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.
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December 23rd, 2011
This post assumes you have a working Kaltura CE 4.0 server. To easily install CE4 check out “How to setup Kaltura CE 4.0 VMWare image in 15 minutes“.
Welcome to the second video tutorial in our video posts series on installing and using Kaltura CE 4.0.
In this post, we show how to use a webcam to capture video using the Kaltura Contribution Wizard in CE 4 and the open source Red5 media server. As always we try to keep the knowledge and steps as general as we can so the guide will fit any Kaltura installation (VMWare, Cloud, Install, On Prem, etc.).
Note, that different Linux distributions (Debian or Fedora) behave differently and often use different commands. While the below installation steps are the same, the specific commands may vary between distros (for example, in CentOS we use yum to install packages, while in Ubuntu the command will most likely be apt-get).
This video tutorial will guide you through installation of the Red5server and its configuration in Kaltura CE 4.0 for enabling webcam recording.
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December 21st, 2011
Kaltura has extended and improved support for multi lingual captions, allowing you to upload SRT or timed-text caption files directly to the KMC, in multiple languages and formats. Using multi-lingual captions, you can extend your reach to new audiences and geographies, increasing the number of views, click-through rates and monetization.
December 20th, 2011
What are UIVars and Why should you care…
The Kaltura Players are built on a framework of an XML based flexible and customizable UI.
If you just read the above line and remained wondering, worry not! you don’t even have to be a developer to be able to modify player features by yourself, add plugins, modify skins or behaviors. Using the Player Studio, one can create as many Player instances that feature different styles, options and behaviors.
To simplify the management of many of the player features, Kaltura has implemented the “UIVars” to override and configure player features.
Kaltura UIVars are an incredibly powerful feature of the Kaltura Players which allows publishers to pre-set or override the value of any FlasVar (object level parameters), show, hide and disable existing UI element, add new plugins and UI elements to an existing player and modify attributes of all the player elements.
This post will take the reader through utilizing the Kaltura Players UIVars functionality and share a collection of the most common use cases that Kaltura’s customers came across with and how these can be easily achieved through the use of UIVars.
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December 18th, 2011
In the last post in Maximizing video SEO series we discussed how to take advantage of Kaltura’s platform and to make search engines understand the videos on your site.
This post will guide you how to make search engines identify your video chapters, thus recognizing more data from your video and increasing your video SEO.
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November 22nd, 2011
This guest post is authored by Tzahi Sofer, CEO of attracTV. attracTV is a Kaltura Technology Partner and the first vidget (video widget) platform – Whether it’s social viewing, commercial transactions, searching for program-related information or any other interactive content, vidgets give publishers, advertisers and developers tools to engage viewers while they watch a video, and all these activities are tracked, monitored and analyzed.
There is no doubt that video has become a significant part of the world of online business. Online video viewing in general and Internet TV in particular are increasing dramatically. Top-of-the-line network content, together with live sporting events, concerts, etc. are bringing millions of people to spend more and more time viewing programs on their personal computers and mobile devices. Substantial resources are being poured into this effort. Audience growth has jumped as viewers have come to appreciate the flexibility of a high-quality, television-like viewing experience.
Somewhere along the line, we have overlooked the fact that these viewers are seasoned Internet users who are not satisfied with a static viewing experience.
Introducing the attracTV vidgets platform. This new integration connects publishers’ vidgets account at attracTV with their Kaltura players and videos. In addition, developers can develop vidgets on top of attracTV’s platform and make them available to publishers.
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