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MediaSpace Go is here!

Current customers might have noticed that we’ve slowly been giving MediaSpace a facelift. The latest change? A new, updated mobile app for both iOS and Android. The mobile app, which we’re calling MediaSpace Go, isn’t just gorgeous. It’s also got some fun new features for users to play with: Offline playback: So you can download

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What Makes for a Women-Friendly and Productive Workplace?

It’s terribly unfortunate that even in this day and age, women have yet to be completely incorporated in the tech world. The territory is still considered male-dominated, with women occupying less than 30% of tech jobs, according to the Huffington Post (July 2016). There’s a correlation there with a series of disturbing harassment cases that

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Why Transcoding is Important

Transcoding is a process in video processing in which the video is reformatted from one format/codec (internal structure) into a new format/codec. . It’s an important part of making sure that video can be viewed wherever it’s delivered, so it’s worth taking a little time to understand. There are several goals that the transcoding helps

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Creating a new REST server

During the last few years while working at Kaltura I have written, with my team members, many REST client libraries in many languages (including Python, Java, PHP, Javascript, ActionScript, C#, Erlang, ObjectiveC, and Ruby) against different servers. We also implemented REST servers in different languages (PHP, C#, NodeJS). The REST standard is wide, and yet the

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Where Do All the Videos Go?

Video content is a great thing. Whether it be a 30-second viral video or a slick, magnificently produced corporate video, visual and audio content tells a story like no other medium.  We use video for everything from recreation to education and it has become our primary form of communication. However, we have reached a stage

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Winning the 2016 IBC Hackfest

The IBC Hackfest is a hackathon in which over 100 talented developers, designers, and entrepreneurs have 36 hours to build out an innovative new  concept that leverages partner technology. This year, Kaltura Front End R&D Group Leader Itay Kinnrot and his team took first place with their hack, Skipaclass. It all started on a sunny Saturday

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The Kaltura VPaaS Website – Behind the Scenes

We’ve recently launched VPaaS [Kaltura Video as a Service]. Our mission with VPaaS‘ is to significantly reduce time to market and make it simple to build video based applications and workflows, and grow quickly without worrying about the “video pipeline” – eliminating all of the complexities involved in handling both Live and VOD at scale: ingestion, transcoding, structured and time-coded metadata,

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Using an HTML5 Video Player to Increase Your Streaming Capacity by a Factor of 50X

There’s more than one way to deliver video. Peer-to-peer CDN, or p2p CDN, is an exciting new option, and Kaltura partner Peer5 offers a convenient new solution. By Hadar Weiss Recently, there has been a lot of discussion around (1) the death of Flash and (2) the benefits of adopting an HTML5 video player. What

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Why Kaltura’s Participation in the Privacy Shield is a Big Deal

The information age’s miraculous ability to share ideas, sounds, and images with anyone, anywhere, is made possible by an open and interconnected architecture of cables, servers, relays and switches that span the entire globe. But the ability to exchange information globally rests also on another network of interconnected national rules, regulations, and treaties that reconcile

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Implementing Content Aware Encoding (CAE)

Recently, we were delighted to make a change that will improve bandwidth management for our customers. The Kaltura transcoding logic now applies Content Aware Encoding (CAE) to all content ingested into Kaltura (with exceptions made for a few specific customers to account for their special needs.) What’s Content Aware Encoding (CAE)? Until fairly recently, video