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Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#28367 new enhancement

Video upload failure is a dead end

Reported by: ryan Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 3.9.1
Component: Upload Keywords: make-flow
Focuses: Cc:

Description

"VID_1234.mp4 exceeds the maximum upload size for this site."

That's what you see on most hosts when trying to upload a video, even one only a few seconds long. This is a dead end that could be so much more helpful. Just a link to a codex page on how to bump upload_max_filesize and post_max_size or install a video plugin would be welcome, but this seems a place where we should aspire to greater smoothness.

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Change History (6)

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #meta by boren. View the logs.


3 years ago

#2 @ryan
3 years ago

  • Keywords make-flow added

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #core by boren. View the logs.


3 years ago

#4 @pento
3 years ago

upload_max_filesize and post_max_size can both be set in .htaccess. This only works for PHP 5.3+, but it would mean a smoother experience for the vast majority of people.

#5 @dd32
3 years ago

This is a case where WordPress should use plupload's chunking features to upload files in mutliple chunks which are smaller than, or equal to, the maximum upload size.

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