Get music off Myspace

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  1. Tim117 macrumors regular

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    How can I get music off of music that does not have a 'Download' option? I know Windows has alot of options to do this? I've downloaded a few song on my Win side and god them onto my Mac's iTunes. But they never download fully, because it's trial software.

    So is there any such program for Mac's that do this?
     
  2. Tim117 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oh darn. I'm sorry. Can someone please kindly move this to the Mac OS X section?
     
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  4. Royale w/cheese macrumors 6502a

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    I was thinking about that, but is that what the OP wants or something that just downloads the songs?
     
  5. Tim117 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Does anyone have anything better? All the sound turns out so poor. How can I optomize using this program?
     
  6. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I use iRecordMusic (not free; I bought it back when it and AudioHijack were both not free). It is quite simple to use and straightforward. I haven't done any formal testing, but the audio quality is as good as the original streaming file (which isn't going to be perfect or even as good as a 128kbps AAC).

    Are you sure you are recording at a decent bitrate (128k or better for AAC; probably try ~ at least 160 for MP3)?
     
  7. Tim117 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Never mind, I got it to work perfectly.

    Thank you very much.
     
  8. 195683, Jun 19, 2008
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    Download music from myspace music pages

    1. follow this link:

    http://file2hd.com/

    2. then when you're there, copy and paste the URL of the myspace music page and select the 'audio' filter.

    3. now it should come up with the list of audio files. right click the song you want and click 'download linked file'

    that's it.
     
  9. alexlovesmacs, Jun 19, 2008
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    thats my way of doing it too
     
  10. kristhiantr macrumors newbie

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    thats great

    hey that solution is awesome and it's really too simple i can't believe it

    thank u :)
     
  11. brentcat macrumors newbie

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    file2hd

    heyyy guys i was using file2hd to download music off myspace, but recently everytime i try in says no files found :confused:

    is this happening to anyone else?
     
  12. Sir SpemzR macrumors 6502

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    same here :(
     
  13. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    RE: Get music off MySpace...

    RE:
    "How can I get music off of music that does not have a 'Download' option? I know Windows has alot of options to do this?"

    It's been a little while since I've done this, but here's what works for me:

    1. Go to the page with the music.
    2. Start playing the song you wish to keep
    3. IMMEDIATELY open Safari's "Activity" window (before the song has played very long)
    4. Scan down through the Activity list to find something ending in "mp3". It should also show an "incomplete" file size (as the song is streaming to your Mac and "not yet there"), for example, "358 of 3034k".
    5. Hold down the Option key and double-click on that particular listing.
    6. Safari [hopefully] will begin downloading the mp3 file (to wherever you have Safari set up to download to by default).

    The reason I put "immediately" in capitals above is, that if you wait too long or wait until the song has completed, this method may not work. You generally have to "grab it early" in the playing process.

    EDIT: brentcat wrote:
    "heyyy guys i was using file2hd to download music off myspace, but recently everytime i try in says no files found"

    Yes, this is the error message you get if you wait too long. Not sure what's going on, but you can "work around" this by grabbing the song very early in the streaming playback, as mentioned above....

    - John
     
  14. i.shaun macrumors 6502a

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    does Safari's activity monitor not work?

    CMD+Option+A
     
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  16. stijnvr macrumors newbie

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    I can't find things ending in "mp3".
     
  17. karabuni macrumors newbie

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    no mp3s

    The way Myspace delivers songs has changed - they arrive in little pieces (technical term), which you'll see appearing in the Safari activity window. As they're no longer mp3 files, it's not possible (?) to save them as before.

    Some people might think this change has led to the reported decline in the popularity of Myspace, and the rumour in the past week that News Corp may sell or even close down Myspace.
     
  18. Hando, Jun 18, 2011
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    Hando macrumors newbie

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    when i try to use file2hd - the files show up but when i try to right click them to either "save as" or "download link as" neither option is available. just "go to address" or "search" is there! someone please help!
     

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