How To Download MP3 Files
Since you exist in the digital age of information, you should know how to download MP3 files to your computer. MP3 files are the current audio format standard for most music playing devices used today. There are countless websites that offer free MP3s available for download and not all of it is music. Podcasts are popular and so are educational lectures from universities and other academic institutions.
To download MP3 files, you will need:
- Internet access
- A computer or other web enabled device
- Space on the hard drive
- Seeking. If you look up MP3 files on the internet you will come up with several choices. Since many people are looking for free music, a lot of these choices are spoof sites designed to make you click through a bunch of ads without ever getting what you need. Many sites sell MP3s and the going rate is usually a dollar per song. Free MP3 files are also available. Band websites often give away MP3 files of their music to spread the word. Having friends that collect music is an easy way to get ton of free MP3 files. There also many quasi legal routes you can explore on your own such as torrent sites.
- Downloading. To download MP3 files is simplicity itself. The terminology can vary slightly depending what type of browser you use but the process is the same. Do not click on the MP3 file because your computer probably has a music player that will fire up and play the song. All you need to do is to right click the link and save it onto your hard drive.
- Playing. You can choose to store your MP3 files in a folder you create or you can let the browser make the default choice. If you use a PC, chances are it will end up in your "My Music" folder and if you use a Macbook it will end up in your "Download" folder. Now that you have the MP3 file, you can either listen to it straight from your computer or transfer it over to your phone, iPod, Nintendo DS, etc.