[Foundation-l] Theora and Vorbis support in Firefox 3.1a2

Jussi-Ville Heiskanen 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
> understanding.
> 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
> photograph.

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
the opportunity.


Jussi-Ville Heiskanen

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