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Old 09-30-2005, 01:39 PM   #1
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Question Where/How does everyone download mp3's with Linux?


I recently trie to find a particular mp3 file online. I was willing to do it legally and pay the buck or so that it cost, however it seemed that every site that I visited required some software that they created for Windows. In other words I couldn't download anything if I didn't have their software (Windows Software, that is.)

How do Linux people work around this?

Thanks
 
Old 09-30-2005, 01:53 PM   #2
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why don't u try with "limewire".
its a type of peer to peer connectivity....where users can upload and download songs ( audio / videos ) or games free of cost...
u may find your mp3 there..

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edit: it comes for both, windows as well as linux
 
Old 09-30-2005, 02:03 PM   #3
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Mine are all "fair use" ( I ripped them from my CD's, which are all tucked safely away in a closet).
 
Old 09-30-2005, 02:06 PM   #4
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gtk-gnutella and limewire are ways of getting mp3's. I think it is legal to have the song for 3 days...although you can keep them as long as you want
 
Old 09-30-2005, 02:16 PM   #5
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You could try giFT. There are plugins for Gnutella and FastTrack (Kazaa). But there seem to be alot of corrupt files on those networks (especially FastTrack) these days so I don't know if it's the best choice.
 
Old 09-30-2005, 02:22 PM   #6
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Legal music sites without DRM that are friendly to linux:
http://magnatune.com/
http://www.mp3tunes.com/
http://www.emusic.com/
http://www.audiolunchbox.com/

If you must use Itunes there are linux clients available that will download the files without DRM. You must already have an Itunes account:
PyMusique = iTunes clone written in Python
SharpMusique = iTunes clone written in C

Debian repository for Pymusique:
deb http://apt.cerkinfo.be/ unstable main contrib
deb-src http://apt.cerkinfo.be/ unstable main contrib

You can re-encode the files to ogg or mp3:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...&highlight=mp4



You can also run Itunes for Windows via crossover but it won't remove the DRM as far as I know.
 
Old 09-30-2005, 04:44 PM   #7
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http://www.allofmp3.com/

Have been using this site for 18 months, you have to pay but it's very cheap

Pete
 
Old 09-30-2005, 05:52 PM   #8
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As for the possibly illegal (you check it out) p2p option for getting mp3 (and any other type of file you can imagine) there's amule, xmule...
 
Old 10-03-2005, 06:22 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by Pete M
http://www.allofmp3.com/

Have been using this site for 18 months, you have to pay but it's very cheap

Pete
If you live in the U.S. it's illegal. I don't know about Britain. Some articles regarding this site:

Article from March regarding the legality of Allofmp3.com:
http://slate.msn.com/id/2115868/

It was banned from Germany recently:
http://www.afterdawn.com/news/archive/6618.cfm

And this from January says it's not legal:
http://techlawadvisor.com/2005/01/al...in-russia.html

Last edited by Nigel_Tufnel; 10-03-2005 at 11:02 AM.
 
Old 10-03-2005, 06:26 AM   #10
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Remember.. any p2p tool/network wich you do not have to pay for, is by defenition ILLEGAL!
If you want legal downloads (you need to pay for them).. use legal sites/networks.
(pay per play / pay per download)
 
Old 10-03-2005, 05:28 PM   #11
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Nigel_Tufnel

You seem to have missed a link

http://www.fadmine.com/allofmp3-legal-cheap-mp3s.html

After reading the articles you posted it would appear that the jury is still out on this one

Pete
 
Old 10-03-2005, 05:30 PM   #12
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i either use nicotine or just browse various bittorrent search pages.
 
  


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