MediaMosa

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MediaMosa is software to build a Full Featured, Webservice Oriented Media Management and Distribution platform. With MediaMosa you can build a state-of-the-art, scalable Middleware Media Distribution Platform which facilitates access to, and usage of (shared) storage capacity, metadata databases, transcoding- and streaming servers. A MediaMosa platform offers functionality for searching, playing, uploading, transcoding, as well as a fine granularity media access control system towards its users. MediaMosa is based on the Representational State Transfer (REST) architecture and is designed to support content streaming applications by providing a back-end-, audio- and video-infrastructure.

The main features of a MediaMosa platform are:

  • Delivery platform for audio, video (and in fact any other content)
  • Streaming of any format (e.g. Flash, H.264 MPEG-4 and WindowsMedia)
  • Transcoding based on FFmpeg
  • Flexible Metadata Element Sets
  • Access management functions on Media
  • Enhanced Still functions
  • Open Source under GPLv2 license
Check out this slideshare to get the full lowdown. At first glance this looks like a perfect startpoint for a solid MMS/DAM. No demo available online. Source code is available for download from the site and on GitHub. Watch this space for a installed "R&D" version to evaluate!

ResourceSpace

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ResourceSpace was originally commissioned by UK charity Oxfam who released the product with a BSD licence in 2006 and was developed Dan Huby and Neale Hall. ResourceSpace is a fully featured PHP/MySQL DAM system and its BSD licence is the most permissive in terms of what third parties can do with it. ResourceSpace provides a wide range of facilities and uses purely open source based tools such as FFMPEG, ImageMagick and OpenOffice.

A range of plugins add further functionality, including LDAP integration and other features to enable enterprise or large-scale use. The metadata capabilities of ResourceSpace are highly developed and they have taken some bold decisions such as to eschew the folder metaphors that a number of other systems use, opting instead to offer more natural search and asset organsiation methods. Used by a lot of BIG names, both not-for-profits, and commericals, including

  • Oxfam
  • Macmillan Cancer Support
  • ActionAid
  • ESPN
  • Toshiba
  • BAE Systems
  • CapGemini
  • Fujitsu
  • XPrize Foundation
  • St Johns College, Oxford
  • University of Arkansas
Watch this space for a installed "R&D" version to evaluate!

CumulusClips

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Open source MMS built with PHP/MySQL for the LAMP stack, not as advanced as the previous two, but fully extendable as it's open source. Demo available online, has mobile support out-of-the-box. Source code is GPL and available for download from the site. Watch this space for a installed "R&D" version to evaluate!

MediaDrop

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Open source MMS built with Python/MySQL for the LAMP stack, with all the standard features, no demo version available online but screenshots look fantastic. Source code is GPL and available on GitHub. Watch this space for a installed "R&D" version to evaluate!

ClipBucket

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Open source MMS built with PHP/mySQL for the LAMP stack, with all the standard features, demo version looks pretty good (bootstrap based UI etc), with full access to the PHP code. Some license restrictions regarding removal of "powered by" but other than that, free and a good starting point for something more interesting! Watch this space for a installed "R&D" version to evaluate!