Video files should be viewable on site, in browser rather than requiring the user to download. Videos are often used to show bugs, the current workflow to view them is too many steps.
|Declined||None||T141457 blog.wikimedia.org post on Phabricator improvements|
|Resolved||• mmodell||T137727 Write blog post highlighting recent Phabricator improvements|
|Open||Aklapper||T136213 Complete the round of Phabricator improvements funded by Wikimedia|
|Resolved||Aklapper||T75990 Ogv videos doesn't show any image on Phabricator (as "application/ogg" is listed under files.audio-mime-types by default)|
|Resolved||None||T78078 Videos cannot be viewed without downloading|
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- Blog Post: Sponsored Phabricator Improvements
T137727: Write blog post highlighting recent Phabricator improvements
T136213: Complete the round of Phabricator improvements funded by Wikimedia
T135327: Decide Phabricator improvements to be funded by WMF Technical Collaboration
T117761: Attached video doesn't show
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- T75990: Ogv videos doesn't show any image on Phabricator (as "application/ogg" is listed under files.audio-mime-types by default)
T120067: Adjust ContentTranslation suggestion discard workflow
T134854: Cross-wiki notifications get highlighted even when they have been already seen
T117759: UI update erratic/erroneous
The video above has the mimetype "video/quicktime" and that is not listed under files.viewable-mime-types - actually, no video mimetypes are listed at all. And adding it won't fix that either (tried that locally).
See https://secure.phabricator.com/T6674#85975 for general upstream plans; I guess we'll have to wait for upstream here.
I personally do not really think this is a good idea. This would encourage people to make videos. Well if we absolutely can't understand what's going on, videos might be useful in a bug report, 99% of the time they would just be annoying, and better served with a prose description, or a screenshot.
Videos do not make good bug reports.
Any medium can be abused, or used to communicate better. Videos don't make good bug reports but they don't make them necessarily bad either.
Currently animated gifs can be used, and I've been using them for reporting issues (e.g., T134854) or describing new design aspects such as transitions (e.g., T120067). I think that visual communication helped to make things clear in those cases.
While you can argue that animated gifs could lead to a Phabricator crowded of memes and other distracting gifs, that has not been the case in practice. I see no evidence to think that videos would be used much differently.
Unfortunately animated gifs fall short in many cases where more bandwidth is needed to communicate some ideas (e.g., a walkthrough of a prototype).