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    1. Member nemesis099's Avatar
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      04-23-2013 11:57 AM #1
      Alright I have a question about sharing large video files with friends.

      I record a lot of video of our kids playing together and he always asks me to send him the video files. While at first this wasn't a big deal the files are much larger now that I shoot in 1080 all the time. Due to the filesizes (well over 1GB typically) I started to bring over flash drives with them. This works most of the time but if I forget or we don't see each other for a while he would still like the videos sooner. Not to mention that typically someone else who also has a kid playing on the video and then want a copy as well.

      My question is other then FTP is there a program that will work on Mac and PC that will allow someone to download or sync a file between computers? I would also prefer not to have to upload the videos each time.

      I've searched and most of the programs I find sync to the cloud and/or have limited space such as Dropbox and I don't want to have to move files around all the time.

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      04-25-2013 08:17 AM #2
      Can try a program like logmein or gotomypc that allows the remote computer to pull files off the host computer. But that will take some time depending on your upload speed. Will not be able to stream either, basically an FTP without the uploading part. You would need to setup a user account for them to login with and only allow access to a shared folder for those videos on the user profile. And the host computer would not be able to be operated while anyone else is remote connected. So definitely not the "best" way, but it would work.

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      04-26-2013 11:18 PM #3
      Dropbox with a script to move copied files off the drop location. Might keep it under the 2gig free limit.

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      04-26-2013 11:50 PM #4
      Why not just upload to Youtube and make private or unlisted and email them the video link?
      That's what my tech savvy relatives do with their countless look at my amazing offspring do things they should have done 6 months ago videos.
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      04-27-2013 04:27 AM #5
      The new "MEGA".
      mega.co.nz
      Let your uploads run overnight, send your family the links and decryption keys when they are complete.

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      04-27-2013 10:30 AM #6
      Set up a FTP server in your home and let them download the files from you.

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      04-27-2013 12:08 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by dr_spock View Post
      Set up a FTP server in your home and let them download the files from you.
      I thought the same thing until I read in the OP

      Quote Originally Posted by nemesis099 View Post
      My question is other then FTP is there a program that will work on Mac and PC that will allow someone to download or sync a file between computers?
      And in your defense... I posted Utoob before reading this

      Quote Originally Posted by nemesis099 View Post
      I would also prefer not to have to upload the videos each time.


      Are there any programs that will break up large files into email-able chunks?
      I think winzip pro can do that.
      But dang- I think 10 MB is still the limit on some email servers, and that would be lots of emails for large videos.
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      04-27-2013 03:49 PM #8
      Your friends can use WGET to sync through FTP. I think Filezilla also has a sync feature.

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      04-27-2013 04:20 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by dr_spock View Post
      Your friends can use WGET to sync through FTP. I think Filezilla also has a sync feature.
      Filezilla does not like Windows 8 though.
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      04-28-2013 07:42 AM #10
      this for short money

      http://www.adorama.com/COCPOGOB01.ht...FSJlMgodNUkAtw

      is working great for me/my family all over to share pictures and video...

      no monthly service to buy unless you want to "upgrade" some stuff.

      You setup what storage you want attached to it, thumbdrives or a hd. you copy locally to your storage device that is connected to the pogoplug the files you want to share. you then rightclick to get a link so you can share those specific folders of information with whoever you want and send it off to them. It's been easy for the grandparent crowd to view and enjoy whenever they want to. They can also download the files you have given access to.

      the interface is quite simple as well allowing a slideshow and it streams video...

      the part I like was my information was not on some server somewhere in the cloud controlled by someone else. It's local on my harddrives and I can pull access at any time.
      Last edited by valfaw; 04-28-2013 at 07:46 AM.

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      04-29-2013 11:21 AM #11
      Well my friend came up with what seems to be a solution suing sync by bittorrent it allows us to syn directories between our computers and he can even send stuff to me.

      We are still working on a few things such as the directories are synced so they stay the same. He got the first movie as a test and then moved it out of the directory which deleted it off my computer . Then he had to put it back in the directory to send it back to me.

      I'll have to put copied in for him to download then he can remove them once it is complete in the future.

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