Distributed Multi-Media DataBase ( dmmdb )

From Giss

Context And Goals

This tasks aims at publishing a multimedia database system that would enable each content provider to share his media archive with other G.I.S.S. participants. This media database should be available as a GPL package for most common systems ( debian, ubuntu, ... ) and easy to install on any G.I.S.S. user server.

G.I.S.S. will not provide hosting space, but the package and instructions to set up your own database easily and to connect it to other multi-media archives.


  • supports ogg/theora, webm formats ( configurable )
  • supports HTML5 <video> and <audio> tags
  • is skinable for each user :

see PCPtv for the creation of a user channel.

  • upload and automatic conversion of video files to Ogg/Theora

and of audio files to Ogg/Vorbis ( or Webm/VP8 and Webm/Vorbis respectively )

  • multi-language support
  • search engine
  • voting system ( favorites )
  • annotation/subtitles facility ( accepting HTML code )
  • support for playlists
  • can be easily embedded into a CMS like Joomla! (done) or drupal (done)
  • and last but not least, RSS support

that adds distributed capability to the publishing system, see on Giss dmmdb an example of friend channels.

Release of an official Release Candidate : dmmdb 2.3.0 RC1


2.3.0  : codename : More audio

  • Showing waveforms for audio files
  • HTML subtitles/annotations

2.2.0  : codename : WEBM

  • support for webm and ogg at will adding this in config.php :

// ffmpeg parameters

$config['container'] = "webm";

$config['acodec'] = "libvorbis";

$config['vcodec'] = "vp8";


// ffmpeg parameters

$config['container'] = "ogg";

$config['acodec'] = "libvorbis";

$config['vcodec'] = "libtheora";

The version of dmmdb 2.3.0 is available here ( version 2.3.0 RC1 ) :


then read the installation instructions : INSTALL

Release of an official Release Candidate : dmmdb 2.1.0 RC1


2.1.0  : codename : CMS/JSON

  • added JSON interface to include dmmdb in a CMS

like joomla or drupal

  • multi-channels support
  • modularity improved
  • added spanish translation by

Quique ( quique _at_ sindominio _dot_ net )

  • make all the view configurable,

with more parameters, background, sizes...

Deprecated, use release 2.3.0 RC1