Video Coming to Wikipedia……Will be Viewable on Microsoft Explorer Too
One of the most anticipated developments in Web video will be the implementation of open source video into Wikipedia. The recent launch of Firefox 3.5 will support the Ogg format.
Although Explorer does not support Ogg, Wikipedia video watchers using the Microsoft program will be able to watch videos in a Java video player, according to Michal Tzur, co-founder and president of Kaltura.
While Firefox is surely browser of choice for the Wikipedia community, the site probably gets most queries using Explorer. So, the use of back up playback format will be key. Wikipedia has 280 million unique visitors per month.
Kaltura is the open source video platform which is working on the new video platform for Wikipedia. At the Open Video Conference last month, I spoke with Michal about the project.
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