Will not upload mp3 file, 25mb. File size limit?

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    Attempting upload of mp3 file to post, starts but never finishes. Is 24 mb too big or is something else going on?



    Actually, I’m quite curious what the size limit is as well. I haven’t been able to find that out. Also, what filetypes are permitted?



    Most internet connections upload more slowly than they download, and 24mb is a pretty hefty file… I’d be quite surprised if files that size were permissible, since once people started downloading it that would use up a considerable amount of bandwidth.

    (Of course, nobody has told us how much bandwidth we’re allowed here, that being a technical detail which would scare off the newbies.)



    I just signed up for the free blog – (How is that distinguished from the blog through a host by the way?) & tried to upload an mp3. It said it was too big, so I tried a smaller one & a message came back saying that file needs to be 1500kb or smaller. Is it so small because I’m not going through a web host?



    i think that the default wp upload manager doesnt allow us to upload other files than jpg , gif, bmp, png images so mp3 upload may not be allowed at all [my host is powered by WP and it only tells that i can’t upload other files than the jpg/jpeg, gif, bmp, png images].



    You can’t upload MP3 files, especially that large. In the future we may have a paid option to allow that.


    So the upload limit is 1500k and there’s no paid option to upgrade. WordPress sucks. It’s full of bugs, the interfaces are shitty and it’s so inflexible.

    Right then – is there an easy way to export my entire blog to Typepad?


    It’s free. It’s in its infancy. It’s getting better every day. Most normal folks find it neither “shitty”, “buggy”, nor “inflexible”.

    You may export to whatever one way only IIRC: RSS.



    Not an easy way, no. WordPress.com doesn’t have an export option (though one is promised at some distant point in the future) and, according to the Typepad FAQ, you’d need to get all your posts and comments into Movable Type export format. Either get ready to do a lot of copying and pasting, or be prepared to start from scratch.

    eta: just saw the previous reply. Typepad doesn’t appear to have an RSS import option, that’s why I didn’t mention it. And I consider myself a ‘normal person’ (well, almost!) and I find wordpress.com deeply inflexible compared with most other blogging tools. You won’t persuade people to stay in the community by verbally abusing them.


    Well, yeah, but you can RSS to MT, then import back to Typepad (I think….)



    Yes, it might be easier to convert an RSS file to MT format if there’s a lot of posts, but there’d be a lot of search/replace and general editing involved. Actually, looking at the blog, there doesn’t seem to be a huge number of posts so I’d probably just repost them all individually rather than mess around with export formats.


    Yeah, probably more sensible. I hadn’t bothered to look…. *shrug* If there’s not much to it simple copy n paste would be the way to go.



    Okay, by now we’ve all presumably calmed down. My queston is, are MP3’s absolutely out of bounds as uploads, or I can do them if they’re small enough? If it matters, they’re legan in Canada and I’m interested in uploading Canadian songs by Canadian songwriters.



    Sorry, that typo’s a function of the fact the text box here runs off the right hand side on IE. Sue me.



    MP3s are allowed. Please remember though that the servers are in the US and that means you have to follow US law on the subject, not Canadian. Much like you would have to follow US driving laws if you were driving through the US.

    There are a number of podcaters here at Wp.com.

    Please note that this thread is over 7 months old when *.mp3 were not allowed.


    i am a little new to this site and somewhat confused….how do i go about uploading and posting an .mp3 file????- is the largest file size def 25 mb?




    Filetypes permitted now:
    jpg jpeg png gif pdf doc ppt



    txt as well. Could have sworn that mp3s were as well since we have a number of pod casters on here.



    The last I took note of mp3’s were a no go. This is the thread I’m thinking of Link



    I came on here to see if I could upload music through wordpress but I that has been answered several times. My problem is that I can’t link anything I upload on my server, it appears the file gets re-directed. Hard to explain… here’s an example:


    If you try to view that image, you’ll get a 404 error. Does anyone know why that’s happening?

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