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    Posted by Marylee Pangman on June 19, 2020 at 10:06 pm


    I am using AWS for secure cloud storage. I’ve started having a problem uploading my videos. Is there an alternative that is still almost free but easier to navigate? I searched their help and it is too complex for my tech brain. Thanks!

    David Risley replied 2 years, 7 months ago 3 Members · 7 Replies
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  • David Risley

    June 22, 2020 at 8:51 am

    Are you only using AWS for storage? Or are you uploading videos there and then hosting them from there to the public?

    Cuz there are other cloud storage options. But, for hosting purposes, AWS is pretty standard.

    What kind of issue are you having with AWS?

  • Marylee Pangman

    June 22, 2020 at 2:43 pm

    HI @Dave – Thanks for your response. I am using AWS for hosting content (videos and pdf) for subscribers and freebies. Sometimes I am editing the video in Movavi (which I want to do more of) and they have uploaded fine. When I went to do one that was 2.1GB, it would go almost to the end of the upload and then would get an error., Options Request Denied. When I go to look for help on that error message, it is beyond my understanding.

    I thought maybe it was the size or how I named it so I went back to the file, took out the spaces, converted it in Movavi to half the size, and exported the file. Then I tried uploading it again and got the same message.

    I am doing most of my recording in Zoom and when I upload the raw file to AWS straight from there, so far it is working fine. I imagine there is something I am missing in Movavi. But you know I am trying to keep things simple and when the help menu in any program is beyond my scope, I look for different solutions.

  • David Risley

    June 23, 2020 at 9:00 am

    Yeah, I bet the issue is Movavi, not AWS. I would suggest exporting to your hard drive as an MP4 file, then just uploading straight to AWS.

  • David Risley

    June 23, 2020 at 9:01 am

    Also, no movie file you are streaming should be 2.1 GB. Something is off about that. That’s HUGE.

  • Chris Gallagher

    June 25, 2020 at 8:25 pm

    My thoughts:

    Some of the videos I am hosting are quite large due to them having a large frame rate and in strong HD.

    Occasionally, I will change the frame rate and from 1080 to 720 to save space, but some are still large. However, I found that saving the file with lower rates can chage the quality, so watch out.

    If you are looking for a one time hosting, OneDrive by Microsoft offers 5 gigs. I have Microsoft 365 and I get 1TB per account. I load everything there.

    Just my thoughts.

  • Marylee Pangman

    June 26, 2020 at 5:33 pm

    Hi Chris, thanks for chiming in. I use MS OneDrive but not for sharing files. Everything I put in AWS is for free CTA content, recordings limited to free or paying subscribers, i.e. what I want people to have a direct link to. So I am not sure OneDrive is as user friendly to the end user?

    Thanks again!


  • David Risley

    June 29, 2020 at 8:26 am

    I’m not as familiar with OneDrive as Dropbox, but with Dropbox, you can get a public link to a file and use it in a similar fashion.

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