Projects / eduMagnet


eduMagnet can search and access different online video sites (YouTube, Blip, TeacherTube, RSS, German public TV, etc). Students and pupils can create playlists of lectures and talks and play educational content using an embedded video player (MPlayer). As an OLPC project eduMagnet is developed for the sugar OS, but can also be used in any Linux environment using GTK. Students may synchronize playlists to the online platform so that other users can subscribe to their playlists. Access to new online video sites can easily be added using python plugins ("Magnets").

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Recent releases

  •  17 Nov 2009 10:13

    Release Notes: Improved stability, a better visual design, and support for Ubuntu 9.10.

    •  18 Aug 2009 15:45

      Release Notes: eduMagnet "uber list" now features a new media list. This release also adds a new magnet for the ResearchChannel and allows users to build collections of magnets.

      •  02 Jul 2009 18:39

        Release Notes: eduMagnet "1st contact" now features a contact list. The player now shows the video while seeking and has a download history. There also is a new Legal Torrents Magnet.

        •  28 May 2009 18:39

          Release Notes: This release adds a Download history, Twitter support to tweet Playlists, an initial 64-bit release, and new Magnets for Google Video and Vimeo.

          •  22 Apr 2009 19:32

            Release Notes: This release adds a water vapor theme and better mplayer integration.


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