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How to edit videos in Kaltura
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Kaltura allows you to make changes to videos after they have already been uploaded into your My Media page. You can alter the video description, adjust which formats are available for download, and even replace the video file entirely. If you would like to learn more, you can consult the directions below, and/or view Kaltura Support's Kaltura Editor Course playlist containing short video tutorials.

How to access the editing options

  1. Navigate to My Media.
  2. On the My Media page, scroll down until you locate the video you want to edit. Click the video's title.

  3. Click the Actions menu located in the bottom right of the screen just below your video.
  4. Select Edit from the drop-down menu that appears.


You are now on your video editing page where you can modify the video's settings and parameters. There are several options here: details, options, thumbnails, downloads, captions, attachments, and replace video.

Editing Options

Details tab

From here, you can edit the video's name, its description, and any tags associated with it.

Options tab

This tab presents a few more options for your video. Marking the Disable comments for this media checkbox turns off the comment area for your video, preventing users from posting or seeing video comments. The Close Discussions checkbox prevents additional comments from being made on the video. Checking the Enable everyone to create clips from this video box will permit other users to take clips of your video for their own use.


This tab allows you to adjust the ownership, editing, and publishing settings for your video. See How to share or give away media ownership in Kaltura for more more information.


Thumbnails tab

The Thumbnails tab allows you to change the thumbnail image for the video. You can either upload one from your computer, capture it with a webcam, or have Kaltura pick a still from the video to use automatically


Download tab

You can choose whether to allow your students or colleagues to download your video. If you wish to allow them to download it, you can select from a variety of download file format options. Simply check the box for the video format you want to make available for download.

Captions tab

Though Kaltura automatically captions all videos, you can alter those captions if desired. The Edit Captions button will allow you to go into the video and edit the displayed captions frame-by-frame. The Upload captions file button will permit you to upload additional captions files (e.g., captions in another language). The table below these buttons will display all the currently loaded caption files for that video, along with the language, label, and file type of the caption file in question. The "Actions" cell of this table will permit you to confirm, edit, delete, or re-upload (in left to right order) each respective captions file.

Attachments tab

The Attachments tab permits the inclusion of attached files to your video via the Upload File button. Below this button is a table displaying the currently loaded attachments for your video, as well as their file name, title, description, size, and date of upload. Each row also has an "Actions" cell that will permit you to edit, delete, or re-upload (in left to right order) that attachment.

Replace Video tab

The Replace Video tab is where you can replace your video's original source file with another version. You can upload a file from your current device by clicking the Upload from Desktop button, or pull a video from a web page by clicking the Upload from URL button.

Launching the Kaltura Editor

To the right of the video, you will see a Launch Editor button. Clicking this will take you into Kaltura's direct video-editing tool. Within this editor you can trim the start and/or end of your video, or chop and splice to remove a segment from the middle of your video. For more information on how to use this editing interface, see Kaltura's Editing Media Using the Video Editor resource.

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