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Download Free Music legally,,legally

Are you scared that the RIAA is about to track you down for illegally downloading songs. Well, here is a method of obtaining many songs absolutely free that is virtually untrackable by modern technology. This has to do with capturing streaming audio, which in many cases, believe it or not are plain old mp3s just waiting for you to "download." I have found most of the current top - 40 as well as many others you may like, so keep searching. The music is waiting for you to find it.

Step 1:
First of all, you need to find a good site that hosts streaming audio. My favorite that has brought me many songs to date is hxxp://www.windowsmedia.com. Some others are just as good, but this is the site that i will be referencing (plus, I know you guys love to steal from Microsoft).

Step 2:
Alright, go up to the left hand corner where there is an empty text box. This is the search box, just fill it with songname or artist just like you would in kaaza and click search. This will bring up a page with links to many websites hosting a stream by that artist. The ones with music notes are just that...music, this is what you want. In many cases, this is all you need. Just right click on one of the links and click "save us" to save the song.This works if the file extension is .mp3 or .wma or .asf or well - other known formats. If this worked, you are finished, otherwise continue reading.

Step 3:
However, if you encounter a .asx file, there are few more steps you will have to endure. First of all, do exactly like the above example downloaded, check to see how large the file is. If it is large file in the megabyte range, then you should be able to play it in your music program. However, if it is less than1 kilobyte, open it as a textfile. You will see many script commands that communicate to windows media player. Don't worry about these, just look for some URLs which will most likely be pointing to a .asf file. It will have at least one if not more. Open the new found URL in your browser and save it like in step 2 and you should be good to go. (I use Mozilla, because Internet Explorer like to open things rather than save them as I tell it)

NOTE: If any of the URL are preceded with "mms://" instead of :http://" find another URL, because this technique will not work.

This technique is especially useful to avoid prosecution because streaming
audio, and downloading it appear the same to a web server, therefore you are seen as just another "legal" listener, so "download" away my friend and don't blame me if this soon becomes illegal (if it isn't already)

Step 4:
If you are picky then search for a program that will convert these file types to mp3. I assure you there are many sites out there.

If this technique does not work for some reason, there i8s another technique which is manually recording streaming audio, with an audio capture program. I use the one that came with my sound card (Audigy 2zs, great sound card), but I would recommend it only as a last resort such as with ":mms://" files. There is a degredation in quality compared to the other formats and it records every sound your PC makes while it is records every sound your PC makes while it is recording so don't chat on AIM while recording (lol I can hear random doors slamming now).

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Most every song I try to download turns out being a track that talks about a limewire/frostwire court ordered settlement... Why can't I just find the songs I searched for?

Limewire has been court ordered to close down as of a couple of months ago, you cannot use limewire more frostwire anymore to download any illegal material.

To download songs, try iTunes or Zune

Apr 28, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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how to use mp3rocket and to download songs


here the solution

  1. Step 1 Download and install the software from the MP3 Rocket website, but be careful. The basic version of the program is free, but you can pay up to $34 for a "pro" version if you want more than the basic ability to download and share files.
  2. Step 2 Choose the type of file you'd like to download by clicking on one of the icons in the left panel or select "All Types."
  3. Step 3 Enter the file name of the file you want to find in the box in the left panel, and click on "search" or select one of the categories from the toolbar across the top, which will give you access to the more popular music files.
  4. Step 4 Select the genre of music you want from the list in the left panel and names of artists and songs will appear in the right panel.
  5. Step 5 Double click on the artist and song you want and the software will begin searching the network for all files containing that information. They are then displayed as a list in the right panel.
  6. Step 6 Click on the version you want to download and the program will download it to your computer.
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Sep 18, 2009 | HP Pavilion dv6000z Notebook

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My Samsung YP-U3JQP 2GB MP3 player skips past most of the tracks.

Many WMA's are DRM-protected - the DRM-protected tracks that you have loaded may not have transfer rights, even though they will play fine on a computer. The best bet is to download only songs that are in mp3 format. Another option, which is illegal, is to buy a DRM-stripper and strip your WMA's of the DRM-protection - but, it is illegal, costly, and time-consuming.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Feb 22, 2009 | Samsung Audio Players & Recorders

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Bad Track

You will probably have to reformat the player, but the "bad track" message could also be caused if the songs you are trying to download have an expired DRM license.

These are the most common methods for recovering Sandisk's Sansa Mp3 Players. I have been almost universally successful in recovering Sansa players using one or a combination of these methods. These methods do not work if you are having synchronization or music format issues - they are for recovering a player that will not power up, freezes, flashes, is not recognized by the computer, and a host of other issues.

Reset the Sansa Player first. On most models, restart is done by holding the power button in for 15 seconds or longer. Check your specific manual to be sure. The manuals are available from the Sansa website if they have been misplaced.
Download the Sansa Recovery Tool from the Sansa website.
Format - Erases Everything: Connect your Sansa player to the computer and open Windows Media Player. Click on the Sync tab. Pull down the drop down menu underneath the Sync tab by moving your cursor over the Sync tab and left clicking on the little black arrow underneath the Sync tab. Highlight "Sansa 1GB" (wording may vary slightly), and then select "Format." - this should erase everything.
Firmware Upgrade- Erases Everything: Get the latest firmware upgrade from Sansa - it updates the firmware and erases every song in the player all at once. Note: this method doesn't work if already have the latest firmware. Go to this website and click "Firmware Updater" to find out: http://www.sandisk.com/DriverDownload/driverList.asp
If these fail, then:
Try this: disconnect the player from the computer, turn it off, hold in the volume + button, and reconnect the player to the computer while holding the volume + button in. Keep holding the volume + button for an additional 5-50 seconds. Windows should eventually go into recovery mode and revive the player- it will pop up a window that says Found New Hardware Wizard.
If you get the problem where MTP Device keeps popping up continuously, uninstall the “MTP Device” by going to Start à Control Panel àSystem à Hardware à Device Manager (you computer may vary slightly, depending on Windows Version).
You may have to restart your computer after each of these methods to get them to work properly. Disconnect your Sansa player BEFORE shutting down your computer.
-Tha Mp3 Doctor

May 26, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa E280 MP3 Player

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