Kaltura MediaSpace 5 and Kaltura Application Framework (KAF) Release Notes and Changelog

In this document you will find all the release notes pertaining Kaltura MediaSpace (KMS) and Kaltura Application Framework (KAF).

Release Notes List:


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KMS/KAF Version

Date Released

Details

5.91.05October 7, 2019Details
5.90.18September 18, 2019Details
5.89.12August 13, 2019Details

5.88.27

July 23, 2019

Details

5.87.13

June 24, 2019

Details

5.86.11

May 26, 2019

Details

5.85.17

May 5, 2019

Details

5.84.19

April 1, 2019

Details

5.83.14

March  3, 2019

Details

5.82.15

February 4, 2019

Details

5.81.08

January 7, 2019

Details

5.80.14

December 17, 2018

Details

5.79.19

November 19, 2018

Details

5.78.10

October 15, 2018

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5.77.14

September 26, 2018

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5.76.12

August 27, 2018

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5.75.17

July 30, 2018

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5.74.30

July 8, 2018

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5.73.24

June 4, 2018

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5.72.10

May 7, 2018

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5.71.16

 April 9, 2018

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5.70.18

March 12, 2018

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5.69.19

February 12, 2018

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5.68.12

January 15, 2018

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5.67.17

December 18, 2017

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5.66.07

November 20, 2017

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5.65.12

October 23, 2017

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5.64.08

September 25, 2017

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5.63.15

August 28, 2017

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5.62.18

August 1, 2017

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5.61.29

July 3, 2017

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5.60.12

May 22, 2017

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Version 5.91.05

These release notes pertain to Kaltura MediaSpace (KMS) and Kaltura Application Framework (KAF) version 5.91.05, released on October 7, 2019.

What's New

  • Time & Date – We consolidated all the fields in the Admin that pertain to the way time and date show in KMS/KAF, and merged them all into one field.  (1)
    This unification allows you to control the way time and date shows in KMS/KAF using the “dateFormat” field under the application module.
    We are also introducing a new field called "uploadDateStyle"  under the application module, to allow the Admins to choose whether to show the explicit date, e.g. "September 1st, 2019" instead of "2 days ago". (2)

  • UI Changes – Under each entry, an icon showing the number of plays is presented. The current "eye" icon was changed to the triangle play button to make sure the visual representation is correct, as “eye” usually represents “player impressions” and not “plays”. (3)

  • Styling Module – We added a new addition to the styling capabilities – “Dropdown Menu Background Color (:active)”.
    This new field modifies the background color when a dropdown menu element is active. (4)
  • Quick Ingest – While still in open Beta, we have added the new “Add from Library” option to the list, now presenting Add New, YouTube, Webcam, and From Library. (5)
    This option takes you to the BSE page, showing your My Media and other options.

New Features & User Stories

ID#

Summary

KMS/KAF Related

 KMS-19782

We added "reference ID" in the BSE response. 

KAF

 Resolved Issues

ID#

Summary

KMS/KAF Related

KMS-19784

Kaltura Capture - Once a user is deleted from the system (using the API), KMS will invalidate the user app-token, preventing them from using the Kaltura Capture tool.

KAF/KMS

SUP-18875

BSE v2 - when using the v2 of the BSE, Embeds on KAF now reflect the size that was set by the admin.

KAF

SUP-19473Theme module - in the Moodle and D2L extensions, the Submit button under "Edit Media Gallery" > "Theme" now shows up as expected.KAF
SUP-19568Fixed the issue where the title for videos with long titles and no spaces goes out of frame in Chrome.KMS
SUP-19610Secure Embed - TouchCast embed links interactions no working with secure embed.KMS
SUP-18615Fixed the issue where Custom Metadata of type text, intermittently is showing a"looking for more" message. KMS
SUP-18932Fixed the issue where a user cannot be added to a channel due to lower-cased and upper-cased user-IDKMS/KAF
SUP-19457Home Playlist's metadata now displays properly in smaller screen resolutions. KMS
KMS-19824BB Ultra - The publish from my media to was changes to use a different element of the course IDKAF

References

(1) KMS-19537, (2) KMS-19536, (3) KMS-19757, (4) KMS-19762, (5) KMS-19812, (6) KMS-19834


Version 5.90.18

These release notes pertain to Kaltura MediaSpace (KMS) and Kaltura Application Framework (KAF) version 5.90.18, released on September 18, 2019.

New Features and User Stories

Cross Application Publishing – Currently, you can see all of the Kaltura applications into which media is published in the My Media Page by clicking on the green Published button.

Now, you are also able see this information on each individual media’s publish section just above the Save and Cancel buttons. (PSVAMB-8500)

We have also added a new feature in the media publish section called “Unpublish from all applications”. This feature comes in the form of a button below the Published state radio button. Clicking this new button removes the media from ALL applications, including the current one, and makes the media entry completely private. 

Don’t have the feature turned on yet? Turn it on using the external applications guide

Coming Soon - Changing the UI

Notice, too, the small changes made to the visual appearance of the categories. 

Currently their appearance is similar to tags (shown below) which may cause some confusion to the user. 


Their appearance is changed to the following.


Version 5.89.12

These release notes pertain to Kaltura MediaSpace (KMS) and Kaltura Application Framework (KAF) version 5.89.12, released on August 13, 2019.

In this release, we are focusing mainly in bug fixes for KMS and KAF. Pay special attention to some additional accessibility bug fixes. Take a look at the coming soon section, to learn more about what are we working on behind the scenes.

New Features & User Stories 

ID#

Summary

KMS/KAF Related

KMS-19640

[Accessibility] The publish saving confirmation alert is focused once the save it pressed.

KAF/KMS

KMS-19639

[Accessibility] Make the save button unavailable if there is nothing to save.

KAF/KMS

KMS-19633[Accessibility] When Shared repository are turned on, custom field are no longer read by screen readers when they are hidden to view.KAF/KMS
KMS-19632[Accessibility] Fixed the way the tags field is read when adding a new entry, to be read correctly by screen readers.KAF/KMS
KMS-19515When using the disclaimer module, once a user has checked the box and save, it is no longer available to uncheck.KAF/KMS
KMS-19734Moderation page - entry links now contain category ID to support KAF Context security    KAF/KMS
KMS-19688[Entry Theme] When creating a new player set, you no longer can save it with a with a blank name.KMS
KMS-19689[Category Theme] We have removed the 'Category option' and 'Enable channel carousel' from KAFs.KAF
KMS-18912The issue where a user with Viewer Role cannot add members to channels was resolved.KAF/KMS

KMS Support Tickets 

ID#

Summary

KMS/KAF Related

SUP-19057

Visual changes to the information icons in the category Theme page where made to makes it easier to click.

KAF/KMS

SUP-19024Static Page no longer available to anonymous users when using a capital letters in the “slug” parameterKMS
SUP-19004Changed the limitation of sub categories displayed for publishing from 4 to 6 levels of sub categories.KMS
SUP-18996Made some visual changes to the channels page when using Table view to better align the text in the tables.KMS/KAF
SUP-18991Changes in the Hosted module now can be saved. The issue was caused by a redundant module that was removed from the affected instances.KAF
SUP-18938The limitation for number of "allowedUsers" users in the "Recscheduling" module was increased from 30 to 500.KMS/KAF
SUP-18931Setting the channel Theme to "Media" first, no longer causes the playlists thumbnail to disappear when clicking on "Home" tab.KMS/KAF
SUP-18902The "Appears In" dropdown is now displaying correctly over the media list below the channel’s header.KMS
SUP-18859Change of warning message for replacing media to reflect the type of media you are about to replace.KMS/KAF
SUP-18814The "Save&Embed" for Kaltura Capture in BSE was removed, as it is not available in that workflow.KAF
SUP-18557The issue where users with certain time zone set (e.g. “America/Mexico_City”) cannot change a thumbnail, was resolved.KMS


Version 5.88.27

These release notes pertain to Kaltura MediaSpace (KMS) and Kaltura Application Framework (KAF) version 5.88.27, released on July 23, 2019.

What's New KMS & KAF

  • URL for Filtered Results / Channel Topics (1)

This is a 2 in one feature. Specific URLs for all pages that have data filtered have been added (except for the category pages).

Each time you search or use filters for My Media, Global Search, or All-Channels, the URL changes accordingly to reflect your search/filtering results. You can save the URL in your favorites or send it to someone else.

An important use case for the filters’ URL feature is the Channel Topics. The Channel topics filter may be used to add and filter topics for channels in the “All Channels” and “My Channels” Pages.

The URL created by filtering channels by topics provides a new way to create dedicated channel pages per topic.

For additional information see Creating and Using Topics for Channels for KMS and KAF.

  • Themes - Additional capabilities for Theming are available in KMS/KAF. (2)
    • Admins may setup sets of players to use in a category.
    • Each category owner (channel, gallery, media gallery) can decide what set of players to use for their category.  This option is configured in the ChannelTheme (for both channels and media galleries) and Categorytheme modules (for galleries).

Note: If you have the Theme Preference set up you may choose which option overrides the other. For example you can select the single entry theme to override the category theme or vice versa.

  • Subscribers - A  column has been added under the Members page for Categories. The “Subscribed” column, indicates whether a user has subscribed to the category or not. (3)
     You can see subscribers that are members as well as subscribers that are not members.
  • Carousel Type – The Home page has a new carousel type available. Turn it on from the Home module. (4)


  • Quick Ingest – This Quick Ingest feature, is a new addition to the BSE family. It can compliment the BSE feature, or replace it. It is basically a BSE without the Browse and the Search. As this is currently released in Open Beta mode, we will release more information after we go live. (5)
  • All new KMS/KAF instances will be created with players marked with version “Latest”. (6)
  • Unnecessary Flash Vars have been removed from the embed code to speed up the embed process. (Webcasting) (7)
  • RAPT/PATH: KAF users can now embed interactive videos from BSE. (8)
  • A new and improved translation file is available. (9)

Resolved Issues

ID#

Summary

KMS/KAF Related

KMS-19547

The "Delete channel" is displayed on the main edit channel page only.

KAF/KMS

KMS-19257

The issue where the category selection disappeared when publishing to a new course in a LMS has been fixed.

KAF

KMS-19566 

KMS admin: We  changed the text in the valueMappingType field in the Samlgroupsync module from group's name to group’s ID.  

KMS

KMS-19527 

Entry Analytics: The custom dates fields no longer overlao the dashboard image.

KMS/KAF

KMS-18882 

The issue where the category name was cut in 'Appears In' as been fixed.

KMS

KMS-19593

The issue where the category name was not displayed in the page after uploading new media to category has been fixed.

KMS

SUP-17882

i18n: The time field is now translated in the Edit Webcast Entry page

KMS/KAF

SUP-18418     

Styling: the “Loading message now changes color according to the main styling color. 

KMS

SUP-17869        

Styling: A new field in the styling module was created to change the playlist title color in the home page. 

KMS

SUP-17980

The tag search now shows exact matches only.

KMS

SUP-17981

Accessibility: Labels now change color when using the contrast feature.

KMS/KAF

SUP-18298 

The issue where a collaborator could not be added due to a slash (/) in the user’s name has been fixed.

KMS/KAF

References

(1) KMS-19534, (2) KMS-19492 (3) KMS-19548 (4) KMS-19005 (5) PSVAMB-7603 (6) KMS-18560 (7) KMS-19373 (8) KMS-19546  (9) KMS-19659


Version 5.87.13

These release notes pertain to Kaltura MediaSpace (KMS) and Kaltura Application Framework (KAF) version 5.87.13, released on June 24, 2019. 

What's New KMS & KAF

KMS Admin Text Changes

Text has been revised in the KMS/KAF admin to make it clearer. Modules: sortMediaBy, logoImageUrl, channelEmbed, galleryEmbed, Channeltopics (1) 

 Groups Management

The following new features were added to the amazing Manage Groups tool:

  • Import Users – Allows the admins to add new users to a group in a bulk. You can drop a list of user IDs separated by comma or semicolon. Note: The users will be imported with only their user-ID. Other details can be passed on login via SSO authentication. (2) 

  • Copy Group – The ability to copy a group saves time when creating groups with almost the same user list. Create a basic group of users, clone it, and then add the missing users to each cloned group. (3) 

  • Added groups’ support for the EntryDesign, Kalturacapture, Recorder, and Quiz modules (4) 

    See the article Managing Groups from the MediaSpace or KAF Admin Console for more information
    .

 

Topics Module Improvements 

As part of our enhancements to add new capabilities for channel categorization, the channelTopics module now provides the ability to setup a new filter to display for channels. Each channel can be added to a topic chosen from a predefined list. (5) 

New Features & User Stories

ID#

Summary

KMS/KAF Related

 KMS-18896

Tool tips for the Styling color have been added to the Styling Configuration page that is accessed through the Styling module.

KMS/KAF

KMS-19255

A new processing image has been added to all entries in KMS or KAF. This will show the viewer a meaningful.

KMS/KAF

KMS-19480

Limited (Profesional Services only) 2 Factor Authentication login support has been implemented for the admin login in KMS only.

KMS

 Resolved Issues

ID#

Summary

KMS/KAF Related

PSVAMB-7274

Anonymous user can now play Channel playlist in a public open channel.

KMS

PSVAMB-7546

xAPI module event list link now working in KAF applications.

KAF

KMS-18837

IVQ workflows – a smoother creation flow starting with "add new" and ending with a new quiz from a new entry.

KMS/KAF

RAPT-207

[PATH] Custom data now apply when added in the creation flow.

KMS

KMS-14551

Player bar is now available in the category “add content” page.

KMS/KAF

SUP-18057

Public channels – changes to the text to provide a more accurate description.

KMS/KAF

SUP-17639

Express recorder now releases the camera when recording is completed.  

KMS/KAF

SUP-18528

Adjustments to the buttons size on the Express Capture to fit larger text.

KMS

SUP-17813

Fixed the skewed thumbnails issue in categories when using the gallery View in Chrome 

KMS/KAF

SUP-14358

Fixed the display issue with channels view in specific sizes. 

KMS/KAF

SUP-4230

Replace Media is now available for audio and images media types

KMS/KAF

SUP-17881

Click on a tag in global search will now redirect to the tags search

KMS

SUP-17144

Comments on a comment are now counted in the sum of comments per entry.

KMS/KAF

SUP-18246

Fixed the issue where My-Media searches produce inconsistent results for collaborated entries. 

KAF/KMS

SUP-18476

Fixed the padding around Kaltura embed videos in Canvas.

KAF

SUP-18490

Global search is now working correctly with "Simplified Chinese"

KMS

SUP-17551

KMS no longer shows an API error after removing a member of a channel of type manager that is also a subscriber.

KMS

KMS-19516

[Editor] The users can now close the editor while clipping is done in the background. 

KMS/KAF

Coming Soon

Here is a sample of items to be released on our upcoming versions:

  • Playlists - changes to the way playlists are created, viewed and managed in KMS/KAF.

References

(1) KMS-19491, KMS-19512, KMS-19519, KMS-19266 (2) KMS-19521; (3)  KMS-19565; (4) PSVAMB-7557, KMS-19523; (5) KMS-19266


Version 5.86.11

These release notes pertain to Kaltura MediaSpace (KMS) and Kaltura Application Framework (KAF) version 5.86.11, released on May 26, 2019. 

What's New KMS & KAF

In-Video Quiz – Multiple Attempts

Multiple attempts is now available for the KAF LMS extensions and plugins quizzes (1) . For more information see the section about Multiple Attempts in the Kaltura Video Editing Tools - Quiz Tab article.

Please make sure to update all your players  in the Kaltura Management Console Universal Studio.  More information may be found in the IVQ documentation.

 

CaptureSpace End-of-Life

CaptureSpace will reach end-of-life on June 1st, 2019. At that point, Kaltura Capture will replace CaptureSpace and CaptureSpace will no longer be supported by Kaltura.

To enable Kaltura Capture, follow the information in the Kaltura Capture documentation.  Additional information about the transition may be found in the FAQ page.

 

Embed

MediaSpace sharing capabilities have been enhanced, allowing end users to share a video while pointing it to a specific time start and/or end time:

You can send a link to a media page with a specific portion of the media so only a concentrated portion of the media is shared. Use on of the following methods:

  • Use the Start at time or End at time field to enter the viewing start and end times.
  • Use the icon next to the field to sync the time that is currently on the media player. 
  • Manually input the start and end times into the link by adding st=$ed=

  .

 

Groups Management

Additional features have been added to the groups’ capabilities; a checkbox for Specific Users/Groups has been added to support groups in the admin console for fields that contain check box types for permissions. (2)  

Check the Specific Users/Groups box and enter the Users/Groups information.

For those using the Samlgroupsync – KMS now is able to handle special characters in the group name. (3)

In the next sprint we intend to add the ability to import new users directly to groups. (4).

 

Home Page – Trending Videos

A new playlist type "Trending" is now available in the Home page setting. Set the option in the Home module carousel type in the KMS admin.

The Trending playlist presents the set of the most played media in the past 30 days, 7 days, or last 48 hours on the MediaSpace home page. (5)

 

New Features & User Stories

ID#

Summary

KMS/KAF Related

 KMS-19247

Minor UI changes have been made to improve to the Upload page. An image and animation have been added to indicate the upload (drag and drop) process.

KMS

KMS-19488

The Express Capture HTML Recorder button’s name was renamed to “Express Capture”. 

KMS/KAF

PSVAMB-6881

xAPI: Quiz Statements have been added to the xAPI beacons. 

KMS/KAF

Resolved Issues

ID#

Summary

KMS/KAF Related

KMS-19429

Clicking on playlists in the home page sends the relevant channel analytics. 

KMS

SUP-17366

The Styling module settings now cascade to all the search pages.

KMS

SUP-17801

In the Analytics page, the data no longer overlaps with the header text.

KMS/KAF

SUP-18124

Unlisted videos are now set with a special tag to prevent Google search indexing. 

KMS

SUP-17549

The following issue has been fixed on mobile: when the navigationStyle is set to ‘Vertical’, the global search bar is taking a higher section of the top.

KMS

SUP-4230

Replacing media in KMS/KAF is now available for audio files and images.

KMS/KAF

SUP-17810

The date on the quiz answers section in the entry analytics was removed to prevent confusion. 

KMS/KAF

SUP-18347

IE11: When the xAPI module is turned on, the search bar is no longer missing on IE11.

KMS

Coming Soon

Here is a sample of items to be released on our upcoming versions:

  • Playlists - changes to the way playlists are created, viewed and managed in KMS/KAF.

References

(1) KMS-18581; KMS-18584; KMS-18583; KMS-18580; KMS-18582 (2) KMS-19186; (3) KMS-19393; (4) KMS-19221; (5) KMS-18836

 

 

Version 5.85.17

These release notes pertain to Kaltura MediaSpace (KMS) and Kaltura Application Framework (KAF) version 5.85.17, released on May 5, 2019. 

 

What's New KMS & KAF

Groups Management: The ability to manage groups is now available directly from the KMS/KAF admin. This is another important step allowing groups to become super useful, and to allow faster and better control over a user’s permission in a bulk.

For more details, see the following articles about Managing Groups:

New Channel type – “Public, Open”: We have added a new type of public channel. A public channel is a channel that is available to guests just like the galleries (assuming your KMS is open for anonymous users). The ability to add content to the existing public channel was restricted to channel members. The new Public Open channel is opened to any logged in user with the private Only role and above, and can add content to it without being a member of the channel. (1)

Express Capture – HTML Webcam Recorder: Several UI enhancements were made; such as making the text style, line separators, alignment of icons, and changing the text from “Save a copy” to “Download a copy”.

We also added a message that indicates that the upload is complete, and when so made sure that the webcam is released after the recording is completed.

Email Notifications: Introducing a new look to the old page, with preparations for the new features that will be added later – per instance notifications. These are currently in a closed-beta, and will be introduced in later sprints as a self-serve upgrade to all instances.  (2)

 

 

xAPI Additions: Adding more features/actions to the xAPI statements we are sending (3)

  • Added actions: Resume play, pause, seek 
  • Added info: Length of Video 
  • Added configuration: Send user info or account info

 

New Features & User Stories

ID#

Summary

KMS/KAF Related

 KMS-19247

i18n: Missing translated words in German were added.

KMS/KAF

KMS-17438

Groups: Added support for the viewer type in webcast entries.

KMS/KAF

KMS-19044

Youtube entries: We are now ingesting a higher resolution YouTube thumbnail.

KMS/KAF

KMS-19233

BSE: In the embed settings, you can now use the thumb embed with the start/end feature. 

KAF

SUP-4230

Replace media feature was enhanced, and is now available for both the audio and image media types. 

KMS/KAF

Resolved Issues

ID#

Summary

KMS/KAF Related

KMS-19351 / SUP-15131

 We enhanced the “Publish from category” to better support cases where users are enrolled in a great number of courses.

KAF

KMS-19384

 Enhanced security was added to prevent XSS vulnerability when using the “saved searches” for a specific user. 

KMS/KAF

SUP-17325

Resolved the issue where My Media in KAF is not responsive on small screen iOS devices.

KAF

SUP-17361

The issues where the 2nd lever gallery breadcrumbs are colored white was resolved

KAF

SUP-16687

The “CSS :hover button" effect is now available for the "extend" button in the Media Gallery

KAF

SUP-17069

Custom metadata now reflect the HTML tags

KMS/KAF

SUP-17593

Issue with share via email when an ampersand char (&) is present is resolved. 

KMS

SUP-16923

Webcast: Users can now be added as Webcast Moderator and not only co-viewers.

KMS/KAF

SUP-17566

IE11: Fixed the issues where changes are not saved when uploading using IE11 browser.

KMS

KMS-19393

Samlgroupsync module now supports special characters and spaces for groups IDs. The fix will change any special char/space into an underscore (_).

KMS

SUP-17646

The time indicator in the quiz editor is now working correctly.

KMS/KAF

SUP-17164

Search results for categories (galleries/channels) with a slash (/) in the name are now linking correctly. 

KMS

SUP-17464

In KAF, access to clicking on tags was blocked (in KMS it stay untouched, and will lead to a “per-tag” search). 

KAF

SUP-16950

Channel managers added via a group can now see the channel in “My Channels” page. KMS

KMS

SUP-17916

Added support for special domains (e.g. https://KMS.URL.com/extension) to prevent error on home playlist links.

KMS

Coming Soon

Here is a sample of items to be released on our upcoming versions:

  • Playlists - changes to the way playlist are created, viewed and manged in KMS/KAF 

References

(1) PSVAMB-6745(2) PSVAMB-4944 (3); PSVAMB-6880, PSVAMB-6882, PSVAMB-7056


Version 5.84.19

These release notes pertain to Kaltura MediaSpace (KMS) and Kaltura Application Framework (KAF) version 5.84.19, released on April 1, 2019. 

 

What's New In-Video Quiz

A new release of the In-Video Quiz (IVQ) feature is now available. 

Please see IVQ release notes page for more information. 

The new features include a new Analytics Table, the ability to Remove Attempts of a user, the ability to allow Multiple Attempts for each quiz, and a brand-new question type – Open Text Question.

 

 

What's New KMS & KAF

BSE Embeds

  • We changed the "No source video was found" message for entries that are in conversion process to a new meaningful message. (1)

 Accessibility

  • The “Load More” button was added to more pages when enabled. Also, a new link was added to the Accessibility module where admins can enable the button. (2)

 

New Features & User Stories

ID#

Summary

KMS/KAF Related

 SUP-16403 

We added a "Channel Actions" tool tip for the Channel button in the header. 

KMS

Resolved Issues

ID#

Summary

KMS/KAF Related

SUP-17533

Issue in pages where multiple entries existed with a quiz, resulting in error due to the cookies size, was resolved.

KAF

SUP-17205

The issue where comments for entries marked in the KMC with status of “Flagged For Review” could not be disabled was fixed.

KMS/KAF

SUP-17531

eSearch – Added a Cross-Site Scripting protection on the global search in KMS.

KMS

SUP-17658

The issue where empty response is returned from the API, causing the grades not to pass to the gradebook was fixed.

KAF

SUP-17491

Kaltura Express Capture – Changes were made to the field browserNotSupportedText in the instance admin to allow adding of alternative text.

KAF/KMS

SUP-17183

The issue where users receive an error when auto-generating a thumbnail due to access control profile was fixed.

KAF/KMS

SUP-17409

The shift of buttons in the Media Gallery Analytics’ engagement tab was resolved. 

KAF

SUP-17268

We removed the "Delete Channel" option in KAF since in the LMSs extensions it is not relevant.

KAF

SUP-16923

Changes were made to the Webcast Moderator permissions to work in sync with the new Co-viewer permission.

KMS/KAF

KMS-19265

SAML – The issue where the Samlgroupsync module did not handle spaces was fixed. Spaces in group IDs will now be replaced with an underscore (“_”).

KMS

SUP-17305

SAML – When using multi-auth configurations, the “shouldPost” field no longer appears.

KMS

SUP-17593

The issue where Ampersand (&) in the media name or description cause the email share to cut was fixed.

KMS

SUP-17410

i18n – The Load more button’s “No More Media Found” message is now translated to German (Es gibt keine weiteren Medieneinträge).

KMS/KAF

SUP-16740

The issue where uploading a new thumbnail for a channel’s cover on IE was resolved. 

KMS

SUP-17436

Comments for Live Entries are now displayed.

KMS/KAF

SUP-17366

The Styling module is now affecting the Kaltura Capture page.

KMS/KAF

SUP-17695

A channel thumbnail can now be updated properly.

KMS

SUP-17535

Additional Cross-site scripting (XSS) prevention for Firefox was added for the embed page.

KMS

Coming Soon

Here is a sample of items to be released on our upcoming versions:

  • Manual Groups management – Currently available as an Open Beta in the KMS/KAF admin pages.

References

(1) KMS-19199(2) KMS-19325; KMS-18666;

 

Version 5.83.14

These release notes pertain to Kaltura MediaSpace (KMS) and Kaltura Application Framework (KAF) version 5.83.14, released on March 4, 2019. 

What's New for KAF & KMS

 Browse Search and Embed 

  • Timeline has been added to the Kaltura Browse Search and embed feature. Use the timeline to select a start and end time for your media using the embed settings. (1) 
  • BSE Status message – An informative message about the status of the BSE embed has been added. (2)

Express Capture 

Groups-Management

  • In the KMS admin in any location where you can set a role, you can now add users/groups. (6)
  • Change Media Owner– You can set a “Group” as the owner of an entry. (7)

Other

  • KMS Gallery/Channel theme - First Tab Load - Admins and category managers can control which tab to load into the category first. Enable this option in the KMS  Admin Console through the Categorytheme module or Channeltheme module.. (8) 
  • New Translation Enhancements have been applied to the KMS and KAF applications. (9) 

New Features & User Stories

ID#

Summary

KMS/KAF Related

 KMS-18766 

Text has been added to the Moderation module to describe it’s functionality. 

KMS/KAF

 REACH2-260  

(Canvas) When using the Browse Search and Embed feature, the iFrame is resized to allow sizes for each KAF application to support the Transcript Widget. 

 KAF

 KMS-18838

IVQ Creation flow "Add New" changes. The Add New option has been removed from the IVQ flow to ensure a seamless workflow.

 KMS/KAF

Resolved Issues

ID#

Summary

KMS/KAF Related

KMS-19202

Instances no longer crash due to a Grade Book submission overload.

KAF

KMS-19148

The XSS issue in translations has been resolved. 

KMS/KAF

KMS-18861

[IVQ] The editor in the preview quiz player is now displaying the "no skip" option correctly.

KMS

PSVAMB-6131

IE 11: Thumbnails are now aligned correctly within the carousel. 

KMS

SUP-16917

German translation in MediaSpace has been corrected. 

KMS

SUP-17273

The language characters in the MediaSpace header are now aligned. 

KMS

SUP-16964

The Channel Thumbnail is now displayed properly on initial upload. 

KMS

SUP-15278

The API error on KMS Analytics when generating CSV file has been fixed. 

KMS

SUP-17200 

Caption Upload is now working properly with IE. 

KMS/KAF

SUP-17264 

French Translation in MediaSpace has been corrected.

KMS

SUP-16548

The KMS carousel bug has been fixed. 

KMS

SUP-17044

Media Count is now updated correctly when a new entry is published to a channel.

KMS

SUP-16585

Sorting channel entries is now working properly.

KMS

SUP-16903 

German Translation in MediaSpace has been corrected.

KMS

SUP-17116 

[Moodle] Embed in TinyMCE is now working and displays the video as it should.

KAF

SUP-17205

Disabled comments for a specific entry are now working properly.

KMS/KAF

SUP-17039

The issue where the V2 UI loads the channel manager’s list behind entry thumbnails has been corrected.

KMS

SUP-16564/KMS-18903

The issue with LTI Grading with multiple KAF sessions has been fixed. The LTIGrading module now saves its data in a cookie instead of relying on the session. IVQ grades are now sent properly to the LMS grade books.

KMS/KAF

Coming Soon

Here is a sample of items to be released on our upcoming versions:

  • Groups Support – We are adding additional group capabilities in the KMS admin.

References

(1) KMS-18776, (2) KMS-18775, (3) KMS-19006, (4) KMS-18744, (5) KMS-18741, (6) (KMS-18104), (7) KMS-17396, (8) PSVAMB-5905/ PSVAMB-5745, (9) KMS-19130


Version 5.82.15

These release notes pertain to Kaltura MediaSpace (KMS) and Kaltura Application Framework (KAF) version 5.82.15, released on February 4, 2019. 

 What's New for KAF & KMS

  • Kaltura Express Capture - HTML Webcam Recorder  – A new Big Red Button has been added to the Kaltura Capture suite. This new feature is now available for all KMS and KAF instances. Kaltura Express Capture enables recording content directly from the browser, with no need to install any additional software.

    Admins: Give it a try by going to the instance admin and enable the new “Recorder” module. (1)
    Note the Player version must be v3. A new v3 player will automatically be created in the module when you turn enable it.

    The new webcam recorder will replace the Flash recorder, which is anticipated to be removed from KMS and KAF later this year. (An announcement will be sent.)

    For more information on how to use the Webcam Recording option to add media,  see the article Kaltura Express Capture.

  • BSE (Browse Search & Embed) “Advanced Settings”

    For Admins: The Embed Advanced Settings feature may be enabled on all KAF instances by choosing a new BSE version – V3. When enabled, the Kaltura Embed Media page is displayed with an entire new set of embed features (more to come). See the Browse Search and Embed Administrator's Guide for more information.
    To try it out, login to the KAF admin page, select the browseandembed module and turn on the v3 version in the enableNewBSEUI field. Please note, the v3 version will replace previous versions, that are intended to be removed later this year (A separate announcement will be sent with more information). (2)

    For Users: Please see the articles Browse Search and Embed for information on how to launch the BSE feature,  and the article Using the Kaltura Browse Search and Embed (BSE) Feature for more information.
  • Collaboration, Co-Viewer – A new collaboration type is now available – “Co-Viewer”. This option allows users to share videos with other team members or groups without the need to publish the video or make it unlisted. (3)
  • Optimization – We have enhanced the API for several pages, making them load smarter and faster (There are no changes from a UI perspective, except for a faster load).(4) 

New Features & User Stories

ID#

Summary

KMS/KAF Related

KMS-18891

We added a tool tip for long fields in the entry’s custom data information.

KMS/KAF

 

Resolved Issues

ID#

Summary

KMS/KAF Related

KMS-18374

Custom metadata filters in the search filter tab, containing a lot of data, can now show all the fields. 

KMS/KAF

KMS-18482

Search - the channelsSorting field in the KMS admin will now effect the new search. 

KMS

SUP-16515

The issue when trying to set flavors for download in webcast entries was resolved. 

KMS/KAF

SUP-16828

The issue where the empty "Options" tab appeared in the entry edit page, due to live and clipping features has been fixed.

KMS/KAF

SUP-15323

Admins can now disable the Trimming option in the Editor module.

 

KMS/KAF

SUP-16852

IE11 –The issue in IE11 where a new entry automatically turns to private after uploading has been fixed.

KMS

SUP-16637

Blackboard – We removed the white border around the player when using the BSE.

KAF

SUP-16823

The issue where the “Display embedded media in this Media Gallery" option in the Media Gallery Edit page does not disappear after disabling it in the KAF admin has been fixed.

KAF

SUP-16797

We changed the order of the playlist to show the channel playlist first in the channel carousel field in the Channel Edit page. 

KMS

SUP-16788

We removed the "Launch Editor" option from the Actions drop down, when the user is not allowed to use the editor.

KMS

SUP-15998

IE11 - The issue where the channel thumbnail is not stretched out in IE 11 was resolved.

KMS

SUP-15479

We made minor changes to the Download button colors to improve the display.

KMS/KAF

SUP-16398

Groups – We added the ability for category owner to change the permissions of groups in the Category Users page.

KMS

SUP-16786

The issue where Media gallery managers are unable to import content from a different Media Gallery has been resolved.

KAF

SUP-16702

We fixed the issue with upload of custom Favicon in the KMS admin.

KMS

SUP-16418

The “My History” custom dates filter is now displaying correctly.

KMS

SUP-16420

We added the channel header (name and thumbnail) to the Channel Analytics page.

KMS

SUP-16792

We added the ability for a media owner to add themselves as a media collaborator.

KMS

SUP-16726

The issue where pressing the "Edit Captions" button resulted with an error has been fixed.

KMS/KAF

KMS-18453

i18n – Missing translated words in Dutch have been added.

KMS/KAF

SUP-16365

The issue where a user got an “Access denied” message for some entries in the My History page has been fixed.

KMS

SUP-16657

Users can now use the new “Edit Captions” capabilities, even if the REACH v2 module is not enabled. 

KMS/KAF

 

Coming Soon

Here is a sample of items to be released on our upcoming versions:

  • Groups Support – We are adding additional group capabilities in the KMS admin.

References

(1) KMS-18728; (2) KMS-18133; (3) KMS-18667; (4) KMS-18702

 

Version 5.81.08

These release notes pertain to Kaltura MediaSpace (KMS) and Kaltura Application Framework (KAF) version 5.81.08, released on January 7, 2019. 

 

What's New for KAF & KMS

  • KMS Header Dropdown Menu –Admins can create a dropdown of items in the navigation bar. For example, you can add a list of channels. This new feature is available in the Navigation module.
     Select the “Add items” button to add the dropdown items. (1):

  • Custom Data Display – We made changes to the way Custom Metadata is displayed on the entry page. It is now displayed vertically, and the ‘Related Entry’ images are displayed (if available) (2):
     

New Features & User Stories

ID#

Summary

KMS/KAF Related

KMS-18832 

Added support for multi-entry tasks, such as approval of moderated entries in a channel.

KMS/KAF

KMS-18565

BSE – We changed the icon for the “Embed” and “Save & Embed” buttons.

KAF

 

Resolved Issues

ID#

Summary

KMS/KAF Related

SUP-16254

Media that is out of the scheduled timeframe, will no longer be displayed in galleries/channels and will only be displayed in My-Media. 

 

KMS/KAF

SUP-16398

Added the ability to edit group permissions within a KMS category for groups created automatically by the SAMLgroupSync module.

 

KMS

SUP-16226

SAML – We Improved the login via SAML to redirect users to the launch page after login is completed.

 

KMS

SUP-16275

Accessibility –The issue where the “Subscribe” button was not keyboard accessible has been fixed.

KMS/KAF

SUP-16534

The number of media in a Category now displays the correct number and no longer, includes hidden entries.

KMS/KAF

SUP-16671

The issue where the Quiz admin module is not accessible after removing the player ID has been fixed.

KAF

SUP-16562

The issue where users that were previously set as “subscribers” could not be added as “members” has been fixed.

KMS

SUP-14980

SUP-15838 The “ChannelsSorting” field in the “Channels” module is now affecting the “channels” page sorting correctly.

KMS

SUP-16236

Flagged media is now displayed in KMS categories correctly.

KMS/KAF

SUP-14861

i18n – The translation for the “co-publisher” string in Spanish has been changed.  

KMS/KAF

SUP-15929

i18n – We added translations for missing words in the German language.

KMS/KAF

KMS-18453

i18n – We added translations for missing words in the Dutch language.

KMS/KAF

SUP-16365

The issue where users received the message “Access Denied” for private entries in My History page has been fixed.

KMS

SUP-16657

 

REACH – The issue where the "Edit Captions" button produces an "Access Denied" alert has been fixed.

KMS/KAF

 

Coming Soon

Here is a sample of items to be released on our upcoming versions:

  • HTML webcam recorder – We are replacing the Flash recorder with a new HTML one.
  • BSE enhancments – We are adding some new capabilities in the BSE allowing player selecetion and more. 
  • Groups Support – We are adding additional group capabilities in the KMS admin.
  • Collaborator – new collaborator type: "Viewer".

References

(1) PSVAMB-5524; (2) KMS-15082; 

 

Version 5.80.14

These release notes pertain to Kaltura MediaSpace (KMS) and Kaltura Application Framework (KAF) version 5.80.14, released on December 14, 2018. 

 

What's New for KAF & KMS

  • Accessibility – Additional changes to support accessibility were introduced: 

    • Contrast button for our LMSs – This is a great step with accessibility, that’s allowing our LMS integrations to provide contrast mode. Turning the feature on is a simple click of a button from the accessibility module in your KAF admin. (1)
    • Login Page Text Boxes – To make it more accessible, we took the text out of the box. This change is only relevant for KMS instances not using SSO (which will be using an external login page). (2)
    • Small fixes – see in the Resolved Issues table. 
    • Multi languages – Each language can be read by a SR.
  • Groups - We added a new Group Sync module, similar to the SAML one, that will allow all you SSO gateway users to be assigned automatically to groups. See the new module information here. (3)
  • Workflows – We are improving the publishing workflow right after upload. A new tool tip allows users to know what they need to do before they can publish the video. (4)

  • UI v2 – 

    • Channel Carousel – Introducing a new feature available in the UI v2 only. The Channel Theme currently holds the first feature that allows channel owners to customize their channels. Adding a Channel Carousel displays a playlist of videos on the top of the channel, instead of a static image. (5), This option is configured in the Channeltheme module.
    • Language Flags vs. Text - Since a language can be used in many countries, we added the ability to use text instead of flags when using multiple languages in KMS. Set the new ‘showLanguageFlag’ field to “No” to activate this behavior. (6)

 

New Features & User Stories

ID#

Summary

KMS/KAF Related

KMS-18307 

In the History page UI, when there are many tags – the display is collapsed. 

 

KMS

KMS-18789

[i18n] – A newly translated Language Pack was added for KAF, KMS.

 

KAF/KMS

PSVAMB-4492

The featured Media Gallery was refreshed and now matches the UI v2.  (BB, JIVE)

KAF

 

Resolved Issues

ID#

Summary

KMS/KAF Related

SUP-14134 

Accessibility - We made sure that the 'aria-labelledby' have unique IDs.

KMS/KAF

SUP-14137

Accessibility - Input fields now contains a description in the login page 

KMS

SUP-16274

Accessibility - Alt text has been added to the Attachments download button.

KMS/KAF

PSVAMB-2845

UI – We aligned the "Responsive Sizing" toggle button with the other elements on the embed tab.

KMS/KAF

SUP-14476

 UI –The issue with the responsive layout for the Description "container" in a Channel was fixed.

KMS/KAF

SUP-14861

i18n – The translation for co-publisher in Spanish has been corrected.

KMS/KAF

SUP-14937

SUP-14937 The issue where analytics for Media Gallery showed no data (Moodle) has been fixed.


KAF

SUP-14980

SAML Logout issues when using ‘useInternalLogoutPage’ were fixed.

 

KMS

SUP-15432

The issue where media added to the Media Gallery by manager role (instructor) is pending moderation was fixed.  

 

KAF

SUP-16096

UI – The first playlist on the list is now aligned properly.

 

KMS

SUP-16154

When Adding an Entry to a Playlist from the My Channels Label “Remove from Playlist” is no longer cut off.

KMS/KAF

SUP-16289

 The issue where entry details information was not showing after Drag and Drop is now resolved. 

KMS/KAF

SUP-16368

We added a solution to allow files upload in the KMS admin (e.g. CSS upload), when a session expires. 

KMS/KAF

 

Coming Soon

Here is a sample of items to be released on our upcoming versions:

  • HTML webcam recorder – We are replacing the Flash recorder with a new HTML one.
  • BSE enhancments – We are adding some new capabilities in the BSE allowing player selecetion and more. 
  • Groups Support – We are adding additional group capabilities in the KMS admin.
  • Collaborator – new collaborator type: "Viewer"

References

(1) KMS-18476; (2) KMS-17505; (3) KMS-18704; (4) KMS-17500; (5) PSVAMB-141; (6) KMS-18712;

 

Version 5.79.19

These release notes pertain to Kaltura MediaSpace (KMS) and Kaltura Application Framework (KAF) version 5.79.19, released on November 19, 2018. 

 

What's New for KAF & KMS

  • Flash Dependency – Flash components in KMS/KAF have been removed. Components on KMS/KAF and the KMS/KAF admin that contained Flash elements were replaced with a non-Flash component. (1)
    The Webcam recorder, will be replaced with HTML recorder in the next sprints. Of course, non-flash Kaltura Capture is available to all our clients.

  • Super-Fast Upload – We have been working on decreasing the upload time. It is now 7 times shorter (as our tests show).
    Our upload process sends chunks of a file in parallel, thus utilizing the bandwidth to the max and increases the upload speed. (Relevant for KMS and KAF). (2) 

  • Add User –The Add User interface has been enhanced to allow multiple selection of users and groups with one click. This enhancement is part of our general Groups improvements. A visual component has been added to the groups and users that will let you differentiate between the 2 types. (3)
    The change will take effect in the following locations:

    • Add member to a channel/gallery
    • Add Collaborator to an entry
    • Change Media Owner
      Add a collaborator image
  • Caliper 1.1 upgrade –  Caliper integration has been upgraded and supports Caliper 1.1.(4)

  • LTI Advantages (aka LTI 1.3) support – Kaltura’s KAF is an early adopter of LTI Advantages. This will allow us to enable better teaching and learning experiences.(5)
    Please refer to the IMS Global information http://www.imsglobal.org/lti-advantage-overviewfor more information.

  • Accessibility – Additional changes to support accessibility were introduced (6)

    • Changed the WAI-ARIA role, state or property.
    • Set the language of page.
    • IE11 – Fixed the issue where the contrast button is removed upon page refresh.
    • Changed the way “Bold” tags are used to format

 

New Features & User Stories

ID#

Summary

KMS/KAF Related

PSVAMB-4909

We have added the ability to set permissions for embedding media based on the co-publisher/editor in the Embed module 

KMS/KAF

KMS-15946

The Continue Watching progress bar (aka History Progress bar) has been added to all the Search results pages.

progress bar shown in the search

KMS/KAF

PSVAMB-4792

Additional Information in the form of Video Length was added to the Channel/Media Gallery Analytics Media Reports.

KMS/KAF

PSVAMB-3268

Added the ability to upload a custom font file from within the Styling module. For more information about setting custom fonts see here.

KMS/KAF

KMS-16826

Guests/anonymous users can now be granted access to static pages even if anonymous is turned off. Read more about this setting in the Staticpages module here

KMS

KMS-17987

Guests/anonymous users can now be granted access to the Attachment tab. Use the new field available in the Attachments  module to turn this on. 

KMS/KAF

KMS-18535

We improved the "More filters" arrow in the Search Filters screen by making their area of affect occupy a larger space, so they will be easier to click. 

KMS/KAF

PSVAMB-4790

We added the User ID column to the Channel Analytics Engagement reports.

KMS/KAF

KMS-18111

We added the player KS to static pages. You can now get end-user analytics for player events in the static pages. 

 

Additional Technical Info: When rendering a static page, it will replace {ks:entryId} and {userId} at runtime. (KS should be player KS with the given entryId. In case of anonymous it will generate uuid as the user.)

KMS

Resolved Issues

ID#

Summary

KMS/KAF Related

KMS-18341 

UI - The issue where Styling module “drop down text” value does not take effect on the site has been fixed.

KMS

KMS-18586

i18n - New language/PO files were added to the KAF applications with translation for missing words.  

KAF

SUP-13561

UI - We adjusted the way a home page carousel looks with a single entry to match the basic view.

KMS

SUP-15731

We adjusted the responsive design in lower screen resolution to become aligned.

KMS/KAF

SUP-15657

We changed the names of the A-Z filters names in both My Media and Channels to match.

KMS/KAF

SUP-15877

UI - The typo in the upload bar that shows progress in Mb (Megabit) instead of MB (Mega Byte) has been fixed.

KMS/KAF

SUP-15576

The issue where clicking on media owner as guest is restricted has been resolved.

KMS

SUP-15866

UI - We made a change to the order of CSS files loading when using the Styling module and the CSS Upload module. Now, the CSS upload module will be last in the order, to remove the need of adding “important” on different properties.

KMS/KAF

SUP-13847

Playlists - We removed the empty channel playlists from display on the channel page. It is now displayed on the edit playlist page only.

KMS/KAF

SUP-12140

UI - The issue where long text on a webcast/live event will slide out of the thumbnail box has been resolved.

KMS/KAF

SUP-15416

The issue where "Appears in" drop down in channel playlist only shows the first category has been resolved.

KMS

SUP-13806

UI - The location of the Nested filters bar in the entry’s edit page has been changed. 

KMS/KAF

SUP-15724

 The issue where channel ID field for carousel was missing from the Home module has been fixed.

KMS

 

Coming Soon

Here is a sample of items to be released on our upcoming versions:

  • Groups Support – We are adding additional group capabilities in the KMS admin.
  • HTML webcam recorder – We are replacing the Flash recorder with a new HTML one.
  • Collaborator – new collaborator type: "Viewer"

References

(1) KMS-14019; (2) KMS-18481; (3) KMS-17767; (4) KMS-17512; (5) KMS-18377; (6) SUP-14136; SUP-14138; SUP-15549; SUP-14135;

 

Version 5.78.10

These release notes pertain to Kaltura MediaSpace (KMS) and Kaltura Application Framework (KAF) version 5.78.10, released on October 15, 2018. 

 

What's New for KAF & KMS

In this version, we have mainly added more features to the new search:

  • Browse Search & Embed (BSE) Enhancement – We are continuing to enhance the BSE feature and changed some of the BSE workflows to improve performance and usability.
    We reviewed all the BSE workflows to make sure they work seamlessly and added the “Save & Embed” button to follow the end users while navigating through the different BSE pages. The “Save & Embed” button will ensure users’ continuous progress while working with the BSE pages. (1)
  • Kaltura Search - We have added support for the new search in the following pages: Entry Page, Add to Channel/Gallery, and IVQ Creation Page (2)
    We also added the Recent search feature, which allows you to see your search history on the search text bar (3)
  • SAML Group Sync – We corrected and made some changes to the SAML Group Sync module for the error handling, and support. If an error occurs, the end user is presented with a meaningful message, and debug info they can send to their admin or to Kaltura Support. (4)

 

Resolved Issues

ID#

Summary

KMS/KAF Related

KMS-18543 

Reach – Blackboard mashups without transcript widget no longer increases their height 

KAF

SUP-14246

Player – The issue when using embedded playlist with URL parameters (FlashVars) in embed code from KMS has been fixed.

KMS/KAF

SUP-15005

Media titles for long titled videos now display correctly in the related media section

KMS/KAF

SUP-13054

UI - The channel banner in the Edge browser is now displayed correctly. (‘Sharp ’ display instead of ‘Blur’) 

KMS

SUP-15340

A typo in the admin configuration page ('kalturacapture' module) has been corrected. 

KMS/KAF

SUP-15048

The issue with the static pages was fixed, and now supports appending URL parameters to static pages. 

KMS

SUP-14612

Media description issue with '+' signs was fixed. 

KAF

SUP-15224

The delete option for a playlist that was lost when resizing browser size has been restored.

KMS

SUP-13806

UI – The nested filters header was displayed under the wrong div  and has now moved to the correct one. 

KMS/KAF

SUP-15427

Timeline – Black thumbnails are no longer displayed on the player when creating a chapter.

KMS/KAF

SUP-15195

Player/Chapters bar – The Scroll Bar in Chapters is displayed correctly in all player sizes. 

KMS/KAF

KMS-18453

i18n - Missing words in the Translation files were added to the English PO  file.

KMS

 

Coming Soon

Here is a sample of items to be released on our upcoming versions:

  • Groups Support – We are adding additional group capabilities in the KMS admin and in the ‘Add User’ pop up.

References

(1) KMS-16735; (2) KMS-16801; (3) KMS-14853; (4) KMS-18465, KMS-18511, KMS-18466

 

 


Version 5.77.14

These release notes pertain to Kaltura MediaSpace (KMS) and Kaltura Application Framework (KAF) version 5.77.14, released on September 26, 2018. 

What's New for KAF & KMS

In this version, we have mainly added more features to the new search:

  • Captions Filter  A common request to have the ability to filter entries containing closed captions was added to the new search capabilities(1) 

  • Added new search support – The new search has been added to the following pages:Create new IVQ page, Entry page, and Add to Channel/Gallery page. (2)
  • Custom Metadata Filters Selection – While you may filter your search acccroding to Custom Metadata, it is possible that not all custom fields should be used. We added the ability to select which fields should be set as filters. This feature is configured in the Customdata module. (3)

 

 New Features & User Stories

ID#

Summary

KMS/KAF Related

KMS-17900

Default of My-Media ownership filter was changed to "any owner", allowing users to see by default content they own, co-publish, and co-edit. 

KMS/KAF

Resolved Issues

ID#

Summary

KMS/KAF Related

SUP-15284

Blocked the old search page URL from all KAF instances.  

KAF

KMS-18477

Browsers, Firefox – An entry with a long title and without spaces is no longer cut on the My Media page in the new search when using Firefox. 

KMS/KAF

 

Coming Soon

Here is a sample of items to be released on our upcoming versions:

  • Groups Support – We are adding additional group capabilities in the KMS admin and in the ‘Add User’ pop up.

References

(1) KMS-18090; (2) KMS-16944; KMS-16895; KMS-18173; (3) KMS-16722;

 


Version 5.76.12

These release notes pertain to Kaltura MediaSpace (KMS) and Kaltura Application Framework (KAF) version 5.76.12, released on August 27, 2018. 

What's New for KAF & KMS 

BSE Workflows Enhancements – We listen! After feedback from you, we have made many improvements to the BSE (Browse, Search & Embed). The changes are diverse, from simply adding a Refresh button, to other complex changes like faster loading time. The following lists the current changes:

  • New Upload – We added the ability to drag and drop files when uploading via the BSE. Currently, the drag and drop works for only 1 video at a time, but bulk upload is on its way. Good news – this feature is also available in KMS.  (1)
  • New Refresh Button – We added a “Refresh” button on the BSE main page. This allows better support for Kaltura Capture and CaptureSpace workflows. (2)
  • Faster BSE – Changes to the backend to use less API calls provide better BSE performance. (3)
  • Minor Style Changes – We changed some buttons colors and made some alignment changes to elements (4)

New Search Items - Additional changes and improvements have been made to the new search feature.

  • Added the Shared Repository filters to the custom data filters. The little cog will no longer be visible, and the Shared Repository filters will be included with the rest of the filters. (5)
  • All irrelevant filters for chosen options are now hidden (e.g. the duration is hidden if images are selected). (6)
  • Support for default sorting value in galleries. (7)


What's New for KAF

KAF Security Enhancements – Additional layers of security have been added to all KAF applications.

  • Disabling the “allow anonymous” mode for KAF instances. (8)
  • Enhanced entry URL security, so users cannot get to an entry by guessing the entry ID. (9)

 New Features & User Stories

ID#

Summary

KMS/KAF Related

PSVAMB-3644

Additional xAPI events were added to the list of supported events..

KMS/KAF

Resolved Issues

ID#

Summary

KMS/KAF Related

KMS-18136

IE browsers - Fixed the issue where the “forceIECompatibilityMode” did not work with very long description entries.

KMS

KMS-18320

UI - Adjustment to the brighter font color in some KMS objects.

KMS/KAF

SUP-11628

UI/Live – The “Start Streaming” button was relocated due to the collision with the publishing status button.

KMS/KAF

SUP-14569

Auth – Set KMS to ignore SSL verification when using automaticIdpMetadata.

KMS

SUP-14843

Webcast – Fixed the counting issue, when webcast entry was unpublished from a channel, the channel kept the same count. (This was due to the VOD entry).

KMS/KAF

SUP-15142

The set thumbnail action for clipped entries now works as expected.

KMS/KAF

 

Coming Soon

Here is a sample of items to be released on our upcoming versions:

  • Groups Support – We are adding additional group capabilities in the KMS admin and in the ‘add user’ pop up.

References

(1) KMS-17462; (2) KMS-17463; (3) KMS-17994; (4) KMS-18149; (5) KMS-18174; (6) KMS-18257, KMS-18260; (7) SUP-14912; (8) KMS-18221; (9) KMS-17591;

 


Version 5.75.17

These release notes pertain to Kaltura MediaSpace (KMS) and Kaltura Application Framework (KAF) version 5.75.17, released on July 30, 2018. 

What's New for KMS

  • New Search – The look and feel of the new search filters has been enhanced to better support accessibility features and to display better. (1) 

New Features & User Stories

ID#

Summary

KMS/KAF Related

PSVAMB-3012

When using Scheduling or Webcasting, admins can select whether to show the dates and times in the user's local time zone.  In the KMS admin page Application module , set the ‘useUserTimezone’ field to Yes.

KMS/KAF

KMS-14977

UI: Due to the automated translation (REACH), the amount of tags per entry has become very large. We have made visual changes to limit the amount of tags shown in My-Media.

KMS/KAF

KMS-17495

Text: Corrections were made to the KMS admin page in the Auth module.

KAF

Resolved Issues

ID#

Summary

KMS/KAF Related

KMS-18092

When choosing a quiz for a gradebook integration, the BSE page now filters media types to display only quiz, automatically.

KAF

SUP-14430SUP-14641

Webcast: We enabled the ability to change the webcast thumbnail of an event before it ends. In addition, admins can now set a default thumbnail for all webcast entries other than the Kaltura default thumbnail.

KMS/KAF

SUP-14633

The issue where users were idle on the site causing the session to expire in certain pages has been fixed.

KAF/KMS

SUP-14888

The issue where the Cielo24 transcript player plugin caused issues in playback has been fixed.

KMS/KAF

SUP-13251

The "Download locales" button on the admin page editor tab is now working properly in all browsers.

KMS/KAF

SUP-14388

The Dropdown list for channel managers and moderators now show as supposed to be.

KMS

SUP-12140

The text on the thumbnail for webcast entries has been shortened.

KMS/KAF

 

Coming Soon

Here is a sample of items to be released on our upcoming versions:

  • BSE Enhancements   We will be smoothing theworkflows and adding new capabilities.
  • Groups support – We are adding additional group capabilities in the KMS admin and in the ‘add user’ pop up.

References

(1) KMS-17906; KMS-18007; KMS-17266; KMS-17818; KMS-17919;

 


Version 5.74.30

These release notes pertain to Kaltura MediaSpace (KMS) and Kaltura Application Framework (KAF) version 5.74.30, released on July 8, 2018. 

What's New for KMS

  • Revamped Search Engine – The new and improved Search includes additional new filters and search capabilities such as partial search, synonyms and more. The new search is now available on KMS and KAF.(1) 

    For more information please see:

  • KMS-KAF Interoperability – As the first phase in the larger effort implementation of KMS-KAF interoperability – we added the ability for end users to see where content is published outside the current application. If content is published to another KMS, LMS, or both, users will be able to see where else media is published.

    This new feature is available from the Categories module. Additional documentation will be added later. (2) 

New Features & User Stories

ID#

Summary

KMS/KAF Related

KMS-17601

Numbers Format Globalization – Added number format support per language. Since numbers can be formatted differently (e.g. where "." represents thousands instead of ",") we added support for the numbering per the locale chosen.

KMS/KAF

KMS-17140

New instances’ comments default - We have updated the new defaults for KMS/K

KMS/KAF

Resolved Issues 

ID#

Summary

KMS/KAF Related

KMS-17540

Text – A typo was fixed in the Styling module text

KMS

SUP-12846

Webcast – the Issue where the ampersand "&" character of a Webcast event does not render properly was fixed .

KMS/KAF

SUP-14202

The color black was added to the channel description text editor color selection.

KAF

 SUP-14444

Webcast – Changes were made to the embed code to differentiate between embed of a live entry and a VOD and add or remove the Q&A feature respectively.

KMS

SUP-11966 

UI – Made some changes to the titles of channels in the ‘Channels’ page, to show aligned left.

KMS

SUP-14596

The issue with access to the Media Gallery via the ‘appears in’ link has been fixed.

KAF

Coming Soon

Here is a sample of items to be released on our upcoming versions:

  • BSE Enhancements   We will be smoothing theworkflows and adding new capabilities.
  • Groups support – We are adding additional group capabilities in the KMS admin and in the ‘add user’ pop up.

References

(1) KMS-15925; (2) PSVAMB-2555;


Version 5.73.24

These release notes pertain to Kaltura MediaSpace (KMS) and Kaltura Application Framework (KAF) version 5.73.24, released on June 4, 2018. 

What's New for KMS

  • Automatic Groups sync via SAML – A new feature has been added that allows the admins to setup KMS to map SAML groups to Kaltura groups.
    This is the first phase in the larger effort to add automatic and manual groups' management. Additional features are planned for later this year to enrich groups' capabilities in KMS and KAF.
    For more information see  the  Group Support in Kaltura Applications and Kaltura Groups FAQ. (1) 

New Features & User Stories

ID#

Summary

KMS/KAF Related

KMS-14077

New instances’ players - We updated the default players that are loaded with new instances. While this is not relevant to existing instances, we do recommend all administrators to update KMS and KAF players to the latest versions using the KMC Universal Studio.

KMS/KAF

KMS-17595

New instances’ comments default - We have updated the new defaults for KMS/KAF instances to have time-based comments ON by default. While this change does not apply to existing instances, we do recommend turning on this great feature from the KMS/KAF admin page, under the Comments module.

KMS/KAF

Resolved Issues

ID#

Summary

KMS/KAF Related

KMS-17540

Text – A typo was fixed in the Styling module text

KMS

SUP-12846

Webcast – the Issue where the ampersand "&" character of a Webcast event does not render properly was fixed .

KMS/KAF

SUP-14176

Collaboration – When using the Media Change Owner feature an alert will pop up if the media is published in channels/galleries which the new owner is not entitled to. We have made the change to show ALL such categories, and not just the first few.

KMS

SUP-14181

Webcast – When a Webcast entry was published to moderated channel, only the live entry was approved, but not the VOD media. We have made the change so both entries are affected upon approval/rejection by the moderator.

KMS/KAF

SUP-11966 

UI – Made some changes to the titles of channels in the ‘Channels’ page, to show aligned left.

KMS

SUP-14409

Accessibility – In the KAF BSE page, we added to the “Select” button label, not just the name of the button, but also what media you are selecting.

KAF

SUP-14008

Playlists – Fixed the issue where if the “embedplaylist” module is turned off, users cannot delete their playlist.

KMS/KAF

Coming Soon

Here is a sample of items to be released on our upcoming versions:

  • SearchNew and enhanced search capabilities will be added to KMS and KAF. Enhanced filters, additional results information and support for custom metadata fields will be added with the new search.

References

(1) KMS-16579;  


Version 5.72.10

These release notes pertain to Kaltura MediaSpace (KMS) and Kaltura Application Framework (KAF) version 5.72.10, released on May 7, 2018. 

What's New for KMS & KAF

Policy Controlled Features (1)  There are many changes in feature policy management that are rolling out across browsers vendors and have already taken affect in Chrome. These changes allow site authors to selectively enable and disable use of various browser features and APIs.

One of the changes in the policy-controlled features include the ability to enable setting permissions for various attributes across contexts (iFrames), such as auto-play, encrypted media playback, use of camera and microphone and others.

Kaltura is working to make sure that these changes are compatible with Kaltura products and has therefore implemented additional permissions to Kaltura iframe embeds

 

More information can be found here. A list of features that will require explicit enabling can be found here 

Resolved Issues   

ID#

Summary

KMS/KAF Related

KMS-17347

SUP-13433

Correct an issue when using custom CSS, the Styling module, and new UI, to allow them to work together. 

KMS/KAF

SUP-13116

The issue where using wide images caused the channel logo to exceed the screen border was fixed

KMS

KMS-17128

IVQ: We have set the order of the questions in the analytics to be presented according to the question appearance time and not the creation time.

KMS/KAF

SUP-11994

UI - IE11: Display issues in IE11 on the channel analytics page have been corrected

KMS/KAF

SUP-12610 

Shared repository – The green ‘published’ button icon has been fixed.

KMS/KAF

SUP-13695

Shared Repository – adjusted the location of the Shared Repository custom fields.

KMS/KAF

SUP-14010

When performing a channel import, users are now able to see more than 50 channels

KMS/KAF

SUP-14224

The workflow of adding a Youtube entry to a channel was fixed

KMS

SUP-12831

Made some adjustments to the unlisted media workflow. When Unlisted used with scheduling, and the entry is outside of the scheduling window, you will no longer be required to login 

KMS

SUP-13739

We made some changes to the API of setting a flavor as source. This is relevant only in cases where the source is deleted, and you wish to use other flavors for the clipping and trimming features

KMS/KAF

 

SUP-12661 

Fixed the ‘Published In’ indicator on the entry page, to show all the categories to which the video is published to. 

KMS/KAF

SUP-13559

The issue with incorrect entry count in channels due to caching was resolved

KMS/KAF

 

Coming Soon

Here is a sample of items to be released on our upcoming versions:

  • SearchNew and enhanced search capabilities will be added to KMS and KAF. Enhanced filters, additional results information and support for custom metadata fields will be added with the new search
  • Other items that we are secretly working on are more IVQ accessibility additions, new Reach capabilities, and more in the Kaltura Video Editing Tool department 

References

(1) SUP-13974;


Version 5.71.16

These release notes pertain to Kaltura MediaSpace (KMS) and Kaltura Application Framework (KAF) version 5.71.16, released on April 9, 2018. 

What's New for KMS

  • Responsive embed – Users can grab responsive embed code that enables the embedded player to resize according to the browser’s dimensions. The embedResponsiveness field in the Embed module should be used to configure this feature. (1)
  • Multi-Auth – We added the “logout” URL in the KMS admin ‘AUTH’ module; Just in case you can’t find it in the Multi-Auth guides (2)


What's New for KMS & KAF

  • Interactive Video Quiz  Admins can configure the new Quiz options using the enableQuestionsV2  and allowedRolesQuiz in the Quiz Module. For more information see the Kaltura Interactive Video Quizzes Administrator's Guide.
  • Player Accessibility Additional changes to support accessibility standards for the player have been implemented: 
    • Testing and adjusting screen reader support for Chapters and Slides has been implemented (3)
    • Verified that the keyboard focus does not change location when in a dialog screen (4)

New Features & User Stories

ID#

Summary

KMS/KAF Related

KMS-16706

Security – jQuery was upgraded to the most recent version

KMS/KAF

PSVAMB-245

A confirmation pop up option was added for moderation approval/reject workflow in the Categorymoderation and Channelmoderation Modules

KMS/KAF

 Resolved Issues   

ID#

Summary

KMS/KAF Related

PSVAMB-2456

When using the new KMS logo upload feature, images are only displayed in the KMC

KMS

SUP-13116

The channel analytics are now consistent when considering the current owner of the content vs the original uploader

KMS/KAF

SUP-12432

A live entry’s VOD can now be downloaded from the Download module, in addition to the existing player download capability

KMS/KAF

SUP-13907

On-Prem only – You can now change entries from Private to Unlisted in bulk

KMS

SUP-13652 

The entry's description now displays correctly when using a special combination of characters.

KMS/KAF

SUP-13695

The Kaltura Video Editing Tools now loads properly for users that contain an apostrophe in their last name.

KMS/KAF

SUP-12256

It is now possible to copy/paste the caption's label when uploading a new caption file to a video

KMS/KAF

SUP-13247

The Custom favicon will now show in the login page even when Anonymous Users are not allowed

KMS

 

Coming Soon

Here is a sample of items to be released on our upcoming versions:

  • SearchNew and enhanced search capabilities will be added to KMS and KAF. Enhanced filters, additional results information and support for custom metadata fields will be added with the new search

References

(1) PSVAMB-1654; (2)  KMS-17181; (3) FEV-155; (4) FEV-152; 


Version 5.70.18 

These release notes pertain to Kaltura MediaSpace (KMS) and Kaltura Application Framework (KAF) version 5.70.18, released on March 12, 2018. 

What's New for KMS

  • Multi-AuthenticationKMS provides support for the following types of authentication methods: LDAP, SAML, SSO Gateway, and Kaltura authentication. Until now, only one type of authentication method was supported, and combinations of the different types of authentication methods were not available. KMS is now able to support multiple types and combinations of authentication methods and allow users to login through different authentication methods. A common use case for example, is for external users, who do not have the same access as internal users. With this new feature, external users may login with LDAP credentials, and internal users with SAML credentials. Read more about it in the article Authenticating Using Multiple Authentication Providers to Access Kaltura MediaSpace see the  Kaltura MediaSpace Setup Guide for setup instructions.. (1)

New Features & User Stories

ID#

Summary

KMS/KAF Related

KMS-16627

KMS Admin - The collapse mechanism was added in the KMS Admin Console to allow a more organized work area.

KMS/KAF

KMS-14976

Share - When the hidden ‘default entitlement enforcement’ flag is turned on, the Facebook and Twitter modules are now able to use the Share feature.

KMS

KMS-16938

Accessibility - Adjustments and improvements have been made to the contrast button

KMS

PSVAMB-1819

KMS Admin - The KMS Admin now allows the admins to upload a file to setup the KMS header logo image, and not just a through URL.

KMS

 

Resolved Issues   

ID#

Summary

KMS/KAF Related

KMS-16923

KMS Admin – The Backup Configuration button 'Last configuration save date' is now working properly.

KMS/KAF

KMS-16986

Custom Data – Support has been added for the URL patterns in the 'text' custom metadata of type ‘Multiple Text’.

KMS/KAF

SUP-12446

Embed – Additional URL parameters are now working with the playlist player embed.

KMS

SUP-11759

KS-based KAF (e.g. Jive) - Fixed the Share Repository (SR) behavior within BSE through the "allowSharedRepository" privilege.

KAF

SUP-12955 

V2UI – The thumbnail display issue on iOS Mobile Browser in the Pending tab was fixed.

KMS/KAF

SUP-13433

V2UI –The issue where applying the new Styling Module conflicts with V2UI due to access control was fixed.

KMS/KAF

SUP-11657

V2UI – The thumbnail hover effect on the channel playlists has been removed.

KMS/KAF

SUP-12137

V2UI – In some browser dimensions (width off 1897px), Media Gallery shifted to the right when V2UI is enabled in KAF has been fixed.

KAF

SUP-13296

The issue where a large gallery tree slowed the KMS page load has been fixed.

KMS

 

Coming Soon

Here is a sample of items to be released on our upcoming versions:

  • SearchNew and enhanced search capabilities will be added to KMS and KAF. Enhanced filters, additional results information and support for custom metadata fields will be added with the new search

References

(1) KMS-14698;

 


Version 5.69.19

These release notes pertain to Kaltura MediaSpace (KMS) and Kaltura Application Framework (KAF) version 5.69.19, released on February 12, 2018. 

What's New for KMS

  • Entry Design - We have added the ability to customize the look and feel of each individual entry. Design features for example are choosing different player, background color, logo, and more. (1) For more information see Customizing the Media Entry Display for Kaltura MediaSpace Entries.
  • Accessibility – More? Yes! We are adding additional support for accessibility on the new UI for screen reader, enhanced contrast support and more. See the New Features section for more information.

What's New for KMS and KAF

New Features & User Stories

ID#

Summary

KMS/KAF Related

KMS-16597 / KMS-16811

Accessibility - Contrast button now adjusts the Carousel color, to support the text on it.

KMS

KMS-16598

Accessibility - Added missing focus on several elements 

KMS/KAF

KMS-16599

Accessibility - Contrast button is now visible when using a dark style

KMS

KMS-16600

Accessibility - Buttons which were not fully interpret by the screen reader are now readable

KMS/KAF

KMS-16601 / KMS-16753

Accessibility – Adjusted the order of tabbing between buttons when using the keyboard to navigate

KMS/KAF

KMS-13688

Added support for URL patterns in KMS 'text' custom metadata

KMS/KAF

 

Resolved Issues   

ID#

Summary

KMS/KAF Related

SUP-13066Changes to the styling module to allow a faster load of the moduleKMS/KAF
SUP-13308Fixed the channels’ Subscribe button to work in IE 11 KMS
SUP-11758Adjustments to the captions search results, to provide a more accurate “just to video” experienceKMS/KAF
SUP-13073Allowing a large file upload (more than 10GB) when the admin set a short session life time for KMSKMS
SUP-12682 Added support for the single quotation mark character in text when using the add collaboration workflowKMS/KAF
SUP-12504Download button is now available on tablet dimensionsKMS/KAF
SUP-12258Share using ‘Copy URL’ is now available in tablet and mobile viewKMS
SUP-12591Adjusted the ‘share video via email’ workflow to allow a better display of the entry’s descriptionKMS
SUP-11811Rich text can be added and displayed for the channel’s descriptionKMS


Coming Soon

Here is a sample of items to be released on our upcoming versions:

  • SearchNew and enhanced search capabilities will be added to KMS and KAF. Enhanced filters, additional results information and support for custom metadata fields will be added with the new search

References

(1) KMS-16666; (2) KMS-16825

 


Version 5.68.12

These release notes pertain to Kaltura MediaSpace (KMS) and Kaltura Application Framework (KAF) version 5.68.12, released on January 11, 2018. 

What's New for KAF

  • Kaltura Video Editing Tools - The Clip and Trim features are replaced with the new Kaltura Video Editing Tools.  As part of the efforts to remove Flash from KMS and KAF, the new Kaltura Video Editing Tools will be not just the home of the Clip and Trim, but also for the Quiz, and future video editing capabilities (such as chop and splice – a true Ninja).(1) For more information see Kaltura Video Editing Tools - User Guide.
  • Removed Features - As part of moving  along with the advance of technology, and as most browsers have removed support for Java and Flash, we have retired the Java based Kaltura Screen Recorder (KSR) which was replaced with CaptureSpace (2). Another feature that was retired is the Flash based Video Presentation which was replaced with the in-player chapters capabilities (3).The announcement to stop supporting these two features was around the end of 2016, and a migration effort took place for the Video Presentation feature. Onwards and Upwards!
  • Webcast - For you webcast users, we are making some adjustments, and from now on, the archived videos from the webcast application will show up in KMS/KAF, and not just in the KMC. (4) Read more in the Kaltura Webcasting Release Notes Page
  • Accessibility - More? Yes, we are constantly adding more and more accessibility features and support to our new UI. Adding any missing keyboard focus, making sure that each element is reachable by tabbing, screen reader support for all elements, and contrast. (5)

New Features & User Stories

ID#

Summary

KMS/KAF Related

KMS-16149

It is now possible to add KMS-Go translation files through the Language Module in KMS.

KMS

KMS-14066

Accessibility – We have adjusted the contrast button to work with the v2UI.

KMS

KMS-16064

LTI – We have added support for the existing LTI’s Content Item Message to return the "data" parameter if applicable.

KAF

 

Resolved Issues  

ID#

Summary

KMS/KAF Related

KMS-16037

v2UI– Fixed the color of text in the headerMenu when using the KMS dark header style. 

KMS

SUP-11786

IE - The ‘Channel Edit’ icon on the channel thumbnails is now available in 'My Channels' page. 

KMS

SUP-13063

IE - The Home page carousel no longer appears blurry in IE11.

KMS

SUP-11586

REACH - We made some adjustments to the caption requests table, to make it more responsive. 

KMS/KAF

SUP-11794

v2UI – Switching HeaderStyle color between light/dark will now also affect the vertical menu color to the relative color. 

KMS

SUP-11573

v2UI - A small visual change has been implemented to remove some redundant spaces in the entry view page. 

KMS/KAF

SUP-13056

We set the upload mechanism to keep long uploads safe even if the user’s login session has expired. This will allow users to upload files even if the admin set a shorter session life.

KMS/KAF

SUP-11811

We changed the rich text in the Channel Description to display in plain view, and not just when clicking the “Read More”.

KMS

 

Coming Soon

Here is a sample of items to be released on our upcoming versions:

  1. Search. New and enhanced search capabilities will be added to KMS and KAF. Enhanced filters, additional results information and support for custom metadata fields will be added with the new search.
  2. Entry Design. We are intending on adding the ability to customize the look and feel of each individual entry, for example, different players, background color, logo, and more. 

References

(1) KMS-15892; (2) KMS-15003; (3) KMS-15319; (4) KMS-12010; (5) KMS-15034;

 


Version 5.67.17

These release notes pertain to Kaltura MediaSpace (KMS) and Kaltura Application Framework (KAF) version 5.67.17, released on December 18, 2017. 

What's New for KAF

  • KAF/Brightspace –  As we are working on adding the Gradebook capabilties to Brightspace, you will see some changes as in KMS-16126. This is a change to the LTI XML that KAF sends to the LMSs. Since this is just an add on, the change will not be seen on the LMS until we add the gradebook capabilties..(1)

New Features & User Stories

ID#

Summary

KMS/KAF Related

PSVAMB-425

We added the "Download Action" analytics in the Download Module.

KMS/KAF

KMS-15956

The Kaltura Webcasting download link has been updated to the Kaltura Webcasting version.

KMS

KMS-16126

The KAF xmlns have been updated to send a newer XML. 

KAF

 

Resolved Issues  

ID#

Summary

KMS/KAF Related

KMS-16036

History - The History Page display (number of entries displayed) issue has been resolved.

KMS

KMS-16150

The Warning message on the "Upload media" page that appeared between buttons now displays correctly.

KMS/KAF

SUP-12182

Changed the Disclaimer Module so the custom data is set to 'False' automatically.

KMS/KAF

SUP-12717

The issue when filtering "All Media" in table view has been fixed.

KMS

SUP-12410

The issue that caused a delayed response in the  Blackboard's My Media Edit page has been resolved.

KAF

SUP-12440

The icon in the channel's analytics page has been changed.

KMS/KAF

SUP-12381

LDAP authentication no longer fails when the Auth Module is saved without the tlsCipherSuite.

KMS

SUP-11540

The Flashvars from Secure Embed URL have been removed so the KMS modules can dynamically add them.

KMS

SUP-11468

Added support for special characters (& Ampersand) in username

KMS/KAF

SUP-11633

UI: The Channel banner in IE is now blurred, and Description and Tags are legible.

KMS

 

Coming Soon

Here is a sample of items to be released on our upcoming versions:

  1. Kaltura Video Editing Tools. (Limited availability) Clip and Trim will be replaced with new Kaltura Video Editing Tools. As part of the efforts to remove Flash from KMS and KAF, the new Kaltura Video Editing Tools will be not just the home of the Clip and Trim, but also for the Quiz, and additional video editing capabilities (such as chop and splice – a true Ninja). Try the new editor out at our demo KMS page. For more information see Kaltura Video Editing Tools - User Guide.
  2. SearchNew and enhanced search capabilities will be added to KMS and KAF. Enhanced filters, additional results information and support for custom metadata fields will be added with the new search.

References

(1) KMS-16126; 


Version 5.66.07

These release notes pertain to Kaltura MediaSpace (KMS) and Kaltura Application Framework (KAF) version 5.66.07, released on November 20, 2017. 

What's New for both KMS and KAF

  • Styling Module –  now available for the new UI. The Styling module can be used to change the look and feel of your KMS/KAF, preview it, and share your creation with other admins prior to launching it to all users. There is no need for previous knowledge of CSS.
    For more information, see the Kaltura MediaSpace Setup Guide or login to the KMS/KAF admin page, enable the Styling Module (at no risk), and see the information tab within the styling editor page.(1)
  • Accessibility on IVQ & PlayerMaking additional changes to support the accessibility standards, we made some changes to the IVQ and player. Please see the player and IVQ release notes for additional information. (2)

Resolved Issues

ID#

Summary

KMS/KAF Related

SUP-11743

KMS Backend – The issue when selecting "unsubscribe" that removed the user subscription and retained the user object has been fixed. 

KMS/KAF

KMS-14624

The Kaltura logo on the imageEntry module (if enabled) is properly updated.

KMS/KAF

KMS-15836

LMS Caliper – An issue in the Caliper code regarding the My Media analytics has been resolved.

KAF

KMS-12336

Disclaimer Module – An application error that occurred when the "agreeRequired" field was used was fixed.

KMS/KAF

SUP-10584

The caption's label name, for extra long names is now displaying correclty.  

KMS/KAF

SUP-11747

Webcast - The issue that caused an error when trimming a webcast VOD entry has been fixed.

KMS

SUP-11749

The erroneous text that displayed in the channel analytics has been corrected.

KMS/KAF

SUP-11875

Sharing an entry by Email no longer removes the HTML ‘<br>’ tags.

KMS

SUP-11881

You can now use copy-paste chapter information. 

KMS/KAF

SUP-11959

The error that occurred when searching and filtering on the My Media search in the v1 UI has been fixed.

KMS/KAF

SUP-12002

Disclaimer Module – The Disclaimer message no longer overlaps the Delete Entry button.

KMS/KAF

SUP-12200

You can now add a collaborator after uploading as well as during uploading an entry.

KMS/KAF

SUP-12389

Additional security for cross-site scripting (XSS) has been added.

KMS

SUP-12531

Secure embed links are no longer accessible anonymously.

KMS

SUP-12569

The issue with the secure embed links (see SUP-12531) has been fixed. Embedded playlists are now playing as expected with the correct implementation anonymous users and for an already-authenticated users.

KMS


Coming Soon

Here is a sample of items to be released on our upcoming versions:

  1. Kaltura Video Editing Tools. (Limited availability) Clip and Trim will be replaced with new Kaltura Video Editing Tools. As part of the efforts to remove Flash from KMS and KAF, the new Kaltura Video Editing Tools will be not just the home of the Clip and Trim, but also for the Quiz, and additional video editing capabilities (such as chop and splice – a true Ninja). Try the new editor out at our demo KMS page. For more information see Kaltura Video Editing Tools - User Guide
  2. SearchNew and enhanced search capabilities will be added to KMS and KAF. Enhanced filters, additional results information and support for custom metadata fields will be added with the new search.

References

(1) PSVAMB-97; (2) FEV-61;

 

Version 5.65.12

These release notes pertain to Kaltura MediaSpace (KMS) and Kaltura Application Framework (KAF) version 5.65.12, released on October 23, 2017. 

What's New for both KMS and KAF

  • KMS Admin – As an admin, you will now be able to download the list of all KMS/KAF users. (1)
  • IVQ Localizations - Learn how to change the language for IVQ text in this guide. In addition, the IVQ player texts are now translated to all basic languages - see the list of supported languages here. This means that changes to the KMS/KAF language will automatically change the IVQ language as well. 
  • IVQ Customization Find CSS examples and a guide on how to change colors, fonts, and the general theme of the quiz in the IVQ page.

What's New in KAF

  • KAF Analytics - Caliper – The new Caliper integration is getting a new boost. You can now send the Caliper events and details directly to your LRS (assuming it is supported) if your LMS does not have Caliper support yet. Fill in the 3 fields and you are good to go. (2)

Resolved Issues

ID#

Summary

KMS/KAF Related

SUP-11780

Player – on the player version 2.57 and above, the chapter scroll is not working when using the bar. The mouse scroll is working properly. Fixed on player version 2.61.

KMS/KAF

SUP-11687

Webcast - When creating a new webcast event, the Disclaimer module text (when enabled) no longer covers some of the text. 

KMS

SUP-11612

IVQ – A new quiz now retains the the co-editor as the owner when the co-editor created the quiz from the video.

KMS/KAF

SUP-11864

KMS – Bulk approval of entries is now working in channels. 

KMS/KAF

SUP-11800

Adjusting the channel/gallery embed modules, now woks and allows the embed override by the admin when using secure embed.

KMS

KMS-15574 

KMS Admin – The problem with the Mask Cielo24 account password in the KMS admin module has been fixed.

KMS/KAF

KMS-15415 

KMS Admin – Only admins can see the KMS version.

KMS

Known Issues

ID#

Summary

KMS/KAF Related

SUP-11743

KMS BE – The issues when selecting "unsubscribe" that removed the user subscription,and retained the user object has been fixed. 

KMS/KAF

 

Coming Soon

Here is a sample of items to be released on our upcoming versions:

  1. Kaltura Video Editing Tools. (Limited availability) Clip and Trim will be replaced within this new Kaltura Video Editing Tools. As part of the efforts to remove Flash from KMS and KAF, the new editing tools will be not just the home of the Clip and Trim, but also for the Quiz, and additional video editing capabilities (such as chop and splice – a true Ninja).
  2. SearchNew and enhanced search capabilities will be added to KMS and KAF. Enhanced filters, additional results information and support for custom metadata fields will be added with the new search.

References

(1) KMS-14135; (2) KMS-15189;

 

Version 5.64.08

These release notes pertain to Kaltura MediaSpace (KMS) version 5.64.08, released on September 25, 2017. 

What's New for both KMS and KAF

  • Save indicatorWhen saving a video’s content after upload, the indicator will now show both on the top and the bottom of the upload page, to make sure you know the media is saved. (1)

What's New in KAF

  • Search CapabilitiesWe have made some changes to the Canvas xml creation page. Only relevant to new installations. (2)

Resolved Issues

ID#

Summary

KMS/KAF Related

KMS-14043

The "back" button does not respond to language change

KAF

KMS-15227 

Quiz preview modal appears in offset and not centered.

KMS/KAF

KMS-15168 

Accessibility – Added Missing ARIA labels to buttons.

KMS/KAF

SUP-11357 

Browser zoom change causes Webcasting info to overlap. 

KMS

SUP-10311

When importing Media Gallery with KAF/Canvas, only a small list of courses is displayed.

KAF

KMS-15359

Creating a new channel playlist throws the window to the right.

KMS

SUP-11783 

Add support for MXF file type. 

KMS/KAF

SUP-11973 

History module will not function if no playlist were ever created in the home page

KMS

SUP-11720 

Login produces endless loop if attribute is missing for the user

KMS

SUP-11804

Channel display two thumbnails rows instead of three'.

KMS

SUP-11360

Thumbnail disappears on dual screen player when using audio entry

KMS/KAF

KMS-15096 

Self-signed SSL certificate prevents webcasting desktop app to launch 

KMS


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