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upload mp3 to media manager---how?

Postby researchtoxic » Sun Apr 30, 2006 4:26 pm

most of the mp3 players want you to put your files in media manager /images/stories  However whenever I try to upload them it says the file type is not supported. What do i need to do?
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Re: upload mp3 to media manager---how?

Postby JAF Site Design » Sun Apr 30, 2006 5:31 pm

In your favorite editor (preferabbly one with line numbers displayed), open up /administrator/components/com_media/admin.media.php

From lines 177-194 it should look like this:

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         'bmp',
         'csv',
         'doc',
         'epg',
         'gif',
         'ico',
         'jpg',
         'odg',
         'odp',
         'ods',
         'odt',
         'pdf',
         'png',
         'ppt',
         'swf',
         'txt',
         'xcf',
         'xls'


To add aditional filetypes, just add a comma after the last entry and in quotes put the extension. Here's the code for mp3 support:

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         'bmp',
         'csv',
         'doc',
         'epg',
         'gif',
         'ico',
         'jpg',
         'odg',
         'odp',
         'ods',
         'odt',
         'pdf',
         'png',
         'ppt',
         'swf',
         'txt',
         'xcf',
         'xls',
                        'mp3'
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Re: upload mp3 to media manager---how?

Postby researchtoxic » Tue May 02, 2006 2:59 am

awesome thanks!
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Re: upload mp3 to media manager---how?

Postby vbsouthern » Sat Sep 16, 2006 3:30 am

I followed all of these instructions to the letter.  I downloaded the admin.media.php file, edited the file, and then uploaded it.  I started a new browser window, logged-in as administrator, went to Media Manager, tried to upload a mp3 file and instead of getting the error,

This file type is not supported

I get this error instead,

Upload FAILED

Just to be sure that Joomla was working right I tried uploading some other files.  I uploaded a gif, png and a jpg with no problem at all.  Nothing seems to work. It seem to have kind-of worked except I still can't upload a file.

I can upload the mp3 files with FileZilla with no problem but the people who will be using the website are regular people, not computer geeks like me.  I need to find an answer for this.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: upload mp3 to media manager---how?

Postby JAF Site Design » Sat Sep 16, 2006 1:48 pm

How big was the mp3 file, the file size limits still apply. Even if it is under the limit, if you try to upload a file big enough to cause a timeout (especially in firefox), it will cause the upload to fail.
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Re: upload mp3 to media manager---how?

Postby vbsouthern » Sat Sep 16, 2006 2:28 pm

Successful upload of large mp3 file to Joomla Media Manager.

After reading through every post in thread after thread I found the answer here:

Topic: Help Needed - Can't Upload m4a,mp3 files to Media Manager
http://forum.joomla.org/index.php/topic,88098.0.html

I do not know if this will work for everyone. My Joomla files are in the root directory and my Web Server is Apache/1.3.27 (Unix) (Red-Hat/Linux) PHP/4.4.2

First I added these lines to my .htaccess file

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php_value memory_limit 32M
php_value post_max_size 16M
php_value upload_max_filesize 16M
php_value max_execution_time  800


Then I edited /administrator/components/com_media/admin.media.php and added support for mp3

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$allowable = array (
'bmp',
'csv',
'doc',
'epg',
'gif',
'ico',
'jpg',
'odg',
'odp',
'ods',
'odt',
'pdf',
'png',
'ppt',
'swf',
'txt',
'xcf',
'xls',
'mp3'


I was able to upload a 12MB mp3 file to the Joomla Media Manager and link to it from a news item.
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Re: upload mp3 to media manager---how?

Postby Crush Wilder » Tue Sep 19, 2006 12:10 am

You know, I did all the above, too, as far as adding the .mp3 extension, but I still get an error of "File type not supported."  It's showing when I view the source, but still not uploading correctly.  It's only me that's using it, so it's not imperative to have to use Media Manager, since I can upload it directly, but it is a pain in the butt.  Am I missing something?

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Re: upload mp3 to media manager---how?

Postby vbsouthern » Tue Sep 19, 2006 5:38 am

Is your server using Microsoft or Unix/Linux?  My server is Apache/1.3.27 (Unix) (Red-Hat/Linux) PHP/4.4.2

That may be the difference.
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Re: upload mp3 to media manager---how?

Postby Crush Wilder » Tue Sep 19, 2006 5:49 am

I've got a Linux server...still looking into this, but it should be working, and it's not.  Frustrating.

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Re: upload mp3 to media manager---how?

Postby vbsouthern » Tue Sep 19, 2006 7:13 am

Are you using a high speed connection or dial-up with a modem? If you have a slow connection try increasing the execution time.

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php_value max_execution_time  1600
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Re: upload mp3 to media manager---how?

Postby khani124 » Fri Oct 05, 2007 2:06 pm

Can't find this piece of code in admin.media.php for joomla 5.1. Any ideas where i can include file formats for upload in 5.1 rc2. Thanks

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Re: upload mp3 to media manager---how?

Postby erinno1 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:29 am

Perhaps this is a dumb question but where do I find that file? Host website?


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