I happened to notice yesterday that a number (perhaps all) videos I use that came from the library now show as "Invalid Authorization Response" (example). I tried Google searching for the library earlier and was redirected to fandom.wikia.com from video.wikia.com. So, do these videos exist anywhere anymore or should I just delete them? Kinda a bummer not to have the licensed videos.
Oh wait, videos don't have file extensions, do they?
I am not sure as I haven't uploaded any videos. For sure the files themselves to but I suppose the way MediaWiki stores them could change that. You could always use DPL to search not titles in the file namespace that don't have an extension.
DEmersonJMFM wrote: When did the library become depreciated? Did we get or were we going to be notified about this?
You could always email the staff at Special:Contact/general in order to discuss this if you were a user of that site though as I've been told staff don't usually provide a reasoning due to it being a private thing. Though it doesn't hurt to try getting an answer through the special contact page.
User:WikiaBot is the account that uploaded the Wikia Video Library videos to Acepedia, so for anyone who might be looking for all videos that were added by the library, maybe Special:Contributions/WikiaBot (filtered by the File namespace) would be a good place to check.
Also, to whomever FANDOM staff this may concern, Special:WikiaVideoAdd still mentions the Video Library. (Also, Special:WikiaVideoAdd has not worked for replacing videos already uploaded for months, I've had to manually delete, upload, and rename instead.)
Few questions. What happens to the videos that are already being used on wikis? They seem to function as of now, but will they stay that way? Also, most of the anime from Crunchyroll had a license expiration of year 9998, if the videos stay will there be an alternate way of getting more episodes from them for use on wikis?
What happens to the videos that are already being used on wikis? They seem to function as of now, but will they stay that way?
They were embedded onto your wiki through the Video Library. While the library has been deprecated, the embeds should still function as long as the video source hasn't been deleted. In my example, most of my wiki's videos that came from the Video Library come from IGN, so those will still work as long as IGN keeps them online. The same will go for your videos and whatever source they come from.
most of the anime from Crunchyroll had a license expiration of year 9998, if the videos stay will there be an alternate way of getting more episodes from them for use on wikis?
Matthew Cenance wrote: What was the whole point of removing the Fandom Video Library?
The good thing is YouTube is still supported, so what your community can do to post videos for the wiki is to use YouTube or another video hosting site. I use YouTube because it allows us to upload 60fps videos thanks to that being implemented back in 2014.
Jenburton wrote: Totally agree that we missed the boat on communicating this change broadly.
Maybe its something the staff should remember doing if some users are interested in a project. I thought it was common practice to debate a site closure or post a general closure notice in advance on the community central site and on the site in question so that anyone can read it.
Just a head's up to those who are looking to clean up their wikis: in some cases, you can still find a file description page and see what's linking to it so that you may appropriately remove the embed from an article. In other cases, it appears that there is no trace of the video ever appearing on the wiki.
Here's an example on Muppet Wiki: this old version of the Muppets Most Wanted article shows a number of dead video embeds. On almost all of them, the corresponding file description page contains no trace of its existence: no history, no uploader, no upload or deletion log, nothing.
I was able to find a couple on Special:WantedFiles, but only two were listed there compared to the number of dead embeds on the Muppets Most Wanted article. I have no idea how many more there are out there, but fortunately, this is a "feature" we at Muppet Wiki resisted from the beginning for this very reason, so I suspect we shouldn't have too many.
Due to Wikia's lack of communication on removing this piece of content for our wikis, it appears that the best we can do is look around our wikis and hope to happen upon them by chance. A difficult task when one considers the size of some wikis (Muppet Wiki has over 32,000 pages).
It does indeed catch Vimeo, Dailymotion, IGN, etc videos now (from what I remember it has since I first used it a few years ago). No idea if it requires a description page to find them, but I'd say it's at least worth a shot.