Using Rev CGI for Giant POST action

Andre Garzia andre at
Mon Jul 7 00:27:37 EDT 2008

Aloha Swami,

the way YouTube does it is by using flash as a middle player for the
upload. You can have a flash uploader thing that will handle the file
uploads. The Yahoo! User Interface javascript library (aka YUI) has a
flash file uploaded utility available and ready to use. I think this
is your best bet for large file uploades.

I don't know how these flash uploaders save the file. I know that
using plain old Revolution CGI, you'll need a mime decoder and you'll
not be able to track the upload while it is going.


On Sun, Jul 6, 2008 at 12:19 AM, Sivakatirswami <katir at> wrote:
> We want to set up a protected web page where users can browse their drive
> for a movie file(s) and upload via http. Like YouTube does it. I presume
> this is just POST with a CGI on the back end that is robust enough to
> receive it.
> Right now the only CGI language that I know is Revolution.  Easy enough to
> test of course, and one answer is "just try it..."  What exactly are we
> looking at?  well, a typical upload (recently done by someone who has FTP
> access ... ) was  four .avi files, 1 at 83 megs, 1 at 45 megs, 1 at 32 megs
> and 1 at 15 megs...
> And of course it might also be just any big file (like a huge PDF or
> Photoshop file)
> But I was wondering if anyone has any experience with this and aware of any
> issues that we should be on the look out for?
> Thanks
> Sivakatirswami
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