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How to download music?
me ^ | 6/22/08 | umgud

Posted on 06/22/2008 12:03:27 PM PDT by umgud

Old school Freeper needs tech help in downloading music. I've searched the net and can't find my answers.


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I want to download some traveling music and put it on CD's to play in my pickup. I travel a lot. My truck has a factory XM radio with a CD changer that holds several discs.

I haven't downloaded any music for several years because it used to bring more viruses than music to me, but now there are sites that are safe to download from. I don't mind paying to create the cd's I want.

I had hoped to be able to download to a playlist on my hard drive, then burn the songs to my CD's.

My current problem is that all these download sites sell their downloads in MP3 format. I don't have an MP3 and really just want to put the music on CD's. These sites don't seem to have another option.

What do I do?

1 posted on 06/22/2008 12:03:27 PM PDT by umgud
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To: umgud; ShadowAce
Download illegally, and you risk getting caught by the RIAA.

My personal advice: grab a copy of iTunes from Apple (yes, it's free!). Download songs at 99 cents apiece. Create a playlist in iTunes, and then burn the playlist to CD. Play the CD in your car, and be happy.

Apple iTunes Store downloads are in DRM-protected AAC format, but you can easily burn them to CD, then rip them back into MP3 format sans the DRM.

Also, ShadowAce, Tech ping!

2 posted on 06/22/2008 12:06:46 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: umgud

Download the MP3’s and burn them to an audio CD


3 posted on 06/22/2008 12:07:20 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: umgud
What do I do?

Of course FReepers will answer your question. But they might have a little fun with it, too.


4 posted on 06/22/2008 12:09:32 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (the media vs. the people.)
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To: umgud
You can go to Imeem.com and find some. You'll need Audacity to record what you hear and save it as an mp3.

Down Load Audacity Here


5 posted on 06/22/2008 12:11:22 PM PDT by Coffee200am
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To: AppyPappy

THX


6 posted on 06/22/2008 12:13:04 PM PDT by umgud
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To: umgud
My truck has a factory XM radio with a CD changer that holds several discs...My current problem is that all these download sites sell their downloads in MP3 format. I don't have an MP3

If your car audio system is new enough, you may find if plays MP3's just fine. If so, you can burn a boat-load of MP3s on a single CD (depending on MP3 quality).

7 posted on 06/22/2008 12:13:55 PM PDT by 6SJ7
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To: umgud
Limewire

It's easy to install and you can find every song you'll ever want to hear. Be careful. The RIAA has already successfully sued 20,000 people for illegal downloading.

I download music that I already own on CD. Many of the CDs I own were records that I had previously purchased on LP. So I paid for most of my music twice. Doesn't matter. In the eyes of the RIAA, I am taking food from the mouths of rock stars by downloading music I've already purchased in other formats.

8 posted on 06/22/2008 12:16:32 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: umgud

You can burn MP3 to CD in WMA format BUT it won’t usually play on another computer. It does work well in a CD Player though :>} Most CD players including automobile, household, or portable will play them. Only computers recognize the copyright coding.


9 posted on 06/22/2008 12:16:53 PM PDT by cva66snipe ($.01 The current difference between the DEM's and GOP as well as their combined worth to this nation)
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To: umgud
My current problem is that all these download sites sell their downloads in MP3 format. I don't have an MP3 and really just want to put the music on CD's. These sites don't seem to have another option.

To download any music from the internet, you'll need a CD player that can play MP3 format. I'm pretty certain there's no other way. Most CD (and DVD) players made in the last 5 years will play MP3.

10 posted on 06/22/2008 12:19:02 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: umgud
...haven't downloaded any music for several years because it used to bring more viruses than music to me...

What do I do?


11 posted on 06/22/2008 12:21:28 PM PDT by trumandogz ("He is erratic. He is hotheaded. He loses his temper and it worries me." Sen Cochran on McCain)
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To: Drew68

A better alternative is Frostwire.

No adware/spyware problems.


12 posted on 06/22/2008 12:26:51 PM PDT by RangerM (Barack Obama: CHANCE.....We Can't Afford To Take!)
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To: Coffee200am

Using Auducity you can record anything you hear on the net. Social music sites, radio, anything then export it as an mp3. No sharing. It records the sound from your computer. Stereo or mono.


13 posted on 06/22/2008 12:30:29 PM PDT by Coffee200am
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To: umgud

Best place to download music easily is walmart.com. Cheapest too.

However careful because most car cd players can’t run MP3’s, that is the difficulty in downloading music for Audio Cd’s. Or at least that has been my trouble.

If anyone knows a converter from MP3 to audio cd file extension, let me know.


14 posted on 06/22/2008 12:40:28 PM PDT by Southerngl
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To: umgud

You can try g2p.

Pretty much, it does a Google search on audio files on the web, mostly from individuals, and finds a large selection.

I think it is actually fairly legal.


15 posted on 06/22/2008 12:44:59 PM PDT by onja
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To: rabscuttle385

Do what #2 post said. With ITunes you can borrow CDs from your friends, put them on ITunes and make you own Cds in addition to what songs you buy. You can also get music from the library and put it on ITunes.


16 posted on 06/22/2008 12:47:51 PM PDT by Misschuck
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To: Southerngl
All of the CD burning software, including the Windows built in, will convert an MP3 file automatically to a CD Audio file when you burn it as a music CD.
A very good ripper/converter and free is Cdex
17 posted on 06/22/2008 12:49:43 PM PDT by Wooly
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To: umgud

iTunes is the best (and now outsells CD’s!):

http://www.apple.com/itunes/

This is for legal music downloads...can’t help you with illegal downloading. I don’t do theft.


18 posted on 06/22/2008 1:16:10 PM PDT by Drago
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To: Southerngl; umgud

I use deepburn (deepburn.com) freeware to copy mp3 music files to CDs.

Just select the ‘audio cd’ rather than the ‘data cd’ format. Deepburn automatically converts mp3’s to .cda format for cd players.


19 posted on 06/22/2008 1:20:12 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Drago

This is for legal music downloads...can’t help you with illegal downloading. I don’t do theft.

Neither do I.


20 posted on 06/22/2008 1:27:14 PM PDT by umgud
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To: umgud
Before you do, Wierd Al has a little message for you.
21 posted on 06/22/2008 1:32:22 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Without the second, the rest are just politicians' BS.)
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To: Southerngl

Both Windows Media player and iTunes will easily burn standard audio CDs from MP3s. You just set up a playlist under 80 minutes in length and burn an audio CD.

itunes howto

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=301917

Windows media player howto

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/windowsmediaplayer/getstarted/burncd.mspx


22 posted on 06/22/2008 1:36:48 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: umgud

I have 689 MB (722,890,752 bytes), 894 music files in my computer. I mostly download WAV files.

Contrary to what most people think, they are a “fraction” of the size of MP3’s and sound just as good and I have quite a few posted on my Profile page.

I find what I want and save to my Windows Media player, which adds them to my Music Folder.

Also have many megs more on a website.

You need a CD burner, make up a list of songs and burn to CD or DVD.

There are search engine on the web where you can find tons of free downloads.


23 posted on 06/22/2008 2:07:18 PM PDT by potlatch (MICHELLE OBAMA - The gift that just keeps on giving....!)
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To: rabscuttle385; umgud
I second that advice---itunes is cheap, legal, and well organized. I love my ipod/itunes, and I add extra songs from my CD library.

Now, if you want to know how to burn off CDs, get a program like Nero and just select which songs you want to save, and use Nero to save them. Then you can click-and-drag directly into your itunes lists.

24 posted on 06/22/2008 2:12:33 PM PDT by LS (CNN is the Amtrak of News)
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To: umgud

I’m not sure what the question is.

Where is the easiest place to download legal music? Answer Itunes.

Where do I download music that will play directly on a non MP3 compatable CD player? Answer nowhere, trick question, read below.

How do I get my legally downloaded music into CD format? If your computer had a CD burner and you are using Itunes, just make a playlist and tell it to burn a CD. Itunes will take those songs convert them into CD compatible files and build a CD that will play in virtually any CD player.

If you want to make a CD from MP3s that you currently have, there are multiple programs that will do so, some of them are free. I use programs that I purchased such as Roxio or NERO but there are many options out there.

If you narrow down your question or need speficics post again, there are many people here that can help you.


25 posted on 06/22/2008 2:15:46 PM PDT by dangerdoc (dangerdoc (not actually dangerous any more))
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To: dangerdoc

Not sure you read my post.

I’m not looking for free downloads nor to do anything illegal. I’m willing to buy music singles and want to put them on a playlist then burn them to CD’s. I’ve found all the legal download sites, but they sell you the music in MP3 format. I don’t wown an MP3 and want the music on CD’s.


26 posted on 06/22/2008 2:22:57 PM PDT by umgud
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To: umgud

Does you truck have a USB port? IF yes, you need to read up on it a little. Does your CD player play mp3s? Some do. As far as downloading tunes goes, I hear pirates hang out in the bay, pirate bay.


27 posted on 06/22/2008 2:35:34 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("If it's brown, drink it down. If it's black, send it back" -Homers guide to drinking in Springfield)
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To: MediaMole

Thanks!


28 posted on 06/22/2008 2:36:34 PM PDT by Southerngl
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To: umgud

I use Nero software (but most if not all burn software will do the same) select ‘MAKE AUDIO CD’ and then add all the MP3 files you have that you want on any given CD and it will ‘rip’ those MP3 files to audio CD’s files that you can play in any CD player.

IF your cd player will play MP3 files then burn the CD with MP3 instead because you will get many many more songs on a single CD.

So just download MP3 files and then use Nero (or other burn/ware to convert (rip) to CD audio.

Others have already answered on where to get legal MP3’s.


29 posted on 06/22/2008 3:00:39 PM PDT by free_life (If you ask Jesus to forgive you and to save you, He will.)
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To: umgud

Go to Amazon and download DRM free tracks that are cheap.


30 posted on 06/22/2008 3:07:04 PM PDT by aft_lizard (One animal actually its eats its own brains to conserve energy, we call them liberals.)
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To: umgud

Oh and ignore the itunes and apple people if you own a pc, they dont realize that you do not need that hunk of software jamming your system if you have Windows. Just download your tunes at Amazon.com, and burn using windows media player. Easy as pie.


31 posted on 06/22/2008 3:09:48 PM PDT by aft_lizard (One animal actually its eats its own brains to conserve energy, we call them liberals.)
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To: Drew68

Geez! LimeWire is a terrific way to install all sorts of malware on your computer, plus, as you’ve pointed out, it makes one a possible target for legal action.

Why not just go with some of the legal, commercial suggestions like iTunes. Because I don’t like the whole DRM thing to begin with, when I download songs, I get them from Amazon.com, but I’ve also used Walmart in the past as well.

However, you will need some software to convert the songes from mp3 format to playable on a standard audio CD player and burn the CDs. But I think that iTunes will handle all that for you. From what I’ve heard, it’s pretty simple to use, though I’ve never used it.

Mark


32 posted on 06/22/2008 3:22:48 PM PDT by MarkL (Al Gore: The Greenhouse Gasbag! (heard on Bob Brinker's Money Talk))
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To: aft_lizard
Go to Amazon and download DRM free tracks that are cheap.

BTW, they regularly have downloadable albums that are on sale... Every week they feature 5 for $5 each. This week the Alison Krauss / Robert Plant album is on sale for $5!

Mark

33 posted on 06/22/2008 3:27:44 PM PDT by MarkL (Al Gore: The Greenhouse Gasbag! (heard on Bob Brinker's Money Talk))
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To: umgud
I’ve found all the legal download sites, but they sell you the music in MP3 format. I don’t wown an MP3 and want the music on CD’s.

Buy them in MP3 or AAC. When you put the singles together in a playlist, using your CD burning software (i.e., iTunes, Windows Media Player, Nero, etc.), the software will automatically convert everything into a CD format and burn that to the CD.

Believe me. I have tried this using iTunes. I bought singles (or whole albums) in AAC format and then burned them to CD using iTunes and, presto, the CDs play in my car...a 2001 Mitsubishi Galant with a CD player that does not support MP3 discs. (I have also burned CDs from playlists of MP3 files to CDs using Windows Media Player and, they also play in my car.)

34 posted on 06/22/2008 3:33:39 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: aft_lizard
Oh and ignore the itunes and apple people if you own a pc, they dont realize that you do not need that hunk of software jamming your system if you have Windows.

I disagree. iTunes is only using about 15-20 megabytes of RAM on my system right now, while Firefox inevitably balloons to over 200 megabytes with every new instance.

35 posted on 06/22/2008 3:44:54 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
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36 posted on 06/22/2008 3:54:26 PM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: Drew68; umgud
Limewire

It's easy to install and you can find every song you'll ever want to hear.

Jazz music has hit-or-miss results.

Pop music is easy to find.

37 posted on 06/22/2008 4:27:58 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Coffee200am; umgud
In addition to that, visit spiralfrog.com and use Audacity to record the audio portion of what you've downloaded.
38 posted on 06/22/2008 4:29:42 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: umgud; potlatch

Post #23 has the answer. Simple, efficient, and less costly. WinXP native CD burning will convert them from mp3 for you as it burns them.

Personally, I like wav and mp* files. They play on nearly everything and, as Potlatch says, wav’s are very small.

I have 10 CD’s worth on each of 5 SD cards which I keep in my Pocket PC Phone, then use I an RCA jack into my Ford pickup’s factory stereo system. The beauty of this is, when the phone rings, the music is muted automatically.

Good luck.


39 posted on 06/22/2008 4:41:02 PM PDT by papasmurf (Unless I post a link to a resource, what I post is opinion, regardless of how I spin it.)
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To: umgud

eMusic is good also...have used them in the past (3 years ago):

http://www.emusic.com/about/index.html

Good luck with the music and safe travels!


40 posted on 06/22/2008 4:58:39 PM PDT by Drago
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To: MediaMole
Both Windows Media player and iTunes will easily burn standard audio CDs from MP3s.

Yes, but if you're an audiophile you won't be very happy with the quality after the "decompression."

41 posted on 06/22/2008 5:35:52 PM PDT by KevinB (John McCain is to the Republican Party as James Taylor is to the the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)
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To: umgud
There are things that you need to consider such as DRM. A fairly decent review site that details some of the things to consider and legal methods of downloading music is MusicDownloadFinder.com .
42 posted on 06/22/2008 5:51:18 PM PDT by joebob256 (Downloading Music Review site)
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To: rabscuttle385

He still doesnt need is it if all he is doing is downloading music and burning discs, no need in downloading extra software.


43 posted on 06/22/2008 6:37:19 PM PDT by aft_lizard (One animal actually its eats its own brains to conserve energy, we call them liberals.)
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To: rabscuttle385; umgud

Slight correction, some are protected, some are not. All the non-protected songs are under the “iTunes Plus” button, and those songs are just about CD quality. But yes, with iTunes just download, make a playlist of songs with few enough to fit on a CD (protected or not, both work), put in a disk and hit the burn button.


44 posted on 06/22/2008 7:03:11 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: umgud
Go to Amazon.  Really.  Here's the URL:

Amazon MP3

The songs are cheap, whole albums are cheaper, and they have a wide selection of music, all DRM free.  Itunes has a good selection to be sure, and equally good prices, but their songs come wrapped in their own proprietary format, aka DRM.  You can't use them in players that don't support that format and there are restrictions in how you can copy them, even if you're the only person that ever uses it.  Amazon sells their tunes in MP3 format. MP3's you can copy and play in any player, restriction free. 

As other's have said, you can burn Itune music files to CD and re-rip them to MP3, but that inevitably results in a loss of quality. Think of the effect you get when you copy a copy.  

I know that you are planning to burn them directly to CD upon download, so this difference is currently a moot issue.  But in the future (or now if your car stereo plays MP3) you might want the freedom that Apple's proprietary format denies. 

45 posted on 06/22/2008 7:07:22 PM PDT by MichiganMan (So you bought that big vehicle and now want to whine about how much it costs to fill it? Seriously?)
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To: umgud

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BitTorrent_%28protocol%29

My favorite client is Azureus(now known as something else).

Enjoy!


46 posted on 06/22/2008 7:09:52 PM PDT by KoRn (CTHULHU '08 - I won't settle for a lesser evil any longer!)
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To: umgud

If you have the MP3s there are many programs which will automaticaly burn them to CD in CD format.

I think Vista has it built in. XP may have it built in also. I strongly suspect that it is built into Macs also.

If you go to download.com, I’m sure that there are free alternatives. I’ve had at least one such program included with every computer I’ve purchased for the last 6 or 8 years.

I feel I’m repeating myself. Is your question answered?

Thinking about it, I think you can download Itunes even if you don’t have an Ipod. It will automatically import your MP3s. You can then make a playlist and there is a button on the screen to burn to CD.


47 posted on 06/22/2008 7:22:45 PM PDT by dangerdoc (dangerdoc (not actually dangerous any more))
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To: papasmurf; umgud
Thanks papasmurf, I've been doing this for some time. I'll post a couple of WAV file songs that are low file size.

459KB Willie Nelson;
ON THE ROAD AGAIN

627KB Johnny Mathis;
MY FAVORITE THINGS

48 posted on 06/22/2008 8:21:04 PM PDT by potlatch (MICHELLE OBAMA - The gift that just keeps on giving....!)
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To: aft_lizard
He still doesnt need is it if all he is doing is downloading music and burning discs, no need in downloading extra software.

And now we know how the abomination that is Internet Explorer got entrenched and destroyed Netscape.

I prefer iTunes, personally, because it works with Apple's online store and an iPod that I bought a few years back. Literally, it just works. Point, click, download, burn to CD or transfer to iPod.

49 posted on 06/22/2008 9:08:31 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: umgud

My personal recommendation is to avoid the protected iTunes. They apparently embed links and ping back to the server if you use them on a PC connected to the internet (when you play them).

I got three songs off Amazon.Com (paid a friend and he registered them to me). My car *does not* play MP3’s but I brought them up in Windows Media Player (today), put them in a playlist and burned them to a CD (in Audio format of course). They play just fine in the car now whereas the MP3’s wouldn’t. And I still have the MP3’s for an MP3 player.

So I’ve got both and didn’t have to spend any extra money. And the Amazon.Com MP3’s as I understand it, are unprotected so you don’t have to jump around to legally use the music you just bought.

FWIW


50 posted on 06/22/2008 9:41:53 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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