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Re: OT: uploading to Bandcamp.com

I'm not the one having problems with uploads. That's Jim. One big file
of mine I just checked now is 233 MB.

One time saving trick I use to speed up publishing work at Bandcamp is
to first create all tracks of an album without actually uploading the
files. This causes the user interface to show the finished album page
with a list of all tracks but the tracks have the error message "no
audio". So now when you start uploading the first file you can use
your precious time to work on track info text and track images for all
the other listed tracks that are not engaged in an actual file upload.

Greetings from Sweden

Per Boysen

On Thu, Apr 8, 2010 at 2:53 PM, Petri Lahtinen <aikuinen@gmail.com> wrote:
> so how BIG are your files exactly?
> The one I uploaded just a while ago was 53 MB.
> -Petri-
> 2010/4/8 Per Boysen <perboysen@gmail.com>:
>> On Thu, Apr 8, 2010 at 2:15 PM, Petri Lahtinen <aikuinen@gmail.com> 
>>> I'm doing this from Finland, you're from Sweden so its something in
>>> your connections/elsewhere there.
>> Well, I'm no network engineer but most people say it simply happens
>> because the world wide web was not designed to handle that big files
>> (as FTP as, for a comparison). After all BAndcamp uses a flash plugin
>> browser based upload method that can not be paused. So if the
>> connection flickers just a little too much for the flash buffer the
>> data transfer is broken and has to be initiated again from scratch.
>> Just keep on doing that and at one point you will suddenly be lucky to
>> get it all up! ;-)
>> However, if you happen to have a too flickery internet connection it
>> may not work. One trick could be to find the best time at day/night
>> for uploading.
>> Greetings from Sweden
>> Per Boysen
>> www.boysen.se
>> www.perboysen.com
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