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Post by mwieder » Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:06 am

I can't find an appropriate forum for questions about this web forum, so I'll try here...

What's the maximum size attachment you can upload here? Even simple gifs give me a generic "too large" error.
I can't find this documented anywhere.

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Re: forum metaquestion

Post by FourthWorld » Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:37 am

I believe PHPBB's default maximum file size is 2MB, but that seems large for a simple GIF. Was it multi-frame?
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Re: forum metaquestion

Post by mwieder » Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:56 am

Yeah, that's looping multi-frame. And 2MB is what I was thinking, since I just tried a 2.1MB image and got rejected.

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Re: forum metaquestion

Post by bogs » Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:38 am

I think it is a lot less than 2 MB. Or rather, size alone doesn't mean anything.

For instance, This animated gif is 356.6 KiB,
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Oct_26_2019_minWalkSize.png
1.21 GIGAWATTS !?!?
and you can see the result of trying to upload it.
forumPicSizeLimit.png
It...won't....goooooOOOOOOooooo...
forumPicSizeLimit.png (7.1 KiB) Viewed 1974 times
I suspect it depends on a lot of things, like number of colors/frames/height/width etc. Applying that theory to this same gif, I reduced it to 2 colors and 28 frames, and it uploaded.
minionWalkingLowColor.gif
Reduced to 2 colors, and 28 frames.
but now doesn't play unless you click on it hah.
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Re: forum metaquestion

Post by richmond62 » Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:08 am

256 Kb (i.e. quarter of a Megabyte).

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