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  • I logged on my website today and when I tried to upload some pictures, they got stuck at the crunching part. I tried to go back and do old and new files just to see if any would work, but nothing seems to finish crunching. However, when I go to the media library the pictures show up and can be viewed/edited like normal.

    This is not an extremely bad problem, just a really annoying one. The fact that it won’t finish crunching when I upload from the post means I have exit the upload box then go back in a search for it under the add media from media library section. I posted some pics below that show the problem, please let me know if anyone else is having this problem or knows how I can fix it. Thanks.

    This is what happens when I try to load an image of a Borderlands Claptrap
    Screen 1

    When the above pic happens, I just click on the media menu on the left and the picture that I was trying to upload is there.
    Screen 1

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  • Im getting similar problems… I’m trying to upload downloadable products via media library.. it needs that in order for the plugin to protect the download. The files each needed to be as large as the host would allow.. so far I can get a 15mb to crunch, the system and php suggests 200mb is the max…

    I was working with the host we changed the php.ini file and also tweaked a few settings from their end.

    max_execution_time = 3600
    max_input_time = 3600
    memory_limit = 256M
    post_max_size = 200M
    upload_max_filesize = 200M

    define(‘WP_MEMORY_LIMIT’, ‘256M’);

    .htaccess (to stop the http error should it occur on your instance)
    <FilesMatch “(async-upload\.php|wp-cron\.php|xmlrpc\.php)$”>
    Satisfy Any
    Order allow,deny
    Allow from all
    Deny from none

    that ended up making it work for 15mb and crunched fine last night.

    Today I tried to upload 40mb… wouldn’t work, it uploads but hangs up on the crunching part as you described… If all your php, htaccess & wp settings are correct then it could be something to do with the execution time of the cruncher, I read that somewhere the other night.

    If I find a solution I will post it here.


    if one of those solutions or your host cant fix it, last resort option which worked perfectly for what I needed.

    Especially great for people with large files to upload.

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