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The main goal of the Galicaster Project is to develop an open solution to provide *flexible, state-of-the-art solutions for recording educational multimedia contents*, like lectures and conferences. Galicaster project is supported by [TELTEK Video Research|http://www.teltek.es].

Galicaster capture solution is compatible with [Opencast-Matterhorn|http://opencast.org/matterhorn/]. [OPENCAST|http://www.opencast.org/]. Galicaster-based devices can work as improved Matterhorn capture agents. They can register as a capture agent, thus being able to receive scheduled recordings and ingest the resulting mediapackages automatically.

h5. Main changes on Galicaster 2.0.0

* Full media engine upgrade from GStreamer 0.10 to GStreamer 1.x
* Recorder logic refactoring to improve code mantainability and reusability
* Base SO migration from Ubuntu 12.04 to Ubuntu 16.04
* LDAP authentication based login
* Refactored Opencast ingest module and added features like "select the workflow to ingest with"
* New external plugins architecture loading from pip or .dep packages
* New virtual keyboard plugin
* New PTZ VISCA camera control plugin
* Fixed bugs (See all of them in [Github CHANGELOG |https://github.com/teltek/Galicaster/blob/2.0.x/CHANGELOG])
h5. Main changes on Galicaster 2.1.0

h5. Main changes on Galicaster 1.4.2
* Optionally set and report "Error" state to Opencast when the audio is below a threshold for longer than a set amount of time. (lowaudio plugn)
* Optionally set and report "Error" state to Opencast when the Galicaster HDD has less available space than a set threshold. (checkspace plugin)
* Send "Offline" status to Opencast before closing Galicaster (for OC > 2.3.0)
* Muxing a pulse audio soruce into a v4l2 video source to the same file. (multistream bin by @ppettit)
* Allow unlocking the Galicaster touchscreen through LDAP credentials. (lockscreen plugin)
* Added configurable tags to the mediapackage tracks through the profile configuration.
* Now in Galicaster a default series field for the mediapackage can be set for manual recordings.
* Bugfixing and code refactoring.

* Add compatibility to use Opencast 1.6 and 2.0.x
* Change in the default videoencoder due to better multicore capabilities of x264enc
* Use calendar response etags to optimize requests. (Issue #64)
* New plugin (notifycrash) to send an email when a recording has failed
* Added an endpoint to close Galicaster through the rest API
* Added the option to configure the output framerate using Blackmagic devices
* Fixed bugs (See all of them in [Github CHANGELOG |https://github.com/teltek/Galicaster/blob/1.4.x/CHANGELOG])
Full list of changes [here|http://wiki.teltek.es/display/Galicaster/Release+Archive]


Full list of changes [here|http://wiki.teltek.es/display/Galicaster/Release+Archive]
h5. Main changes on Galicaster 2.0.0

* Full media engine upgrade from GStreamer 0.10 to GStreamer 1.x
* Recorder logic refactoring to improve code mantainability and reusability
* Base S.O. migration from Ubuntu 12.04 to Ubuntu 16.04
* LDAP authentication based login
* Refactored Opencast ingest module and added features like "select the workflow to ingest with"
* New external plugins architecture loading from pip or .dep packages
* New virtual keyboard plugin
* New PTZ VISCA camera control plugin
* Fixed bugs (See all of them in [Github CHANGELOG |https://github.com/teltek/Galicaster/blob/2.0.0/CHANGELOG])


h5. Key Features

h5. Versatility

Galicaster can be used alone, but it is *virtually adaptable to any publishing platform*, since it keep all the recording metadata and video and audio tracks are recorded separately. Proof of this is the combined [Galicaster and Opencast Matterhorn|Galicaster:Galicaster and Matterhorn, Opencast, the best match] installation which is already in production at the University of Vigo.

Galicaster can be seamlessly integrated with a wide variety of environments: low-cost, flexible equipments; best-performance, customized installations; existing campus-wide infrastructures; media distribution platforms, etc.




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h4. Galicaster Labs

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h5. Latest News

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