large uploads?

Discussion in 'General Web Coding' started by snooper, Mar 27, 2007.

  1. snooper

    snooper Perch

    hey folks.

    i am wondering how youtube, yousendit and other sites can allow (technically) such large uploads?

    doesnt http upload usually die after like 5 MB's?

    input appreciated!
    Cheers
  2. Stephen

    Stephen US Operations Staff Member

    I know google actually has an upload tool, xdrive uses a java tool, I have never submitted to youtube, but they may as well. You CAN do large uploads on http, it is just stateless, and if the upload gets interuppted it starts over again.
  3. snooper

    snooper Perch

    thanks Stephen
    interesting stuff
  4. skypanther

    skypanther Exalted Code Master!

    I made an uploader for a client that was a combination of php and perl. It worked just fine for 50 MB uploads in my test and I think they're using it for files even larger than that. (They're a printing company for billboards and other big things like that so the files their clients upload are enormous.)

    I suspect that like Stephen said, it would roll over and die if an error happened in the middle. But they were happy and they've never complained of problems.

    Tim

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