Support » Fixing WordPress » Still can’t upload Video – WordPress 2.8.6 – Please Help!!!

  • 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 –
    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….


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  • Moderator Jan Dembowski


    Brute Squad and Volunteer Moderator

    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.

    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.

    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:

    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.

    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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