Sending large files across the internet

Discussion in 'Video Cameras' started by imodan, Sep 20, 2005.

  1. imodan

    imodan Guest

    Hi all...


    I had the need to send some very large files across the internet the
    other day and found a very good site for doing this.


    www.sendthisfile.com


    basically you can get a free account and it will allow you to send
    files of unlimited size across the web for free without the need for
    ftp or p2p or posting them on a website etc etc.


    The recipient receives a link by email and voila...it's done.


    There are limitations on the free one of course.


    1. They have to collect the file within three days.
    2. You can only send one file at a time (I usually zip and password
    protect all at once)
    3. Security is no better than email (hence the zip and password
    protect)
    4. The file can only be downloaded a maximum of three times.


    You can pay of course to lift all these restrictions but for the casual

    user none of these things should be a problem.


    I've used it on files up to 400Mb and have found it to be superb..


    Cheers
    Steve
     
    imodan, Sep 20, 2005
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  2. imodan

    :::Jerry:::: Guest

    <snip spam>

    ....and no doubt you found your own site, amazing!... NOT.
     
    :::Jerry::::, Sep 20, 2005
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  3. Christ you are dickhead Jerry.


    This site allows you send large files that is all. I simply posted this so
    that people in this newsgroup that may perhaps want to send video files to
    their friends and family over the internet may have a way to do it that is
    free and works without any of the hassles of setting up a ftp server or
    using peer to peer.

    Is that so hard to understand?
     
    Steve Franklin, Sep 20, 2005
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  4. imodan

    Tony Morgan Guest

    These days, I wouldn't describe 400Mb as very large.

    Unfortunately, large (and very large) files sometimes get broken. And
    there's nothing that pisses folk off more than to wait and wait
    downloading a large (or very large) file to find that it's broken.

    A more reliable way is to use RAR/PAR filesets using (for example)
    WinRAR and QuickPAR. These break the large file, first into smaller
    files, and then to break each of those into smaller blocks. The client
    only has to download the RARs and one PAR file. Running the fileset
    through Quickpar checks for any missing or broken blocks, giving a
    figure on the number of blocks to be recovered. Then to repair/replace
    you only have to download the PAR file that will provide the required
    number of blocks.

    Finally, running the RAR fileset through WinRAR (or similar)
    reconstructs the large file.

    To distribute across the net, it's convenient to use one of the empty
    alt.binary newsgroups.

    This is the 'de-facto' standard of distributing video files.
     
    Tony Morgan, Sep 20, 2005
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  5. Agreed Tony...however....have you ever seen the glazed look you get from my
    67 year old mother when you mentioned RAR PAR sets? This way they just get a
    link and they can download - pure and simple.

    I use it for more like 50Mb files..and I know that downloads can stop, I
    can't remember the last time it happened to me, certainly never with this
    product.

    anyway...I have no affiliation what-so-ever I just thought it was a good
    product that people may like to use.

    I will not defend or endorse the product any further than this.

    Enjoy people...
     
    Steve Franklin, Sep 20, 2005
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  6. imodan

    RSD Guest


    I thought it was a very useful post and many folks here could make use of
    it. Personally I use Laplink Pro free file exchange software which does much
    the same thing but person to person.

    Rob
     
    RSD, Sep 20, 2005
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  7. imodan

    Tony Morgan Guest

    It is, perhaps, worth mentioning (excluding Steve's 67 year-old mother's
    needs) that for large binary (video) transfers you do really need a
    heavyweight newsreader like News Rover which (for example) allows you to
    search for any file(set) across all the newsgroups, and then to
    download. Only problem is that the headers for some newsgroups can take
    an hour or two to download (e.g. alt.binaries.multimedia) all the
    headers - even on broadband. But that is OT for the original poster.
     
    Tony Morgan, Sep 20, 2005
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  8. imodan

    G Hardy Guest

    This site allows you send large files that is all. I simply posted this so
    Thanks, Steve - I will find that very useful on my current (collaborative)
    project.
     
    G Hardy, Sep 20, 2005
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