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Last night I tried to attach short 10 second videos to my posts, and for the first time was unable to do so. I get a message in red saying I need to slow the train down and was told I had a red signal.

And, I got the same message in red (to slow my train down and I have a red signal) when I tried to attach a mere photo to one of my posts a few minutes ago.

Another strange thing is that for the first time, it took a very long time to upload a short video on to my post and, again, the same thing happened when I tried to upload a photo.

What is going on?

Arnold

Last edited by Arnold D. Cribari
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Thanks for the replies, all of which were helpful.

Here is the upshot. I followed Rich Melville's advice, shut down and rebooted my Samsung Galaxy Note 8 smartphone.  Now, I am able to attach a photo, and a video, to Forum posts, so that problem may be solved. However,ò it still took a long time, about 3 minutes, to upload the photo, and about 5 minutes  to upload the video. The video was only 10 seconds long.

In the past, it took a few seconds to upload a short video, and virtually no time to upload a photo. It might take a minute, not more to upload a 50 second video onto a Forum post.

Anyone know the cause of my current uploading delay of attached photos and videos?

I don't know if the prolonged uploading time is caused by the Forum  or my smartphone. I have about 3,000 photos/videos in the Gallery of my smartphone. 

Arnold

I don't get it, I just fired off the upload of a video and it shows up.  It has to be something about your browser.  This is an MP4 file from my phone, and it's about 80MB in size.  I just clicked on the Add Attachments link and pointed to the file.  I then clicked on the link to embed it in the post.

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I don't get it, I just fired off the upload of a video and it shows up.  It has to be something about your browser.  This is an MP4 file from my phone, and it's about 80MB in size.  I just clicked on the Add Attachments link and pointed to the file.  I then clicked on the link to embed it in the post.

But, why would something from my browser trigger a cutesy message from the Forum like: "Bring your train to an easy stop .  . ."

 

That's the message when you link to something that doesn't exist, say a post that's been deleted.

I just deleted part of a link to make a link that doesn't exist.

https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/.../can-t-attach-short-

When I attempt to go to that link, I get the error you see.  It sounds like something is corrupting links in your browser.

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That's the message when you link to something that doesn't exist, say a post that's been deleted.

I just deleted part of a link to make a link that doesn't exist.

https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/.../can-t-attach-short-

When I attempt to go to that link, I get the error you see.  It sounds like something is corrupting links in your browser.

I don't understand. My Forum post and video both exist on my smartphone. There is no link involved. IMO, the problem is that the Forum does not want me to attach short videos. There is nothing at all controversial about the videos.

Last edited by Arnold D. Cribari

The "Bring your train to an easy stop..." message is a generic Error Message that is displayed for anything on the forum that generates an error. I thought it was a better way to say that than the forum-supplied, generic wording of "ERROR." Under that message, in smaller type, will be the reason for the error. What did that say?

I hope your statement that, "...the Forum does not want me to attach short videos..." is said in jest. No one here watches the videos before they are posted in order to "approve" them. It is a totally automated process.

I just did a video post in my testing forum with a video file that is 99.98 megabytes. It is purposely saved at that size so it is very close to the 100 MB limit. It uploaded and displayed just fine. Either your video file is larger than you think it is, or you need to try another browser to upload. The problem is not on this end.

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