Tuesday, April 3, 2012

MEDIAFIRE WIPEOUT AND THE SAVED-BY-THE-BELL OF RAPIDSHARE (FOR NOW, AT LEAST!)

MUCH AS I FEARED THEY MIGHT, THE BASTARDS AT MEDIAFIRE JUST REMOVED ALL OF THE CONTENT THAT I'VE RE-UPPED TO THEIR SITE OVER THESE LAST WEEKS (I.E. ALL OF THE CONTENT THAT HAD BEEN DOWN FROM THE PREVIOUS MEGAUPLOAD SHUTDOWN DATING FROM MARCH 2011 FORWARD) AS OF EARLIER TODAY. AS IT HAPPENS, BASED UPON THE POSSIBILITY OF JUST SUCH AN EVENTUALITY, I'VE BEEN IN THE PROCESS OF RE-UPPING THIS VERY SAME CONTENT TO RAPIDSHARE, WITH THE MAJORITY OF THOSE TO DEBUT CIRCA TOMORROW NIGHT. THUS, LINKS TO THIS NEWLY DOWNED CONTENT WILL BE BACK UP AND SHORTLY, AS WILL, RELATIVELY SOON, ALL THE OTHER DOWNED CONTENT FROM THE MEGAUPLOAD DEBACLE AND ALL OF IT NOW TO BE SHARED VIA RAPIDSHARE ALONE, GIVEN THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ALL OTHER VIABLE OPTIONS. EVEN WITH THE TIL NOW RELIABLE RAPIDSHARE, I WILL NOW OPT TO USE ONLY INITIALS TO IDENTIFY MY FILES FROM NOW ON WITH ALL THE FUTURE TITLES THAT I UPLOAD WITH THEM (BEYOND THOSE THAT I'VE ALREADY UPLOADED TO THEIR SITE WITH FULL NAMES EARLIER THIS WEEK). GIVEN THEIR SWISS LOCATION, ALL SHOULD STILL BE OKAY WITH THEM, BUT THIS CONTENT POLICING IS GETTING FUCKING RIDICULOUS AND YOU CAN'T BE TO CAUTIOUS NOW.

ANYWAY, EXPECT RE-UPS OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED CONTENT BY TOMORROW AND NEW POSTS BY THURSDAY OR FRIDAY, DEPENDING ON HOW FRIED I AM FROM CONTENDING WITH ALL THIS BS.

34 comments:

litlgrey said...

This crackdown is utter lunacy.

Hammer said...

RS is Austrian. A German court has declared it as illegal in Germany and this means (or, might mean soon), the end of all that is Rapid-Share... rapidly.

Take heed, son.

H.H.

Anonymous said...

I cannot believe this. Having to constantly re-up content you just finished salvaging must be absurdly frustrating and soul-crushing. Thanks for not giving up and continuing to fight the good fight. I love the work you do for mutantsounds.

Anonymous said...

there must be some kind of way outta here... a giant dropbox maybe? just don't give in to the nazis

William III said...

I think RapidShare will be OK, they've been very consistent all these years, the only ones like that. Austrians have big tough chins.

Allan said...

I really appreciate the work you've put in and the countless artists you've introduced me to.

Take care

Harri Morgan said...

Use Jumbifiles, it seems reliable and 1st of all quick even for free users!

Easywind said...

MUTANT SOUNDS ´s great - don`t let it die!

nova atlantis said...

Hello, VDO. When using bittorrent you don't depend on any crappy cyber-locker. Maintaining of your posts wouldn't be your problem anymore, but depends entirely on your readers. Imho, it's the best solution to save the archives of this wonderful blog.
Thank you for the new posts.

Max

frankie teardrop said...

Having the same issue over at Systems of Romance. Hesistant about reupping to Mediafire as well. Everything's ephemeral.

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Anonymous said...

Have you tried dropmark.com it's simple and small enough to not have much scrutiny.

wugglyump said...

thanks for enduring all this for us: must be a crazy amount of work, and we appreciate every bit of it!

Mosa said...

Thank anymore for your great job!
Long live to mutant!

Bests R.

Kwintpod said...

It's time to strike back with every bit of cruelty we can muster!

alexcyclo said...

Thks for going through all this hate. We still love you. One of your readers

Brasilian said...

Thanks for your hard work and look for Russian Hosters!

DanP said...

Really sorry to hear about more MegaHassles. Thanks yet again for all your work.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for not giving up! This blog is awesome and I would hate to see it die.

May I recommend for the future, instead of hosting all your files on a single provider (MU, MF, and now RS), you should use multiple providers simultaneously in order to distribute your risk. For instance, I recommend mirrorcreator.com and sharebee.com as a means of uploading a single file to many filehosting sites at once. Much safer :)

Thanks again!

gilhodges said...

What a mess. Any band or artist would be (and most surely are) PROUD to have their music lovingly presented here. Your efforts on their—and our—behalf are legendary and appreciated.

Anonymous said...

love to see you still fighting

Anonymous said...

surprisingly, my meager cache of files still exists at mediafire, thought this was another case of megupload burn, don't know why yours would have been burned but it does seem to be happening every now & then with mediafire as some other blogs have had theirs removed also,
keep up the good workk though, please & thanks flor all the great obscure stuff,
Torch

Anonymous said...

I agree with you all this thing is so fukin fukin crazy and who let get us to this situation i do not know!
We are only dealing download with th eclear intent and pleasure to LISTEN TO MUSIC THAT IS HARD TO GET and so all these shut down from host site is really a comic thing : how still we have to battle into this thing for a pure SPIRITUAL PLEASURE.

keep on the good work!

ITALIAN CDR ARMY IS WITH YOU!

MIke Brandon said...

Wow.

MS has to be the great, great grand-pappar of all things obscure and vital i.e. arcane music blogs.


Cheers from NYC, BTW!

I've been snooping 'round MS for years, and I've pulled many mind-blowers (cannot thank you enough. really mean that)


I am all too sure that you (likely) are near saturation insofar as fielding requests for specific re-ups.


But still! ..... I'll take my chances by asking this here....

"The Thing From The Crypt" (1981), volume one LP.

If... that one gets a re-up... well... it'll make me get all jocose!


In any event.... thank you for all the time and research / info. This blog truly is the apotheosis of
all things awesome.

MIke Brandon said...

Zippyshare?

they seem good... but who knows if and when they too might cave-in.

Zippyshare has no waiting or download limits.

Truthfully, I do not know enough about it, but..

It seems hassle-free to use (*I'm just talking as an
individual downloader of media from other folks' blogs)


Holy Warbles is no more... It'd be a real crime to lose Mutant Sounds and/or Systems Of Romance. Two of the greatest!

* * e d o * * said...

i feel your pain brother. Mediafire dumped 2.5 year's worth of files i had uploaded there - even the files of my OWN music vanished! a week later Blogspot took down my blog, even the non-music related posts, * poof * gone, like it never existed... this crackdown is absolutely ridiculous.
keep on keepin' on,
**e d o **
formerly of knowyourconjurer.blogspot.com,
soon to be: knowyourconjurer.com

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all the hard work and great music!!
Jezzer

앤서니 said...

rapidshare isn't that great of an option anymore. they're throttling download speed for free users in an attempt to divert "piracy" to other fileshare sites. files that used to take only a few minutes now can take up to an hour to download. fileserve and wupload have now gone the route of filesonic after paramount pictures recently published their 5 most wanted list:

http://torrentfreak.com/mpaa-targets-fileserve-mediafire-wupload-putlocker-and-depositfiles-120331/

jumbofiles is as fast as mediafire with no wait time or captchas, but we'll have to see how long before they cave in to hollywood pressure. all of this is just going to drive everyone to torrents, and tor/onion... and don't forget the upcoming ip server clampdowns:

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2012/03/riaa-and-isps-to-police-your-traffic-starting-july-12.ars

...include google/blogger deleting blogs left and right, and this means black clouds on the horizons, my friends...

Anonymous said...

By enabling people discover music they probably would never have heard of otherwise, music blogs multiply the oportunities of buying records. It helps lesser known artists to be discovered. Simple equation : how could one buy something one does'nt know it exists ? 99% of the records I buy were downloaded before. Mighty respects for your dedication.

Anonymous said...

rapidshare is from switzerland not austria! they are deleting files too..not only reported files..they suck too.. slowed down for free members..will make more money with paying members, thanks swiss you need the money

Hammer said...

@Anon.:
Austrian. Its HQs are situated in Switzerland (RapidShare A.G.).

Fer fawk's sake: stop reading a dumber-than-dirt Wiki page and then think that you 'techno-it-all', son.

Wikiots, indeed.

H.H.

Todd said...

P2P. Jumping from one legally beleaguered drop box to another is a waste of time. Filesharing will have to be done via open source, decentralised networks. Bittorrent, P2P networks, etc. with rips announced on blogs hosted not by Google.

Anonymous said...

Btw my computer lately has been blocking sharebee links, saying sharebee has been reported as an 'attack site'. No idea if this is true or just a scare to try to keep traffic away. Certainly some of these file sharing services are suspicious with all the pop-ups and other weirdness. RS has generally been good, but the recent speed-throttling mentioned above is a pain - most times the download siezes up part way through and will not pick up where it left off. Spending an hour or more trying to get one file then having to start over (after the waiting period has elapsed) is a mega pain. But, can't complain given the way things are generally these days...
Keep up the good work MS!

best wishes
Chris

mujura said...

hello mutantzzz! you are doing an amazing work!!! much love and wonders! keep it up!!