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Questions on downloading:
What is MP3?
MP3 stands for MPEG-1 layer 3 that means Motion Pictures Expert Group 1 Layer 3. MP3 is a encoded wave file, it has sound quality nearly the same as audio CDs, but the size of the file is much smaller than the CD format. The size of a MP3 file comparing to a wave file is about 1:10, but the sound quality is around 95% of the wave file
Are MP3s legal?
MP3s can be legal or illegal, it is legal when the song's copyright holder has grant permission to download and play the song. It is legal to encode MP3s for personal use, however it is illegal to distribute or trade MP3s without permission from the song's copyright holder.
How do I play MP3 files?
First thing you need is a computer, sound card and speakers. Then you must get a MP3 player, WinAMP is a good player, but there are many other MP3 players out there, you should try them out and find one for yourself. Open your mp3 file and it works as a CD-Player.
How do I make MP3s?
Download a MP3 encoder from our Software page, install it, then read the Readme file that comes with the software.
Sometimes when I click on a download link it shows me a bunch of symbols?
This problem only occurs in Netscape, it's one of the Netscape problems. If this happens, hit the back button on your browser to return to the download page, hold Shift and click on the link again, this will fix the problem. This is just a little thing bad about Netscape.
I can't download any MP3s found by the search engine!!
It's possible hat one of the links are MP3s from FTP sites, to download from a FTP site you need a FTP client, Netscape works, but a real FTP client is better. A good FTP program is CuteFTP. Go download it from the Software section.
How can I continue download after I got disconnect?
Download a program called Getright from the software section, it will let you resume download if you gets disconnected, it's a must get if you want to download MP3s.
The server is so slow! Can you fix it?
The answer is no, none of the MP3s are on my server, We just provide links to them, we did not upload any of the songs and we can't do anything about the slow server.
"Server busy" What does that mean?
Sometimes when you try to download a song, it will respond with something like "server busy" or "server not responding". That doesn't mean the link is broken, it just mean that the server has reached it's limited # of users. You can try to download again in a few minutes.
How come sometimes the file I download is not a .mp3 file?
Because most of the MP3 files are illegal, they will get deleted from almost any servers. So people rename them to something like .zip .avi or other stuff to avoid the file from getting deleted. So when you see a file that should be .mp3 but it's not, just rename it to filename.mp3.
I downloaded a MP3 and it sounds like @#$*@?!
If this happens when you download a song, just use a program called Uncook95 to fix it. Maybe the file is a .ZIP file (renamed). That means that you have to decompress it with WinZIP. Possible the MP3 file is a MP3 Pro file (newer technology to get the file size smaller with almost the same quality), you will need a plug for ex. WinAMP to reach the best sound quality for these files, download it here.
I want to burn a mp3 file on a CD!
Buy or download Nero Burning Rom. After this install this software and select the burn option CD-DA . You can drag your MP3s to the burn window and after you have selected all the MP3s, click on burn. Nero will burn the MP3s in Audio CD format to CD. This is the most easiest way of burning MP3s to CD (to play it in your car etc).
I downloaded a file, but it sounds terrible :-( and the file size is very small.
It's possible that you have downloaded a MP3 Pro file. MP3 Pro is a new technology to get mp3 files smaller. It's possible that the old mp3 will die and mp3 pro will be the new standard, due to the fact that it became more and more harder to find web space to host the mp3 files and smaller files are easy to download even with an old 56k6 modem. Anyway, you read this because your MP3 file sounds terrible! This is what you can do: download a MP3 Pro player or a Plug in for WinAMP. This to learn your computer to get the max sound quality out of your mp3 files. You can get MP3 Pro software at http://www.mp3pro.ws