Go Live From Your Mobile Device – Live Stream Mobile App

Finally it is here! Build your own Live Stream Mobile App and start to broadcast LIVE from your device.

Panda-OS released the first open-source library for native iOS integrated with the Kaltura Platform, and Wowza Streaming Engine. The library is now available on GitHub for free.

Using our “pandalive” library will allow your App to support:

1. Direct connectivity to your services provider.
2. Live Stream from your device.
3. Open a session (“GO LIVE”) and control your camera during the event.
4. With additional configuration and development you can integrate Ads.
5. Cross platform delivery using Wowza with HLS and HDS.

Panda OS is a software development company specializing in video applications and we have much more to offer. Visit our Mobile page to read more about our features and skills.

Setting Up Kaltura S3 Cloudfront CDN – CE 9 External Storage With CDN Delivery


Today I was asked by one of our clients to install a Kaltura cluster with Amazon S3 storage Cloudfront CDN. Kaltura S3 Cloudfront is a popular setup among our customers. For assistance, I used our old blogpost (posted about a year ago): SETTING UP KALTURA CE 5.0 AMAZON S3 STORAGE CLOUDFRONT CDN – EXTERNAL STORAGE WITH CDN DELIVERY which explains very well how to set up Kaltura CE Amazon S3 Storage and Cloudfront CDN. Although it was very helpful, I found a bit of a difference between Kaltura CE 5.0 and CE 9.X versions. I thought that an updated post regarding this issue would be a good idea.
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AngularJS Services – Application Business Logic

Application Business Logic – Intro

As your application gets bigger you’ll see that you have several controllers, and every one of them controls a different part of your application. The most common usage of controllers is to communicate between the view side and the data/logic side of the application. It is a common mistake to want to put all your logic in the controller. In general, writing your logic in the controller is not recommended since the controller is better used for merging the data and the view.
The AngularJS developers thought about this, and created the AngularJS services for this task.

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How to get the Kaltura Session (KS) string

Kaltura Session string (KS) is an authentication key and it is required in order to make requests to the Kaltura API. The KS is used to identify the account on which the action would be performed.

You will usually need to specify the KS for making requests to the Kaltura API, either via your code or when using the test console.
There are some requests that don’t require a KS, like Session->start action and other public or pre authentication actions.

You can always generate the Kaltura session (KS) via the API, as described here at the Kaltura help forum. But what if you need to get the KS instantly, without writing any code? For example, you are using the test console and trying to create an entry. You need to specify the KS, but where do you get it from?

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AngularJS Services

AngularJS Services are lazily instantiated singleton objects that be can used everywhere in your application. You can inject your services into your controllers, directives, and filters by specifying the name of the service in the declaration of your function.
Within this series of posts, we will explore the usages and benefits of the AngularJS Service provider.

AngularJS Services are created by the Injector service. The Injector service is one of the five types of “AngularJS recipes”.
You can read more about AngularJS providers.

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AngularJS Services – Application Data Management

Application Data Management – Intro

In every medium-size application there are many data bindings between controllers, views, directives, and other application services. There are several ways to bind and store data across the application such as: using the $cacheFactory Service, or saving objects on the $rootScope. In my experience the best and most common way is to use the AngularJS Services.

You can either create one singleton object to store the entire application data, or to separate it into several services. In either case the AngularJS Services can easily give you the ability to share data across the entire application.

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Kaltura HLS Live Streaming in CE 9 Howto

Kaltura HLS support does not come out-of-the-box in the Kaltura Community Edition. In this post I will show you how to support HLS Live Streaming using Kaltura CE9.

HLS (HTTP Live Streaming) is a streaming format originally developed by Apple. There are several advantages to streaming via HLS. It works on most mobile devices, and on desktop browsers with flash and a special plugin.

In order to allow HLS Live Streaming using Kaltura, a lot of small steps need to be taken.
After a long investigation, I discovered the needed steps. It took me a while to understand it all, and I hope that this post will help everyone to understand it quicker.

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Working with AngularJS promises

AngularJS is a Javascript single page application framework which is developed and maintained by Google. The AngularJS Promise is an object that represents the result of an asynchronous action, regardless of whether that action is still pending.

The great thing about Javascript and single page applications is that they work in an asynchronous way, which means that DOM elements and page layout can be changed instantly on the client side. The problem with asynchronous behavior is that most of the information that is being displayed, is pulled from the server, and this information takes some time to arrive.
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Zend Framework Authentication

Zend Framework is an open source, object oriented web application framework implemented in PHP5.
Today Zend Framework is the most popular Framework for modern, high performing PHP applications.

Zend provides developers with a lot of infrastructure such as: Authentication, Access-List, Controllers, Modules, Plugins and many more, for the on going server tasks.
All of this infrastructure put together, makes the Zend Framework a highly versatile Framework.
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