facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Wikipedia adds video capability

Nov. 9, 2012 at 6:25 PM   |   Comments

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Wikipedia says it has added video technology to its website, allowing users to add multimedia content to articles on the online encyclopedia.

The video player, based on the HTML5 video protocol, has been in the works since 2008, but its introduction has suffered numerous delays caused by infrastructure upgrades and personnel changes, AllThingsD reported.

Video start-up Kaltura and Google have partnered with Wikipedia to launch the service with around 15,000 videos.

"Wikipedia has more than half a billion unique monthly visitors, so any new feature that is deployed needs to be really sustainable and foolproof," Kaltura President Michal Tsur said.

Wikipedia said all footage must first go through Wikimedia Commons to ensure it does not infringe upon the site's terms and conditions or violate licensing laws or copyrights.

Once videos are uploaded, Wikipedia said, people will be able to add captions, translations and more.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Wisconsin shuts down three wolf hunting zones, two remain open Wisconsin shuts down three wolf hunting zones, two remain open
2
Earth's magnetic field may soon flip, according to new data Earth's magnetic field may soon flip, according to new data
3
Harvard scientist startled by giant bird-eating spider on rainforest walk Harvard scientist startled by giant bird-eating spider on rainforest walk
4
Three Mars probes hide behind planet, avoid comet debris Three Mars probes hide behind planet, avoid comet debris
5
Soda drinkers may be slowly killing themselves Soda drinkers may be slowly killing themselves
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback