WikiProjectMed:VideoWiki/Bug report

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Text template

Allow {{VW text|Text=To create a slide that contains this text.}}

NC Commons

Auto upload not working. And the beginning of some images is blurry.[1]

Less important work

Get Basque working

Turn on VideoWiki, even if we do not have the TTS working yet. TTS engine

ET: 1h


Open Street Maps Zoom

A zoom out to a zoom in using open street maps of a particular area of the world. Will want to be able to set coordinates and zoom level, ie how far to zoom in. Will also want a way to highlight the object in question.

This will be activated by "code" occurring before an image such as {{VW OpenStreetZoom|coord=x,y|start level=a|end level=b}}

Ken Burns effect

Allow this to be turned on for any given image. With pan in, pan left, pan right, pan up, pan down as options.

This will be activated by "code" occurring before an image such as {{KB effect|movement=A}}

Fix image

Broken image

This image shows up as broken.

Allow people to choose voice

If there are multiple options... Allow people to choose.[2]

Improve the handing of .svg

Here for example the first image is a .svg and does not format correctly. -> Works in the output therefore not key.

Improve links here

Update history link

This link should go to the "history" tab on MDWiki

Also can we add a link from here to the Youtube video that corresponds?



While "Video:" has been removed from in front of the names for EN WP, it is still there for MDWiki. We have 40 articles but only 10 show up here. Can we have the videos so they are searchable? And add a view more button to go through them? Also not sure we need the "Custom" little flag. What other type is there.

Fix video cut tool

Currently it is not able to remove sound from videos... Haven't tested other functionality.

Ability to draw arrows on video

Maybe make it as an improvement to the video cut tool? Would also be nice to have the ability to draw arrows on still images.

Handling of reference section

Any section that contains <references /> or {{reflist}} is assumed to be called "==References==" and indicates the end of the video. This will allow us to deal with the term "References" being called different things in different languages.

Other work

Build a dashboard

Build a dashboard to capture the extent of usage of VideoWiki. This should include:

  1. Number of languages
  2. Number of videos in by language
  3. VideoViews by language
  4. Total VideoViews
  5. Should have a database of when each video was create so can graph video creations over time.

Starting image for videos

Start these videos with a couple of sec animation of our VideoWiki logo with the MDWiki logo. Doc James will try to find someone to build this.

Add a short Wikimedia Sound and image at the start (maybe animate the building of the puzzle globe[3])

Potentially pending work

Translate feature

  1. Switch slide when the audio ends.
  2. Remove background noise of the audio when audio quality is low.
  3. Create a "How to" guide for creating VideoWiki in TTS languages. (Japanese)
  4. Create a "How to" guide for creating VideoWiki in non-TTS languages. (Odiya)

Duplicate headers

It took me awhile to track down the cause, but finally I discovered that you cannot have identical text in two different headers. If a script has two identical header texts then, while the duplicate header slide (slide "D") plays, the images for all following slides all get played while D is being read -- and all subsequent slides fail to play because their images have already been played. Lambtron talk 19:42, 27 July 2019 (UTC)

Yes, one will need to make them different. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 08:22, 30 August 2019 (UTC)

Category assignments deleted upon republish

In the case of a previously published video, if the videowiki script is modified and the video republished, all of the original video's category assignments are erased. Can the tool can be modified to preserve existing category assignments upon republish? If not, a possible workaround would be to allow the script to declare category assignments (via a template, perhaps) to be assigned by the tool upon publish. Lambtron talk 14:30, 29 September 2019 (UTC)

Feature request: partial reveal

To make videos more dynamic and pedagogic, in the vein of NEJM videos [4] and common slideshows, I would like to suggest to add a "partial reveal" functionality, to only reveal parts of an image in a timed fashion, so that several elements of one image can be progressively introduced to the reader. This would be most useful for schemas and such. Technically, I think such a system could be implemented using image maps, but instead of the maps being used to link, they would be used to hide and reveal, potentially using javascript. A simple first draft of such a feature could simply reveal sequentially each image map areas one after the other without regards to a specific time, but then the image map could be extended with a timing optional argument per area to define at what time we want it to be revealed. I think such a feature would tremendously increase the pedagogic value and flexibility of Videowiki, as it is a common need when creating slideshows/video tutorials. --Signimu (talk) 08:20, 2 November 2019 (UTC)

One could also do it with a set of images with each new imagine being the prior image with the extra element revealed. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 19:00, 24 February 2021 (UTC)

Not planned

Embed Player

Making VideoWiki Player available on the wiki script page itself instead of an external website.

  1. player is embedded in script page
  2. <<On Publish changes in pop up window>> player automatically synchronizes with changes in script but not commons
  3. Manual button to syncronize with commons
  4. If onclose, Last export < Last Revision in history prompt, then; "Do you want to publish to commons?"
To complicated. Therefore no plans to attempt this at this point in time. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 15:12, 13 April 2022 (UTC)

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