Still can't upload Video - WordPress 2.8.6 - Please Help!!! (6 posts)

  1. darren13
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi there,

    I go to

    Post > edit
    Upload/Insert ( I click on the second icon, 'Add Video')
    'Add Video' window pops up.
    I am using the 'From Computer' tab, it says 'Add Media Files From Your Computer'
    I browse to the local copy of my site root.
    I choose home_page.flv (shows 2,758 Kb in size on my machine)
    I click Upload in the Add Video window.

    Then this error message in the Add Video window:
    File type does not meet security guidelines. Try another.

    (I've also tried this with a 2.33 Mb .wmv file - wordpress looks like it's uploading, but then just inserts the text into the post. No video there when I update and view the post....)


    If I try inserting video to the Post with the Flash Uploader instead of the Browser Uploader within WordPress:
    It allows me to select the file, progress bar shows it uploading, then the same error:
    File type does not meet security guidelines. Try another.

    If I try with the 'Insert / Edit Embedded Media' button on the WYSIWY toolbar just below 'Upload/Insert...

    I select Flash as the type.
    File/Url - http://www.123pcrepairbournemouth.co.uk/home_page.flv
    Check 'Constrain Proportions'
    Click Insert
    Looks like a placeholder for the video is in the post.
    When I update the post, no video shows up.

    It's a pain.....I've tried upgrading from 2.8.5 or whatever I was using before, enabled/disabled the pjw mime types addon...I can upload media, but it just doesn't show in my posts....


  2. I've not tried using the native WordPress video support but for all other video give Viper's Video Quicktags a look. I'm pretty sure it supports FLV.

    It's very easy to use and is well maintained.

  3. yesmaybe
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I have the same issues. I have the latest WP Version 2.8.6.

    I try to add new media, in the form of a .flv file and after uploading 100%, it starts 'crunching' then reports 'File type does not meet security guidelines. Try another.'

    I installed the PJW Mime Config plugin and this already lists .flv as allowed.

    Is there a bug with the latest release?

    I worked around this by installing 'Add from server' plugin and uploading the file via ftp and adding it to my media library.

  4. Christiaan
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I had the same problem with ogv files. Seems a bit over the top just to be able to upload a standard web video format but this plugin solved my problem: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/pjw-mime-config/

  5. ianbeyer
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I've had very bad luck with PJW MIME config, every time I've installed it, it's filled my wp_options table with tens of thousands of duplicate entries, rendering it unusable.

    When I try uploading an FLV, it gets to the end and then I get an "HTTP Error" after it tries crunching it.

  6. emceeaye
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I am desperately trying to find out how to post a video clip (it's an .mpg file which is one of the listed WordPress supported file types) onto my blog. When I try to upload it, I get the same message that I've read others get: "File type does not meet security guidelines. Try another." I have this file on my computer and simply wish to upload/post it on my blog. Would someone please let me know how I can do this for free if I don't have my own website to embed the file from?

    Thank you.

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