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Multimedia in Plone - Andy Nicholson

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Andy is an active contributor to the Plumi project, a distribution of Plone specifically designed for rich multimedia sites. He will discuss some of the different multimedia options available for ...

Andy is an active contributor to the Plumi project, a distribution of Plone specifically designed for rich multimedia sites. He will discuss some of the different multimedia options available for Plone today.

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Multimedia in Plone - Andy Nicholson Multimedia in Plone - Andy Nicholson Presentation Transcript

  • Online video distribution using Plumi & Plone CMS
    • Plumi , a GPL video CMS, based on Plone – http://plumi.org
    • First released on Plone.org : 18 th Sept 2007 - version 0.1
    • Latest Plone 2.5.5 release : 19 th Jan 2009 - version 0.2.3
    • Latest Plone 3 version is Plumi 3 RC3 from 15 th April 2010
    http://plone.org/products/plumi
    • FOSS project
    • Community engagement – sprints, conferences
  • What does it do?
    • Video uploading via http
    • Video transcoding to Flash, ogg - embeddable
    • Video podcasting (RSS2/Atom)-Miro integration
    • Tagging/Categorisation/Tag cloud
    • Searching via text, tags, categorisation, as RSS
    • Author profiles, commenting on videos
    • Featured videos and news & events for front page.
    • Open Content Licensing
    • base Plone functionality - workflows/perms
  • How does is it do this?
    • Plumi as Product Bundle - set of interrelating Plone products.
    • Some custom built by EM and contributors
    • Others from the wider Plone community.
    • Collaborative work: new forms of media networks
    • Social context of the software's use.
      • Local Archives in Indonesia
      • Video Sharing Sites
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  • Plumi video CMS Latest Plumi version – 0.2.3 'Plumi 0.2.x' branch compromises of:
    • Plone 2.5.5
    • Plumi 0.2.x products
    • Indytube video transcoder
    • Can use a buildout dev. environment
    • Serve with Apache2 & squid on Debian GNU/Linux
    Trac: http://plumi.org/report/3
  • Plumi 0.2.x products
    • ATVideo, ATEngageVideo : content types
    • PlumiSkin : Plone skin product (images/css/templates)
    • Indytube : video transcoder
    • Dependent 3 rd party Plone products.
    Plumi 0.2.x / Plone 2.5.5 compatible branch http://dev.plone.org/collective/browser/Plumi/branches/plumi-0.2.x
  • Roadmap for Plumi 0.3
    • Buildout dev. environment
    • Latest Plone 3.2.x
    • plone.app.blob – native ZODB blobs
    • Plumi custom products, z3 style
    plumi.app, plumi.skin, plumi.content, plumi.indytube
    • Migration path from 0.2.x
    • New Indytube architecture
    http://plone.org/products/plumi/roadmap Docs: http://plumi.org/wiki
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    • Buildout development environment, SVN
    • ArchgenXML and ArgoUML for product development
    • Extending ATEngageVideo
    • More 3 rd party products tested with Plumi : BiReference, SearchReferenceWidget, qPloneBlog
    • Zope3 style browser views
    • Custom Skin product
    Extending Plumi 0.2.x Case Study: Critical Commons
  • Strengths of FOSS Video Distribution Networks
    • Expanding databases of “open content” licensed material.
    • Provides an open & experimental forum.
    • Collaborative efforts: organised networks are working on FOSS video technology.
  • Weaknesses of FOSS Video Distribution Networks
    • Small audiences.
    • Distribution capabilities (network bandwidth, server maintenance & costs) of individual distributors is low.
    • FOSS solution for tool-chain on (patent un-encumbered) cross-platform video.
  • Future research for online video tech
    • Streaming versions of embedded players
    • Integrated bittorrent & other p2p distro networks
    • Patent unencumbered codecs and cross-platform browser support – <video> tag
    • Firefogg plugin –video transcoding / uploading plugin for FireFox - http://www.firefogg.org/
  • The End. Thanks for coming :) Contact : [email_address]