Posterous has refused to convert my video for the last time. It was bad enough that they started “Spaces” (adding extra clicks and not working in Firefox anymore), then they got bought by Twitter. But the whole point of my ds106 blog is posting my own audio and video creations, so this is the last straw.
At this point, what I needed to do was create a plain text file called php.ini that had the settings I want so I can upload big media:
[PHP] max_execution_time = 300 max_input_time = 600 memory_limit = 60M upload_max_filesize = 200M post_max_size = 32M
Then I needed to upload this into the wp-admin folder before I imported my Posterous.
Next step was to get the plugin Posterous Importer and activate it, then give it the information to download my blog. It worked very well (except that it linked back to Posterous for the files that were too big because I didn’t do the php.ini file first!).
Because I’m using Quicktime files, I also needed to get the QuickTime Embed plugin and use its shortcode to create a player for the files I uploaded, so I did have to clean up a few posts, but overall this is going great.