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How to create your own Intranet Video Streaming Server

Create using Kaltura Open Source software your own video streaming server for publishing videos within your firewall.
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What Will I Learn?
Setup Kaltura OpenSource video streaming server
Embed videos from your server into posts or webpages
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  • All the Sorftware used in this course is Open source
  • You'll need a Hypervisor where create your server Virtual Machine
  • You need to know how to setup a Virtual Machine and Web Server Administration basics
  • Understand my "special" english :)

Video is the most powerful communication tool; it’s the fastest way to share knowledge and information.

Now all companies can adopt easily this technology using Open Source Video Solutions like Kaltura. Kaltura is a powerful video streaming solution which supports Flash & HTML 5 sharing.

In this video course you’ll learn how to setup your own video streaming server behind your corporate firewall.

You’ll be able to embed the videos into your Intranet website just like you do with Youtube or Vimeo sites but keeping the content under your control.

We’re going to setup a new VMware Virtual Machine, install Kaltura Open Source version and configure it for store and stream videos. 

We'll install another Ubuntu server with WordPress and an specific template for sharing videos (very similar to Youtube) and will publish the videos uploaded to Kaltura into this server.

The combination of these both technologies is like having an own corporate Youtube in your company where share videos with meetings, manuals, procedures, presentations but always keeping the knowledge behind your firewalls.

We are going to follow all the process from the beginning until finish creating a video and uploading it to kaltura up to embedding it into a WordPress post.

After the course you'll be able to adopt this technology just like some bigger companies are doing.

Who is the target audience?
  • Intranet Site Administrators
  • Media Companies
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 16 Lectures Collapse All 16 Lectures 02:00:37
Course Presentation
1 Lecture 03:42

Step 1 – InstallCentOS Server
  over a Vmware virtual Machine

Step 2 – PreparingtheServer 

Step 3 – InstallingKaltura

Step 4 – ConfiguringKaltura

Step 5 – Publishing Videos

Step 6 – Setting up the Video Player

Step 7 – Embedding Videos intowebpages

Preview 03:42
New RPM based method of installation
1 Lecture 35:14

New procedure for Kaltura installation. If you follow this method you can continue directly to clase 9.

At the end of the video there is a solution for fixing an issue that perhaps you can suffer.

Code for the database fix:

#mysql -uroot -p

mysql>use kaltura;

mysql> select status from permission WHERE permission.NAME='FEATURE_KMC_ENFORCE_HTTPS';

(it's set to 1)

mysql> update permission set status=3 where permission.NAME='FEATURE_KMC_ENFORCE_HTTPS';

mysql> select status from permission WHERE permission.NAME='FEATURE_KMC_ENFORCE_HTTPS';

(now it's set to 3)

New RPM packets installation complete video
Kaltura installation
4 Lectures 26:50
You can use a phisical or virtual server.

You can use any Virtrualization software, there are a lot of programs free: I recommend you VMware ESXi (free) for corporate dedicated hosts. If you are going to install it in your own PC (over Windows) I recommend you VMware player (free) or VirtualBox (free).

Linux CentOS download page:

Select the correct distribution depending on your Hardware Processor architecture (x86 / 64)

I recommend you to use HTTP dounload instead FTP. 

Use last available version (6.4) and the minimal ISO, for example: 

Putty download page: 
download de putty.exe file (unlock it) and place it in C:WindowsSystem32 folder)

WinSCP download page: 
use the installation package

Remember to add a line with the definitive and static IP to your C:windowssystem32driversetchosts file or ask for a A record registration in your corporate DNS server in order to be able to resolve the FQDN hostname and access the server using a fqdn instead a IP address.

Installing Linux CentOS server

Use the attache txt file to copy/paste te code

yum update
yum install git wget dos2unix php-cli php-mysql php-gd 
                memcached httpd mailx ImageMagick 
                php-pecl-apc php-pecl-memcache php-xml cronie
Edit /etc/selinux/config and change SELINUX=enforcing to SELINUX=disabled
NOTE: Although the video describes another way of JRE installation, use this one; simply execute:
yum install java-1.6.0-openjdk
yum --enablerepo=centosplus install mod_php
Preparing the server

Edit /etc/hosts and add the hosntame to line
yum install ntp 
Edit /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf
Uncomment line: LoadModule filter_module modules/
cp /etc/php.ini php.ini.apache.backup
sed -e "s/^request_order = "GP"/request_order = "CGP"/g" 
    /etc/php.ini > /tmp/php.ini.configured && 
    sudo cp /tmp/php.ini.configured /etc/php.ini
/etc/init.d/httpd start
/etc/init.d/memcached start
chkconfig --level 2345 httpd on
chkconfig --level 2345 ntpd on
chkconfig --level 2345 memcached on
service iptables stop
chkconfig iptables off
********************** DEPRECATED ************************
* It seems an error on the repository or perhaps the structure has changed. I'm going to * put the files available for you in another URL in order to enable you the downloading.
* Instead sync from the source using git download the .tar.gz package from
* cd ~/
* git clone
* cd ~/ce-packager/  
* git submodule update --init
* cd git-repositories/KalturaServer
* git reset --hard origin/falcon
* cd..
* cd..
* git submodule update git-repositories/ce*
* find ~/ce-packager/git-repositories/ce* -type d -name .git -print -execdir git pull * origin master ;
* cd ~/ce-packager/git-repositories/ce-branding
* git checkout f79d56cd9026e2474ef82f2c7a39ee8f43a2c7ee
* cd ~/ce-packager/git-repositories/ce-configurations/auto_install
* Edit user_input.ini file and customize your own options.
* cd ~/ce-packager/packaging/
* php package.php /tmp/kalturaCEinstaller false CE v6.2.0 dev
* rsync -av ~/ce-packager/git-repositories/ce-configurations/auto_install/ * /tmp/kalturaCEinstaller
********************** END OF DEPRECATED
cd /
tar -xvf kalturaCEinstaller.tar.gz
Preparing the server (part 2)

Review your /tmp/kalturaCEinstaller/user_input.ini file

I suggest you update the MySQL driver download URL in the file updating these parameters in the file:


After this execute the installer running these commands:

cd /tmp/kalturaCEinstaller
Installing Kaltura
post installation task and configuration
5 Lectures 15:39
Use the attached txt document to copy / paste the code:
mkdir /opt/kaltura/dwh/logs/  
echo `date` >> /opt/kaltura/log/cron.log && /opt/kaltura/app/scripts/dwh/ >> 
cp /etc/my.cnf my.cnf.backup
sed -e "s/^thread_stacktt= 192K/thread_stacktt= 256K/g"
    /etc/my.cnf > /tmp/my.cnf.configured &&
cp /tmp/my.cnf.configured /etc/my.cnf
sed -e "s/^[mysqld]/[mysqld]nlower_case_table_names = 1/g"
    /etc/my.cnf > /tmp/my.cnf.configured &&
    sudo cp /tmp/my.cnf.configured /etc/my.cnf
service mysqld restart
chkconfig --level 2345 mysqld on
Configuring Kaltura (part 1)

Execute, from terminal shell:
ln -s /opt/kaltura/app/scripts/ /etc/init.d/
chkconfig --add
chkconfig on
post installation tasks (part 2)

Create a "publisher" user is the first task an it's necessary to upload and share contents.

This video describes how to login in the Admin interface and create a publisher user

Creating a publisher user

Log in in the "Server Admin tools interface" and in the Actions colums of the publisher user select de "KMC 

users" option, now in the Action combo select "Reset password".

You have to use a complex password: letters, numbers & special characters

changing the publisher password

Due to a bug it's necessary to delete the default players associated to the new publisher user and create new ones. It's an opportunity to create your own player customized as your preferences. 

You can remove the Kaltura Logo player, you've to:

Copy the following UIVars string to the ”Paste your plug-in line here” box and then click the “go” button.


Customizing the Video player
Installing WopdPress Video flavour
1 Lecture 23:49

Download the ISO file:

upload the ISO to your Hypervisor and create a virtual machine with the ISO configured in the startup

Install the last version of Ubuntu server LTS (long term support)

select LAMP + OpenSSH server when promted

create a user/password during setup 

sudo su
passwd root
Edit /etc/network/interfaces file and modify it with your own TCP/IP settings for this server:
auto eth0
iface eth0 inet static 
# dns-* options are implemented by the resolvconf package, if installed 
/etc/init.d/networking restart
aptitude safe-upgrade
Create a file called Video in /etc/apache2/sites-available
DocumentRoot /var/www/video/

Options FollowSymLinks
AllowOverride None

Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
AllowOverride None
Order allow,deny
allow from all
# This directive allows us to have apache2's default start page
# in /apache2-default/, but still have / go to the right place
# Commented out for Ubuntu
#RedirectMatch ^/$ /apache2-default/

a2ensite video
cd /var/www/
tar -xvf latest.tar.gz
mysqladmin -uroot -ppassword create video_db
mysql -uroot -ppassword 
mysql>create user video_user@'localhost' identified by 'password';
mysql>grant all privileges on video_db.* to video_user WITH GRANT OPTION;
chown -R www-data:www-data video/
cd video/wp-content/themes/
apt-get install unzip
service apache2 restart
a2dissite default
service apache2 reload

      • Video template docummentation:

WordPress installation over Ubuntu with Video Template
Publishing Videos
2 Lectures 10:42
We are going to review the Video template interface and upload our first video to Kaltura platform.
Uploading videos to Kaltura

A more detailed explanation of the software possibilities and sharing process.

Preview 09:18
Extra content
1 Lecture 01:24
Extra lesson with common administrative tasks.

Remember that you can download the entire folder of the virtual machine Exploring the ESXi Datastore with the console browser (shutown the server before backup the Virtual Machine files).
You can, also, extract files from the Virtual Machine file system using WinSCP.
Don't forget performing regular backups! 
Common Server Administrative tasks
1 Lecture 00:48

This is the end of the course but just the real starting of your experience with the system.

Explore possibilities, think how this technology can improve your company or how you can contribute to your company. Here you have some links with some inspirational videos about how big companies are adopting this technology:

Good luck & squeeze all possibilities !!

Farewell lesson
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