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Legal Music Downloads

el Guapo

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Hey Kids,
Please help an old man by telling him where to go to legally download music. I under stand you can pay for the more popular tracts and download tracts by 'undiscovere' bands for free.

I'd also like to record radio broadcasts from another section of the nation to send to a friend overseas who only has a mp3 player on a laptop - no net connection. I can listen to the station, via the net, but recording the streaming audio eludes me so far.

Anyway, thanks in advance.
 

Rumpy Tunanator

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I think Napster charges 99 cents a track and around $9.99 per album now. Good way to weed out the bad songs in an album.
 

Dan

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1) mp3.com has 128Kbps tracks for download from bands of almost any genre you can imagine. It's free, too. You won't find anything by bands you probably recognize, but that might be a good thing.

2) Check out a Winamp plugin called "Streamripper." Good stuff.
 

Jeff

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www.archive.org

You need an FTP Client such as Smart FTP to do it right, but you can just point, click, download if that's your thing.

These are all "taper friendly" bands, so you may not find you Top 40 Billboard artists here.
 

el Guapo

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Thanks:)

Q. Does anyone know of a plug-in for Windows Media Player 9 that allow the recording of the streaming radio?
 

PlannerGirl

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i had a long talk with my atty about this last night (hes an IP lawyer whos working on the music ripping stuff)

He tells me dont even make copies of CDs and email the mp3 tracks to your friends, apparently they are putting stuff in CDs now that they can start to spot em being emailed. He advised the only sure way to be safe and get music is a large scale public pay service like Musicmatch, Itunes etc. Personaly id go for Itunes (its now ok for macs and Windoz)

He said if your going to steal music 1) get your friends music CDs and copy them onto your MP3 player or have them put their MP3 files on a CD and give the CD to you. Some mp3 players also let you move music back and forth with a firewire.

BTW i asked him becouse Im getting an IPOD for the holidays and wanted to fill that bad boy up!
 

el Guapo

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Here is the goal.
1. Get streaming audio of my brother in law's favorite home town country radios station - complete with commercials. I have the feed.

2. Copy the files to WMF and burn to CD. I don't yet have a component in WMP 9.0 that records streaming audio.

3. That way he can listen to the old home town radio station while he is serving his nation.

Any help is welcome. jordanb is there a linux tool for this?
 

nerudite

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I've never used it myself... but a friend has used Audio Maestro to record a radio program for me. It appears to be free (at least the lite version). I don't know whether he used the lite or regular version though.

There appears to be many programs that do what you want to do... most of them appear to be shareware though.
 

NHPlanner

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el Guapo said:
Here is the goal.
1. Get streaming audio of my brother in law's favorite home town country radios station - complete with commercials. I have the feed.

2. Copy the files to WMF and burn to CD. I don't yet have a component in WMP 9.0 that records streaming audio.

3. That way he can listen to the old home town radio station while he is serving his nation.

Any help is welcome. jordanb is there a linux tool for this?
Have to hand it to you Guap....that's one of the best ideas I've ever heard to bring a bit of home to those overseas serving the country. Kudos to you!
 

el Guapo

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WOW

nerudite said:
I've never used it myself... but a friend has used Audio Maestro to record a radio program for me. It appears to be free (at least the lite version). I don't know whether he used the lite or regular version though.

There appears to be many programs that do what you want to do... most of them appear to be shareware though.
Hey, That freeware works great! Thanks.
 
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