03/27/2019: New Kaltura Media Storage Policy

Kaltura has implemented a new policy pertaining to media storage. Under this new policy videos and audio recordings uploaded to or recorded within Kaltura that have not been accessed for playback within the last four years will be removed from Kaltura. Once this policy goes into motion on July 31, 2019, media removals will occur daily.

What does this mean?

For 2019, this means that media stored in Kaltura which has not been accessed for playback in the past four years will be deleted beginning July 31, 2019. That means any videos that were last played in 2015 or earlier are slated for removal. In 2020, any videos not played since 2016 will be slated for removal. These media removals will occur on an ongoing, daily basis so that a video last played on January 3, 2016 will be removed on January 3, 2020.

How do I avoid losing my media items?

We encourage instructors to download any videos or audio recordings they wish to keep to a remote storage device before their media items' slated removal date. For 2019 media removals, we recommend downloading media items before Jul 31, 2019Note that if a video or audio recording has been played at all over the past four years—even for two seconds—it will be retained.

Students, please be aware of this change and make sure to retrieve any materials needed for a career or graduate school portfolio. For information on downloading videos and audio recordings, see How to download Kaltura media items that you already own.

As a courtesy, FSU ODL Technical support will be emailing active FSU faculty, staff, and students whose media is slated for removal beginning July 31, 2019. If you have any questions or concerns about this policy, please contact FSU ODL Technical Support.

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