Ability to zip/unzip large files from within Box so transport to/from Box isn't a huge bandwidth or time-consuming issue.
Many folks are requesting or have requested the ability to zip/unzip large files from within Box and being able to view them from within Box so transport to/from Box isn't a huge bandwidth or time-consuming issue. Zipping large files is a must-have in these days of high-resolution images and A/V technology.
While we understand the value of such feature, we are currently focused on improving the upload experience to make the ingestion of media files faster.
I would add a slight clarification, and say this request also applies to zipped files which are folders with large numbers of files and maybe subfolders. But YES, HUGE ADVANTAGES in being able to upload zip files and unzip them within BOX environment.
MONO Grant commented
Competitors handle zip (and other compressed) files online. It'd be nice to see this functionality. Seeding content in a few large zip files and then inflating them would be nice. We're also seeing a ton of content being zipped by users. Having the ability to zip for download would be awesome too.
I understand that with Box zip files are largely pointless, but if a collaborator sends up a Zip file it'd be great to be able to view or expand it where it is without having to download a potentially multiple GB file.