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Multimedia in Plone - Andy Nicholson



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
      • 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
    • 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
      • 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]