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Waltz Mastering

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Re: Zipping mixes
« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2009, 07:24:08 pm »

I've been using sendspace,  megaload and yousendit for a while.  Haven't had one problem (knock on wood).  I have my own ftp site but it's more of a hassle for clients.

TW

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Re: Zipping mixes
« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2009, 08:00:36 pm »

Already been said to death, but, if anything, ZIP-ing should be encouraged, not discouraged.

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Re: Zipping mixes
« Reply #17 on: February 14, 2009, 05:31:34 am »

Waltz Mastering wrote on Sat, 14 February 2009 00:24

I've been using sendspace,  megaload and yousendit for a while.  Haven't had one problem (knock on wood).  I have my own ftp site but it's more of a hassle for clients.

TW


I'm the same, I prefer megaupload because for me it seems to be quicker with the uploads then yousendit, haven't had any problems and none of my clients has questioned my professionalism with it. I do have FTP but I have nver had to use it.

I also think it is fine to Zip/RAR the files again had no problems.
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Re: Zipping mixes
« Reply #18 on: February 14, 2009, 09:30:31 am »

I like them zipped, using my ftp or sendspace.com
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Re: Zipping mixes
« Reply #19 on: February 14, 2009, 09:47:12 am »

$10 per month for a yousendit pro account is the absolutely best $10 i ever spent.......takes the hassle out of sending and receiving (even very large) files. FTP'ing with clients was always a chore (login problems, incomplete uploads etc).

I normally request that all files are zipped up together in one zip (a request that is often ignored!)

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Re: Zipping mixes
« Reply #20 on: February 14, 2009, 10:27:14 am »

FWIW, if you use yousendit, make sure the files are zipped. While I've FTP transferred several TB's worth of data over the years with no dropouts, weirdness, etc, I've had two projects sent to me with dropouts from yousendit. Subsequently, re-downloading the files from yousendit corrected the problem, so it was a delivery issue...
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Re: Zipping mixes
« Reply #21 on: February 14, 2009, 06:16:02 pm »

The gold standard for file transfer is Digidelivery. The dedicated Digiserve box will set you back a bit more than an off the shelf computer w/ FTP server software but it makes file transfer as easy as email. Minimum server management is required and it's secure enough that our military uses these units. We also have a Rumpus driven FTP server but 90% of our file transfers now are with Digidelivery.
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Re: Zipping mixes
« Reply #22 on: February 14, 2009, 06:44:45 pm »

bblackwood wrote on Sat, 14 February 2009 10:27

FWIW, if you use yousendit, make sure the files are zipped. While I've FTP transferred several TB's worth of data over the years with no dropouts, weirdness, etc, I've had two projects sent to me with dropouts from yousendit. Subsequently, re-downloading the files from yousendit corrected the problem, so it was a delivery issue...


I'm with you on that!
Twice yousendit screwed with my files. One a chorus section was missing (for a wump I think), & the other time the audio sounded like a vocoder.
The client was freaked. Shocked

With that said I use this service often but only with zipped files.
Ed
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Waltz Mastering

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Re: Zipping mixes
« Reply #23 on: February 14, 2009, 06:46:55 pm »

Digidelivery seems interesting, the thing that's a bummer is you can't archive files.

Do you have to buy a piece of hardware for this?

Is there a monthly charge?

What the biggest file you can send?

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Re: Zipping mixes
« Reply #24 on: February 14, 2009, 06:58:29 pm »

Waltz Mastering wrote on Sat, 14 February 2009 18:46


What the biggest file you can send?




Very Big.
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Re: Zipping mixes
« Reply #25 on: February 14, 2009, 08:51:17 pm »

Can you be a little more general please?

TW

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Re: Zipping mixes
« Reply #26 on: February 14, 2009, 08:59:13 pm »

Waltz Mastering wrote on Sat, 14 February 2009 16:46

Digidelivery seems interesting, the thing that's a bummer is you can't archive files.

Do you have to buy a piece of hardware for this?

Is there a monthly charge?

What the biggest file you can send?

TW


It's not a system for archiving. Presumably you already have a way to archive your data.

At the least, either the sender or receiver must have, or have access to, a Digidelivery server box.

It's a one time purchase. No monthly charges.
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Re: Zipping mixes
« Reply #27 on: February 14, 2009, 09:06:26 pm »

Thanks,  I guess what I meant by archiving was leaving files  to sit on their server for a while without re-uploading
so there can be multiple downloads over time.

TW

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Re: Zipping mixes
« Reply #28 on: February 15, 2009, 06:08:08 am »

Waltz Mastering wrote on Sat, 14 February 2009 20:51

Can you be a little more general please?



In general, I've received files over 19 GB.
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Re: Zipping mixes
« Reply #29 on: February 15, 2009, 07:21:34 am »

That is "very big".  Thanks.   The reason I ask is that sendspace - yousendit and the like are great for relatively small files.  But when it comes to large files, reliability and ease of use it's good to know what's out there.

Cheers,  TW
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