Sharing and handling media files in a professional context often requires expensive software packages. For the EBU P/SCAIE project, a platform was required that could handle an abundance of professional file formats, arbitrary large file sizes and which did not pose restrictions on the metadata format used. As there was no such software available, we decided to build a custom web-based platform, based on loosely coupled open source components.
This paper explains the architecture of the resulting platform. With a minimum of custom code, we have created a powerful platform that meets our requirements. This integration, described in this paper, is of use to organizations wishing to build their own media platform using open source components.