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Uploading and embedding Video online is complicated ! First you have to upload the video to a "video hosting platform" such as Youtube or DailyMotion, then you need to get the embedding code from the website and copy it to the page where it will be shown. If your video has security constraints (cannot be hosted on Google's platform) or if your audience is in an Intranet scenario potentially without internet access then the problem is even worse. For decent quality of experience you need to install your own video hosting platform and upload the video there and again copy the embed code, as you would with Youtube.

UCF is a French Research Investment (FUI 17) project based on the new standard technologies for the web (HTML5) to study rich media upload, conversion, editing and viewing. Topics include the creation and standardisation of a <media> HTML5 tag for displaying and/or editing rich content of different types, including type conversion and type selection based on network connection, screen size and other factors. For example: while Youtube is capable of selecting a lower quality video, the <media> tag might be capable of selecting an audio stream with an image in place of the video entirely. Furthermore, the <media> tag may be useful for synchronising video/audio with value-added features such as annotations or subtitles.

Participants in the project include:

  • Alter Way
  • XWiki
  • OCamlPro
  • Laboratoire PPS – Université Paris Diderot (Paris 7)
  • Laboratoire LIP6 – Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6)
  • Laboratoire INRIA Sophia Méditerranée

Developments funded by this project


Application to upload, encode and play videos.

The objective of the XWikiTube Application is to upload videos and transcode them in order to play them using Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH) technique.

It works by detecting a user's bandwidth and CPU capacity in real time and adjusting the quality of a video stream accordingly.


The Video Macro displays videos from YouTube, Dailymotion, Vimeo and plays a video attached to your wiki page using Video.js library. mp4, webm and ogv formats are supported.

The Video Macro can also play attached videos using Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH) technique.
You can create DASH videos in your wiki using the XWikiTube extension. Find more details here: XWikiTube application

Created by Ludovic Dubost on 2015/03/10 14:12