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Kaltura to implement MPEG-DASH support

Open source online video platform provider Kaltura is planning to implement direct support for MPEG-DASH by the end of the year, according to director of product Michael Dale.

Speaking to DTVE at IBC, where Kaltura has been running a proof-of-concept MPEG-DASH demo, Dale said that the firm was pushing forward on emerging standards for live video distribution and that MPEG-DASH support would follow as the industry begins to adapt to the technology.

“We recognise this is where the industry is going so we will be ready to turn it on as soon as the browsers support it,” said Dale.

“We’re waiting for Internet Explorer 11 to ship, we’re waiting for Google to ship Chrome updates to all their Android devices. Once it does, you want to have a platform that’s ready to roll.”

He added that many clients had been requesting MPEG-DASH support, because “for Android Live web delivery, we don’t have a lot of good options today.”

The news comes in the same week that Kaltura announced a partnership with LiveU – a specialist in video-over-cellular solutions that allow live video transmissions in HD and SD from any location.

Through the deal, LiveU live HD video feeds to be imported and transmitted directly to Kaltura’s video player and range of video applications. Kaltura said that this will allow customers to have an end-to-end, live-to-VOD video solution from ingest to streaming.

This includes uploading, transcoding and processing, video management, video publishing, multi-rate video playing, video syndication, monetization, distribution, including OTT (over-the-top), and video editing tools.