Last modified: 2011-11-29 22:03:28 UTC
The people of Wikimedia Commons would love to have an Ogg Converter extension.
It would generate a low-rez copy of all uploaded audio (and video) in .mp3 (and
Flash Video) format for streaming previewing as soon as the .ogg original is
uploaded. This way, more people will be able to enjoy our audio and video, so
we'll get more uploaded contributions. (For an example of Flash video, visit
YouTube.com or video.google.com.)
Optional extra: People should be able to upload .wav, .avi, or .wmv video too,
and those will be converted to the proper free formats and a small preview
format like Flash Video before being stored on the Commons server.
NOTE: For a tutorial on how to generate Flash Video from within PHP 4, visit:
Should this be an extension or be in the core code? We have this for images in
the core code, no?
Marking this LATER; video conversion is expensive. :)
So you're closing the bug because we don't have enough server horsepower
available? Maybe the Google Compute or www.distributed.net folks will offer us
some CPU cycles. Perhaps we should look into that before we give up.
LATER means we'll deal with it LATER when we have appropriate resources, which is
not right now.
OK. All: Would it be feasible for a compute farm like Google Compute,
www.distributed.net, or some other farm to help us out like I suggested? Perhaps
we could have some system such as: we FTP a file to them to be converted and
they FTP the results back to us. Anyone care to ask the admins of these groups
if they'd be interested?
LATER is finally coming. :)
[[mw:Extension:TimedMediaHandler]] does this exact thing; bug 27699 covers getting it ready & set up for Wikimedia sites.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 27699 ***