MiVideo is a content management service. It helps organize, catalog, share, search, and publish multimedia content. Management consoles make it easy to tag and filter content, as well as control access. MiVideo offers better security than free third-party vendors. Instructors can use MiVideo for free through the Learning Management Systems (Canvas and Blackboard). Departments can purchase the service to support Research and Marketing/Communications efforts.

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MiVideo uses the Kaltura video platform. It offers management, distribution, and live streaming functions. Easy-to-use consoles help you organize and catalog media, as well as add metadata to improve search and sharing.

  • Manage multimedia content through MiVideo
  • Distribute, Publish, Syndicate Content
  • Provides an easy-to-use, web-based solution for
    • Teaching & Learning
    • Research
    • Marketing/Communications
Standard Feature or Capability Description
Management Console Helps you organize uploaded video content and metadata information. There are shared or dedicated options available.
Multiple Viewing Formats Automatically convert any type of uploaded video into a variety of file types or “flavors.” The service detects viewer speed and device capabilities to deliver the optimal flavor.
Reporting Assess and improve the effectiveness of video production and consumption with analytics. Examples include viewer location, engagement, drop-off, device-type, traffic and popularity trends.
Video Editing Trim or create multiple clips from a single video. Create an edited sequence (playlist) of clips and entries for playback. Add time-based cue points. Create thumbnails. Upload caption files.
Administrative User Management Create and maintain user roles.
Access and Authentication Use roles to define who has administrative access to your management console.

Control viewer access to videos through open/public or restricted/authenticated portals.

Streaming Choose from multiple streaming options:
- embed code placed in existing web sites
- optional MiVideo video portal (MediaSpace)
- Canvas
- Custom web portals
Monitoring Console administrators can monitor bandwidth. Note, ITS will monitor bandwidth (storage and streaming) as part of the service.
Searching and Sharing Use a standard metadata set and/or add your own to facilitate searching and sharing
Branding Use the optional MiVideo video portal (MediaSpace) and brand the portal domain name (e.g. unitname.mivideo.umich.edu)
Optional Feature Description
Video Portal Provide viewers a consistent video viewing experience including university branding, player options, and playlist selections.


Who can use the service?: 

University units and researchers can subscribe to the service.

Where can the service be used?: 

Authorized users/administrators can access MiVideo from most any device with an Internet connection.

Rates & Pricing: 

There is no charge to use the MiVideo service, which includes unlimited media streaming, Mediaspace, and automatic speech recognition (ASR) closed captions.

Premium services, including human-generated closed captioning, are fee-based.

Read more about MiVideo or contact the MiVideo support team.

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