Wikipedia To Get Videos Via Kaltura

Wikipedia and Kaltura Logos
Kaltura, a streaming video web site that recently won the people’s choice awards at the Crunchies and the Open Web Awards, has partnered with the Wikimedia Foundation to add videos to various Wiki projects. The Wikimedia Foundation’s projects include,,, and Wikieducator [see comment]. I believe that this is a great value-add to the educational resources that Wikimedia Foundation provides.

The initiative is currently in Beta and Kaltura is building a larger user-base to contribute to making collaborative videos. Collaborative videos are videos that users can edit using Kaltura software to plug in videos, sounds, and photos that are relevant to the selected subject. These videos will also be embeddable within social network pages and blogs. For more information, check out:

Kaltura’s code will become open-source. Video and audio will be encoded in open source formats: OGG Vorbis and OGG Theora [source: Download Squad].

What are your thoughts on videos being embedded on Wikipedia? [comment here]

This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at

Wikipedia To Get Videos Via Kaltura Comments

  1. David Gerard says:

    Wikieducator isn’t actually a Wikimedia site, which is why Kaltura can go on it – Wikimedia only allows properly free software and free formats, which Kaltura is still working toward implementing; Wikieducator is a third-party site which is using the Kaltura software for testing.

  2. Lisa says:

    You can check out more info here:

  3. Amit Chowdhry says:

    Thanks Lisa!

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