Kaltura CE 14.4.0 released


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Hello all,

The latest version is now available.

Tighter integration between Nginx’s RTMP module and the Kaltura API

Using the Nginx RTMP module exec hooks, we now support auto provisioning a Kaltura Live entry upon initiating an RTMP stream.
A VOD recording of the stream is automatically uploaded as a separate entry once the streaming session concludes.
The VOD entry name will be a concatenation of the stream’s original name and the string ‘-VOD’.
Manual creation of the Live entry continues to be supported as before.

Kaltura entry auto provisioning

When streaming, the following params must be passed to the Nginx RTMP endpoint:

partner_id
partner_secret: the partner’s ADMIN secret
service_url: the Kaltura endpoint WITHOUT the protocol (http[s])
nginx_endpoint: the Nginx hostname
is_ssl: set to ‘true’, ‘y’ or 1 if the connection is to be done over SSL
entry_name: the Kaltura live entry name

For example:

$ ffmpeg -re -i /path/to/vid/file -c:v copy -c:a copy -f flv -rtmp_live 1 \
 "rtmp://$NGINX_HOST:$NGINX_RTMP_PORT/kLive/$STREAM_NAME?partner_id=103&partner_secret=somesecret&service_url=$KALTURA_ENDPOINT&nginx_endpoint=$NGINX_HOST:$NGINX_PORT&entry_name=my_entry&is_ssl=true"

By default, $NGINX_RTMP_PORT is 1935. For SSL, $NGINX_PORT is 8443, otherwise, it’s 88.
All these defaults may be changed during the kaltura-nginx configuration phase.

Adaptive bitrate support

This can be accomplished by using ffmpeg to transform the source stream into 4 separate streams, each with a different bitrate.
The configuration is disabled by default as the operation is CPU and RAM intensive. If you opt to enable it, ensure you have sufficient HW resources.

To enable, edit /etc/nginx/nginx.conf [RPM] or /opt/kaltura/nginx/conf/nginx.conf [deb], uncomment the exec /opt/kaltura/bin/ffmpeg block under application kLive and reload the daemon.

kaltura-base (14.4.0) changelog:

kaltura-kmcng (v5.2.1) changelog:

  • Custom Data - Some characters entered in custom text fields are displayed with their character reference and break-lines are ignored
  • Entries - Scrolling down action isn’t smooth in IE11, edge and Firefox

To upgrade, please follow:

RPM based:

Deb based:

Or, if running a cluster:



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