I was very satisfied with FTP uploading at archive.org. I was able to see exactly how much of the upload had been completed. I was able to see the rate at which the upload was progressing. And, perhaps most important of all, I was able to resume an interrupted upload. In other words, if I had uploaded 90% of a file when the connection was lost, all I had to do was reconnect and upload the remaining 10%.
The programmers at archive.org have eliminated the best way of uploading, uploading via FTP. They have decided to force everyone to use an inferior, cruder method.
The programmers at archive.org want you to be completely dependent upon and at the mercy of Adobe Corporation; in other words, they want you to use the Flash uploader.
When using the Flash uploader, there is a progress indicator that gives only a very rough idea of how much of the file has been uploaded. There is nothing to indicate the rate at which the upload is progressing. There is no way to resume an interrupted upload.
The Flash uploader is much more primitive than uploading by FTP.
When attempting to use the non-flash uploader, this message appears:
"Unfortunately we do not have upload progress feedback while files transfer during this (non-flash) method."
And, of course, there is no way to resume an interrupted upload.
But the incompetent programmers at archive.org will probably tell you that the non-FTP methods of uploading are "way kewl" and have lots of nifty blinking lights.
When the programmers at archive.org removed the best way of uploading, they didn't make it easier to upload. They made it harder. They probably resented that the best way made their ways seem so clunky by comparison. And they felt that they needed to make it appear that they were earning their paychecks by making some sort of an "improvement".
It seems that they have no interest in making things easier for contributors to archive.org and that they are only interested in making things easier for themselves.
I have uploaded over 200 videos (feature films and television shows) to archive.org. Since the programmers at archive.org have used their time to sabotage FTP uploading, I will be unable to upload any more videos.
A high-quality p.d. noir.
Don't bother downloading the h.264 file or the Ogg Video file; the Cinepack file from which they are derived is smaller.
December 12, 2015 Subject:
One of the best
Some of the best crime actors of all times. I love this movie.more of this type for me.
February 19, 2015 Subject:
Folks, this one's good. Really, really good!
May 13, 2014 Subject:
The Big Combo
The name of this movie makes absolutely no sense.
Very good film. One of the best on the archive. Thanks so much for putting it here for us to see.
Cornel Wilde plays Leonard Diamond a police lt. obesessively bent on taking down mob boss, Mr. Brown (played by Richard Conte). When funding for the investigation runs short, he foots the bill from his own pocket. Altruism, protecting and serving the public are not Lt. Diamond's only motivations. As obsessed as he is to see Mr. Brown go to jail, he is just as obsessed with Mr. Brown's "lady friend", Susan Lowell (played by Jean Wallace).
Mr. Brown knows Lt. Diamond better than the Lt. knows himself. At one point Brown tells him, "Diamond, the only trouble with you is, you'd like to be me. You'd like to have my organization, my influence, my fix. You can't, it's impossible. You think it's money. It's not. It's personality. You haven't got it. You're a cop. Slow. Steady. Intelligent. With a bad temper and a gun under your arm. With a big yen for a girl you can't have. First is first and second is nobody."
August 7, 2013 Subject:
The Big Combo