Brussels / 30 & 31 January 2016


Cloud Transcoding Architecture with FFMPEG; Scale and Distribution with Kaltura Transcoding

Transcoding and Playback

Kaltura makes use of Mediainfo to detect source video attributes and FFMPEG in order to optimise the transcoding of source videos into multiple flavours to be consumed by different devices.

The session will review how this is achieved using the KDL [Kaltura Decision Layer].

The session will cover the following sub-topics:

  • Video file detection and transcoding

    • Transcoding Profiles and Flavor Params
    • Mediainfo
    • FFmpeg
    • A walk through the KDL [Kaltura Decision Layer] code
  • Playback

    • Playback methods [Progressive HTTP, HDS, HLS, DASH]
    • What is a playback manifest?
    • An end to end walk through of the playback process
  • Live demo


Jess Portnoy