Kaltura Video Extension for Joomla - Installation Guide


The open source Kaltura Video extension for Joomla handles every aspect of video and rich-media, including content management, syndication, monetization, transcoding, uploading and importing content, editing and remixing of content online.

The extension is available in two flavors – either hosted by Kaltura with tier 1 hosting and streaming services and a 10 GB FREE trial, or connected to the community-supported self-hosted version of Kaltura, which is completely for free.

Pre – install Requirements

  • Joomla v. 1.5 and up. For installation instructions, see: http://docs.joomla.org/Beginners

Installation Process

The Extension is comprised of 3 installables.
The following 3 zip files are available in the extension bundle, each folder represent a Joomla installable.

  1. Plugin - editors-xtd
  2. Plugin - content
  3. Component - component

Follow these steps to install your extension

  1. Download the latest release from the project page
  2. Extract the release zip bundle to your disk
  3. Login to the Joomla administration panel
  4. Select Extensions > Install/Uninstall
  5. Browse for the editors-xtd.zip file and press the “Upload File & Install” button
  6. You should receive a success message
  7. Repeat steps 3-5 for content.zip
  8. Repeat steps 3-5 for component.zip
  9. Go to Extensions > Plugin Manager
  10. Enable the plugins: “Content – Kaltura Video” and “Editor Button – Kaltura Video”
  11. Go to Components > Kaltura Video
  12. Signup to Kaltura and obtain a Partner ID or if you have an existing Partner ID, enter your email and password.
  13. Save your confirmation email as it contains credentials for logging in to the Kaltura Management Console.
  14. To configure your extension to use the Kaltura hosted solution or the Kaltura self-hosted solution, go to Components > Kaltura Video and enter your local hosting URL. (The default will be the Kaltura hosted solution 10GB free trial.)

For common installation issues, please see the FAQ guide



Initially I posted this comment in error on another forum page. What is a partnerID. Is it some code for customers who are hosting their sites on a Kaltura server? My site is currently on a localhost server on my laptop. I am following the installation guide for the Kaltura extension but do I also need to follow steps 12 to 14 to use the extension on my laptop website? Sorry if this is a dumb question, but I am just getting started on a Joomla 1.5 site with a media player.

Missing KS. Session not established on install


I have got my KalturaCE v3.0.0 installation up and running now on Centos 5.5 :)

I followed this guide exactly whilst using Joomla v1.5.20 and have come up against a snag. After completing the "Using Kaltura's Community Edition" form on the Components > Kaltura Video page, step 14, I receive this error message on the Joomla page:

"Missing KS. Session not established"

Really lost for how to troubleshoot this issue. I have found some article's that discuss this issue whilst using Kaltura v2.x but nothing for v3.0.0.

Could anyone advise...? Perhaps this isn't even the right place for this but seemed appropriate....

Thanks in advance,


Found a bug report/ issue from previous version


Just found this bug report/ issue but it doesn't appear to be very active, as it's 27 weeks old now....

Connecting to Kaltura.com using a trial account i have running still, seems to work fine. That is, connects and retrieves the playlists i had created....

Would love to have this working, having climbed so far.

Well in my own insignificant way, compared to the Kaltura team... :)

This technology is mind blowing, we're so excited to be working with it...


PS I'm using: CentOS 5.5 final, Apache 2.2.17, PHP 5.2.14, MySQL 5.1.47, Joomla 1.5.20, KalturaCE v3.0.0....

This is a bug with the

This is a bug with the plugin.
To work around the bug:
1. Uninstall the plugin.
2. Download a fresh copy.
3. Search for all instances of "kaltura.com" in the plugin files and replace with your server address.
4. Install the plugin, using the SaaS form instead of the Kaltura CE. it will communicate with your CE server.

Thanks for your help...


I have searched through and think that it's only inside:


Does that sound about right to you? I'll give it a go shortly... Look forward to seeing it working :)


I'm using: CentOS 5.5 final, Apache 2.2.17, PHP 5.2.14, MySQL 5.1.47, Joomla 1.5.20, KalturaCE v3.0.0

Update to the edited files...


Here's a list of the files I found and changed:

1) \joomla_extension_v1.0.0\component.zip\component\language\en-GB\en-GB.com_kalturavideo.ini

2) \joomla_extension_v1.0.0\component.zip\component\site\views\playlist\tmpl\default.php

3) \joomla_extension_v1.0.0\component.zip\component\site\client\kaltura_settings.php

4) \joomla_extension_v1.0.0\component.zip\component\site\client\KalturaClientBase.php

I think the other files are clear of "kaltura.com" instances...

Will write back after I try the install again....

Fingers crossed... (haven't checked the SQL tables...)


I'm using: CentOS 5.5 final, Apache 2.2.17, PHP 5.2.14, MySQL 5.1.47, Joomla 1.5.20, KalturaCE v3.0.0

Still unable to connect... :(


Unfortunately I'm still unable to connect, after changing the above file appoprietely. That is, I replaced http://www.kaltura.com for http://video.mydomain.tv... I didn't change any reference's to http://corp.kaltura.com and other variations because they mainly seemed like links...

I'm able to use the SaaS form now to create a new account on my KalturaCE. Unfortunately from that point forth I'm shown a white screen in Joomla when clicking Components > Kaltura Video...

I can't use the "Already a partner link", in that it always says "user name unknown" (or something to that effect). This is really what i need to work, as other team members have been uploading our content in preparation.

Is kaltura.com referenced in the DB at all?

Thanks again for your help,


I'm using: CentOS 5.5 final, Apache 2.2.17, PHP 5.2.14, MySQL 5.1.47, Joomla 1.5.20, KalturaCE v3.0.0

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