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Old 06-19-2021, 05:31 PM
Glennwillow Glennwillow is offline
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Originally Posted by KarenB View Post
If I'm understanding the directions, a song must be on youtube or soundcloud. I can't upload an mp3. Is this correct?
Hi Karen,

You are correct as far as I know.

Audio files can be fairly large and video files can be huge. If the AGF had to store those files, the cost for AGF file storage would quickly get out of control. However, organizations such as Soundcloud (for audio) or YouTube (for video) do have the capacity to store large amounts of files. If the files are uploaded to sites like these but the address to those sites are linked here on the AGF, then the AGF is not having to store those files.

I imagine you are wondering if you have to go through the hassle of signing up for Soundcloud or YouTube. I did both and I found that signing up wasn't too bad or difficult. I remember feeling some trepidation about this, but it wasn't bad at all.

As Derek mentioned, you could set up your own website, but that is considerably more difficult for a variety of reasons, such as having to learn the programming protocols for the web platform. Even then, many people on their websites still use other hosts such as Soundcloud or YouTube to actually store the audio or video files, because, again, it costs money to store a lot of files on your own website.

I hope this all makes sense.

- Glenn
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