Is one way to deal with hotlinking bandwidth issues for video to put your video on one of the large video sites that pay you when it is played, even if it is being played on your site? If others want to hotlink to it, you still get paid and your bandwidth is not used.
If so, has anyone come across a similar service for audio files. Instead of serving them from my server, I would upload them to the big site, then the big site would pay me whenver someone plays it at my site or at the site of anyone else.
I am aware of the discussion here [webmasterworld.com...] and similar ones regarding hotlink protection for audio files. But I thought using these big sites that find the advertisers for us may be a nice workaround.