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The Boston Plone October Meetup, Multimedia and Podcasting with Plone (RSVP stats: 6 Yes, 1 Maybe, 1 No)

  What: The Boston Plone October Meetup,
        Multimedia and Podcasting with Plone
  When: Thu, October 19, 2006, 7:00 PM
 Where: Christian Science Center, 1 Norway St. Boston, MA 02115
   Map: [google maps]

With the growing demand for rich multimedia content such as podcasts and
video, it's becoming more important to provide a way to author and
deliver this content on your website. Plone out-of-the-box does not
handle multimedia content very effectively, but with the addition of the
PloneMultimedia package, you can add audio, video and photos to your
site and generate podcasts to more efficiently distribute this content
to your audience.

This talk will discuss the following:

- features that the PloneMultimedia package provides (MP3 
  metadata, built-in Flash player)
- success stories (,, MediaCoop)
- challenges of handling large media files (uploading and storage)
- syndication of multimedia content as a podcast feed
- community-oriented features (commenting, rating and tagging
  multimedia content)
- extensive use of Zope 3 component architecture (marker interfaces
  designate a normal File as an audio or video file and decorate it
  with additional properties)
- roadmap for PloneMultimedia (storing video on external servers, 
  streaming, transcoding, playlists, etc.) 

Directions: The entrance is in the center of the long building next to
the reflecting pool. Tell the security guard you are here for the Plone
Users Group meeting. Call me on my cell if you have trouble. If coming
by T, closest stop is green line Symphony T stop. Hynes Convention
Center is also very close, as is Mass Ave (Orange line). Parking is $15
in the Christian Science center underground parking lot.

Sid Koul (skoul at
Boston Plone Meetup Assistant Organizer
781-254-3422 (cell)

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