WikiProjectMed:VideoWiki/Bug report

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Next set of work

Auto upload to Youtube

We need a tool that auto uploads to Youtube. Add a short Wikimedia Sound and image at the start (maybe animate the building of the puzzle globe[1])

Allow pulling images from NC Commons

If images are pulled from NC Commons than the final video should upload to NC Commons.


Build the first template. 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.

Potentially pending work


  1. Putting images in line with text.  I use [[File:ANYIMAGE|100px|left]] followed by <br clear=all> to make it look pretty
  2.  Done Desperately need the visual editor enabled. You spend a lot of time on punctuation, so that the computer sounds humanoid. Without VE it's very difficult, because the text is lost in sea of references. -> WMF emailed
    Try turning on syntax highlighting. Kaldari (talk) 23:00, 7 May 2019 (UTC)
  3. Need a method to cause a pause without placing multiple commas -> Maybe a template called {{pause}} were one can stipulate how long the pause should be for. It will than add the needed number of "," without looking ugly.
    Yes, this would be very useful. I haven't found any way to introduce pauses; even multiple commas and periods don't seem to work. Lambtron talk 20:31, 27 July 2019 (UTC)
    I second this. In this example, videowiki skips to the next section as soon as it finishes reading out the words, rather than playing the full media clip. Wouild be very useful to get it to play the full media clip before moving to the next section. T.Shafee(Evo&Evo)talk 01:40, 14 June 2020 (UTC)
  4. Adding VideoWiki template by default "Create a Video" button.


  1. After last slide, when end it keeps repeating reading of the last slide  Done

Uploading to Commons

  1. Add to the commons edit summary upon uploading a human voice that a human voice was added.

Feature request

  1. Ability to embed VideoWiki Player
  2. Reusable Animation Platform
  3. Security vulnerability code updates.
  4.  DoneWhen a new human voice is added have a bot make a null edit with an edit summary to notify people that this has occurred. Bot request Wikipedia:Bots/Requests for approval/User:Hassan.m.aminbot

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)


The images are really distorted, would it be possible to keep the aspect ratio fixed for every slide? Mvolz (talk) 08:50, 25 June 2019 (UTC)

@User talk:Mvolz: Great point. We have recently worked on this issue and would love your feedback. You can check the latest example here. Presently, we keep the aspect ratio of the original image itself, and if the image is smaller than the screen size, we add a blur to the background. Images which are greater than the screen size, we bring it down the screen size. Thought?

All on Wikipedia thoughts

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?"

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)

Feature request: Auto-generated caption slide

It would be very useful to have a way to create a slide that displays a single line caption of user-defined text without having to create, upload and link to a custom image. For example, an editor could create a slide that displays the word "Introduction" for two seconds, via the usual section heading and text to be spoken and, instead of an image link, a template like {{VideoWiki TextSlide | text=Introduction | duration=2}}. This would also make it possible to change the text appearing in the video with a simple script edit. Lambtron talk 02:17, 28 July 2019 (UTC)

Agree good idea. 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 [2] 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)

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.

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