The 1gb file upload limit is a bit too restrictive for conference presentation video recordings; if recorded in HD, it's very easy for a 30-90 minute video to run over a gigabyte.
Current workarounds include recompressing with a lower bitrate (and thus quality) or chopping a large file into smaller pieces, neither of which is ideal.
The limit is configured as:
'wgMaxUploadSize' => array( // Affects URL uploads and chunked uploads (experimental). // Limit on other web uploads is enforced by PHP. 'default' => 1024 * 1024 * 1000, // 1000 MB 'ptwiki' => 1024 * 500, // 500 KB - T25186 ),
Additionally, there is a maxFileSizeInternal, which currently is 4294967296 Bytes and hard coded in FileBackendStore.php, after which according to @aaron several very hard limits might potentially start becoming a problem. (See https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/c/22038 ) T40719: FileBackend.php has 1 GB limit, despite $wgMaxUploadSize.
The problem with further raising the limit, is mostly that we aren't too sure what a sane limit is, should be etc, and that it will require an experiment to verify that it can be done safely, without causing problems (I guess). [DJ]