[Foundation-l] Theora and Vorbis support in Firefox 3.1a2
cimonavaro at gmail.com
Thu Jul 31 03:59:55 UTC 2008
Gregory Maxwell wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 7:01 PM, David Gerard <dgerard at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Figuring out what to do with videos encyclopedia wise is going to be
>> another potential interest
> Yea.. Well there are lots of cases for use of video in a 'source'
> material capacity. We're already doing a lot of that. But certainly we
> write about TONS of things that move where a short video could improve
> I think the bigger challenge is that the text and imagery created by
> Wikimedians is already at such high standards that making videos that
> don't look out of place will be hard. Wikimedians routinely produce
> still photography and diagrams which could hold their own in any
> professional publication. Creating a video which is both informative
> and polished looking is simply a lot harder than creating a good still
Don't let's think about this purely in terms of using
video for wikipedia. Think about wikiversity lectures.
Lectures and instructional videos (wikibooks) generally
aren't polished and choreographed to the hilt.
But somehow I wouldn't be too pessimistic about the
quality anyhow, since the track-record overwhelmingly
has been that wikimedians have delivered, when given
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