How to get MP3 from the web to iTunes

  • DarMar106

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    May 02, 2010 2:33 PM GMT
    Hey guys wondering if you can help out.

    There's a radio website that has some music and small talk bites. The thing is though i try to download it but all it does is open a player that streams it online.

    Is there a step I might be missing?
  • EricLA

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    May 02, 2010 4:58 PM GMT
    Hmm, I think you need to find an app that captures ("records") the streaming file to your desktop. From there I think you can take the mp3 file and just drop into you iTunes library folder, or use "File"-"Add to Library" from the Command line.
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    May 02, 2010 5:03 PM GMT
    If you have a mac I have a few program recommendations that've worked for me.

    iRecordMusic- Records streaming media from the web and converts it to a m4a file that can be played in iTunes. The player is demoware and will only record up to 15mins of a program then you will have to restart or pause the cast and start again. I guess you could bypass this by getting another program to join the split files.

    If you have a .flv iExtract MP3 works good also, but I've manly been using the fore mentioned program.

    Best of luck to you bro!
  • OptimusMatt

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    May 02, 2010 5:04 PM GMT
    or just identify the song and then download it. Recording streaming broadcasts, while do-able, leads to poor quality songs. Better to just download the song.

    The problem, depending on what kind of music you typically listen to, is that a lot of electronica/pop music have radio remixes that are difficult to find on the web. What you need to do is find a program that will just allow you to run your audio out as your 'line in' allowing you to record what it is that you're broadcasting. There are probably more eloquent ways to do that but hey - I'm not a computer wiz.

    Alternatively, you could just get an audio line and connect your "speaker out" to your "line in" jack. There are probably issues with this but I've successfully pulled it off many times. Just make sure you're outputting in mono - that way both left and right channels are outputting the same thing. A lot of line in (read most standardized ones) only have a mono jack so if you're hooking it up that way, AND the audio output is in stereo, your recording will be missing parts of the song if the song has aspects that output to specific speakers. If you have your output set to mono than the computer should output both channels through a single channel, as opposed to separating them. Again, leads to a poor quality mp3 but hey - sometimes you just need the song RIGHT NOW lol.
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    May 02, 2010 5:08 PM GMT
    @Soundwave I run to that problem alot where I cannot find a legitimate download of a remix anywhere and have to resort to going to a stream downloader to get a copy of the song.

    The quality is not too bad but I don't think it's noticeable unless you have a keen ear for those things.
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    May 02, 2010 5:14 PM GMT
    Most streaming sites list their playlists so it should be easy to identify the song. If not, the smartphone app Shazam can 'listen' to a song to identify it. Once you have the name of the song and group, BUY the song so the artist will get the royalties. As pointed out above, the quality will suck if you capture a stream and import it.
  • DarMar106

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    May 03, 2010 5:42 AM GMT
    Here's the site

    http://markandbrian.com/Article.asp?id=1652730&spid=16130

    http://markandbrian.com/blog.asp?id=33807

    Like I said if i try to download all it does is launch a player which look like the play bar on quicktime
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    May 04, 2010 8:11 AM GMT
    On Windows, I use Mp3MyMp3. After the install is finished, go to Add/Remove programs and remove Relevant Knowledge. Then you're good to go!

    It records everything that comes out of your speakers from the moment you hit start, and has an option to automatically stop recording when it hits silence (the song getting over).

    If you're having issues with any recording program skipping, try closing some background programs to free up memory or reducing the bitrate of the recording. If that doesn't work, the website probably isn't streaming fast enough and you'll have to live with it.

    I also recommend downloading Audacity so that you can edit the audio you create, like breaking it up by song, deleting unnecessary talk, etc.
  • DarMar106

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    May 05, 2010 4:08 AM GMT
    i tried it the problm though is that it sounds like im recording something
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    May 05, 2010 5:45 AM GMT
    Just get audacity and record your stereo out to a mp3. Problem solved.
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    May 05, 2010 8:30 AM GMT
    DarMar106 saidHere's the site

    http://markandbrian.com/Article.asp?id=1652730&spid=16130

    http://markandbrian.com/blog.asp?id=33807

    Like I said if i try to download all it does is launch a player which look like the play bar on quicktime


    Is the file on your computer? If so, can you right click and open as and then search for iTunes? If not, there's software (cheap) that hacks into anything on your computer and records it.
  • DarMar106

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    May 05, 2010 7:42 PM GMT
    Well this is what happens for me. I'll try to download it but all that happens is it streams from the internet on a player. It never opens up iTunes