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JMU Online Video Collection <ul><li>Background and Technical Processes for the VIVA Multimedia Collections Task Force </li...
JMU Project <ul><li>GOAL: Provide high-value, high-use online video programming in decent quality for classroom or desktop...
Project Implementation <ul><li>Initial task force included all campus technology partners </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Library </...
Task Force Recommendations <ul><li>Campus infrastructure adequate </li></ul><ul><li>MPEG-4 format </li></ul><ul><li>Stream...
Task Force Recommendations <ul><li>QuickTime player for standard support </li></ul><ul><li>User access and authentication ...
 
The Process
The Cata lo ging •  DVDs are received from the vendor. •  Cataloging info is collected and organized in an Excel spreadshe...
The Ripping <ul><li>DVDs are copied to the hard drive and encoded in groups of ten using Handbrake. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>...
The Ripping MPEG-4 chosen as archive format to facilitate ease of future encoding. This is the most time consuming aspect ...
The Encoding <ul><li>Archives are encoded for delivery using Sorenson Squeeze </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Streaming </li></ul></...
The Encod i ng “ Watch Folder” allows us to automatically process files after they are ripped. MPEG-4 Video with AAC Audio...
The Ripping & Encoding Hardware <ul><li>Dual 2.3 Ghz G5 from Apple </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wide range of video tools availab...
The Cataloging Part II <ul><li>MDID </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Restricts access to JMU community and manages rights to individu...
The Streaming Server <ul><li>Apple Xserve with Xraid </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dual 1.8 Ghz G5 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1.1 ...
The Viewer <ul><li>MDID determines access to individual files. </li></ul><ul><li>Users must use Quicktime player to view s...
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  1. 1. JMU Online Video Collection <ul><li>Background and Technical Processes for the VIVA Multimedia Collections Task Force </li></ul><ul><li>Jeff Clark, Grover Saunders </li></ul><ul><li>James Madison University </li></ul>
  2. 2. JMU Project <ul><li>GOAL: Provide high-value, high-use online video programming in decent quality for classroom or desktop viewing. </li></ul><ul><li>“ No more check-out” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Inspired by OhioLINK project. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Project Implementation <ul><li>Initial task force included all campus technology partners </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Library </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Media Resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Classroom Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Center for Instructional Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computing Support </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Task Force Recommendations <ul><li>Campus infrastructure adequate </li></ul><ul><li>MPEG-4 format </li></ul><ul><li>Streaming options for high/low bandwidth </li></ul><ul><li>Download option for faculty if possible </li></ul>
  5. 5. Task Force Recommendations <ul><li>QuickTime player for standard support </li></ul><ul><li>User access and authentication through existing Madison Digital Image Database </li></ul><ul><li>Add links to library catalog records </li></ul><ul><li>Small pilot project first </li></ul>
  6. 7. The Process
  7. 8. The Cata lo ging • DVDs are received from the vendor. • Cataloging info is collected and organized in an Excel spreadsheet • DVDs are sent to CIT for encoding.
  8. 9. The Ripping <ul><li>DVDs are copied to the hard drive and encoded in groups of ten using Handbrake. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free & Open Source </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Archive quality .mp4 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Archive stored for future revisions to project. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 10. The Ripping MPEG-4 chosen as archive format to facilitate ease of future encoding. This is the most time consuming aspect of the process mostly due to dead time between DVDs.
  10. 11. The Encoding <ul><li>Archives are encoded for delivery using Sorenson Squeeze </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Streaming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>300k for off-campus </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>500k for on-campus </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Download </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>VBR suitable for viewing full screen in class </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 12. The Encod i ng “ Watch Folder” allows us to automatically process files after they are ripped. MPEG-4 Video with AAC Audio 300k - 480x360, 256k,15fps, 32k audio 500k - 512x384, 512k, 30fps, 64k audio VBR - 512x384, 1Mb, 30fps, 128k audio Archive - 720x480, 2Mb, 30fps, 256k audio
  12. 13. The Ripping & Encoding Hardware <ul><li>Dual 2.3 Ghz G5 from Apple </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wide range of video tools available for OS X. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eventually 3 dedicated machines for this task. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Processors and HD space most important criteria for any purchase. </li></ul></ul>
  13. 14. The Cataloging Part II <ul><li>MDID </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Restricts access to JMU community and manages rights to individual files. </li></ul></ul>LEO – JMU’s online library catalog. This ties the physical resources with the online version. Promotes service. Upload files to the server Updates to catalogs made from spreadsheet
  14. 15. The Streaming Server <ul><li>Apple Xserve with Xraid </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dual 1.8 Ghz G5 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1.1 TB of storage in RAID 5 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Expandable to 4.6 TB by just adding modules </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chosen for price and ease of administration. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>919 Titles (460GB) and 453 Archives (314GB) </li></ul></ul>
  15. 16. The Viewer <ul><li>MDID determines access to individual files. </li></ul><ul><li>Users must use Quicktime player to view streams. </li></ul><ul><li>When vendor allows it, faculty also can choose to download the video ahead of time for in class viewing. </li></ul>

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