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I am building flash files and image files from my Django app, and am currently just storing them in my static media folder. I embed these flash files on facebook wall posts and i have noticed that they take a while to load (not sure if that's because the number of flash files is increasing in my folder). I was wondering what's a good way of storing files like these? Should i be compressing them, as they would eventually take up a huge amount of space right? Sorry for the stupid questions, I'm pretty new to web programming :)

asked 10 Sep '11, 14:23

iman453
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Compression would not matter as flash video and jpeg images are already compressed and designed to be streamed. Our nginx server is designed to serve content very fast, it may be something else. can you provide a URL to an HTML file that has 1 of these embeds within it so we can take a look. (I do not want a link to Facebook).

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answered 10 Sep '11, 17:10

johns
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Oh actually the size of the files was just kinda large (around 6mb), so I'm guessing it would take a few seconds to download that to the local computer, which was causing the delay. I did have another question for you though :) I have https set up on my www.shopperspoll.com domain. I am sending out emails which when opened on IE give me a warning "Do you want to view only the web page content that was delivered securely". Is there any way I can make my images being used in the email be delivered through https as well?

(10 Sep '11, 19:32) iman453

Thanks for your help!

(10 Sep '11, 19:32) iman453
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