Thursday, September 6, 2012
status update regarding file hosting - read me!
For the short term I've created a new Mediafire account and will be slowly migrating content over to there. I'll post new links in the comments for each individual post, as I go along.
This is only a short-term solution, however. A few readers have suggested a collection box to arrange for more suitable hosting as we proceed, and this is a good idea. I'm also contemplating moving to a newer model whereby the public links are M4A (AAC) files, and readers who would want lossless can simply request it. This would cut down on server costs, and I am slowly coming around to the convenience idea of the basics being easily accessible and usable off-the-bat by my readers. The purist in me really is kicking and screaming that I am even considering doing this archival material in any form of lossy format, but the debate is raging healthily inside.
So... followers can help by PayPal, any amount, to dcrumbaugh at gmail dot com (I don't have the analogloyalist account set up properly for PayPal), and this will go to future hosting costs as I transition down the road from Mediafire to something a bit more reliable.
Thanks for your continued patience, and let's carry on!
Posted by Analog Loyalist at 11:28 PM
Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom)
I understand all the difficulties to host those files and particularly the lossless ones, but I don't think that you should move to a lossy format.ReplyDelete
It's not giving all your hard work its due, and I think that a lot of people (inclunding mysef) would ask you the lossless version.
I strongly agree. I've read the requests for lossy formats to ease the burden of making the conversions ourselves, but it is such a simple thing for us to do (even if it takes a few minutes), and having the lossless format keeps the purity of the range of these gems, and does indeed give the remastering work you have done its due.Delete
I couldn't agree more: I think that if you choose AAC or MP3 instead of FLAC you might get tons of lossless requests! the quality of your work deserves it.Delete
Stay with lossless. You don't need another step in your work. It is a very simple matter to find a program that converts flac to other formats. And thank you for all the hard work. Some of the recent stash releases have been mind-blowing!ReplyDelete
I second that. People get lazy if you do everything for them. They need to understand that lossy is not the way to go. You don't cut the punctuation out of books to cut on paper and ink. We'll find a way. If you need stuff re-uploaded give us a heads up.Delete
Well there's the dimeadozen solution, I've uploaded some of the remasters there, but unfortunately you can't upload tracks that have been issued on Retro for instance (even though it is a complete different linage).ReplyDelete