The first release of Plumi, the Plone based video sharing system produced by EngageMedia, is just around the corner. The beta should be out in the next few weeks and available for installation and testing.
Plumi is a GPL licensed video sharing Content Management System based on Plone and produced by the EngageMedia collective. Plumi enables you to create your own sophisticated video sharing site; by adding it to an existing Plone instance you can quickly have a wide array of functionality to facilitate video distribution and community creation.
Plumi is set for release mid-June 2007. You can see an operational version at https://engagemedia.org
On top of the out-of-the-box Plone functionality Plumi adds the following features:
- Video uploading in any format (over http)
- Automatic server-side flash transcoding and embedded playback
- Expanded video metadata set
- Classifications system into country, genre and topic
- RSS2 feeds with media enclosures (or “vodcasts”) created automatically from taxonomy items – eg country, genre, member, topic, or through creating custom smart folders
- Playback of Quicktime, Flash video, Real and Windows Media within the browser
- Custom templates for browsing videos
- Custom profile page for site members with personal latest videos vodcast feed
- Open Content Licensing including Creative Commons (through their API), the GNU Free Documentation License and the ability to add your own custom licenses
More at Plumi.org