Kaltura has updated its open source online video content management application. Version 3.0 of the Kaltura Video Platform Community Edition adds a new cloud-based deployment and offers transcoding options specifically for mobile devices.
With the cloud-based deployment features, publishers can start an Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instance of the content management platform, according to the company, in less than 15 minutes. Kaltura said it expected to support additional cloud environments soon.
The new release integrates the open source Sphinx search server to speed up searching and also lets publishers bolster their video metadata with customized fields. A code generator helps developers select specific API services and actions from within the Kaltura Test Console to generate the relevant code for them to copy and paste into their work.
The company claims 6,000 developers for its video application, which is used by Cornell University, the University of Southern California, and the University of Virginia, among others.