General plugins (Local): YU Kaltura Media Gallery

local_yumymedia
Maintained by Picture of Tomoya SaitoTomoya Saito
Media gallery plugin for third-party's non-KAF "YU Kaltura Media Package"
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YU Kaltura Media Package

"YU Kaltura Media Package" is a third-party's Kaltura plugin package (a series of plugins) for Moodle 2.9 or later. This package is developed by the Center for Information Infrastructure, Yamaguchi University. By using this package, users can upload media to the Kaltura server, and easily embed the media in Moodle courses. Moreover, this package provides some useful functions. Since this package does not require Kaltura Application Framework (KAF), can work with Kaltura Community Edition (CE) and other editions.

In order to use this package, administrators must install "YU Kaltura Media Local Libraries" and "YU Kaltura Media Gallery".
These plugins provide functions such as uploading, playing back and deleting media files to users.

In addition, the administrators can install "YU Kaltura Media Assignment", "YU Kaltura Media Resource", and "YU Kaltura Media for Atto".
These plugins provide teachers ability of creating resource and activity modules which use kaltura media in their Moodle courses. And, user can embed his/her media into text area (introduction or page content) through the Atto HTML editor.

Please note that there is a chance this module will not work on some Moodle environment. Also, this package is only available in English and Japanese. Stay tuned to future versions for other language supports.

Original plugin package ("Kaltura Video Package") has better functions than ours and is easy to use. So that, for customers of the "Kaltura SaaS Edition", use the original plugin package is the better.


YU Kaltura Media Gallery for Moodle

This plugin provides media gallery (called "My Media") for users. Through the "My Media", users can upload media files, preview and delete their medias, and edit metadata of each media. Also, users can set enable/disable access restriction to their own media. Moreover, user can record a video by using PC's web-camera, and can upload the video to Kaltura server. Users can get playback page URL and embed code for each media.
This plugin is updated with stable releases. To follow active development on GitHub, click here.

Requirements

  • PHP5.3 or greater.
  • Web browsers must support the JavaScript and HTML5.
  • System administrators must use the HTTPS protocol for their Moodle site and Kaltura server.
  • Administrators must not delete "Default" access control profile from their Kaltura server. If they delete the "Default" profile, they must create new profile named "Default" before install our plugins.
  • These plugins do not support Flash players. Therefore, please use HTML5 players.
  • "local_yukaltura" plugin.


Supported themes

  • Clean
  • Boost (version 1.1.7 and later)
  • Classic (version 1.3.0 and later)


This plugin package might be able to work with other themes.


Installation

Unzip the plugin into /local/yumymedia within your Moodle install.
Installation will be completed after you log in as an administrator and access the notification menu.

How to use

  • User's guide, click here.
  • Demonstration web page, click here.


Targeted Moodle versions

Moodle 2.9, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 3.9

Branches

  • MOODLE_29_STABLE -> Moodle2.9 branch
  • MOODLE_30_STABLE -> Moodle3.0 branch
  • MOODLE_31_STABLE -> Moodle3.1 branch
  • MOODLE_32_STABLE -> Moodle3.2 branch
  • MOODLE_33_STABLE -> Moodle3.3 branch
  • MOODLE_34_STABLE -> Moodle3.4 branch
  • MOODLE_35_STABLE -> Moodle3.5 branch
  • MOODLE_36_STABLE -> Moodle3.6 branch
  • MOODLE_37_STABLE -> Moodle3.7 branch
  • MOODLE_38_STABLE -> Moodle3.8 branch
  • MOODLE_39_STABLE -> Moodle3.9 branch


First clone the repository with "git clone", then "git checkout MOODLE_29_STABLE(branch name)" to switch branches.

Warning

  • We are not responsible for any problem caused by this software.
  • This software follows the license policy of Moodle (GNU GPL v3).
  • "Kaltura" is the registered trademark of the Kaltura Inc.
  • Web-camera recording function in supports the Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera and Safari. For smartphones and tablets, you can record movies through a normal media uploader.
  • Uploading and recording functions in resource and activity modules may not work well with smartphones. Because, low resolution screen cannot display these forms correctly.

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Contributors

Picture of Tomoya Saito
Tomoya Saito (Lead maintainer)
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  • Picture of Tomoya Saito
    Mon, Jan 7, 2019, 2:21 PM
    Dear users,

    We have released new version of plugins (version 1.2.1).
    In previous versions, "Invalid KS" errors occur in some server environments.
    In such environments, administrators cannot install our plugins.
    So that, we have fixed a program to connect the Kaltura server and the Moodle server.
    By this change, our plugins will work in more server environments.

    In version 1.2.0 and later, teachers (students) can upload/record new media when they embed (submit) the media in resource (activity) module.
    Therefore, we have created new setting items in setting page of local plugin (local_yukaltura).
    By using these items, administrators can permit users to upload/record media in resource (mod_kalmediares) and activity (mod_kalmediaassign) modules.
    However, these new forms are not be displayed correctly on low resolution screens, so new uploading/recording functions may not work well with smartphones.
    As in previous versions, users can also upload/record the media using the "My Media" (local_yumymedia).

    By changes of specifications of WebRTC APIs in the Mozilla Firefox, our webcam recorder was not able to work with the Firefox 62.0.0 and later versions.
    This issue has been fixed in version 1.2.0 and later.

    we hope that our plugins will be helpful for something.

    Regards
  • Picture of Tomoya Saito
    Wed, Feb 6, 2019, 9:36 PM
    Dear users,

    We released the YU Kaltura Media Local Libraries (local_yukaltura) version 1.2.1R2.
    In order to connect safely to the Kaltura SaaS Edition or the recently versions of the Kaltura CE, we fixed some statements (about partner ID) in locallib.php.

    Reagards
  • Picture of Tomoya Saito
    Thu, Feb 21, 2019, 1:50 AM
    Dear users,

    The YU Kaltura Media Package version 1.2.2 has been released.

    (1) YU Kaltura Media Local Libraries (local_yukaltura)

    The problem of loading unnecessary JavaScript code has been resolved.
    So, the server load when loading the player widget will be reduced.

    (2) YU Kaltura Media Gallery (local_yumymedia)

    In order to support the Kaltura SaaS Edition, some statements in delete_media.php are modified.

    (3) YU Kaltura Media Assignment (mod_kalmediaassign)

    The problem that module introductions are not displayed on the course page has been resolved.

    (4) YU Kaltura Media Resource (mod_kalmediares)

    The problem of loading unnecessary JavaScript code has been resolved.
    So, the server load when loading the player widget will be reduced.
    The problem that module introductions are not displayed on the course page has been resolved.

    Best regards
  • Picture of Tomoya Saito
    Tue, Apr 30, 2019, 3:58 PM
    Dear users,

    We will release the YU Kaltura Media Package 1.3.0 (a series of Moodle plugins for the Kaltura CE) after the Moodle 3.7 is released.

    In the version 1.3.0, we will changes a mechanism to create a list of access status to a media resource.
    In version 1.2.x, when a teacher views a list of access status to the media resource, the number of plays/views of each student is counted using the Moodle standard log.
    This process takes several minutes each time.

    Version 1.3.0 uses a DB table to store students’ access status.
    This change reduces the time it takes to display a list of access status.
    However, since the past access logs are not recorded in the table, the teacher will feel that the number of plays/views to each media resource has become zero.

    So that, we will provide a command line interface script in order to migrate the access logs.
    Administrators of moodle system should execute the script after upgrade of the Moodle plugins.
    This process takes the long time.
    In our university, this process took four hours, even though the Moodle server was not used.

    Additionally, for the recently versions of Moodle 3.x, we will fix codes about the paging bar in the “My Media” page.

    Regards
  • Picture of Tomoya Saito
    Mon, May 20, 2019, 2:35 PM
    Dear users,

    We have released the YU Kaltura Media Package 1.3.0 (a series of Moodle plugins for the Kaltura CE).

    In the version 1.3.0, we have changed a mechanism to create a list of access status to a media resource (mod_kalmediares).
    In version 1.1.x/1.2.x, when a teacher views a list of access status to the media resource, the number of plays/views of each student is counted using the Moodle standard log.
    This process takes several minutes each time.

    Version 1.3.0 uses a DB table to store students' access status.
    This change reduces the time it takes to display a list of access status.
    However, since the past access logs are not recorded in the table, the teacher will feel that the number of plays/views to each media resource has become zero after upgrading.

    So that, we have provided a command line interface script in order to migrate the access logs.
    If you use the resource plugin (mod_kalmediares), administrators of your moodle site should execute the following command after upgrade of the Moodle plugins.

    php /path/to/moodle/mod/kalmediares/cli/log_migration_1.2to1.3.php

    This process takes the long time.
    In our university, this process took four hours, even though the Moodle server was not used.

    Additionally, for the recently versions of Moodle 3.x, we will fix codes about the paging bar in the “My Media” page.
    And, we fixed some bugs in an activity module (mod_kalmediaassign).

    Regards,
  • Picture of Tomoya Saito
    Fri, Aug 30, 2019, 7:01 PM
    Dear users,

    Today, we released new version of our plugins (version 1.3.1).
    In order to support multiple languages and the Atto's sub-plugin (now, waiting for approval), we have increased the use of language strings.
    Especially, a number of language strings of media gallery (local_yumymedia) increased.

    In the assignment plugin (mod_kalmediaassign), we have corrected an error regarding the remaining time for submission deadline.
    In the local plugin (local_yukaltura), we have fixed layout of paging bar in the media selector used in the assignment and resource plugins (mod_kalmediaassign and mod_kalmediares).
  • Picture of James he
    Sun, Sep 1, 2019, 8:50 AM
    after configuration, my media didn't show any media list, and can't upload video.
  • Picture of Tomoya Saito
    Sun, Sep 1, 2019, 3:42 PM
    Hello, James he,

    Please check configuration values in the setting page of local plugin.
    At first, please check server system (SaaS or CE), username, and password.
    Are account username and password the same you use to login to KMC / KMCng as a publisher?
    Second, is players' list of you Kaltura server displayed in each player selection item?
    If the players’ list not displayed even though the account information is set correctly, discard the web browser's cache and your Moodle system cache.
    Otherwise, does your Kaltura server have an access control profile named "Default"?
    For our plugins, the Kaltura server should have the "Default" access control profile.

    Regards
  • Picture of James he
    Sun, Sep 1, 2019, 9:47 PM
    Hi Tomoya,
    Thanks for your quick respond! Very appreciated.
    1. Account username and password are the same you use to login to KMC / KMCng as a publisher.
    2. The players' list are displayed.
    3. I do have an access control profile named "Default".

    My Kaltura CE sites is not secured, but my moodle sites is SSL secured, i don't know if this caused the problem?
  • Picture of Tomoya Saito
    Sun, Sep 1, 2019, 10:10 PM
    Hello, James he,

    In order to use our plugins, the Kaltura CE site and Moodle site should be secured.
    Our plugins use the Kaltura Client library for PHP.
    The library generates URLs for movie and thumbnail dynamically, when users access to each content.
    The URLs use the same protocol (HTTP / HTTPS) as your Kaltura server.
    Moreover, our plugins use inner frame on the Moodle.
    If non-secured page is embedded to the secured Moodle site as inner frame, a security violation is occurred on the Moodle site.
    So that, your Katura CE site should be secured.

    Regards
  • Picture of Tomoya Saito
    Fri, Sep 13, 2019, 1:31 AM
    Dear users,

    Today, we have released new version of our plugins.

    In previous version of activity and resource plugins (mod_kalmediaassign and mod_kalmediares), teachers cannot backup/restore their courses in the Moodle 3.x.
    Because, there were comment and code mistakes in these plugins.
    So that, we fixed some comments and codes in each script for backup and restore processes.
    In latest version, teachers can backup and restore their courses in the Moodle 3.x.
    Aditionally, the resource plugin (mod_kalmediares) can backup and restore the access log records of media resource.

    Regards.
  • Picture of Tomoya Saito
    Mon, Nov 18, 2019, 5:42 AM
    Dear users,

    Today, we released the YU Kaltura Media package version 1.4.0.
    This version has the following features:

    This version supports the Moodle GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) APIs.
    Webcam recorder supports the Safari 12.x/13.x on macOS. So, users can take a video by using webcam on their MacBook, and can upload it.
    Atto HTML editor's sub-plugin (now, waiting for approval) will added to our package. By using this plugin, users can upload their media an embed it into textarea of various Moodle content (labels, pages, questions, reports, etc.).

    Regards
  • Picture of Tomoya Saito
    Sat, Feb 15, 2020, 2:23 AM
    Dear users,

    We have release new plugin, called "YU Kaltura Media for Atto".
    This is a sub-plugin for the Atto HTML editor.
    Users (teachers/students) can choose a media from their media gallery (list of uploaded media), and embed it into a text area of the text editor.
    Additionally, user can upload/record new media, and embed the media into the text-area.
    By using this plugin, users can embed their media into various resources and activities (for example, page, label, forum. assignment, question, and so on).
  • Picture of Tomoya Saito
    Thu, May 7, 2020, 2:46 AM
    Dear users,

    We have released the YU Kaltura Media Package version 1.4.1.

    Recently, many users upload their media to our Kaltura system.
    Since the upload data goes through the front node, the increase of the uploaded media deteriorates the delivery performance of front nodes.

    So that, we have added upload URI as a plugin configuration item.
    By separating the upload node and the front node, it is possible to reduce the effect of upload on the delivery performance.
    If the upload URI is empty, the uploaded media goes to the server URI.

    Regards
  • Picture of Tomoya Saito
    Sun, May 10, 2020, 3:57 PM
    Dear users,

    We have fixed the "YU Kaltura Media Resource" plugin (mod_kalmediares).
    In latest version (1.4.1R2), our plugin can update number of playback even on full-screen mode video.

    Regards
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