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Submissions/Video Production Tools and Community in the Wikiverse

This is an accepted submission for Wikimania 2015.

Submission no.

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Video Content Projects   Video Technology & Tools   Video internal Organisation
Title of the submission

Video Production Tools and Community in the Wikiverse

Type of submission (discussion, hot seat, panel, presentation, tutorial, workshop)


Author of the submission
E-mail address

  • ...(other presenters please add yourself here!)
  • User:Fuzheado
  • Vgrass
  • 80686
Country of origin


Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)

Wikimedia Volunteers

Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)

Note to the program committee: This is a package of three related submissions. The workshops / joint presentations are divided into a content project part (efforts to create and use videos) and a technical part (creating an production house, tackling hurdles, cooperating with like-minded organisations for mutual improvement of our infrastructure). These submissions only request the standard length of 30 minutes to keep it crisp and focused. It allows the audience to choose exactly what they are interested while we still provide the full overview on all aspects. The third submission roundtable is a more internal round of people already involved or willing to get involved with the works behind the scene (organising content projects or dealing with the technical details).

TL;DR: tech-oriented, tools existing, ongoing development

Building off the critical mass of Wikimania London 2014, this session will provide an overview of the current state of the various tools and efforts related to video in the Wikimedia movement. Producing video in an online community and for Wikimedia bears some special challenges. Different projects work on improving this situation, making it easier to edit, upload and re-use videos. We will present the state of these projects, provide some help, show what you can do - including actual collaborative video editing!

  • State of open video standards
    • In addition to Ogg Theora and WebM, what are the prospects of new standards like WebM/VP9?
    • Challenges in viewing, producing and uploading video to Commons
  • Platform/Wikimedia infrastructure support
    • Update on the status of Brion Vibber's efforts to bring seamless playback to mobile devices
    • Video-related tools on WMF Labs
    • Helpers in Commons - TimedText, ogv.js...
    • Video-l - mailinglist for video enthusiasts
  • Supporting mainstream standards such as MPEG-4
    • What alternatives have we devised in the last year? Partnerships with others such as Internet Archive
  • Future of video production - A prognosis for possible directions going forward
    • Collaborative video editing development
    • Video Editing Server ("Schnittserver")
    • storing raw material at the Internet Archive
    • video project wiki - an effort to set up a producer workspace for video projects
  • Technology, Interface & Infrastructure
Length of session (if other than 30 minutes, specify how long)
30 minutes
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  1. Daniel Mietchen (talk) 03:05, 15 February 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Blue Rasberry (talk) 15:32, 19 February 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Andrew's last year talk was brilliant - I am eagerly expecting the next installment. Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 16:27, 6 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  4. --WS ReNu (talk) 16:59, 12 July 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  5. Ale201093 (talk) 03:46, 17 July 2015 (UTC)[reply]