How do you send very heavy files via the net?
Thread poster: alx

alx  Identity Verified
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Sep 20, 2002

Something like 212MB worth of text and images that won\'t be attached even compressed. Is Winzip the right tool or anything else?


Jean-Luc Dumont  Identity Verified
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221MB, hénaurme ! comme aurait dit Balzac...ou est-ce San Antonio :-) Sep 21, 2002


On 2002-09-20 20:43, alx wrote:

Something like 212MB


Autres options :

Diviser le fichier en une dizaine de morceaux et avec l\'ADSL ça ira - longuet pais faisable

Mieux :

Copier le tout sur un CD - courrier express chez le client ou collaborateur dans les 24heures - clean et plus professionnel - sans perdre des heures à télécharger un truc aussi énorme - sans être sûr qu\'après avoir passé un temps fou à télécharger, le fichier va s\'ouvir correctement


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FTP Sep 21, 2002

either your client gives you an FTP upload right on his site, or you install an FTP feature on your website and give your client a download right.




Geneviève von Levetzow  Identity Verified
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Ma réponse... Sep 21, 2002

était UltimateZip. J\'avais fait une erreur de message.

Bonne chance icon_smile.gif


Florence Bremond  Identity Verified
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Ou alors mettre les fichiers sur un coin de site.. Sep 21, 2002

Un grand coin quand même..

C\'est généralement ce que je fais dans des cas comme ça, les boîtes aux lettres ne peuvent pas contenir des fichiers aussi gros de toute façon, sauf exception.

Ou alors comme dit François directement sur le site du client par ftp.

Surtout ne pas tout mettre dans le même fichier - il y aurait de grandes chances que ça plante à l\'ouverture.

Sinon comme le dit Jean-Luc la gravure sur CD si c\'est possible serait encore le plus \"pro\".


[ This Message was edited by: on 2002-09-21 11:49 ]


Endre Both  Identity Verified
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e-mail attachments are 33% larger than the actual files attached! Sep 21, 2002

Mime encoding, which is needed for attaching 8-bit files to 7-bit e-mail messages, bloats the file by 33%, which is an additional argument in favour of either FTP or HTTP transmissions.

In other words, Alexandra, if you sent your files via e-mail, you\'d have to transmit (and your client would have to download) 282 MB instead of 212.

So I would definitely look for some storage space on the net, many providers have very reasonable offers.

And it is always a good idea to split the whole thing into smaller chunks (5-10 MB) when zipping, to avoid having to retransmit everything if the connection is lost in the middle of the transfer.

As to zipping (packing), as far as I know, the RAR format has a better compression factor (makes files smaller) than the industry standard ZIP format. Most commercial packers can handle both.


Claudia Esteve  Identity Verified
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Try whalemail Sep 22, 2002

Bonjour Alexandra,

Some time ago I had a customer with whom I dealt through a site called \"whalemail\" ( You can buy as much \"size\" as you need (your problem would be solved with $23.00 dollars approximately). When I had to use it it was free and very reliable, so I\'m not sure how it would work now. You might want to weigh which one is cheaper, either sending a CD by courier or this.

I hope it helps,



Endre Both  Identity Verified
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Here\'s another company offering storage space; I used to have an account with them in the golden days of the Internet when everything was free icon_smile.gif.


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