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The Streaming Media Service (SMS)

To help University staff publish and share audio and video content easily on the internet, UIS provides the fully hosted Streaming Media Service (SMS). Uploaded media files can easily be displayed on other websites, while the web interface provides a public repository for the University's multimedia assets.

SMS videos

What is the SMS?

A free hosted service which allows University staff with an account to upload audio and video content to UIS' streaming web servers, saving them the effort and cost inherent in maintaining a dedicated streaming media server.

Once uploaded, content owners maintain full control over who can view their media, and can easily embed the streaming media into their own websites. In addition, content can be browsed and viewed by the public worldwide – or restricted to a sub-set of individual Cambridge users – via the Streaming Media Service web page at:

Streaming Media Service website – http://sms.cam.ac.uk

Register for an SMS upload account – http://upload.sms.cam.ac.uk/register

 

Features of the SMS

  • Hosts collections of your materials, so your web server doesn't need to handle the load
  • 1-click uploads
  • Automatically converts audio and video into a number of formats and resolutions best suited for distribution over the Internet.
  • Allows easy embedding of video and audio into web pages using cut-and-paste code snippets and the <oembed> method.
  • 'Responsive design' built-in – your videos will scale to suit the browser window size, and embed gracefully into other web pages
  • Create 'collections' of your media, each of which is affiliated to a University institution, making it easier for your audience to browse related subjects in the University's collection.