The Content Menu

The Content menu is used to manage your media library and provides all the tools you need, in one intuitive interface. You can organize your content and metadata, easily search media, edit, moderate, create playlists, and much more through the Content tab.

This section provides an overview of the Content Menu tabs and links to the relevant section in this guide for more conceptual and procedural information. Permissions that are set on your account determine the screens you are permitted to view.

Entries Tab

Your first step in the KMC is to create and add content to the Entries Table. See The KMC Entries Table.

After you upload content to the KMC you can perform various modifications to your content, for example, categorize, clip, and create ads.

Moderation Tab

The Moderation tab located in the Content menu in the KMC and allows publishers to see the moderation queue, where all entries marked as pending, are waiting to be approved or rejected. Content moderators can change the moderation status (approve/reject). For more information see Moderating Content.

Playlists Tab

The Playlists tab located in the Content menu in the KMC and allows you to create and display playlists. For more information about creating playlists see Creating and Configuring Playlists.

Syndication Tab

Kaltura allows you to create video feeds in multiple formats that are ready for submission to 3rd party platforms such as Google, Bing, iTunes and other video sharing sites and social networks.  Videos are distributed via playlist feeds (such as Media Really Simple Syndication (MRSS)) to the channels of your choice. The content remains on the Kaltura host. For more information see Content Distribution and Syndication.

Categories Tab

Categories provide a logical structure for your site and assist with content management. You can use categories, along with metadata and filters to create manually or dynamically generated playlists. The Categories tab is used to create and modify categories. Media entries may be divided into categories. The different categories are built in a tree-like hierarchy where each category can include multiple sub-categories. For more information see Managing Categories.

Categories may also be used for setting content entitlements to end-users in various applications. See Entitlement Settings.

Upload Control

The Upload Control table lists all the in-progress and pending upload tasks. The list only shows media file uploads from the desktop that you performed during the current KMC session. The number of files uploaded is also indicated.

For each uploaded file, you can view details such as:

  • File name
  • File size
  • Date uploaded
  • StatusID of the Kaltura entry that this file is added to

You can use the table to:

  • Track the progress of each upload task.
  • Cancel the upload tasks that are waiting to be processed.
  • Retry failed tasks.

Since file uploads are controlled by the KMC web application, closing or refreshing the browser page terminates all upload tasks that currently are in progress.

Bulk Upload

Kaltura offers bulk content ingestion when there is a need to upload large files. Bulk upload presents a great advantage to consolidate large amounts of video content in different locations from remote sites.

You can import multiple files per session via a simple comma separated file (CSV) or an XML file. With these options, you can also ingest files from your own FTP server, or any publicly accessible file’s host. Metadata fields can be populated from CSV/XML. For more information see  Additional Editing Actions - Bulk Actions.

For any bulk actions that will create more than 5,000 entries (e.g., users), including categories bulk uploads, please contact your Kaltura representative to coordinate the upload.

Drop Folders

The Kaltura Drop Folder service constantly watches each drop folder for new content and activates automatic ingestion of new content to the specific account. For more information about Drop Folders see Kaltura Drop Folders Service for Content Ingestion.

The KMC Entries Table

The Entries Table lists the entries in your account and provides a way to edit the entry’s specific metadata and settings. You can perform several actions on a specific entry or several entries simultaneously.

To choose multiple entries, check the boxes near the entry name and then, select More Actions to apply changes to the selected entries. For more information see Additional Editing Actions - Bulk Actions. You can search through entries; delete entries, share entries as well as other actions.

The Entries table displays the following information for each entry:

  • Thumbnail
  • Name
  • ID- the entry ID is the Kaltura identification for the media asset.
  • Type – the types may be of the following:
    • Media
    • Image
    • Live
    • Audio
  • Created On – lists the creation data and time
  • Duration – the length in time of the media
  • Plays- indicates the number of plays for the entry
  • Status – the upload status for the media asset – may be
    • Ready
    • Uploading
    • No Media
  • Actions Menu (3 dots) – use to:

Columns that contain an arrow are sortable.

YouTube entries are visible in the entries list and are indicated with a red arrow on the media thumbnail.

Quiz entries are visible in the entries list and are indicated with the quiz icon. (white cube).

Searching and Filtering Through Media

The KMC Entries Table and the KMC Categories tables contain fields that allow you to search and filter through media based on metadata and free text search.

When filtering parameters are applied, the rendered entries/categories are reloaded.

The following options are available for filtering through media.

  • Search – enter free text.

Filter Categories (for Entries) – use to set preferences to filter media by categories. Click on the Settings icon to open the filtering preferences. The available filtering preferences are:

  • Display entries associated with the selected category only.
  • Display entries associated with the selected category and its sub-categories.
  • Refine –Use to filter media by creation date and specific types of related information. 

Click on the calendar icons to select dates. Additional filers are fixed. Everything below the Additional Filters list are filters derived from custom metadata schemas. For refining options see:

Refining Options for Entries

You may refine your search by checking one of the available options for your media.

Additional filers are fixed. Everything below the Reference ID relates to Custom Data schemas and whether you have configured them as searchable. See Kaltura Custom Metadata Functionality.

Refining Options for Categories

You may refine your search by checking one of the available options for your media.

Additional filers are fixed. Everything below the Reference ID relates to Custom Data schemas and whether you have configured them as searchable

Refining Options for Playlists

You may refine your search by name or date.

Refining Options for Moderated Content

You may refine your search by checking one of the available options for moderated content.

 

Additional filers are fixed. Everything below the Additional Filters list are filters derived from custom metadata schemas.

Refining Options for Bulk Uploads

To refine the Bulk Upload Progress list

You may apply additional filters to see the progress of the Bulk Upload or refine the list of bulk uploaded entries.

In the Bulk Upload Log Page click Refine.

The additional filters are

  1. Created between - Enter Dates to filter uploads according to a defined period.
  2. Open the Uploaded items menu to filter uploads according to the type of bulk entities you uploaded. Select the entity type.
  • Entries
  • Categories
  • End Users
  • End Users Entitlements
  • Open the Statuses menu. Select the status type.
    • Finished successfully
    • Finished with errors
    • Failed
    • All other statuses

Share and Embed

To preview and get the embed code for entries in the Entries Table:

  1. Click the Share & Embed link in the Actions column (3 dots) on the right of the entry. 
  2. In the Share and Embed window that opens, you can preview the entry and select the player that you want to use.

To share and embed your content to a website

  1. Go to the Content menu and select the Entries tab.
  2. Check the entry in the Entries table and select Share and Embed in the actions drop down menu.

    or Share and Embed from the Edit entry window by clicking on the drop-down menu on the top of the screen and selecting Share and Embed.
    1. In the Share and Embed window that opens, you can preview the entry and select the player that you would like to use and other delivery and player options.
    2. Click on the Settings icon to define the order in which the players are listed. A search is available when you open the players drop-down list.
  3. Search for or select your preferred player from the drop-down menu. See Configuring the Player Features for more information.
  4. Click the Expand/Hide “Share” Icon to reveal or hide the Embed code options.
  5. Grab the embed code, click Copy and you are ready to share and embed.
  6. Standalone Preview: (Optional) Select to view a standalone page with this player by clicking on the provided link.
  7. Scan Code for Mobile Preview (Optional) Scan the QR code to preview the content in your mobile device.
  8. (Optional) – Click Advanced Settings.
    The embed code, short link and QR code are regenerated for each change in the Advanced Settings. The changes are saved and reloaded for further use.
    1. Select the Embed Type. See Embed Code Types.
    2.  (Optional) Toggle Include Search Engine Optimization data. See Search Engine Optimization.
    3. (Optional) Toggle Support for HTTPS embed code. See Support for HTTPS Embed Code.

 The (Preview) QR code and standalone links are for preview use only. Do not use these links for production purposes.

Embed Code Types

Auto embed is the default embed code type and is best to get a player quickly on a page without any runtime customizations.

Logic for defining the delivery method is automated by the Kaltura player to ensure the best user experience.

The following options are available:

  • Auto Embed – (default) Auto embed is concise embed code and is good for quickly getting a player or widget onto the page without any run time customization.
  • Dynamic Embed – This is the preferred method to dynamically embed the Kaltura player into web sites and web applications.
  • Thumbnail Embed – This method takes the same arguments as the dynamic embed. Thumbnail embed passes the entire configuration to the kWidget.embed when the user "clicks" on the Play button. This is the recommended method to use when you need to embed many players/entries in the same web page.
  • Iframe, no page JavaScript embed - iframe embed is good for sites that do not allow 3rd party JavaScript to be embedded on their pages. This mode fits more stringent page security requirements while supporting and HTML5 delivery.

Search Engine Optimization

When the SEO (Search Engine Optimization) box is checked, the target page element includes metadata useful for search engines to index your page video content. The metadata is included using the scheme.org format that Google and other major search engines recommend using for documenting in-page content.

The content for these metadata fields is pulled from your entry metadata. It is also recommended that you add Facebook open graph xml to your page which is not included in the embed code because it must go in the header of your page. You can see sample Facebook open graph xml in any player preview page.

In some cases, with Kaltura SaaS, SEO may also include Kaltura product definition links, please contact your account manager if you would like these disabled.

Support for HTTPS Embed Code

Toggle the Support for HTTPS Embed Code box if you intend to put the player on pages that are delivered over HTTPS. The HTTPS embed URLs use protocol relative URLs so that the same embed code also works for non-secure delivery.

Editing Entries

To edit an entry

  • Click on an entry name or the entry’s thumbnail. The Edit Entry window is displayed with the Entry Editing tabs.

Use the Edit Entry window to manage all information relating to the entry.

To delete an entry from the Entries Table

  1. Click on an entry name or select the check boxes to the left of the entry.
  2. Click on the Trash icon to delete.
    A deletion Confirmation prompt is requested to confirm the deletion.
    or
  3. Click on the Actions menu and select Delete.

To delete an entry from the Edit Entry page

  1. Click on an entry name or the entry’s thumbnail. The Edit Entry window is displayed with the Entry Editing tabs.
  2. Select Delete from the Actions menu on the top of the screen.

    A deletion Confirmation prompt is requested to confirm the deletion.

To download an entry from the Edit Entry page

  1. Click on an entry name or the entry’s thumbnail. The Edit Entry window is displayed with the Entry Editing tabs.
  2. Select Download from the Actions menu on the top of the screen.

Additional Editing Actions - Bulk Actions

When you select an entry or multiple check boxes to the left of an entry or multiple entries (for bulk actions), the following options are available:

Delete – Trash icon – Use to delete multiple entries.

More Actions 

Use the drop-down menu to:

Download

To Download one or multiple entries

  1. Select Download to download multiple assets.
    A prompt is displayed to choose the format, also known as the source flavor, for the assets you want to download.
    Select the format from the drop-down list.
  2. Click Download selected entries.

Change Owner

To change the owner

  1. Select Change Owner. A prompt is displayed to set a new owner for the selected entries.
  2. Enter the new owner’s user name or user id.  You can add users that are available on the site and you can use the auto-complete function (from 3rd letter and on).
  3. Click Apply to all selected entries.

Add/Remove Co-Publishers

Co-publishers have the permission to publish media anywhere that the user has the rights to publish.

To add Co-Publishers for multiple entries

  1. Select Add Co-Publishers. The Add Co- Publishers screen is displayed. If there are already Co- Publishers on the selected entries, they are aggregated into a list as shown.
  2. Enter the Co-Publishers names. You can add users that are available on the site and you can use the auto-complete function (from 3rd letter and on).
  3. Click Apply to all selected Entries.

To Remove Co-Publishers for multiple entries

  1. Select Remove Co-Publishers. The Remove Co-Publishers screen is displayed. If there are already Co-Publishers on the selected entries, they are aggregated into a list as shown.
  2. Click on the Co-Publishers you want to remove and click Apply to all selected entries.
  3. If there are no Co- Publishers for these entries the following is displayed:

Add/Remove Co-Editors

Co-editors have permissions to edit the metadata associated with the selected media. For example, Co-Editors may customize the look and feel of an entry page.

To add Co-Editors for multiple entries

  1. Select Add Co-Editors. The Add Co-Editors screen is displayed. If there are already co-editors on the selected entries, they are aggregated into a list as shown.
  2. Enter the Co-Editors names. You can add users that are available on the site and you can use the auto-complete function (from 3rd letter and on).
  3. Click Apply to all selected Entries.

To Remove Co-Editors for multiple entries

  1. Select Remove Co-Editors. The Remove Co-Editors screen is displayed. If there are already Co-Editors on the selected entries, they are aggregated into a list as shown.
  2. Click on the Co-Editors you want to remove and click Apply to all selected entries.
    If there are no Co-Editors for these entries the following is displayed:
  3. Click Apply to all selected entries.

Add to New Category

To add entries to a new category

  1. Select Add to New Category.
  2. Add the Name of the new category and select the parent category or None.
  3. Click Apply.

Add to New Playlist

To add entries to a new playlist

  1. Select Add to New Playlist to add one or more entries to a new Playlist.
  2. Enter the playlist Name.
  3. Add Metadata. (optional)
  4. Click Save.
  5. Go to the Content Tab to see the content of your playlist.

Add/Remove Categories

To add entries to a new category or existing categories

  1. Select Add to Categories to apply all selected entries to a new category or existing categories.
  2. Enter the Category Name or search for the category.
  3. Click Apply to all selected entries.


To remove entries from categories

  1. Select Remove from Categories to remove all selected entries from a category or existing categories.
  2. Enter the Category Name or search for the category. Check the categories you want to remove entries from and lick Apply to all selected entries.

Add/Remove Tags

Select Add Tags - Enter tags to be appended to all selected entries and click Apply to all selected entries.

Remove Tags

Select the tags you want to remove from the selected entries and click Apply to all selected entries.

Set Access Control

Select Access Control to apply an access profile to one or more selected entries.

Select the Access Control Profile and click Apply to all selected entries.

Set Scheduling

Set the viewing schedule for one or more entries and click Apply to all selected entries.

Entry Editing Tabs Overview

The editing tabs that are displayed depend on the type of media you select. All the entry details are listed on the top of your display. Use the arrows to navigate through the entries table.

The following information is displayed:

  • Entry Id
  • Creation Date
  • Last Update
  • Created By
  • Duration
  • Landing Page - This is the link to the publishing website that is configured in the publisher configuration.
  • Moderation Status
  • Plays

The Save button is disabled until data is modified.

Metadata Tab

Entry Metadata fields are used to tag, manage, search and expose content. You can populate out-of-the-box fields or create your own custom metadata schema. Kaltura provides extensive asset management and metadata capabilities. Each media entry has a list of predefined metadata fields including: Name, Description, Tags, Categories, Thumbnails, Duration, Views, and other fields. See Custom Data for more information.

Tags and categories are autocompleted. See Defining and Assigning Entries to Categories.

Everything below the Reference ID relates to Custom Data schemas and whether you have configured them as searchable. See Kaltura Custom Metadata Functionality.

Jump to allows you to quickly navigate to a specific custom schema. To move back use the arrow on the bottom left of the screen.

Thumbnails

Use to upload thumbnails, grab a thumbnail from video, crop thumbnails and select a default thumbnail. You can generate thumbnails from videos or upload external images. Capture, crop and adjust to get the best result. See Choosing a Thumbnail for your Video.

Access Control

Use to assign an access control profile to an entry. See Managing Access Control Profiles for more information.

Scheduling

Use to specify date ranges for scheduling an entry.

Content Scheduling determines when your media entries will be permitted for viewing (“sunrise”) and when access should be automatically discontinued (“sunset”).  You can set specific scheduling parameters for your content. You can set the entry to be available for display at any time (for example, no schedule limitations) or you can set the entry to be available during a limited timeframe (for example, display this video starting on X date with no end time, or display this video only between X date and Y date).  Note that when users try to access a video that is no longer valid (in terms of its scheduling), they will receive an error message explaining that this content is no longer valid. Kaltura provides validation on the start and end date. Be certain that your dates are valid when specifying a range.

To configure content scheduling

  1. Go to Content tab and select the Entries tab.
  2. Click on an entry.
  3. Select the Scheduling tab and select and set your specific time range.
  4. Click Save & Close to complete the process.

Flavors Tab

The Flavors tab in the Edit Entry window allows you to manage the flavors that are available as well as replace media files and their transcoding flavors.

Use the Flavors tab to:

  • Add video or audio media to a new entry you created (when the entry status is No Media).
  • Replace the media of an existing entry (when the entry status is Ready or Error).
  • View the list of flavors that the system created for an entry and apply the following actions:

    • Preview or delete a flavor.
    • Download the transcoded file to your desktop.
    • Upload a file from your desktop you that transcoded on your own, to serve as a flavor for an entry.
    • Import the flavor from a URL.
    • Convert or reconvert to transcode an entry to additional flavors.

After the transcoding process is complete, the new file replaces the old file and the original file is deleted.

When your KMC account supports direct ingestion of multiple bit-rate Transcoding Flavors, you can use the Action menu to add or replace a single Transcoding Flavor in an entry.

See Actions for Transcoding Flavors for more information.

Add Video/Audio

The Flavors tab displays several Add Video/Audio options when an entry is not yet associated with any media that is, the entry status is No Media. See Prepare Entry.

You can also replace media through the Flavors tab. For more information see Replacing Media.

Upload from Desktop

Use this option to add media to an existing entry by uploading one or more files from your desktop.

To upload content and flavors to a Draft entry

  1. Click on the Draft Entry and then select the Flavors tab.
  2. Click Upload from Desktop to open a standard desktop file selection window.
    The uploaded file is treated as the source for generating the required Transcoding Flavors in Kaltura. When your KMC account supports direct ingestion of multiple bit-rate Transcoding Flavors, you can select multiple flavor files for the Transcoding Profile.
  3. Select the files from your desktop.
  4. Select the Transcoding profile and select the relevant Transcoding Flavor that the uploaded file will be transcoding by.
    The Transcoding Flavor options in the menu are set from the selected Transcoding Profile and its flavor settings.
  5. Click Add File to add additional files to upload.
  6. Click Upload to confirm your upload request.

The KMC immediately starts processing the file uploads. The uploaded file is added to the entry and flavor conversion processing starts.

Import Files

Use this option to add media to a draft entry by importing a media file from your existing web host or FTP server. The option is displayed when the entry status is No Media.

To import content and flavors to a Draft entry

  1. Select the Content tab and then the Entries tab.
  2. Click on the Draft Entry and then select the Flavors tab.
  3. Click Import from URL to set your media file URL.
    The imported media file is treated as the source for generating the required Transcoding Flavors in Kaltura. When your KMC account supports direct ingestion of multiple bit-rate Transcoding Flavors, you can set multiple URLs.
  4. Set the relevant Transcoding Flavor that the imported file will be transcoded by. The Transcoding Flavor options in the menu are set from the selected Transcoding Profile and its flavor settings.
  5. Click Add File to add additional files to import.
  6. Click Import to confirm your import request.

An import request is submitted to the Kaltura server. The imported file will be added to the entry and flavor conversion processing starts.

Link to Remote Storage

Kaltura’s Remote Storage and Delivery solution enables publishers to manage their video assets and account settings on Kaltura’s hosted video platform while storing the content on their own remote network storage location and delivering the content from the same remote location.  Kaltura’s remote storage and delivery capabilities are fully integrated with the platform’s ingestion, transcoding and publishing work­flows, and provide system fl­exibility for addressing publishers’ specific storage and delivery needs.

You can link content to remote storage from the KMC User Interface. The Link to Remote Storage option is useful for partners that use their own transcoder and host and deliver content on/from a remote storage (for example, CDN storage, internal organization storage). The partner’s transcoder generates the flavors. After the files are uploaded directly to the remote storage it is only necessary to indicate which flavors to link to an entry in Kaltura.  The connection of the remote storage profile to the transcoding profile is used for this purpose.

To link content and flavors from Remote Storage

  1. Select the Content tab and then the Entries tab.
  2. Click on the Draft Entry and then select the Flavors tab.
  3. Click Link to Remote Storage and enter your media file URL.
    The linked file is treated as the source for generating the required Transcoding Flavors in Kaltura. When your KMC account supports direct ingestion of multiple bit-rate Transcoding Flavors, you can set multiple URLs.
  4. Set the relevant Transcoding Flavor that the imported file will be transcoded by. The Transcoding Flavor options in the menu are set from the selected Transcoding Profile and its flavor settings.
  5. Click Add File to add additional files link.
  6. Click Link to confirm your request.

Contact your Kaltura account manager to learn more about how this feature can simplify your workflow, and to activate and configure remote storage on your account.

Replace Media

You can replace media content when an entry is ready for publishing or when a media processing error occurred. The entry itself, with its current metadata, entry ID, and analytics information, remains unchanged.

All Transcoding Flavors are replaced as one unit to ensure that inconsistency errors do not occur between old and new Transcoding Flavors at any given time.

You can review the Transcoding Flavors of the new media file in a temporary entry that is available for this purpose only. After you approve media replacement, all the entry’s existing Transcoding Flavors are deleted and are replaced by the new ones.

To replace media


    1. Select the Content tab and select the Entries menu.
    2. Click on an entry and select the Flavors tab.
    3. Select the replacement method.



  • Upload from Desktop
  • Import from URL
  • Link to Remote Storage

    After you select any method for replacing a media file, the Flavors tab displays the following:
  • The temporary ID –The entryID that is being created from the new file –this entryID will replace the current entry
  • Cancel Replacement link –Select to return to the Replace Video display.
  • Approve Replacement button –Select to approve the replacement. The entry is uploading and converting to the new data.
  • Click Approve Replacement.  All current flavors are replaced when you approve the replacement or click Cancel Replacement to cancel your actions.

When you click Approve Replacement for media before it completes processing, it will automatically replace the entry.

The following screen is displayed: Video Replacement in Process.

When the media completes processing the following screen is displayed.

The status Video is ready for Replacement notice is displayed. You can then decide to Approve or Cancel the replacement
You can switch views between the Current Entry Flavors and the Replacements Entry Flavors using the tabs in the Flavors tab. This allows you to check the replacement entry’s status before approving the replacement.

Upload from Desktop

To replace content and flavors for an entry

  1. Click on the Entry and then select the Flavors tab.
  2. Click Upload from Desktop to open a standard desktop file selection window.
    The uploaded file is treated as the source for generating the required Transcoding Flavors in Kaltura. When your KMC account supports direct ingestion of multiple bit-rate Transcoding Flavors, you can select multiple flavor files for the Transcoding Profile.
  3. Select the files from your desktop.
  4. Select the Transcoding profile and select the relevant Transcoding Flavor that the uploaded file will be transcoding by.
  5. Click Upload.
  6. Click Add File to add additional files to upload.

Import from URL

Use this option to add media to replace an existing entry by importing a media file from your existing web host or FTP server. The option is displayed when the entry status is No Media.

To import content and flavors to a replace an existing entry

  1. Select the Content tab and then the Entries tab.
  2. Click on the Entry and then select the Flavors tab.
  3. Click Import from URL to set your media file URL.
    The imported media file is treated as the source for generating the required Transcoding Flavors in Kaltura. When your KMC account supports direct ingestion of multiple bit-rate Transcoding Flavors, you can set multiple URLs.
  4. Set the relevant Transcoding Flavor that the imported file will be transcoded by. The Transcoding Flavor options in the menu are set from the selected Transcoding Profile and its flavor settings.
  5. Click Add File to add additional files to import.
  6. Click Import to confirm your import request.

An import request is submitted to the Kaltura server. The imported file will be added to the entry and flavor conversion processing starts.

Link to Remote Storage

Kaltura’s Remote Storage and Delivery solution enables publishers to manage their video assets and account settings on Kaltura’s hosted video platform while storing the content on their own remote network storage location and delivering the content from the same remote location.  Kaltura’s remote storage and delivery capabilities are fully integrated with the platform’s ingestion, transcoding and publishing work­flows, and provide system fl­exibility for addressing publishers’ specific storage and delivery needs.

You can link content to remote storage from the KMC User Interface. The Link to Remote Storage option is useful for partners that use their own transcoder and host and deliver content on/from a remote storage (for example, CDN storage, internal organization storage). The partner’s transcoder generates the flavors. After the files are uploaded directly to the remote storage it is only necessary to indicate which flavors to link to an entry in Kaltura.  The connection of the remote storage profile to the transcoding profile is used for this purpose.

To link content and flavors from Remote Storage

  1. Select the Content tab and then the Entries tab.
  2. Click on the Entry and then select the Flavors tab.
  3. Click Link to Remote Storage and enter your media file URL.
    The linked file is treated as the source for generating the required Transcoding Flavors in Kaltura. When your KMC account supports direct ingestion of multiple bit-rate Transcoding Flavors, you can set multiple URLs.
  4. Set the relevant Transcoding Flavor that the imported file will be transcoded by. The Transcoding Flavor options in the menu are set from the selected Transcoding Profile and its flavor settings.
  5. Click Add File to add additional files link.
  6. Click Link to confirm your request.

Actions for Transcoding Flavors (for a single flavor)

Each flavor lists its applicable actions.

Convert

Converts the flavor to the selected flavor.

Delete

Delete the flavor.

Upload

Upload a flavor from your computer/device. Uploading a flavor is used for updating existing flavor assets and uploading new flavor assets for flavors that do not exist.

Import

Import a flavor from a URL. Importing a flavor is used for updating existing flavor assets and importing new flavor assets for flavors that do not exist.

Preview

Preview the selected source flavor.

Link (for Remote Storage)

Type in the linked file pathname.

Reconvert

Create the flavor again from the source.

View DRM Details

View the DRM Details.

Distribution

The Distribution tab lists distribution channels associated with an entry and use to manage distributors. See Content Distribution and Syndication.

Live Stream

(For Live Entries Only) Use to create and manage Live Stream entries. See Creating a Live Stream Entry in Kaltura Using the KMC.

Examples:

Live tab for Kaltura Live

Live tab for Universal Streaming

Live tab for Manual Streaming

Captions

Use to manage captions. Use to upload captions, link to external caption files, order captions and to add additional captions to an entry. See Subtitles and Captions.

Related Files

Use to upload related files and to assign the files to an entry. See Uploading and Modifying Related Files.

Clips

You can clip and trim entries using the Kaltura Video Editing Tools. You can only Trim and Clip a live entry if it has recorded entry.

To clip a media item

  1. In the Content menu go to the Entries tab.
  2. Go to the Clip tab.
  3. Underneath the Player click Editor or select Launch Editor from the Actions drop-down menu in the Edit Entry screen.

The Kaltura Video Editing Tools are opened to clip and trim your media See Kaltura Video Editing Tools - Editor Tab for more information.

If clips were created from an original video or audio entry. The clipped entry details are displayed in the Clips tab. You can drill down by clicking on the Clip ID.

Users

Use to add editing and publishing rights for additional end-users to work with this entry across applications.

The Users tab is displayed when your account is configured to support the end-user management feature.

The Users tab provides information about the users that are associated with the entry. The users are

  • the creator of the entry in Kaltura - usually the person that uploaded the media
  • the administrative owner of the entry - the user that is assigned with ownership to manage the entry. By default, it is the entry creator, however you can assign ownership to a different user from this tab.

By editing the co-editors and co-publisher fields, you can add editing and publishing rights for additional end-users to work with this entry across applications.

 

To edit the entry’s Users’ settings

  1. Go to the Content tab and then select an entry from the Entries Table.
  2. Select the Users tab.
  3. Click Change Owner.
  4. Enter the new owner name and click Save.
  5. For bulk changes, cick Apply to all selected entries.
  6. Click Save.

Advertisements

Use to create and manage time-based advertisements with the Kaltura Video Editing Tools. For more information see Advertising and Ad Networks.

To add advertisements to media.

  1. In the Content menu go to the Entries tab.
  2. Select an entry and select the Advertisements Tab. Click Manage Advertisements or click Launch Editor from the Actions drop-down-menu at the top of the page.

    The Kaltura Video Editing Tools are opened to create advertisements at selected cue points in your media.
  3. Click on the Plus sign to start setting cue points for ads.


  4. Select the time for the ad to display.
    There are three ways to select the time for the ad to display.

    1. Enter a specific time in the time clock.
    2. Move the scrubber to a specific time in the media timeline
    3. Play and Pause on the specific time in the timeline.
  5. Select the ad type.
  • Overlay - The entry will stop playing, the ad will play, and then the entry will resume.

    Enter the values for the fields in the Overlay screen.

    1. Enter the Ad Name.
    2. Enter the provider name: VAST or Other and optional values.
    3. For VAST enter the URL. For other providers enter values that you want to pass to the player.
    4. Enter the amount of time to display in the Duration field.
    5. Click Add.
  • Video Ad - The entry will stop playing, the ad will play, and then the entry will resume.

    Enter the values for the fields in the Video Ad screen.

    1. Enter the Ad Name.
    2. Enter the provider name: VAST or Other and optional values.
    3. For VAST enter the URL. For other providers enter values that you want to pass to the player.
    4. Click Add.

To delete ads

  1. Click on the green x on the timeline.
  2. Click on Delete in the ad screen.

Choosing a Thumbnail for your Video

You can select a thumbnail for your video after the file transfer is complete and the file is embedded in your website. By default, a thumbnail is automatically grabbed from the first frames of the video. You can choose to have multiple thumbnails of different qualities associated with your video or grab any frame from the video to use as a thumbnail.

You can search for a thumbnail and its dimensions, size, distributors and status and perform the following actions: Set as default, Download, Preview and Delete.

To edit the thumbnails associated with the video

  1. Go to the Content tab and select the Entries tab.
  2. Select an entry and select the Thumbnails tab.
  3. Select Upload or Choose Frame.
  • Upload - uploads an external image as a thumbnail.  Select Upload and specify the file location and name, then click Open.
  • Choose Frame - Capture a new thumbnail from the video. Play the video in the "Choose Frame from Video " window.

  • Pause on the frame you want to use and click Capture and Save. A thumbnail will be captured from the highest quality video flavor. Exit to return to the Thumbnails tab.
  • Click Set as Default on the thumbnail you want to use for the entry. The default thumbnail is now displayed in the entries list.
  • Click on the Actions menu (3 dots) for a selected thumbnail to download or Delete the thumbnail

If you have a distribution profile that requires a specific thumbnail dimension (you may have one or multiple distribution profiles) they will display as empty. You are required to provide a suitable thumbnail with the requested dimension to use for the distribution profile.

Actions for Thumbnails

The following actions are available for each thumbnail entry:

  • Download- Download to your device.
  • Preview - Preview the thumbnail.
  • Delete - You cannot delete the thumbnail that is set as the default thumbnail.
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