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Wikipedia just about ready for video

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 02 Feb 2010 13:21 User comments (3)

Wikipedia just about ready for video Wikimedia, the company behind Wikipedia has said this week that they have installed a new server, one that should allow for the "huge influx" of video that is starting to be uploaded to the encyclopedia site.
Besides video coming from volunteers, hundred of hours of footage is coming from recent partnerships with national archives and museums.

In 2008, Wikimedia and open source video platform Kaltura joined forces to bring video to Wikipedia, but apparently the process it "taking a little longer" than originally anticipated.

Says Wikimedia’s Head of Communications Jay Walsh about the delay, via NewTeeVee: "We don't work with proprietary video systems." Wikipedia will use the free, open-source codec Ogg Theora for video playback, which many browsers did not even support until recently.

Walsh says to expect at least some rollout of an HTML5-based video player and editor in the next three to six months.

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12.2.2010 21:10
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23.2.2010 4:39

This could realy put wikipedia on the next level...

35.2.2010 8:32
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