MediaCore is a free and open source video CMS and Podcast platform. It can pull video or audio from any source, track statistics, enable commenting, and provide a high degree of control over the presentation and administration.
Who uses MediaCore? The CMS was built for individuals and organizations who wish to distribute video or podcasts on their website without kicking users to other social media sites. A few examples of organizations using MediaCore are: TMC Youth, Assistive Technology.TV, and Indie Music for Haiti.
Here are some key features of "Mediacore":
· Users can browse media in a YouTube-esque grid fashion. Users can see page views, comments, and how many viewers “liked” a video.
· Users can browse podcasts, download media, and add podcasts to iTunes. MediaCore features the latest podcast and archives past podcasts.
· MediaCore supports many media formats and allows a site-owner to both publish media from the administrative interface and also to gather user-generated content via the user upload interface. Supported formats include FLV, M4A, MP3 playable via the integrated FlowPlayer.
· Although tools such as PodPress for Wordpress have made steps to making an Open Source podcast publication platform, MediaCore takes it to a new level. It supports unlimited podcasts in either video or audio format and has RSS feed support for iTunes, and Feedburner.
Comments and Moderation:
· The comment engine in MediaCore allows an administrator to moderate user comments and stop spam. Administrators receive email notifications of new comments.
· Podcasts can contain an unlimited number of episodes in video or audio format. Administrators can specify which files to include in RSS and iTunes output.
· The dashboard allows administrators to see media awaiting review, encoding, and publishing. It provides an overview of comment moderation, and lists recently published media.
Tags and Topics:
· The settings interface allows administrators to manage tags and topics that are displayed to users. Administrators can add, edit, or delete tags and topics from the interface.
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· New sexy look and feel for the front-end user experience, and also for the administrative control panel.
· 35 languages. MediaCore now comes with 35 languages including French, German, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Portuguese, Italian, Finnish, Swedish, Polish, and Thai.
· Themes. You can customize the look and feel of MediaCore inside the administrative control panel under appearance settings.
· Plugins. Anyone can now write plug-ins that will enhance the core functionality of MediaCore.
· Advertising. You can add banner and sidebar advertising throughout MediaCore.
· SEO Tools. We’ve added the ability to customize and add to every video. It’s also possible to customize the major landing pages throughout the CMS.
· RTMP Streaming Support. You can now stream video from any server in RTMP format.
· Built-in encoding. We’ve made it possible to sign up for a PandaStream account to encode video automatically. More details on this will be posted with our final release.
· Fancy new HTML5 players. We’re including the latest versions of JWPlayer (5.4) and Sublime Video right out of the box. They both handle graceful HTML5 to Flash fallback.
· Video Sitemaps. Every video added to MediaCore is added to a video sitemap XML file, which makes it possible for Google and other search engines to crawl your video and include it in search results easily.
· RSS Feeds. MediaCore now generates RSS for every category, and for the most recently added media items.
· Storage Engine API. Video can now be stored anywhere. If there’s any CDN you’d like to tie into that we don’t support out of the box, you can write a small plugin that enables full support for seamless uploading and playback.
· Data API. Developers can now use our full JSON API to grab videos and their related metadata for inclusion in other content management systems and sites.
· Support for Daily Motion, and Blip.tv. You can now add a link to any of these major popular video sharing sites and MediaCore will grab the video, title, and description.
· Vimeo Universal Support. All Vimeo videos now work flawlessly on any device.
· Like / Dislike Video. It is possible now to both like and dislike video, both statistics are tracked.
· Download Video. You can add an unlimited number of videos to a single video page. Downloads are listed in the formats you provide.
· Expand / Pop-out Player. The video player interface can now be displayed standard or widescreen, also you can pop-out video. The user can control this, and the admin can set the default viewing experience.
· Bulk delete comments / videos. Admins can now bulk delete comments and videos making administration a lot easier.
· We’re now actively accepting people for invites to our new exclusive Cloud Platform. More news on the Cloud Platform will be published later this week.
· Other Changes
· We’ve moved from getmediacore.com over to our new domain at mediacore.com
· The entire site has been redesigned, including great new docs and community forums.