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Sending large files

Discussion in 'A+' started by Raffaz, Aug 26, 2006.

  1. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    Hi,
    Ive got a few large files to send to a few people (roughly about 200mb). What software or website do you lot use, hopefullysomething quite simple that wont confuse them. Cheers

    Mick
     
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  2. Baba O'Riley

    Baba O'Riley Gigabyte Poster

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    YouSendIt, great for when the files will be rejected by the recipient's email service for being too big.
     
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  3. riaz.hasan

    riaz.hasan Kilobyte Poster

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    hey baba, this seems to be a good site, even i was looking for something like this!
    thanx

    riaz
     
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  4. Baba O'Riley

    Baba O'Riley Gigabyte Poster

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    No problemo.:thumbleft
     
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  5. zebulebu

    zebulebu Terabyte Poster

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    I use FTP when I need to send 'large files' :wink: to people

    :p
     
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  6. Baba O'Riley

    Baba O'Riley Gigabyte Poster

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    The problem with that is that, AFAIK, you have to send it once for each recipient. With YouSendIt, you upload the file once and the website will send a link to the hosted file to each intended recipient.
     
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  7. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    Don't think so Baba, if you upload your files to an FTP server they will stay there and can be downloaded as frequently as you like. The problem is that you either need to host your FTP server with a hosting company, which will charge you for bandwidth or host your FTP server yourself, in which case you need a decent upload speed, which is often not the case with ADSL.
     
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  8. Baba O'Riley

    Baba O'Riley Gigabyte Poster

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    Of course, I didn't think of uploading them to a public FTP server, I was thinking of FTPing them to each individual. D'Oh!
     
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  9. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    Cheers for the replies, il look into them.

    Mick
     
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  10. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    Just had a quick look at yousendit. Maximum file size is 100mb(have to pay for anything larger). So how do i go about using FTP, and im assuming the others will need to set their computers up aswell. Cheers

    Mick
     
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  11. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    mate - how large of a file you gonna send? wouldn't it just be easy to burn it on a dvd and send it via post?

    edit: cuz if its a large file via FTP, they will be hogging their download bandwidth and your upload bandwidth and then the ISP may not be too happy either...
     
  12. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    Sendthisfile is another free service with a 2GB limit 8)

    Here is the link.. http://www.sendthisfile.com/info/sendthisfile.jsp
     
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  13. Jakamoko
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    Filezilla will do the job for you. Then you just need to upload the files to a directory on your PC (or server) then give out the login details (hostname, user and password) to the recipients and leave your machine on till all have retrieved the file(s). As Pete says, however, you will be restricted by your upload speed.

    Works for me :)
     
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  14. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    You might want to look at this then..

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/fzbfd/
     
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  15. Neil

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    If you're dealing with large files like that, then I'd recommend RapidShare ( http://rapidshare.de/ ) or MegaShares ( http://www.megashares.com/ ). I never used them to to upload, but when I need large files from my friends, they send me the link to download from those sites. However rapidshare doesn't allow accelerators like DAP. Can someone tell me if YouSendIt supports DAP?
     
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