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Introduction To MediaMosa: Drupal Based DAM & MAM Platform

by Naresh Sarwan on March 4, 2011

MediaMosa is an open source “Media Distribution Platform” which is based on Drupal.  MediaMosa is not a DAM in the sense that most readers will be familiar with, but more of a platform for creating DAM applications.  These are the key features

  • Delivery platform for multimedia content
  • Streaming of any format (e.g. Flash, H.264 MPEG-4 and WindowsMedia)
  • Transcoding using FFmpeg
  • Flexible Metadata
  • Media access management functions (permissions)
  • Enhanced still functions
  • Open Source GPLv2 license

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.” [Read More]

MediaMosa have provided some example applications built on Drupal and using MediaMosa, for example, Mediamosa CK:

MediaMosa itself is a video backend application. It means it works hidden, and the users usually don’t see this software. If you want a Youtube like video application, you need a video frontend. MediaMosa Construction Kit (MediaMosa CK) is a useful tool for this purpose.  MediaMosa Construction Kit (MediaMosa CK) is a Drupal 6 module. It was designed to support an easy interface for admin and end users too, that covers the MediaMosa main functionality eg. upload, play, transcode videos.” [Read More]

What is potentially of interest about not only MediaMosa but other similar solutions, is the grouping of capabilities around existing established ECM platforms.  Last month we reported that Nuxeo were aiming to get their Nuxeo Core platform included in the Eclipse Foundation.  It seems that the activity is heading towards platforms rather than individual applications (as these become increasingly commoditised and the costs/margins decline).  This may have simultaneously positive and negative implications for DAM vendors with independent products not tied to an ECM platform.

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