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Talk with Internet Archive folks about simplifying video importing, IA-side WebM transcoding
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Brion will be meeting Jake & Roger at IA this month (October 2015) to talk about a simplified pipeline for importing video from IA, which will probably be dependent on them setting up high-quality WebM derivative files on their end.

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@brion, was any output collected from this meeting ?

@brion, was any output collected from this meeting ?

@brion: Was any output collected from that meeting in October 2015? How to proceed here?

@brion: Was any output collected from that meeting in October 2015? How to proceed?

No idea how to reach @brion.

Declining. I guess. It's been 18 months.

Whoops, updates this bug must have fallen through my mail filters. Work is ongoing on this.

Current status as of yesterday's update call:

  • I have done initial work on an upload-to-stash/convert/save-back pipeline for uploaded files to be processed by internal or external service before finalization
    • could be used internally to, say, convert .docx to .odt or other such things too
  • there's interest from IA in getting stuff from us with good metadata, which will be affected by structured metadata stuff in future
    • even if we decide against using IA as upload-time conversion service, mirroring media data would be of great interest and deserves more exploration for keeping metadata synced etc
  • once prototype's closer to public-testable we'll work out the WebM details

Should have patches ready for gerrit in a couple weeks, and moving my demo from a broken local VM to labs.

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