Kaltura Webcasting Release Notes

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Release Date Released Details

Webcasting Application (Mac, Windows)

July 2017 Details

Webcasting Application (Mac, Windows)

June 2017 Details

Webcasting Application (Mac, Windows)

March 2017 Details

Webcasting Application (Mac, Windows)

November 2016 Details

Webcasting Application (Mac, Windows)

July 2016 Details

Webcasting Application (Mac, Windows)

June 2016 Details

Webcasting Application (Mac, Windows)

May 2016 Details

Webcasting Application (Mac, Windows)

April 2016 Details

Webcasting Application (Mac, Windows)

January 2016 Details

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Webcasting - July 2017 Release

This is an optional update and all users will be prompted to upgrade the next time they open the application. Users can choose to upgrade the application or click Cancel and remain with the previous version of the webcasting application. 

 

IMPORTANT: The Kaltura Webcasting application must be upgraded along with the player version. Users can choose whether to upgrade both the Kaltura Webcasting application to version 2.2.47 (and up) and the webcasting player to version 2.58 (and up), or they can choose to use previous versions for both player and webcasting application. A mismatch between the player version and the webcasting application version may result in functionality issues for webcasting events. 

The current release of the Kaltura Webcasting includes the following new functionality: 

  • Improved support for DVR in webcasting events
  • Fix issue where domain restrictions may result in slides not appearing
  • Polls beta - update to functionality 

 

Component Version
Webcasting Application (Mac, Windows)

2.2.47

Player 2.58
KMS 5.61.29

 

Known Issues

Defect ID

Component

Summary

KMS-11617

KMS Archived VOD only appears in KMC and does not appear in KMS. 

 PLAT-4816

BE  The first 12-24 seconds are missing from the live event.
 FEC-3682 Player  Live HLS: Each time the player buffers, the latency increases. This is relevant only when the browser uses HLS-Flash. This issue does not occur in browsers supporting HLS.js. 
 KMS-10455 KMS When using BSE module for a webcasting event, the webcasting BSE player is not used.
 KMS-10375 KMS  Download module is not available for webcast events.
 PLAT-4866 BE The last 10 seconds of a video are missing from the live event.
WEBC-920 Webcasting Application Users may experience slowness in timeline interaction after moving a poll to a new position. This can be resolved by closing and re-opening the application. 
 

Limitations

Component

Summary

KMS When a Webcast event is live and the end user is watching via the channel playlist, the slides are not displayed in the player nor is the Q&A module.
Webcasting When multiple applications are open before starting broadcast, once broadcast starts all applications will add the first slide. The user viewing will not be affected by this issue. Duplicate slides can be deleted from the VOD.
Webcasting Thumbnails for slides are always stretched to 16:9 in the navigation menu.
KMS In KMS the "Launch the webcast application" button doesn't work on Windows 8 / Internet Explorer 11 when running as administrator.
Webcasting User names with special characters such as !, ~, or *, are not supported in the Q&A module. 
Webcasting Streaming video without audio is not supported.
Webcasting Anonymous viewers can re-vote after returning to poll from pause mode. 

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Webcasting - June 2017 Release

This is a mandatory update and all users will be prompted to upgrade the next time they open the application. The current release of the Kaltura Webcasting includes the following new functionality: 

  • Fix issues where entitlement and access control caused an error in the application
  • Fix issue where cue points were sent unnecessarily
  • Polls beta - update to functionality 

 

Component Version
Webcasting Application (Mac, Windows)

2.2.41

Player 2.57
KMS 5.61.00

 

Known Issues

Defect ID

Component

Summary

KMS-11617

KMS Archived VOD only appears in KMC and does not appear in KMS. 

 PLAT-4816

BE  The first 12-24 seconds are missing from the live event.
 FEC-3682 Player  Live HLS: Each time the player buffers, the latency increases. This is relevant only when the browser uses HLS-Flash. This issue does not occur in browsers supporting HLS.js. 
 KMS-10455 KMS When using BSE module for a webcasting event, the webcasting BSE player is not used.
 KMS-10375 KMS  Download module is not available for webcast events.
 PLAT-4866 BE The last 10 seconds of a video are missing from the live event.
WEBC-920 Webcasting Application Users may experience slowness in timeline interaction after moving a poll to a new position. This can be resolved by closing and re-opening the application. 
 

Limitations

Component

Summary

KMS When a Webcast event is live and the end user is watching via the channel playlist, the slides are not displayed in the player nor is the Q&A module.
Webcasting When multiple applications are open before starting broadcast, once broadcast starts all applications will add the first slide. The user viewing will not be affected by this issue. Duplicate slides can be deleted from the VOD.
Webcasting Thumbnails for slides are always stretched to 16:9 in the navigation menu.
KMS In KMS the "Launch the webcast application" button doesn't work on Windows 8 / Internet Explorer 11 when running as administrator.
Webcasting User names with special characters such as !, ~, or *, are not supported in the Q&A module. 
Webcasting Streaming video without audio is not supported.
Webcasting Anonymous viewers can re-vote after returning to poll from pause mode. 

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Webcasting - March 2017 Release

This is a mandatory update and all users will be prompted to upgrade the next time they open the application. The current release of the Kaltura Webcasting includes the following new functionality: 

  • Update to Q&A backend workflows

Note: All users must upgrade the player version to match Webcasting application version update. The Webcasting application will prompt for Player upgrade next time it is launched. 

 

Component Version
Webcasting Application (Mac, Windows)

2.2.33

Player 2.54.1
KMS 5.58.00

 

Known Issues

Defect ID

Component

Summary

KMS-11617

KMS Archived VOD only appears in KMC and does not appear in KMS. 

 PLAT-4816

BE  The first 12-24 seconds are missing from the live event.
 FEC-3682 Player  Live HLS: Each time the player buffers, the latency increases. This is relevant only when the browser uses HLS-Flash. This issue does not occur in browsers supporting HLS.js. 
 KMS-10455 KMS When using BSE module for a webcasting event, the webcasting BSE player is not used.
 KMS-10375 KMS  Download module is not available for webcast events.
 PLAT-4866 BE The last 10 seconds of a video are missing from the live event.
WEBC-920 Webcasting Application Users may experience slowness in timeline interaction after moving a poll to a new position. This can be resolved by closing and re-opening the application. 
 

Limitations

Component

Summary

KMS When a Webcast event is live and the end user is watching via the channel playlist, the slides are not displayed in the player nor is the Q&A module.
Webcasting When multiple applications are open before starting broadcast, once broadcast starts all applications will add the first slide. The user viewing will not be affected by this issue. Duplicate slides can be deleted from the VOD.
Webcasting Thumbnails for slides are always stretched to 16:9 in the navigation menu.
KMS In KMS the "Launch the webcast application" button doesn't work on Windows 8 / Internet Explorer 11 when running as administrator.
Webcasting

User names with special characters such as !, ~, or *, are not supported in the Q&A module. 

Webcasting

Streaming video without audio is not supported.

Webcasting

Anonymous viewers can re-vote after returning to poll from pause mode. 

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Webcasting - November 2016 Release

The current release of the Kaltura Webcasting includes the following new functionality: 

  • Polls (BETA) - The application supports interactive polls as part of the broadcast. Producers and presenters can engage audiences through interactive polls. To learn more see Kaltura Webcasting Polls
  • Updated upgrade flow - Webcasting users will be notified when a new version is released upon opening the application and will be prompted to upgrade. Some version upgrades are mandatory and some may be optional. 
  • Video only event - When broadcasting video only without slides, the layout controls will no longer be visible. 
  • Presenter information is now available on the Details tab in the Webcasting Producer App. 

Note: All users must upgrade the Webcasting application to match MediaSpace version update. The Webcasting application will prompt for upgrade next time it is launched. 

 

Component Version
Webcasting Application (Mac, Windows)

2.1.21

Player 2.50
KMS 5.54.00

 

Known Issues

Defect ID

Component

Summary

KMS-11617

KMS Archived VOD only appears in KMC and does not appear in KMS. 

 PLAT-4816

BE  The first 12-24 seconds are missing from the live event.
 FEC-3682 Player  Live HLS: Each time the player buffers, the latency increases. This is relevant only when the browser uses HLS-Flash. This issue does not occur in browsers supporting HLS.js. 
 KMS-10455 KMS When using BSE module for a webcasting event, the webcasting BSE player is not used.
 KMS-10375 KMS  Download module is not available for webcast events.
 PLAT-4866 BE The last 10 seconds of a video are missing from the live event.
WEBC-920 Webcasting Application Users may experience slowness in timeline interaction after moving a poll to a new position. This can be resolved by closing and re-opening the application. 
 

Limitations

Component

Summary

KMS When a Webcast event is live and the end user is watching via the channel playlist, the slides are not displayed in the player nor is the Q&A module.
Webcasting When multiple applications are open before starting broadcast, once broadcast starts all applications will add the first slide. The user viewing will not be affected by this issue. Duplicate slides can be deleted from the VOD.
Webcasting Thumbnails for slides are always stretched to 16:9 in the navigation menu.
KMS In KMS the "Launch the webcast application" button doesn't work on Windows 8 / Internet Explorer 11 when running as administrator.
Webcasting

User names with special characters such as !, ~, or *, are not supported in the Q&A module. 

Webcasting

Streaming video without audio is not supported.

Webcasting

Anonymous viewers can re-vote after returning to poll from pause mode. 

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Webcasting - July 2016 Release

The current release of the Kaltura Webcasting includes an updated workflow to uploading slides. Producers and presenters can now launch the application without uploading slides and manage slide upload via the Webcasting application. Slides can be replaced before or even during live broadcast. To learn more, see Managing Slide Broadcast

Note: All users must upgrade the Webcasting application to match MediaSpace version update. The Webcasting application will prompt for upgrade next time it is launched. 

 

Component Version
Webcasting Application (Mac, Windows)

2.0.155

Player 2.45
KMS 5.49.00

 

Known Issues

Defect ID

Component

Summary

KMS-11617

KMS Archived VOD only appears in KMC and does not appear in KMS. 

 PLAT-4816

BE  The first 12-24 seconds are missing from the live event.
 FEC-3682 Player  Live HLS: Each time the player buffers, the latency increases.
 KMS-10455 KMS When using BSE module for a webcasting event, the webcasting BSE player is not used.
 KMS-10375 KMS  Download module is not available for webcast events.
 PLAT-4866 BE The last 10 seconds of a video are missing from the live event.
 

Limitations

Component

Summary

KMS When a Webcast event is live and the end user is watching via the channel playlist, the slides are not displayed in the player nor is the Q&A module.
Webcasting When multiple applications are open before starting broadcast, once broadcast starts all applications will add the first slide. The user viewing will not be affected by this issue. Duplicate slides can be deleted from the VOD.
Webcasting Thumbnails for slides are always stretched to 16:9 in the navigation menu.
KMS In KMS the "Launch the webcast application" button doesn't work on Windows 8 / Internet Explorer 11 when running as administrator.
Webcasting

User names with special characters such as !, ~, or *, are not supported in the Q&A module. 

Webcasting

Streaming video without audio is not supported.

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Webcasting - June 2016 Release

The current release of the Kaltura Webcasting includes bug fixes for the Archive feature.

Note: To use the archive feature, all users of the application must have version 2.0.135 and up. 

 

Component Version
Webcasting Application (Mac, Windows)

2.0.143

Player 2.44
KMS 5.45.00

 

Known Issues

Defect ID

Component

Summary

KMS-11617

KMS Archived VOD only appears in KMC and does not appear in KMS. 

 PLAT-4816

BE  The first 12-24 seconds are missing from the live event.
 FEC-3682 Player  Live HLS: Each time the player buffers, the latency increases.
 KMS-10455 KMS When using BSE module for a webcasting event, the webcasting BSE player is not used.
 KMS-10375 KMS  Download module is not available for webcast events.
 PLAT-4866 BE The last 10 seconds of a video are missing from the live event.
 

Limitations

Component

Summary

KMS In KMS version 5.41.02 Webcast does not work in the channel playlist. This means that when Webcast is live and the end user is watching via the channel playlist, the slides are not displayed in the player nor are the Q&A questions and answers.
Webcasting Remote storage is not supported for webcasting scenarios - Remote storage: webcast slides are not shown in "Remote only" configuration.
Webcasting When multiple applications are open before starting broadcast, once broadcast starts all applications will add the first slide. The user viewing will not be affected by this issue. Duplicate slides can be deleted from the VOD.
Webcasting Thumbnails for slides are always stretched to 16:9 in the navigation menu.
KMS In KMS the "Launch the webcast application" button doesn't work on Windows 8 / Internet Explorer 11 when running as administrator.
Webcasting

User names with special characters such as !, ~, or *, are not supported in the Q&A module. 

Webcasting

Streaming video without audio is not supported.

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Webcasting - May 2016 Release

The current release of the Kaltura Webcasting includes the addition of the Archive feature, which enables producers to archive the current VOD recording and re-use the live event. For additional information about the archive feature see Managing VOD creation for Webcasting Events

Note: To use the archive feature, all users of the application must have version 2.0.135 and up. 

 

Component Version
Webcasting Application (Mac, Windows)

2.0.135

Player 2.42
KMS 5.43.00

 

Known Issues

Defect ID

Component

Summary

KMS-11617

KMS Archived VOD only appears in KMC and does not appear in KMS. 

 PLAT-4816

BE  The first 12-24 seconds are missing from the live event.
 FEC-3682 Player  Live HLS: Each time the player buffers, the latency increases.
 KMS-10455 KMS When using BSE module for a webcasting event, the webcasting BSE player is not used.
 KMS-10375 KMS  Download module is not available for webcast events.
 PLAT-4866 BE The last 10 seconds of a video are missing from the live event.
PLAT-5436 BE If the encoder is configured to send AMF data, slides in the VOD may be out of sync. 
 

Limitations

Component

Summary

KMS In KMS version 5.41.02 Webcast does not work in the channel playlist. This means that when Webcast is live and the end user is watching via the channel playlist, the slides are not displayed in the player nor are the Q&A questions and answers.
Webcasting Remote storage is not supported for webcasting scenarios - Remote storage: webcast slides are not shown in "Remote only" configuration.
Webcasting When multiple applications are open before starting broadcast, once broadcast starts all applications will add the first slide. The user viewing will not be affected by this issue. Duplicate slides can be deleted from the VOD.
Webcasting Thumbnails for slides are always stretched to 16:9 in the navigation menu.
KMS In KMS the "Launch the webcast application" button doesn't work on Windows 8 / Internet Explorer 11 when running as administrator.
Webcasting

User names with special characters such as !, ~, or *, are not supported in the Q&A module. 

Webcasting

Streaming video without audio is not supported.

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Webcasting - April 2016 Release

The current release of the Kaltura Webcasting includes the addition of the Control Views feature, which enables producers to select the best view for the attendees of a webcast event at any point in time.  In addition, this release provides a simplified workflow for embedding the player with Q&A in external pages.

Note: To use the Control Views, the player must be upgraded to version 2.42 and up to support this feature.

 

Component Version
Webcasting Application (Mac, Windows)

2.0.134

Player 2.42
KMS 5.42.00

 

Known Issues

Defect ID

Component

Summary

 PLAT-4816

BE  The first 12-24 seconds are missing from the live event.
 FEC-3682 Player  Live HLS: Each time the player buffers, the latency increases.
 KMS-10455 KMS When using BSE module for a webcasting event, the webcasting BSE player is not used.
 KMS-10375 KMS  Download module is not available for webcast events.
 PLAT-4866 BE The last 10 seconds of a video are missing from the live event.
PLAT-5436 BE If the encoder is configured to send AMF data, slides in the VOD may be out of sync. 
 

Limitations

Component

Summary

KMS In KMS version 5.41.02 Webcast does not work in the channel playlist. This means that when Webcast is live and the end user is watching via the channel playlist, the slides are not displayed in the player nor are the Q&A questions and answers.
Webcasting Remote storage is not supported for webcasting scenarios - Remote storage: webcast slides are not shown in "Remote only" configuration.
Webcasting When multiple applications are open before starting broadcast, once broadcast starts all applications will add the first slide. The user viewing will not be affected by this issue. Duplicate slides can be deleted from the VOD.
Webcasting Thumbnails for slides are always stretched to 16:9 in the navigation menu.
KMS In KMS the "Launch the webcast application" button doesn't work on Windows 8 / Internet Explorer 11 when running as administrator.
Webcasting

Streaming video without audio is not supported.

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Webcasting - January 2016 Release

Kaltura Webcasting leverages the Kaltura platform to provide a unique experience from planning, through the live event, to the VOD. With Kaltura Webcasting, producers can easily create events and stream to thousands of viewers around the world. Kaltura Webcasting promises to make event management easier and simpler to both producers and presenters, without compromising on an engaging, memorable experience for viewers. 

Kaltura Webcasting includes: 

  • Easy workflow for creating webcast events via KAF or KMS
  • Slide sync and projector setup
  • Presenter view of slides, speaker notes, and live analytics
  • Moderated Q&A and announcements
  • One persistent URL for live and VOD
  • Post-production editing of slides and video
Component Version
Webcasting Application (Mac, Windows) 2.0.120
Player 2.39
KMS 5.38.06

 

Known Issues

Defect ID

Component

Summary

 PLAT-4816

BE  The first 12-24 seconds are missing from the live event.
 FEC-3682 Player  Live HLS: Each time the player buffers, the latency increases.
 KMS-10455 KMS When using BSE module for a webcasting event, the webcasting BSE player is not used.
 KMS-10375 KMS  Download module is not available for webcast events.
 PLAT-4866 BE The last 10 seconds of a video are missing from the live event.

Limitations

Component

Summary

Webcasting Remote storage is not supported for webcasting scenarios - Remote storage: webcast slides are not shown in "Remote only" configuration.
Webcasting When multiple applications are open before starting broadcast, once broadcast starts all applications will add the first slide. The user viewing will not be affected by this issue. Duplicate slides can be deleted from the VOD.
Webcasting Thumbnails for slides are always stretched to 16:9 in the navigation menu.
KMS In KMS the "Launch the webcast application" button doesn't work on Windows 8 / Internet Explorer 11 when running as administrator.
Webcasting

Streaming video without audio is not supported.

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