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New Kaltura Guides Published

Yisrael Woolf, our Technical Writer, has been hard at work!
If you’ve recently paid a visit to the Kaltura CE main documentation page, you must have noticed a new section titled “Additional Guides for operating and using Kaltura.”
Thanks to Yisrael’s hard work, with the latest release of Kaltura CE 4.0, we’ve also released these four new manuals:

  • KMC Dragonfly – Quick Start Guide – Ever wondered what all those tabs in KMC are used for? If content is your main concern, this guide is for you! The Kaltura Management Console is your view for Media Asset Management. This guide will take you through uploading content, publishing to your site, creating live broadcasts, managing metadata and categories, creating users and various roles, creating players, distributing content, and syndicating video feeds. This guide has all you need to know about keeping your content under control!
  • Publisher Guide – Users Roles and Permissions – Managing administrative users in Kaltura is very robust and granular. There are various roles and permissions out of the box, and you can even create your own roles. While KMC simplifies the management, this guide will take you through the underlying  infrastructure of Kaltura’s roles and permissions mechanism. You’ll learn about the KS (Kaltura Session) and authentication process, and how to use Kaltura APIs for managing users and roles.
  • Kaltura Dragonfly – Admin Console Guide – This is the guide for the IT person who will manage and maintain the Kaltura Server(s). This guide will teach you everything about the Kaltura Admin Console, from managing publishers and users to distribution destinations, batch processes monitoring, and remote storage. A must read for your IT team responsible for keeping Kaltura up and running.
  • Creating a Custom Distribution Destination – Developer Guide to Creating Distribution Destination Plugin – With version 4.0, Kaltura introduced new content distribution functionality that’s built into the core of the server. Content distribution simplifies content sharing across different providers. Using content distribution, publishers can manage the source content in Kaltura, and define custom packages of video flavours, thumbnails, and metadata that you automatically share with sites like Drop Folders, YouTube, MSN, and Vimeo.  This guide takes developers through the process of extending this Kaltura Server mechanism to write content distribution destination plugins.
We  hope you’ll find these guides useful and helpful. Let us know in the comments!

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