[Foundation-l] YouTube and Creative Commons

Tanvir Rahman wikitanvir at gmail.com
Fri Jun 3 14:45:12 UTC 2011

We have uploaded images from Flickr, and Commons supports image formates
like, jpg, png, svg, and others, but for videos it supports only ogv
formate. So, I think most of the YouTube videos need to be converted to ogv
(from mpeg or flv). Can we do that automatically with script? Currently we
have Flickr upload tools and bots, can we have YouTube uploader bots?


Tanvir Rahman
On Wikimedia Projects

2011/6/3 Jon Harald Søby <jhsoby at gmail.com>

> With the news that YouTube will start letting users choose to upload their
> videos under CC-by, what will be the way we deal with it? Should we open
> for
> embedding videos directly from YouTube, or should they be uploaded to
> Commons first? The only reason I can see for not allowing embedding is that
> embedding would be promoting YouTube; but that is still much better than
> the
> alternative, IMO, which would be a big hassle for editors, and could take a
> huge chunk of our resources (and when there is a good alternative like in
> this case, why should we burden ourselves with that?). Any thoughts?

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