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[[File:File_too_big.png|frame|The message that appears if a project is over the size limit.]]All [[projects]] have a limit of 10MB; if it is larger the project can't be uploaded.
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This is because of a technical limitation in the [[Java Player]] (Java doesn't have buffering). If it is too big, in theory, it won't run on the Java Player.
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<onlyinclude>Currently, you can only share projects on the Scratch Website that are smaller than 10 MB. If you get a message saying that your project is too big, try compressing or removing long sounds, like music.</onlyinclude>
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==Scratch 2.0==
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== How do I know when my project is too big? ==
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When you try to share your [[Project|project]] on the [[Scratch Website]], Scratch will display this error message when your file is too big to upload (larger than 10MB).
  
There is talk about increasing the limit for projects for the next version of [[Scratch]].<ref>http://suggest.scratch.mit.edu/forums/60449-suggestions/suggestions/1104903-unlimited-scratch-upload-</ref>
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[[File:File_too_big.png|The message that appears if a project is over the size limit.]]
  
{{quote|We used to be stuck with the 10 megabyte limit due to limitations in Java. We hope to be able to extend this limit in the next version of Scratch - but server space costs $! Unlimited is too big, 10 MB is too little.|Lightnin, [[Scratch Team]] at MIT}}
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==Reducing project size==
  
The [[Scratch 2.0 File Format]] is smaller than the [[Scratch File Format|1.4 file format]], so even if it remained 10MB, projects could be larger.
 
 
==Reducing project size==
 
 
{{main|Project Compression}}
 
{{main|Project Compression}}
 
The best way to reduce the size of your project is to compress the sounds and images. Below are some tips:
 
The best way to reduce the size of your project is to compress the sounds and images. Below are some tips:
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*Use [[Stamps|stamping]] instead of lots of sprites when possible
 
*Use [[Stamps|stamping]] instead of lots of sprites when possible
 
*Delete all [[sound]] files that aren't used, as they take up a lot of space
 
*Delete all [[sound]] files that aren't used, as they take up a lot of space
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There is talk about increasing the limit for projects for the next version of [[Scratch]].<ref>http://suggest.scratch.mit.edu/forums/60449-suggestions/suggestions/1104903-unlimited-scratch-upload-</ref>
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{{quote|We used to be stuck with the 10 megabyte limit due to limitations in Java. We hope to be able to extend this limit in the next version of Scratch - but server space costs $! Unlimited is too big, 10 MB is too little.|Lightnin, [[Scratch Team]] at MIT}}
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The [[Scratch 2.0 File Format]] is smaller than the [[Scratch File Format|1.4 file format]], so even if it remained 10MB, projects could be larger.
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

Revision as of 20:31, 30 September 2012


Currently, you can only share projects on the Scratch Website that are smaller than 10 MB. If you get a message saying that your project is too big, try compressing or removing long sounds, like music.

How do I know when my project is too big?

When you try to share your project on the Scratch Website, Scratch will display this error message when your file is too big to upload (larger than 10MB).

The message that appears if a project is over the size limit.

Reducing project size

Main article: Project Compression

The best way to reduce the size of your project is to compress the sounds and images. Below are some tips:

  • Delete all sprites and scripts which aren't used
  • Delete variables and lists which are unused
  • Use stamping instead of lots of sprites when possible
  • Delete all sound files that aren't used, as they take up a lot of space

Scratch 2.0

Main article: Scratch 2.0


There is talk about increasing the limit for projects for the next version of Scratch.[1]

We used to be stuck with the 10 megabyte limit due to limitations in Java. We hope to be able to extend this limit in the next version of Scratch - but server space costs $! Unlimited is too big, 10 MB is too little.

– Lightnin, Scratch Team at MIT

The Scratch 2.0 File Format is smaller than the 1.4 file format, so even if it remained 10MB, projects could be larger.

References

  1. http://suggest.scratch.mit.edu/forums/60449-suggestions/suggestions/1104903-unlimited-scratch-upload-

See also