Hosting other content types in Media Space

chrismmurray
chrismmurray Asheville, NCFounder Posts: 38 ✭✭
edited May 12 in Enterprise

Hi,

Does anyone have any suggestions or solutions for hosting other content types within media space? Besides video content and images, we'd like to be able to host PDFs, Zips or other asset types that viewers can download without have to leave the portal.

Chris Murray

Sr. Manager Online Learning, Unreal Engine

Twitter: @chrismmurray | LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/chrismmurray/ 


Tagged:

Best Answers

  • thomas_ellis
    thomas_ellis Virginia, U.S.Kalturian Posts: 35 ✭✭
    Accepted Answer

    Hey @chrismmurray . While the backend of Kaltura affords these other native entry types, MediaSpace lacks the UI to handle those additional types. What I've seen done in the past is using an image entry just as a basic thumbnail, maybe even with graphic instructions on the image to indicate that users should use the attachments section to access the file. Then you just add your other file type to the image entry as an attachment/related file.

    Thomas Ellis | Principal Solutions Engineer Kaltura


  • chrismmurray
    chrismmurray Asheville, NCFounder Posts: 38 ✭✭
    Accepted Answer

    In the KMC you can upload non-media files? Where? Uploading from desktop requires me to choose a media type. Can you clarify?

    Chris Murray

    Sr. Manager Online Learning, Unreal Engine

    Twitter: @chrismmurray | LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/chrismmurray/ 


  • thomas_ellis
    thomas_ellis Virginia, U.S.Kalturian Posts: 35 ✭✭
    Accepted Answer

    Hey @chrismmurray , sorry I didn't really clarify. I mentioned two different things:

    1. In the Kaltura backend, non-media types are supported as base entries, but you can only load those via API because the KMC, like MediaSpace, is looking only for media file types as base entries (see screenshot below from https://developer.kaltura.com/api-docs/service/baseEntry/action/add ).
    2. If you used an image as a base media type, then you can add other non-media file types as attachments in KMS/KAF, aka Related Files in the KMC.




    Thomas Ellis | Principal Solutions Engineer Kaltura


  • chrismmurray
    chrismmurray Asheville, NCFounder Posts: 38 ✭✭
    Accepted Answer

    ok this helps. thanks.

    Chris Murray

    Sr. Manager Online Learning, Unreal Engine

    Twitter: @chrismmurray | LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/chrismmurray/ 


  • melaniecrowsey
    melaniecrowsey United StatesFounder Posts: 9
    Accepted Answer

    @chrismmurray Yes we've put the hotspot into the video itself at the appropriate time it may be needed. I can look for a public example to send you.

  • Lars
    Lars SingaporeKalturian Posts: 15
    Accepted Answer

    The solution I usually present to client asking about managing documents and other files within Kaltura is to upload a thumbnail placeholder into MediaSpace or LMS/VLS and add the actual content as an attachment.

    The full workflow for uploading and downloading PDF, WORD, ZIP or other files into Kaltura is demonstrated in this 2 minute video:

    Attached here is the example thumbnail placeholder I used in my example:


    --


«1

Answers

This Month's Leaders