Downloading music files from mediafire and other sharing sites

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mjschabow, Jul 16, 2014.

  1. mjschabow macrumors 68000

    Dec 25, 2013
    First of all, I want to clarify that I'm not looking to download music illegally. I'm a big bootleg (live recording) collector and I'm wondering if I were to switch from android to iPhone, is out possible to download from these sites and listen to the flies in my music app? I know I could do it on my pc and sync it with iTunes match but I really liked how I'm able to do it from my android phone today.

  2. Krimsonmyst macrumors 6502

    Dec 18, 2012
    So far as I know you cannot download music straight from a web browser and play it in the music app on iOS. At least, not without a jailbreak.
  3. zorinlynx macrumors 601


    May 31, 2007
    Florida, USA
    You need an app like GoodReader to do this. GoodReader can download files from websites and you can play them back with its built-in player.

    There's no way to import media from the web into the Music app. This has been a long-standing restriction that Apple has never budged on, sadly.
  4. iolinux333 macrumors 68000

    Feb 9, 2014
    There are still several nice browsers on the App Store that can download the files. Then you can push the file to a third party music player. I don't want to name the apps here because lately appl is being a bunch of bastards and they'll eventually pull the apps if I name them. FU APPL. You're killing your own long term prospects you idiots! Way to be APPL of the 90's!
  5. mjschabow thread starter macrumors 68000

    Dec 25, 2013
    Thanks! Yeah agreed. I understand the restriction in the food fight against piracy, but I wish they'd realize that some music is put out in the web legally.

    It'll be tough to move from Android with this reduction even though the iPhone 6 looks really tempting.
  6. FSMBP macrumors 68020


    Jan 22, 2009
    Just to add, I buy music from all the time (it's sometimes cheaper and I often get MP3 Rewards from them) but it sucks because I can't download straight from the browser into the iPhone's Music app.

    It's my current biggest gripe with iOS. :mad:
  7. iolinux333 macrumors 68000

    Feb 9, 2014
    It's not about piracy. Apple does NOT want you to listen to any music that did not come from iTunes Store, period. Otherwise how can they get their percentage?
  8. kaielement macrumors 65816

    Dec 16, 2010
    Easiest way to do this is download the files on your computer then import them into iTunes. Apple doesn't care where the music comes from if imported into iTunes on your pc or mac. Plug your iPhone into your computer using the usb cable and up load them to the iPhone. If you don't know how to do that loads of tutorials online and youtube. Just google it. If you can't figurer it out from there well then I can't help you. I have tons of music on my iPad, iPhone, and iPod that didn't come from the iTunes store. in fact like 90% of my music isn't from the iTunes store.

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