Create your own Campus or Corporate YouTube™, with Kaltura MediaSpace - an out-of-the-box video portal.
What is MediaSpace?
MediaSpace enables community, collaboration and social activities by leveraging the power of online video. Until now single administrators or small teams within the organization would publish to a large audience; MediaSpace revolutionizes this process to enable true collaboration with many contributors, moderators and viewers in a multitude of channels, projects and communities. To see it in action visit our demo site.
What are some typical use cases?
Create a Campus or a Corporate YouTube™. Easily publish high-quality video content with minimal setup, or empower a user community to upload and manage media independently.
- Enterprises use MediaSpace as an internal video portal - a Corporate Tube - for employee training, collaboration, executive messaging, or a public facing video product catalog.
- Media Companies use MediaSpace as a video portal for browsing ad-supported video catalogs, or creating a PPV experience, for launching movies/shows, as a video gallery on a portion of their site or as a tool to support citizen journalism.
- Educational Institutions use MediaSpace as a “Campus Tube" for publishing teaching and library materials, student uploads, community, athletic club and alumni related content.
Features & Benefits
Flexible Content Organization – use galleries of content as your structured, centrally curated topics that are site, company or university wide, and use channels to further segregate your content in a way that is easy to browse, search and control access to.
Fine-grain Access and Permission Controls - for each channel in MediaSpace, a user can be a viewer only, a contributor, a moderator or a manager. Each channel can have different managers, moderators and viewers, and each user can have different permissions in each channel.
Optimal Playback Experience – with our adaptive bitrate technology.
Supports Mobile Playback - including on iPhones, iPads, Android and Blackberry devices, with automatic device detection and Flash-HTML5 fallback.
Robust Video Search and Discovery – users can quickly find any topic in the video repository with meta-data based search or “in-video” search (within the video’s subtitles). Skip right to the location that contains the search phrase. This saves time and improves ROI on your video content by making video easily discoverable.
Captions – upload multi-lingual captions (or automatically generate captions via Kaltura Exchange partners) to reach international, multi-lingual and hearing-impaired audiences, and enable in-video search within the captions.
Comprehensive Social Tools - boost online conversations and user engagement by allowing users to comment, rate, like, and share videos.
Easy End-User Media Upload – users can upload and share their own videos from desktop, webcam and mobile sources. Users can also create a video containing screen capture + audio and upload it. Review submissions and moderate content before it’s published.
Screen Capture Tool for Screencasting – record your computer screen (along with audio and webcam) to create and publish presentations, training/lecture sessions, software tutorials, and online meetings.
Video Presentation Widget – synchronize video and presentation slides (or documents), and present them side-by-side in one widget.
Multiple Authorization Options – manage users through our system or integrate with external authorization systems (LDAP, Shibboleth, CAS) as well as custom databases for single sign-on (SSO), or use a hybrid approach where authentication is done by your organization and authorization is handled by Kaltura.
Increase Views - maximize video consumption by presenting related content, top videos, recent videos, and video playlists. Leverage auto-play and auto-continue features.
Comprehensive Video Search – quickly find videos based on metadata (name, description, tags, categories).
Built-in Support for Advertising & Monetization – with in-video ads, companion ads and banner ads, or PPV support.
Configurable Branding & Color Scheme
Optimal SEO – take advantage of the latest video SEO best practices: unique video URLs; search engine accessible metadata; automatically created video feeds and RDFa tags for Yahoo! and Google
How does it work?
Customers install the MediaSpace Application, which utilizes Kaltura’s APIs, to search, playback and upload videos. MediaSpace can be used in conjunction with Kaltura’s fully hosted edition, for content hosting and playback from Kaltura CDN , or in conjunction with Kaltura’s On-Prem Edition. MediaSpace content can be easily administered via the Kaltura Management Console, and its settings are easily configured from within the MediaSpace configuration manager.
Hosting and Deployment Options
We offer a broad range of deployment options for our platform and applications. For example, the rich-media content, its metadata, the specific publishing settings, and usage information can either be hosted by Kaltura or by customers as part of a self-hosted deployment of Kaltura’s video platform. The fully hosted solution requires no CDN relationship or video streaming. Similarly, the Kaltura MediaSpace web-portal application can also be either fully hosted on the cloud or installed on your own web-servers.