on-rev upload limits and Amazon S3 as an alternative

Andre Garzia andre at andregarzia.com
Fri Jan 28 12:07:28 EST 2011


How big are those files? I am not one to tell other people about their
design or business, but uploading huge files over HTTP is not wise. When I
say huge, I am not saying 20 mb, I am saying stuff like 300 mb or things
like it. If you're uploading stuff the size of a CD or DVD, you might want
to explore other venues.

S3 should work, there are libraries for it as others have posted.

On Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 1:05 PM, Martin Koob <mkoob at rogers.com> wrote:

> I have been testing uploading via post to on-rev and have found the limit
> is
> about 10.1 MB.  I was using movie files of various sizes and the largest I
> could successfully upload was 10.1 MB.  If I tried one of 10.2 Mb it would
> write a Quicktime file that had no data in it, it was  0 MB file.  If I
> tried to open it Quicktime gave a 'This is not a movie file' error.
> I guess this is a limit set in the on-rev server.
> As a way of accommodating larger file uploads for a site hosted on on-rev I
> am thinking of using Amazon S3.
> I want to use browser based uploads to have users upload a movie to the
> server and then use authenticated URLs to access the movie files.
> Has anyone done something like this?
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