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waltzmastering

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Apr 4 17 6:22 PM

If things don't unzip at first, I'll give it a try on another computer or two with  different OS and browsers as well to make sure there's no problem on my end.
If that doesn't work, I'd also recommend they resend using another service and send in smaller zips. wetransfer seems to be universally pretty stable,
and easy to use for clients around the globe, if there's an issue with another service. Wave files seem to up and download as quick as mp3s used to,
but there's still many places where the speeds and stability leave a lot to be desired. gl

Last Edited By: waltzmastering Apr 5 17 12:45 AM. Edited 1 time.

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morespaceecho

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Apr 5 17 11:38 AM

me too.

as far as transfer times, a 700mb file took less than 3 minutes to upload the other night. i sent a 5 song ep to a client the other day, he downloaded it immediately, total up/down time was less than a minute.

conversely i have a regular client in charlotte whose internet is so shitty he has to send me one song at a time. i don't get it. we're out in the sticks and even we have fios here.

very occasionally i'll notice an upload going really slow. i don't think it's wetransfer's fault. i just reboot the wireless and resend and it always goes super fast as usual.

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silvertone

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Apr 6 17 5:19 AM

700mb would take about 30 to 40 minutes to upload here and about 5 minutes to download. Time Warner Cable/Spectrum sucks around here.

I guess they figure we are Mountain Men and don't need no stinkin fast internet.

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zmix

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Apr 6 17 8:22 AM

I really hate these services, Dropbox in particular.. if a client "shares" a folder with you they count it against your storage limit, though you know it's only sitting in the sender's storage space.
They then try to sell you additional space to accommodate it.. such an obvious scam.

I have used my personal FTP for file transfers and it's the best, it's drag and drop for the client, and doesn't require e-mail access on my studio computer to get links to files

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maarvold

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Apr 6 17 9:26 AM

zmix wrote:
I have used my personal FTP for file transfers and it's the best, it's drag and drop for the client, and doesn't require e-mail access on my studio computer to get links to files

 
It seems like this might be the next step for me.  I was quite happy with 'plain old Dropbox' for years, but they seem to be doing the same thing for themselves as plastic surgery does for actresses: adding 'features' that I didn't ask for, find a bit convoluted and actually make me less happy with the user experience.  Think Meg Ryan.  

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dcollins

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Apr 6 17 11:26 AM

Yet not a word about the obvious _sound_ quality differences between these transfer services!

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hank alrich

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Apr 6 17 12:24 PM

dcollins wrote:
Yet not a word about the obvious _sound_ quality differences between these transfer services!

"Do they d*ther the ZIPs, or truncate 'em??"

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jesse decarlo

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Apr 6 17 1:28 PM

I hear Slate is about to introduce a file transfer system that simulates the effect of driving tape reels across town to the mastering room.

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maarvold

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Apr 6 17 2:54 PM

dcollins wrote:
Yet not a word about the obvious _sound_ quality differences between these transfer services!

 
Rabble Rouser!!!

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aleatoric

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Apr 6 17 3:09 PM

Still using/loving WeTransfer over here.  Upgraded to WeTransfer Plus a few months back.  Not really much advantage over the free version for mastering outside of download links lasting a lot longer (only have to clear uploads once you hit 100GB's storage) and it looks more professional.  At $12 per month is was an easy decision and I'm not sure why I didn't do it sooner! 

On the topic of internet speed:

I switched to Fios in the Fall and couldn't be happier.  Getting 100mbps down and 115mbps upload, consistently.  Studio machine is hardwired via Ethernet.

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maarvold

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Apr 6 17 3:18 PM

aleatoric wrote:
...Getting 100mbps down and 115mbps upload, consistently...

I'm getting 140 down and 40 up, but I'd trade it for what you're getting, even if it was 85 down and 85 up.  But I'm certainly not complaining

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jerry tubb

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Apr 7 17 7:50 AM

dcollins wrote:
Yet not a word about the obvious _sound_ quality differences between these transfer services!

Ha!

i suppose that warrants a null test between the 3-4 services.

i suspect they'll be identical.

But not by me, I'm off of for a hike today.

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Justin P

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Apr 7 17 9:14 AM

I also dislike the shared folder aspect of Dropbox so I don't use that normally. I only use it for one regular video client as we have a good upload/download system and it's very fast paced.

I like Dropbox for sending out zipped files to clients though. The Dropbox sync app lets you get all the download links right away and you can paste them into your email while it all uploads. I make a folder for each month and then unsync a folder from my computer when it's two months old so it doesn't use local computer storage, but the files are still available for lazy clients that don't keep track of their files properly. It saves me from re-uplaoding older stuff when people come looking.

For incoming files, a WeTransfer Plus channel is nice because the client and I get an email notification when the files have uploaded, and the client gets an email notification when I download the files. If the files are not zipped before uploading, I can still download them with one click though as Bob mentioned, the WeTransfer generated zip file name is very random so it's nice when clients zip it first with a more logical name.

I don't have any issues with Time Warner (now Spectrum) with either sharing service service. Upload speeds are consistent though I wish there was a faster upload speed. 5mpbs upload is the fastest you can get here but the download is now 70mbps. I wish the upload/download was more evenly skewed or customers at least had a choice of how to divide their bandwidth.

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rbreen

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Apr 7 17 10:11 AM

maarvold wrote:

aleatoric wrote:
...Getting 100mbps down and 115mbps upload, consistently...

I'm getting 140 down and 40 up, but I'd trade it for what you're getting, even if it was 85 down and 85 up.  But I'm certainly not complaining

Still rankles me that in Burbank - "media city" - the best I can get is 40 down and 5 up!  I so want FIOS, but it's not deployed here.

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dcollins

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Apr 8 17 9:24 PM

rbreen wrote:
maarvold wrote:

aleatoric wrote:
...Getting 100mbps down and 115mbps upload, consistently...

I'm getting 140 down and 40 up, but I'd trade it for what you're getting, even if it was 85 down and 85 up.  But I'm certainly not complaining

Still rankles me that in Burbank - "media city" - the best I can get is 40 down and 5 up!  I so want FIOS, but it's not deployed here.
They just strung up fiber in the Media City of Pasadena - I know this because you can see about 100ft coiled up and hanging from the pole behind the studio - I expect sales calls to begin soon. Have Charter 100/25 now and it's fine for the time being, but everyone is hungry for more.

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maarvold

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Apr 9 17 8:43 AM

rbreen wrote:

maarvold wrote:

aleatoric wrote:
...Getting 100mbps down and 115mbps upload, consistently...

I'm getting 140 down and 40 up, but I'd trade it for what you're getting, even if it was 85 down and 85 up.  But I'm certainly not complaining

Still rankles me that in Burbank - "media city" - the best I can get is 40 down and 5 up!  I so want FIOS, but it's not deployed here.

 
I feel like I waited A LOONNNGGGG time for a 'civilized' internet service (like I have now).  But the DREAM internet service that I have encountered is, ironically, at The Eastwood Scoring Stage in Burbank: it makes my service seem slow.  Rich: maybe you could covertly tap into that and string a wire (or fiber line) over to your house.  

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