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The Open Video archive of the US Congress

Please Do not Blog this URL! (yet) we will officially launch this site soon 
Do detailed bug reports here or report general issues here

Welcome to MetaVidWiki Beta

Search Text & People


  • [Help finding your representative]
  • [Help finding legislation of interest]

About MetaVid Archive

MetaVid is a community archive project for public domain US legislative footage and is Supported By a Grant from the sunlight foundation.

Help for Bloggers

  • Embeding clips in your blog
  • Linking to specif times in a days proceedings.

How to Participate?

  • Improving Transcript Accuracy
  • Categorizing Streams
  • Building Sequences
  • Adding or Correcting Meta-data

Advanced Uses of Metavid

  • Advanced Search
  • APIs (also see metavid software)
  • Manage congress record display types

About MetaVidWiki Software

MetaVidWiki (MVW) is a free extension of MediaWiki – the wiki-system powering Wikipedia – that enables community engagement with audio/visual media assets and associative temporal metadata. Metavid extends the SemanticMediaWiki extension and adds three interfaces to mediawiki: Stream MetaEditor, Semantic Media Search and Media Sequencer. Also see features overview

Looking for Legacy Metavid?

We also run the old metavid software. You can access the congressional video archive while MetavidWiki is still in beta here

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MetaVid is a non-profit project of UC Santa Cruz and the Sunlight Foundation. Learn more About MetaVid

The C-SPAN logo and other servicemarks that may be found in video content are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Metavid