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Introducing resumable uploads

Ever since we first launched Panda we’ve provided a jQuery plugin allowing developers to easily implement file upload functionality to their site or app.

However, file upload through http isn’t particularly reliable: if your connection is slow or experiences even small disconnections during an upload you’d need to re-start the upload from the beginning.

This can be very frustrating, especially when trying to upload videos that can be as big as 20GB!

We have solved this problem by introducing a new upload API which provides resumable capabilities. As soon as your internet connection comes back online, your uploads will automatically resume from the point at which they were interrupted.

You can read the full documentation on our new upload protocol on our documentation site.

We also completely rewrote our JavaScript uploader (now dependency-less) that will take full advantage of the resumable API. It also adds some new features such as upload queues and a consistent UI between Flash and HTML5.

This new upload API has been in production for a few months already and we’d highly recommend all customers to move over to support it.

You will find a detailed documentation of our new uploader and updated guides.

Please note: Some older browsers don’t support resumable uploads and so automatically fall back to multipart upload.

We hope you will upload a lot more panda videos than ever before!

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