I am inviting people to check out the add media wizard and Firefogg on test.wikipedia.org.To help test go to you user preferences on that server and enable the add media wizard gadget. You can add general feedback here.

This post is cross posted on metavid.org

Basic Feature Overview:

add media wizard

The Add Media Wizard adds a little “add media” button to every edit page letting you open up media search system to inject images and movie clips into your page. Presently the media search system searches commons, archive.org and metavid.org. (note archive.org inserts are not yet working because of a redirect bug we should have that fixed soon).

firefog logo

firefogg logo

Firefogg is the really cool extension that everyone using open video on the web should know about! It packages ffmpeg2theora transcoder letting web sites trigger clients uploads of videos from whatever local format they have. Once you have enabled the add media wizard the site upload form gets a little use Firefogg button. Which you can use to enable the transcoder.

You may also want to see Brianna’s blog post made early this year about these media features. Stay tuned for wider gadget deployment ;) … if your can’t wait you can always add

update you can now use the add-media-wizard via the mwEmbed gadget.

to your User:UserName/monobook.js page. (note we have not yet enabled copy by url uploads on the other sites so you can’t import resources from archive sites yet)