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Upload using e.g. WeTransfer?

Upload using e.g. WeTransfer?

Birgr
Helpful | Level 5

Hi,

is it possible to upload large files using e.g. WeTransfer or similar compression applications?

 

TiA!

 

Birgr

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Re: Upload using e.g. WeTransfer?

Jay
Dropboxer
Hi @Birgr, thanks for messaging the Community!

Are you referring to uploading files to the Dropbox site without directly logging in, or using the Dropbox desktop application by moving files into the Dropbox folder?

Are you trying to create a third party application using the Dropbox API to upload files?

Any other info would be helpful!

Jay
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
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Re: Upload using e.g. WeTransfer?

Birgr
Helpful | Level 5

Hi,

 

thx for answering. Caveat: I'm not super IT litterate.

 

I want to share mom's 85. birthday movie within the clan without travelling around with a flash drive.

The movie is 70 mins / ca 9 GB, and the Dropbox upload dialogue box said it would take 11 hours to upload.

I suspect the bottleneck is a slow Internet connection.

So I wondered if it is possible to upload a compressed file (Zip), or using some file compression transfer service (e.g. WeTransfer)

to reduce the upload time.

 

Regards,

 

Tron

 

Re: Upload using e.g. WeTransfer?

Jay
Dropboxer
Generally, there isn't another method to upload files, unless you use a third party app.

However, even then, the upload time wouldn't change much since zipping a movie file rarely reduces the file size by any noticeable difference.

Have you amended the bandwidth settings in the desktop app, if you moved the files into your Dropbox folder and have the desktop app running?

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Re: Upload using e.g. WeTransfer?

Birgr
Helpful | Level 5

Hi,

 

thx for the tip. I'll give it a try, and report back in case I can't get it to work.

 

MVH,

 

T

 

Re: Upload using e.g. WeTransfer?

Jay
Dropboxer
No problem, let me know how it goes!

Jay
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Re: Upload using e.g. WeTransfer?

Birgr
Helpful | Level 5

Hi,

 

soon as I'm back from my flash drive journey 🙂

 

MVH,

 

T

 

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