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Streaming Video Hosting Needs

As many of you are aware, Stanford ITS is phasing out its streaming video hosting service. This page is intended to gather the requirements of our campus to determine viable alternatives. Please add your requirements by posting comments below.
Please follow the first example to tell us what video you have that needs serving (streaming or otherwise).

  • Carlos Seligo
    Human Biology
    moth@stanford.edu

    Subject matter of videos: Humbio related videos, mostly of events and interview, but also a professionally made promotional video for the program.
    Source of videos: Various local, Stanford Video, Professional, etc.
    Number of videos: More than 20
    Filesize of videos: ~100MB-1Gig each, >5Gigs total
    File format(s): Real Video and Qicktime
    Streaming or Progressive download? Both
    Where currently hosted? Possibly moving to VPUE Realserver
    If paying, current price ($/gb/mo): ??
    Link to your website(s) holding video: https://www.stanford.edu/dept/humbio/cgi-bin/?q=video
    Brief description of how video content fits your program's mission: Promotion and archiving of Humbio sponsored events, alumni outreach, etc.

  • Christine Kurihara
    Stanford Biodesign Program
    christine.kurihara@stanford.edu

    Subject matter of videos: Biodesign Innovation Course Material and various Biodesign sponsored events
    Source of videos: Course that has been filmed for last 7 years + several Biodesign events
    Number of videos: 248 videos
    Filesize of videos: avg. video 1.5 hrs = ~372 hours of video; ~74GB total
    File format(s): wmv, dvd, flash, virage
    Streaming or Progressive download? streaming
    Where currently hosted? ITS, SCPD, one external site through LMA
    If paying, current price ($/gb/mo):
    Link to your website(s) holding video: http://biodesign.stanford.edu/bdn/resources/video.jsp (a sampling)
    Brief description of how video content fits your program's mission: We host current course videos for our students, but also have several years' worth - we would like to cull the best of these to compliment a textbook that our professors are authoring. We also have a series of events we hold called "From the Innovator's Workbench" which are a great resource for people in the medical device arena.

  • Bob Smith
    H-STAR, SCIL, Media-X, Wallenberg Hall, WGLN
    bobsmith@stanford.edu
    Subject matter of videos: Guest speakers, events, classroom content, special projects.
    Source of videos: Locally produced.
    Number of videos: Currently, dozens/scores. :)
    Filesize of videos: All under 1GB
    File format(s): QuickTime
    Streaming or Progressive download? Both, mostly streaming.
    Where currently hosted? Two in-house streaming servers.
    If paying, current price ($/gb/mo): $0/gb/mo
    Link to your website(s) holding video: http://www.stanford.edu/~bobsmith/RUNQT.html as an example.
    Brief description of how video content fits your program's mission: Dissemination of local content.
  • Ed Carryer
    Program Name Mechanical Engineering, Smart Product Design
    carryer@stanford.edu

    Subject matter of videos: Lecture recordings and tutorials
    Source of videos: home grown
    Number of videos: approx 65
    Filesize of videos: typ: 30MB
    File format(s): WMV
    Streaming or Progressive download? Streaming
    Where currently hosted? ITS
    If paying, current price ($/gb/mo): ??
    Link to your website(s) holding video: They are on coursework under the various classes (me218a,b,c, EE118 )
    Brief description of how video content fits your program's mission: Studente use to review lecture material and to learn how to use various software tools in our lab

  • Ms. Colyn Wohlmut
    Stanford University Libraries, History of Science and Technology Collections
    crwohl@stanford.edu

    Subject matter of videos: Interviews with Silicon Valley innovators; historical footage or documentaries; and department hosted events and panels.
    Source of videos: Donors film and edit content; archival footage; or events and panels filmed by Stanford Video. We are very interested in keeping continuity with Virage.
    Number of videos: ca. 70
    Filesize of videos: various - average 200MB
    File format(s): .ram, virage
    Streaming or Progressive download? Streaming
    Where currently hosted? ITS/Streaming Media Services
    If paying, current price ($/gb/mo): $0.01/mb per month
    Link to your website(s) holding video: as an example - http://silicongenesis/complete_listing.html
    Brief description of how video content fits your program's mission: We preserve and provide access to collections in the History of Science and Technology. Keyword searchable interviews of historically relevant individuals or events are central to that mission.

  • Uri Geva
    d.School
    ugeva@stanford.edu

    Subject matter of videos: Various design activities, learning and teaching, such as student team work (e.g., needfinding and benchmarking research, prototyping, presentations), classroom activities (presentations, talks, discussions, warm-up activities, improvisation, instructions), meetings documenting, interviews, prototype testing, design reviews.
    Source of videos: Videos may be produced by students (in the field or in house), d.School staff or hired professionals.
    Number of videos: 150 and growing of which 10-25% will be streamed
    Filesize of videos: ranged from 1min to 1 hr. (any longer is split into smaller segments)
    File format(s): various QuickTime and MediaPlayer compatible
    Streaming or Progressive download? both
    Where currently hosted? d.School (in-house) server
    If paying, current price ($/gb/mo): (n/a)
    Link to your website(s) holding video: (access is restricted)
    Brief description of how video content fits your program's mission: Videos are used
    (a) as a design tool for data collection, prototyping, presentation and documentation;
    (b) as a teaching tool, documenting the design process and how it is being taught;
    (c) teaching and learning review for course development;
    (d) provide material for faculty and student presentations on and off campus (e.g., conferences);
    (e) historical archive of the d.School activities.

  • Forrest Glick
    Stanford Technology Ventures Program
    fglick@stanford.edu

    Subject matter of videos: Entrepreneurship related videos
    Source of videos: Weekly lecture series
    Number of videos: 1,200+ video clips
    Filesize of videos: 5-20MB per video
    File format(s): Flash, MPEG-4, Windows Media
    Streaming or Progressive download? Progressive download
    Where currently hosted? On our web server
    If paying, current price ($/gb/mo): N/A
    Link to your website(s) holding video: Educators Corner
    Brief description of how video content fits your program's mission: The website provides resources to educators and entrepreneurs around the world. We are interested in exploring streaming Flash options for some of our long-form content.

  • Vijoy Abraham
    Institute for Research in the Social Sciences/Summer Institute in Political Psychology
    vijoy@stanford

    Subject matter of videos: Lectures, Guest speakers, Summer Programs, Special Events
    Source of videos: Live recordings
    Number of videos: 15-25 currently, looking to grow
    Filesize of videos: 60-150 MB on avg
    File format(s): QuickTime
    Streaming or Progressive download? both, mostly streaming
    Where currently hosted? in-house QTSS
    If paying, current price ($/gb/mo):N/A
    Link to your website(s) holding video: N/A
    Brief description of how video content fits your program's mission: ] These were part and parcel of the virtual Summer Institute in Political Psychology. Also, we use the recordings of special events and guest speakers to share with a broader audience.

  • Scott Stocker
    Program Name: Stanford Open Education Initiative
    Email: stocker@stanford.edu

    Subject matter of videos: Course lectures and faculty lectures and educational videos produced by Stanford for the general public.
    Source of videos: All seven schools and interdisciplinary programs.
    Number of videos: Currently about 200, but will expand significantly.
    Filesize of videos: 5MB - 250MB
    File format(s): MPEG-4 H.264, Flash
    Streaming or Progressive download? both
    Where currently hosted? iTunes U for download.
    If paying, current price ($/gb/mo):
    Link to your website(s) holding video: http://itunes.stanford.edu/
    Brief description of how video content fits your program's mission: The Open Education Initiative is a project funded by the President's Office to produce open educational resources from Stanford, in the same spirit as MIT OCW, Yale Open Courses, Berkeley Webcast.

  • Ken Romeo
    ATS / Language Center (EFS)
    kenro@stanford.edu

    Subject matter of videos: student presentations
    Source of videos: in-class video capture of presentation practice
    Number of videos: anywhere from 50-300 per quarter
    Filesize of videos: 20-100MB
    File format(s): at the moment .mov or .rm
    Streaming or Progressive download? Now, progressive download, but that limits us to short videos
    Where currently hosted? CW drop box
    If paying, current price ($/gb/mo): n/a
    Link to your website(s) holding video: coursework
    Brief description of how video content fits your program's mission: Weekly presentation practice is captured for each student, then uploaded to their dropbox so that only the instructor and the student have access to them. Both can review the videos: instructors can point out areas for improvement in in-person playback sessions and students can write reflections. We must maintain the privacy characteristics of this process, but the progressive download limits us to about 10 min per video. Ideally, this should be streaming. Video is captured in whatever classroom the course is scheduled.

  • Ken Romeo
    ATS / Language Center (EFS)
    kenro@stanford.edu

    Subject matter of videos: various
    Source of videos: Faculty and community lectures in summer intensive program.
    Number of videos: 12 per summer. Right now we have an archive of about 50.
    Filesize of videos: about 100MB
    File format(s): .mov, .rm
    Streaming or Progressive download? streaming
    Where currently hosted? ITS streaming services and Language Lab QTSS
    If paying, current price ($/gb/mo): ?
    Link to your website(s) holding video: http://www.stanford.edu/dept/lc/efs/2006/summer/index.html
    Brief description of how video content fits your program's mission: These lectures happen twice a week and are part of the intensive summer ESL program. It is very important that they be posted as soon as possible after the completion of the lecture so that instructors can use them as teaching material (quizzes, summary assignments, discussions, etc). However, they should not be webcast – otherwise students would simply not show up. We have been capturing them using a MiniDV camera attached to a MacBook Pro, posting them to our Quicktime Streaming Server. These files were then sent to ITS streaming services at a later date. In addition to ITS shutting down streaming, the QTSS box is getting old and needs to be replaced or scrapped.

  • Ken Romeo
    ATS / Language Center
    kenro@stanford.edu

    Subject matter of videos: language textbook videos
    Source of videos: author (Stanford instructor)
    Number of videos: about 300
    Filesize of videos: 1-100MB
    File format(s): at the moment .rm
    Streaming or Progressive download? streaming
    Where currently hosted? ITS
    If paying, current price ($/gb/mo): ?
    Link to your website(s) holding video: http://www.stanford.edu/class/hebrew/mmedia/index.html
    Brief description of how video content fits your program's mission: supports the textbook, and thus many courses at Stanford, as well as at other institutions. The media content is a central part of the curriculum in the textbook.

  • John J. Walker
    John S. Knight Fellowships for Professional Journalists (Dept. of Communication)
    jjwalker@stanford.edu
  • Subject matter of videos: Lectures/Symposia on Journalism topics
    Source of videos: Filmed at Stanford by Stanford Video
    Number of videos: ~30
    Filesize of videos: ~300MB/vid
    File format(s): rm, transitioning to streaming FLV
    Streaming or Progressive download? streaming
    Where currently hosted? ITS
    If paying, current price ($/gb/mo):
    Link to your website(s) holding video: http://knight.stanford.edu/lectures/
    Brief description of how video content fits your program's mission: Resource for journalism community on issues facing journalism. Hilights the quality of speakers and discussions that the program attracts.

  • Richard N. Zare
    Professor, Department of Chemistry
    zare@stanford.edu

    Subject matter of videos:Various chemistry- and physics-related presentations
    Source of videos: Various, including local news channels, and homemade presentations
    Number of videos: approximately 12
    Filesize of videos: 10Mb -- 1Gb, total just a few Gb
    File format(s): WMV, RealPlayer, AVI, and Quicktime
    Streaming or Progressive download? both
    Where currently hosted? offline except for a few smaller ones on the Zarelab website
    If paying, current price ($/gb/mo): N/A
    Link to your website(s) holding video: http://www.stanford.edu/group/Zarelab/news.html
    Brief description of how video content fits your program's mission: I have much done much work on general science presentations and have captured several such presentations on video.

  • Holly Brady
    irector, Stanford Professional Publishing Courses
    hbrady@stanford.edu

    Subject matter of videos: Webinars on publishing and Web publishing
    Source of videos: Webinar series that has been going on 4x/year since 2003
    Number of videos: 24 videos, one hour each
    Filesize of videos: about one hour each, don't know exact file sizes
    File format(s): real media
    Streaming or Progressive download? streaming, I think
    Where currently hosted? our section of the Stanford servers
    If paying, current price ($/gb/mo):
    Link to your website(s) holding video: http://publishingcourses.stanford.edu/virtual/archived.html
    Brief description of how video content fits your program's mission: We host courses and workshops for publishing professionals throughout the year--similar to the GSB's executive education programs, but ours are specifically targeted for magazine, book and Web publishing professionals. Our program has been at Stanford since 1978, and we are part of Stanford Libraries, which also includes Stanford University Press and Highwire Press.

  • Jan Hafner
    Student Services: Interdisciplinary Major in American Studies
    jhafner@stanford.edu

    Program Name: American Studies
    Subject Matter:Speakers and Panelists at the Paul Laurence Dunbar Conference
    Source of videos: Locally Produced
    Number of videos: ca. 12 hours of video - on 10 dsks
    File format: QuickTime / Real Player
    Streaming - hosted at ITS
    Link to website: http://www.stanford.edu/group/HSP/AmStud/
    Video content used to publicize conference and to inform about P L Dunbar.

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