Have you tried to download the file via ftp?
Yes, it works fine over ftp, which is how I’ll end up distributing it if I can’t do it over the web. Only a small group of people will be downloading it, so that won’t be much of a problem.
You may want to try another codec to see if you can get the file size down some, 6 gb seams a little high, how long is the video?
Yeah, I could encode it to MPEG-4 or DivX or something, but the point is that it is full quality, so I’m rather reluctant to do that. The video is about 30 minutes.
Have you thought about creating a QuickTime Streaming server on Dreamhost? Users won’t be able to download the movie, but they’ll at least be able to view it.
Yeah, but in this case I want people to be able to save it. They have the lo-res versions to view right now. I may use this option later on for other videos, though.
Any chance you’ve messed with .htaccess to prevent “theft?”
Nope. I just signed up recently and I haven’t touched .htaccess.
Thanks for everyone’s advice. If it comes down to it I can host it via ftp, I was just curious if there was some well-known rule DH had that was preventing this. If there is apparently no one has heard of it. Thanks for your help. I’ll take this question to tech support.