream on trash icon only removes stream
from GUI
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.0.0.
When an input RTP stream of an audio gateway is dropped on the
trash icon, the node is removed from the GUI only and it is
displayed again after a reload.
Conditions
When an input RTP stream of an audio gateway is dropped on the
trash icon and this input stream is routed to the output.
Workaround for
previous versions
Delete context menu can be used instead of trash icon.
CSCuc45865
Unable to Start endless banner (both manually / EAS) with the
GUI
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
The GUI does not accept the value 0 for Duration in manual
banner insertion and when starting EAS.
Conditions
When setting the duration to 0 (infinite duration).
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCuc80978
co-processor audio leveling step is indicated wrong on GUI
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
Text for the level adjustment using the co-processor, on the audio
level settings page for an output service, is not fully correct. The
text states "Level (dB)", while it should state "Step". The step is 2
dB for Layer-II audio and 1 dB for Dolby Digital audio (AC-3). The
behavior is not affected, only the text in the gui is not correct.
Conditions
None.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
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ID
Description
CSCuc83140
Find active source doesn't work on an output SPTS that is in
backup.
Symptom
This error was found in version 9.0.0.
Find active source doesn't work on an output SPTS.
Conditions
In case 2 input SPTSs are used as main and backup source (using
service backup) for an output SPTS and the source is switched to
the backup source.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCud38413
Top board traces links to incorrect trace files
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
Trace links for top boards (Board5 to Board8) on a D9902 links to
incorrect trace files.
Conditions
None
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCud60736
PID level alarm is not coloring service icon red on a processing
board
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
PID level alarm is not coloring the service icon red on a processing
board (Transcoder and MFP).
Conditions
When a PID level alarm is active.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
CSCud50607
Audio Resource usage: Actual is higher than worst case
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
The MFP actual audio resource usage is larger than the worst case
audio usage indicated on the GUI.
Conditions
None.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
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Firmware
ID
Description
CSCud15960
DCM GbE I/O with FEC board can have a stalled input in very
rare cases
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.1.0.
Input TS bitrate for all input TS is zero.
Conditions
GbE I/O with FEC card has stalled input.
Workaround for
previous versions
No workaround, requires DCM reboot.
CSCud41086
BISS descrambling of a service on a DVB-S2 card fails
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.0.0.
BISS scrambled services that are descrambled by the BISS
descrambler on the DVB-S2 card can have corrupt video content.
Conditions
Only scrambled services that are descrambled by the BISS
descrambler on the DVB-S2 card.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
Audio Gateway
ID
Description
CSCuc36065
Routing RTP to RTP stream is not blocked via IIOP
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.0.0.
It is possible to route an RTP input stream to an RTP output
stream when using IIOP commands. It is also possible to activate
streaming of the RTP output stream. No actual stream will be
transmitted on the output and no exception will be returned.
Conditions
When using IIOP commands, not possible with the GUI.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
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Mux
ID
Description
CSCub55626
Source PID indicated as missing in gui during splice.
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.20.0.
During a splice, the source PID might be marked as "not present"
in the GUI, although it is present.
Conditions
When a service is spliced in.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCud18069
Input TS backup not triggered while main TS is in TS loss
Symptom
This error was found in version 08.00.00.
An input TS in TS Loss does not go to backup.
Conditions
When TS backup is configured on a preconfigured TS (i.e. not
present at the input) and the board default TS loss triggers would
cause the TS to be in TS loss at the moment of configuration.
Workaround for
previous versions
Reboot the device after configuring TS backup.
CSCud56432
DCM reboots when clicking on an output service in the GUI tree
view
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
DCM reboots when clicking on an output service in the GUI tree
view to view its components.
Conditions
A service in an output MPTS (Multiple Program Transport
Stream) has its PMT table set to "Transparent" mode. Afterwards
that PMT table is set again to "Generated" mode and its output
PID set to no longer forced. At a certain point in time that service
is removed now from the output MPTS. At this point when trying
to view the components of another service in that MPTS, will
cause the DCM to reboot.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
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Release V14.00.0 (revision v54.0)
ID
Description
CSCud56756
Unable to create multiple merge rules for same audio
StreamType.
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
It is not possible to configure multiple merged audio components
based on the StreamType for the same StreamType but with a
different language descriptor.
Conditions
When merging multiple audio components from the same source
service based on the the same StreamType, where the audio
streamtype is one of the following types : DVB AC-3 (StreamType
0x06), DVB EAC-3 (StreamType 0x06), AAC (StreamType 0x0F
and 0x11)
Workaround for
previous versions
None
DRD
ID
Description
CSCua78357
DVB-S2 port settings lost after disconnection with mainboard
Symptom
This error was found in version 9.0.0.
The DVB-S2 port settings that were modified since the last reboot
are lost and set back to the value after reboot.
Conditions
When there was an interruption in the communication with the
main board.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCuc11158
DCM reboots upon generation of 'service not descrambled'
alarm
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.30.0.
DCM reboots
Conditions
When the 'Service Not Descrambled' alarm is generated and
updated at the same time.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
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Platform
ID
Description
CSCuc68585
Fan speed and temperature readout sometimes incorrect
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.0.0.
DCM sporadically reports incorrect values when reading out
temperatures or voltages during log export.
Conditions
On D9902.
Workaround for
previous versions
Export the logs again.
CSCud61958
No IPv6 support in the GUI on a D9902
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.1.1.
The IPv6 settings for the management ports are not visible in the
gui.
Conditions
When using a D9902 (DCM MKII).
Workaround for
previous versions
None
SNMP
ID
Description
CSCud07235
Failure to load SA_Europe_DCM_SMIv2.mib
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.0.0.
Failure to load SA_Europe_DCM_SMIv2.mib from DCM running
V11.0.0.
Conditions
None
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCuc60080
DCM_SNMP polls for service backup on wrong TS Ident on
MFP/Transcoder
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
The snmp-agent log file can contain lines that service data for PIP
services and for MFP services could not be retrieved. However,
there are no functional issues.
Conditions
When there are PIP services or MFP services configured.
Workaround for
previous versions
When SNMP is not used, disable SNMP on the Security page of
the GUI.
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Security
ID
Description
CSCtz83481
Multuple vulnerabilities in libpng-1.2.35
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.20.0.
Cisco Digital Content Manager includes a version of libpng that is
affected by the vulnerabilities identified by the following Common
Vulnerability and Exposures (CVE) IDs: CVE-2010-0205, CVE2011-3026, CVE-2010-2249, CVE-2009-2042, CVE-2010-1205
Conditions
Malformed logos in PNG format are being uploaded to the DCM
or the DCM is configured to fetch remote logos.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
PSIRT Evaluation
The Cisco PSIRT has assigned this bug the following CVSS version
2 score. The Base and Temporal CVSS scores as of the time of
evaluation are 6.6/6.3:
https://intellishield.cisco.com/security/alertmanager/cvssCalcul
ator.do?dispatch=1&version=2&vector=AV:L/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I
:C/A:C/E:F/RL:U/RC:C CVE ID CVE-2010-0205, CVE-2011-3026,
CVE-2010-2249, CVE-2009-2042, CVE-2010-1205 has been assigned
to document this issue. Additional information on Cisco's security
vulnerability policy can be found at the following URL:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/products_security_vuln
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ID
Description
CSCua23230
wget 1.9.1 various vulnerabilities
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.20.0
Cisco Digital Content Manager includes a version of wget that is
affected by the vulnerabilities identified by the following Common
Vulnerability and Exposures (CVE) IDs: CVE-2005-3185,CVE-20093490,CVE-2010-2252 This bug was opened to address the potential
impact on this product.
Conditions
Device with default configuration.
Workaround for
previous versions
Not currently available.
Further Problem
Description
Additional details about the vulnerabilities listed above can be
found at http://cve.mitre.org/cve/cve.html
PSIRT Evaluation
The Cisco PSIRT has assigned this bug the following CVSS version
2 score. The Base and Temporal CVSS scores as of the time of
evaluation are 6.8/5.6:
https://intellishield.cisco.com/security/alertmanager/cvssCalcul
ator.do?dispatch=1&version=2&vector=AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/
I:P/A:P/E:F/RL:OF/RC:C CVE ID CVE-2005-3185,CVE-20093490,CVE-2010-2252 has been assigned to document this issue.
Additional information on Cisco's security vulnerability policy can
be found at the following URL:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/products_security_vuln
erability_policy.html
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Issues and Limitations
For Issues and Limitations of this version consult the release note of this specific version.
Supercrypt
The latest version of Supercrypt is DCM software version 06-00-89. Supercrypt is no longer supported in
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Release Notes DCM Version V11.01.1
Resolved Issues
The following issues with previous versions were resolved in version 11.01.1:
Statistical Multiplexing of D9036 Encoders
ID
Description
CSCud32146
Remote statmux requires NTP lock when "NTP Required" box
unchecked
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.0.1.
VSE is blocked by realignment mux when the main board NTP
client is disabled or not locked to an NTP server even when the
"NTP required" box is not checked for the statmux pool.
Conditions
VSE is in statmux mode, has joined a statmux pool, is in a
realignment pool, NTP is not enabled or not locked on the DCM
and the "NTP required" box is not checked.
Workaround for
previous versions
NTP must be enabled for remote statmux even with a single
chassis for control and realignment.
The "NTP required" box must be checked so that the VSE will go
to default rate instead of blocking if NTP lock is lost.
MFP Transcoding
ID
Description
CSCud04175
Some decoders use incorrect aspect ratio with MFP transcoded
video
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.0.0
The decoded video frames are not displayed on a STB as expected.
There are black bars on both sides of the screen.
Conditions
When the transcoded stream has a resolution of 1440x1080.
Workaround for
previous versions
The generated output stream is valid and should be correct
decoded by a STB. However, because of the display information
added by the MFP board, the STB does not remove the black bars
anymore.
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Platform
ID
Description
CSCud31650
[D9902] Mainboard mac addresses changed after upgrade
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.0.0.
An upgrade of a D9902 fails due to a time-out or the D9902 is
unreachable after an upgrade. This is caused by the fact that the
MAC addresses of the D9902 management ports are assigned in a
different order, causing the management ports to have a different
MAC address compared to earlier software versions.
In V11.01.1 and later versions, the MAC addresses are restored to
the addresses used in V10.30 or earlier, but the change is notified
to the default gateway, if there is one configured.
Conditions
Upgrading from V10.30 or earlier to V11.0 or V11.1, from a PC
outside the subnet where the DCM management ports are
contained in. When upgrading from V10.30 or earlier to V11.01.1,
the MAC addresses of the ports don't change. The time during
which a D9902 can be unreachable depends on the configuration
of the router through which the D9902 is accessed. On Cisco IOS,
the default arp entry timeout is 4 hours.
Workaround for
previous versions
Clear the arp entry of the D9902 on the router.
Web GUI
ID
Description
CSCud04895
IPv4 addresses can not contain leading zeros.
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.10.0.
It's not possible to enter IPv4 addresses with leading zeros.
This was already solved in V11.01.0 for D9900 and D9901, for the
D9902 this is solved in the V11.01.1.
Conditions
When entering an IPv4 address with a leading zero in one of the
fields.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
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Issues and Limitations
For Issues and Limitations of this version consult the release note of this specific version.
Supercrypt
The latest version of Supercrypt is DCM software version 06-00-89. Supercrypt is no longer supported in
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Release Notes DCM Version V11.01.0
New Features
The following new features are included in software version 11.01.0:
GUI
 Performance improvement.
Realignment Mux
In a statistical multiplexing system, the DCM statmux controller divides the available pool
bandwidth over the D9036 video encoders in such a way that the sum of their output bitrates
never exceeds a defined maximum. If the encoders are distributed over the network, and as such
have different network delays towards the multiplexing DCM, this maximum can be violated
resulting in packet loss. The realignment mux feature compensates for these network delay
differences, by delaying each individual service that amount of time necessary to become an
identical end-to-end delay for all and so avoiding bitrate overshoots.
Remote Statmux functionality requires that there be a common clock between the DCM/SMC,
DCM/Re-alignment and the D9036, for more information see ‘Issues and Limitations’.
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Resolved Issues
The following issues with previous versions were resolved in version 11.01.0:
Transrating/Splicing
ID
Description
CSCuc38566
PTS-STC distance error on teletext PID during ad splice
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.30.1.
The PTS-STC distance of a Teletext PID becomes incorrect after a
number of splices. Finally, the stream is reset resulting in an
interruption in the video output stream.
Conditions
Ad Splicing where teletext PIDs have to be spliced.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCuc62371
bitrate limits applied to service bitrate instead of video bitrate
Symptom
This error was found in version 8.9.0.
The bitrate limits configured for a service in a TR Selective Service
or TR All Services rate control group, were applied for the
complete service bitrate, while the limits should only apply to the
video component bitrate. This means that the resulting video
bitrate can be lower than expected.
Conditions
When a service is part of a TR Selective Service or TR All Services
rate control group with the bitrate limits configured for this
service.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
CSCuc62514
Closed Caption Update for service in rate control group not
working
Symptom
This error was found in version 8.9.0.
The Closed caption data conversion (SCTE 20 and 21) is not
applied.
Conditions
When the closed caption adaptation for a service in a rate control
group is set to 'SCTE 20 and 21'.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
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ID
Description
CSCuc62494
Service priority parameter in rate control group has no effect.
Symptom
This error was found in version 8.9.0.
The priority parameter configured for a service in a rate control
group has no effect.
Conditions
When setting the priority of a service in a rate control group.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
CSCuc76271
Ad Server disconnect causes subsequent splices to fail
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.0.0.
Splices are not executed anymore after the AD server disconnected
earlier.
Conditions
When the ad server disconnects at the moment a back to back
splice is executed this can cause the channel to not execute
subsequent splices anymore.
Workaround for
previous versions
Reconfigure the affected channel.
CSCuc76118
Ad server can’t connect using port 5168 (Scte30 standard after
2005).
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
The AD server can’t make an SCTE-30 connection to the DCM
through port 5168. Only SCTE-30 connections on port 6021 are
accepted.
Conditions
When the ad server uses port 5168 to connect to the splicer.
Workaround for
previous versions
The splicer is listening on port 6021, configure the ad server to use
port 6021.
CSCuc97764
Ad server Abort_Request command ignored
Symptom
This error was found in all versions
Splice abort request command from the ad server is ignored by the
DCM splicer when a session ID value above 65535 is used.
In this case an abort respons is sent to the ad server with error
code "Invalid SessionId".
Conditions
When the ad server uses session ID's with a value above 65535.
Workaround for
previous versions
Seachange ad server closes the connection towards the splicer
which has the indirect effect of aborting splices.
Arris ad server has different behavior and no workaround.
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Statistical Multiplexing of D9036 Encoders
ID
Description
CSCuc64780
D9036 Statmuxing settings do not get applied to the VSE
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
After applying settings to a pool, the VSEs member of the pool are
not updated (for instance default rate change is not reflected in
VSE).
Conditions
Happens only when having multiple GBE boards configured in
D9036 Statmux mode.
When having only one GBE board configured in D9036 Statmux
mode, this will not occur.
Workaround
Update the settings again.
Mux
ID
Description
CSCuc87819
CBR fast lock dejittering can cause streams not being aligned
properly
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.30.0.
Input streams are dejittered with different buffer sizes, which can
cause streams not being aligned properly. On a statistical
multiplexing setup this can cause overshoots.
Conditions
When using CBR Fast lock dejittering and there are interruptions
on the incoming streams.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCud07001
GbE output IP / UDP not restored after upgrade
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.10.0.
After an upgrade the IP address of an output TS is not restored
and set to '0.0.0.0'.
Conditions
When upgrading from a version before V10.10.0 where output TS
IP addresses contain leading zeros (e.g. 010.001.000.005).
Workaround for
previous versions
Remove leading zeros from the IP addresses before upgrading.
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Platform
ID
Description
CSCuc88152
DCM does not recover from processor erratum workaround.
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.0.0.
The device is unresponsive or reboots.
The following error is seen in the kernel logs, followed by a
backtrace:
Trying to work around processor erratum 43 in kernel function:
DataTLBError+0x0/0xa0
Conditions
No specific conditions are known to trigger the processor erratum.
Workaround for
previous versions
None. The device requires a power cycle to recover.
Web GUI
ID
Description
CSCuc52752
DPI page not accessible if the board has no co-processor board
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.0.0.
The DPI configuration page is not accesible, non co-processor
settings such as SCTE-35 Inserter can't be configured.
Conditions
When there is no co-processor board present on the IO board.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCuc60595
Upgrade through GUI fails and reports "Upgrade file name
check failed"
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.10.0.
Upgrading a DCM through the embedded user interface fails with
the error message "Upgrade file name check failed".
Conditions
When using Microsoft Internet Explorer with the option "Include
local directory path when uploading files to a server" enabled in
the security settings under Internet Options.
Workaround for
previous versions
Disable the "Include local directory path when uploading files to a
server" settings.
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ID
Description
CSCuc54606
When applying changes in service settings page, service
streaming is off.
Symptom
This error was found in version 11.0.0.
After applying changes in the GbE Port service settings page,
output service streaming is disabled.
Conditions
When applying changes in the GbE port service settings page,
streaming is set to off for all services that are not in editable mode
(i.e. services that were not double-clicked).
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCuc50908
GbE card "D9036 Enabled" statmux mode can’t be disabled.
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.30.0.
The GbE D9036 statmux mode can’t be disabled if there are still
statmux pools configured on another card.
Conditions
When there are still statmux pools configured on the cards.
Workaround for
previous versions
Remove all statmux pools from all cards.
CSCud04895
IPv4 addresses can not contain leading zeros.
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.10.0.
It's not possible to enter IPv4 addresses with leading zeros.
Conditions
When entering an IPv4 address with a leading zero in one of the
fields.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
CSCud03730
Service DPI configuration not accessible in AVC splicing mode
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.0.0.
The service DPI configuration tab is not accessible. This means it is
not possible to modify the DPI configuration of a service. If the
service was configured for splicing before (e.g. when running an
older version) this configuration is still applied.
Conditions
When the co-processor board is set to AVC splicing mode and
there is no ‘SPLICING’ license installed on the device.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
Issues and Limitations
For Issues and Limitations of this version consult the release note of this specific version.
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Supercrypt
The latest version of Supercrypt is DCM software version 06-00-89. Supercrypt is no longer supported in
higher versions.
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Release Notes DCM Version V11.00.0
New Features
The following new features are included in software version 11.00.0:
GUI:
 Improved find Destinations, now includes all source types like merged in services,
backup services, alternates, LPI source. The highlight action in the results dialog will
highlight the output service were the service is routed as any source. You can select
“Advanced Service Routing” in the context menu on that output service to get a complete
overview of all the sources.
 Bulk Configuration of Basic Service Settings : The user can now configure the basic
service settings (like forcing the output Service ID and SDT Name) in bulk for all services
on a GbE port by selecting multiple rows and Update All Selected option.
This page also allows you to force the SDTa presence for all services on a GbE port.
 Output TS Loss Trigger Configuration changes :
The output TS Loss triggers can now be configured for all output card types. This
includes enabling the relevant alarm triggers like “Stuffing Rate Too Low” as well as
configuring how output service loss for the services of the TS should be handled.
To allow this extended functionality the configuration of service loss as a trigger for TS
loss moved from the GbE IO card specific RIP setting tab to the Advanced tab that is
available for all card types.
 DPI configuration has been reworked to target specific splice use cases like AD insertion
or Local Program Insertion. Bulk configuration is now possible by selecting multiple rows
and Update All Selected option.
 The Start/Stop control for manual splicing is now supported at the Port level.
Audio Gateway
The IP Audio Gateway Card of the Digital Content Manager platform allows IP encapsulation
and decapsulation of high quality broadband audio for live audio contribution or for interheadend audio transport. At the transmitter site the IP Audio Gateway Card encapsulates the
AES audio stream into RTP streams and at the receiver site the IP Audio Gateway Card
decapsulates the RTP stream back to the AES audio stream.
Import/Export of Input TS/Backup/Routing Settings
A new Service Configuration page was added where the user can export the Input TS Settings,
Backup Settings and Routing Settings as a CSV file. This exported configuration can be imported
on another DCM using the Import option on the same page.
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SNMP
A new option “Service Configuration Through SNMP” was added to the External IP Services
under Security Settings. This option can be used only when “External Management using
SNMP” is enabled. This option allows the user to disable external service configuration through
SNMP while keeping SNMP traps enabled. It is recommended to disable external service
configuration through SNMP when possible on the D9900 with a large setup, as this will
improve the GUI response time.
DRD DVB-S2
The LNC bias feature on DRD DVB-S2 card has now also been made available on ports 3 and 4
when working with a 4 ports card. The LNC bias current is limited to maximum 700 mA per slot.
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Enhancements
GUI
ID
Description
CSCub09824
DRD LNC Bias & Receiver Polarization not displayed for upper
two ports
Symptom
In the DVB-S2 Interface Configuration page, the LNC Bias &
Receiver Polarization values are not displayed anymore for the
upper two ports.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
Resolved Issues
The following issues with previous versions were resolved in version 11.00.0:
MFP Transcoding
ID
Description
CSCub26245
DRC is not applied when transcoding Dolby in manual mode.
Symptom
This error was found in 10.20.0.
The decoder does not apply the DRC selected in the GUI.
Conditions
Transcoding audio from Dolby Digital (Plus) to Dolby Digital
(Plus) in "manual mode" without any downmixing.
Workaround
None.
CSCub28836
Audio transcode contains incorrect meta data.
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.20.0.
The content of the audio metadata is not correct when transcoding.
Conditions
When an audio transcode from Dolby to Dolby was configured
with auto metadata passing and afterwards the decoder and/or
encoder format is changed to a non Dolby format.
Workaround for
previous versions
Set the metadata passing mode to manual before changing the
decoder/encoder formats.
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ID
Description
CSCua02222
Transcoded AAC input with low bitrate occasionaly has no
output bitrate
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.10.0.
Transcoded AAC inputs have no output bitrate.
Conditions
This happens occasionally when AAC input streams with low
bitrates (<32kbps) are transcoded.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCub23688
Decoder DRC setting not applied when transcoding from Dolby
to non-Dolby
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.10.0.
The configured Decoder DRC setting is not used when
transcoding Dolby audio, the RF mode DRC is applied instead.
Conditions
When transcoding from Dolby Digital (Plus) to AAC or to MPEG1 Layer II.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCub77435
Audio only transcoding with low delay has no output bitrate.
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.20.0.
A service configured to do Audio only transcoding with a low
total delay has no output bitrate.
Conditions
When transcoding audio only with the total delay set to a value
close to the minimum delay of 500 ms, where the input audio has
a very high PTS-STC distance (over 200 ms).
Workaround for
previous versions
Increase the total delay.
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IP Gateway
ID
Description
CSCtz04185
IP output bitrate can exceed the configured bitrate
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
The bitrate of the outgoing IP-streams exceeds the configured
bitrate by approximately 6%. This can result in packet dropout
and subsequent picture dropout when the total bandwidth
exceeds the provisioned network bitrate.
Conditions
This issue happens when the DCM-G is configured in JPEG2K
compressed mode, where an outgoing bit-rate has to be
configured.
Workaround for
previous versions
If packet drops are occurring, reduce the configured bit-rate per
stream with at least 6%.
Web GUI
ID
Description
CSCua43968
bitrate measurement of input TS: Total bitrate is tagged as
"Payload"
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.20.0.
The bit rate measurement of an input TS is wrongly labelled as
"Payload" instead of "Total bitrate"
Conditions
Right-click on input TS, select "Bit rates". The input TS bit rates are
shown in separate window.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCua55491
Performing actions on service node in realignment group doesn't
work.
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.20.0.
Performing actions on the service node under service realignment
group does not work..
Conditions
When JIT tree loading mode is enabled and the Service
realignment group was just opened.
Workaround for
previous versions
Reload the tree (by clicking Reload or by clicking on "Service" in
top menu).
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ID
Description
CSCub31124
MFP AAC Audio:"MPEG2 ADTS" missing from encoder bit
stream mode settings
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.30.0.
"MPEG2 ADTS" option was missing from the AAC encoder bit
stream mode settings in HeAACv1 or HeAACv2.
Conditions
When configuring AAC encoding on the MFP board.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
CSCub60958
Unexpected log off from DCM GUI.
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.0.2.
After some time the user gets logged of from the DCM GUI
session.
Conditions
When using Internet Explorer version 7 (has limit of 20 cookies).
Workaround for
previous versions
Upgrade to Internet Explorer version 8
CSCub86911
webserver error on DPI page <- was reopened
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
The Status DPI page fails to load and reports a web server error.
Conditions
If the DPI feature is available in the GUI and there are no
'SPLICING' or 'SD_AVC_SPLICING' licenses available.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCub93439
"Warning to Apply Settings on Tab Change" option gives web
server error
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.0.2
A web server error is reported.
Conditions
When the "Warning to Apply Settings on Tab Change" option is
enabled in the Display Settings menu on Pages that have no Apply
button.
Workaround for
previous versions
Disable the "Warning to Apply Settings on Tab Change" option.
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ID
Description
CSCuc10813
Cannot take a capture on the local host on a D9902
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
When trying to take a capture on the local host from the
maintenance page, the user is requested to enter IP and UDP
which are not relevant.
Conditions
When trying to take a capture on the local host of a D9902.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCuc13169
Output tree of DCM does not sort streams based on the IP
address.
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.10.0.
Sorting of GbE TSs on IP address in the output tree of the service
overview page does not work.
Conditions
When selecting IP Address in the field 'Sort GbE TS in Tree by' on
the display settings page
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCuc13185
The ISI data is not shown in the input service settings table
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
The ISI column is not shown in the input service settings table for
pre-configured services.
Conditions
When there is a pre-configured service that is not present on the
input.
Workaround for
previous versions
ISI can be refered in page's top reference string.
CSCtt16913
The service overview page is not updated after login
Symptom
This error was found in version 9.0.0.
The service overview page does not contain the correct device
status and the user needs to do an explicit reload of the service
overview page to get the updated status after logging in.
Conditions
When the status of a service or device changes when the user is
not logged in.
Workaround for
previous versions
User can refresh or reload the tree explicitly.
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ID
Description
CSCtz41338
Device is slow when loading overview page or when routing
services.
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.0.1.
Device is slow when loading the service overview page or when
routing services on service overview page.
Conditions
When a large number of services (or SPTSs) are configured on the
input and output ports.
Workaround for
previous versions
The routing of services can become faster if the port nodes are kept
closed.
Mux
ID
Description
CSCty09977
DCM might reboot when a servcie with SCTE30/35 splicing is
removed
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
DCM might reboot when a service with SCTE30/35 splicing is
removed
Conditions
Remove of a service with SCTE30/35 splicing.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCtz86041
Blocking or autopass rules are not applied to the correct
component.
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.10.0.
A blocking or autopass rule applied to a component is applied to
another equally matching component. The expected behavior is
that a rule will be applied to a component until a better match is
found, not until an equally good match is found.
Conditions
When a blocking or autopass rule is used and 2 (or more)
components match with the same level
Workaround for
previous versions
Make a more uniquely matching rule specifically targeting the
component you want to block.
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ID
Description
CSCua43650
Device reboots when input TS removed and SI contains CRC
errors
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
Device reboots after a TS was removed at the input.
Conditions
This happens in a very rare condition where an input TS
dissapears at the input and at the same time a CRC error was
received on one of its SI tables.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
DRD
ID
Description
CSCua98339
Free_CA_mode bit cleared in SDT while service not
descrambled
Symptom
This error was found in version 9.10.0.
The free_CA_mode bit in the SDT cleared even though the service
is not descrambled.
Conditions
When a service on other CAM has the same SID and is
descrambled correctly.
Workaround for
previous versions
Use a different SID for all services.
CSCub72245
Retrieving xml debug of single frontend DVB-S2 board causes
reboot
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
The device reboots.
Conditions
When retrieving the XML debug pages on a device that has a
DVB-S2 board with a single frontend.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
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Platform
ID
Description
CSCub05361
Device can't be accessed using telnet and FTP.
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.10.0.
Device can't be accessed using telnet and FTP and the device can't
be upgraded using Upgrade-it.
Conditions
After a cold reboot.
Workaround for
previous versions
Reboot the device.
CSCtz43120
NTP sync takes a long time to sync on D9902
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.10.0.
After a reboot it can take up to 10 minutes before a D9902 is
synchronized to an NTP server.
Conditions
When NTP sync is enabled on a D9902.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
CSCua75306
NTP stability issue after warm reboot
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
After a reboot, it takes up to 15 minutes for a DCM plug-in card to
be properly NTP-sync'd with the mainboard.
In the meantime, there may be a steadily decreasing offset.
Conditions
The issue randomly occurs in about 1 out of 5 reboots.
Workaround for
previous versions
Re-apply NTP settings.
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Transrating/Splicing
ID
Description
CSCtx80681
DPI channel name uniqueness not ensured
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
It is possible to configure more than 1 channel with the same
channel name. To ensure correct splice functionality, all channel
names on a device should be unique.
Conditions
When changing the channel name of a channel that was already
configured in SCTE30 or SCTE35 insertion mode and another
channel on another board has the same channel name.
Workaround for
previous versions
Disabling the DPI mode and reconfiguring the DPI mode ensures
channel name uniqueness.
CSCtz37308
DTS discontinuity at splice point
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
A DTS discontinuity can be introduced at the splice point. On
some set-top boxes this can introduce a glitch in the image.
Conditions
This happens in rare conditions.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
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Security
ID
Description
CSCtz72359
Multiple security vulnerabilities in OpenSSL
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.0.0.
Cisco DCM includes a version of OpenSSL that is affected by the
vulnerabilities identified by the following Common Vulnerability
and Exposures (CVE) IDs: CVE-2009-0590, CVE-2009-1378, CVE2009-3245, CVE-2009-3555, CVE-2010-0433, CVE-2010-0740, CVE2010-0742, CVE-2010-2939, CVE-2011-1945, CVE-2011-3210, CVE2011-4109, CVE-2011-4576, CVE-2011-4577, CVE-2011-4619 This
bug was opened to address the potential impact on this product.
Conditions
Device with default configuration.
Workaround for
previous versions
Not currently available.
Further Problem
Description
Additional details about the vulnerabilities listed above can be
found at http://cve.mitre.org/cve/cve.html
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ID
Description
PSIRT Evaluation
The Cisco PSIRT has assigned this bug the following CVSS version
2 scores. The Base and Temporal CVSS scores as of the time of
evaluation are: CVE CVSS Score CVSS Vector ------------- --------- ------------------- CVE-2010-0740 7.8/6.1
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C/E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C CVE2009-3245 7.5/5.5
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P/E:U/RL:OF/RC:C CVE-20100742 6.8/5.0 AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P/E:U/RL:OF/RC:C
CVE-2010-2939 6.8/5.0
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P/E:U/RL:OF/RC:C CVE-20114619 5.0/3.7 AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P/E:U/RL:OF/RC:C
CVE-2011-4576 5.0/3.7
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N/E:U/RL:OF/RC:C CVE-20090590 5.0/3.7 AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P/E:U/RL:OF/RC:C
CVE-2011-4109 5.0/3.7
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P/E:U/RL:OF/RC:C CVE-20091378 5.0/4.1 AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P/E:F/RL:OF/RC:C
CVE-2011-3210 5.0/3.7
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P/E:U/RL:OF/RC:C CVE-20114577 4.3/3.2
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P/E:U/RL:OF/RC:C CVE-20100433 4.3/3.2
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P/E:U/RL:OF/RC:C CVE-20093555 4.3/3.4
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N/E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C The
Cisco PSIRT has assigned this score based on information obtained
from multiple sources. This includes the CVSS score assigned by
the third-party vendor when available. The CVSS score assigned
may not reflect the actual impact on the Cisco Product. Additional
information on Cisco's security vulnerability policy can be found
at the following URL:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/products_security_vuln
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ID
Description
CSCtz83467
libpng png_format_buffer() Denial of Service Vulnerability
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.20.0.
The DCM D9902 software includes a version of libpng that is
vulnerable to CVE ID CVE-2011-2501. This vulnerability can have
an impact when malicious logo files are being processed by the
DCM software for the logo insertion functionality, which might
cause the device to reboot.
Conditions
A malicious PNG logo file is uploaded to the DCM or fetched via
the remote logo feature.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
Further Problem
Description
PSIRT Evaluation
The Cisco PSIRT has assigned this bug the following CVSS version
2 score. The Base and Temporal CVSS scores as of the time of
evaluation are 3.5/3.5:
https://intellishield.cisco.com/security/alertmanager/cvssCalcul
ator.do?dispatch=1&version=2&vector=AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/
I:N/A:P/E:H/RL:U/RC:C CVE ID CVE-2011-2501 has been
assigned to document this issue. Additional information on Cisco's
security vulnerability policy can be found at the following URL:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/products_security_vuln
erability_policy.html
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ID
Description
CSCua26012
openssl 0.9.7e vulnerabilities
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.20.0.
Cisco Digital Content Manager includes a version of OpenSSL that
is affected by the vulnerabilities identified by the following
Common Vulnerability and Exposures (CVE) IDs: CVE-20120884,CVE-2012-1165,CVE-2011-4576 This bug was opened to
address the potential impact on this product.
Conditions
Device with default configuration.
Workaround for
previous versions
Not currently available.
Further Problem
Description
Additional details about the vulnerabilities listed above can be
found at http://cve.mitre.org/cve/cve.html
PSIRT Evaluation
The Cisco PSIRT has assigned this bug the following CVSS version
2 score. The Base and Temporal CVSS scores as of the time of
evaluation are 5/4.1:
https://intellishield.cisco.com/security/alertmanager/cvssCalcul
ator.do?dispatch=1&version=2&vector=AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I
:N/A:N/E:F/RL:OF/RC:C CVE ID CVE-2012-0884,CVE-20121165,CVE-2011-4576 has been assigned to document this issue.
Additional information on Cisco's security vulnerability policy can
be found at the following URL:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/products_security_vuln
erability_policy.html
Transcoding
ID
Description
CSCua88606
Adding or removing logo interrupts service
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.20.0.
In very rare cases it happens that the output service is interrupted
for a few minutes when a logo is added or removed.
Conditions
When a logo is added or removed.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
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Issues and Limitations
For Issues and Limitations of this version consult the release note of this specific version.
Supercrypt
The latest version of Supercrypt is DCM software version 06-00-89. Supercrypt is no longer supported in
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Release Notes DCM Version V10.30.2
Resolved Issues
The following issues with previous versions were resolved in version 10.30.2:
Transcoding
ID
Description
CSCua12232
Transcoding an HD service stops generating video content
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.0.1.
Transcoder stops generating video content and does not recover
anymore.
Conditions
This only happens occasionally for 720p HD when the input
changes between 59.94Hz and 29.97Hz or 30Hz.
Workaround for
previous versions
A workaround was implemented in V10.30.0, to make the service
recover after two minutes.
MFP Transcoding
ID
Description
CSCuc30855
Memory leak in SD/HD license mismatch detection on MFP.
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.20.0.
Memory low alarm becomes active after +30 days of operation.
Eventually a spontaneous reboot of the device can occur.
Conditions
Video processing is enabled on MFP.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
Statistical Multiplexing of D9036 Encoders
ID
Description
CSCub92579
Channels across multiple pools may not statmux after
redundancy switch
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.30.0.
After a redundancy switch some channels are running in default
bitrate.
Conditions
When channels from the same encoder are spread across multiple
pools, in 1:1 redundancy setting.
Workaround
Do not spread channels from the same encoder across multiple
pools.
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Issues and Limitations
For Issues and Limitations of this version consult the release note of this specific version.
Supercrypt
The latest version of Supercrypt is DCM software version 06-00-89. Supercrypt is no longer supported in
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Release Notes DCM Version V10.30.1
Resolved Issues
The following issues with previous versions were resolved in version 10.30.1:
IP Gateway
ID
Description
CSCub77200
No ability to pass unknown DID/SDID for ancillary data.
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.20.0.
No ability to pass ancillary data packets with unknown
DID/SDID.
Conditions
No specific conditions.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
CSCub96401
FEC license not returned when deleting stream.
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
Sometimes an IP adapter board consumes a GW_FEC license
when no stream protection is enabled.
Conditions
This can happen after deleting an input RTP stream which had
Hitless Merge enabled at the time of deletion.
Workaround for
previous versions
Disable Hitless Merge before deleting an input RTP stream.
Transrating/Splicing
ID
Description
CSCub25526
An ad stream provided over GbE requiring IGMP join will not
splice.
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.10.0.
An ad stream provided over GbE requiring IGMP join will not
splice.
Conditions
If an ad stream is provided on a GbE board that is different from
the board where the splice is configured, and an IGMP join
message is required to receive the stream on the input, then the
stream will never be acquired since the join message will be lost.
As a result the splice will fail.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
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ID
Description
CSCub84288
When a corrupt ad stream is received, successive splices can fail.
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.20.2.
If a corrupt ad stream was used, then it is possible that future
splices will fail.
Conditions
When the AD service used in a back-to-back splice AD splice
contained video packets with a different PCR (e.g. when 2 ad
streams are received on the same input TS and PID due to UDP
duplication).
Workaround for
previous versions
Remove the condition that causes the corrupt AD stream and
reboot the device.
Statistical Multiplexing of D9036 Encoders
ID
Description
CSCua20196
DCM Statmux Controller cannot run 24 channels in 1:1
redundancy mode.
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.30.0.
The Statmux Controller can only support up to 20 channels on
each GbE module, when configured as either a single pool or
uniformly distributed pools.
Conditions
Running Statmux pools.
Workaround for
previous versions
Use more GbE modules.
CSCtz48043
Statmux controller has lower density with unbalanced multiple
pools.
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.30.0.
When running multiple statmux pools on the same GbE module,
the total number of channels supported may be less than a single
statmux pool when multiple pools loading is highly skewed.
Conditions
Running multiple statmux pools on same GbE module with some
pools having significantly more VSEs than other pools.
Workaround for
previous versions
To achieve maximum number of channels:
a) Run only 1 pool on a GbE module
b) Run all pools with uniformly distributed load
c) Run individual pool separately over different GbE modules.
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Mux
ID
Description
CSCub55643
Regenerated EITs tables are not updated at the output.
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.0.10.
Regenerated EIT schedule tables are not updated anymore at the
outputs of the DCM.
Conditions
When the DCM has been up and running for more than 25 days,
updating of the EIT schedule tables stops working correctly. This
causes obsolete EIT schedule tables to be present in the outgoing
transport streams of the DCM.
Workaround for
previous versions
Reboot the DCM or cause an input loss for at least 5s on the input
transport streams containing the correct EIT schedule tables. This
will force the DCM to update the tables again afterwards.
CSCub92162
Device can reboot if more than 500 TSs are present on an input
card.
Symptom
This error was found in version 9.10.0.
DCM can reboot if more than 500 transport streams are present on
the input of a GbE IO card.
Conditions
When 500 or more TSs are present at the input of a GbE IO card
and performing an action that will preconfigure an additional TS
that is not present at the input (e.g. when creating a backup
transport stream and using a stream that is not yet present on the
input).
Workaround for
previous versions
Make sure no more than 500 transport streams are created on the
input of a Gbe IO card.
DRD
ID
Description
CSCua28159
Device reboots when DRD board has high load.
Symptom
This issue was found in all versions.
Device reboots.
Conditions
When the DRD board is under high load caused by a lot of
dynamic input changes.
Workaround for
previous versions
Limit dynamic input changes.
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Web GUI
ID
Description
CSCub58662
Output GbE port settings pages return a webserver error.
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.0.1.
Output GbE port settings pages return a webserver error.
Conditions
An input TS is passed transparently to the output. This input TS
has a TS of another card (in a slot with a higher number)
configured as backup TS and the backup TS is active.
Workaround for
previous versions
Switch input TS back to main input TS instead of backup TS.
CSCub42624
Double click on statmux pool results in error page.
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.10.0.
Double click on statmux pool results in error page.
Conditions
No specific condition.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
Firmware
ID
Description
CSCub76590
Streams sporadically not long term regulated in statmux
realignment pool.
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.30.0
IP streams in a statmux realignment pool can sporadically be
interrupted due to dejittering resets of the input long term
regulation.
Conditions
Dejitter mode is set to Auto Time Base Selection.
Workaround for
previous versions
Interrupt the input stream for a short time.
CSCua54783
DCM GbE input stall
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.0.5
Sporadic DCM GbE Input stall. The device needs to be rebooted to
recover.
Conditions
A bad cable or bad optical input generating corrupted packets that
sporadically can cause the GbE input to stall.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
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Issues and Limitations
For Issues and Limitations of this version consult the release note of this specific version.
Supercrypt
The latest version of Supercrypt is DCM software version 06-00-89. Supercrypt is no longer supported in
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Release Notes DCM Version V10.30.0
New Features
The following new features are included in software version 10.30.0:
Statistical Multiplexing of D9036 Encoders:
 Local Statistical Multiplexing Video Quality Improvement (Unified Rate Control
Algorithm)
 Multiple Video encoding Latency Modes for Statmux
GbE:
 CBR fast lock dejitter mode: to dejitter transport streams on a GbE input coming from
D9036 encoders that have been statmuxed with the new Unified Rate Control Algorithm
present in the current 10.30.0 release
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Resolved Issues
The following issues with previous versions were resolved in version 10.30.0:
Transcoding
ID
Description
CSCua88867
Output Video is interrupted when the input horizontal
resolution changes.
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.0.1.
Output Video freezes for a few seconds when the input horizontal
resolution changes.
Conditions
When the horizontal resolution of the input bitstream changes.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
CSCua91770
PCR bitrate of a PIP stream is the double of the expected bitrate.
Symptom
This error was found in version 9.10.0.
The PCR bitrate of a PIP stream is the double of the expected
bitrate.
Conditions
When the "allow HD" setting is enabled.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
CSCub05774
Output AVC Level for SD service is set to 3.0.
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
The output AVC level for SD services should be 3.0 to be
compliant with all possible decoders.
Conditions
When transcoding an SD service to AVC.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
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Statistical Multiplexing of D9036 Encoders
ID
Description
CSCtw86688
Changing VSE settings in D9036 statmux pools can take a long
time.
Symptom
This error was found in version 9.10.0.
Changing VSE settings in D9036 statmux pools can take a long
time (more than 3 sec). This happens as well when dragging a preconfigured VSE into a statmux pool.
Conditions
This occurs only with heavy loaded systems where a lot of VSEs
are being statmuxed (more than 25 VSE).
Workaround for
previous versions
If possible, it is better to do as much changes as possible in one go
than performing a higher number of small changes.
CSCtu00580
Changing DCM Statmux Community address results in
continued statmuxing.
Symptom
This error was found in version 9.10.0.
When the DCM Community address or port is changed the VSEs
that already were connected to a server will continue to statmux.
Conditions
When changing the community address or port on the DCM.
Workaround for
previous versions
If all of the encoders in the old community are being changed to
the new community address then simply change all devices to the
new community and the system will be consistent.
Otherwise the DCM must be rebooted to make it forget the
encoders that are no longer in the community.
CSCtx97143
DCM D9036 SMX Config actions timeout after quick (de-)
activation cycle.
Symptom
This error was found in version 9.10.0.
GUI accesses on the DCM to configure D9036 Statmux settings
become very slow.
Conditions
Happens when multiple de-activation and re-activation cycles of
the DCM are done in a short amount of time (couple of minutes).
Workaround for
previous versions
Reboot the DCM.
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ID
Description
CSCtx52481
Duplicate VSE Name alarm after replacing failed encoder.
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
The alarm "Multiple VSE registered with same name and encoder
address." is triggered after replacing a D9036 that has VSEs that
are in a statmux.
Conditions
When replacing a D9036 with a replacement unit that is
configured with an identical IP address and VSE names.
Workaround for
previous versions
Once the alarm has been triggered the DCM must be rebooted to
remove the alarm.
To avoid getting the alarm in the first place, the following steps
must be taken on a device replacement:
1. Disconnect failed device from statmux network.
2. Remove VSEs from that device from the pools.
3. Wait 2.5 minutes for the DCM to clear the original device from
its tables.
4. Connect the replacement device to the statmux network.
5. Add VSEs back into pool.
The replacement device can be configured before step 4 as long as
it is not connected to the statmux network before step 4.
Since the alarm will only trigger for real if there are multiple
D9036 on the network with the same management port IP address
the alarm may be disabled if the customer is confident that they
will not accidentally configure multiple D9036s with the same
management port address.
CSCtx47615
No alarm was reported when DCM can't establish connection
with D9036.
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
When a DCM is configured for statistical multiplexing of a D9036
there was no alarm reported if the connection with the D9036 its
Statmuxed VSE could not be established.
Now a "VSE Connection not Established" Alarm will be triggered
in such scenarios.
Conditions
When a DCM is configured to do Statistical multiplexing of a
D9036 and the connection with a D9036 statmux service (VSE)
could not be established.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
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ID
Description
CSCuc93296
D9036 statmux settings partially lost after upgrade
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.0.0
After upgrading DCM to V10.0 or later, the VSE membership of
D9036 Statmux pools are lost.
When trying to add a VSE to a pool, the "invalid bitrate settings"
error pops up in the GUI.
Conditions
This happens if before the upgrade some VSEs had configured
reserved bit rates higher than the configured minimum bit rates.
This can also be the case for VSEs that are not member of a pool
and for which these settings are not visible in the GUI.
Workaround for
previous versions
Before upgrading:
-
check that for all pool member VSEs, the reserved bitrate
setting is not higher than the minimum bitrate. If so, adapt the
minimum bitrate to a higher value.
-
For all VSEs which are not pool members:
o
add them to a pool (can be a temporary one) and
perform the same check: adapt the settings if needed.
o
remove them back from the pool
DRD
ID
Description
CSCua84451
Device reboots after a lot of interruptions on the DVB-S2 signal.
Symptom
This issue was found in all versions.
Device reboots after a long time.
Conditions
When a lot of signal interruptions occur on the DVB-S2 signal this
can lead to device reboot in the long term.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
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Platform
ID
Description
CSCub05361
Device can't be accessed using telnet and FTP.
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.10.0.
Device can't be accessed using telnet and FTP and the device can't
be upgraded using Upgrade-it.
Conditions
After a cold reboot when upgrading from version 08.01 to version
08.09 or later.
Workaround for
previous versions
Reboot the device.
MFP Transcoding
ID
Description
CSCua91281
H.264/AVC video level was level 3.2 instead of level 4 for HD
content.
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.10.0.
The output level for a 720p H.264/AVC video stream was level
3.2. This level is valid but in order to be compliant with all
possible decoders, the output level for all HD streams has to be
level 4.
Conditions
When processing a 720p stream with output coding format set to
H.264/AVC.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCua84533
AAC stream with Program Config Element (PCE) is not properly
processed.
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.20.0.
The output of a processed AAC LOAS/LATM stream is missing
audio frames.
Conditions
The input AAC LOAS/LATM bitstream has frames that contain a
Program Config Element (PCE) in the payload next to the PCE in
the LATM header.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
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ID
Description
CSCub04707
Incorrect temporal reference for MPEG-2 output.
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.20.0.
Incorrect temporal reference for MPEG-2 output of MFP.
Conditions
If the GOP is configured to be closed, not all GOPs will be closed
properly causing a wrong temporal reference.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
Web GUI
ID
Description
CSCub13122
Default Setting - Enabling FEC mode results in error
Symptom
This error was found in version version 8.2.0.
Error page is displayed while trying to Enable the FEC Mode (to
FEC 1D or FEC 2D) under Default Output FEC Settings.
Conditions
Protocol under Output TS Default Settings is set to UDP. Enabling
FEC mode will change this to RTP.
(In previous versions the Error occurred in case of trying to disable
FEC Mode while Protocol is changed to UDP).
Workaround for
previous versions
Change the Protocol on TS page to RTP and Apply before enabling
the FEC Mode.
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Issues and Limitations
For Issues and Limitations of this version consult the release note of this specific version.
Supercrypt
The latest version of Supercrypt is DCM software version 06-00-89. Supercrypt is no longer supported in
higher versions.
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Release Notes DCM Version V10.20.2
Note: D9036 Statistical Multiplexing is not supported in this release.
Resolved Issues
The following issues with previous versions were resolved in version 10.20.2:
GUI
ID
Description
CSCua97683
Webserver error when opening GbE Input Port TS Settings.
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.20.0.
Unable to open the GbE Input Port TS Settings page.
Conditions
The "Priority bit adaptation" license should not be present.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
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Issues and Limitations
For Issues and Limitations of this version consult the release note of this specific version.
Supercrypt
The latest version of Supercrypt is DCM software version 06-00-89. Supercrypt is no longer supported in
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Release Notes DCM Version V10.20.1
Note: D9036 Statistical Multiplexing is not supported in this release.
Resolved Issues
The following issues with previous versions were resolved in version 10.20.1:
SNMP
ID
Description
CSCua84232
Services on processing boards can't be switched to main/backup
per board
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.20.0.
dcmServiceBackupByBoardTable doesn't show the MFP/TC
boards and doesn't allow settings for these boards, so no mass
backup switching can be done for these boards via SNMP.
Conditions
Always.
Workaround for
previous versions
Iterate over all services in dcmServiceBackupSettingsTable /
dcmServiceBackupServicesTable to switch to main/backup.
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Release V14.00.0 (revision v54.0)
Issues and Limitations
For Issues and Limitations of this version consult the release note of this specific version.
Supercrypt
The latest version of Supercrypt is DCM software version 06-00-89. Supercrypt is no longer supported in
higher versions.
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Release Notes DCM Version V10.20.0
Note: D9036 Statistical Multiplexing is not supported in this release.
New Features
The following new features are included in software version 10.20.0:
MFP:
 Dolby metadata:
Dolby Metadata of decoded audio is displayed in the GUI
Automatic metadata passing is now supported, the meta data at the encoder is
based on the incoming meta data, processing settings and user supplied fallback
values.
 Audio only processing:
A dedicated audio engine is added, this allows processing of audio components of
a service without the need to process a video component.
 Horizontal scaling:
The video content can be horizontally down-scaled to a number of pre-defined
horizontal resolutions.
SNMP:
SNMP can be used to configure and trigger Service Backup for services of a DVB-S2 board and
for services of the processing boards (transcoder board and MFP board).
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Enhancements
GUI
ID
Description
CSCtz04265
Ability to switch all TSs on a port to the backup TS from the tree
view.
Symptom
It is now possible to switch all TSs on a port to the configured
backup TS from the tree view.
Workaround for
previous versions
Each individual TS can be switched to the backup TS from the TS
Backup Settings page.
CSCty93842
EAC-3 is now supported for component tracking or component
merging
Symptom
It is now possible to use the EAC-3 StreamType for Component
Tracking Rules and Component Merging Rules.
Workaround for
previous versions
Use the PID value or component tag for Component Tracking
Rules and Component Merging Rules.
CSCty85405
Service backup source can now be switched in MFP Service
context menu
Symptom
The active service backup source can now be changed from the
MFP Service context menu.
Workaround for
previous versions
The active service backup source can be changed using the Backup
tab on MFP service settings page.
CSCtz55830
'Update all TS' settings option added to input TS Port settings
page
Symptom
Now it is possible to update the TS Settings of all input TSs on a
port using the 'Update all TS' settings.
Workaround for
previous versions
TS Settings in the Port table can be updated individually.
CSCtz74794
Source IP/UDP settings added to 'Update all TS' of output Port
settings.
Symptom
The Output port - TS Advanced page - "Updated all TS" section
now contains the source IP/UDP settings.
Workaround for
previous versions
Manually update the source IP/UDP setting for each TS
individually.
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Transrating/Splicing
ID
Description
CSCtz75073
An alarm is generated when no start of picture can be found.
Symptom
When the input contains corrupted data without picture start
codes (e.g. scrambled content without scrambled bit set), an alarm
is generated to indicate that the stream cannot be processed.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
Resolved Issues
The following issues with previous versions were resolved in version 10.20.0:
IP Gateway
ID
Description
CSCty26282
10G license issue at ASI jpeg2k boards
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
An IP Adapter board in ASI Gateway mode is still consuming a
GW_10G_GBE license.
Conditions
When the IP Adapter board is switched from IP Gateway, with
port speed set to 10 Gbps, to ASI Gateway mode then the
GW_10G_GBE license consumed during IP Gateway mode is not
released after the switch.
Workaround for
previous versions
Change the board mode (back) to IP Gateway, set the port speed
to 1 Gbps and change board mode back to ASI Gateway.
CSCtz43783
IP Gateway ASI mode - Channel interference when (dis-)
connecting channel
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.0.10.
Conditions
Workaround for
previous versions
When using the IP Video Gateway in ASI mode, interference can
be seen on a static channel.
When the video input of another channel is disconnected and
connected back again.
None.
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ID
Description
CSCtz50114
Modifying network routes results in extra E2E delay.
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.10.0.
The End-to-End delay increases after one of both paths of a set-up
for hitless merge has been interrupted. This increase does not
happen always.
Conditions
This happens if there have been interruptions on one of both
paths.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
Transcoding
ID
Description
CSCtx95126
Some decoders don't play the AAC transcoded audio component
of a service
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.0.0
Some decoders may experience problems playing Transcoded
AAC Audio due to a too high packetization delay between audio
and video.
Conditions
When the Audio TC delay is very low, resulting in a packetization
delay with the video of more than 2 sec.
Workaround for
previous versions
Lower the default TC delay.
CSCtz93376
Audio processing settings applied to wrong audio component
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
The audio processing settings for an audio component are applied
to another audio component.
Conditions
A service containing more than one DolbyDigital or DolbyDigital
Plus audio component is configured for processing one of these
components.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
CSCua49997
DTSs are not generated anymore after logo insertion
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.0.10.
The generated transport streams of the logo insertion application
do not contain any Decoding Timestamp (DTS).
Conditions
The input stream has to be processed by the logo insertion engine
(with or without insertion of logos).
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
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Miscellaneous
ID
Description
CSCua09482
Table playout interrupted when viewing SI tables.
Symptom
This error was found in version 9.10.0.
When viewing a table on the output, table playout is temporarily
interrupted due to high processor load for generating the table
XML.
Conditions
The table contains descriptors or other elements that cannot be
parsed or that are incorrectly interpreted.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
CSCua36560
Device reboots when retrieving traces with XML files included.
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.10.0
Device reboots when retrieving the trace files with XML files
included.
Conditions
There is at least one interface that doesn't have an IPv6
configuration set.
The IP configuration of one of the interfaces has been changed
since last reboot.
When retrieving the trace files with XML files included.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCua23331
Service info in the alarms details is incomplete.
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
In the detail of the alarms generated by DCM, it can happen that
the service ID is incomplete or not present.
Conditions
DCM alarm details are divided in subfields which had a
maximum length of 50 characters.
This causes a subfield like "Board 1, Port 3, TS
239.239.239.239:50001, Service 50200" to be cut off and shown as
"Board 1, Port 3, TS 239.239.239.239:50001, Service"
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
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ID
Description
CSCua62435
SFP approved on DCM datasheet generates a "Wrong SFP fitted"
alarm
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.0.10.
When inserting an SFP it is possible that the DCM generates a
"Wrong SFP fitted" alarm although the SFP will work according to
specifications.
Conditions
Occurs with certain Cisco approved SFP's.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
Mux
ID
Description
CSCua64722
CC error or PID error alarm is not cleared
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.10.0.
The CC error or PID error alarm remains active after it should be
cleared.
Conditions
A PID with CC errors or PID errors is referenced in multiple SI
tables (e.g. PMT).
And a rare sequence of events must occur: e.g. first reference to the
PID is detected, then a CC error occurs, then second reference to
the PID is detected, then the CC error is gone and then all
references disappear.
Workaround for
previous versions
Disconnect and reconnect the TS stream.
GUI
ID
Description
CSCtx83455
"Add Input Stream" not disabled in Input RTP stream page of IP
Gateway
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.10.0.
On the IP Gateway, the 'Add Input stream' button is not disabled
when there are already 3 valid stream entries. This will cause a
Device error when trying to add a new entry.
Conditions
The RTP settings already has 3 valid stream entries.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
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ID
Description
CSCty00193
co-processor mode change warning not always correct
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.0.0.
The warning that appears when changing the co-processor mode
is not always valid.
Conditions
When changing the co-processor card configuration settings you
can get a warning message that is partially incorrect or not
complete.
Workaround for
previous versions
This warning can be ignored.
CSCtz56821
Entering a VSE name with a quote character causes processing
tree error.
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.20.0
The processing tree does not display and a window pops up with
a script error message when the tree is manually refreshed.
Conditions
A quote character is included in the name of a VSE that is
configured on the D9036.
Workaround for
previous versions
Do not use any quote characters in a VSE name.
CSCtz40357
Input service/TS remove not possible message not shown
This error was found in version 9.10.0.
Symptom
When an input service or TS is dropped on the trash (for deleting),
the removal confirmation is shown but no warning is shown to
indicate that this operation is not possible.
Conditions
'Removal Warning in Tree' is enabled in Display Settings.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
CSCtz34244
Creating multiple ES ECM PID rules, creates multiple ES PID
rules
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
Creating component tracking rules for multiple ES ECMs on the
same ES PID will create multiple parent ES tracking rules for the
same parent ES PID. On apply a validation error is displayed
indicating duplicate entries.
Conditions
When creating component tracking rules for multiple ES ECMs on
the same parent ES PID.
Workaround for
previous versions
Remove the duplicate parent ES PID rule before applying the
rules.
Or click apply after configuring the first ES ECM rule then create
the other ES ECM rules.
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ID
Description
CSCua15043
Incorrect handling of Japanese characters in service name
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
When an SDTa containing a service name with Japanese characters
is received, some settings pages on the user interface give errors.
Japanese code pages are currently not supported the DCM (cfr. the
DCM release notes).
Conditions
SDTa received with service names encoded using a Japanese code
page.
Workaround for
previous versions
Make sure the incoming SDTa encodes the Japanese characters as
unicode and make sure the DVB string for the service name in the
SDTa indicates unicode encoding was used.
CSCua60415
Sorting TSs on IP address in tree of service overview page does
not work
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.10.0.
Sorting of GbE TSs on IP address in the tree on the service
overview page does not work.
Conditions
When selecting IP Address in the field 'Sort GbE TS in Tree by' on
the display settings page
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCua58059
Authenticated user can view non-trace files from the traces page
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.0.0.
Authenticated user can view non-trace files from the traces page.
Conditions
By changing the URL that is used to access the traces files, it is
possible to display other files than trace files on the GUI.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
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Transrating/Splicing
ID
Description
CSCtz75082
Transrating bad video streams can lead to loss of good streams
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
Transrating a number of streams with invalid content can lead to
loss of output for all streams.
Conditions
When transrating a number of input streams containing illegal
MPEG-2 content might result in a stall of the complete transrating
functionality, resulting in no output for all (even good) streams.
Illegal MPEG-2 streams might for instance be scrambled streams
with scrambling indicator not set, or AVC streams falsely
indicated as MPEG-2.
Workaround for
previous versions
Remove the incorrect input streams and, if necessary, reboot the
board.
CSCua52422
Service level descriptors are not present in the PMT during an
AD splice
Symptom
This error was found in version 9.0.2.
During an AD splice the service level descriptors that were present
in the PMT of the main service are not present in the PMT during
the AD splice. This will cause a PMT update if service level
descriptors were present on the main service. On some set-top
boxes this can cause visual artifacts.
Conditions
When splicing a service with service level descriptors on the main
service.
Workaround for
previous versions
Transparently pass the PMT from the input to the output.
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DRD
ID
Description
CSCts23835
most robust modcod is not received in VCM if C/N of other
modcod is low
Symptom
This error was found in version 9.0.0.
In VCM multistream mode, the stream with the most robust
modcod cannot be received if the C/N (carrier to noise ratio) for
any of the other streams in the VCM multistream is too low, even
if the C/N of the stream with the most robust modcod is enough
to receive that stream.
Conditions
When the C/N of any of the available modcods in a VCM
multistream is too low , none of the available streams can be
received.
Workaround for
previous versions
The problem is solved now: every stream for which the C/N is
theoretically too low is disabled, resulting is correct reception of
all other streams; as soon as C/N increases again, the disabled
services are enabled (individually) as soon as the C/N of that
service is theoretically high enough.
CSCtw80710
MODCOD readout is not correct for CCM multistream input
signals.
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.0.0.
The MODCOD status readout is not correct (toggles) for CCM
multistream input signals.
Conditions
When the input signal is a CCM multistream.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCtx74170
DVB-S2 input port remains unlocked after temporary signal
fade-out
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.0.5.
DVB-S2 input port remains unlocked after temporary signal fadeout.
Conditions
The signal must have only been faded out a little, not totally
disconnected.
Workaround for
previous versions
Re-applying the settings (forcing a re-acquisition).
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Platform
ID
Description
CSCtz14409
settings import "exclude security" doesn't exclude password
policy
Symptom
This error was found in version 8.5.0.
Password policy settings are overwritten when settings are
restored with 'exclude security settings' option enabled. The
password policy settings are replaced by the settings from the
settings archive.
Conditions
When importing settings with ‘exclude security settings’.
Workaround for
previous versions
Reapply the password policy settings in the GUI.
PSIRT Evaluation
The Cisco PSIRT has evaluated this issue and does not meet the
criteria for PSIRT ownership or involvement. This issue will be
addressed via normal resolution channels. If you believe that there
is new information that would cause a change in the severity of
this issue, please contact psirt@cisco.com for another evaluation.
Additional information on Cisco's security vulnerability policy can
be found at the following URL:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/products_security_vuln
erability_policy.html
CSCtz58474
No NTP alarm when NTP synchronization is lost
Symptom
This error was found in version 06.00.90.
The NTP offset alarm is not triggered when the DCM looses
connection to it's NTP server.
Conditions
The DCM is configured to synchronize on an NTP server and has
synchronized successfully. After that, connection to the NTP
server is lost or the DCM gets out of sync with the NTP server. As
long as the DCM remains synchronized on an NTP server, the
alarm still works fine.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
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ID
Description
CSCtz94252
Single-file upgrade continues when upgrade images corrupt
during unpack
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.0.0.
During or after upgrade one or more of the following issues are
seen:
- upgrade takes an excessively long time
- settings or logs are lost after upgrade
- version is shown as Inconsistent
- the device does not operate as expected.
Conditions
When upgrading the device using the single file GUI upgrade
procedure, the upgrade procedure was not aborted when a
problem occurred while unpacking the the upgrade package.
Workaround for
previous versions
If the device is still upgrading, power cycle the device or upgrade
the device a second time. (Settings or logs may still be lost when
power cycling)
CSCua38341
GetNTPStatistics IDL call returns failure when no NTP servers
are found.
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
The GetNTPStatistics IDL call fails with OpNotSucceeded when
no NTP servers are found. This has been changed to return an
empty list instead.
Conditions
When NTP servers have been set, but the IDL call is made at the
exact moment that the time is being configured (e.g. change of
timezone), the NTP server list can be reported as empty,
generating an unexpected error.
Workaround for
previous versions
Repeat the call at a later time.
CSCua50051
GUI not accessible or incorrect date after setting date before
2000.
Symptom
This error was found in 10.0.0.
Cannot login to the GUI of the D9902 or the date is incorrect.
Conditions
When setting the date on a D9902 to something earlier than 2000
and rebooting the device.
Workaround for
previous versions
Contact customer services to set the clock via the serial console.
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MFP Statmux
ID
Description
CSCty18651
Unrecoverable input loss during hammer test
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.0.5.
Video bitrate out of MFP is zero or near zero
Conditions
Input is continuously interrupted.
Workaround for
previous versions
System recovers from this failure.
MFP Transcoding
ID
Description
CSCua02170
Transcoding AAC 5.0 to AAC 5.1 can cause a faint 'rattling
sound'.
Symptom
This error was found in 10.10.0.
Faint 'Rattling Sound' observed when transcoding from AAC 5.0
to AAC 5.1.
Conditions
Transcoding an AAC multichannel input without LFE channel
(5.0) to an AAC multichannel output with LFE channel (5.1) can
cause a faint 'rattling sound' to be present in the output.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
CSCua02205
Transcoding AAC audio switching between 5.1 and 2.0 causes
short glitch.
Symptom
This error was found in 10.10.0.
Transcoding AAC audio switching between 5.1 and 2.0 causes
short glitch.
Conditions
Configure an audio transcode between AAC 5.1 and another audio
format. Use an AAC source that dynamically switches between
mutlichannel (5.1) and stereo (2.0). When listening to the output a
noticable glitch is present whenever the input channel
configuration changes. The interruption is short, but larger than
when listening directly to the input signal.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
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ID
Description
CSCua02138
AAC inputs with corrupted elementary streams can stop audio
transcoding.
Symptom
This error was found in 10.10.0.
AAC inputs with corrupted elementary streams can stop audio
transcoding.
Conditions
Transcoding of AAC audio containing elementary stream
corruption (bit errors) can cause the audio transcoding
functionality to stop on all transcoded audio streams.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
CSCua01961
Transcoded audio component has no bitrate and incorrect input
status.
Symptom
This error was found in 10.10.0.
The output bitrate of a transcoded audio component is zero and
the input status measurement is not correct..
Conditions
When there were interruptions of the input audio stream, or the
input audio type changed.
Workaround for
previous versions
Disable and re-enable the audio transcoding for the failing stream.
CSCua16237
Audio level adjustment is not correct.
Symptom
This error was found in 10.10.0.
Audio Level Adjustments greater than +/- 12dB are incorrect
Conditions
Transcoding an audio stream on and setting the audio level
adjustment above +12.0 dB or below -12.0 dB. The actual level
adjustment will be too large or too low.
Workaround for
previous versions
Keep level adjustments in the range [-12dB,+12dB].
CSCtz14142
Audio input status is incorrect and no output audio bitrate.
Symptom
This error was found in 10.10.0.
The audio decoding status readout is incorrect. In some cases this
can also cause the audio output to be interrupted.
Conditions
The PTS of the audio input is discontinuous (e.g., when the input
is looped stream).
Workaround for
previous versions
Put the service on delay-only and move it back to the engine.
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ID
Description
CSCua55849
Excessive PCR jitter causes video input loss
Symptom
This error was found in 10.0.11.
Video Input loss of a transcoded service and output bitrate is zero.
The system does not recover anymore in case the input stabilizes.
Conditions
PCR jitter out of spec at the input.
Workaround for
previous versions
Reset the engine.
CSCua57062
Transcoded MPEG-2 service interrupted when horizontal
resolution changes
Symptom
This error was found in 10.0.11.
Transcoding an MPEG-2 service has interruptions on the output.
Conditions
When the horizontal resolution of the input changes.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCua57012
Input format changes cause loss of output bitrate
Symptom
This error was found in 10.0.11.
Bitrate of a transcoded stream drops to zero.
Conditions
Input format changes (resolution, framerate).
Workaround for
previous versions
Reset the engine.
CSCua57143
Incorrect picture padding in source causes interruption in output
Symptom
This error was found in 10.0.11.
Syntax error in the padding of the video input stream results in an
interruption of the output around the time of the syntax error.
Conditions
Syntax error in the padding of the video input stream.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
CSCua55447
Reconfiguration actions can cause a glitch in the output.
Symptom
This error was found in 10.0.0.
A picture is missing from the stream in case of reconfiguration
actions. This can cause a short glitch in the output.
Conditions
A series of reconfiguration in a short time window.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
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ID
Description
CSCua55887
Non-smooth transition when disabling transcoding of an
MPEG-2 service.
Symptom
This error was found in 10.0.11.
Non-smooth transition when disabling transcoding of an MPEG-2
service.
The last picture that is output after stopping a transcoded stream
may contain artifacts.
Conditions
Stopping or disabling transcoding of an MPEG-2 service.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
CSCua55418
Picture artifacts in 1080i MPEG-2 transcoding
Symptom
This error was found in 10.0.0.
Picture artifacts can be observed in 1080i MPEG-2 transcoded
output on the top and bottom rows of macroblocks.
Conditions
Transcoding 1080i MPEG-2 content.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
CSCua57174
Bitrate of a transcoded AVC service drops to zero.
Symptom
This error was found in 10.0.11.
Bitrate of a transcoded service drops to zero.
Conditions
H.264/AVC input service with specific pattern in entropy encoded
data.
Workaround for
previous versions
Reset the engine.
CSCua55468
Input signal that contains multiple errors can stop complete
engine.
Symptom
This error was found in 10.0.0.
Interruption on all services processed, eventually bitrate on all
services of the affected engine can drop to zero.
Conditions
Input signal with multiple errors (CC errors, corrupted TS packets,
missing TS packets) while reconfiguring the processing settings.
Workaround for
previous versions
Reset the engine.
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ID
Description
CSCua55807
toggling between valid and corrupted input causes output
bitrate loss
Symptom
This error was found in 10.0.11.
Permanent drop in bitrate on a transcoded service.
Conditions
The error situation is triggered by toggling between valid and
corrupted input signals.
Workaround for
previous versions
Reset the engine.
CSCua57037
engine resets after multiple successive reconfigurations
Symptom
This error was found in 10.0.11.
Spontaneous reset of an engine.
Conditions
Multiple successive reconfigurations of transcoded services on a
MFP board.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
CSCua57193
Wrap in POC of AVC input causes frame dropping
Symptom
This error was found in 10.0.11.
The transcoded output is missing a number of frames.
Conditions
H.264/AVC input stream with continuously increasing POC. The
error condition is triggered at the wrap point of the POC.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
CSCua55431
Device reboots after multiple reconfigurations of transcoded
services
Symptom
This error was found in 10.0.0.
After multiple reconfigurations of transcoded services, the bitrate
drops to zero on all services of a processing engine. In some rare
cases a spontaneous reboot will occur.
Conditions
Multiple successive reconfiguration actions of transcoded services.
Workaround for
previous versions
Reset the engine in case the engine did not recover automatically.
CSCua57202
No bitrate after reconfiguring a transcoded service.
Symptom
This error was found in 10.0.11.
No bitrate after configuring a service for transcoding.
Conditions
Multiple configuration actions in a short time window.
Workaround for
previous versions
Reset the engine.
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ID
Description
CSCua57259
MPEG-2 SD output cannot be properly decoded by some set-top
boxes.
Symptom
This error was found in 10.0.11.
Some set-top boxes have issue with MPEG-2 field coded output of
transcoded services.
Conditions
MPEG-2 field coded transcoded output.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
CSCua57110
Transcode H.264 to MPEG-2 leads to stream with missing
sequence_end_code
Symptom
This error was found in 10.0.11.
Transcoding any H.264/AVC input stream with horizontal
resolution change leads to MPEG-2 output stream with missing
sequence_end_code.
Conditions
Any H.264/AVC input stream with horizontal resolution.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
CSCua57088
Dropped pictures when progressive_sequence flag changes on
MPEG-2 input
Symptom
This error was found in 10.0.11.
Dropped pictures in output when transcoding MPEG-2 to AVC.
Conditions
Transcoding an MPEG-2 service to H.264 when the input changes
from progressive_sequence to not progressive_sequence.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
CSCua57128
Non-decodable black frames in case of input loss
Symptom
This error was found in 10.0.11.
Error during black frame generation after input loss results in
stream that can't be decoded.
Conditions
Input loss
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
Issues and Limitations
For Issues and Limitations of this version consult the release note of this specific version.
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Supercrypt
The latest version of Supercrypt is DCM software version 06-00-89. Supercrypt is no longer supported in
higher versions.
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Release V14.00.0 (revision v54.0)
Release Notes DCM Version V10.10.0
For details about new features and corrected bugs on the IP Gateway, please have a look at the
V10.05 release, which was an IP Gateway only release, and only submitted to specific customers.
New Features
The following new features are included in software version 10.10.0:
IPv6:
IPv6 support is added to the DCM management ports as a dual-stack network stack. It is
possible to add, change and remove one IPv6 address per management interface
independently from the IPv4 configuration.
All the DCM Mainboard services and proxies can be configured with IPv6 addresses, and
are reachable via IPv6.
MFP:
 Audio Transcoding:
Support for mono, dual mono and multichannel 5.1 processing
Up/down mixing
DolbyDigital Plus support
HE-AACv2 support
Status information of the incoming audio
Possibility to change audio sample rate as part of the audio transcoded
 Video transcoding:
Option “Fixed GOP”
engine wide option to close MPEG-2 Frame Pictures.
Closed caption status information on the input.
Platform:
A windows batch script, “verify.bat”, in the upgrade image root directory can be used to
verify the upgrade image integrity before upgrading the DCM.
IPsec on D9902 is now supported.
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Enhancements
Miscellaneous
ID
Description
CSCtw63866
GPS Holdover for ASI SFN MkII can trigger TS Out Loss alarm
Symptom
On an ASI SFN MkII, when the GPS holdover PLL generates a
clock reference due to signal invalidity, the clock will start to drift.
A drifting clock will result in signal mismatch. Now it is possible
to trigger TS Out Loss when this happens. TS Out Loss can then be
used to stop streaming the output.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCty50680
New GbE board setting to drop/pass IP packets with CRC error
On a GbE board incoming IP packets with CRC errors were
always dropped.
Symptom
Workaround for
previous versions
Since V10.00.02 incoming IP packets with CRC errors were always
dropped. Before V10.00.02 they were always passed on as a best
effort mechanism.
None.
Mux
ID
Description
CSCtz72818
CC errors color input TS red in the GUI
Symptom
CC errors on an input transport stream were active but there
was no indication in the GUI tree view.
Workaround for
previous versions
CC errors can only be seen on the Status page of the GUI.
CSCtx07268
EITschO to EITschA: last table ID is not modified
Symptom
This error was found in 9.10.0.
If an EIT schedule other table is passed as an EIT schedule actual,
the last table id is not modified.
Conditions
Always.
Workaround
None.
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GUI
ID
Description
CSCtx21666
Provide additional values for automatic refresh delay
Symptom
When the user navigates to the detail view or status view for TSs
or services which contain a lot of data, the browser becomes
sluggish to respond.
Workaround for
previous versions
The auto refresh option can be set to stop before attempting other
operations on the page.
CSCty06284
Added support for Left to Right banner scrolling
Symptom
It was not possible to select the scrolling direction of a banner.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCty09931
Display a warning when adding a service to more than one
statmux group
Symptom
Now a warning is displayed when a service is dropped on a
statmux group and that service was already in another statmux
group.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
CSCty28836
Hitting enter in a search box executes the search action
Symptom
After typing the search text in the search box, pressing enter key
now triggers the search.
Workaround for
previous versions
Clicking on the search button will trigger the search.
CSCtz35080
Re-enabled the DCM Login bypass from ROSA with ROSA
User tracking
Symptom
When logging in on a DCM from within a ROSA NMS client the
ROSA User identity was not visible on the DCM embedded user
interface or in the logs on the device.
Workaround for
previous versions
No workaround
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Resolved Issues
The following issues with previous versions were resolved in version 10.10.0:
MFP
ID
Description
CSCtx60974
MFP service member of multiple rate control groups Alarm not
shown.
This error was found in version 10.0.5
Symptom
"MFP service member of multiple rate control Groups" Alarm can
be found in alarm history, but is not shown in another way by the
GUI.
Conditions
A statmuxed MFP service member of multiple rate control groups.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
CSCtx71051
Incorrect Streamtype string displayed for Dolby Digital when
transcoding.
This error was found in version 10.0.0
Symptom
When transcoding an audio stream to AC-3 / Dolby Digital, the
stream type in the GUI on the MFP board should be "DolbyDigital
audio", but it is "PES Packets containing Private Data".
Conditions
When transcoding an audio stream to AC-3/Dolby Digital in DVB
mode.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
Miscellaneous
ID
Description
CSCtw69690
Displayed average bitrate is lower than the minimum bitrate
Symptom
This error was found in all versions
Elementary stream components of a service sometimes display an
average bitrate that is lower than the minimum bitrate.
Conditions
This seems to occur only for components with a low bitrate e.g. a
PCR component with bitrate around 40kbps and is caused by a
rounding error in software.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
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ID
Description
CSCtw97554
CA descriptors on service level not removed
Symptom
This error was found in version 8.9.0
CA descriptors on service level are not removed when switching
from service level scrambling to component level scrambling.
Conditions
A service is scrambled on service level (CA descriptor in outer
loop in PMT) and the SCG is updated to scramble the service on
component level (CA descriptors in inner loop in PMT)
Workaround for
previous versions
Deprovision the SCG and reprovision again.
CSCtx61683
Reboot takes a lot longer than expected.
Symptom
This error was found in version 8.2
Device can take up to 20 minutes to reboot.
Conditions
Scripts have been uploaded and are running when rebooting the
device.
Workaround for
previous versions
Stop all scripts before reboot.
CSCty25334
DCM does not reply with BW_allocated message (EMMG
protocol)
Symptom
This error was found in all versions
DCM does not send an EMMG stream_BW_allocation message.
Conditions
The EMMG sends an EMMG stream_BW_request message and the
bandwidth in the message is the already allocated bandwidth for
that stream.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
GUI
ID
Description
CSCtt36767
EMM generated table displays the EMM PIDs twice
Symptom
This error was found in version 9.10.0
When an incoming EMM PID is passed as private data PID to the
output, it is shown on the EMMs page and not on the TS
Components page in the Private Data PIDs table. If an EMM PID is
passed as EMM PID, as well as private data PID to the output, you
will see the PID twice on the EMMs page instead of once on the
EMM page and once in the Private Data PIDs table.
Conditions
Incoming EMM PID passed as private data PID to the output.
Workaround for
previous versions
Visualization issue only, no functional problem.
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ID
Description
CSCtw84092
Online Help - No link on search results
Symptom
This error was found in all versions
Search in online help can give results that have no associated links
to navigate to the section.
Conditions
This occurs if the search term is found in sections that do not have
a title specified in the online help files.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
CSCtw85927
MFP video processing Tooltip not shown for the last entry in the
table.
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.0.0
On the MFP video processing page, the tool-tip icon is not
displayed for the last entry of the Advanced Video Settings table.
Conditions
The GOP mode is set to custom for the last entry in the table.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCtx14712
Service filter on input tree doesn't work for ASI DTF
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
In the Input Table view, selecting Service in filter option doesn't
show any services from ASI DTF card.
Conditions
ASI card is set to DTF mode and some services are configured as
input to this card.
Workaround for
previous versions
All the services are shown correctly in Tree view.
CSCtx27643
Incorrect warning when changing a co-processor setting.
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
When changing the value for Video Quality Algorithm
Optimization, a warning is displayed on a pop-up window
indicating that the co-processor needs to restart when the setting is
applied. The warning also indicates that this change is not
compatible with some other settings (TR, DPI etc).
Conditions
When changing the value for Video Quality Algorithm
Optimization of the co-processor.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
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ID
Description
CSCtx40042
TS loss page information overlap.
Symptom
This error was found in version 9.10.0.
In the Input Port TS Loss page, Service Loss Trigger settings
overlaps with entries in the TS Loss table.
Conditions
There are a large number of services in the input port and the table
occupies more space than available.
Issue is seen only in Firefox.
Workaround for
previous versions
Use other supported browser (IE)
CSCtx44477
Block PIDs for parent component fails if child is already
blocked
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.0.5
Blocking an ES PID in output tree gives submission failure error.
Conditions
When ES ECM PID of corresponding ES is already blocked
Workaround for
previous versions
Go to settings page for that ES component and delete the tracking
rule for the ES ECM PID. Now the ES PID can be blocked
CSCtx53807
Incorrect validation error on valid TS routed from DVB-S2 CAM
Symptom
This error was found in version 9.10.0
In the output TS settings page for a port with auto pass rules
enabled, it is not possible to apply any changes and a validation
error is reported.
Conditions
A TS coming from DVB-S2 CAM was routed to any output port
(GbE or ASI with Automatic Pass Rules Activated). This issue is
seen only when there are 4 RF Input ports and 4 CAM ports. This
issue is not seen when there are 2 RF input ports and 2 CAM ports.
Workaround for
previous versions
Drag and drop each service individually instead of dropping the
TS.
CSCtx59432
Incorrect minimum check in Rate Control Group Settings.
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
When switching a Rate Control Group Settings of a service from
statmux to rate limit, the minimum bitrate is kept (greyed out).
However the GUI does not allow to set the service maximum rate
lower than the not configurable minimum bitrate.
Conditions
A service was configured for statmuxing and is changed to rate
limit.
Workaround for
previous versions
Switch back to statmux mode and adapt the minimum bitrate, so it
is lower than the rate limit bitrate you want to set. Switch to rate
limit mode and adapt the rate limit bitrate.
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ID
Description
CSCtx95214
GbE port name coloring on the configuration tree does not
match overview
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
GbE port name is displayed in grey on service overview but not
on the configuration tree, when device is set to Inactive.
Conditions
GbE Port (or Port pair) is set to auto streaming mode (i.e. Output
Streaming is Auto), but port (or port pair) not set in auto mode
(i.e. Enable is not Auto).
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCty16194
Banner Message textfield shows escape sequences in edit
overlay
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.0.0
Under Manual Banner Insertion section on the service settings
page, when editing the banner message text field, escape
sequences are displayed in edit overlay.
Conditions
When editing the banner message text field.
Workaround for
previous versions
Edit banner in Configuration / media / Banner page.
CSCty22178
Java script error when opening Banner edit overlay
This error was found in version 10.0.0
Symptom
Under Manual Banner Insertion section on the service settings
page, opening the banner edit overlay results in java-srcipt error.
Conditions
When opening the banner edit overlay.
Workaround for
previous versions
Edit the banner in Configuration / media / Banner page.
CSCty25848
The minimum bitrate in case of SPTS rate limit could be too
high.
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.0.5
When changing the rate control mode to rate limit on an SPTS in a
SPTS group the minimum bitrate of the statmux mode was still
used. Now the minimum bitrate is set to 0.5 Mbps.
Conditions
When changing rate control mode to rate limit.
Workaround for
previous versions
Change back to statmux mode temporarily. Set the minium bitrate
to a lower value (e.g. 0.5) and switch back to rate limit mode.
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ID
Description
CSCtz06385
Rate control group settings not visible on TS settings page
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.0.5
The Rate Control Group settings are not visible in the TS settings
page.
Conditions
When the TS Setting page is selected using the context menu for
output service and then selecting "TS Output"
Workaround for
previous versions
Double-click on the TS node in the tree view to access Rate Control
Group settings.
CSCtz19133
Add Merged Component menu in advanced routing tree gives
error
Symptom
This error was found in version 9.0.0
Web Server Error is reported when selecting "Add Merged
Component" item in the context menu (right-click) for merged
component node in Advanced Routing Tree.
Conditions
When selecting "Add Merged Component" item in the context
menu (right-click) for merged component node in Advanced
Routing Tree.
Workaround for
previous versions
Components to merge can be dragged (from input or processing
tree) and dropped on the "Merge Component" node.
Alternately, Select "Settings" on the "Merge Component" node.
This navigates to the Merge Settings page. Additional
Components to merge can be added using the "Add New Merged
Service or Merged Service Component" form.
CSCtz73095
Not all component tracking rules are displayed in MFP
component page.
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.0.5
Not all component tracking rules are displayed in MFP component
page.
Conditions
Several services with component tracking rules configured on
MFP.
Workaround for
previous versions
No workaround
CSCtx17384
GUI upgrade gives incorrect notification - downgrade instead of
upgrade.
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.0.0
When upgrading from 10.0 build to 10.10 build, using upgrade via
GUI mechanism, the confirmation dialog indicates downgrade
instead of upgrade.
Conditions
Upgrading from 10.0 build using the GUI upgrade.
Workaround for
previous versions
Confirm that the upgrade can continue. The upgrade will proceed.
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Firmware
ID
Description
CSCtl24748
IP Streams with 1 MPEG packet can affect others if FEC board is
present
Symptom
This error was found in version 8.5.0
FEC encoding of TS streams with one MPEG packet in UDP
payload can cause MPEG packet loss in other output streams. FEC
decoding of TS streams with one MPEG packet in the UDP
payload can cause packet drop of incoming packets of other
streams.
Conditions
FEC decoding of TS streams with one MPEG packet in the UDP
payload
Workaround for
previous versions
Limit the number of MPEG packets per UDP packet to a minimum
2 when the FEC board is present on the GbE IO card.
CSCtx27434
Audio is out of sync after Ad splice
Symptom
This error was found in version 9.10.0
Audio is out of sync after an Ad splice.
Conditions
The ad played out by the ad server is too short and the audio in
the ad does not end with a complete audio frame.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
Mux
ID
Description
CSCtu04672
TS loss alarm not triggered on preconfigured TS when
configuring trigger
Symptom
This error was found in version 9.10.0
TS loss alarm is not triggered when configuring TS sync loss as TS
loss trigger on a preconfigured TS.
Conditions
A service is passed from an ASI or 8VSB port which didn't have a
TS present after reboot of the DCM. Or the TS loss trigger is
configured on an ASI or 8VSB port which didn't have a present
input TS after reboot of the DCM.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
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ID
Description
CSCtw61017
AudioType returned in IPS_InSvcGetPIDsL IIOP always returns
0x0
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
IPS_InSvcGetPIDsL IIOP call always returns 0x0 as AudioType for
ES componts.
Conditions
When sending the IIOP call IPS_InSvcGetPIDsL to the DCM to get
the AudioType for some components of a service, the returned
audiotype is always set to 0x0.
Workaround for
previous versions
Use the GetSubTable IIOP call that will return the PMT for the
service. Parse this PMT to find out the correct audio type.
CSCtw95057
Deleting splice channel configuration can cause a reboot
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
The device reboots when a splice channel configuration is
removed.
Conditions
A splice channel configuration is deleted at the same time as the
ad server disconnects.
Workaround for
previous versions
Do not disconnect the ad server and reconfigure splicing at the
same time.
CSCtx32508
Not possible to a tracking rule to another service by changing
the SID
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.0.5
Tracking rules can not be moved between services by changing the
SID.
Conditions
Changing the SID of an existing tracking rule.
Workaround for
previous versions
Delete the original tracking rule and create a new rule with the
new SID value.
CSCty60930
Teletext PTS is wrong during Ad insertion.
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.0.0
Timestamps of the teletext PIDs is incorrect during Ad insertion.
Conditions
The main service contains teletext PIDs with PTS and is spliced
with an Ad that has no matching teletext PID.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
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ID
Description
CSCty70477
Input Service Loss not triggered because of PID Error
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
Input Service Loss is not triggered when using PID error as
trigger.
Conditions
A service is configured with PID error as trigger for service loss.
Service loss is active because there is a PID error for a PID that has
more than one component on this PID (e.g. video and PCR). When
one of the components of this PID disappears from the PMT the
PID error would no longer trigger Service loss.
Workaround for
previous versions
Disable the pid error trigger and use pid bitrate error as trigger for
input service loss instead.
CSCty70522
BISS CA descriptor not removed when blocking CA info
Symptom
This error was found in version 07.05
The BISS CA descriptor is not removed when ‘Block CA Info’ is
enabled.
Conditions
A Service containing a BISS CA descriptor configured to block CA
info.
Workaround for
previous versions
Import the PMT via PSIG
CSCtz03985
Device reboots when connection is reset while retrieving xml
debug pages
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
Device reboots when retrieving xml debug pages.
Conditions
The connection is interrupted while pages are retrieved.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCtz25716
Stop streaming a service which uses EISS merging does not stop
the EISS
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.0.0.
Merged EISS is still present at the output as unreferenced PID
when the service is stopped streaming.
Conditions
When a service that has merged EISS is stopped streaming.
Workaround for
previous versions
Disable EISS merging when stopping streaming.
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ID
Description
CSCtz26048
A referenced pid is also shown as unreferenced in the input tree
view.
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
A referenced pid is also shown as unreferenced in the input tree
view.
Conditions
When a referenced input PID is used as source for either
transparent SI, an output unreferenced pid or a merged in pid.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
DRD
ID
Description
CSCtt35007
TS loss alarm due to service not descrambled is never triggered
Symptom
This error was found in version 9.10.0.
TS loss alarm is not generated on the descrambler of the DRD
DVB-S2 board.
Conditions
‘PID not descrambled’ is configured as trigger for TS loss and a
service is configured for descrambling but descrambling fails.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCtz80986
Unable to descramble if more than 64 bytes private data in CA
descriptor
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.0.0
Service not descrambled.
Conditions
Private data of CA descriptor contains more than 64 bytes.
Workaround for
previous versions
Make sure private data does not exceed 64 bytes.
Platform
ID
Description
CSCts66474
Time sync with an NTP server is not working
Symptom
This error was found in version 8.9.0.
When enabling NTP synchronization, the operation may fail.
Conditions
No specific conditions known, this issue only occurs sporadically.
Workaround for
previous versions
Reapply the NTP settings or reboot the device.
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ID
Description
CSCtw77083
D9902 not operational after reboot
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.0.0.
DCM D9902 is not operational after a reboot or upgrade.
Conditions
Soft reboot of D9902.
Workaround for
previous versions
Power-cycle the device.
CSCtz06106
GbE card network driver causes chassis reboot.
Symptom
This error was found in version 05.00.xx.
The device reboots or a GbE or IP Adapter card does not boot.
Conditions
When bringing down a GbE interface.
Workaround for
previous versions
Reboot the DCM.
CSCtz37754
Upgrading a D9902 fails
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.0.0.
Upgrading a D9902 fails. After the device has rebooted, it is still
running the old Software package.
Conditions
Upgrade of a D9902.
Workaround for
previous versions
Retry the upgrade process.
CSCty98015
Device stops generating logs, due to no space left on device
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.0.1
At a certain point in time, the device ceases to generate loggings.
Conditions
The device has been producing excessive amounts of logs, causing
the log partition to fill up completely.
Workaround for
previous versions
Reboot device.
CSCtz54881
Co processor takes a long time to boot up
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.0.10
The DCM co-processor card takes a long time to boot, causing coprocessor features (transrating, splicing, scrambling, …) to fail
during that time.
Conditions
After device reboot.
Workaround
Reboot the device or wait for the co-processor card to finish
booting.
Additional actions
This fix is not installed automatically after an upgrade, it requires
manual actions to update the bootloader. For details see the
document “Service Note DCM Co-processor slow start”.
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MFP Transcoding
ID
Description
CSCtx17271
Same service from MFP can be added more than once in the
same SMX group
Symptom
This error was found in 10.0.1.
An MFP service rate control output does not generate correct bit
rates
Conditions
MFP statmuxed service is member of multiple rate control groups.
Workaround for
previous versions
An MFP service can only be statmux controlled by one rate control
group.
Make sure a service is only part of one statmux group.
CSCty11212
Panic mode in table tennis at 500Kbps
Symptom
This error was found in 10.0.1.
Video quality of the service is not OK.
Conditions
Static statmuxing set-up. Issue depends on the content of the
source.
Workaround for
previous versions
none.
CSCtw94799
Closed caption decoding status is not reported
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.0.0.
The status of the closed caption in the GUI is not correctly filled in
(status is none).
Conditions
Input stream contains closed captions
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCtz88325
Audio processing settings applied to wrong audio component
Symptom
This error was found in all versions
The audio processing settings for an audio component are applied
to another audio component.
Conditions
A service containing more than one DolbyDigital or DolbyDigital
Plus audio component, is configured for processing one of these
components.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
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ID
Description
CSCtz80391
RAP indicator missing in MFP output in case PCR is not on the
video PID
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.0.11
The random access indicator is not present at the start of a GOP.
Conditions
The PCR PID is different from the video PID.
Workaround for
previous versions
Make sure that the video PID and PCR PID are the same.
SNMP
ID
Description
CSCtz72075
SNMP query for dcmConfigTransparentOutputTs Table does
not work.
Symptom
This error was found in version 8.01.86
At some point, the transparent loopthrough transportstream table
on SNMP is empty, even though transparent loopthrough
transportstreams are present on the DCM.
Conditions
Unknown.
Workaround for
previous versions
Reboot the device.
Transcoding
ID
Description
CSCty38878
DCM transcoder corrupts DTS and fails transcoding MPEG2
Symptom
This error was found in version 8.9
MPEG-2 transcoding fails on a specific input stream.
Conditions
MPEG-2 decoder falsely detects discontinuities and input
bitstream buffer errors.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCtz67081
Transcoding an SD service stops generating video content
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.0.1
Transcoder stops generating video content and does not recover
anymore.
Conditions
This only happens under very rare conditions in steady state.
Workaround
Reconfigure transcoding of the affected service.
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Security
ID
Description
CSCtx01160
DCM NTP vulnerabilities: CVE-2009-1252 and CVE-2009-3563
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
Vulnerability scanners may flag the Cisco DCM Series D9900
Digital Content Manager MPEG Processor as vulnerable to several
NTP vulnerabilities.
Conditions
Device with default configuration.
Scanners may flag CVE-2009-1252 and CVE-2009-3563.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
PSIRT Evaluation
The Cisco PSIRT has assigned this bug the following CVSS version
2 score. The Base and Temporal CVSS scores as of the time of
evaluation are 6.8/5.6:
https://intellishield.cisco.com/security/alertmanager/cvssCalcul
ator.do?dispatch=1&version=2&vector=AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/
I:P/A:P/E:F/RL:OF/RC:C
CVE ID CVE-2009-1252, CVE-2009-3563 has been assigned to
document this issue.
Additional information on Cisco's security vulnerability policy can
be found at the following URL:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/products_security_vuln
erability_policy.html
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ID
Description
CSCtx17188
Security vulnerabilities in the DCM web server.
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
DCM server is vulnerable to certain cross-site scripting and cookie
injection vulnerabilities as well as medium strength ciphers for
HTTPS encryption.
Conditions
None
Workaround for
previous versions
None
PSIRT Evaluation
The Cisco PSIRT has assigned this bug the following CVSS version
2 score. The Base and Temporal CVSS scores as of the time of
evaluation are 5/4.1:
https://intellishield.cisco.com/security/alertmanager/cvssCalcul
ator.do?dispatch=1&version=2&vector=AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/
I:P/A:N/E:F/RL:OF/RC:C
CVE ID CVE-2012-1352, CVE-2012-1353, and CVE-2012-1354 have
been assigned to document these issues.
Additional information on Cisco's security vulnerability policy can
be found at the following URL:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/products_security_vuln
erability_policy.html
Issues and Limitations
For Issues and Limitations of this version consult the release note of this specific version.
Supercrypt
The latest version of Supercrypt is DCM software version 06-00-89. Supercrypt is no longer supported in
higher versions.
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Release V14.00.0 (revision v54.0)
Release Notes DCM Version V10.05.0
Note: Only the IP Gateway is supported in this release. Other functionality is not supported.
New Features
The following new features are included in software version 10.05.0:
The stability of the SDI-in to SDI-out end-to-end delay is greatly improved: the end-to-end delay
variations are limited to +/- 0.5 ms (when streaming on IP-networks with limited network jitter (< 5 ms)).
Also, for the SD-SDI output, the clock frequency offset is now limited to max +/- 0.226 ppm from the input
clock.
Due to the new adaptive clock regulation algorithm, following limitations apply:
1) Backwards compatibility limitation in JP2K compressed mode:
A JP2K encoded stream from a V10.00 (or earlier) encoder CANNOT be decoded by a V10.05.00
JP2K decoder;
A JP2K encoded stream from a V10.05.00 encoder can be decoded by a JP2K decoder of V10.00 or
earlier.
There is no compatibility issue for uncompressed mode.
2) Startup time after connection of an SD-SDI stream can take up to 13 seconds (3 seconds setup time
and 10 seconds ACR lock-in time). This is due to the highly strict frequency offset requirement of
0.226 ppm for SD-SDI.
Enhancements
IP Gateway
ID
Description
CSCtu01782
SMPTE 2031 Ancillary datapackets not passed when "Subtitles"
is enabled
Symptom
SMTPE 2031 ancillary data packets were not passed through the
Jpeg2000 encoder when closed captions were enabled. This format
is now also supported.
Workaround for
previous versions
N/A
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Resolved Issues
The following issues with previous versions were resolved in version 10.05.0:
IP Gateway
ID
Description
CSCto55167
Draining of de-jitter buffer by changing JPEG2K video bitrates
Symptom
This error was found in version 8.9.0
On a decoded JPEG2K stream, the dejitter buffer can be very much
different from the configured value, and take a long time to
convert to that value.
Conditions
This can happen when the bit rate on the encoder is changed. This
issue was already solved in 9.0.0 when the DCM-G was running in
IP-adapter mode. However, this issue is still present for the DCMG running in ASI-adapter mode.
Workaround for
previous versions
When changing the bit rate on the encoder for a JPEG2K stream,
pause the stream and activate it again. This will reset the dejitter
buffer.
CSCtw94280
DCM GUI runs slow when unsupported videoformat is attached
to IPG card
Symptom
This error was found in version 9.0.0
The user interface is slow.
Conditions
IP Video Gateway board in ASI mode and an unsupported but
valid video signal (e.g. 720p 29.97) is received at an IP Video
Gateway input, and the signal is routed to an output.
Workaround for
previous versions
If this is problematic, remove the input cable.
CSCtx27547
OP47 Closed Captioning not correctly set by JPEG2K Encoder
Symptom
This error was found in all versions
When Closed Caption is enabled, only one of the two OP47
ancillarry ID codes will be handled.
Conditions
When OP47 data is present at the input and Closed Caption is
enabled, only the OP47 'Subtitling Distribution Packet' (SDP) will
be handled (DID 43h; SDID 02h).
The OP47 'Transport of ANC packet in an ANC Multipacket' will
not be handled (DID 43h; SDID 03h).
This is only the case for JPEG2K Compressed Video applications.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
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ID
Description
CSCty61355
GW_IP_STREAM license consumed when stream is not active
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.0.2
A GW_IP_STREAM license is used and stays used after activating
a HD service failed because no GW_HD_SDI license was available.
Conditions
Trying to activate an HD configured input stream when
GW_IP_STREAM licenses are available and no GW_HD_SDI
licenses are available.
The issue can also be triggered by importing settings with HD
inputs which are passed to an output when no GW_HD_SDI
licenses are available.
Workaround for
previous versions
Reboot the device.
CSCty70013
SNMP get fails for IpgwRtpInTS row when dejitter > 100
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.0.0
When installing licenses and restoring settings files, always install
the licenses first, then restore the settings files.
SNMP get fails on table dcmIpgwRtpIn
Conditions
The dejitter buffer for a TS has been set to a value of more than
100.
Workaround for
previous versions
Temporarily change the dejitter buffer, or use the GUI instead of
SNMP.
IP Gateway Firmware
ID
Description
CSCtx70367
Audio stops working in case of 16 channels and bad input
Symptom
This error was found in all versions
Audio stops working, a rattling noise can be heard.
Conditions
A decoder is receiving a lot of erroneous data and 16 audio
channels were enabled on the corresponding encoder.
The affected stream will not influence other streams. Video is still
being processed.
Workaround for
previous versions
The audio data will be processed again by disabling 1 audio pair
on the encoder and then enable it again.
CSCty41777
Glitches in output of JP2K encoder.
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.0.2
The JP2K encoder output contains glitches.
Conditions
Workaround for
previous versions
The video input has a content that generates very small JP2K
content (e.g. all black or all white pictures).
None
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Release Notes DCM Version V10.00.11
Resolved Issues
The following issues with previous versions were resolved in version 10.0.11:
MFP Transcoding
ID
Description
CSCtz55473
Picture artifacts in MPEG-2 transrating and coding
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.0.10.
Certain motion vectors can be incorrect coded in MPEG-2 encoded
output streams. These invalid motion vectors result in blocking
artifacts in the decoded content.
Conditions
Input resolution is SD or 1080i.
Output coding format is MPEG-2.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCtz41157
Large discrepancy between actual picture size and predicted
picture size.
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.0.5.
The bit rate of a service, statmuxed using MFP, suddenly drops
significantly and the actual output contains decoder buffer
violations (underflow).
Conditions
Input signal impairments.
Workaround for
previous versions
Disable video processing on the service in the MFP GUI, then
enable it again with its original settings.
CSCtz26210
Video processing stops once errors are reported at the input.
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.0.5
An initial fix was introduced in 10.0.10 but an additional fix was
needed.
The encoding flow stops at the moment of corrupted input
streams such as streams containing syntax errors, packet loss, CC
errors, missing pictures and so on.
Conditions
Input stream contains errors
Workaround for
previous versions
Make sure that the input streams are error free.
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Release V14.00.0 (revision v54.0)
Issues and Limitations
For Issues and Limitations of this version consult the release note of this specific version.
Supercrypt
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Release Notes DCM Version V10.00.10
Resolved Issues
The following issues with previous versions were resolved in version 10.0.10:
GUI
ID
Description
CSCty90909
TS loss does not mark the input TS red in the tree.
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
The TS icon in the input tree does not color red in case there is a TS
Loss alarm. It is only colored red in case an ASI TS Sync Loss or
GbE UDP Stream Loss alarm is active.
Conditions
TS Loss triggered by an alarm other then ASI TS Sync Loss or GbE
UDP Stream Loss.
Workaround for
previous versions
The alarm is visible on the status pages.
IP Gateway
ID
Description
CSCty48505
newly inserted IP Gateway card not detected
Symptom
This error was found version 10.0.0.
Upon removing an IP Gateway board with hot swap, and putting
the board back in the device, the board is not re-detected.
Conditions
Hot swap of IP Gateway board.
Workaround for
previous versions
Reboot DCM.
MFP Transcoding
ID
Description
CSCty09801
False alarm on MFP engine
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.0.1.
Alarm triggered on MFP engine but MFP output is OK.
Conditions
Static set-up
Workaround for
previous versions
None
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ID
Description
CSCtx99471
Pulsing and breathing in MPEG-2 still sequences
Symptom
This error was found in 10.0.5.
Pulsing and breathing in video.
Conditions
Only occurs when transcoding to MPEG-2 and for still sequences.
Workaround for
previous versions
none.
CSCty07109
Bitrate drops in SMX output when transcoding input stream
twice in MFP
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.0.1
Bitrate drop on MFP video output.
Conditions
May occur when statmuxing 6xSD /engine.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCty47987
MFP SMX: add/remove Svc from rate control group can stall
MFP engine
Symptom
This error was found in 10.0.5.
MFP engine stall resulting in a zero or very low video output rate.
Conditions
Stall occurs after adding/removing a service from the statmux
group.
Workaround for
previous versions
Recovers automatically.
CSCtx99434
VP throttling in 2xHD mode
Symptom
This error was found in 10.0.5.
Potentially poor Video Quality.
Conditions
Statmuxing of 2xHD per engine.
Workaround for
previous versions
none.
CSCty16456
Video processor does not respond while booting up.
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.0.1
At startup time, it is possible that the video processor does not
start immediately and does not generate any output. A re-start
will be applied automatically which bring the video processor in
running state.
Conditions
Start-up of the board or after mode configuration
Workaround for
previous versions
Wait for about 1 minute until the restart of the video processor is
applied.
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ID
Description
CSCty16440
Video processor unreachable in SD transcoding mode
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.0.1
All services down on the affected chip. Engine does recover after
30-45 seconds. All services on engine affected due to reload of the
chip.
Conditions
Static set-up
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCty16474
Long timeout on stop input channel
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.0.1
All services being reconfigured are down on the affected chip.
Engine does recover after 30-45 seconds. All other services on the
engine are affected due to reload of the chip.
Conditions
May occur when changing the MFP configuration.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCty16471
Memory fragmentation after many reconfigurations - Low
Partition
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.0.1
All services being reconfigured go down on the affected chip.
Engine does recover after 30-45 seconds. All other services on
engine affected due to reload of the chip.
Conditions
Multiple re-configurations in 1HD + 3SD engine mode.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCty16453
H.264 encoder engine reporting error
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.0.0
Bitrate is gone at the output of the video processor for the affected
service after reconfiguration. System does not recover from this
failure
Conditions
Audio or video has to be reconfigured.
Workaround for
previous versions
Manual reset of the complete engine is necessary to restore the
bitrate of the affected service.
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ID
Description
CSCtz28631
Level of SD H.264/AVC streams was level 4 instead of level 3
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.0.5
For SD streams, the coding level in case of H.264/AVC encoding
was level 4 instead of level 3. The level should be 3 for SD content
to make sure that SD streams can be decoded on all kind of STBs.
Conditions
SD input stream and H.264/AVC coding format at the output.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCtz26177
Performance issue for SD and HD at full load
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.0.5
At the moment that an engine is running at full load, a
performance issue can pop up that brings the video quality to a
lower level because the amount of B and P pictures is reduced. The
phenomenon of dropping B/P pictures is called throttling.
Conditions
There are a number of conditions that can bring the video engines
into this situation. If an input stream contains too many errors, a
lot of data is logged increasing the processing cycles on the chip
resulting in a limited amount of statmux communication between
chip and statmux controller. 720p input content coded as MBAFF
results in field coded output stream on MFP. The field coded
streams at 60Hz makes statmux impossible (not enough free cycles
for field coded output).
Workaround for
previous versions
Make sure that the input content does not contain any errors.
CSCtz26082
Closed GOP configuration is not possible.
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.0.5
The configuration to generate closed GOPs is not possible because
of a limitation in the interfaces between GUI and video engines.
Conditions
Configuring closed GOP is not possible in the GUI.
Workaround for
previous versions
Configure the GOP with 0 B pictures.
CSCtz26035
Restarting encoding flow can fail at corrupt input stream.
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.0.5
Reconfiguring video/audio settings results in a restart of the
encoding flow. This restart can fail if the input content is
corrupted (e.g., at the moment of a wrap point).
Conditions
Reconfiguration of the service in question and corrupted input.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
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ID
Description
CSCtz26259
Output muxer fails although encoder still runs fine.
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.0.5
Jumps in the timestamps at the input stream bring the muxer
module at the output of the video engine into problems. The
complete flow recovers from these jumps at the input but the
muxer does not recover. As such, the recovery mechanism has to
be extended to the muxer as well.
Conditions
Timestamp jumps at the input
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCty74362
H.264/AVC output contains sporadically syntax error
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.0.1
Minor picture artifacts can pop up in generated H.264/AVC video
content because of sporadic syntax errors in the bitstream.
Conditions
Occurs if the output format is configured as H.264/AVC.
Workaround
Use MPEG-2 instead of H.264/AVC output format.
CSCtz31852
Audio processing stops without user interaction.
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.0.5
Audio processing stops for unknown reason. There is no user
interaction and updates in the configuration. The audio task is in a
deadlock situation and does not recover from this situation.
Conditions
No specific condition.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCtz31827
Memory corruption because of caching incoherencies.
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.0.5
Processing in video engines stops because of a memory
corruption. The memory corruption is triggered because of
caching incoherencies between the system and video processor at
the moment of a re-configuration.
Conditions
The service under processing has to be stopped and restarted
because of a reconfiguration of the user or because of an input
change (e.g., PMT update).
Workaround for
previous versions
None
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ID
Description
CSCtz31806
Demultiplexer stops processing because of unexpected duplicate
timestamp.
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.0.5
The demux does not process anymore because of duplicated PCR
timestamp values in the internal FIFOs.
Conditions
No specific condition can trigger this issue. The issue can be
triggered if two interrupts from hardware are fired very close after
each other.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCtz31687
Decoder instability after wrap point in looped content.
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.0.5
The decoder becomes instable at wrap point. This instability can
result in a crash of the decoder resulting in no output or in an
output stream that cannot be decoded by a STB (because of
incorrect timestamps).
Conditions
The input stream has to wrap around.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCtz28658
Video quality issue in MPEG-2 output content.
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.0.5
MPEG-2 encoded output content can contain artifacts in still
images coded at low bitrates.
Conditions
Output format has to be MPEG-2 and the video content must be
still images.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCtz26210
Video processing stops once errors are reported at the input.
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.0.5
The encoding flow stops at the moment of corrupted input
streams such as streams containing syntax errors, packet loss, CC
errors, missing pictures and so on.
Conditions
Input stream contains errors
Workaround for
previous versions
Make sure that the input streams are error free.
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ID
Description
CSCtz26147
Communication between video engine and host fails in case of
error.
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.0.5
In case of an error condition in the video chip, the error
information was not completely reported to the host application
and GUI. Because this information is incomplete, the failed
condition is hard to determine.
Conditions
Error condition in the video engine.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCtx85793
Video bitrate may drop when MFP Engine audio load at 100%
Symptom
This error was found in 10.0.5.
Bitrate drop in MFP video output.
Conditions
May occur when statmuxing 6xSD /engine in combination with
audio processing loaded at 100%.
Workaround for
previous versions
Limit the transcoding density to 5x SD /engine.
CSCty16477
Demux dropping frames: Buffers locked between VSC and
Encoder.
Symptom
This error was found in 10.0.1.
Bitrate gone on affected services (can be all services on the chip)
Multiple recovery scenarios
Does not recover. System remains in this state until a manual reset
of the engine is performed.
Or engine does recover after 30-45 seconds. All other services on
engine affected due to reload of the chip.
Conditions
May occur when changing the configuration of MFP.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
CSCty68662
High complexity scene got assigned to use the min rate
Symptom
This error was found in 10.0.5.
Too low bitrate assigned to a service that is in a statmux group.
Conditions
Depends on specific source content.
Workaround for
previous versions
none.
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MUX
ID
Description
CSCtz20871
Defining a service from a non-existing TS as backup service may
fail.
Symptom
This error was found in version 8.5.0.
When a preconfigured service becomes present at the input it does
not become present at the output.
This can occur for any source: the main source, the backup source,
the merged in source, ...
Additionally, using the input service as a backup source of a
service can cause the main service not to be present at the output.
At the output, the GUI shows the source of a service coming from
GbE as <board>, <port>, :, <service id>, lacking the IP address (if
multicast) and the UDP port.
Conditions
Workaround for
previous versions
The issue can occur when the source is applied in the GUI and
certain extra conditions are met :
-
The input TS which the service source comes from is not
present at the input
-
The DCM is rebooted after the pre-configuration is done.
After the reboot, no workarounds exist except removing the
source setting at the output (e.g. remove the backup service) and
reapplying it.
If you want to use a preconfigured service, you can avoid the
problem by changing any input TS related setting on the input
board before a reboot. Reverting this setting to the original value
afterwards is possible.
DRD
ID
Description
CSCtz03624
Biss 1 descrambling is not working at the DRD
Symptom
This issue was found in version 10.0.2
Biss 1 descrambling is not working at the DRD. When checking the
service on the analyzer, service is descrambled, however the
problem occurs when trying to decode the service. Either the
screen is black or artifacts appear.
Conditions
The service is routed to the cam under the Biss menu. The Biss key
has been entered such that the services indicate that the encryption
is open. The output after descrambling cannot be decoded
successfully.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
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Issues and Limitations
For Issues and Limitations of this version consult the release note of this specific version.
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Release Notes DCM Version V10.00.5
New Features
The following new features are included in software version 10.0.5:
MFP :
The new Multi-Format Processing card (MFP) supports the following features:
 Video transcoding:
MPEG-2/AVC <-> MPEG-2/AVC
SD and HD video transcoding and transrating
Maximum of 24 SD/board or 8 HD/board
User configurable GOP
CEA-708 closed captions (or CEA-708 with CEA-608 embedded)
 Audio Transcoding:
MPEG-1 LII/AC-3/AAC-LC/HE-AACv1 <-> MPEG-1 LII/AC-3/ AAC-LC/HEAACv1
 Statistical Multiplexing:
StatMuxing of services processed by the MFP board.
Enhancements
GUI
ID
Description
CSCtw89953
No GW_FEC license needed to view IPG packet Statistics.
Symptom
The IPG Packet Statistics table was not shown in IPG Statistics
page if no GW_FEC license was installed on the device.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
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Resolved Issues
The following issues with previous versions were resolved in version 10.0.5:
Platform
ID
Description
CSCtw77083
D9902 not operational after reboot.
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
DCM D9902 is not operational after a reboot or upgrade.
Conditions
Soft reboot of D9902.
Workaround for
previous versions
Power-cycle the device.
MFP Transcoding
ID
Description
CSCty47671
Not possible to add VSE in DCM when D9036 in BU
Symptom
Can not add VSE to D9036 statmux pool if main encoder of this
VSE is offline
Conditions
- D9036 Encoders have to be setup in non-floating backup: one
Encoder is configured as Main Unit, other as Backup Unit.
- VSE has to be part of both encoders and has to be part of the VSE
backup list.
- VSE does not belong to a D9036 statmux pool.
- The D9036 Main Encoder goes completely offline (for instance:
powered off)
- After the D9036 Main encoder is more than two minutes offline,
it is not possible anymore to add the VSE in a D9036 Statmux Pool.
Workaround
None: having the Main encoder back online solves the issue.
CSCtw63918
Negative DTS-STC during black frame generation
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
Negative DTS-STC during black frame generation.
Conditions
During blackframe generation.
Workaround for
previous versions
None
Issues and Limitations
For Issues and Limitations of this version consult the release note of this specific version.
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Supercrypt
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Release Notes DCM Version V10.00.2
Resolved Issues
The following issues with previous versions were resolved in version 10.0.2:
Platform
ID
Description
CSCtx61454
Local privilege escalation by FTP users.
Symptom
This error was found in version 8.5.0.
A user with only FTP access can cause commands to be executed
when another user logs in with a troubleshooting account.
Conditions
No specific conditions trigger this behavior.
Workaround for
previous versions
Follow typical password safeguarding procedures and limit users
with FTP access.
GUI
ID
Description
CSCtw56416
NITa "Transp Gen - PSIG" mode cannot be turned off.
Symptom
This error was found in version 9.10.0.
Once NITa is set to "Transp Gen - PSIG", it cannot be changed to
another value.
Conditions
NITa set to "Transp Gen - PSIG" mode.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
CSCtw77287
Doubleclick on Gbe board (D9036 statmux) doesn't open
statmux config.
Symptom
This error was found in version 9.10.0.
Double-click on the GbE Board node in the input or output tree.
The Default Settings page is loaded, but has no entries in the
second level menu.
Conditions
GbE card is in D9036 statmux mode.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
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ID
Description
CSCtw75142
Java Script error while re-positioning processing tree.
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
When moving processing tree border, processing tree border sticks
to the mouse (i.e. keeps tracking mouse movement) even after the
user has released the left button. This occurs until the user clicks
on the screen. Afterwards, you cannot change the processing tree
border or position.
Conditions
This occurs when the user is using Firefox 3.6 or higher.
Workaround for
previous versions
Reload the service overview page and it will resolve the java script
error.
CSCtx39210
Dragging a component from MFP to an output service for
merging fails.
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.0.0.
Dragging a component from a service assigned to MFP engine to
any output service for component merging fails.
Conditions
Occurs when a component is dropped on the output tree.
Workaround for
previous versions
Drop the component on the advanced routing tree or use the
service merge page to configure component merging.
Mux
ID
Description
CSCtx74325
UDP stream loss alarm is active during a splice.
Symptom
This error was found in version 09.10.0.
UDP stream loss alarm is active during a splice.
Conditions
When splicing with IPv4 SPTS mode, an UDP stream loss alarm
will appear on the TS of the first ad when the second ad has
started.
Workaround for
previous versions
Disable UDP stream loss alarm for the board where the ads arrive.
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ID
Description
CSCty13714
When using EISS merging, some packets might not be played
out correctly.
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.0.0.
When using EISS merging, some packets might not be played out
correctly.
Conditions
When an EISS section size is 181, 182 or 183 (+ optionally a
multiple of 184 bytes) then the section will not be played out
correctly.
Workaround for
previous versions
none
CSCtw85777
Transrate group bitrate measurement can be wrong.
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
A transrater statmux group can show higher group bitrates on the
GUI than expected. This only affects the displayed bitrate, no
impact on transrating.
Conditions
This happens when services were member of the transrater group
at a certain time but are not member of the group anymore.
Although they are not part anymore of the group, the bitrate of the
removed service is still added in the total group bitrate.
Remark as well that re-adding a removed service will not further
increase the group bitrate: the service will be counted only once as
expected.
Workaround for
previous versions
This solves itself after a reboot or upon deletion and re-creation of
the statmux group.
No simple work around possible.
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Miscellaneous
ID
Description
CSCts28639
No more scrambling after component changes.
Symptom
This error was found in version 8.9.0.
An initial fix was introduced in 9.10.0 but an additional fix was
needed.
Service can no longer be scrambled.
Conditions
Service is scrambled. All components of the service are changed
(e.g. by forcing the pid values). Then all components of the service
are changed again, while still busy activating the previous
changes.
Workaround for
previous versions
Stop scrambling (deprovision SCG). Then restart scrambling again
(provision SCG).
CSCtx38382
PMT contains CA descriptor when service is not scrambled.
Symptom
This error was found in version 8.9.0.
A service is not scrambled but the PMT does contain one or more
(identical) CA descriptor(s).
Conditions
A service switches to backup while it is being scrambled. The
main and backup service have different pids. Afterwards
scrambling is stopped for that service.
Workaround for
previous versions
Use tracking rules to force output service pid values, so output pid
values do not change when switching to backup service.
Firmware
ID
Description
CSCtx57532
Excessive null packets in Helper TS on Deterministic
Multiplexer.
Symptom
This error was found in version 9.0.5.
Excessive NULL packets in a Helper TS cause the DTF card to
report a Buffer Overflow. The output of the DTF card will be
corrupted, causing the end-to-end deterministic remultiplexing to
fail.
Conditions
This happens in rare occasions.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
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IP Gateway Firmware
ID
Description
CSCtx30116
Noise on Audio for IPGW.
Symptom
This issue is found in version 9.10.0.
When the DCM-G feeds certain SDI processing servers, Audio
noise is experienced at the output of the servers.
Conditions
The DCM-G needs to output a decompressed JP2K signal.
The signal needs to be SD-SDI.
At least two audio stereo pairs need to be embedded in the
signal.
Does not occur with all types of SDI editing server equipment.
Workaround for
previous versions
Use only one embedded audio stereo pair, if possible.
CSCtx76538
DCM Gateway: per channel JP2K Encoder core stall in very rare
occasions.
Symptom
This issue is found in version 10.00.0.
IP Gateway: A glitch on an SDI input can cause the encoder to stall
in very rare occasions.As as result, the channel on which the glitch
occured is not longer present on the encoder output, while the
other channels are not affected.
Conditions
The issue seems to occur occasionally due to a glitch on the SDI
input.
Workaround for
previous versions
No workaround available. Encoder has to be rebooted to get the
channel up and running again.
Transrating/Splicing
ID
Description
CSCtx27434
Audio is out of sync after Ad splice.
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
Audio is out of sync after an Ad splice.
Conditions
The ad played out by the ad server is too short and the audio in
the ad does not end with a complete audio frame.
Workaround
None
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Issues and Limitations
For Issues and Limitations of this version consult the release note of this specific version.
Supercrypt
The latest version of Supercrypt is DCM software version 06-00-89. Supercrypt is no longer supported in
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Release Notes DCM Version V10.00.1
Resolved Issues
The following issues with previous versions were resolved in version 10.0.1:
Mux
ID
Description
CSCtx03674
DCM can reboot when more than 8 EIT schedule tables are
monitored.
Symptom
This error was found in version 09.10.0.
DCM can reboot when more than 8 EIT schedule tables are
monitored.
Conditions
When more than 8 EIT schedule tables are monitored on one
board, it can happen that the device reboots.
Workaround for
previous versions
Activate monitoring of EIT schedule tables as the last action.
CSCtx00445
Regenerated EITsch tables are not updated at GbE out.
Symptom
This error was found in version 09.10.0.
EIT actual schedule tables that are regenerated by the DCM are
not always up to date compared to the same tables on the DCM
input.
Conditions
This can be triggered when a lot of EIT schedule tables are present
on the inputs of one IO card of the DCM. With a lot of tables, a lot
of different table IDs are meant. E.g. table IDs 0x50 till 0x5F are all
present on one or more inputs.
Workaround for
previous versions
Reboot the DCM to force an update of the outgoing tables.
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ID
Description
CSCtx05281
Service Loss alarm is not cleared when using Fixed Individual
ports mode
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
Service Loss alarm stays active after UDP or link loss occurred on
a card in 'Fixed Individual Ports' mode.
Conditions
A DCM is configured in 'Fixed Individual Ports' mode and has
UDP loss or Link loss configured as service loss trigger.
If a network event causes a short period of UDP or link loss it is
possible that the service loss alarm is not cleared.
Workaround for
previous versions
- Don't use UDP or link loss as service loss trigger when
configured in 'Fixed Individual Ports' mode.
- Reconfiguring the service loss triggers will clear alarms that are
stuck.
CSCtx27389
No bitrate on generated ECMs
Symptom
This error was found in 09.0.5
Generation of ECMs is suddenly stopped, resulting in no ECM
bitrate.
Conditions
The DCM must be under high load:
- high CPU load
- lots (hundreds) of SI tables and ECMs being generated on the TS
of the ECM
Workaround for
previous versions
When it occurs, a stop/start scrambing will restore the ECMs.
To prevent the occurrence, it is expected that increasing the
difference between ECMG 'stop delay' and 'start delay' will reduce
the chance of problems.
Reducing the SI generation on that TS will also reduce the chance,
e.g. reduce EITo correlation.
Miscellaneous
ID
Description
CSCtx41842
Temporary license not persistent when license file was invalid.
Symptom
This error was found in version 8.5.0.
After reboot, the temporary license is not installed anymore.
Conditions
The device had a license file with wrong host id.
Workaround for
previous versions
First put a valid license file on the device or remove the license file
with wrong host id and reboot.
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Statistical Multiplexing of D9036 Encoders
ID
Description
CSCtx38617
Main VSE doesn't statmux when disconnected backup in
maintenance mode.
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
When communication is lost with an encoder and a floating
backup is swapped in, and the encoder that lost communication is
placed in maintenance mode, the VSEs from the active encoder are
still at default rate.
Conditions
Communication loss on inactive encoder in 1:1 redundancy cases.
Workaround for
previous versions
Change any statmux parameter on the DCM for any VSE in the
Pool that contains VSEs from the active encoder that are not
statmuxing. This will update all VSEs in the pool and they should
begin to statmux.
Transrating/Splicing
ID
Description
CSCtx42231
No video after TS backup during a DPI splice.
Symptom
This error was found in version 10.0.0.
No video after TS backup during a DPI splice.
Conditions
If all of the following conditions are met :
- an output service has video and PCR shared
- tracking rules are configured for both PCR and video
- a TS Backup of the input TS occurs during a DPI splice
Then the video will be lost during and after the splice.
Workaround for
previous versions
Remove the tracking rule on PCR.
Web GUI
ID
Description
CSCtw51389
It is not possible to view AIT at the input.
Symptom
This error was found in version 09.10.0.
It is not possible to view AIT tables received at the input using the
SI view page.
Conditions
No specific conditions.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
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Release V14.00.0 (revision v54.0)
Issues and Limitations
For Issues and Limitations of this version consult the release note of this specific version.
Supercrypt
The latest version of Supercrypt is DCM software version 06-00-89. Supercrypt is no longer supported in
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Release Notes DCM Version V10.00.0
New Features
The following new features are included in software version 10.0.0:
1. Hardware
The new Multi-Format Processing card (MFP) supports the following features:
 Video transcoding:
MPEG-2/AVC <-> MPEG-2/AVC
SD and HD video transcoding and transrating
Maximum of 24 SD/board or 8 HD/board
User configurable GOP
CEA-708 closed captions (or CEA-708 with CEA-608 embedded)
 Audio Transcoding:
MPEG-1 LII/AC-3/AAC-LC/HE-AACv1 <-> MPEG-1 LII/AC-3/ AAC-LC/HEAACv1
MFP is supported feature-complete and can be used for demo or testing purposes. Some
issues might surface during usage.
This release supports the new D9902 platform. The D9902 device is a next generation 2RU
DCM device that inherits all the existing D9900 features. The D9902 platform additionally
supports up to eight I/O cards, a third management port, a console interface, and extra hard
contacts. The D9902 supports all the compatible D9900 I/O cards, the IP Video Gateway
cards, and the dual layer MFP cards.
2. Mux
 EISS Merging is added as ETV Manipulation Setting. This feature enables merging the
Enhanced TV Integrated Signaling Stream from the broadcast source and the local EBIF
streamer on an output service. It can only be enabled for the Primary Channel.
3. General
 ETV functionality is now enabled without requiring a DPI license.
4. GUI
 Upgrade via web GUI is available. The upgrade uses a special .dgz image, which is also
available as part of the release binaries.
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Enhancements
SNMP
ID
Description
CSCtt22108
SNMP: Query active/Inactive status of DCM.
Symptom
Using SNMP, in SA_Europe_DCM_SMIv2.mib, the state of a
device can't be read out using ‘dcmDeviceBackupActivateDevice’.
A field containing the device state was added. The device can now
also be made inactive by setting the new value.
Workaround for
previous versions
The state can be read out using the web GUI.
DRD
ID
Description
CSCtu04267
Generate PAT to CAMs in non-SFN mode.
Symptom
CAMs that used the PAT for descrambling were not supported.
Conditions
A CAM is inserted that uses the PAT for descrambling.
Workaround for
previous versions
Pass the complete TS to the CAM instead of individual services.
This also passes all the SI PIDs.
CSCtt11436
TS sync loss for DVB-S2 multistream does not contain ISI in
detail.
Symptom
The TS sync loss alarm did not indicate which stream it applies
when multiple streams are received in multi-stream mode.
Conditions
The DVB-S2 port is tuned to a multistream channel.
Multiple streams are received on the DVB-S2 port.
At least two streams have the TS sync loss condition.
Workaround for
previous versions
Check in the input tree which transport streams are not present.
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Resolved Issues
The following issues with previous versions were resolved in version 10.0.0:
IP Gateway
ID
Description
CSCtt40654
Default HD framerate in uncompressed is not 25, 29.97 or 59.94
fps.
Symptom
This error was found in version 9.0.
After a DCM upgrade, the "HD Frame Rates in Uncompressed
Transport" setting may not display the following default selection:
25 - 29.97 - 59.94 fps.
Conditions
This problem only occurs after a DCM upgrade from any releases
prior to version 9.0, to version 9.0 or 9.10.
Workaround for
previous versions
After a DCM upgrade, check the "HD Frame Rates in
Uncompressed Transport" setting on the configuration page, and
modify as needed.
CSCtt95239
JP2K: audio data packets lost when all channels are enabled
(SD-SDI).
Symptom
This issue was found in all versions.
JP2K: audio data packets of the higher audio groups (3-4) are lost
when all 16 audio channels are enabled.
Conditions
SD-SDI
A minimum of 7 audio pairs must be enabled, so all 4 audio
groups are active.
The SD-SDI must contain audio control packets.
Note: The presence of audio control packets is optional in SD-SDI.
Workaround for
previous versions
Disable audio control packets generation in the audio embedder so
that the generated SD-SDI stream does not contain audio control
packets.
Reduce the number of audio pairs enabled to 6 for 20-bit audio, or
5 for 24-bit audio.
CSCtu08784
DCM IPGW: Sporadic output loss/unresolved messages.
Symptom
This error was found in version 9.10.0.
Sporadic 'Service loss at output' and/or 'IP destination unresolved'
messages are generated.
Conditions
These messages are generated randomly by a DCM IP-Gateway
system, both by the transmitter and the receiver. These messages
are randomly generated during normal transmission/reception of
streams. Although service loss is mentioned, no loss or service
interruption is actually occurring.
Workaround for
previous versions
These messages should be ignored.
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IP Gateway Firmware
ID
Description
CSCts55712
Switching of ASI input with router interrupts JP2K decode.
Symptom
This issue is found in version 9.0.0.
On an ASI receiver, the JP2K receiver can lock up for a single
channel. The other channels continue running.
Conditions
This can occur when switching between two ASI sources using an
ASI router.
Workaround for
previous versions
Disconnect the related ASI input to the receiver for a short while.
After reconnection, the channel runs correctly.
CSCtt21196
Hitless merged stream is not received while still present.
Symptom
This issue was found in version 9.10.0.
Streams are not decoded at the DCM IP Gateway receiver after
deleting one stream.
Conditions
The following causes the streams not to decode:
Configure two streams encoded on DCM Gateway encoder via
Rosa VSM.
Configure a DCM Gateway decoder to receive and decode both
streams.
Delete one stream via the web GUI.
Workaround for
previous versions
Recreate the stream or reboot the receiver.
CSCtu33292
JP2K Enc: No output due to stalling of ANC data processing.
Symptom
This issue was found in all versions.
No output on compressed SDI channel caused by stalling of ANC
data (ancillary data) processing.
Conditions
Invalid SD-SDI data is present at the input of the IP gateway, for
example, ANC data not at correct location in SD-SDI frame and
the maximum number of ANC data present (16 audio channels, 24
bit), and all audio channels are enabled on the JP2K Encoder.
Workaround for
previous versions
To reduce the chance of stalling, only enable 5 audio pairs (10
channels).
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ID
Description
CSCtw92735
Noisy signal at the JP2K encoder input causes stall of an encoder
Symptom
This issue is found in version 9.0.0.
Noisy signal at the DCM Gateway (DCMG) input which is
configured for JP2K encoding might stall the JP2K encoder for all
channels in rare situations.
Conditions
A very noisy SDI-signal is applied to the input of the DCM
Gateway (DCMG). The noisy signal - with random bit-errors causes the encoder core to output very small erroneous JP2K files.
The RTP packetizer behind the core is stalling on these very small
files and pushes back the encoder core, resulting in a stall on all
channels.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
Miscellaneous
ID
Description
CSCtw40202
ETV output PIDs are removed when main ETV PIDs disappear
during replace.
Symptom
This error was found in version 9.0.0.
Under certain conditions the ETV PIDs are removed from the PMT
at the output service. This results in different behavior depending
on whether the ETV PIDs were originally present in the broadcast
service or not.
Conditions
Broadcast service containing ETV PIDs passed to output. ETV
mode of output service configured as "Select Input", with a replace
service containing ETV PIDs as source. PID error configured as
trigger for service loss on replace service. Replace service has
service loss condition, e.g. because EBIF PID has zero bit rate. The
ETV PIDs are removed from the broadcast service.
Workaround for
previous versions
Keep the PMT constant at the sources.
CSCtw66361
DCM reboots when routing a service after configuring TS for
BISS scrambling.
Symptom
This error was found in version 06.00.85.
Unexpected reboot.
Conditions
Scrambling mode is changed in combination with dynamic service
changes (e.g. service has just been passed, new component
detected). Problem most likely occurs only when using scripts to
configure the DCM, due to quick sequence of configuration.
Workaround for
previous versions
Only configure scrambling mode when service is stable.
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Mux
ID
Description
CSCtw53822
ETV manipulation in combination with TS Backup can cause a
reboot.
Symptom
This error was found in version 09.0.0.
If a DCM is rebooted while ETV Replace PIDs and TS Backup are
active, then the DCM may continue to reboot.
Conditions
If a DCM is rebooted or upgraded when all of the following
conditions are met, then the DCM will continue to reboot:
An output service has ETV Replace PIDs enabled.
ETV PIDs are present on the Replace service.
The input (source) TS for this service is in TS Backup.
On the backup TS, there is a service that matches the original
output service.
There are ETV PIDs present on this backup service.
Workaround for
previous versions
If the input TS is no longer in backup mode (the input signal
returns, or the backup TS has no signal), then the DCM will stop
rebooting.
CSCts88460
Import of DCM V08.03 archive fails on later releases.
Symptom
This error was found in version 08.05.0.
When importing an archive from a DCM running version 08.03.xx
to a DCM running a newer release, the import fails.
Conditions
This happens only when:
backup taken on DCM running V08.03.xx (both older as more
recent releases do not have this problem)
importing this backup archive on a more recent DCM version.
This problem does NOT impact release upgrades, which will
convert the settings correctly. Only importing of an archive is
impacted.
Workaround for
previous versions
Use the upgrade path:
Have a V08.03.xx release installed on the DCM.
Import the V08.03.xx archive.
Upgrade the DCM to a newer release.
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ID
Description
CSCtu01644
CC (Continuity Count) error alarm message sometimes not
reported by DCM.
Symptom
This error was found in version 07.00.28
The CC (Continuity Count) error alarm message was not reported
by DCM when no PID error or Unreferenced PID error was
reported.
Conditions
The CC error alarm messages are enabled on the DCM IO card.
Single CC errors occur when no PID error or unreferenced PID
error is present on all input transport streams.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
CSCtu33155
Incorrect settings import of Device Operational Failure triggers.
Symptom
This error was found in version 9.10.0.
The device operational failure triggers are imported incorrectly via
settings import if the "Hardware Key Inserted" alarm is selected as
a trigger for the device operational failure alarm.
Conditions
The "Hardware Key Inserted" alarm needs to be selected as a
trigger for the device operational failure alarm.
Workaround for
previous versions
Remove the "Hardware Key Inserted" alarm as a trigger for the
device operational failure alarm.
CSCtw95057
Deleting splice channel configuration can cause a reboot
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
The device reboots when a splice channel configuration is
removed.
Conditions
A splice channel configuration is deleted at the same time as the
ad server disconnects
Workaround for
previous versions
Do not disconnect the ad server at the same time as reconfiguring
splicing
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ID
Description
CSCtt99968
DTF Bandwidth Exceeded
Symptom
This error was found in V09.0.0.
When used in combination with an ASI SFN V2 board in
"Deterministic re-multiplexing" mode, it can occur that overtime
the alarm "DTF Bandwidth Exceeded" is raised in a regular ASI
card that is configured as "DTF".
This issue can be triggered by two distinct root causes. One of
them is the presence of several consecutive SI packets in the CYTS
streams, the other one is related to a rare condition where an
excessive amount of null packets is injected in the ASI SFN V2
card.
Conditions
1) ASI SFN V2 card is operating in "Deterministic re-multiplexing "
mode.
2) Multiple CYTS-es and Helper TS-es from the aforementioned
ASI SFN V2 card are provided to a single DTF card.
3) The output bitrate budget of the DTF card is limited (less than a
few Mbps)
4) The CYTS-es are showing many consecutive SI packets. For
example, a PMT per service that exists of multiple TS packets per
PMT
Workaround for
previous versions
There is no workaround for this issue.
CSCtu30037
High load SI carouseling can cause reboots when updating a
table
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
DCM reboots spontaneously
Conditions
When DCM cannot stream all SI tables in time (e.g. due to
bandwidth overshoots, ...) on one or more of its outputs, there is a
small chance that the DCM will reboot when an SI table is
updated.
This will typically occur in high load scrambling cases because the
generated ECM is also considered an SI table.
Workaround for
previous versions
Reduce SI carouseling load: e.g. scramble less services, no full EIT
correlation.
DRD
ID
Description
CSCtr31028
CAM "Maximum bitrate" setting can be set, but has no effect.
Symptom
This error was found in version 9.0.0.
CAM "Maximum bitrate" setting can be set, but has no effect.
Conditions
When trying to change the "Maximum bitrate" of the CAM.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
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ID
Description
CSCts28685
A TS passed transparently from a descrambler doesn't show
ONID nor TSID.
Symptom
This error was found in version 9.10.0.
A transport stream that is transparently passed from a
descrambler does not display the ONID or the TSID on the output
tree.
Conditions
A transport stream is passed in SFN mode from the input tree to a
descrambler, and then from the descrambler to the output tree.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
CSCts44033
MMI interface: No support for DVB string encoding.
Symptom
This error was found in version 9.10.0.
When accessing the MMI interface for a CAM module on the
DRD-DVB-S2 card through the web GUI, responses containing
non Latin-5 encoded characters cannot be displayed.
Conditions
This only occurs for CAM modules that support multiple
languages.
This can occur if the CAM was configured to use a language that
has characters other than Latin-5 that needs encoding, or when
calling the language selection menu itself in the CAM module.
Workaround for
previous versions
Ensure that the CAM is configured to use English as a display
language.
CSCts85793
Wrong descrambling status.
Symptom
This error was found in version 9.10.0.
Incorrect status is shown in the processing tree when
descrambling services with shared PIDs on a DRD DVB-S2 board.
The descrambling configuration and descrambled status are not
correctly displayed in the web GUI.
Conditions
Services sharing a common PID are passed to the CAM or BISS
module and descrambling is enabled on these services.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
CSCts85859
CAM information is not displayed correctly.
Symptom
This error was found in version 9.10.0.
The application version is not displayed in the web GUI.
Conditions
This issue applies to ASTON CAMs.
Workaround for
previous versions
Check the application version via the CAM MMI.
CSCts88913
[DVB-S2] no "RF Input Lock Loss" alarm on some ports.
Symptom
This error was found in version 9.10.0.
The DVB-S2 RF input lock loss alarm is not triggered.
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ID
Description
Conditions
When tuning from a frequency with a valid signal to a frequency
without a signal, the RF input lock loss alarm is not triggered.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
CSCts93689
Detail of DVB-S2 BER too high alarm doesn't show scientific
notation.
Symptom
This error was found in version 9.10.0.
The DVB-S2 BER too high alarm details does not always display
scientific notation of the BER values.
Conditions
Only when the BER value or BER threshold is higher than 1E-4.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
CSCts95599
[DVB-S2] incorrect (severely) errored seconds counters when
lock is lost.
Symptom
This error was found in version 9.10.0.
The errored seconds and severely errored seconds counters are not
correctly incremented when DVB-S2 RF input lock is lost.
Conditions
DVB-S2 port has RF lock loss condition.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
CSCts98468
[DVB-S2] Transient TS sync loss after tuning to a DVB-S2
channel.
Symptom
This error was found in version 9.10.0.
When tuning to a DVB-S2 port, a temporary TS sync loss alarm
condition is triggered.
Conditions
The TS sync loss alarm is triggered between the RF lock and the TS
sync detection.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
CSCtt95412
Not possible to descramble services with same SID on same
CAM.
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
It is not possible to descramble services with the same service ID
on the same CAM.
Conditions
Services from different input transport streams, but with equal
service ID, are routed to a CAM and descrambling is enabled on
both.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
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ID
Description
CSCtu02417
Reset of CAM triggers CA_PMT update of other CAMs.
Symptom
This error was found in version 9.10.0.
Services can temporarily stop descrambling on CAMs when
performing an action on another CAM.
Conditions
Services are routed to several CAMs on a DRD DVB-S2 board and
are correctly descrambled.
One of the CAMs is reset, or the service configuration of one of the
CAMs has changed, for example, descrambling is enabled on an
additional service, descrambling is disabled on a service, or the
components of a service being descrambled has changed.
This issue only exists on CAMs that stop/start descrambling on
CA_PMT updates.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
CSCtw49712
First routed service cannot be descrambled.
Symptom
This error was found in version 9.10.0.
Service cannot be descrambled.
Conditions
Service is the first routed (or restored) service after a reboot.
Workaround for
previous versions
Remove the service and route again to the CAM.
Alternatively, route the complete TS (in SFN mode).
Platform
ID
Description
CSCts95695
Default gateway can not be changed.
Symptom
This error was found in version 9.0.0.
Default gateway of the management ports cannot be changed.
Conditions
Only the gateway is changed without modifying the IP address or
netmask of the management port itself.
Workaround for
previous versions
Change the IP address or netmask and the default gateway.
CSCtt28813
Certificate private keys are world-readable in the RFS.
Symptom
This error was found in version 9.10.0.
Users with Operating System (OS) accounts can read the private
key used for HTTPS access without elevated privileges.
Conditions
User has OS account credentials and the SSH or telnet services are
enabled.
Workaround for
previous versions
Disable SSH and telnet access and/or safeguard credentials for OS
accounts.
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ID
Description
CSCtt36738
Excessive logging makes device unmanageable.
Symptom
This error was found in version 8.2.
The DCM GUI is inaccessible. It displays the following error:
IOError: [Errno 28] No space left on device.
Conditions
The DCM has seen excessive logging, for example, due to
repetitive logging during setup.
Workaround for
previous versions
If the DCM has troubleshooting access, logs can be removed by a
Cisco customer support.
SNMP
ID
Description
CSCtw72521
Deprecated call used for deleting DPI-channels.
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
There is a small possibility that deleting a DPI-channel using
SNMP can cause the DCM to reboot.
Condition
None.
Workaround for
previous versions
Use the web GUI to delete DPI-channels.
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Security
ID
Description
CSCtw89227
Tcpdump decode_labeled_vpn_l2 Function Integer Overflow
Vulnerability
Symptom
Cisco DCM D9900 includes a version of TCP Dump that may be
vulnerable to published vulnerabilities that are documented in the
following CVE ID CVE-2007-3798
Condition
Device with default configuration.
Workaround for
previous versions
Not currently available.
PSIRT Evaluation
The Cisco PSIRT has assigned this bug the following CVSS version
2 score. The Base and Temporal CVSS scores as of the time of
evaluation are 5.1/3.8:
https://intellishield.cisco.com/security/alertmanager/cvssCalcul
ator.do?dispatch=1&version=2&vector=AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/
I:P/A:P/E:U/RL:OF/RC:C CVE ID CVE-2007-3798 has been
assigned to document this issue. Additional information on Cisco's
security vulnerability policy can be found at the following URL:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/products_security_vuln
erability_policy.html
CSCtw89679
libpng vulnerabilities
Symptom
Cisco DCM D9900 includes a version of libpng that may be
vulnerable to published vulnerabilities that are documented in the
following CVE IDs: CVE-2006-3334 CVE-2010-0205 CVE-2007-2445
CVE-2011-2692 CVE-2009-0040 CVE-2007-5266 CVE-2011-2501
CVE-2010-1205 CVE-2010-2249 CVE-2006-0481 CVE-2009-2042
CVE-2007-5268 CVE-2007-5269 CVE-2008-1382 CVE-2011-2691
CVE-2011-2690 CVE-2006-5793 CVE-2007-5267
Condition
Device with default configuration.
Workaround for
previous versions
Not currently available.
PSIRT Evaluation
The Cisco PSIRT has assigned this bug the following CVSS version
2 score. The Base and Temporal CVSS scores as of the time of
evaluation are 4.1/3:
https://intellishield.cisco.com/security/alertmanager/cvssCalcul
ator.do?dispatch=1&version=2&vector=AV:L/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:
P/A:P/E:U/RL:OF/RC:C CVE ID CVE-2006-3334 CVE-2010-0205
CVE-2007-2445 CVE-2011-2692 CVE-2009-0040 CVE-2007-5266
CVE-2011-2501 CVE-2010-1205 CVE-2010-2249 CVE-2006-0481
CVE-2009-2042 CVE-2007-5268 CVE-2007-5269 CVE-2008-1382
CVE-2011-2691 CVE-2011-2690 CVE-2006-5793 CVE-2007-5267 has
been assigned to document this issue. Additional information on
Cisco's security vulnerability policy can be found at the following
URL:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/products_security_vuln
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Web GUI
ID
Description
CSCts79545
Web GUI error during TS backup configuration.
Symptom
This error was found in version 08.07.0.
Web GUI error when navigating to TS backup settings page for
Input TS on GbE port
Conditions
Incorrect backup configuration resulting in a service backup
referring to a non-existent service (-1).
Workaround for
previous versions
Please contact Cisco customer support.
CSCts88333
DRD DVB-S2: Processing rate in processing tree always 0.0
Mbps.
Symptom
This error was found in version 9.10.0.
Processing bit rate is not displayed in the CAM node of Processing
tree
Conditions
None.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
CSCts91508
DCM Output indication for a transparently passed Transport
Stream.
Symptom
This error was found in version 08.09.0.
When a TS is passed transparently, the port node on the output
tree displays "(no services)" even if the loop through TS has valid
services. On a GbE output port, the service count of nontransparently passed TSs is displayed.
Conditions
None.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
CSCtu02561
Find service source menu should be disabled for virtual services.
Symptom
This error was found in version 9.10.0.
Find source from context menu does not work on an output
service.
Conditions
Output Service is virtual and created via PNC using custom PID
rules.
Workaround for
previous versions
None. This functionality is not possible on a virtual service and is
disabled in the context menu.
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ID
Description
CSCtu04359
No way to distinct EMMs with same PID on a CAM.
Symptom
When passing EMMs with the same PID value from different
input TSs to a CAM, only one EMM is shown in the processing
tree.
Conditions
EMM with same PID value present on different input TSs and
passed to the same CAM.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
CSCtw56416
[SI playout]: NITa; "Transp Gen - PSIG" mode cannot be turned
off.
Symptom
This error was found in version 9.10.0.
Once NITa is set to "Transp Gen - PSIG", it cannot be changed to
another value.
Conditions
None.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
CSCtw63587
[TS FEC] "Update All TS" button does not function.
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
When changing FEC Settings in GbE Output Port settings page,
Update All fails with a JavaScript error.
Conditions
This occurs on GbE ports where one or more transport streams
were previously deleted.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
CSCtw75142
[General]: Java Script error while re-positioning processing tree.
Symptom
This error was found in all versions.
When moving processing tree border, processing tree border sticks
to the mouse (i.e. keeps tracking mouse movement) even after the
user has released the left button. This occurs until the user clicks
on the screen. Afterwards, you cannot change the processing tree
border or position.
Conditions
This occurs when the user is using Firefox 3.6 or higher.
Workaround for
previous versions
Reload the service overview page and it will resolve the java script
error.
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ID
Description
CSCtw77287
[D9036 SMX]: Settings for D9036 board node should open
/urcstatmux page.
Symptom
This error was found in version 9.10.0.
Double-click on the GbE Board node in the input or output tree.
The Default Settings page is loaded, but has no entries in the
second level menu.
Conditions
GbE card is in D9036 statmux mode.
Workaround for
previous versions
None. This is not a functional issue, since selecting any existing
second level menu works as expected.
Transrating/Splicing
ID
Description
CSCtu21336
When a spliced service is backed up this can cause a reboot.
Symptom
This error was found in version 09.0.0.
A DCM might reboot under certain conditions when the source of
a spliced service is backed up (e.g. by TS backup).
Conditions
The following are the conditions:
Service is spliced in.
PMT of the main service changes (e.g. by TS backup).
In the changed PMT there are more components than in the
original PMT.
A tracking rule is configured using the same PID value as a
component in the backup service that doesn't match the tracking
rule.
Workaround for
previous versions
Ensure that the PMT of the backup service is the same as the
original service, or use the tracking rules to prevent two
components from having the same output PID.
CSCts75545
splice error 113 in Extended Delay Mode
Symptom
The splices are failing with splice error 113 ("no exit point on
time"). The splice failures can happen at any time: at the moment
of leaving the network, at the moment of splicing from Ad to Ad,
and at the moment of a splice back to the network
Conditions
The splicer is configured in extended delay mode and the ads are
arriving too late on the DCM.
Workaround for
previous versions
Configure the transrater board in normal mode or make sure that
the ads are arriving on time in the DCM. The issue only pops up
after configuring the board in the extended delay mode. If there is
no reason to use the extended delay of 1.8s, keep the normal delay
of the transrater/splicer. The issue is resolved such that it is
possible to have successful splices in extended mode. It is allowed
that the ads arrives 300ms too late after the splice time. If the ads
arrive later, the splice will be executed successfully but not exactly
on the splice time.
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ID
Description
CSCtw69000
Transrater board not operational.
Symptom
This error was found in version 8.9.0.
Transrater board is no longer available, and processing is not done
on the transrater board.
Services at the output are interrupted.
Conditions
Change one of the group settings of a transrating group, and then
change a transrater board setting that requires the transrater to
reboot.
Workaround for
previous versions
Reboot the chassis.
Statistical Multiplexing of D9036 Encoders
ID
Description
CSCtu36485
Statmux transport rate dips below pool rate and/or overflows
pool rate.
Symptom
Statmux transport rate dips below pool rate and/or overflows
pool rate.
Conditions
The following sequence of events must occur for this error to
appear.
The main DCM loses management communication.
The system switches to the backup DCM but can't set the main
DCM to inactive, the VSEs continue to statmux using the server on
the main DCM.
The main DCM then loses statmux port communication, all VSEs
switch to a statmux server on the backup DCM.
The main DCM now has statmux communication restored. Since
the statmux server (SPS) on the main DCM remembers that it had
the VSEs connected and is no longer receiving messages from
them, (they are now communicating with the backup DCM) it uses
the default rate.
The VSEs are now receiving 2 commands per s-tick from the SPS
on 2 different DCMs. When some VSEs use the message from the
main DCM and others use the message from the backup DCM, the
pool rate can either dip or overflow.
If the main and backup DCMs are interchanged in the above
sequence, the same outcome will occur.
Workaround
If communication with the DCM management port is lost, then
disabling the main DCM statmux ports on the switch until the
communication with the DCM is restored, and setting it to inactive
will prevent this situation from occurring.
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ID
Description
CSCts26285
Offline encoders are still reported active after more than 5
minutes.
Symptom
This error was found in version 9.10.0.
On a D9036 Statmux setup, the encoders show up as connected,
although the encoders are already more than five minutes offline.
As a result it is not possible to remove the encoder from the
processing tree.
Conditions
When encoders are offline.
Workaround for
previous versions
None.
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Issues and Limitations
For Issues and Limitations of this version consult the release note of this specific version.
Supercrypt
The latest version of Supercrypt is DCM software version 06-00-89. Supercrypt is no longer supported in
higher versions.
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Release Notes DCM Version V09.10.1
Corrected Errors
Miscellaneous
DCM stops generating ECM reference in PMT for video after TS Backup (ID. CSCtt04507)
This error was found in V08.05.0.
Symptom:
CA descriptor no longer available for video pid after changing to backup TS
Conditions:
TS backup is configured AND the video pid is used as PCR AND the output service is scrambled
on component level.
Workaround for previous versions:
Use service level scrambling OR use a separate pid for the PCR
Cannot retrieve PSIG proxy status, depending on peer IP (ID. CSCtt17291)
This error was found in all versions.
Symptom:
PSIG status cannot be retrieved (using ROSA SCS Configurator)
Conditions:
IP address of connected PSIG is above 128.x.x.x
Workaround for previous versions:
Use lower IP address for PSIG
GbE Card random setting lost after reboot (ID. CSCtw27123)
This error was found in V09.10.0.
Symptom:
Upon a DCM reboot the settings on a GBE board can be lost.
Conditions:
This happens only if the GBE board has been set once in Statmux "D9036 enabled" mode since
the last cold reboot.
Thus if you disable the D9036 Statmuxing mode using the GBE board configuration page, then
settings on this board will not be completely restored upon reboots until you perform a cold
reboot.
Workaround for previous versions:
If you do not want to use your GBE for D9036 Statmuxing anymore: use a cold reboot to clean
the settings instead of disabling the D9036 Statmux via the GUI.
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Packet Indexer ID not always shown in GUI (ID. CSCtt46084)
This error was found in V09.10.0.
Symptom:
Packet Indexer ID is not always shown in GUI after enabling Index Packet Interpreter on an
input TS for the first time.
Conditions:
Input TS must contain indexed packets (realized by enabling Packet Indexer on an output TS of
an ASI board).
Workaround for previous versions:
After enabling Index Packet Interpreter for the first time, disable it en re-enable it.
Mux
ETV manipulation in combination with TS Backup can cause a reboot (ID. CSCtw53822)
This error was found in V09.0.0.
Symptom:
If a DCM is rebooted while ETV Replace PIDs and TS Backup is active, then the DCM might keep
on rebooting.
Conditions:
If a DCM is rebooted or upgraded when all of the following conditions are met, then the DCM
will keep on rebooting:
- An output service has ETV Replace PIDs enabled
- ETV PIDs are present on the Replace service
- The input (source) TS for this service is in TS Backup
- On the backup TS, there is a service that matches the original output service
- There are ETV PIDs present on this backup service
Workaround for previous versions:
If the input TS is not in backup anymore (the input signal comes back, or the backup TS has no
signal either), then the DCM will stop rebooting.
Transrating/Splicing
When a spliced service is backed up this can cause a reboot (ID. CSCtu21336)
This error was found in V09.0.0.
Symptom:
A DCM might reboot under certain conditions when the source of a spliced service is backed up
(e.g. by TS backup)
Conditions:
- Service is spliced in.
- the PMT of the main service changes (e.g. by TS backup).
- in the changed PMT there are more components than in the original PMT.
- a tracking rule is configured using the same PID value as a component in the backup service
that doesn't match the tracking rule
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Workaround for previous versions:
- Make sure that the PMT of the backup service is the same as the original service, or
- Use tracking rules to prevent that 2 components would want the same output PID
Statistical Multiplexing of D9036 Encoders
Reboot can cause loss of statmux pools (ID. CSCtt22577)
This error was found in V09.10.0.
Symptom:
When rebooting a DCM it can happen that the D9036 statmux pools are not restored correctly.
Some pools do not show up in the GUI or they lack VSEs.
Conditions:
- happens upon reboot (or after upgrade as an upgrade does a reboot as well)
- happens only if multiple (thus more than one) GBE IO boards are set in D9036 Statmux mode
Workaround for previous versions:
This is a random failure not impacting the stored settings.
So reboot again until the pools come up.
Using only one board in D9036 Statmux mode avoids the problem as well.
Operational Limitations and Errors
For Issues and Limitations of this version consult the release note of this specific version.
Operational limitations and errors – Supercrypt
The latest version of Supercrypt is DCM release V06-00-89. SuperCrypt is no longer supported in
higher versions.
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Release V14.00.0 (revision v54.0)
Release Notes DCM Version V09.10.0
New Features
The following new features are included in this release version,V09.10.0.
New Features
Mux
It is now possible to have more than one NIT Actual table on a transport stream, by
importing multiple tables. The PSIG has a setting to enable or disable this possibility.
There is an option for CA descriptors to be added only to the CAT when the CAT is
generated by DCM, or to add them even when the CAT is imported. Before, they were never
added to an imported CAT.
An extra option is added to generate EIT Schedule Actual tables for an output service, with
an EIT Schedule Other table as source of the data.
IP Gateway
For a stream transmitted on the GbE interface, it is now possible to configure the source
UDP port to go through a range of 16 values. This can improve performance in some
network equipment. When configuring an output GbE resource, one can choose between
Fixed or Dynamic in the UDP Behaviour under the Advanced tab.
General
1:1 device backup can be setup with heartbeat between 2 devices in a Live-Live setup.
Next to CAM descrambling it is now possible to descramble BISS scrambled services
without the need for a CAM on the DVB-S2 board.
Both services coming from DVB-S2 inputs or from other DCM boards can be descrambled.
The DVB-S2 board is now capable of descrambling SFN compliant transport streams. If a
complete TS is dragged to a CAM or BISS descrambling node then the services can be
descrambled in an SFN compliant way.
The DVB-S2 board is now capable of receiving multistream DVB-S2 signals and can pass up
to 6 transport streams coming from the multistream signal.
For GbE output port or TS a new context menu item has been added to allow the user to
switch all services in the Port/TS to the first backup service or revert to the main service. For
the port setting, this menu item brings up an overlay which allows selection of
backup/main. The overlay also allows to override the default backup parameters for this
operation as an option.
GUI
The alarms that are displayed in the status page have a new info icon column which links to
the context specific alarm information in the online manual.
Statistical Multiplexing of D9036 encoders
VSE Enable: VSEs must now be explicitly enabled when added to a pool. A VSE can also be
disabled while still in a pool.
Support for VBR/CBR: The VSE can now signal to the statmux controller if the encoding
mode changes to CBR or capped_VBR. The bitrate encoding mode is displayed in the GUI.
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Release V14.00.0 (revision v54.0)
New Features
Alarm for VSE “Video Rate Mode”: An alarm is raised in case an enabled VSE changes
mode e.g. from statmux to CBR or vice versa.
“Optimize Bitrate Budget” button: Clicking this button will cause the statmux controller to
do an automatic recalculation of the default rate for the VSEs that are enabled in the pool.
The result is shown in the ‘Predicted default rate’ column and can be applied to the VSEs by
clicking the apply button.
Enhancements
GUI
Default for Source IP filter changed to "Include" (ID. CSCtr93438)
Found in 9.0.0
Symptom:
In IGMP Configuration, when a join with Source IP or Source IP Range is selected, the default
filter value was "Exclude".
Conditions:
None.
Workaround:
User can manually change the option to "Include".
IP Gateway
Maximum value for de-jitter buffer setting changed to 200 ms (ID. CSCts66759)
Found in all versions
Symptom:
The maximum value of the de-jitter buffer setting was 100 ms.
Conditions:
None.
Workaround:
No workaround.
Corrected Errors
Firmware
Problem with audio leveling of mpeg1 level 2 streams (ID. CSCts75969)
This error was found in V08.09.0.
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Symptom:
When Leveling MPEG1 LayerII audio, PES packet loss on the output can be seen, or there are
CRC errors.
Conditions:
MPEG1 LayerII audio leveling needs to be enabled , and the loudness adjustment is non-zero.
Workaround for previous releases:
No workaround.
IP Gateway
VLAN for unicast does not work (ID. CSCts42515)
Found in all versions
Symptom:
A VLAN enabled unicast stream from a encoder does not work
Conditions:
When configuring VLAN on an encoded stream , the ARP is not sent on the correct VLAN.
Workaround for previous releases:
Use multicast addresses in combination with VLAN on an encoder instead.
Transrating/Splicing
DCM inserts variable number of post-black frames at splice into network (ID. CSCtr69829)
Found in 8.9.1
Symptom:
After splicing together with an Ad Server, at the moment of the splice back to Main feed, a
number of unexpected postblack frames are inserted by the splicer. These black frames should
not be generated.
Conditions:
An Ad Server has to be used in the splicer configuration (splicer configured in SCTE30/35
mode). The first splice willl be executed succesfully. At the moment of the second splice, it is
possible that unexpected black frames are inserted at the moment of splicing back to the main
feed.
Workaround for previous releases:
No workaround available.
Miscellaneous
SCG reprovision with future activation time does not update invalid AC (ID. CSCtq75525)
Found in all versions
Symptom:
Service still not scrambled after updating invalid AC, using a future activation time in SCG.
Conditions:
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Invalid AC in use (ECMG cannot generate ECM for this AC) and SCG reprovisioned using an
activation time in the future. The SCG reprovision replaces the invalid AC by a valid one.
Workaround for previous releases:
Do not use an activation time in the SCG when replacing an invalid AC
Webserver error in case Service\Component\TS Component page is accessed (ID.
CSCtr80594)
Found in 9.0.0
Symptom:
When selecting the service/component/TS components tab, the DCM generates an internal
webserver error. The configured private data PID is only available as EMM PID.
Conditions:
1.Add EMMg Proxy
2.Add private data PID
3.Route private data PID to TS
4.Delete proxy
5.Reboot device
Selecting service/component/TS components tab
Workaround for previous releases:
Delete Unreferenced PIDs from tree that are remapped to 65535.
No more scrambling after component changes (ID. CSCts28639)
Found in 8.9.0
Symptom:
Service can no longer be scrambled.
Conditions:
Service is scrambled. All components of the service are changed (e.g. by forcing the pid values).
Then all components of the service are changed again, while still busy activating the previous
changes.
Workaround for previous releases:
Stop scrambling (deprovision SCG). Then restart scrambling again (provision SCG)
Mux
SI PID passed twice to MPTS PassThrough TS when set transparent. (ID. CSCtq07386)
Found in all versions
Symptom:
In a rare situation, a transparently passed SI table gets corrupted when auto-passing of
unreferenced PIDs is enabled on its output TS.
Conditions:
To trigger this condition, the PID of the SI table must be recognized as an unreferenced PID at
the input TS. For instance, PID 16 of the NITa will be an unreferenced PID if the SDTa is missing
at the input TS. NITa is set to transparent mode on the output TS with source the aforementioned
input TS. When the TS auto pass rule for unreferenced PIDs is enabled on the output TS, PID 16
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of the NITa is routed a second time to the output TS. The bandwidth of the NITa PID at the
output doubles and the NITa table gets corrupted.
Workaround for previous releases:
Make sure that the SI PIDs are recognized as referenced PIDs. If this is not possible, do not set
the corresponding SI table in transparent mode.
Service name from SDT does not disappear when a new TS is connected. (ID. CSCtr42712)
Found in all versions
Symptom:
1. The name from the SDT is still being used after a new TS is presented to DCM without SDT.
Instead a VCT name or "Program x" should be used depending on VCT presence.
2. The name from the VCT is still being used after a new TS is presented to DCM without
MGT/VCT. Instead "Program x" should be used.
Conditions:
1. Connect a stream with SDT.
Disconnect the stream
Connect another stream without SDT containing at least one service with a same SID as the
original stream.
2. Same conditions apply for VCT.
Workaround for previous releases:
Easiest workaround is to reboot DCM
Harder to do, but is not service affecting: disconnect the new stream and connect another stream
with an SDT that contains other SIDs. Then reconnect the stream you want.
Autopassing of unref PIDs does not work if the input TS is in mixed mode (ID. CSCtr50831)
Found in 8.7.0
Symptom:
Autopassing of unreferenced PIDs from an input TS in mixed mode does not work
Conditions:
When an input TS is in mixed mode (i.e. contains both DVB SDT and ATSC MGT), and auto
passing of unreferenced PIDs on an output TS from this input TS is enabled, then the
unreferenced PIDs present on the input TS will not be present on the output
Workaround for previous releases:
Pass an unreferenced PID from the input to an output TS (the same or another one) and then all
unreferenced PIDs will be auto passed
Audio level settings are not applied after start/stop transrating (ID. CSCtr85363)
Found in all versions
Symptom:
Audio level settings are not applied on an output service.
Conditions:
Audio leveling is configured on a service and then this service is added or removed to/from a
transrating group.
Workaround for previous releases:
Stop and start streaming will re-apply the audio leveling settings.
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DVB EIT tables with wrong descriptor length cause DCM to reboot (ID. CSCts37688)
Found in 9.0.0
Symptom:
DCM reboots after it is reporting a "Low memory" alarm.
Conditions:
DVB EIT tables that have bad content (descriptor length not matching real length) cause the
DCM to reboot.
Workaround for previous releases:
SI tables on the input of DCM should not contain wrong values
PMT changes not always detected on DCM (ID. CSCts42259)
Found in 08.01.87
Symptom:
PMT updates (or other table updates) on one or more inputs are not always detected by the DCM
Conditions:
DVB EIT schedule tables are present with table id >= 0x52 on one or more inputs on an IO board
of the DCM. If on the same IO board an input stream has sync loss and during that time EITsch
updates occur for table id 0x50 on one or more of the other inputs on that IO board, then it can
happen that once sync is restored, PMT updates or other table updates on that particular stream
are no longer detected.
Workaround for previous releases:
Reboot the DCM is the best workaround. Another workaround is to force another short sync loss
on the input stream and make sure no EIT updates occur on the other inputs in the mean time.
RTP streams not detected after reboot (ID. CSCts61561)
This error was found in V09.00.0.
Symptom:
Incoming RTP streams on the Gbe IO card are not detected by the DCM.
RTP streams that are changed into UDP streams (or vice versa) are not detected by the DCM.
Conditions:
Before a reboot of the DCM, RTP or UDP streams are present on one or more inputs of a Gbe IO
card.
When at power up of the DCM, those RTP streams are actively streaming already on the inputs
of a Gbe IO card, it is possible that the DCM reports these streams as not present.
Similar: when those UDP streams are already actively streaming on the inputs of a Gbe IO card
during power up of the DCM and these streams are changed into RTP streams, it can also
happen that the RTP streams are marked as not present on the DCM.
Workaround for previous versions:
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Use UDP streams instead of RTP streams.
Statistical Multiplexing of D9036 Encoders
Overshoot when D9036 backup switch (ID. CSCtr72620)
Found in 9.0.0
Symptom:
A short overshoot in the pool bandwidth lasting for 30ms.
Conditions:
Any time a VSE is added to a pool that has previously had a VSE removed from it there is a small
chance of the overshoot occurring.
Workaround for previous releases:
No workaround is available. The DCM must be updated to solve the problem.
Statmux communication loss alarms clear 2 mins after d9036 turned off. (ID. CSCtq78744)
Symptom:
Statmux communication loss alarms clears 2 mins after D9036 is turned off.
Conditions:
If a d9036 that is in a statmux pool is turned off or the statmux cables are removed,the VSEs will
still show up on the DCM as being in the pool and in the disconnected state,
but communication loss alarms for those VSEs will not be triggered.
Workaround for previous releases:
None
DRD
DRD S2: LNC bias not active on port 1 or port 2 after enabling (ID. CSCtr09047)
Found in 9.0.0
Symptom:
The enabled port cannot be tuned to a valid input signal (remains unlocked) due to the LNC bias
not being enabled on the port in question.
Signal status shows: ?input level too high?
Conditions:
Enabling multiple input ports in a single configuration step may occasionally trigger this
problem.
Workaround for previous releases:
Disable and re-enable the port again.
DVBS2 board stops responding after descrambling too many services (ID. CSCtr35803)
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Found in 9.0.0
Symptom:
DVBS2 board not responsive after descrambling more than 48 services.
Conditions:
More than 48 services are passed to one or more CAMs and are configured to be descrambled on
service level.
Workaround for previous releases:
Avoid configuration of descrambling for more than 48 services in total.
IDL.BoardGetTemperatures on DVBS2 card reboots the DCM (ID. CSCts71385)
Found in 9.0.0
Symptom:
DCM reboots when executing the BoardGetTemperatures IDL call on a DVBS2 board in a script.
Conditions:
DVBS2 board present in DCM. BoardGetTemperatures IDL call is used in a script that is part of
the software release package. In normal circumstances, when using the DCM user interface, this
is not a problem
Workaround for previous releases:
Do not use BoardGetTemperatures IDL call in the script.
Platform
GUI certificate contains invalid subject (ID. CSCts82885)
Found in 8.5.0
Symptom:
The SerialNumber field in the https certificate presented by the browser is missing values for
Product ID (PID) and SerialNumber (SN).
Conditions:
IP address change of the 10/100 mgmt port.
Workaround for previous releases:
Advance the system time by 10 years, reboot the device, restore the system time and reboot
again.
GUI
Not possible to remap output PID of EMM (ID. CSCts61670)
Found in V08.02.75.
Symptom:
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When remapping the output PID of an EMM in the components page, the new settings are
accepted, but after a reload the old PIDs are loaded for the EMM.
Conditions:
None.
Workaround for previous versions:
The same result can be achieved by specifying PID remapping for the input PID of the EMM.
DCM Search shows the service Twice (ID. CSCtq86043)
Found in 8.5.0
Symptom:
When searching for a service in the input tree, some services are shown twice in the result
window.
Conditions:
It only occurs when the search string matches a service name of a service in a SPTS. The search
results shows 2 hits: The SPTS and the service.
Workaround for previous releases:
None
Webserver error TS grooming page (ID. CSCtr22473)
Found in 9.0.0
Symptom:
Web Server error when clicking on the TS ID hyperlink in TS Grooming table
Conditions:
None
Workaround for previous releases:
Double clicking on the Input TS in tree view will navigate to the settings page correctly.
IP gateway: Create stream - join with include list does not work (ID. CSCtr38285)
Found in 8.7.0
Symptom:
IGMP join on input stream creation does not apply Include
Conditions:
When creating an input stream an overlay is shown to do an IGMP join. This overlay fails to
apply the Include in case of individual ports mode.
Workaround for previous releases:
Add/modify your IGMP join on the IGMP configuration page of your card.
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Operational limitations and errors – Supercrypt
The latest version of Supercrypt is DCM release V06-00-89. SuperCrypt is no longer supported in
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Release Notes DCM Version V09.0.2
Corrected Errors
Transrating/Splicing
No bitrates on service after a failed splice due to a PMT update (ID. CSCts42023)
This error was found in V09.00.0.
Symptom:
No bitrates on output service after a failed splice due to a PMT update.
Conditions:
It is possible that no bitrates are present on an output service if a splice failed under certain
conditions.
1. a service is spliced in and
2. during the ad, the PMT in the primary channel changes, and there is a data PID less in the
PMT (e.g. an SCTE-35 PID). This can happen by an input change, service backup, TS backup, ...
during the ad.
3. There is a back to back ad following this ad where the PMT change occurs.
Workaround for previous versions:
1. Make sure that no PIDs are removed from the PMT during an ad (e.g. by making sure the
backup service has the same PMT as that of the primary channel)
or
2. Block possibly offending data PIDs on the output splicing service.
Subsequent splices can fail after a failed splice (ID. CSCtr77848)
This error was found in V08.09.0.
Symptom:
subsequent splices on a specific service keep failing after a splice on that service has failed.
Conditions:
A prior splice has failed (e.g. because no valid video content) and the service content has
changed since then (e.g. PID's were added/removed).
Workaround for previous versions:
- Stop/start streaming the service
- Disable/Enable splice configuration of the channel
- Set service content to state as before the failed splice.
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Capacity check: transrated services in pass through take load (ID. CSCts57867)
This error was found in V08.02.75.
Symptom:
The load indication (Capacity Check) of the co-processor board is higher than expected.
Splice requests can be wrongly denied when ‘Deny Splice Request If Insufficient Resources’ is
enabled
Conditions:
I/O board with co-processor board and output service is part of a transrater group and is
configured in pass through mode.
Workaround for previous versions:
None.
Transcoding
Frame tripling is not correctly handled in Logo Insertion Engine (ID. CSCts23740)
This error was found in V08.09.0.
Symptom:
Frames are dropped at the output of the logo insertion in case of an input stream containing
frame tripling syntax elements.
Conditions:
The input stream has to contain frames coded as frame tripling. The frame rate of the input
stream has to be 94.94Hz. In that case, the stream validation is too sensitive.
Workaround for previous versions:
Configure the encoder such that no frame tripling is allowed, if possible.
GUI
DCM Error 404 at Help Icon (ID. CSCts34314)
This error was found in V08.09.0.
Symptom:
Clicking on Help Icon on few pages results in 404 Web Error.
Conditions:
None.
Workaround for previous versions:
Open online manual and navigate to the correct section using index in the manual.
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For Issues and Limitations of this version consult the release note of this specific version.
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Operational limitations and errors – Supercrypt
The latest version of Supercrypt is DCM release V06-00-89. SuperCrypt is no longer supported in
higher versions.
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Release Notes DCM Version V09.0.1
Corrected Errors
Transrating/Splicing
Not all services restored after reboot if LPI is configured (ID. CSCts20339)
This error was found in V09.00.0.
Symptom:
After reboot of the DCM, not all output services are correctly restored.
Conditions:
When in an output stream on the DCM services are configured for LPI (Local Program Insertion),
after reboot of the DCM not all services will be restored for that output stream.
Workaround for previous versions:
Downgrade to V8.9 of DCM.
Bitrate of services without PCR are not considered in transrating group (ID. CSCtr80587)
This error was found in V08.09.0.
Symptom:
The bitrate of services without PCR is not considered in 'all services' transrating groups, this can
cause 'TS bitrate too high alarms' and cc errors at the output.
Conditions:
'all services' TR group containing services without PCR.
Workaround for previous versions:
Decrease the TR group bitrate with a value equal to the summation of all non PCR services.
Mux
Stream with 2 PATs can lead to reboot (ID. CSCtr37731)
This error was found in V08.02.97.
Symptom:
A DCM can reboot when a faulty input stream is present.
Conditions:
An input stream is present of which the PAT changes every packet. If this stream has a lot of
services (e.g. 50) that are passed to an output board, then it is possible that the GUI will be nonresponding, and that the DCM will reboot after a certain time.
Workaround for previous versions:
Present a correct stream on the input.
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Firmware
Services disappear from Detmux when Packt Indexer is stopped. (ID. CSCts34685)
This error was found in V09.00.0.
Symptom:
When the Packet Indexer functionality is stopped on one of the contributing streams, all services
of that contributing stream disapear from the output.
Conditions:
- Have an ASI board that has Packet Indexing Enabled for all contributing streams in a DetMux.
- Have the Detmux functionality running on another board using these contributing streams.
- Disable the Packet Indexing on one or more contributing streams.
Workaround for previous versions:
There is no workaround in Version 9.0.0, upgrade to 9.0.1 is mandatory to overcome this issue.
Operational Limitations and Errors
For Issues and Limitations of this version consult the release note of this specific version.
Operational limitations and errors – Supercrypt
The latest version of Supercrypt is DCM release V06-00-89. SuperCrypt is no longer supported in
higher versions.
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Release Notes DCM Version V09.0.0
New Features
The following new features are included in this release version,V09.0.0.
New Features
Hardware
A new card has been introduced which adds support for receiving up to 4 DVB-S/S2
satellite signals. In addition to this there are also up to 4 CAM slots for supporting
descrambling of the received services. These CAM slots can also be used to descramble
services coming from other cards, e.g., ASI, GbE.
A new version of the ASI SFN MKII board has been made which in case something goes
wrong with the GPS input signals, keeps on generating a valid clock reference. Therefore it
is no longer needed to stop streaming the SFN TS in case of bad GPS signals.
Mux
A new ETV page is added, that allows the user to choose the source of ETV Data (EISS and
Baseline EBIF). This can be configured differently for the primary service, and the insertion
service.
Streamtype tracking for EISS and Baseline EBIF have also been added.
Deterministic multiplexing feature has been added. The main purpose of the feature is to
save satellite bandwidth when using SFN networks and DTF functionality.
IP Gateway
SNMP support for a subset of the IPGW functionality is added. Routing in IP-mode,
configuration of SDI/RTP/ASI-ports and the Jpeg2k parameters are supported as well as
genlock for the board.
Only configuration of unicast streams is supported.
General
D9036 Statmux: Statmux controller functionality for D9036 encoders is added to the GbE
I/O cards. Each GbE card can statmux up to 24 VSEs and supports a maximum of 4 pools.
The DCM software upgrade package does not contain the DCM D9900 and D9901 system
guides and the IDL (external software interface) documents anymore. These documents can
now be accessed via the user interface.
Digital Overlay
The stopping behavior of text banners upon timeout has changed. The default behavior is to
stop directly upon timeout. The second option is to stop the banner after the current loop
has finished.
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Enhancements
IP Gateway
FEC error generator doesn't need to be disabled when deleting a stream (ID. CSCtl85878)
This error was found in V08.07.0.
Symptom in previous releases:
The FEC statistics counter "Fixed packets" is counting on the decoder on a given stream, while
the FEC error generator on the encoder for the associated stream seems to be disabled.
Conditions:
If the FEC error generator has been enabled for stream A, and this stream is deleted, then the
FEC error generator does not stop.
A later created stream B with FEC enabled can then be affected if it is created on the same
hardware resource as A occupied.
Workaround for previous releases:
Disable the FEC generator before deleting the stream with which it is associated.
If a stream that had the FEC error generator associated with it was deleted, then enable the FEC
error generator for an existing stream on the encoder, and then disable it again.
Firmware
ASI bitrate limit support added on ASI SFN board (ID. CSCtq51265)
This error was found in all versions.
Symptom in previous releases:
Bandwidth limiting is not working on ASI SFN boards.
Conditions:
All software version prior to V09.0.0 supporting ASI SFN boards.
Workaround for previous releases:
Upgrade to V09.0.0.
The functionality was not present on the card, but the GUI was allowed to configure it.
The functionality has been merged into the SFN boards in release V09.0.0.
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Release V14.00.0 (revision v54.0)
Corrected Errors
IP Gateway
Source IP on backup port not correct when port mirroring (ID. CSCtn99052)
This error was found in V08.07.0.
Symptom:
The MAC and IP addresses don't match the port on GbE-B when port mirroring is enabled,
causing issues in configurations where multicast streams are used. This is the case when using
hitless merge in port pair mode with port mirroring enabled.
Conditions:
Port mirroring is enabled.
Workaround for previous versions:
Use individual port mode instead.
Draining of de-jitter buffer by changing JPEG2K video bitrates (ID. CSCto55167)
This error was found in V08.09.0.
Symptom:
On a decoded JPEG2K stream, the dejitter buffer can be very much different from the configured
value, and take a long time to convert to that value.
Conditions:
This can happen when the bit rate on the encoder is changed.
Workaround for previous versions:
When changing the bit rate on the encoder for a JPEG2K stream, pause the stream and activate it
again. This will reset the dejitter buffer.
JPEG2K Decoder: HD Audio Clock Phase Increment values not set correctly (ID. CSCtr09397)
This error was found in V08.09.0.
Symptom:
Audio sample rate attribute with value "Not indicated" is handled incorrectly.
Conditions:
On a decoder, an audio input signal with the sample rate set to "Not indicated" was treated as
disabled rather than having a sample rate of 48 kHz.
Workaround for previous versions:
Do not use the "No indicated" value.
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IP Gateway Firmware
IP alias does not work on GbE port (ID. CSCtn02579)
This error was found in V08.07.0.
Symptom:
IP Aliasing does not work on the DCM IP Gateway in releases prior to V09.0.0.
Conditions:
Always.
Workaround for previous versions:
Upgrade to V09.0.0 or later.
Transrating/Splicing
GUI shows transrating groups of all ports on page of a specific port (ID. CSCtr06233)
This error was found in V08.09.0.
Symptom:
When reading the transrating groups for a specific port, all transrating groups on all ports of the
board are returned.
Conditions:
When there are transrater groups on more than one port of an IO board, clicking on a port to see
its transrating groups displays all the transrating groups on that board.
Workaround for previous versions:
None.
GPIO contact poll time to 5msec and corrected timestamp (ID. CSCtq80929)
This error was found in all versions.
Symptom:
Enhanced frame accuracy of splicing with GPIO contacts by setting the contact poll time to
5msec and correcting the timestamp by subtracting the debounce time.
Conditions:
None
Workaround for previous versions:
None
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Reduced splice accurancy in manual splice between 8.3.0 and 8.9.0 (ID. CSCtr32766)
This error was found in V08.09.0.
Symptom:
During GPIO splicing a less accurate splice from the main stream can be observed.
Conditions:
The inaccuracy typically increases with the delay of the main stream. This delay is inherent in the
splicing process and is introduced when we return from insertion to the main stream.
Workaround for previous versions:
None
Miscellaneous
Only one ECM should be requested every CP duration (notify CP extension) (ID. CSCto98840)
This error was found in V08.09.0.
Symptom:
While in CP extension, the DCM requests both current and next ECM, every CP duration.
Conditions:
Notify CP extension enabled for ECMG proxy and CP extension entered.
Workaround for previous versions:
None; however no issue should arise as the ECM at the output is updated every CP duration.
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ECM group cannot be activated if initially no ECM can be retrieved (ID. CSCtq29577)
This error was found in V08.09.0.
Symptom:
ECMs for an ECM group added to the SCG are not available.
Conditions:
ECMs cannot be retrieved at SCG provision time and ECMs are provided after at least one CP
duration.
Workaround for previous versions:
Remove ECM group from SCG and add ECM group to SCG again.
ECM not played out on AC change in CP extension (ID. CSCtq31648)
This error was found in V08.07.0.
Symptom:
ECM no longer played out, but service is still scrambled.
Conditions:
While in CP extension, AC is changed due to SCG reprovision and AC_delay_stop is negative
and comes before delay_stop.
Workaround for previous versions:
Enable ECM generation to leave CP extension.
OutTsLoss Alarm does not always trigger Alarm metric in RIP messages (ID. CSCtq54165)
This error was found in V08.09.0.
Symptom:
A router receiving DCM RIP messages will still have the normal metric while the Output TS Loss
Alarm is on.
Conditions:
Occurs during configuration configuration if RIP is enabled for transport stream backup with
anycast.
Workaround for previous versions:
For larger setups: reboot.
For smaller setups (to avoid reboot): change the source IP address of the TS while streaming.
Tuning 8VSB port triggers retune of other 8VSB ports. (ID. CSCtq54412)
This error was found in V08.01.86.
Symptom:
An 8VSB port will retune unconditionally when the tuning configuration is set, even if the tuning
parameters are not modified.
Conditions:
The same tuning configuration is sent to an 8VSB port using the external IIOP interface. The
issue cannot be triggered if the DCM GUI is used.
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Workaround for previous versions:
When using the external IIOP interface, the new tuning configuration should only be applied
after checking whether has changed.
IOError: [Errno 28]: No space left on device (ID. CSCtq75259)
This error was found in V08.05.0.
Symptom:
Excessive logging on mainboard, especially ECMG connection loss/setup related. The web GUI
might not be accessible.
Conditions:
ECMG does allow TCP connection but no channel establishment (e.g., ECMG sends stream_error
or closes TCP connection on a channel_setup message).
Workaround for previous versions:
Correct connection issues on external ECMG.
DCM can reboot when alarms status changes. (ID. CSCtq51272)
This error was found in all versions.
Symptom:
DCM can reboot when alarms status changes.
Conditions:
An alarm status change occurs when GUI or ROSA are requesting alarm status information.
Workaround for previous versions:
None.
Transcoding
Audio distortions after transcoding (ID. CSCtn68244)
This error was found in V08.05.0.
Symptom:
With the customer input source (MP1L2) being transcoded to HE-AAC, the output audio
becomes distorted after some time; however, the lip synchronization is intact.
Conditions:
Normal Mp1L2 to HE-AAC transcoding.
Workaround for previous versions:
Disable transcoding.
DCM transcode output of 720p not H.264 Compliant (ID. CSCtr04247)
This error was found in V08.01.86
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Symptom:
After transcoding 720p60Hz input streams, there were frames missing at the output. As such, the
output stream was not H.264/AVC compliant.
Conditions:
The incoming video bitstream should have a DTS-STC value of about 1000ms meaning that the
decode buffer is almost completely full. These high values mean that the pictures have to stay for
a long time in the decoder buffer. This buffer was too small in the transcoder for these specific
streams resulting in the removal of certain pictures.
Workaround for previous versions:
No workaround available (prevent the usage of streams with a high DTS-STC value).
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Mux
Loopthrough TS has no PIDs when created during co-processor reboot (ID. CSCtq23730)
This error was found in V08.09.0.
Symptom:
When a transparent loopthrough TS is created when the co-processor board is rebooting, nothing
is output (no PIDs, zero bit rate).
Conditions:
The co-processor board reboots after a settings change (e.g., Coarse delay mode, delay, ...) at the
moment the transparent loopthrough TS is created.
Workaround for previous versions:
Wait until the co-processor board has rebooted (after a configuration change) before creating a
transparent loopthrough TS.
DCM stops streaming non transparant LT TSs after reboot (ID. CSCtq42847)
This error was found in V08.00.81.
Symptom:
Non loopthrough transport streams on a Gbe port can stop streaming after a reboot.
Conditions:
If 23 or more loopthrough transport streams are present on a Gbe port and also non loopthrough
transport streams are present, after a reboot, the non loopthrough transport streams no longer
stream.
Workaround for previous versions:
Stop streaming the loopthrough transport streams, start streaming the non loopthrough
transport streams, and then start streaming the loopthrough streams again.
Wrong colour of input tree icons when port is disabled (ID. CSCtq99622)
This error was found in all versions.
Symptom:
The input service icon is shown in red, but no service loss alarm is active.
Conditions:
A service loss alarm is active on an input service. When the port is disabled, the service loss
alarm is cleared, but the service icon in the input tree is still shown in red.
Workaround:
Ensure the service loss alarm is cleared before disabling the port. This can be done by removing
the service loss triggers on the input service when the service loss alarm is active.
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TS Backup in combination with seamless alternate switching does not work (ID. CSCtq61787)
This error was found in V08.09.0.
Symptom:
Seamless Alternate service switching in combination with TS backup does not work as expected.
Conditions:
When an output service is configured for seamless alternate switching, and an alternate service is
selected, and the input TS of this alternate service goes to backup, then the output service will
have no video and audio.
Workaround for previous versions:
Stop and start streaming the output service.
Output service loss not cleared when GBE port is disabled (ID. CSCtq99495)
This error was found in all versions
Symptom:
Service loss at output alarm is not cleared when the input port from where the service was
passed is disabled.
Conditions:
The input TS used as source for the output service causes a service loss alarm on the input
service, and as a result service loss at output on the output service. When the input port is
disabled the service loss alarm at the source is cleared as expected, but the associated service loss
at output alarm is not cleared.
Workaround for previous versions:
Remove the service loss triggers at the source causing the service loss alarm before disabling the
input port.
Platform
root certificate is not updated after setting the date (ID. CSCtq17804)
This error was found in all versions.
Symptom:
The root CA certificate downloaded on the GUI page of the DCM is out of sync with the
certificate in use for the current GUI https session.
Conditions:
There is a file mismatch on the device, possibly caused by power interrupt.
Workaround for previous versions:
Set the date back or forward for more than 10 years, reboot the device and restore the date and
reboot once more.
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GUI
Multiple edits on ASI SFN page are rejected (ID. CSCto80157)
This error was found in V08.05.0.
Symptom:
Changing SFN Mode to disabled for output TS on ASI SFN and modifying Total Bit Rate at the
same time is not possible.
Conditions:
No special conditions.
Workaround for previous versions:
Change SFN Mode to disabled. Apply. Change Total Bit Rate. Apply.
Incorrect handling of non-printable ASCII characters in service name (ID. CSCtq14795)
This error was found in V08.02.75.
Symptom:
When opening the node for a transport stream in the overview page, the browser indicates a
session timeout or shows a warning indicating the tree is being loaded, but does not complete
this action.
Conditions:
Service name has non-printable ASCII characters in the SDT.
Workaround for previous versions:
Click Tree View menu item again and tree will show the services. Alternately, in Configuration Display Settings page, 'JIT tree loading mode' can be set to disabled.
Source UDP port value in TS Advanced port settings incorrectly applied (ID. CSCtq20669)
This error was found in V08.02.75.
Symptom:
The UDP port value in TS Advanced settings for port is incorrectly applied for GbE cards.
Conditions:
Only one TS is available on this port or port pair.
Workaround for previous versions:
Modifying the UDP port on the advanced settings of the output TS applies the new value
correctly.
PID value cannot be entered in hexadecimal when 'Adding PMT Descriptor' (ID. CSCtq44783)
This error was found in V08.05.0.
Symptom:
GUI error is reported when applying changes to Adding a PMT Descriptor table.
Conditions:
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PID value is specified in hexadecimal.
Workaround for previous versions:
PID value can be specified in decimal.
[TS Input]: Backup TS as active - Click on Cancel in popup reports error (ID. CSCtq91548)
This error was found in V08.02.75.
Symptom:
Web Error is reported when the user cancels the warning message when applying a change to an
output transport stream.
Conditions:
The Main and Backup transport streams are configured for this output transport stream, and the
Backup transport stream has been made active.
Workaround for previous versions:
Accepting the change when the warning message is shown, works as expected.
SI view of EIT other tables on the input does not work (ID. CSCtq93876)
This error was found in V08.02.75.
Symptom:
The SI view of the EIT other tables on the input does not work. EITo pf: SID is not processed,
EITo sch: SID is not processed, EITo sch selection is not processed, EITa sch: EITa sch selection is
not processed.
Conditions:
Normal functionality.
Workaround for previous versions:
Not available for EITa sch: always uses 0x50.
Operational Limitations and Errors
For Issues and Limitations of this version consult the release note of this specific version.
Operational limitations and errors – Supercrypt
The latest version of Supercrypt is DCM release V06-00-89. SuperCrypt is no longer supported in
higher versions.
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Release Notes, DCM Version V08.09.01
Corrected Errors
Transrating/Splicing
GPIO contact poll time to 10 ms and corrected timestamp (ID. CSCtq80929)
This error was found in all versions.
Symptom:
Enhanced frame accuracy of splicing with GPIO contacts by setting the contact poll time to
10msec and correcting the timestamp by subtracting the debounce time.
Improved splice point for local program insertion (ID. CSCtq80903)
This error was found in all versions.
Symptom:
When splicing back from insertion to network stream using manual splicing, the splice point is
displaced by a couple of frames.
Conditions:
The situation is worse if the network stream is late at the beginning of the splice.
Workaround for previous versions:
None.
Platform
flashuboot broken on IP adapter cards (ID. CSCtq78064)
This error was found in V08.09.0.
Symptom:
When upgrading the bootloader of an IP Video Gateway card, either by upgrading it on the IP
Video Gateway card itself or by upgrading all bootloaders at once from the mainboard, the
bootloader upgrade script hangs.
Conditions:
The IP Video Gateway card is present in the chassis and the user is performing a bootloader
upgrade of the card. The latter should only be done when requested by customer service.
Workaround for previous versions:
Upgrading the bootloader of the IP Video Gateway cards is not possible with this release, but all
other cards can have their bootloader upgraded by logging in to the card and perform the
bootloader upgrade command on the card itself. To upgrade the bootloader of the IP Video
Gateway card, a previous or later software release can be used.
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Operational Limitations and Errors
For Issues and Limitations of this version consult the release note of this specific version.
Operational Limitations and Errors – Supercrypt
The latest version of Supercrypt is DCM release V06-00-89. SuperCrypt is no longer supported in
higher versions.
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Release Notes DCM Version V08.09.00
Identification
Date of release
2011/05/11
New Features
Mux
PSIP EIT/ETT Follow Input Mode: Number of PSIP EIT and ETT tables generated by DCM can now be set
to the special value “Follow Input”, which means that the number of tables at the output always equals the
number of tables at the input. This is a per service setting with a board default.
Transrater
MPEG-1 layer-II audio leveling has been added for a sampling rate of 48 KHz (audio leveling for AC-3 was
already available).
IP Gateway
The service name is now included in the stream information of the alarm details. (Ref. CSCtl04072)
The “Service In Backup” and “Service lost at Output” alarms contained socket information. This is no longer
the case as they can be identified by the service name. This avoids alarm repetition on the same behavior if
the output stream is in individual mode, where the same output is streamed to two different IP addresses.
(Ref. CSCtn77862)
Improved GUI error messages.
Fast Delay Settling: at the startup of a stream, the Adaptive Clock Rate algorithm at the receiver will track
the dejitter-buffer level to its user-set nominal level, by applying an out-of-spec high or low frequency offset
to the SDI output clock. This ensures that, after a lock-in period of 10 to 20 seconds, the buffer level (or
delay) is close to the requested level.
JPEG2K end-to-end delay when transported over ASI has been reduced by 75ms and now resembles the
IP end-to-end delay when the de-jitter buffer is set to 25 ms.
In this new release, the user has to select the HD frame rate for uncompressed transport (selection between
25/30/60 Hz or 25/29/59 Hz). (Ref. CSCtn99489)
FEC support on output streams when streaming to two different IP addresses (Ref. CSCtl85824)
Support of configurable video ofset on ASI streams for genlock on ASI (Ref. CSCtl10653)
DPI
A new alarm “DPI Switch back on Video Loss” is added indicating that an ad insertion has been terminated
early, because of a video loss on the ad channel. This alarm has been defined on service (channel) level.
GbE
An information alarm is added to notify when the source IP address of an input stream has changed. This
can indicate that two source devices stream to the same destination address / UDP port. By default this
alarm is enabled.
General
An automated PID remapping script (VOD_Remap) is added. This script can run with the Script Engine to
remap PMT, Video and Audio PID’s of configured SPTSs. The configuration allows to specify the IP and
UDP Port range and on which GbE Board/Port pairs the PIDs should be considered for remapping.
An extra alarm is implemented to notify that more than 512 services are present at the input.
The "Out of input service resources" alarm is raised when more than 512 services are present at the input of
an IO board (and present in PAT). This alarm is cleared once the number of services is less than or equal to
512. There was a limit of 512 input services on an IO board, this limit included the number of configured
services (even if they were not present) and the number of services present at the input .This limitation is
removed, only services present in PAT are counted. (Ref. CSCtj35531)
Anycast: The DCM GbE boards support the RIPv2 protocol to communicate the active source ip addresses
of the transport streams. This way, routers that are configurated for anycast can route IGMPv3 joins to the
closest multicast stream with a given source ip address. This way load balancing and redundancy can be
achieved via the routers.
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Release V14.00.0 (revision v54.0)
Scrambling
An ECMG proxy can now be configured to be notified about CP extension. In case of CP extension, the
DCM will request the current (and next) ECM again every CP duration. For these re-requests the DCM will
use the same CP number and CW’s as in the previous request for the current (and next) ECM. (Ref.
CSCtn62965)
Transrater
A new Coarse delay mode is added for the co-processor board: TsDelay. This mode can be used to delay a
complete Transparent Loopthrough TS without altering the content. The delay value is a board wide
configuration between 5 and 100 ms. The delay can be enabled for each Loopthrough TS individually.
Transcoder
The upper limit for transcoding SD services is changed to 5 Mbps
GUI
The system name is now shown before the device type string in the browser window title. If the browser
uses tabs, the system name will be visible in the tabs allowing the user to identify the different GUIs that are
open. (Ref. CSCtn13925)
IP video Gateway: On a GbE output stream it is now possible to configure the FEC output streaming
parameters separately for both GbE ports when using the individual ports mode. (Ref. CSCtl85824)
From this version on, SSLv2 can no longer be used to secure communication with the webserver. Now only
SSLv3 or TLS 1.0 are allowed.
Digital Overlay
A text string can be stored persistently for each banner configuration. If different banner configurations are
defined, different text strings can be used.
Corrected Errors/Bugs
IP Gateway
Unsupported formats being processed on encoder and/or decoder (ID.
CSCtj44042)
Found in all versions
Symptom:
The encoder transmits a signal in a format that the decoder does not support
Conditions:
Configuration of the following signal types should not be possible in the encoder: 1080p24/23.98,
720p24/23.95/25/30/29.97.
Workaround for previous releases:
None.
License was taken even though the routing was not successful (ID.
CSCtn52402)
Found in 08.00.63
Symptom:
If a stream is routed to the RTP output that will cause a bandwidth overflow in 1G mode, activating this
stream will fail as expected. However a license was taken incorrectly.
Conditions:
This is the case if the output bandwidth is exceeded. e.g. if 3 + 1 SD streams are routed or 1 SD and 1 HD
stream
Workaround for previous releases:
Deleting the stream that cause the bandwidth overflow will not solve the problem.
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The only work around is to avoid bandwidth overflow by stop streaming one of the streams that were
already activated before activating the last one.
GbE port Bitrate overflow check is not performed when adding an JP2K
(ID. CSCtn55553)
Found in 08.00.63
Symptom:
In 1G mode, after routing 3 SDI streams to rtp output streams, trying to route of a 4th SDI stream with
JPEG2K fails as expected (bandwidth overflow), however the call doesn't return an exception
OpNotSucceeded to reflect the failure. As a consequence the GUI assumed the call succeeded and
updated the total bitrate.
Conditions:
Workaround for previous versions:
Socket information missing in "Destination IP Unresolved" alarm (ID.
CSCtn77862)
Found in 8.7.0
Symptom:
The socket information (IP, UDP) in "Destination IP Unresolved" alarm was missing
Conditions:
Workaround for previous versions:
IP Gateway Firmware
Genlock mode: Erroneous offset to reference of 3 to 8 lines (ID.
CSCtl85626)
Found in 8.7.0
Symptom:
Genlock mode: Fixed format dependent offset of 3 to 8 lines between the frame start of the outgoing SDI
stream and the reference.
Conditions:
This offset is always present and is dependent on the video format of the reference and the video format of
the genlocked stream. The offset is constant, meaning that reboot of the unit, restarting of the stream or
restarting of the genlock does not modify the offset seen.
Workaround for previous versions:
Compensate the offset by filling in a correct value in the Timing field on the input GbE page.
Switching between HD/SD SDI input setting at TX causes stall at Rx (ID.
CSCto58462)
Found in 8.7.0
Symptom:
Incoming stream is detected but does not show valid format at IP gateway receiver/decoder in rare
occasions where setup is combined with 10G switch.
Conditions:
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Stream on input is combined with encoded stream via 10G switch, where encoded stream is queued by the
switch.
Workaround for previous versions:
Reboot only.
Transrating/Splicing
DCM reboots after 7-8 days on continuous splice-in (ID. CSCtn07445)
Found in 08.02.99
Symptom:
The DCM crashes after a big amount of splice-in requests
Conditions:
Continuously firing splice-in requests and no splice-out requests in the GPIO DPI mode.
Workaround for previous versions:
After a splice-in trigger, trigger a splice-out trigger. A solution will be implemented such that only 2 splice-in
requests will be queued and all additional requests will be rejected.
Spontaneous reboot during splice (ID. CSCto34136)
Found in all versions
Symptom:
DCM reboots because one of its IO boards used for splicing hangs up.
Conditions:
In rare occasions, when the input service changes if the splice is finished
Workaround for previous versions:
None
Continuous splice failures with MPEG2 co-processor (ID. CSCto41375)
Found in all versions
Symptom:
An output service of the MPEG2 co-processor card continuously fails to splice.
Conditions:
The service was previously configured at the same output as a manually spliceable service before it was
deleted from that output. At the moment that the service was deleted at the output, the status (in the GUI)
of the service was "On Insertion" meaning that the output was on the insertion channel. After routing the
same service to the same output and starting to splice again, the splice failures were occuring.
Workaround for previous versions:
None.
CC errors during AVC splicing
Symptom:
When the AVC splicer was used for manual splicing between two services that are
always present at the input, there was a small chance that CC errors occurred at the
output at the moment of a splice.
Conditions:
Workaround for previous releases:
AC-3 audio leveling causes CRC errors (ID. CSCtq04582)
Found in all versions
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Symptom:
AC-3 Audio has CRC errors (can cause audible artifacts). This happens when the first four byte of an AC3 frame are the final 4 byte of a TS packet.
Conditions:
AC-3 Audio is spliceable, or audio leveling is enabled with a non-zero loudness adjustment.
Workaround for previous versions:
None.
IGMP
No defects
Miscellaneous
Some set-top boxes black out in case DCM runs CP extension (ID.
CSCtn62965)
Found in 02.00.18
Symptom:
When simulcrypting with a CA system that uses timestamps in their ECM's it is possible that if another CA
system goes into crypto-period extension the set-top boxes loose picture.
Conditions:
Only occurs when using a certain version of CA system which inserts timestamps into the ECM's.
Workaround for previous versions:
Avoid going into crypto-period extension.
EMMG proxy cannot be accessed from GUI/ROSA (ID. CSCtl17927)
Found in
Symptom:
EMMG proxy not accessible from GUI or ROSA
Conditions:
EMM pid source is set to ChannelId or StreamId and then EMMG proxy is changed to UDP mode
Workaround for previous versions:
- Login to device via SSH, update settings files manually and reboot - Update EMMG proxy settings via
IDL, using an external tool (not possible via GUI or ROSA)
Output service loss alarm not cleared when 8VSB port is disabled. (ID.
CSCtl60240)
Found in all versions
Symptom:
Output service loss alarm is not cleared when 8VSB input port containing the source is disabled.
Conditions:
TS sync loss is configured as trigger for service loss on the 8VSB input port. A service on the 8VSB input
port is passed to an output, such as ASI output TS or a GBE output TS. TS sync loss is active on 8VSB
input port. This causes service loss alarm at the input service and output service loss alarm on the output
service. When the 8VSB input port is disabled, the output service loss alarm stays active on the output
service but it should have been cleared.
Workaround for previous versions:
Disable the triggers for service loss detection on the input service on the 8VSB input port.
Change of access criteria by a SCG update can shorten the crypto period
(ID. CSCtl69292)
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Found in 8.7.0
Symptom:
When the access criteria is changed via a SCG reprovision and ECM for the next crypto period is received
only shortly afterwards, it could happen that the crypto period was shortened (below nominal CP duration)
Conditions:
SCG is reprovisioned for an AC change. At transition_delay_start before CP change, no ECM is available
yet for the next CP.
Workaround for previous versions:
Choose ECMG proxy type 'Standard' to prefetch more ECM's.
Impossible to scramble on a specific IO board after a reboot (ID.
CSCtl74269)
Found in 8.7.0
Symptom:
Impossible to scramble on a specific IO board Error log on main board indicating IIOP exception
'OpNotSupported'
Conditions:
After a reboot (happens rarely)
Workaround for previous versions:
Reboot device
BISS descrambling not applied for new TS's (ID. CSCto79330)
Found in 8.7.1
Symptom:
Service is not BISS descrambled
Conditions:
New TS created after changing board level scrambling action to 'descrambling'. Descrambling enabled for
service. This might also happen after an upgrade.
Workaround for previous versions:
- Change board level scrambling action to 'scrambling' - Change board level default scrambling mode to
'BISS scrambling' - Change board level scrambling action back to 'descrambling'
Statmux
No defects
Trancoding
Digital overlay: Change of input could lead to long interrupts on output
(ID. CSCtn83189)
Found in 8.3
Symptom:
If logo insertion is anabled on a certain output service and the input stream changes suddenly, it is
possible that the output image is interrupted for about 3 minutes
Conditions:
A DTS discontinuity happens in the video stream with a difference less than 1 second compared to the
previous DTS.
Workaround for previous versions:
None
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Logo framerate incorrect when enabling logo before input signal present
(ID. CSCto53317)
Found in all versions
Symptom:
Animated logo played out too slow.
Conditions:
Animated logo applied before video input is available. Logo played out with default frame rate 60Hz. When
video is applied with other frame rate, value is not updated on logo.
Workaround for previous versions:
First apply video before applying an animated logo.
Firmware
Output services corrupted when 204 byte MPEG packets received on GbE
in (ID. CSCtk36375)
Found in 08.01.86
Symptom:
All output services coming from a particular DCM Gbe input card seem to show blocking/glitches or CC
errors.
Conditions:
This can happen when one or more UDP streams are received on the DCM Gbe card that contain MPEG
packets with a size of 204bytes instead of 188bytes
Workaround for previous versions:
Change the size of the MPEG packets in the UDP streams to be 188bytes
New TS at Gbe input temporary corrupts other TS on same Gbe Board
(ID. CSCtk94962)
Found in 8.1
Symptom:
When a new TS occurs at a Gbe input, all existing TSs get corrupted for a period varying from 10 seconds
to 2.5 minutes. The system recovers automatically. The frequency of this is extremely low.
Conditions:
The symptoms are triggered when large new TSs arrive at the input, AND the board is configured to
override the default CBR latency of 110ms.
Workaround for previous versions:
Disable the above mentioned functionality.
CC errors on all services in case specific service is joined (ID.
CSCtl58749)
Found in all versions
Symptom:
CC errors on all services received at the GbE input in case a specific service is joined.
Conditions:
If this specific service has Ethernet frames with trailer bytes, the other services will be corrupted.
Workaround for previous versions:
Avoid that services are using Ethernet frames with trailer bytes.
Mux
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Service Loss alarm triggered by pid bitrate error not cleared
Symptom:
Under certain circumstances the PID bit rate alarms status updates on input services are ignored.
Conditions:
When:
- An input service contains none-default settings (thus service specific settings).
- This input service with none-default settings drops from the PAT.
Then after the input service re-appears in the PAT, the pid bit rate alarm status of its components will be
locked to the state it was at the moment the service dropped from the PAT.
Workaround for previous releases:
None.
However, in the rare case this happens, you can recover from this problem by manually disabling the input
service loss “PID Bitrate Error” checkbox (on the input service showing this problem) and re-enable it again
afterwards.
Invalid logo file makes DCM unusable (ID. CSCtl11211)
Found in 8.3
Symptom:
The device becomes non-responsive after uploading corrupt logo files.
Conditions:
A corrupt logo file is uploaded through the Configuration -> Media page.
Workaround for previous versions:
Test logo file conversion with GraphicsMagick before uploading.
FEC licenses not always taken correctly under specific circumstances
(ID. CSCto14432)
Found in 8.5.1, 8.5.0
Symptom:
The FEC decoding used license count is not correct is certain cases.
Conditions:
If FEC decoding is used.
Workaround for previous versions:
Disable FEC decoding on some input TSs. After reboot the correct amount licenses will be taken.
PSIP EIT(0) not present in outgoing tranport stream (ID. CSCtl69324)
Found in 8.7.0,8.7
Symptom:
PSIP EIT is not present in outgoing tranport stream although the SI table is set to Generated mode.
Conditions:
A coprocessor board should be present and setting the PSIP EIT table to generate was the last action
done on the transport stream.
Workaround for previous versions:
Pass another service or pid to the transport stream and remove it again. This will cause the coprocessor
card to pass the PSIP EITs
An empty DPI splice channel name will cause a reboot of the DCM (ID.
CSCtl93849)
Found in 8.5.0
Symptom:
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The DCM can reboot if a DPI splice channel is created with an empty name
Conditions:
A DPI splice channel is created with an empty name. This is not possible when using the DCM GUI, only if
the external IIOP interface is used.
Workaround for previous versions:
Only create DPI splice channels with a non-empty name
Input MIP Packets incorrectly passed as unreferenced PID (ID.
CSCtn05416)
Found in all versions
Symptom:
When enabling 'pass all unreferenced pids' from an input TS with a MIP pid (pid 21), that pid was
processed as if it was unreferenced while it is referenced (by DVB standard).
Conditions:
Enable 'pass all unreferenced pids' from an input TS with a MIP pid. An SDT must be present on the input
TS, i.e. it must be a DVB TS, else the behavior is correct.
Workaround for previous versions:
None, except when the unreferenced pids are known, the ''pass all unreferenced pids' feature could be
disabled and the pids could be passed manually.
UDP stream loss during DPI activity (ID. CSCto74043)
Found in 8.5.0
Symptom:
When a new TS is detected and then in less than 2 minutes, disappears again, that TS will report UDP
stream loss for the remainder of those 2 minutes. A typical case are ad streams that exist for only a short
while.
Conditions:
That TS should have no settings and no part of it (service, EMM, ...) should be passed to an output TS
Workaround for previous versions:
Configure any setting on that TS to a non-default value
Platform
No defects
SNMP
Wrong object for mib-2.system.sysObjectID.0 (ID. CSCtn49123)
Found in 8.5.0
Symptom:
SNMP shows an invalid sysObjectID in MIB-II system.
Conditions:
Always
Workaround for previous versions:
No workaround
Security
No defects
GUI
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Session lost before session time-out when using Internet Explorer (ID.
CSCtk15140)
Found in 8.2
Symptom:
When a user is logged on to the DCM embedded GUI it is possible the session is lost before the session
time-out. When this happens the user is redirected to the login page.
Conditions:
When browsing through a lot of GUI pages during one session. On Microsoft Internet Explorer. (More likely
to occur on IE6)
Workaround for previous versions:
Login again.
Tar file creation for downloading multiple tables in input SI View fails (ID.
CSCtn29258)
Found in 8.7.0,8.5.0
Symptom:
Downloading multiple SI tables fails.
Conditions:
None
Workaround for previous versions:
Selecting download of one SI table works. Multiple tables can be handled by downloading one SI table at a
time.
Current device activation is not reflected on the GUI (ID. CSCtn77466)
Found in 8.7.0,8.5.0,8.2
Symptom:
When the device is in maintenance mode, the device active state shown at the bottom right corner will
always show 'Active' instead of the correct value.
Conditions:
Device in maintenance mode Version 8.2, 8.5, 8.7
Workaround for previous versions:
Go to configuration - system page. The correct value is selected in the 'Current Activation' combobox in the
'System Settings' table.
Wrong table updated when multiple AITs have the same Application
Identif (ID. CSCtn17029)
Found in 8.7.0,8.5.0,8.2
Symptom:
In case the same AIT is imported twice on different PIDs the AIT cannot be stopped from the DCM GUI.
Conditions:
An AIT with the same application ID is imported using a PSIG2Mux proxy more then once on different PID
values.
Workaround for previous versions:
Deprovision the AIT through the PSIG2Mux proxy.
Digital Overlay: EAS banner always uses the 'sample banner' (ID.
CSCto70733)
Found in all versions
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Symptom:
When triggering an EAS alert message from the DCM GUI the default banner configuration was always
used independent of the banner configuration that was selected.
Conditions:
There are more than one banner configured on the DCM.
Workaround for previous versions:
Have only one banner configuration available - this will get selected as default. Alternately, triggering an
EAS using the XML automation interface can be done.
webserver error when trying to download a capture file (ID. CSCto70958)
Found in 8.5.0
Symptom:
Capture file cannot be downloaded when device name contains non-US-ASCII characters.
Conditions:
Device name contains non-US-ASCII characters (e.g. é)
Workaround for previous versions:
Remove all special characters from your device name. In 8.7, there is no need for this workaround. The
download itself removes the special characters.
Unable to edit name and PID for PMT descriptors added from a file (ID.
CSCto93855)
Found in 8.7.0,8.5.0
Symptom:
It is not possible to fill in name and pid when importing PMT data from file
Conditions:
No special conditions
Workaround for previous versions:
Add PMT descriptors manually instead of using file-upload
Operational limitations and errors
For Issues and Limitations of this version consult the release note of this specific version.
Operational limitations and errors – Supercrypt
Latest version of Supercrypt is DCM release V06-00-89. SuperCrypt is not supported anymore in higher
versions.
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Release Notes DCM Version V08.07.01
Identification
Date of release
2011/03/25
Corrected Errors/Bugs
Digital Overlay
Bug fix on V08.02.75: Visual artifacts appeared in the text banner after inserting the text into an interlaced
SD video signal. The characters of the text were moving up and down in the banner instead of scrolling on
the same height. There were also blocking artifacts in macroblocks around the text banner or logos pointing
to the banner or logo region. (Ref. CSCtn28718).
Bug fix on V08.03.16: In some cases when there was a change in the input stream there was a possibility
that the output video got interrupted for about 3 minutes. This was caused by an incorrect watchdog reset
(Ref. CSCtn83189).
DPI / Transrating
Bug fix on V08.05.00: Corrected intermittent Audio drops on AC-3 audio when the input had the AC-3 sync
word (x”0B77”) starting at an odd byte address in the TS packet (Ref. CSCtn28677).
Bug fix on V08.00.81: Corrected handling of user data with long zero byte bursts when video transrating
(e.g., SCTE-21 closed caption user data with marker bits erroneously set to zero). User data with long zero
byte bursts where dropped when transrating. This could cause freezing of the video stream (Ref.
CSCtl52597).
Bug fix on V08.07.00: Corrected generation of still pictures (slate generation), I-frames in the generated
output stream had an incorrect DTS and PTS. (Ref. CSCtn71327)
Bug fix on all versions: The PTS-STC distance for spliceable AC-3 now depends on the audio bit-rate. This
results in a higher average audio decoder buffer level for audio bit-rates less than 384 Kbit/s. This alleviates
problems in decoders that are sensitive to low decoder buffer levels. (Ref. CSCtl47306)
GUI
Bug fix on V08.02.87: On the output TS settings page of an ASI card in ASI DTF mode it was not possible to
change the output PID value. (Ref. CSCtn22937)
Bug fix on V08.05.00: When the CEAM table of an output TS was configured to “Transp. Gen – EAS” mode,
it was not possible to change the forced output PID value.When trying to change the forced output PID
value, the new value was not set. (Ref. CSCtl86256)
Bug fix on V08.05.00: On the input SI View page, selecting multiple SI tables to download failed. (Ref.
CSCtn29258)
Bug fix on V08.02.87: Occasionally web page loading could hang for a while (sometimes 30 seconds or
more) and then continued (Typically you can see this when loading images in the page)
Operational limitations and errors
For Issues and Limitations of this version consult the release note of this specific version.
Operational limitations and errors – Supercrypt
Latest version of Supercrypt is DCM release V06-00-89. SuperCrypt is not supported anymore in higher
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Release Notes DCM Version V08.07.00
Identification
Date of release
2011/02/03
New Features
Slate generation
The slate generator tool has a new parameter “aspectRatio” which allows to configure the tool such that the
outcoming slate will be shown in the requested aspect ratio. There are three possible configurations: “auto”
meaning that the best aspect ratio will be chosen based on the resolution (default behavior), “3:4” forces the
slate in aspect ratio 3:4 independent of the resolution and “16:9” forces the slate in 16:9 independent of the
resolution. The new version of the slate generation tool is “slateGenerator_v3.exe”.
IP Gateway
To support unicast on hitless merge, an output RTP stream can now be set to “Port Pair” or “Individual
Ports”. In “Port Pair”, all the functionalities of an output stream will remain unchanged. In “Individual Ports”
mode, two different unicast IP addresses with two different port numbers can be specified as the receiver
output streams interfaces.
Individual IGMP join mode is added which allows specifying IGMP multicast joins for a single GbE interface.
This adds flexibility on hitless merge over multicast.
In “Port Pair” mode, Port mirroring when enabled is applied on all the output streams. In “Individual Ports”
mode, Port mirroring status (Mirror 1 on 2/Disabled ) is obsolete, in that mode, the mirroring functionality
relies in the doubled output stream functionality.
It is now possible to add an individual source IP address per stream. This enables a more simple
redundancy configuration of receivers in multicast transports, as main and backup streaming devices can
have identical source IP addresses per stream.
Support for gen-locking in receiver with user tunable phase alignment.
Support for the transport of 3D full resolution signals, through synchronization of the left and right channel
signals. The receiver outputs the channels aligned to either external reference or via adaptive clock
recovery.
DPI
A new DPI mode is available called “Scte35-Inserter”. Using this mode makes it possible to insert Scte35
cue messages for the outgoing service. The insertion is triggered by the ad server Scte30 Splice_Request
commands. As no actual splicing is performed, this functionality is also available for scrambled services.
Corrected Errors/Bugs
Mux
Bug fix on V08.00.63: Changing default IP/UDP settings on a GbE board did not trigger settings file save. If
no other settings were changed, this caused a loss of these settings after a reboot (Ref. CSCtj77001)
Bug fix on V06.05.42: In rare occasions it could happen that when “PID Bitrate Error” was used as trigger for
service loss, the service loss alarm did not clear anymore although the pid bitrate was back to normal.
Typically this could occur when service pids changed or the service was dropped from the PAT table. (Ref.
CSCti81349)
Bug fix on all versions: in very rare conditions when on 2 output transport streams on different boards
“Autopass” was activated for Unreferenced Pids originating from another board and 2 users were
simultaneously requesting the Unreferenced Pid lists for those output transport stream via the DCM GUI,
then the DCM could reboot.
In that same setup it was also possible that a splice could fail or happen too late, when the user requested
unreferenced PIDs via the GUI and at that same moment a splice was started (Ref. CSCti77554)
Bug fix on all versions: The detail description of an open “Service loss at output” alarm was missing when
the service identifier (SID) of the output service was changed. (Ref. CSCzk31013)
Bug fix on V08.02.75: When passing an EMM (coming from EMMG or from an input transport stream) that
was already passed to another output transport stream on the same output board, the EMM output bitrate
was zero if a coprocessor card was present on the output board.(Ref. CSCtl06202)
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Bug fix on V08-02-97: A PID passed as unreferenced PID and also as part of a service sometimes had no
bitrate after the service was removed. This can be seen on an IO-card with a co-processor. (Ref.
CSCtl44997)
Transrating
Bug fix on V08-05-00: Within an output MPTS, you could only add 1 selective services TR group. (Ref.
CSCtj94436)
Bug fix on V08.02.87: It was not possible to apply output TS settings on the output TS settings page in case
there was a transrating group in the TS and the TS was put into VBR.
Also in case the TS was in VBR it was not possible to add a transrating group in the TS. (Ref. CSCtk61988)
DPI
Bug fix on all versions: Using the new DPI mode “SCTE-35 Insertion”.
After many Scte-35 Cue Insertions on the same channel, cue insertion halted on that channel due to a
resource leak.
Bug fix on all versions: Using Scte35 inserter mode leads to a memory leak, which in the long term can lead
to a reboot of the DCM. (Ref. CSCtj84190).
Bug fix on all versions: When using a DPI channel in “SCTE-35 Inserter” mode. When an SCTE-35 cue
message was inserted in the channel, 5 additional empty transport stream packets were also inserted in the
stream. (Ref. 11846)
Bug fix on all versions: when one of the services taking part in a splice has the PCR on a data PID (this
means every type of PID that is not video nor audio) and this data PID was also spliced, the splice would fail
or would not be seamless (Ref. CSCzk31764)
IP Gateway
Bug fix on all versions: It was possible to enable ASI-mode on boards with input/output configurations where
ASI-mode was not allowed. This could cause constant rebooting of the board.
It is now only possible to set the IPGW into ASI-mode if the input/output configuration is 3 input (top) and 3
output (bottom) (Ref. CSCtj17659)
Bug fix on V08.01.86: Enabling FEC for an RTP output stream caused ‘Service in Backup’ alarm to be
raised (Ref. CSCtl85981)
Bug fix on V08.01.86: When trying to change the IP settings for an already configured input RTP stream
from unicast to multicast the IP address editbox on the GUI did not became enabled (Ref. CSCtk46290)
Bug fix on all versions: On rare occasions a video packet can be dropped in the receiver when a control
plane packet is followed back-to-back with a video packet.
Conditions: 1) Need to operate in 10G mode 2) Signal needs to come from a routed network and the router
is scheduling control plane packets in between the video packets. Workaround on older versions: The
sporadic packet losses can be easily recovered by using a light-weight FEC scheme between encoder and
decoder. (Ref. CSCtl03803)
Bugfix on all versions: RX IPA did not distinguish incoming unicast streams if streams have identical udp
port number, identical upper 16 bit destination IP address but different lower 16 bit in destination ip address
field. (Ref. CSCtl60440)
Bug fix on all versions: The bit rate shown is only a guideline. Overhead related to Ethernet configuration
(VLAN etc.) is not included. (Ref, CSCzk30628)
IP/ASI video gateway JPEG2K compression
Bug fix on all versions: V-bit was set to ‘1’ by default which means invalid audio. Some audio decoders
check this bit and produce no audio when V-bit is set to ‘1’. (Ref. CSCtj97593)
Bug fix on all versions: AES processor stalls when number of audio samples = 2045 (Ref. CSCtk12929)
Bug fix on all versions: in ASI gateway, the CRC/EDH error counters were not updated in the IPG statistics.
(Ref. CSCtj18304)
Bug fix on all versions: The decoder occasionally can stall when the mode/format of the input stream is
changed. (Ref. CSCtl55444)
Bug fix on all versions supporting JPEG2000: Embedded audio errors are visible at the output of the JP2K
decoder when decompressing HD signals with audio embedded. (CSCtk76476)
Bug fix on V08.05.00: VANC data handling was broken. SD VBI and SDI transparent lines were not
reconstructed properly at the decoder (CSCtl06113)
GbE
When RTP reordening is selected for an input TS and the delay buffer is different from the default, an
incorrect latency was shown on the GUI. (ref. CSCtl05607)
Digital Overlay
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Bug fix on V08.02.87: When using the XML trigger interface to trigger an EAS alert banner insertion, the
SAME code and the Text could not be left out of the XML message even though the API specification listed
these as optional. In this release it is now possible to leave the SAME code out and the specification is
adjusted to indicate the text cannot be omitted. (Ref. CSCtj94436)
Scrambling
Bug fix on V08.05.00: Removing an EMMG proxy while streams were still established and EMM’s routed,
could trigger an unexpected reboot. (Ref. CSCtl01152)
Security
Bug fix on V08.05.00: An OS account with IIOP privileges and a password containing more than 11
characters, could not be authenticated via IIOP. This could cause that ROSA NMS 4.3 is not able to
manage the device (Ref. CSCtj77622).
General
Bug fix on all versions: In very rare occasions a processor erratum occurred. This could cause the DCM to
reboot. A service note (“Service Note DCM Cache Parity Errors 1.0.docx”) is available for this issue. (Ref.
CSCtk32246)
Bug fix on V08.01.86: In some cases IO-cards would not boot up properly and only rebooting the chassis
could resolve the problem. (Ref. CSCtk44086)
Bug fix on V05.00.75: Taking a capture on the mainboard could fail because there was not enough free
memory. The free memory checking is made less restrictive on the mainboard. (Ref. CSCtk77043)
GUI
Bug fix on V08.02.87: On some pages after submitting text with non-ascii characters the page could no
longer be accessed. In this release the page will remain accessible; however it is possible the non-ascii
characters are not displayed. In such a case, when you apply another setting on the same page the string
without the special characters will be applied also, effectively changing this setting at the same time. (Ref.
CSCtk18668)
Bug fix on V08.05.00: Now also guests and users can download the root certificate used for https
communication. Before this was only possible for administrators (Ref. CSCtj53390)
Bug fix on V08.02.87: It was no longer possible to view or export other SI tables on an output TS. The same
was true for AIT tables. (Ref. CSCtk98737)
Bug fix on all versions: In the DCM GUI tree view, an output transport stream is now showing correctly
when unreferenced pids are present or not by showing a “+” when present or “-“ if not. Previously it always
showed that unreferenced pids were present (“+”) although this was not the case.
Bug fix on V08.05.00: If during the initial security configuration the default gateway was not configured any
other setting applied together on the same page was not applied correctly.
Operational limitations and errors
For Issues and Limitations of this version consult the release note of this specific version.
Operational limitations and errors – Supercrypt
Latest version of Supercrypt is DCM release V06-00-89. SuperCrypt is not supported anymore in higher
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Release Notes DCM Version V08.05.00
Identification
Date of release
2010/11/04
New Features
GbE
The VBR input dejitter buffer has been made configurable up to a depth of 180ms. This could be useful for
dejittering low bandwidth input streams with high PCR spacing.
SNMP
It is now possible to disable read and/or write access by configuring an empty community string.
DPI/Transrating
Each picture in the output stream will contain a PES header with a PTS and/or DTS timestamp after
enabling the PES Header Insertion feature. Application note
“AN_DCM_Feature_PES_Header_Insertion_v001.docx” explains how this feature can be enabled.
A new co-processor board setting is added: Splice Window Accuracy. This setting allows configuring the
tolerance of the MPEG-2 Splicer regarding the availability of a tail/ad stream in Scte30/35 configuration. In
default mode a best effort approach is followed, in the strict mode the tail stream should arrive in the 600300 ms window before the splice point, otherwise the splice is not executed.
The audio leveling feature allows users to change the audio level of AC-3 audio streams on a transrater
board. It is intended to be used when the audio of a service is louder or more silent than that of other
services. It is possible to change the volume of AC3 audio streams by providing a list of audio PIDs (have
to be AC3) together with a signed offset in dB which will adjust the volume of the sound.
GUI
An extra troubleshooting page is added to the GUI to give an overview of the mapping TS Ref / Ident and
hardware index. In the traces it is now clearly indicated when TsIdent is meant.
IP streams in the services trees are now sorted first on IP, next on UDP port.
The bitrate popup windows for input and output transport streams, launched from the services trees now
also display the stuffing rate details.
New display option “Routing Bitrate Warning in Tree”: When an input service is dropped on an output
transport stream a question is asked if you really want to pass the service given its average input bitrate
and the average output stuffing rate.
New display option: “Routing Merge Warning in Tree“: Confirmation warning when doing a merge action by
dropping an input service or TS on an output service.
IGMP:
Possibility to enter a multicast IP range
Possibility to enter multiple multicast IP addresses and Source IP Addresses in a comma
separated way
Possibility to copy the multicast configuration from one port pair to the other port pair (or in fixed
individual ports mode from one input port to the other input port) (VLANs not supported – Source
IP list is overwritten)
New display option “Worst Case Co-Processor Load Checking”. This allows you to configure a warning
and an error worst case load percentage that is used to warn or block configuration while doing settings
that have an effect on the co-processor load.
The configurable ability to bypass the Login screen when logging on via the ROSA NMS Client has been
removed. The setting on the security settings page is removed.
It is still possible to bypass the login screen but now you need to configure a valid user account both on
the DCM as well as on the ROSA NMS Client. To be able to do this you need at least ROSA NMS 4.3
software.
Https is now enabled by default for the communication between the browser and the device. When you
browse to the device the browser will warn you about the certificate used to encrypt the communication.
Refer to the manual on how to download and install the certificate to make sure your browser accepts the
communication between the browser and the device.
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Digital Overlay
Uploaded logos are checked during upload and rejected if the uploaded format is not supported. Following
image types are supported:
- monochrome images
- grayscale image
- indexed color palette
- indexed color palette with opacity
- truecolor image
- truecolor image with opacity.
An uploaded logo shall be rejected if :
- one of the frames in the logo file cannot be decoded
- not all frames in the logo file have to same resolution
- the resolution is more then 57600 pixels (320*180)
- the offsets of the frame are different from (0,0)
- the(x;y) axis is negative
- the color depth of one of the frames is more then 8 bits
- more then 250 frames are present in the logo file
- the frame delay of the logo is different from 0
- a different delay is used for the different frames in the file.
The DCM will now raise a 'Logo Problem' alarm if the retrieval of a remote logo fails or if an active logo is
partially or fully outside of the screen area.
True vision TGA file support for static logos. Exporting static logos from the DCM will always remain PNG.
Block PNG/MNG/TGA logo files that cannot be overlaid correctly.
The DCM now allows up to 4 animated logos per service, as long as the combined frame count does not
exceed 250 frames.
Banner texts can make use of the Basic Multilingual Plane Unicode characters. (Chinese fonts can be
used in a banner) Note it is assumed that the associated true type font file contains glyphs for every
Unicode used in the text.
Security
IPconfig support, which allowed unauthorized IP address changes to the management ports has been
dropped. The IP address can be modified via the GUI.
The set of IP services that can be enabled or disabled has changed. The configurable IP services are
SSH, telnet, FTP, SNMP and IIOP.
Next to the GUI accounts, the DCM allows configuration of OS accounts. These accounts can be
attributed with FTP, IIOP or troubleshooting privileges.
To manage the DCM via IIOP (ROSA NMS, …), an OS account with IIOP privileges needs to be
configured.
To upgrade a device running V08-05 software, at least one OS account with FTP privileges needs to be
configured.
A new reboot method has been added, ‘factory reboot’. This reboot method will clear all video settings,
security settings and licenses. A device in factory reset state can be reached at 150.158.230.250 (10/100
port) or 150.158.231.250 (GbE port). To perform the initial installation steps, one needs to login to the GUI
with username ‘admin’ and password ‘admin’.
During upgrade to V08-05, a number of accounts are added to ensure backward compatibility with existing
NMS systems:
guest/guest - OS account with FTP & IIOP privileges
engineering/engineering - OS account with troubleshooting privileges
ROSA User/RosaUser01! - GUI account to allow GUI login from Rosa NMS
ROSA Guest/RosaGuest02! - GUI account to allow GUI login from Rosa NMS
Mux
Next to the existing On and Off, an outgoing transport stream can be set to auto. By default the auto
setting will make the TS active (streaming). When however TS Loss Alarm on the output is active, the TS
will automatically stop streaming. When the alarm is not active any more, the TS will be reactivated. (Is
implemented forAsi and Gbe output TSs)
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Misc
When adding slate/still picture clips, the size of the settings partition is checked first to see whether
sufficient space is available (Ref. 11666)
EAS support. It is now possible to create EAS proxies listening for SCTE18 messages sent to UDP ports
on 10/100 or GbE management interfaces. Output transport streams can be configured to generate CEAM
table playout from an EAS proxy. In addition the EAS proxy can be configured to enable text crawl
insertion on configured services (note that services need to pass through the transcoder in order to insert
text crawling in the video). The EAS proxies support unicast, broadcast and multicast datagrams.
The external tools that are shipped with the DCM software have been reworked to account for the security
changes in this release (see “Security”). Scripts that need access to the DCM will ask for a username and
password. The command line arguments have been harmonized and are consistent across all tools.
Consult the readme files of the individual tools for additional details about the changes.
Temporary Licenses allows using all licenses on a device during a given time.
NIT import via IIOP. Now it is possible to import NIT actual and NIT other via the GUI.
The license usage count is now displayed per board in the license page of the GUI.
The upgrade system has undergone some changes to make it more robust:
- Upgrading is started when all files have been uploaded to the device and verified to be correct.
Otherwise the uploaded files are removed and no action is taken, resulting in a failed upgrade.
- All filesystems are now upgraded in 2 phases. This reduces the odds of ending up with a device
that shows “Inconsistent” in Upgrade-It.
Important to note is that to downgrade a device from V08-05-XX or above to a previous version the
downgrade must be performed twice. (Ref. 10554)
Corrected Errors/Bugs
Mux
Bug Fix on V06.00.85: When empty or invalid PSIP EIT tables were received, the DCM could reboot (Ref.
12016)
Bug fix on V08.02.87: Setting all EIT tables transparent using the global configuration command in the GUI
(SI Components -> EIT TS Configuration -> Set All EITa p/f to Transparent) did not work anymore. This has
been fixed. (Ref. 12257)(ID. 107433)
Bug fix on V06.05.42: In rare occasions it could happen that when pid bitrate error was used as trigger for
service loss, the service loss alarm did not clear anymore although the pid bitrate was back to normal.
Typically this could occur when service pids changed. (Ref. CSCti81349)
Bug fix on all versions: Behavior change in IIOP interface of DCM (described in DCM.IDL). When requesting
a subtable via the GetSubTableAsXML of a looped back service and when the service ID was set to a
wrong value in the TableKeys it was possible that the DCM rebooted. This problem can not occur when
using the GUI. (Ref. 10962)
Bug fix on V08.02.87: When a transrater board is present, PSIP EIT or ETT tables are no longer played out
in case their pid value is changed, or in case of ETT-V when the VCT specifies them as ‘No ETM” while the
text is forced. This error has been corrected. As a consequence, the ETT-V is now always shown in the
bitrates, even when set to ‘No ETM’. (Ref. CSCtj59135)
Bug fix on V08.01.86: When changing the input standard back to the default setting, for a Gbe or ASI input
stream that was not present at the input, caused a reboot of the DCM.
A reboot will also occur when removing a GbE input stream by double clicking a Gbe port, going to TS
Settings, checking an input stream and clicking “Remove Checked Items”, when the input standard was set
to a value different than the default setting and the input stream was not present. (Ref. CSCtj36234)(ID.
107594)
Bug fix on V05.01.91: When input pid values where changing (e.g. PSIP EIT pids) and those pids were used
on one or more output transport streams, there was a small chance that the DCM rebooted. (Ref. 12291).
Note: If for debug purposes the file “/app/TRB_PassByDefault “ was present on the mainboard, it
should be removed, since otherwise this can cause splicing problems. For more information see DCM
Troubleshooting.doc.
GbE
Bug fix on all versions: When receiving Ethernet packets with valid mac header but random payload, the
input could stall. (Ref. 11660)
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Bug fix on V08-02-75: The behavior of the “Port bandwidth exceeded” alarm was wrongly changed. Now the
behavior is the same as before V08-02-75. Current behavior: The port bandwidth exceeded alarm is also
triggered if the port is disabled (Ref. 10704)
Bug fix on all versions: It is now possible to clear the ‘No FEC licenses’ alarm by disabling FEC or
reconfiguring FEC with sufficient licenses. (Ref 12220)
Bug fix on all versions: When the default input FEC settings are set to FEC 1D or FEC 2D and all FEC
licenses are in use, the user could not delete the unused input TS from the GUI where the FEC settings are
explicit set to disabled. This problem has been fixed. (Ref. CSCtj25648)(ID. 107576)
Bug fix on V08-00-81: After reboot port disable mode was only restored for the main GBE port and not for
the backup GBE port. (Ref. CSCtj03674)
Digital Overlay
Bug fix on all versions: When both text banner and static or animated logos were configured in one service
an incorrect number of licenses was reserved.
Bug fix on V08.01.86: It was not allowed to insert a DTS and PTS value in the PES header of pictures
containing the same values for both time stamps. Only a PTS value could embedded in the PES header.
This problem has been solved. (Ref. 12118)
Bug fix on V08.01.86: No Random Acces Point (RAP) indicator was encoded in the PES header for I
pictures. This fix inserts the RAP for I pictures. (Ref. 12118)
Transcoder
Bug fix on all versions: Audio Transcoder did not work properly when combining HE-AAC with VBR on some
input sources. Issue is fixed by disabling audio VBR setting since this is not meaningful for broadcast
applications (Ref. CSCtj20260).
Bug fix on all versions: Negative PTS-STC when combining AAC-LC with VBR on some input sources.
Issue is fixed by disabling audio VBR setting since this is not meaningful for broadcast applications (Ref.
CSCtj20264) (ID. 107511).
Bug fix on all versions: improved error recovery after processing bad input streams. (ID. 107647)
Bug fix on all versions: Corrected input/output buffer handling when audio header crosses PES boundaries.
(ID. 107539)
DPI / Transrating
Bug fix on V08.01.86: An improvement of the splicing accuracy in case of non-DPI mode. The splice-out
point from the main feed is detected based on the timestamps at the input instead of at the output such that
the previous splice point mismatch is compensated. The splice-out point should be in an error window of
max 4 frames around the requested splice time.
Bug fix on all versions: malformed SCTE30 messages could cause the DCM to reboot(Ref. 12135)
Bug fix on all versions: If Ad Servers info string became too long, the DPI Scheduler troubleshooting info
page could become malformatted. This probem has been fixed.
Bug fix on V08.00.81: splicer did not play out the complete ad (resulting in a duration error on the ad server).
Because of the increased splicing accuracy in the V08.00.81 release, the splicer takes into account the
length of the GOP of the main stream to splice out. This results in a situation that the splicer started the
searching process too late for the upcoming advertisements resulting in the removal of the first GOP of the
ad and in a duration error on the ad server (in case of 15s ads). This patch handles the long GOP cases in a
better way and allows accurate splicing for GOPs up to 500ms. Longer GOPs will result in correct splices
such that the ads are played out completely while the improved splicing accuracy is still active for the first
500ms of the long GOP (instead of for the complete GOP). (Ref. CSCtj41952)
Bug fix on all versions: DPI capacity check counted non-streaming streams which could load to a higher
load calculation than actually present. This is now solved so non-streaming streams are not counted in the
load calculation. (Ref. CSCti54523)
Bug fix on all versions: there was a slight chance that when an output service (part of a transrater group or
configured as spliceable) received input PMT changes, the video bit rate dropped to 0 and at the same time,
the “Transrating problem” alarm was generated for this service with as detail “cause=Input contains too
many errors=”. This problem has been fixed. (Ref. CSCtj86623) (ID. 107502)
Bug fix on all versions: It was possible to wrongly configure Still Picture Generation (or Slate service) in
combination with splicing on a non-streaming service. This is blocked now. (Ref. CSCtk83063)
Scrambling
Bug fix on V07.00.53: alarm ‘connection lost’ was not always raised and cleared correctly for ECMG and
EMMG proxies (Ref. 11786)(ID. 107164).
Bug fix on V02.00.18: After receiving an empty ECM, the first valid ECM was not played out after restarting
scrambling. (Ref. 11813).
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Bug fix on all versions: when an EMMG was configured in TCP + UDP mode and non simulcrypt data was
sent on the UDP port, communication to the UDP port was no longer possible (Ref. 11892).
Bug fix on V02.00.18: Establishing an EMMG stream and immediately closing that stream could result in a
reboot of the DCM if the corresponding EMM is passed to an output TS. (Ref. CSCtj01456)(ID. 107445)
IP video gateway
Bug fix on V08.01.86: When changing the configuration of the video stream, the FEC license usage could
be wrong (Ref: 12246).
Bug fix on V08.01.86: FEC error generator was not robust to changes to the video stream configuration. The
settings page for the output streams was not accessible. Now the FEC error generator is disabled when the
configuration of the video stream changes (Ref 12245).
Bug fixed on V08.02.102: Incorrect line rate shown for IP output stream and VLAN was not taken. (Ref.
CSCzk30628)
Bug fixed on V08.02.102: Output bit rate was always 0 for uncompressed streams. (Ref. CSCzk32485)
ASI video gateway
Bug fix on V08-02-75: Decoder: Allowed Video Signal was not correctly handled after cold reboot. HD signal
got through the unit although the Allowed Video Format was set to 'SD SDI'. (ID. 12104).
Bug fix on V08-02-75: Decoder: Monitor routing was not correctly handled after cold reboot. Service of SDI 1
was routed to the Monitor Port by default, but nothing came out of the Monitor Port. (ID. 12105).
IP/ASI video gateway JPEG2K compression
Bug fix on V08-02-75: Internal routing of streams was not always correct when reconfiguring the allowed
video type of the input stream. As a result not all streams were correctly received (= invalid video format)
(Ref. 12218)
Bug fix on V08-02-75: “Unexpected video type” was not always triggered. A valid stream at the input was
required prior to this alarm being trigged. (Ref. 12347)
Bug fix on V08-02-75: In mixed setups with both SD/HD and 3G streams, the internal resources was not
handled correct, which may lead to loss of resources and limited functionality. (Ref. 12244) (Ref. 12249)
Bug fix on V08-02-75: Constantly switching between SDI video formats might cause the JP2K decoder to
stall, resulting in no output from the decoder on all 3 channels. This was detected using the KiPro generator.
(Ref. 12128, 12489)
Bug fix on V08-02-75: The HD SDI Line number field was incorrectly formatted by the JP2K decoder. In this
line number field, the most significant bit was incorrectly set. This caused an issue with an Evertz downscaler. (Ref.12497)
Bug fix on V08-02-75: Routing a compressed stream to a channel on a receiver which was configured as
‘uncompressed’ could cause this channel to stall (no effect on other channels). (Ref 12311)
Bug fix on V08-02-75: Switching between different SDI video formats could stall the AES or ancillary data
processor on the JP2K decoder. This resulted in no or invalid AES audio or ancillary data on the affected
channel out of the decoder. The other channels were not affected. (Ref. 12481, 12482)
Bug fix on V08-02-75: Using JP2K compression in combination with FEC coding resulted in FEC decoding
errors. (Ref.12226)
Bug fix on V08-02-75: FEC valid and duplicate packet counters were not incremented in exceptional cases
leading to not identical valid and duplicate counter values in hitless merge. (Ref. 12253)
Bug fix on V08-02-75: Continuous switching of SDI input between signal and no signal resulted in a stall of
the transmitter. This occurs for both JP2K as uncompressed modes. Only the switched channel was
affected. (Ref. 12509)
Gui
Bug fix on V08.01.86: the hardware version of the 8VSB front end board was not displayed in the GUI. (Ref.
11871)
Bug fix on V08.02.87: the GUI reported an error when displaying the service SCTE35 page for a TS on a
GbE port when the GbE board was configured in individual port mode. (Ref. 12034)
Bug fix on all versions: After a service in the input tree was highlighted in the input tree as a result of a find
source action it was possible the input tree made a strange jump when opening a service node and the
previously highlighted node was scrolled out of view. (Ref. 11110)(ID. 106077)
Bug fix on V08.00.63: In fixed individual port mode on a GbE IO card the port icon was not always colored
correctly in case of a port level alarm (Ref. 11186)
Bug fix on all versions: During service components create rule, when the check box at the start of a rule-line
is on, the moment of applying a rule, the rule is not accepted and removed.
This happens without pressing the "Remove Checked Items" button.
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Big fix on V02.05.40: When an invalid language descriptor was present in the PMT the create rule button on
the component tracking rules page did not work. Also the button “Create Best Match Rules” did not work.
(Ref. 12029)
Bug fix on V08.02.87: When taking a capture on a GbE IO card it was not possible to stop the capture from
the GUI. (ID. 107411)
Bug fix on V08.02.87: when creating an ECMG proxy the CAS ID parameter was entered in hexadecimal
notation but after applying it was displayed in decimal notation. This has now been fixed.
Bug fix on V08.02.87: When the gui session expired on a settings page (e.g. Transrater settings,
Transcoder settings) and you pressed apply to change some new settings all settings on that page could be
lost. This problem has been fixed. (Ref. CSCtj11597) (ID. 107560)
Bug fix on all versions: For an output SPTS you could only see if the TS is streaming or not. In case the
service is set to not streaming you were not able to see this in the tree view. (Ref. 10423)
Bug fix on V08.02.87: On the pages where service component tracking are configured (Output TS and
Board Default settings), rules were removed during an apply when they are checked to be removed.
The removal happened even if you did not press the remove checked rows button first. (Ref. 11766)
Bug fix on V08.02.87: When you changed the CBR Latency setting on the card default settings page, you
got a warning asking you if you really want to apply because this might interrupt the service. But even if you
clicked cancel the setting was still applied. This problem has been fixed. (Ref. 11886)
Bug fix on V08.02.87: Sometimes when accessing a page it could take longer than expected to load the
page. This behavior is now improved. There is still a requirement to configure the time correctly on the
device to be sure the browser cache is used correctly.
Bug fix on V08.02.87: On an output TS if you configured auto pass rules using a GbE TS as input TS the
setting was correctly applied, but when the page was reloaded the setting was not displayed back correctly.
When you are in this state and you try to apply any other output TS setting you will get a validation error on
the auto pass rule setting (indicating the wrong card type is selected). This problem has been fixed.
(Ref. CSCtj67300)(ID. 107644)
Statistical Multiplexing of encoders
Bug fix on V08.00.81: Poor statmux video quality because encoders are dropping in and out of the statmux
pools. “Encoder Dropout” alarms were reported. This has now been fixed.
Misc
Bug fix on V08.01.86: fixed an issue which allowed the user to set incorrect values for the MER threshold on
an 8VSB input port. The range of valid MER threshold values has been changed to 15..35 dB. When values
outside this range where configured in a previous release, the closest value in the valid range will be used
after a reboot, e.g. if MER threshold was set to 10, MER threshold 15 is set. (Ref. 11081)
Bug fix on V07.00.53: When setting the timezone to GMT+/-X, without selecting any city, the time was not
st
properly restored after reboot, but was set to Januari 1 1970. (Ref. CSCtj33317)
Bug fix on all versions: Depending on the configuration, there was a small window in which a reboot could
prevent the DCM from booting correctly. (Ref. 8732)
Bug fix on V02.05.40: a Denial-Of-Service vulnerability was fixed in SNMP, CVE-2007-5846 (Ref. 11875)
Bug fix on V08.01.86: Deprovisioning of an SI table via PSIG did not succeed. The SI table was still visible
in the list of imported tables in the SI Components screen of the GUI. This situation could arise when some
SI tables were overwritten by an SI table with the same table id but with different attributes. (Ref.
CSCtk76964)
Operational limitations and errors
For Issues and Limitations of this version consult the release note of this specific version.
Operational limitations and errors – Supercrypt
Latest version of Supercrypt is DCM release V06-00-89. SuperCrypt is not supported anymore in higher
versions.
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Release Notes DCM older versions
The release notes of older versions have been removed from this document from V12.10.0
onwards. The information can still be found in the release notes of a version prior to V12.10.0.
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Common Release Information
Interface specification
The following documents/files describe the interface by which the device is accessible :
 DCM IDL Reference manual
 DCM.idl
 DCM_Types.idl
Installation guidelines
Software download
Tool to be used
Location of software download
tool
Upgrade-It
Description download procedure
See DCM Configuration Guide
Tools\Upgrade-It\Upgrade-It.exe in DCM software
release package
Handling details
-
none
Limitations with regard to older software versions
Related Publications
Refer to:
 Digital Content Manager (DCM) - Configuration Guide, part number 4011746
 Cisco Series DCM D9900 Digital Content Manager - System Guide, part number 4034565
 Cisco DCM Series D9901 Digital Content Manager System Guide, part number 4026665
 Cisco DCM Series D9902 Digital Content Manager System Guide, part number 4042778
 Digital Content Manager (DCM) Model D9900 – System Guide, part number 4011745
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