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Uploading .ogg file to wiki gives error.

Posted by Panzerbyte on 8 January 2020 in English (English)

Good day,

As I've wanted to upload my national anthem after seeing that .ogg files are the supported sound files for the wiki, I came across an error after uploading it. It gives an 'Internal error' with the body: [2228c731d0c62bd38a1d1408] 2020-01-08 06:52:37: Fatal exception of type "Error", after wanting to visit either the file (link to wiki) itself or the list of uploaded files.

Comment from zhenkang on 8 January 2020 at 07:28

The ogg files cant be uploaded on the wiki directly. However, an alternative is to upload on wikimedia commons, then use the file name on the OGF wiki

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Comment from Panzerbyte on 8 January 2020 at 07:38

Thank you for the provided workaround, but I do not want my file to be on wikimedia commons.

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Comment from Rustem Pasha on 8 January 2020 at 14:26

The uploading of ogg files is unabled by the server owner. The only way to change it is to ask thilo for allowing to upload the ogg files. Or upload it on Commons.

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Comment from mattko on 8 January 2020 at 14:37

Go to any ogg to mp3, wav website and try that way. Best solution I can think of.

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Comment from Panzerbyte on 8 January 2020 at 14:39

.mp3 and .wav files are allowed to be uploaded then?

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Comment from Rustem Pasha on 8 January 2020 at 18:53

No. Ogg is the only type of sound files accepted by the wiki software (if allowed by server admin). If Commons isn't really a solution then you may upload the music to any other website and then put a link to it in the wiki article. However in this case you wouldn't be able to "use" the file directly in a wiki and people who want to listen the anthem will be redirected from the wiki to the page you've put in the link.

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Comment from Panzerbyte on 9 January 2020 at 02:20

Alright, thank you for clarifying.

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Comment from theruler on 9 January 2020 at 17:32

There is nothing wrong in putting your own work in Commons. If you want to restrict usage, you can always mark it as "my own work" and put creative commons or copyright on.

In general, the wiki and the website is a bit dated in terms of today, such as UI and capabilities (iD) and Wiki (Visual Editor)

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Comment from wangi on 9 January 2020 at 22:41

theruler - please do not leave such inaccurate comments. You should read:

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