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Bug 7433 - Generate low-res copies of non-image media for streaming purposes
Generate low-res copies of non-image media for streaming purposes
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 27699
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Classification: Unclassified
Extensions requests (Other open bugs)
All All
: Lowest enhancement with 4 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-09-29 04:44 UTC by Jason Spiro
Modified: 2011-11-29 22:03 UTC (History)
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Jason Spiro 2006-09-29 04:44:51 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 or

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:
Comment 1 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2006-09-29 04:46:33 UTC
Should this be an extension or be in the core code?  We have this for images in
the core code, no?
Comment 2 Brion Vibber 2006-09-29 15:23:08 UTC
Marking this LATER; video conversion is expensive. :)
Comment 3 Jason Spiro 2006-09-29 21:19:57 UTC
So you're closing the bug because we don't have enough server horsepower
available? Maybe the Google Compute or folks will offer us
some CPU cycles. Perhaps we should look into that before we give up.
Comment 4 Brion Vibber 2006-09-29 22:33:39 UTC
LATER means we'll deal with it LATER when we have appropriate resources, which is 
not right now.
Comment 5 Jason Spiro 2006-10-03 19:24:58 UTC
OK. All: Would it be feasible for a compute farm like Google Compute,, 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?
Comment 6 Brion Vibber 2011-11-29 22:03:28 UTC
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 ***

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