I’ve now activated the new download server and all (large) files are now downloaded from there. All files that have ever been a direct download on this site should be available there now, with the exception of old videos that have been replaced with better quality versions.
Drawbacks with the new server:
- I don’t have control over how the files are served once I’ve redirected you to the download server (which leads to the following points)
- You won’t necessarily be prompted to save the files. Depending on your setup, plugins like Quicktime can start if you just click the download link.
- Users of the PSP web browser will no longer automatically get “pretty” file names.
- Poor support for download accelerators. I was hoping to be able to allow them now, but that’s not happening I’m afraid.
- 25 GB daily(!) bandwidth limit.
- If the bandwidth limit is exceeded it will reset in less than 24 hours. So if someone abuses the server it won’t be down for long.
- I have 100 GB of storage instead of 3, which means I don’t have to remove files.
PSP users can still just click (press X) the download links. There’s a special page for you guys.
PC users may want to right-click the link and choose “save link as…” if you have Quicktime or similar plugins installed, but keep in mind that if there is a problem with the download, you’ll be downloading the page with the error message instead.
I recommend that you deactivate plugins such as Quicktime so that your web browser can ask you what you want to do with the file when you click the link.
I still have my old system to fall back on until the end of March, in case something goes wrong with the new service. But let’s hope everything goes fine