I’m not old, but I sure do remember back in the good ol’ days when candy bars were a nickel, movies cost $0.50, email accounts had 2MB limits, and attachments were measured in Kilobytes. My friends and I dreamed of the days when cars flew, videophones lined the streets, and we could email 2GB attachments to each other with the easy of simply pushing ‘send’.
Thank you Streamload, and no they don’t make flying cars. My latter fantasy however has been fulfilled thanks to this San Diego based company. I ran across these guys at the Connections Conference, they have more storage than you can imagine and allow you free unlimited uploads. Movies, music, videos, files, photos, and anything else you can imagine.
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The files are basically FTP’d and then a link is given to the recipient for downloading. This means that you can cancel that monthly subscription to your web hosting company because Streamload hosts your files as well. This is just scratching the Streamload surface here kids. Audio files can be downloaded or streamed from this site, and you can choose the bit rate! That’s right, I can rip a record at 320kbps, and then go to mom’s house and listen to that song in 54kbps because mom’s dial up wouldn’t be happy downloading a 10 min song ripped at 320kbps. Movies the same way, resize them as you like and access them anywhere.
If anything I think I’m going to upload every mp3 I own to my free streamload account, just in case I do something extremely stupid and erase my mp3 hard drive. That won’t cost me any money at all, and if I want to get it back I’ll pay a few dollars a month and have all my beautiful files back to my desktop. With hopes we’ll have a review of the service up in a bit to verify just how good this super service is. Stay tuned digital lifestylers!
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