Usage edit

This template may be used for creating citations in "References" sections and on discussion pages to audio or video recordings, including films and radio or television programs.

For indicating quotations in dictionary entries, use {{quote-av}}.

Sample templates edit

Most basic parameters for English quotations
#* {{cite-av|year=|actor=|title=|season=|number=|time=|text=}}
Most basic parameters for non-English quotations
#* {{cite-av|year=|actor=|title=|season=|number=|time=|text=|t=|lang=}}
Commonly used parameters
#* {{cite-av|actor=|role=|episode=|title=|url=|archiveurl=|archivedate=|series=|season=|number=|writer=|location=|publisher=|year=|isbn=|oclc=|time=|text=|t=|lang=}}
All available parameters
#* {{cite-av|actor=|people=|role=|roles=|episode=|trans-episode=|title=|trans-title=|url=|archiveurl=|archivedate=|format=|medium=|season=|number=|writer=|writers=|network=|location=|publisher=|date=|month=|year=|year_published=|accessdate=|isbn=|oclc=|id=|time=|at=|text=|passage=|text_block=|passage_block=|t=|translation=|lang=}}

Certain basic parameters can be used in the template without any named parameters, as follows:

#* {{cite-av|[year]|[actor]|[title]|[season]|[number]|[time]|[text]|[translation]}}

This will not work if any of the parameters contains an equals ("=") sign. The value of any parameter containing an equals sign must be surrounded by <nowiki> tags, like this: "<nowiki></nowiki>". Alternatively, use a named parameter like url.

The following example:

{{cite-av|actor={{w|Jay Mohr}}|role=Bob Sugar|title={{w|Jerry Maguire}}|writer={{w|Cameron Crowe}}|location=Culver City, Calif.|publisher={{w|TriStar Pictures}}; distributed by [[w:Sony Pictures Home Entertainment|Columbia TriStar Home Video]]|year=1996|year_published=1997|isbn=978-0-8001-4174-5|text=It's also my job to take care of the '''skanks''' on the road that you bang.}}

produces this:

Jay Mohr as Bob Sugar (1996) Jerry Maguire, written by Cameron Crowe, Culver City, Calif.: TriStar Pictures; distributed by Columbia TriStar Home Video, published 1997, →ISBN: “It's also my job to take care of the skanks on the road that you bang.”

Parameters edit

All parameters are optional except for those marked "Mandatory", and may contain inline interwiki or external links as needed.

Parameter Description
actor or people The actor(s) quoted.
role or roles The role(s) played by the actor(s).
episode The title of the episode quoted. If specifying an episode number only, use number.
trans-episode If the title of the episode is not in English, this parameter can be used to provide an English translation of the title.
title Mandatory: the title of the recording.
trans-title If the title of the recording is not in English, this parameter can be used to provide an English translation of the title.
url The URL or web address of the recording. Do not link to any webpage that has content in breach of copyright.
archiveurl and archivedate
Use archiveurl and archivedate (which must be used together) to indicate the URL or web address of a webpage on a website such as the Internet Archive or at which the webpage has been archived, and the date on which the webpage was archived.

Alternatively, if the webpage cannot be archived, use accessdate to indicate when its URL was accessed.

format The format of the recording, for example, "Betamax" or "VHS" (which are videotape formats).
medium The medium of the recording, for example, "Blu-ray", "CD", "DVD", "motion picture", "podcast", "television production" or "videotape".
season and number The season or series number and episode number of the episode of the program quoted. For example, if quoting from season 3, episode 1, type "season=3 and "number=1". Use episode to specify the name of the episode.
writer or writers The writer(s) of the episode or program quoted.
network The television network or radio network on which the recording is broadcast.
location The location(s) where the recording was published. If more than one location is stated, separate the locations with semicolons, like this: "London; New York, N.Y.".
publisher The name of one or more publishers of the recording. If more than one publisher is stated, separate the names with semicolons.
year (and month)
Mandatory: the date, or year (and month), that the recording was published. Use either date, or year (and month), not both.
year_published If you use date or year to indicate when the recording was originally released (for example, in cinemas), year_published can be used to indicate a subsequent publication (for example, on DVD).
isbn, oclc or id The International Standard Book Number (ISBN) or Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (which can be looked up at the WorldCat website) of the recording.

Use id for an identifier other than the ones listed above.

time The time in hours, minutes and seconds from the start of the recording at which the quoted text occurs. For example, if the quoted text appears 1 hour, 30 minutes and 6 seconds into the recording, type "time=1:30:06".
at Use this parameter to identify where in the recording the quoted text occurs other than by specifying the time from the start of the recording. For example, the parameter can be used to indicate that the text occurs in a particular act and scene of a play.
text or passage The portion of the recording being quoted. Highlight the term defined in bold in the quoted text like this: "'''Thalia'''".

If the passage exceeds 300 characters, it is automatically displayed in a separate text block. To suppress this, use passage_block=no.

text_block or passage_block This parameter can be used in two ways:
  • To have the template display a quote in a separate text block.
  • Use text_block=no or passage_block=no together with text or passage to ensure that the quote is not displayed in a separate text block (see text or passage above).
t or translation If the quoted text is not in English, this parameter can be used to provide an English translation of it.
lang, language, or worklang A code indicating the language that the recording is made in (preferred; for a list of the codes, see Wiktionary:List of languages), or the names of one or more languages written in full. It is unnecessary to indicate the language if the webpage is written in English.

Technical information edit

This template makes use of {{cite-meta}}.

See also edit

  • {{quote-av}} – for quotations in dictionary entries
  • {{cite AV media}} – the corresponding template at the English Wikipedia.