[MediaWiki-l] Making Media Files Responsive

Tom tom at hutch4.us
Tue Dec 1 22:27:08 UTC 2015

I think what Chris wants is the actual video to scale depending on the screen width. PDFs are easy because the PDF handler ext is making them into images so they should scale just fine. At least they do on one of the wikis I have. 

I've never used local media files personally. I just never had a need to host video and audio files. It was always easier to offload that on to someone else. So it's hard for me to say what the output is HTML wise and what would have to be addressed to make them scale to screen width. 

I quickly installed the two extension so I could at least check a local video file but I'm getting an error on Thumbnail generation and having other issues. Which was another reason why I never use local media files. Never seem to work right without having to tweak other things. 

I'll investigate some more and see if I can come up with anything. 

Sent from my iPhone

> On Dec 1, 2015, at 1:42 PM, Brion Vibber <bvibber at wikimedia.org> wrote:
> The question is, how do you want them to respond?
> There is built in support for display-density variants of images via the
> srcset attribute, but that's only the most basic of operations.
> If you want something like different crops based on display size, that'll
> be hard.
> If you want something like having thumbnails float left/right on a large
> screen while showing full-column/block on a small screen, then I believe
> CSS and media queries should help.
> Check the MobileFrontend extension's Minerva skin for how it handles this...
> More generally on the markup, note that thumbnails using the 'thumb' param
> may be more flexible to style than raw inline images.
> -- brion
>> On Dec 1, 2015 9:21 AM, <tharpenator at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi I doubt there is away to do this, but anyone have any thoughts on
>> making Media Files embedded on a wiki page responsive? I'm currently
>> designing a site on the foreground skin, which is a responsive skin, but
>> all files using the Mediawiki syntax [[File:  ]] are by default not
>> responsive. Of course one could allow the use of the html img tags, but it
>> would nice if there's another solution. I was thinking it could be done by
>> css, maybe something like:
>> <div class ="responsive">[[File: ]]</div>
>> But I'm not sure what to reference via css, or if it could be done this
>> way (I think the File embed will ignore any css, but maybe I'm wrong).
>> Anyone have any thoughts on this? Thanks
>> Sent from my iPad
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