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Uploading LARGE files to Webservers

So, I have my server set up to accept large files, since I have built a nice new podcast submission system for LSRfm.com on the machine called LSR-LOCAL.

Now I decided that its all well and good trying to make it work/look nice, in terms of waiting for uploading for files and little feedback, we are dealing with the lesser tech orientated here.

So since I already have jQuery on the website, I started looking there.

The first one I found jcUpload looks rather good, and then I saw the multi file upload aspect of it and thought I can use that to do multi file transfers for LSRfm.com Production to bounce files around each other securely, rather than relying on email or rapidshare.

However that fails on files over 5Mb.

Went on a hunt around for general flash uploaders, since I read somewhere flash handles up to 100Mb or so nicely (I think it was on jcUpload’s website), I found SWFupload, however I couldn’t get it to configure properly.

During my initial search for jQuery plugins I found uploadify, which looked quite good, but got distracted by jcUpload. Uploadify essentially just kicks ass.

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And now I have a nice little production file sharer, that will handle multi file uploads, and look good in the process. Since it has a nice progress bar, and handles queueing nicely without have to have a shed load of configuration or extra files like SWFupload.

I did look at AJAX-Upload but decided I’d stick with the flash solution, since the AJAX solution didn’t have a upload progress bar.

Now that I’ve finished the nice uploader for production I can go back to the podcast uploader and add the flash uploader.

Of course with suitable javascript fail support.
Also need to figure out how to nicely remove a file element if the flash does the upload…. Probably a separate form but that will require a hefty recode of a lot of code that already works, but it will look and work nicer in the long run.