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felt_tips Moderator says
butlerm said
After reading all of this at times 500mb size limit has been problematic for me at times but I usually think of ways around getting some files smaller or using a different codec… It’s sometimes sucks having to do it but I think ultimately a client would like smaller files because they download faster and take up less room on your computer.

I think it’s good to try and be efficient with your file sizes of course, but Mark’s right… a cap of that size in this age of 1920×1080, where video user guides are the expected norm is severely limiting.

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EFEKT_Studio says

@Mark – Look at this way. You have, ie, 20 stock footage files, taking 2GB of server space, and 1 sale – $5.

On the other hand, you have potential sale killer, but it has to be provided with at least 1GB of server space.

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baf2681 Envato team says

This has always been a point of contention here. Im sure it could be increased but im not the one paying for the server space.

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flashato says

Something to keep in mind for the final size is that video tuts can be hosted on YT, or Vimeo.

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ivezicm says
flashato said
Something to keep in mind for the final size is that video tuts can be hosted on YT, or Vimeo.

I thought of saying the same. YT has a nice feature that only people with link can watch it. So for tuts it’s pretty usefull, place online tut link in item info and everyone can download it from YT.

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EFEKT_Studio says
ivezicm said
flashato said
Something to keep in mind for the final size is that video tuts can be hosted on YT, or Vimeo.
I thought of saying the same. YT has a nice feature that only people with link can watch it. So for tuts it’s pretty usefull, place online tut link in item info and everyone can download it from YT.

I don’t get it. I once tried that and got soft rejected by a reviewer and he said the tutorial must be included in zip file. :S Since then I’m uploading in with the project, and I would love to upload it to vimeo or youtube.

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felt_tips Moderator says

I have one file which doesn’t have the video tutorial included in the zip. It’s Glitch and it was just impossible. I had to have special allowance from Mark. But as there is an html user guide included in the download, it does conform to the rules that the guide material has to be included in the download.

We seriously need 1GB. It’s very limiting in all sorts of ways.

And the point about server space not being an absolute consideration, but a price / space equation is very valid. I’d love to see the stats for motion graphics or stock footage’s earnings per Terabyte of server space compared to projects. I suspect projects is at least 10 times higher.

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ivezicm says

So has rules changed. I thought that you need to have tutorial within project file, but it does not need to be video tutorial. So place pdf tutorial but beside that place link to online video tutorial. It’s within rules right?

to clarify : within project text tutorial and additional video tutorial online.

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MarkBrodhuber Envato team says
ivezicm said
So has rules changed. I thought that you need to have tutorial within project file, but it does not need to be video tutorial. So place pdf tutorial but beside that place link to online video tutorial. It’s within rules right? to clarify : within project text tutorial and additional video tutorial online.

Yes, we require that some form of help be provided within the actual template. You could easily include a basic help file explaining the bare essentials in with the file and then link to a more detailed help file or video elsewhere to avoid having to include it. It may be best to let the reviewers know that you have included a basic help file within the file, but made a more detailed one available as well, just so that they don’t reject the file for insufficient documentation.

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MattexFilms says

I would love to see the upload limit increased. I’m sure buyers would be willing to wait a little longer for bigger project files with more contents.

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