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Opencast Matterhorn

Open Source Lecture Capture & Video Management for Education

Opencast 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.

MH engage player capture

How does Galicaster fit in Matterhorn?

Every Galicaster application can work as a basic 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.
  • It can be manually operated.
  • 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.
  • (New in 1.1) Custom workflow parameters can be set on each Galicaster agent.

Due to its seamless integration with Matterhorn, Galicaster can be used in combination with standard Matterhorn Capture Agents in the same installation, allowing institutions to choose the combination that meets their needs best.


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