Support » Fixing WordPress » "HTTP error" when uploading mp3 files on 3.5.1

  • Until recently, I have been able to upload files up to 150 MB (customized PHP.ini settings). Now, if I upload an mp3 file I receive an “HTTP error” once the file is finished uploading. I am still able to use the Media Uploader to upload smaller .png files.

    I checked the compatibility of my theme, and it was tested up to version 3.3. I switched to the Twenty-Eleven theme, and still encountered the same problem.

    My site is hosted on Bluehost, and I have sent two separate requests for assistance to them that have received answers that weren’t helpful at all.

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  • jack randall


    you do know that wordpress is now on 3.5.1 don’t you? 3.3 was quite a while ago in development cycle time…

    upgrade to the latest version, upgrade your plugins, upgrade your theme and ten see if the problem persists…

    Thanks, but yes, that’s why I listed 3.5.1 in the title post. I have the latest version, and all of my plug-ins are updated. The Absolum theme that I am using was tested only to 3.3, so that’s why I tried a different theme (which gave the same results).

    jack randall


    can you give us a list of the plugins you’re using?

    1 Flash Gallery
    AddThis Social Bookmarking Widget
    Audio Player
    Fast Secure Contact Form
    Front-end Editor
    Jetpack by
    Ultimate TinyMCE

    jack randall


    thurn off Front-end Editor, Audio Player and Youversion (not been updated since 2008 and is no longer supported!) as they’re not compatible with wp 3.5.1. if you can delete them too so that they can’t do anything in the background and see if that helps.

    No luck. I deleted those plugins, and uploaded a 70 MB mp3 file. The file uploaded, and then displayed “HTTP error” with no other information.

    I have been experiencing the same issue. Have you got any further on solving this issue?

    We really need to look at the log. The HTTP error is only sent to the client, but your error log should have more information on why the server sent an error to the client.

    No, r2fidellis, the problem is unresolved. From searching here, it appears that there are a lot of people who have/are experiencing some variation of this.

    jholder83864, I just tried a new upload (failed) in order to get a current error to show on the log. But…I don’t know how to find the error log. I’m on Bluehost, and the “Error Logs” available through my CPanel show errors across the entire server (with no search function to find just my IP). The SUEXEC error_log lists nothing, and the PHP error_log lists nothing current.

    My problem was the own audio plugin i was using. Changed it and everything is working fine now. (:

    I am having the same problem. I’m using WP 3.5.1 / Clean Retina WP Theme, have disabled all audio plugins. I’m only using: “Comment Disable Master” plugin.

    The php.ini file has been adjusted to a maximum file size of 500MB. I have successfully uploaded four other MP3 files using the multi-file uploader, but the last one, a 76MB file goes through the upload process, (have tried both the multi-file uploader and the browser uploader) then at the end, the “HTTP Error” message appears.

    I have contacted Bluehost and they referred me to WordPress.

    Here’s hoping someone here can suggest a solution.

    Thanks in advance for any assistance.

    Compress file(s)…76MB is a full CD (not a single file…goodness…hows the bandwidth usage going?)…Also ask host if it blocks content uploads with known Copyright (they do, but rarely the CSR knows the issue)

    jack randall


    try disabling that plugin too, it’s not been updated in nearly a year and is only compatible up to wp 3.3.2

    I disabled the “Comment Disable Master” plugin, but the upload still results in an “HTTP error” message. The other three audio files are between 30MB and 50MB, so will edit this larger file into two smaller sections and see if that works. I don’t think there are copyright issues, these are original files, but will investigate this.

    Thanks for suggested solutions.

    Moderator kmessinger


    Check your media library. I think you will find the file did indeed upload.

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