Is it feasible to introduce two new parameters into the Ogghandler? They would be to view/listen to a chosen portion of the original; something like:
|starttime = 0:00:00<br>|
|endtime = 0:00:00|
I think this could reduce the amount of space used up by derivatives of larger files with points of interest at a particular portion. An example of what I mean is here:http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Betty_Boop%27s_Bamboo_Isle where many portions exist, and the movie files ''really'' take up a lot of space. In place of this, having a single movie file and just having parameters to designate which portion is shown would greatly reduce the size of files held in Commons. This could also have other applications for verifying particular parts of the media, like in Wikisource. Using Sequencer (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Sequencer) does not solve this problem as it creates separate files. I imagine the specified parameters to either point to the positions (as in having the original file load) or truncate the non-selected parts; either way I think this is a capability that would be beneficial to a lot of projects.