libURL HTTP downloading

stephen barncard stephenREVOLUTION2 at
Sat Aug 8 16:33:32 EDT 2009

Perhaps Trevor could chime in here... he has a upgraded version of libURL
that is used in his GLX Application Framework, however I don't know if it
will work outside his environment or if it can solve your problem, but it's
worth checking out.

Stephen Barncard
San Francisco

2009/8/8 Phil Davis <revdev at>

> I assume that, when using Rev's libURL-based HTTP downloading, errors are
> more likely to occur when downloading many smaller files than when
> downloading a few larger ones. Statistically this makes sense, but can
> anyone speak to this from their experience? The "many small files" scenario
> I'm talking about is a few hundred files in a single download sequence, with
> most files in the under-1mb category except for a few .mov files that are
> typically 5 to 70mb each.
> I'm trying to decide if it's worth the effort to add server-side scripting
> that zips the smaller files into larger clumps before downloading.
> Thanks for your feedback! I'm using libUrlVersion 1.1.6.
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