I’ve been researching for a few days about what would be the best (was looking for free but then I realised it’s not going to happen, so just the cheapest/cost effective) way to have a SELF HOSTED Video on Demand platform, that would allow flexible access models for users ( subscriptions/rental/purchases ), for videos, but also audio and ebooks (no drm or transcoding services needed). Something like filmdoo, cinesquare and so on.
How good of an idea do you think it would be to use Kaltura as a starting point ?
I managed to find no VoD services made with Kaltura, and no such pre-built offer to buy from Kaltura itself. Are there any ? If so, how much does it cost ?
As a possible solutions I found magento2 to be a candidate, with some added coding to handle the specifics of media streaming. Found this nice vod site that uses magento: flimmit dotcom (cannot post >2 links so i edited it)
Another candidate would be jellyfin, which unfortunately lacks conditional user access per title and any payment integrations. But has native apps for android/ios and a very nice looking UI. Probably a bad idea without more conditional access support from the core code.
Or just build everything from scratch.
What do you think ? I am looking mostly for unbiased opinions from people that have nothing to sell to me personally. (except a Kaltura product, of course).
I tried to install kaltura itself on ubuntu 18.04, using the automated script, but it failed. First it complained about some invalid signatures:
W: GPG error: (removed linked cause I can’t post >2 links) propus InRelease: The following signatures were invalid: 8118B7B578D4BA50032E3B740E221B84C95650AB
so I modified this line to add trusted=yes:
echo "deb [arch=amd64 trusted=yes] http…
then it failed with this (running as root):
Any competent advice will be greatly appreciated, for both issues (vod framework and kaltura install problem).