Gmaxwell has reported on Wikipedia that a Java player for Wikipedia Ogg videos is nearing completion. As the Goal section of this article states: This page explores ways to help the average user see Wikimedia videos, and many times more people can see Java videos than those which require a video player plug-in, it would seem sensible to include a section here on Java (which is a plug-in for most browsers coincidentally). Any opinions? Stephen B Streater 19:48, 21 August 2006 (UTC)
- So you're suggesting that a plug in should be used so people can avoid using a plug in? That doesn't seem to make much sense, on the surface.
- The difference is that Java is cross platform and most people already have it installed, so most people would not have to install it. This is particularly important in a corporate environment, a library or a cybercafé where end users are often not allowed to install plug-ins. Stephen B Streater 14:35, 23 August 2006 (UTC)
- On another point: Wikimedia Foundation specifically supports open standards and open source when they are possible. There are open standard/open source video systems for all major platforms and browsers. I'm fairly sure the community would support further expanding this field. - Amgine / talk meta 21:15, 21 August 2006 (UTC)
Is there a way to specify how the video preview thumbnail gets generated? Currently it seems fixed to be to around 25% of the video, but as usual in some cases that's unfortunate because that segment might be black, etc... is there a way to work that around? // 126.96.36.199 18:18, 14 January 2008 (UTC)