[Wikimedia-l] RfC: Should we support MP4 Video on our sites?

faewik at gmail.com
Sat Jan 18 10:37:35 UTC 2014

On 18 January 2014 04:41, Samuel Klein <meta.sj at gmail.com> wrote:
> Yes.  The current discussion has confused people about the things that are
> not very contentious:
> * Ingesting and converting out of more formats is good: we should start
> ingesting MP4 and converting on the fly.  There are no major legal risks to
> our doing so.
> If we clarify those things, a new RFC that focuses on implementing MP4
> autoconversion would have more support.  It would be easier & faster if the
> RFC creators chose to close discussion for now while reframing & revising
> the focus of discussion.

No disagreement with wider ingestion options, many other formats
remain tricky for our contributors including audio.

The RFC is non-neutral and unnecessarily complex. With so much
experience of trying these things, along with full time expertise, I
would hope for a more sophisticated approach from in-house WMF teams.

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