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Batch video upload tracking bug
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(tracking bug for horrible usability issues found doing batch uploads of video files)

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brion created this task.Oct 25 2015, 3:24 AM
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Pine added a subscriber: Pine.EditedOct 27 2015, 12:31 AM

Thanks! Can you also add something about the issue that the upload tool should only load small chunks of files at a time into the browser's memory so that a 20GB upload doesn't result in the browser attempting to load all 20GB into RAM and/or pagefile at once?

Pine awarded a token.Oct 27 2015, 12:32 AM

@Pine: This is a tracking bug. Please report specific requests in specific requests.

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brion added a comment.Oct 27 2015, 6:24 PM

@Pine I can't reproduce that issue in Firefox 41 on Mac OS X; memory usage does not appear to balloon up with file size (testing a few several-hundred-megabyte files); and the code in UW for handling chunked uploads appears to properly slice up the file from the source File/Blob object, and only reads in individual chunks into strings/formdata.