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Old 11-21-2003, 04:53 AM   #1
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Unhappy help needed in adding sound files.....


hi guys!
i have been very unsuccessful at trying to add a several sound files to the web. i have been giving extensions like .avi, .wav, .au etc etc but i could not upload any of the sound files to the web at yahoo geocities. Why is this happening. i have these sound files running my pc in the 'Windows media player' ( yes, well i am a windows user alright)
well, have i missed any important steps in trying to add these sound files now?
a descriptive help in this would be very much expected since i am not a professional.
Thanks in advance!
( http://www.geocities.com/sachitha_coolgal )
 
Old 11-21-2003, 04:08 PM   #2
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adding sound files to the web...like uploading them to a server? or adding them to a webpage? i guess i am still not sure what you are trying to do with them... usually websites have mb limits as to how much you can upload....but i still am unsure as to what you are trying to do with the sound files...
 
Old 11-24-2003, 11:45 AM   #3
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i am trying to upload the sound files to the server. And in geocities i get a limit of 15MB web space. Do u think i may be exceeding this limit through trying to upload a few sound files? Could it be the reason why i'm unable to upload them to the server? i mean are sound files usually big formats...
or have i given wrong extensions....
 
Old 11-24-2003, 11:53 AM   #4
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Usually web server have a per file limit, as well as a max limit. Might just be the pictures exceed that. But read the server feedback when you try to upload. That should give you your answer...
 
Old 11-24-2003, 01:28 PM   #5
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geocities also probably prohibits uploading files of those types. Try uploading a junk data file of comparable size.
 
Old 11-24-2003, 02:40 PM   #6
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I fail to see how this has anything to do with Linux...
 
Old 11-25-2003, 10:08 AM   #7
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>>Try uploading a junk data file of comparable size.

junk data file....??
how can i upload the sound files in such way?
more information on this would be very much appreciated, since i ain't an expert in web designing.
Thanx in advance!
 
Old 11-25-2003, 01:18 PM   #8
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Maybe it's uploading to a Linux server?

How big are the files individually?
 
Old 11-25-2003, 01:35 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by sachitha
>>Try uploading a junk data file of comparable size.

junk data file....??
how can i upload the sound files in such way?
more information on this would be very much appreciated, since i ain't an expert in web designing.
Thanx in advance!
i think geocities scans files as you upload them. If they think a file contains questionable content(mp3,video,etc), they block it or delete it. They probably do this because of bandwidth concerns, warez accounts, and fear of the RIAA gestapo tactics.

So my suggestion was to upload a safe(non-mp3, non-video,etc) of comparable size. This will test whether there is a content restriction or if it's something more mundane, like a size limit. There's probably a policy document that you agreed to when you got your account. Look in there to see if they mention any restrictions.
 
Old 12-02-2003, 11:50 AM   #10
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I checked my sound files....oh ya....They are all about
70MB , 20MB etc.etc. probably exceeding the web space
limit (15MB) that i get at yahoo Geocites.
Is there any way that i can convert those sound files
into a smaller format...?
 
  


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