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January 8, 2013 at 5:38 pm #8298Garland CoulsonSpectator
I have a client who is giving away a video tutorial series. The videos all together are 4.1 GB. I set up a squeeze page using the instructions provided and was able to use eStore to successfully have people sign up, be added to the Mail Chimp list, and then download the file. The file download worked all right for me, but when my client tried it, they got this error message after about an hour.
WinRAR: Diagnostic messages
C;Users/DeBenedettoDesktopvskit.zip: Unexpected end of archive
I could probably troubleshoot it on the server end, but I am wondering a couple of things.
1. Is it just better to go with Amazon S3?
2. If it might make sense to have a download page where people could download the videos individually instead. That way they could download them one at a time. This might work better in areas of the world with slower Internet speeds.
I am using Google Analytics on a thank you page to track where the signups come from, so here is my current approach:
[squeeze page]—>[thank you page+Google Analytics]—>[Mail Chimp subcribe confirmation]—>[download link from estore]
If I use a download page instead, it looks like I would need to do something like:
[squeeze page]—>[thank you page+Google Analytics]—>[Mail Chimp subcribe confirmation]—>[download page]
Would I then use Mail Chimp autoresponder to deliver the download page link or is their a way to deliver this within eStore? How can I protect the download page link?
I guess another alternative is to add WP-Member and do it with the download page within, but the site isn’t really intended to be membership based.
Thanks for your insights.January 9, 2013 at 2:06 am #52901wzpModerator
For a file of that size, the only reasonable approach is to use the eStore Amazon S3 integration.
or get your hosting provider to install the mod_xsendfile apache module. eStore can work with that module to deliver extra large files:
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