March 23, 2006

File Dump!

Got something you want to share? Getting into podcasts or vlogging, or want to upload some music you've written? Or maybe you're ready to unleash your own Linux distro on an unsuspecting world?

But you held off because you didn't want to use up all your bandwidth and get Pixy mad with you?

Well, now there's a solution! It's an easy-to-use BitTorrent tracker, which means that for popular files it uses a thousand times less bandwidth on the munu servers. You don't even need a BitTorrent client to use it, but you can if you prefer. The software is called Broadcast Machine, and they want to be to vlogging what... Uh, what something else was to something else.

Currently there are no files there, but you can see a working installation on my blog.

If you'd like to use it, email me and I'll set you up with an account.

Posted by Pixy Misa at March 23, 2006 12:22 AM | TrackBack

Can this be used literally as a file dump? just a place to upload files and link to them? Or is it necessary to use all the bells and whistles?

I'm not sure I have the time or the patience to manage another site.

or should I not be worried about my occassional 3-4 mb podcast files that maybe 5 people download?

Posted by Stephen Macklin at March 23, 2006 01:26 AM


I guess I am one of the podcast bandwidth offenders. Sorry.

I'm a little fuzzy on the whole torrent thing and RSS is just something that happens so I don't think much about it. My question is, would I be able to use the Filedump site without altering my podcast process? In other words would it be as simple as just uploading to a different server and putting a different url in the software that generates the RSS feed that iTunes is linked to?


P.S. Still not getting emails when I get those oh so rare comments.

Posted by Stephen Macklin at March 24, 2006 11:05 AM

Didn't mean to be redundant. The first comment didn't seem to go through. The second comment started as an email that didn't make it either.

Posted by Stephen Macklin at March 24, 2006 02:53 PM

If you only have a couple of dozen listeners, it's not a problem. But if you are interested, I can set up an account for you.

It's very easy, and it does generate RSS automatically and work with iTunes. At least, it's supposed to work with iTunes; I haven't tried it yet.

I'll write up a little intro to BitTorrent to explain it, because it's a bit different to old-fashioned file sharing.

Posted by Pixy Misa at March 24, 2006 10:40 PM

CPanelX gives my current month's bandwidth at 1887.83 Megabytes. That's with one 5MB podcast.

The bandwith stats show that as 19% of my limit!

I guess I should have checked before assuming I was melting the server!!!

Since my podcasts don't seem to be a big issue. let me figure out what's involved in telling iTunes I've moved the RSS feed and I'll let you know.

Posted by Stephen Macklin at March 25, 2006 02:52 AM
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