Plumi 3.0 Beta2 Released

We interrupt this program to bring you a special announcement: Plumi 3.0 Beta2 is Released!

This release has been made possible thanks to the work of EngageMedia,, Mahiti, Andy Nicholson and Victor Rajewski and uses the Transcode Daemon that was created by during the 2009 Plone Sprint in Budapest.

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Plumi is a free software video sharing platform built on Plone.

This release enables all the features previously available with Plumi 0.2.3 and includes some additional enhancements and bug fixes listed below. A 3.0-Final release will follow in the coming weeks.

The release can be downloaded at or you can access the release via svn here. We’d love to have people testing the beta2 to assist with the progression through a Release Candidate version and on to the final production release. If you find any issues in testing please report them via the Plumi Trac!

A development version of the beta2 can be viewed at



Plumi 3.0 Beta2 includes the following fixes and feature additions

  • upgraded to latest plone stable release 3.3.4
  • auto-creation of thumbnail image from uploaded video
  • large file uploads – integrated FTP support (previously available but not packaged with 0.2.3)
  • Built in blob support to improve large file handling
  • New, more stable and configurable transcoding framework (Transcode Daemon)
  • html5 support
  • Social networking – ability to find people based on their location or their interest in genres, activities & media formats
  • Indonesian translation of Plumi and Plone interface
  • Built in content translation via linguaplone
  • Increased flash player size and quality
  • Ability to add related items, location information and language when publishing a video
  • Updated flowplayer
  • Auto-notifications on retraction or rejection of content
  • New cleaner design
  • Fixed the content licensing UI error
  • Date of release can start from 1960
  • All countries are now included in taxonomy by default
  • Ajaxification of commenting including profile thumbnails associated with comments

These features are in addition to the out of box new features in Plone 3.0 such as:

  • content ratings
  • dashboard to list your content and add rss feeds
  • Inline editing
  • easier collaboration and sharing of content with other site members


Anna Helme has created a comprehensive manual covering almost all issues around Plumi, from installation to advanced tweaking. Find it at

Plumi's page on is at

and on Pypi at