Sorry, my original post was far too technical and should have read as follows:
Over the past few days, many Flickr users have been inconvenienced as their video uploads have repeatedly hanged.
Flickr's inexplicable silence on the matter is deafening.
Since they must know about the problem, one can only wonder if the company is trying to avoid more bad press, or worse.
Can someone look into this ?
Over the past few days, Flickr VIDEO uploads seem to be hanging, causing great annoyance to many of its users. However, PHOTO uploads are working problem free. Flickr's silence on the matter is deafening (please see The Help Forum @ www.flickr.com/help/forum/en-us/).
I tried ALL the Flickr upload methods and all the leading third party upload software (using several different types of video files, all with Filckr approved formats) and the problems were the same :
* 90% of the time the video upload HANGS after 99% complete - i.e. the attempt failed AFTER the video file was successfully uploaded, but BEFORE Flickr's busy servers could acknowledge the upload (but probably after they dropped the uploaded video file due to congestion).
* 05% of the time Flickr CANNOT PROCESS the uploaded video - i.e. the upload appears to be successful, but afterwards Flickr places a marker in the "Photostream" indicating that video could not be processed (also see the next item).
* 05% of the time, the video upload is totally successful and the actual video is placed into the appropriate "Photostream". (NB: This includes some video files that HANG or CANNOT BE PROCESSED during previous upload attempts.
Flickr's inexplicable silence on the matter, leads me to conclude that they know about the problem, but want to avoid more bad press, or worse.
What an amateur company !
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