Wikipedia:Media help (audio an video)

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Installin audio an video saftware

This page contains instructions for playin the video (Theora an WebM) an audio (Vorbis) files frae Wikipedia. Tae set up yer seestem tae play these files, find yer operatin seestem (Microsoft Windows, for example) ablo.

It is heichly recommendit that ye uise a program which is capable o playin baith Vorbis audio an Theora video syne these twa different media formats are eften in the same deegital container format, Ogg.

Multiple operatin seestems

Tae uise the integratit video player:

  • Mozilla Firefox (dounload), Google Chrome (download), an Opera (dounload) include native support for Ogg (Theora and Vorbis), or
  • Install Java (dounload), or
  • Install VLC (dounload), or
  • Quicktime is an aa supportit if the XiphQT module is installed. This can be duin bi clickin on the link an gangin tae the dounloads section: (dounload)

Windows

Installin a program (codecs) frae Illiminable will allae DirectShow players such as Windows Media Player tae play aw Wikipedia media.

  1. Maist Windows uisers will already hae Windows Media Player installed on thair computer. If ye dinna hae Windows Media Player, or ye want tae uise a different player, please install ane frae the leet ablo. Itherwise, skip tae step 2.
  2. Gang tae xiph.org/dshow.
  3. Dounload the current stable version.
  4. Run the setup program an follae the instructions on screen.
  5. Efter the Setup Wizard finishes, yer player (frae step 1) should be able tae play audio an video files frae Wikipedia.
  6. If Windows daes nae automatically associate the file type wi yer favorite program, aw ye hae tae dae is to drag/drop the file intae it, or force the program tae be associatit wi the .ogg file.

If ye uise Internet Explorer 9 (or later), ye can an aa install WebM for IE.

iOS

  • WikiLinks is an application for brousin Wikipaedia on ony iOS device which can play baith Theora video an Vorbis audio files.
  • Wikipanion is an application for brousin Wikipaedia on iPhone or iPad which can play audio files (Vorbis).

Macintosh (Mac OS X)

  • MPlayer OS X is a media player which can play Vorbis an Theora files.
  1. Gang tae the MPlayer Mac OS X dounload page
  2. Click the Dounload Now button.
  3. Select an appropriate location (mirror) from which ye want tae dounload the saftware.
  4. Click the correspondin icon unner the dounload column.
  5. Wait for the zip airchive tae dounload. This should tak aroond 18 minutes on a 56k modem, or quicker if ye have a faster connection.
  6. Ance dounloadin has finished, double click the zip airchive tae extract the files.
  7. Copy the MPlayer Application tae yer Applications folder.
  8. When the copy operation finishes, ye can uise MPlayer tae play audio an video files frae Wikipedia.
  1. Dounload iTunes frae Apple
  2. Install iTunes.
  3. Obtain the XiphQT plugin
  4. Follae the installation instructions in the readme
  5. Ye mey nou uise iTunes or QuickTime tae play (and convert) Vorbis an Theora files, or subscribe tae Vorbis-based podcasts (through RSS feeds or XSPF playleets).
  6. Uisin this method allaes playback o Wikipedia audio/video content within Safari an ither Mac OS X wab brousers.
  1. Gang tae the VLC player Mac OS X dounload page
  2. Select an appropriate version o the saftware tae dounload.
  3. Wait for the disk image file tae dounload. This should tak aroond 18 minutes on a 56k modem, or quicker if ye have a faster connection.
  4. Ance dounloadinghas finished, double click the disk image tae moont it.
  5. Copy the VLC Application tae yer Applications folder.
  6. When the copy operation finishes, ye can uise VLC tae play audio an video files frae Wikipedia.
  • Miro an open-soorce media player an internet-TV application. Based on VLC media player.
  1. Dounload frae Miro home page

Unix (Includin Linux, BSD, Solaris, etc)

Mony recent free Unix seestems are able tae play Vorbis audio wioot ony installation. If ye dinna hae ony audio saftware installed, uise yer preferred packagin seestem tae brouse the players leet an pick ane. For example, ye mey install Totem, Amarok, MPlayer, xine, VLC media player, XMMS an ithers.

  • libtheora is required for Theora video support.
  1. Uise yer distribution's package management seestem, such as APT or YUM, tae rake for an install libtheora.
  2. New media players such as MPlayer, xine, or VLC should be able tae play Theora video as well as Vorbis audio.
  • Tae play Theora video wi GStreamer-based players such as Totem, ye must install the Theora GStreamer plugin. Again, yer package manager should tak care o this.
  • Miro an open-soorce media player an internet-TV application. Based on VLC media player.
  1. Dounload frae Miro home page

Playin the files

Ye can try yer player uisin the Wikimedia Commons Sound an Video files.

Creatin media files

Tae learn hou tae create video or audio files for Wikipaedia an its sister projects, check Wikipedia:Creation an uisage o media files.