Support and Documentation

Live Video

The Live Video plugin streams Kaltura video events directly to Brightspot.

Configuring a live video provider

Administrators perform this task.

This section describes how to configure Kaltura as your live video provider. Configuration for other providers is similar.

Procedure. To configure a live video provider:
  1. From the Navigation Menu, expand Admin, and select 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.


    Location in Kaltura console

    User ID

    |mi-settings| > Account > My User

    Partner ID

    |mi-settings| > Integration > Account Info

    Admin Secret

    |mi-settings| > Integration > Account Info

    Player ID

    Studio > Universal Studio > Players list

    Live Player ID

    Studio > Universal Studio > Players list

  5. Under Video Synchronization, set the following fields as required:



    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

If you set up a live video event in Kaltura, you can broadcast it over your Brightspot sites. Configuration for other live video providers is similar.

Editors perform this task.

Procedure. To create a live video:
  1. Create your event in the Kaltura Management Console.

  2. In the header, click |mi-add|.

  3. From the Create list, select Live video. A content edit page appears.

  4. In the Internal Name field, enter a name for this live video. (This name appears throughout Brightspot.)

  5. From the Provider list, select Kaltura (ID).

  6. In the Entry ID field, enter the ID of the live stream you created in step 1.

  7. Under Headline, if necessary, enter a headline or overwrite the one imported from the video.

  8. Complete the Sub Headline, Section, Package, and Tags fields as required.

  9. 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.

  10. Complete your site's workflow and publish the live video.

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