Live Video

The Live Video plugin streams Kaltura video events directly to Brightspot. Live videos can belong to a section or a package.

Prerequisites

Create a live stream entry from your Kaltura Management Console (KMC). For more information, see Kaltura Live Streaming Overview and Getting started with Kaltura Live Streaming.

Configuring a live video provider

Administrators perform this task.

This section describes how to configure a live video provider.

If your version of Brightspot is missing any of the following configuration options, contact your Brightspot developer.

To configure a live video provider:

  1. From the Navigation menu, select Admin > Sites & Settings.

  2. Under Legacy Settings, under Applications, click Kaltura.

  3. In the Edit Kaltura widget, in the Name field, enter an identifier for this video provider.

  4. Under Kaltura Account, set the fields corresponding to your Kaltura account.

  5. Under Video Synchronization, set the following fields:

    Enable Import All Imports standard video metadata from your Kaltura account to Brightspot.
    Import Custom Metadata Imports available custom metadata from Kaltura videos to Brightspot.
    Enable Notification Listener Sends Kaltura events to Brightspot. Contact your Kaltura representative to set up notifications from Kaltura.
    Write Back Enabled Exports metadata set in Brightspot to videos in your Kaltura account.
  6. Click Save.

Creating a live video

Editors perform this task.

To create a live video:

  1. In the search panel, in the Create widget, select Live Video.

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  2. Click New. A content edit page appears.

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  3. Under Main, in the Internal Name field, enter an identifier for this live video.

  4. Under Provider, select one of the available live video providers.

    • For Entry ID, specify the ID of the live stream you created from the Kaltura Management Console. The entry ID must be unique.
  5. Under Headline, if necessary, enter a headline or overwrite the one imported from the video.

  6. (Optional) Under Sub Headline, enter a subheadline.

  7. From the Section list, select a section.

  8. From the Package list, select a package.

  9. Under Tags, click add_circle_outline, and then select tags.

  10. Do one of the following:

    • Set a start and end time for the video player to be available on the page. The times you set should agree with the scheduled time of the live event.
    • Turn on Make Live to display the video player immediately.
  11. Click Publish.

If your live video is configured correctly, Brightspot displays a confirmation image in the Thumbnail Preview field.

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