Saturday, June 24, 2017

SPECIAL NOTICE: Links To ALL Shows On The Site Thru 2017-07-24 @ 6:11 PM CST

This is my first upload I made to the Amazon Drive account after I bought a 15 month account.  This has all of the uploads I have made to this site.  And as my previous post indicates and details, Amazon Drive screwed all of us account holders over by no longer offering unlimited storage after they baited us in with the offer.  I am still upset at Amazon and don't even want to buy anything from or through them at this point.
There are some errors, caused by Amazon's stoneage system of failing uploads and downloads with no messages to let users know, in the Journey folder where complete uploads did not occur for some of the shows.  So look carefully at the files before you decide to download and make sure tracks are not missing.

Here's the real kicker in limitations that Amazon imposed on all users.  You can only download 5 GB at a time.  I believe you can download multiple (I think 5) downloads simultaneously but if they exceed 5 GB then you have to pick and chose what you want to download first and then get the rest next.  On 2 DVD copies or DL DVD's you will need to download 1 DVD at a time (2 DVD sets) or download part of the DL DVD's and then go back and get the rest of it in another download.
Amazon Drive names all files with a name like "Amazondownload.rar" or something similar and zips them with this name.  So you cannot download multiple folders or files into just one folder because each time you start a new download it will have the same name as the last download.  That is until it is unzipped and then whatever I named it (the folder) is there.  You can pick multiple folders and download them at the same time as long as they don't exceed 5 GB at a time.  So if you were to be downloading five 1969 Led Zeppelin shows that were under 1 GB each, it would download them as one file with the Amazon default name.  And when you unzip them the individual folders will all be there.
Amazon is cutting off my account since I set it not to renew my account (otherwise I'd be needing $1800 - $2000 a year instead of the $60 they were offering).  The account should be good until June 28th at 6:11 PM Central Standard Time.  Then they will delete my account and files.
I've actually deleted my own files with the exception of the folder named "BBBB Uploads" which has the links to everything on this site (Bootradr's Blind Boot Blog).  A few files I did change up and instead of being two or three links like in their post I made them into one link.  Nothing was uploaded in the zipped format but Amazon dowes zip them up when you download them. Some were uploaded via FileFactory in the past with multiple download links if they were 1 GB or over.  Even smaller files were set up with multiple links in the earlier FileFactory days when the files had to be 200 MB or less per file.  So if you have been trying to get a show but the FileFactory links have gone bad or maybe even one link has gone bad, you will need to download the full show again via Amazon Drive's site.
I am looking at other file sharing/storage sites now and trying to find something I can afford to purchase as well as a site that offers the basic features (like file size...Amazon doesn't even tell you how big a download is) and will let me store at least 2 TB or more for a decent rate.  If anyone can recommend a site, please do so in the comments area.  I'd appreciate it.  I want unlimited storage but I'll look at any good deals that offer at least 1 TB or more.  And thanks you!
Be sure to get this stuff quickly because Amazon gives no care or room to make it easier for us.
I hope you can get what you want and thanks again for any file sharing/storage recommendations...


Monday, June 19, 2017

SPECIAL NOTICE: Amazon's Bait and Switch Scam and Computer Up and Running

After buying an Amazon Drive account the company went and cancelled all unlimited storage accounts. Amazon Drive was not that good to begin with and they left a lot of basic features every other file storage / sharing site I've used had. I was disappointed with the service and how often uploads and downloads failed. I had 15 months, 3 of those were a trial, I had purchased to see if I liked it. But after 2 months Amazon cancelled the unlimited storage and anybody who had not use their three free months got the axe. Those who had been charged because they passed their free trial date were charged and locked into their account that will likely be useless to them if they try to store as much data as I was uploading. It would have cost me over $1,800 a year to upload everything I wanted to and then have links for it. That would have made the price go up from $60 to close to $2,000. I know that Amazon offered this deal knowing what they were going to do. They wanted to bait us with a great price and then switch it to a completely different deal after we got our data uploaded. This is very bad business practice and has made me rethink how I use Amazon in the future. I cancelled my account which was set to renew automatically in less than a month.

I finally was able to get my new SSD drive I've had for 6 months installed and I have been setting up my computer and operating system so that I can use it again and upload more shows to my site here. Unfortunately, I have to find a new file sharing site now and I may just go back to FileFactory, or maybe Mega, depending on the cost. FileFactory only gives a premium user 1 TB of data and they have no mobile device app for being able to upload from a mobile device without creating a Mobile account and pay more. I'm looking around at other file sharing sites right now trying to find one that is affordable and offers the best deal as far as their service and functionality goes.

It shouldn't be much longer and I will have my PC ready to begin uploads again. I have gotten some really great material that I will upload as soon as I start back. This one post is from my mobile device using Google Voice to Text.

So I should be back soon with some new material and uploads. Please keep a lookout and it will not be long.