Talk:Media plugin

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Java player[edit]

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)
You might think that. It is not my experience so far - see my RfA. Stephen B Streater 14:39, 23 August 2006 (UTC)

Video thumbnail?[edit]

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? // 18:18, 14 January 2008 (UTC)