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Samba Live 5.4

Jan 24, 2020 10:13:42 AM

Release date: 20 January 2020

The most exciting new feature in our latest release are layouts which allow speakers to control the layout of videos and content for their audience. Modes allow users to switch between full screen, tiled and thumbnail modes in your room.

For better collaboration in teams, we added shared notes. Those offer a way to work together on notes during a video conference. Moreover, users can now also connect via Safari – both on any desktop and any smartphone with iOS. And of course, still without any downloads. We also improved breakout room usage statistics and worked on general usability of some features so everyone can make the most out of Samba Live.

Chrome no longer requires an extension for screen share and the join experience has been made more intuitive.

Here's the full list. We're looking forward to seeing what you will create with the new Samba Live.

Account Center

 New Features

  • A new Service Plan setting has been implemented allowing admins to enable private chat by default for all users.
  • Added a "Click to copy URL" button in the recordings list.
  • Admins can now limit the number of contacts a user can have in his Address Book.
  • Breakout Room usage statistics in the Account Center has been improved for much clearer reporting.
  • Download recording buttons are now more intuitive.
  • HTML5 usage can now be tracked separately from flash in the Admin Dashboard.


  • Fixed captcha issues on the registration page.
  • Fixed issue where the "Default Hand Raise" section doesn't appear on HTML5-only sessions. The "Default Settings Panel Values (Applies to HTML5 only)" has been moved out of the Audio Settings section.
  • Fixed minor issues with HTML5 and flash branding elements.
  • Fixed the count to show participant list search field when lots of participants join a session.
  • Removed the redundant Audio Floor Controls option from the VOIP-only settings. The PSM automatically knows whether to display the Controls or not.
  • Resolved issue in the Registration Screen wherein the error message “The Password field must contain numbers" did not disappear when user entered the correct password format.
  • Resolved issue where meetings aren't displayed in "Today's meetings" on the Dashboard after changing the timezone.
  • The "Import to CSV" button in the contacts list can now be shown or hidden for users based on the Service Plan Setting.



 New Features

  • Added a "modes" panel to allow users to switch between Full Screen, Tiled and Thumbnail modes.
  • Added a new Layouts feature to allow Speakers to control the layout of videos and content for remote users.
  • We now show a device selection and preview popup whenever someone receives permission to broadcast.
  • Added support for Safari.
  • Reworked the join screens when joining sessions for Speakers and Audience to make device selection and preview more intuitive and more robust.
  • Screenshare plugin is no longer required for Chrome 72 and above.
  • Implemented a new Shared Notes feature.
  • Implemented an "active" state icon for breakout rooms. A green dot will appear right next to the icon when the Breakout rooms are active.
  • Users now have the option to enable the lobby while a Breakout session is active.
  • We added a config that allows account holders to completely hide phone dial-in information from the UI.
  • Added support for interactive whiteboards and drawing tablets to our whiteboard.


  • Fixed capitalization issues in the 'Update profile image' popup.
  • Fixed issue where a redundant recorder event notification was causing the UI to show an incorrect state.
  • Fixed issue where dropdown menus would sometimes appear behind other UI elements.
  • Fixed issue where dropdown menus would sometimes not populate with data.
  • Fixed issue where when you allowed access to your microphone, but denied access to your camera, other users were not able to hear you, even though to you everything appeared to be working.
  • Fixed punctuation in the Manage Connection popup.
  • Lobby is disabled when room gets too large to protect it against a sudden influx of joining users when the lobby is released.
  • Playback has been disabled on recordings from deactivated accounts.
  • Resolved issue in the Content Library panel where progress bar disappeared before file conversion completion.
  • Resolved issue where the "Mute all Participants" option was still showing even when all the participants were already muted.
  • Resolved issue where the documents are showing stretched for remote users when in tiled view or forced mode.
  • We improved the retry mechanism for connectivity to the media server API.
  • We now enforce the contracted Content Library storage size limit.
  • We now enforce the contracted recordings limit.
  • Fixed an issue where video broadcasts did not work occasionally.



 New Features

  • Added support for Safari on iOS.
  • Added option to use Desktop version or mobile app on iOS. We are working on a mobile responsive version for both iOS and Android.


  • Many fixes for Desktop version when used on mobile devices.



 New Features

  • Implemented cloud bursting logic for media servers.
  • SIP Reconnect functionality has been implemented.
  • We implemented the ability to use a global recorder resource pool.
  • 19/03/2020 - r1.6.0 - A "Ban participant" menu item has been added. Speakers now have the option to ban audience users for a day, an hour, or forever.


  • Audio levels are now showing properly when switching to a new device on Safari browsers.
  • Fixed SIP bridge reconnection issues.
  • Improved document navigation in Content Share. When re-opening a document, Users will be directed to the page last viewed.
  • Improved the spacing between messages and time in the chat panel for Safari Users.
  • Merged some Italian words to improve translations on email invites.
  • The warning message when a company users limit is reached has been updated with a more precise content.
  • Fixed issue where view-only users were not being assigned to the correct Streaming media server.
  • 19/03/2020 - r1.6.0 - Resolved issue wherein the audience sees output dropdown when selecting dial-in checkbox.
  • 19/03/2020 - r1.6.0 - Fixed issue where assets were loaded even when they were never used. This fix makes the initial load lighter.
  • 19/03/2020 - r1.6.0 - Resolved issue where the Audio stream didn't work properly after clicking the 'Turn off video' option.
  • 19/03/2020 - r1.6.0 - Corrected minor cosmetic issues on the 'Create group' and 'Cancel' buttons on the 'Add poll to group' popup in Firefox.
  • 19/03/2020 - r1.6.0 - Resolved issue wherein the camera was showing as available on broadcast preview popups in phone-only sessions with disabled video.
  • 19/03/2020 - r1.6.0 - Resolved issue in content share where in the recently closed file still appears for audiences.
  • 19/03/2020 - r1.6.0 - Fixed issue where an admin was not able to switch from one captioning URL to another while the room was already active.
  • 19/03/2020 - r1.6.0 - Fixed race condition in room creation that could cause users to see the dialog that the speaker was not yet in the room.
  • 19/03/2020 - r1.6.0 - Forced layouts inside breakout rooms have been temporarily disabled.
  • 19/03/2020 - r1.6.0 - Optimized connection paths for rooms with more than 15 users.
  • 19/03/2020 - r1.6.0 - Minor fixes to the forced layouts feature to make it more intuitive.
  • 19/03/2020 - r1.6.0 - Resolved issue after applying a layout, where in the shared panels were showing incorrectly after disabling them via the Settings popup.
  • 19/03/2020 - r1.6.0 - Fixed issue in Forced Layouts wherein resizing shared panels didn't work properly.
  • 19/03/2020 - r1.6.0 - Corrected minor typographical errors on the 'Create new breakout room' popup.
  • 19/03/2020 - r1.6.0 - The warning message when a company users limit is reached has been updated with more precise content.
  • 19/03/2020 - r1.6.0 - Resolved issue on iOS wherein the left bar drags when a user starts drawing on the whiteboard.
  • 19/03/2020 - r1.6.0 - Fixed minor design issues on layouts panel tooltips.
  • 19/03/2020 - r1.6.0 - Implemented a detection algorithm that checks stream quality and then notifies users when their network appears to be experiencing problems.
  • 19/03/2020 - r1.6.0 - Optimized the user join experience in large rooms.
  • 19/03/2020 - r1.6.0 - Fixed the spacing in between camera and speaker dropdowns.
  • 19/03/2020 - r1.6.0 - Rooms are now loading properly on Chromium Edge.
  • 19/03/2020 - r1.6.0 - Audio levels are now showing properly when switching to a new device on Safari browsers.
  • 19/03/2020 - r1.6.0 - Fixed issue where the Bandwidth Problem popup always shows after a few seconds of receiving video on Safari.
  • 19/03/2020 - r1.6.0 - Improved the spacing between messages and time in the chat panel for Safari Users.
  • 19/03/2020 - r1.6.0 - Fixed issue where menus appear behind the content area of Safari.
  • 19/03/2020 - r1.6.0 - Resolved issue wherein some elements did not occupy all available free space when in tiled view.
  • 19/03/2020 - r1.6.0 - When a second video speaker enters the room, the first speaker's video will now automatically show on thumbnail instead of full-screen.
  • 19/03/2020 - r1.6.0 - Touch-tone commands info has been added to the dial-in pop-up for ease of finding.
  • 19/03/2020 - r1.6.0 - Resolved issue in System check where in some of the browsers were showing as not supported.
  • 19/03/2020 - r1.6.0 - Resolved issue wherein the USB webcam was working properly on the preview screen but not in the room.
  • 19/03/2020 - r1.6.0 - Resolved issue wherein vertical resizing didn't work when in tiled mode.
  • 19/03/2020 - r1.6.0 - Implemented security measures when sending new messages, to protect it from being abused by spammers.
  • 19/03/2020 - r1.6.0 - Fixed issue where a stream was not forwarded when a port was marked as free, when in fact it was taken.
  • 19/03/2020 - r1.6.0 - Whiteboard preview screens are now working properly.
  • 19/03/2020 - r1.6.0 - Corrected typographical errors on the welcome pop-up in phone only sessions.
  • 19/03/2020 - r1.6.0 - Breakout rooms will no longer be counted against the company-wide simultaneous session limit.
  • 19/03/2020 - r1.6.0 - Fixed issue where recurring meetings would continue to respect the max occurences limit when switching to from the "max occurences" option to the "end date" option.
  • 19/03/2020 - r1.6.0 - Resolved issue where CDR statistics on user's Service plan tab was showing incorrect data.
  • 19/03/2020 - r1.6.0 - Resolved issue where in the 'Forced layouts' checkbox was showing for a company account even when flash-only room type was selected.
  • 19/03/2020 - r1.6.0 - Resolved issue in the Account Center wherein when a user changes his password, the user account gets disassociated from company admin accounts.

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