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Video Labs: Universal Subtitles on Commons

For the past 6 months the Participatory Culture Foundation has been hard at work on their latest open web video mission to make captioning, subtitling, and translating video publicly accessible in a way that’s free and open. Part of the Mozilla Drum Beat campaign for a better web, Universal Subtitles…

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Video Labs: P2P Next Community CDN for Video Distribution

As Wikimedia and the community embark on campaigns and programs to increase video contribution and usage on the site, we are starting to see video usage on Wikimedia sites grow and we hope for it to grow a great deal more. One potential problem with increased video usage on the…

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Four videos of Wikipedia’s volunteers

Earlier this week we announced the first of four videos featuring Wikipedia’s volunteer editors, Wikipedia: Username. Today we released the fourth and final video in the series, Wikipedia: Great feeling. All four of the videos have now been posted – both on the Wikimedia Commons and also on YouTube. The…

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Video Labs: Kaltura HTML5 Sequencer available on Wikimedia Commons

I am happy to invite the Wikimedia community to try out the latest Kaltura HTML5 video sequencer as part of a Wikimedia/Kaltura Video Labs project that can now be used on Wikimedia Commons with resulting sequences visible on any Wikimedia project. For those that have been following the efforts, it…

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Who edits Wikipedia?

This week the Wikimedia Foundation is pleased to introduce a series of short videos that were produced in Summer of 2010 that highlight our users: the volunteer contributors from around the world who help make projects like Wikipedia a reality. (The clips will be posted on this YouTube channel, and…

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Using Video to Recruit New Wikipedia Editors

How can we recruit even more people to make Wikipedia a richer, deeper learning resource? For one thing, by making it easier to contribute (see our previous announcement). But, we also have to make our readers aware that their help is welcome, and ease them into taking the first steps to…

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Open Video Alliance Launches “Video on Wikipedia” Campaign

Today, our friends at the Open Video Alliance launched an important advocacy project (see their announcement), called “Let’s Get Video on Wikipedia“. The project aims to motivate more people to take and upload relevant educational video content to Wikimedia’s media repository, Wikimedia Commons. Video can play an important role in…

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New Media Features Gadget

I would like to announce that some of the new media features are now available in gadget form on Wikimedia Commons and the English Wikipedia. These include a new ogg player, the add media wizard, and firefogg upload support. I hope having these components in gadget form will enable some…

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Wikimania talk videos

Yesterday’s tech talks from Wikimania are online at our temporary video file staging location (Ogg Theora format). They should appear on Commons soon. :) Update: Some of the movies have encoding problems; reencoded versions should be reposted within a couple days. Sorry!

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Scaling Wikipedia Mobile

Some of the things I learned about new projects and scaling issues. BTW, I think we can settle that Ruby applications don’t have to be slow. Far from it. Follow me on Twitter @hcatlin or @WikimediaMobile

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