MetaVid is a community archive project for public domain US legislative footage. It was started in 2006 as a thesis project of Michael Dale and Abram Stern under the advisement of Professor Warren Sack. Its continued development is supported by a grant from the Sunlight Foundation. You can read more about the archive here and more about metavidWiki software here
Writings about metavid
Michael Dales Thesis (2006): Democratizing the Archive: An Open Interface for Mediation
In addition to the many individual contributors metavid is supported by:
The University of California Santa Cruz has provided hosting for the metavid project since January 06.
Kaltura has sponsored the development of an open source video sequencer for use with wikipedia. Metavid will make use of this sequencer as well.
Film and Digital Media Department and CITRIS provide the space for the metavid servers
An NSF grant funded some early development.
Metavid was originally developed in the DANM (Digital Arts and New Media) program at UCSC. DANM provided the initial hardware for the project.
The Metavid project has received advisement and support from: Jeff Ubois and Carl Malamud
While Metavid was an MFA thesis project it was under the advisement of Professor Warren Sack, Margaret Morse, Sharon Daniel, Jim Whitehead, and Isabel Reichert.
- Gerardo summer of code student 09 helped with mv_embed development
- ^j developer of ffmpeg2theora
- conrad (developer of oggzchop and other annodex tech)
- Zalman (help with pd overlay)
- Nelson & Gavin of Free Culture
- Gerald Barnett (ucsc legal council)
- Ray for finding Peanut Butter & Etch-a-Sketch
- EFF for legal counseling,
- Mark James at famfamfam.com for his creative commons icons
- Lyle Troxell (technical help for DANM)
- everyone on #annodex has been helpful :)
Open Source Software
Metavid incorporates and uses many FLOSS (Free/Libre & Open Source Software) projects.
- A standard LAMP stack: (fedora core linux,php, mysql, apache)
- Server Side:
- mod_annodex/oggz (Annodex)
- ogg theora(xiph.org)
- Server Side Applications:
- word press
- semantic mediaWiki
- vlc & annodex firefox plugin (annodex)