Posting MP3/WAV Attachments?

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JimmyRiddle
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Posting MP3/WAV Attachments?

Post by JimmyRiddle » 4 years ago

When attempting to upload a sound file either mp3 or wav I get a message saying the extension is not allowed. Further googling reveals it may need to be activated by the board of directors (admin).

Obviously exe's may pose a security risk but i'm not why sound files are on the list of exclusions - unless it's a default setting.
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Re: Posting MP3/WAV Attachments?

Post by viabuona » 4 years ago

Most of the hosting companies do not allow to save such files on her servers. 

The reasons are
  • they use a big amount of server space
  • streaming needs a lot of bandwidth
  • avoid copyright issues

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Re: Posting MP3/WAV Attachments?

Post by JimmyRiddle » 4 years ago

Makes sense I suppose, those reasons are valid. Could this be moderated same as spam messages i.e. if it breaches the rules, then remove the link? Although saying that most of what I and other people share is infringing copyright in some form or another. We all share material we do not have exclusive rights to.

It's not such a big problem at the end of the day, just would have been easier to post a small soundbite within the message instead of uploading it separately away from the forum.
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