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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Setting up Kaltura CE Amazon S3 Storage CloudFront CDN – External storage with CDN delivery

Kaltura CE Amazon S3 Storage CloudFront CDN Integration

The purpose of this post is to help you set up the external storage in Kaltura CE5, to work with Amazon S3, and Cloudfront CDN. Keyword: Kaltura CE Amazon S3 Cloudfront CDN

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Setting up Kaltura CE with HTTPS

For setting up Kaltura CE 9 with HTTPS and above follow the instructions on Kaltura Github

For setting up a different Kaltura CE with HTTPS (CE4/5/6) you should follow the post below.

With a secure web server, users can connect and upload data and videos to your server, knowing that both you are who you claim to be and that their data and videos are secure.
KalturaCE is an open source video platform which comes configured only for HTTP access.
But some scenarios like embedding videos on Facebook require HTTPS support.
This post will guide you through the steps necessary to configure kaltura for HTTPS.

There are several steps to perform:

  1. Create a SSL certificate
  2. Configure apache
  3. Create a new Kaltura virtual host

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Installing KalturaCE 5 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Kaltura CE can be installted on Cent-OS and Ubunto, but different distributions cause different issues. IF you ever wanted to install Kaltura on Ubuntu 12.04, some issues might arise.

Luckily for you we have done this several times and mapped the major issues, and how to bypass them.
To install Kaltura, take the next few simple steps and you’re good to go.

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Fixing Kaltura CE5

Kaltura CE is a great product in a lousy suite, it offers some of the most advanced and high end features for a video platform, it’s free and open sourced.

Back to our subject, the problem is with the suite, things like the installation script and installation process, the VMWare package and other small pieces that destroy the entire puzzle for the entire community.

Luckily, I have been installing quite a few of those and this post will show how to fix some very common errors and hopefully get you closer to your Kaltura CE working perfectly.

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Kaltura CE5 Analytics

Kaltura CE5 is one of the best video management systems (VMS) and content management system (CMS) out there.
To start off it’s an open source project meaning it’s free and you get a really extensive system with all the features needed for a rich content project.
To find out more about it check Kaltura community site.

In a recent project of mine I was asked to fix some Kaltura analytics issues on CentOS release 6.2 (Final).

Recognize the problem

When you log in to the KMC Dashboard, you don’t see any analytic. After going in to the reports section no analytics can be found.

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Kaltura CE5 Analytics Not Working

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