This is mostly just a placeholder for now. Will fill out more later. Feel free to add more info.
**A succinct problem statement to give context for why the review was initiated.**
Most of our audio and video handling is done by the TimedMediaHandler extension, which was developed largely by a single developer (Michael Dale) back in 2011–2012. TimedMediaHandler is starting to show its age and feels rather clunky compared to what most people expect from audio and video players these days. Another major issue is that TimedMediaHandler doesn't take advantage of the shiny new HTML5 audio and video features.
In theory, it is maintained by the Multimedia team. In reality, it's mostly maintained by Brion Vibber, with occasional help from other devs and volunteers, none of which are on the Multimedia team. It's basically orphaned, but not completely neglected.
**Number, severity, and age of known and confirmed security issues:**
One open security bug from Aug 2017 (normal severity). 3 closed security bugs.
**Was it a cause of production outages or incidents? List them.**
**Does it have sufficient hardware resources for now and the near future (to take into account expected usage growth)?**
**Is it a frequent cause of monitoring alerts that need action, and are they addressed timely and appropriately?**
**When it was first deployed to Wikimedia production**
**Usage statistics based on audience(s) served**
**Changes committed in last 1, 3, 6, and 12 months**
**Reliance on outdated platforms (e.g. operating systems)**
**Number of developers who committed code in the last 1, 3, 6, and 12 months**
**Number and age of open patches**
**Number and age of open bugs**
**Number of known dependencies?**
**Is there a replacement/alternative for the feature? Is there a plan for a replacement?**
Yes and No. There's no replacement for TimedMediaHandler (AFAIK), but some of the functions of TMH could be off-loaded to the browser these days (using HTML5 audio and video tags).