Paella Player 7

Paella 7 is Opencast's default player.

The Paella (pronounced 'paeja') Player is an Open Source JavaScript video player capable of playing an unlimited number of audio & video streams synchronously, Live Streaming, Zoom, Captions, contributed user plugins and a lot more. It is easy to install and customize for your own needs.

Paella 7 will be a complete rewrite of Paella, aiming several issues

Have a look at the paella 7 repository or documentation page.


The configurations for the player are done for each tenant. So the configuration keys are located in .../etc/ui-config/<tenant>/paella7/config.json

The default tenant for opencast is mh_default_org

Change the default colors

To customize the theme modify the .../etc/ui-config/<tenant>/paella7/custom_theme.css file.

Select the Opencast Player

To activate the player set for each tenant the property prop.player in the file .../etc/org.opencastproject.organization-<tenant>.cfg.


Paella uses cookies to store some user parameters (layout configuration, volume, etc...). And, if enabled, the paella user tracking plugin can use cookie to track the user.

To comply with GDPR, ePrivacy Directive, or any other privacy laws, the opencast player uses the Terms Feed Privacy Consent banner and the paella config.json file is configured to use it.

To Learn more about paella cookie consent you can read paella cookie consent documentation.

You can enable/disable the cookie consent banner in config.json file:

    "opencast": {
        "cookieConsent": {
            "enable": true