On the Re-upload front

The 2012 Re-Ups page looks better and better with several readers offering re-uploaded files from previous posts (thanks to Will, J, Dana, l–p and Max!). Just have a look if you didn’t already.

I’ve been asked to explain how to upload files on the web, so here’s a step-by-step How To, based on my own experience:

  • For practical reasons, it is easier to make a copy of the file containing mp3s and pictures on your desktop. How you name this file is not important, but if you name it after artist and album’s title, it will be easier for search engines to locate.
  • This file must be compressed before you upload it, since the upload platforms we will be using will upload one file only, not a bunch of files. On PC, the free software WinRAR Archiver is the classic route ; on Mac computers, the system offers the Zip procedure to create a compressed archive. You should now have created a compressed version of the LP on your desktop.
  • Open an internet browser and point to an upload site — several bloggers (including this one) use www.mirrorcreator.com since the demise of MultiUpload. MirrorCreator uploads your file on 8 platforms at a time – thus creating “mirrors”–, which is convenient for people in various regions of the world who might not have access to the same URLs as you and me.
  • You are asked to choose which upload sites you want to upload to, and this blogger finds the following choice to be the most practical: Zshare, Load.to, Mediafire, Uploaded.to, Upload Station, Wupload, File Jungle, SendMyWay. Select these, then click “Click here to select files to upload” to locate the compressed file on your desktop, and then click “Start uploading”. Don’t close the window, just wait till the site displays the unique link to the page hosting the 8 download choices.
  • Keep a copy of both links, though the smaller one is enough for us. It should look something like: http://mir.cr/01KBGDN0
  • What readers expect now is a message on the 2012 re-ups page stating artist’s name and album’s title, plus the download link.

Hope this helps. Good luck!

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2 Responses to “On the Re-upload front”

  1. 1 Brian February 26, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    Thanks for the ‘how to’. Other than figuring out how to use my Mac’s zip feature it doesn’t seem too difficult. I have a question though; do the upload sites require registering an account and is there any cost involved?


  2. 2 continuo February 26, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    No registration required because we are only using the basic services offered by these sites. The process is entirely free and anonymous, and the only advertizing you have to endure are the ad banners clustering some upload sites pages. No email spam induced either, as far as I know.
    Now, Brian, enough recommendations. It’s time you give it a try by yourself. Onward!

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