Many organizations are going for a Video Sharing solution based on SharePoint technologies for their Intranet and also for Internet web properties. In SharePoint 2007 era, the most popular choice was the Podcasting Kit for SharePoint (PKS) available on CodePlex. On SharePoint 2010, due to out-of-the-box capabilities related to Rich Media management, much richer media sharing solutions can be built easily.
If you try searching for media related solutions on Microsoft Platform, there are lot of different technologies and solutions available. I am sharing one which would help meet most of the requirements for a typical media sharing solution.
The core of the solution is built on the Microsoft Media Platform. The Microsoft Media Platform provides a comprehensive set of functions to support encoding, delivering and playing rich media to virtually any type of network connected device. At the highest level, the Media Platform provides out of the box capabilities for each step of a video workflow:
It is built on following core technologies:
and also provides some frameworks which are open source projects from Microsoft that augment the functionality of the core Media Platform:
The Microsoft Media Platform Content Manager (MMPCM) is an open source solution that can be used by enterprises, educational institutions and broadcasting companies to manage their video assets. This lightweight and highly-customizable solution is built on Microsoft SharePoint 2010 and Microsoft media-related technologies, including Silverlight 4, IIS Media Services and Expression Encoder 4. The MMPCM infrastructure enables users to:
You can read the documentation given in the MMPCM_1-0_Documentation.docx document. Given below is the high-level architecture from this document:
You can also know about MMPCM from Steven Woodward's MIX11 session Introducing MMP Content Manager.
Try it out and let me know how it works for you.
<p>Very nice! Thanks!</p>