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Galicaster and Opencast, the best match

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Current by Vicente Goyanes
on Feb 15, 2017 18:06.

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h4. Opencast Matterhorn
h4. What is Opencast ?

*{_}Open Source Lecture Capture & Video Management for Education{_}*
[Opencast|http://opencast.org] is a free open-source platform for managing educational multimedia content. Matterhorn creates a complete environment to ease the production and distribution of multistream lectures. All the steps of the process are covered, from a recording scheduling to its publication in one or several distribution channels.

[Opencast Matterhorn|http://opencast.org/matterhorn] is a free open-source platform for managing educational multimedia content. Matterhorn creates a complete environment to ease the production and distribution of multistream lectures. All the steps of the process are covered, from a recording scheduling to its publication in one or several distribution channels.

Matterhorn provides a modular system with a sophisticated set of administrative tools to manage capture recorders, configure processing workflows, establish distribution channels and even playing media content in its own multistream player.
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h5. How does Galicaster fit in Matterhorn?

Every Galicaster application can work as a basic standard Matterhorn capture agent. It can register as a capture agent, thus being able to receive scheduled recordings and ingest the resulting mediapackages automatically. The main advantages of Galicaster, compared to a standard Matterhorn capture agents are:

* It has a *graphic interface*.
* *Reingesting media* is very *easy*.
* Users can *replay and review* the recorded media, and
* It provides *media repository features* such metadata edition, recording search, and bulk deletion (very useful when dozens of lectures have been recorded).
* _(New in 1.1)_ Series harvest and edition.
* It provides *media repository features* such metadata edition, recording search and export to side by side compostion.

Manual recordings can be introduced into the Opencast Matterhorn system like a regular scheduled mediapacakge.. Galicaster harvest the available series to use them to edit and catalog a mediapackage before ingesting. Also, a predefined workflow can be set for those recordings, including the paramaters.

Galicaster is compatible wiht Opencast Mattehorn 1.2, 1.3 and the upcoming 1.4.

* _(New in 1.1)_ Custom workflow parameters can be set on each Galicaster agent.