finding music online

Discussion in 'Life After Brown' started by DS, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    I dont feel particularly sorry for rich rock stars so I have no problem downloading songs that I've already paid for 3 times LP cassette cd format .If I find something new I like then I'll probobly go buy it after I hear a song I like.My question is what file sharing do you use? I used to use limewire but they were prone to viruses so then I went with ares but they have turned greedy and want money now.I found one called Frostwire that I'm pretty happy with.
  2. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    I have used limewire...alegedly. But I`ll try your suggestion next time.
  3. Jack4343

    Jack4343 FT DR Specialist

    Bit :censored2: are the best out there I think. I haven't used them in a long time but it's pretty easy to setup. Google "torrent" or "bittorrent" to find out the best software to use. I just buy mp3s from now. They run specials where you can buy whole CDs for 5.99 and I use Pepsi points for free mp3 downloads as well.
  4. BigBrownSanta

    BigBrownSanta New Member

    I don't download music off the internet.

    I look for sites that stream music and copy the songs using Nero Wave Editor. I then edit the songs the way I want them to sound and save them as mp3's or wma's. I also have a Sirius satellite radio and copy alot off there.
  5. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Could you tell those of us who aren`t as computer savvy how to do that? I`ve got the e-mail,porn watching,and UPS bitching websites down but that`s about it.
  6. BigBrownSanta

    BigBrownSanta New Member

    The sat. radio has a stereo output jack on it to directly connect to home stereo systems or other external sources. Connect a stereo patch cable there and the other end of the cable to the mic input jack of your computer/laptop.

    You can also have the sat. radio FM transmit to your home stereo system and connect the stereo patch cable from the earphone output jack to the computer's mic input jack. Where I'm at, there's too much static to do that.

    The hardest part is tweaking the volume level so that the music isn't so soft you can't hear it or so loud that it distorts when cranked up.
  7. rod

    rod retired and happy

    You mean computers can do more than this? Dang- I learn something new every day.:wink2:
  8. BigBrownSanta

    BigBrownSanta New Member

    I forgot to add this will work with any source that has a stereo output. I used to use my phone to stream from a site called Mercora. They went out of business earlier this year (probably because of people doing what I'm doing). Although I haven't tried it yet (I don't have cable or satellite tv), it should work with the cable music channels provided your tv has a stereo output. Mtv, VH1, or the other channels that just play music.
  9. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Is there a program to use to record the songs/programs?
  10. BigBrownSanta

    BigBrownSanta New Member

    I use a program called Nero Wave Editor but any .wav editor program will work as long as it will save the edited songs as .mp3 or .wma. Your windows operating system has a very basic (it will only record for 60 seconds at a time) .wav editor program in it called Sound Recorder (it won't save songs as .mp3's). You can find it by clicking start, programs, accessories, entertainment, sound recorder.

    The Nero program came with my external cd/dvd drive but you can buy it at compusa or best buy. It's pricey but the full suite program does much more than music.
  11. chev

    chev Nightcrawler

    I use bit torrent as well. I would suggest that if you are going to do :censored2:, you should also use Peer Guardian while you use any Bit Torrent client. PG blocks unwanted prying eyes from seeing what you are downloading.:wink2:

    Watch for the spyware on that frostwire download. It asks if you want to download the toolbar and make your home page. Those selections are conveniently checked for you already. Isn't that so nice of them. :thumbdown
    It's also almost exactly like Limewire. A knock off maybe? You need to be VERY careful using Gnutella type networks. They are stocked full of viruses. Make no mistake. It is the same network as Limewire.
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2008
  12. oakcreekteamie

    oakcreekteamie New Member

    I use iTunes after a little incident with Limewire. A free song isn't worth a 5 pound paper weight (i.e. my notebook).
  13. BigBrownSanta

    BigBrownSanta New Member

    I wanted to revive this thread to let you all know about this site called Pandora.

    You choose the genre you want to hear, tell it what bands you like, and it plays the music from the type of bands you like. You can even choose the song you want to hear and it will play it. If you like the song you can "vote" to keep it in your playlist, if you don't, it will never play it for you again.

    Unlike sirius, no one talks over the beginning or end of the songs, because there is no DJ. If you want to record music off the web, this is a pretty good site.
  14. pharkwar

    pharkwar discombobulogruntled

    utorrent + encryption + = anything you want

  15. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Obscured by Mirrors Staff Member

    I use this site...the only drawback (to me anyway) is that you can not play a specific song.
  16. BigBrownSanta

    BigBrownSanta New Member

    You're right, I never tried it until you said that. I tried just now and it just adds songs that are similiar in style to the song you requested.

    Sorry. I should have checked first.
  17. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Obscured by Mirrors Staff Member

    Nothing to be sorry about...good site! :happy2: