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Enabling video upload in any format/codec
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Several contributors came to me complaining about difficulty to upload videos on commons, due to video format/encoding restriction.

While mediawiki should certainly keep its policy to use only FLOSS formats and codecs, maybe it would be interesting to ease contributors life by allowing any video format for which there are FLOS transcoding softwares available.

The transcoding may be done on sever hosted in a land where software patent isn't legal, to avoid legal issues.

Now that may still be to technically/legally troublesome, and we should just point this people to kind documentation/courses that will teach them how to transcode their video.

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Hi @Psychoslave, thanks for taking the time to report this!
This particular problem has already been reported into our bug tracking system as T45150, but please feel free to report any further issues you find. Further handling of the reported issue happens in T45150.

Ok, thank you. I did make a seach before I filled the task, but it looks like I didn't typed the good keywords.