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Bug 14565 - Preferred video format in the user preferences
Preferred video format in the user preferences
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Classification: Unclassified
OggHandler (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2008-06-17 00:01 UTC by jeroenvrp
Modified: 2014-01-03 16:03 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description jeroenvrp 2008-06-17 00:01:18 UTC
Please make it possible to set the preferred video format in the user preferences.

Right now it seems that when a user wants to play a embedded video in MediaWiki it has some kind of order it calls a plugin. First 'Cortado (Java)', than QuickTime and than Ogg.

Well I have Java off course, but on my Kubuntu system I have perfect Ogg Theora playback capabilities. So I don't want fire up Java every time I want to view a simple Ogg Theora video with my MPlayer Mozilla plugin.
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2008-07-05 00:15:12 UTC
Note this is currently handled with a cookie, which will depend on using the same machine/browser.
Comment 2 Siebrand Mazeland 2008-08-13 20:57:39 UTC
Assigned: to extension developer.
Comment 3 Gregory Maxwell 2009-06-01 05:05:06 UTC
Independent of the worthwhile feature request "Well I have Java off course"  sounds like a bug in the playback method detection.  I am unable to reproduce. Jeroenvrp, does it still attempt to use Java when you have java disabled? 
Comment 4 jeroenvrp 2009-06-01 12:53:13 UTC
@Gregory: I have tested it again. I am now using Ubuntu Jaunty and Totem is used for embedded video's in Firefox.

When I play a video file on commons with Java enabled it wants to use Cortado. When I disable Java it uses the Totem plugin. I think it should be the way around, if that's possible.
Comment 5 Andre Klapper 2013-07-30 10:26:06 UTC
The OggHandler extension is not under active development anymore. It is unlikely that there will be any further active development.

OggHandler has been superseded by TimedMediaHandler:

Please use TimedMediaHandler instead.

Closing this report as WONTFIX as part of Bugzilla Housekeeping.

Please feel free to reopen this bug report in the future if either anyone takes the responsibility for active development of OggHandler again; or move this bug report from the "OggHandler" to the "TimedMediaHandler" component in Bugzilla if the same problem still happens when using TimedMediaHandler. Thanks.

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