User talk:Vaikoovery

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Your uploads in November 2011, referring to India : Categorisation[edit]

Hi, please use useful categories and don't over-categorize your images, i.e. please do not categorize your uploads (an example of your recent activity):

Category:Mumbai +
Category:Haji Ali Dargah

You'll help to save time and capacity on commons by categorizing:

Category:Haji Ali Dargah (and for example Category:xxx)

Please use as far as possible the category of the regarding city/town/village or district (if there's no category) etc., or, a localized better 'fitting' i.e. the 'most fitting"' category(ies). Do not add - in addition - the categories of the "parent category", among them cities, states and countries etc.

For further information on categories please read Commons:Categories referring to an accurate categorisation, simplifying your further uploads and categorisation in general. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask them at the commons:help desk.

Thank you for your assistance, Roland Roland 22:46, 23 November 2011 (UTC)

Hi Roland,
Thanks for the guidelines. I was using commonist for bulk upload. I'll take care next time.
--Vaishak Kallore | വൈശാഖ്‌ കല്ലൂര്‍ (talk) 03:41, 24 November 2011 (UTC)
Hi Vaikoovery, thank you for your answer and attention :-) Best regards, Roland 19:36, 24 November 2011 (UTC)

Change of file name[edit]

I have identified and changed the name of File:Fabaceae-from-Koovery.jpg to File:Clitoria ternatea-from-Koovery.jpg. Uleli (talk) 16:23, 22 December 2011 (UTC)

Hi Uleli,
You are doing great job! Congratulations and Thanks for identifying, categorizing and of-course renaming. :) I try the maximum to identify the plants, else I blindly upload them(I'm not sure, how long I can keep the data in ma laptop!). Keep going! :) --Vaishak Kallore | വൈശാഖ്‌ കല്ലൂര്‍ (talk) 16:32, 22 December 2011 (UTC)

File:Pullikkarinkaali and Puliyoor Kaali.ogg and File:Kundati Chamundi - Purappaatu.ogg[edit]

Hello Vaikoovery, it seems your files are not transcoded to theora in a proper way (a lot of frames are lost and the bitrate is strongly to low). Recently I have seen a few similar problems in other videos on commons resulting by using vlc as transcoder. So I think it would be a nice idea to transcode it again by using ffmpeg2theora and then please update your interesting files. Using Windows you may create a simple batch file (only one line): path to/ffmpeg2theora.exe  %1 --videoquality 8 --audioquality 3 . Drage and drope your video-source to it to start the transcoding process. On non windows systems you may use the same as command by replacing the %1 with path to/your videosourcefile. Hoping that will work for you (else feel free to ask), best wishes --Pristurus (talk) 21:11, 4 February 2012 (UTC)

Hello Vaikoovery, here is a longer explanation:
 1. download the ffmpeg2theora.exe for windows
 2. create a new folder and put it there
 3. open the windows editor (not any office program), write (or copy from here):
 4. C:\Programme\Video\ffmpeg2theora\ffmpeg2theora.exe  %1 --videoquality 8 -audioquality 3 
 5. replace C:\Programme\Video\ with your local path to ffmpeg2theora.exe
 6. save the file as video.bat (you may choose another filname however the ending must be .bat), close the editor
 7. drag and drope your video(s) on this batch file.

May be the mistake was my tipo "/" in the batch, sorry mea culpa. Greetings from Germany, --Pristurus (talk) 11:05, 6 February 2012 (UTC)

Try this: add a second line to the batch with one word only: PAUSE. Then the cmd-window will not be closed and you should see what is going on in a not proper way. Answer here I am watching your discussion page. --Pristurus (talk) 15:34, 6 February 2012 (UTC)
Yes. It worked. The exe was misplaced and was not recognizing it as external or internal command. :) Thanks a lot again..
Now the issue is the file size after the conversion. The original file(.mov format) has 470MB and the converted video has 397MB. Its too big file. :( Do not know when will it get uploaded once I start! --Vaikoovery (talk) 04:17, 7 February 2012 (UTC)
Okay, try this batch: ffmpeg2theora.exe  %1 --index-interval 150 --keyint 150 --videobitrate 5000 --two-pass --soft-target --speedlevel 0 --audiobitrate 112. It is a bit rate based two pass encoding (you will notice an increasing of the transcoding time, be patient). An other way is to reduce the dimensions of the video: ffmpeg2theora.exe --width 640 --height 360  %1 --index-interval 150 --keyint 150 --videobitrate 1200 --two-pass --soft-target --speedlevel 0 --audiobitrate 112. It would be nice to get both versions on commons, the bigger one for commons and the smaller is much better to stream (useful on wikipedia: people with small internet connections have not to wait a long time to see your videos). I wish you success, --Pristurus (talk) 19:33, 7 February 2012 (UTC)
It works! First one reduced the file size to 97MB and the second one to 25MB :) Will try to upload it... :) --Vaikoovery (talk) 04:39, 8 February 2012 (UTC)
Uploaded both. Kundati Chamundi - 97MB and Kundati Chamundi - 25MB :) --Vaikoovery (talk) 05:26, 8 February 2012 (UTC)
Thank you for sharing it. Nice footage! Greetings, --Pristurus (talk) 15:22, 8 February 2012 (UTC)
I'm having difficulties with uploading a file of size > 100MB Is it because commons doesn't allow file upload size > 100MB? --Vaikoovery (talk) 05:45, 9 February 2012 (UTC)
Yes, there is this limitation. Try to calculate the highest possible bitrate you can use to produce a 100MB file. Usable for video and audio will be about 94MB. The rest (6MB) is needed for internal file structures (like video/audio synchronisation). First have a look to the playtime of your source video (in seconds). Then calculate 94MB/playtime in seconds. Example for a clip with a duration of 3 minutes: 94/180 is about 0,5222. So you can use a bitrate 5222kbs for video and audio. You should use this finding for setting the parameters in the batchfile: --videobitrate 5000 --audiobitrate 112 (or exactly for 5222kbs --videobitrate 5094 --audiobitrate 128). However you will see it will never produce a exact 100MB file. It is a approximation only. For longer videos the resulting low bitrate may produce poor quality. Then you have to resize your video (to get more coding bits/pixel). Another possibility would be to divide your file in two ore more parts. There are two more useful parameters -- starttime and --endtime (in seconds) to encode only parts of your source. At least please have a look to here to see that things may become easier in future. Greetings, --Pristurus (talk) 00:05, 10 February 2012 (UTC)

Hi Vaikoovery, there is another issue: a permission (or explanation why their performance is not protected) from the performers is missing. Please have a look to Indian Copyright Rules especially to performer´s rights (article 38). Regards, --Pristurus (talk) 23:15, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

Location templates[edit]

  • I noticed that you asked Rodhullandemu about coordinates. Here is some information:
    • {{location}} is {{camera location}}. I don't know why Commons uses {{location}} by itself as the main name for this: that is confusing. I always type {{camera location}} to be unambiguous. This is the place that the scene is observed from; that is, the spot where the camera was. If you have a GPS camera, this is the spot that the camera will put in the photo information, of course; the camera only knows its own spot, not the spot of the things in front of it. Also, if you know what direction the camera was pointing, you can add "heading" as a parameter: I have done this to other people's photos occasionally, but it requires some work. For example, File:La Placita Church.jpg has a heading. It is described in Commons:Geocoding#Parameters. (On that church, I used "NNW" instead of a number, because my I cannot see enough to approximate the heading more precisely.) On Google Earth, Commons coordinates with headings will show up with an arrow in the proper direction.
    • {{object location}} is where the scene in the photograph is; that is, the objects that you are photographing, or what the camera is pointing towards. People use this template because it is easy to add: It is easier to see what is in the photo than to see where the camera was. There is a disadvantage to this, however: There are usually multiple things in an outdoor photograph, and which is the "object" becomes only opinion. The further the distance is, the worse the problem becomes: If you stand on a mountain and take a picture of a city in a valley, with another mountain in the back, then which is the object — the city 10 kilometers away, or the mountain 20 kilometers away?
    • If you prefer to work with just degrees, not minutes and seconds, then there are decimal versions of the templates: {{location dec}} or {{camera location dec}}, and {{object location dec}}. On Commons, the "dec" templates do not allow N, E, S, or W on coordinates: you have to use negative numbers for south or west coordinates.
    I hope that this helps. I also mentioned a couple of other points in User talk:Rodhullandemu#More tips for coordinates. --Closeapple (talk) 08:01, 10 February 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for the reply :) Do we need to mention both Camera and Object location if both are almost nearby (Note that, we wont get the exact location co-ordinates!)? --Vaikoovery (talk) 08:24, 10 February 2012 (UTC)
No, I think most people only use one or the other: Camera location if one can remember or easily discover where the camera was, or object location otherwise. I have only seen both on the same file once or twice; it is very rare. --Closeapple (talk) 13:14, 10 February 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for Advice[edit]

So many thanks for your valuable advice. I really dont know how to add tags in license field. For the next uploads I will take care of it --Ranjithsiji (talk) 15:41, 25 February 2012 (UTC)

Change of name[edit]

I have changed the name of File:Selenicereus-grandiflorus-from-Mangalore.JPG and File:Selenicereus-grandiflorus-from-Mangalore-2.JPG to Epiphyllum oxypetalum. Uleli (talk) 07:35, 30 March 2012 (UTC)


Will try soon. BTW, there is a discussion at Commons_talk:Featured_picture_candidates#Proposal:_Change_to_FP_criteria_for_new_nominations:_disallow_.22GFDL_1.2_only.22_and_.22GFDL_1.2_and_an_NC-only_license.22; please participate. -- Jkadavoor (Jee) (talk) 16:17, 9 October 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for notifying me... :( Saw the lengthy discussion, first of all I'm lazy to read, second is to participate in discussions in en or commons, should have more knowledge and time(extreme participation) also, good wording skills(which I'm very poor in)... so... hope you + and suggestions will take in consideration :) --Vaishak Kallore | വൈശാഖ്‌ കല്ലൂര്‍ (talk) 16:48, 9 October 2012 (UTC)

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