MediaFire Uploader - What is it and why is it here
Mon, Aug 6 2007 12:08 AM
UPDATE: this program can't be used anymore for more info check out the new blog post
Mediafire is a very nice free file hosting service with unlimited storage, unlimited time availability, the posibility to work with folders and fairly advanced sharing possibilities. It even has an optional login. So even if you don't have an account you can still share files with your friends / co workers
With all that in mind I decided I wanted to try and use it and also found out some other things:
- It has a really slick interface
- It has a very speedy upload functionality
- It supports download managers
- It has very nice image gallery options
- It has fast downloads
It almost sounds too good to be true, but there are a couple of small drawbacks:
- it doesn't support FTP uploading or another fast and easy file upload interface
- It doesn't support files larger than 100 MB
- It doesn't allow hotlinking of images
I did want to upload my holiday pictures to it when I thought to myself that simply typing in all those names or browse selecting then just wouldn't do for say 100 files :P
So I decided to do what any lazy programmer would do, write a program to do upload the files for him :)
Since there is no API that I know of and no upload helpers available that I could find in a quick google it was time to write my own.
I used WatiN in combination with a .Net command line program to do the job and the result can be downloaded here.
Usage of the program is simple just supply the directoryname of which you want to upload the files.
It then submits all the files in this directory to the upload form of Mediafire.
Anyway if anyone actually uses this little program please let me know :)