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In addition to images, the Nintendo Wiki has the ability to upload media files of the following types:

MP3 and MP4 are the preferred formats for brand new uploads, but once a media file has already been uploaded, there is never a need to convert it for reupload in a different format. Files uploaded with a ".ogg" extension should be moved to either ".oga" or ".ogv" (depending if it is an audio or video file, respectively).

Acceptable content[edit]

This is copyrighted content. Please use fair use to the best of your ability; this is not a website to host content illegally.

Sound clips[edit]

Short sound clips for certain characters are accepted in this wiki, since having a few audio samples is a solid method of illustrating a character's personality and voice. Audio clips can also be used to supplement the quote pages, but it should not be overdone. After all, the wiki is not a database for every sound clip from every game, so make sure the audio clip you want to upload is significant. Random sound effects and short grunts, for instance, are inappropriate unless they are generally well-known. Another good use for audio samples is to illustrate the history of the character's voice. Several characters have received a variety of voice actors during their history, but even characters that have been portrayed by fewer actors (such as Mario, who was voiced by only Charles Martinet for years) can benefit from having a variety of audio clips.

Ideally, audio samples should have minimal-to-no background noises. If an audio clip needs to be presented in a way that background audio cannot be eliminated easily, such as special events in Comic Con, where Mario and others talk, these should be in video format and be used as an external link, not as an audio file.

Music samples[edit]

Music samples are also acceptable, but it is recommended that they fade out after the song loops once back to an earlier part, rather than end abruptly. Music tracks that are longer than 30 seconds must be clipped to 30 seconds or less, and any copyrighted tracks longer than 30 seconds will be deleted by an administrator.

Video clips[edit]

Video clips should demonstrate how the game or a particular level works. These can also include cutscenes, trailers for games, and promotional videos licensed by Nintendo. These should not include strategy. This is often an effective way to demonstrate glitches in the Super Mario games and a better alternative to referencing a YouTube video. It is not recommended you directly convert a YouTube video, however; record yourself trying to recreate the glitch, and be sure to perform appropriate video editing.

Uploading and embedding[edit]

See also: Help:Image

As with images, media files are uploaded using the upload file page. Embedding and linking are done as follows:

  • [[File:Audio.mp3]] to embed the file
  • [[:File:Audio.mp3]] to link to the file's wiki page
  • [[Media:Audio.mp3]] to link directly to the file itself

The {{media table}} template is an alternative to the traditional floating element and is used to display an organized list of audio/video files. The table organizes information about each file and makes it easy for the user to play or download them.

The {{multiframe}} and {{multiple image}} templates can also be used, but it isn't recommended.

External help[edit]