Kaltura MediaSpace Go (KMS Go) for Android User Guide

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The following topics are described:

Getting Started

Before you Begin

KMS Go is not accessible to native apps by default. Your KMS administrator must enable the KMS GO app and set it up before you can start using it.

Be certain that KMS Go has been enabled by your Kaltura MediaSpace administrator.

Download KMS Go

  1. Download the Kaltura MediaSpace Go app from the Google Play Store.
  2. Open the app on your Android device.

Be certain to download the KMS Go app and not the legacy KMS App.

Login to KMS Go

  1. Enter your site’s address. Note that “https://“ is required to be entered before the site address.
  2. Select whether to use the app as a Guest, OR Login for a richer experience:
    1. Log In – Go to “My Page” by tapping the person icon on the top left on the Home Page.
    2. Tap LOGIN.
    3. Enter your credentials. 

Figure 1 - Enter Your Site Address

Logging into the Kaltura Demo Site

You might also want to check out the Kaltura demo site.

  • Go to the following URL:

https://corporatetube.mediaspace.kaltura.com/

Figure 2 - LOGIN to “My Page”

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Your KMS Go Home Page

The KMS Go homepage is initially displayed with the following:

  • The “My Page” icon – Links to your personal area and app settings.
  • App’s main gallery displayed
  • Additional galleries
  • App Bottom Navigation Bar:
    • Home – returns you to the homepage.
    • Inspire me - Fun way to get inspired and discover media based on a time frame.
    • Search & Browse – Opens the KMS Go powerful search tool and browsing options. For more information, see Searching and Browsing Through Media.

Fig 3 – KMS Go Homepage

The homepage display depends on your KMS administrator’s configuration settings and may be reconfigured.

If you have KMS admin privileges, please see the Kaltura MediaSpace Go (KMS Go) Mobile Application Admin Guide where, you can find customization details and instructions on how to set up KMS Go and reconfigure your homepage.

Your homepage may look different from the Kaltura KMS Go demo page.

Media Discovery and Interaction

Media discovery starts on your KMS Go home page. You can browse the gallery by swiping horizontally or tapping on a gallery name for vertical scrolling.

The following shows an example of the vertical display of selected media item on your gallery.

 

Figure 4 - Vertical Display of a Gallery

While on the vertical view, media Quick Actions are available by swiping horizontally, either to the left or the right.

The Quick Actions that are available here are:

Downloading Media

Downloading media (when allowed by your administrator), can be accessed and performed from a vertical view of a gallery or via a media page.
The downloaded media is displayed on your device as well as under the “My Downloads” section on your homepage.

  • On the vertical gallery view, you can use the following Quick Actions:
  • Swipe the selected media to the left.
  • Click on the Download (cloud) icon.
  • Abort downloading by tapping on the cloud icon (note that the icon now has an “x” in it).
  • Media that was downloaded may be deleted from your device by tapping on the Download icon by using Quick Action swipe or on the Media Page.

Figure 5 - Media Download Process

  • You can also download media directly from the Media Page by tapping on the cloud icon on the top right corner.

Liking and Sharing Media

On the gallery vertical view, use Quick Actions and swipe the selected media to the right.

  • Tap on the heart icon to Like.
  • Tap on the share icon to Share.
  • Select either Email or Copy (to copy the media link as seen on Figure 7).

 You can also like and share media from the media page. See Media Page for more information.

     

Commenting on Media

You can comment, reply and participate in a discussion about a media from the Media Page.

To comment on a media item

  1. Access the Media Page by tapping on the media thumbnail.

    Figure 8 - Media Page

  2. Tap on Comments and enter a comment.


    Figure 9 - Comments
  3. Tap Post.
  4. To reply to an existing comment, tap “Reply”.

 All media discovery and actions are subject to entitlements defined by your KMS admin. Your administrator may or may not have enabled commenting.

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KMS Go Search

KMS Go offers a powerful unified keyword search.

The search can be performed on the following:

  • metadata
  • slides
  • captions
  • channels
  • categories

Figure 10 - Search and Browse

Search Results Screen

The search results are presented in a magazine-style display. The “Matches” section contains media that are best fitted to your search criteria.

If there are channels that satisfy your search criteria, they are displayed as well.

Figure 11 - Search Results

Sorting and Filtering through Search Matches

You can sort and filter your search results by clicking on the filter icon in the top right corner of the search results page.

Figure 12 - Filtering Search Results

The search results can be sorted by:

  • Likes
  • Most recent
  • Views
  • Comments
  • Alphabetical

You can select what types of media should be included in your search by choosing from

  • All Media
  • Audio
  • Images
  • Video

You can specify whether to extend the search to the content of the media itself. The search can be extended to

  • Slides
  • Captions

To show how the rendered media is related to your query

If you would like to know why a certain media was returned in the search results:

  • On the search results screen, long tap on the media thumbnail, then release.
  • You will see your keyword highlighted in all the relevant data related to your media (according to your selected filters). 

Figure 13 - Why this Media Appeared in your Search

Saving a Search

Your search can be saved by clicking on the star near your keywords in the search window.

You can use the saved search later or un-save it by clicking on the blue star on the saved searches screen when it is no longer needed.

 

Figure 14 - Saved Searches

To access your saved KMS Go searches

  • Tap on the magnifying glass in the main bottom navigation bar and then tap on the search field to access the saved searches screen. See Figure 14.

Searching and Browsing Through Media

Searching and browsing can be accessed by tapping on the magnifying glass icon on the bottom part of your main navigation bar. You can also use the search screen to browse through your channels (for logged-in users) and categories.

Browsing

The Browsing menu that includes channels and categories is displayed below the search area.

See Figure 10

Only logged in users can browse channels.

For additional information about channels vs categories, please refer to the article on the Knowledge Center Understanding Categories and Channels in Kaltura MediaSpace.

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Media Channels

Every channel in KMS Go has a dedicated channel page, where you can see:

  • all the media in the channel
  • number of the channel’s members
  • number of the channel’s subscribers

To access a channel page

  • Tap on “Channels” from your browsing screen,

or

  • tap on a specific channel from your search results.

 

To see more detailed information about the channel

  • Tap on the Information icon on the top right of the channel page.

You can see the:

  • channel description
  • list of categories this channel appears in
  • list of channel managers

Fig 17 – Channel Info Page

Media Page

Every media has its dedicated page.

In addition to the media itself, this Media Page contains the following information:

  • media owner
  • publish date
  • number of views
  • description
  • tags
  • custom metadata
  • number of comments
  • number of likes

You can perform the following actions from this page:

  • tap to play the video
  • rotate the device to enter the full screen view
  • download the media (for videos)
  • share
  • comment
  • like

Fig 18 – Media Page

The availability of some of these items is subject to entitlements defined by your KMS admin.

 

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Get Inspired

KMS Go “Get Inspired” is a fun way to discover media based on your available time.

You can access the Get Inspired section by clicking on the light bulb icon on the bottom navigation bar.

To discover videos

  1. Swipe to select the available time.
  2. Click Let’s Go.


    Figure 19 - Inspire Me Main Page
  3. Swipe to dismiss suggested media or tap on it to view.


    Figure 20 - Inspire Me Suggestions

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My Page: Your Personal Info and Settings

Your unique profile page on KMS Go is referred to as My Page.

On your page, you can access all of your media and downloads and control your application settings.

If you haven’t logged in, you can do it here as well.

To access My Page

  • Tap on the profile icon on the top navigation bar from KMS Go Homepage.

To view your KMS profile settings (from My Page)

  • Tap on the Settings icon in the upper right corner of My Page to access your Settings Page.

 

Figure 21 - My Page

The Settings Page

The Settings Page includes the following.

About

  • Application version
  • Link to the open source documentation

Connection

  • Play Media on Wifi Only -  select your desired
  • Download media on Wifi Only – select your desired setting.

Change Site Address

You may also have the option to change the site address, based on configuration created by your admin.

Logout

You may logout, and continue to browse in Guest mode.

 

Figure 22 - Settings

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Settings on Your Android Device

In the App Setting section on your Android device you can specify whether KMS GO should use cellular data.

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