Welcome to the Opencast docs!

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

Adopters Guide

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

Developer Guide

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



Our webinars range from how to use basic tools to highly technical topics. Upcoming webinars are announced on the mailing list and on the website. Take a look at the list of previously recorded webinars.

Communication & Help

Mailing lists

Discussions take place on several mailing lists:

You can subscribe via Google Groups (linked above) or simply by sending a mail to [list]+subscribe@opencast.org (e.g. users+subscribe@opencast.org).

Matrix room (Chat)

For occasional quick questions join us in Matrix: #opencast-community:matrix.org.

Technical meeting

Our weekly open meeting of developers and dev-ops takes place on meet.opencast.video (room 1, p: welcome) on every Tuesday at 3:15pm UTC.

Adopters meeting

Every last Wednesday of a month, adopters meet on meet.opencast.video (room 1, p: welcome). The meeting alternates between the international adopters meeting at 3pm UTC and the German speaking community meeting at 2pm Europe/Berlin timezone. Watch the users list for announcements and feel free to join! Meetings are usually recorded.



You can find the codebase of Opencast in the Git repository hosted at github.com/opencast/opencast. Feel free to fork the project and open pull requests. If you need help or more information, please do not hesitate to ask any question on the developers list.


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 help translating Opencast to your language on crowdin.com/profile/opencast. Simply request to join the project on Crowdin and start translating. If you are interested in translating a language which is not a target language right now, please ask on the developers list and we will add the language.

Test Servers

Official test servers are available for develop and the latest release branches. All servers are reset daily at 2am (Europe/Berlin timezone).