Welcome to the Opencast docs!

Opencast is an open source video capture and processing software. For more information about the project visit the website at http://opencast.org

Administration Guide

The Opencast administration guide contains official release documentation and installation and configuration details.

User Guide

This set of documentation is written for users who will primarily access and use Opencast through the administrative user interfaces.

Developer Guide

The Opencast developer guide contains information for active developers and those who want to become involved in Opencast development.

Communication & Help

Mailing lists

Discussions take place in several mailing lists:

IRC channel (Chat)

For occasional quick questions we have an IRC channel on Freenode: #opencast.

Technical meeting

Our weekly meeting takes place in the BigBlueButton conferencing system (room 1, password: welcome) on every Tuesday at 3pm UTC. Feel free to join!

Adopters meeting

Every last Wednesday of each month adopters meet at 11am EDT in the e-meeting system digiMar. Feel free to join!


Please report security related bugs by sending an email to security@opencast.org.

Everything else should be filed as a ticket in our issue tracker.



You can find the codebase of Opencast in the Git repository hosted at Bitbucket.

Pull requests

New features and bug fixes are only accepted over pull requests. There's a list of open pull requests where you also can find the official reviewer.


For working documents like technical specifications there is a Wiki