Allow uploading of .swf (flash) files to commons
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Author: M8R-udfkkf

I'd like to request that files with the .swf extension be allowed to be uploaded to the Commons. ShockWave Flash (or "small web format") files contain data that is lost when converted to .ogg or when resources are extracted. For example, a flash animation would contain sprites which could be extracted, whereas these sprites would be virtually unextractable if uploaded in .ogg.

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Severity: enhancement


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bzimport created this task.Dec 6 2010, 8:06 PM
MaxSem added a comment.Dec 6 2010, 8:09 PM

The Wikimedia board of trustees had made it clear that there will be no Flash on Wikimedia sites. In addition to unfreeness, this file format is inherently unsafe.

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