Kaltura, the open-source video platform, has released a new version of its MediaWiki extension that allows users to embed and edit video, images, and audio on wiki pages. MediaWiki is a wiki software package that was initially developed for Wikipedia and has since been used by a number of other sites.
Kaltura says that the new release “includes a fresh look & feel for the video player, a simplified interface for the online video editor, improved administration capabilities (patrolling capabilities, detailed history and diff pages, etc.), localization to several languages, and better documentation”. While none of these changes sound groundbreaking, the patrolling and history improvements help make the extension better suited to wikis – a necessity given that Wikipedia has partnered with Kaltura to bring video content to the site.
Kaltura launched at TechCrunch 40, and was the winner of the People’s Choice spot.