Downloading MP3 Files Is Easy

MP3 files make it easy for anyone to distribute music absolutely free. Anybody can now find and access music easily and manipulate sound on a computer. You can now easily take a song from a music CD and play it directly on your computer or encode the file. You could also turn files into CD files and create your own CDs on the web. It is also possible to store hundreds of MP3 files on data CDs. You can even load these files into portable players and carry them wherever you go. It is also possible to download these files.

How to download?

One of the simplest ways to Download MP3 file is to right click on the link on the file and choose “Save file/target/link as… or Download link” This is true for Windows and Linux. For Mac OS X, you should hold down the option key and click on the link to the MP3 file. The file can then be downloaded onto the desktop.

Firefox is the recommended browser to download these files. They can also be easily downloaded using program or accelerator. Doing a left click will play the file in your Windows Media Player and not save it. You can then create a special directory for all MP3 files so that you do not lose any files. This may also not solve the problem because saving the file on the hard disk may not allow it to have its normal file extension.

Webmasters are smart enough and they usually upload files with unusual file extensions so that they cannot be deleted by server administrators. Such MP3 files can be downloaded in the normal fashion but they will have to be renamed so that you can play it when it is stored in your hard disk. Another way could be to unzip the file using Winzip if the file has a.zip or.gz extension. Renaming these files should be done carefully. You should first select the file in Windows Explorer. Then press F2 and rename the extension as.MP3. Sometimes, this extension change does not show up because Windows is hiding the filename extension. The next step is to go to the View menu and click on the Folder Options. Select the View tab and click on “Hide file extensions for known file types”. If this does not work, the last resort is to open the MS-Dos window and go to the MP3 directory.

Technology Has Made It Easy

MPEG Audio Layer 3 or MP3 is an audio coding scheme inside a video compression program. Earlier, saving a high-quality video on a computer was not feasible as it was time-consuming and would consume a large amount of memory. It has now become easy to download a song within seconds. A full CD can be downloaded within a few minutes and a digital audio takes only a couple more minutes to download. A digital audio also takes up only a tiny amount of disk space and there is no loss of quality. This file is a storable, CD-quality file and easily downloadable. Whichever way you choose to download files, you have to make sure that you have the right hardware, a fast machine and high quality speakers and most important of all, do not forget the copyright laws.