Wikiquote:Media help

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Some Wikiquote articles include sound or video files. The purpose of this page is to explain how to play sound files found on Wikiquote.

Wikiquote media files can be played on almost all personal computers. However, your computer must have the right software. If your computer does not automatically play these files when you click on them, downloading and installing free software from the Internet can enable it to do so.

Sound files on Wikiquote generally use the Vorbis audio format, and video files use the Theora format. These are roughly similar to other formats used to play digital audio and video such as MP3 and MPEG. The difference is that these Ogg formats are completely free, open, and unpatented. However, Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X computers do not support these formats by default, and require additional software to play them (see below).

Directions on installing software >>


For help making and converting video and audio into the format usable on Wikiquote, see Wikipedia:Media.