The best and fastest way to Deploy Kaltura CE by Panda-OS

Kaltura CE is the best open-source solution for Online Video Management, however building a working Kaltura CE environment is not an easy task.
Here at Panda-OS we have combined our tools, vision, and knowledge of Kaltura in order to quickly deploy, migrate, or rebuild a Kaltura CE environment.

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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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Fixing Kaltura CE5 analytics (Continued)

We previously wrote about fixing some issues with Kaltura CE5 analytics.

However, if you are using Ubuntu server there is another issue which that must be fixed for the analytics to work.

On Ubuntu server, the Apache access log format specified in the Kaltura virtual host file is overridden by the main Apache configuration file. Below we list the steps to identify and fix the issue.

If you haven’t looked at our earlier post yet, make sure you have a look and fix the problems discussed there before trying the following steps.

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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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Kaltura Falcon SaaS Version Released

In some exciting news, Kaltura has just released her sixth edition Kaltura Falcon to their SaaS offering and now the count down for Kaltura CE 6.0 has started.

The new version includes a new KMC look, which is much more trendy and is totally driven by search, the buttons layout was improved and there is a lot more going on in the back end.

As for the community edition, Kaltura usually takes her time releasing the community editions. It takes couple of months to test, package, ship and write the much needed documentation.

Well… At least the count down has begun, and we’re all sitting at the edge of our sits waiting for CE 6.0

You can read more about Kaltura Flacon release on the official kaltura post.

Feel free to share your thoughts and experience with the new Kaltura Falcon.