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Why is my video taking so long to upload?

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Why does a 3,458,703 KB VIDEO FILE TAKE 3 HOURS TO UPLOAD

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Re: Why does a 3,458,703 KB VIDEO FILE TAKE 3 HOUR TO UPLOAD ??????

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That's a 3GB file. It's going to take time to upload, dependent on the speed of your connection, the distance between you and the Dropbox servers, congestion along any part of that route, and many, many other factors.

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Re: Why does a 3,458,703 KB VIDEO FILE TAKE 3 HOUR TO UPLOAD ??????

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Great any other file sharing sites you recommend that are faster , I have the fasted internet you can get 

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Re: Why does a 3,458,703 KB VIDEO FILE TAKE 3 HOUR TO UPLOAD ??????

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@Scot1 wrote:

I have the fasted internet you can get 


That doesn't guarantee your speed to anything but your ISPs servers. Once you travel off their network, you're at the mercy of every netweork between you and your destination. In the case of cloud storage, you're not just uploading a file. It's being split apart, encrypted, hashed, transferred, reassembled and stored. There's a lot more going on then a simple upload.

Three hours for a 3GB file isn't bad, regardless of the service being used.

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