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Saturday, October 20, 2012

The trouble with file sharing…………….

So….here we are my friends. What I thought was “the last vestige” of what I considered a “safe” haven for my files has apparently been shut down by Mediafire. It looks like I can download my own files, but the rest of you are up shit’s creek. For Now. I don’t get it. Nothing posted here is for profit, and what really bugs me is that the vast majority of it is so old and obscure, no one really gives a shit. But I get Mediafire’s angle. They have a business to run and they don’t want the FBI breathing down their back, so EVERYONE gets treated like crap, and everyone loses. In the meantime, keep looking me up as I find alternative ways of sharing this great music with you. Perhaps I’ll do a CD-R type thing at a minimal cost to all of you, or maybe I’ll just find a better way to distribute this freely. We’ll see. Thanks for all of your comments and feedback It’s what’s kept this blog going for the last few years, and it’s what will keep it going in the future.Best wishes and I WILL BE BACK!
Dan.

24 comments:

  1. Hi Dan,

    I've always appreciated what you do here and the amount of time and effort you put into it is incredible.

    Maybe a way around this is to give the rar file an arbitary file name, completely unidentifiable. And instead of posting the link at the bottom of the post email the link to trusted followers.

    I'm sure the person who complained is a complete hypocrite, downloading everything so they can add to their collection, then try to turn around and make a profit off it.

    Scott

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  2. Hi Dan. This is a freaking tragedy. I really admire your efforts in putting this music on the web. Not only is the music fantastic but in a small way you are helping to keep music history alive. I hope you can come back stronger and continue to enrich our lives. Paul (downunder)

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  3. Very Bad news, Dan! There are some alternatives like rapidshare or zippyshare you might use too. (but I'm not aware how it is at the uploaad side). Meanwhile thank you for all you have done so far!
    Frans

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  4. Your work is truly appreciated.

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  5. Dan, your comps are cool and everything, but I don't think I'd fork over any money for them. I'd just find another way to share them for free. That's the ticket.

    I think that's why blogs like these appeal so much to people. The content is free.



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    1. That was merely a suggestion. "Free" music is cool, but let me remind you, I've spent quite a bit of my precious time and hard earned cash finding this stuff, and I do not have a group of little elves that come around in the middle of the night and do this blog for me. It takes time, and since I myself have taken advantage of the blogosphere, this is my way of paying back. It's nice to get something for nothing, but you might want to consider what goes into all of this before deciding whether it's worth it to "fork over" a few bucks for something that you want. Just sayin'.........

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  6. Sorry to hear of your troubles. Hope to see you back very soon. Love your shares and they are always appreciated. Wilf, Hove, UK

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  7. So thats what it is, I thought it was only me not being able to download any mediafire file. Couldn't figure out what way I violated the terms of service...........Mike

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  8. Sorry for my bad English. I am uncultured, and google traslator, has much to improve.
    In Spain this is a game of cat and mouse, where we are the mouse, we played a long time with "the cat Mediafire", but in the end, has drawn the nails. It's a matter of looking for another cat to play, I've found "Zippyshare Cat" seems friendly and affectionate, but I'll finish never trust him.
    In my house, there are mice that die of old.
    greetings

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  9. Aargh. I've read MediaFire's been cracking the whip left and right, but this is ridiculous. I've also read these a lot of these crackdowns are in response to the same person reporting whatever blogs about music he can find. Sorry to see it's happened here, but huge thanks for all your hard work, and I hope this is just a bump in the road.

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  11. Hi Dan, We are neighbors of sorts, since I'm in Buffalo and do alot of biz with Mediafire myself and have a premium account. I've had the same type of problem that you state about the file uploads/downloads/links. If you just change the title of the zip or rar file that you upload to Mediafire to something unrecognizable to them you will be fine. Like if you wanted In Dan's Garage Vol. 81, you would just make it DG81 or something similar it would work. You can upload it and we can download it.

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  12. Wow, this is terrible. Didn't you have to do something similar with the "60s Psych Pop Treasures" series?

    I know it's time-consuming, but why not upload them to YouTube?

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  13. Hey Dan VERY much appreciate all your time and effort and the super cool music I have found on this blog! By the way, your band is really awesome too! Thank you so much for sharing!

    Just to chime in on file hosts...
    Rapidshare usually works well if the file name is comepletely obscured (the more obscure, the better) and also very helpful to encrypt and add a password, so the file cant be easily read within the file host. Encryption/pw is actually a very good idea, no matter which host you use. It can be a bit of a pain, but password protected files do tend to stay up the longest.

    I have great luck with 1fichier also, super hassle free downloads.

    A lot of people suggest zippyshare... I cannot download anything from zippyshare because they require adobe flash to be installed on your computer and I don't have flash installed. Zippyshare plants flash LSO's (ie "supercookies") on your system that are used as a tracking device, so please think twice about using them. Also, I see many complaints from uploaders that zippyshare deletes within 30 days.

    Well just wanted to pass along a few suggestions, and very much looking forward to catching up on future collected works.

    Good luck and beat wishes, and I can't thank you enough for the many happy hours I have spent listening to your compilations, and learning about so many great bands almost lost to history. Thanks for carrying the torch and keeping the flames alive!

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  14. Zippyshare works great and they don't delete any files that are active, do your homework first. As long as you have an active blog, nothing will be deleted on Zippyshare. And you can just manage your own files and download a file yourself to keep it active for another 30 days. It's all very simple to use. That's my recommendation, and I've uploaded a lot over the years.

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    1. Thank you Gyro. I've taken your advice and have already uploaded #78.

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  15. Hi Dan,
    Many thanks for your brilliant and unique "In Dan's Garage" posts. You excavate history for us. Keep on posting on Zippyshare it works fine!

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  16. Hi Dan many thanks for all your efforts it is much appreciated. Good luck and look forward to catching up in the future

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  17. Hi Dan,

    Yours are amongst the best and most original compilations available and the information you provide with them is fantastic. To be denied your marvellous offerings would be a real blow. Hopefully it will not come to that for a long time. It really is a fabulous series.

    If standard filesharing sites are no longer an option and you start leaning toward the CD-R route at some point in the future you might want to have a look at sites like www.wetransfer.com beforehand as you might find that is a simpler option. Another blogger I know of has increasingly turned to that having been caught out by MU and Mediafire......

    In the meantime many thanks for your superb collections and all the effort that goes with them!

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  18. Hi Dan, pls don't worry about Mediafire and stupid comments such as "as long as it's for free, it's great, but I wont't fork over a cent"... I'm sure all your labor is much appreciated within the comunity.... seems that Zippyshare is the way, I agree with Gyro.... waitin' for number 78!

    have a great day!

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  19. Dan-
    Anything you can work out is fine. I've enjoyed the Garage for awhile, and, as a former webcaster, understand the work that goes into doing things Right. Thanks for all your work & be looking forward to your future comps.

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  20. Zip the folder with a password. That way Mediafire will not be able to automatically unzip and scan he contents for copyright checks.

    Rich
    www.aftersabbath.com

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  21. Hi, Dan
    You can load : depositfiles.com

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  22. Dear Dan,

    Your labor of love in unearthing, preserving, documenting, and sharing your awesome collection means more to me than words can say. The greedy record companies, in their pursuit of big money, plowed through thousands of amazingly talented performers and bands and left behind thousands upon thousands of neglected and forgotten treasures! I’ve collected all 80 volumes (so far) and enjoy them immensely!

    Sincerely,
    Wayne

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