Mediasite Administrators Update, January 2014

As part of an ongoing effort to keep Mediasite Administrators on campus informed, we created this DELTAwire article specifically for you! We have several important announcements regarding My Mediasite tools, server maintenance, media management and more, that we wanted to share with you. For help with any Mediasite questions, please contact us at mediasite-help@ncsu.edu.

This article includes information on the following topics:

Mediasite Recorder running embedded Windows XP

As a result of the recent SysNews announcement, please be aware if you own one of the following recorders, you will need to upgrade your recorder prior to April 30, 2014.

ML500-R2

ML500-R1

RL500-R0

RL440-R2

Opt-in for Desktop Recording and Media Management with My Mediasite

DELTA is piloting desktop recording in spring 2014, with a planned launch of the service in summer 2014. Registration for the pilot will begin in January; watch DELTAwire for an announcement. You can subscribe to DELTAwire at https://delta.ncsu.edu/deltawire/.

Mediasite Server Maintenance

Mediasite Maintenance is scheduled for December 20, 2013.  DELTA will be upgrading the servers to version 6.1.13. We will also install the December 2013 Windows Updates and update some network card drivers on a few of the servers.

Mediasite Server Storage Management

DELTA will be taking the following steps to ensure we have adequate space for the spring 2014 semester:

1.  Recycle Bin Management – Files in the recycle bin will, over time, consume large amounts of space on the Mediasite Servers. Beginning Jan. 21, the server administrator will delete any files in the recycle bin.

2.  Publish to Go (zip) Files – DELTA will be deleting the Publish to Go zip files from the servers Jan. 21. If a deleted zip file is needed, it can be recreated by taking the same action used to create the file the first time.

In addition, please remind faculty to use the download feature on the catalog page in Mediasite rather than direct linking to the Publish to Go files. Direct links would be broken when zip files are no longer needed and deleted.

3.  WMV files: WMV Templates Reminders

If you have a full recorder running Windows 7, we ask you to use the following templates on a daily basis and if you are not live streaming presentations:

    •  4:3 Template for desktop and mobile playback (for full recorders with Windows 7 embedded only)

    •  16:9 Template for desktop and mobile playback (for full recorders with Windows 7 embedded only)

Using these templates will alleviate creating unneeded wmv files on the server.

If you have presentations with both wmv and mpeg files, please remove the duplicate wmv file from the presentation. If you need assistance, please email mediasite-help@ncsu.edu.

NC State’s Mediasite User Group Meeting

For those who were unable to attend our NC State’s Mediasite User Group meeting on December 5, view the on-demand recording.

Mediasite 7 Beta Testing Available in January 2014

Sonic Foundry recently announced that they will be providing a series of beta releases leading up to the Mediasite Enterprise Video Platform (EVP) 7 release, slated for early 2014. The beta releases are an opportunity for you to try out the new version in advance. NC State is in the planning stages of acquiring and installing version 7 on our test servers and we plan to have an environment ready for testing in January 2014.

UNLEASH, Sonic Foundry’s Annual User Conference

Registration is open for UNLEASH 2014 — the Annual Mediasite User Conference, which will be in Madison, Wisc., April 27 to 30.

The NC State group rate discount will be $595. If you plan to attend UNLEASH this year, register at sonicfoundry.com/unleash2014.

See a glimpse of last year’s sessions.

For More Information

If you would like to learn more about Mediasite at NC State, or if there are other topics you would like to see covered in our next update, please contact Laura Stephenson at laura_stephenson@ncsu.edu. Your suggestions are always welcome.

Please send Mediasite help requests to mediasite-help@ncsu.edu

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