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Poster: akb Date: Jul 28, 2006 1:17pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: ground rules for uploading film

I remember someone posting a weird solution to the resume problem but I can't find it now. They were having the same problem you were having, some sort of error late in the upload process with autoresume in Smartftp.

They said that the partial upload was getting renamed to some weird name. It may begin with a "." which in Unix would make it appear hidden which may have been an additional complication. They suggested turning off autoresume and moving the weirdly named file back to the original name and manually resuming.

This is my flawed recollection, if someone can locate the post about this that would be great.

Oh, you shouldn't have to upload an mpeg1 file, those should be autogenerated by the Archives' intake system.

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Poster: AlecWest Date: Jul 28, 2006 1:54pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: ground rules for uploading film

You'll probably think I'm a member of the Flat Earth Society for suggesting this (grin) ... but another low-tech solution to this problem would be to allow people to burn files to a disc (DVD and/or CD) and (ahem) "mail" them to someone at the archive to copy onto the server. I imagine a "copy to" command would work faster than 45K/s, hehe. In any case, just before I go to work tonight, I'm going to disconnect and reboot my system. If the resume function continues to function, I'll leave my computer running through the night - and should complete around 4:15 PM PDT. I'll immediately start the MPEG1 file upload which, I'm guessing, will take about 5 hours ... and follow that with the smaller WMV and RM files. I "should" be able to turn off my computer tomorrow night. And when I get home from work at about 9:00 AM, I'll still have two hours and 15 minutes to "check in" before the 48 hour window closes. Knock on wood for me. Of course, if the resume doesn't work before I go to work tonight, I'll swear a little bit to myself, delete whatever's in the new server directory, and resolve to be a downloader-only in the future. BTW, the reason I'm uploading the MPEG1 file is because (I know this from history), unless they've changed things here, the MPEG1 file they auto-generate is NOT a VCD-compliant MPEG1 file. Mine is (grin). Of course, that means I have one more thing to worry about ... that they might "auto-generate" my VCD compliant file into oblivion, replacing it with their own file (sigh). We'll see.
This post was modified by AlecWest on 2006-07-28 20:54:00

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Poster: k-otic Date: Jul 30, 2006 12:39am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: ground rules for uploading film

i guess that would be me .. but i didn`t suggest to rename the file as far as i can remember it :)
The easiest solution for this is just WAIT!
It can take maybe 10 to 20 minutes before the server writes the temp file with the weird name back to your account and you can resume your upload
In other words auto resume does not work so you better switch it off