Here, good friend, would you like some Soulseek

5626  2018-03-20 by AB6Daf

414 comments

Lol I used to do exactly that.

In college we had a free music downloading service through the school. Unfortunately it had DRM on everything. So I downloaded a program that recorded whatever audio your computer was playing and saved it as a new file. I think I still have some of those stored on Google play.

We all did, at least those of us who trully cared...

I still do exactly that

youtube-dl and cmus is what I use. There may be a better way of doing it but my god I figured it out myself and will stick to it

MediaHuman is pretty good at figuring out which is the artist and which is the title etc. If it's the wrong way round you can edit it in the program while it's downloading. There's a checkbox to make it automatically add it to your iTunes (and it also creates a playlist called "downloaded by MediaHuman" which is pretty useful when I'm putting things on my phone and don't want to hunt down individual tracks peppered through my library). But by far my favourite feature is copy url to download. All I do is copy the url and it does everything above in a few seconds.

Its great for things like discogs with embedded videos cause you can just right click the video and hit copy url

Don't have iTunes due to being on Linux but I'll try it out

Just pay $10 a month for a streaming service like Spotify or Apple Music.

But this is free. And I don't really listen to enough music to justify the purchase imo

Fair enough. Also, you can get both Spotify and Hulu for $5 if you're a student. Don't know if that applies to you, but yeah.

I think I could qualify, but I still don't think it's worth it. I'm happy with my current methods

Yeah so do I. I can find the exact songs I want, check their quality quickly and there's an extremely large selection.

What's the alternative and how could it be better?

This is me ever since what.cd went down and I couldn't find my invite email (from ages ago) to do the interview process at the new replacements. It's a sad, pathetic, state.

Uhh is it bad i still do that? Especially now that dogfood is gone.

It's just that I'd rather spend $10 than go through this process for every song I like

True. I'm still a student so I'd rather just save my money as I can. it's $10, but it's $10 a month, so if I had spotify for 3 years that'd set me back almost $250

Spotify for students is $5 a month. If on average you spend just 30 minutes a month trying to find meta data, you're much better off finding a job that pays minimum wage and working for 30 minutes to pay for Spotify than wasting your time pirating music

It's only 5$ for students: https://www.spotify.com/us/student/

Spotify doesn't have the music I listen to though.

Looks like this is only for university students with a .edu email, I should clarify, I'm a senior student at high school. But I will definitely look into this when I start studying at uni.

$125 is still more than $0

Woah are you like, stealing the music?

Well I'm not paying Spotify to steal it for me

Yup. I dont know where to find a dogfood replacement though. Everything I try just asks for permissions and then doesnt work and does nothing

Even Soulseek?

admittedly, no, but as of right now it seems like it isn't possible to get a modded spotify APK on a non-rooted android.

The JohnEdwardMS mod works for me.

i never in my life used spotify or even considered it...so that might be a dumb question...but since i have a rooted android phone, you are saying there are working modded sptify APKs so i can use spotify but still live up to my pirate standards?

Yeah you can use a modded spotify to get 95% of the spotify premium features. I would look into it.

You can set your Soulseek (or whatever) download folder to be your Google Play Music folder, so everything you download is automatically added to your phone.

I don't use Google Play Music, but if you're after convenience, this seems as convenient as Spotify with all the advantages of downloaded music.

Wait really? With album covers and correct titles?

Doesn't Spotify use internet data from your phone plan to stream the songs?

That'd be an irritating drain. That and the monthly cost.

Fixing the Metadata for songs was basically a hobby at the rate I used to download music. It was actually very satisfying.

I'd spend days on end fixing every single detail in my files. To get things to show up the way I wanted on MediaMonkey, I'd make all filenames go like this:

Artist Name, Article - (YEAR) [Release order] ALBUM TITLE - [Disc number] - Track number. Track name

e.g.

Beatles, The - (1967) [02] Magical Mystery Tour - 01. Magical Mystery Tour

Beatles, The - (1968) The Beatles (White Album) - [Disc 01] 01. Back in the U.S.S.R

Since Magical Mystery Tour was their second release in 1967, it got a [02] while Sgt. Pepper's got a [01].

Then I'd have the ID3 tags have the album cover art and list everything normally (e.g. The Beatles instead of Beatles, The).

I'd hit organize by filename and voila, perfect library, alphabetically organized by Artist name with all releases in chronological order.

I just used MusicBrainz

wow, i’m very obsessive about my catalogue but that seems excessive! I just passed 60k and have it all as artist folders, album folders, then songs w/ album art image. foobar2000 library organizes it all seemlessly and mp3tag changes every file name as “trackno songtitle” (i.e. “01 Intro”)

after losing three other libraries like this growing up and trying different methods, i think it’s the best.

Which foobar component does the trading for you?

I use a separate app called MP3Tag which is a fantastic tool, and I’ve used it so much over the years that I have the whole process down to an almost robotic state haha. I highly recommend checking it out because it will rename files based off the tags and you can customize it to however you want. if you need help with it then feel free to reach out to me!

Is it completely intuitive/simple, or is there a learning curve?

Like do I just press a button and watch magic happen, or do I have to know what I'm doing?

I always see at least a few different recommendations for retrieving metadata/album art automatically, between mp3tag, music brainz picard, etc. I never know which one to try and go for.

well okay here’s the difference between MP3Tag and MBP: MP3Tag is more of a manual editing program. I do believe they have automatic tagging features like MBP that look up and input the information (I’ve never used that feature, I instead prefer to edit the tags to my liking and if you want I can explain why) — MBP is more of a program that will automatically add information to the “appropriate” tags.

I prefer MP3Tag because I like my music tagged a certain way. I go through and find album artwork always perfectly square in dimension, 500x500 or higher. I go through and make sure a song’s title is capitalized correctly and features appear like, for example Post Malone’s song Rockstar looks like “Rockstar ft. 21 Savage” — then there are songs like Duke Dumont and Gorgon City’s Real Life that would look like “Real Life ft. NAATIONS” and the artist would be “Duke Dumont and Gorgon City” (I use ampersands but reddit always screws those up for some reason)

anyway things like that, and artist(s) vs. album artist(s) are all things I like to personally tag to keep my big collection of music neatly organized. MP3Tag is pretty intuitive in my opinion. I’ve been using it so long that ensuring that the tags and file names are correct when adding music to my library is a quick and easy process, and when I do it I know that the tags are going to be to my liking in my library.

I kind of ranted a bit there. I hope it all made sense.

Heathen.

Haha yeah, I was really anal about my collection. I don't give a shit anymore, I use Spotify. Now I obsess over my Playlists, checking if the flow from one song to the other is the best it can be.

I refuse to switch to streaming, I get too much satisfaction from maintaining my own library. I totally get why people switch though.

Lost too many hard drives and CDs to care anymore. I still own over 1,000 CDs plus some records. I also have one hard drive left with around 250 GB of music but I don't even touch it anymore since most of it is in Spotify.

fair enough! I may make the switch to Spotify or Apple Music (I haven’t researched which is best at all because of how much I’ve preferred and enjoyed curating my own library) one day but for the near future I think I’ll be sticking to this.

Thanks to soul seek I've got a huge folder of music to tag.

My music library got overwhelming several years ago, and it got to the point of disorganization that I just kind of fell of my "music hobby."

What do people do these days to handle all of their music with as little effort as possible, while still getting the most productive organization? I don't even know what the best music program is these days (I used to use Winamp, then Itunes). And then there's all the options for getting metadata/album art automatically, and I don't know the best one for those.

And I've researched it before but just got overwhelmed at the options, just not knowing what's the best and easiest.

I use mp3 tag tools, as for a player, I still use 2.666 version of winamp, or music folder player on my phone.

Lol. I'm still kinda doing it. Downloading from Deezer is a bliss because the metadata is already there.

Become a DJ and that hobby will come right back, I promise.

Why? Just for completeness' sake?

No, because no matter how many online sales sites there are for music these days. There's still productions namely on vinyl that are yet unavailable for download thus one has to rip it themselves manually an input all the data.

I ended up writing a bot to do it. It would even grab lyrics too.

Link?

It's not public, nor is it in anyway user friendly.

Sorry, I probably shouldn't have even brought it up. Let me see if I can somehow package up the lyric part of it. That at least had some semblance of a UI.

It's very satisfying to have a folder of unorganized music and slowly but steadily shrink those numbers.

Every month I try my remaining songs in Shazzam and slowly they are being correctly identified.

Even my oooold shit from rizon servers on irc back from 2002 is being added now.

Aaaah, all those hours wasted in MusicBrainz Picard...

This is me but with TagScanner.

Bump I am guilty on doing this on other people's libraries too.

No joke, my friend found an app that used Shazzam to identify songs and tag them once confirmed.

Really handy. But before that we used to have a program that you would tell the computer what the files were from and it would rewrite the meta data to fill already scanned songs. Aw man, nostalgiaing hard here

Do you have the name of that application?

Music brainz Picard tagger may not be the one, but it definitely kicks ass

Don't people code crazy scripts with Picard in order to better retrieve/sort metadata?

I remember looking up how to "perfectly store big pirated music collections" and Picard often came up, but so did a bunch of crazy "code" people used and vouched for in making it work the way people want it to. It kind of flustered and overwhelmed me, so I haven't experimented with it yet.

Picard is surprisingly good out of the box, music fingerprinting makes all the difference. Also a local Musicbrainz server accelerates a big collection tagging

I always used Winamp plugins to rip and populate the metadata for me. That was way before youtube was around though. It is still good at doing it for my music though.

Streamripper plugin was my bae back in the day.

Turn that shit on a DI house channel overnight and ... bam a couple hundred meta tagged songs in the morning.

I think I axchually have that 4 gb 96kbps di.fm dump

Post that bad boy. Sandstorm for all!

Ahan I miss winamp.. I remember you could stream movies and videos from other users on there

It really whipped the llama's ass

You say though a lot though.

TagScanner is very good for massive edit of tag. I end up using this after trying several app when I had to clean up several old music libraries and wanted to merge them in a clean one that I can use with Kodi and other app.

If you can find software that auto-fills metadata on my music properly, I'd thank you so much. I pretty much have to do it by hand because none of the automated tools work properly.

Reply to this comment with a simple 'help me auto tag my meta data' and I will do research tomorrow. I should have a solution within two days.

Sure thing. I listen to a lot of doujin stuff, which is why traditional tagging software doesn't really work. I've yet to find the stuff i listen to on any western streaming service (instead stuff like xiami have them, albeit in chinese). No metadata sites have info on them, other than last.fm, which doesn't have high quality info.

It's very frustrating.

Oh, I did not expect this. I will try my best to help.

My experience is limited.

I mean, most of the stuff I have now is pretty much tagged and how I'd like it. So it's not a huge issue. It's just nice to have something with proper info haha. A streaming service or something would be nice too, but I got no money for monthly fees.

Ive still got the old shoutcast streaming tools from before they started forcing licensing. Mostly the new thing is running your own media server from home to acces on the go or mobile!

Trying to find a good proggy for you now.

Glad I'm not the only one.

i.....i still do that....

what should i be doing instead? i'm not gunna pay for spotify

There’s a free version of Spotify my dude

You can't download songs with that

Read the title of the link

Why wouldn't you just download the full album?

I only like a song or two from an album

*Download full album

*pick what songs you like

*delete the rest

That seems a bit superfluous. Just pick the individuals songs you like off of Youtube in 1080p and download them.

I learned too late about this

I guess it depends on what you have access to. I can remember having parties 16 years ago and my friends asking "where did you get that song?" "I downloaded it" and then you could practically see lightbulbs going on over their heads.

I still do this regularly 'cause most of my music taste is super shitty so nobody has torrents for it + finding torrents for singles is such a pain

Spotify or cracked spotify...

spotify doesn't have a lot of the music either + didn't they start cracking down (heh) on cracked versions? Also only normies use spotify reee

I still do this because video game music aren't going to be on Spotify.

Used to and still do, some things never change

Same here. Streaming just lets a third party sell your interests to third parties so they can all get rich selling to others. Use streaming services, industry pirates you!

Yup same. Have an app to suggest album covers. But I still YouTube convert and edit titles and stuff

What app is that?

Youtube-dl GUI works great as well

it feels satisfying after seeing all those songs in orded with the correct album covers and titles

Why not just use Deezloader, which supports FLAC & tags (including album covers) for you? Why go through all that effort just to get YouTube's shitty audio quality?

You just changed my life

just to get YouTube's shitty audio quality?

If I download in 1080p I can't tell the difference between an iTunes copy and mine. Sounds perfect.

That wasn't the point of my comment really. The point was that YouTube downloading is a lot of effort, especially when you consider that you have to manually tag & cover everything, compared to other music downloaders that only need one click. & if I'm going through all that effort, I'd at least want the best quality I could possibly get.

Even if I didn't care about audio quality, or yt sounded perfect to me, I'd still use Deezloader just for the ease of use. 1 click & I get HQ tagged music, sorted by whatever folder scheme I want, directly in my music library.

That wasn't the point of my comment really.

It was one of two points you made.

YouTube downloading is a lot of effort, especially when you consider that you have to manually tag & cover everything

By tag do you mean rename the artist/song? Takes two seconds in media monkey. Double click song/artist name - change.

I don't see the point of having album covers when I search songs by title (or artist If I can't remember the song) and don't have any albums.

I'd at least want the best quality I could possibly get.

I mean if the quality between an official release and a 1080p conversion is almost indistinguishable I'd say anything more is superfluous but to each his own.

Deezloader

Most songs/music I like or want is only found on Youtube. Does Deezloader source it from there?

By tag do you mean rename the artist/song?

Yes, artist, song, album, year, all that shit. & it takes a bit more than a few seconds if you count opening your tagging program, selecting the directory where your songs are stored at, then tagging all those songs (I tend to download music at least 1 album a time, usually more)

the quality between an official release and a 1080p conversion is almost indistinguishable I'd say anything more is superfluous but to each his own.

Not trying to sound like an audiophile snob, but it depends on what the quality of these official releases are (lossless or lossy, > or < 320 kbps) are. (I haven't listened to iTunes music in over a decade so idk) & what setup (headphones, sound card) you use to listen to music. It may be indistinguishable to you but on my $320 Sennheiser Momentum 2.0's I can hear a definite difference between my FLACs & what's on YouTube.

If the music sounds good to you, then that's cool, after all the point of music is the enjoyment of whoever listens to it. Just saying to some people its not indistinguishable, & we use more space on FLACs for more than superfluous quality.

Most songs/music I like or want is only found on Youtube. Does Deezloader source it from there?

No. Deezloader gets its music directly from [Deezer](deezer.com), a music site which is basically the French Spotify. You can download any song that's on Deezer, which means you get official releases, directly from the artists in any of the most popular qualities & file formats.

it takes a bit more than a few seconds if you count opening your tagging program

Two seconds

selecting the directory where your songs are stored at

0 seconds as this is done when you install it.

then tagging all those songs (I tend to download music at least 1 album a time, usually more)

~60 seconds.

It takes ~ a minute and doesn't get done very often. It's honestly not a big deal and the time it takes is negligible. I mean if took ages and was a pain in the arse I'd have looked for alternatives. But it's all very relative to the person using it.

Not trying to sound like an audiophile snob

No not at all. Some people are just much more sensitive to quality I guess. I've got a decent pair of headphones myself but yeah the stuff I grab from Youtube (as long as it's HD) sounds perfect. Can't remember if I said this in my last post but it's the same with video quality on this sub. People can get reallly picky about certain uploads but anything HD looks crystal clear on my TV.

You can download any song that's on Deezer, which means you get official releases, directly from the artists in any of the most popular qualities & file formats.

This might be good for some songs. But there's a few soundtracks (some gaming, others I suppose were more niche/independent) I just browsed for that weren't there, whereas almost everything is uploaded on YT so I can grab it all in one place but of course if the quality isn't up to scruff for some people I can see why that wouldn't be enough.

If only because the quality doesn't bother me and the variety beats everything out there I'll probably stick with YT conversion.

Thanks for the chat.

Welcome, & thanks for staying civil; Seems like most on this site get very rude & angry over the tiniest shit, so it's nice to have a discussion without sudden & random hostility.

I have an HDD so opening up a program to tag things is much slower for me, now I see what you meant by a few seconds.

Also I can see what you mean about variety. Hell, there's a few things even I still have from YT because I literally couldn't find it anywhere else. I guess that's a point I didn't consider.

Um... You do realize that you can torrent whole albums / discographies at much higher quality with way less effort and downloading from YouTube right? I'm all for meticulously organizing a music library (mine is 6740 songs all organized and tagged the way I want them) but that's just a waste of time and effort.

I know this comment is 4 years old, but...

If you could tell me where to find torrents for obscure 11 year old Vocaloid singles, then that would be great...

Not out is it 4 months old but your point was brought up 4 months ago by someone else.

If you can't find it on torrent sites by all means. It's still a huge waste of time to download entire albums or discographies from YouTube if they can be found on torrent sites.

how would one do this

Don't let too many people know but I'll give you the secret music downloading tip:

Click the link 'Piracy Megathread' visible on every page of this sub. Then read that page. Obviously if you're on this sub you know how to code in C and Prolog which is required to follow along with the megathread.

Obviously if you're on this sub you know how to code in C and Prolog which is required to follow along with the megathread.

uh...you're...you're... joking right...? Or was I supposed to know that's a joke..?

?

Shit i got lost. Can you explain in visual metaphors?

I've been collecting digital music since '98 and have about 60,000 songs the first 20k songs acquired through a universities careless file sharing network the rest through borrowing CD's and ripping or kazaa and torrents. All of it was automatically sorted and metadata added with Winamp plugins.

Man. College file sharing. I still haven't listened to every song i got in college. Used to have a smart playlist that only had songs with a playcount less than One.

why dont you share all the music youve collected with someone like me who knows nothing about that but wants to know

DC++?

Not everyone likes music that is available in that way. Especially people who enjoy EDM.

For lesser known artist, yeah but if you're talking like KSHMR, RL Grime, Alison Wonderland, etc where they have official releases on labels then you can easily find those on Deezloader and such.

I listen to EDM concerts/stages because the songs are already mashed up and mixed well.

Why would I download an entire album from an artist when I only want to listen to one or maybe two of their songs?

Find it in 1080p on Youtube, download and ez mode it's done. Takes two seconds. Quality is fine - sounds just like if i'd bought it.

There is a program called youtube-dl based on ffmpeg. You can download playlists with it at the highest quality format youtube offers. I have a bunch of playlists that i update daily, which since youtube-dl is python compatible you just run a little script from command line and it updates all my folders with new music when you plug your phone in.

I don't even download music anymore. It's all available on spotify and youtube.

You don't have to far beyond the mainstream for those to fail. You're listening to a small subset of what's available. You'll also lose access to that music at some point.

I don't like the idea of renting access to music. What happens if Spotify goes away (it eventually will)? All that music, those custom playlists, etc., would be gone--locked away in a proprietary corporate server. I want control, autonomy, and ownership. Fuck streaming.

I feel like people who stream are people who've never had their own library, even if it's pirated.

Like I can't imagine anyone going from downloading all of their music to have independently to just streaming their library. Feels like such a downgrade of an experience.

Hoarding data is a core pillar of piracy after all.

I don’ t even listen to music anymore, it’ s all in my memory.

I don't even have a memory anymore, I simply exist.

Living the dream

Living the dream stream.

Lucky you

*Unlucky

r/meirl

Spotify and youtube have shit audio quality though

Only reason I download anything is so I've something to do when the internet bill can't be payed.

You can save songs offline in Spotify/Apple Music though

You have to pay for that however.

I download it so I dont have to use data

Yup, also I like to have all my music while driving. Streaming music is shit whenever you leave populated areas or travel abroad (which I do often for work). I have my mp3 collection I've been organizing for the past 15 years and I'm happy with it. Half of it is not on spotify or YouTube or it's there for a while and then it disappears.

It's just so much more convenient to have everything available offline.

The last two comments are all VERY good points but don't forget, they're building profiles on you, selling them to other companies who barrage you with ads, they "suggest" things that you may or may not like to change the way you think and promote content their friends own the rights to and not necessarily what you really would like to hear/see. Read those agreements and privacy policies.

Would use soulseek but nothing I search up is ever there

You're kidding...soulseek is incredible. I listen to mostly electronic and classical music

Yeah it's always hailed on this sub as by far the best place to get music but nothing I search for is ever there. I don't think my taste is that obscure so I just think it's kinda shit tbh!

Yea I just use downloads.kingdomheartsinsider.com & CoreRadio.ru

downloads.kingdomheartsinsider.com

dead

CoreRadio.ru

seems great, thanks.

Khi isn't dead....they just updated a few days ago

did you misspell the domain name. I get a sedoparking website when I copy that domain.

dead. they lost the domain

Fixed

True that. I couldnt several inner circle albuns and im pretty sure they arent an obscure. Onde the bright side, i did find some rare stuff (like rick astley unrealeased album my red book).

You must be doing something wrong.

What exactly is soulseek and how is it used?

its like kazaa or imesh for music.

Or not like them at all.

Soulseek is a Peer-to-Peer file sharing application used primarily for music but you can search for videos aswell. You can share your music/video library and other users can download off of you and you can obviously download off of other people to.

You can use it just by downloading the application here and registering inside the application.

I found most of my new music on the early 00s by looking at people's libraries and if they liked similar bands to me I'd just download there other stuff too.

That was exactly what I did in highschool and college. Everyone I know turned to me for new music back then and this is all I was doing to stay fresh.

;_; I miss when people came to me for new music

i didnt found information bout it anywhere but i live in germany and p2p is dangerous over here so may i ask u if i download ss and songs with it, does it mean i automatically share them with others? or do i have to set it up to upload?

If p2p is dangerous you should be using a VPN.

well.. it isnt dangerous if i dont use it^

True, but if you want to use it and it not be dangerous, VPN's are a cheap/easy solution.

To share music you have to go to settings and select a folder to share, so it's off by default. Afaik it's not like torrenting where you seed things you've downloaded either.

thank u very much sir

You can choose to share a selection of your music. You should always use a VPN when p2p file sharing.

didnt really use p2p before.. but this whole deezloader shit made me look out for alternatives.. think vk (datmusic dot xyz) is still best (besides the for now still workin deezloader)

downvoted for the sass. we don't need that here

soulseek is a network of people's music collections. You join by (running a client and) linking the base directory of your music collection, which is scanned (read only).

You then search everyone's - which is a LOT of people's - music collections for the albums or tracks that you want. You can leave your client running for week, or a year, to ensure that you basically get anything you ever want, that has ever been made into a mp3

There are some more details, but that's the core of it. Really, you will get anything via soulseek.

One note: best to run from inside a jail. firejail has a premade 'soulseek' template for safe use. A 'jail' is a Unix core function that effectively makes some fake collection of directories appear as if they are the entire computer: the remainder of the computer is then inaccessable to your (soulseek) process.

It is great, and huge, and luckily invisible thanks to torrenting being the focus of anti-sharing.

Soulseek is a network, you find a client to connect to it.

You should be able to get something going via:

  • clients -

https://github.com/eLvErDe/museek-plus

http://www.soulseekqt.net/news/node/1

https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/13079/soulseek-client

http://nicotine-plus.sourceforge.net/

  • news and weather -

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soulseek

http://www.soulseekqt.net/news/

I think that this is the new tech-support questions google group

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/soulseek-discussion

One thing: there are a lot of chat rooms that appear prominently in most clients. They and the soulseek community can be quite, umm, abrasive. I'd recommend just downloading (and keeping your own collection available: how many mp3s you are making available is always displayed beside your 'handle') for a while till you are comfortable; you'll find your own communities. Ignore messages calling you a communist lesbian fuck or whatever, bored or drunks or something send those to groups, or people write scripts to send out 15,000 of those at a time.

You'll be blocked by many people if you don't share enough tracks

Make sure you have what ever are the right ports open in your firewall.

-jails-

After you get it going, I'd think you should run it in a jail (one problem at a time, get it running first)

https://github.com/netblue30/firejail

Damn, what an extensive answer. Thank you for taking your time to write it, it sounds like a community that heavily relies on people sharing their music collection with each other. Seeing that I mostly use Spotify and have almost no .mp3 collection I guess I will pass. Will keep this community in mind though, thank you again for the extensive answer.

Could you explain how you install museekd and mucous on ubuntu ?

I've tried but couldn't complete, do you have a step by step guide ?

I would use this : http://www.museek-plus.org/wiki/MuseekOnDebian as Ubuntu is Debian based. Here is a weirdly old description for Ubuntu: https://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-109142.html

It would be better to identify the error you are having "... when I try to run X I get error message Y" and post that to /r/linuxquestions or /r/ubuntu or stackoverflow.

Yeah I found this guide which is old as hell, I think that in the new museekd they don't use scons anymore.

I was hoping that there was a simpler way to install instead of having to compile everything.

I don't know, sorry. Doesn't seem to be in the repositories.

Surprised people didn't mention goseek, the android client. It sucks balls. Too bad nobody else took a crack at it. One of the only concerns is the login system doesn't make any sense, especially on Android. I guess storage access and things like that are also a concern but this is probably why so many people resort to deezloader instead

Surprised people didn't mention goseek, the android client.


It sucks balls.

That's why,

Well fuck you then

RemindMe! 8 hours

Isn't that basically Napster, but better implemented?

Rule number one of Soulseek. You never.....

I'm still kinda pissed i first found out about soulseek last year. I've been doing this stuff since 2005

I used to use soulseek in college in 2005 but I can't believe it is still around. It sounds like it has only gotten better.

I used it at Ball State in 2003 because every other music program was blocked. My roomate turned me on to SoulSeek. I even donated monthly for that year.

I used it from 2004 to 2010 I believe. It might be off by a year.

Eh, I've heard it's gotten bad to some extent, as far the community can be.

Like a bunch of users will block you or get pissed if you download something... like, bitch, you put music on a music downloading program, so if I look up that particular music and see it, obviously I'm gonna fucking try and download it--wtf are you messaging me about trades??

Granted, it's still mostly good.

Thanks for the clarification.

Here I am thinking I used to use soulseek 10 plus years ago, good way to find things.

I'm kinda pissed I'm finding out about it today lol

I only started using it after what.cd died. Almost didn't feel like joining a new tracker when they popped up, but I missed IRC too much.

Me neither, and I had never heard of what.cd until it died :( That place sounds a little too good to be true for a flac collector.

Ahem D e e z l o a d e r

Stfu I feel like the dream is gonna collapse of people keep spamming the name willy nilly in huge threads.

Lately it's been crashing for me

You have to make sure you're using the latest versions

Tbh Deezloadr is a temp fix, it only works because Deezer has a really awful api. Hope they never fix it though.

While soulseek is like your childhood crush that is still waiting for you in your hometown.

soulseek

Is it like Napster?

Quick question. What's the difference between the popular Deezloader people talk about so much and Athame which is used for Tidal?

Athame requires a Premium(For AAC)/HIFI(For FLAC) account because the creators of Tidal are not stupid like Deezer and Deezloader only requires a free account and can download FLAC too.

Deezloader has more tags than Athame and has a search section.

Deezloader doesn't even require an account. You can download FLAC from Deezer without ever having heard of it.

Versions that are 3.0.14 - 3.1.0 requires an account because Deezer has made a patch so an account is required(Regardless the account's plan)

My bad, also pretty embarrassing that I didn't notice that I was literally replying to Deezloader's maintainer about how Deezloader works... Thanks for the great program!

Hail Extend Lord,

I have a doubt about synced lyrics: which songs have them?

Hey man sorry to bother you, my Deezloader hasn't been working, I transferred a playlist no problem but I tried a second one and it would always get stuck but now it doesn't even finish loading. What do you think it could be?

/r/OutOfTheLoop: Can someone explain what Deezloader and Tidal are?

I fell off the music train a long time ago... last I remember is using Napster/Kazaa/Limewire/Soulseek for getting music, and using Winamp/Itunes for library. I never got into metadata/album art stuff, as far as programs go that retrieve that stuff automatically.

I'd really love to get back into music again... but my folders with music are so disorganized these days, and I don't know what the easiest/best combination of software is to revive it and make it look clean in a nice player with all the metadata and stuff. And I usually just end up using piratebay for music, but it often leaves a lot to be desired in terms of availability (especially FLAC files, which I presume are better quality music files).

/r/OutOfTheLoop: Can someone explain what Deezloader and Tidal are?

Deezer is service is like Spotify, Deezloader/SMLoadr are softwares that you can use to download songs/albums straight from Deezer in Mp3/FLAC format with proper tags and album arts.

D E E Z N U T Z

95% of the music I listen to is from Digitally Imported.

This is why I love spotify.

If I could go back to 16 year old me with my meager CD collection and swaths of mp3s with varying bitrates across different hard drives, I think I'd shit a brick.

I did try deezer for a bit after dogfood closed (thankfully back up and running) and there's some nice things about it. I do wonder seeing as I had premium if I was listening to 'hi-fi' which is some neutered form of FLAC from what I understand or it it was a 320kbps mp3. Either way I didn't hear much of a difference from the 320kbps ogg from spotify.

Being able to download the songs before I go on a run or something was nice too and I actually found some stuff on deezer not present on Spotify but I'm sure it goes the other way too for different artists

How do you access modded spotify

but soulseek doesnt rely on 'modded' apps :)

What do you mean modded Spotify is up and running?

"modded Spotify is up and running"

It is? I thought they had a workaround that only worked for a few days until it got taken down as well.

Yeah the VPN method worked for a bit but idk if too many people used it or what

how do you mod spotify

please tell me nobody is this big of a pleb

You either weren't around for the the days before music streaming, or you were rich enough to afford buying physical or digital albums. Regardless, don't hate on the rest of us who wanted to have music and found our own ways of obtaining it

I'm hating on people who download compressed songs from youtube that sound like shit, guess what bud I was around then too and I did a little thing called torrenting.

Also iTunes is a pleb red flag.

I dunno, I kinda like possessing the actual music in some form. My playlists don't have ads, has only music I like, and doesn't randomly insert Mudvayne into black metal playlists.

Don't fuck with my Burzum.

Hello new bff

None of that happens if you pay for it.. Which is the point..

Accept for 'possesing'. As soon as you stop playing they take the songs away from you.

Sometimes it's not even because of anything you do. Content disappears from these sites on a moment's notice and there's no recourse. Maintaining your own collection on hardware you control is much safer.

Same here. I pay for Apple Music and I still download albums.

Wait! You guys use Spotify? YT 2 MP3 conversion is still relevant right?!

Nope.

I didn't download music from YouTube but shady mp3 download sites and I used VLC instead but indeed there horror

R.I.P. albumbase

R.I.P. in peace mp3boo

used to download from cyberlockers after edonkey2000 and overnet became to risky. in the middle scene releases from electropeople.org and other trance pages. with ifolder.ru <3

but youtube to mp3 what a disgrace really, the quality was not exceptable for me, not even now.

RED is also a good option here.

YouTube to mp3 was like a year ago... I used to borrow my friend's CDs in order to be able to have those sweets Mp3 (and sometimes with some weird noise because of the converting process)

I used to tape songs off the radio.

And then convert to mp3?

No, play them on my gramophone.

Aw man, that reminds me that a few songs I like still sound weird to me nowadays because I got so used to the occasional converting mishaps.

Yeah, for me is Shaggy - Angel around the mark of 5 seconds it repeats a bit in a weird way XD

Winamp has always been my goto for ripping from CD. The ripper plugin never had any audible distortion.

Call me a music snob but there's a lot that's not available on Spotify or the others

yeah especially african music

I like how GPM lets you upload music. I have underground hip hop stuff thats not on there. It's really nice being able to upload it and stream it from anywhere

For a while now I've been downloading my musics from various sources/ripping the CDs and uploading them to OneDrive, but I'm probably gonna switch to GPM soon, since not much more space left.

Can you upload music to GPM directly from your PC, or do you need an android device for that?

In case you haven't gone and looked yourself, the only way to upload to Google Music is from a computer. If they take away free uploading and streaming when Google Music and Youtube Red inevitably merge, I'll be very sad.

I think you can actually only upload from your PC. I checked to see if the process had changed and looks like there are two ways to upload from your computer: through the Google Chrome GPM extension, and through Google's Music Manager application.

Here are links to Google's support/knowledge pages for the two methods if you want more information:
Add music using Google Play Music for Chrome
Add your music with Google Play Music Manager

Ayy, that's really nice! Thanks a lot :D Gonna try it out today.

Can I somehow make a GPM account without using a credit card?

Ayy we got a music snob here

I'm proudly a music snob if that's the case. I've got a lot of old vinyl rips and unreleased albums/demo tracks that will probably never be added to Spotify.

True, but a surprising amount of the really obscure shit is on there. Like Nuclear Rabbit

Upload to google play. Best of both worlds

seriously youtube? people actually used youtube for music?

It's perfect for people who don't care about sound quality.

Nobody with any common sense ever did. As an absolute last resort, sure.

don’t you mean beemp3?

I just had a nostalgic coma.

Mp3skull

I thought I was a genius back in 2010 when I got a downloading app on my iPod Touch and discovered this site. All my friends at school thought I was some mad scientist getting all these songs for free.

Half the fuking time I got a different song for some reason.

Whatever happened to that site?

It’s still here with us

That's very Qt

I did that for all my weeb anime music

YouTube to Mp3 is dogshit if you care about sound quality.

I still maintain digital music collection, about 200GB built over years from private torrent sites and soulseek. All in v0 or better.

I'm both jealous and sad, as 200GB is more than what I have available now in my NAS

Time to get more 8tb drives.

YouTube to Mp3 is dogshit if you care about sound quality.

Download them in 1080p and it sounds exactly like an iTunes copy.

I actually do this, but I use mp3tag to find the tags from iTunes (custom source thing), and pull the artwork from a website that finds them.

I read this and said "I still do this"

I am here from the napster, era. i feels your pain. Burning CD's. Being the first to rock an MP3 player in HS. All with a pentium 3 PC with windows 98. Before that i was making mixed tapes to put in my Sony sports Walkman.

I was you!

My first MP3 player came with 2 x 16MB SD cards for music. Yes 16 Megabytes. I could fit like 3-4 very compressed songs per card. But I loved it.

Rio

Those cheap mp3 players always got faulty sectors on the flash drive. So annoying you couldn't listen to like 25% of the music on it after some time. I was so proud when I could buy myself an iPod nano. Then iTunes destroyed my library on my pc because it is shitty software.

All that pain and suffering. These days my (legal) collection is so big I get choice paralysis.

My first part time job in college had a 56k frame relay circuit (and I had dialup at home); I used to download tons of stuff from and burn it on CD (or borrow the company's zip or jaz drive) to take it home.

Ayyyy! Napster OGs represent. XD I basically lived the same life as you, til I got an MP3 Data CD-Player/Reader I could carry around. Had so many burned CDs. c: Was the first of my friends to invest in a burner that I could use laser-art on. I wasn't rich enough to afford an MP3 player til after HS.

Used to hand-tag all my ID3 MP3s in Winamp. Went from Napster then hopped to WinMX since so many more people seemed to care about organizing their music files.

It's funny seeing what different countries used. Minidisc was a failure in the US but was huge elsewhere, so I know a lot of people in the UK who had minidisc Walkmans and used then a lot longer before finally switching to mp3 players. People still buy and maintain the hardware and software of minidisc because they have a certain charm. It's only because record companies in the US were so anti piracy that minidiscs never took off in the US. They should have replaced CDs really

I made my way through college by borrowing CDs from people and ripping them and burning mix CDs for $5 each. My university had a public network that I could browse all the share folders on campus and I grabbed every MP3 I could find there.

I lost my virginity to a girl I met in a napster chat room.

Winner

You must have been sad to see it shut down! i was!

Same here. I'm only 31 but when I read the initial post, I had a major "when I was your age" moment. A flashback to YouTube ripping? Come back with dial-up p2p downloads. They're arguably worse than radio recordings because at least that was completed in real time.

this.

"Ripping from the Youtube? What a fascinating and modern age we live in."

It's crazy coming from that era. I remember buying an external cd burner for something crazy for $250 in napster days. I don't know how the hell I did it in dialup days, to think 128 kbps was considered good enough. Now we live in an era where you can get movies in 4k uhd with atmos in an hour.

Aw man, I remember using Soulseek way back after Limewire started becoming unreliable. Used to find loads of metal that I never would have found without Soulseek cause neither Kazaa or Limewire ever seemed to have anything beyond Amon Amarth. Also used to find some really high quality stuff that never would have appeared on Limewire nor Kazaa.

The internet truly was a wild west back then.

Didn't you guys ever use Limewire? It was the best to find music!

Then Soulseek came along and was way, way better and still is.

And viruses!

Haha you had to be a bit smart abt it. Always avoid very small sized files and exe files.

Limewire and Kazzaa bot destroyed my parent's computer lmao. It was great to find music but it was the wild west for anything else

Fuckin' Kazaa... tried to download Spiderman (2002) and got a video of some trans granny stroking her big dick in front of a webcam.

Lmao I believe it. Too many things I've seen that can never be unseen because of fake movie downloads

Ummm im doing that right now myself

I miss putting the effort into it, made the songs I got more memorable

youtube to mp3 converter seems like an amateur

I still do that, versions of songs and remixes and diferent beat makers and featuerings are a lot of work, and spotify do not have that obscurity content it is just the retail thing and that's it.

But I still do this. Am I living in the past?

me too man me too.

MeToo

I still download music from mp3 converters as well.

I'm from Brazil and I can hardly find Brazilian songs in soulseek, so YouTube is the way to go.

You mean underground? Because I currently have no trouble finding music that isn't even that mainstream.

I got you man. Made specially for you those like you: https://github.com/kepoorhampond/irs

Dude I have a windows pc and what do I do once I download it. Could you walk me through it. Sorry.

Just install windows subsystem for Linux and then I works just like the instructions.

It's made for Linux, just use the Deezer 3.1.0

yes

I still do that!

I still do that for my MP3 player and my cars usb storage.

Sir. Use DeezLoader. Thank me later when your ears are blessed.

Is there an app I can use for music like modded Spotify or something?

If you listen to spotify on a laptop or desktop you can use adblock with the web version and get no ads. Free premium basically.

As long as you have admin access on the computer you can also paste a list of domains to block in your computer's host file and have ad-free service in the program as well.

Yea that just went way over my head...

I just went by this https://www.reddit.com/r/Piracy/comments/4kn6rq/comprehensive_guide_to_blocking_ads_on_spotify/ but you could probably search on YouTube for 'Spotify ads hosts file' or similar and find a guide. It's not complicated at all to do.

The First rule of soulseek is, you do not speak about soulseek.

The First rule of soulseek is, you do not speak about soulseek.

This is precisely why this post needs to be downvoted into oblivion.

Man I get some crazy nostalgia when I see this comment. This sentiment has remained strong in regard to SoulSeek for a long time now.

And, it seems to work--I never run across anybody IRL who knows what Soulseek is.

Then again, a crazy amount of people I know don't remember KaZaa, either...

Hey I remember Kazaa! I was actually thinking about it right before I read your post!

I still do that. I like to orgonize stuff

I was never big into organizing, but seriously, streaming is so boring. Something like soulseek is infinitely better, find some people with good taste and explore their collections. Give me a fat ipod anyday.

Or you could just download a high quality torrent, probably faster. Definitely easier.

ssssshhhhh

no shit. but it shouldn't be too bad. effort is millennial kryptonite, so we should be alright.

I still do that, I just don't care enough to organize any of it.

I still do this for compilation albums of songs I like and would like to listen to offline.

I still do this, and I have spotify.

im still doing that but only because i have so much music you cant find on spotify and a lot of other places other than youtube

I was just doing this shit (minus the iTunes part) didn't realize I'm not supposed to anymore...

I still do it with Soulseek...

I miss going to the record store. If you never went to a record store pre new millennium, you won't understand

Eh, LimeWire?

Yes, except you still can't do that or chose the music you want to listen to with Spotify unless you have a subscription.

I really don't get what people see in Spotify.

Youtube is amazing for youtube. It has speed control, and all the fan covers possible.

Spotify is for casual music listeners/people who listen to radio imo.

The plebs, they probably play consoles too, or even worse mobile games.

This was me, this is still me. I’ve always hated spotify, it doesn’t have a lot of the more obscure stuff I’m in to.

Even though I thought I edited each song's metadata, there were always those those one or two stragglers that still had "hotmp3.com" show up as the artist.

Lol yes same here 😂 good old days

I thought this sub was going to be a little more than just memes, oh well, I'm out!

Man - I remember having to download individual .rar files (maybe 20-30 of them) and then a .bat file which, when executed, would put it all together for you on your hard drive, just to get an album (good ol Usenet days)

rapidshare days for me. Wow, didn't know about bat files doing things like that!
I knew a guy who would restart his IP, or the router, to get the next download instead of waiting 3 hours or so.

Long live slsk

My cousin came to my house with a list of songs on a paper asking me if i could download them to an USB drive, i was really lost for a second trying to remember how you download songs.

I still manually ID3 tag my music and add album art because 80% of the time it’s not there anyway /:

Horrible flashback ? I used to love doing that, but screw youtube to mp3... Limewire, 4shared, mediafire, bittorrent, piratebay and zippyshare was where it was at. Extremely easy to find compared to today and free. Felt like mining for gold or bitcoin. Now I have to shuffle between using Apple music, Soundcloud, youtube and I never seem to have anything organized since I just stream and have to worry about space on my phone compared to having purely music on my iPod video.

Ahh man. I'm such a peasant, my playlist consists of shitty youtube quality downloads with metadata removed, with the artist and name in the file name. I feel like I wanna fix it someday but with 570 songs that might not even have high quality downloads, I don't know where to start. Why do I have to like unpopular obscure music ;-;

Upload the songs to Spotify, create a playlist with all of these songs, convert playlist to Deezer, download playlist from Deezer?

Should cover a significant amount of your library.

Just start in alphabetical order, or with artists you love to listen to the most. c: Try to find them in higher quality and delete the lower quality rips as you go~ 570 songs isn't that much if its whole albums! :D

Thanks, but still 95% are singles lol

Are they obscure artists?

Yeah, I'm pretty sure a lot have a high quality download in the description though so yay

Well that's good at least! :) I wish you luck on your ventures!

Thanks :)

I too was using 4k video downloader until I found out about deezloader

Soulseek's UI makes me feel ill

It's very functional.

Spotify sucks. The best way is downloading your own library and sync it with Google Play Music, it just works like Spotify but your stuff and with lot of music. (Spotify doesn't have a lot of music)

My man I've been using deezloader and Google music play for more than a year now and I'm having the most fun downloading and organising my music library, creating playlists around an artist I like, a song, a genre or an album. People look at me like I'm some kind of weirdo because I don't use Spotify but I found something more fun and that I can tailor to my needs.

Any advice for sync issues between Google Music Play library on the computer versus smartphone?

I'll add music to my GMP on my desktop, but it won't show up on my GMP on my smartphone.

Are you using an iPhone? I have an iPhone 4s and music doesn't show up right away when I add new stuff on the desktop version, it usually takes like max 2 min to synch. It was faster on my iPhone 6 though. But if your device is recognised by the desktop app it should synch as soon as you're connected to the Internet.

Does Google Play Music use your Google Drive storage or how does it work?

Nope, it lets you upload up to 50000 songs for free, without using your Drive storage. It does this by matching the songs you upload from your personal library to songs they already have on their server, which helps them save space. It also makes uploading a pretty easy process.

Ah that sounds good thanks. So it doesn't actually let you use your own mp3s then? I ask because a lot of my library consists of live versions from bootlegs that aren't available officially.

If you have a music file they don’t have, it gets uploaded anyway - it just doesn’t get matched. So basically you can upload anything you want!

That sounds great. Thanks for the info.

Oh man soulseek. I remember that.

Did grooveshark ever make a comeback? Man I miss grooveshark.

Oh wow I remember GS.

Finally. I get to be the old,old head in one of these conversations!

Street cred: Used Winamp since 0.92 dropped on the AOL “Warez” private chat rooms. Friend freshman year of college was listed as a “key grip” in the Winamp credits and Justin Frankel took him (along with a bunch of other people) to Tahiti (or maybe Fiji) when Winamp sold to AOL.

My digital music collection dates back to those days, then I ripped my own CDs, bittorrented, YouTube ripped, or bought the rest. I’m at about 35k songs right now on my NAS, mostly albums or mixtapes (hip hop).

I’m pretty OCD about keeping my metadata clean as well and have used many of the tools over the years that have been mentioned to date.

I’ve used Spotify and the like, and those services definitely have their pros, but the thing that keeps me coming back to my own collection is that part of me enjoys the slog of browsing through the albums to finds songs to build playlists (or pick an album to listen to).

It is easy to cherry pick songs / playlists when faced with infinite possibilities, like through the all-you-can-eat online services but, in doing so, there’s a tendency to overlook other great music that deserves a listen. Or maybe I’m just too old school (still use Winamp while using my desktop).

If I can't find a torrent or I don't know the artist well enough to want to give them my money OR they're charging way too much for an album, I still do this.

I'll never get switching to Spotify. For me, I wouldn't want to pay a subscription just to get rid of having ads held over my head, and Spotify doesn't have half the shit I listen to, I'm a fan of a lot of YouTube/Soundcloud based people who aren't in that database.

Ever since I jammed an extra 300GB micro-SD into my phone, having an mp3 collection has made more sense then ever.

Fuck iTunes though. BeeMusic all the way.

YouTube to MP3 converter sucks ass

It is a very satisying activity. Also, many great albums never made it to Spotify.

Shit bitch, call me when you have acid flashbacks of devirusing your computer after every limewire download.

I got tired of doing it, so I automated the entire process. Now I just tell my phone "save this song" and 5 minutes later it's sitting in Google music and backed up on my NAS.

I still use Soulseek. It's great for finding obscure music.

I know this is unrelated to the original post but I gotta speak for a minority of music that Soulseek doesn't seem to provide for. Everyone that uses Soulseek can find Rock and many other genres, but to find a site whereby I can download House music and their EPs from the likes of Atjazz and the sorts is insanely rare. Deezer has some of the albums and EPs I'm looking for but round these here parts not every artist uses Deezer as a platform to sell their music.

Unless there's a Deezloadr for Beatport and Traxsource that I'm unaware of...?

lol I still do that today

I still do this

I still do that lol

what? people don't use limewire?

Back in my days we used software like napster, kazaa and limewire. It took 10 minutes to download a song and we never knew if it was going to actually be the song you wanted or soulja boy.

Before Microsoft fixed Zune's DRM in the Zune store, you could subscribe for a month, scrap the DRM with one click and baam, free music forever :) They plugged the hole quick but not quick enough :p

Mp3Rocket was my shit in the days

still do this because:

  1. I take the subway all the time so i dont have data

  2. I dont like ads

  3. spotify doesnt have all of the music i like

  4. not trying to add another bill to my account

I used to download every song individually on Kazaa, burn it to a CD, and reproduce the album art by hand with colored pencils

I still do that, i'm too broke to pay for a spotify premium subscription lol

Dude, you'd be better off using SMLoadr or Deezloader. Downloads it with artwork, metadata, true 320kbps etc

Sounds interesting, i'll try it :D

Duuuuude. I used to do that shit. Then when I finally listened to uncompressed audio files for the first time and it was a world of difference

"horrible flashback"... you could have bought it anyways, full quality too...

you still have to if you want the good shit.

Since the early 00's i've used musicbrainz to do that for me, mostly automatically oO

Their Picard tool is quite good, though it has stability issues when trying to match more than 500 songs at once :)

Before that i jist always searched for full albums :D

MusicBrainz

MusicBrainz is a project that aims to create an open data music database that is similar to the freedb project. MusicBrainz was founded in response to the restrictions placed on the Compact Disc Database (CDDB), a database for software applications to look up audio CD (compact disc) information on the Internet. MusicBrainz has expanded its goals to reach beyond a compact disc metadata (this is information about the performers, artists, songwriters, etc.) storehouse to become a structured open online database for music.

MusicBrainz captures information about artists, their recorded works, and the relationships between them.


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I still do this, because I'm lazy and don't know any alternatives, I'm sure this thread will open my eyes though.

the most relatable thing on reddit ever

But spotify sucks because it doesnt even have 60% of the artists/songs I listen to

Ah, the days before youtube, when you had to download your music one song per hour at 56Kbps speeds, using WinMX or napster, at the whim of some asshole who would just disconnect when your file was at 94% leaving you with a broken file you couldn't resume form elsewhere. Happy times.

Is it weird that I still do that?

Private trackers are so much pain to get into ;/

the quality difference between ripping music from youtube and a legit mp3 is day and night. kinda like 4k HD vs a VHS copy of a VHS copy of a VHS copy. its fine if youre just gonna listen back on a phone speaker or some shitty earbuds, but if you quality, stay away from youtube rips.

Back when limewire was the shit 😂

Just get scene release and it will be fine

I use Freemake YouTube Converter and I love it.

If the music was uploaded in say 192kpbs, your download has been transcoded to 320. This is bad practice, esp when you share the music

What's bad about it? I'm not trying to be a smart ass, I'm genuinely trying to learn more about audio.

I'm pretty sure you aren't going to get much out of 320kbps with a video downloader lmao

It's not a video downloader, it's only an MP3 downloader and it downloads MP3s in 320 kbps which is fine for me.

Try downloading in 56k dial up.

Ayy 😂 did the same thing. No internet = no music, so I had to download a shit ton of music.

Kids these days with your "waaah I had to pirate from Youtube". I used to have to go into AOL private chat room MP3, request the songs emailed to me by a bot, and then queue them up to download overnight and hope the modem didn't randomly hang up after 20 minutes.

RIP what.cd I miss you so much.

Many people are still doing that, you know? :P

Thank you for bringing me back to the old happy days !!

I think I lived pre that era 2 years ago! Find song on YouTube, convert it into MP3 or so, burn it on a cd as my car doesn't have an AUX and or anything else beside CD player.

The amount of people in the comments saying this is how they get their mp3s is making me think I either have very special ears, or you people are borderline deaf.

It's like people who would record the radio on portable cassette recorders.

You are taking an already shitty source, and compressing it to make it even shittier. Is everyone here jamming out to the speakers on their smartphone? Because you have to be using pretty shit speakers to not notice this.

Exactly.

Username "plant" checks out.

Just use Fildo. At fildo dot net. And chill, it's the same old mp3, minus the hassle.

Haha exactly. To me its insulting when someone assumes I have a game I'm discussing about on console and not pc

It was such a good feeling when you finally completed an album and uploaded the artwork.

Shit was so ca$h.

I did this up until 6 months ago for YEARS until I downloaded Deezloader.

wait... that's what im doing now, why is this bad?

Low quality, bad metadata

I.. I still do this.

fuck i still do this

still not as bad as kazaa or limewire

I just use a Russian tracker and DL all flac discographies

Necropost much.

A shit, I was searching something and did not see the date of the post

I do this with my iPhone but instead of mp3s it’s mp4s and it takes up a lot of space. 117 songs, 1 Hardcore Henry movie, and 2 OneyPlays compilations for when I’m bored. All found on YouTube.

The last two comments are all VERY good points but don't forget, they're building profiles on you, selling them to other companies who barrage you with ads, they "suggest" things that you may or may not like to change the way you think and promote content their friends own the rights to and not necessarily what you really would like to hear/see. Read those agreements and privacy policies.

didnt really use p2p before.. but this whole deezloader shit made me look out for alternatives.. think vk (datmusic dot xyz) is still best (besides the for now still workin deezloader)

Khi isn't dead....they just updated a few days ago

wow, i’m very obsessive about my catalogue but that seems excessive! I just passed 60k and have it all as artist folders, album folders, then songs w/ album art image. foobar2000 library organizes it all seemlessly and mp3tag changes every file name as “trackno songtitle” (i.e. “01 Intro”)

after losing three other libraries like this growing up and trying different methods, i think it’s the best.

$125 is still more than $0

Ayy we got a music snob here

yeah especially african music

Wait really? With album covers and correct titles?

True, but a surprising amount of the really obscure shit is on there. Like Nuclear Rabbit

I like how GPM lets you upload music. I have underground hip hop stuff thats not on there. It's really nice being able to upload it and stream it from anywhere

Upload to google play. Best of both worlds

Thanks :)

My man I've been using deezloader and Google music play for more than a year now and I'm having the most fun downloading and organising my music library, creating playlists around an artist I like, a song, a genre or an album. People look at me like I'm some kind of weirdo because I don't use Spotify but I found something more fun and that I can tailor to my needs.

I just used MusicBrainz

Sir. Use DeezLoader. Thank me later when your ears are blessed.

Rutracker. Search for whatever you're looking for in Google with 'site:rutracker.com' after your search term, and it's bound to be there.

Accept for 'possesing'. As soon as you stop playing they take the songs away from you.

Does Google Play Music use your Google Drive storage or how does it work?

I'm proudly a music snob if that's the case. I've got a lot of old vinyl rips and unreleased albums/demo tracks that will probably never be added to Spotify.

It really whipped the llama's ass

MeToo

Ive still got the old shoutcast streaming tools from before they started forcing licensing. Mostly the new thing is running your own media server from home to acces on the go or mobile!

Trying to find a good proggy for you now.

You just changed my life

just to get YouTube's shitty audio quality?

If I download in 1080p I can't tell the difference between an iTunes copy and mine. Sounds perfect.

Welcome, & thanks for staying civil; Seems like most on this site get very rude & angry over the tiniest shit, so it's nice to have a discussion without sudden & random hostility.

I have an HDD so opening up a program to tag things is much slower for me, now I see what you meant by a few seconds.

Also I can see what you mean about variety. Hell, there's a few things even I still have from YT because I literally couldn't find it anywhere else. I guess that's a point I didn't consider.

Necropost much.