Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Install Kaltura from SVN

Pre-Installation Considerations:


  • The current version of the Kaltura CE supports both PHP 5.3 and PHP 5.2.
  • Both php and php-cli must be present.
  • The following php extensions should be included and enabled: Gd, Curl, Memcache, Mysql, Mysqli, Exif, ftp, iconv, json, Session, apc, spl, DOM, SimpleXML, xml, xsl, ctype; 
  • Verify that the following settings within the php.ini file on each server: 
  • For PHP 5.3: Verify that request_order parameter includes C, G and P (recommended: "CGP") 
  • For PHP 5.2: Verify that variables_order parameter in php.ini includes C, G and P Please verify that date.timezone parameter was set to the right timezone.

minimal Hardware specifications:



Apache 2.2 or higher with following modules enabled: rewrite, headers, expires, filter, deflate, file_cache, env, proxy


MySQL 5.1.37 or higher.
Verify that mysql server character set is UTF8.
The following lines should be added to the MySQL my.cnf file:
lower_case_table_names = 1
thread_stack = 262144
open_files_limit = 20000
MySQL should be restarted after this adjustment is made
(Plesk will not allow lower_case_table_names = 1)

curl: Should be installed

memcached:  Should be installed

ImageMagick: Should be installed

32-bit packages required on 64-bit servers:

Some of the binaries that are in use by the Kaltura Platform are available in a 32-bit compiled version only. to enable these binaries
the following packages (or equivalents per Linus Distribution) may be required on a 64-bit server:  
a32-libs, lib32asound2, lib32gcc1, lib32ncurses5, lib32stdc++6, lib32z1,  libc6-i386
glibc.i686 , ncurses-libs,  zlib-1.2.x ,  freetype , bzip2-libs

JRE 1.6.x:Required for the video analytics module

Pentaho 3.2:

This is an open source data integration package, required for the video analytics module The data-integration package should be downloaded and installed within the /usr/local/pentaho/pdi directory
- Create the /usr/local/pentaho/ directory
- Download and extract the pentaho data-integration package into the /usr/local/pentaho/ - package is available at: http://sourceforge.net/projects/pentaho/files/Data%20Integration/3.2.0-stable/pdi-ce-3.2.0-stable.tar.gz/download
- Rename the data-integration root directory of the downloaded package into the pdi directory

mail server:

A mail server is needed for managing outgoing emails as part of the kaltura platform workflow. Suggested packages: Sendmail, postfix


Disabled SELinux (When applicable on server)
Within the /etc/sysconfig/selinux file (if exists on your server) set: SELINUX=disabled
The server should be restarted after this adjustment is made

Required info during installation

  • The full pathname to your Apache apachectl script: For a standard XAMPP configuration the apachectl is usually located at: /opt/lampp/bin/apachectl For a standard LAMP configuration the apachectl may be available at one of the following paths: /usr/bin/apachectl /usr/bin/apache2ctl 
  • The full pathname to your PHP binary file: For a standard XAMPP configuration the php binary is usually located at: /opt/lampp/bin/php For a standard LAMP configuration the php binary is usually available at the following path: /usr/bin/php 
  • The full target directory path for the Kaltura application: example /opt/kaltura 
  • Database information: Datatabase hostname, port, root user, root password 
  • Your primary system administrator email address 
  • A password to set for admin console administrator 
  • The URL to your xymon - system monitoring - service (optional) 
  • The name of the domain name/virtual hostname you will use for your kaltura CE server: e.g. kaltura.myhost.com, myhost.com 
  • Your permission to send system data for improving Kaltura CE (optional) Choose your installation folder. 

Install from SVN:

Keep in mind that all media files will be stored there and you enough space there. In this example Kaltura is located in the /opt Directory. Linux is Centos 64 bit and you install the latest svn from kaltura.

mkdir /opt/kaltura
cd /opt/kaltura
svn checkout http://www.kaltura.org/kalorg/kalturaCE/trunk/
mkdir bin
cd bin
svn checkout http://www.kaltura.org/kalorg/kalturaCEBinaries/branches/linux64/bin/

Running the Kaltura CE installation script:

From the base directory of your extracted kaltura CE package run the "php install.php" command.
- Follow installation instructions and provide the required information. 
- When installation completes, follow the post-installation instructions below

At the end of a successful installation you should be prompted with your login credentials to the Kaltura Administration Console (as provided by you during installation). You will need these login credentials to start working with the Kaltura CE. Assuming your mail server is up and running during installation you will receive these credentials to your mail box as well.

For further installation advice visit the Kaltura install site at http://www.kaltura.org/kaltura-ce-v40-generic-installation-package and read http://www.kaltura.org/kalorg/kalturaCE/tags/KalturaCE_v5.0.0/INSTALLATION.txt

To start using Kaltura, please complete the following steps:
1. Add the following line to your /etc/hosts file: video.yoursite.com  (==> if you are faced with php 500 error on admin console try real ip instead of
2. Add the following line to your Apache configurations file (Usually called httpd.conf or apache2.conf):
Include /opt/kaltura/app/configurations/apache/my_kaltura.conf
3. Restart apache
4. Browse to your Kaltura start page at: http://video.yoursite.com/start

This and that:

To uninstall kaltura,
1.remove entry in the hosts file and httpd.conf file
2.remove the kaltura* tables from your database
3. (Careful with this one!) rm -rf yourkalturainstallfolder

KMC media list corrupted -
This is the script you need to run if Sphinx becomes a pain in your sphinxter and happens to drop your entry list in the KMC: /opt/kaltura/app/scripts/utils/updatePartnerEntries2Sphinx.php

Modify /start/index.php:
the path to the start page is /kaltura/app/start/index.php

Use Wowza media server instead of Red5:

most of the integration is similiar to red5
explanation is here http://blog.kaltura.org/rtmp-vod-and-live-streaming-using-red5-and-kaltura-ce-4

this thing are special:

rtmp address for streaming: rtmp://yourserver/vod
rtmp address for for live broadcast rtmp://yourserver/live


ln -s /opt/kaltura/web/content /usr/local/WowzaMediaServer/content and
ln -s /opt/kaltura/web/content /opt/kaltura/web/content/webcam