I can't share my genius! December 22, 2008 4:47 PM   Subscribe

Problems uploading to MeMusic?

I haven't been able to post a song to MeMusic for a couple weeks now - it's probably a problem on my end, but I've tried pretty much everything. I'm using the newest build of FireFox for OSX 10.4.11... When I try to upload the song, I get a "sending request to the server" for about 5 minutes, and then a MIME error. Help?
posted by clcapps to Bugs at 4:47 PM (10 comments total)

Can you post the text of the MIME error? This happens from time to time when a browser is reporting a bad mime type. We can add your variation of MP3 (audio/mpeg, audio/mp3, etc.) to our list of acceptable mime types and you should be set. We just need to know what that variation is. Oh, and the file has to be an MP3.
posted by pb (staff) at 4:54 PM on December 22, 2008

ahh, found it in the logs. For some reason, your browser thinks you're trying to upload an HTML document (text/html) rather than an MP3 file. Do you have another browser you could try to see if that recognizes the file correctly? That way you'd know Firefox is the culprit.
posted by pb (staff) at 4:58 PM on December 22, 2008

Yeah, here's the text:
The MIME type of the uploaded file text/html was not accepted by the server.

Only files of type audio/mpeg, audio/mp3, audio/mpg, audio/x-mpeg, application/octet-straem, application/octet-stream, audio/mpeg3, audio/x-mp3, application/unknown, audio/x-m4a, application/x-octet-stream, application/force-download can be uploaded.
Verify that you are uploading a file of the appropriate type.


* Enable Robust Exception Information to provide greater detail about the source of errors. In the Administrator, click Debugging & Logging > Debug Output Settings, and select the Robust Exception Information option.
* Check the ColdFusion documentation to verify that you are using the correct syntax.
* Search the Knowledge Base to find a solution to your problem.

Browser Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.4; en-US; rv: Gecko/2008120121 Firefox/3.0.5
Remote Address
Referrer http://music.metafilter.com/contribute/post-song.cfm
Date/Time 22-Dec-08 04:56 PM

I'll try Safari now.
posted by clcapps at 4:58 PM on December 22, 2008

Ok, yeah, it worked in Safari. Weird...
posted by clcapps at 5:05 PM on December 22, 2008

Glad it's working for you in one browser at least. I did some looking around to see if it's possible to edit Firefox mime-types when uploading, and I can't find a way to do it beyond an old Add-On called MIME Edit that's not available for the most recent version of Firefox.
posted by pb (staff) at 5:26 PM on December 22, 2008

Have we considered just shooting all the mimes?
posted by Science! at 6:15 PM on December 22, 2008

Have we considered just shooting all the mimes?

Only ones of the "wrong type" apparently. [NOT MIMIST]
posted by Rock Steady at 8:01 PM on December 22, 2008

Have we considered just shooting all the mimes?

i tried that - they pretend to be dead and STILL don't say a word
posted by pyramid termite at 9:05 PM on December 22, 2008

I love it when they do Man In A Box, though. Very realistic.
posted by InfidelZombie at 8:36 AM on December 23, 2008

True, even after we added walking/against-wind and walking/along-rope as MIME types a while back, trapped/box is still the most frequently used.
posted by pb (staff) at 9:00 AM on December 23, 2008 [1 favorite]

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