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Security review for Extension:Video
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I believe Extension:Video could be a very valuable extension for Miraheze. While it may be in beta still, it is 1.35+ support, and provides useful functionality that the existing extensions like Extension:TimedMediaHandeler and Extension:YouTube do not.

https://mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Video
https://github.com/wikimedia/mediawiki-extensions-Video

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Reception123 triaged this task as Normal priority.Jul 11 2020, 11:06
Reception123 edited projects, added Extensions; removed MediaWiki.

Hi. Have you tried YouTube or TimedMediaHandler?

Hi. Have you tried YouTube or TimedMediaHandler?

I have, those ones don't work for what I need.

In T5906#115444, @Carp_Universum wrote:

Hi. Have you tried YouTube or TimedMediaHandler?

I have, those ones don't work for what I need.

What would you need?

Hi. Have you tried YouTube or TimedMediaHandler?

I have, those ones don't work for what I need.

What would you need?

Something to add videos from links. And make them work like normal files. I mainly just need it to work for YouTube. But the YouTube extensions dimensions don't seem to always work, timedmediahandeler needs to upload them, and I use the widget extension at the moment, but similar issue to YouTube one. Extension:Video is very convenient by adding Special:AddVideo and Special:NewVideos. It's exactly what I was looking for.

Extension:Video would almost certainly not pass security review. The extension documentation page has a big red warning banner on it that says not to use it in a production system, which Miraheze is. Additionally, the latest stable version is from 2017 and therefore out-of-date.

Additionally, the latest stable version is from 2017 and therefore out-of-date.

The docs are outdated. Please review the actual code as well.

RhinosF1 changed the task status from Open to Stalled.Jul 11 2020, 21:28
RhinosF1 moved this task from Backlog to Review Needed on the Extensions board.

Popping in the review queue per my chat with the dev but stalling on 1.35

It's not perfect and could do with a bit of work but it might be worth a look.

John changed the task status from Stalled to Open.Jul 11 2020, 21:33
Universal_Omega renamed this task from Request Extension:Video to Security review for Extension:Video.Sep 12 2020, 14:19
Universal_Omega updated the task description. (Show Details)

Been reviewing this extension, security wise for awhile but just realized I did not claim this task. I however do need to check on that beta notice on the extension page as it may be a blocker as mentioned above.

Universal_Omega moved this task from Review Needed to Reviewed Accepted on the Extensions board.

Approving: no security risks, works on MW 1.35, and after conversation with Jack Phoenix and Paladox.

Can now be enabled in Special:ManageWiki/extensions.