Re: Wikipedia to Add Video
- Here is an interview with Erik Moller of Wikimedia Foundation (deputy director) on open video at the Open Video Conference 2009 in NYC.
He talks about open video in wikipedia.
--- In email@example.com, Jay dedman <jay.dedman@...> wrote:
> > From the articles it sounds like initially the "Add Media" button will allow
> > you to add Ogg Theora video from Wikimedia and Internat Archive and perhaps
> > others. So you'd need to upload there first.
> > What would really be cool is to have the wiki capability for editing video.
> > So edit histories can be gone back to (and branched off of) for people to
> > create different edits at any time and point.
> Here's another good link explaining what Wikimedia is planning with
> video: http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Media_Projects_Overview
> At the Open Video conference, it became clear that the Mozilla
> foundation, Internet Archive, Wikimedia, and Xiph.org are all working
> together to build a FOSS editing platform. Many agreed that Ogg/Theora
> is a good FOSS codec to begin with...but not the end. Better codecs
> will be developed (like http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dirac_%28codec%29
> developed by the BBC).
> The point is to find alternatives to the dominant Quicktime and Flash
> codecs. The goal is to have an open standard for video just like there
> are open standards for text and images for the web.
> As Enric points out, once there's an ecology for FOSS video...creative
> developers can start doing things like "wiki capability for editing
> video". Or cool interactive video. But instead of developers fighting
> with Flash/Quicktime to get it to do what they want, we can work with
> FOSS codec developers.
> I know for creators it's still a difficult argument to make. It's
> really a "show me the goods first" moment. How will this make me more
> creative? Get more views? Give me better quality compression at a
> smaller size? Ensure I have watchable archives in 50 years?
> The future remans to be seen, but good tools are already being built.
> Check out http://firefogg.org/ for a neat Firefox plugin that
> automatically transcodes videos to Ogg.
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