KTH Play (Kaltura)

KTH Play is a media portal and a recording tool for recording, storing and sharing video and audio. The technical platform for KTH Play is Kaltura. The videos from KTH Play can easily be embedded in Canvas, Polopoly, Wordpress or anywhere else on the web.

Questions & Answers about KTH Play

All employees have access to KTH Play. Login at play.kth.se .

Who can upload content in KTH Play?

Employees with a KTH account have the ability to upload content and to record videos in KTH Play. Once you have uploaded the contents into the portal, you can choose to either keep the media files privately or make them available for others.

Can I upload anything in KTH Play?

For uploading and publishing in KTH Play the same policies, regulations and liabilities apply as other IT resources within KTH. We therefore want to highlight the following from the contingent liability you signed for your KTH account: "Only material that clearly states that distribution is permitted may be copied or distributed. All copyrighted material may only be copied or distributed with the permission of the copyright holder." By publishing content in KTH-Play, you can make the media available for others to enjoy. You are responsible for all uploaded media in this service.

What type of files can KTH Play handle?

KTH Play has a broad support for different types of media files. MPEG4 and QuickTime (MP4, MOV, QT, M4V), Flash Video (FLV and F4V), Microsoft Windows format (AVI, ASF, WMV and WMA), MPEG 1/2 (MPG, M1V, M2V, MP3), WAV

What is the maximum file size I can upload into KTH Play?

KTH Play has no size limitations. However some browsers do have a size limit on the size of files they can handle. Remember also that larger files do take longer to upload and can even take more of your computer resources during uploading.

Is KTH Play a good place to archive? Can I throw away my files I have on my computer?

No. Always keep the original files. KTH Play transcodes and allows your files to become a web-friendly format, and the original files are deleted from the server when the recoding is completed. Should you need to upload the movies elsewhere (e.g. YouTube, Vimeo, etc.), it is good to start from the original file too. KTH Play is primarily intended for distribution, and not for archiving.

How do I publish?

By default, as an employee at KTH you can choose to publish your file unlisted. This means that it becomes publicly available, but only to those who know the link to your movie. You can easily publish this link on another website, send it via email, or embed the movie on our Learning management systems (Canvas or the course web).

Contact

  • If you need help to record videos or any pedagogical support or advice on how to use video in your courses (including advice regarding selection of cameras, microphones etc.), send an e-mail to e-learning@kth.se .
  • If you need technical support with KTH Play (such as help with uploading files) send an e-mail to it-support@kth.se .