Just like title says, I tried going around it for months now, but I can’t, theres a 4mb limit, can’t you all make the limit 25 so I don’t have to upload a 3min vid of some random glitch I found to YT or trying to make a gif our of a 10secs long vid? Please.
Sincerely, your favorite Light Switch.
@LandirtHome suggested a technique not so long ago :
Upload the video on
Once this is done right click on the video, select “open video in a new tab”. It will create a page with just the video file as present in imgur servers.
Copy the url of this new tab (it will be in the format " i.imgur.com/IDofvideo.mp4 " )
Paste this link into the post on the forum.
The forum will integrate the video by itself.
In this case, the video was uploaded at https:// imgur. com/lmw8jHH
But the link pasted into the post is https:// i.imgur. com/lmw8…
If we can just share the link and read the vid here, no size limit, I guess.
Without going through the hussle of multiple sites? Just let me upload vids in here, I believe it can be altered by the leaders, so why not?
Sorry for another message, but… I can’t open videos in a new tab on mobile, so it’s pretty useless for me, I just want to have a better mb limit on this site
Wincen did a statement about that some time back:
@wincenworks I have another question. Can you let us upload video files (mp4 for instance) but with the volume limit of 4MB like image formats? It makes things easier with sharing smaller video files, usually short and less than a Megabyte, and it still won’t devour the disk space of your host due to the size limit.
It’s actually more a bandwidth issue, bandwidth costs me more than hosting does (uploads go into the Amazon cloud), I am old enough to remember the old days when that was standard and some people’s sites went under due to bandwidth leeching.
That and historically there have been issues with just embedding images, them upsetting people with autoplay, surprisingly them with volume/dialog, etc.
Which is probably why they’ve done best on sites just for short videos like Tik Tok (and Vine… RIP)
Yeah, basically big files are a potential big expense for the forum - and honestly there are already plenty of places that are willing to host them.
Fine, that’s sad but fine
I was wondering why one day I wasn’t able to post screenshots directly to the forum any more
You can upload them to discord and share the link here, it will auto embed. Kevin has a long history with that.
Attempting with a random meme
That’s amazing, thanks
Out of interest how big have the screenshots been? File size wise.
I’m not sure I can tell, I hit print screen in game then it goes to my computer’s clipboard; I think the act of having to save it as a file (jpg, bmp, whatever) will result in it having a different/more compressed filesize than the raw that’s in my clipboard?
I would say so, yes.
I suppose also it would have a body let’s say, for system to know at least what format the image in
I tried doing it with my own screen (4K) and pasting into Discord and that came out at 5.1 meg (png) so I might look into raising the file size limit to 6 or 8 meg.
Alright, new file size limit is 8 meg.
If this becomes a problem I’ll have to do some more technical stuff with enabling hot linking from specific domains and hoping none of those suddenly set up anti-hot linking.
Ah okay, I don’t even do 4K
I’m not complaining btw, if cutting down on these pics saves money that’s cool
Given the projected traffic and that it’s mostly the bandwidth, not the uploading, the creates the cost - I think it’ll be neglible.
The bigger concern I had was when the game first came out and someone’s super HD screenshot collection going viral or getting hot-linked.