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zmix

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Nov 14 14 3:04 AM

zakco wrote:

zmix wrote:I've got a client who opted to use Hightail rather than my ftp server to upload a track for me to mix.


Bad idea.  The 3.41GB file is going to take 4 hours to download.

I've never considered hightail to be the fastest service out there (I've had a pro account for years) but assuming the user has a decent connection, I've never seen anything download that slow.

I just downloaded a 1.1 gb zip file in less than 15 minutes. I wonder why things are so slow for you...?

Not just me. Read the links in the original post.

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silvertone

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Nov 14 14 6:33 AM

I find it depends on the time of day when you upload or download what kind of speed you'll have. Around here Road Runner seems more the culprit than what software/app I'm using. Monday morning and Friday afternoon seems to be the worst, guess that's when everyone at work is surfing the internet. YMMV

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chance

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Nov 15 14 4:19 PM

For over a year, I have been "very" pleased with http://www.sendbigfiles.com . I do have an outdated G-4 and OS, but it is fast and simple. Anyone else tried it? I'm curious how well it works with the modern hardware & OS's

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silvertone

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Nov 15 14 5:59 PM

I use them all for the most part, Sendbigfiles, WeTransfer, Drop Box, Gobbler, Hightail (very limited use, but very cool program) and have my own ftp link on my site to upload. Never really a big problem with any of them.

A 1gig file usually takes about 7 to 10 minutes for me.

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zakco

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Nov 16 14 2:23 AM

zmix wrote:

Not just me. Read the links in the original post.

Yes. It makes me wonder what kind of speeds my clients are getting on the other end...


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zmix

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Nov 16 14 6:32 AM

strawberrius wrote:
hightail working 100% great for me - no issues

This reminds me of the old tech support joke:
Q: "How many tech support people does it take to change a light bulb?"
A: "The light bulb is working fine in our system."

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jburtner

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Nov 17 14 12:24 PM

Seagate, Western Digital, etc are all making "personal cloud" solutions now where you purchase a network attached storage system that also has cloud functionality (sized from "personal" to "enterprise"). ie; outside secure access for sharing & xfers. Has anyone used these? I imagine that they can incorporate various local shares via SMB, NFS, AFP, ETC, remote access via FTP (or SFTP for secure ftp), and some web interface similar to the popular cloud systems with syncing, up, and dn-load capabilities...

I've been keeping my eyes slightly open for a linux version of this too but haven't seen anything yet.

Here's some info:
https://gigaom.com/2014/03/01/how-to-set-up-your-own-personal-home-cloud-storage-system/

Cheers,
jb

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zenmastering

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Dec 4 14 10:13 PM

For me, a local FTP server doesn't work as I'm in a rural area with more frequent power outages than what my clients would tolerate ;-> When I was still in the city, it was a great solution for all of the reasons Chuck mentioned. Customers only ever saw their folder and the whole thing was behind a firewall. Download time to DAW was essentially 'zero'

However, that's not my reality anymore, and I decided that I'd suffered long enough with Hightail and then tried all of the alternatives I could find, finally settling on 'filemail.com'.

In a mastering context, I'm often sending files to the same set of people for approval and the ability to create 'recipient groups' is really helpful in saving my aging wrists from RSI. This simple feature has never existed in YouLostit / WhyTail and doesn't seem to exist in most of the well-known file delivery apps. Filemail's tech support has been great (after Hightail, I guess any tech support looks good).

So, although it may sound like it, I'm not on their payroll, it's just that they seem to be the most sensible and useful of the lot, to me. Price is about the same as a Yousendit Pro account.

Graemme

 

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