Brussels / 3 & 4 February 2018


video - It's a lot more than just a HTML5 tag

Things to consider when building a video enabled site

The <video> element was first proposed by Opera Software in February 2007. Opera also released a preview build that was showcased the same day and a manifesto that called for video to become a first-class citizen of the web.

Integrating video elements into the HTML5 standard has changed the world forever and for the better and enabled us to gradually rid ourselves from the proprietary, exploitable and often slow FLASH technology. However, the means to embed video in HTML5 enabled web pages is only the tip of the iceberg. In this session, we will discuss other crucial aspects of handling and serving video.

This session will cover in detail the following aspects and how we handle them in the Kaltura Open Source Video Platform:

  • Video ingestion [uploading, encoding/transcoding]
  • Content distribution and Caching
  • Redundancy
  • Metadata cataloging and Searching
  • On-the-fly repackaging of MP4 files into DASH, HDS and HLS

We will conclude with an end-to-end demo of the Kaltura Video Platform.


Jess Portnoy