Customizing your Kaltura CE Remote Storage Profile

Kaltura CE comes with several solutions for Storing and Playing your Video out-of-the-box, but sometimes Kaltura CE Remote Storage doesn’t offer the exact solution to fit your requirements.
If you can’t find a suitable solution from the list of features that come with Kaltura CE, you can always rewrite and enhance the Remote Storage Profile.
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Deploy a Kaltura CE5 Cluster on AWS

The Kaltura CE5 video server can be deployed as a stand alone server, but to serve many users a distributed setup is required. Setting up a Kaltura CE5 cluster on AWS also enables adding more servers when needed with no impact on availability.

At PandaOS we wrote a web interface for making such deployments automatic and easy with using Amazon Web Services. Below I describe the setup required on AWS to install a distributed Kaltura environment.

Before you start the installation, you need to create an AMI (Amazon image) of a machine with Kaltura installed on it. Then you can use that image to launch all your Kaltura instances.

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Upgrading the kaltura HTML5 player

Upgrading the Kaltura HTML5 Player

This article is about Upgrading the Kaltura HTML5 Player.

HTML5 is a set of web standards being developed by the “Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group”.

The HTML5 standard includes many new features for more dynamic web applications and interfaces. One such component being specified and implemented is the Kaltura HTML5 Player.

Kaltura upgrades the html 5 player from time to time, fixing bugs and adding features. This post describes upgrading the kaltura html5 player to its latest version. Continue reading

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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