I am totally new at making websites using Drupal. I started on Monday (April 1st) and I've been using drupal.org and drupalize.me to start learning and building some basic stuff. There is one thing I want to do and I've been stuck for 2 days now.
I want to be allow the users of my site to upload videos which will get stored inside my database and, using the data from my database, upload it to Vimeo site and use vimeo player as the player.
This is my goal right now but I am stuck on the very first step TnT. I have the module "Media-7.x-1.3" installed on my site and tried using it to upload videos. I know this only allows me to upload videos from the admin end when you are creating a new content and you have to edit the "article" or "blog" post that contains the video file if you want to change something and doesn't allow the users of my site to upload the videos directly but I just wanted to get started on something.
So I followed the instructions and went to - Structure -> Content Types -> Add content type -> name the content type (video files) -> save and add fields (everything else is left as default) -> add new field (upload videos) -> field type = file -> widget = media file selector -> save -> upload destination = public files (there are no other options for me to choose) -> save
this will bring me to manage fields page label = upload videos -> allowed file extensions for uploaded files = mp3, mp4, wmv, jpg (i gave it bunch of random extensions so I can test it if it works or not) -> maximum upload size = 50 MB -> every other fields are left as default -> save
inside manage display page upload videos format = rendered file -> save
after all the configurations, I go to Add content -> video files -> title = videos -> click on "Select media" at the bottom -> Browse -> select my video file I want to upload (mp4 file, 34 MB) -> Submit and nothing happens. no error message, no video uploaded or anything. I'm just stuck in the upload overlay page and I would have to hit cancel to get out of the page.
but if I try to upload a image file (jpg file that I allowed earlier), I can see the preview of my image and gives me an option to "Select media" or "Remove media" (the upload overlay page is gone of course).
So I have no idea why it's not working for video files or what is going on. AND this is not even what I want to do...sigh...
Please help me TnT