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v0.3.2 (2023-09-10)⚓

New Features
  • NetGear:
    • Added new kill parameter to close() method to forcefully kill ZMQ context instead of graceful exit only in the receive mode.
    • Added new subscriber_timeout integer optional parameter to support timeout with pattern=2 (or Publisher-Subscriber) pattern.
      • Receiver will exit safely if timeout defined(any value(in milliseconds) > 0), and timeout occurs in Receiver Mode with pattern=2.
      • 💬 Note: Default behavior still is to block the thread till infinite time.
  • WriteGear:
    • Added new -disable_ffmpeg_window optional Boolean flag to enable patch that prevents FFmpeg creation window from opening when building .exe files on Windows OS. (PR by @ibtsam3301)
      • 💬 Note: -disable_ffmpeg_window optional Boolean flag is only available on Windows OS with logging disabled(logging=False) in compression mode.
      • Use Case: This flag can be useful while creating an .exe file for a python script that uses WriteGear API. On windows even after creating the .exe file in windowed mode or no-console mode, the ffmpeg.exe command line window would pop up while its being used by WriteGear API.
  • Setup.py
    • Added official support for python 3.11.x legacies.
    • Bumped version to 0.3.1.
  • Docs
    • Added doc for subscriber_timeout optional Integer parameter in NetGear.
    • Added doc for disable_ffmpeg_window optional Boolean parameter in WriteGear.
    • Added new asset screengear_region.png.
  • CI
    • Added python 3.11 legacy support for MacOS, Windows and Linux environments.
    • Added kill argument to close() method in various NetGear tests.
Updates/Improvements
  • Asyncio:
    • Formatted TemplateResponse class parameters w.r.t new changes in backend Starlette API.
  • Setup.py:
    • Readded latest patch to uvicorn, starlette, pyzmq dependencies.
    • Removed 3.7 legacy from Programming Language metadata.
  • Maintenance:
    • Added GitHub sponsors and dropped liberapay from Funding.yml.
    • Removed redundant code.
  • Docs:
    • Updated information related to Supported Dimensional Attributes in ScreenGear docs.
    • Updated minimum python to version 3.8 while installing vidgear in docs.
    • Updated API-specific dependencies in docs.
    • Updated changelog.md
  • CI:
    • Updated Azure Pipeline workflow.
    • Updated Appveyor Pipeline workflow.
    • Updated GitHub Actions Pipeline workflow.
    • Migrated python version to 3.9 in deploy_docs.yml workflow.
    • Removed deprecated python 3.7 legacy support.
    • Increased code coverage by updating tests.
    • Updated tests for subscriber_timeout optional Integer parameter in NetGear.
    • Updated tests for disable_ffmpeg_window optional Boolean parameter in WriteGear.
Breaking Updates/Changes
  • Setup.py:
    • Removed support for python-3.7 legacies
      • Raised python_requires to >=3.8. Thereby python 3.7 and any before legacy are no longer supported.
Bug-fixes
  • ScreenGear:
    • Fixed swapped region dimensions bug with dxcam backend.
    • Fixed "mss" backend disabled when monitor parameter is not defined.
  • Docs:
    • Fixed missing compression_mode flags in WriteGear API docs.
    • Fixed missing hyperlinks.
    • Fixed typos and context.
  • CI:
    • Temporary fix for AST constructor depth mismatch in pytest on python 3.11.x, More information: pytest-dev/pytest#10874
      • Made temporary fix platform independent.
      • Extended fix to all Webgear_RTC tests.
    • Fixed NetGear tests bugs.
    • Fixed condition logic bug.
Pull Requests

 

 

v0.3.1 (2023-07-22)⚓

New Features
  • WebGear:
    • Added an option to add a custom video endpoint path.
      • Users can now change the video endpoint path from "/video" to any alphanumeric string.
      • Added the custom_video_endpoint optional string attribute for this purpose.
      • Only alphanumeric strings with no spaces in between are allowed as its value.
  • ScreenGear:
    • Added dxcam support for Windows machines.
      • Implemented a complete end-to-end workflow for the dxcam backend.
      • dxcam is now the default backend for Windows machines when no backend is defined.
      • Added support for variable screen dimensions to capture an area from the screen.
      • Added the optional flag dxcam_target_fps to control the target fps in dxcam. Defaults to 0 (disabled).
      • RGB frames from dxcam are automatically converted into BGR.
      • For better performance, video_mode is enabled by default in dxcam backend.
      • Added necessary imports.
    • Added support for tuple values in the monitor parameter to specify device and output indexes as (int[device_idx], int[output_idx]) in the dxcam backend only.
      • Default int index is also allowed as a value for selecting device index.
  • Helper
    • Added multiple servers support for downloading assets.
      • Added GitHub server to the generate_webdata method to make it more robust for rate limits and other shortcomings.
      • Now, the generate_webdata method will retry a different server when one fails.
  • Setup.py
    • Added dxcam dependency in core and asyncio extra requires.
    • Bumped version to 0.3.1.
  • Docs
    • Added dxcam API specific prerequisites for ScreenGear API when installing on Windows via pip.
    • Added documentation for the custom_video_endpoint optional string attribute.
    • Added documentation for controlling Chunk size in HLS stream.
    • Added new hyperlinks for dxcam dependency.
  • CI
    • Added a test case for ndim==3 grayscale frames.
      • Added the Custom_Grayscale_class to generate ndim==3 grayscale frames.
    • Added test cases for the custom_video_endpoint optional string attribute.
Updates/Improvements
  • WebGear:
    • Improved the conditions logic to check if non-empty values are assigned to optional parameters.
  • WebGear_RTC:
    • Improved the handling of the format parameter when constructing a VideoFrame from ndarray frames.
  • ScreenGear:
    • Enforced dxcam backend (if installed) when monitor is defined on Windows machines.
    • Refactored code blocks to ensure backward compatibility.
  • Maintenance:
    • Cleaned up unused imports and code blocks.
    • Cleaned redundant code.
    • Improved logging.
    • Implemented short-circuiting.
    • Fixed comment typos.
    • Updated comments.
  • Docs:
    • Updated ScreenGear API usage example docs, added new relevant information, updated requirements for dxcam support in Windows machines.
    • Refactored monitor and backend parameters docs of ScreenGear.
    • Updated class and class parameters descriptions in ScreenGear docs.
    • Updated a new description for ScreenGear API.
    • Updated Zenodo badge and the BibTeX entry.
    • Relocated some docs for a better context.
    • Removed ScreenGear name from Threaded Queue Mode doc.
    • Updated ScreenGear FAQs.
    • Updated changelog.md
  • CI:
    • Updated the test_webgear_rtc_custom_stream_class method.
    • Updated the test_webgear_options method.
    • Updated the test_webgear_routes test to validate the new custom endpoint.
    • Increased code coverage by updating tests.
Breaking Updates/Changes
  • ScreenGear:
    • Previously enforced threaded queue mode is now completely removed, resulting in a potential performance boost.
      • 💬 Reason: The IO is automatically blocked by the screen refresh rate, so adding the overhead of maintaining a separate queue is pointless.
    • Removed the THREAD_TIMEOUT optional flag.
Bug-fixes
  • WebGear_RTC:
    • Fixed a bug caused by PyAV's error when ndim==3 grayscale frames are encountered.
      • The API will now drop the third dimension if ndim==3 grayscale frames are detected.
  • ScreenGear:
    • Fixed backend not defined while logging.
  • Setup.py:
    • Starting from version 8.0.0, the python-mss library dropped support for Python 3.7, so as a temporary measure, mss dependency has been pinned to version 7.0.1.
  • Docs:
    • Fixed context and added separate code for controlling chunk size in HLS and DASH streams in StreamGear docs.
    • Fixed naming conventions for the recently added DXcam backend in ScreenGear docs.
    • Fixed missing hyperlinks.
  • CI:
    • Fixed m3u8 module failing to recognize Windows paths in ScreenGear tests.
    • Fixed a path bug by replacing the absolute file path with the decoded file content as a string in its loads()
Pull Requests

 

 

v0.3.0 (2023-01-26)⚓

New Features
  • WriteGear:
    • Added support for user-defined and higher than 8-bit depth input frames pixel-format.
      • Added support for higher than 8-bit depth frames with datatypes of unsigned integer(uint) kind and element size 2.
      • Added dtype parameter to internal Preprocess method for passing input frames datatype.
      • Implemented auto-calculation of input pixel-format based on number of channels in higher than 8-bit depth frames.
      • Added various known working pixel-formats(based on number of channels), supported by all prominent computer vision libraries.
      • Added support for up to 1-channel(gray16-le/be) to all the way up to 4-channels(bgra64-le/be) in input frames.
      • Added endianness little(le) or big(be) at the suffix of pixel-format based on byte-order of input frames datatypes.
      • Extended support for higher RGB 8-bit depth frames through RGB mode.
    • Added support for user-defined custom input pixel-format.
      • Added new -input_pixfmt attribute to output_params dictionary parameter for easily specifying custom input pixel-format.
      • Added newly implemented get_supported_pixfmts method import for verifying user-defined input pixel-format against Installed FFmpeg supported pixel-formats. Unsupported values will be discarded.
      • Implemented runtime datatype validation check, such that all input frames must have same datatype.
    • Added support for Context Managers for proper handling of resources via with statement for allocating and releasing resources precisely. (Suggested by @sueskind)
      • Implement the __enter__() and __exit__() methods.
      • Added __enter__ method that returns reference to the WriteGear Class.
      • Added __exit__ method that automatically executes close() for performing the cleanup operations and handling exception gracefully.
  • StreamGear:
    • Added support for Context Managers for proper handling of resources via with statement for allocating and releasing resources precisely. (Suggested by @sueskind)
      • Implement the __enter__() and __exit__() methods.
      • Added __enter__ method that returns reference to the StreamGear Class.
      • Added __exit__ method that automatically executes close() for performing the cleanup operations and handling exception gracefully.
  • WebGear:
    • Added way to completely disable Data-Files Auto-Generation WorkFlow.
      • Added new skip_generate_webdata boolean optional attribute(False by default) to completely disable Data-Files Auto-Generation WorkFlow.
      • This flag enables only /video route for disabled Data-Files Auto-Generation WorkFlow.
      • Implemented JSONResponse as placeholder response instead of Index, 404 and 500 HTML pages, when workflow is disabled. (Note: Index HTML page will throw 404 status code.)
      • Added necessary imports.
  • Helper:
    • Added more robust implementation of validate_audio method.
      • Added new more robust regex pattern for extracting audio-samplerate.
      • Added new validate_audio method for calculating accurate bitrate(in kbps) from audio samplerate, channels, bit-depth values.
      • Implemented new patterns and logic for accurately extracting audio channels and bit-depth from given metadata.
    • Added support for Linux video device path (such as /dev/video0).
  • Maintenance:
    • Logging current vidgear version when vidgear APIs are called, not at import.
      • Added logcurr_vidgear_ver helper function to facilitate logging current vidgear version, when called within a API.
      • Implemented ver_is_logged global variable in helper to log version only once, which can modifiable with logcurr_vidgear_ver method only. Followed recommendation given in official python docs: https://docs.python.org/3/faq/programming.html#how-do-i-share-global-variables-across-modules
      • Current version can only be logged by VidGear APIs with the logging turned on (i.e. logging=True).
  • Docs:
    • Added new WriteGear Bonus Example:
      • Added "Using WriteGear's Compression Mode with v4l2loopback Virtual Cameras bonus python example.
      • Added related prerequisites and dependencies for creating v4l2loopback Virtual Cameras on Linux machines.
      • Added both With/Without-Audio cases for "Using WriteGear's Compression Mode for YouTube-Live Streaming".
    • Added content.code.copy and content.tabs.link features.
    • Added docs related to skip_generate_webdata optional attribute.
    • Added feedback features to mkdocs.yml.
    • Added 404.html static template to mkdocs.yml.
  • CI:
    • Added v4l2loopback support for testing /dev/video0 device on Linux machines.
    • Added test cases for newer implementation of validate_audio method.
    • Added test_skip_generate_webdata to test skip_generate_webdata optional attribute.
    • Added tests for user-defined and higher than 8-bit depth input frames pixel-format.
Updates/Improvements
  • WriteGear:
    • Completely revamped code structure and comments.
      • Updated comments, description, and logging messages to more sensible and developer friendly.
      • Implemented operator short-circuiting to cleanup code as much as possible.
      • Renamed startFFmpeg_Process internal class method to start_FFProcess.
      • Renamed Preprocess internal class method to PreprocessFFParams.
      • Renamed startCV_Process internal class method to start_CVProcess.
      • Renamed initiate internal class parameter to initiate_process.
      • Renamed force_termination internal class parameter to forced_termination.
      • Enabled output_params parameters logging in both modes.
      • Improved compression and logging parameters boolean value handling.
      • Implemented stdout closing to cleanup pipeline before terminating.
  • Helper:
    • Updated validate_audio method with improved and more robust regex patterns for identifying audio bitrate in ay audio file.
  • Setup.py:
    • Bumped version to 0.3.0.
    • Replaced >= comparison operator with more flexible ~=.
    • Replaced distutils.version.LooseVersion with pkg_resources.parse_version.
  • Maintenance:
    • Replaced depreciated LooseVersion with parse_version.
    • Updated Retry package to be imported from requests.adapters.
    • Moved terminal and python code text area to Question GitHub Form Schema.
    • Removed unnecessary imports.
    • Removed redundant code.
    • Improved logging messages.
    • Updated code comments.
    • Updated method descriptions.
    • Refactored code.
    • Increased coverage.
  • Bash Script:
    • Updated FFmpeg Static Binaries links to latest date/version tag to 12-07-2022.
    • Removed depreciated binaries download links and code.
  • Docs:
    • Replaced all raw.githubusercontent.com GIF URLs with user-images.githubusercontent.com.
    • Reformatted custom.css and added missing comments.
    • Updated sponsor block.
    • Enabled Code Highlights.
    • Updated announcement bar.
    • Updated changelog.md.
    • Reduced webgear_rtc.gif size.
    • Updated Zenodo badge and the BibTeX entry.
  • CI:
    • Added more flexible formats to return_testvideo_path function.
    • Updated test_write test for higher than 8-bit depth input frames pixel-format in WriteGear's Compression Mode.
    • Updated actions/checkout to v3.
    • Updated actions/setup-python to v4.
    • Updated codecov/codecov-action to v3.
    • Moved test_colorspaces test to CamGear tests.
    • Added deffcode library import.
  • Re-stuctured yaml code.
Breaking Updates/Changes
  • WriteGear:
    • Renamed output_filename string parameter to output.
      • Since WriteGear API accepts all sorts of streams (such as valid filename/path/URL) for encoding, thereby changing parameter name to output will be more true to its purpose.
      • Renaming output_filename to output in WriteGear API will also help user to not accidentally assume WriteGear supports only encoding of video files.
      • It matches the output parameter in StreamGear which basically does the same thing.
    • Renamed cmd parameter in execute_ffmpeg_cmd() class method to more sensible command.
    • ValueError will be raised if datatype of input frames mismatches Writegear API
Bug-fixes
  • Camgear:
    • Fixed CamGear.read() blocked unnecessarily.
      • 💬 When THREADED_QUEUE_MODE is enabled CamGear.read() blocks for an excessive duration when attempting to read past the end of a stream.
      • Added None frame to the queue at the end to signal we're done.
      • Added terminate Event check before continuing.
    • Fixed deadlock on exit.
      • 💬 The deadlock is due to self.__queue.get(timeout=self.__thread_timeout) line in read() method, which still waits for timeout(thread_timeout) to happen when main update() thread was already terminated on exit and queue was empty. Since there was no way to signal queue that stream is already ended, the blocking queue.get() keeps on waiting until timeout occurs.
      • The solution was to signal queue.get() that stream is already ended by putting None in queue on exiting the main update() thread.
  • ScreenGear:
    • Fixed ScreenGear.read() blocked during cold startup.
    • 💬 During startup, ScreenGear.read() doesn't checks if queue is empty before continuing.
  • WriteGear:
    • Fixed gstpipeline_mode not activating when wrongly assuming output value as valid path.
    • Fixed name 'compression' is not defined bug.
    • Fixed AttributeError.
  • Helper:
    • Fixed fltp keyword in regex pattern causing non-ftlp streams to be not recognized.
    • Fixed response.headers returning content-length as Nonetype since it may not necessarily have the Content-Legth header set.
    • Fixed Linux video device paths still not working.
      • Moved helper.py logic to WriteGear and StreamGear APIs resp.
    • Fixed KeyError for empty metadata.
  • Setup:
    • Pinned pyzmq==24.0.1 working version.
    • Removed redundant patch for the issue.
  • Maintaince:
    • Fixed missing pkg name import_dependency_safe functions calls.
  • Bash Script:
    • Fixed gstreamer installation.
  • CI:
    • Fixed missing v4l2loopback apt dependency on Linux envs.
    • Added fix for RTCPeerConnection fails to create RTCDtlsTransport (Related issue: aiortc/aiortc#804)
      • Pinned cryptography==38.0.4 in dependencies.
    • Pinned Linux image to ubuntu-20.04 in github actions.
    • Fixed No module named 'httpx' bug.
      • Added httpx library import.
    • Fixed F821 undefined name bug.
    • Fixed Gstreamer bug.
  • Docs:
    • Fixed hyperlinks to new GitHub's form schemas.
    • Fixed non-rendering images in README.md
      • Replaced all relative image/gifs paths with absolute URLs in README.md.
    • Fixed badges/shields#8671 badge issue in README.md
    • Fixed GitLab CDN links throwing blocked by CORS policy bug.
      • Replaced gitlab GitHack CDN links with with bitbucket.
    • Fixed DASH playback failing by setting the maxAttempts to Infinity.
    • Removed x-sign glow-text effect CSS.
    • Fixed several typos (suggested by @timgates42)
    • Fixed coverage badge.
Pull Requests

 

 

v0.2.6 (2022-07-05)⚓

New Features
  • Docs:
    • Added new bonus example for RTSP/RTP Live-Streaming using WriteGear's Compression Mode.
    • Added "How to resolve zmq.error.ZMQError" FAQ for NetGear API.(PR by @iandol)
    • Added new ko-fi button to README.md
    • Added new contributors block to changelog.md
  • Maintenance:
    • Added new patterns to .gitignore to ignore pypi's build directory and egg-info files.
  • CI:
    • Switched to new Issue GitHub's form schema using YAML
      • Added new bug_report.yaml.
      • Added new question.yaml.
      • Added new proposal.yaml.
      • Deleted depreciated markdown files.
      • Polished forms.
Updates/Improvements
  • Setup.py:
    • Bumped version to 0.2.6.
    • Updated logic operators and dependency.
      • Replaced >= comparsion operator with more flexible ~=.
      • Replaced distutils.version.LooseVersion with pkg_resources.parse_version.
  • Docs:
    • Updated Site Navigation.
      • Added new notices to inform users more effectively about bonus examples.
      • Added new Bonus section to navigation and moved suitable pages under it.
      • Updated headings and URLs.
    • Redesigned and Rewritten Donation and Contribution section to README.md
    • Updated Zenodo badge and Bibtex entry.
    • Updated Admonition Icon, FAQs and site-links.
    • Reformatted code and its comments.
    • Updated changelog.md.
  • API:
  • CI:
    • Added more paths and files to skip commits.
Breaking Updates/Changes
  • -input_framerate parameter now accepts any positive value for WriteGear and StreamGear APIs.
Bug-fixes
  • API:
    • Fixed -input_framerate less than 5 does not get used in WriteGear and StreamGear APIs.(PR by @freol35241)
  • CamGear: Fixed Yt-dlp generated HTTP DASH Segments URLs not supported by OpenCV's VideoCapture(PR by @DynamiteC)
  • StreamGear:
    • Fixed hls_segment_type not working bug. (PR by @enarche-ahn)
    • Fixed critical logging parameter bug
      • Fixed debug logs even when logging=False in StreamGear's Real-time Mode. (patch suggested by @enarche-ahn)
      • Added length check to -video_source attribute to correctly infers it as empty(or invalid).
  • CI:
    • Xfailed RTSP CamGear CI test.
    • Fixed pinned version syntax bug in docs_deployer workflow.
    • Fixed typos in Github forms and its context.
    • Added missing dependency.
  • Docs:
    • Fixed jinja2 3.1.0 or above breaks mkdocs.
      • jinja2>=3.1.0 breaks mkdocs (mkdocs/mkdocs#2799), therefore pinned jinja2 version to <3.1.0.
    • Fixed support for new mkdocstring versions
      • Replaced rendering sub-value with options.
      • Removed pinned mkdocstrings==0.17.0 version.
    • Fixed Netgear+Webgear bonus example code bugs.(PR by @iandol)
      • Added a missing import.
      • Removed self. typo.
      • Replaced the return value with break in the async as it triggers an error.
    • Fixed external bug that causing "Home" tab to irresponsive randomly when accessed from other tabs.
    • Fixed indentation and spacing.
    • Fixed typos and updated context.
    • Removed dead code.
Pull Requests
New Contributors

 

 

v0.2.5 (2021-02-11)⚓

New Features
  • WriteGear:
    • Add support for GStreamer pipeline in WriteGear API's Non-Compression mode:
      • Implemented GStreamer Pipeline Mode to accept GStreamer pipeline as string to its output_filename parameter.
      • Added new special -gst_pipeline_mode attribute for its output_params parameter.
      • This feature provides flexible way to directly write video frames into GStreamer Pipeline with controlled bitrate.
      • Added new docs and updated existing docs with related changes.
    • Added new -ffpreheaders special attribute to WriteGear's options parameter:
      • This attribute is specifically required to set special FFmpeg parameters in Compression Mode that are present at the starting of command(such as -re).
      • This attribute only accepts list datatype as value.
      • Added related docs.
  • NetGear:
    • Added bidirectional data transfer support by extending Bidirectional mode support to exclusive Multi-Clients and Multi-Servers modes:
      • Users will now able to send data bidirectionally in both Multi-Clients and Multi-Servers exclusive modes.
      • Bidirectional mode will no longer disables automatically when Multi-Clients and Multi-Servers modes already enabled.
      • Added new docs and updated existing docs with related changes.
  • Maintenance:
    • Added official support for Python-3.10 legacies.
    • Added float value support to THREAD_TIMEOUT optional parameter.
    • Added info about dropped support for Python-3.6 legacies through announcement bar.
    • Added config.md file for Issue templates.
    • Added title to Issue templates.
  • Docs:
    • Added new Code Annotations
    • Added new icons to headings.
    • Added Advanced VideoGear usage example with CamGear backend.
Updates/Improvements
  • Setup.py:
    • Dropped support for Python-3.6 and below legacies.
    • Updated logging formatting.
    • Updated python_requires to >=3.7.
    • Bumped version to 0.2.5.
  • Helper:
    • Vidgear will now report current version on every run.
  • Docs:
    • Updated SSH tunneling docs context.
    • Excluded docs directory from CI envs.
    • Updated Zenodo badge and BibTeX entry.
    • Updated dark theme hue to 260.
    • Updated Admonitions.
    • Additional warnings against pushing PR against VidGear's testing branch only.
    • Updated code comments.
  • CI:
    • Removed support for Python-3.6 legacies from all workflows.
    • Updated NetGear's Exclusive Mode tests.
    • Added GStreamer Pipeline Mode tests.
  • Maintenance:
    • Updated Issue and PR templates.
    • Updated metadata.
Breaking Updates/Changes
  • Dropped support for Python-3.6 legacies from vidgear.
Bug-fixes
  • NetGear: Fixed bidirectional mode overriding multi-clients mode's data.
  • WriteGear:
    • Fixed wrongly defined ffmpeg_preheaders.
    • Fixed condition logic bugs.
    • Fixed UnboundLocalError bug.
  • Setup: Fixed uvicorn and aiortc dropped support for Python-3.6 legacies.
  • CI:
    • Fixed GitHub Actions interprets 3.10 as 3.1 if used without strings.
    • Fixed naming error in azure YAML.
  • Docs:
    • Fixed codecov badge URL in README.md
    • Fixed hyperlinks in README.
    • Fixed indentation and spacing.
    • Fixed typos and updated context.
    • Removed dead code.
  • Maintenance:
    • Removed depreciated condition checks.
Pull Requests

 

 

v0.2.4 (2021-12-05)⚓

New Features
  • CamGear:
    • Added a new YT_backend Internal Class with YT-DLP backend:
      • Implemented YT_backend a new CamGear's Internal YT-DLP backend class for extracting metadata from Streaming URLs.
      • Added support for pipeling (live) video-frames from all yt-dlp supported streaming sites: https://github.com/yt-dlp/yt-dlp/blob/master/supportedsites.md#supported-sites
      • Implemented algorithm from scratch for auto-extracting resolution specific streamable URLs for pipelineing.
      • Implemented logic for auto-calculating best and worst resolutions.
      • Added new ytv_metadata global parameter to CamGear for accessing video's metadata(such as duration, title, description) on-the-go.
      • ⚠️ Playlists are still unsupported.
  • WebGear_RTC:
    • Implemented a new easy way of defining Custom Streaming Class with suitable source(such as OpenCV):
      • Added new custom_stream attribute with WebGear_RTC options parameter that allows you to easily define your own Custom Streaming Class with suitable source(such as OpenCV).
      • This implementation supports repeated Auto-Reconnection or Auto-Refresh out-of-the-box.
      • This implementation is more user-friendly and easy to integrate within complex APIs.
      • This implementation requires at-least read() and stop() methods implemented within Custom Streaming Class, otherwise WebGear_RTC will throw ValueError.
      • This implementation supports all vidgear's VideoCapture APIs readily as input.
  • Maintenance:
    • Added new .gitignore for specifying intentionally untracked files to ignore
      • Added more files entries to .gitignore.
    • Added new .gitattributes to manage how Git reads line endings.
      • Enabled auto default behavior, in case people don't have core.autocrlf set.
      • Enforced LF line-endings for selective files types.
      • Added Binary data files that specifies they are not text, and git should not try to change them.
      • Added Language aware diff headers.
      • Added Linguist language overrides.
  • Docs:
    • Added bonus example to add real-time file audio encoding with VideoGear and Stabilizer class.
    • Added complete usage docs with new CamGear's Internal Class with YT-DLP backend.
    • Added instructions to extract video's metadata in CamGear.
    • Added donation link in page footer with bouncing heart animation through pure CSS.
    • Added info about critical changes in v0.2.4 and above installation through new announcement bar.
    • Added related usage docs for new WebGear_RTC custom streaming class.
    • Added changes for upgrading mkdocs-material from v7.x to newer v8.x.
    • Added outdated version warning block.
Updates/Improvements
  • CamGear:
    • Added is_livestream global YT_backend parameters.
    • Added default options for yt-dlp for extracting info_dict(metadata) of the video as a single JSON line.
    • Completely removed old logic for extracting streams using pafy.
    • Removed all dead code related to streamlink backend.
  • Setup.py:
    • Moved all API specific dependencies to extra_requires under the name "core". [PR #268 by @zpapakipos]
    • Added rule to replace GitHub heading links in description.
    • Updated extra_require dependencies.
    • Removed streamlink dependency.
    • Removed pafy dependency.
    • Removed pyzmq from latest_version group.
    • Updated SEO Keywords.
  • Docs:
    • Re-written pip and source installation docs.
    • Added warning for using -disable_force_termination flag for short duration videos.
    • Added permalink_title entry to mkdocs.yml.
    • Updated CamGear parameters.
    • Updated Admonitions with related information.
    • Updated Functional Block Diagram(gears_fbd.png) image.
    • Updated installation instructions.
    • Updated Advanced examples using WebGear_RTC's custom streaming class.
    • Updated code highlighting.
    • Updated zenodo badge.
    • Updated BibTex for project citation.
    • Replaced incorrect API parameter docs.
    • Updated WebGear_RTC parameters.
  • CI:
    • Updated CI tests for new WebGear_RTC custom streaming class.
    • Restored test_stream_mode CamGear test.
    • Updated Streaming Sites test links.
    • Added more tests cases.
  • Maintenance:
    • Updated spacing in logger formatting.
    • Renamed Asyncio Helper logger name.
    • Changed logging colors.
    • Updated logging messages.
Breaking Updates/Changes
  • Installation command with pip has been changed in v0.2.4:
    • The legacy pip install vidgear command now installs critical bare-minimum dependencies only. Therefore in order to automatically install all the API specific dependencies as previous versions, use pip install vidgear[core] command instead.
  • CamGear:
    • Removed streamlink backend support from stream_mode in favor of more reliable CamGear's Internal YT-DLP backend class for extracting metadata from Streaming URLs.
      • CamGear will raise ValueError if streaming site URL is unsupported by yt-dlp backend.
      • CamGear will raise ValueError if yt-dlp isn't installed and stream_mode is enabled.
    • Removed automatic enforcing of GStreamer backend for YouTube-livestreams and made it optional.
      • The CamGear will not raise ValueError if GStreamer support is missing in OpenCV backends.
  • WebGear_RTC:
    • Removed support for assigning Custom Media Server Class(inherited from aiortc's VideoStreamTrack) in WebGear_RTC through its config global parameter.
    • WebGear_RTC API will now throws ValueError if source parameter is NoneType as well as custom_stream attribute is undefined.
  • Helper:
    • Removed restore_levelnames method.
    • Removed youtube_url_validator helper method.
Bug-fixes
  • CamGear:
    • Fixed KeyError Bug for missing attributed in meta_data json in some streaming sites.
  • Helper:
    • Removed unused imports.
  • Docs:
    • Removed slugify from mkdocs which was causing invalid hyperlinks in docs.
    • Fixed GitHub hyperlinks in README.md.
    • Fixed hyperlink in announcement bar.
    • Fixed content tabs failing to work.
    • Fixed line-endings and usage example code.
    • Removed any pafy and streamlink references.
    • Fixed context and typos.
  • CI:
    • Fixed NameError bugs in WebGear_RTC CI test.
  • Maintenance:
    • Removed dead logger code causing Python's Built-in logging module to hide logs.
    • Removed unused logging import.
    • Updated code comments.
Pull Requests
New Contributors

 

 

v0.2.3 (2021-10-27)⚓

New Features
  • CamGear:
    • Added support for 4K Streaming URLs.
  • Helper:
    • Implemented logging ColorFormatter string alignment.
      • Center aligned logging Level-name and Class-name.
      • Changed % formatting style with modern {.
      • Re-added asctime value to Formatter string.
      • Re-arranged parameter positions in Formatter string.
  • Maintenance:
    • Added new .gitignore for specifying intentionally untracked files to ignore
      • Added more files entries to .gitignore.
    • Added new .gitattributes to manage how Git reads line endings.
      • Enabled auto default behavior, in case people don't have core.autocrlf set.
      • Enforced LF line-endings for selective files types.
      • Added Binary data files that specifies they are not text, and git should not try to change them.
      • Added Language aware diff headers.
      • Added Linguist language overrides.
  • Docs:
    • Added new ScreenGear with WebGear_RTC API bonus example.
    • Added support for hl_lines argument for highlighting specific code lines.
    • Added drop-shadow effects for its slate theme to improve visibility.
Updates/Improvements
  • CamGear:
    • Replaced youtube-dl with yt-dlp as pafy backend for YouTube videos pipelining.
      • Implemented hack to trick pafy into assuming yt-dlp as youtube-dl.
      • Using sys.modules to present yt-dlp as youtube-dl.
      • yt-dlp python API functions exactly similar to youtube-dl.
      • Replaced youtube-dl dependency with yt-dlp.
      • Replaced youtube-dl imports with yt-dlp.
  • StreamGear:
    • Updated default stream_count internal dict key value to 1.
  • Maintenance:
    • Introduced python short-circuiting for handling logging logic.
    • Enabled logging for check_WriteAccess method in WriteGear, StreamGear and NetGear APIs.
  • Docs:
    • Added warning for ScreenGear outputting RGBA frames instead of default BGR frames with mss backend.
    • Added warnings for properly formatting output_params when assigning external audio-source in WriteGear.
    • Added depreciation notice for Python 3.6 legacies.
    • Restructured docs to make it more user-friendly.
    • Updated, Extended and Improved context.
    • Improved code comments.
    • Updated docs admonitions.
    • Updated Zenodo badge.
  • CI:
    • Migrated to new Codecov Uploader in Azure Pipelines.
    • Replaced env with export in ci_linux.yml.
    • Replaced bubkoo/needs-more-info@v1 with wow-actions/needs-more-info@v1.
    • Added codecov secret token through env variable.
    • Added wildcard to skip CI tests for doc(.md) files.
    • Added .md files to Codecov ignore list.
    • Update vidgear's banner image.
Breaking Updates/Changes
  • check_WriteAccess will now return as invalid path if writing directory does not exists. This will effect output file handling in WriteGear and StreamGear APIs.
Bug-fixes
  • StreamGear:
    • Fixed StreamGear Malformed URI Error with HLS Segments [PR #243 by @Vboivin]
      • Removed the extra '%' character from the naming convention for segment files.
      • Used stream_count internal dict variable to alter template for HLS segment filenames.
  • WriteGear:
    • Fixed bug in disable_force_termination logic which accidentally disables force termination.
  • WebGear_RTC:
    • Fixed name 'VideoStreamTrack' is not defined bug.
  • Setup.py:
    • Fixed TypeError bug.
    • Fixed invalid latest_version retrieval.
  • Helper:
    • Fixed check_WriteAccess failing to recognize correct permission for writing the output file on windows platform.
      • Implemented separate logic for Windows and *nix platforms.
      • Added new stat import.
      • Improved warnings and error handling.
      • Added logging parameter to check_WriteAccess.
    • Fixed bug in check_WriteAccess that throws OSError while handling URLs.
  • Docs:
    • Fixed bugs in WriteGear's Compression Mode with Live Audio Input example.
    • Fixed "drop-shadow" property via filter function conflicting with sidecard button.
      • Added new CSS classes for image, admonitions and code highlight in dark theme.
    • Several internal and external webpage links typos fixed.
    • Fixed several language typos.
  • CI:
    • Fixed Azure Pipeline coverage upload bugs.
    • Fixed random errors in CamGear stream_mode test.
  • Bash:
    • Removed the Windows carriage returns from the shell scripts to be able to execute them on Linux.
  • Fixed logging comments.
Pull Requests
New Contributors

 

 

v0.2.2 (2021-09-02)⚓

New Features
  • StreamGear:
    • Native Support for Apple HLS Multi-Bitrate Streaming format:
      • Added support for new Apple HLS (HTTP Live Streaming) HTTP streaming format in StreamGear.
      • Implemented default workflow for auto-generating primary HLS stream of same resolution and framerate as source.
      • Added HLS support in Single-Source and Real-time Frames Modes.
      • Implemented inherit support for fmp4 and mpegts HLS segment types.
      • Added adequate default parameters required for trans-coding HLS streams.
      • Added native support for HLS live-streaming.
      • Added "hls" value to format parameter for easily selecting HLS format.
      • Added HLS support in -streams attribute for transcoding additional streams.
      • Added support for .m3u8 and .ts extensions in clear_prev_assets workflow.
      • Added validity check for .m3u8 extension in output when HLS format is used.
      • Separated DASH and HLS command handlers.
      • Created HLS format exclusive parameters.
      • Implemented -hls_base_url FFMpeg parameter support.
    • Added support for audio input from external device:
      • Implemented support for audio input from external device.
      • Users can now easily add audio device and decoder by formatting them as python list.
      • Modified -audio parameter to support list data type as value.
      • Modified validate_audio helper function to validate external audio devices.
    • Added -seg_duration to control segment duration.
  • NetGear:
    • New SSH Tunneling Mode for remote connection:
      • New SSH Tunneling Mode for connecting ZMQ sockets across machines via SSH tunneling.
      • Added new ssh_tunnel_mode attribute to enable ssh tunneling at provide address at server end only.
      • Implemented new check_open_port helper method to validate availability of host at given open port.
      • Added new attributes ssh_tunnel_keyfile and ssh_tunnel_pwd to easily validate ssh connection.
      • Extended this feature to be compatible with bi-directional mode and auto-reconnection.
      • Disabled support for exclusive Multi-Server and Multi-Clients modes.
      • Implemented logic to automatically enable paramiko support if installed.
      • Reserved port-47 for testing.
    • Additional colorspace support for input frames with Frame-Compression enabled:
      • Allowed to manually select colorspace on-the-fly with JPEG frame compression.
      • Updated jpeg_compression dict parameter to support colorspace string values.
      • Added all supported colorspace values by underline simplejpeg library.
      • Server enforced frame-compression colorspace on client(s).
      • Enable "BGR" colorspace by default.
      • Added Example for changing incoming frames colorspace with NetGear's Frame Compression.
      • Updated Frame Compression parameters in NetGear docs.
      • Updated existing CI tests to cover new frame compression functionality.
  • NetGear_Async:
    • New exclusive Bidirectional Mode for bidirectional data transfer:
      • NetGear_Async's first-ever exclusive Bidirectional mode with pure asyncio implementation.
      • Bidirectional mode is only available with User-defined Custom Source(i.e. source=None)
      • Added support for PAIR & REQ/REP bidirectional patterns for this mode.
      • Added powerful asyncio.Queues for handling user data and frames in real-time.
      • Implemented new transceive_data method to Transmit (in Recieve mode) and Receive (in Send mode) data in real-time.
      • Implemented terminate_connection internal asyncio method to safely terminate ZMQ connection and queues.
      • Added msgpack automatic compression encoding and decoding of data and frames in bidirectional mode.
      • Added support for np.ndarray video frames.
      • Added new bidirectional_mode attribute for enabling this mode.
      • Added 8-digit random alphanumeric id generator for each device.
      • NetGear_Async will throw RuntimeError if bidirectional mode is disabled at server or client but not both.
    • Added new disable_confirmation used to force disable termination confirmation from client in terminate_connection.
    • Added task_done() method after every get() call to gracefully terminate queues.
    • Added new secrets and string imports.
  • WebGear:
    • Updated JPEG Frame compression with simplejpeg:
      • Implemented JPEG compression algorithm for 4-5% performance boost at cost of minor loss in quality.
      • Utilized encode_jpeg and decode_jpeg methods to implement turbo-JPEG transcoding with simplejpeg.
      • Added new options to control JPEG frames quality, enable fastest dct, fast upsampling to boost performance.
      • Added new jpeg_compression, jpeg_compression_quality, jpeg_compression_fastdct, jpeg_compression_fastupsample attributes.
      • Enabled fast dct by default with JPEG frames at 90%.
      • Incremented default frame reduction to 25%.
      • Implemented automated grayscale colorspace frames handling.
      • Updated old and added new usage examples.
      • Dropped support for depreciated attributes from WebGear and added new attributes.
    • Added new WebGear Theme: (Checkout at https://github.com/abhiTronix/vidgear-vitals)
      • Added responsive image scaling according to screen aspect ratios.
      • Added responsive text scaling.
      • Added rounded border and auto-center to image tag.
      • Added bootstrap css properties to implement auto-scaling.
      • Removed old resize() hack.
      • Improved text spacing and weight.
      • Integrated toggle full-screen to new implementation.
      • Hide Scrollbar both in WebGear_RTC and WebGear Themes.
      • Beautify files syntax and updated files checksum.
      • Refactor files and removed redundant code.
      • Bumped theme version to v0.1.2.
  • WebGear_RTC:
    • Added native support for middlewares:
      • Added new global middleware variable for easily defining Middlewares as list.
      • Added validity check for Middlewares.
      • Added tests for middlewares support.
      • Added example for middlewares support.
      • Extended middlewares support to WebGear API too.
      • Added related imports.
    • Added new WebGear_RTC Theme: (Checkout at https://github.com/abhiTronix/vidgear-vitals)
      • Implemented new responsive video scaling according to screen aspect ratios.
      • Added bootstrap CSS properties to implement auto-scaling.
      • Removed old resize() hack.
      • Beautify files syntax and updated files checksum.
      • Refactored files and removed redundant code.
      • Bumped theme version to v0.1.2
  • Helper:
    • New automated interpolation selection for gears:
      • Implemented retrieve_best_interpolation method to automatically select best available interpolation within OpenCV.
      • Added support for this method in WebGear, WebGear_RTC and Stabilizer Classes/APIs.
      • Added new CI tests for this feature.
    • Implemented get_supported_demuxers method to get list of supported demuxers.
  • CI:
    • Added new no-response work-flow for stale issues.
    • Added new CI tests for SSH Tunneling Mode.
    • Added paramiko to CI dependencies.
    • Added support for "hls" format in existing CI tests.
    • Added new functions check_valid_m3u8 and extract_meta_video for validating HLS files.
    • Added new m3u8 dependency to CI workflows.
    • Added complete CI tests for NetGear_Async's new Bidirectional Mode:
      • Implemented new exclusive Custom_Generator class for testing bidirectional data dynamically on server-end.
      • Implemented new exclusive client_dataframe_iterator method for testing bidirectional data on client-end.
      • Implemented test_netgear_async_options and test_netgear_async_bidirectionalmode two new tests.
      • Added timeout value on server end in CI tests.
  • Setup.py:
    • Added new cython and msgpack dependency.
    • Added msgpack and msgpack_numpy to auto-install latest.
  • BASH:
    • Added new temp_m3u8 folder for generating M3U8 assets in CI tests.
  • Docs:
    • Added docs for new Apple HLS StreamGear format:
      • Added StreamGear HLS transcoding examples for both StreamGear modes.
      • Updated StreamGear parameters to w.r.t new HLS configurations.
      • Added open-sourced "Sintel" - project Durian Teaser Demo with StreamGear's HLS stream using Clappr and raw.githack.com.
      • Added new HLS chunks at https://github.com/abhiTronix/vidgear-docs-additionals for StreamGear
      • Added support for HLS video in Clappr within custom.js using HlsjsPlayback plugin.
      • Added support for Video Thumbnail preview for HLS video in Clappr within custom.js
      • Added hlsjs-playback.min.js JS script and suitable configuration for HlsjsPlayback plugin.
      • Added custom labels for quality levels selector in custom.js.
      • Added new docs content related to new Apple HLS format.
      • Updated DASH chunk folder at https://github.com/abhiTronix/vidgear-docs-additionals.
      • Added example for audio input support from external device in StreamGear.
      • Added steps for using -audio attribute on different OS platforms in StreamGear.
    • Added usage examples for NetGear_Async's Bidirectional Mode:
      • Added new Usage examples and Reference doc for NetGear_Async's Bidirectional Mode.
      • Added new image asset for NetGear_Async's Bidirectional Mode.
      • Added NetGear_Async's option parameter reference.
      • Updated NetGear_Async definition in docs.
      • Changed font size for Helper methods.
      • Renamed Bonus section to References in mkdocs.yml.
    • Added Gitter sidecard embed widget:
      • Imported gitter-sidecar script to main.html.
      • Updated custom.js to set global window option.
      • Updated Sidecard UI in custom.css.
    • Added bonus examples to help section:
      • Implemented a curated list of more advanced examples with unusual configuration for each API.
    • Added several new contents and updated context.
    • Added support for search suggestions, search highlighting and search sharing (i.e. deep linking)
    • Added more content to docs to make it more user-friendly.
    • Added warning that JPEG Frame-Compression is disabled with Custom Source in WebGear.
    • Added steps for identifying and specifying sound card on different OS platforms in WriteGear.
    • Added Zenodo DOI badge and its reference in BibTex citations.
    • Added extra.homepage parameter, which allows for setting a dedicated URL for site_url.
    • Added pymdownx.striphtml plugin for stripping comments.
    • Added complete docs for SSH Tunneling Mode.
    • Added complete docs for NetGear's SSH Tunneling Mode.
    • Added pip upgrade related docs.
    • Added docs for installing vidgear with only selective dependencies
    • Added new advance/experiment admonition with new background color.
    • Added new icons SVGs for advance and warning admonition.
    • Added new usage example and related information.
    • Added new image assets for ssh tunneling example.
    • Added new admonitions
    • Added new FAQs.
Updates/Improvements
  • VidGear Core:
    • New behavior to virtually isolate optional API specific dependencies by silencing ImportError on all VidGear's APIs import.
    • Implemented algorithm to cache all imports on startup but silence any ImportError on missing optional dependency.
    • Now ImportError will be raised only any certain API specific dependency is missing during given API's initialization.
    • New import_dependency_safe to imports specified dependency safely with importlib module.
    • Replaced all APIs imports with import_dependency_safe.
    • Added support for relative imports in import_dependency_safe.
    • Implemented error parameter to by default ImportError with a meaningful message if a dependency is missing, Otherwise if error = log a warning will be logged and on error = silent everything will be quit. But If a dependency is present, but older than specified, an error is raised if specified.
    • Implemented behavior that if a dependency is present, but older than min_version specified, an error is raised always.
    • Implemented custom_message to display custom message on error instead of default one.
    • Implemented separate import_core_dependency function to import and check for specified core dependency.
    • ImportError will be raised immediately if core dependency not found.
  • StreamGear:
    • Replaced depreciated -min_seg_duration flag with -seg_duration.
    • Removed redundant -re flag from RTFM.
    • Improved Live-Streaming performance by disabling SegmentTimline
    • Improved DASH assets detection for removal by using filename prefixes.
  • NetGear:
    • Replaced np.newaxis with np.expand_dims.
    • Replaced random module with secrets while generating system ID.
    • Update array indexing with np.copy.
  • NetGear_Async:
    • Improved custom source handling.
    • Removed deprecated loop parameter from asyncio methods.
    • Re-implemented skip_loop parameter in close() method.
    • run_until_complete will not used if skip_loop is enabled.
    • skip_loop now will create asyncio task instead and will enable disable_confirmation by default.
    • Replaced create_task with ensure_future to ensure backward compatibility with python-3.6 legacies.
    • Simplified code for transceive_data method.
  • WebGear_RTC:
    • Improved handling of failed ICE connection.
    • Made is_running variable globally available for internal use.
  • Helper:
    • Added 4320p resolution support to dimensions_to_resolutions method.
    • Implemented new delete_file_safe to safely delete files at given path.
    • Replaced os.remove calls with delete_file_safe.
    • Added support for filename prefixes in delete_ext_safe method.
    • Improved and simplified create_blank_frame functions frame channels detection.
    • Added logging parameter to capPropId function to forcefully discard any error(if required).
  • Setup.py:
  • Asyncio:
    • Changed asyncio.sleep value to 0.
      • The amount of time sleep is irrelevant; the only purpose await asyncio.sleep() serves is to force asyncio to suspend execution to the event loop, and give other tasks a chance to run. Also, await asyncio.sleep(0) will achieve the same effect. https://stackoverflow.com/a/55782965/10158117
  • License:
    • Dropped publication year range to avoid confusion. (Signed and Approved by @abhiTronix)
    • Updated Vidgear license's year of first publication of the work in accordance with US copyright notices defined by Title 17, Chapter 4(Visually perceptible copies): https://www.copyright.gov/title17/92chap4.html
    • Reflected changes in all copyright notices.
  • CI:
    • Updated macOS VM Image to latest in azure devops.
    • Updated VidGear Docs Deployer Workflow.
    • Updated WebGear_RTC CI tests.
    • Removed redundant code from CI tests.
    • Updated tests to increase coverage.
    • Enabled Helper tests for python 3.8+ legacies.
    • Enabled logging in validate_video method.
    • Added -hls_base_url to streamgear tests.
    • Update mpegdash dependency to 0.3.0-dev2 version in Appveyor.
    • Updated CI tests for new HLS support
    • Updated CI tests from scratch for new native HLS support in StreamGear.
    • Updated test patch for StreamGear.
    • Added exception for RunTimeErrors in NetGear CI tests.
    • Added more directories to Codecov ignore list.
    • Imported relative logger_handler for asyncio tests.
  • Docs:
    • Re-positioned few docs comments at bottom for easier detection during stripping.
    • Updated to new extra analytics parameter in Material Mkdocs.
    • Updated dark theme to dark orange.
    • Changed fonts => text: Muli & code: Fira Code
    • Updated fonts to Source Sans Pro.
    • Updated setup.py update-link for modules.
    • Re-added missing StreamGear Code docs.
    • Several minor tweaks and typos fixed.
    • Updated 404.html page.
    • Updated admonitions colors and beautified custom.css.
    • Replaced VideoGear & CamGear with OpenCV in CPU intensive examples.
    • Updated mkdocs.yml with new changes and URLs.
    • Moved FAQ examples to bonus examples.
    • Moved StreamGear primary modes to separate sections for better readability.
    • Implemented separate overview and usage example pages for StreamGear primary modes.
    • Improved StreamGear docs context and simplified language.
    • Renamed StreamGear overview page to introduction.
    • Re-written Threaded-Queue-Mode from scratch with elaborated functioning.
    • Replace Paypal with Liberpay in FUNDING.yml.
    • Updated FFmpeg Download links.
    • Reverted UI change in CSS.
    • Updated changelog.md and fixed clutter.
    • Updated README.md and mkdocs.yml with new additions
    • Updated context for CamGear example.
    • Restructured and added more content to docs.
    • Updated comments in source code.
    • Removed redundant data table tweaks from custom.css.
    • Re-aligned badges in README.md.
    • Beautify custom.css.
    • Updated mkdocs.yml.
    • Updated context and fixed typos.
    • Added missing helper methods in Reference.
    • Updated Admonitions.
    • Updates images assets.
    • Bumped CodeCov.
  • Logging:
    • Improved logging level-names.
    • Updated logging messages.
  • Minor tweaks to needs-more-info template.
  • Updated issue templates and labels.
  • Removed redundant imports.
Breaking Updates/Changes
  • Virtually isolated all API specific dependencies, Now ImportError for API-specific dependencies will be raised only when any of them is missing at API's initialization.
  • Renamed delete_safe to delete_ext_safe.
  • Dropped support for frame_jpeg_quality, frame_jpeg_optimize, frame_jpeg_progressive attributes from WebGear.
Bug-fixes
  • CamGear:
    • Hot-fix for Live Camera Streams:
      • Added new event flag to keep check on stream read.
      • Implemented event wait for read() to block it when source stream is busy.
      • Added and Linked THREAD_TIMEOUT with event wait timout.
      • Improved backward compatibility of new additions.
    • Enforced logging for YouTube live.
  • NetGear:
    • Fixed Bidirectional Video-Frame Transfer broken with frame-compression:
      • Fixed return_data interfering with return JSON-data in receive mode.
      • Fixed logic.
    • Fixed color-subsampling interfering with colorspace.
    • Patched external simplejpeg bug. Issue: https://gitlab.com/jfolz/simplejpeg/-/issues/11
      • Added np.squeeze to drop grayscale frame's 3rd dimension on Client's end.
    • Fixed bug that cause server end frame dimensions differ from client's end when frame compression enabled.
  • NetGear_Async:
    • Fixed bug related asyncio queue freezing on calling join().
    • Fixed ZMQ connection bugs in bidirectional mode.
    • Fixed several critical bugs in event loop handling.
    • Fixed several bugs in bidirectional mode implementation.
    • Fixed missing socket termination in both server and client end.
    • Fixed timeout parameter logic.
    • Fixed typos in error messages.
  • WebGear_RTC:
    • Fixed stream freezes after web-page reloading:
      • Implemented new algorithm to continue stream even when webpage is reloaded.
      • Inherit and modified next_timestamp VideoStreamTrack method for generating accurate timestamps.
      • Implemented reset_connections callable to reset all peer connections and recreate Video-Server timestamps. (Implemented by @kpetrykin)
      • Added close_connection endpoint in JavaScript to inform server page refreshing.(Thanks to @kpetrykin)
      • Added exclusive reset connection node /close_connection in routes.
      • Added reset() method to Video-Server class for manually resetting timestamp clock.
      • Added reset_enabled flag to keep check on reloads.
      • Fixed premature webpage auto-reloading.
      • Added additional related imports.
    • Fixed web-page reloading bug after stream ended:
      • Disable webpage reload behavior handling for Live broadcasting.
      • Disable reload CI test on Windows machines due to random failures.
      • Improved handling of failed ICE connection.
    • Fixed Assertion error bug:
      • Source must raise MediaStreamError when stream ends instead of returning None-type.
  • WebGear
    • Removed format specific OpenCV decoding and encoding support for WebGear.
  • Helper:
    • Regex bugs fixed:
      • New improved regex for discovering supported encoders in get_supported_vencoders.
      • Re-implemented check for extracting only valid output protocols in is_valid_url.
      • Minor tweaks for better regex compatibility.
    • Bugfix related to OpenCV import:
      • Bug fixed for OpenCV import comparison test failing with Legacy versions and throwing ImportError.
      • Replaced packaging.parse_version with more robust distutils.version.
    • Fixed bug with create_blank_frame that throws error with gray frames:
      • Implemented automatic output channel correction inside create_blank_frame function.
      • Extended automatic output channel correction support to asyncio package.
    • Implemented RTSP protocol validation as demuxer, since it's not a protocol but a demuxer.
    • Removed redundant logger_handler, mkdir_safe, retrieve_best_interpolation, capPropId helper functions from asyncio package. Relatively imported helper functions from non-asyncio package.
    • Removed unused aiohttp dependency.
    • Removed asctime formatting from logging.
  • StreamGear:
    • Fixed Multi-Bitrate HLS VOD streams:
      • Re-implemented complete workflow for Multi-Bitrate HLS VOD streams.
      • Extended support to both Single-Source and Real-time Frames Modes.
    • Fixed bugs with audio-video mapping.
    • Fixed master playlist not generating in output.
    • Fixed improper -seg_duration value resulting in broken pipeline.
    • Fixed expected aspect ratio not calculated correctly for additional streams.
    • Fixed stream not terminating when provided input from external audio device.
    • Fixed bugs related to external audio not mapped correctly in HLS format.
    • Fixed OPUS audio fragments not supported with MP4 video in HLS.
    • Fixed unsupported high audio bit-rate bug.
  • Setup.py:
    • Fixed latest_version returning incorrect version for some PYPI packages.
    • Removed latest_version variable support from simplejpeg.
    • Fixed streamlink only supporting requests==2.25.1 on Windows.
    • Removed all redundant dependencies like colorama, aiofiles, aiohttp.
    • Fixed typos in dependencies.
  • Setup.cfg:
    • Replaced dashes with underscores to remove warnings.
  • CI:
    • Replaced buggy starlette.TestClient with async-asgi-testclient in WebGear_RTC
    • Removed run() method and replaced with pure asyncio implementation.
    • Added new async-asgi-testclient CI dependency.
    • Fixed fake_picamera class logger calling vidgear imports prematurely before importing picamera class in tests.
      • Implemented new fake_picamera class logger inherently with logging module.
      • Moved sys.module logic for faking to init.py.
      • Added __init__.py to ignore in Codecov.
    • Fixed event loop closing prematurely while reloading:
      • Internally disabled suspending event loop while reloading.
    • Event Policy Loop patcher added for WebGear_RTC tests.
    • Fixed return_assets_path path bug.
    • Fixed typo in TimeoutError exception import.
    • Fixed eventloop is already closed bug.
    • Fixed eventloop bugs in Helper CI tests.
    • Fixed several minor bugs related to new CI tests.
    • Fixed bug in PiGear tests.
  • Docs:
    • Fixed 404 page does not work outside the site root with mkdocs.
    • Fixed markdown files comments not stripped when converted to HTML.
    • Fixed missing heading in VideoGear.
    • Typos in links and code comments fixed.
    • Several minor tweaks and typos fixed.
    • Fixed improper URLs/Hyperlinks and related typos.
    • Fixed typos in usage examples.
    • Fixed redundant properties in CSS.
    • Fixed bugs in mkdocs.yml.
    • Fixed docs contexts and typos.
    • Fixed stream.release() missing in docs.
    • Fixed several typos in code comments.
    • Removed dead code from docs.
  • Refactored Code and reduced redundancy.
  • Fixed shutdown in main.py.
  • Fixed logging comments.
Pull Requests
New Contributors

 

 

v0.2.1 (2021-04-25)⚓

New Features
  • WebGear_RTC:
    • A new API that is similar to WeGear API in all aspects but utilizes WebRTC standard instead of Motion JPEG for streaming.
    • Now it is possible to share data and perform teleconferencing peer-to-peer, without requiring that the user install plugins or any other third-party software.
    • Added a flexible backend for aiortc - a python library for Web Real-Time Communication (WebRTC).
    • Integrated all functionality and parameters of WebGear into WebGear_RTC API.
    • Implemented JSON Response with a WebRTC Peer Connection of Video Server.
    • Added a internal RTC_VideoServer server on WebGear_RTC, a inherit-class to aiortc's VideoStreamTrack API.
    • New Standalone UI Default theme v0.1.1 for WebGear_RTC from scratch without using 3rd-party assets. (by @abhiTronix)
    • New custom.js and custom.css for custom responsive behavior.
    • Added WebRTC support to custom.js and ensured compatibility with WebGear_RTC.
    • Added example support for ICE framework and STUN protocol like WebRTC features to custom.js.
    • Added resize() function to custom.js to automatically adjust video & img tags for smaller screens.
    • Added WebGear_RTC support in main.py for easy access through terminal using --mode flag.
    • Integrated all WebGear_RTC enhancements to WebGear Themes.
    • Added CI test for WebGear_RTC.
    • Added complete docs for WebGear_RTC API.
    • Added bare-minimum as well as advanced examples usage code.
    • Added new theme images.
    • Added Reference and FAQs.
  • CamGear API:
    • New Improved Pure-Python Multiple-Threaded Implementation:
      • Optimized Threaded-Queue-Mode Performance. (PR by @bml1g12)
      • Replaced regular queue.full checks followed by sleep with implicit sleep with blocking queue.put.
      • Replaced regular queue.empty checks followed by queue.
      • Replaced nowait_get with a blocking queue.get natural empty check.
      • Up-to 2x performance boost than previous implementations.
    • New THREAD_TIMEOUT attribute to prevent deadlocks:
      • Added support for THREAD_TIMEOUT attribute to its options parameter.
      • Updated CI Tests and docs.
  • WriteGear API:
    • New more robust handling of default video-encoder in compression mode:
      • Implemented auto-switching of default video-encoder automatically based on availability.
      • API now selects Default encoder based on priority: "libx264" > "libx265" > "libxvid" > "mpeg4".
      • Added get_supported_vencoders Helper method to enumerate Supported Video Encoders.
      • Added common handler for -c:v and -vcodec flags.
  • NetGear API:
    • New Turbo-JPEG compression with simplejpeg
      • Implemented JPEG compression algorithm for 4-5% performance boost at cost of minor loss in quality.
      • Utilized encode_jpeg and decode_jpeg methods to implement turbo-JPEG transcoding with simplejpeg.
      • Added options to control JPEG frames quality, enable fastest dct, fast upsampling to boost performance.
      • Added new jpeg_compression, jpeg_compression_quality, jpeg_compression_fastdct, jpeg_compression_fastupsample attributes.
      • Enabled fast dct by default with JPEG frames at 90%.
      • Added Docs for JPEG Frame Compression.
  • WebGear API:
    • New modular and flexible configuration for Custom Sources:
      • Implemented more convenient approach for handling custom source configuration.
      • Added new config global variable for this new behavior.
      • Now None-type source parameter value is allowed for defining own custom sources.
      • Added new Example case and Updates Docs for this feature.
      • Added new CI Tests.
    • New Browser UI Updates:
      • New Standalone UI Default theme v0.1.0 for browser (by @abhiTronix)
      • Completely rewritten theme from scratch with only local resources.
      • New custom.js and custom.css for custom responsive behavior.
      • New sample glow effect with css.
      • New sample click to full-screen behavior with javascript.
      • Removed all third-party theme dependencies.
      • Update links to new github server abhiTronix/vidgear-vitals
      • Updated docs with new theme's screenshots.
    • Added enable_infinite_frames attribute for enabling infinite frames.
    • Added New modular and flexible configuration for Custom Sources.
    • Bumped WebGear Theme Version to v0.1.1.
    • Updated Docs and CI tests.
  • ScreenGear API:
    • Implemented Improved Pure-Python Multiple-Threaded like CamGear.
    • Added support for THREAD_TIMEOUT attribute to its options parameter.
  • StreamGear API:
    • Enabled pseudo live-streaming flag re for live content.
  • Docs:
    • Added new native docs versioning to mkdocs-material.
    • Added new examples and few visual tweaks.
    • Updated Stylesheet for versioning.
    • Added new DASH video chunks at https://github.com/abhiTronix/vidgear-docs-additionals for StreamGear and Stabilizer streams.
    • Added open-sourced "Tears of Steel" * project Mango Teaser video chunks.
    • Added open-sourced "Subspace Video Stabilization" http://web.cecs.pdx.edu/~fliu/project/subspace_stabilization/ video chunks.
    • Added support for DASH Video Thumbnail preview in Clappr within custom.js.
    • Added responsive clappr DASH player with bootstrap's embed-responsive.
    • Added new permalink icon and slugify to toc.
    • Added "back-to-top" button for easy navigation.
  • Helper:
    • New GitHub Mirror with latest Auto-built FFmpeg Static Binaries:
      • Replaced new GitHub Mirror abhiTronix/FFmpeg-Builds in helper.py
      • New CI maintained Auto-built FFmpeg Static Binaries.
      • Removed all 3rd-party and old links for better compatibility and Open-Source reliability.
      • Updated Related CI tests.
    • Added auto-font-scaling for create_blank_frame method.
    • Added c_name parameter to generate_webdata and download_webdata to specify class.
    • A more robust Implementation of Downloading Artifacts:
      • Added a custom HTTP TimeoutHTTPAdapter Adapter with a default timeout for all HTTP calls based on this GitHub comment.
      • Implemented http client and the send() method to ensure that the default timeout is used if a timeout argument isn't provided.
      • Implemented Requests sessionwith block to exit properly even if there are unhandled exceptions.
      • Add a retry strategy to custom TimeoutHTTPAdapter Adapter with max 3 retries and sleep(backoff_factor=1) between failed requests.
    • Added create_blank_frame method to create bland frames with suitable text.
  • [CI] Continuous Integration:
    • Added new fake frame generated for fake picamera class with numpy.
    • Added new create_bug parameter to fake picamera class for emulating various artificial bugs.
    • Added float/int instance check on time_delay for camgear and pigear.
    • Added EXIT_CODE to new timeout implementation for pytests to upload codecov report when no timeout.
    • Added auxiliary classes to fake picamera for facilitating the emulation.
    • Added new CI tests for PiGear Class for testing on all platforms.
    • Added shutdown() function to gracefully terminate WebGear_RTC API.
    • Added new coreutils brew dependency.
    • Added handler for variable check on exit and codecov upload.
    • Added is_running flag to WebGear_RTC to exit safely.
  • Setup:
    • New automated latest version retriever for packages:
      • Implemented new latest_version method to automatically retrieve latest version for packages.
      • Added Some Dependencies.
    • Added simplejpeg package for all platforms.
Updates/Improvements
  • Added exception for RunTimeErrors in NetGear CI tests.
  • WriteGear: Critical file write access checking method:
    • Added new check_WriteAccess Helper method.
    • Implemented a new robust algorithm to check if given directory has write-access.
    • Removed old behavior which gives irregular results.
  • Helper: Maintenance Updates
    • Added workaround for Python bug.
    • Added safe_mkdir to check_WriteAccess to automatically create non-existential parent folder in path.
    • Extended check_WriteAccess Patch to StreamGear.
    • Simplified check_WriteAccess to handle Windows envs easily.
    • Updated FFmpeg Static Download URL for WriteGear.
    • Implemented fallback option for auto-calculating bitrate from extracted audio sample-rate in validate_audio method.
  • Docs: General UI Updates
    • Updated Meta tags for og site and twitter cards.
    • Replaced Custom dark theme toggle with mkdocs-material's official Color palette toggle
    • Added example for external audio input and creating segmented MP4 video in WriteGear FAQ.
    • Added example for YouTube streaming with WriteGear.
    • Removed custom dark-material.js and header.html files from theme.
    • Added blogpost link for detailed information on Stabilizer Working.
    • Updated mkdocs.yml and custom.css configuration.
    • Remove old hack to resize clappr DASH player with css.
    • Updated Admonitions.
    • Improved docs contexts.
    • Updated CSS for version-selector-button.
    • Adjusted files to match new themes.
    • Updated welcome-bot message for typos.
    • Removed redundant FAQs from NetGear Docs.
    • Updated Assets Images.
    • Updated spacing.
  • CI:
    • Removed unused github.ref from yaml.
    • Updated OpenCV Bash Script for Linux envs.
    • Added timeout-minutes flag to github-actions workflow.
    • Added timeout flag to pytest.
    • Replaced Threaded Gears with OpenCV VideoCapture API.
    • Moved files and Removed redundant code.
    • Replaced grayscale frames with color frames for WebGear tests.
    • Updated pytest timeout value to 15mins.
    • Removed aiortc automated install on Windows platform within setup.py.
    • Added new timeout logic to continue to run on external timeout for GitHub Actions Workflows.
    • Removed unreliable old timeout solution from WebGear_RTC.
    • Removed timeout_decorator and asyncio_timeout dependencies for CI.
    • Removed WebGear_RTC API exception from codecov.
    • Implemented new fake picamera class to CI utils for emulating RPi Camera-Module Real-time capabilities.
    • Implemented new get_RTCPeer_payload method to receive WebGear_RTC peer payload.
    • Removed PiGear from Codecov exceptions.
    • Disable Frame Compression in few NetGear tests failing on frame matching.
    • Updated NetGear CI tests to support new attributes
    • Removed warnings and updated yaml
      • Added pytest.ini to address multiple warnings.
      • Updated azure workflow condition syntax.
    • Update mike settings for mkdocs versioning.
    • Updated codecov configurations.
    • Minor logging and docs updates.
    • Implemented pytest timeout for azure pipelines for macOS envs.
    • Added aiortc as external dependency in appveyor.yml.
    • Re-implemented WebGear_RTC improper offer-answer handshake in CI tests.
    • WebGear_RTC CI Updated with VideoTransformTrack to test stream play.
    • Implemented fake AttributeError for fake picamera class.
    • Updated PiGear CI tests to increment codecov.
    • Update Tests docs and other minor tweaks to increase overall coverage.
    • Enabled debugging and disabled exit 1 on error in azure pipeline.
    • Removed redundant benchmark tests.
  • Helper: Added missing RTSP URL scheme to is_valid_url method.
  • NetGear_Async: Added fix for uvloop only supporting python>=3.7 legacies.
  • Extended WebGear's Video-Handler scope to https.
  • CI: Remove all redundant 32-bit Tests from Appveyor:
  • Setup: Removed latest_version behavior from some packages.
  • NetGear_Async: Revised logic for handling uvloop for all platforms and legacies.
  • Setup: Updated logic to install uvloop-"v0.14.0" for python-3.6 legacies.
  • Removed any redundant code from webgear.
  • StreamGear:
    • Replaced Ordinary dict with Ordered Dict to use move_to_end method.
    • Moved external audio input to output parameters dict.
    • Added additional imports.
    • Updated docs to reflect changes.
  • Numerous Updates to Readme and mkdocs.yml.
  • Updated font to FONT_HERSHEY_SCRIPT_COMPLEX and enabled logging in create_blank_frame.
  • Separated channels for downloading and storing theme files for WebGear and WebGear_RTC APIs.
  • Removed logging condition to always inform user in a event of FFmpeg binary download failure.
  • WebGear_RTC:
    • Improved auto internal termination.
    • More Performance updates through setCodecPreferences.
    • Moved default Video RTC video launcher to __offer.
  • NetGear_Async: Added timeout to client in CI tests.
  • Reimplemented and updated changelog.md.
  • Updated code comments.
  • Setup: Updated keywords and classifiers.
  • Bumped codecov.
Breaking Updates/Changes
  • WriteGear will automatically switch video encoder to default if specified encoder not found.
  • WriteGear will throw RuntimeError if no suitable default encoder found!
  • Removed format specific OpenCV decoding and encoding support for NetGear.
  • Dropped support for compression_format, compression_param attributes from NetGear.
  • Non-existent parent folder in output_filename value will no longer be considered as invalid in StreamGear and WriteGear APIs.
  • None-type source parameter value is allowed for WebGear and NetGear_Async for defining custom sources.
Bug-fixes
  • CamGear: Fixed F821 undefined name 'queue' bug.
  • NetGear_Async: Fixed source parameter missing None as default value.
  • Fixed uvloops only supporting python>=3.7 in NetGear_Async.
  • Helper:
  • Docs:
    • Invalid site_url bug patched in mkdocs.yml
    • Remove redundant mike theme support and its files.
    • Fixed video not centered when DASH video in fullscreen mode with clappr.
    • Fixed Incompatible new mkdocs-docs theme.
    • Fixed missing hyperlinks.
  • CI:
    • Fixed NetGear Address bug
    • Fixed bugs related to termination in WebGear_RTC.
    • Fixed random CI test failures and code cleanup.
    • Fixed string formating bug in Helper.py.
    • Fixed F821 undefined name bugs in WebGear_RTC tests.
    • NetGear_Async Tests fixes.
    • Fixed F821 undefined name bugs.
    • Fixed typo bugs in main.py.
    • Fixed Relative import bug in PiGear.
    • Fixed regex bug in warning filter.
    • Fixed WebGear_RTC frozen threads on exit.
    • Fixed bugs in codecov bash uploader setting for azure pipelines.
    • Fixed False-positive picamera import due to improper sys.module settings.
    • Fixed Frozen Threads on exit in WebGear_RTC API.
    • Fixed deploy error in VidGear Docs Deployer workflow
    • Fixed low timeout bug.
    • Fixed bugs in PiGear tests.
    • Patched F821 undefined name bug.
  • StreamGear:
    • Fixed StreamGear throwing Picture size 0x0 is invalid bug with external audio.
    • Fixed default input framerate value getting discarded in Real-time Frame Mode.
    • Fixed internal list-formatting bug.
  • Fixed E999 SyntaxError bug in main.py.
  • Fixed Typo in bash script.
  • Fixed WebGear freeze on reloading bug.
  • Fixed anomalies in install_opencv bash script.
  • Helper: Bug Fixed in download_ffmpeg_binaries method.
  • Helper: Fixed OSError bug in check_WriteAccess method.
  • Helper: Fixed Input Audio stream bitrate test failing to detect audio-bitrate in certain videos with validate_audio method.
  • Fixed bugs in requests module's function arguments.
  • Fixed None-type stream bug in WebGear.
  • Fixed random crashes in WebGear.
  • Fixed numerous CI test bugs.
  • Fixed several typos.
Pull Requests
New Contributors

 

 

v0.2.0 (2021-01-01)⚓

New Features
  • CamGear API:
    • Support for various Live-Video-Streaming services:
      • Added seamless support for live video streaming sites like Twitch, LiveStream, Dailymotion etc.
      • Implemented flexible framework around streamlink python library with easy control over parameters and quality.
      • Stream Mode can now automatically detects whether source belong to YouTube or elsewhere, and handles it with appropriate API.
    • Re-implemented YouTube URLs Handler:
      • Re-implemented CamGear's YouTube URLs Handler completely from scratch.
      • New Robust Logic to flexibly handing video and video-audio streams.
      • Intelligent stream selector for selecting best possible stream compatible with OpenCV.
      • Added support for selecting stream qualities and parameters.
      • Implemented new get_supported_quality helper method for handling specified qualities
      • Fixed Live-Stream URLs not supported by OpenCV's Videocapture and its FFmpeg.
    • Added additional STREAM_QUALITY and STREAM_PARAMS attributes.
  • ScreenGear API:
    • Multiple Backends Support:
      • Added new multiple backend support with new pyscreenshot python library.
      • Made pyscreenshot the default API for ScreenGear, replaces mss.
      • Added new backend parameter for this feature while retaining previous behavior.
      • Added native automated RGB to BGR conversion for default PIL backend.
      • Kept support for old mss for old compatibility and multi-screen support.
      • Added native dimensional support for multi-screen.
      • Added support all input from all multiple screens.
      • Updated ScreenGear Docs.
      • Updated ScreenGear CI tests.
  • StreamGear API:
    • Changed default behaviour to support complete video transcoding.
    • Added -livestream attribute to support live-streaming.
    • Added additional parameters for -livestream attribute functionality.
    • Updated StreamGear Tests.
    • Updated StreamGear docs.
  • Stabilizer Class:
    • New Robust Error Handling with Blank Frames:
      • Elegantly handles all crashes due to Empty/Blank/Dark frames.
      • Stabilizer throws Warning with this new behavior instead of crashing.
      • Updated CI test for this feature.
  • Docs:
    • Automated Docs Versioning:
      • Implemented Docs versioning through mike API.
      • Separate new workflow steps to handle different versions.
      • Updated docs deploy worflow to support release and dev builds.
      • Added automatic version extraction from github events.
      • Added version-select.js and version-select.css files.
    • Toggleable Dark-White Docs Support:
      • Toggle-button to easily switch dark, white and preferred theme.
      • New Updated Assets for dark backgrounds
      • New css, js files/content to implement this behavior.
      • New material icons for button.
      • Updated scheme to slate in mkdocs.yml.
    • New Theme and assets:
      • New purple theme with dark-purple accent color.
      • New images assets with updated transparent background.
      • Support for both dark and white theme.
      • Increased rebufferingGoal for dash videos.
      • New updated custom 404 page for docs.
    • Issue and PR automated-bots changes
      • New need_info.yml YAML Workflow.
      • New needs-more-info.yml Request-Info template.
      • Replaced Request-Info templates.
      • Improved PR and Issue welcome formatting.
    • Added custom HTML pages.
    • Added show_root_heading flag to disable headings in References.
    • Added new inserAfter function to version-select.js.
    • Adjusted hue for dark-theme for better contrast.
    • New usage examples and FAQs.
    • Added gitmoji for commits.
  • Continuous Integration:
    • Maintenance Updates:
      • Added support for new VIDGEAR_LOGFILE environment variable in Travis CI.
      • Added missing CI tests.
      • Added logging for helper functions.
    • Azure-Pipeline workflow for MacOS envs
      • Added Azure-Pipeline Workflow for testing MacOS environment.
      • Added codecov support.
    • GitHub Actions workflow for Linux envs
      • Added GitHub Action work-flow for testing Linux environment.
    • New YAML to implement GitHub Action workflow for python 3.6, 3.7, 3,8 & 3.9 matrices.
    • Added Upload coverage to Codecov GitHub Action workflow.
    • New codecov-bash uploader for Azure Pipelines.
  • Logging:
    • Added file support
      • Added VIDGEAR_LOGFILE environment variable to manually add file/dir path.
      • Reworked logger_handler() Helper methods (in asyncio too).
      • Added new formatter and Filehandler for handling logger files.
    • Added restore_levelnames auxiliary method for restoring logging levelnames.
  • Added auto version extraction from package version.py in setup.py.
Updates/Improvements
  • Added missing Lazy-pirate auto-reconnection support for Multi-Servers and Multi-Clients Mode in NetGear API.
  • Added new FFmpeg test path to Bash-Script and updated README broken links.
  • Asset Cleanup:
    • Removed all third-party javascripts from projects.
    • Linked all third-party javascript directly.
    • Cleaned up necessary code from CSS and JS files.
    • Removed any copyrighted material or links.
  • Rewritten Docs from scratch:
    • Improved complete docs formatting.
    • Simplified language for easier understanding.
    • Fixed mkdocstrings showing root headings.
    • Included all APIs methods to mkdocstrings docs.
    • Removed unnecessary information from docs.
    • Corrected Spelling and typos.
    • Fixed context and grammar.
    • Removed motivation.md.
    • Renamed many terms.
    • Fixed hyper-links.
    • Reformatted missing or improper information.
    • Fixed context and spellings in Docs files.
    • Simplified language for easy understanding.
    • Updated image sizes for better visibility.
  • Bash Script: Updated to Latest OpenCV Binaries version and related changes
  • Docs: Moved version-selector to header and changed default to alias.
  • Docs: Updated deploy_docs.yml for releasing dev, stable, and release versions.
  • Re-implemented overridden material theme.
  • Updated docs with all new additions and examples.
  • CamGear: CI Stream Mode test updated.
  • Updated ReadMe.md badges.
  • Updated CI tests.
  • Updated setup.py with new features.
  • Updated contributing.md and ReadMe.md.
  • Updated OpenCV version to 4.5.1-dev in bash scripts
  • Updated changelog.md.
  • Moved WebGear API to Streaming Gears.
  • Bumped Codecov.
  • UI changes to version-select.js
  • Docs: Retitle the versions and mkdocs.yml formatting updated.
  • Docs: Version Selector UI reworked and other minor changes.
Breaking Updates/Changes
  • y_tube parameter renamed as stream_mode in CamGear API!
  • Removed Travis support and travis.yml deleted.
Bug-fixes
  • Fixed StreamGear API Limited Segments Bug
  • Fixed Missing links in docs and bump up version.
  • CI: Fixed Appveyor need newer VM image to support Python 3.9.x matrix.
  • ScreenGear BugFix: Fixed Error Handling and updated CI Tests.
  • Fixed improper mkdocs.yml variables.
  • Fixed GStreamer plugin support in bash scripts.
  • Fixed typos in YAMLs and docs.
  • Docs: Fixed Docs Deployer YAML bug for CI envs.
  • Fixed wrong import in YAML.
  • Fixed visible hyperlink on hover in dark-toggle button.
  • Docs: Deployer YAML bug fixed.
  • Docs YAML: issue jimporter/mike#33 patched and fixed fetch-depth=0.
  • Docs: version-select.js bug fixed.
  • Docs: UI Bugs Fixed.
  • CI: Codecov bugfixes.
  • Azure-Pipelines Codecov BugFixes.
  • Fixed version.json not detecting properly in version-select.js.
  • Fixed images not centered inside <figure> tag.
  • Fixed Asset Colors.
  • Fixed failing CI tests.
  • Fixed Several logging bugs.
Pull Requests

 

 

v0.1.9 (2020-08-31)⚓

New Features
  • StreamGear API:
    • New API that automates transcoding workflow for generating Ultra-Low Latency, High-Quality, Dynamic & Adaptive Streaming Formats.
    • Implemented multi-platform , standalone, highly extensible and flexible wrapper around FFmpeg for generating chunked-encoded media segments of the media, and easily accessing almost all of its parameters.
    • API automatically transcodes videos/audio files & real-time frames into a sequence of multiple smaller chunks/segments and also creates a Manifest file.
    • Added initial support for MPEG-DASH (Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP, ISO/IEC 23009-1).
    • Constructed default behavior in StreamGear, for auto-creating a Primary Stream of same resolution and framerate as source.
    • Added TQDM progress bar in non-debugged output for visual representation of internal processes.
    • Implemented several internal methods for preprocessing FFmpeg and internal parameters for producing streams.
    • Several standalone internal checks to ensure robust performance.
    • New terminate() function to terminate StremGear Safely.
    • New StreamGear Dual Modes of Operation:
      • Implemented Single-Source and Real-time Frames like independent Transcoding Modes.
      • Linked -video_source attribute for activating these modes
      • Single-Source Mode, transcodes entire video/audio file (as opposed to frames by frame) into a sequence of multiple smaller segments for streaming
      • Real-time Frames Mode, directly transcodes video-frames (as opposed to a entire file), into a sequence of multiple smaller segments for streaming
      • Added separate functions, stream() for Real-time Frame Mode and transcode_source() for Single-Source Mode for easy transcoding.
      • Included auto-colorspace detection and RGB Mode like features (extracted from WriteGear), into StreamGear.
    • New StreamGear Parameters:
      • Developed several new parameters such as:
        • output: handles assets directory
        • formats: handles adaptive HTTP streaming format.
        • custom_ffmpeg: handles custom FFmpeg location.
        • stream_params: handles internal and FFmpeg parameter seamlessly.
        • logging: turns logging on or off.
      • New stream_params parameter allows us to exploit almost all FFmpeg parameters and flexibly change its internal settings, and seamlessly generating high-quality streams with its attributes:
        • -streams (list of dictionaries) for building additional streams with -resolution, -video_bitrate & -framerate like sub-attributes.
        • -audio for specifying external audio.
        • -video_source for specifying Single-Source Mode source.
        • -input_framerate for handling input framerate in Real-time Frames Mode.
        • -bpp attribute for handling bits-per-pixels used to auto-calculate video-bitrate.
        • -gop to manually specify GOP length.
        • -ffmpeg_download_path to handle custom FFmpeg download path on windows.
        • -clear_prev_assets to remove any previous copies of SteamGear Assets.
    • New StreamGear docs, MPEG-DASH demo, and recommended DASH players list:
      • Added new StreamGear docs, usage examples, parameters, references, new FAQs.
      • Added Several StreamGear usage examples w.r.t Mode of Operation.
      • Implemented Clappr based on Shaka-Player, as Demo Player.
      • Added Adaptive-dimensional behavior for Demo-player, purely in css.
      • Hosted StreamGear generated DASH chunks on GitHub and served with raw.githack.com.
      • Introduced variable quality level-selector plugin for Clapper Player.
      • Provide various required javascripts and implemented additional functionality for player in extra.js.
      • Recommended tested Online, Command-line and GUI Adaptive Stream players.
      • Implemented separate FFmpeg installation doc for StreamGear API.
      • Reduced rebufferingGoal for faster response.
    • New StreamGear CI tests:
      • Added IO and API initialization CI tests for its Modes.
      • Added various mode Streaming check CI tests.
  • NetGear_Async API:
    • Added new send_terminate_signal internal method.
    • Added WindowsSelectorEventLoopPolicy() for windows 3.8+ envs.
    • Moved Client auto-termination to separate method.
    • Implemented graceful termination with signal API on UNIX machines.
    • Added new timeout attribute for controlling Timeout in Connections.
    • Added missing termination optimizer (linger=0) flag.
    • Several ZMQ Optimizer Flags added to boost performance.
  • WriteGear API:
    • Added support for adding duplicate FFmpeg parameters to output_params:
      • Added new -clones attribute in output_params parameter for handing this behavior..
      • Support to pass FFmpeg parameters as list, while maintaining the exact order it was specified.
      • Built support for zmq.REQ/zmq.REP and zmq.PUB/zmq.SUB patterns in this mode.
      • Added new CI tests debugging this behavior.
      • Updated docs accordingly.
    • Added support for Networks URLs in Compression Mode:
      • output_filename parameter supports Networks URLs in compression modes only
      • Added automated handling of non path/file Networks URLs as input.
      • Implemented new is_valid_url helper method to easily validate assigned URLs value.
      • Validates whether the given URL value has scheme/protocol supported by assigned/installed ffmpeg or not.
      • WriteGear will throw ValueError if -output_filename is not supported.
      • Added related CI tests and docs.
    • Added disable_force_termination attribute in WriteGear to disable force-termination.
  • NetGear API:
    • Added option to completely disable Native Frame-Compression:
      • Checks if any Incorrect/Invalid value is assigned on compression_format attribute.
      • Completely disables Native Frame-Compression.
      • Updated docs accordingly.
  • CamGear API:
    • Added new and robust regex for identifying YouTube URLs.
    • Moved youtube_url_validator to Helper.
  • New helper.py methods:
    • Added validate_video function to validate video_source.
    • Added extract_time Extract time from give string value.
    • Added get_video_bitrate to calculate video birate from resolution, framerate, bits-per-pixels values.
    • Added delete_safe to safely delete files of given extension.
    • Added validate_audio to validate audio source.
    • Added new Helper CI tests.
      • Added new check_valid_mpd function to test MPD files validity.
      • Added mpegdash library to CI requirements.
  • Deployed New Docs Upgrades:
    • Added new assets like images, gifs, custom scripts, javascripts fonts etc. for achieving better visual graphics in docs.
    • Added clappr.min.js, dash-shaka-playback.js, clappr-level-selector.min.js third-party javascripts locally.
    • Extended Overview docs Hyperlinks to include all major sub-pages (such as Usage Examples, Reference, FAQs etc.).
    • Replaced GIF with interactive MPEG-DASH Video Example in Stabilizer Docs.
    • Added new pymdownx.keys to replace [Ctrl+C]/[⌘+C] formats.
    • Added new custom.css stylescripts variables for fluid animations in docs.
    • Overridden announce bar and added donation button.
    • Lossless WEBP compressed all PNG assets for faster loading.
    • Enabled lazy-loading for GIFS and Images for performance.
    • Reimplemented Admonitions contexts and added new ones.
    • Added StreamGear and its different modes Docs Assets.
    • Added patch for images & unicodes for PiP flavored markdown in setup.py.
  • Added Request Info and Welcome GitHub Apps to automate PR and issue workflow
    • Added new config.yml for customizations.
    • Added various suitable configurations.
  • Added new -clones attribute to handle FFmpeg parameter clones in StreamGear and WriteGear API.
  • Added new Video-only and Audio-Only sources in bash script.
  • Added new paths in bash script for storing StreamGear & WriteGear assets temporarily.
Updates/Improvements
  • Added patch for NotImplementedError in NetGear_Async API on Windows 3.8+ envs.
  • Check for valid output file extension according to format selected in StreamGear.
  • Completed migration to travis.com.
  • Created new temp_write temp directory for WriteGear Assets in bash script.
  • Deleted old Redundant assets and added new ones.
  • Employed isort library to sort and group imports in Vidgear APIs.
  • Enabled exception for list, tuple, int, float in WriteGear API's output_params dict.
  • Enabled missing support for frame-compression in its primary Receive Mode.
  • Enforced pixel formats for streams.
  • Improved check for valid system path detection in WriteGear API.
  • Overrided pytest-asyncio fixture in NetGear_Async API.
  • Quoted Gear Headline for understanding each gear easily.
  • Re-Positioned Gear's banner images in overview for better readability.
  • Reduced redundant try-except blocks in NetGear Async.
  • Reformatted and Simplified Docs context.
  • Reimplemented return_testvideo_path CI function with variable streams.
  • Reimplemented skip_loop in NetGear_Async to fix asyncio.CancelledError.
  • Reimplemented buggy audio handler in StreamGear.
  • Reimplemented images with <figure> and <figurecaption> like tags.
  • Removed Python < 3.8 condition from all CI tests.
  • Removed or Grouped redundant code for increasing codecov.
  • Removed redundant code and simplified algorithmic complexities in Gears.
  • Replaced ;nbsp with ;thinsp and ;emsp.
  • Replaced IOError with more reliable RuntimeError in StreamGear Pipelines.
  • Replaced del with pop in dicts.
  • Replaced all Netgear CI tests with more reliable try-except-final blocks.
  • Replaced simple lists with pymdownx.tasklist.
  • Replaced subprocess call() with run() for better error handling in execute_ffmpeg_cmd function.
  • Resized over-sized docs images.
  • Simplified delete_safe Helper function.
  • Simplified default audio-bitrate logic in StreamGear
  • Updated CI tests and cleared redundant code from NetGear_Async API.
  • Updated CI with new tests and Bumped Codecov.
  • Updated Issue and PR templates.
  • Updated Licenses for new files and shrink images dimensions.
  • Updated Missing Helpful tips and increased logging.
  • Updated PR guidelines for more clarity.
  • Updated WebGear examples addresses from 0.0.0.0 to localhost.
  • Updated WriteGear and StreamGear CI tests for not supporting temp directory.
  • Updated README.md and changelog.md with new changes.
  • Updated check_output and added force_retrieve_stderr support to **kwargs to extract stderr output even on FFmpeg error.
  • Updated dicts2args to support internal repeated coreX FFmpeg parameters for StreamGear.
  • Updated mkdocs.yml, changelog.md and README.md with latest changes.
  • Updated validate_audio Helper function will now retrieve audio-bitrate for validation.
  • Updated buggy mpegdash dependency with custom dev fork for Windows machines.
  • Updated core parameters for audio handling.
  • Updated logging for debugging selected eventloops in NetGear_Async API.
  • Updated termination linger to zero at Server's end.
Breaking Updates/Changes
  • Changed Webgear API default address to localhost for cross-compatibility between different platforms.
  • In Netgear_Async API, source value can now be NoneType for a custom frame-generator at Server-end only.
  • Temp (such as /tmp in linux) is now not a valid directory for WriteGear & StreamGear API outputs.
  • Moved vidgear docs assets (i.e images, gifs, javascripts and stylescripts) to override directory.
Bug-fixes
  • Added workaround for system path not handle correctly.
  • Fixed Bug: URL Audio format not being handled properly.
  • Fixed Critical Bug in NetGear_Async throwing ValueError with None-type Source.
  • Fixed Critical StreamGear Bug: FFmpeg pipeline terminating prematurely in Single-Source Mode.
  • Fixed Critical external audio handler bug: moved audio-input to input_parameters.
  • Fixed Frozen-threads bug in CI tests.
  • Fixed Mkdocs only accepting Relative paths.
  • Fixed OSError in WriteGear's compression mode.
  • Fixed StreamGear CI bugs for Windows and CI envs.
  • Fixed Typos and Indentation bugs in NetGear API.
  • Fixed ZMQ throwing error on termination if all max-tries exhausted.
  • Fixed NameError bug in NetGear API and CI tests.
  • Fixed TimeoutError bug in NetGear_Async CI tests.
  • Fixed get_valid_ffmpeg_path throwing TypeError with non-string values.
  • Fixed broken links in docs.
  • Fixed critical duplicate logging bug.
  • Fixed default gop value not handle correctly.
  • Fixed handling of incorrect paths detection.
  • Fixed incorrect definitions in NetGear_Async.
  • Fixed left-over attribute bug in WriteGear.
  • Fixed logic and indentation bugs in CI tests.
  • Fixed logic for handling output parameters in WriteGear API.
  • Fixed missing definitions and logic bug in StreamGear.
  • Fixed missing import and incorrect CI definitions.
  • Fixed missing source dimensions from extract_resolutions output in StreamGear API.
  • Fixed missing support for compression parameters in Multi-Clients Mode.
  • Fixed round off error in FPS.
  • Fixed several CI bugs and updated extract_resolutions method.
  • Fixed several bugs from CI Bidirectional Mode tests.
  • Fixed several typos in docs usage examples.
  • Fixed various AttributeError with wrong attribute names and definition in CI Helper functions.
  • Fixed wrong and missing definitions in docs.
  • Fixed wrong logic for extracting OpenCV frames.
  • Fixed wrong type bug in StreamGear API.
  • Fixed wrong type error bug in WriteGear API.
  • Fixed wrong variable assignments bug in WriteGear API.
  • Fixes to CLI tests and missing docs imports.
  • Many minor typos and wrong definitions.
Pull Requests

 

 

v0.1.8 (2020-06-12)⚓

New Features
  • NetGear API:
    • Multiple Clients support:
      • Implemented support for handling any number of Clients simultaneously with a single Server in this mode.
      • Added new multiclient_mode attribute for enabling this mode easily.
      • Built support for zmq.REQ/zmq.REP and zmq.PUB/zmq.SUB patterns in this mode.
      • Implemented ability to receive data from all Client(s) along with frames with zmq.REQ/zmq.REP pattern only.
      • Updated related CI tests
    • Support for robust Lazy Pirate pattern(auto-reconnection) in NetGear API for both server and client ends:
      • Implemented a algorithm where NetGear rather than doing a blocking receive, will now:
        • Poll the socket and receive from it only when it's sure a reply has arrived.
        • Attempt to reconnect, if no reply has arrived within a timeout period.
        • Abandon the connection if there is still no reply after several requests.
      • Implemented its default support for REQ/REP and PAIR messaging patterns internally.
      • Added new max_retries and request_timeout(in seconds) for handling polling.
      • Added DONTWAIT flag for interruption-free data receiving.
      • Both Server and Client can now reconnect even after a premature termination.
    • Performance Updates:
      • Added default Frame Compression support for Bidirectional frame transmission in Bidirectional mode.
      • Added support for Reducer() function in Helper.py to aid reducing frame-size on-the-go for more performance.
      • Added small delay in recv() function at client's end to reduce system load.
      • Reworked and Optimized NetGear termination, and also removed/changed redundant definitions and flags.
  • Docs: Migration to Mkdocs
    • Implemented a beautiful, static documentation site based on MkDocs which will then be hosted on GitHub Pages.
    • Crafted base mkdocs with third-party elegant & simplistic mkdocs-material theme.
    • Implemented new mkdocs.yml for Mkdocs with relevant data.
    • Added new docs folder to handle markdown pages and its assets.
    • Added new Markdown pages(.md) to docs folder, which are carefully crafted documents - [x] based on previous Wiki's docs, and some completely new additions.
    • Added navigation under tabs for easily accessing each document.
    • New Assets:
    • Added Required Plugins and Extensions:
      • Added support for all pymarkdown-extensions.
      • Added support for some important admonition, attr_list, codehilite, def_list, footnotes, meta, and toc like Mkdocs extensions.
      • Enabled search, minify and git-revision-date-localized plugins support.
      • Added various VidGear's social links to yaml.
      • Added support for en (English) language.
    • Auto-Build API Reference with mkdocstrings:
      • Added support for mkdocstrings plugin for auto-building each VidGear's API references.
      • Added python handler for parsing python source-code to mkdocstrings.
    • Auto-Deploy Docs with GitHub Actions:
      • Implemented Automated Docs Deployment on gh-pages through GitHub Actions workflow.
      • Added new workflow yaml with minimal configuration for automated docs deployment.
      • Added all required python dependencies and environment for this workflow.
      • Added master branch on Ubuntu machine to build matrix.
Updates/Improvements
  • Added in-built support for bidirectional frames(NDarray) transfer in Bidirectional mode.
  • Added support for User-Defined compression params in Bidirectional frames transfer.
  • Added workaround for address already in use bug at client's end.
  • Unified Bidirectional and Multi-Clients mode for client's return data transmission.
  • Replaced ValueError with more suitable RuntimeError.
  • Updated logging for better readability.
  • Added CI test for Multi-Clients mode.
  • Reformatted and grouped imports in VidGear.
  • Added Reducer Helper function CI test.
  • Added Reliability tests for both Server and Client end.
  • Disabled reliable reconnection for Multi-Clients mode.
  • Replaced os.devnull with suprocess's inbuilt function.
  • Updated README.md, Issue and PR templates with new information and updates.
  • Moved changelog.md to /docs and updated contribution guidelines.
  • Improved source-code docs for compatibility with mkdocstrings.
  • Added additional dependency mkdocs-exclude, for excluding files from Mkdocs builds.
  • Updated license and compressed images/diagrams.
  • Added new CI tests and Bumped Codecov.
  • Changed YouTube video URL for CI tests to Creative Commons(CC) video.
  • Removed redundant code.
Breaking Updates/Changes
  • VidGear Docs moved to GitHub Pages, Now Available at https://abhitronix.github.io/vidgear.
  • Removed filter attribute from options parameter in NetGear API.
  • Removed force_terminate parameter support from NetGear API.
  • Disabled additional data of datatype numpy.ndarray for Server end in Bidirectional Mode.
Bug-fixes
  • Fixed 'NoneType' object is not subscriptable bug.
  • Fixed bugs related to delayed termination in NetGear API.
  • Reduced default request_timeout value to 4 and also lowered cut-off limit for the same.
  • Removed redundant ZMQ context termination and similar variables.
  • Added missing VidGear installation in workflow.
  • Excluded conflicting assets README.md from Mkdocs builds.
  • Fixed pattern value check bypassed if wrong value is assigned.
  • Fixed incorrect handling of additional data transferred in synchronous mode at both Server and Client end.
  • Replaced Netgear CI test with more reliable try-except-final blocks.
  • Updated termination linger to zero at Server's end.
  • Fixed NameError bug in NetGear API.
  • Fixed missing support for compression parameters in Multi-Clients Mode.
  • Fixed ZMQ throwing error on termination if all max-tries exhausted.
  • Enabled missing support for frame compression in its primary receive mode.
  • Fixed several bugs from CI Bidirectional Mode tests.
  • Removed or Grouped redundant code for increasing codecov.
  • Fixed Mkdocs only accepting Relative paths.
  • Fixed broken links in docs.
  • Fixed round off error in FPS.
  • Many small typos and bugs fixes.
Pull Requests

 

 

v0.1.7 (2020-04-29)⚓

New Features
  • WebGear API:
    • Added a robust Live Video Server API that can transfer live video frames to any web browser on the network in real-time.
    • Implemented a flexible asyncio wrapper around starlette ASGI Application Server.
    • Added seamless access to various starlette's Response classes, Routing tables, Static Files, Template engine(with Jinja2), etc.
    • Added a special internal access to VideoGear API and all its parameters.
    • Implemented a new Auto-Generation Work-flow to generate/download & thereby validate WebGear API data files from its GitHub server automatically.
    • Added on-the-go dictionary parameter in WebGear to tweak performance, Route Tables and other internal properties easily.
    • Added new simple & elegant default Bootstrap Cover Template for WebGear Server.
    • Added __main__.py to directly run WebGear Server through the terminal.
    • Added new gif and related docs for WebGear API.
    • Added and Updated various CI tests for this API.
  • NetGear_Async API:
    • Designed NetGear_Async asynchronous network API built upon ZeroMQ's asyncio API.
    • Implemented support for state-of-the-art asyncio event loop uvloop at its backend.
    • Achieved Unmatchable high-speed and lag-free video streaming over the network with minimal resource constraint.
    • Added exclusive internal wrapper around VideoGear API for this API.
    • Implemented complete server-client handling and options to use variable protocols/patterns for this API.
    • Implemented support for all four ZeroMQ messaging patterns: i.e zmq.PAIR, zmq.REQ/zmq.REP, zmq.PUB/zmq.SUB, and zmq.PUSH/zmq.PULL.
    • Implemented initial support for tcp and ipc protocols.
    • Added new Coverage CI tests for NetGear_Async Network Gear.
    • Added new Benchmark tests for benchmarking NetGear_Async against NetGear.
  • Asynchronous Enhancements:
    • Added asyncio package to for handling asynchronous APIs.
    • Moved WebGear API(webgear.py) to asyncio and created separate asyncio helper.py for it.
    • Various Performance tweaks for Asyncio APIs with concurrency within a single thread.
    • Moved __main__.py to asyncio for easier access to WebGear API through the terminal.
    • Updated setup.py with new dependencies and separated asyncio dependencies.
  • General Enhancements:
    • Added new highly-precise Threaded FPS class for accurate benchmarking with time.perf_counter python module.
    • Added a new Gitter community channel.
    • Added a new Reducer function to reduce the frame size on-the-go.
    • Add Flake8 tests to Travis CI to find undefined names. (PR by @cclauss)
    • Added a new unified logging handler helper function for vidgear.
Updates/Improvements
  • Re-implemented and simplified logic for NetGear Async server-end.
  • Added new dependencies for upcoming asyncio updates to setup.py.
  • Added retry function and replaced wget with curl for Linux test envs.
  • Bumped OpenCV to latest 4.2.0-dev for Linux test envs.
  • Updated YAML files to reflect new changes to different CI envs.
  • Separated each API logger with a common helper method to avoid multiple copies.
  • Limited Importing OpenCV API version check's scope to helper.py only.
  • Implemented case for incorrect color_space value in ScreenGear API.
  • Removed old conflicting logging formatter with a common method and expanded logging.
  • Improved and added shutdown function for safely stopping frame producer threads in WebGear API.
  • Re-implemented and simplified all CI tests with maximum code-coverage in mind.
  • Replaced old mkdir function with new mkdir_safe helper function for creating directories safely.
  • Updated ReadMe.md with updated diagrams, gifs and information.
  • Improve, structured and Simplified the Contribution Guidelines.
  • Bundled CI requirements in a single command.(Suggested by @cclauss)
  • Replaced line endings CRLF with LF endings.
  • Added dos2unix for Travis OSX envs.
  • Bumped Codecov to maximum.
Breaking Updates/Changes
  • Dropped support for Python 3.5 and below legacies. (See issue #99)
  • Dropped and replaced Python 3.5 matrices with new Python 3.8 matrices in all CI environments.
  • Implemented PEP-8 Styled Black formatting throughout the source-code.
  • Limited protocols support to tcp and ipc only, in NetGear API.
Bug-fixes
  • Fixed Major NetGear_Async bug where __address and __port are not set in async mode.(PR by @otter-in-a-suit)
  • Fixed Major PiGear Color-space Conversion logic bug.
  • Workaround for CAP_IMAGES error in YouTube Mode.
  • Replaced incorrect terminate() with join() in PiGear.
  • Removed uvloop for windows as still NOT yet supported.
  • Refactored Asynchronous Package name async to asyncio, since it is used as Keyword in python>=3.7 (raises SyntaxError).
  • Fixed unfinished close of event loops bug in WebGear API.
  • Fixed NameError in helper.py.
  • Added fix for OpenCV installer failure on Linux test envs.
  • Fixed undefined NameError in helper.py context. (@cclauss)
  • Fixed incorrect logic while pulling frames from ScreenGear API.
  • Fixed missing functions in __main__.py.
  • Fixed Typos and definitions in docs.
  • Added missing camera_num parameter to VideoGear.
  • Added OpenSSL's [SSL: CERTIFICATE_VERIFY_FAILED] bug workaround for macOS envs.
  • Removed download_url meta from setup.py.
  • Removed PiGear from CI completely due to hardware emulation limitation.
  • Removed VideoCapture benchmark tests for macOS envs.
  • Removed trivial __main__.py from codecov.
  • Removed several redundant try-catch loops.
  • Renamed youtube_url_validation as youtube_url_validator.
  • Several minor wrong/duplicate variable definitions and various bugs fixed.
  • Fixed, Improved & removed many Redundant CI tests for various APIs.
Pull Requests
New Contributors

 

 

v0.1.6 (2020-01-01)⚓

New Features
  • NetGear API:
    • Added powerful ZMQ Authentication & Data Encryption features for NetGear API:
      • Added exclusive secure_mode param for enabling it.
      • Added support for two most powerful Stonehouse & Ironhouse ZMQ security mechanisms.
      • Added smart auth-certificates/key generation and validation features.
    • Implemented Robust Multi-Servers support for NetGear API:
      • Enables Multiple Servers messaging support with a single client.
      • Added exclusive multiserver_mode param for enabling it.
      • Added support for REQ/REP & PUB/SUB patterns for this mode.
      • Added ability to send additional data of any datatype along with the frame in realtime in this mode.
    • Introducing exclusive Bidirectional Mode for bidirectional data transmission:
      • Added new return_data parameter to recv() function.
      • Added new bidirectional_mode attribute for enabling this mode.
      • Added support for PAIR & REQ/REP patterns for this mode
      • Added support for sending data of any python datatype.
      • Added support for message parameter for non-exclusive primary modes for this mode.
    • Implemented compression support with on-the-fly flexible frame encoding for the Server-end:
      • Added initial support for JPEG, PNG & BMP encoding formats .
      • Added exclusive options attribute compression_format & compression_param to tweak this feature.
      • Client-end will now decode frame automatically based on the encoding as well as support decoding flags.
    • Added force_terminate attribute flag for handling force socket termination at the Server-end if there's latency in the network.
    • Implemented new Publish/Subscribe(zmq.PUB/zmq.SUB) pattern for seamless Live Streaming in NetGear API.
  • PiGear API:
    • Added new threaded internal timing function for PiGear to handle any hardware failures/frozen threads.
    • PiGear will not exit safely with SystemError if Picamera ribbon cable is pulled out to save resources.
    • Added support for new user-defined HWFAILURE_TIMEOUT options attribute to alter timeout.
  • VideoGear API:
    • Added framerate global variable and removed redundant function.
    • Added CROP_N_ZOOM attribute in Videogear API for supporting Crop and Zoom stabilizer feature.
  • WriteGear API:
    • Added new execute_ffmpeg_cmd function to pass a custom command to its FFmpeg pipeline.
  • Stabilizer class:
    • Added new Crop and Zoom feature.
      • Added crop_n_zoom param for enabling this feature.
    • Updated docs.
  • CI & Tests updates:
    • Replaced python 3.5 matrices with latest python 3.8 matrices in Linux environment.
    • Added full support for Codecov in all CI environments.
    • Updated OpenCV to v4.2.0-pre(master branch).
    • Added various Netgear API tests.
    • Added initial Screengear API test.
    • More test RTSP feeds added with better error handling in CamGear network test.
    • Added tests for ZMQ authentication certificate generation.
    • Added badge and Minor doc updates.
  • Added VidGear's official native support for MacOS environments.
Updates/Improvements
  • Replace print logging commands with python's logging module completely.
  • Implemented encapsulation for class functions and variables on all gears.
  • Updated support for screen casting from multiple/all monitors in ScreenGear API.
  • Updated ScreenGear API to use Threaded Queue Mode by default, thereby removed redundant THREADED_QUEUE_MODE param.
  • Updated bash script path to download test dataset in $TMPDIR rather than $HOME directory for downloading testdata.
  • Implemented better error handling of colorspace in various videocapture APIs.
  • Updated bash scripts, Moved FFmpeg static binaries to github.com.
  • Updated bash scripts, Added additional flag to support un-secure apt sources.
  • CamGear API will now throw RuntimeError if source provided is invalid.
  • Updated threaded Queue mode in CamGear API for more robust performance.
  • Added new camera_num to support multiple Picameras.
  • Moved thread exceptions to the main thread and then re-raised.
  • Added alternate github mirror for FFmpeg static binaries auto-installation on windows oses.
  • Added colorlog python module for presentable colored logging.
  • Replaced traceback with sys.exc_info.
  • Overall APIs Code and Docs optimizations.
  • Updated Code Readability and Wiki Docs.
  • Updated ReadMe & Changelog with the latest changes.
  • Updated Travis CI Tests with support for macOS environment.
  • Reformatted & implemented necessary MacOS related changes and dependencies in travis.yml.
Breaking Updates/Changes
  • Python 2.7 legacy support dropped completely.
  • Source-code Relicensed to Apache 2.0 License.
  • Python 3+ are only supported legacies for installing v0.1.6 and above.
  • Python 2.7 and 3.4 legacies support dropped from CI tests.
Bug-fixes
  • Reimplemented Pub/Sub pattern for smoother performance on various networks.
  • Fixed Assertion error in CamGear API during colorspace manipulation.
  • Fixed random freezing in Secure Mode and several related performance updates
  • Fixed multiserver_mode not working properly over some networks.
  • Fixed assigned Port address ignored bug (commit 073bca1).
  • Fixed several wrong definition bugs from NetGear API(commit 8f7153c).
  • Fixed unreliable dataset video URL(rehosted file on github.com).
  • Disabled overwrite_cert for client-end in NetGear API.
  • Disabled Universal Python wheel builds in setup.cfgfile.
  • Removed duplicate code to import MSS(@BoboTiG) from ScreenGear API.
  • Eliminated unused redundant code blocks from library.
  • Fixed Code indentation in setup.py and updated new release information.
  • Fixed code definitions & Typos.
  • Fixed several bugs related to secure_mode & multiserver_mode Modes.
  • Fixed various macOS environment bugs.
Pull Requests
New Contributors

 

 

v0.1.5 (2019-07-24)⚓

New Features
  • Added new ScreenGear API, supports Live ScreenCasting.
  • Added new NetGear API, aids real-time frame transfer through messaging(ZmQ) over network.
  • Added new new Stabilizer Class, for minimum latency Video Stabilization with OpenCV.
  • Added Option to use API's standalone.
  • Added Option to use VideoGear API as internal wrapper around Stabilizer Class.
  • Added new parameter stabilize to API, to enable or disable Video Stabilization.
  • Added support for **option dict attributes to update VidGear's video stabilizer parameters directly.
  • Added brand new logo and functional block diagram (.svg) in readme.md
  • Added new pictures and GIFs for improving readme.md readability
  • Added new contributing.md and changelog.md for reference.
  • Added collections.deque import in Threaded Queue Mode for performance consideration
  • Added new install_opencv.sh bash scripts for Travis cli, to handle OpenCV installation.
  • Added new Project Issue & PR Templates
  • Added new Sponsor Button(FUNDING.yml)
Updates/Improvements
  • Updated New dependencies: mss, pyzmq and rejected redundant ones.
  • Revamped and refreshed look for readme.md and added new badges.
  • Updated Releases Documentation completely.
  • Updated CI tests for new changes
  • Updated Code Documentation.
  • Updated bash scripts and removed redundant information
  • Updated Youtube video URL in tests
  • Completely Reformatted and Updated Wiki Docs with new changes.
Breaking Updates/Changes
  • Implemented experimental Threaded Queue Mode(a.k.a Blocking Mode) for fast, synchronized, error-free multi-threading.
  • Renamed bash script pre-install.sh to prepare_dataset.sh - [x] downloads opensourced test datasets and static FFmpeg binaries for debugging.
  • Changed script folder location to bash/script.
  • Python 3.4 removed from Travis CI tests.
Bug-fixes
  • Temporarily fixed Travis CI bug: Replaced opencv-contrib-python with OpenCV built from scratch as dependency.
  • Fixed CI Timeout Bug: Disable Threaded Queue Mode for CI Tests
  • Fixes** sys.stderr.close() throws ValueError bug: Replaced sys.close() with DEVNULL.close()
  • Fixed Youtube Live Stream bug that return NonType frames in CamGear API.
  • Fixed NoneType frames bug in PiGear class on initialization.
  • Fixed Wrong function definitions
  • Removed /xe2 unicode bug from Stabilizer class.
  • Fixed **output_params KeyError bug in WriteGear API
  • Fixed subprocess not closing properly on exit in WriteGear API.
  • Fixed bugs in ScreenGear: Non-negative monitor values
  • Fixed missing import, typos, wrong variable definitions
  • Removed redundant hack from setup.py
  • Fixed Minor YouTube playback Test CI Bug
  • Fixed new Twitter Intent
  • Fixed bug in bash script that not working properly due to changes at server end.
Pull Requests

 

 

v0.1.4 (2019-05-11)⚓

New Features
  • Added new WriteGear API: for enabling lossless video encoding and compression(built around FFmpeg and OpenCV Video Writer)
  • Added YouTube Mode for direct Video Pipelining from YouTube in CamGear API
  • Added new y_tube to access YouTube Mode in CamGear API.
  • Added flexible Output file Compression control capabilities in compression-mode(WriteGear).
  • Added -output_dimensions special parameter to WriteGear API.
  • Added new helper.py to handle special helper functions.
  • Added feature to auto-download and configure FFmpeg Static binaries(if not found) on Windows platforms.
  • Added -input_framerate special parameter to WriteGear class to change/control output constant framerate in compression mode(WriteGear).
  • Added new Direct Video colorspace Conversion capabilities in CamGear and PiGear API.
  • Added new framerate class variable for CamGear API, to retrieve input framerate.
  • Added new parameter backend - [x] changes the backend of CamGear's API
  • Added automatic required prerequisites installation ability, when installation from source.
  • Added Travis CI Complete Integration for Linux-based Testing for VidGear.
  • Added and configured travis.yml
  • Added Appveyor CI Complete Integration for Windows-based Testing in VidGear.
  • Added and configured new appveyor.yml
  • Added new bash script pre-install.sh to download opensourced test datasets and static FFmpeg binaries for debugging.
  • Added several new Tests(including Benchmarking Tests) for each API for testing with pytest.
  • Added license to code docs.
  • Added Say Thank you! badge to Readme.md.
Updates/Improvements
  • Removed redundant dependencies
  • Updated youtube-dl as a dependency, as required by pafy's backend.
  • Updated common VideoGear API with new parameter.
  • Update robust algorithm to auto-detect FFmpeg executables and test them, if failed, auto fallback to OpenCV's VideoWriter API.
  • Improved system previously installed OpenCV detection in setup.py.
  • Updated setup.py with hack to remove bullets from pypi description.
  • Updated Code Documentation
  • Reformatted & Modernized readme.md with new badges.
  • Reformatted and Updated Wiki Docs.
Breaking Updates/Changes
  • Removed -height and -width parameter from CamGear API.
  • Replaced dependency opencv-python with opencv-contrib-python completely
Bug-fixes
  • Windows Cross-Platform fix: replaced dependency os with platform in setup.py.
  • Fixed Bug: Arises due to spaces in input **options/**output_param dictionary keys.
  • Fixed several wrong/missing variable & function definitions.
  • Fixed code uneven indentation.
  • Fixed several typos in docs.
Pull Requests

 

 

v0.1.3 (2019-04-07)⚓

Bug-fixes
  • Patched Major PiGear Bug: Incorrect import of PiRGBArray function in PiGear Class
  • Several Fixes for backend picamera API handling during frame capture(PiGear)
  • Fixed missing frame variable initialization.
  • Fixed minor typos
Pull Requests

 

 

v0.1.2 (2019-03-27)⚓

New Features
  • Added easy Source manipulation feature in CamGear API, to control features like resolution, brightness, framerate etc.
  • Added new **option parameter to CamGear API, provides the flexibility to manipulate input stream directly.
  • Added new parameters for Camgear API for time delay and logging.
  • Added new Logo to readme.md
  • Added new Wiki Documentation.
Updates/Improvements
  • Reformatted readme.md.
  • Updated Wiki Docs with new changes.
Bug-fixes
  • Improved Error Handling in CamGear & PiGear API.
  • Fixed minor typos in docs.
Pull Requests

 

 

v0.1.1 (2019-03-24)⚓

New Features
  • Release ViGear binaries on the Python Package Index (PyPI)
  • Added new and configured setup.py & setup.cfg
Bug-fixes
  • Fixed PEP bugs: added and configured properly __init__.py in each folder
  • Fixed PEP bugs: improved code Indentation
  • Fixed wrong imports: replaced distutils.core with setuptools
  • Fixed readme.md

 

 

v0.1.0 (2019-03-17)⚓

New Features
  • Initial Release
  • Converted my imutils PR into Python Project.
  • Renamed conventions and reformatted complete source-code from scratch.
  • Added support for both python 2.7 and 3 legacies
  • Added new multi-threaded CamGear, PiGear, and VideoGear APIs
  • Added multi-platform compatibility
  • Added robust & flexible control over the source in PiGear API.

Last update: September 10, 2023