Popcorn Maker is dead, long live Popcorn Editor

One of the really cool ‘web maker’ projects that Mozilla sponsored in the last few years was Popcorn Maker, an in-browser video editor that could take direct video clips or videos from Youtube etc and let you remix to your heart’s content.

Obviously this capability is very attractive for the future of video on Wikipedia and other Wikimedia sites! (See Ben’s blog post from July and Mike’s presentation on Air Mozilla)

Unfortunately Mozilla has to shuffle priorities, and Popcorn Maker is on the outs.

Fortunately, there’s enough interest in the Wikimedia video world that we’re helping to pick it up!

Popcorn Editor is a standalone version of the Popcorn Maker editor tool, and I’m going to be helping with integrating that into MediaWiki. We’ve got a milestone in the bug tracker and everything. 🙂

If you’re interested in helping out, we’re going to have some work sprints at WikiConference USA next weekend in Washington, DC. Please come and help out!

 

2 thoughts on “Popcorn Maker is dead, long live Popcorn Editor”

  1. Dear Brion,
    as we started to use and implement Webmaker for a Multimedia-Journal here in Berlin / Germany in 2014, I am interested in collaboration to bring the code and the project back to life (> 2015). Please contact me, if this sounds interesting for you.
    Best
    Hartmut

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