Kaltura

Kaltura

Score 8.1 out of 10
Kaltura

Overview

What is Kaltura?

Kaltura, headquartered in New York, offers enterprise or large scale video storage, streaming, and distribution supporting a variety of purposes such as streaming, enterprise video portal, interactive video and virtual classroom, or podcasting.
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Popular Features

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  • Video access controls (7)
    8.6
    86%
  • External video (7)
    8.3
    83%
  • User management (7)
    8.0
    80%
  • Video link sharing (7)
    8.0
    80%

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Pricing

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What is Kaltura?

Kaltura, headquartered in New York, offers enterprise or large scale video storage, streaming, and distribution supporting a variety of purposes such as streaming, enterprise video portal, interactive video and virtual classroom, or podcasting.

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  • No setup fee

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

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What is Panopto?

Panopto is a video management platform for businesses and universities from the company of the same name in Seattle, supporting the recording, sharing, live streaming, and (after recording) sharing via LMS or internal video site, video search, and virtual classroom.

What is Vimeo?

Vimeo PRO is an enterprise video platform built to host and provide full high-definition videos with presentation customization and detailed reporting for users.

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Features

Video Marketing

Features related to using video marketing content, as well as marketing videos themselves.

7.5Avg 6.8

Video Platform Integrations

Integrations between the enterprise video platform and other business applications.

7.3Avg 6.4

Video Security

Features related to the security of an organization's content stored on an enterprise video platform.

8.4Avg 8.3

Video Player

Features that support playing and watching video content that is hosted on the enterprise video platform.

8Avg 7.9

Video Analytics

Features related to collecting and analyzing data around video streaming quality, viewer behavior, etc.

6.7Avg 6.9

Video Hosting, Management & Storage

Features related to hosting, managing, and storing video content.

8.2Avg 8.2

Video Engagement

Features to engage viewers around video content, particularly for live streams.

7.3Avg 7.6
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Product Details

What is Kaltura?

Kaltura, headquartered in New York, offers enterprise or large scale video storage, streaming, and distribution supporting a variety of purposes such as streaming, enterprise video portal, interactive video and virtual classroom, or podcasting.

Kaltura Competitors

Kaltura Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

Kaltura, headquartered in New York, offers enterprise or large scale video storage, streaming, and distribution supporting a variety of purposes such as streaming, enterprise video portal, interactive video and virtual classroom, or podcasting.

Brightcove, Dalet Flex, and Wistia are common alternatives for Kaltura.

Reviewers rate Video personalization and Integration to LMS highest, with a score of 10.

The most common users of Kaltura are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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Reviews and Ratings

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Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It was great to use for large scale online events however it did have some issues. First the chat functionally was very clunky. Didn’t allow for speakers to send answers to all attendees, so you could have multiple repeat questions. Also wasn’t very easy to use. The backend analytics also was a problem as some data didn’t pass through effectively and required a lot more manual support.
Rubén Durán | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Kaltura's robust API makes it a swiss knife tool for integrating with legacy applications at an institution. For instance, we have integrated Kaltura with WeVideo to support our Digital Storytelling initiative- Where students edit stories and send them to Kaltura inside the Learning Management System (LMS) for grades.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
If your product requires managing content (mainly videos) and you should host it, manage it, stream it etc. - Kaltura is an excellent solution that saves you time and effort in trying to accomplish all of these by yourself.
In addition, if you need it for integrations with your own customers who use Kaltura - their integrations are great as well.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Kaltura is great for a department that wants to create and distribute videos by embedding them on their departmental website. It is also fantastic to build a personal video library for individual users. The editing capabilities are basic, but provide users with the tools necessary to crop and trim their videos as needed.
Mark Nowowiejski | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Kaltura is an excellent tool IF you have a large library of content. It can be pretty pricey so if you are early in launching an online program you may be better off waiting a few years until you've amassed a large enough catalog to warrant the investment in such a tool.

The tool is best purchased by a University or company-wide vs having a single department try to find the budget for it. The unlimited plan pays for itself in most cases if you go this route. Secondly, you must be willing to invest time and resources into on-going training for your faculty and staff, especially for those who wish to create their own media and use the quizzing features.
Leonardo Ferre | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Kaltura is a great source for companies that use lots of video content to delver to their audiences. The have versatile players that are easy to customize to fit your company's needs and provide excellent accessibility to its users.
September 19, 2016

Kaltura Review

Robert Gibson MS, MBA, EdD | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It's a good data warehouse and repository. It has decent integration with the LMS. It can also be used for digital signage and lecture capture. (Although we would not consider it for lecture capture. Not well developed. There are much better products in that space.)
Steve Covello | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Kaltura may be better suited for an organization that uses Blackboard rather than Moodle. There are features in the Bb version that are not in the Moodle version. Further, the baseline costs are very high for initial entry. There are other systems that do similar things that are worth looking into: Ensemble Video, MediaSite, Panoptico.

UPDATE 12-2014: Nothing has changed. There is a new version of the Kaltura plugin for Moodle that we will be testing in early 2015. There are a number of promising new features. However, it requires signing a work order (at no charge) to setup a Kaltura Administration console internally within Kaltura customer support, and it has been weeks since they have received the agreement (which states they have 90 days to do it). Getting Kaltura to do anything with expedience is often wishful thinking.
Kirk Laird | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We have our KMC and content fully on-prem. I would not recommend this for all institutions. This makes it difficult for Kaltura support to discover and fix issues, it also leaves our system a bit behind on new features in upgrades. I would like to see a SAAS option where we could house the content on our servers. Since we installed Kaltura in 2011 several other companies have emerged and the competition has become more equal.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Kaltura and Mediaspace are well suited for any business that has a need for an easy to use video conversion software. We use the SaaS solution, but Kaltura is also open-sourced which means if you have the server resources available, you could get Kaltura up-and-running for a minimal cost or customize it to your hearts content. We have gone with the SaaS solution to minimize the amount of administration required as well as give us the benefit of getting the most-up-to-date version of the software. There are ways to monetize videos by adding ads and other things, but unfortunately I don't have much experience with these since we are a University. Kaltura is excellent from our University's perspective because it gives our campus a way to share their videos in a very easy to use package that basically "just works."

If you're a small company or institution that doesn't need a lot of control over the back-end of a video solution, then there may be other, better alternatives that are free such as YouTube.
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