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Information Technology

Streaming Media: RealAudio, RealVideo, Windows Media, and QuickTime

This isn't the future: this is now.

You got content? We can make it available. It costs you nothing.

Late summer, 2015 Enterprise Technology Services (ETS) dropped support of two legacy "streaming Media" servers on campus: RealNetwork's RealAudio/RealVideo server and Apple Computer's QuickTime Streaming Server.

In their stead ETS and the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) are previewing a more contemporary platform: UVM Streaming Media Server.

What is it?

The UVM Streaming Server is a video-on-demand and video sharing website similar to YouTube. It provides a layer of copy protection and password protection, and integrates smoothly with BlackBoard and WordPress.

  • Upload videos; title, tag and categorize
  • Accepts (most) avi, mp3, mp4, flv, wmv, rm (RealMedia), mov
  • automatically transcodes to mp4 to help ensure consistent delivery across all devices
  • optionally hide or require UVM login to view
  • add captions by uploading srt or WebVTT files
  • watch videos, search for videos, share and embed into BlackBoard and WordPress
  • True streaming via Wowza Streaming Engine (
  • Watch using the ever popular JWPlayer (
  • Watch and upload from your mobile device

We are positioning this to replace the now departed RealServer and QuickTime server, and the surprisingly popular “Media Manager.

For more detail, see Streaming Media Server Documentation and Help.

What about Live Streaming?

See Streaming Media Server Documentation and Help.

Last modified November 02 2015 09:08 AM

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