Prior to implementing the ShareStream Rich Media Platform, ShareStream customers typically store large preexisting digital media collections in various locations and in various formats.
MediaMigrator—the component of the ShareStream Video Platform that provides automated media upload and server-side transcoding—allows ShareStream customers to ingest entire media collections (or individual assets) in a batch manner into the ShareStream environment and streamline the process of transcoding media to all of the most commonly used media formats.
For media professionals or librarians who manage large preexisting media collections, MediaMigrator automates the process of migrating media accompanied by its metadata into the ShareStream environment, ingesting content with a low level of effort for the user, after which the application transcodes media collections to the appropriate end formats (files for streaming, podcasts, mobile, etc.).
For end-users, such as faculty and students, MediaMigrator provides easy-to-use “YouTube”-style upload, whereby users with the necessary credentials can upload files from any of the commonly used media formats, after which MediaMigrator will automatically transcode the file to the appropriate end format.