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Monday, December 31, 2020

So now that I’ve cleared up my confusion over “oo”-sounding Web startups, I’m ready to testdrive Oosah.

Which I did earlier today. Basically, it’s a free digital media storage site that gives you 2 gigs of disk space for posting photos, sound files, video files and other stuff. It’s designed to be an access-anywhere Web repository of media files, with a Flash-based file system interface for managing the whole she-bang, and tagging to make it searchable on the public portions of the site.

I loaded up a handful of files just to start out. Uploading was fairly easy and reasonably fast. I ran into a quirk where if you set a file as “private”, you couldn’t view/listen to it yourself — a little odd, as I can’t think of why you wouldn’t be able to experience your own stuff. Setting files to “public”, which adds them to the site’s overall search databases, avoids all that.

Anyway, from what I can see, Oosah does the trick for Web-based media storage. Personally, my needs for such a resource are limited, but sites like Spyonvegas are making extensive use of it.

I’ll wrap up with a basic example: Here’s a video of Blink 182’s live performance at the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards, embedded-style:

by Costa Tsiokos, Mon 12/31/2007 04:39:20 PM
Category: Internet, Pop Culture
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