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Transferring a LARGE file over the net

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by TheBigCheese, 25 Jul 2006.

  1. TheBigCheese


    Joined: 6 Sep 2005

    Posts: 3,799

    Hi guys

    I've got a 250Mb file to transfer to someone over the net.

    I have compressed it with Winrar to 214Mb which is still huge...what would be the best way of sending it to them?

    Is there any free places that I could upload it to for a short while (a week or so)?

    Any other suggestions would be most welcome!

    Thanks :)
  2. sugoi


    Joined: 24 Jun 2005

    Posts: 474

    Location: Sussex, UK

    yousendit.com might be a good place... ;)
  3. tsinc80697


    Joined: 10 Apr 2006

    Posts: 7,599

    Location: North West

    if they dont accept that big a file size, try
    they have a limit of 500mb
  4. Phil99


    Joined: 29 Oct 2004

    Posts: 10,901

    Split it in to smaller archives using WinRAR and send over MSN or setup an FTP server on one of the PCs (e.g. Filezilla server) and transfer it in one go. If you lose the connection you can just reconnect and resume the transfer.
  5. bledd


    Joined: 21 Oct 2002

    Posts: 46,800

    Location: Parts Unknown


    Split Archive (10 - 15m or something)
    7z ultra compression

    you could then transfer each section at a time

    or if you want, i'll give you an ftp account and you can upload them to my site (as a temporary thing..)
  6. JayMax


    Joined: 2 Nov 2002

    Posts: 2,796

    yousendit support up to 1 gig file hosting iirc.
  7. Energize


    Joined: 12 Mar 2004

    Posts: 29,024

    Location: England

    If its a video you could compress it using x.264.
  8. Dutch Guy


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 24,563

    Location: Amsterdam,The Netherlands

    I sent a 1.2Gb file with MSN once but splitting it is a bit safer if you get disconnected.
  9. basmic


    Joined: 10 Apr 2004

    Posts: 13,144

    Location: Darlington, County Durham

    Windows Live Messenger is quicker than previous versions of MSN for file transfer. But, as has already been said, split into several files. If possible, use CRC error checking on the archive, too.

    Personally, I just setup my own FTP server. Make sure the other person is using a download manager, such as Getright. This way, they can resume a download if the connection breaks. Once again, add CRC to the archive, just in case the download does stop.
  10. TheBigCheese


    Joined: 6 Sep 2005

    Posts: 3,799

    Thanks for all those great suggestions guys!

    I think I'll use yousendit, it seems pretty easy!

    Great stuff to know about in the future for anything I need to send, I'll file this post away for reference!

    Thanks again :D
  11. DanMc07


    Joined: 6 Oct 2005

    Posts: 4,041

  12. bledd


    Joined: 21 Oct 2002

    Posts: 46,800

    Location: Parts Unknown


    keeping it real
  13. Craig321


    Joined: 2 May 2004

    Posts: 19,974

    I've recieved a 200mb+ file over MSN before with no problems when we had a reliable internet connection.

    But as said above you should split it so you don't have to do it all at once & so it's more reliable.