Reference Question About Online File Storage/Sharing

Does anybody know a place to store a 30MB file for easy sharing online?  I'd store it on my site – I have the space but know the file transfers would eat up my monthly bandwidth in no time. 

I taped the FTRW interview yesterday off the air (memories of taping “American Top 40 with Casey Kasem” as a kid sitting there with a tape recorder and the radio turned up loud) and was going to put it up temporarily until I could get a proper digital copy. 

I thought about just putting a single photo over top of it and making it a video file to upload to YouTube but they apparently no longer have “Director” accounts to let you put up videos over 10 minutes (the interview is 30 min.)

I saw Odeo billed as a “YouTube for audio” but they don't do any hosting of files (which means they're not the “YouTube for audio” in my mind.)  

There's a new site called “Scripd” that's trying to be a YouTube of documents (PDF, doc, PPT, txt, XLS) but although they seem to have a option to listen to any documents on the site as an MP3 (automated text-to-voice?), they don't allow you to upload MP3's of spoken word or anything else directly. 

(On that note, somebody observed that as the Net grows on an exponential basis, instead of a single search engine, there might be these “category” sites that are the place to go for all video, all audio, all documents, all information relevant to a single subject, whatever it is.  Interesting theory.)

File hosting/sharing sites like box.net (which I otherwise like) have upload limits – no files bigger than 10MB on that one. YouSendIt only hosts a file for 7 days and has some other limitations as well although nothing that would affect me regarding this particular file.

I could see how much WinZip or another archiving program would shrink it although I don't like that this puts an extra step on the end user. 

I didn't spend any time trying to compress it myself.  I recorded it at 128kps but it probably doesn't need to be that high for a voice file. 

Hmm, maybe I'll
just put it on YouSendIt for the time being and anybody who wants it
can grab it now.  If you're reading this and the file's not available
anymore (after March 15 I think) but you want ot hear it,
e-mail me and I can use YouSendIt again to re-send it to you.

Comments 3

  1. Anonymous wrote:

    Hmmn. I usually use Yahoo Briefcase for something like this (although you can't embed the file in another site, you can create public folders and link directly to it). I guess that it's been a while since I used it, they only allow Premium accounts to share files publicly.
    But I just checked and you get exactly 30Mb of space anyway, so unless you can shave a few Mb off with a zip or rar archiver, you are out of luck.
    You might want to use “briefcase” in your searching though. It's old-school, but might serve your purposes if there are still some services around.
    Cheers

    Posted 08 Mar 2007 at 6:28 pm
  2. Anonymous wrote:

    Shit, just give it to me to host. I have nearly unlimited bandwidth and oodles of storage space.

    Posted 09 Mar 2007 at 4:03 am
  3. Anonymous wrote:

    Thanks for the generous offer. Uhm, what was the name of your hosting company again? I remember you saying it was cheap too so it might be worth starting an account, just for the storage and bandwidth, even if I don't put anything else there.

    Posted 09 Mar 2007 at 5:13 am

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