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Mega.nz download problem

Posted: 2021-03-28, 03:18
by Robin_WH
Hello, recently I became aware of unusual sort of problem.
The cloud storage Mega.nz don´t allows me to download data through browser anymore and tells me that: "Unfortunately, Palemoon has an insufficient buffer to decrypt data in the browser, please install the MEGA desktop app to download large files (or use Chrome)."
Do I really have no other choice?

For example try this link: https://mega.nz/file/UAB2BbxZ#lgfxqRS11 ... s-ALPCm4Eg
Palemoon displays said message, while FF86 downloads the file just fine

Re: Mega.nz download problem

Posted: 2021-03-28, 05:05
by moonbat
Got the same message.

Re: Mega.nz download problem

Posted: 2021-03-28, 10:36
by vannilla
If I remember correctly, it happens when the file to download is larger than an arbitrary size.
Haven't checked myself, but you might try to download a smaller file and see if it works.

Re: Mega.nz download problem

Posted: 2021-03-29, 10:28
by micwoj92
Try changing user agent. With Pale Moon got same message, but on Basilisk I only got "Downloading ZIP files larger than 2GB might require an additional unpacker tool (such as "7zip"). Unfortunately, ZIP64 is not natively supported by all operating systems." and the download STARTED fine, I didn't have time to finish downloading, but it could work.

Re: Mega.nz download problem

Posted: 2021-03-29, 15:13
by New Tobin Paradigm
It is some boneheaded design decision it actually abuses the hell out of web storage to download the entire file into something designed to be an alternative to cookies to store a limited amount of data then once streamed into that it emulates a standard download client side once it is stored then it is deleted from web storage once the download is complete.

I don't understand the logic behind why they do this but the feature nor the client was designed to store the crazy amount of binary data this way. This way it is entirely dependant on system specs like available ram and webstorage not only being enabled but also feature and storage limits AND system resouces being exactly like Chrome at all times.

This is also why the 2gb limit because Windows 32bit.

Re: Mega.nz download problem

Posted: 2021-03-30, 10:52
by moonbat
It's just the modern insanity of torturing a web browser into being everything and the kitchen sink instead of a dedicated application. They could just direct people to install their desktop client for decryption, but no.

Re: Mega.nz download problem

Posted: 2021-04-08, 00:47
by Robin_WH
Is it really insane want to download files through the browser? I think there was a service called "File Transfer Protocol" which browsers used... Downloading files is a basic function any browser should have.
The problem exists, and exist only in PM as far as I know. So please, repair, what is broken instead of moaning about insanity of the world.

Re: Mega.nz download problem

Posted: 2021-04-08, 00:58
by moonbat
Robin_WH wrote:
2021-04-08, 00:47
Is it really insane want to download files through the browser?
What's insane is expecting to decrypt humongous files within the browser so that they can be downloaded. That's not what a browser is designed for, and mega.nz isn't a straightforward file downloading site like the rest.
Robin_WH wrote:
2021-04-08, 00:47
I think there was a service called "File Transfer Protocol" which browsers used
It's a standard internet protocol similar to HTTP, and would require a server to offer it for the browser to use. Chrome has stopped supporting it because Google decreed it 'obsolete'.

Re: Mega.nz download problem

Posted: 2021-04-08, 03:01
by Moonchild
Off-topic:
moonbat wrote:
2021-04-08, 00:58
Chrome has stopped supporting it because Google decreed it 'obsolete'.
Google decreed it "obsolete" because they can't monetize FTP.

Re: Mega.nz download problem

Posted: 2021-04-08, 04:29
by badnick
I think it has nothing to do with "Pale Moon buffer", it's just a lie to force you to use chrome. Just 2-3 months ago I downloaded videoclips from here https://mega.nz/folder/eEoDEKYB#IBatxDL-cyeEuRNB3Ddd3A
and there was no problem. Now I got the same message like you.

Re: Mega.nz download problem

Posted: 2021-04-08, 05:08
by moonbat
badnick wrote:
2021-04-08, 04:29
Just 2-3 months ago I downloaded videoclips from here
The problem is with files over a couple of gigs. I've been using Mega to access custom ROMs for my phone, developers often host them here, and typically files around 900 950 MB downloaded just fine.