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.

#28367, #4-4, #beta, #chrome, #editor, #macos, #upload, #video

Editor, Media, iOS app: Can’t cancel stuck video uploads, iPhone 6+

Video uploads often get stuck. This gallery shows a session where I could not cancel a stuck upload.

#app, #editor, #ios, #media, #phablet, #video

Media, iOS app: Video overlays during image selection

I’ve noticed that I have trouble spotting videos when scanning through the media grid during selection. Videos are denoted only with run time.


WP iOS app has no icon overlay, only runtime.

Contrast with the standard ios media picker, which overlays an icon in addition to runtime.


The ios media picker has a video icon overlay

Google Photos has a play icon.


Google Photos has a play icon overlay

#app, #editor, #ios, #media, #media-selection, #phablet, #video

Editor, Video: video player controls hidden behind editor toolbar, iPhone 6+

The bottom image in this screenshot is a video. The player controls are obscured by the editor toolbar.   
You can view the controls by scrolling…


However, as soon as you release the swipe the video controls elastic bounceback back behind the editor toolbar. Capturing that screenshot required holding a finger on the screen while pressing home and lock at the same time.

#app, #editor, #elastic-bounceback, #ios, #phablet, #video, #visual-bug-report

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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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

#app, #editor, #ios, #media, #media-flow, #phablet, #upload, #user-narrative, #video

Editor: Trying to upload a video, iPhone 6+, Macnchrome

My journey starts in Press This on a wordpress.com site. I want to upload an image and a video. I upload both seemingly successfully, but only the image inserts. I go back into the media modal, and see this…

Notice also that the progress indicator is stuck and that scroll bleed is evident.

Maybe this is a wordpress.com specific problem. Let’s try a self-hosted site on Bluehost.

That’s a different error than on wordpress.com, but the effect is the same. I can’t insert a video.

Maybe this is an iOS problem. Next, let’s try desktop with Macos and Chrome.

Broken on desktop too.

Broken on desktop too.

Video insertion is broken on Macnchrome as well. The video does upload correctly. I can download it from this link and play it back.

Attachment page showing link to video.

Attachment page showing link to video.

WordPress* mobile web failure.

#chrome, #desktop, #editor, #ios, #macos, #media, #phablet, #video

Publishing a video to a wordpress.com blog with the iOS app, iPhone 6+

The 5.2 iOS app beta features a new media picker. Here’s a run through the picker uploading a single video to a wordpress.com hosted blog with an iPhone 6+.

#app, #ios, #media, #mobile, #phablet, #publish, #video