[Foundation-l] Wikimania 2008; online video recordings

Husky huskyr at gmail.com
Sat Jul 26 07:07:30 UTC 2008

On Sat, Jul 26, 2008 at 2:21 AM, Casey Brown <cbrown1023.ml at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am pretty sure that videos in .ogg (or another more easily playable
> format) are going to be uploaded to Wikimedia Commons soon.  BA is
> working on it, atm.
Does this mean that the upload limit of 20mb on Commons will be
increased? 20mb isn't enough to upload a movie in any format that is
longer than 20 minutes or so, and you would probably have very bad
quality then because you need to decrease the bit rate.

And in the meantime, maybe the Commons videos could be uploaded
through a video hosting website such as blip.tv. Yes, that's all Flash
video, but it's a lot better than offering files in a format (Windows
Media) that is only playable on Windows computers. Afaik, it's also
possible to attach Creative Commons licenses to videos there.

-- Hay / Husky

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