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como hago para subir un file escrito en worldpad y que tiene fotos. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Rafael Martinez Tirado (talk • contribs) 18:10, 5 July 2014‎ (UTC)

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Hallo, seit Monaten versuche ich ein Foto (Max Köhler.jpg) auf die Siete Max Köhler, Maler hochzuladen. Ich habe es bei Wikicommons gespeichert, aber ich bekomme immer eine Meldung, dass da hochladen fehlgeschlagen sei. Kann mir vielleicht jemand helfen? Das foto soll neben dem biografiscehen Text erscheinen. Danke —Preceding unsigned comment added by Hansen-Lorenzen Erika (talk • contribs) 07:11, 7 July 2014‎ (UTC)

Missing thumbmail for large .ogv-videofileEdit

It looks like something went wrong, when I uploaded File:Kong_Christian_den_X's_Bro_opening_-_Sønderborg,_Denmark.ogv. It's a largish (330MB) video file and the thumbnail did not render. Is that a side effect of the file being over 100MB? And how can it be fixed? regards Knud Winckelmann (talk) 06:48, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

Aha, seems like it's to big, just got this one as I was selecting one of the other previes sizes.

Error generating thumbnail

Error creating thumbnail: '/usr/bin/avconv' -threads 1 -ss 165 -y -i 'http://ms-fe.eqiad.wmnet/v1/AUTH_mw/wikipedia-commons-local-public.99/9/99/Kong_Christian_den_X%27s_Bro_opening_-_S%C3%B8nderborg%2C_Denmark.ogv?temp_url_sig=6e8cea9eccd65ed8a73d2ee8fe6d67ea946a6b7c&temp_url_expires=1405752815' -ss 3 -s 1920x1080 -f mjpeg -an -vframes 1 '/tmp/transform_aa0465a1427e-1.jpg' 2>&1

wgMaxShellMemory: 409600

avconv version 0.8.12-4:0.8.12-0ubuntu0.12.04.1, Copyright (c) 2000-2014 the Libav developers

built on Jun 10 2014 15:31:10 with gcc 4.6.3

[http @ 0x1800e80] HTTP error 500 Internal Error

Who to tell? regards Knud Winckelmann (talk) 06:57, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

Aha, looks like it's been fixed now. Regards Knud Winckelmann (talk) 13:36, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

Overwrite imageEdit

I could not overwrite the image File:International_position_on_the_Falklands.png in Wikimedia Commons. Please help fix it. Thank you. Ricky36 (talk) 03:55, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

@Ricky36: It looks like you were able now? Anything else we could help with? -- Rillke(q?) 07:12, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

Upload problemEdit

I uploaded a picture I took in France using the upload wizard. It originally said the upload was successful. When I completed the Describe tab, though, it then said there was an error: api-error-unknownerror. I've hit retry upload twice, but I get the same error. What now?--Bbb23 (talk) 14:01, 26 July 2014 (UTC)

The Upload Wizard is pretty much in a perpetual state of brokenness and never seems to provide error messages that are even remotely useful. Since you're a long-time user, you might already be familiar with Commons:Upload, which tends to be much more reliable. LX (talk, contribs) 14:40, 26 July 2014 (UTC)
Heh, don't be fooled. I come here mainly to nominate a file for deletion or tag it with a speedy. I've uploaded one other picture before now, and it was quite some time ago. I haven't the faintest memory of how I did it. In any event, I used one of the forms, and it seems to have worked. Thanks for your help.--Bbb23 (talk) 15:00, 26 July 2014 (UTC)