Next Plumi Release

The Plumi dev team has been busy for the last couple of months working on an exciting new Plumi site focusing on fair-use video for educational purposes. It will feature all of Plumi’s existing features, plus a blog configured for fair use guidelines and feature articles, and some other additions including enhancements of the transcoding / browser playback software. This should be a fine addition to the growing family of Plumi sites, stay tuned for more updates.

Our next version of Plumi is scheduled to be released near the end of this month (January). We aim to fix some bugs from our last release, make some very minor improvements, and then get onto migrating Plumi from Plone 2.5 to Plone 3.x.

You can check out the list of tickets for this release on our tracker here. We are sprinting on this release for the next two days – Thurs 8 Jan and Fri 9 Jan – and then will also be knuckling down again from Mon 19th Jan. Feel free to jump into IRC (#plumi on or contact us using the form above if you’d like to get involved 🙂

Plumi 0.2.2 Released

We are pleased to announce the release of a new version of Plumi, 0.2.2, a free and open source video-sharing package for Plone. This release was focused on user-enhancements, small improvements that should make a big difference to users, including:

  • a new animation during video upload to indicate uploading.
  • transcoding messages are now only seen by site managers.
  • the featured video is now a flash player on the front page – no need to go digging for your first streaming video experience!
  • workflow improvements – consistent across videos, callouts, news and events
  • video listings template improvement – the country metadata on each video is now listed.
  • implementation of latest version of the Transmission Metadata Standard.

For a full list of changes view the changelog. You can download this version of Plumi here in the Plone repository.

We will be working on a minor bug fix release shortly – including these fixes.

Africa On TV Video Site Uses Plumi Software

Africa On TV imageA new African video-based website using Plumi software and other Plone customisations claims to be “the first Television online for Africa and its diaspora”. The Africa on TV site is still under construction but already lists many videos hosted externally on YouTube. Content focuses on cultural material, including video of well-known musicians such as Youssou N’Dour, Salif Keita and Oumou Sangare.