Skip to comments.How to download music?
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.
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?
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!
Download the MP3’s and burn them to an audio CD
Of course FReepers will answer your question. But they might have a little fun with it, too.
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).
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.
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.
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.
What do I do?
A better alternative is Frostwire.
No adware/spyware problems.
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.
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.
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.
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.
iTunes is the best (and now outsells CD’s!):
This is for legal music downloads...can’t help you with illegal downloading. I don’t do theft.
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.
This is for legal music downloads...cant help you with illegal downloading. I dont do theft.
Neither do I.
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