I have seen people talking about Github as a repository for source code and I myself use Github for distributed version control, but one thing I didn't understand is why don't people use it for sharing video and audio files?
Sure, the compression takes long time (It took 10 minutes for a small 5MB mp3 file for me), but it's actually possible to upload files like that right?
Note: I know that we can compress audio and video into a format like tar and upload it painlessly on Github, but that's not what I am really concerned about.
- What in Github makes it really bad place to use it for cloud storage? Is it just that delta compression process that makes it a bad option?
- What is the maximum storage space that Github offers for free accounts?
- Is there any way we can hack Github commands, using which we can use Github like Dropbox? (may be by disabling compression, or something like that)
Any help in understanding Git with respect to this question will be appreciated. Thanks!