Forum OpenACS Development: Request for open architecture and Streamingmedia?
I did in the previous version of openacs 3.x an integration with Icecast (what is a audio streaming server), so I think you can make it work in some way successfully.
What are your plans?
What are you lookinf for?
This will also be an interesting project to link inro dotWRK http://openacs.org/forums/forum-view?forum_id=14014
Also the recent event in Copenhagen where Mohan did the live blogging an extension like this would have been great as the event was put on video aswell.
I'm as well interested in what you have in mind there. We talked a lot about CMS during the OpenACS social and treating streaming data as one asset would be a huge benefit as well. That is, if you are talking about embedded streaming within the browser.
Otherwise I can imagine using streaming media as one other type of content like files and html pages that could be categorized and linked with the streaming server.
I'm wondering in what are you thinking to achieve syncronization between a web presentation and an online video streaming?
I'm working on wimpy-point, which is our online web presentation package.
The video streaming server should send something to wimpy-point to move to the next slide, but automaticly?
or manually in the case that the video stream is live?
I've thinked about this before, having wimpy-point to move to the next slide automaticly for all the users connected at a given time, this controlled by the presentation manager. So in this way we can have also live video streaming and then, the presentation administrator can move the slides for everybody. More like a virtual presentation session.
About Icecast is just a audio streaming server, 1.3.x is for MP3 (not supported anymore) and 2.x are of Ogg Vorbis.
Try this tool:http://www.geovid.com/Presentation_to_Video_Converter/
It converts ppt and pps to video.