I had a quick look and this appears really promising. I mean this beta version is already
awesome, you can even overlay 3d models to the video... And all the stuff smoothly happens
in your browser!
Just one general questions:
* What happens if some of the resources disappears from the web or changes its content?
And a few notes to think about when linking this with Wikimedia Commons:
# Flattening of the video
Even though this dynamic playback as done in Popcorn Maker as of now is smooth and
"just works" in recent browsers, media files embedded into wiki articles should
always be a plain/flattened version of this dynamic playback. (Preferrably in .webm) Just
think about mobile clients to find the reason to do this. Another reason to allow only
embedding of "flat" multimedia files is the possibility of offline playback.
# Storing Popcorn JSON
Wherever the JSON is stored, there should be also be a clickable link to load the whole
project into the Popcorn Maker.
What are the current proposals to store the JSON in a wiki?
# Licensing stuff
This is probably the hardest part to get right. If some of the videos end up being
uploaded to Wikimedia Commons, the file description needs to list every source in all
cases as well as author and license in most cases.
If the licensing stuff is solved, an easy way to upload the created video to Wikimedia
Commons is needed. (Allowing both: Upload to a new file or overwrite an old file which
updates the video)
The respective Popcorn JSON of the file on Wikimedia Commons should be updated in the same
run to match the current version of the video.
Date: Mon, 13 Jul 2015 19:10:04 +0200
To: wikivideo-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org; Mnolan(a)mozilla.com
Subject: [Wikivideo-l] Popcorn Maker at Wikimania
If you are at Wikimania, please say hello to Michael Nolan, cc'd. Mike
is currently interning at Mozilla and his focus is to help
"white-label" Popcorn Maker, our browser-based video editor, so others
can deploy it in their web apps. He's also a big free culture and
access to knowledge advocate on his campus.
Mike is attending Wikimedia to understand potential use cases and to
hopefully build a prototype showing how this could work on Commons.
If this sounds interesting, would encourage you to reach out:
mnolan(a)mozilla.com. Mike will be attending
the hackathon and most of the video-related conference sessions. Here
is the repo where he's currently
Some background: Popcorn Maker is something we have been working on for
a few years at Mozilla. You can try it out here:
. We will be winding down Popcorn Maker as a
Mozilla service over the next few months, but naturally as an open
source project we are interested in seeing whether parts of Popcorn's
source code can help solve problems for others.
Believe it or not, my motivation for helping to build Popcorn Maker
stemmed from the 2010 era excitement around collaborative video editing
on Wikimedia projects. I think that as far as media sequencing, remix
and attribution goes, Popcorn is at least 80% of the way towards
awesome and should be part of experiments on Labs & conversations on
how the Wikimedia project should approach collaborative media
production over the next few years. I wrote more on the opportunity
Post-Wikimania, would love to organize a call so we can plan further
with interested folks.
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