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<html><head><meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1"><title>Chapter 1. Overview</title><link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css" type="text/css"><meta name="generator" content="DocBook XSL Stylesheets V1.48"><link rel="home" href="index.html" title="MediaIndexer Document Management System"><link rel="up" href="index.html" title="MediaIndexer Document Management System"><link rel="previous" href="index.html" title="MediaIndexer Document Management System"><link rel="next" href="ch01s02.html" title="System Requirements"></head><body text="black" link="#0000FF" vlink="#840084" alink="#0000FF"><div class="navheader"><table width="100%" summary="Navigation header"><tr><th colspan="3" align="center">Chapter 1. Overview</th></tr><tr><td width="20%" align="left"><a accesskey="p" href="index.html">Prev</a> </td><th width="60%" align="center"> </th><td width="20%" align="right"> <a accesskey="n" href="ch01s02.html">Next</a></td></tr></table><hr></div><div class="chapter"><div class="titlepage"><div><h2 class="title"><a name="id2826006"></a>Chapter 1. Overview</h2></div></div><div class="toc"><p><b>Table of Contents</b></p><dl><dt><a href="ch01.html#id2826089">Features</a></dt><dt><a href="ch01s02.html">System Requirements</a></dt><dt><a href="ch01s03.html">License</a></dt><dt><a href="ch01s04.html">Credits</a></dt></dl></div><p>MediaIndex can be described as a cross between a document management system
          and a web-based file server. It can also be considered a "meta-gallery". It's 
          goal is not intended to replace a real file management such as FTP or DAV, simply 
          because the tools for doing these tasks already exist and do their jobs well.  The 
          purpose of MediaIndexer is to provide a means to expose your file repository to the 
          world (or to computers on your local network) by way of the web.</p><p>The primary feature of MediaIndexer is that it is capable of presenting your
          files in a variety of ways.  For instance, you can stream your MP3s, view
          thumbnails of your images, view PDF documents in text format -- all from a single
          interface.  The associatations between media file types and the classes that
          handle them are configurable.</p><p>MediaIndexer also behaves similiarly to a wiki-style content management system.  
          Each file and directory may contain a description, which is stored in the database.  
          This effectively allows you to construct an entire content-driven website around 
          your file system.</p><div class="sect1"><div class="titlepage"><div><h2 class="title" style="clear: both"><a name="id2826089"></a>Features</h2></div></div><p>MediaIndexer aims to provide the following feature set:</p><div class="itemizedlist"><ul type="disc"><li>Easy to install and operate</li><li>Maintenance free - no recurring cron scripts to run</li><li>Modular design - easy to adopt new media file types</li><li>Fast performance - code is reusable, keeping overhead low</li><li>Secure administration - uses Apache auth to authenticate administrators</li><li>Elegant visual interface is intuative and sensible</li><li>Comprehensive and informational - extracts alot of information from your media files</li><li>Complete with documentation and runs out of the box</li></ul></div></div></div><div class="navfooter"><hr><table width="100%" summary="Navigation footer"><tr><td width="40%" align="left"><a accesskey="p" href="index.html">Prev</a> </td><td width="20%" align="center"><a accesskey="u" href="index.html">Up</a></td><td width="40%" align="right"> <a accesskey="n" href="ch01s02.html">Next</a></td></tr><tr><td width="40%" align="left" valign="top">MediaIndexer Document Management System </td><td width="20%" align="center"><a accesskey="h" href="index.html">Home</a></td><td width="40%" align="right" valign="top"> System Requirements</td></tr></table></div></body></html>
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