Community Media

This group is a space for both developers and staff working at/with Community Media Centers and Public Access TV Stations to discuss the implementation of Drupal and CiviCRM based systems. This project has a long, complicated history, but several key contributors have been contributing to this project since 2006.

The "CMDrupal" project focuses on all major components of the operational workflow of a Community Media Center and involves Drupal module development and custom configuration in several distinct but overlapping areas:

  • integration with CiviCRM for membership management and training class enrollment
  • a project based system for resource reservations linked to user training certifications
  • ingestion of video content and metadata integrated with local playback servers

The Community Media Starter Kits distributions provide the structure for the project. The starter kits are available in Easy (ESK), Moderate (MSK), and Difficult (DSK) versions. The starter kits are Drupal distributions that include most modules, libraries, and themes needed to build a community media related site, but are not designed as one size fits all solution. Even the Community Media Starter Kit (Easy) typically requires several hours of configuration and customization to meet the needs of an organization. The DSK is

If you are interested in getting involved in CMDrupal, please read our Commitment to Contribute. Unlike an open source project like Firefox that may actually benefit from just using the browser, this project requires users to eventually become contributors at some level to be successful.

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Open Media Project gatherings in San Francisco

Open Media Project gatherings in San Francisco

Mark your calendars and spread the word to other digital community media drupalistas.

Sunday, April 18, 3:30 PM @ Drupal UnConference
Open Media Project Summit, Session, Presentation, Etc.
http://sf2010.drupal.org/conference/unconference

Sunday, April 18, 6:00 PM @ Basil Canteen
Dinner and drinks at a great Thai restaurant 8 blocks from Moscone
http://www.basilthai.com/canteen/
RSVP to stefan/AT\iconmedia/DOT\org so I can book a space with the correct # of seats

Tuesday, April 20, 4:00 to 5:00 PM @ DrupalCon BoF in Room 206

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LAMP Rockstar | Easton Community Access Television

Employment type: 
Contract
Telecommute: 
Not allowed

Looking for an expert in the LAMP (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LAMP_(software_bundle)) environment to help us set up a local server environment at our small community media center. We hope to lay the groundwork for the Open Media Project (http://openmediaproject.org) but need someone local to help this project get off on the right foot. The LAMP environment must be tailored to suit the needs of this specific project.

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Fostering a Culture of Collaboration

It's taken longer than we hoped to get to this point, but the #drupal-openmedia IRC channel is now an active community of Drupal developers from several stations helping each other out. This conversation between emilyf and raytiley made my week...

Our omnicon bot has been having some issues with multiple sessions, but the IRC channel is being logged here...

http://www.openmediaproject.org/bot/log/drupal-openmedia

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TelVue published their API library this morning

Just wanted to shoot out a line that TelVue published their API library this morning. I can't wait to play!
http://cms.telvue.com/?page_id=46

-petepo

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Tightrope Announces a Commitment to Open Source Software

Tightrope has recently announced their commitment to Open Source Software by releasing several company intiatives as open source. This significant opening of the Cablecast systems means that three of the Open Media Project's beta partners (Davis, Boston and Amherst) are steps closer to integrating Drupal with their playback system.

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Drupal Admin Training: March 8, 2010

Start: 
2010-03-08 09:00 - 17:00 America/New_York
Organizers: 
Event type: 
Training (free or commercial)

Announcing the next Boston area Drupal training on Monday March 8, 2010, from 9AM to 6PM, to benefit Cambridge Community Television in sunny Central Square, Cambridge, MA. Enrolling in this excellent workshop will not only provide you with a solid foundation in Drupal site building and administration, it will also 100% sponsor the excellent social media programs operated at CCTV.

This workshop will be lead by trainer Sean Effel of Drupaltherapy, so if you've enjoyed those screencasts then this is your chance to spend a day with the same level of high quality instruction in a supportive learning environment.

This intensive all-day workshop will arm new and novice level Drupal users with a schooling in Drupal basics including installation, configuration, core functions, contributed modules, themeing, and a dose of Drupal stunt driving. This is high quality Drupal instruction in a price bracket that individuals, non-profits and small businesses can afford. Here is a sample of the curriculum we will cover.

If you want a one stop kick-start to the Drupal project, this class will give you a solid overview of all the aspects and help set you on course to better understanding of Drupal. These classes book full very quickly, so register early! Deadline to register is March 1, 2010.

Registration details: Click Here!

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FFMPEG & Media Mover Qs

FFMPEG doesn’t seem to be working for me which also means Media Mover isn’t working, and apparently hasn’t since DOM were here to do the install, I’ve been sorting other issues so hadn’t looked at it until last week.

ffmpeg was actually at /usr/local/bin/ffmpeg not /usr/bin/ffmpeg but this didn’t resolve the issue; is this because this points to ffmpeg on the webserver and not on the encoder, and if so what should the link be?

Other potentially pertinent info:
I couldn’t find the vhook libraries (so that field on the ffmpeg wrapper page is empty).

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Using Kaltura as a backend for PEG stations

I've been doing some work recently with the Miro Community software. It creates a community video website which can center around a geographic location or topic. It is very awesome. I have begun pulling video from PEG TV stations and got off the ground pretty quickly (see ACMNE.mirocommunity.org .)

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Draft of ACM Server Standards Released

Daniell Krawczyk let Stefan and I know this had been posted via email...

http://alliancecm.org/standards

This is more of an outline of the standard than digging into the specifics in the detail some of us have seen, but it is a step forward.

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Anyone interested in mentoring a jr. developer using MERCI Notes as a Kata Project?

The developer that we had signed up for the MERCI Notes bounty ($500) backed out. The money is still available. I've been nudging Gus to start working on smaller projects like this to both prove that the Kata model works as well as raise funds to reinvest in the Dojo and Kata... basically starting with smaller tasks and growing organically vs. trying to build the Taj Mahal of learning solutions.

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Subscribing to Open Media Projects with TiVo

Scott Carrico posted this to the ACM list...

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blockquote>"Just saw this interesting article about how TiVo users will now be able to access hundreds of podcast channels, so if you have one or are thinking about adding one, here are the details:

http://hothardware.com/News/TiVo-Adds-Hundreds-Of-Free-Web-Video-Channels/

And here is a link to the TiVo content publisher page:

http://www.tivo.com/abouttivo/resourcecenter/developerpublisherdetails/i...

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Facl & CiviCRM YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS

raSANTIAGO's scripts for importing data into CiviCRM from original Facil data are working very well. (See: http://groups.drupal.org/node/23535) So far, I've only had to make a few modifications to the code. Especially pleased with the scripts for pulling Facil's Class data into CiviCRM's Event tables. raSANTIAGO developed these scripts for Portland Community Media and released them as open source code available to anyone in the Public Access community involved with migrating away from Facil to an open source database environment (particularly MySQL).

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Drupal Site Developer | Boston Neighborhood Networks

Employment type: 
Contract
Telecommute: 
Allowed

Boston Neighborhood Networks, a non-profit public access television organization based in Roxbury, is seeking a Drupal specialist/contractor to migrate an outdated website onto a Drupal platform. BNN is one of the six seed locations for Denver Open Media's public access automation project.

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OM Project ACM Server Standards Working Group Conf Call

Notes from CONFERENCE CALL on ACM Server Standards
By Stefan Wray
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
10:30 AM CST

CALL PARTICIPANTS

HELEN SOULE, Executive Director, Alliance for Community Media
RICH DESIMONE, ACM Standards Working Group, Chair
JESSE LERMAN, Telvue & ACM Standards Working Group
KEVIN REYNEN, Denver Open Media, CivicPixel, & Open Media Project
STEFAN WRAY, channelAustin & Open Media Project
KATE GORMAN, UPTV & Open Media Project

CALL SUMMARY

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Expanding the Open Media Project

Deproduction, Denver Open Media, Civic Pixel, Free Speech TV, and the Alliance for Community Media are seeking partners to apply for Broadband Technology Opportunity Program (BTOP) funding to extend/expand the Open Media Project, a program initially funded by the Knight Foundation and currently in beta test phase.

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Full Flavored Creative Commons Module Available

Blaise Alleyne has been working on an update to the Creative Commons module as part of the Google Summer of Code program and is to the point he could use some help testing the beta. The Creative Commons module is an improvement over the Creative Commons Lite module we've been implementing as part of the Open Media Project in a number of ways.

The "full flavor" CC module is better than CC lite for a number of reasons...

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Screencasts for PEG Access Drupal newbies

I am looking to help try and do a few tutorials or screencasts for administrators in PEG Access community who have Drupal sites. I am trying to cater these types of tutorials to Drupal sites that might have 1-3 contributors in addition to a site admin. I don't expect the admin to have knowledge of php. This is more just about - let's get a site up and running. These screencastst should be very basic. I also will pull from existing screencasts so I am not reinventing the wheel. Do you have any suggestions?

Upgrading modules
Protecting your site from spam
Creating content

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Civic Pixel Updating MNN Code

Don't get too excited. It's only one small module Jacob Redding wrote. I figured I'm due a misleading headline after Open Flows posted a description of Access Center that claimed...

"These modules will be upgraded to work with Drupal 6 by the end of the year. The overall plan is to merge all code and functionality with Denver's Open Media Project as both systems move to Drupal 7".

Really?!? Seems like you would talk to the other developers working on the project before posting something like that.

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Reminder: Open Media Mixer Thursday, 7/16 4:00p Portland

Just a quick reminder to everyone that there's going to be a great chance to talk with the folk who made it so drupal can run a community media center! Check out http://groups.drupal.org/node/23682 for more info.

Be there or be []

-pete

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DRAFT Resolution on Open Standards for the ACM Board

The following DRAFT is being presented to the Alliance for Community Media board of directors meeting on July 14, 2009.

DRAFT
Resolution on Open Standards
Alliance for Community Media Board of Directors

Whereas, some Alliance for Community Media members and affiliated organizations want to develop the means to share programming and therefore share video files;

Whereas, the ability to share video files across different platforms requires that metadata standards, file format standards, and other standards be created;

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