For many websites that want to provide Video Content, using
public providers such as YouTube is just enough to
fulfill their needs.
However if you need advanced features such as embedding your own
ads, distribute live broadcasts, use DRM,
or create a private video site, a professional Video Platform like
Kaltura is a
very good option.
It is important to have in mind that Audio and Video streaming
services may consume a lot of bandwidth depending on the size of
our audience, so you must be very careful when considering using
your private cloud to do so.
The standard Cloud-Bricks configuration provides 100Mbps of
bandwidth, so you may want to consider upgrading to 1Gbps in
order to support a larger audience.
If 1Gbps is not enough for your needs please consider using
our Content Distribution Network.
In your encoder program configure the "ENCODER" URL provided
by the Cloud-Bricks system (see "Streaming URLs" before in this
manual) and assign a name to the stream.
Do not forget to configure H.264 format for video and
AAC for audio.
You may start broadcasting when you are ready.
In the Kaltura Management Console, select the "Live Stream
Entry" option from the "Upload" menu.
The "Add New Stream" window appears:
It is mandatory to use the "Manual Live Stream URLs" option
from the "Live Stream Type" menu.
Do not select the "Akamai HD protocol.." check box.
The Stream URL correspond to the "LIVE STREAMS" URL (see
"Streaming URLs" before in this manual) format, that is:
Please repeat the URL twice for both URL fields in this
Press the "Create Live Stream" button.
In the "Content" window, locate your recently created live
In the "Select Action" menu click on "Preview and Embed":
In the same way you work with video files, you will be able to
preview your video stream and select the code to embed it into
your web site:
In the Cloud-Bricks/Kaltura integration, you may protect your
Kaltura management applications with HTTPS encryption.
You can do that in the same way you secure any Virtual host,
that is, by uploading a SSL certificate
and selecting the HTTPS protocol in the Virtual Host
that has the same name as your Kaltura Virtual Machine.
Video Stream encryption is not supported in the Cloud-Bricks
platform, but you may use Kaltura's DRM technology to protect
Cloud-Bricks support for Kaltura does not go too far beyond this
document, and our support team is not able to provide specific
support on the Kaltura's software. So you may use the following
sources to get support :