Streaming Media Services
The UW Streaming Media service is scheduled to be decommissioned on March 31st, 2013. New service activations are no longer possible. Any existing streaming media users will need to migrate their content to alternative services prior to the decommissioning date in order to retain streaming functionality.
This service is being decommissioned because alternative products exist which offer improved experiences and capabilities while retaining similar functionality.
Note: These services may have different discoverability, copyright, and terms-of-use than the current offering.
Download and Save your Files
A number of alternatives to UW Streaming Media exist. The following is not an exhaustive list, and is intended to provide general guidelines and recommendations. You are encouraged to try all of the services you're interested before making a final decision.
UW Google Drive
Google Drive offers a simple way to upload and send or embed videos to other users. While not offering advanced functionality as YouTube, Google Drive doesn't contain any ads and the content is FERPA-protected.
YouTube offers powerful capabilities and an easy interface out-of-the-box, and is ideal for users looking for a simple yet robust video streaming service. Sign in with your UW NetID to create a YouTube account with your UW Google Apps credentials.
Tegrity is a video and screen capture tool that also supports importing video content from external sources. Take advantage of generous video storage capacity to create staff training videos, record lectures inside or outside the classroom, assign student video projects, and more.
MediaAMP is a full-featured digital asset management, distribution, and content delivery platform. MediaAMP is well-suited for departments with a large media library or looking to expand their media offerings.
UW Shared Web Hosting
UW Shared Web Hosting offers the most direct parallel to the current streaming service. Moving your files to this system will allow you to stream them using whatever front-end interface you wish, while still supporting many basic features of the UW Streaming Media service.
Send an email to email@example.com with any questions.