• Using Kaltura to Stream Movies on Recent Versions of macOS and iOS

    Kaltura is the tool Trinity College uses to deliver streaming video for classes, and in general it is working pretty well on various browsers and operating systems. However, many people who access Kaltura on an up-to-date iOS or macOS device are greeted with a puzzling error:  “It seems your browser is blocking 3rd party session cookies which are required for the Kaltura application. To resolve this issue, please update your settings to allow 3rd party cookies.” This is happening because in recent updates Apple have changed a default preference, turning on a new feature called “Prevent Cross-Site Tracking.” This breaks Kaltura, which needs to be able to set a cookie…

  • Kaltura: Ordering and Editing Captions

    This post describes how to request and edit closed captions from Kaltura, whether you are working in Moodle or in Mediaspace (https://trincoll.mediaspace.kaltura.com). Closed captions are machine generated and are typically 70 – 85% accurate, however, the results greatly depend on the clarity and enunciation of the speaker. Turnaround time once captions are requested is typically less than the length of the original media. There is also a built-in caption editor you can use for improving the accuracy of the captions. If you have not already uploaded Media for captioning, upload your media to “My Media.” In Moodle, this is right under the Dashboard: If you are using Mediaspace, click the…