OpenText MediaBin

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3.9 out of 5 stars

MediaBin helps you deliver a visually stunning and consistent digital experience across all channels by centralizing the management of logos, copy, video, images, presentations, and other assets, making them accessible to local teams, as well as those who are geographically dispersed.

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OpenText review by Arpit P.
Arpit P.
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"Overall a Good Software to manage Digital Assets"

What do you like best?

Media Bin was an awesome apparatus for putting away a wide range of realistic resources. Secure and gives consent based access levels to clients. If you don't have a present DAM set up, MediaBin is an incredible begin to deal with the majority of your visual resources. The work process and custom errands make the procedure of importing and sending out resources simple.

What do you dislike?

When managing an e-trade organization with numerous changing pictures the framework can get to be over-burden and crash frequently. Some are likely censured, however you hear an alternate story from various bolster individuals. Installation manual is very much off base. The Ajax UI isn't great either.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

MediaBin helped our customer to structure the accomplice resources and giving the safe streamline procedure to transfer/download resources on time . Generating subordinates of advantages for be put away on site. One of my customer was the spearheading pioneer in all things prepaid cards , The accomplices of my customers are utilizing distinctive instruments to transfer resources for the framework without metadata.

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OpenText review by Clark G.
Clark G.
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"Confusing and difficult to use"

What do you like best?

Stores lots of media types, and can share them in multiple formats

What do you dislike?

Search seems terrible - what seem like simple searches based on an item number or file name often don't provide expected results.

Recommendations to others considering the product

having good data going in (e.g. naming conventions, etc) helps with getting good data out.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Storing completed projects from our creative team.

What Digital Asset Management solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
OpenText review by Colton K.
Colton K.
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"Mediabin Client administrator for 5 months."

What do you like best?

The power the program has for attaching a versatile amount of metadata to images and documents. Its ability especially to provide thumbnails for large sized images such as RAW camera files is hard to find in other DAM software. The software also allows for long text entry that is fully searchable. For example we can enter the entire book entry text for a photos and have the ability to find it from the physical book very easily.

What do you dislike?

Some functionality is missing: the ability to search folders in the web client, searching by associations, visualization based searches. Associations cannot be added in bulk. Metadata cannot be bulk edited in searches. The drop-down interface to view associated items is clunky. The lack of keyboard shortcuts for metadata entry, for example: adding additional keyword lines without using the mouse. Inconsistent roll-over preview, often times an asset enters preview mode accidentally, or you cannot get the preview to pop-up. We also experience a complete lack of usability in previewing video and audio, though this may be an IT problem from us. Sometimes we have trouble uploading certain files for no apparent reason, small video files or files that are duplicates. A permissions function related to Copyright status would be cool.

Recommendations to others considering the product

MediaBin was in place when I started, and I have little experience with other DAM systems.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

MediaBin allows us to curate content to designers and other staff. IT allows us to share information about assets, provide a place to search assets, and a platform to download content.

OpenText review by Abhijit K.
Abhijit K.
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"MediaBin 8.1.0 Review"

What do you like best?

HP MediaBin User Interface is impressive and the layout is user friendly. You can easily navigate, search and find the assets. IDOL integration makes the search powerful such as searching text from videos is one of the great feature. Advanced search options are also available which are sufficient for basic searches.

MediaBin Web Service API is one of the best thing it offers. In couple of projects, we successfully completed application integration using MediaBin API (Java) to store assets of all types including images, videos, documents(.docx, .xlsx, .pdf, .pptx).

Liquid Office Integration for workflows and few OOTB ones available to copy and update accordingly.

Collections is a great addition where users can create their own meaningful group and add it to light box, which is a temporary location. These are great features and our users have found it very helpful.

What do you dislike?

From the MediaBin Web UI, users can't print out images with all of their Asset Details OOTB.

Login performance issues for the home page of MediaBin isn't acceptable. Home page makes 100+ requests to the server with couple of MB data in total size for all the requests which impacts performance.

Installation process is not correctly documented and you can end up spending more time for installs and integration especially Video Logger integration with MediaBin.

Recommendations to others considering the product

MediaBin offers Web Services API

Ease of Administration via Web Portal

Liquid Office Integration for workflows and few OOTB ones available to template by copying and updating.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Storage of large digital assets. Generating derivatives of assets to be stored on website. Integration of DAM with the web application to store assets and documents. Transcoding of large video files.

OpenText review by Deepak B.
Deepak B.
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"Good but not best"

What do you like best?

User based security is good.

Easy to create folders.

Out of the box workflows to upload and download digital assets.

What do you dislike?

Require high configuration system/server, doesn't work with low configuration system/server.

Performance issue with video streaming i.e. soft sound. Video's doesn't work great. Faced lot of issues to run videos.

Manual Metadata management no out of the box tool is available.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Management of digital assets (images and vidoes) for users in different regions. Our users are in different regions and we need a product that provide user based security to upload and download images and videos. We need a product that can easily be configured with internal LDAP system and doesn't need to create new users to access the system. Also we need a product that provide web services to integrate with different application. Mediabin provides web services that can be easily integrated with different application.

OpenText review by Vinod B.
Vinod B.
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"Comprehensive digital asset management solution to transform rich contents into intelligent assets"

What do you like best?

HP MediaBin manage all types of rich media assets by categorizing, retrieving, processing, and distributing . It uses Information analytic engine to search and Index the assets. Rich web application interface provides a targeted web-based experience, which allows users to access and consume rich media assets. Searches for assets based on metadata ,video, document text, image and pdf content . Drag-and-drop of assets will automatically generate previews, store metadata, and also establish search relations. Email shortcuts to MediaBin assets links or attachments. Manages asset updates through version control with check-in and check-out along with metadata revisions. Advanced file format supports over 1,000 file types.

What do you dislike?

Customization effort to integrate with other Content management system tools .

Recommendations to others considering the product

One of the best enterprise digital asset management tool for rich media assets . It is the only one product that easily integrates with HP Content Management System . This tool can integrate with portal solutions but requires fair amount of customization and knowledge of API's

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

One of my client was the pioneering leader in all things prepaid cards , The partners of my clients are using different tools to upload assets to the system with out metadata .Organizing , versioning ,searching the assets and approval process was a time consuming, challenging process . The enterprise DAM implementation helped the client to structure the partner assets and providing the secure streamline process to upload / download assets on time . The work flow customization achieved the goal of approval process by standardizing the process . The partners compared the changes by selecting the versions .The metadata helped the client to identify the right assets. The search supported the client and partners to find the assets on time. The user / group security provided the best solutions. The transmission tasks helped the client and partners to download different type / size of the assets from single source. This tool helped the client to globally automate and distribute the customer-facing digital assets.

OpenText review by K. Omar H.
K. Omar H.
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"Architecture and implementation of multi-cluster Mediabin"

What do you like best?

Very capable and robust architecture that makes Mediabin a very usable enterprise solution for enterprise scale management of digital assets (including rich media). Scale out can be achieved to handle higher loads and numbers of assets with very little down time.

What do you dislike?

Limited ability to customize the User interface. Not all capabilities from earlier earlier versions client have been included in newly developed client. With time this should be addressed by vendor.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Would recommend that you start with a two node cluster if you are going to store rich media (video, audio).

Architect your solution to scale out as asset volumes grow.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

- Digital assets were scattered throughout the enterprise with no consistent way to manage them or share them. -

- No standard manner to manage metadata or use metadata.

- Duplicate purchase of assets

- Limited sharing of digital assets

Once Mediabin was implemented:

- There was one enterprise repository for all digital assets for users to utilize these assets

- Consistent definition of metadata

- Ability to use metadata easily

- Cost savings for reducing duplicate digital asset purchases

- Sharing of assets greatly increased

OpenText review by Internal Consultant in Insurance
Internal Consultant in Insurance
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"Complex to maintain, but does the job"

What do you like best?

MediaBin has a state-of-the-art web interface. Good transformation capabilities. Nice deep zoom feature. Speech-to-text in videos. Flexible metadata handling. Capable and simple deployment agent and hot folder editor. Integrated Windows security. Improving customer support. Ability to serve external clients. Presence of the API.

What do you dislike?

Product installation remains a problem, even with the latest ver. 8.1. Installation manual is notoriously inaccurate. Footprint of the product remains too big, e.g., configuration items are spread all over - database, registry, config files; some are probably deprecated, but you hear a different story from different support people. Web UI in ver. 8.1 has improved dramatically, gaining missing functionality that used to be present in the legacy Windows client, but there are still things missing, like a proper folder permission functionality.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Asset governance. It is stil work in progress.

OpenText review by Rashmi Ranjan M.
Rashmi Ranjan M.
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"Mediabin is the leader for Asset Management"

What do you like best?

The best I like about this is simplicity yet agile. You can develop workflow's connect multi-systems and it really does heavy-lifting. I have see asset's (2Million +) handled in Mediabin.

What do you dislike?

The Ajax UI, it sucks. I still prefer the desktop-client.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The product should be marketed well. I feel its under-valued.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Benefits are tremendous. You can connect MB with any third party system you like ( ex Scene 7, WCS etc). As I have already mentioned, it does heavy-lifting and can built your Asset repository for future. It has strong IDOL search, which enhances its ability.

OpenText review by Agency in Marketing and Advertising
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"OpenText Review "

What do you like best?

I like open text because it is so collaborative. I am able to use it not only internally but with clients. Also it's very user friendly and there are so many useful tools to keep tracking of edits, approvals, etc.

What do you dislike?

There is not anything that I dislike about using open text.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Being able to submit creative files for approvals and reviews seamlessly. Ability to keep all parties on track for deadlines and updates.

OpenText review by Consultant in Information Technology and Services
Consultant in Information Technology and Services
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"MediaBin Review"

What do you like best?

I think the product is very user friendly and interactive. The product is enterprise scale and is integrated with IDOL, giving it excellent and powerful search capability. There are also extensive range of Web Service API's. Metadata capability is great

What do you dislike?

Product installation can be a problem, so therefore documentation on MediaBin could be improved, to help with the installation process. The product can be very expensive. Performance could be improved

Recommendations to others considering the product

The product is great all round product that has been in the market for a long time. It is a well matured product, including core DAM features, along with an excellent search capability

I would recommend to use the feature of Video, audio, and image analysis; providing comprehensive video management and audio and image analysis

I would also recommend consider integrating the product with a Web Content Management tool, such as TeamSite, so all digital assets are also used for the Web

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The product is an excellent DAM solution; completely solving the problem of having duplicate assets across asset libraries. Provides easy way to manage digital rights and secure the assets. The integration points with the other HP product set such as TeamSite, make it a great end to solution for a business.

It provides the single source for digital assets to use for a businesses requirements for publication, web etc. MediaBin delivers a rapid ROI and can scale to meet the needs of the largest global enterprises.

OpenText review by User in Graphic Design
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"Media Bin great for national sharing"

What do you like best?

Media Bin was a great tool for storing all types of graphic assets. It provides a library of assets that can include zipped native file folders along with PDFs, JPGs etc. It is easy to understand and to download the assets you are looking for.

What do you dislike?

I would like to be able to see a preview/thumbnail image of zipped folders, and an area to include a description of the contents of the zipped folder. It would be a help to be able to enlarge the thumbnail to a larger size, this would allow users to see the text or fine details of more complex graphics

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I was the end user in a regional role, Media Bin is used to retrieve files from a national asset library, this ability to easily share files and graphics is a great help to maintain national or regional brand strategies on a local level. Media Bin is a great tool for several people to share large graphic files by logging into to a web-based library, whats not to like?

OpenText review by Administrator in Management Consulting
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"MediaBin 4.6.2"

What do you like best?

MediaBin was an appropriate solution for quickly converting file formats and file sizes. It integrated well into Teamsite templates that were used by a variety of customers. By using MediaBin in conjunction with FlipFactory we were able to convert video files to multiple formats.

What do you dislike?

While the majority of our users were PC users and didn't run into any issues for the most part, a handful of Macintosh users ran into issues were some functionality in MediaBin didn't do what it was supposed to. I needed to find alternate solutions for what they needed to accomplish. In the end, we needed to move our Mac users to PCs. Also, we needed to do a lot of troubleshooting to get FlipFactory to convert to some formats.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We had a handful of users who needed to convert massive amounts of images and videos every four months. There were also another batch of Teamsite users who needed images sized to particular dimensions for multiple templates. We linked Teamsite directly to MediaBin and allowed users to work with a cropper tool.

OpenText review by User in Medical Devices
User in Medical Devices
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"Managing visual assets"

What do you like best?

If you don't have a current DAM in place, MediaBin is a great start to help manage all of your visual assets. It's great to be able to search by metadata. If implemented correctly and consistently this can make finding assets just one quick search away.

What do you dislike?

If your organization hasn't implemented the system well it can be clunky. Also, when dealing with an e-commerce company with many changing images the system can become overloaded and crash often. This can be particularly frustrating if crashes occur during a peak use time, and depending on your area of focus, can be crippling to productivity.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you don't currently have a DAM in place this might be the right product for you. It has an easy to use interface for searching for your assets and depending on how well your organization is following process can make finding any image a snap.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

When this DAM was originally implemented we had NO DAM at all, so it was really helpful in solving the problem of being able to quickly and accurately locate an image asset. It has been beneficial for the entire business to be able to locate the images they need for their various purposes.

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"Did installations for multiple versions (4.6.2, 8.02, 8.03)"

What do you like best?

* Highly configurable suited for large scale enterprises

* Provides rich features - VideoLogger for video ingestion, Process Automation server (Liquid Office workflows), HTML5 RMM client and Native desktop clients, Web services interface for ingesting assets in downstream applications, uses IDOL for indexing and cataloging

* Individual components can be clustered/load balanced for high availability

* Can be integrated with numerous CMS platforms and third party plugins

What do you dislike?

* Licensing cost and cost of ownership is high.

* Requires a lot of configuration effort to setup correctly

Recommendations to others considering the product

MediaBin is suitable for large scale enterprises and not for small companies.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

* Building up a DAM solution for an enterprise.

* Extremely scalable based on business needs.

OpenText review by Consultant
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"A great solution to enrich the digital assets management"

What do you like best?

MediaBin has the ability to handle very large size and volume of assets. And it supports almost all kind of asset formats. The workflow and custom tasks make the process of importing and exporting assets easy. Easy to integrate using the web services. Secure and provides permission based access levels for users.

What do you dislike?

Expensive. The user experience of the MediaBin interface. And the support from HP on the solutions, upgrades and documentation point of view.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Completely solves the problem of having duplicate assets across asset libraries. Provides easy way to manage digital rights and secure the assets.

OpenText review by Consultant in Information Technology and Services
Consultant in Information Technology and Services
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"DAM Review"

What do you like best?

Media management and video rendering. Purpose was to create a common environment for Video storage in enterprise. This was challenge since our media assets were growing. Debate was also going in the direction of BIG DATA.

What do you dislike?

We were still struggling with the performance of the software when we need to generate some analytical report of the meta data stored

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Integrating CMS with Media

OpenText review by Consultant in Information Technology and Services
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"MediaBin with Teamsite"

What do you like best?

The user interface is, especially the RIA client is very user friendly.

What do you dislike?

Searching for assets are sometimes not accurate.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Compare the other DAM applications in the market and check for compatibility with CMS.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Mediabin was primarily used as DAM for eCommerce platform. All the digital assets are managed in mediabin. It has been helpful to centrally manage all the assets and the corresponding attributes/meta data.

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