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Title: Places to upload large files
Post by: Setsuna on January 19, 2012, 09:42:25 pm
I figured that a thread (and maybe a sticky) would be a good idea in this subforum (injury aside, I know. I don't do myself any favours) concerning places to upload various places to transport very large files.

In this forum's case, it is large file versions of requests (500MB+) to be given for various MAD and other special requests.


At this point - Megaupload is no longer a valid destination, due to a very recent arrest by the FBI.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-16642369


If you have suggestions to move 300-500MB files, please let me know, so we can provide further support to people requesting and compile a list. Thank you.


Edit: A list will be posted below to explain what HAS happened...

Megaupload – Closed

Fileserve – Stopped filesharing. You can only download your own files. Deleting multiple files. Banning Premium accounts. Closed Affiliate Program.

Filesonic – Stopped filesharing. You can only download your own files. Closed Affiliate Program. Changed server location Jan 22, 2012. Taken down it's Facebook page Now using Digital fingerprinting. Files are being deleted as soon as uploaded (as Hotfile did).

VideoBB – Closed Affiliate Program.

Filepost – Started suspending accounts with infringing material (as Hotfile did)

Uploaded.to – Blocked U.S. access.

Videozer – Closed Affiliate Program.

Filejungle – Owned by Fileserve (same as above). Testing USA IP addresses blocking.

Uploadstation – Owned by Fileserve (same as above). Testing USA IP addresses blocking.

4Shared – Deleting multiple files

EnterUpload - Down (Redirect)
Title: Re: Places to upload large files
Post by: BT2 on January 20, 2012, 12:23:39 am
http://www.multiupload.com/
You're welcome
Title: Re: Places to upload large files
Post by: TheTanStar on January 20, 2012, 01:46:53 am
I prefer fileserve.com (http://fileserve.com) for my uploads.
Title: Re: Places to upload large files
Post by: RoninatorMarx on January 20, 2012, 05:54:22 am
This probably beats the point in asking for uploading sites that can handle large filesizes, but can't we just put it in zip files and cut them into parts (e.g. WinZip can cut any file/s you compress by a certain amount maximum)? May get tedious to the downloader, but it seems a good idea.
Title: Re: Places to upload large files
Post by: Byuusan on January 23, 2012, 11:31:03 am
as of now Filesonic and Fileserve isn't usable to tranfer files.
Title: Re: Places to upload large files
Post by: TheTanStar on January 23, 2012, 02:06:34 pm
as of now Filesonic and Fileserve isn't usable to transfer files.
That's strange -- I can access Fileserve just fine (although they cut the affiliate program without notice).

Edit: Nevermind; You can only access the files uploaded to your own account.
Title: Re: Places to upload large files
Post by: TheTanStar on January 23, 2012, 11:14:05 pm
Now that I thought about it for a while; Dropbox (http://dropbox.com) might be a good alternative. The only major problem with the site is the lack of storage space: A piddling 2GB, with another 250MB added (up to a maximum of 8GB free storage) per referral. PM me if you want to help expand my storage (My fileserve account holds about 5GB just in im@s videos!)

Just some tests: Overmaster (Project Fairy) (http://db.tt/nGLPstRj)
Nanairo Botan (Project Fairy) (http://db.tt/hqYhzHRa)
Overmaster (Chihaya, Miki, Takane) (http://db.tt/EL2u1TJx)
Title: Re: Places to upload large files
Post by: Setsuna on January 24, 2012, 02:32:14 pm
Well, Skydrive also works - I did a private request earlier - It is possible to do a public listing, and at 25GB, it makes it easier to work with.

I'm more or less out of  requesting filling though. My mother tore my muscles in my right hand, so I can't hold a PS3 controller at all.

As well, I will attach a incomplete list from reddit about the status of the uploaders.

Megaupload – Closed

Fileserve – Stopped filesharing. You can only download your own files. Deleting multiple files. Banning Premium accounts. Closed Affiliate Program.

Filesonic – Stopped filesharing. You can only download your own files. Closed Affiliate Program. Changed server location Jan 22, 2012. Taken down it's Facebook page Now using Digital fingerprinting. Files are being deleted as soon as uploaded (as Hotfile did).

VideoBB – Closed Affiliate Program.

Filepost – Started suspending accounts with infringing material (as Hotfile did)

Uploaded.to – Blocked U.S. access.

Videozer – Closed Affiliate Program.

Filejungle – Owned by Fileserve (same as above). Testing USA IP addresses blocking.

Uploadstation – Owned by Fileserve (same as above). Testing USA IP addresses blocking.

4Shared – Deleting multiple files

EnterUpload - Down (Redirect)
Title: Re: Places to upload large files
Post by: TheTanStar on January 24, 2012, 07:07:19 pm
The only problem about Skydrive is the 100MB size limit.
Title: Re: Places to upload large files
Post by: RoninatorMarx on January 25, 2012, 02:18:08 pm
Oh yeah, I didn't mention this on my last post here, but why not MediaFire?
Title: Re: Places to upload large files
Post by: BT2 on January 25, 2012, 02:24:05 pm
Oh yeah, I didn't mention this on my last post here, but why not MediaFire?
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http://bayfiles.com/ ?
Title: Re: Places to upload large files
Post by: Naryoril on January 25, 2012, 02:31:25 pm
rapidshare.com might also be something
as i'v seen there is no limit to the file size. the drawback for a free user is that a file is deleted after 30 days if i understand that correctly. If it's just about giving someone a video file for mad requests that should work, if you want to keep the file available it probably isn't a good solution.
Title: Re: Places to upload large files
Post by: Setsuna on January 25, 2012, 02:51:14 pm
A second list updating, curtesy of some contacts. Unconfirmed as of yet but...

- MegaUpload - Closed.
- FileServe - Closed. Does not sell premium.
- FileJungle - Deleting files. Locked in the U.S..
- UploadStation - Deleting accounts. Locked in US.
- FileSonic - the news is arbitrary (under FBI investigation).
- Uploading.com - Deleting accounts.
- VideoBB - Closed! would disappear soon.
- Uploaded - Banned U.S. and the FBI went after the owners who are gone.
- FilePost - Deleting all material (so will leave executables, pdfs, txts)
- Videoz - closed and locked in the countries affiliated with the USA.
- 4shared - Deleting files with copyright and waits in line at the FBI.
- MediaFire - Called to testify in the next 90 days and it will open doors pro FBI
- Org torrent - could vanish with everything within 30 days "he is under criminal investigation"
- Network Share mIRC - awaiting the decision of the case to continue or terminate Torrente everything.
- Koshiki - operating 100% Japan will not join the SOUP / PIPA
- Shienko Box - 100% working china / korea will not join the SOUP / PIPA
- ShareX BR - group UOL / BOL / iG say they will join the SOUP / PIPA

Forgive the spelling errors, this is hot off the presses, and I am still conducting further investigations.

Some of the contacts are geared towards other reasons, so are focused on other things, but some of the things we need are in these reports, so I'll continue to keep an ear out.

It looks like though that we're seeing a full court press, with Megaupload being a leading shot on a much bigger sweep. It's not exactly new either - this is a year and a half to two years in the making.
Title: Re: Places to upload large files
Post by: Setsuna on January 25, 2012, 02:53:41 pm
http://bayfiles.com/ ?

It'll fit on the lower end (500MB max per file, unless you have a premium account) and it seems like it'll be on the short list.
Title: Re: Places to upload large files
Post by: Setsuna on January 25, 2012, 02:57:01 pm
Oh yeah, I didn't mention this on my last post here, but why not MediaFire?

Mediafire has a 200MB per file limit, which it enforces (arbituarily) at +/-10MB which can prove problematic.

The associated problem is this - due to the nature of said requests, it's not uncommon to have to transport 10+ full recordings at once, and you can tell how hard this can get. For transport purposes, it's a much better idea to not split a file into 2.

Then again, Mediafire may be subject to a sweep later on. I will have to keep an eye on a few things at my end.
Title: Re: Places to upload large files
Post by: Naryoril on January 25, 2012, 03:24:03 pm
just an addition about rapidshare, it's oparated from Switzerland and thus not under US juristiction
Title: Re: Places to upload large files
Post by: animagic4u on January 25, 2012, 03:32:09 pm
just an addition about rapidshare, it's oparated from Switzerland and thus not under US juristiction

They can still prevent American users from getting on it...somehow. Isn't that how the law was supposed to work anyway?
Title: Re: Places to upload large files
Post by: BT2 on January 25, 2012, 09:33:36 pm
It'll fit on the lower end (500MB max per file, unless you have a premium account) and it seems like it'll be on the short list.

(http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/5777/17943855.png)

Uploaded a 2.8GB test file just fine earlier today.
Title: Re: Places to upload large files
Post by: ShokoraNeko on February 29, 2012, 04:50:56 am
Skype might just be a possible option. Safer than torrenting (As you're not exposing your entire computer to the world), and there's no limit to file size. The only catch is that it's direct computer-to-computer, so the computers of the sender and recipient must be on (at least on sleep with internet access) for the whole file transfer.
Title: Re: Places to upload large files
Post by: Setsuna on March 08, 2012, 04:43:51 am
(http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/5777/17943855.png)

Uploaded a 2.8GB test file just fine earlier today.

I tried it for the first time today - it wouldn't take the file, for some reason. It'd upload, then mysteriously drop to 0% and the file would disappear.

I do wonder what browser you used to operate from the website (registered an account, no luck) and I'm still doing diagnostics at my end...
Title: Re: Places to upload large files
Post by: Setsuna on March 09, 2012, 06:14:50 am
In semi related news, please be aware if you are intending to use Hotfile as a destination, they are now in the process of, well, being sued and taken down, just like Megaupload, or that's what they're gunning for.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/84379991/Mpaa-Hotfile-Summary

Please read through this court document. It's uh, interesting.