Videos not crunching as advertised

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  • #1040576

    Here’s a strange thing. The “Masters” files of my movies seem not to be accessible when I try to import them to WP. For some reason (could it be that the iPhoto library in question is on an external hard drive?) is greyed out when I try to access it via the WP uploader…Thoughts?

    #1040577

    Alas, already using the latest version of Chrome so that’s not it. Yes, images are uploading just fine.

    I just meant it doesn’t look like I can upload screenshots to this thread….

    #1040578

    Hmm. What’s weird is that now I am not even getting the “this video is being processed” …

    #1040579

    The “Masters” files of my movies seem not to be accessible when I try to import them to WP. For some reason (could it be that the iPhoto library in question is on an external hard drive?) is greyed out when I try to access it via the WP uploader…Thoughts?

    Ah, that could explain it. You would need to plug in the external hard drive if that’s where the original video file is located.

    it doesn’t look like I can upload screenshots to this thread

    When you upload the image to your Media Library, you can click the Edit link for the uploaded image, then copy and paste the File URL here.

    already using the latest version of Chrome so that’s not it.

    How about Mozilla Firefox?

    What’s weird is that now I am not even getting the “this video is being processed”

    Hmm, what’s the Media URL in your dashboard?

    Also, what’s your internet connection speed (download and upload)?

    http://speedtest.net/

    #1040580

    Oddly, the external hard drive IS plugged in.

    Not sure what the “Media URL” is.

    Download speed 8.07 Mbps
    Upload speed 1.78 Mbps

    Will try firefox.

    #1040581

    Thanks for checking your connection speed.

    Oddly, the external hard drive IS plugged in.

    In a Finder window, is the external hard drive displayed under Devices?

    Not sure what the “Media URL” is.

    When you click one of the media files you’ve uploaded in Media -> Library, you’ll be taken to the Edit Media screen.

    e.g. https://greetingsfromtheemptynest.wordpress.com/wp-admin/media.php?attachment_id=402&action=edit

    From there, you can copy–paste the File URL so we can see the screenshot, or you can just copy the URL to the Edit Media screen (if you only want staff to see the screenshot).

    #1040582

    Ok, well, I switched to Firefox and the correct iphoto library with the Masters was not greyed out so I uploaded the file and…same old same old. Will now go upload the screenshot of what I see…

    Thanks.

    #1040583
    #1040584

    At least I THINK that is what you are asking for…

    #1040588

    Thanks for your reply and the screenshot. I thought you were seeing an error in the upload process, but I’m glad to see that wasn’t the case.

    Can you open the video in QuickTime Player, then in the File menu, go to Export to -> Web, and try to upload the resulting file?

    (Which iPhone did you use to record the video?)

    #1040590

    Can’t import them to QuickTIme. In that case BOTH of my iPhoto libraries are grayed out.

    Used iPhone 4

    #1040592

    In iPhoto, with the video file selected, go to File -> Reveal in Finder -> Original File.

    Then, right–click the video file and go to Open With -> QuickTime Player.

    #1040605

    Hmmm. They don’t play in QuickTime. They do play inside iPhoto and they played on the Tumblr I first put them up on. Has the tumblr importer to WP been fixed yet? Maybe I could get them in that way?
    Guess the moral of this story is to never import video into iPhoto…

    #1040607

    Can you use Miro Video Converter to convert the original video to the MP4 format?

    Has the tumblr importer to WP been fixed yet?

    Not yet.

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