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FLAC support in Mediawiki/Commons

Emmanuel Engelhart-5
Hi

I'm not an audio expert but AFAIK, FLAC is probably the best solution to
store lossless audio streams. Similar to TIFF for pictures.

The difference (with TIFF) is that we don't have FLAC support for now in
Mediawiki... and it seems there is no way at all to upload audio streams
in a lossless format for now.

I have found two related features requests:
* https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=20252
* https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=39867

But both don't have pretty recent comments and don't seem to be actively
followed. My question is: Does someone has a project to fix that point
in a near future?

Regards
Emmanuel
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Re: FLAC support in Mediawiki/Commons

Brian Wolff
On 6/12/13, Emmanuel Engelhart <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Hi
>
> I'm not an audio expert but AFAIK, FLAC is probably the best solution to
> store lossless audio streams. Similar to TIFF for pictures.
>
> The difference (with TIFF) is that we don't have FLAC support for now in
> Mediawiki... and it seems there is no way at all to upload audio streams
> in a lossless format for now.
>
> I have found two related features requests:
> * https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=20252
> * https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=39867
>
> But both don't have pretty recent comments and don't seem to be actively
> followed. My question is: Does someone has a project to fix that point
> in a near future?
>
> Regards
> Emmanuel
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> * Web: http://www.kiwix.org
> * Twitter: https://twitter.com/KiwixOffline
> * more: http://www.kiwix.org/wiki/Communication
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Hi,

We do have FLAC support provided it is in an ogg container. For example:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Muriel-Nguyen-Xuan-Brahms-rhapsody-opus79-1.flac.oga

Which gets transcoded to a vorbis file, and then played in browser.
But the source file is indeed using the FLAC codec.

It would of course be nice to be able to upload flac files in their
native container format too.

--bawolff

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Re: FLAC support in Mediawiki/Commons

Matthew Flaschen-2
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On 06/12/2013 01:06 PM, Emmanuel Engelhart wrote:
> I have found two related features requests:
> * https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=20252
> * https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=39867

Neither of those seemed directly on target, so I created
https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=49505, asking that native
FLAC files be supported by TimedMediaHandler.  If that's done, it would
then make sense for Commons to allow them.

Matt Flaschen

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Re: FLAC support in Mediawiki/Commons

Emmanuel Engelhart-5
Le 13/06/2013 01:11, Matthew Flaschen a écrit :
> On 06/12/2013 01:06 PM, Emmanuel Engelhart wrote:
>> I have found two related features requests:
>> * https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=20252
>> * https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=39867
>
> Neither of those seemed directly on target, so I created
> https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=49505, asking that native
> FLAC files be supported by TimedMediaHandler.  If that's done, it would
> then make sense for Commons to allow them.

Seems to be on the good way:
https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/c/68642/

Thx to Jan and other involved developers for moving forward so quickly!

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Re: FLAC support in Mediawiki/Commons

Jean-Frédéric
2013/6/14 Emmanuel Engelhart <[hidden email]>

> Le 13/06/2013 01:11, Matthew Flaschen a écrit :
> > On 06/12/2013 01:06 PM, Emmanuel Engelhart wrote:
> >> I have found two related features requests:
> >> * https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=20252
> >> * https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=39867
> >
> > Neither of those seemed directly on target, so I created
> > https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=49505, asking that native
> > FLAC files be supported by TimedMediaHandler.  If that's done, it would
> > then make sense for Commons to allow them.
>
> Seems to be on the good way:
> https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/c/68642/
>
> Thx to Jan and other involved developers for moving forward so quickly!
>

Thanks indeed, this is awesome!

Just mentionning Opus support as well
https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=40193
(just in case it might get some instantaneous love too ;)

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