Making your video mobile application viral

We have recently noticed that more and more of our clients require video mobile applications that integrate well with their backend and product, just as their web applications do. From the experience we have acquired during the last few successful projects we took part in – I have decided to present, from a mobile developer’s point of view, a few of the things that are probably worth considering during your mobile application planning.

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

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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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Panda OS and the Kaltura Connect 2014 experience

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.
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Join us at Kaltura Connect 2014 – The Video Experience Conference , NYC June 16-18

Panda-OS is proud to participate in the Kaltura Connect – The Video Experience Conference. For the 4th year Kaltura Connect returns to New York City, featuring a rich day of workshops, a weekend hackathon, and two days of exclusive content, networking opportunities, and cutting-edge video technology.

Come and get familiar with Panda-OS Live Broadcast Mobile App solution – An Open-Source library, easy to integrate, using HTTP Live Stream to broadcast from mobile devices.

Find out and explore how you can benefit from our solution, by joining Leon Gordin – CEO of Panda-OS at our workshop taking place at the Kaltura Connect 2014 – The Video Experience Conference, on the Product and Technology Workshops Day June 16th @ 16:45 – 17:30 at the Essex House Hotel in Manhattan.

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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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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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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Red5 init Script for Ubuntu

If you’ve read our Installing and Integrating Red5 with Kaltura CE5 post, you have probably encountered several errors when starting or stopping the Red5 Server.

./red5: 14: .: Can't open /etc/rc.d/init.d/functions
./red5: line 30: success: command not found
./red5: line 30: failure: command not found

The above error messages occur because the Red5 init Script is written for CentOS and not for Ubuntu.

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