For some time now I’ve been searching for a way to host media files without clogging up my storage space here on RandomConnections. Specifically, I’ve wanted a place for audio and for Google Earth files. Being something of a cheapskate, I really didn’t want to pay for more storage on the site, so I was looking for free alternatives. I think I’ve finally pieced together a solution, and I’m ready to go live with it. It’s not the most elegant solution, but it works for me. More importantly, it doesn’t cost anything.
I had tried both Houndbite and Boomp3 for free audio file hosting. For the most part I liked Houndbite, but it was completely unreliable. For the past three weeks it was offline, and just recently came back. I couldn’t use it in my Google Earth demonstrations as I might have liked. Since I was having so many troubles with Houndbite, I tried Boomp3. That is now completely defunct.