Editor, Video: HTTP error and blank image tag when uploading video, Macnchrome

Video upload is a mystifying pain.

Related: #28367 Video upload failure is a dead end.

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Editor, Video: iOS app video upload session, iPhone 6+

I made several attempts to upload a video and had to bail to desktop to finish my post. The journey begins with an attempt to upload a 61 second video to a wordpress.com hosted site.

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The upload fails. I’m somewhat near the edge of my wifi range, so I move closer in and tap the retry overlay.

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I tap retry upload and wait for the upload to complete. It also fails. So, I tap retry upload again and lock the phone because I have other stuff to do.

I come back later to this screen.

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I backspace over that placeholder image and retry the upload once again. This time the upload hangs. I watch it for about ten minutes and then tap “Uploading…”. This dialog pops up.

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Tapping Yes does not cancel the download. After a few more cancel attempts, I restart the app and come back to what looks like an uploaded, playable video. Playback stops one second in, however.

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I was unable to backspace over that video, so I quite my edit session, deleted the draft, and published the video from a desktop.

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