Welcome to Opencast

Opencast is a free, open-source software designed to support the management of audio and video content in educational, corporate and medical settings. Opencast is a set of highly configurable media services that most adopters use to produce recordings, manage existing video, serve designated distribution channels, and provide user interfaces to engage learners with video. Opencast includes the following features:

The Opencast community is a collaboration of individuals, higher education institutions, corporations and integrators working together to explore, develop, define and document best practices and technologies for management of audiovisual content in a multitude of settings.

Opencast is supported by a growing international community that includes over 200 members from more than 100 organizations.

About this Documentation

This set of documentation is written for users who will primarily access and use Opencast through the administrative user interfaces. If you are interested in technical documentation on how to install, extend, or integrate Opencast these documents will provide further details:


The Opencast Community relies heavily on the use of mailing lists for communication amongst members. You can find an overview of the mailing lists and other communication channels at the community section of our website.


Opencast Projects, including source code, are licensed under Educational Community License 2.0 Except where otherwise noted, documentation on this site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license