I’m not sure I’m seeing the compete thread of this
but I can say something on the reasoning behind our choices on size
and bitrate and the current offering on Open Images:
1. The derivative Ogg Theora files on Open Images are mainly
transcoded from the ‘source’ file we make available as open
video from our newsreel collection. These files are an 352×288
MPEG-1 file. Most of them are between 2 and 4 minutes.
This answers my question, thank you. This month, as you
might know, your colleagues in Stockholm opened the website
I tried to copy some of the films from there to
Wikipedia, but I experienced some problems. These films
are in the range of 720 x 576, about the twice that of
yours. It seems many browsers still have a problem
with this, and the smaller format works more smoothly.
I'm in the hope that this problem will go away with
time, and I will not reduce the size that I have.
One example is this clip of how to typeset a newspaper,
Lars Aronsson (lars(a)aronsson.se)
Aronsson Datateknik - http://aronsson.se