In the BCI2000 Wiki, it is possible to have video content embedded into Wiki pages. It makes use of a mediawiki extension by Christopher Ottley.
The embedded FlowPlayer movie player is a Flash applet, and will work on any browser that has a recent Flash player plugin installed.
To add a video to a Wiki page, you need to
- Transcode it into FLV format,
- Upload it into the Wiki using "Upload file" from the "Toolbox" area to the left,
- Add a reference to the movie into your Wiki page.
Transcoding a Video
Videos must be transcoded into FLV Flash Video Format before they can be used for the Wiki.
p:\ath\to\ffmpeg.exe -i yourvideo.avi -f flv yourvideo.flv
A MacOS X build (PPC) of ffmpeg is also available.
On the Special:Upload page, enter the name of your video, and a short description. For large files, the upload may fail due to memory restrictions. In that case, please contact an administrator for help.
Basically, the syntax for embedding a video is
<flvplayer height="240" width="320">yourvideo.flv</flvplayer>.
Note that your video will look best if the height and width values match the video's original height and width, or an integer fraction of it.
For a detailed description, and further information, see the FLVPlayer plugin's reference page.