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.

Active PEG Sharing and Distribution Initiatives

I know some of this is covered in the Wiki History of PEG 2.0 Initiatives Tony started, but I want to break this out into large, multi-station projects, smaller regional projects, and topic/genre specific projects for the panel I'm participating in at the ACM's national conference. I want the goal of this panel to be to give an overview of everything that's going on in this space, but focus on the question Lauren Glenn Davitian asked at the end of the ACM East -

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BAVC Selected to Assume Public Access Operations in San Francisco

Probably not new news to people in these groups - looks very complimentary to some of the efforts in the Drupal Public media space and Open Source/Drupal in general -
http://www.bavc.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1794&Itemi...

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tackling a sluggish website

I have been having a bit of a difficult time with my Drupal site lately. The site takes almost 45 seconds to load. Usually when it does load, the first message I see is "page does not exist". This is in Drupal, the favicon and the theme loads fine, but the Page does not exist.

Then I reload the page and there is a better than 50% that the proper front page will load, but maybe not.

The seems to be working after I log, the pages loading a bit faster. Maybe I am overreacting but I am just not quite sure. I'm not really sure where to go to even diagnose this problem.

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Western Mass Drupal Meetup and Open Media Project Information Session Videos now online

The videos from last week's Western Mass Drupal Meetup and Open Media Project Information Session at Amherst Community Television are now online.

Because we've yet to transition to our Drupal site, both files are streaming Windows Media Video - as soon as we transition I hope never to type those 3 words again. For the moment please follow these links and then click "Watch now" to launch the video in your external application of choice:

Western Mass Drupal Meetup

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Western Mass Drupal Meetup

As well as all the goodness of the regular Meetup there will be a special extra serving of Open Media Project joy for everyone lucky enough to be in Amherst this Thursday.

Amherst Community Television is proud to host the June Western Mass Drupal Meetup Thursday June 25th, 6pm, ACTV Studios, with guest attendees from Denver Open Media.

Full info here: http://groups.drupal.org/node/23135

Many thanks to Rick Hood for his ongoing organizing efforts in making this happen.

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OM Show Configuration Webinar

Start: 
2009-06-10 (All day) UTC
Organizers: 
Event type: 
Training (free or commercial)

Tomorrow we will be hosting a two day virtual over-the-shoulder installation and configuration of the OM Show module. This session will be open to all interested parties. From the webinar you will be left with an understanding of software, hardware and technical support needed to install and configure the Open Media Show module.

Contact me for connection information. Please forgive the short notice.

THIS IS A TWO PART WEBINAR

Wednesday, June 10th 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM MST
AND
Thursday, June 11th 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM MST

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Clickable Agendas

I am just wondering if there is any module development going on for clickable agendas (also referred to as chapters and cue points) for video out there...I (along with help from others) have working code that allows for chapter-based clicking through javascript in quicktime and flash, and it also works when pulling in a video from youtube. I would like to see this code integrated (as it's in demand by many PEG stations out there), but it's currently quite a mess and needs to be cleaned up into a functional module.

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Public Access and related media initiatives on a regional level

I wanted to reset this discussion on how Public Access and related media initiatives would benefit from collaboration in a wide range of areas from development, documentation, training, funding/fundraising, marketing, promotion, business, hosting, sales, and services.

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Brief History of the OMP: Year 1

As we near the completion of year-1 of the Open Media Project, I thought it might be useful to provide a brief history so-far. Part of my agreement in winning the Knight News Challenge grant that made the Open Media Project possible was to post frequent updates to the PBS Idealab Blog. Looking back, those entries provide a good timeline of year-1, and a look forward at year 2.

You can see all 10 entries at http://www.pbs.org/idealab/tony_shawcross_1/

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Drupal Meeting during Alliance for Community Media NE Conference

Hi All,

The Alliance for Community Media NE (http://acm-ne.org/) is meeting in Burlington on the 21st and 22nd (Thurs and Fri next week). Please see http://groups.drupal.org/node/22117 post in the PEGspace group. I was thinking this would be a good chance for a Drupal meeting and for the folks in the ACM to get in touch with some of the folks working in community media in Vermont.

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Drupal Meeting @ ACM-NE conference in Burlington

Breaking this idea out of email as this seems to be a better forum to discuss it.

"We had the last Vermont Drupal group meeting at our office in Burlington. Should we consider a Drupal meeting here while the Alliance for Community Media NE Conference is going on at Champlain College in Burlington, perhaps Thursday the 21st? It's a 15 minute walk between the College and our Office.

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Does Televue (Princeton) Play Nice?

I'm trying to talk to a Princeton B1000 broadcast server with a Linux system. It is acting coyly and doesn't want to play. The B1000 appears to be a locked Linux box.

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Getting Started with CiviCRM

I just installed CiviCRM 2.2 and taking it very slow. We have a small center and currently we use paper and spreadsheets to track projects, equipment and people. I'd like to try and set ourselves for working with the Open Media tools in the long run (Merci), but in the short run here are some of my plans. (Admittedly, I haven't looked too deeply into CiviCRM - so go easy on me) Does anyone have some experience on how to approach this?

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Open Media Coming to Sacramento

The team from Civic Pixel / Deproduction / Denver Open Media will be in the Sacramento area the May 25-27th. We're going to be there to implement the Open Media System at Davis Access Media, but we'd love to do a song and dance for the SacDUG'ers while we're there if that's possible. We going to be presenting at the Open Video Conference June 18-19.

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Experience with Granicus?

Anybody have any experience with Granicus? http://www.granicus.com/Streaming-Media-Government.aspx

Can a Drupal based system compete w/ Granicus' economies of scale? Is a Granicus system a good fit for a Public Access station in a small town of 9000 people? Any real life experience stories welcomed.

Thank you.

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ACM National Conference July 13 pre-conference Drupal workshop

I've been asked to explore a Drupal pre-conference workshop for the ACM National conference in Portland. This would be a hand's on workshop that would help those interested in deploying Drupal for their access center.

I've been asked to do this because I'm building the ACM National site in Drupal and exploring the concept of sites hosted on sub domains of the ACM National site. I'd like to come up with a way to have a template/profile for the center that can be easily customized.

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Is this the first patch from one PEG location improving a module written by another PEG location?

Darrick from Davis Access Media submitted a patch for MERCI this week. I know PEGEvent is in Drupal's CVS and there a number of Drupal modules developed for MNN that have been distributed as code dumps, but never made it into CVS. As far as I can tell, no one outside of the original developers has contributed to these projects.

I'm curious if anyone else knows of a patch from one PEG location improving a module written by another PEG location?

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SWFTools Add Plugin Help Requested

Anyone using SWFTools on their Drupal site?
I'd like to add the Viral 1.0 plugin to my site (quickly), but I don't have time to dig into the code this week.
All I need to do is globally add a flashvar . . . any helpers out there?
Thanks!

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Open Media Camp

Start: 
2009-04-18 09:00 - 2009-04-19 18:00 America/Denver
Organizers: 
Event type: 
User group meeting


UPDATE: Open Media Camp planning, session proposals, conversations, rsvp, etc have all been moved to the new camp site at: http://www.openmediacamp.org

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Embracing the open, despite its flaws... why PEG should learn to love FFmpeg

I feel like I'm posting too often to the group, but there is so much information we are trying to share. Since there is a conversation about FFmpeg on the ACM Announce list and it came up in a call with Austin, I thought I should try to get some of what we've been doing with FFmpeg posted. Most of the discussion on the ACM list has been about applications that wrap FFmpeg up with a graphic interface. That's a great introduction, but to really leverage FFmpeg the PEG community is going to have start developing some collective knowledge about FFmpeg's command line configuration options.

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