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Video Applications
Our video applications are designed to help you easily publish video, and integrate it into your existing systems and workflows. Allow your users to interact with rich media and video in the same fashion as they are accustomed to with texts, within their familiar interface. Choose from our wide range of out of the box applications, or create your own custom applications and integrations with our open and flexible developer tools and API.

Smart Cast Management Console

Manage and publish your media through one intuitive interface

Smart Cast MediaSpace™

Create your own out-of-the-box video portal.


Multi-Account Management Console

Effectively manage multiple KMC accounts


Video Building Block for Blackboard

Support rich media authoring and management in Blackboard with Smart Cast video building block.

Desire2Learn Video Extension

Enjoy our rich-media management capabilities integrated into the Desire2Learn platform.

Moodle Video Extension

Add our rich-media management capabilities and collaborative tools to your Moodle site.

Sakai Video Tool

Add a fully integrated layer of rich-media to your Sakai deployment.


SharePoint Video Extension

Add our advanced video authoring and management capabilities to Microsoft SharePoint

Drupal Video Module

Fully incorporate our advanced media management capabilities to your Drupal site.


WordPress Video Plugin

Add advanced video authoring and management tools to WordPress.


Smart Cast Management Console
What is the Smart Cast Management Console (KMC)?
The KMC is a rich-media management system that enables you to ingest, manage, publish, distribute, monetize and analyze your media – all in one intuitive interface. You can use the KMC as an independent application, or as an administrative interface supporting other Smart Cast applications. To see it in action sign up for a free trial.

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What can I do with the KMC?
Perform bulk ingestion and upload, create transcoding profiles, manage metadata and categories, design and configure players, create playlists, view analytics, configure live streaming, distribute content across the web, configure ad campaigns, control access to media, manage your account, users, entitlements and permissions, and much more.

Features & Benefits
Easy Upload and Ingestion - upload and ingest video, audio, images and docs. Bulk or individual file uploads, via browser, desktop app, email or mobile.

Transcoding and Processing - convert videos into multiple flavors (optimized output files) and create transcoding profiles.

Customizable Players & Playlists - control player size, color, fonts and branding. Add or remove buttons, enable subtitles, sharing, and more. Create manually or dynamically generated playlists.

Manage Content Categories - create and edit categories, assign category metadata, define end-user content entitlements per category.

Flexible Metadata - leverage metadata fields to tag, manage, search and expose content. Populate out-of-the-box fields, or create your own custom metadata scheme.

Granular Access Control & Scheduling - control exactly when and where your content is published.

Moderation and Editorial Workflows - review content to eliminate spam and abusive content in UGC portals. Implement complex editorial workflows for your various team roles.

Subtitles - upload multiple caption files (SRT, XML) and transcripts (TXT), or reference an external link. Viewers toggle between different language captions.

Content Authoring Tools - trim videos, string videos or clips together, add subtitles and cue points.

Distribution & Syndication - distribute content to your channels on partner sites such as YouTube, Hulu, and DailyMotion, or create video feeds for third-party platforms such as Google, Yahoo! and iTunes.

Over-the-top Distribution - centrally manage, publish and monetize on set top boxes and connected TVs.

Broad Video Monetization Options - advertise, integrate with ad networks, and enable payment models.

Live Streaming - schedule and broadcast live events. Includes all the features of on-demand video.

Actionable Video Analytics - get the insight you need on viewer behavior with built-in reports.

Smart Cast API - implement custom workflows for all of our content management capabilities.

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Smart Cast MediaSpace™
Create your own Campus or Corporate YouTube™, with Smart Cast MediaSpace - an out-of-the-box video portal.

What is MediaSpace?
MediaSpace enables community, collaboration and social activities by leveraging the power of online video. Until now single administrators or small teams within the organization would publish to a large audience; MediaSpace revolutionizes this process to enable true collaboration with many contributors, moderators and viewers in a multitude of channels, projects and communities. To see it in action visit our demo site.

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What are some typical use cases?
Create a Campus or a Corporate YouTube™. Easily publish high-quality video content with minimal setup, or empower a user community to upload and manage media independently.
  • Enterprises use MediaSpace as an internal video portal - a Corporate Tube - for employee training, collaboration, executive messaging, or a public facing video product catalog.

  • Media Companies use MediaSpace as a video portal for browsing ad-supported video catalogs, or creating a PPV experience, for launching movies/shows, as a video gallery on a portion of their site or as a tool to support citizen journalism.

  • Educational Institutions use MediaSpace as a “Campus Tube" for publishing teaching and library materials, student uploads, community, athletic club and alumni related content.

Features & Benefits
Flexible Content Organization – use galleries of content as your structured, centrally curated topics that are site, company or university wide, and use channels to further segregate your content in a way that is easy to browse, search and control access to.

Fine-grain Access and Permission Controls - for each channel in MediaSpace, a user can be a viewer only, a contributor, a moderator or a manager. Each channel can have different managers, moderators and viewers, and each user can have different permissions in each channel.

Optimal Playback Experience – with our adaptive bitrate technology.

Supports Mobile Playback - including on iPhones, iPads, Android and Blackberry devices, with automatic device detection and Flash-HTML5 fallback.

Robust Video Search and Discovery – users can quickly find any topic in the video repository with meta-data based search or “in-video” search (within the video’s subtitles). Skip right to the location that contains the search phrase. This saves time and improves ROI on your video content by making video easily discoverable.

Captions – upload multi-lingual captions (or automatically generate captions via Smart Cast Exchange partners) to reach international, multi-lingual and hearing-impaired audiences, and enable in-video search within the captions.

Comprehensive Social Tools - boost online conversations and user engagement by allowing users to comment, rate, like, and share videos.

Easy End-User Media Upload – users can upload and share their own videos from desktop, webcam and mobile sources. Users can also create a video containing screen capture + audio and upload it. Review submissions and moderate content before it’s published.

Screen Capture Tool for Screencasting – record your computer screen (along with audio and webcam) to create and publish presentations, training/lecture sessions, software tutorials, and online meetings.

Video Presentation Widget – synchronize video and presentation slides (or documents), and present them side-by-side in one widget.

Multiple Authorization Options – manage users through our system or integrate with external authorization systems (LDAP, Shibboleth, CAS) as well as custom databases for single sign-on (SSO), or use a hybrid approach where authentication is done by your organization and authorization is handled by Smart Cast.

Increase Views - maximize video consumption by presenting related content, top videos, recent videos, and video playlists. Leverage auto-play and auto-continue features.

Comprehensive Video Search – quickly find videos based on metadata (name, description, tags, categories).

Built-in Support for Advertising & Monetization – with in-video ads, companion ads and banner ads, or PPV support.

Configurable Branding & Color Scheme

Optimal SEO – take advantage of the latest video SEO best practices: unique video URLs; search engine accessible metadata; automatically created video feeds and RDFa tags for Yahoo! and Google


How does it work?
Customers install the MediaSpace Application, which utilizes Smart Cast APIs, to search, playback and upload videos. MediaSpace can be used in conjunction with Smart Cast fully hosted edition, for content hosting and playback from Smart Cast CDN, or in conjunction with Smart Cast On-Prem Edition. MediaSpace content can be easily administered via the Smart Cast Management Console, and its settings are easily configured from within the MediaSpace configuration manager.

Hosting and Deployment Options
We offer a broad range of deployment options for our platform and applications. For example, the rich-media content, its metadata, the specific publishing settings, and usage information can either be hosted by Smart Cast or by customers as part of a self-hosted deployment of Smart Cast video platform. The fully hosted solution requires no CDN relationship or video streaming. Similarly, the Smart Cast MediaSpace web-portal application can also be either fully hosted on the cloud or installed on your own web-servers.
Multi-Account Management Console
What is the Smart Cast Multi-Account Management Console?
The Smart Cast Multi Account Management Console makes it easy to manage multiple KMC accounts. Value added resellers/OEMs on the Smart Cast SaaS platform, multi-department organizations, and other owners of multiple KMC accounts can effectively manage all accounts under one group entity in a simple admin console.

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What can I do with the Smart Cast Multi Account Management Console?
View and easily access all KMC accounts in one console, register new accounts using pre-configured templates, view usage reports for each account or the entire group, and more.

Features and Benefits
  • Present a list of all accounts

  • Login to each KMC account from within the admin view using one-click access

  • Delete/block account capabilities

  • View aggregated or per account usage reports

  • Register a new account to the group

  • Define “templates” for new accounts created in the group to automatically generate transcoding settings, players, roles, custom metadata etc

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Video Building Block for Blackboard
What is the Smart Cast Video Building Block?
Smart Cast has partnered with Blackboard to deliver a video application that opens up a whole new set of engaging teaching possibilities - from integration of lecture capture and video materials, to video assignments, and sharing of student and faculty video content, all fully integrated within the Blackboard Learn platform. You can upload, publish, search, create clips from existing video content, reuse videos across various courses and share video directly from your Blackboard environment. This translates into time and money saved for your organization, improved student engagement, creativity and learning results, as well as ease of use for students, faculty and teaching assistants. Visit the demo site to see it in action.

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Why use it?
Extend your LMS with video capabilities - enable students and faculty to experience video as they would documents and other course objects. Easily upload videos, images, audio files and documents, create video clips, screen casts, and video assignments. Content is secured and all existing Blackboard permissioning is applied to media files.
Ensure top quality media delivery and protect LMS performance - with Smart Cast tier 1 hosting and CDN, students enjoy a high quality viewing experience without your LMS stalling under the weight of video files.
Streamline video management- rather than relying on central media and LMS teams, allow students and faculty to upload and manage media independently.

Features and Benefits
  • Upload Any Video – add videos to the LMS from lecture capture systems, libraries, and live events – all through the Blackboard Building Block.

  • Screen Capture - create and publish screencasts including audio and webcam. Record and share lectures, presentations, and more

  • “My Media” Tool – every Blackboard user has a private media destination where content can be uploaded, managed, clipped, assigned and shared (based on user permissions).

  • Course “Media Gallery” Tool - enables course members to search and view rich media assigned to a course.

  • Faculty Repository - faculty can easily share content with each other by making their media public in the searchable Faculty Repository. The repository also allows faculty to use library/curriculum media content for their courses.

  • Use Videos Anywhere – add video to assignments, tests, quizzes, forums, blogs, and more, directly from the Smart Cast Mashup option within the text editor. You can select from existing content in “My Media” / Faculty Repository, upload videos or record them on the fly. The same flow exists wherever you have access to the text editor. Alternatively, users can easily ingest and display video in the Blackboard content tool.

  • Optimal Playback Experience:
    • Adaptive Bitrate technology
    • Mobile Playback – including iPhones, iPads, Android and Blackberry devices, with automatic device detection and Flash-HTML5 fallback
    • Accessibility - Supports playback with ADA/508 compliant video players
  • Engagement reports for instructors – Gain insight in to media use in your course. Get answers to questions like: are students really watching the videos? Which videos are they watching most? Which students watch the videos? Are students watching the entire length of the videos? Which students contribute media to the course and do other students engage with that media?

  • Advanced user access control and rights management - use any of the existing Blackboard permissioning options. Control access per video file, geographic location, domain, and the IP address range from which the video can be viewed. You may also limit viewing to specific devices, only from within a Smart Cast Session and using secure channels with standards such as Progressive download over HTTPS, RTMPE / RTMPTE, Akamai HD Network (chunked/throttled HTTPS), SWF Verification and IP-linked token authentication.

  • Global Playlist - System Administrators can create a list of videos for the institution’s homepage. The list will appear in the form of a customizable video module including a video player and playlist.

  • Configurable Settings - Administrators can configure video player design and branding, allow users to clip videos, enable students to upload media, set faculty permissions to display embed codes for video sharing (per video), and more.

  • Clipping Tool - students and faculty can create video clips from existing content. Remove redundant sections or create highlights from the longer video (requires owner’s permission).

  • Advanced Search Capabilities - perform advanced search and filtering on video metadata and save searches for future use.
Desire2Learn Video Extension
What is the Desire2Learn Video Extension?
An integration of Smart Cast video tools into the Desire2Learn learning management system. Our out-of-the-box extension enables you to upload, publish and share video directly from your Desire2Learn environment. This translates into time and money saved for your organization, and ease of use for students and faculty.


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Why use it?

Streamline video management - rather than relying on central media and LMS teams, allow students and faculty to upload and manage media independently.

Extend your LMS with video capabilities - enable students and faculty to experience video as they would documents and other course objects.

Ensure top quality media delivery and protect LMS performance - with Smart Cast tier 1 hosting, and CDN, give students a high quality viewing experience and prevent your LMS from stalling under the weight of video files.

Features and Benefits
  • Best-of-breed technology - leverage Smart Cast market-leading video platform, in use by America’s leading schools, integrated into your Desire2Learn LMS.

  • Student and Faculty Engagement - enable groups to interact with one another, through rich-media upload, recording from webcam, video commenting and review, and collaboration with others in creating, editing, and annotating content

  • User friendly media management within Desire2Learn – allow users to search, browse, manage, share and play media, based on user permissions.

  • Easy video upload – incorporate video into courses and enjoy smooth “jitterless” playback

  • Optimal Playback Experience – with our adaptive bitrate technology.

  • View on any device – mobile (including iPhone and iPad), web, and set-top boxes.

  • Configurable player branding and features

  • 508 Compliance - comply with 508 accessibility guidelines with Smart Cast accessible player and captions

Moodle Video Extension
What is the Moodle Video Extension?
A standard Moodle plugin that integrates Smart Cast advanced media management capabilities into the Moodle LMS. Our out-of-the-box plugin enables you to upload, publish and share video, audio and images directly from your Moodle environment. This translates into time and money saved for your organization, and ease of use for students and faculty. Visit the demo site to see it in action


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Why use it?
Extend your LMS with video capabilities - enable students and faculty to experience video as they would documents and other course objects. Easily upload videos, images, audio files and documents, create video clips, screen casts, and video assignments. Content is secured and all existing Moodle permissioning is applied to media files.
Ensure top quality media delivery and protect LMS performance - with Smart Cast tier 1 hosting and CDN, students enjoy a high quality viewing experience without your LMS from stalling under the weight of video files.
Streamline video management - rather than relying on central media and LMS teams, allow students and faculty to upload and manage media independently.
Features and Benefits
  • Upload Any Video – add videos to the LMS from lecture capture systems, libraries, and live events – all through the Blackboard Building Block.

  • My Media – upload once, use everywhere. Each user has a personal ‘My Media’ repository for uploading, managing, and sharing their video, images, and audio files, across all courses and across all Smart Cast applications.

  • Video Resources – add a video resource to any course with the click of a button.

  • Media Everywhere – creating a new forum and you suddenly realize that you want to record yourself or upload media to be included in it? Now you can do it all from the same location. Simply launch the File Picker from the Moodle Media button and upload new media or use media that was uploaded in the past. The same flow exists wherever you have access to the file picker: in assignments, tests, quizzes, wiki pages and more.

  • Sharing and Collaboration – users can share media with other users, in any course. Faculty members can share media with each other and reuse video content across departments and courses.

  • Screen Recording - create and publish screencasts including audio and webcam. Record and share lectures, presentations, and more

  • Video Presentations – allow users to synchronize video with PPT presentations and other Office docs.

  • Video Assignments – teachers can review, grade, and provide instant feedback on videos submitted by students, via an interactive flow that’s fully integrated with the gradebook and assignment tools.

  • Optimal Playback Experience:
    • Adaptive bitrate Technology - adjusts delivery based on bandwidth and device type
    • Mobile Playback – including iPhones, iPads, Android and Blackberry devices, with automatic device detection and Flash-HTML5 fallback
    • Accessibility - supports playback with ADA/508 compliant video players
    • Video Streaming - enabled through Smart Cast tier 1 global CDN partners, ensuring state-of-the-art video quality worldwide

  • Engagement Reports for Instructors – understand how students are using media in your course. Get answers to questions like: Are students really watching the videos? Which videos are they watching most? Which students watch the videos? Are students watching the entire length of the videos? Which students contribute media to the course and do other students engage with that media?

  • Configurable Settings - Administrators can configure video player design and branding, enable students to upload media, set faculty permissions to display embed codes for video sharing (per video) and more

  • Advanced User Access Control and Rights Management - use any of the existing Moodle permissioning options. For each video file, you can set restrictions based on geographic location, domain, and the IP address range from which the video can be viewed. You can also limit viewing to specific devices, only from within a Smart Cast Session and using secure channels with standards such as Progressive download over HTTPS, RTMPE / RTMPTE, Akamai HD Network (chunked/throttled HTTPS), SWF Verification and IP-linked token authentication.

  • Advanced Search Capabilities - perform advance search and filtering through the videos’ metadata and save searches for future use.

Sakai Video Tool
What is the Smart Cast Video Tool for Sakai?
A standard Sakai Tool that integrates Smart Cast advanced media management capabilities into the Sakai LMS. Our out-of-the-box extension enables you to upload, publish and share video directly from your Sakai environment. This translates into time and money saved for your organization, and ease of use for students and faculty. Visit the demo site to see it in action.


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The Smart Cast Media Gallery (KMG) allows users to create collections of visible media with granular permissions, in order to easily manage rich media content and make it available for viewing and collaboration with other site users. With Smart Cast, rich media content can be easily used and reused anywhere in Sakai. The Smart Cast Video Tool for Sakai enhances user engagement by making it easy for students and faculty to engage with one another and with the institution, using rich-media.

Why use it?
Streamline video management - rather than relying on central media and LMS teams, allow students and faculty to upload and manage media independently.

Extend your LMS with video capabilities - enable students and faculty to experience video and rich-media as they would documents and other course objects.

Ensure top quality media delivery and protect LMS performance - with Smart Cast tier 1 hosting, and CDN, give students a high quality viewing experience and prevent your LMS from stalling under the weight of media files

Features and Benefits
  • User friendly media management within Sakai – allow users to search, browse, manage and play a course’s collection of visible media, based on user permissions.

  • Reuse and share content with media repositories – users can use their personal My Media repository as well as the public (for authorized users) Site Library repository for uploading, viewing and managing their video, images, and audio content and reuse these anywhere in a site/course or across sites.

  • Upload Once, Use Everywhere - publish video and other media content in all areas within Sakai where media was not easily accessible before: announcements, assignments, discussions, polls, etc.

  • Optimal Playback Experience – Video streaming is enabled through Smart Cast tier 1 global CDN partners, ensuring state-of-the-art video quality worldwide, as well as adaptive bitrate technology adjusting delivery based on bandwidth and device type

  • Mobile support – Support for video playback, both Flash and HTML5, for mobile and tablets, (including iOS and Android devices)

  • Configurable player branding and features, including full ADA Section 508 compliance.

  • Security and Digital Rights Management - Media is delivered over secure channels and administrators can preserve digital rights by restricting access to videos using various parameters.

  • Detailed User-Level Analytics – see how popular and effective each content item is and identify correlation between specific student video consumption patterns and performance in a given course

  • Integrations and streamlining of video content - videos from lecture capture systems, libraries, and live events can easily be added to the LMS through the Smart Cast tool.

SharePoint Video Extension
What is the SharePoint Extension?
A standard SharePoint extension that adds Smart Cast advanced media authoring and management capabilities to SharePoint. Our out-of-the-box extension enables you to upload, publish and share video directly from your SharePoint environment. This translates into time and money saved for your organization, while users enjoy the simplicity of working within a familiar environment. Start a free trial of the extension today, and visit our demo site to see it in action.


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What are some typical use cases?
Video supported knowledge sharing, collaboration and networking. SharePoint usage becomes so much more exciting when you add rich-media.

For example:
  • Media Center- create a central location for knowledge sharing. Use our tools to capture and publish presentations and meetings. Upload professionally produced materials, or transfer knowledge through employee generated content.

  • Corporate Communication Portal - use our infrastructure to broadcast live to your audience around the globe. Store ‘town hall’ meetings, CEO updates, lectures, and events in a centrally managed location.

  • Media Repository – easily migrate large volumes of media from existing locations and formats. Organize, search, view, reuse and distribute media assets via native SharePoint screens.

  • Media Portal and Social Sharing Site– create a repository for rich-media content, and allow users to upload, share, discuss and communicate. Moderate content if needed. Ideal for HR departments, community work, corporate sports teams, and more.

Features and Benefits
  • Full support for user management, roles definition, workflows and metadata, leveraging SharePoint 2010’s existing user and data management schemas.

  • Mobile support and delivery - browse the video content from any mobile device or tablet.

  • Easy video upload – upload video in any format or record from your webcam. You can add video directly to the page you’re working on.

  • Simple bulk content migration

  • Seamless integration with search – plus deep search of video subtitles, captions and transcripts.

  • Smooth live video broadcasting

  • Superb playback quality - with adaptive streaming technologies, delivered through tier1 CDNs.

  • Configurable player branding and features

  • Central media management – across sites and applications through the Smart Cast Management Console. Includes video statistics and reports.

  • Smart Cast MediaSpace ™ - an internal YouTube™-like portal. Publish videos from SharePoint to MediaSpace.

  • Leverage SharePoint to do more – no need to learn a new system. Features are fully integrated into SharePoint. Leverages your custom SharePoint integration.

Drupal Video Module
What is Smart Cast Video Module for Drupal?
A standard Drupal Module that lets you integrate Smart Cast advanced video features into Drupal. Smart Cast offers module versions supporting Drupal 6 and Drupal 7. Visit our demo site to see it in action.


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Why use it?
  • Easy to install and get started

  • Seamless integration with the Drupal platform - the module was developed specifically for Drupal, and integrates with other features and modules, such as CCK, cron, metadata and taxonomy features.

  • Start off for free – open a trial account and get 10GB of free hosting and streaming. Once you’re done exploring, migrate to one of our affordable packages or connect the Drupal module to our Community Edition self-hosted platform and manage everything on your own for free.

  • This is not your average video embed tool. Leverage the full power of our Online Video Platform: superb playback, audience engagement, monetization, video management, social sharing, and more.


Features and Benefits
  • Support for both Drupal 6 and Drupal 7

  • Easy video upload - import rich-media directly to your site or record from webcam.

  • Central media management – through the Smart Cast Management Console. Includes video statistics and reports.

  • Complete administrative capabilities - you decide who can add and edit each video

  • Metadata integration - each media file is created as a Drupal Video Node. Metadata and tags from the Smart Cast system are automatically included in the Drupal tags, and vice versa

  • Drupal permissions integration – administrators decide who can view and who can edit content

  • CCK Field representation of rich media - add rich media to existing content types

  • Full integration with Drupal Views - including predefined views

  • Configurable player branding and features

  • User Engagement - allow readers users to add video and audio comments on any page.

  • Support for Advertising & Monetization

  • Social Sharing – easily share across 50+ social networks, blogs, and sites or via HTML embed code.

  • Optimal Playback Experience – with our adaptive bitrate technology.

  • View on any device – mobile (including iPhone and iPad), web, and set-top boxes.

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WordPress Video Plugin
What is Smart Cast All in One WordPress Video Plugin?
A standard WordPress Plugin, that lets you integrate our online video features into WordPress. Visit our demo site to see it in action.

What are some typical use cases?
  • Create a Video Blog
  • Add a video gallery to your blog
  • Allow video comments by your viewers

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Why use it?
  • Just 4 easy steps and a few minutes to install

  • Seamless integration with the WordPress platform

  • Start off for free – open a trial account and get 10GB of free hosting and streaming. Once you’re done exploring, migrate to one of our affordable packages or connect the WordPress pack to our Community Edition self-hosted platform and manage everything on your own for free.

  • This is not your average video embed tool. Leverage the full power of our Online Video Platform: superb playback, audience engagement, monetization, video management, social sharing, and more.

Features and Benefits
  • Easy video upload - import rich-media directly to your blog post or record from webcam.

  • Central media management – through the Smart Cast Management Console. Includes video statistics and reports.

  • Complete administrative capabilities - you decide who can add and edit each video

  • Multi-user support

  • Configurable player branding and features

  • Visitor Engagement - allow readers and subscribers to add video and audio comments, and to participate in collaborative videos.

  • Support for Advertising & Monetization

  • Social Sharing – easily share across 50+ social networks, blogs, and sites or via HTML embed code.

  • Optimal Playback Experience – with our adaptive bitrate technology

  • View on any device – mobile (including iPhone and iPad), web, and set-top boxes.

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