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What is Galicaster?

Galicaster is a Multistream Recorder and Player designed for mobile equipment without requiring an Internet connexion, allowing us to record, tag and review multistream material, all together in one application.

Galicaster is designed to be compatible with the Opencast Matterhron Project, so we can schedule recordings and ingest them remotely. The Opencast Matterhorn (OC-MH) project, an international, free, open-source effort on educational multimedia content from which we would benefit from, taking advantage of all the tools within to process and distribute educational material. Once Galicaster is settle in, we can record, play, edit and modify metadata of the recordings (all in OC-MH Mediapackage format) and finally ingest them to a Matterhorn Core.

Other important feature of Galicaster is that we can control in realtime the parameters of the capture (proper recording, volume characteristics, video quality...), viewing on place what we are recording.

Galicaster is been developed with GStreamer and Python, designed as a heavy application fully based on free software.

Latest News

September 12th 2011

Galicaster Class almost ready

After a long hard-working summer we are almost ready to install our first Galicaster Class prototype.Two classrooms on either facuties of the University of Vigo will host a GClass capture agent connected to an Opencast Matterhorn server.

As soon as posible some demos would be published for you to have a better idea of what GClass is.

June 13th 2011

Currently on development - working on the beta version
After the success first trials we are working hard on publishing our first beta version. Currently we are improving our video and audio control and solving some issues with the user interface.

If you want any other information or you are interested on being a beta tester contact us. Keep posted!

May 22nd 2011

First trials - alpha version succeeded

Recently we have tested our 0.65 version on a weeklong congress on fisheries and biology. We are more than satisfied with the results, having already a working, almost fully operational version.

Some raw demos are available on the following links:

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Galicaster Class



Designed to be compatible with OPENCAST- Matterhorn

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