Media Meeting Recap – February 1, 2018


This post is a summary of the latest weekly Media component meeting, which took place in the #core-media Slack channel, on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 1900 UTC. The purpose of these meetings are to move priority tasks forward, provide feedback on issues of interest, and review media focused tickets on Trac.

@antpb @blobfolio @desrosj @karmatosed @mikeschroder @postphotos

Transcript: Read on Slack


  • The best way to follow along with media related Gutenberg items is the media label in GitHub.
  • Repository milestones have been re-arranged to make it easier to see what is going on.
  • Milestone #33 is coming up. There are two media issues, but the primary focus is: Add block playlist. A decision was reached to punt this issue to 2.3. @antpb needs some background on the mediaElementobject is used for the media player.

4.9.4 (now 4.9.5) Tickets

The next portion of the meeting was dedicated to going through blessed tickets in the next minor milestone. All three were deemed in a good place with good direction.

  • #42968 – Media: Grid View: new upload, file is in the wrong position in the grid until after upload is complete
  • #43201 – PHP Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /wp-includes/media.php on line 1206
  • #42724 – Options Media page hides breaks on desktop

5.0 Tickets

The next part of the meeting was spent on blessed tickets in the next major milestone (5.0).

#42919 – Unable to upload files with the AAC extension

Discussion around whether AAC files could be embedded lead to the realization that AAC also needs to be added to `wp_get_audio_extensions()`. Firefox appears to have a few issues with AAC. Some testing needs to be done to see if this can be done in the same ticket, or if a new one is more appropriate. @desrosj will do some digging.

The following tickets need a combination of code review and approval:

  • #40921 – Inconsistent Handling of mp4 by Audio Widget
  • #42463: Poor Description of add_image_size Params
  • #42017: Parse the creation date out of uploaded audio files

5.0 Suggested Tickets

#9257 – EXIF GPS data

Has good direction, but needs some feedback to make any adjustments. #42479 was closed as a duplicate on the premise that there is no GPS information in audio/video besides any in the associated image. In his initial testing, @desrosj remembers there being some GPS information on video files, but more testing is needed before it can be re-opened. Files from popular devices would need to be provided as well.

#43046has_image_size() returns false for Core image sizes

Backwards compatibility issues need to be fully explored for this ticket. At minimum, the inline documentation should be updated to more accurately reflect what is happening in the function. At maximum, a new boolean parameter could be added indicating whether core image sizes should be included in the list checked against. An example of where this may be very useful is preventing issues when a plugin or theme removes a core image size (if this is possible – needs research).

Next Meeting

The next #core-media meeting is set for Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 1900 UTC. Hope to see you there!

#core-media, #media, #summary