Hello, is there any feature in DSpace that allows us to up load a .dat
file or any other video file and when searched for that file just
gives us a clip( like a preview of the video). Can this feature be
included in DSpace.
Thanks and Regards,
On Wed, Oct 25, 2006 at 03:10:46PM -0400, murthy ram wrote:
> Hello, is there any feature in DSpace that allows us to up load a .dat
> file or any other video file and when searched for that file just
> gives us a clip( like a preview of the video). Can this feature be
> included in DSpace.
Well, each item is a bundle of bitstreams. You could extract a clip
before submission and make it part of the item. It shouldn't be too
hard to make a script to do this, if you don't care where the clip
starts or ends. But you might want to improve the "production value"
of your clips a bit by having a human editor make the decisions about
what to include in the preview. (We have one video that begins with
*20 minutes* of blank screen and pointless noise as people trickle
into the room and find their seats!)
Some built-in support for a/v previews would make a worthwhile addition
to DSpace, though, at least until the archival community works out a
common method of streaming these monsters. It would be nice to only
have to download a relatively small fragment to inform one's decision
as to whether the whole is worth seeing.
Mark H. Wood, Lead System Programmer mwood@...
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