Our Kaltura Connect experience started by driving down from Boston to New York, while streaming our trip Live across the internet via the Panda Live streaming app on my iPhone. We arrived just in time for the hackathon presentation and got to show our solution for Live streaming from the iPhone. The solution is available for free on github.
We got to meet our clients, the guys behind Voicebase, Jay and Spencer, and witness first hand the amazing solutions developed by the participants of the hackathon on top of the Voicebase API. It was also a great opportunity to meet old friends and catch up with our former Kaltura colleagues.
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.