RSS Feed

Please wait while my feed loads

See more posts...

Newsletter

Subscribe to either one of our two newsletters for regular updates and information

Downloads newsletter

This is a weekly newsletter with download news, updates and other information

This is a monthly newsletter with software store information, offers and deals

MediaCrush 1.0.0

Share your media files online, for free

by Mike Williams

Our Rating:
Your Rating:
Login to rate
Based on 0 ratings
License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Server, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
Requirements:
Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 27 January 2014
Watchlist: Add download to my watchlist
Downloads To Date: 168
Developer: MediaCrush
RSS News Feed: https://blog.mediacru.sh/feed.xml
Twitter Feed: https://twitter.com/mediacru_sh
Back in stock! Buy Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium v2 with a 1-PC LIFETIME license, only $27.95, from store.downloadcrew.com
MediaCrush 1.0.0
Share your media files online, for free

MediaCrush is an interesting web service which allows you to host and share your media files for free.

Sharing images (PNG, JPG, GIF, SVG), videos (MP4, OGV) and music (MP3, OGG) is as easy as dragging and dropping those files onto the Windows client. The service accepts anything up to a maximum of 50MB, and once uploaded, allocates each file its own URL, like https://mediacru.sh/L7E6WPHT1SxR . Pass this to a friend and they'll be able to view images, play music, watch your videos or download any of your content with the MediaCrush web player.

The MediaCrush client also has a basic screen capture feature. Press Ctrl+PrtSc at any time, select a rectangular area you'd like to capture, and that image will be uploaded, ready for sharing with others.

One unusual plus here is that MediaCrush converts animated GIFs to MP4 videos, reducing their size so they load more quickly. These results can be dramatic, too. Our GIFCam-created animation dropped from 754KB to 209KB, and that was already well optimised: others may shrink by 90% or more.

Better still, the web player isn't surrounded by thousands of intrusive adverts: in fact, there aren't any at all. MediaCrush points out that there's no "nasty tracking code" on the site, and it doesn't store anything about you when you use the service. You can even check this for yourself, as it's totally open source.

There is a notable omission in the lack of any client history. If you close the MediaCrush program then any links you've created will be lost, perhaps a hassle if you won't want to use them until later (or you need to reuse the links several times).

Embedding music and videos is a little awkward, too, as you must use some custom IFrame code.

MediaCrush is a likeable service, though, ad-free and easy to use. If you only need to share one or two files on an occasional basis then it could work very well.

Verdict:

MediaCrush is a relatively basic media sharing service, but it's also free, easy to use and with no ads at all, which works for us. Definitely worth a try when you only need to share a few files.

Your Comments & Opinion
 
Related Download Articles
 
Plex Media Server on Mac

Plex Media Server 0.9.16.6

Freeware

Powerful media-sharing and streaming server solution that works across your local network and the wider internet too

Shairport4w

Shairport4w 1.0.8.5

Freeware

Stream media from your iPod, iPad or iPhone or iTunes library to your PC

Media Browser Server 3.0

Media Browser Server 3.0

Open Source

Stream media from your PC to just about any device over your network

Plex Media Center for Windows

Plex for Windows 8

No Trial Available. Purchase Only

Access your Plex Media Server from your Windows 8 or RT device.

Other Download Articles From This Category
K-Lite Codec Pack Update 12.1.2

K-Lite Codec Pack Update 12.1.2

Freeware

Update K-Lite Codec Pack (any version) to the latest build

VLC Media Player 2.2.3 (64-bit)

VLC Media Player 2.2.3 (64-bit)

Open Source

Play just about any video or audio format using this versatile media player

VLC Media Player 2.2.3

VLC Media Player 2.2.3

Open Source

Play just about any video or audio format using this versatile media player

Ubiquitous Player

Ubiquitous Player 2016.04.06

Free, for personal-use only

Personal information management, media playing, image editing, Ubiquitous Player tries to be everything to everyone

From Softwarecrew

Please wait while my feed loads

See more posts...

Our Price: $29.99
RRP: $49.95
Saving 40%
Buy Now
 

Spotlight: Free Full Software

WhatsApp Messenger 2.16.2

Free Full Commercial Software

WhatsApp Messenger is the world's most popular instant messaging app for smartphones.

You can use it to send and receive text and voice messages, photos, videos, even call your friends in other countries, and because it uses your phone's internet connection it might not cost you anything at all (depending on whether you'll pay data charges).

It's easy to set up and use. There's no need to create and remember new account names or pins because it works with your phone number, and uses your regular address book to find and connect you with friends who use WhatsApp already.

You can talk one-to-one or in group chats, and because you're always logged in there's no way to miss messages. Even if your phone is turned off, WhatsApp will save your messages and display them as soon as you're back online.

There's plenty more (location sharing, contact exchange, message broadcasting) and the app is free for a year, currently $0.99/ year afterwards.

What's new in 2.16.1?

- end-to-end encryption

[...]
Value:
Free
Rating: