Kaltura MediaSpace 5 and Kaltura Application Framework (KAF) Release Notes and Changelog

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Release notes list:

KMS Version Date Released Details
5.66.07 November 20, 2017 Details
5.65.12 October 23, 2017 Details
5.64.08 September 25, 2017 Details
5.63.15 August 28, 2017 Details
5.62.18 August 1, 2017 Details
5.61.29 July 3, 2017 Details
5.60.12 May 22, 2017 Details

Release notes for previous MediaSpace versions can be found here.

 

Version 5.66.07

These release notes pertain to Kaltura MediaSpace (KMS) and Kaltura Application Framework (KAF) version 5.66.07, released on November 20, 2017. 

What's New for both KMS and KAF

  • Styling Module –  now available for the new UI. The Styling module can be used to change the look and feel of your KMS/KAF, preview it, and share your creation with other admins prior to launching it to all users. There is no need for previous knowledge of CSS.
    For more information, see the Kaltura MediaSpace Setup Guide or login to the KMS/KAF admin page, enable the Styling Module (at no risk), and see the information tab within the styling editor page.(1)
  • Accessibility on IVQ & Player - Making additional changes to support the accessibility standards, we made some changes to the IVQ and player. Please see player and IVQ release notes for additional information. (2)

Resolved Issues

ID#

Summary

KMS/KAF Related

SUP-11743

KMS Backend – The issue when selecting "unsubscribe" that removed the user subscription and retained the user object has been fixed. 

KMS/KAF

KMS-14624

The Kaltura logo on the imageEntry module (if enabled) is properly updated.

KMS/KAF

KMS-15836

LMS Caliper – An issue in the Caliper code regarding the My Media analytics has been resolved.

KAF

KMS-12336

Disclaimer Module – An application error that occurred when the "agreeRequired" field was used was fixed.

KMS/KAF

SUP-10584

The caption's label name, for extra long names is now displaying correclty.  

KMS/KAF

SUP-11747

Webcast - The issue that caused an error when trimming a webcast VOD entry has been fixed.

KMS

SUP-11749

The erroneous text that displayed in the channel analytics has been corrected.

KMS/KAF

SUP-11875

Sharing an entry by Email no longer removes the HTML ‘<br>’ tags.

KMS

SUP-11881

You can now use copy-paste chapter information. 

KMS/KAF

SUP-11959

The error that occurred when searching and filtering on the My Media search in the v1 UI has been fixed.

KMS/KAF

SUP-12002

Disclaimer Module – The Disclaimer message no longer overlaps the Delete Entry button.

KMS/KAF

SUP-12200

You can now add a collaborator after uploading as well as during uploading an entry.

KMS/KAF

SUP-12389

Additional security for cross-site scripting (XSS) has been added.

KMS

SUP-12531

Secure embed links are no longer accessible anonymously.

KMS

SUP-12569

The issue with the secure embed links (see SUP-12531) has been fixed. Embedded playlists are now playing as expected with the correct implementation anonymous users and for an already-authenticated users.

KMS

Coming Soon

Here is a sample of items to be released on our upcoming versions:

  1. Kaltura Video Editing Tools. (Limited availability) Clip and Trim will be replaced with new Kaltura Video Editing Tools. As part of the efforts to remove Flash from KMS and KAF, the new Kaltura Video Editing Tools will be not just the home of the Clip and Trim, but also for the Quiz, and additional video editing capabilities (such as chop and splice – a true Ninja). Try the new editor out at our demo KMS page. For more information see Kaltura Video Editing Tools - User Guide
  2. SearchNew and enhanced search capabilities will be added to KMS and KAF. Enhanced filters, additional results information and support for custom metadata fields will be added with the new search.

References

(1) PSVAMB-97; (2) FEV-61;

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Version 5.65.12

These release notes pertain to Kaltura MediaSpace (KMS) and Kaltura Application Framework (KAF) version 5.65.12, released on October 23, 2017. 

What's New for both KMS and KAF

  • KMS Admin – As an admin, you will now be able to download the list of all KMS/KAF users. (1)
  • IVQ Localizations - Learn how to change the language for IVQ text in this guide. In addition, the IVQ player texts are now translated to to all basic languages - see the list of supported languages here. This means that changes to the KMS/KAF language will automatically change the IVQ language as well. 
  • IVQ Customization Find CSS examples and a guide on how to change colors, fonts, and the general theme of the quiz in the IVQ page.

What's New in KAF

  • KAF Analytics - Caliper – The new Caliper integration is getting a new boost. You can now send the Caliper events and details directly to your LRS (assuming it is supported) if your LMS does not have Caliper support yet. Fill in the 3 fields and you are good to go. (2)

Resolved Issues

ID#

Summary

KMS/KAF Related

SUP-11780

Player – on the player version 2.57 and above, the chapter scroll is not working when using the bar. The mouse scroll is working properly. Fixed on player version 2.61.

KMS/KAF

SUP-11687

Webcast - When creating a new webcast event, the Disclaimer module text (when enabled) no longer covers some of the text. 

KMS

SUP-11612

IVQ – A new quiz now retains the the co-editor as the owner when the co-editor created the quiz from the video.

KMS/KAF

SUP-11864

KMS – Bulk approval of entries is now working in channels. 

KMS/KAF

SUP-11800

Adjusting the channel/gallery embed modules, now woks and allows the embed override by the admin when using secure embed.

KMS

KMS-15574 

KMS Admin – The problem with the Mask Cielo24 account password in the KMS admin module has been fixed.

KMS/KAF

KMS-15415 

KMS Admin – Only admins can see the KMS version.

KMS

Known Issues

ID#

Summary

KMS/KAF Related

SUP-11743

KMS BE – The issues when selecting "unsubscribe" that removed the user subscription,and retained the user object has been fixed. 

KMS/KAF

 

Coming Soon

Here is a sample of items to be released on our upcoming versions:

  1. Kaltura Video Editing Tools. (Limited availability) Clip and Trim will be replaced within this new Kaltura Video Editing Tools. As part of the efforts to remove Flash from KMS and KAF, the new editing tools will be not just the home of the Clip and Trim, but also for the Quiz, and additional video editing capabilities (such as chop and splice – a true Ninja).
  2. SearchNew and enhanced search capabilities will be added to KMS and KAF. Enhanced filters, additional results information and support for custom metadata fields will be added with the new search.

References

(1) KMS-14135; (2) KMS-15189;

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Version 5.64.08

These release notes pertain to Kaltura MediaSpace (KMS) version 5.64.08, released on September 25, 2017. 

What's New for both KMS and KAF

  • Save indicator – When saving a vidoe’s content after upload, the indicator will now show both on the top and the bottom of the upload page, to make sure you know it is saved. (1)

What's New in KAF

  • Search Capabilities – We have made some changes to the Canvas xml creation page. Only relevant to new installations. (2)

Resolved Issues

ID#

Summary

KMS/KAF Related

KMS-14043

The "back" button does not respond to language change

KAF

KMS-15227 

Quiz preview modal appears in offset and not centered.

KMS/KAF

KMS-15168 

Accessibility – Added Missing ARIA labels to buttons.

KMS/KAF

SUP-11357 

Browser zoom change causes Webcasting info to overlap. 

KMS

SUP-10311

When importing Media Gallery with KAF/Canvas, only a small list of courses is displayed.

KAF

KMS-15359

Creating a new channel playlist throws the window to the right.

KMS

SUP-11783 

Add support for MXF file type. 

KMS/KAF

SUP-11973 

History module will not function if no playlist were ever created in the home page

KMS

SUP-11720 

Login produces endless loop if attribute is missing for the user

KMS

SUP-11804

Channel display two thumbnails rows instead of three'.

KMS

SUP-11360

Thumbnail disappears on dual screen player when using audio entry

KMS/KAF

KMS-15096 

Self-signed SSL certificate prevents webcasting desktop app to launch 

KMS

Known Limitations

ID#

Summary

KMS/KAF Related

KMS-15169 

Filters button expands when combining 2 different filters.

KMS/KAF

KMS-15327 

The 'Delete Entry' button is on top of the disclamer message.

KAF

 

What's Next

Here is a sample of items to be released on our next version (5.65.x):

  1. Kaltura Video Editing Tools. Clip and Trim will be replaced with the new Kaltura Video Editing Tools. This is the last effort of removing Flash from KMS and KAF, the new Kaltura Editing Tools will be not just the home of the Clip and Trim, but also for the Quiz, and more video editing capabilities.
  2. IVQ customization and localizations. We will have the quiz translated into our default languages (see link), and will show how to change the language for your player. For customization, we will provide a CSS with example and guide on how to change color, fonts, and the general theme of the quiz.

References

(1) KMS-15191(2) KMS-14111;

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Version 5.63.15

These release notes pertain to Kaltura MediaSpace (KMS) version 5.63.15, released on August 28, 2017. 

What's New for both KMS and KAF

  • Test the New UI – This new feature will allow the admin to preview how KMS will look with the new UI, without turning on the V2ui module for all users.  To use the feature, login to the KMS/KAF admin, navigate to the V2ui module and follow the on-page instructions. (1)

  • Accessibility Improvments – The missing label and area tags for screen readers were added, and the ordering of content in the tabbing and screen readers is logical. Adjustmnets were also made to the contrast button. (2)

What's New in KMS

  • Search Capabilities – A preview of the upcoming search efforts planned for this year are introduced in this release.  You can search through KMS directly from the KMS URL using a ‘tab’. (3)
  • Additional SAML Admin Improvements – Improvments for the technical team setting up their SAML integration have been made. Support for a larger metadata XML has been added. XML with mixed IDP and SP for the automatic metadataMode is supported. (4)
  • Accessibility Improvments – The "Skip to content" link in the KMS header was added that allows you to skip all the galleries and header menu items and go directly to the content. (5)

Resolved Issues

ID#

Summary

KMS/KAF Related

SUP-11541

SUP-11745

Due to a limitation with the Channel Playlist Magnifying Effect on IE (where the thumbnail becomes larger on hover), we removed the magnifying effect in IE only. 

KMS/KAF

SUP-11392 

The issue where you could not add an image for the second presenter in Webcasting has been fixed.

KMS/KAF

SUP-11483 

Secure share module – You can now remove allowed addresses in bulk.

KMS

SUP-11357 

The Comment icon is now working properly and directed to the Comments tab. 

KMS/KAF

SUP-11346

The erroneous "Corrupted Media" label no longer appears on a working Webcast entry.

KMS

SUP-8634

Firefox – You can now add the second question when creating an interactive video quiz.

KMS/KAF

SUP-11480 

The issue that caused Webcasting info to display incorrectly on various zoom sizes in various browsers has been fixed. 

KMS

SUP-11347 

The erroneous label "Starting Soon" that was presented on a Webcast entry although the event ended has been fixed.

KMS

KMS-14822 

The KMS carousel arrows are now working properly. 

KMS

KMS-14983

The channel poster moves lower on the page after clicking 'show details'.

KMS

KMS-14827

The player is now refreshed automatically on the Edit Entry page. as it should be when conversion is finished.

KMS/KAF

KMS-14708 

In the Channel information bar, the user dropdown is now displayed properly.

KMS

KMS-14509 

When enabling the new UI on KAF, the BSE (Browse Search & Embed) player is displayed porperly and no longer displays with a scroll bar.

KAF

REACH-167

The issue that caused users with ‘allowEdit’ permission not to be able to see the "Caption Requests" link, even though ‘allowView’ permission was been granted to them has been fixed

KMS/KAF

REACH-161

You can now order captions for Webcast type entries.

KMS/KAF

REACH-156

 A co-editor can now view the caption requests list. 

KMS/K

Known Limitations

ID#

Summary

KMS/KAF Related

KMS-13879

Accessibility - Contrast – The ‘Loading’ text should be accessible.

KMS

KMS-14954

The 'Delete Entry' button is on top of the disclamer message.

KMS

 

References

(1) KMS-14891(2) KMS-13406(3) KMS-14890(4) KMS-14098(5) KMS-14784;

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Version 5.62.18

These release notes pertain to Kaltura MediaSpace (KMS) version 5.62.18, released on August 1, 2017. 

What's New for both KMS and KAF:

  • My History and Resume Playback – This new feature will take you to where you left off the last time you watched a video, and let you continue from the same place, from every device.
    For information on how to use this feature, see the Kaltura My History and Resume Playback article. This feature is enabled and configured in the History module by your admin. Admins can refer the Kaltura History Module - Administrator's Guide for instructions on how to setup and configure this feature. (1)
  • New UI - The newly released theme (v2 UI) just keeps getting better and better. We made some adjustments to whitespaces to make it look just right. We've moved a few icon's positions and aligned some of the text to make the new theme shine.(2)

What's New in KMS:

  • My History Page – If you were wondering what you watched last, and where is that video you started watching a week ago, the new 'My History' page is now available in KMS.
    The History module allows end users to reach the “My History” page in KMS and watch their viewing history. (1)
  • Recently Watched and Continue Watching Playlists – New on the Home page, 2 playlists that can be turned on to show each user the recent videos they watched (taken from the My History page), or what the user started watching and might want to continue watching. (1)
    Enable these 2 playlists from the History Module, and then set them on the Home Module. 
  • SAML Admin Improvements – With the changes introduced last release to LDAP and SAML in KMS, we are adding some additional items for the SAML module in the effort of introducing self-serve authentication setup capabilities. One of the new changes, is the new SAML AuthNAdapter in the AUTH module. We also added a log map to allow troubelshooting the login after setup.(3)
    See the Kaltura MediaSpace™ SAML Integration Guide Troubleshotting section for additional information. 

Resolved Issues

ID#

Summary

KMS/KAF Related

KMS-14123

Timeline feature - the Upload Deck image/button has been resized.

KMS/KAF

KMS-14529

In the Kaltura CaptureSpace page - the link to the Kaltura CaptureSpace User Manual now operns in a new window.

KMS/KAF

KMS-14582

Changes have been made to the entriesSource field in the Channel Playlists admin module.

KMS/KAF

KMS-14553

The Kaltura Logo and player bar in embed images has been fixed.

KMS/KAF

KMS-14623

The KMS Admin page favicon logo has been replaced with a new logo.

KMS/KAF

KMS-14504

The Kaltura logo within Canvas has been changed.

 KAF

KMS-14727

Accessibility - The link text has been modified to be more intuitive.

KMS/KAF

SUP-11261

The carousel does not blur the image on IE with the new UI.

KMS

SUP-11534

New filtering with 5 columns now allows for more intuitive filtering.

KMS/KAF

SUP-11517

The ViewerRole no longer gets "application Error 500" in the My playlists page.

KMS

SUP-11102

The tag icons no longer disappear when scrolling the search results.

KMS/KAF

SUP-9842

In the Building Block for Blackboard. the problem when Copying a Course has been fixed and the Media Gallery content is copied. 

KAF

SUP-11145

The text definition of an open channel when creating new channel has been replaced

KMS

SUP-11115

The Canvas discussion Mashup Tool embed is now working.

KAF

SUP-10600

When changing the language via the Sakai LMS, the KAF elements (My Media and Media gallery) are changed as well.

KAF

SUP-10591

The Pound (#) character in Channel's name now allows you to save changes to the channel.

KMS

SUP-10213

Media Upload workflow - The Drag and Drop feature no longer causes the media to be uploaded several times.

KMS/KAF

SUP-11391

Entry Publish Page - The checkbox now  appears for eligible categories when the number of private/restricted galleries is greater than 500.

KMS

SUP-10987

Embedplaylist - Using secureEmbed together with allowAnonymous has been fixed and autoRedirect now works properly.

KMS

SUP-11423

The Jive Extension on Internet Explorer has been fixed and no longer falls back to the old KSU uploader in the BSE.

KAF

SUP-11545

In a channel using UIv2 and IE11, the drop down of names is invisible

KMS

SUP-11326

Download feature – the cache time on the flavors is long. If a user tries to download before the flavors are ready, the response will be cached for 30min.

KMS/KAF

SUP-11344

KMS Search - When searching a letter, the results come back with the owner as a link VS when searching a full word, the results come back with the owner in simple text.

KMS

SUP-10707

In the analytics dashboard, when moving to a different tab and navigating back to the dashboard tab, and selecting a different timeframe, the analytics results disappear.

KMS/KAF

SUP-10972

Player progress bar in Chrome – when pausing and dragging the progress bar indicator outside of the player, the indicator “stick” to the mouse until another click.

KMS/KAF

SUP-11128

Webcasting – when inviting attendees only the event name and description appear. 

KMS

SUP-11397

Cache issue in content that existing in the open gallery and related public channel sends users to login.

KMS

SUP-10659

When KMS uses Access control - Quiz Editor will produce “We're sorry, this content is only available on certain domains.”

KMS

SUP-11336

Ownership of a live entry changes to a random co-editor while broadcasting.

KMS/KAF

KMS-14823

(Out of cycle fix) BSE – In Canvas, user of type student cannot use the BSE in Canvas group or announcement.

KAF (Canvas)

SUP-11688

(Out of cycle fix) In KMS with SAML/Shibboleth authentication - users are unable to login to MediaSpace.

KMS

SUP-11391

(Out of cycle fix) Entry Publish Page - Checkbox does not appear for eligible categories when # of private/restricted galleries larger than 500

KMS

Known Limitations

ID#

Summary

KMS/KAF Related

KMS-13879

Accessibility - Contrast – The ‘Loading’ text should be accessible.

KMS

  

References

(1) KMS-13640(2) KMS-13816(3) KMS-14050;

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Version 5.61.31

These release notes pertain to Kaltura MediaSpace (KMS) version 5.61.31, released on July 3, 2017. 

What's New for both KMS and KAF:

  • New UI Theme - Responsive – The recently added KMS theme now supports both KMS and KAF and includes responsive web support.
    To turn the new theme on, login to the KMS/KAF admin and enable the ‘V2ui’ module. If your KMS contains custom modules or CSS, please contact your Kaltura representative beforehand about changes on production. (1)
  • Language Update – Missing words or new phrases were translated to all the supported languages in both KAF and KMS. See the Supported Language page for more information. (2)
  • Changes to the CaptureSpace Loading Page – Some UI and text changes were implemented to make the page more explanatory. (3)
  • New Filter - Since our header was starting to get full, we have consolidated all the filters into one. This will affect both old and new UI themes. (4)

What's New in KMS:

  • LDAP and SAML Admin Improvements – Changes made to the settings defaults and the LDAP wizard allow the new LDAP and SAML setup to become self-serve.(5)

Resolved Issues

ID#

Summary

KMS/KAF Related

KMS-13886

Accessibility – when the contrast button is enabled, the login page is no longer affected.

KMS

SUP-10676

Channels now display the correct thumbnail layout in a gallery’s related channel.

KMS

SUP-10748

The Mail-To option in channels is now working.

KMS

SUP-11094

Intermittent 500 Error Blackboard KAF when publishing to Media Gallery has been fixed.

KAF

SUP-10739

MediaSpace – The webpage icon when saving Kaltura as a link on mobile devices is now correct.

KMS


Known Limitations

ID#

Summary

KMS/KAF Related

SUP-10594

The Comments count is updated only after a page refresh.

KMS/KAF

KMS-13879

Accessibility - Contrast – ‘Loading’ text should be accessible.

KMS

KMS-14411

New UI - There are a few visual issues with very small screens (below 300px width)

KMS/KAF

  

References

(1) KMS-13816; (2) KMS-14071; (3) KMS-13682; (4) KMS-14030 (5)KMS-14050; 

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