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This is a quick post to announce small but significant update to our BuddyPress Media Plugin which makes use of Kaltura open-source media platform.
By default, BuddyPress Media plugin uses Kaltura’s server to store all user upload media files. Some BuddyPress social network owners didn’t like this for various reasons and they wanted to use this media component with Kaltura CE – Kaltura’s self-hosted open-source media platform.
In a small release, which also happens to be first release on wordpress’s official plugin repo, we made necessary changes so that this BuddyPress component can work with Kaltura.com as well Kaltura CE out of the box.
What is Kaltura CE?
In simple words Kaltura CE is like wordpress.org – you can download and install it on your own server as compared to Kaltura.com which is more like wordpress.com – you can use it on someone else server with few limitations.
Kaltura CE over Kaltura.com has following main advantage:
- With Kaltura CE all data (codes & media) is uploaded to our server
- Kaltura.com offers limited storage and transfer in free account
- As running WordPress-MU and BuddyPress requires a good webhost, you may be already having a server to run Kaltura CE. So Kaltura CE will increase your cost, may not be true in early days of your social-network.
Only downside is that installing Kaltura CE requires some extra technical knowledge and no webhost provides one-click type of installer as provided for WordPress, Joomla, etc. But setting up your own Kaltura CE server is one-time exercise and you can do it on your own by following official documentation or hire us to get it done for you.
Recommended Webhost for Kaltura CE: Mediatemple