Opencast News

Opencast 10.4 released

October 21, 2021
Announced October 19, 2021

2021 Opencast Summit Online at TU Graz

May 3, 2021
Review of the 2021 Opencast summit which was held using BigBlueButton integrated with Opencast.

Opencast.org gets redesign

May 3, 2021
New system, new design, happy editors: https://opencast.org/

Conclusion of the 2019/2020 Crowdfunding Campaign

May 3, 2021
Collective funding will provide Opencast with a stand-alone video editor early in 2021.  

2021 Opencast Board Elections

May 3, 2021
Opencast elects three new board members.

Opencast 9 Release on December 15

December 21, 2020
Opencast 9 is planned for release on December 15.  It brings a number of new features and stability improvements. 

Opencast 8.9 and 7.9 Released

December 21, 2020

Opencast Chapter Editor

October 26, 2020
Now a new chapter editor allows for manual creation and editing of chapter markers and titles.

Opencast 8.7 Released

October 26, 2020

Opencast 9 Feature Freeze

October 26, 2020
Originally planned to be released on June 15th, Opencast 9 was unfortunately delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Meeting of the German-speaking Community

October 26, 2020
Instead of gathering in lovely Innsbruck, Austria, the German-speaking community used BigBlueButton to hold their annual meeting this year.

Tobira: A Video Portal for Higher Education Institutions

October 26, 2020
Development on Tobia, a new video portal for Opencast, has begun.

BigBlueButton Integration

October 26, 2020
The ELAN e.V. has developed an integration between both tools, allowing recorded BigBlueButton events to be processed in Opencast.

Zoom Integration

October 26, 2020

Opencast Studio

October 26, 2020
Web-based Self-recording Studio

Opencast Webinars in Review

October 26, 2020
The community organized and hosted a number of technical webinars for both entry level and advanced technical people, with a wide range of topics (Opencast Studio, GPU encoding, LDAP etc.) covered.

Opencast 8.0 Released

February 5, 2020
With Opencast 8, the community has seen a new major release bringing several improvements to usability and features. For more information, take a look at the release notes.

December 2019: Opencast crowdfunding campaign 2019/2020

December 18, 2019
December 2019 update.

November 2019 Update to Opencast Crowdfunding Campaign 2019/2020

December 18, 2019
Phase one of the crowdfunding campaign has ended with the community identifying its favourite projects.

Opencast 7.5 and 6.7 Released

December 18, 2019
The maintenance releases Opencast 6.7 and Opencast 7.5 have been released.

Opencast crowdfunding campaign 2019/2020

December 18, 2019
The Opencast board is organising a crowdfunding effort to further develop Opencast.

2020 Opencast Summit

October 17, 2019
Join us February 5-7 at Ghent University, Belgium for the 11th Opencast summit. Call for Proposals now open! https://oc2020.ugent.be/

Opencast 7.1 Released

October 17, 2019
Opencast 7.1 has been released.

Opencast 8 Feature Freeze

October 17, 2019
The release branch for Opencast 8 has been cut on Oct 1, 2019.

Opencast 7.4 Released

October 17, 2019
If you are running Opencast 7 in production please upgrade.  

Opencast 7.2 and 6.5 released

October 14, 2019
Opencast has released updates for both Opencast 6 and 7.

Opencast 8 release managers

July 15, 2019
Dolan and Rolf elected to be release managers for Opencast 8!

Opencast 7.0 Release

June 20, 2019
Opencast 7.0 is scheduled for release on June 13th, 2019.

Opencast Summit 2020: Save the date

April 10, 2019
The next international Opencast summit will be on Feb 5-7, 2020 at Ghent University, Belgium.

Opencast 7 Feature Freeze

April 10, 2019

Opencast Architecture Working Group

April 10, 2019
Please watch the list for announcements of a particular sub-group meeting.

Opencast Adoption Map

March 13, 2019

Opencast 6.3 Release

March 13, 2019
Opencast 6.3, released on March 5, is the latest maintenance release in the 6.x series of stable releases. It contains bugfixes and a few major performance improvements over previous versions.

2019 Opencast Summit in Review

February 12, 2019
More than 70 people joined the party for the 10th anniversary of the Opencast project.

2019 Opencast Board Elections

February 12, 2019

Opencast Developer Workshop

January 14, 2019
For everybody who is interested in contributing to Opencast, or adopting it to the local needs ELAN e.V. is offering a developer workshop. Admission is free!  November 13-15, 2018, Osnabrück, Germany

Lottery for Opencast Starter Sets

January 14, 2019
The lottery ends on January 17th, 2019.

2019 Opencast Fundraising

January 14, 2019
The annual fundraiser organized by the Opencast board has successfully collected the funds necessary to jointly finance activities, infrastructure, or services relevant to Opencast.

Opencast 4.5 Released

October 30, 2018
Opencast 4.5 is the fifth maintenance release for Opencast 4.0. Opencast 4.0 focuses on end user ease-of-use to make the day-to-day lives of Adopters easier. This release has an updated asset management core enabling centralized property storage, as well as many user interface tweaks and performance improvements. See the news item at https://opencast.org/2018-10-30-opencast4-5-released.html for more details

Opencast 3.7 Released

October 16, 2018
This new release includes the popular Paella Player, a new Animate service to create exciting trailers, a Live Streaming Scheduler and many more improvements. See the news item at https://opencast.org/2018-10-16-opencast3-7-released.html for more details

Survey for Opencast Developer Workshop

May 14, 2018
Tell us your thoughts!

Opencast Community Summit 2018: Registration is Open

May 9, 2018
The annual Opencast conference will be hosted from February 14 to February 16, 2018 at the University of Vienna. The meeting will allow participants from the Opencast community to present their current activities related to Opencast and academic video management in general.

Opencast Community Summit 2018: Registration is Open

May 9, 2018
The annual Opencast conference will be hosted from February 14 to February 16, 2018 at the University of Vienna. The meeting will allow participants from the Opencast community to present their current activities related to Opencast and academic video management in general.

Recap 2018 Opencast Summit, Vienna

March 26, 2018
75 members of the Opencast community convened at the University of Vienna to join the 2018 Opencast summit. Recordings of the talks are now available.

Recap 2018 Opencast Summit, Vienna

March 26, 2018
75 members of the Opencast community convened at the University of Vienna to join the 2018 Opencast summit. Recordings of the talks are now available.