Upload fails at final chunks


I'd had success with using Vimeo for Windows for the last couple months to get some very long-form videos posted where they would not successfully upload via Vimeo's web-based Flash and Ajax upload tools. However, for the last week, Vimeo for Windows has been failing to complete uploads. It just says "An error occurred," with not even any diagnostic information to speak of.
Just bringing it up. If it persists for the next couple weeks perhaps I'll dig for source code and fire up a debugger.

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stimpy77 wrote Apr 1, 2012 at 10:46 PM

This is still an issue, so I fired up Fiddler. What I found is that there is absolutely nothing going wrong API-wise at all. My only guess at this point is that this issue must have introduced itself within Vimeo For Windows on your end with a change that was perhaps made and deployed about a month or so ago (??). Vimeo for Windows is a Windows One Click Application so I assume it's grabbing the latest binaries from the web at launch time, so I don't know how new those binaries are. If you made changes recently, please fix!

I have attached the Fiddler session that ends in "An unknown error occurred" when I click Upload -> Resume Last Upload.

Oh and btw if you need support $ before you bother let me know what you need.

stimpy77 wrote Apr 14, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Resolved. Somehow. At least, I got a big video (1.5 GB) uploaded for once.

saeedoo wrote May 4, 2012 at 8:42 AM

Sorry, I just noticed this page :-) I haven't updated this project for a long time (my last check-in was in Aug 21 2011 at 8:29 PM), therefore I couldn't be the source of the problem. Vimeo is blocked by ISPs in my country, which makes it difficult for me to continue working on this project.

Thanks for the $ offer by the way, I don't know what is the best way to set up donations for my open source projects! :-)

stimpy77 wrote May 5, 2012 at 1:38 AM

I'm a bit confused about the last part of the most recent comment. "I don't know what is the best way to set up donations for my open source projects!" The confusion for my part is the fact that Vimeo for Windows is not open source. Only the core library is available, not the application. Therefore asking to donate to you is the only way we, your application's consumers/users, are able to actively participate in diagnosing this issue, other than writing up our own unit tests against the core library.

If you want to receive donations I would suggest http://www.paypal.com/ and I will sent a bit of $ what I think the app is worth (but I am no longer desperate since, as I noted earlier, the "new Vimeo" uploader is now working for me). However, my preference is that you actually make the application open source.

stimpy77 wrote May 5, 2012 at 3:19 AM

Ignore my last comment. I'm sure the issue is in the core library, not the app. I should write up the unit tests. (Nonetheless, PayPal should work for you.)

wrote Feb 14, 2013 at 12:19 AM