Where might I get or mirror a dump of Commons media files?
> It seems worth mentioning on the front page of
> It looks like the compressed XML of the ~50M description pages is ~25GB.
> It looks like wiki-team set up a dump script that posted monthly dumps to
the internet archive; in 2013 it stopped include the month+year in the
title; in 2016 it stopped altogether.
(I've also posted this text on the main Commons Village Pump)
The Structured Data team has released licensing filters for
Special:MediaSearch . When looking for files you can now narrow or
expand your choices by deciding what free license permissions you would
like to work with, or use to share with particular reuse parameters.
* All licenses
* Use with attribution
* Use with attribution and same license
* No restrictions
Please give it a try, and leave feedback on the feature or anything else
about the new search in general  to let the team know how you like it or
how it can be further improved.
Additionally, there is a quick survey available on the MediaSearch project
page  about search preference. The survey is available to logged-in and
anonymous users, but is only available to be taken once–it should disappear
after filling it out. However, the survey is cookie-based so it will
reappear again if you use another browser. Anonymized survey results will
be published on-wiki soon after the survey closes. The survey is hosted
on-wiki, and the privacy statement  is available.
The Structured Data team looks forward to what people think about the new
feature for MediaSearch, and their preferences for search in general. This
information will help to continue to improve the experience of trying to
find the media that is being curated here. Thanks for your time, I'll be
posting some short followup reminders about the survey over the next few
Keegan Peterzell (he/him)
Technical Collaboration Specialist