MUniversity of Minnesota

February 01, 2006

Upload Recommendations

Hello! I have some words of advice for those of you that use UThink to upload large audio or video files. First of all, it is recommended that you upload anything over 5MB on campus. On campus upload speeds are much faster than anything you can get from an off-campus connection. We have also heard reports that uploads from off campus are timing out. So while we look into that, again, I would suggest doing large uploads from an on-campus connection.

In addition, in my own tests I have found that Firefox is the best browser for uploading purposes, Mac or PC. This is especially true if you have the Firefox extension Fasterfox which allows the browser to exceed RFC specs for server connections. Firefox is free to download and install and works well with Movable Type.

As always, please let me know if you have any difficulties with the uploading files. We are looking into ways to improve this functionality.

Posted by snackeru at February 1, 2006 03:08 PM