February 6th, 2012
Kaltura is delighted to announce the release of our new version of the Kaltura Video Building Block for Blackboard Learn 9.1. The purpose of Kaltura’s deeply integrated video Building Block is to enable students, faculty, teaching assistants and administrators to use and reuse media for course resources, video assignments, lectures, and more, while at the same time reducing the costs and complexity of video management. By simplifying media usage, Kaltura aims to enable improved student engagement, creativity, and learning results.
The new version introduces a new clipping functionality. This easy-to-use editing tool, allows users to create video clips out of existing content (recorded lectures, video resources, etc.) in order to remove redundant parts or to create highlights of the larger video. Clips and highlights created, as well as all other video content stored in the Kaltura media gallery modules within Blackboard, can be consumed from any device including mobile, tablet and desktops. Security enhancements introduce support for HTTPS secure delivery of videos, and the Building Block is now more tightly integrated with the Kaltura Management Console application.
Get a free trial of the Kaltura Video Building Block for Blackboard, try it yourself on the demo site, learn more about the benefits and features, and watch the video walkthroughs below.
- Intro to Kaltura Video Building Block for Blackboard
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January 9th, 2012
We have launched a new Objective C / Cocoa client library!
As you know, the Kaltura server provides an API that can be used to access all its functionality. These APIs are REST based (or REST-ful), this means that in order to execute an API call, you can just retrieve a URL, like you’d open a webpage.
Any language that can retrieve data from a URL can work with our system, meaning almost all possible programming languages.
However, in practice it would require a fair amount of effort to put together the correct URLs and to interpret the results that come back. This is where client libraries come in. These libraries are created by Kaltura in a variety of programming languages, to make it easier to use the Kaltura API. Also, as experts in our own APIs, we create these in the best possible way, so everything should work faster and better.
All our client libraries are available to download here (or under http://[YourKalturaServer]/api_v3/testme/client-libs.php).
The new objective C library enables native iOS / Mac-OS applications to use the Kaltura API. As all other client libraries, this library is auto-generated, and therefore always updated with the latest API changes. This library is bundled with a static library Xcode project, for easy integration with existing projects.
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December 25th, 2011
This post assumes you have Kaltura CE4 and Red5 installed and configured for webcam recording, if you don’t read this post.
In this final video post about Kaltura CE4 and Red5 integration, we will show how to enable RTMP delivery and live streaming.
- RTMP delivery and live streaming using Red5
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