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rbreen

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Mar 31 17 10:55 AM

maarvold: wrote:
 Rich--are you talking about from the downloading perspective?  If that's the case, I'd like to know about it ...

Yup - In my own experience, both Dropbox and Hightail suffer from this; clients send large files over those services and sometimes they're fine, but sometimes achingly slow; like I said, Wetransfer seems totally solid, as does AWS.  This is all just my experience, but it seems repeatable enough that I dread getting large deliveries over those services.

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Mar 31 17 11:53 AM

After some small issues a couple years ago, I've had nothing but good results with Wetransfer Pro.

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jerry tubb

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Apr 1 17 6:15 AM

Which begs the question; how fast is fast enough?
5 minutes to upload a 40 minute DDP master?
Take a short break to refill your drink, and make a stop in the loo?
30 minutes was certainly too long, seemed like forever in studio time!
Best, JT

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Apr 1 17 7:33 AM

If you upload to Discmakers, Oasis or CD Baby it's more like an hour or two to upload a DDP... depending on the time of day it can change drastically.

It's not like this stuff doesn't do it in background, so no need to stop workflow. Just don't browse the web for porn at the same time and your upload will be fine. lol

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Apr 1 17 11:47 PM

A few years strong with www.filemail.com now. Excellent support and ongoing development of their desktop app. This app does the auto-download thing so anything uploaded by clients is ready for me to use when I show up at work.

If I wasn't on an island with less than 100% AC power up-time, I'd go back to using Rumpus and serving/collecting files in-house. That was *easy*. Not much love for DropBox...

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Apr 2 17 2:25 AM

Still been with sendspace for a long time (unlimited storage).   Also, recently started paying for a yearly subscription to Google Drive (100 gig).
Drive is mainly for email storage and when clients share files through them.  I ran out of the allotted free space a long time ago, but it's only $24 a year or 2.99 a month.

Seems that if you're near a hub of business and Universities the speed can be pretty quick, and then the further you get out off the beaten path, things can slow down.
Somewhat related, but still a bit confused by the internet privacy laws being reversed in the US last week, where the providers can now sell your browsing habits
without your permission.  I guess you can opt out by contacting your provider though.

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Apr 2 17 10:48 AM

silvertone wrote:
If you upload to Discmakers, Oasis or CD Baby it's more like an hour or two to upload a DDP... depending on the time of day it can change drastically.

It's not like this stuff doesn't do it in background, so no need to stop workflow. Just don't browse the web for porn at the same time and your upload will be fine. lol

Hey Larry, takes 5-10 minutes here to Discmakers, just uploaded one on Thursday.
agree not to surf on the same DAW while uploading.
a couple of weeks ago DM was having problems, they lost a DDP master I uploaded.
heavy traffic day I guess, or server upgrade day.
best, JT
also love WeTransfer and DBox, the only one that's totally unusable to me is the redesigned Hightail, shame they used to be so easy to love.

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Apr 2 17 12:18 PM

jerry tubb wrote:
a couple of weeks ago DM was having problems, they lost a DDP master I uploaded.
 

They must have had something go down, because they lost a DDP that I sent to them in that same time frame..
Afaik, DM, Oasis and CdBaby are all under the same parent company.

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Apr 2 17 6:00 PM

waltzmastering wrote:

jerry tubb wrote:
a couple of weeks ago DM was having problems, they lost a DDP master I uploaded.
 

They must have had something go down, because they lost a DDP that I sent to them in that same time frame..
Afaik, DM, Oasis and CdBaby are all under the same parent company.

Yep, they why I listed the 3 of them... their uploaders have a lot to be desired. 

All three will accept a Dropbox link if the upload fails.  Ha ha... although I've had to do this in the past on a few projects were the uploaded just wouldn't take the project.

Jerry you gots some fast internet there... it's always been 40 minutes to an hour on average here and if it's a heavy traffic day up to two hours.

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rbreen

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Apr 3 17 4:57 PM

rbreen wrote:

maarvold: wrote:
 Rich--are you talking about from the downloading perspective?  If that's the case, I'd like to know about it ...

Yup - In my own experience, both Dropbox and Hightail suffer from this; clients send large files over those services and sometimes they're fine, but sometimes achingly slow; like I said, Wetransfer seems totally solid, as does AWS.  This is all just my experience, but it seems repeatable enough that I dread getting large deliveries over those services.

How pertinent; just received another delivery today via Dropbox; folder of audio files, ok, download the whole mess as a single zip - zip is corrupt!  OK, download one at a time; Dropbox takes 15minutes to download 100MB of data!  OTOH, Wetransfer Plus and AWS S3 totally solid and fast as always...  This is purely anecdotal, but seems like more than a coincidence that I only ever run into these issues with Dropbox (and Hightail) deliveries - sometimes fine, but sometimes really slow and glitchy.

Last Edited By: rbreen Apr 3 17 6:59 PM. Edited 1 time.

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Apr 3 17 8:28 PM

Does WeTransfer have a desktop app I'm missing? The YouSendIt app that still works with Hightail is extremely useful. It can queue uploads, it will send individual files, automatically zip folders, there's an iPhone app that makes re-sending and forwarding a breeze. I'm hoping WeTrasnfer has similar functionality.

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Apr 3 17 8:38 PM

It doesn't. I loved that Yousentit app too. With wetransfer you have to zip the files yourself. You can have multiple wetransfer browser tabs open at the same time. Sometimes at the end of the day I'll open as many tabs as projects and send all at once.

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Apr 3 17 8:59 PM

Timely Topic

Just today I received files from a new client that will be here in mid June. He is working in PT, but I don't understand the "Melodyne" folder
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These are from the audio files folder

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and these are from the "Melodyne" folder

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Then he sent me another set of files that wouldn't open or unzip at all

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Justin P

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Apr 4 17 7:51 AM

gr wrote:
Does WeTransfer have a desktop app I'm missing? The YouSendIt app that still works with Hightail is extremely useful. It can queue uploads, it will send individual files, automatically zip folders, there's an iPhone app that makes re-sending and forwarding a breeze. I'm hoping WeTrasnfer has similar functionality.

I'm not sure about WIndows but WeTransfer does an OSX app in the App Store:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wetransfer/id1114922065?mt=12

It's very limited in function compread to the Dropbox or Box Sync app but it does exist.

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Justin P

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Apr 4 17 7:54 AM

chance wrote:
Just today I received files from a new client that will be here in mid June. He is working in PT, but I don't understand the "Melodyne" folder
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The Melodyne fodler is where the Melodyne plugin stores all the audio catpures it has to do in order to manipulate the files. Unless the cleint has pritned his tuned versions to a new track/playlist, you'll need all the Melodyne for the Melodyne plugin to run live just has the client left it before sending to you.

For the zip files that won't open. Did you veryify their size and that they have fully downloaded?

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Apr 4 17 8:37 AM

Files that won't unzip is a FEATURE of zipping! The system is telling you something went wrong with the transfer. It's rare but it may have prevented you from using compromised files. Ask the client to resend.

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