File(zip file) too big to upload?

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  1. kryten2, Jun 29, 2016
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2016

    kryten2 macrumors 6502a

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    I've been trying to upload a 3.4Mb zip file to a post I made but every time I try I get an error saying something like exceeds
    server limit. I thought the limit was 4.9Mb
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  2. arn macrumors god

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    There may be a separate server config that is preventing it. I can look into it.
     
  3. dwfaust macrumors 68040

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    I've seen similar error messages when trying to upload a photo in the 1.5-3GB size range.
     
  4. kryten2, Jun 29, 2016
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    kryten2 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you for looking into it.
    Update : It even fails with a 2.4MB file. :(
     
  5. redheeler macrumors 603

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    Same issue here, I can't upload a screenshot just over 4 MB in size even though the limit is supposed to be 4.9 MB.

     
  6. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    I also have that problem when trying to upload my 4K uncompressed TIFF images to the forums ;)

    Jokes aside, I've had this issue too, so I had to link the picture from URL.
     
  7. redheeler macrumors 603

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    Assuming MacRumors doesn't fix this bug soon, what site have you been using to upload pictures?
     
  8. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    Imgur, normally. Nice and easy. :)

    EDIT: As you want to link the image itself, ensure you right-click/Copy Image Location and have that linked, rather than the whole URL. (See example below) Ah, well the forum upload worked for this!

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  9. redheeler macrumors 603

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    I'll try that, thanks.
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    Ugh, it compressed my image to a 1024x640 JPG. No thanks.
     
  10. kryten2 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Please stay on topic. It's a zip file not an image file.
     
  11. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    Sorry, skimmed over that part. Thanks for keeping me on the straight & narrow.

    So that means if the issue only occurs with zips ... when I previously tried to upload an image and it came up with that error message, it must have actually been too big. I'm so embarrassed. Liveware issue. :oops:
     
  12. kryten2 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I apologise if I was a bit too hard. The error is probably the same.
     
  13. redheeler, Jul 6, 2016
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    redheeler macrumors 603

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    I'm sure the error is the same, regardless of the file. Since this issue has been unresolved for over 5 days now, meaning it's either difficult to fix or of low priority, it's time to look at alternative upload sites for any file types that previously uploaded fine but now produce the error.
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    @keysofanxiety, could you suggest an upload site that doesn't destroy the images with compression?

    Edit: Found postimg.org. I would still prefer attaching screenshots directly to my posts, but that seems to work ok.
     
  14. kryten2 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Not an option for me. Never had any problems with this when they were using the previous forum software.
     
  15. dwfaust macrumors 68040

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    I don't recall having this issue until fairly recently. It worked well even after the forum software changes...

    Hopefully @arn hasn't forgotten about the issue.
     

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