Send your content quickly and securely through a CineSend download link. This article will focus on secure digital content delivery.
In this article:
- Standard download links
- Public sharing links
- Aspera download links
- Send multiple files at once
- Sharing history
- Revoke access to a download link
Standard download links
To start, select the triple-dot icon to the right of the DCP or file you wish to send. Then select "Share". See a DCP example below.
All users have the option of sending DCPs and files through a standard download link via email. This download link option uses the TCP protocol, meaning the recipient's regular bandwidth is being utilized to download the file. If the download freezes or crashes, they will need to restart the download from the beginning. As such, we recommend only using this option for smaller files, as larger files may struggle against limited bandwidth capacity.
Standard links for DCP downloads
If you send your DCP through a standard download link, they will have to individually download each file within the DCP folder; they cannot download the whole DCP folder at once. Once all the files are downloaded, the recipient must add each file to a folder on their end to put the DCP back together again.
Public sharing links
You can also obtain a shareable URL by selecting "Share", followed by "Share file", bringing you to the below. This download option does not utilize Aspera.
Aspera download links
All CineSend users also the option to send their content through an Aspera download link. This tool uses the UDP protocol, meaning the download will not be directly connected to the recipient's bandwidth. Therefore, their internet's download capacity is maximized to support the transfer of large files to their computer/server. File downloads are faster, more reliable and more secure through this method; if the download freezes or the recipient's internet cuts out, they can simply resume the download from where it left off.
If the recipient has closed the browser and must resume the download, they can reopen the browser and select "Download" again. After selecting the same destination folder, the download will resume from where it left off.
Alternatively, they can select the Aspera icon on the toolbar at the top of their screen, followed by "Activity", and can then select the 'Resume' button to the right of the file's transfer status bar (see red circle below).
Send multiple files at once
To send several files together, simply create a folder in your project and add all the files you wish to send. Then, under "All Files", select the checkbox to the left of the folder.
Near the top right of the screen, a "Share" button will appear. Select it, and choose whether you would like to send a standard download link or an Aspera download link.
To review where you've sent a particular file, you can do so by selecting the triple-dot icon to the right of the file name, followed by "Share" and "Sharing history".
Revoke access to a download link
You can expire a download link at any time through the file's "Sharing history". Simply select "Revoke", to the right of the download count. This action cannot be undone.