For a couple of years now Sitecore has offered integrations to two of the premier online video service providers: Brightcove and Ooyala. The simple description of these connectors is that they allow streaming video to be inserted in Sitecore pages.
But that description doesn't really do them justice. The connectors make streaming video into fully native Sitecore object, meaning the full set of Sitecore CEP capabilities - from content management to analytics and reporting to personalization - are available. For example, you can:
Now we are happy to announce new versions of both:
This post provides an overview of these new connectors.
While the new connectors do not offer new features, they were rebuilt from the ground up. The following points cover the main changes - and associated benefits - of these new connectors.
They were designed specifically for Sitecore 7. They take advantage of the new search capabilities, making it easier to locate the media you want to use.
Sitecore Media Framework was designed to make it easier to build, maintain and extend connections to streaming media services. This means:
The new connectors were designed to be much easier to install and configure. I just timed myself. It took literally less than 5 minutes (4:40, to be precise) to install and configure the Brightcove and Ooyala connectors on a single Sitecore server and to be to the point where I could start inserting videos in pages.
Both of these connectors are available now. I encourage you to check them out on SDN.
Hi Adam You guys have any documentation on the Media Framework, making it easier for developers to make their own extensions? I have some customers, where we have thought of integrating other 3rd party media providers
Hi Mikkel, We're working on it. There's been a lot of interest in the topic. Stay tuned!
are the Media import and Media export modules scalable?