Forwarding for Sumana
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Onderwerp: Re: [cultural-partners] Video encoding question
Datum: Tue, 28 Feb 2012 13:48:42 -0500
Van: Sumana Harihareswara <sumanah(a)wikimedia.org>
Organisatie: Wikimedia Foundation
Aan: Wikimedia Chapters cultural partners coordination
<cultural-partners(a)wikimedia.ch>, Maarten Dammers
CC: Peter Weis <theholysfriend(a)googlemail.com>, mdale(a)wikimedia.org,
Ben Hartshorne <bhartshorne(a)wikimedia.org>
On 02/28/2012 03:58 AM, Peter Weis wrote:
> Hi Liam,
> while .ogg is currently the only supported video file
> the Commons, it is regarded to be inferior to other free formats like
> .mkv when it comes to the file size overhead.
> Sadly .mkv is not yet accepted as a file type, but this might change
> especially if the current file limit is increased or disbanded. Depending
> on the length of your videos you might need to ask for a circumvention of
> the 100mb upload limit on the Commons.
Thanks for bringing this up, Peter.
Just so you know, the filesize limit might change after the full
deployment of the Swift media storage system, and after more hardware
gets prepped in eqiad (a Wikimedia data center). As of February, Swift
now serves out all the photo thumbnails that you see on Wikimedia
Commons, but it's going to take more hardware work and more system
administration work before it's ready to serve out all the multimedia
(audio, video, and photos), including "originals" as well as thumbnails.
So that is tentatively scheduled for April:
and after that completes, it would be a good time to ask again about
whether filesize limits could change.
I spoke to WMF operations engineer Ben Hartshorne about this:
<maplebed> at least one thing limiting our ability to increase max
filesize will be removed - capacity on ms5/ms7 will no longer be an issue.
<maplebed> I don't know if there are other things blocking us from
increasing the max filesize.
<maplebed> (well, I do know one - our current software falis to scale
<maplebed> (but that doesn't prohibit large .jpgs or other media)
I'm asking questions about the file *format* issue as well but that will
take a little longer to resolve.
> Bringing up the old discussion about this being a closed list: I would suggest any technical things about video's to move to video-l. This is an open list dedicated to promoting video on Wikimedia projects.
Maarten, I am not on that list; could you forward my message there? Thanks.
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