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If anyone reads this page anymore :)

The captions are now complete. As it has been raised nearly a year ago, there aren't that many media files, still, so it is likely that this list will pretty much stay. I will nonetheless scour the Commons and see if I can compile a decent 365-member list within three days :) —UED77 15:14, 28 December 2006 (UTC)

I think there just isn't to much interest in media because of the formats we use here and because of existence of YouTube and such. Anyway I think we should go for 2008 rather then 2007. Most of the titles for the current media are not even present and the templates aren't ready to be divided by year. --Nux (talk··dyskusja) 00:55, 30 December 2006 (UTC)
I'm very happy it's all finished. There are more files now, and I suppose it's possible there *might* be enough if you use some low quality ones. However, I'd prefer to avoid that. The setup we have now is good. Raul654 01:31, 30 December 2006 (UTC)
You're right, 2008 would be a more realistic goal. I know there are some files from known series that are not MOTD, but others are, so we could use the remainder. And cross our fingers that we'd receive some nice new files over the following year. —UED77 18:11, 30 December 2006 (UTC)


How are we going to deal with this as we get into the next year. So far, i only see variables for the month and the date. Maybe someone should think about adding a year variable to the templates. -- Sam916 02:48, 4 January 2006 (UTC)

There aren't nearly enough media files to do new ones every day forever. There's *barely* enough to do one for every day of the year. (There are roughly 400 combined songs and videos, of which 45 are from Handel's Messiah, so I intentionally avoided using all of them). So, when setting up the rotation, I set it up to cycle back at the end of the year (like the selected anniveraries on Wikipedia). Raul654 18:46, 4 January 2006 (UTC)
what is with this place? there's barely anything to get from here!-- 16:16, 13 January 2006 (UTC)
I don't understand the question. Are you talking about commons? The media-of-the-day page? Something else? Raul654 21:07, 13 January 2006 (UTC)
the IP is right in some way. There is no information of how new Media gets added and who chooses them (Raul?). E.g. I´ve uploaded a new video called media:Moving_Octopus_Vulgaris_2005-01-14.ogg and don´t if / where I should add it as a MotD. --MilesTeg 18:40, 16 January 2006 (UTC)
hm... well, according to [1] there is no certain system of what´s in the loop--MilesTeg 01:27, 23 January 2006 (UTC)

MOTD German

I have added the german module of the MOTD to the front page. Someone will have to fix the small things, like the text that remains english. -- Sam916 02:44, 23 January 2006 (UTC)

Bah! You beat me to it by a few seconds! :) Raul654 02:50, 23 January 2006 (UTC)
Sorry about that. -- Sam916 02:53, 23 January 2006 (UTC)

More files coming

I just got back from vacation today, and I have a *ton* of videos from the animal kingdom to upload (about 80, give or take), so look for the number of videos to double overnight. Raul654 03:20, 23 January 2006 (UTC)

If you need any help, I could help you encode the videos. -- Sam916 01:25, 24 January 2006 (UTC)
I converted about 40 while I was in Florida. I haven't gotten to the other 40 yet because I have been sick since I got back. Raul654 01:26, 24 January 2006 (UTC)
I finished uploading my vacation pics and videos. The combined gallery can be found here. Raul654 17:13, 25 January 2006 (UTC)


In the current version, it is impossible to add another translation. I'd like to reorganize the page like COM:POTD, with all those neat (and slow? :-x) templates, so that it would be easily expanded.

IMHO it would be a good idea to also add an icon to represent the media type.

Any ideas, objections?

  • It might be a good idea to add the year to the template names, but that would be quite a big heap of work... So?
  • I think it would be good if every file would show an icon showing the media type (music/video/...). Well, if I think about that, it would be fine if the image description page would show such icon automatically (would have to be built into MediaWiki... wait a minute, well, there is bugzilla:1578).
  • Of course, a link to the file description page should be somewhere, too...
  • Any ideas about layout? The POTD layout is beautiful, but does not really fit this, as we won't have the large picture to show. What about something like this:




Choose a new media file

--Mormegil 12:52, 13 February 2006 (UTC)

Extremely bad idea. The POTD page is very slow to load, and that's only doing one month's worth. It would be a factor of 12 worse for this page - making it virtually impossible to load. Also, I am not keen on adding new translations until someone in those other languages actually expresses an interest in doing a media of the day page. And, if they should do it, then they should use an entirely different page, instead of trying to cram them all on a single page. Raul654 05:49, 20 February 2006 (UTC)

You question the idea of one page for all languages (which I have not invented, BTW; I have just seen the German caption side by side with the English one, which is obviously unscalable). That is fine by me, it's not any big difference if the one-day template would show all languages or just the selected one. I don't understand what should be the "slow" part of it? On POTD, there are 30 pictures, which take quite some time to load; that would not be the case here. To be honest, I don't think having all 365 items on a single page is a good idea, anyway.

I have simplified the template a bit so it displays only one language, what about that? Better? Worse? --Mormegil 12:58, 21 February 2006 (UTC)

The POTD page loads slowly, but not because of the 30 thumbnailed pictures. It loads slowly because it transcludes (by my estimate) just under 1,300 templates. Pages with lots of templates load slowly; pages with ridiculously large numbers of templates load very slowly.
This page loads slowly with roughly 730 templates; each new language adds (at least) another 365 and makes the page more crowded and harder to use. Putting all langugages, for the entire year on a single page is just out of the question.
So you can break it up by months (have all the languages for january on a page, like POTD), or you can break it up by language (like this page is now - have the whole years' worth of english templates on the same page). I prefer the latter, but I'm not dead-set on it. Raul654 17:54, 21 February 2006 (UTC)

Now I get it, you are right that using hundreds (or thousands) of templates is not a good idea. So -- why not break it up both by month and by language? It would make the page more maintanable and friendlier to servers. I don't think splitting the months has any significant negative effects, splitting the languages makes it a bit more difficult to translate the description, but I can live with that. (I have (temporarily?) removed the icons since it would require manual adding that information to all MOTD files, which I am too lazy to do now; still I think the icons would make the page much prettier. ;-) ) --Mormegil 16:45, 23 February 2006 (UTC)

License and other info

Plase take care that featured media files at least have accurate and complete license info, and ideally an informative description page. I belive that this should be an important criterium for selecting featured media.

Note that today's featured file, Image:Bwv558.ogg, does not have sufficient license info: it is tagged as cc-by-sa without giving the author (in this case, the interpreter). I have already contacted the uploader about this issue... but as I said, this should be done before the file gets to the main page! -- Duesentrieb(?!) 14:03, 30 March 2006 (UTC)

Project on English Wikipedia

Please see Wikipedia:Sound of the day. Thanks.--Pharos 23:28, 20 June 2006 (UTC)

Red links


All the music of Martinu has been deleted. Why? (problem of copyright ?). How do we remplace them? How do we choose an media as "Media of the day" ? Is there a special page for that? Kiwa 20:13, 30 June 2006 (UTC)

Almost universal template


I used something like this on Polish version only less universal (here de version):

Januar 2006
Datum Datei Titel
01-1 [[Media:Template:Motd/01-1]] [ [[:File:Template:Motd/01-1|Info]] · Bearbeiten ]

none [ Bearbeiten (de) · (en) ]

01-2 [[Media:Template:Motd/01-2]] [ [[:File:Template:Motd/01-2|Info]] · Bearbeiten ]

none [ Bearbeiten (de) · (en) ]

01-3 [[Media:Template:Motd/01-3]] [ [[:File:Template:Motd/01-3|Info]] · Bearbeiten ]

none [ Bearbeiten (de) · (en) ]

01-4 [[Media:Template:Motd/01-4]] [ [[:File:Template:Motd/01-4|Info]] · Bearbeiten ]

none [ Bearbeiten (de) · (en) ]

I belive this will make translations easier. I've also used {{Motd-head-pl}} for headers so they can be put into place only once and you can change whole table with two templates.

You may also want to see the code of Polish version as I messed with parser function and made it so it will only show current month on main page.

Oh BTW on 2007 we can just use something like:

Januar 2007
Datum Datei Titel
2007-01-1 [[Media:Template:Motd/2007-01-1]] [ [[:File:Template:Motd/2007-01-1|Info]] · Bearbeiten ]

none [ Bearbeiten (de) · (en) ]

2007-01-2 [[Media:Template:Motd/2007-01-2]] [ [[:File:Template:Motd/2007-01-2|Info]] · Bearbeiten ]

none [ Bearbeiten (de) · (en) ]

2007-01-3 [[Media:Template:Motd/2007-01-3]] [ [[:File:Template:Motd/2007-01-3|Info]] · Bearbeiten ]

none [ Bearbeiten (de) · (en) ]

2007-01-4 [[Media:Template:Motd/2007-01-4]] [ [[:File:Template:Motd/2007-01-4|Info]] · Bearbeiten ]

none [ Bearbeiten (de) · (en) ]

Or like this:

Januar 2007
Datum Datei Titel
01-1 [[Media:Template:Motd/2007-01-1]] [ [[:File:Template:Motd/2007-01-1|Info]] · Bearbeiten ]

none [ Bearbeiten (de) · (en) ]

01-2 [[Media:Template:Motd/2007-01-2]] [ [[:File:Template:Motd/2007-01-2|Info]] · Bearbeiten ]

none [ Bearbeiten (de) · (en) ]

01-3 [[Media:Template:Motd/2007-01-3]] [ [[:File:Template:Motd/2007-01-3|Info]] · Bearbeiten ]

none [ Bearbeiten (de) · (en) ]

01-4 [[Media:Template:Motd/2007-01-4]] [ [[:File:Template:Motd/2007-01-4|Info]] · Bearbeiten ]

none [ Bearbeiten (de) · (en) ]

Hm... I guess it will need some work in the second column, but that's not a big problem.

Nux (talk) 08:11, 27 August 2006 (UTC)

How to nominate a media of the day?

Could somebody explains me how to indicate a media for the " Media of the day"? I want to nominate a media of myself (Image:Turdus rufiventris.ogg), which is a record of a bird song, and it is like a tropical rainforest sunrise simphony. Zimbres 19:03, 7 March 2007 (UTC)

You probably just add it in.--Juan de Vojníkov (talk) 09:47, 20 November 2010 (UTC)

Date width

made some sexy changes to way date is can someone change the date column to match the time box's width? thans-- 19:42, 18 March 2007 (UTC)

and also fix the nominate links!!-- 19:43, 18 March 2007 (UTC)

Image:Chopin Nocturne.ogg (24th April)

Image:Chopin Nocturne.ogg - the media of the day for the 24th April is under a non-commercial license (see the source) and should be deleted. I have added the relevant template on the image page but it will also need removing from here. Lcarsdata 19:45, 20 April 2007 (UTC)


Has there been any attempt at syndicating the media of the day? I know it's pre-determined, but still, some of us are addicted to our RSS, and expect any relevant information to come from our aggregator :P Gryc ueusp 23:49, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

(Speaking as the person who set this up) Not to my knowledge Raul654 05:16, 1 May 2007 (UTC)

need this!!!-- 22:19, 6 May 2007 (UTC)

How to convert mpg to ogg?

Can someone post a link to some sort of software to do this in Windows? It doesn't seem to be an easy task, and I want to gift wikipedia with a cool video I took but can't figure out how to convert to ogg videos. (audio seems easy) thanks! Nesnad 12:04, 25 May 2007 (UTC)

Currently for Windows there is very easy way using Miro Converter, for lower lamas you can also use VLC 4.X.--Juan de Vojníkov (talk) 09:48, 20 November 2010 (UTC)


Look {{Media of the day}}. I think it's good idea to add it into media files. MOTD consist descriptions at more than 5 3-4 (sometimes 5-6) languages for every day / file, but when we open file information, we don't look them. ~ putnik 18:24, 23 August 2007 (UTC)

Example: Image:Moving Octopus Vulgaris 2005-01-14.ogg. ~ putnik 18:25, 23 August 2007 (UTC)

RSS feed

Besides "by category" and "by user name", my "Catfood" commons RSS feed script can create a "medium of the day" feed, here. It will take a few seconds to generate, as the tool has to read 10 pages containing filenames from commons. Should we add it as RSS feed in the template, like Picture of the Day has? --Magnus Manske 12:13, 13 September 2007 (UTC)

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Well, I added it :)
This page needs a tiny bit of maintenance. With the new ogg player it would be good to have them directly on this page. And get the category sorted... pfctdayelise (说什么?) 12:13, 25 September 2007 (UTC)


I would like to nominate new audio files as MOTD for the next year (If you know the better place then copy this text, please). You can continue this list of audio superior files:

P.S. If the list will be less than 365 audio files then it will be MOTD of the next year. --AKA MBG 22:05, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

Who chooses the MOTD?

Simple question...

(I love that video with the geese, by the way)

Esn (talk) 05:42, 4 December 2008 (UTC)

When I set up MOTD in January 2006, I picked one file for every day of the year. Since then, MOTD has been on a loop. Raul654 (talk) 20:56, 4 December 2008 (UTC)
Ok, I'll take the liberty of switching some of the old classical music pieces with shiny new video files. We can do better now than that ;-). --Dschwen (talk) 15:03, 9 December 2008 (UTC)
Feel free to get rid of the 30-odd Handel Messiah pieces we have in the loop. Make sure you update the captions accordingly when you do. But before you go beyond that, please poke me first. Raul654 (talk) 02:45, 10 December 2008 (UTC)
Is there some way that people are able to nominated for MOTD? For example, I'd like to nominate File:Russian national anthem at Medvedev inauguration 2008.ogg. --russavia (talk) 16:01, 15 December 2008 (UTC)

I think we need to go beyond just looping it. The loop is not obvious given its length, so few are going to notice, but I think most would agree we should have a new one each time and a more formal process for choosing them. Having said that, we need some people to take on the responsibilities of getting things set up and running that process, and until such people come forward there isn't much more we can do. Richard001 (talk) 21:36, 17 January 2009 (UTC)

I'd also like to know if I can add a video to the rotation, specifically this one File:Bellagio casino fountain feature.ogv. mahanga (talk) 21:11, 11 November 2009 (UTC)

Use native player?

Is there a reason this page uses Media: links in the table, rather than the native player which is used for the currently featured media? As is, it's not even immediately clear from the list which files are audio and which ones are video.--Eloquence (talk) 10:12, 31 January 2009 (UTC)

template system

The template system for Motd seems to be not very elaborate. How for example are updates managed? If I change the Motd for April 25 e.g. (it was always the same since 2006: Template:Motd/04-25), how are translations updated? If I update it to a Mozart sonata, Template:Motd-de/04-25 will still speak about astronauts having fun.

I think the whole system needs to be changed to something similar to the Potd system. The only question: Motd looks almost dead. Are there any people interested in updating Motd? --Slomox (talk) 03:05, 24 April 2009 (UTC)

When I set up the queue, there were *barely* enough media files to fill a full year. That's why the system is static -- because there's no sense in rotating it when there aren't all that many files. Nor, seeing as how most of the files are still not translated into more than a handful of languages, is there all that much enthusiasm for translating them. Raul654 (talk) 03:55, 24 April 2009 (UTC)
Well, translating cannot really be stimulated by a system that unavoidably will break translations ;-)
Do you think, that now - three years later - there are enough good media files (and enough human contributors) to change the system to a non-rotating system? --Slomox (talk) 04:48, 24 April 2009 (UTC)

Adding a new MotD

Could someone find a place for this and this? Thanks, The New Mikemoral ♪♫ 02:59, 8 January 2010 (UTC)

How to set thumbtime for videos?

I tried to add "|thumbtime=x" after the file name, but that did not work.--Kozuch (talk) 09:51, 13 June 2010 (UTC)

No bot for "Media of the day" template?

Why there is no bot tagging the historic files with this template?--Kozuch (talk) 08:59, 26 June 2010 (UTC)

Corrupt MOD

Today's Media of the day is corrupt or deleted. "No media of the day today." --Nevit Dilmen (talk) 12:59, 16 July 2010 (UTC)

Nomination File:Balon patlatma 3 9087.ogg

--Nevit Dilmen (talk) 13:03, 16 July 2010 (UTC)

Or we add File:Cityscape of Rome (partial, seen from Pincio hill).ogg (Better than nothing) - never seen "No media of the day today" in 6 years ... --Mattes (talk) 06:04, 17 July 2010 (UTC)
... 2nd day in a row. Maybe we have not enough admins? I wanted to create a new template for today but it's edit protected so I cannot do that. Here are more suggestions: File:Sicht auf Bad Kissingen vom Altenberg - Video.ogg, File:Cityscape of Rome (partial, seen from Pincio hill).ogg, File:Uhr nach einer Konstruktion Leonardo da Vincis.ogg, File:View of Saint Peter's Square, Vatican.ogg and File:Hula hoop video - Kreem.ogg. Regards, --Mattes (talk) 08:34, 18 July 2010 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Balloon_9125_Nevit.ogg


--Nevit Dilmen (talk) 10:06, 31 July 2010 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Wikimedia Italia - WikiGuida 2 - Commons.ogv

WikiGuide on Commons, produced by Wikimedia Italia in 2010. (there are other 2 videos, 1 on Wikipedia and one, which is brand-new, on Wikisource). --Aubrey (talk) 10:25, 5 April 2011 (UTC)

There is no special nomination procedure for MODs. So feel free to select an empty Media of the day template and fill the description template(s) (at least in English). For correct use have a look to one of the former templates. --Pristurus (talk) 20:00, 6 April 2011 (UTC)


How come File:Magic_Cup.ogg is on main page without proper sourcing? Did you know that... unsourced files are deleted without hesitation? NVO (talk) 04:57, 15 December 2011 (UTC)

Proposal needed?

For featuring a media in the main page needed any proposal kind of thing or Can I directly edit the project page with suitable media? Should I have any special access (permission) to do this? -- SuryaPrakash  Talk... 13:18, 28 January 2012 (UTC)

Feel free to edit the project page directly. Regards, --Pristurus (talk) 16:00, 28 January 2012 (UTC)
Thank you Pristurus. :) -- SuryaPrakash  Talk... 16:42, 28 January 2012 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Boa eating rabbit (close-up).ogg

File:Boa eating rabbit (close-up).ogg

ThatPeskyCommoner (talk) 21:22, 17 January 2013 (UTC)

...I can't work out how to add it! Brain dysfunctional tonight ;P Can someone else do it, pretty please?ThatPeskyCommoner (talk) 21:37, 17 January 2013 (UTC)

Done, it will be MOTD on 2013-01-21. Regards, --Pristurus (talk) 21:48, 17 January 2013 (UTC)
Mucho Granny-hugz to you! Thanks, you're great! :D (btw, the boa's name is ... Cuddles!) ThatPeskyCommoner (talk) 21:54, 17 January 2013 (UTC)


I dont know how to add a nomination, so I suggest it here. --Slick (talk) 12:14, 16 May 2013 (UTC)

Nomination : File:Green Bee-eater - Merops orientalis.ogv

Can anyone add this video? I tried several times, but i couldn't add. Thanks. --~Anton~ (talk) 12:55, 21 July 2013 (UTC)

Error in today's MotD

Allthough I can't play today's video on the library computer I'm using, unless the still misrepresents the video it's of Westminster Abbey, not Notre Dame de Paris! Ham (talk) 17:37, 29 July 2013 (UTC)

Just another nomination

Please consider. Golf Bravo (talk) 16:54, 16 September 2013 (UTC)

done. It will be Motd on 2013-09-18 now. Regards, --Pristurus (talk) 19:40, 16 September 2013 (UTC)

Laurel and Hardy nomination

I think this would be a good MotD. Laurel and Hardy's The Lucky Dog, 1921. First short with the duo together. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 07:44, 10 November 2013 (UTC)

  Done on 2013-11-12. JKadavoor Jee 08:10, 10 November 2013 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Grand_Army_Plaza_time-lapse.ogv

File:Grand_Army_Plaza_time-lapse.ogv --Slick (talk) 09:31, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Squires vs Burns 1907.ogv

File:Squires vs Burns 1907.ogv --Slick (talk) 10:43, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

  Done, Motd/2013-11-30. --Pristurus (talk) 11:01, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Lever tumbler lock animation.gif

  --Slick (talk) 10:50, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Timelapse-Basil-growing.ogv

File:Timelapse-Basil-growing.ogv --Slick (talk) 16:12, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Light_tactical_vehicle_Skorpion-2M.ogv

File:Light_tactical_vehicle_Skorpion-2M.ogv --Slick (talk) 09:33, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

  Done Motd/2013-12-03, --Pristurus (talk) 14:49, 29 November 2013 (UTC)

Nomination:File:Stentor muelleri at 1000X.ogv

File:Stentor muelleri at 1000X.ogv --Slick (talk) 16:17, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

  Done, Motd/2013-12-02, --Pristurus (talk) 14:30, 29 November 2013 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Water_lily_time-lapse.ogv

File:Water_lily_time-lapse.ogv --Slick (talk) 16:15, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

  Done, Motd/2013-12-04, --Pristurus (talk) 09:41, 30 November 2013 (UTC)

Nomination: File:ICE3 Schllenberg.ogg

File:ICE3 Schllenberg.ogg --Slick (talk) 15:41, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

  Done, Motd/2013-12-05, --Pristurus (talk) 07:51, 2 December 2013 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Aglais_urticae_larvae_2.ogv

File:Aglais_urticae_larvae_2.ogv --Slick (talk) 16:03, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

  Done, Motd/2013-12-06, --Pristurus (talk) 08:22, 2 December 2013 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Snail_Melc_melc_codobelc.ogv

File:Snail_Melc_melc_codobelc.ogv --Slick (talk) 13:18, 2 December 2013 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Dernier jour des Z 6100 - Gare du Champ de courses d'Enghien.ogv

Nomination: File:Strawberries time-lapse.ogv

File:Strawberries time-lapse.ogv --Slick (talk) 15:55, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

  Done, Motd/2013-12-09. --Pristurus (talk) 11:20, 5 December 2013 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Ploughing.ogg

File:Ploughing.ogg --Slick (talk) 13:11, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

  Done, Motd/2013-12-08. --Pristurus (talk) 10:58, 5 December 2013 (UTC)

Nomination: File:1903_Burnley_Ironworks_company_steam_engine_close_up.ogv

File:1903_Burnley_Ironworks_company_steam_engine_close_up.ogv --Slick (talk) 14:29, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

  Done, Motd/2013-12-07, --Pristurus (talk) 10:50, 5 December 2013 (UTC)

Media of the day template

I see there are a lot of images they did not get the Media of the day-Template after they was Modt. (with template vs without template) How images get this template? By bot or anybody add it by hand? (If by bot, the bot does not work.) --Slick (talk) 07:52, 4 December 2013 (UTC)

I think it was done manually. However you may proof the history of these files. It would be nice to do this monotonous and repetitive work by a bot. Gruß, --Pristurus (talk) 23:06, 4 December 2013 (UTC)
I wrote a request, see Commons:Bots/Work_requests#bot_request:_add_Motd_Template_to_Motd_Files --Slick (talk) 08:01, 5 December 2013 (UTC)
Thank you, --Pristurus (talk) 10:39, 5 December 2013 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Взрыв метеорита над Челябинском 15 02 2013 avi-iCawTYPtehk.ogv

Nomination: File:Yabusame in Sumida Park, Tokyo, -20 apr. 2013 a.webm

Nomination: File:78 468 Teuto Express Brochterbeck 02.webmhd.webm

Nomination: File:56th Japanese wemen's championship of Naginata, -4 Dec. 2011 a.ogv

Nomination: File:Spatz_Sandbad_im_Zoo_Teil2_10prozent.ogg

File:Spatz_Sandbad_im_Zoo_Teil2_10prozent.ogg --Slick (talk) 10:05, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

  Done, Motd/2013-12-11. --Pristurus (talk) 17:14, 7 December 2013 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Moscow Metro - driver's view.ogg

File:Moscow Metro - driver's view.ogg --Slick (talk) 15:42, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

  Done, Motd/2013-12-10. --Pristurus (talk) 17:06, 7 December 2013 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Scheldewedstrijd.ogv

File:Scheldewedstrijd.ogv --Slick (talk) 12:35, 2 December 2013 (UTC)

  Done, Motd/2013-12-13. --Pristurus (talk) 11:41, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

Nomination: File:ER2-973_Ligovo.ogg

File:ER2-973_Ligovo.ogg --Slick (talk) 12:42, 2 December 2013 (UTC)

  Done, Motd/2013-12-14. --Pristurus (talk) 11:52, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Temple of the Tooth Kandy.webm

File:Temple of the Tooth Kandy.webm --Slick (talk) 07:33, 6 December 2013 (UTC)

  Done, this file was Motd/2013-11-25. --Pristurus (talk) 12:25, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Coral Acropora 3D.OGG

File:Coral Acropora 3D.OGG --Slick (talk) 07:57, 6 December 2013 (UTC)

  Done, Motd/2013-12-15. --Pristurus (talk) 12:34, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Rose_time-lapse.ogv

File:Rose_time-lapse.ogv --Slick (talk) 16:09, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

  Done, Motd/2013-12-16. --Pristurus (talk) 13:03, 12 December 2013 (UTC)

Nomination: File:F-18_taking_off_from_Nimitz_(Video).ogv

File:F-18_taking_off_from_Nimitz_(Video).ogv --Slick (talk) 12:45, 2 December 2013 (UTC)

  Done, Motd/2013-12-17.--Pristurus (talk) 13:25, 12 December 2013 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Moro_reflex_in_four-day-old_infant.ogv

File:Moro_reflex_in_four-day-old_infant.ogv --Slick (talk) 13:09, 2 December 2013 (UTC)

  Done, Motd/2013-12-18. --Pristurus (talk) 14:30, 12 December 2013 (UTC)

Nomination: File:What Happened on Twenty Third Street New York City (1901) - yt.webm

File:What Happened on Twenty Third Street New York City (1901) - yt.webm --Slick (talk) 16:10, 12 December 2013 (UTC)

This film was Motd/2010-11-01, see File:Whathappenedontwentythirdstreet-thomasedisoninc.ogg. --Pristurus (talk) 22:03, 12 December 2013 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Spinning_hardboiled_and_raw_eggs_02.ogg

File:Spinning_hardboiled_and_raw_eggs_02.ogg --Slick (talk) 13:14, 2 December 2013 (UTC)

  Done, Motd/2013-12-20. --Pristurus (talk) 19:50, 16 December 2013 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Vintgar_Slovenia.webm

File:Vintgar_Slovenia.webm --Slick (talk) 13:28, 2 December 2013 (UTC)

  Done, Motd/2013-12-22. --Pristurus (talk) 20:34, 16 December 2013 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Play_fight_between_cats.webmhd.webm


  •   Comment Please sign your message next time, otherwise the archive bot will fail later. --Slick (talk) 08:28, 3 December 2013 (UTC)
  Done, Motd/2013-12-21. --Pristurus (talk) 20:11, 16 December 2013 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Moulin à papier à Fontaine-de-Vaucluse.ogv

File:Moulin à papier à Fontaine-de-Vaucluse.ogv --Slick (talk) 13:14, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

  Done, Motd/2013-12-19. --Pristurus (talk) 19:45, 16 December 2013 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Rangifer tarandus - Inari 2013.ogv

File:Rangifer tarandus - Inari 2013.ogv

  • maybe to add for a x-mas related day. --Slick (talk) 06:44, 6 December 2013 (UTC)
  Done Motd/2013-12-24. --Pristurus (talk) 10:21, 17 December 2013 (UTC)

Nomination: File:3D anamation of the Rutherford atom.ogv

File:3D anamation of the Rutherford atom.ogv --Dvdgmz (talk) 08:21, 17 December 2013 (UTC)

  Done, Motd/2013-12-23. --Pristurus (talk) 10:13, 17 December 2013 (UTC)

Nomination: File:A Sound from thappu- Tamilnadu.ogv

File:A Sound from thappu- Tamilnadu.ogv --Slick (talk) 07:55, 6 December 2013 (UTC)

  Done, Motd/2013-12-30. --Pristurus (talk) 23:20, 26 December 2013 (UTC)

Nomination: File:CT-Rotation.ogv

File:CT-Rotation.ogv --Slick (talk) 08:00, 6 December 2013 (UTC)

  Done, Motd/2013-12-28. --Pristurus (talk) 22:52, 26 December 2013 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Five-year average global temperature anomalies from 1880 to 2010.ogv

File:Five-year average global temperature anomalies from 1880 to 2010.ogv --Slick (talk) 08:03, 6 December 2013 (UTC)

  Done, Motd/2013-12-27. --Pristurus (talk) 22:44, 26 December 2013 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Agapanthia_villosoviridescens.ogv

File:Agapanthia_villosoviridescens.ogv --Slick (talk) 08:07, 6 December 2013 (UTC)

  Done, Motd/2013-12-29. --Pristurus (talk) 23:11, 26 December 2013 (UTC)

Nomination: File:PotteryShaping.ogg

File:PotteryShaping.ogg --Slick (talk) 13:25, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

  Done, Motd/2014-01-04.--Pristurus (talk) 15:30, 3 January 2014 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Schlag Kuckucksuhr Beispiel 01.ogg

File:Schlag Kuckucksuhr Beispiel 01.ogg

  • very short, but best in scope I think --Slick (talk) 13:29, 3 December 2013 (UTC)
  Done, Motd/2014-01-05.--Pristurus (talk) 15:44, 3 January 2014 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Double slit.theora.ogv

File:Double slit.theora.ogv --Slick (talk) 14:30, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

  Done, Motd/2014-01-06. --Pristurus (talk) 15:52, 3 January 2014 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Verlegung Stolperstein Historisches Rathaus Köln.WebM

File:Verlegung Stolperstein Historisches Rathaus Köln.WebM

  • maybe to much germany related, but nice video --Slick (talk) 07:37, 6 December 2013 (UTC)
  Done, Motd/2014-12-16. --Pristurus (talk) 13:17, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Santa Claus Conquers The Martians (1964).ogv

File:Santa Claus Conquers The Martians (1964).ogv would be good for Christmas, methinks. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 03:51, 8 December 2013 (UTC)

  Done, Motd/2014-12-24. --Pristurus (talk) 13:33, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Bobby Bumps' Fourth (1917).webm

File:Bobby Bumps' Fourth (1917).webm --Slick (talk) 16:09, 12 December 2013 (UTC)

  • maybe to add for 2013-12-31 because fireworks related --Slick (talk) 16:09, 12 December 2013 (UTC)
  Done, Motd/2014-12-31. --Pristurus (talk) 11:12, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Lissajous animation.gif

  --Slick (talk) 16:18, 12 December 2013 (UTC)

  Done, Motd/2014-01-09. --Pristurus (talk) 11:17, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Moving vehicles in Link road, Cuttack, Odisha.webm

File:Moving vehicles in Link road, Cuttack, Odisha.webm --Slick (talk) 13:05, 6 January 2014 (UTC)

  Done, Motd/2014-01-10. --Pristurus (talk) 15:16, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Creative Commons and Commerce.ogg

File:Creative Commons and Commerce.ogg --Slick (talk) 13:08, 6 January 2014 (UTC)

  Done, Motd/2014-01-12. --Pristurus (talk) 15:34, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Stroll on Beach Ave.webm

File:Stroll on Beach Ave.webm --Slick (talk) 13:21, 6 January 2014 (UTC)

  Done, Motd/2014-01-13. --Pristurus (talk) 15:39, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Russian Hovercraft Hivus48.ogv

File:Russian Hovercraft Hivus48.ogv --Slick (talk) 13:22, 6 January 2014 (UTC)

  Done, Motd/2014-01-16. --Pristurus (talk) 11:46, 10 January 2014 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Minnehaha Falls on June 22, 2013 - Video 1 of 4.webm

File:Minnehaha Falls on June 22, 2013 - Video 1 of 4.webm --Slick (talk) 13:28, 6 January 2014 (UTC)

  Done, Motd/2014-01-17. --Pristurus (talk) 11:56, 10 January 2014 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Pattipola train.webm

File:Pattipola train.webm --Slick (talk) 13:31, 6 January 2014 (UTC)

  Done, Motd/2014-01-19. --Pristurus (talk) 08:55, 16 January 2014 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Stora Enso Oulu 20131214.OGG

File:Stora Enso Oulu 20131214.OGG --Slick (talk) 13:31, 6 January 2014 (UTC)

  Done, Motd/2014-01-20. --Pristurus (talk) 09:13, 16 January 2014 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Pájara - Costa Calma - Parque Eólico (0) 01.ogv

File:Pájara - Costa Calma - Parque Eólico (0) 01.ogv --Slick (talk) 13:34, 6 January 2014 (UTC)

  Done, Motd/2014-01-21. --Pristurus (talk) 09:39, 16 January 2014 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Pájara - Morro Jable - Playa del Matorral (0) 08.ogv

File:Pájara - Morro Jable - Playa del Matorral (0) 08.ogv

  •   Comment just a wave, but nice video to explain it --Slick (talk) 13:43, 6 January 2014 (UTC)
  Done, Motd/2014-01-26. --Pristurus (talk) 11:09, 16 January 2014 (UTC)

Nomination: File:71st Infantry Regiment at NY Camp Wikoff in 1898.ogv

File:71st Infantry Regiment at NY Camp Wikoff in 1898.ogv --Slick (talk) 13:46, 6 January 2014 (UTC)

  Done, Motd/2014-01-22. --Pristurus (talk) 09:29, 16 January 2014 (UTC)

Nomination: File:SFP 186 - Balkonauftritt der Royals mit Winston Churchill.ogv

File:SFP 186 - Balkonauftritt der Royals mit Winston Churchill.ogv --Slick (talk) 13:52, 6 January 2014 (UTC)

  • I suggest it for 6 February (death of George VI) --Slick (talk) 07:10, 7 January 2014 (UTC)
  Done, Motd/2014-02-06. --Pristurus (talk) 10:15, 16 January 2014 (UTC)

Nomination: File:SFP 186 - Buchenwald.webm

File:SFP 186 - Buchenwald.webm --Slick (talk) 13:53, 6 January 2014 (UTC)

  •   Comment I suggest it for 8. may, end of World War II --Slick (talk) 07:04, 7 January 2014 (UTC)
  Done, Motd/2014-05-08. --Pristurus (talk) 11:01, 16 January 2014 (UTC)

Nomination: File:The Little Princess (1939).ogv

300px File:The Little Princess (1939).ogv  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 05:57, 12 February 2014 (UTC)

  •   Comment Timely, as Temple has recently died. PD status is explicitly stated in a linked article. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 05:57, 12 February 2014 (UTC)
  Done, Motd/2014-02-19. --Pristurus (talk) 10:42, 15 February 2014 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Iguazu_Falls_2013-05-04.ogv

File:Iguazu_Falls_2013-05-04.ogv --Slick (talk) 07:57, 15 February 2014 (UTC)

  Done, Motd/2014-02-20. --Pristurus (talk) 10:49, 15 February 2014 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Algol AB movie imaged with the CHARA interferometer.gif

File:Algol AB movie imaged with the CHARA interferometer.gif--miya (talk) 05:13, 10 March 2014 (UTC)

  Done, Motd/2014-03-12. --Pristurus (talk) 13:28, 10 March 2014 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Little tombstone.ogv

File:Little tombstone.ogv--miya (talk) 05:13, 10 March 2014 (UTC)

  Done, Motd/2014-03-13. --Pristurus (talk) 13:34, 10 March 2014 (UTC)

Nomination: File:President Obama's Bilateral Meeting with Prime Minister Yatsenyuk of Ukraine.webm

File:President Obama's Bilateral Meeting with Prime Minister Yatsenyuk of Ukraine.webm--Anatoliy (talk) 12:53, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

  Done, Motd/2014-03-15. --Pristurus (talk) 11:58, 14 March 2014 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Blick_aus_dem_Zug_während_der_Ausfahrt_aus_dem_Hauptbahnhof_Köln_Richtung_Düsseldorf.ogv

File:Blick_aus_dem_Zug_während_der_Ausfahrt_aus_dem_Hauptbahnhof_Köln_Richtung_Düsseldorf.ogv --Slick (talk) 08:03, 15 March 2014 (UTC)

  Done, Motd/2014-03-17. --Pristurus (talk) 18:34, 16 March 2014 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Net_of_tesseract.gif

  File:Net_of_tesseract.gif --Slick (talk) 08:02, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

  Done, Motd/2014-03-18. --Pristurus (talk) 09:41, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

Nomination File:Straßenverkehr in Düsseldorf.ogv

File:Straßenverkehr in Düsseldorf.ogv --Slick (talk) 08:44, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

  Done, Motd/2014-03-21. --Pristurus (talk) 07:49, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Lysenko-Barcarole.ogg

--YurB (talk) 19:30, 19 March 2014 (UTC)

  Done, Motd/2014-03-22. --Pristurus (talk) 07:54, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Presentation of Raspberry Pi Compute Module on the IO Board.ogv

File:Presentation of Raspberry Pi Compute Module on the IO Board.ogv --Slick (talk) 09:41, 13 April 2014 (UTC)

  Done, Motd/2014-04-15. --Pristurus (talk) 13:45, 13 April 2014 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Haltern - Naturwildpark Granat - Dama dama dama 11 (1) ies.webm

Ruminating female fallow deer (Dama dama) in the Naturwildpark Granat in Haltern am See, Germany -- Ies (talk) 14:29, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

  Done, Motd/2014-08-20. --Pristurus (talk) 22:06, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Landeshaus Kiel Außenaufnahme 22.ogv on today

Please, add this or another video on today (2014-08-09). I'm not an administrator so I can't edit the template Template:Motd/2014-08-09. Thanks! --Brateevsky {talk} 07:59, 9 August 2014 (UTC)


  Done. Well, OK...The file will not get lost — Motd/2014-08-23. --Brateevsky {talk} 18:08, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Informing the author


Is it an idea to inform the author/uploader that their file has become media of the day? It's nice to know, but at the moment only coincedental if the auhtor were to visit the page on the day it was featured. --Vera (talk) 13:10, 19 October 2014 (UTC)

Videos not displaying

There has been a problem with video files not displaying for some (all ?) users on the Main Page (see I've changed the MOTD file for today from File:Timelapse-Basil-growing.ogv to a music file, which does work. In the interests of fairness, I've rescheduled today's video file for Monday 27 October 2014. A music file had previously been scheduled for Sunday 26 October, so in case whoever does the MOTD is unaware of the video bug, I've scheduled music files for tomorrow, Friday 24 October and Saturday 25 October as a precaution. If video functionality is restored, please feel free to substitute my music file selections for video files. Nick (talk) 18:43, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

Nomination: File:National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics wind tests (1946).webm

Very interesting PD footage of a wind tunnel test on a human subject. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:47, 14 November 2014 (UTC)

  Done, Motd/2014-11-17. --Pristurus (talk) 10:13, 14 November 2014 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Humpbackwhale singing.webm

File:Humpbackwhale singing.webm --Slick (talk) 10:52, 24 November 2014 (UTC)

  Done, Motd/2014-11-26. --Pristurus (talk) 14:21, 24 November 2014 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Hong Kong Umbrella Revolution-HD.webm

Tear gas fired to disperse protesters outside government headquarters 2014 Hong Kong Protests (28 September)

Victorgrigas (talk) 05:57, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

  Done, Motd/2014-12-05. --Pristurus (talk) 20:04, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Greven - Nordwalder Straße136-HofHufelschulte 02 (1) ies.webm

How to feed 250 geese in less than one minute

-- Ies (talk) 09:56, 11 December 2014 (UTC)

Good video! :)   Done: Template:Motd/2014-12-17. --Brateevsky {talk} 13:27, 14 December 2014 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Drinking bird 01 ies.webm

Drinking birds, also known as insatiable birdies or dipping birds, are toy heat engines that mimic the motions of a bird drinking from a water source.

-- Ies (talk) 17:43, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

  Done: Template:Motd/2014-12-22. --Pristurus (talk) 10:52, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Iron powder on magnetic stirrer 04 ies.webm

Iron powder marking the hemispherical field lines of the rotating magnetic field (1600 rpm) on top of a magnetic stirrer.

-- Ies (talk) 17:43, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

  Done: Template:Motd/2014-12-19. --Pristurus (talk) 10:44, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Eastern Metropolitan Bypass - Mathpukur to Sukanta Nagar - Kolkata 2014-02-12 2179.ogv

Nomination: File:Slussen_december_2014_video.webm

File:Slussen_december_2014_video.webm --Prolineserver (talk) 17:29, 10 January 2015 (UTC)

Nice video however I am a little bit doubtful about the legal status of the used historical footage. So I will wait for an answer from the creator about this possible issue. --Pristurus (talk) 11:38, 13 January 2015 (UTC)
Okay,  Done: Template:Motd/2015-01-15. --Pristurus (talk) 22:25, 13 January 2015 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Spendrup Vårby 2013.webm

File:Spendrup Vårby 2013.webm --Holger.Ellgaard (talk) 15:48, 16 January 2015 (UTC)

  Done: Template:Motd/2015-01-20. --Pristurus (talk) 14:36, 17 January 2015 (UTC)


File:Crochet—starting a chain.ogg


File:Crochet--turning and single crochet.ogg

--Slick (talk) 11:03, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

  Done: first one used in Template:Motd/2015-01-22, second in Template:Motd/2015-02-18. --Pristurus (talk) 09:09, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Burning feuerzangenbowle time lapse.ogv

File:Burning feuerzangenbowle time lapse.ogv

--Slick (talk) 11:07, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

  Done: Template:Motd/2015-01-21. --Pristurus (talk) 08:42, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Zoo Beauval - 27-06-2014 - Tortues géantes.webm

File:Zoo Beauval - 27-06-2014 - Tortues géantes.webm

--Slick (talk) 11:13, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

  Done: Template:Motd/2015-01-24. --Pristurus (talk) 09:32, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

Nomination File:Erfurter Dom Geläut 2014.webm

File:Erfurter Dom Geläut 2014.webm --Slick (talk) 11:24, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

  Done: Template:Motd/2015-01-25. --Pristurus (talk) 09:22, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

Nomination File:Stockholms Stadshus bildspel 2015.webm

File:Stockholms Stadshus bildspel 2015.webm --Holger.Ellgaard (talk) 15:09, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

  Done: Template:Motd/2015-02-08. --Pristurus (talk) 20:15, 6 February 2015 (UTC)

Nomination File:Landsnora såg video 2014.webm

File:Landsnora såg video 2014.webm --Holger.Ellgaard (talk) 14:53, 5 February 2015 (UTC)

It was Motd/2014-12-13. --Pristurus (talk) 14:06, 6 February 2015 (UTC)
Oh, I see, sorry! --Holger.Ellgaard (talk) 15:44, 6 February 2015 (UTC)

Nomination File:Landsnora kvarn video 2014bb.webm

File:Landsnora kvarn video 2014bb.webm --Holger.Ellgaard (talk) 14:53, 5 February 2015 (UTC)

  Done: Template:Motd/2015-02-16. --Pristurus (talk) 20:27, 6 February 2015 (UTC)

Nomination File:Nähmaschine Slow Motion.webm

File:Nähmaschine Slow Motion.webm Ubahnverleih (talk) 22:52, 5 February 2015 (UTC)

  Done: Template:Motd/2015-02-10. --Pristurus (talk) 22:09, 6 February 2015 (UTC)

Nomination: File:4-Stroke-Engine.gif



  • not sure if it was already Motd --Slick (talk) 11:39, 6 February 2015 (UTC)
  Done: Template:Motd/2015-02-07.

Nomination: File:Ararat 3d version 1.gif


File:Ararat 3d version 1.gif --Slick (talk) 11:46, 6 February 2015 (UTC)

  Done: Template:Motd/2015-02-11. --Pristurus (talk) 09:46, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Bdna cropped.gif


File:Bdna cropped.gif --Slick (talk) 11:48, 6 February 2015 (UTC)

  Done: Template:Motd/2015-02-13. --Pristurus (talk) 11:41, 11 February 2015 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Bee in ultra slow motion.webm

"A clumsely honey bee (Apis mellifera) starts its flight after collecting nectar at a pink flower. Filmed with a high speed camera at 3000 frames per second."

File:Bee in ultra slow motion.webm Ubahnverleih (talk) 20:49, 10 February 2015 (UTC)

  Done: Template:Motd/2015-02-14. --Pristurus (talk) 11:53, 11 February 2015 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Cardan-joint DIN808 type-D w-arrangement 3D animated.gif


File:Cardan-joint DIN808 type-D w-arrangement 3D animated.gif --Slick (talk) 11:52, 6 February 2015 (UTC)

  Done: Template:Motd/2015-02-17. --Pristurus (talk) 12:15, 11 February 2015 (UTC)

Nomination: File:CloseUp of a female European bee-eater.webm

CloseUp of a female European bee-eater.

File:CloseUp of a female European bee-eater.webm - Onkel Holz (talk) 19:44, 12 February 2015 (UTC)

  Done: Template:Motd/2015-02-19. --Pristurus (talk) 14:58, 17 February 2015 (UTC)

Nomination: File:GRACE globe animation.gif


File:GRACE globe animation.gif

This visualization of a gravity model was created with data from NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) and shows variations in Earth’s gravity field.

--Slick (talk) 11:56, 6 February 2015 (UTC)

  Done: Template:Motd/2015-02-22. --Pristurus (talk) 11:50, 18 February 2015 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Match strike in slow motion.webm

"Lighting of a match in slow motion. Filmed at 2500 frames per second on a Phantom FLEX"

File:Match strike in slow motion.webm - Onkel Holz (talk) 20:13, 11 February 2015 (UTC)

  Done: Template:Motd/2015-02-21. --Pristurus (talk) 11:34, 18 February 2015 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Serafimerringningen 11 februari 2015.webm

Deutsch: "Seraphinenleuten" (Serafimerringningen) und Zeremonie in der Riddarholmskyrkan für Richard von Weizsäcker am 11. Februar 2015
English: "Seraphim church bell" (Serafimerringningen) and ceremony at Riddarholm Church, Stockholm, February 11, 2015 for Richard von Weizsäcker

File:Serafimerringningen 11 februari 2015.webm - Holger.Ellgaard (talk) 16:13, 12 February 2015 (UTC)

  Done: Template:Motd/2015-02-28. --Pristurus (talk) 10:48, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Sördalens konstgång 2012.webm

Sördalens flatrod system nearby Säter in Dalarna County, Sweden.

File:Sördalens konstgång 2012.webm - Holger.Ellgaard (talk) 16:41, 12 February 2015 (UTC)

  Done: Template:Motd/2015-02-23. --Pristurus (talk) 11:41, 18 February 2015 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Animazione RMN saggittale dopo rimozione glioblastoma.gif OR File:Animazione RMN trasversale dopo rimozione glioblastoma.gif

Nomination: File:NH90 NH-215 Tour de Sky 2014-08-09 04.webm

File:NH90 NH-215 Tour de Sky 2014-08-09 04.webm Finnish army NH90 helicopter (NH-215) over Oulu Airport at Tour de Sky 2014 air show. -- Ubahnverleih (talk) 15:42, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

  Done: Template:Motd/2015-03-03. --Pristurus (talk) 10:29, 28 February 2015 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Glockenturm Villa Haas mit Stunden und Viertelstunden Schlag.webm

File:Glockenturm Villa Haas mit Stunden und Viertelstunden Schlag.webm Villa Haas: Hour and quarter hour strike (Wiener shock) to the local time stamp (manufacturer Perrot, Calw). Bell bronze and steel (Glockengiesserei Rincker, Sinn) -- Ubahnverleih (talk) 15:43, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

  Done: Template:Motd/2015-03-05. --Pristurus (talk) 10:47, 28 February 2015 (UTC)

Nomination: File:ANCAP Toyota Camry Pole Test 2011.webm

300px File:ANCAP Toyota Camry Pole Test 2011.webm

--Ubahnverleih (talk) 15:45, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

  Done: Template:Motd/2015-03-01. --Pristurus (talk) 10:01, 28 February 2015 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Plastic screw anchor-animation.ogv

File:Plastic screw anchor-animation.ogv --Slick (talk) 07:21, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

  Done: Template:Motd/2015-03-10. --Pristurus (talk) 10:20, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Muybridge race horse animated.gif


File:Muybridge race horse animated.gif --Slick (talk) 07:30, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

  Done: Template:Motd/2015-03-13. --Pristurus (talk) 14:31, 7 March 2015 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Thermally Agitated Molecule.gif


File:Thermally Agitated Molecule.gif --Slick (talk) 07:43, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

  Done: Template:Motd/2015-03-16. --Pristurus (talk) 09:04, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Sewing machine animated.gif


File:Sewing machine animated.gif --Slick (talk) 07:49, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

  Done: Template:Motd/2015-03-19. --Pristurus (talk) 09:10, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Shotinformativofreddymercury-conceptoradialshotinformativo-ivoox3155421.ogg

File:Shotinformativofreddymercury-conceptoradialshotinformativo-ivoox3155421.ogg This is one of 27 files of a radio show called Shot Informativo produced by Concepto Radial (Tec de Monterrey) in collaboration with Radio Nederland. All are here Category:Shot_Informativo_programs_donated_by_Concepto_Radial,_Tec_de_Monterrey,_Campus_Ciudad_de_México I chose one but really any of the files will do. --Thelmadatter (talk) 19:56, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

Nomination: File:20130924 Hermanus Bay whale watching 1.webm

File:20130924 Hermanus Bay whale watching 1.webm

This is a video produced during a whale watching boat tour in Hermanus Bay, South Africa, which I attended on 24 September 2013. September is the month, when the mating season for the southern right whales (Eubalaena australis) usually starts. Three whales are seen in the video, and according to the explanations of our guide, they are one female and two males (who are not fighting, but on the contrary, supporting each other). In the end of the video, several frames are seen with my legs, which help give a better idea of how close was our watching boat to the whales. There are a couple of other, shorter videos, which I will upload, yet this one is the longest one and from closest distance to the whales. Spiritia 10:15, 11 March 2015 (UTC)
  Done: Template:Motd/2015-03-15. --Pristurus (talk) 13:07, 12 March 2015 (UTC)
Thanks! Spiritia 15:03, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Wuppertal - Zoo - Spheniscus demersus 03 (1) ies.webm

File:Wuppertal - Zoo - Spheniscus demersus 03 (1) ies.webm

Several similar videos of en:African penguins (Spheniscus demersus) in the Wuppertal Zoo, but after review I considered this one the most informative and well done. Spiritia 11:01, 13 March 2015 (UTC)
  Done: Template:Motd/2015-03-18. --Pristurus (talk) 00:04, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Mexico City Cycling.webm

Mexico City cycling

English: A sunday of biking in Paseo de la Reforma and the use of a bicycle sharing system. Produced and edited by me on 1080p resolution.
Español: Un domingo de ciclismo en Paseo de la Reforma y el uso de una bicicleta Ecobici en la Ciudad de México.

--ProtoplasmaKid (talk) 09:12, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

  Done: Template:Motd/2015-03-17. --Pristurus (talk) 23:55, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Animation polariseur.gif


File:Animation polariseur.gif --Slick (talk) 09:00, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

  Done: Template:Motd/2015-04-04. --Pristurus (talk) 16:30, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Missing_Square_Animation.gif


  • highly suggested for 1. April

--Slick (talk) 08:52, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

  Done: Template:Motd/2016-04-01. Well, 1st April is okay now but a year later... --Pristurus (talk) 10:11, 4 April 2015 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Lunation animation November 2009.gif


File:Lunation animation November 2009.gif --Slick (talk) 08:54, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

  Done: Template:Motd/2015-04-11. --Pristurus (talk) 10:18, 4 April 2015 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Citybanan sprängning video 2012.ogv

Video from tunnel blasting for Stockholm City Line's new station "Stockholm City" 40 meters below Stockholm Central Station

File:Citybanan sprängning video 2012.ogv

Holger.Ellgaard (talk) 08:56, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

  Done: Template:Motd/2015-04-10. --Pristurus (talk) 12:00, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Caminandes- Llama Drama - Short Movie.ogv

File:Caminandes- Llama Drama - Short Movie.ogv Sorry I had added this file to Template:Motd/2015-04-13 before I noticed this nomination page. Would you confirm this file as a potd? --miya (talk) 22:21, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

An instruction page

Is there any instruction page like Commons:Picture of the day/Instructions? If not, how about making an instruction page to encourage people to add or nominate a new motd? --miya (talk) 18:10, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

No, there isn't any instruction page. Everybody is allowed to create a new template without any special permission. Alternatively you may post suggestions here on this talk page. And yes it would be nice to see more editors being involved in the Motd selection. Maybe an instruction page can help to force such a process. So please feel free to create it! --Pristurus (talk) 21:13, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

Request: File:Night of the Living Dead (1968 film).webm

  • Could we have this for Halloween (31 October)? PD status of this film confirmed in several sources, including Generation Zombie — Crisco 1492 (talk) 14:04, 30 April 2015 (UTC)
  Done: Template:Motd/2015-10-31. --Pristurus (talk) 20:22, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

Nomination: File:La Palma - El Paso - Cumbre Vieja+Foehn (Calle Virgen del Pino) 02 ies.webm

File:La Palma - El Paso - Cumbre Vieja+Foehn (Calle Virgen del Pino) 02 ies.webm

Unfortunately the wind was shaking the camera, but I think the quality is still sufficient. -- Ies (talk) 16:10, 31 May 2015 (UTC)

  Done, Motd/2015-06-08. --Pristurus (talk) 18:52, 7 June 2015 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Spike Sorting, Christophe Pouzat, NeuroMat.webm

File:Spike Sorting, Christophe Pouzat, NeuroMat.webm

(First of a series of video-entries on topics pertaining to the theory of the brain, that are currently being produced by the scientific dissemination team of the Brazilian Research Center for Neuromathematics. This is part of a commitment to work on scientific content related to neuroscience and probability on Wikipedia, especially the Portuguese version. -- Joalpe (talk) 17:32, 8 June 2015 (UTC) . )

  Done, Motd/2015-06-10. --Pristurus (talk) 12:32, 9 June 2015 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Fetal spine 19 weeks Dr Wolfgang Moroder.theora.ogv

File:Fetal spine 19 weeks Dr Wolfgang Moroder.theora.ogv From Category:Featured videos.--miya (talk) 16:27, 12 June 2015 (UTC)

  Done, Motd/2015-06-14. --Pristurus (talk) 18:43, 12 June 2015 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Kremlin Clock chimes in 2012.ogv

File:Kremlin Clock chimes in 2012.ogv From Category:Featured videos.--miya (talk) 16:27, 12 June 2015 (UTC)

  Done, Motd/2015-12-31. --Pristurus (talk) 18:49, 12 June 2015 (UTC)

FP Sets#NGC 300 by ESO

Nomination: File:Artist’s impression of the black hole inside NGC 300 X-1 (ESO 1004c).webm

File:Artist’s impression of the black hole inside NGC 300 X-1 (ESO 1004c).webm ESO/L. Calçada; From Category:Featured videos.--miya (talk) 16:27, 12 June 2015 (UTC)

  Done, Motd/2015-06-13. --Pristurus (talk) 17:54, 12 June 2015 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Artist’s impression of the black hole inside NGC 300 X-1 (ESO 1004a).webm

File:Artist’s impression of the black hole inside NGC 300 X-1 (ESO 1004a).webm From Category:Featured videos.--miya (talk) 16:27, 12 June 2015 (UTC)

  Done, Motd/2015-09-10. --Pristurus (talk) 18:53, 15 June 2015 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Panning across the southern spiral NGC 300 (ESO 1037a).webm

File:Panning across the southern spiral NGC 300 (ESO 1037a).webm ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2; From Category:Featured videos.--miya (talk) 16:27, 12 June 2015 (UTC)

  Done, Motd/2015-07-10. --Pristurus (talk) 18:26, 15 June 2015 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Zooming into the southern spiral NGC 300 (ESO 1037b).webm

File:Zooming into the southern spiral NGC 300 (ESO 1037b).webm Video: ESO, Music: Zero Project; From Category:Featured videos.--miya (talk) 16:27, 12 June 2015 (UTC)

  Done, Motd/2015-10-10. --Pristurus (talk) 19:05, 15 June 2015 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Zoom in onto the stellar black hole NGC 300 X-1 (ESO 1004b).webm

File:Zoom in onto the stellar black hole NGC 300 X-1 (ESO 1004b).webm ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2/P. Crowther/L. Calçada; From Category:Featured videos.--miya (talk) 16:27, 12 June 2015 (UTC)

  Done, Motd/2015-08-10. --Pristurus (talk) 18:38, 15 June 2015 (UTC)

Nomination: File:FEZ trial gameplay HD.webm

File:FEZ trial gameplay HD.webm; From Commons:Picture of the Year/2014/R1/Gallery/Videos and Animations. Is it ok for motd?--miya (talk) 13:47, 14 June 2015 (UTC)

  Done, Motd/2015-06-17. --Pristurus (talk) 18:10, 15 June 2015 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Men Boxing.webm

File:Men Boxing.webm en:Men Boxing; experimental film fragment made in 1891. --miya (talk) 14:20, 14 June 2015 (UTC)

  Done, Motd/2015-06-16. --Pristurus (talk) 18:03, 15 June 2015 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Gevelsberg - A1 (Brücke Eichholzstraße) (0) 02 ies.ogv

Nomination: File:Wuppertal Schwebebahn Einfahrt Hauptbahnhof.ogg

File:Wuppertal Schwebebahn Einfahrt Hauptbahnhof.ogg

--Slick (talk) 11:28, 5 July 2015 (UTC)

  Done, Motd/2015-07-08. --Pristurus (talk) 17:56, 5 July 2015 (UTC)

Nomination: File:ACA Penetrator video.ogv

File:ACA Penetrator video.ogv

--Slick (talk) 11:46, 5 July 2015 (UTC)

  Done, Motd/2015-07-07. --Pristurus (talk) 17:39, 5 July 2015 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Manhatta 1921.ogv

File:Manhatta 1921.ogv

maybe we should wait until 2021 ;) --Slick (talk) 11:43, 5 July 2015 (UTC)

  Done, Motd/2015-07-11. --Pristurus (talk) 09:10, 8 July 2015 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Weben in der Tuchfabrik Müller.ogg

File:Weben in der Tuchfabrik Müller.ogg --Slick (talk) 11:18, 5 July 2015 (UTC)

  Done, Motd/2015-07-13. --Pristurus (talk) 20:46, 11 July 2015 (UTC)

Nomination: File:St John ambulance, Dunedin, New Zealand.ogg

File:St John ambulance, Dunedin, New Zealand.ogg --Slick (talk) 11:41, 5 July 2015 (UTC)

  Done, :Motd/2015-07-12. --Pristurus (talk) 20:38, 11 July 2015 (UTC)

Nomination: File:Broöppning Stäket 2014.webm