Google Sites Revisited

Google Sites (previously) is now open for everyone (as Mashable Stan puts it). In other words, it’s available as just Google Sites, rather than as part of Google Apps.

My first thought was: can I stow MP3 files there and play them from this blog (which does not have the space upgrade and hence cannot host its own MP3s)? and if so what are the storage limits? (I sometimes have rather long thoughts. And I sometimes over-use parentheses.)

It turns out that Sites is a good home for MP3s, such as this track from the Barenaked Ladies rather charming kids album Snacktime. It’s topical, seasonal even, for many of us in the northern hemisphere.

Sites Help states that: Attached files and uploaded images are currently limited to 10 MB. Each domain is limited to 10 GB in total size. The 10 MB is more than enough for most tracks. The file embedded in this post isn’t a good example, since it’s less than two minutes, and encoded at 192 Kbps, but it takes about a quarter of the 10 MB limit. Nevertheless, the 10 GB limit means more than 1,000 tracks.

So I’m liking what I see of Google Sites. It’s likely to take over from Google Page Creator as my place to store the MP3s I embed here. I mean to spend some time making musicway a site worth visiting, rather than a warehouse, but there are many things higher on my to-do lists.

5 thoughts on “Google Sites Revisited”

  1. I can’t listen to the mp3 displayed. I’m having problems here too. It seems that the mp3 stored in Google Sites used with the audio player of wordpress works only for a short period of time. Any guess why?

  2. Alysson, thanks for letting me know about this. It seems that you suspect the combination of the WP audio player and Google Sites, rather than either one individually. Anyway, I’ll check into it.

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