As some of you may have noticed, LRR went offline for a couple of hours last month because we exceeded our bandwidth limit. At the time, that limit was 700GB. Now, granted, about 300GB* of that went to Desert Bus, but considering that we no longer host most of our videos, I was perplexed as to where the rest was going. Are we serving over 400GB worth of images and text files a month? After doing a little bit of digging through the server stats, it became apparent that the problem is that you guys really like to hear us talk. About a half of our monthly bandwidth goes into serving the LRRcast mp3 files.
Since our new video host also works with audio files, we have decided to move the LRRcasts over to Blip.tv. The LRRcasts should work just the same as before since the actual files are the same, but they will probably load a little faster, what with Blip’s CDN and whatnot. I also took this opportunity to spruce up the LRRcast player window a little to bring it in line with the new site layout (the popup LRRcast window hasn’t been updated since we started podcasting 2006)
As always, please let me know if there are any problems or glitches.