Question: Getting error "File type not supported" when trying to upload a file in Joomla! via Media Manager?

 

Answer:

Joomla! 1.0

  • In order to apply this solution you need to have modifying access to your Joomla! 1.0 core files
  • Locate the following file within your Joomla! installation and open it in a text editor. FILE: /administrator/components/com_media/admin.media.php
  • Round about lines 170 and 200 you'll find something like:
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    'bmp',
    'csv',
    'doc',
    'epg',
    'gif',
    'ico',
    'jpg',
    'odg',
    'odp',
    'ods',
    'odt',
    'pdf',
    'png',
     


    Append the additional file extension that you wish to be able for uploading via Media Manager eg 'ogg'
  • The file should look like the below now

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     'bmp',
     'csv',
     'doc',
     'epg',
     'gif',
     'ico',
     'jpg',
     'odg',
     'odp',
     'ods',
     'odt',
     'pdf',
     'png',
    'ogg',
     
  • Save the file and try again

Joomla! 1.5

  • On Joomla! 1.5 it's alot easier than on Joomla! 1.0
  • In the Administration Panel (www.yourjoomlasite.com/administrator) go to Global Configuration.
  • Click on the System Tab
  • And the ogg (or any additional file extension) to the list.
  • Click on SAVE
  • And you will be able to upload that specific file type from now on forward.

Media Settings