Help talk:Extension:Media Viewer

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Suddenly visible, and unwanted[edit]

Although I look at Wikipedia every day, and I update my browser, OS etc regularly, this Media Viewer has only appeared on my screen for the first time today. Yet I see discussion about it going back for years. I do not understand why this has suddenly happened. Perhaps because I re-enabled IPv6 recently? I wish you would get rid of it. Continually adding more apps and features bring down the whole system in the end. It is more convenient to go straight to a page showing both the image and the metadata, and full-screen and downloading are still very easily accessible. Apart from the serious problems that are inevitable as every team adds yet another bit and complexity constantly increases, there is an intangible problem of over-abstraction which divorces users from having a concrete grasp on where they are within the software layers. I get a distinct flavor of that here. And no, I do not agree that having to create a personal account and turn it off in the account preferences is acceptable. Haven't we learnt anything from the unscrupulous mining of personal info by every company from Facebook onwards? And not surprisingly: the cog icon to Disable does not work (I'm using the latest Firefox).

Audio formats[edit]

User:Fabrice Florin, here are the audio formats I hope you support: Speex, Opus, FLAC, PCM. Where can I ask that those also be supported for uploads, including from microphone audio for GetUserMedia-capable browsers? James Salsman (talk) 03:05, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

'How can I bypass Media Viewer' section[edit]

While shift-click opens the file page in a new window (right), control-click doesn't show a menu of options but opens the page in a new tab. Aquatech (talk) 14:30, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for this good catch, Aquatech!
I just updated the Bypass FAQ to only include mouse and keyboard shortcuts that work in all popular web browsers:
  • Shift+Click – Open the file page in a new browser window.
  • Ctrl+Click – Open the file page in a new background tab.
  • Ctrl+Shift+Click – Open the file page in a new foreground tab.
I also included links to the top browser support pages, which suggest that these shortcuts are safe to use across all platforms. And I removed the 'control-click' option, since it varies across different platforms.
Thanks again for this helpful suggestion, which is much appreciated :) Fabrice Florin (WMF) (talk) 19:54, 2 December 2014 (UTC)

Link parameter disables Media Viewer[edit]

An issue came up at en:Wikipedia:Village pump (technical)#MediaViewer "broken"? I think the help page should say that if the link parameter is used then Media Viewer is disabled. PrimeHunter (talk) 15:00, 17 February 2015 (UTC)

rizki Rizki Maiza Putra (talk) 17:06, 23 May 2016 (UTC)

Font size[edit]

Why such a large font is used in Media Viewer? It is very inconvenient to read letters, that are 7 mm high on screen! Please, dont force large fonts! Let people use their own general OS settings for larger font size, if their vision is not perfect! -- 13:48, 23 January 2017 (UTC)

Make headers more simple[edit]

In ja at least, it's quite silly looking by applying too many headers as "Media viewers ....": better use "This function ...." instead. --Omotecho (talk) 05:50, 9 November 2017 (UTC)

view terms[edit]

Hello, I think there is a little issue when displaying some license tags, specially when they are placed in the "Permission" field of the c:Template:Information. Example with File:Roquessels, Hérault.jpg, when the image is open in the Media Viewer and if you click on "view terms", then only the text of c:Template:Self is displayed. --Christian Ferrer (talk) 10:31, 1 July 2018 (UTC)

I hate it[edit]

Why do I have to see this now? I absolutely hate it. Please, how can I remove it completely? Tyk (talk) 15:06, 13 January 2019 (UTC)

You can disable it in your preferences. If you want to get rid of it on all Wikimedia wikis, turn it off in your global preferences by unchecking Enable Media Viewer (check the first checkbox to make this preference global and uncheck the second to actually disable MMV). This setting is effective, of course, only if you’re logged in. —Tacsipacsi (talk) 19:30, 13 January 2019 (UTC)

Image-Viewing Problem[edit]

After setting up and configuring a wiki (a massive SVG_Thumbnail problem inclusive) I now have to deal with the Media Viewer, which don't want - under no circumstances - show my images. I tried everything and still get an error message. Any ideas? I'm apparently the only one having this problem.
Permissions are set right, I ensured it due to the SVG-Thumbnail problem. -- 20:39, 12 July 2019 (UTC)