Web hosts, a word on upload_max_filesize and post_max_size

From WordPress installs hosted at various places, I’ve tried to upload a modest 48 second video shot on a Nexus 5. This is what I usually see:

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Can upload_max_filesize and post_max_size be set to accommodate a one minute video shot on a modern phone, at the very least?

And, WordPress, let’s make this message less of a dead end. It’s frustrating as hell to do something as natural as upload a short video and get this red-stained too bad.

 

WordPress 3.6 + Audio/Video

Scott Taylor

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I have already written once about the new support for Audio / Video in WordPress 3.6:
http://make.wordpress.org/core/2013/04/08/audio-video-support-in-core/

I also spoke about the new features in my Code Poet interview:
http://build.codepoet.com/2013/07/18/scott-taylor-interview/

I wanted to use this space to give the users some information about the new code and how to take advantage of it.

Upload Limits

A lot of Apache / PHP installs have an arbitrarily low file upload size limit set (usually 2MB). An average .mp3 file is at least 3-5MB. Video can be way bigger. If you are on a shared host that doesn’t allow uploads over a certain size, you may have to get more creative about where your audio and video files are stored. The only difference will be not having them in your media library. You can use all of the new a/v features with remote files.

If you have access to your own…

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