Sopha Media

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(work in progress)


Sopha Media is a simple Media Asset Management System, following the KISS paradigm. It aims at keeping everything as simple as possible. This is, what Sopha Media aims for: A easy-to-use, easy-to-maintain MAM.


the less, the better!

Honestly, do you really need a full-featured asset management system? I do not, that's why I created Sopha Media. If you look for a full-featured AM, try censhare!

Sopha Media features:

  • NO user roles
  • NO user categories
  • NO user groups
  • NO access rights
  • NO change rights
  • NO hassle!
  • but...
    • users (all equal)
    • status and similar meta data
    • all assets are stored in the database
    • easy install, and more importantly, easy use!



Technical specifications

  • utilizing the power of CouchDB for storing assets





  • dev install on mac os x (all manually, sorry for that, will change in the future)
    • Install HomeBrew by...
      • ...entering /usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL" in your shell as Administrator and follow instructions[1]
    • Install CouchDB...
      • entering brew install couchdb (may take some time)
    • Start CouchDB...
      • ...entering /usr/bin/sudo launchctl load -w /Library/LaunchDaemons/org.apache.couchdb.plist
      • (Stopping: /usr/bin/sudo launchctl unload /Library/LaunchDaemons/org.apache.couchdb.plist, Restarting: /usr/bin/sudo launchctl stop org.apache.couchdb
    • Create your database by[2]...
      • ...