[Foundation-l] Wikimedia videos on Internet Archive

Husky huskyr at gmail.com
Sat Feb 16 13:58:47 UTC 2008

Is there some sort of policy on where (long) videos like this should
go? I still have something like 10 hours or more video footage of the
Dutch Wikimedia Conference, from october last year. I was thinking of
uploading it on Commons, but is has to be transcoded to Theora (which
i have done before, but is quite a hassle) and there seems to be some
kind of file size limit (1 hour of video is very large of course). I
could also upload the videos to the Wikimedia Nederland server (we
have an account with about 200gb space), but it would seem better if
there is some kind of general Wikimedia server for large files like

-- Hay / Husky

On Feb 15, 2008 7:41 PM, Cary Bass <cbass at wikimedia.org> wrote:
> Pharos wrote:
> > Currently all the Wikimedia videos (of various talks, activities, and
> > conferences) on the Internet Archive are in the catch-all Open Source
> > Movies collection.
> >
> > http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=Wikimedia%20AND%20mediatype%3Amovies%20AND%20collection%3Aopensource_movies
> >
> > Since we have quite a few of them, I suggest that we apply for a
> > sub-collection in the Computers & Technology collection.  I've read
> > that the usual requirement is for at least twenty videos, and we have
> > quite a few more than that.
> >
> > http://www.archive.org/details/computersandtechvideos
> >
> > This way our videos would be better organized, and have a higher
> > profile to the public.
> >
> > Who should I contact in WMF for official permission to apply for such
> > a sub-collection?
> >
> > Thanks
> I can't see any way this would harm the work we do, and appears to
> certainly benefit us.  Unless someone can find a compelling reason to go
> against it, I say, go forward.
> Cary Bass
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