Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Mechanics of Collaboration

Free File Hosting

GarageBand source files are huge. The first released version of this song is 50MB after compression. This could make transferring files difficult, but here's how we can do it.

You can get an account with a free file hosting service and upload your file there. They will give you a public URL that anyone can use to download the file. For example, I uploaded Alpha20070627.m4a to my account at OmniDrive and they gave me the URL
which I used as the hyperlink "Alpha20070627.m4a" in this blog's first post. When you click on it you'll get the file from OmniDrive, not from Blogger.

If you want to post a new mp3/m4a or GarageBand source file, upload the file to your free file hosting service and post the public URL here in the comments.

How does that sound? Cheap and easy? That's what I was going for.

Creative Commons

Do I need to bother? Sure, why not. You are welcome -- indeed, encouraged -- to take the mp3/m4a and GarageBand files that I post here and modify and redistribute them, provided you let anyone else do the same. See the Creative Commons box in the sidebar on the right for complete details.

Contributors will be credited on this website and at my reception.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You might want to post an MP# since more players support it.

Good luck! This is a cool idea.