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29MB WMV Library upload

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  1. Mark
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    Hi,
      Using Sitefinity 3.5 Std, latest SP applied...
    I've created an Images/Document Module library for WMV files.
    These will be for user downloads.
    Works out very well except for large files.
    I've been able to upload WMV files that are 24 MB but not 29 MB.
    In both Firefox 3 and IE8 B2 the page for the upload will stop responding.
    The Upload never begins once the file is selected and the Upload button is pressed.
    Library attributes are...
    Allowed file types: .*
    Max file size: 245.31 MB

    Is there a limitation? Some way I can overcome this?
    (It's driving me nuts...)
    If not is there a way to use VS2008 to upload the files and make my own changes outside of Sitefinity? (Which would be a lot faster anyway.)
      Salute,
        Mark
        Technical Evangelist for DiscountASP.NET
  2. Pepi
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    Hi Mark,

    Please refer to the following KB article: How to enable larger file uploads

    Do let us know if this is the issue.

    Kind regards,
    Pepi
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  3. Mark
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    Hi,
     Thanks for the response.

    I wasn't aware of the changes that could be made in the EditorTemplate control, as suggested I added settings just now:

    MaxUploadFileSize="500000"

    The web.config setting is, and has been:

    <httpRuntime maxRequestLength="251200"/>


    I am still not able to upload WMV files that are 29MB.

    This is on an IIS7 server but I've tried in both Classic and Integrated mode.

    We are not using this server for anything other than Sitefinity 3.5 Std, no other files are overriding any behavior.

    By the way, I am not getting a Page not found error...
    For these files Sitefinity will not even begin the upload.
    The page just times out, in both FF and IE.
    The magic size seems to be 24MB, I'm able to upload those WMV files just fine.

    To be be certain I've also tried renaming and refreshing the large files, which made no difference.

    I'm at your mercy.  ;-)
      Salute,
        Mark
  4. Ivan Dimitrov
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    Hello Mark,

    Probably the restriction comes from your DataBase. Could you check whether there has been set any property in the DB config file which value does not allow you to upload files larger than 29 MB. I had a similar issue when used a MySql server and max_allowed_packet was set to 1 MB.

    Sincerely yours,
    Ivan Dimitrov
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  5. Mark
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    Hi,
     Wow! The WMV uploads are stored as BLOB files?
    If so I was not aware of that and have always been against it for SQL Server.
    (I'm the one who used to run Msft SQL Servers worldwide for SIEMENS AG.)

    We are currently using SQL Server 2005 for this so I'll check but it these are going into the DB I'll definitely need to find another way to serve these Windows Media files as Downloads. (Not virtual files and not BLOBs.)

    This is what we are using Sitefinity for...
    DiscountASP.NET Webcasts
    Silverlight Steaming Service.
    For users who require the videos in WMV format we are proving them as Downloads.

    Sitefinity for this purpose will not be used for anything else not stated above.
      Thanks,
        Mark
  6. Mark
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    Update:

    Indeed...The SQL Server 2005 DB being full was the problem.

    We will decide sometime this week which direction we will need to go.
    Thanks for the responses.
      Salute,
        Mark
  7. Georgi
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    Hello Mark,

    Maybe you could consider implementing a custom control/module, managing the media files?

    Best wishes,
    Georgi
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  8. Mark
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    Hi,
     That is a good suggestion and I did consider it at first, however...

    I do believe it will be easier for me to do everything with ASP.NET 3.5, Silverlight and with the IIS7 server in Integrated mode.
    Maybe later we can use Sitefinity for a blog or something but right now I'd say hand coding in VS2008 will be easier for me.
      Salute,
        Mark
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