This issue serves to bundle work on a pipeline to export videos from PMC to YouTube.
seems youtube accepts .ogg format and automatically converts URLs to have anchor tags in the description, so possible to easily link back to WMC: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JP4hd_PVFSE
So, working out some specs for this might be:
This seems to me that there are two important components if this is to be integrated with the current service:
This looks good to me so far.
Some background on what I have in mind with this YouTube exporter:
After reading through more of the tool it seems like it would make the most sense to add:
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This looks good to me so far.
outreach to the YouTube community (and potentially that of other video sharing sites) about (a) Wikimedia Commons, (b) research and (c) Open Access;
checking the OAMI workflows and readying them for routine operation (keeping track of articles that have suitable materials, and of what has been uploaded when and where) and possibly further plugins;
for those videos that failed to convert through Gstreamer, there is a good chance that YouTube does have a way to ingest them, and we could then import the WebM from there into Commons;
outreach to scholarly authors and editors about the benefits (and pitfalls, if any) of reuse-friendly licenses through more comprehensive inclusion of reuse in altmetrics;
testing whether YouTube's "related" material can be of any use in improving categorization of the videos on Commons;
testing the technical and community aspects of sharing media from Commons with other sites and their respective communities (e.g. Flickr, sound archives);
testing the legal ground of such multi-layer reuse in a commercial context (e.g. https://twitter.com/EvoMRI/status/350790898092752896 ).
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Yes, this makes good sense for a start, but what I have in mind is more complicated.
From my point of view, while there are some bugs and edge cases, there are no technical "blockers" for developing the feature to deposit these videos on youtube as well as a mediawiki instance. While there are some issues with identifying materials and whether they have been uploaded, I think that is an existing bug that requires its own development. I would rather not go too far down that path now, but I would be interested in helping later on. For the time being, I think it is reasonable and within scope technically to extend to youtube as I mentioned above.
As for audio, this should be caught in error handling of some fashion, so no worries. Same for video sizing, this should be logged as errors and there should be a queue of backlogged uploads.
There are a number of design decisions we made early on that make life difficult with the OAMI now that we are handling thousands of files from hundreds of journals. Some of these decisions would have been different if we had known about the problems in the XML (see also http://chrismaloney.org/notes/OAMI%20JatsCon%20Submission,%202013 - accepted by now).
So I think the point for this weekend is to get a demo for a PMC-to-YouTube workflow going (possibly via Commons), with a few files (say, on the order of 100), then finetune that workflow over the coming weeks, with the goal of having the channel in full operation by OA week.
Some work put in so far on this branch: https://github.com/wrought/open-access-media-importer/tree/youtube
Will see about throttling, this is currently being done with a single sleep() function, can do the same ;)
Thought about metadata--all will be posted in the Youtube description, which automatically converts links. Are there any cases where supplemental files are given their own DOI? We don't seem to be accessing that information currently if so. If it's a fringe case, not worth it anyhow.
The PLOS ONE YouTube channel has 1.2M views from ca. 100 files
1.1M of these are of one video:
The Pensoft YouTube channel has 500k views from ca. 20 videos:
BMC: 100k views on ca. 200 videos, mostly about open access
There is currently no tool to expose how often a video or audio file embedded in a Wikipedia article has actually been played.
Some other channels related to science
A snapshot of the files uploaded by the bot to Commons that get most views via Wikipedia:
The tests should show up here http://youtube.com/wikiprojectoatest and the live will be http://youtube.com/wikiprojectoa