Movavi has launched a suite of Audio conversion products.
New Music NZB's
Movavi has launched a suite of Audio conversion products.
Streaming Music With VLC
VLC is a audio and video player used as a better solution than Microsoft Windows Media Player. VLC is so much more powerful and feature rich. VLC media player is a multimedia player capable of playing most audio and video formats including MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264, DivX, MPEG-1, mp3, MP4, ogg, aac.
In addition, VLC can also be used as a media converter or a server to stream in unicast or multicast formats in IPv4 or IPv6 on networks.
Best of all, VLC can play compressed RAR archives. To utilize VLC's streaming RAR file capabilities, a plug in called VLC UnRAR plugin is required. You can download it here.
The VLC UnRAR plugin turns VLC media player into a RAR file player that allows you to watch videos (including seekcapabilities) directly from unextracted multi-volume RAR archives without the need to extract them first. Thus eliminating the need to waitfor files to finish downloading and then extraction. You can simply open the archive just the same as any other video file.
VLC UnRAR - http://www.shapeshifter.se/pub/vlc_unrar/vlc-unrar-0.9.8a-20090307/vlc-unrar-0.9.8a-20090307-win32.exe
VLC - http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-windows.html
Avoid an RIAA Lawsuit!
Reduce the risk, avoid getting busted by the RIAA and MPAA!
Uploading and downloading from peer to peer file sharing sites, torrent sites is not a simple matter of download and share. You may get busted even though you are not mass sharing, or redistributing music.
Tthe distribution of copyrighted material is what the MPAA and the RIAA are targeting. Individuals that seed and share torrents and music files are prime targets. Thus, protecting yourself from a lawsuit is simple, and only requires a few steps.
1. Use private torrent tracker sites only.
If your IP addres is hidden, then it is harder to locate you.
2. Use a 3rd party anonymous service like PeerGuardian. PeerGuardian is free. Download it here: http://phoenixlabs.org/pg2/
3. Use a proxy that is based in a foreign country that won't care about U.S. copyright law. or use a vpn connection.
4. Use the encryption settings in your torrent program.
5. t Stay away from new releases. New albums will have more chance of getting you in trouble. These are always watched for much closer than older albums.
6. Use limewire or frostwire to download files. These are one-way programs, so you can download directly without ever having to upload.
Streaming Music via Torrent and NZB Files
Technology is wonderful, especially when it saves us time and headaches. This is true in the case of streaming audio files. Now, torrent streaming and nzb streaming offer alternatives to audio and video like never before. Were you affected by the piratebay lawsuit? Need another source for your music and movies? Look no further!
Similar to streaming video, and much easier to do because of far the lower bandwidth requirements, you can now stream torrent music files. What this means is that essentially, you can use a torrent file to download mp3's, however the difference is that there is no waiting. The website Bitlet.org has a great utility that will play your mp3's as soon as you start the download.
Simply enter the address of the torrent file and start listening. BitLet.org runs off of java, which is likely already installed on your pc. (check it at this page)
NZB streaming is a bit older (but still a new concept) than torrent streaming and works in a very similar manner only you use a NZB file to stream the music, and you need a NZB usenet client.
You can download one here,
or try a free 14 day trial here
NZB files are nearly the same as torrents, and the process is the same. Search and Download an NZB file and launch it with the usenet reader program. The music will start playing as soon as the download starts. Once completed, you will also have a copy of everything you just downloaded.
Free Music Downloads
While downloading music is one of the most popular online activities, besides social networking and playing games, there is a lot of information that is not made available to the public at large.
There are a number of serious issues that should be understood when downloading music (which most people overlook) and there are also ways to obtain free music that are simply unknown by the majority of people online. (The foremost being and usenet and the many music newsgroups)
This is very important when considering the growing trend by the large music companies, of suing individuals who infringe on their copyrights. Court records show a large number of out of court settlements, with fines ranging from $3000 to $5000, and maximum awards in excess of $250,000.
As if the fines and legal issues where not enough of a problem now there is the added danger of downloading music embedded with malware, spyware and viruses. The need to be cautious in your quest for free downloadable music is critical.
Having access to free music download files means that you can enjoy as much music as you want in your own home whenever you want it. You will find that many musicians are now freely giving away their music as a way to promote themselves and their bands. The concept of free legal downloads means that you have permission from the author or creator to download their intellectual property.
Free music downloads have surged in popularity since the emergence of the Internet and even more so in the last few years. With the advent of iTunes, the mass population has become more accustomed to buying their music from the Internet in the form of single track downloads from membership websites. No longer is it necessary to purchase an entire album when you really only want a single track.
A huge shift occurred and people have moved toward digital media for the ease of use and speed of acquisition that it offers. As such, more and more people have begun to search the Internet for music rather than going to the local record shop.
You can find and use free and legal music downloads from a number of sources including nzbseek.com, and in a number of ways. The key is to be aware of the dangers and also to know what you can use legally and what will get you into trouble.
There are hundreds of audio conversion utilities, so many so that it can become quite overwhelming. Essentially, all that needs to be determined is what audio format your file is, and what audio format you need for your audio player.
Not as easy as it sounds however. the Microsoft Zube for example support many audio formats - however just because a particular song is in a supported format does not always mean it will play on your audio device.
Why? well because there are different variations of audio formats within the same audio format. The WMA format for example, can be encoded over a dozen different ways and with many different nuances. So, that being said, there are different WMA formats. This holds true with just about all music formats, from MP3, WMA, RAM, MP4, and even mobile audio formats for cellular phones.
If I can recommend any one piece of software to convert just about any audio too a different ormat, that software would be ConvertXtoDVD.
Aside from premium audio and video products like convertxtodvd, there are dozens of freeware utilities. many often include a free trial, or best yet a free version of their software. For a complete listing, the website Giveaway of the Day has a great selection of audio/video converters
How To Download Music
Downloading music is obviously not as straightforward as the title leads one to believe. Obviously one cannot download cd's or mp3's without buying a copy from an online store or service. There are many alternatives as pointed out in a previous article here.
Most of us use alternatives like torrent sites, ftp sites and Peer to peer sites, however most of the time these methods end up only disappointing us due to slow downloads, or inaccurate file names, or incomplete files. Not to mention the potential of downloading a virus or some other sort of badware (learn about BadWare here) Although there really is no 100% reliable way to download full length music cd's or dvd's, unlesss they are offered free, or given through some sort of promotion.
Rapidshare Filesharing - The most common method to downloading movies, games, music and software are from file sharing sites like rapidshare and megaupload. The reason these sites are so popular is because of the file sizes and download limits. Rapidshare allows 100Mb file sizes and several Gb of downloads per day.
The newsgroups allow for a different option to downloading cd's and dvd's. Using the newsgroups and NZB files, one can download a full cd or even an entire discography, and start listening is right away. NZB Mmusic streaming allows the benefits of listening to cd's right away, while downloading other cd's and dvd's using filesharing sites.