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@MickyD: VeraCrypt supports dynamic archives – you state a maximum size (e.g. 10 GB) and it’ll start off extremely small and expand up to the maximum size. Therefore it’s not wasting any of your disk space.
The only encrypted cloud storage that supports on-the-fly decryption of movies is Tresorit but they are expensive – £6.67/month for the cheapest ‘Individual’ package (or £8/month if you don’t want to pay annually).
That’s a a great solution if you can afford it as it’s truly zero-knowledge but you have to pay.
Because companies like Tresorit can’t see what data you have stored, they can’t sell it to advertisers. That’s how companies like Google and OneDrive can afford to provide free cloud storage – your data isn’t encrypted from them.
So your options are:
- AxCrypt for individual files (slow for decryption, fast to upload to a cloud)
- VeraCrypt for containers (fast for decryption, slow to upload to a cloud)
- Tresorit (fast to decrypt, fast to upload to cloud, encrypted, streams on-the-fly)
- Google Drive / OneDrive (free, fast to upload to cloud but not encrypted)