Bandwidth constipation: If you’re trying

Bandwidth constipation
: If you’re trying to watch a vlog, please use this link to see the WTC or Media/Weblog 2002 vlogs. Those are on the Sony Screenblast server. The links on my server reach a crawl if too many people try to watch at the same time (and so I temporarily disable them until things return to a normal flow).

Which leads me to this:

HELP! Does anyone have any suggestions on where I can host Windows Media Player files for a good price (starting bid: free)?

Second question: Does it make a big difference that I do not have a Windows Media server; I only put one copy of the file on my server. I’m assuming that a Windows Media server allows more simultaneous users and makes more efficient use of bandwidth. I have no desire to get a Windows Media server myself (expecially since my host is all Unix and Windows Media doesn’t work on Unix… of course). But I’m assuming that if I use hosting at a facility that has the Windows Media server, the bandwidth constipation won’t be so severe. Am I stupid?

: Update: For now, I am going to host all my vlogs at Sony Screenblast, which is a generous service (even if the navigation is slightly rococo). This address should work: