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Pictogram voting info.svg  This file has been split into multiple parts to overcome the current 100MB file size limit on Commons.

This documentation is transcluded from Template:Split file/doc.

Describe a split file, and link to the split parts.

Note that every effort should be made to keep files under the 100MB file size limit and avoid the need to split, by downsampling resolution, increasing compression, etc. Only where these measures aren't enough (because further loss of detail would reduce quality too much) should files be split.


{{Split file |1= |2= |1desc= |2desc= }}

Template currently allows up to 5 parts for a file, and can easily be modified if more parts required. Parameters follow the same format as for the first two parts.

Example: See File:President Obama Speaks to the Muslim World from Cairo, Egypt (part 1).ogv

Template parameters

1File name of the first split part. Format: File:filenameemptyrequired
2File name of the second split part. Format: File:filenameemptyrequired
1descFile description (to explain how the file is split, if necessary)emptyoptional
2descFile description (to explain how the file is split, if necessary)emptyoptional

Additional information

The template is intended to be used in the following namespaces: no namespace specified

The template is intended to be used by the following user groups: no user group specified

See also

Commons:History merging and splitting covers the entirely different issue of splitting the upload history of an inappropriately merged file


To add your language to the list of languages supported by this template, please edit the template and add a row to the "{{LangSwitch|}}" construct. It takes the form "|xx= Your translation " (xx being the code of your language)