Auto assigning a category to entries from a drop folder in Kaltura

Drop folders are a very convenient way of adding media to Kaltura. One of the drop folder features is to auto assign a category to entries from it. Recently, I’ve been asked by one of our clients to add this feature to his Kaltura drop folder configuration. Well, it wasn’t as easy as I thought.
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Fixing Kaltura Drop Folder Issues

We recently ran into two issues in the Kaltura drop folder plugin in CE5. The drop folder plugin constantly watches drop folders for new or updated content and ingests it to the Kaltura server.

Issue description

The issue arose when we had several partners and each had configured their ftp drop folder to be at the root of the server – that is the ‘.’ folder. When trying to save the form, we got an error: “Drop folder already exists”.

Kaltura CE5 drop folder profile form

Since drop folder configurations for different partners should not affect each other, we suspected this was a bug.

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