Plumi 3.1.1 Released to Final

EngageMedia and Unweb have released Plumi 3.1.1, the latest version of the video sharing platform that is built on the Plone open source content management system.

In this bug fix & stability release, the changes focus on enhancing the transcoding framework, improving the commenting system and correcting issues with video embedding:

  • Transcoded video files are deleted when a video is deleted in Plumi
  • The “bookmarks” icon has been replaced with a standard social media “Share” icon and the list of available sites has been expanded
  • Videos are now listed in reverse chronological order in member video folders, video lists and RSS/Vodcast feeds
  • Comments are now listed in reverse chronological order
  • The option to nominate a language when uploading a video has been removed
  • Improved display of videos linked within Facebook
  • Revised embed code to address issues encountered in WordPress and Drupal based sites
  • Modified call to Transcode.Daemon to ensure all videos are transcoded when uploaded via web or FTP
  • Able to change the owner of a video

You can download Plumi 3.1.1 as a compressed tar file from Plone.org or via SVN.

If you’d like to get involved in Plumi development please make contact at irc.freenode.net #plumi or join the discussion or announcement lists.

A working version of Plumi 3.1.1 can be seen at http://engagemedia.org.

Thanks to the developers, testers and coordinators who made this release possible!

Introducing the Burnstation project

EngageMedia and Unweb have started development work on a prototype of a Burnstation module for Plumi. This module will allow a Plumi system to burn DVDs of videos from its collection.

Derived from the concept behind the original audio based Burnstation that provides disc burning systems in public places, the intention of this Plumi module is to facilitate distribution of video content to areas where Internet connections may not support streaming video online, or provide additional distribution options.

The Burnstation module will allow someone using a Plumi based system to select a list of videos and burn them to a DVD. At first we are producing a prototype system that will demonstrate the feasibility of taking a selection of Plumi hosted videos and producing an ISO format DVD image that can be burnt to disc using any standard disc production software. While the prototype will perform the bare minimum functions required, the final version will include a streamlined interface, total disc size checking and more.

We will produce further blog entries about the Burnstation project to capture the decisions we make during design & implementation of the prototype. Watch this space!