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ShareStream Introduces Effortless Upload and Massive-Scale Media Transcoding

ShareStream’s Revamped User Interface for Upload and Enhanced Content-Ingestion Services Included in ShareStream Next, a Major New Release of the ShareStream Video Platform.

RESTON, Va.(13 Jul 2016)

ShareStream unveiled today a new user interface for uploads, as well as far-reaching improvements to ShareStream’smedia-transcoding services.  The product updates are a part of the rollout of ShareStream Next, the next generation of the ShareStream Video Platform.  

As higher education’s adoption of streaming media reaches critical mass, universities and colleges require a highly scalable solution for media ingestion and transcoding that is tailored specifically to the unique needs of academic institutions, where cataloging, metadata, accessibility, closed captioning and efficient publishing to online courses are paramount.  

“ShareStream’s new, streamlined user experience for content ingestion and vastly expanded web services for massive-scale transcoding are the first in a series of major product updates included in the sequential launch of ShareStream Next,” said David Weinstein, CEO of ShareStream.

Highlights of the updated uploader include:

Streamlined Workflow for Content Ingestion: The ShareStream Next user experience simplifies uploading, tagging, transcoding and publishing media files to folders in the ShareStream Platform.  In one simple step, instructors, administrators, librarians and students (if granted the required permissions) are able to upload media files directly to the locations in the ShareStream Platform for which they have privileges.  Among other features that enhance ease of use, the new user experience provides:

  • intuitive batch upload
  • support for drag-and-drop
  • bulk metadata entry
  • a modern thumbnail picker     
  • granular user feedback and progress notifications throughout the content ingestion and transcoding process.

Seamless Integration with Closed Captioning Services:  The ShareStream Platform’s integration with closed captioning services is now available directly from the ShareStream Next uploader.  Users simply select a checkbox in the uploader’s user interface to send all media files in batch to a captioning service (or a checkbox for an individual file in the batch to send only a particular file in a batch to a captioning service).  In addition to sending files to captioning services during the ingestion process, ShareStream’s uploader enables a user to upload a local caption file for a media file.

Vastly Expanded File Format Support:  ShareStream’s content ingestion and transcoding services now support uploads from over 120 file formats, including all of the predominant formats for video and audio files.     

ShareStream will be showcasing the ShareStream Next uploader at multiple education technology events this month: click here for details. 

To learn more about ShareStream’s effortless upload and media transcoding, visit https://www.sharestream.com/video-platform-features/ingest-and-media-transcoding/.

About ShareStream Education

ShareStream is a leader in online video and media management solutions for education and professional development.   The ShareStream Video Platform fulfills rising demand from educational institutions and enterprises for integrating video hosting and streaming media services into instructional technology, the library, distance learning, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and campus communications.  ShareStream’s technology was developed in collaboration with Georgetown University, and is now widely deployed around the world.