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invalid file format fix?

#1 Post by MickyFynn » Thu Sep 22, 2022 7:14 am

Hi All
Iam getting an invalid file format error (.MP4)
when trying to upload a short video clip. Is anyone experiencing similar problems?..

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Re: invalid file format fix?

#2 Post by imkap » Thu Sep 22, 2022 7:45 am

I don't think you can upload anything but small images here, upload on YT or other external service...
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Re: invalid file format fix?

#3 Post by MickyFynn » Thu Sep 22, 2022 8:48 am

imkap wrote:
Thu Sep 22, 2022 7:45 am
I don't think you can upload anything but small images here, upload on YT or other external service...
thanks for that..what's YT?

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Re: invalid file format fix?

#4 Post by LouiseScot » Thu Sep 22, 2022 9:00 am

MickyFynn wrote:
Thu Sep 22, 2022 8:48 am
imkap wrote:
Thu Sep 22, 2022 7:45 am
I don't think you can upload anything but small images here, upload on YT or other external service...
thanks for that..what's YT?
YouTube - upload video to there and insert a link in a post on here. Similarly, you can also upload larger stills to your hosting site of choice and insert a link on here.
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Re: invalid file format fix?

#5 Post by MickyFynn » Thu Sep 22, 2022 9:55 am

LouiseScot wrote:
Thu Sep 22, 2022 9:00 am
MickyFynn wrote:
Thu Sep 22, 2022 8:48 am
imkap wrote:
Thu Sep 22, 2022 7:45 am
I don't think you can upload anything but small images here, upload on YT or other external service...
thanks for that..what's YT?
YouTube - upload video to there and insert a link in a post on here. Similarly, you can also upload larger stills to your hosting site of choice and insert a link on here.
Louise
Hi Louise
thank you...

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Re: invalid file format fix?

#6 Post by DonSchaeffer » Thu Sep 22, 2022 3:30 pm

I upload a lot on You Tube. It sometimes takes 3 or 4 hours to upload a full video.

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Re: invalid file format fix?

#7 Post by LouiseScot » Thu Sep 22, 2022 3:58 pm

DonSchaeffer wrote:
Thu Sep 22, 2022 3:30 pm
I upload a lot on You Tube. It sometimes takes 3 or 4 hours to upload a full video.
You must have a slow internet connection, Don!
What upload speed do you have? Mine is 10Mbs but it doesn't take too long (minutes rather than hours) to upload a typical video, and I'm in the UK. It's best to keep the video dimensions down to, say, fullHD. I can imagine it could take quite a while to upload a 4K video.

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Re: invalid file format fix?

#8 Post by MickyFynn » Thu Sep 22, 2022 4:03 pm

LouiseScot wrote:
Thu Sep 22, 2022 3:58 pm
DonSchaeffer wrote:
Thu Sep 22, 2022 3:30 pm
I upload a lot on You Tube. It sometimes takes 3 or 4 hours to upload a full video.
You must have a slow internet connection, Don!
What upload speed do you have? Mine is 10Mbs but it doesn't take too long (minutes rather than hours) to upload a typical video, and I'm in the UK. It's best to keep the video dimensions down to, say, fullHD. I can imagine it could take quite a while to upload a 4K video.
I think it's incompetence on my part Louise..there's nowt wrong with my Internet connection ...!

Louise

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Re: invalid file format fix?

#9 Post by LouiseScot » Thu Sep 22, 2022 4:15 pm

MickyFynn wrote:
Thu Sep 22, 2022 4:03 pm
LouiseScot wrote:
Thu Sep 22, 2022 3:58 pm
DonSchaeffer wrote:
Thu Sep 22, 2022 3:30 pm
I upload a lot on You Tube. It sometimes takes 3 or 4 hours to upload a full video.
You must have a slow internet connection, Don!
What upload speed do you have? Mine is 10Mbs but it doesn't take too long (minutes rather than hours) to upload a typical video, and I'm in the UK. It's best to keep the video dimensions down to, say, fullHD. I can imagine it could take quite a while to upload a 4K video.
I think it's incompetence on my part Louise..there's nowt wrong with my Internet connection ...!

Louise
My reply was aimed at Don as it was he who complained about the time it took!
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Re: invalid file format fix?

#10 Post by MickyFynn » Thu Sep 22, 2022 4:18 pm

LouiseScot wrote:
Thu Sep 22, 2022 4:15 pm
MickyFynn wrote:
Thu Sep 22, 2022 4:03 pm
LouiseScot wrote:
Thu Sep 22, 2022 3:58 pm


You must have a slow internet connection, Don!
What upload speed do you have? Mine is 10Mbs but it doesn't take too long (minutes rather than hours) to upload a typical video, and I'm in the UK. It's best to keep the video dimensions down to, say, fullHD. I can imagine it could take quite a while to upload a 4K video.
I think it's incompetence on my part Louise..there's nowt wrong with my Internet connection ...!

Louise
My reply was aimed at Don as it was he who complained about the time it took!
Louise
Louise...I'm very new to this..please accept my apologies..

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Re: invalid file format fix?

#11 Post by LouiseScot » Thu Sep 22, 2022 4:20 pm

MickyFynn wrote:
Thu Sep 22, 2022 4:18 pm
LouiseScot wrote:
Thu Sep 22, 2022 4:15 pm
MickyFynn wrote:
Thu Sep 22, 2022 4:03 pm
My reply was aimed at Don as it was he who complained about the time it took!
Louise
Louise...I'm very new to this..please accept my apologies..
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Re: invalid file format fix?

#12 Post by DonSchaeffer » Thu Sep 22, 2022 6:13 pm

I wasn't complaining. It just takes an hour or two. I can do other things while it uploads. My speed may be a little slow but I'm uploading 2 or 3 gigabytes each time.

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Re: invalid file format fix?

#13 Post by LouiseScot » Thu Sep 22, 2022 6:44 pm

DonSchaeffer wrote:
Thu Sep 22, 2022 6:13 pm
I wasn't complaining. It just takes an hour or two. I can do other things while it uploads. My speed may be a little slow but I'm uploading 2 or 3 gigabytes each time.
Hi Don

Hmm... It's up to you what sizes and dimensions of videos you choose to upload. I recently uploaded a non-microscopy video which was 8 1/2 minutes long and FullHD (1080p) - it was a manageable 281Mb. I don't think I'm likely to ever upload anything much bigger for microscopy. Your mileage obviously varies!

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Re: invalid file format fix?

#14 Post by DonSchaeffer » Fri Sep 23, 2022 3:45 pm

How did you do that? What software did you use?

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Re: invalid file format fix?

#15 Post by MickyFynn » Fri Sep 23, 2022 3:52 pm

Hi Don
are you referring to the Rotifer?..If so I used swiftview which came with the camera as a package with the Swift 380B Microscope I bought. The blue "stain" effect was acetate overhead projector film with some of my wife's blue nail varnish painted on it to make a filter.

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Re: invalid file format fix?

#16 Post by LouiseScot » Fri Sep 23, 2022 3:53 pm

DonSchaeffer wrote:
Fri Sep 23, 2022 3:45 pm
How did you do that? What software did you use?
I edit videos using Openshot which isn't perfect but is free and ok for most things. I had a look at some of the videos you uploaded recently and they were quite small in terms of download size. I use another free app called '4k Video Downloader' which lets me download videos from YouTube and also to check the download size, if I need to know :)
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Re: invalid file format fix?

#17 Post by DonSchaeffer » Fri Sep 23, 2022 4:00 pm

Thank you. I will check these out.

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