Monday, April 7, 2008

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

This is the first time I am using wikimedia commons. I have registered and uploaded the image bellow. Here is the link to the image
Will she sell enough herbs to bring food at home?

These are audio or video files selected for display on the Main Page as the Media of the day. Publishing them on this page allows users to translate the captions into other languages.

Media of the Day provides one freely-licensed audio or video file each day.

The current Media of the day can be included on a page using the template{{Motdwidth=300float=rightlang=en}}The audio or video file can be accessed using[[Media:{{Motd/{{CURRENTMONTH}}-{{CURRENTDAY}}}}]]The caption can be accessed using{{Motd-en/{{CURRENTMONTH}}-{{CURRENTDAY}}}}

Wikimedia Commons uses Ogg Vorbis files for sound files and Ogg Theora for video files. You can learn which software and which codecs you need to play media files.

First you need playback software. By default you can use the Windows Media Player, but you need extra codecs (see below). Alternatively you can use the free VLC media player or MPlayer. They can play Ogg as installed.

Downloading required Codecs
Now you have to download a necessary extension (Codec), so that your media player will be able to play sound and video files with the Ogg Vorbis file type (sound files) and with the Ogg Theora file type (video files).

Load the website and click the link on the right hand side Download Now.
The file size is 800 kB. After you downloaded it to your hard disk, open the file and follow the installation guide.