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Post by 7A2c3Ml » June 17th, 2019, 1:08 pm

I've done my one-minute test--recorded it, I mean. I exported it as an MP3 file. But when I got to the Uploader, it will not accept the file. I have, by the way, used "tests" as the MC, so it's not that.

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Post by TriciaG » June 17th, 2019, 1:27 pm

Does it give you an error message? What does it say?

(Shot in the dark: if you added any metadata to it, remove it. Sometimes the uploader gets extra sensitive and doesn't like files with metadata.)
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Post by KevinS » June 17th, 2019, 1:31 pm

Are you using Audacity or another program?
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Post by 7A2c3Ml » June 17th, 2019, 2:00 pm

Audacity

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Post by KevinS » June 17th, 2019, 2:12 pm

If you`ve made certain not to add metadata to the file when converting to an .mp3 file, then perhaps there is a problem with your file name. (I`m only shooting in the dark here.) What is your file name?
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Post by 7A2c3Ml » June 17th, 2019, 2:15 pm

I don't even know what a file name IS. I labeled the MP3 file, but I don't recall there even being a place to put my name.

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Post by KevinS » June 17th, 2019, 2:23 pm

Okay. Let's try this. When you export the Audacity file to .mp3, call it test_[whatever your name is]. Mine, for instance, would be test_kevins. Don't use anything but lowercase letters, no spaces, and only '_' marks. (I don't know what to call them.) Don't label anything .mps because the export process will add this for you. Okay? This should get through the uploader.

You have the uploader open, it seems. I had a devil of a time understanding how to open it when I got started some months ago.
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Post by KevinS » June 17th, 2019, 2:28 pm

So, if I remember correctly, your export function will create a file wherever you have it placed called something like test_7a2c3mi.mp3. This will be the file you'll upload.

I wonder if the uploader has trouble with numerals? If that's the case, you'll want to create a file called test_herberth.mp3 or something.
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Post by KevinS » June 17th, 2019, 2:30 pm

And don't despair. We have plenty of people here who know what they are doing! There are even videos to help with many topics.
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Post by TriciaG » June 17th, 2019, 4:18 pm

KevinS wrote:
June 17th, 2019, 2:28 pm
I wonder if the uploader has trouble with numerals? If that's the case, you'll want to create a file called test_herberth.mp3 or something.
No, it doesn't. Remember that file names have numbers in them. ;)
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Post by 7A2c3Ml » June 17th, 2019, 4:19 pm


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Post by KevinS » June 17th, 2019, 4:23 pm

7A2c3Ml wrote:
June 17th, 2019, 4:19 pm
viewtopic.php?f=23&t=75422
Is this a mistake?
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Post by m8b1 » June 17th, 2019, 4:33 pm

KevinS wrote:
June 17th, 2019, 4:23 pm
7A2c3Ml wrote:
June 17th, 2019, 4:19 pm
viewtopic.php?f=23&t=75422
Is this a mistake?
I think Mark meant to post this, which he emailed:
If this gives any clue to the nature of my dilemma, when I go to upload, I get the following message: 'ERROR. THE FILETYPE YOU ARE ATTEMPTING TO UPLOAD IS NOT ALLOWED"

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Post by TriciaG » June 17th, 2019, 4:42 pm

Filetype error usually means the metadata.

So don't put anything in for artist name, track title, album title, etc. - leave all of those blank.

Do me a favor, please. Go to http://ge.tt and drop the file you're trying to upload in there. Then come back here and post the web address it gives you.

That way we can look at your file to be sure it is an MP3, and that it really is the metadata that is the problem. :)
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Post by 7A2c3Ml » June 18th, 2019, 9:02 am

I tried yet again. I avoided all metadata, as one of you suggested. For my "filename" on the MP3, as another of you suggested, I used no numbers. When it came to uploading, however, I got the same message as previously, "Error. The file type you are attempting to upload is not allowed"

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