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CategoriesWikiProject Videowiki, Videowiki scripts
Wikimedia CommonsCommons:Category:VideoWiki VideoWiki
AssessmentWikipedia:WikiProject Science/Assessment
Articles ready for script-writing
Scripts ready for voice-Over
ScriptsDengue script

Pneumonia_overview script
Typhoid script
Cancer overview script
Measles overview script
Simplified Dengue Script
Simplified Pneumonia Script
Simplified Typhoid Script
Simplified Cancer Script

Simplified Measles Script

Welcome to WikiProject VideoWiki. We are a group of Wikipedians interested in working on collaboratively created videos, with the goal of bringing multimedia video summaries to Wikipedia. While the ideas date back to before Wikimania in South Africa in 2018, this WikiProject was born in 2019. The VideoWiki tool auto-generates videos based on wiki-scripts. A detailed description of the project can be found at the Meta page.

How to create a VideoWiki scriptEdit

A VideoWiki script looks very much like a conventional Wikipedia article. Each section has the usual descriptive header, followed by a modest amount of text and a link to a Commons media item (image or video clip).

Every section corresponds to one segment of the generated video: the body text below the header is "spoken" by a voice synthesizer while the media item is displayed. The video generator seamlessly stitches together the segments to produce the final product. The resulting video has a slideshow-like appearance when playing segments that have still images, and a more dynamic look when playing segments that have video clips.


  1. Create a new script page as a subpage of Wikipedia:VideoWiki. For example, if the topic is "ears", create a page at
  2. Add to the top of the new script page:
    <!-- Punctuation in this script is used to control text-to-speech pauses. Please change punctuation only for voice control. -->
  3. If the script is derived from an existing article, copy and paste the introductory section from the article and note this in the edit summary. For example:
    copied from [[Ear]]
  4. Click Publish to create the new script page, and then Edit to resume editing
  5. Split the script into short sections and give each section a unique, descriptive header such as
    ==Ear wax==
  6. At the bottom of each section, add a link for the image or video that is to be displayed, followed by {{Clear}}. For example:
  7. The script will now look something like this:
    <!-- Punctuation in this script is used to control text-to-speech pauses. Please change punctuation  only for voice control. -->
    The ear is the organ of hearing and, in mammals, balance.
    ==Ear wax==
    The skin around the ear canal contains glands that produce protective ear wax.
  8. Click Publish to save the script
  9. Hit UPDATE to upload to Commons
  10. Add the video to article pages as appropriate (we suggest under the introduction). For example:
    [[File:Wikipedia-VideoWiki-Ears.webm|thumb|Introduction to ears ([[Wikipedia:VideoWiki/Ears|script]])]]

Additional functionalityEdit

  • Custom audio track. You may create your own audio and use it in the generated video in lieu of automatically-generated, synthesized voice. To do this, use {{ReadShow}}.
  • Subtitles. A subtitle is automatically created for each video segment, consisting of the body text in the associated script section. You may modify subtitles by editing the auto-generated .SRT (SubRip format) file.


You can experiment with the tool in the Wikipedia:VideoWiki/Sandbox.

Bug reportsEdit

Videowiki scriptsEdit

Links to scripts by language
Article (>1m views/yr) En-script Videowiki En-Commons Ar-scripts En-smp script Hi-script Global pageviews Or-scripts Ja-scripts
Periodontal disease link link link 835,372 link
Dengue fever link link link link link 4,222,841 link
Pneumonia link link link link link 7,656,527 link
Typhoid fever link link link link link 4,079,219 Link
Cancer link link link link link 6,006,983 link
Measles link link link link link 7,816,151 link
Hepatitis C link link link link 3,403,140 link
Major depressive disorder link link link 4,282,137 link
Tuberculosis link link link 9,782,981 link
Malaria link link link 5,211,252 link
Hypertension link link link 5,088,051 link
Cholera link link link 4032935 link
Influenza link link link 4,931,247 link
Polio link link link 3,232,354 link
Gout link link link link 5,784,094 link link
Urinary tract infection link link link 2,701,299 link
Sepsis link link link 5,449,376 link
HIV/AIDS link link link 8,614,888 link
Cystic fibrosis link link link 4,389,080 link
Schizophrenia list link link 10,680,459 link
Multiple sclerosis link link link 6,858,675 link
Appendicitis link link link 4,119,643 link
Hypothyroidism link
Cellulitis link
Incremental encoder link link
Diarrhea 2,786,992

Derivative and translationsEdit

Dengue feverEdit

Simplified Dengue Commons Video (Hindi - Female)
Simplified Dengue Commons Video (Estonian)
Simplified Dengue Commons Video (Arabic)
Simplified Dengue Commons Video (Bahasa - Indonesia)
Simplified Dengue Commons Video Kannada
Simplified Dengue Commons Video Tulu
Simplified Dengue Commons Video Gujrati

Older versionsEdit


Add yourself if interested!

  1. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 00:17, 30 April 2019 (UTC)
  2. Lambtron talk 17:56, 26 July 2019 (UTC)
  3. Ranjithsiji (talk) 10:31, 30 April 2019 (UTC)
  4. Ian Furst (talk) 00:17, 1 May 2019 (UTC)
  5. Pratik.pks (talk) 03:43, 2 May 2019 (UTC)
  6. T.Shafee(Evo&Evo)talk 03:48, 2 May 2019 (UTC)
  7. Subas Chandra Rout (talk) 05:59, 13 June 2019 (UTC)
  8. ZLEA T\C 17:09, 31 July 2019 (UTC)
  9. Secundus Zephyrus (talk) 19:12, 31 July 2019 (UTC)
  10. JTs (talk) 19:43, 17 August 2019 (UTC)
  11. Blue Rasberry (talk) 18:02, 3 September 2019 (UTC)


Press coverageEdit

See alsoEdit