Kaltura Webcasting - Administrator's Setup Guide

Introduction to Kaltura Webcasting

Kaltura Webcasting is fully integrated with the user's video portal. It supports internal delivery, ingestion from different encoders and source types, archiving of webcasts to your VOD portal and enhanced interactive features. Kaltura’s Webcasting solution allows you to optimize internal communication and increase return on investment for customer facing communications. Kaltura’s Webcasting is delivered behind the firewall and public internet and offers security and flawless playback as well as unicast and multicast streaming.

Activating the Kaltura Webcasting Feature in Kaltura MediaSpace

Kaltura Webcasting is managed by Kaltura MediaSpace system administrators in the Admin area accessed from <Base_URL>/admin.

Before activating the Webcasting Module, be certain that the Events Module is enabled and that the LiveEntry module is disabled.

Configure Kaltura Webcasting (Kwebcast Module) in Kaltura MediaSpace

To configure the Kwebcast module in KMS

  1. Login to Kaltura MediaSpace and go to the Kaltura MediaSpace Configuration Management window.
  2. Scroll down and select the Kwebcast module in the Modules/Custom/core section,

    The Webcasting Administration page is displayed.

  3. In the Enabled field, select Yes to enable the Kwebcast module.
  4. Select or enter values for the relevant fields and click Save.

    Field

    Description

    enabled

    Enable the Kwebcast module.

    applicationName

    Define the applicationName. This configuration value is passed to the webcast application.

    applicationLogoUrl

    Define the applicationLogoUrl. Provide the URL to a logo image which is passed to the webcast application.

    multicastStreaming

    Allow or disallow multicast streaming. Use multicast streaming for Webcast Events (if DVR is enabled, it will be disabled in runtime).

    transcodingProfile

    Set the transcodingProfile to Passthrough or Cloud transcode for Webcast Events. This is done to choose the live event's transcoding profile based on the partner IDs and according to your required setup. The transcoding profile selected will be applied to all Webcasting events.

    liveBroadcasterRole

    Limit Webcast Event creation to a certain user or user role. If a role is selected, any role above the role selected will be allowed to create Webcast Events.

     

    WinProducerAppUiConfID

    This value is automatically assigned by the system upon save. ID of the UIConf for the Windows Kwebcast application

    MacProducerAppUiConfID

    This value is automatically assigned by the system upon save. ID of the UIConf for the Mac Kwebcast application

    SupportSelfServe

    Whether to allow self-serve scenario (currently, this feature is not fully supported)

    PlayerUiconfId

    This value is automatically assigned by the system upon save. ID of the UIConf for the Kwebcast player

    BSEPlayerUIConfID

    This value is automatically assigned by the system upon save. ID of the UIConf for the BSE Kwebcast player

    EnableQnA

    Allow or disallow the ability to run QnA sessions during live webcasts. 

Verify that you have activated the Kaltura Webcasting feature in KMS 

To verify that you can create a webcast event

  1. Login to Kaltura MediaSpace.
  2. Select Add New > Webcast Event should display as one of the Add New options.
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