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Emmanuel Engelhart-4
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Subject: [Offline-l] All TED talks available offline on your computer
Date: Sun, 01 Jun 2014 14:03:30 +0200
From: Emmanuel Engelhart <[hidden email]>
Reply-To: Using Wikimedia projects and MediaWiki offline
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Hi,

For the first time, we release a copy of all TED videos in the ZIM
format, thus available for reading with Kiwix and any other ZIM reader.
We have created 6 ZIM files, one per topic:
* http://download.kiwix.org/zim/ted/

These files provide from 250 to 500 videos each. It's also possible to
enjoy the videos with subtitles in many languages. You can see how it
looks like on our demo server:
* http://library.kiwix.org/ted_business_04_2014/
* http://library.kiwix.org/ted_design_05_2014/
* http://library.kiwix.org/ted_global_issues_05_2014/
* http://library.kiwix.org/ted_technology_05_2014/
* http://library.kiwix.org/ted_science_05_2014/
* http://library.kiwix.org/ted_entertainment_05_2014/

This is still a little bit experimental, there is work left to achieve
to have a perfect support of this kind of multimedia content:
* Add support of HTML5 videos on Android (Java,
https://sourceforge.net/p/kiwix/bugs/700/)
* Add HTTP byte range requests to http-serve (C++,
https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=47405)
* Allow XMLHttpRequest() with ZIM files in Kiwix (javascript,
https://sourceforge.net/p/kiwix/bugs/700/)

But, please test it and report any probalem at:
http://reportabug.kiwix.org

Most of the work was done by Ahmad (which is the Kiwix for Android main
developer too) during a two weeks long internship at WikimediaCH.

The code to create this ZIM files is opensource and it's easy to prepare
new version, so we will release time to time updates:
https://sourceforge.net/p/kiwix/other/ci/master/tree/TED/

We want now to prepare something similar for all the TEDx talks, any
developer with Python skills is welcome to help.

Regards
Emmanuel
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