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25 June 2009, 15:52

Video portal software MediaMosa open sourced

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MediaMosa logo MediaMosa, a video management and distribution platform, which has been developed in the Netherlands to deliver video content to the Dutch educational sector, is now open source. In their announcement of the release, the developers, SURFnet, a provider of IT services to education and Stichting Kennisnet, the public IT support organisation of the Dutch educational sector, said they hoped that open sourcing the application would allow other developers worldwide to work with the software. MediaMosa was developed as part of the SURFnet/Kennisnet Innovation Programme, which receives financial backing from the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science.

MediaMosa is said to be a robust, flexible and scalable platform, and examples of sites it powers include the Dutch sites Leraar24, a teachers resource site and Teleblik, a site for pupils and teachers to view archived video from public broadcasters.

MediaMosa is based on the Drupal content management system, with a REST architecture making interaction with it simple and consistent. It is able to stream any format, including Flash, H.264 MPEG-4 and Windows Media and is able to transcode material using FFmpeg. The current version of MediaMosa is 1.5.2 which is available to download licensed under the GPLv2.


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