Find Kaltura Capture Recordings Saved on Your Local Computer

Environment

Kaltura Capture Desktop Recorder

Kaltura Capture is a screen recording software application for Windows and MacOS that provides a variety of recording and annotation tools. See related Kaltura Capture articles for more information about using this software.

Issue

How to locate the media files created in Kaltura Capture stored locally on the computer's hard drive. The files will remain on your hard drive until you delete them.

Resolution

Finding Files on Your Computer

Update: Starting with Kaltura Capture version 4.2.122, released January 2021, the path to the recordings on your computer is displayed on the Settings (gear icon) screen.

Windows

  1. Launch Kaltura Capture software
  2. Click the Manage link
  3. Click the Settings gear icon
  4. The file path is located under the Current recording directory; copy the path by selecting the text then press Ctrl + C
  5. Open File Explorer and paste the path into the navigation bar at the top by right-clicking and then press Ctrl + V
  6. It’s recommended to sort the list by Date Modified in order to group all the files for each recording together. Click the Date or Date Modified heading in the file view to sort the list. 

If you have a version of Kaltura Capture older than version 4.2.122

  • Copy/paste this into the File Explorer navigation bar, substituting your Windows username for [username]
    C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Local\Kaltura\Capture\Recordings

Mac

  1. Launch Kaltura Capture software
  2. Click the Manage link
  3. Click the Settings gear icon
  4. The file path is located under the Current recording directory; copy the path by selecting the text and then press Command + C
  5. Open Finder and in the menu at the top of the screen select Go > Go To Folder
  6. Paste the path into the Go To Folder box by pressing Command + V
  7. It’s recommended to sort the list by Date Modified in order to group all the files for each recording together. Click the Date or Date Modified heading in the file view to sort the list. 

If you have a version of Kaltura Capture older than version 4.2.122

  • Copy/paste this into the Finder navigation bar, substituting your Mac username for [username]
    /Users/[username]/Library/Preferences/Kaltura/Capture/Recordings/

About Kaltura Capture Recording Files

  • Files will have system names that look like gibberish. See the screenshot below. 
  • The MP4 files are the recordings. 
    • If you recorded two sources (e.g. Screen and Webcam), there will be two MP4s. You can play them locally on your computer to determine what content is in each. Double-click a file to play in your computer’s default video player software. 
  • You will see a Slides folder for the date in question if you recorded a MS PowerPoint in presentation mode (single or dual source). This folder means Kaltura created chapter markers for your PPTX  
  • The .json file contains the media upload parameters for Kaltura Capture. Don’t delete or rename it.
  • The .jpg is the thumbnail Kaltura generated. Do not delete or rename it. 
  • Do NOT delete files from the Recordings folder. You can delete uploaded media using the Kaltura Capture Library view (click the Manage link), but make sure they are in your My Media and working as expected first.

Files screenshot for a Mac, grouped by Date Modified

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Additional Information

Details

Article ID: 1087
Created
Mon 4/20/20 8:38 AM
Modified
Tue 5/24/22 12:52 PM