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FLAC audio support via TimedMediaHandler (transcode to oga)
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For uploading higher-quality audio source material, it would be nice to support open lossless formats.

Transcoding to our standard output formats (eg .oga Vorbis) would be useful to keep playback support consistent.


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Severity: enhancement

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bz32103

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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Normal.Nov 22 2014, 12:04 AM
bzimport added a project: TimedMediaHandler.
bzimport set Reference to bz32103.
brion created this task.Oct 31 2011, 11:13 PM

There actually already is support for Ogg FLACs (FLAC in Ogg container) - see http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:File_types#Ogg. However I don't believe it transcodes to a lower bandwidth format during playback. This would be really useful for users with limited bandwidth, although I'd like it to be a user preference since users with plentiful bandwidth really might want to stream the FLAC. I'm not sure what the behavior should be for logged out users.

Gilles raised the priority of this task from Normal to Unbreak Now!.Dec 4 2014, 10:27 AM
Gilles moved this task from Untriaged to Done on the Multimedia board.
Gilles lowered the priority of this task from Unbreak Now! to Normal.Dec 4 2014, 11:22 AM