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August 31, 2004

Yet another technological question.

Anyone know anything about uploading big video files, or if there is a site that condenses them or hosts them or something. I’ve got something good to show y’all (though my really good one-question interview with Al Franken somehow got deleted) but when I try to upload it, the message reads ‘the file is too large’.

Posted by Karol at 03:06 PM |
Comments

how big is the file?

Posted by: Rick Blaine at August 31, 2004 at 3:07 pm

I dunno. How do I check that?

Posted by: Karol at August 31, 2004 at 3:13 pm

looks like you got yourself hooked up.

Posted by: Rick Blaine at August 31, 2004 at 3:43 pm

Where are you trying to upload it?

Posted by: Sean at August 31, 2004 at 3:51 pm

I just figured out a way around uploading it to my site, but I would like to upload videos in the future.

Posted by: Karol at August 31, 2004 at 3:54 pm

You should also think about converting it to a quicktime file. I think the windows movie maker software lets you do that.
And there’s a site “http://www.onfuego.com/” that specifically designed for posting movies. Eventually it will become a pay site (for people posting their videos), but for now it’s free.

Posted by: Sean at August 31, 2004 at 3:55 pm

K,
Your web host likely has bandwith limitations (like 1-2 GB/month or something). If 10 people download a 10 MB Video, you’re probably going to go bust. Don’t keep it on your site.

Posted by: Sean at August 31, 2004 at 3:57 pm

On the other hand, you’ve got lots of friends out here who are more than happy to host the movie for you. I went through that this morning. (Thirteen thousand people have downloaded a 1 MB movie from my site between midnight and right now.)
Drop me an email if you’d like to spread out the hosting duties a little bit.
(”Gasp! He just put his email address on a web site! The fool!” Hee hee. It’s great to have an email service that filters out all the spam for me.)

Posted by: Jeff Harrell at August 31, 2004 at 4:31 pm

Jeff,
This is Ed MacMan, and i have been looking for you very hard. I am glad i have found you,and i have some money for you.
I send an email to you with the title, “Free Money and Free girls XXX”.
Please respond to that soon, so i can send the money we owe you.
Ed

Posted by: ed macman at August 31, 2004 at 4:38 pm

Yahoo! I love free money and free girls, and that “XXX” just make it all the more enticing!
I am so happy!

Posted by: Jeff Harrell at August 31, 2004 at 4:48 pm

Thanks Jeff. I very well may take you up on that. :-)

Posted by: Karol at September 1, 2004 at 11:12 am
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